https://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en Red Oak volleyball knocks out Rams in three sets https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-volleyball-knocks-out-rams-three-sets <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/allieimg_1960.jpg" alt="Allie West, Red Oak." title="Allie West, Red Oak." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak volleyball team avenged last season&rsquo;s loss with a three-set win over Glenwood Tuesday, Sept. 7 in the home opener of the season.<br /> &ldquo;I was really proud of their play tonight,&rdquo; Red Oak head coach Angie Montgomery said. &ldquo;I thought defensively they just absolutely took care of the ball. We have to be strong out of our serve-receive, and we do a lot of work on that in practice. They play so well together, and we have so many girls that are in all the time, and they have such good chemistry. They 100 percent impressed me tonight.&rdquo;<br /> Tiger football falls prey to Clarke, drops to 0-3 https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/tiger-football-falls-prey-clarke-drops-0-3 <p> A lack of consistency and, at times, effort helped contribute to the Red Oak Tigers falling to the Clarke Indians 34-27 in Red Oak Friday, Sept. 13.<br /> However, Tiger Head Coach, Ryan Gelber, said the Tigers did a great job on making plays and responding, despite having a few players out of position.<br /> &ldquo;We were able to get a couple things going and we stayed true to our techniques,&rdquo; Gelber said. &ldquo;We had good moments, but we had times when we got stuck in a rut or made a mistake and we need to do a better job at staying on track.&rdquo;<br /> Tiger XC boys place second in Clarinda; girls fifth https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/tiger-xc-boys-place-second-clarinda-girls-fifth <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ro_xc_boysimg_39881.jpg" alt="The Red Oak Tigers boys team poses with their second-place medals after the meet in Clarinda last Tuesday. From left: Justin McCunn, Bruce Lukehart, Baylor Bergren, Avery Graham, Connor Koppam and Kaden Johnson" title="The Red Oak Tigers boys team poses with their second-place medals after the meet in Clarinda last Tuesday. From left: Justin McCunn, Bruce Lukehart, Baylor Bergren, Avery Graham, Connor Koppam and Kaden Johnson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers finished second of 13 boys teams in the co-ed Clarinda cross country meet, with Baylor Bergren running the fastest time for the Red Oak boys and four boys earning medals.<br /> Boys team scoring: 1- Atlantic 37; 2- Red Oak 60; 3- Nebraska City 104; 4- Clarinda 122; 5- Shenandoah 138; 6- Bedford 170; 7- Sidney 171; 8- Northwest Nodaway 202; 9- Clarinda Academy 278; 10- Southwest Valley 285; 11- East Atchison 291; 12- Fremont-Mills 317; 13- Essex 387.<br /> RO alum Mike Godbout donates Team USA jersey https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-alum-mike-godbout-donates-team-usa-jersey <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/casey_mike_godbout20190906_185948.jpg" alt="Casey and Mike Godbout." title="Casey and Mike Godbout." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mike Godbout, a 1987 graduate of Red Oak High School, and a Red Oak High School Hall of Famer, presented his 2009 Team USA jersey from the World Masters Championship to the high school during halftime of the Red Oak football game on Friday, Sept. 6.<br /> Size, penalties plague Red Oak FB https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/size-penalties-plague-red-oak-fb <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/athenimg_1557.jpg" alt="Red Oak quarterback Jacob Athen gets ready to make another pass. " title="Red Oak quarterback Jacob Athen gets ready to make another pass. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers fell 40-0 in their home opener against Clarinda on Friday, Sept. 6, falling to a 0-2 start to the season.<br /> &ldquo;It would have been really easy to just shut down and fold up and get after teammates,&rdquo; Red Oak head coach Ryan Gelber said. &ldquo;And we did a great job of the team staying collective and calm in a really adverse situation. We were really pleased with our guys as a group of sticking together and fighting until the end.&rdquo;<br /> RO VB battles to five, falls short https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-vb-battles-five-falls-short <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jv28_serveimg-24451.jpg" alt="Bridgett Archer, Red Oak." title="Bridgett Archer, Red Oak." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers (5-2), ranked 10 in Class 3A, fell to Kuemper Catholic (ranked 8) in a five-set battle Thursday, Sept. 5, in Carroll. Set scores were as follows: 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 213-25 15-13.<br /> Sophie Walker landed 22 kills and picked up 12 digs, three blocks to lead the Tigers.<br /> RO XC boys place three in top 10 in season opener https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-xc-boys-place-three-top-10-season-opener <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bruce_lukehartimg_0515.jpg" alt="Red Oak’s Bruce Lukehart finishes strong. " title="Red Oak’s Bruce Lukehart finishes strong. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Red Oak and East Mills competed in the Early Bird cross country meet in Shenandoah last Tuesday, with the Red Oak boys placing three in the top 10.<br /> Sidney&rsquo;s Noah Jorgenson ran a 16:57.81 to place first, while Red Oak&rsquo;s Baylor Bergren was just 49 seconds behind for a convincing second-place finish.<br /> &ldquo;It was a good first meet for the Tigers,&rdquo; co-head coach Curt Adams said. &ldquo;It is an excellent start to build on, but we have some work to do.&rdquo;<br /> Timberwolves tame Tigers in football season opener https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/timberwolves-tame-tigers-football-season-opener <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacob_athen_tyler_pearsonimg_0790.jpg" alt="Red Oak quarterback Jacob Athen runs with the ball as Timberwolf Tyler Pearson tries to pull him down." title="Red Oak quarterback Jacob Athen runs with the ball as Timberwolf Tyler Pearson tries to pull him down." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak Tiger football team traveled to Corning on Friday, Aug. 30, and opened the season with an 18-6 loss to the Southwest Valley Timberwolves.<br /> &ldquo;The offensive line consists of guys who have not played there before,&rdquo; Red Oak head coach Ryan Gelber said. &ldquo;We graduated five talented seniors, and we knew we would have our work cut out for us.&rdquo;<br />