High School

  • Big numbers could benefit SouthwestValley boys tennis

    After a 2-8 season with only nine athletes on the roster, the Southwest Valley boys tennis team is growing in numbers and experience.

    Head coach Pete Nett has 14 athletes to work with this season, including three seniors.

    The team also has six juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen.

    Even though last season’s team went 2-8, it return’s seven of the nine that were on the roster last season, and those seven will be mentors to the seven other new members of the team.

  • Stanton track proves they are young and hungry

    Jeff Grebin has seen plenty in his eight years of being the head coach for Stanton boys track, and he said that this team has the potential to meet all of their personal goals this season.

    “They have all set personal goals that will improve their athleticism,” he said. “They are working together to achieve those goals.”

    They are working together with a high number of athletes as well. One of the strengths Grebin said in this years team has been the good turnout.

  • Red Oak tennis looks to build off success

     Red Oak tennis head coach Dan Martinez has been around long enough to know when he has a team that can win a conference championship.

    He said this is a team that will need a lot of work to get there.

    Martinez has been coaching for 39 years, and between the boys and girls teams he has won 40 conference championships.

  • Southwest Valley girls tennis looks to improve on last season

    Southwest Valley has been battling low numbers with its girls tennis program for a few years. Last season was no different for head coach Pete Nett, and this season numbers are still low.

    After coming off a 2-8 season last year, the Timberwolves will look to bounce back.

    The 2015 roster had only seven members. This season nine members will be on the team.

  • Stanton girls track looks to improve on youth

    Stanton girls track head coach Katie Elwood has to be feeling a certain sense of excitement as track season begins.

    Elwood has eight returning letter winners from last season, and from that list four were state qualifiers.

    In 2015 Devin Druivenga went to the state meet for the long jump while Ally Focht, Chelsea Weis, Abbi Adams and Madison Franzen went as members of the shuttle hurdle team.

    Last season Adams and Franzen were only freshmen when they went to the state meet.

  • Geoff Preston joins the Red Oak Express as a sports reporter

    Geoff Preston is a 23-year-old recent graduate from Michigan State University who is now working for the Red Oak Express. Originally from Ithaca, N.Y., Preston has interned with The Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Mich. and The Ann Arbor News in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has also worked for the Cornell University College Human Ecology in Ithaca and the website Spartan Nation in East Lansing, Mich.

  • Southwest Valley tunes-up for regular season at Graceland University

    The break between winter and spring seasons ends this week, with the first outdoor track meets of the season starting.
    Southwest Valley got a tune-up before the outdoor season Saturday when it went to Graceland University for the Graceland Jenner Invitational.
    Both the boys and girls teams went to the meet, and girls’ head coach, Mat Beu, said the tune-up is especially helpful for young athletes who might not have had the experience of a race day before.

  • Stanton places five on Corner Conference All-star teams

    The award season continues, as the Corner Conference has announced their selections for their all-conference boys’ team.

    Some familiar faces are on that list. Brady Johnson and David Sorenson from Stanton were announced as first team elite [unanimous] selections.

    Stanton went 22-3 and lost to St. Albert during the substate round at Thomas and Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs.

  • Former Tiger trades racket for hardwood at Central College

    It was 2013 when Pete Walker graduated from Red Oak High School, and through three successful years of college he said he hasn’t forgotten the town where he was born and raised.
    The former star for the Red Oak basketball and tennis team said in those few short years he hasn’t forgotten all the friends he made and still has in Red Oak.
    “My grade in particular loved Red Oak sports,” he said. “It was the perfect life for me; I loved high school and everything about Red Oak.”

  • Fundermann steps down as Red Oak head coach

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    Last Tuesday, the Red Oak School District accepted the resignation of head boys’ basketball coach Theo Fundermann.
    Fundermann had been the head coach for Red Oak for three seasons, including a 6-15 season that concluded with a loss to Underwood in the district round in February.
    “Coach Fundermann resigned because his wife got a different job in the Kansas City area,” athletic director Barry Bower said. “His spouse has sacrificed for his job, and it was time for him to sacrifice for her.”