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Stories from Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nine local wrestlers advance to districts (02/06/11)
MOVILLE -- A blizzard wiped out Chet Utesch's chance at four Westerner Invite titles and a late season semifinal loss in Ida Grove kept him from a second Herb Ingrens Invite title. Still, the Akron-Westfield junior couldn't complain as his third consecutive sectional title helped lead the Westerners to a runner-up finish at Saturday's sectional wrestling tournament in Moville...
K-P's Steffen claims 140-pound title (02/06/11)
MOVILLE -- Make no mistake: Matt Steffen has accomplished a lot during his high school career. Not only was the Kingsley-Pierson senior a key cog in the Panthers' football transformation from 0-9 to the state playoffs in two years, he was also a two-time district tournament qualifier and one-time state qualifier headed into Saturday's Class 1A sectional tournament...
Hinton's Vondrak advances to second-straight district meet (02/06/11)
MOVILLE -- It's Year Three of the Jan George Era at Hinton Community High School and though the number of district qualifiers is down, the morale is up for a Blackhawks wrestling program that has grown in numbers with each ensuing season. Senior Kole Vondrak dropped the 160-pound sectional title match to West Sioux's David Hernandez, but advanced to his second consecutive district tournament by virtue of his semifinal win over Woodbury Central's Zach Klingensmith...
Teammate helps A-W's Dirks improve (02/06/11)
MOVILLE -- Going against Chet Utesch every day in practice can only help a wrestler get better. Akron-Westfield sophomore Daniel Dirks is proof of that as the 125-pounder swept through his bracket to win his first sectional title on Saturday in Moville...
No. 6 Hinton shuts down RSM 67-17 (02/06/11)
HINTON -- Remsen St. Mary's connected on just six field goals as No. 6 (Class 2A) Hinton collected a 67-17 War Eagle Conference win on Friday night in Hinton. The Hawks were 6-for-52 from the field as they dropped to 4-5 in league play...
Bulldogs best Braves 61-44 to complete season sweep (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars boys basketball team snapped its two-game skid with a 61-44 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee on Friday at Carey Gym. Paxton Strub scored 18 points and Austin Homan added 16 for Le Mars, which lost 58-47 at Western Christian on January 28 and followed that with a 61-50 non-conference loss at Sheldon the next night...
A-W shuts down HMS (02/06/11)
AKRON -- Akron-Westfield limited Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to just 10 field goals as the Lady Westerners tallied a 38-24 War Eagle Conference win on Friday night in Akron. HMS was 10-for-37 from the field and 1-for-2 from the foul line in a low-scoring defensive contest...
High-tempo Panthers defeat Rams 81-51 (02/06/11)
KINGSLEY -- A 10-point halftime lead dwindled to a mere five-point advantage early in the third before the Kingsley-Pierson boys exploded to an 81-51 win over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto on Friday. "The boys played really well," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. "It was a good game, up and down. We kept the tempo high...
Bulldog bowlers win meets (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community bowling teams each won triangular meets on Thursday afternoon at Sweet 16 Lanes in Le Mars. The boys team eked past OA-BCIG by two pins while the girls team easily defeated both OA-BCIG and West Sioux. Cody Wurth rolled a 405 series to lead the 'Dogs, who tallied 2,705 pins as they edged the Falcons, who totaled 2,703 pins...
Balanced offense lifts Le Mars JV boys past Cherokee (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- A balanced scoring attack and solid shooting paved the way to a 50-29 victory for the Le Mars JV boys team on Friday night. "In this game we played much better offensively than we did in our games last week," coach Benji Kasel said. "We shot the ball much better and did a good job of taking care of the basketball."...
Drought continues for Lady Bulldogs (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community girls watched their record slip to 4-8 in Lakes Conference play as they dropped their sixth consecutive game. Cherokee avenged a 54-47 January 6 loss with a 55-50 win over the Lady Bulldogs in Carey Gym Friday night...
R-U tallies pair of WEC wins (02/06/11)
HARTLEY -- Remsen-Union cruised past Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 70-53 in War Eagle Conference play Friday night in Hartley. Jacob Fiedler poured in 20 points for the Rockets. Kraig Alesch added 13 points and 12 rebounds while Cam Kuchel scored eight. Josh Bohnenkamp, Alex Hansen and Brian West each scored seven points in the win...
Second half effort pushes Gehlen past MMC in WEC action Friday (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- A strong second half effort on each end of the floor helped Gehlen Catholic to 75-42 War Eagle Conference win over visiting Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Friday in Le Mars. "MMC shot the ball pretty well in the first half, but not as well in the second half," Gehlen coach Mike Langel said. "Our defense was better in the second half."...
Lady Panthers fall to Rams 40-22 (02/06/11)
MAPLETON -- The Kingsley-Pierson girls basketball team followed up its first win of the season with a 40-22 loss at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto in the Western Valley Conference tournament on Thursday. Hannah Miesner scored all of her seven points from the free throw line while Rachel Bird chipped in with seven of her own for the Lady Panthers...
Lady Jays sneak past Eagles 51-50 (02/06/11)
LE MARS -- Steph Rohe drained three free throws inside the final minute as Gehlen Catholic avenged a season-opening loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn with a 51-50 War Eagle Conference win over the Eagles on Friday. Rohe, who led the Lady Jays with 14 points, was 6-for-8 from the foul line in the win...
Knights of Columbus free throw contest (02/06/11)
Athletes from five Knights of Columbus councils competed in the district free throw contest on Sunday afternoon at Gehlen Catholic School in Le Mars. The winners, pictured above, will advance to the regional contest on February 27 at Remsen St. Mary's high school. ...
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