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High School

  • Red Oak cheerleader raising money for London trip

     RED OAK — For the second straight year, a Red Oak High School cheerleader has a chance to go to London to go as part of being an all-American squad.

    Sydney Straw was selected as an all-American by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), allowing her go to London over the December holiday break and participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade as part of the Varsity Cheer Tour.

  • Southwest Valley knocks off Lenox in Villisca

     VILLISCA — The Southwest Valley volleyball team made a return to Villisca for one night as they defeated Lenox 3-0 in Pride of Iowa action, last Tuesday.

    The Timberwolves won 25-12, 25-16 and 25-14. In all three games, Lenox kept close, but Southwest Valley was able to pull away and secure the conference win.

    Marie Palmer had 13 kills out of 26 attack attempts, with two blocks and four serving aces on 13-for-14 serves.

  • Vikings stun East Mills to get to 2-0 in district

     STANTON — The Stanton Vikings were able to hold on and get a 66-54 win despite giving up all 54 of its points in the second half against East Mills Friday night in Stanton.

    “Our kids played well,” Stanton football coach Jeff Grebin said. “We found a way to pull off a win and we’re just excited with what the future holds.”

  • Tigers fall short versus AL at home tournament

     The Red Oak volleyball team finished second at its annual Red Oak Volleyball Invitational Saturday afternoon when they lost in the finals to (ninth ranked in Class 5A) Council Bluffs-Abraham Lincoln 2-0.

    The Lynx cruised ahead early against Red Oak in the first game, jumping out to a 10-point lead several times. The Tigers (17-2) were able to close the gap to five points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lynx won 25-18.

  • Corning performance caps week for Red Oak XC

     CORNING — The Red Oak girls cross country team picked up its first win of the season Thursday at the Southwest Valley meet in Corning.

    Red Oak cruised to a win with a score of 90 points. 

    Four runners placed in the top 10, including Kate Walker, who took second with a time of 18:31.

    Nikki Graber had one of her best place finishes of her career when she took fourth with a time of 18:40.

  • Viqueens top team in conference

     STANTON— The Stanton Viqueens sit alone at the top of the Corner Conference standings after they defeated Nishnabotna 3-1 at home Thursday evening.

    After splitting the first two games, Stanton (9-5 overall) went on to win games three and four and keep the rematch with the Blue Devils from going to a fifth game.

  • Red Oak falls against West Central Valley

     RED OAK — Three first half touchdowns made all the difference as the West Central Valley Wildcats handed the Red Oak Tigers their first district loss of the 2014 season Friday night, 26-6, at Russ Benda Field.

    West Central Valley scored 20 of its 26 points in the first 14 minutes of the game.

  • Friday Football: 2A Week 4 Preview

    The Red Oak Tigers return for a home game Friday night as they host West Central Valley.

    The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Russ Benda Field at Red Oak Legion Park.

    Red Oak (2-1) got off to a 1-0 start in district play last week when they defeated Shenandoah 32-27. A win Friday night would put them at 2-0 in 2A-District 8.

  • Friday Football: 8-man Week 4 Preview

    Week 4 of the 8-man football season has arrived. Here is a preview of the games in District 8.

    East Mills (3-0 overall, 1-0 district) at Stanton (1-2 overall, 1-0 district)- 7 p.m. at Stanton High School

    The big game around the area features Stanton hosting East Mills. The Vikings got off to a hot start in district play last week when they crushed CAM, 70-12.

  • Friday Football: Class A and 1A Week 4 Preview

    We've reached the fourth week of the high school season and there's no shortage of area games on the schedule in Class A and 1A.

    In Class A District 1, Griswold will play host to Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (MVAO).

    It has been a rough start for Griswold for the 2014 season. They began the district season last week with a 48-28 loss to Audubon. They're off to a 1-2 start for the regular season.

    MVAO meanwhile is 0-3 to start the season. They're coming off a 42-20 loss to Tri-Center.