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East Mills Football looking to get healthy and back into the win column.


September 27th, 2023 by Blake Burris

The East Mills Wolverines football team hasn’t had the season that they had hoped for. The Wolverines have battled injuries and facing a tough schedule has them currently in a four-game losing streak after falling last Friday night at home to Fremont-Mills 55-22. The Knights dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and Wolverines head coach Kevin Schafer said that his offense didn’t have the time to do what they wanted to

A bright spot for this Wolverines team has been junior Jackson Embree Jr. who is the team’s leading receiver and leading tackler. Coach Schafer has been impressed with the versatility by the junior so far.

Coach Schafer believes his team can get back into the win column this week as his East Mills team takes on Griswold at home, but Coach knows to get a win his defense is going to have to make a few stops and make some momentum type plays.

East Mills will kick off their homecoming game Friday night at 7:00pm as they host the 0-5 Griswold Tigers. Listen to the full interview with Coach Schafer below.


Timberwolves Run at Clarke


September 27th, 2023 by Blake Burris

The Southwest Valley Timberwolves travelled to Osceola on Tuesday to compete in the Clarke Invitational cross country meet.  On a beautiful cool day to run, the girls posted a 6th place team finish out of 7 schools, beating Chariton.  The boys finished 9th out of the 9 schools posting team scores.

For the girls. junior Olivia Kathikar placed 40th overall to lead the team.  Seniors Sierra Pearson in 47th, Karissa Richey in 49th, and Kya Newton in 50th and junior Victoria Fletchall in 53rd rounded out the girls squad.  This was a very competitive meet on the girls side, with some very good runners from 2A and 3A schools.  There were only a handful of conference schools there with only Mount Ayr fielding a team score in 5th place, just ahead of us.  Olivia and Sierra both ran very good times on this course compared to their last times running here. The other 3 girls ran times that were right in their season average.  Overall I was pleased with the effort from all 5 ladies tonight.
In the boys race, junior Matthew Means in 54th place, ran a new PR to lead the team for the 3rd straight meet.  Junior Sanitago Quintans Pineiro also ran a new PR to finish 57th.  Senior Ethan James in 60th place ran a season best time.  Sophomores Quaid Eddy in 64th and Ashton Boswell in 69th ran well; with sophomore Lucas James in 86th running a season best time also.  The boys overall continue to improve and do very well.  The top 5 were within 1:15 of each other and really lived up to our season motto “We Run in Packs”.  If they can continue to push each other and keep getting new PR’s and season best times each meet, it will be exciting to see what they can do at the conference meet in a few weeks.
The Timberwolves will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Shenandoah.

Tuesday Volleyball Scores


September 27th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Hawkeye Ten Conference:

Glenwood 3-Kuemper Catholic 2 (25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14)
Red Oak 3-Shenandoah 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22)
Saint Albert 3 Clarinda, 1 (25-19, 25-27, 25-23, 25-22)
Harlan 3 Creston, 0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-20)

Western Iowa Conference:

AHSTW 3-Underwood 2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13)
Riverside 3-Missouri Valley 2 (25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 18-16)
Treynor 3-Audubon 0 (25-10, 25-8, 26-24)
Tri-Center 3-Logan-Magnolia 0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-12)
Tri-Center 3-Logan-Magnolia 0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-12)

Rolling Valley Conference:

Coon Rapids-Bayard 3-Paton-Churdan 0 (25-9, 25-12, 25-12)
Woodbine 3-West Harrison 2 (25-21, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 15-10)

Corner Conference:

Stanton 3-Griswold 1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23)

Pride of Iowa Conference:

East Union 3-Martensdale-St Marys 0 (25-11, 25-14, 28-26)
Lenox 3-Mount Ayr 1 (25-23, 25-21, 15-25, 25-21)
Southwest Valley 3-Bedford 1 (25-21, 14-25, 25-15, 25-22)
Wayne 3-Central Decatur 1

West Central Conference:
Van Meter 3 Pleasantville, 0 25-16, 25-15, 25-10)
Des Moines, Christian 3 Woodward-Granger, 0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-13)
Panorama 3 Madrid, 0 (25-17) 25-18, 25-17)

Raccoon River Conference:

Bondurant-Farrar 3-Gilbert 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15)
Boone 3-Carroll 0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-15)
North Polk 3-Ballard 1 (25-19, 28-26, 23-25, 25-18)
ADM 3 Carlisle, 0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-23)

Denison-Schleswig XC Meet


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

At the Denison-Schleswig Cross Country Meet the Kuemper Catholic boy’s team finished in first place wand scored 51 points. Woodbine came in second with 75, Harlan was third with 127, MVAOCOU was fourth with 131, and Tri-Center ended in fifth with 138 points.

Landon Bendgen from Woodbine came in first on the day. He was followed by teammate Gunner Wagner in second. Ryan North from Kuemper Catholic came in third, Ian Shelton from Harlan was fourth, and Jacob Greving was fifth.

