Top area sports stories of 2017

Iowa State lineman Josh Knipfel blocks during the UNI game this season. The Hampton-Dumont graduate started all games for the Cyclones at right guard as they went 8-5 and won their bowl game on Dec. 30. (File photo)

HAMPTON – This year, the top-10 area sports stories had a certain theme about them, streaks ending, college players doing well and marks set. Here’s to an even better 2018.

1. Hampton-Dumont graduate Josh Knipfel gets late football scholarship offers, signs with Iowa State, starts all season at offensive right guard and helps the Cyclones to their first bowl in five years....

To see the rest of the list, see the Jan 3 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.