High School

  • R.O. Tigers take second at Griswold Tourney

    GRISWOLD - It was an exciting week for the Red Oak Tigers' volleyball team, as they won their home opener against Glenwood Tuesday followed by a second-place finish at the Griswold Tournament Saturday, losing in three games to Treynor.

    Tuesday's match took four games to defeat the Glenwood Rams, as the Tigers won 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, and 25-18.
    In the first two games, the Rams showed their strength in length as 6-foot-2 middle hitter Morgan Lucy and 6-foot Cassie Stewart led the Rams' defense in both blocks and kills.

  • Viqueens still un-beaten

    STANTON – The Viqueens had very little trouble as they breezed through East Mills and Clarinda Academy in their two matches this week.

    The Viqueens, who moved to fourth place in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s polls, traveled to Malvern Tuesday.  They defeated the improved Wolverines 25-8, 25-21, and 25-8.
    Kadie Subbert led the Viqueens with 10 kills in 15 attempts in the Viqueen win, while serving 13 of 14 with six aces.
    Subbert’s younger sister, freshman Carmen Subbert, also added six kills to the Stanton total.

  • Carroll rolls over Red Oak

    RED OAK – The Carroll Tigers had an answer for everything the Red Oak Tigers threw at them, handing Red Oak its’ first loss in district play with a 45-0 shutout.

    The Red Oak offense struggled to get their running game going in the first half, totaling 21 yards on the ground in the first two quarters.  The home team Tigers picked up only one first down in the first 24 minutes of the game, in six drives.

  • Griswold girls hold second spot, Shen-Essex boys break into state rankings

    CLARINDA – The Griswold Tigers girls’ cross country team continued to flex their muscles, placing second as a team, at the Clarinda Invitational Tuesday.

    The Tigers finished with two Top 10 finishers as Rachel Northrup (16:54) finished fifth followed by Lauren Moore (17:22) who finished ninth.
    Griswold as a team scored 79 points, finishing only behind 3A eighth-ranked Harlan who won the meet, with a team score of 61.
    The Tigers also had Jordyn Sindt place 13th overall with a time of 17:27.

  • Wolverines can’t avoid Blue Jays sweep

    VILLISCA – On paper, the Villisca Blue Jays are taller, on average than the East Mills Wolverines.  Statistically they have been much more successful over the last two seasons. 

  • Red Oak football wins first game by inches

    RED OAK - As the ball left Shenandoah's kicker Jose Rendon's foot, the crowd went silent.
    With 21 seconds left on the clock, the Mustangs decided to attempt a 27-yard field goal with hopes of taking the lead and hopefully win their first game of the season.

    From the Red Oak sideline, the Tigers' bench players inched onto the field as it sailed high through the night sky.  The officials looked at each other.
    They paused and looked forward, waving their arms, signaling an incomplete attempt, which was wide left by mere inches.

  • Tigers come back to defeat Fillies in three

    SHENANDOAH – Red Oak volleyball started off slow in their match against Shenandoah, as they trailed in every game by at least three points, against a Shenandoah team that is rebuilding after losing five seniors from last season.

    The biggest area of concern for Red Oak Head Coach Angie Montgomery was serving, where the Tigers made 18 errors in the match.  Ten of those 18 errors came in the first game.
    After trailing in the first game, 7-3, the Tigers came back to win 25-18.

  • Stanton defeats CAM; Villisca wins game but may lose Schaaf

    STANTON 42, CAM 27
    ANITA – The Stanton Viking football team bounced back from their 44-8 romping against one of the state’s top teams, Lenox, last week to face Cumberland-Anita-Messina (CAM) in the second game of the season.

    CAM, coming off of a 55-6 win over Villisca in the first game, was hoping for some revenge, as Stanton ended the Cougars’ season in the regional semifinal last season, but the Vikings jumped out to a quick lead scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter and another in the second to lead at the half 20-13.

  • Viqueens sweep through first week, win Missouri Valley Tournament

    FARRAGUT – The Stanton Viqueens volleyball team crashed the party, defeating the innagural game of the Nishnabotna Blue Devils’ in straight games.  Nishnabotna is the combined athletic teams from Hamburg and Farragut.

  • Blue Jays off to a good start

    GRISWOLD - Villisca's volleyball team will have played seven of eight games on the road before they open at home Thursday, but that didn't seem to bother them last week as they ran through Griswold in the season opener, 25-14, 25-11, 25-22.
    Jill Vanderhoof led the way for the Blue Jays, with six kills on 10 attempts in the team's win.  Senior hitter Courtney Auxier added five kills on 14 attempts.