https://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en 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 /> Walker, Streicher earn runner-up state honors https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/walker-streicher-earn-runner-state-honors <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/syd_soph.jpg" alt="Syd Streicher and Sophie Walker after reaching the semifinals at the Class 1A state doubles tennis tournament last week." title="Syd Streicher and Sophie Walker after reaching the semifinals at the Class 1A state doubles tennis tournament last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The dynamic doubles unseeded team of Sophie Walker and Syd Streicher of Red Oak fought to upset the number three seed team of Cecily Johnson/Bronwyn Metcalf of Pella to advance to the second round of doubles action at the Class 1A doubles tennis state meet last Wednesday in Waterloo.<br /> WalkerStreicher/ won 2-1 with set scores of 0-6, 6-4, 6-4.<br /> Griswold sisters each homer in softball wins https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/griswold-sisters-each-homer-softball-wins <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mckenna_potter.jpg" alt="makenna Potter Griswold senior Madison Potter hit a home run Wednesday in the 17-7 Tigers victory over Essex. Junior Makenna Potter one-upped her sister by hitting a grand-slam home run in the 15-4 win over Tri-Center on Friday. For complete summaries of the Griswold softball games last week, go to page 3B. " title="makenna Potter Griswold senior Madison Potter hit a home run Wednesday in the 17-7 Tigers victory over Essex. Junior Makenna Potter one-upped her sister by hitting a grand-slam home run in the 15-4 win over Tri-Center on Friday. For complete summaries of the Griswold softball games last week, go to page 3B. " align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /> Xplosion program blasts off in time for summer https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/xplosion-program-blasts-time-summer <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fitness_center_at_mcmh20180522_105030.jpg" alt="The Fitness Connection gym at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, where young adults will be Xploding." title="The Fitness Connection gym at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, where young adults will be Xploding." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> The Montgomery County Memorial Hospital begins its Xplosion program tomorrow with an orientation at 11 a.m. at the MCMH Fitness Connection Gym.<br /> Xplosion is a weightlifting program for young adults wanting to improve their strength, speed and agility. It is open to all area young adults and is offered free of charge.<br /> RO SB demolishes FM https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-sb-demolishes-fm <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lexijohnsonimg_1033_0.jpg" alt="Lexi Johnson gets the ball from third base to first for the out." title="Lexi Johnson gets the ball from third base to first for the out." align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak softball team finished the game with Fremont-Mills in just four innings, claiming a 16-1 victory.<br /> Lexi Johnson led the team, going two for three with a single and her first high school homerun. &ldquo;I was just trying to make contact,&rdquo; Lexi said. &ldquo;I was just as surprised as everyone else. It felt good.&rdquo;<br /> Chloe Johnson was two for two, both singles, was walked and hit by pitch. Kamryn Wendt was three for four.<br /> Zoey Welter recorded the win, pitching all four innings and giving up two hits while striking out five.<br /> JV<br /> Area athletes head to Blue Oval https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/area-athletes-head-blue-oval <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/addisonbullimg_20180511_115356.jpg" alt="Senior Timberwolf Addison Bull leaps 21-1 to win the district event in Tabor and automatically qualify for the Blue Oval." title="Senior Timberwolf Addison Bull leaps 21-1 to win the district event in Tabor and automatically qualify for the Blue Oval." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> Area athletes head to Blue OvalState qualifying meets were held around the state last Thursday. Class 1A event champions automatically qualified for the state meet, while Class 2A&nbsp; first and second places automatically advanced. The rest of the qualifiers had to wait until all times were in for at-large spots.<br /> The Red Oak track teams competed in Treynor. The Tiger boys did not have any event automatically qualifying and no at-large positions were filled.<br /> Tiger girls 8th, boys 10th at Hawkeye 10 track meet https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/tiger-girls-8th-boys-10th-hawkeye-10-track-meet <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hoofimg_8539.jpg" alt="Cam Vanderhoof starts the 4x100m relay for the Red Oak Tigers." title="Cam Vanderhoof starts the 4x100m relay for the Red Oak Tigers." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> Harlan hosted the co-ed Hawkeye 10 track meet last Monday. Red Oak girls knocked off time in three of their four state-ranked relays, and ended the meet in eighth place.<br /> &ldquo;Our goal was to take time off of our four state-ranked relays,&rdquo; head coach Curt Adams said. &ldquo;We did that in the 4x800, 4x200, and 4x400. Our goal was to score 40 points and we scored 38.&rdquo;<br />