ASHLAND, Neb. — The sun had just risen over the Platte River and the summer heat was starting to replace the morning air as five star football players waited in a boxing arena that was built during the Great Depression but looks as if it has been there for centuries.
Iowa’s leader in victories among active high school baseball coaches has decided he’s no longer going to be active. Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Lee Toole has announced his retirement from the sport after an illustrious 37-year run at New Hartford, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and L.C.
Glenwood recovered from a 2-1, fourth-inning deficit to beat Council Bluffs Lewis Central 10-3 in a Class 4-A regional softball opener on its home field.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central finished 18-2 after Friday’s 9-1 and 10-7 sweep of Creston, and claimed the outright league crown.
Hayden Hatcher hoped to gain some exposure before his sophomore season at Iowa Western when he signed up for a pair of recent football camps at Nebraska. He gained much more than that. He picked up a scholarship offer from Kansas for the 2019 season.
The year was 1994, and young Lyndsay Patton was a promising freshman pitcher on the Council Bluffs Lewis Central softball team, filling in for the injured Anne Howsare.
Drake Nettles went out the way his coaches at Council Bluffs Lewis Central always describe him. A winner.
As the three-time defending Class 2-A state champion, Council Bluffs Lewis Central has grown accustomed to taking teams’ best shots, but the Titans absorbed plenty of punishment from an inspired Waverly-Shell Rock team.
Lewis Central is no longer an afterthought. The ninth-rated Titans slayed top-rated Xavier, a seven-time champion, 1-0 in the Class 2-A championship game at Cownie Soccer Park.
If the Lewis Central girls are able to capture their fourth straight Class 2-A state title, they'll have a bit of an unlikely source to thank for giving them a chance to do so.
For the past three seasons, the Council Bluffs Lewis Central boys have cheered on their girls soccer counterparts to three consecutive state championships. Now it’s time for them to take center stage, and they’re milking it for all it’s worth.
“We’ve battled for this all season,’’ said Cole Jensen, a Xavier recruit. “We practice hard every day for these kind of moments, so we’re going to cherish it.”
Three unanswered goals down the stretch, including two second-half scores by Jayden Cross that secured a hat trick, gave Lewis Central a 5-1 win to advance the Titans to the Region final Monday.
Harlan soccer was looking at a 1-0 deficit to the fifth-seeded Rams well into the second half. But the No. 3 Cyclones were able to reverse their fortune in a span of 2:22 as the Cyclones notched a 2-1 win over their Hawkeye Ten rival at Titan Stadium.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — After allowing two goals in the first two minutes of a season-opening 3-0 loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln was looking for a better start this time around against the Titans.
Entering Thursday’s A.L./T.J. Invitational, Lauren Payne held the Class 4-A state lead in the shot put (43-0), which is her personal best, and discus (126-9).
It didn’t take long for Council Bluffs Lewis Central junior forward Luis Espino to get hot on a chilly evening at Titan Stadium.
After five years as an assistant at L.C., including four as the offensive coordinator, 37-year-old Justin Kammrad accepted the head job last Friday and takes over the Titan program from Jim Duggan.
Megan Witte will be a walk-on in her freshman year because the Panthers’ recruiting class was full, but she’ll receive a scholarship in the 2021 season.
It wasn’t a secret to those around the Council Bluffs Lewis Central football program that Jim Duggan would be stepping aside when his son, Max, graduated. That’s not to say that it doesn’t leave a gaping hole at the top, however.
Lewis Central football coach Jim Duggan is retiring, it was announced Tuesday on the football team’s Twitter account.
Drummond penetrated into the middle of the lane, was met by two defenders, and sent a slick bounce pass to 6-foot-7 Nolan McKenzie under the basket. His two-handed dunk with 2.0 seconds left gave L.C. a thrilling 60-58 victory over North in a Class 4-A opening-round game at the Titan gymnasium.
After missing the first of two free throws to break a 42-42 tie against Lewis Central with seven seconds left, Glenwood's Elle Scarborough was confident she would knock down the next one. And she did.
Mason Parks’ competitive swimming career ends on Saturday, and he’s intent on going out in style.
When things started getting close down the stretch between visiting Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln and Lewis Central, the Lynx’s Jadin Johnson decided to take over.
Iowa wasn’t the first school to offer Logan Jones. The Hawkeyes, however, made the greatest impression on him.