Sports

02/18/2017 - 12:20am
DES MOINES -- Jarel Arbegast went for broke and it paid off. The West Fork senior gained a last-second takedown of 2016 state champion Tanner Sloan of Alburnett to gain the 170-pound final Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Through all of the hard work, battling injuries and sitting out of tournaments when all he wanted to do was wrestle, the Warhawk is finally seeing it pay off and he started...
02/17/2017 - 12:19am
DES MOINES -- West Fork's Jake Hansen and Jarel Arbegast began their quest for a state title on Thursday, both winning their opening round matches. Hansen worked an 8-4 decision over Sioux Central's Caleb Gunderson while Arbegast gained a 9-0 major decision against Southeast Warren's T.J. Dierking. First-round matches Friday include...
02/14/2017 - 1:44pm
LAKE MILLS – Consider the weight of the situation for West Fork senior Jake Hansen. With a pin of Lake Mills’ Cael Boehmer in the 138-pound district final at Lake Mills, Hansen became the Warhawks first four-time state wrestling qualifier in school history. “It’s pretty special to accomplish that,” Hansen said....
02/14/2017 - 1:26pm
LAKE MILLS – AGWSR’s Caleb Meinders finally got his chance against West Hancock’s Colton Francis and he took it. The 220-pound senior for the Cougars was able to ride out Francis in the second period to take a 1-0 district title win, his first victory in three tries against the Eagles’ junior. “Honestly, I spent the...
02/14/2017 - 1:18pm
ACKLEY – Russ Banzhaf celebrated his career win No. 400 as his AGWSR boys basketball team defeated South Hardin 66-46 on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Banzhaf became the 95th coach in Iowa history to reach that mark. He got it with a 21-point night from Mason Eilderts and 15 more from Jay Janssen. More on this story will appear in the Feb. 15 print and...
02/14/2017 - 1:12pm
ACKLEY – AGWSR coach Laurie Gann knew she was going to get North Butler’s best shot. She told her players not to be surprised if they were down early, possibly even at half, and they were down until mid-way through the second quarter. But her Cougars were just too good in the end in taking a 55-30 Class 1A regional opening win over...
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