The Harlan girls took first with 38 points and a massive point differential. South Central Calhoun was second with 103 points, Woodbine was third with 116, Denison-Schleswig was fourth with 134, and Storm Lake fifth with 152.

Lindsey Sonderman from Harlan ran for first place. Logan-Magnolia’s Allysen Johnsen was second, Lola Mendlik from Denison-Schleswig third, Chloe Judisch from South Central Calhoun was fourth, and in fifth Marie Des from Kuemper Catholic.

Hawkeyes Finish 2nd; Post 5th-Best Score in Program History


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

LUBBOCK, Texas – All five University of Iowa women’s golfers finished in the top-25, helping the Hawkeyes to a runner-up team finish at the Red Raider Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday at The Rawls Course.  The Hawkeyes finished with a 876 total (291-290-295), tying the fifth-best 54-hole score in program history.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna notched the highest finish and first top-20 finish of her career, tying for 12th at with a 219 total.  The 54-hole total is the best of her career and her second round 72 matched her career-best round.

Sophomore Shannyn Vogler and freshman Ximena Benites both tied for 18th with 222s.  Vogler had the team’s best round of the day, shooting a one-over par 73, while Benites posted her third straight 74.  It was Vogler’s third career top 20 finish and the first for Benites.

Dabagia and Miranda both finished among the top 25 in the field.  Dabagia shot a two-over par 74 on Tuesday en route to a 223 total (79-70-74) to tie for 21st, while Miranda tied for 24th with a 224 (73-74-77).

Host Texas Tech ran away with the team title, finishing with a 17-under 847.  The Red Raiders’ Maja Ambroziak was the individual medalist, shooting a seven-under par 209.


“The team put together three consistent rounds. We all feel like things are trending in a positive direction. It was great to play with a really good Texas Tech team today and we walked away knowing we need to finish stronger and continue to work to have great speed on the greens. Ximena had a great first team outing and it was great to see Kaitlyn post another career best.”


T12 – Kaitlyn Hanna – 73-72-74=219

T18 – Shannyn Vogler – 71-78-73=222

T18 – Ximena Benites – 74-74-74=222

T21 – Madison Dabagia – 79-70-74=223

T24 – Paula Miranda – 73-74-77=224

2nd – IOWA – 291-290-295=876


The Hawkeyes continue on the road, heading to the East Coast to compete in the Yale Invitational on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in New Haven, Connecticut.

No. 1 Iowa Hosts No. 11 Ohio State, Michigan State


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas


The top-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team returns to Iowa City to continue Big Ten play. The Hawkeyes will host Ohio State at 3 p.m. (CT) on Friday before welcoming Michigan State to Iowa City at noon on Sunday. Friday’s matchup will be a blackout and Sunday’s contest will be a pink out.


• Both Friday and Sunday’s games will be live streamed on B1G+.

• Iowa field hockey fans can follow all contests via live stats on hawkeyesports.com.  Game updates are also available on X/@iowafieldhockey.


• The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 1 in this week’s NFHCA poll for the fourth week in a row. It is the second time in program history the Hawkeyes have been ranked No. 1 (2021) by the NFHCA. Iowa has been ranked in 76 consecutive polls dating back to the 2016 season.

• No. 1 Iowa leads the nation in winning percentage (1.000), shutouts (7), shutouts per game (.78), scoring margin (4.23), scoring average (4.56), goals (41), goals per game (4.56), goals allowed (3), goals against average (0.33), and points per game (12.33). The Hawkeyes rank third in assists per game (3.22) and fourth in assists (29).

• Sophomore Mia Magnotta was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on August 29 and NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the week on August 30. She recorded her 18th save and seventh shutout in the Hawkeye’s Big Ten Opener against Michigan.

• Freshman Dionne van Aalsum was named NFHCA Offensive Player of the Week on September 13. She was also named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week twice this season (Sept. 11, Sept. 18) and Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times this season (Aug. 26, Sept. 5, Sept. 11).

• Iowa has defeated the top-ranked team in three straight seasons (3-1 vs. No. 1 North Carolina in 2021, 2-0 vs. No. 1 Northwestern in 2022 and 3-2 vs. No. 1 North Carolina in 2023).

• The Hawkeyes return seven starters and 14 letterwinners from a team that finished 12-8, advancing to the Elite Eight for the 21st time in program history in 2022.

• The Hawkeyes made their fifth straight and 27th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history — the most of any team as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

• Fifth-year senior Esme Gibson (second-team) earned All-Big Ten recognition for the 2022 season.

• Head coach Lisa Cellucci is in her tenth season at the helm of the Hawkeye field hockey program and her 24th season overall.  Cellucci has been a part of 287 Iowa victories and in 2020, she led the program to the Final Four for the 12th time — the first since 2008.  Iowa has posted double digit win totals in eight of her ten seasons. The Hawkeyes have won three Big Ten titles (2019, 2019 (BTT), 2021) under her watch.

