Kristi Nixon

03/03/2015 - 11:26am
CEDAR FALLS – Ask West Fork graduate Seth Tuttle about playing in his final home game at the McLeod Center right after the Panthers defeated Evansville, and he says the impact of it hadn’t hit home yet. As he said during the Media Day back in October, it all went by so fast. And, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, it all came to a close with a 68-57 win over Evansville as the nationally No. 10-...
03/03/2015 - 11:21am
MASON CITY – Some players have a way of taking a game over. From the moment that Forest City senior Erich Erdman hit a ridiculously long three-pointer to end the first quarter, West Fork never led after in an eventual 60-57 season-ending loss in the Class 2A District 4 final at Mason City High School on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Erdman, who also had...
02/24/2015 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES – Credit Kendrick Suntken for getting Mario Peña to go back out for wrestling. The two who describe themselves as ‘just like brothers’ went out the same way on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena, as Class 2A state wrestling runners-up. Behind the two finalists and Carter Barkema, who reached the state...
02/24/2015 - 12:42pm
DES MOINES – Some may have taken for granted that two-time state AGWSR medalist Clay Meinders was going to medal again. However, first-time qualifier Cruz Vera assured himself one of his own, finishing eighth at 182 to join Meinders on the medal stand last week in the 1A state wrestling meet at Wells Fargo Arena. It was a late takedown of...
02/24/2015 - 12:38pm
DES MOINES – With a little help from a teammate this time, West Fork sophomore Jacob  Hansen became a two-time state wrestling placewinner last weekend at Wells Fargo Arena. Unfortunately for Hansen, he took a step down the ladder, finishing sixth after taking fifth as a freshman. The experience, said both Warhawk coach Jared Arbegast...
02/24/2015 - 12:26pm
HAMPTON – A one possession game with a minute to go and stepping to the free throw line for the No. 8 Hampton-Dumont girls’ basketball team, sophomore Nadilee Eiklenborg tried to remain calm. She made both and the Bulldogs held on against a tough No. 12 LaPorte City, Union squad, 56-49 on Wednesday, Feb. 18. “Well, I was a little...
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