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Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
So near, yet so far (11/21/14)
Sweat-soaked by his efforts, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn senior lineman Tyler Schuck (95) holds aloft the trophy bestowed upon the Eagles after their bitter 30-27 loss to Fremont-Mills at last week's 8-player State Playoff Semifinals in the Cedar Falls UNI Dome. Schuck is joined by the rest of the disconsolate Eagles, who finished their remarkable season with a sparkling 10-3 record and enough memories to last a lifetime...
Iowa Girls High School Pre-Season Basketball Rankings (11/21/14)
1. Pocahontas Area; 2. Mediapolis; 3. Spirit Lake; 4. Hampton-Dumont; 5. Sioux Center; 6.Shenandoah; 7.Nevada; 8.Red Oak; 9. Center Point-Urbana;10. Kuemper Catholic; 11.Crestwood;12. PCM; 13. Mid-Prairie; 14.Saydel;15.Central Lee 1.Western Christian; 2. Unity Christian; 3.North-Linn; 4.Des Moines Christian; 5. South Central Calhoun;...
All-Lakes Conference (11/19/14)
These four Cherokee Washington High volleyball players made All-Lakes Conference this season. left to right, Jasey Stowater (Honorable Mention), Emily Haselhoff (2nd team), Brookelyn Hoeppner (Honorable Mention), Kaely Hummel (1st team).
A-A places 3 on All-TLC VB (11/19/14)
Izzy Hinkeldey of Alta-Aurelia was recently named to the First Team All-Conference volleyball team in the Twin Lakes Conference, and the junior was joined by two senior teammates, Erica Lockin and Jenna Snyder, who were each selected for the Third Team...
A-A places 3 on All-TLC VB (11/19/14)
Izzy Hinkeldey of Alta-Aurelia was recently named to the First Team All-Conference volleyball team in the Twin Lakes Conference, and the junior was joined by two senior teammates, Erica Lockin and Jenna Snyder, who were each selected for the Third Team...
Ridge View players All-WVC VB (11/19/14)
The tradition-rich Ridge View volleyball team placed three players on the first team and three on the second team for the 2014 Western Valley Conference All-Conference selections. Earning first team plaudits were seniors Kyra Hoffman, Emily Forristal, and Emily Brosamle, while second team picks included senior Karlen Lamp, junior Kaylee Blenner, and sophomore Kallie Mentzer...
MMC falls in State Semifinals (11/17/14)
CEDAR FALLS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles had their chances, held on to a long-time lead, and dominated the statistics most of the way before falling to undefeated Fremont-Mills,30-27,in the final minute of 8-player State Playoff Semifinal action here Thursday afternoon...
Oh, yeah! (11/14/14)
The scoreboard tells the tale as Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football players and fans celebrate the Eagles' hard-fought 23-19 victory over West Bend Mallard last week in the State Playoff 8-player Quarterfinal game at Mallard. Among the happy throng are players Derek Erdman (22), Jacob Spieler (2), Tristen Olson (7), Conner Holmes (23), and Drew Woodall (11). ...
SL swimmers wrap up season at State (11/14/14)
MARSHALLTOWN - The Storm Lake High School Girls Swim Team ended a successful season with some great swims at the State Swim Meet at the Marshalltown YMCA Saturday. The Tornadoes had six girls competing in five of the 11 swimming events, including all three relay events and two individual events...
Braves named to All-District FB (11/14/14)
Three Cherokee Braves earned Class 2A All-District First-Team Football honors announced at Tuesday's annual post - season Team Banquet at the Cherokee Community Center. First-team selections were running back Mason Meitzenheimer, linebacker Derek Nixon and lineman Brett Barritt...
A-A, SOS players earn All-District (11/12/14)
Alta-Aurelia recently had four players - seniors Jeremiah Ruby, Connor Napierela and Ben Stange, and junior Bryce Radke - selected to the District 2 Class A First Team All-District football team. South O'Brien also landed several players on the All District first team. Wolverines picked for the First Team included seniors Dallas Jalas, Damon Struve, Brennan Sampson and Eric Jones, and juniors Keaton and Karter Rohrbaugh and Travis Hohbach...
Henningsen Second Team VB All-District (11/12/14)
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista University Senior libero Jordan Henningsen has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team, it was announced, the first time she has earned such recognition in her career. All players named to the teams were nominated by and later voted on by Sports Information Directors across the country. The teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom...
