ASHTW senior Gage Clay and Carroll Kuemper senior Miles Rupier are making return trips after taking home state titles in the 200 and the high jump, respectively.
Miles Rupiper’s toe was bothering him on Thursday night. The Carroll Kuemper senior turned to two things that likely won’t surprise his peers. “Played a little bit of ‘Fortnite’ and was icing the foot all night,’’ he said.
Eighth-rated Sheldon sprinted to a 22-6 lead and cruised to a 63-50 win over the Knights in a Class 2-A state quarterfinal on Monday at Wells Fargo Arena.
When the postseason pairings were released, everyone felt sorry for Carroll Kuemper.
You think it happened by accident? You think Parker Badding just happened to stroll into the opening game of his senior year and pour in a school-record 44 points for Carroll Kuemper? Here’s what you didn’t see.
Matt Fagan has had a knack for coming up for big for Council Bluffs St. Albert this winter. And no one is more aware of it than Hawkeye Ten Conference foe Carroll Kuemper.
In the final two years of Ben Holling’s three seasons as the coach at Omaha Central, his team reached the Class A state tournament.
Third-rated Waterloo Columbus picked itself off the deck and stormed past the No. 2 Knights 16-25, 21-25, 29-27, 25-19, 15-11 in a Class 3-A semifinal Thursday at the U.S. Cellular Center.
The Knights proceeded to come back from down seven in the second set and down six in the third to complete a 25-11, 25-22, 25-20 sweep at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday afternoon and advance to the state semifinals for the third year in a row.
In Class 3-A, one western Iowa volleyball team is looking to notch a first-round upset and another is hoping to go all the way.
For 16 teams in The World-Herald’s western Iowa coverage area, the season marches on.
The sweep that sealed back-to-back Hawkeye Ten Conference titles for Carroll Kuemper couldn’t have been much closer. On the road against a Council Bluffs Lewis Central that matched up with them better than any other opponent they’ve come across this season, the Knights barely held on.
The two most efficient hitters in western Iowa play on the same team, live in the same house and share the same bedroom. Kalee and Kara Peter have played a large role in making the top-ranked Carroll Kuemper Knights a volleyball juggernaut yet again.
For one set, the match lived up to the hope anyone could have had for it — and then some. Class 3-A No. 1 Carroll Kuemper and 2A No. 4 Council Bluffs St. Albert matched each other shot for shot and rally for rally all the way to 25.
The Council Bluffs St. Albert football machine is picking up steam, leaving two quality programs in its wake. The top-rated Falcons pounded Carroll Kuemper 55-7 to close non-district play on Friday night at the Carroll Athletic Field.
Volleyball season is only a little more than a week old, but at least one theme has already emerged. To no one’s surprise, the Hawkeye Ten Conference appears to be an absolute meat grinder.
Dillon Sears of Harlan Community (Class 4-A/3-A) and Tyler Laing of Carroll Kuemper (Class 2-A/1-A) are the honorary captains of The World-Herald’s All-Western Iowa baseball teams.
Appearing in its fifth championship game, seventh-seeded Kuemper (22-13) is still looking for its first title.
Junior Cole Halbur scattered seven hits in a complete-game performance, striking out nine and walking one as seventh-seeded Carroll Kuemper beat sixth-seeded Centerville 6-2 in a 2-A semifinal at Principal Park.
The official statistics said Carroll Kuemper sophomore Dawson McDermott was a .214 hitter entering the game. He knew he was much better than that.
Carroll Kuemper reached the doorstep again last season. For the third time in school history — all in the past 12 seasons — the Knights reached the state championship game, where they lost 8-1 to Clear Lake.
After nearly three hours, senior Danny Koch came to the plate in the bottom of the 12th with a man on second and two outs.
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.
Paralysis by analysis. Carroll Kuemper junior Miles Rupiper’s primary goal entering his final attempt in the Class 2-A long jump Thursday was to avoid overthinking. That keeping his eyes forward instead of down.
With temperatures stuck in the 40s, nothing about March 28 in Denison was conducive to jumping. Miles Rupiper’s primary focus was breaking the Carroll Kuemper long jump record he shared with Jeremy Langerud at 22 feet, 1⁄2 inch.
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.