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Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Lundy National Wrestling Photographer of the Year (03/24/17)
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. - The National Wrestling Media Association recently announced Lee’s Summit, Missouri resident Mark Lundy as its Photographer of the Year. Lundy, a 1978 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, has been shooting major high school, college and international wrestling matches for over 20 years, starting when his son began in youth club wrestling in 1996...
Braves open track season (03/22/17)
The Cherokee Track & Field Braves dusted off their cleats at the recent Lakes Conference Indoor and Buena Vista High School Elite Indoor Meets in Storm Lake. At Friday’s BVU Meet, Cherokee’s Ben Lingenfelter claimed first place in the shot put with a heave of 46-03, and Mason Timmerman won first in the 60-meter high hurdles in a time of 8.84...
WHS girls get track season started with indoor meets (03/22/17)
The Cherokee Washington girls have run in a pair of indoor track meets already. On Tuesday March 14th, the Braves ran in the Lakes Conference Indoor Meet in Storm Lake. THe WHS 4 x 400 Relay team of Alexa Timmerman, Maddie Weiland, Ashlynn Samsel and Megan Brown finished 6th in a time of 4:43.23, and the 4 x 800 team of Aangel Stevens, Katrina Carlson, Megan Boger and Ashlynn Samsel was 4th, with a time of 11:36.61. ...
RSM boys lose semifinal game, 45-36 (03/13/17)
DES MOINES - The undefeated Remsen St. Mary’s boys lost a low-scoring, 45-36 game to Grand View Christian (26-1) in Class 1A semifinal State Tournament action here Thursday. Nick Ruden led the Hawks in scoring with 13 points, and Jacob Wesselman added nine points for Remsen St. Mary’s, which dropped to 25-1 with the loss...
Cherokee AAU - State wrestling (03/10/17)
Champ. Round 1 - Avery Guidebeck (DC-G Mustang Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jackson Kinnetz (Northwest Iowa Twisted Steel) (Fall 2:47) Cons. Round 1 - Jackson Kinnetz (Northwest Iowa Twisted Steel) won by fall over Blake Johnson (Southern Iowa Outlaws) (Fall 1:39)...
Valentine to play in ‘Gold Club’ game (03/10/17)
SIOUX CENTER - Cherokee Washington High senior Trey Valentine has been invited to play in the Defender Gold Club American State Bank High School Basketball All Star Game here Saturday, March 18 at 7 pm. The annual event, featuring senior players from the War Eagle, Siouxland and Lakes conferences, will be played at Dordt College in Sioux Center...
Valentine 2nd team All-Lakes (03/10/17)
Cherokee senior Trey Valentine was named to second team All-Lakes Conference Basketball announced this week, and Braves' seniors Ben Lingenfelter and Mason Pitts each earned honorable mention status. Accompanying Valentine on the second team were senior Jesse Jansma and junior Caleb Harmsen of Hull Western Christian, senior Jake Thompson of Le Mars, junior Brady Kluender of Spencer, senior Thomas Schultes of Emmetsburg, senior JP Walz of Spirit Lake, junior Trevor Friesner of Estherville-LC, and sophomore Cham Deng of Storm Lake.. ...
All-TLC girls basketball (03/10/17)
Alta-Aurelia received two berths on the All-Twin Lakes Conference girls’ basketball teams, which were recently announced. Warriors’ juniors Erin Locking and Lily Peterson were each named to the Second Team All Conference, and the Warriors’ Mary Barnes, another junior, was named to the Third Team...
Remsen St. Mary’s wins opener (03/08/17)
DES MOINES - Nicholas Ruden scored 26 points, Jacob Wesselmann added 19 points. and both players also grabbed seven rebounds each, as the pair combined for seven three-point field goals in leading the third seeded Hawks to a 59-52 win over No. 9 New London in a matchup of teams who were each playing their first-ever Class 1A state basketball tournament game...
Slaughter, Hagberg All-State (03/08/17)
DES MOINES - Payton Slaughter, a 5-5 sophomore from Cherokee, has been selected to the Class 3A first-team All State girls basketball team by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Slaughter put up impressive numbers for the Braves, who reached the 3A state semifinals for the second consecutive season. She averaged 15.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, tied for first in Class 3A in steals with 164, and trailed only Elle Ruffridge of Pocahontas Area in assists with 162...
Sioux Center too much for Cherokee girls (03/08/17)
DES MOINES - Just one opponent stood between the Cherokee Washington High girls and the Class 3A State Championship game last Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Braves had the tough task of facing off againt top-ranked and undefeated Sioux Center in the semi-final game and the Warriors defeated the beat-up Braves by a score of 81-56 after pulling away down the stretch...
Boys State Tournament Pairings, Class 1A and 2A (03/06/17)
Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs. Lynnville-Sully, 10:30 a.m. North Linn, Troy Mills v. Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, 12:15 p.m. Remsen St. Mary’s vs. New London, 2 p.m. Grand View Christian School vs. West Hancock, Britt, 3:45 p.m. Semifinals at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Thursday March 9th...
From the ‘Farm’ (03/06/17)
The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team that qualified for the State Tournament for the second consecutive year received souvenir basketballs from the Cherokee County Farm Bureau at the school’s rally last Monday before the team headed to State...
WHS girls rally for State win (03/03/17)
DES MOINES - The #5 Cherokee Washington High School girls needed a big fourth quarter against #4 Crestwood Tuesday to keep their dream of winning a state championship alive. The gritty Braves were able to score 26 points in the final quarter to move on to the Class 3A semi-fianls with a 70-61 victory over the Cadets, who simply tuckered out in the final minutes due to the frenetic pace of play engineeered by the hustling Cherokee club...
DeRoos AAU Wrestling Champ (03/01/17)
DES MOINES -  Alex DeRoos, an eighth grade student wrestling for the Junkyard Dogs (Alta-Aurelia’s youth program), was crowned the 171 lb. State AAU Champion February 26th at Wells Fargo Arena here.  Alex, the son of Louie and Sherry DeRoos, is a five-time NW Iowa District Champ for the Junkyard Dogs, who started through his bracket of 32 on Saturday with two falls, one in 0:36 seconds, and another in 1:40 , securing a spot on the podium.  DeRoos started his day Sunday with a 9-3 victory, putting him into the finals and securing either first or second place.. ...
‘Junk Yard Dogs’ alums win six medals at State Wrestling Meet (02/27/17)
Accolades for previous members of the Junk Yard Dogs Youth Wrestling Club were frequent at this year’s Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament. Colby Siebrecht of Lisbon finished 2nd at 103 lbs.in Class 1A; Cooper Siebrecht of Lisbon was 3rd at 132 lbs. ...