Jake Ryder

02/17/2018 - 10:43pm

DES MOINES – Chase Arends' senior season ended in 52 seconds in Des Moines on Saturday night.

 

In spite of that, Arends isn't sure he'll ever experience something like being center stage at Wells Fargo Arena, face-to-face with a good friend in Jesup's Brian Sadler with the 285-pound title on the line.

 

"It's definitely a...

01/30/2018 - 4:37pm
DENVER – The Dike-New Hartford wrestling team led the area teams in the standings at the North Iowa Cedar League wrestling tournament at the Cyclone Center in Denver last Saturday.   D-NH scored 121 points to place sixth out of the 14 teams at the tournament. SH-BCLUW was 10th with 68 points, followed by AGWSR in 11th with 43, Aplington...
01/30/2018 - 2:52pm
GRUNDY CENTER – The young Grundy Center girls basketball team is determined to make every year as special as the last.   That means the core group of juniors leading the way in the Spartans' 57-53 win over AGWSR in Grundy Center on Friday are fighting for a high school career filled with conference titles.   Now, Grundy Center...
01/23/2018 - 10:47am
CONRAD – Defensive priorities for the Grundy Center girls basketball team continue to overcome any recent offensive shortcomings, including in Friday's 47-27 win over BCLUW in Conrad.   The Spartans (14-1) shot 16 of 45 from the floor on Friday in a below-average scoring game for the eighth-ranked team in Class 2A, but 18 steals,...
01/23/2018 - 10:43am
CONRAD – Friday night felt familiar for the BCLUW boys basketball team.   Grundy Center appeared poised for another second-half rally, like the one that pushed the Spartans to a win in Grundy Center on Dec. 8.   Still in search of an NICL West conference win and facing a 37-30 halftime deficit to the Spartans, BCLUW head coach Luke...
01/09/2018 - 10:22am
REINBECK – Caden Kickbush and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team wanted to get back to playing G-R basketball.   The Rebels bounced back from a tough nonconference loss the day prior, blasting BCLUW 71-36 in Reinbeck on Friday in NICL West action.   Kickbush finished with a game-high 34 points and added 11 rebounds and...
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