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  • Sports Calendar: Day 2 State Track Schedule

    Day two of the state track meet continues Friday in Des Moines. Here's a look at the notable events featuring area athletes:

  • Sports Calendar: Day 1 State Track Schedule

    The state track meet officially kicks off Thursday morning at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Here's some of the notable events to watch for during this first day of the state meet:

  • Red Oak girls tennis battles way into regional final

     ATLANTIC — It took a bit of a fight, but it’s back to the regional finals for the Red Oak girls’ tennis team after they powered through to defeat the Clarinda Cardinals 5-3 in the semifinals Saturday in Atlantic.

    Red Oak scored wins in four of six singles matches and clinched it in doubles.

    The clinching win for Red Oak came courtesy of the No. 2 doubles team of Kate Walker and Sarah Behrens, who won 6-2 and 6-2 over Abby Brown and Maddie Hartley.

  • Ready for Des Moines

     TREYNOR — Red Oak freshman track athlete Hannah Vial remembers going to Drake Stadium to watch her older brother Andy compete in the high jump at the state meet.

    She watched from the stands as he competed in the 3A high jump at state, placing 18th in 2011 and 20th in 2012. Seeing her older brother compete in Des Moines has served as the perfect motivation for Vial.

    “It made me want to do it too, so he could come and watch me,” she said.

  • Golf Recap: Red Oak finishes fifth at sectionals

     RED OAK — The Red Oak boys’ golf season ended Friday at the Red Oak Country Club when the Tigers fell short in advancing to the district tournament.

    Red Oak finished fifth in the sectional with a team score of 361. Shenandoah won the meet with 326, while Treynor was second with 327. Southwest Valley took sixth with 399.

    None of the Red Oak and Southwest Valley golfers placed in the top five.

  • Sports Calendar: May 15

    There isn't as much on the sports calendar for Friday. However, we do have a few things going on.

    The Mount Ayr District Track meet will be made up Friday. That will start at the same time as Thursday, which would be 4 p.m. The meet was one of three to be postponed Thursday because of inclement weather. Stanton, Essex and Griswold are all scheduled to compete. (NOTE: You can read a preview of the meet here)

  • UPDATED: Sports Calendar: May 14 (Tentative)

    2:09 p.m. update: The Mount Ayr district track meet has been postponed until Friday at 4 p.m.

    It's a busy day for sports, but whether all the events go on as planned or not depends on how cooperative the weather will be.

    One event that will be affected by this rain is the boys district tennis tournament, slated to start in Red Oak around 9:30 a.m. Because of the rain, the tournament will likely be moved inside at the indoor courts of the Montgomery County Family YMCA. Should anything change, we'll update on here.

  • District Track Preview: 2A-8 Treynor

    Note: This is the final part of our three-part series on area teams competing at district track. You can also see our Mount Ayr and West Harrison previews.

    We close out our district track previews with a look at the field in Class 2A District 8. This meet will feature both Red Oak and Southwest Valley as they try to get to state.

  • District Track Preview: 1A-11 (West Harrison)

    NOTE: This is the first of a three part preview of the district track meets. We will also be posting preview meets for Mount Ayr and Treynor.

    It's a loaded field for 1A District 11 as teams vie for spots at the state track meet in Des Moines next weekend.

    The lone area team competing in the district will be East Mills. They have their competitors though as Fremont-Mills, Sidney, St. Albert, Tri-Center, Westwood, Whitling and West Monona are among the teams competing.

  • District Track Preview: 1A-8 (Mount Ayr)

    NOTE: This is the second of a three part preview of the district track meets. We've posted a preview of the West Harrison meet and will post a preview tomorrow of the Treynor meet.

    There's a lot of storylines for the Mount Ayr meet Thursday. Griswold, Stanton and Essex will all be competing against the likes of Bedford, Nishnabotna, Mount Ayr, Clarinda Academy and Lenox for a shot at state.