When Atlantic made it to the state softball tournament for the first time two years ago, coach Terry Hinzmann thought he’d only have to replace one player the next year.
Trojan starting pitcher Ally Anderson set Clarke down in order the seventh to set off Atlantic's second-ever state tournament celebration with a 2-1 victory.
Atlantic coach Terry Hinzmann and Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Don Wittstruck had a feeling it would play out this way.
After six days off, the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln baseball team was ready to hit the reset button.
The Atlantic boys on Tuesday will make their fifth appearance in the Class 1-A state team tennis tournament in Des Moines.
It probably will go down as the strangest way an athlete has become a quadruple gold medalist in an Iowa state track meet.
At the halfway mark of the state track meet, the Atlantic boys have performed at maximum efficiency. However, the Trojans will need to remain at that level to bring home the Class 3-A championship Saturday.
After a night of waiting for many, the news was revealed Friday afternoon.
HARLAN, Iowa — The Glenwood girls captured their fourth Hawkeye Ten Conference track title in five years on Monday, and coach Cory Faust said the success has been building for even longer than that.
Shenandoah won three of the four divisions to repeat as the Hawkeye Ten Conference tournament champions by a 30-22 margin over second-place Glenwood at the Koch Tennis Center.
The Rams cruised to another team title by a 154-119 margin over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln.
Alan Jenkins said there weren’t many boys basketball jobs that would take him away from his hometown of Atlantic. Southeast Polk was one of them.
McConkey (56-1) is now the only person all year to record a takedown on both Lawson and Glenwood’s top-ranked 3-A heavyweight, Caleb Sanders.
Three-fourths of Atlantic/CAM’s first-round matches were pretty straightforward. Kole Hansen’s was the exception.
This is the 97th year of Treynor boys basketball, but the Cardinals did something Friday they have ccomplished three times before.
CLARINDA, Iowa — Atlantic/CAM’s John McConkey says he doesn’t consider Glenwood’s Caleb Sanders to be a rival.
The state of Iowa is littered with kids who were born into the sport of wrestling. That wasn’t the case for future Northern Iowa Panther John McConkey, though.
Atlantic-CAM coach Tim Duff and Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Doug Kjeldgaard have something in common this week. They both can’t wait for Christmas break.
The Class 3-A No. 3 Rams held Atlantic without a field goal in an 18-4 first quarter and never let up in a 64-31 victory that didn’t count in the Hawkeye Ten Conference standings.
The World-Herald named six honorary captains for the All-Western Iowa football teams — Nick Foss of Harlan and John McConkey of Atlantic in Class 4-A/3-A; Chance Cobb of Southwest Valley and Matt Fagan of Council Bluffs St. Albert in Class 2-A/1-A/A; and Thomas Hensley of CAM and Tyler Riebhoff of Audubon in Eight-Man.
Among the many ways they shined for their teams, nobody in their respective classes reached base more often than juniors Alexis Handel of Atlantic and Kylan Straight of Logan-Magnolia.
Three runs, all with two outs in the third inning, proved to be enough for West Marshall to end a 14-year state tournament drought in a 3-2 win over Atlantic on Monday night in a Class 3-A regional final.
One season after ending a 42-year drought with its first state softball appearance, Atlantic started three eighth-graders and two freshmen in Wednesday’s showdown with Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
The Trojans captured their third Class 3-A girls state championship in four years on Wednesday, edging runner-up New Hampton 689-700 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course. Atlantic won its sixth team title in all (1986, 1988, 1990, 2014, 2016), becoming the sixth Iowa school to win at least six.
You can chart great players in the usual categories: points, rebounds, assists. It’s much more difficult, however, to pinpoint the opportunities the truly special ones create for teammates with the attention they attract from opposing defenses.
In slicing Waverly-Shell Rock’s 16-point lead to six three times in the fourth quarter, Atlantic expended plenty of energy. With all five starters playing at least 27 minutes, the Trojans also were fighting a mental battle to stay sharp.