https://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en Creston alum gives back to SWIA https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/creston-alum-gives-back-swia <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/camryn_somers.jpg" alt="Camryn Somers is helping with the CMOC trainings this summer for P3Performance. Somers takes a break with the class after the physical challenges of the obstacle course in Stanton. " title="Camryn Somers is helping with the CMOC trainings this summer for P3Performance. Somers takes a break with the class after the physical challenges of the obstacle course in Stanton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Trevor Connor, a Mental Conditioning Specialist from Houston, is giving back to southwest Iowa, one camp at a time.<br /> &ldquo;Southwest Iowa means a lot to me,&rdquo; Connor said. &ldquo;I grew up in Creston, and Stanton is a special place to me for many reasons.<br /> Vikings defeat Knights; lead Corner Conference https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/vikings-defeat-knights-lead-corner-conference <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/austinimg_2147.jpg" alt="Austin Houston grins after safely jumping over a tag at third, helping to sway the momentum in the Vikes’ favor. " title="Austin Houston grins after safely jumping over a tag at third, helping to sway the momentum in the Vikes’ favor. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Corner Conference baseball showdown was held in Tabor last Monday with the Stanton Vikings earning a win over the co-leader of the conference to rank number one, solo.<br /> Fremont-Mills and Stanton each held a 6-1 conference record heading into the game.<br /> The Knights took advantage of a scoreless first frame from the Vikings, and scored four runs to take an early lead, which it held through the second inning.<br /> The Vikings scored one run in the top of the third when Tyler Peterson was walked with bases loaded, scoring Noah Kammerer.<br /> Two homers not enough for Tigers SB victory https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/two-homers-not-enough-tigers-sb-victory <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mccunnimg_2263_0.jpg" alt="Alexa McCunn heads to third base after a Denison error turns Maddie Wendt’s single into a double. " title="Alexa McCunn heads to third base after a Denison error turns Maddie Wendt’s single into a double. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> What was scheduled to be a busy week for Red Oak ball teams turned into a week of postponed and cancelled games.<br /> In softball, Monday&rsquo;s double-header at Glenwood was moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather, and moved again to Wednesday, June 27, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.<br /> The scheduled game with Sidney was postponed until Friday, June 29, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and the double-header with Denison-Schleswig at home on Thursday, ended in a postponed game at a date yet-to-be-decided, and a called loss for Red Oak with six completed innings.<br /> Rotary Club presents uniforms https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/rotary-club-presents-uniforms <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ymca_presentation20180614_083648.jpg" alt="The Red oak Rotary Club presented player uniforms and hats to the Montgomery County Family YMCA for the Baseball Star League. Pictured above are Matt Davis, Roger Waggener, Rick Taylor, Dave Hammer, and Doug Rieken." title="The Red oak Rotary Club presented player uniforms and hats to the Montgomery County Family YMCA for the Baseball Star League. Pictured above are Matt Davis, Roger Waggener, Rick Taylor, Dave Hammer, and Doug Rieken." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /> Tiger BB falls to errors; SB suffers heartbreak loss https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/tiger-bb-falls-errors-sb-suffers-heartbreak-loss <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/couse_rounding_secondimg_1131.jpg" alt="Garrett Couse rounds second for the Red Oak Tigers" title="Garrett Couse rounds second for the Red Oak Tigers" align="left" hspace="6" width="51" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers hosted Shenandoah last Tuesday, with both teams falling short to the maroon.<br /> &ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t make plays early, got down a couple runs, and didn&rsquo;t respond very well,&rdquo; Tigers coach Mark Erickson said. &ldquo;There is continued improvement on offense as we are seeing extended at bats and hard hit balls right at defenders. Those things don&rsquo;t always show up in the scorebook.&rdquo;<br /> The Tigers fell 10-2 with Cole Carlson and Colton Kinnison scoring the runs for the team.<br /> Timberwolves SB rolls over Viqueens; BB drops 4 games https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/timberwolves-sb-rolls-over-viqueens-bb-drops-4-games <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/coleswensonimg_1888.jpg" alt="Timberwolf Cole Swenson leaps for the ball at first, but Jakob Childs reached base safely for the Cardinals." title="Timberwolf Cole Swenson leaps for the ball at first, but Jakob Childs reached base safely for the Cardinals." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Southwest Valley Timberwolves softball team defeated the Stanton Viqueens 15-5 in five innings last Monday.<br /> &ldquo;They [Stanton] came out and got four runs in the first inning, and then we settled in pretty good, only allowing one more run in the second inning,&rdquo; Timberwolves coach Tara Miller said.<br /> SWV had a big second inning, getting nine runs.<br /> Red Oak Tigers complete sweep against Timberwolves https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-tigers-complete-sweep-against-timberwolves <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carterbruceimg_1433.jpg" alt="Carter Bruce hits a single in the game at Clarinda." title="Carter Bruce hits a single in the game at Clarinda." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak ball clubs had a busy week last week, and started it off with a clean sweep in Corning against the Southwest Valley Timberwolves.<br /> The Tigers picked up their second win of the season with an 11-3 victory.<br /> Jake Echternach recorded the win, beginning the game on the mound. Echternach gave up one hit, walked three, and struck out three batters.<br /> Garrett Couse pitched two innings of relief, and Colton Kinnison finished out the game.<br /> The Tigers tallied eleven hits on the night, led by Mitch Johnson, who was three for five with two doubles.<br /> Vikings win all three; Viqueens fall short in conference action https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/vikings-win-all-three-viqueens-fall-short-conference-action <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drakeimg_0582.jpg" alt="Stanton junior Drake Johnson hit his first home run of the season in the win over East Mills." title="Stanton junior Drake Johnson hit his first home run of the season in the win over East Mills." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> The Stanton Vikings stomped East Mills 12-2 in conference action last week.<br /> The Vikings, coming off of their first loss of the season, were down 2-1 at the bottom of the second before opening up the offense in the third and never looking back.<br /> Donnie Weis recorded the win for the Vikes going five innings from the mound and striking out eight Wolverines in the process.<br /> Drake Johnson pitched one inning of relief striking out two.<br /> Johnson paced the Vikes going three of three at bat including a home run.<br />