COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks hosted Nevada and South Hamilton on Thursday night in a home triangular.
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NEWTON — Ask Dale Raridon about football and his son and grandsons. Watch him pop a button on his shirt with pride. And well, he should.
PELLA — Central College defensive end Danny Samson is extending his career for two more weeks as he’s been selected to appear in a pair of Division III all-star games. Samson is a senior from Baxter, who was a standout at Collins-Maxwell/Baxter.
SULLY — Catching up with the Lynnville-Sully junior varsity basketball teams. Coaches sent in information on several games played the past week or so.
NEWTON — Effort — it’s one of the few things no coach can teach, but all of them crave. On Tuesday night against Adel Desoto Minburn, Cardinal coach Nick Wilkins wasn’t happy with what he saw.
ADEL — Just last Thursday, Earl Kimmel wrestled junior varsity for Newton’s Cardinals in their season-opener at home. Tuesday, the Newton senior not only wrestled varsity matches for the first time, he recorded his first varsity victory.
VICTOR — Lynnville-Sully’s boys had a bit more of a smooth sailing Tuesday night than the Hawk girls. The Hawk boys got out quickly and stayed there for a 52-37 win over host H-L-V.
MARSHALLTOWN — Newton’s bowling teams were in their first dual meet of the season Tuesday against host Marshalltown.
NEVADA — Learning to finish games. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys’ head coach Scott Brummel talked of that after a home loss last Friday night. The Raider boys have taken steps to finishing games with back-to-back wins.
MONORE — In a strange turn of events that saw what should have been a pair of road games for the Mustangs turn into an extended, four-game, homestand, Prairie City-Monroe’s basketball teams took advantage. Both teams took out visiting South Hamilton on Tuesday night.
JEFFERSON — Colfax-Mingo’s basketball teams are still searching for their first victories so far this season. The boys came close to getting one last night against Greene County’s Rams, but the Rams held on to their lead at the end, and C-M’s boys moved to 0-4 following a 56-50 loss.
OSKALOOSA — Playing their fourth basketball games in five days, Pella Christian’s girls and boys captured wins Tuesday night in Little Hawkeye Conference action. It was the fourth road game for the Eagle boys and third for the girls in the four-game run.
MONROE — Grit, toughness and a little bit of luck guided Prairie City-Monroe’s boys past Pella Christian on Monday night. At least that’s how PCM coach Fred Lorensen explained it.
MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s girls went on a big run to end last regular season, and although this year’s Mustang basketball team has plenty of new faces, they are beginning to play like the Mustangs of old.
MONTEZUMA — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks reached the top of the podium four times at Saturday’s Montezuma Invitational wrestling tournament.
Newton’s junior varsity and freshman boys’ basketball teams are 1-1 on the season. The younger Cardinal teams play at home tonight for the first time in the 2013-14 season, taking on Adel-DeSoto-Minburn.
PELLA — Pella Christian’s Eagle girls and boys were overwhelmed by Dallas Center-Grimes in Little Hawkeye Conference play Friday night. Then they went their separate ways Saturday, recording victories in non-conference play.
SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk basketball teams were on the road last Friday and Saturday. The Hawk girls are “veterans” in the young 2013-14 season but it was season-opening weekend for the Hawk boys.
NEWTON — As Sophomore swimmer Austin Bunker looked for a pool tool with the length to reach all the way to the top of the all-time swim records for Newton, his coach Dave Hook beamed with pride. After all, the team he threw together just took down the 200-meter medley relay record with a time of 1 minute, 55.42 seconds.
NEWTON — Wrestling at home is a premium. Newton’s Cardinals have had back-to-back home dates to start the 2013-14 season.
MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s boys totaled 53 rebounds and shot nearly 50 percent from the field on Friday night. Both of those totals contributed to a 73-42 trouncing of the the visiting Greene County Rams.
MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s girls moved back to .500 on Friday night with a big win over the visiting Greene County Rams, 54-25.
COLFAX — It was a difficult weekend for the Tigerhawks of Colfax-Mingo, falling twice at home on consecutive nights to Nevada and Grandview Park Baptist.
BONDURANT — Prairie City-Monore’s Mustangs and the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders only met once on the mat in Saturday’s Bondurant-Farrar Bluejay Invitational. The Mustangs had 13 wrestlers competing and there were 12 Raiders competing.
MAXWELL — There’s going to be a breakout game for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raider girls. Their head coach Jamie Zabel is confident of that fact.
COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo's girls found their main scoring threat over the weekend in senior McKenzie Cogley, but the Tigerhawks were still overmatched at home by both Nevada and Grandview Park Baptist.
KNOXVILLE — Capturing the fifth consecutive team championship at the Knoxville Invitational bowling tournament were Newton’s 2013-14 girls bowling team. The Cardinal girls finished with a 2,378 pin count to claim the top trophy.
NORWALK — Newton’s boys basketball team held off a late charge by the Norwalk Warriors to improve to 2-0 on the season.
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WAUKEE — Newton sophomore Isaac Webb came within .2 of a second of pulling down a more than 30-year old school record with his time of 2 minutes, 2.43 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley and the rest of Newton’s swimmers held strong to their times as the Cardinals went 2-1 at the four-team meet held at Waukee High School on Thursday.
MONROE — When the solo light lowers from the ceiling at the Mustang gym, the PCM wrestlers know the spotlight is on them. It burns hot and bright, but PCM’s wrestlers shone brightest when all was said and done on Thursday night.
NEVADA — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders began the 2013-14 wrestling season Thursday at Nevada in Heart of Iowa Conference action.
SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks were on their home wrestling mat Thursday. They came out 1-2 in dual competition.