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High School

  • Unfamiliar waters, Vikings lose season’s home opener

    STANTON – The Vikings hosted one of three games in the state that paired up two state-ranked teams as number eight Stanton kicked off the season against the second-ranked Lenox Tigers.

  • Three plays sink Tigers

    CLARINDA – The goal is to get better.
    Throughout the preseason practices and camp, first-year head coach Andy Yost stated that the goal of the Red Oak Tigers football team was to get better from one week to the next.

    In their 22-12 loss to Clarinda in the 2010 season opener, the Tigers achieved a microcosm of exactly what Yost was talking about.
    The Tigers gave up three turnovers in the first half, including a fumble on their first possession.

  • Wolverines, Tigers enjoy home cooking, win season openers

    East Mills 40, Woodbine 28
    MALVERN – The East Mills Wolverines had to fight back from an early 14-0 deficit to defeat Woodbine in the team’s home opener Friday.

    The Wolverines, with a new look offense including Luke Schafer at quarterback, and three new lineman, Pierre Bassich, Jacob Huston, and Caleb Barney, took a little bit of time to settle in, but put up 40 points in the 40-28 win.

  • Tigers’ football season starts with inter-squad scrimmage

    RED OAK – First year head coach Andy Yost and the Red Oak Tigers’ football team took the field for the first time Friday.

    The Tigers had their first chance to play on the playing field, with a new-look offense and some new faces on the field and the sidelines.
    Last season, the Tigers ran most of their offense from a Pro-set or a spread offense formation, with four or five receivers.  This year, Yost almost ran exclusively from the double-wing set with a lot of misdirection and play-action.

  • Red Oak hosts volleyball scrimmage with area teams

    RED OAK – Five local volleyball teams made their season debut Thursday, while helping the Red Oak athletic department collect sport drinks and water for the upcoming seasons.
    Red Oak played with a split squad as they took on East Mills, Essex, Nishnabotna, and Stanton in round-robin play.

  • Montgomery, Browning ready for second season

    RED OAK – There is not time for a sophomore slump for either head volleyball coach as Red Oak’s Angie Montgomery and Stanton’s Jessica “J” Browning are concerned.

    As the two coaches started their second season at the helm of their respective program, they realized their programs are further apart than the eight miles on Highway 34.
    Montgomery, who was an assistant coach at Red Oak, lost four senior starters from last season, including her main setter Kaely Piller.  

  • Trojans, Trojanettes to wear decals for fallen teammate

    ESSEX – The Essex school board and the ISHAA and IGHSAU approved the volleyball team and football teams to be allowed to wear decals on their uniforms in memory of Tara Maher, who would have been a senior this year but died in an automobile accident this summer.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AS FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS

    RED OAK — First year head coach Andy Yost and his Red Oak football team took their first steps on the gridiron last week, as they wrapped up their voluntary camp last week.

    “This week has been mostly to get everybody on the same page,” Yost said after Thursday’s camp.  “We put in a few plays on the offensive side of the ball, and are just trying to getused to each other right now.”
    Throughout the week, the Tigers worked on the fundamentals while spending some time getting to know their new head coach.

  • Vikings starting with the basics while preparing for a challenging season at mini-camp

    STANTON — Veteran Head Coach Don Hicks keyed on doing the simple things done right at the Stanton Vikings voluntary camp last week.

    “If we practice the basic plays correctly now, then we will be able to do them when we are in a pressured position,” Hicks said.  “But if we are dropping passes and not making the play now, and we continue practicing that way, then we will get really, really good at doing it poorly.”

  • Berry, Walford earn conference honors

    RED OAK — Tiger outfielders Cody Walford and Dylan Berry were named to the Hawkeye 10 All-conference team last week.