• Cellucci earned her third straight Big Ten Coach of the Year honor in 2021.  She is the first coach in Big Ten history to be named Coach of the Year in three consecutive seasons.

Iowa’s Cade McNamara on the Hawkeye offense


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara is confident the Hawkeye offense will make progress. Iowa is coming off a 31-0 loss at Penn State in which the Hawkeyes managed only four first downs. Through four games they are ranked next to last in the country in total offense.

McNamara says the Hawkeyes have shifted their focus to Saturday’s game at home against Michigan State.

McNamara delivered an impassioned speech to the team following the loss at Penn State.

Orient-Macksburg Invitational XC


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Earlham dominated at the Orient-Macksburg Invitational with both teams winning 1st place. On the girl’s side, the Cardinals came in with 30 points. AHSTW placed second with 39 points and CAM placed fourth with 99.

Bella Lamp, Ava Paulsen, and Rylie Knop finished 4th, 5th, and 6th for the Lady Vikes. Nodaway Valley’s Jazz Christensen placed 7th. Orient-Macksburg’s Bridget Bracy took 11th and Yana Lander of AHSTW was 14th.

The Cardinal boys finished the day with an impressive low score of 20 points. Nodaway Valley came in second with 38 points and Diagonal took third with 87 points. East Union’s Jacob Driskill won the individual championship and Nodaway Valley’s Malachi Broers came in second.

The Wolverines had more impressive runners with Bryar Hudson at 8th, Paul Kading 11th, Luke Kading 12th, and Haden Colton 13th. Caden Geraghty of AHSTW was 15th.

Hawkeyes Set for Purdue, Rutgers


September 26th, 2023 by Blake Burris


University of Iowa women’s soccer makes the first of two scheduled television appearances when it takes on Purdue at 5 p.m. (CT) this Thursday at Folk Field. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network. Iowa returns home on Sunday to host Rutgers for the annual Pink Game for breast cancer awareness. Kickoff is slated for Noon at the Iowa Soccer Complex.


  • Thursday’s game will be televised on BTN. Commentators Jack Kizer and Lauren Link are on the call.
  • Sunday’s game will stream on B1G+ (subscription required).
  • Links to streaming and live stats can be found at hawkeyesports.com/soccergameday.
  • Fans can follow the Iowa soccer program on Twitter (@HawkeyeSoccer) for live in-game updates.


  • Purdue stands at 3-7-1 overall with an 0-2-1 mark in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers have played four ranked teams this season against a strength of schedule that ranks 28th nationally (Massey Ratings).
  • Purdue lost, 1-0, at Rutgers last time out; the Hawkeyes host the Scarlet Knights on Sunday.
  • All three of Purdue’s wins came at Folk Field.
  • Kayla Bush leads the Boilermakers offensively with eight points on three goals and two assists.
  • Purdue’s 1.45 goals against average ranks last in the Big Ten; Iowa’s 0.30 GAA ties for first in the league.


Iowa leads the all-time series, 10-7-5. The teams tied, 2-2, last season in Iowa City. That contest was one of just three times since the 2017 that Iowa did not win a game in which it scored multiple goals.


  • Rutgers picked up its first conference win last Sunday at Purdue; the Hawkeyes face the Boilermakers this Thursday on the road. Rutgers plays Nebraska on Thursday.
  • The Scarlet Knights are led offensively by Allison Lowrey, with a team-best 14 points and six goals. Riley Tiernan is next in terms of offensive production with seven points and a team-high 27 shots.
  • Redshirt freshman Olivia Bodmer has posted five shutouts at an 0.84 goals against average in her rookie campaign. Bodmer has a .791 save percentage on 34 saves this season.
  • The Scarlet Knights rank 13th in the Big Ten Conference with 37 corner kicks through 11 games this season; Iowa is 12th with 45 corners taken through 10 games.


Iowa trails Rutgers, 3-7-0, in the all-time series. Iowa’s last win over the Scarlet Knights came on Oct. 15, 2017, at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes shutout No. 23 Rutgers that day, 1-0.


Fans are encouraged to join the Hawkeyes in wearing pink on Sunday to promote awareness for breast cancer. Pink pom poms will be distributed to fans at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz on their struggling offense


September 26th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says there is no magic formula to fix Iowa’s offense. The Hawkeyes laid a goose egg in a 31-0 loss at sixth ranked Penn State and the offense has become a national laughingstock.

Ferentz says there are no plans to shake up the coaching staff or change the play caller.

Ferentz says bouncing back this week against Michigan State begins with the coaches.

Ferentz says there were no bright spots at Penn State.

Ferentz says they would like to get the wide receivers more involved in the offense. wideouts have been targeted only 35 times in four games and only four times last week.