https://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en RO’s Alexa McCunn wins first XC meet of year https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro%E2%80%99s-alexa-mccunn-wins-first-xc-meet-year <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alexa_mccunn_by_andrewdsc_16061.jpg" alt="Alexa McCunn, Red Oak sophomore, won the Early Bird cross country meet in Shenandoah last Tuesday." title="Alexa McCunn, Red Oak sophomore, won the Early Bird cross country meet in Shenandoah last Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="52" height="85" /><p> Red Oak sophomore Alexa McCunn won the Shenandoah Early Bird cross country meet last Tuesday in a time of 20:55.69.<br /> &ldquo;Alexa was blazing,&rdquo; Coach Curt Adams said. &ldquo;The girls got off to a good start. Now we work on getting our team pack closer to our number one.&rdquo;<br /> Timberwolves eke out win over Tigers https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/timberwolves-eke-out-win-over-tigers <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aiden_gauleimg_4752.jpg" alt="SWV’s Aiden Gaule breaks through the Tigers defense." title="SWV’s Aiden Gaule breaks through the Tigers defense." align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;This is a completely different Red Oak team,&rdquo; Southwest Valley head coach Anthony Donahoo said after taking a 24-21 win over the Red Oak Tigers Friday. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s a team that&rsquo;s trending up big time.&rdquo;<br /> Although the Red Oak roster reads about the same as a year ago, the atmosphere and mind set of the Tigers is charged.<br /> Kickin’ it with Kells https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/kickin%E2%80%99-it-kells <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kyndal20180825_112137.jpg" alt="Kyndal Kells" title="Kyndal Kells" align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><p> Red Oak junior Kyndal Kells is taking a big step this season: she joined the Tigers football team.<br /> &ldquo;I played flag football when I was in elementary when I lived in Vegas,&rdquo; Kells explained. &ldquo;We moved here when I was in seventh grade. I love football, and I love soccer. I always wanted to go out for football.&rdquo;<br /> So when Tigers head football coach Ryan Gelber approached Kells during basketball season, she began to give it some serious thought.<br /> Extreme Bull riding comes to Red Oak https://www.redoakexpress.com/content/extreme-bull-riding-comes-red-oak <img src="https://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bode_spenceimg_4128.jpg" alt="Twelve-year-old Bode Spence of Cherokee, reacts after his second-place bull ride Friday night. For more photos from the event, turn to 7B and 10B. " title="Twelve-year-old Bode Spence of Cherokee, reacts after his second-place bull ride Friday night. For more photos from the event, turn to 7B and 10B. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> 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" />