EDDYVILLE – It wasn't easy.
ALBIA – Chariton pulled off a postseason stunner on Monday night, avenging a four-set loss to Albia during the regular season by sweeping the Lady Dees 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 win to open Class 3A, Region 5 tournament at Albia's 'A' Gymnasium.
BOONE – Jarolin de los Santos and Zara McCauley powered the Indian Hills volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-17, 25-21 sweep at DMACC on Monday night. The sophomore tandem combined for 22 kills in the victory.
KNOXVILLE — The last day of the volleyball regular season was Saturday as eight teams made their way to Knoxville for the Knoxville Tournament. Pella Christian would leave as the champions after going 4-1 on the day while Knoxville fell in the semifinals to finish 3-1.
FORT DODGE – Tsubasa Nagaoka headed home the first golden goal in four chances, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Indian Hills men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Iowa Central on Saturday. Nagaoka's goal was the first of the season for the freshman, clinching IHCC's fir…
FORT DODGE – After suffering its first loss of the season on Wednesday at Iowa Western, fifth-ranked Indian Hills bounced back with a 2-0 Iowa Community Athletic Conference victory on the road at Iowa Central on Saturday.
COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Indian Hills volleyball team suffered a pair of losses at the Dennis South Memorial Classic on Friday night. The 19th-ranked Warriors fell in four games to No. 10 New Mexico Military Institute before being swept by Monroe College.
DONNELLSON – One year after walking off the field beat up and battered with a cast on his arm, Sawyer Wardlow will walk back on to the gridiron at West Marshall High School this Friday night for a postseason rematch with the fourth-ranked Trojans.
DES MOINES – Tanner Schark was faced with the prospect of leading the Ottumwa football team from two scores behind before he even took his first snap from center on Friday.
OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa High School volleyball team will be hosting Waukee on Tuesday night in a Class 5A regional first-round match at Evans Middle School Gymnasium.
DES MOINES – All seven members of the Ottumwa High School girls cross-country team earned all-conference honors on Thursday by placing in the top 16 of the CIML Metro Conference meet.
BURLINGTON – Brady McWhirter, Gavin Van Veen and Kaidyn Mickels crossed the finish line within 14 seconds of each other, earning all-Southeast Conference honors as the Fairfield boys cross-country team finished second as a team with 51 points.
VICTOR – Sigourney senior libero Madelynn Hornback recorded her 1,000th career dig on Thursday night, helping the Savages score a win over Lynnville-Sully in the silver bracket portion of the South Iowa Cedar League tournament.
OTTUMWA – Two weeks earlier, a 56-0 loss on the road might have been viewed as one more disheartening loss during yet another potentially winless season for the Ottumwa High School football team.
MONTEZUMA – Sigourney freshman Reanah Utterback continued an impressive and busy fall on Tuesday, earning all-conference honors in her first South Iowa Cedar League run for the Sigourney High School girls cross-country team.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Racing at a meet named for the voice of running across the state of Iowa, the Pekin girls cross-country team ran to a championship on Tuesday at the Mike Jay Invitational.
SIGOURNEY – Erica Groom knows the North Mahaska Warhawks are going to have to kick it into another gear to win the South Iowa Cedar League tournament title.
EDDYVILLE – Molly Shafer helped the 11th-ranked (3A) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont volleyball team turn a match with outright South Central Conference title hopes into more of a championship coronation on Monday.
OSKALOOSA — Not that they needed any more confidence at this point of the season with a six-ranked squad on the cusp of a conference title and a top seed in their regional, but Oskaloosa took care of business on Saturday at their home tournament by dominating their way to a perfect 5-0 record and a title without dropping a single set.
CEDAR FALLS – Trailing by a single shot with three holes left in the Class 4A boys state golf tournament, Cale Leonard approached his ball after teeing off on the par-5 seventh hole at Beaver Hills Country Club.
BLOOMFIELD – Just over a week before postseason play begins, 13th-ranked (1A) New London came through a competitive day of volleyball at the Mutchler Community Center on Saturday to win the Davis County tournament.
SPENCER – Despite a late goal by Pablo Marques, the Indian Hills men's soccer team failed to secure its first regional win of the season on Saturday.
ESTHERVILLE –Heading into the team's final stretch of the regular season, the Indian Hills women's soccer team has jumped to No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DI Women's Soccer rankings. The Warriors are one of three unbeaten teams with a 15-0 record.
EDDYVILLE – With any hopes of earning a postseason berth, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont turned to a pair of sophomores to pick up an important win on what might be the final game of the season at Ike Ryan Field.
HIGHLAND, KS – The Indian Hills volleyball team dropped in the national rankings from 15th to 19th after dropping a pair of matches at the Highland Community College triangular.
LEON – The fourth-ranked Sigourney-Keota Cobras unleashed their venom on another opponent Friday night, laying claim to the Class 1A, District 6 high school football championship.
MARSHALLTOWN – Indian Hills recorded its second sweep of the season over Iowa Community College Athletic Conference foe Marshalltown on Wednesday night. The 19th-ranked Warriors won on the road in straight sets (25-10, 25-11, 25-5), improving to 15-8 on the year.
MARION – Gaining 380 yards of any kind against the Linn-Mar defense would have required more than just a place in the Ottumwa High School football record books.
AMES — Former Oskaloosa High School standout Xavier Foster is no longer with the Iowa State men’s basketball program, as police confirm he's the target of a sexual assault investigation.
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