Bulldogs split home contests with Unity
LE MARS -- In the first varsity basketball doubleheader of the season, the Le Mars girls and boys teams both showed promise in their matchups with neighbors to the north Unity Christian on Tuesday. While the boys erupted for a 72-50 victory in their first action of the year, the girls fell to 0-2 with a 66-39 loss to the Class 3A No. 15-ranked Knights...
Gehlen Catholic teams sweep Remsen-Union
REMSEN -- The Gehlen Catholic girls and boys basketball teams used defense to wear down the Remsen-Union squads in the season's first doubleheader for both schools. The Lady Jays prevailed over the Lady Rockets by a 62-28 margin while the Gehlen boys moved past R-U 80-48...
Hinton girls remain unbeaten in early part of season
While it most certainly is still early, the Hinton girls basketball team continues to prove why it was ranked in the top-10 to start the 2012-13 season. Tuesday, the Class 2A No. 7-ranked Blackhawks earned their second straight victory over a Lakes Conference team with a 70-41 drubbing of Spirit Lake in their home opener...
Jays start season off right with road win
LAWTON -- The Gehlen Catholic Jays boys basketball team displayed its depth and versatility with favorable results Monday night at Lawton-Bronson, outpacing the Eagles 74-43 in the season opener for both squads. A junior-laden unit possessing size, speed and athleticism, the Jays wasted little time demonstrating why they are widely considered a force to be reckoned with as the hoops season gets underway...
Le Mars bowlers show no rust against Cherokee
LE MARS -- Coming off of a pair of top-10 state tournament finishes in 2012-13, the Le Mars boys and girls bowling squads were eager to hit the lanes Monday afternoon to see how they stack up against Cherokee. Both teams showed little rust, as the boys defeated the Braves 2,699 to 2,546 and the girls bested their counterparts 2,379 to 2,070...
2013 cross country recap: Gehlen Catholic Jays/Lady Jays
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LE MARS -- In Tuesday night's high school girls basketball opener, the senior-led Class 2A No. 7-ranked Hinton Blackhawks routed the senior-less Le Mars Lady Bulldogs, 65-33. "I'm really pleased with the effort our girls put forth tonight," Hinton coach Joel Small said. "We scored quite a few points. Our defense was good. Our rebounding was good. It was a good start for the year. I'm very pleased with how we played."...
Former Gehlen athlete named to All-Decade team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shannon (Sitzmann) Reid, a former Gehlen Catholic volleyball athlete, was named to the Big South Conference's 2000-09 Volleyball All-Decade team for her collegiate career at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. After graduating from Gehlen in 2004, Sitzmann went on to become a four-time All-Conference selection and earned Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors during her time as an Eagle...
2013 Football Recap: Kingsley-Pierson Panthers (3-7, 2-5)
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2013 Football Recap: Remsen-Union Rockets (5-2, 5-5)
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Lady Jays serve Stanton a loss, advance to semis
CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Lady Jays had an ace up their collective sleeve in Wednesday afternoon's state quarterfinal matchup with Stanton. Gehlen senior Baily Wiltgen tagged five of her game-high nine ace serves in an opening stanza that set the tone for a four-set victory over the Viqueens, allowing her team to get back to the semifinal round after being bounced in a one-and-done trip to Cedar Rapids a year ago...
Hinton's season ends with loss to Cougars
CEDAR RAPIDS -- After falling behind two games to none in Wednesday's Class 2A state tournament quarterfinal match versus Sumner-Fredericksburg, the Hinton volleyball team demonstrated relentless resolve with their season on the line, but ultimately found themselves on the short end of a four-set tussle with the Cougars, thereby ending the Blackhawks' magical march to Cedar Rapids...
Lady 'Dogs battle, fall to top-ranked Harlan
CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. While facing top-ranked Harlan and 6-02 middle hitter Jess Schaben may have been a tall task -- both literally and figuratively -- for the unranked and under the radar Le Mars volleyball team, Tuesday's Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal was an opportunity for the young Lady 'Dogs to prove themselves on the biggest stage in the state...
2013 state volleyball tournament preview: Plymouth County sends three to state
With three of the area's high school volleyball teams vying for state titles this week, it's as if Plymouth County is developing its own variation of North Carolina's famed Tobacco Road, where traditional college basketball powers Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State are separated by less than 25 miles...