High School

  • Whigham wins award, plays in Iowa Shrine Bowl

    AMES – Graduated senior Alex Whigham represented the Stanton Vikings in the 2010 Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star football game at Iowa State University’s Jack Trice Stadium, July 24.

    There were 92 high school seniors from across Iowa selected by the Iowa High School Coaches Association
    In the game, which hosted all sizes of schools from 8-man through 4A, Whigham primarily played defense as a safety.
    Whigham also received the Monsignor Joseph E. Tolan Excellence Award for outstanding service to the school and community.

  • Red Oak runner places third in Dam to Dam 5K run

    Brandon Bergren, 15, of Red Oak, ran in the Dam to Dam 5 K race in Des Moines on June 5th. 

    He finished as the 24th Male overall out of 786 male finishers and received a medal for third place in his age group of Under 17, which had 93 finishers.  His time was 20:31 for the 5K.  Brandon participates in Cross Country, Basketball and Track at Red Oak High School.  He is the son of David & Shelley Bergren and the grandson of Norm Ross, Pete and Jolene Crawford, Lois Bergren and Harriett Turner all of Red Oak.

  • Red Oak cheerleading squad invited to Nationals

    AMES – The Red Oak Cheerleading squad made an impression at the National Cheerleading Association’s (NCA) Cheer Camp in June, earning an invitation to the National High School Championship Competition in Dallas.

  • Redel, French, Isaacson named All-Hawkeye 10

    RED OAK – Three Tigers were named to the Hawkeye 10 All-Conference softball team, following their 16-14 season.

  • East Mills leads All-Conference votes, Viqueens get six

    MALVERN – The East Mills Wolverines led the Corner Conference all-conference baseball first team players with four selected.

  • Red Oak hosts first athletic ‘Tiger Trade’

    RED OAK – Local athletes will have a chance to donate their athletic equipment for those who cannot afford their own.
    The Red Oak High School Athletics Department is hosting their first Tiger Trade in the ROHS cafeteria Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    The school is asking for donations of any athletic items including equipment, shoes, and athletic wear between July 26 and July 30.  Drop-off boxes will be located at Fareway, HyVee, and B.P. in Red Oak.


    ESSEX – The East Mills Wolverines were unable to push through the district tournament, losing Saturday’s championship game to Nishnabotna 6-3, to fall one game short of Sub-state.

    Stanton 8, East Mills 9 — The Wolverines started Districts with a comeback win over Stanton, 9-8, Tuesday.  In the quarterfinal, Stanton led by as many as four runs, but East Mills kept chipping away at the Viking lead.
    Stanton seniors Tanner Stubbendeck and Alex Whigham led the Vikings at the plate and on the mound, in their final game for Stanton.

  • Redel signs with Iowa Western

    RED OAK —  Jami Redel signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Iowa Western Community College Reivers.

    IWCC Head Coach Lana Ross recruited Redel as a second baseman, where Redel was named All-Conference in the Hawkeye 10 the past three seasons.
    The Reivers won the Regional and District Title and have placed fifth in the National Tournament under Ross, while also being selected as an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year and NFCA Academic Team of the Year.


    RED OAK – The Tigers’ softball team entered the postseason with their best record in three seasons, finishing the regular season at 17-14.
    Thursday’s first round match-up with Clarinda also seemed favorable as the Tigers swept the Cardinals, in the regular season, 11-1 and 8-2.
    But the playoffs proved to be a different game as the Cardinals fought back from a 5-0 deficit to end Red Oak’s season, winning 6-5.

  • Blue Jays rally can’t overcome Lenox

    LENOX – The Villisca softball team had their ups and downs this season, finishing with a 9-12 overall regular season record (4-8 in the Corner Conference).
    Their season-ending 11-8 loss to Lenox, to end the season seemed to be a microcosm of the way their season played out.
    Lenox led early in the game, scoring five runs on Katelyn Kernen in the first four innings, leading the Blue Jays 5-2.
    The Blue Jays got on the board again in the fifth after senior Taylor Burgess singled and stole second.