Eagles avenge loss to WBM, play Fremont Mills Thursday (11/12/14)
MALLARD - The determined Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles refused to be denied in a scintillating, bruising 8-player State Playoff Quarterfinal battle with West Bend Mallard here Friday night, prevailing 23-19 after shutting out the explosive Wolverines the entire second half...
MMC to face West Bend-Mallard for the right to go to State (11/10/14)
(left) A determined band of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles gathers together before the start of the second-half action of their State Football Playoff win over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire in Marcus last week. The 9-2 Eagles played at 10-1 West Bend Mallard in the 8-player quartertinals Friday night. Read all about it in Wednesday's Chronicle Times. Photo contributed...
Hummel, Haselhoff All-Lakes VB (11/07/14)
The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team had two players earn 2014 All-Lakes Conference honors and two Honorable Mention selections announced this week. Cherokee junior Kaely Hummel is a repeat unanimous first-team pick as an outside hitter, and senior Emily Haselhoff is a repeat All-Lakes second-team selection at Libero...
Storm Lake swimmers to State Meet (11/07/14)
FORT DODGE- It's on to State for several members of the Storm Lake High School Girls' Swim Team after a successful day at the Regional Tournament. The team had five events advance to the State Meet, which will be held at the Marshalltown YMCA this Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at noon...
8th grade champs! (11/07/14)
The Cherokee 8th grade girls traveling basketball team was Champion of the recent West Sioux Pre-Season Tip-Off Tourney. Cherokee beat Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Le Mars, West Sioux, and Sioux City North Middle School. Team members include, front row, left to right, Emily Robinson, Payton Slaughter, Kiley Kennebeck, Taylor Richardson. Back, coach Paul Pingel, Kassidy Pingel, Lily Anderson, Ashlyn Samsel, Sidney Zindel, coach Brandon Slaughter. Photo contributed...
6th grade champs! (11/07/14)
The Cherokee 6th grade girls traveling basketball team won the recent West Sioux Pre-Season Tip Off Tourney, playing in the 7th grade division. Cherokee beat Lemars, Wahoo, Nebraska and a Fusion AAU team for the Championship. Players are, front row, left to right, Teagan Slaughter, Justine Spooner, Kalina Schubert, Meredith Lovell and Lexi Pingel. ...
MMC gashes Glidden-Ralston (11/05/14)
GLIDDEN - Blessed with considerable ability at the skill positions, the gritty Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team continued to stand up and be counted here Monday night with a convincing 49-33 victory over previously undefeated Glidden-Ralston (10-0) in second-round action of the Iowa 8-player State Playoffs...
#2 Central Lyon handles MMC VB (11/05/14)
ROCK RAPIDS - Sporting a 35-3 match record, the #2 Central Lyon/George-Lttle Rock volleyball team made quick work of a solid Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn squad in Class 1A Regional semifinal action here Friday night, claiming game scores of 25-16, 25-11, 25-7...
A-A boys 7th at State XC (11/05/14)
FORT DODGE - The Alta-Aurelia boys finished 7th in a field of 15 teams at Saturday's Class 2A State Cross Country Meet here. The Warrior team scored 177 team points, and they were led by Michael Swanson's time of 17:25 for the 5k course, which placed him 21st individually in a filed of 134 runners. ...
A-A 2nd and 3rd at TLC XC (11/05/14)
The Alta-Aurelia boys finished 2nd out of six teams in the final team standings at the recent Twin Lakes Conference Crpss Country Meet, scoring 57 team points to champion Southeast Valley's 44 points. The Warrior girls finished 3rd of five teams with 76 points, as champion Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon totaled 19 points and runner-up South Central Calhoun scored 49 points...
Wolverines lose playoff opener (11/05/14)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien football team finished the 2014 campaign with a 17-16 loss to West Sioux in the opening round of the IAHSAA state playoffs last week. While the playoff loss was disappointing, the 2014 season was a success as the Wolverines finished the season with a 7-3 record...
Adam Timmerman to IHSAA FB Hall (11/05/14)
Adam Timmerman of Cherokee is one of six former Iowa high school players who will be honored at the Class 4A title game at the Iowa State Football Championships at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls on Friday November 21st with induction into the IHSAA Football Hall of Fame...
MMC defense keys Playoff win (11/03/14)
MARCUS - Ben McDaniel registered 13 tackles, and Derek Erdman and Ben Specht eight apiece to lead a determined Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn defense in stifling a dangerous Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire team on the way to an exciting 14-8 8-player State Playoff football victory here Wednesday night...