Struggling to score in the second half this year en route to a 1-3 start, Council Bluffs St. Albert finally had a second half to savor.
I have witnessed thousands of sporting events, both as a professional journalist and a fan. Olympics, Final Fours, an Orange Bowl, to name a few.
Underwood finished with a flourish on Friday, scoring 32 unanswered points in the final 18 minutes to erase a 14-0 deficit and pull away from the Falcons 32-14 in non-district football play at Eagle Stadium.
If you want to see the epitome of Council Bluffs St. Albert volleyball, look no further than the last play of the second set against Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Tuesday night.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — In last week’s 27-12 loss to Carroll Kuemper, Council Bluffs St. Albert rushed 32 times for 68 yards. The Falcon offensive linemen were lacking confidence entering Treynor week.
On an emotional night at Al Leber Field, Carroll Kuemper topped Council Bluffs St. Albert 27-12. The game was decided by an early push by the Knights’ new-look spread offense and a great play on special teams.
They’re both outstanding all-around players, but when junior Brett Sears of Harlan Community held a ball in his hand and senior Garret Reisz of Council Bluffs St. Albert held a bat, bad things usually happened to their opponents.
Coaches have been raving this week about the quality of the Class 1-A state baseball field. Council Bluffs St. Albert and Martensdale-St. Marys on Friday gave performances befitting of that praise.
Duncan Patterson knew his Council Bluffs St. Albert baseball team had reached a crossroads in its season. On June 13, the Falcons had lost four straight by a combined score of 36-10. But it wasn’t so much the results as it was their approach that bothered him most.
Needing to exorcise its demons, the Council Bluffs St. Albert baseball team went straight to the Vatican.
For a team accustomed to making comebacks, Essex/South Page turned the tables on Council Bluffs St. Albert in the district final.
Essex took advantage of a pair of hit batsmen, an error by the Bedford infield and a wild pitch to rally for a 14-12 win in a Class 1-A district semifinal Thursday night.
If you weren’t familiar with the teams, for five innings you never would have guessed that the team leading was 2-26 and the team trailing was 17-9.
In the biggest start of his high school career, Harlan Community junior Riley Kohles received some assistance from his cousin.
It was the year of the iPad, Angry Birds and Jersey Shore. And it was the last year the Harlan baseball program didn’t end its season at Principal Park in Des Moines for the state tournament.
Jenna Dieatrick is making up for lost time.
Council Bluffs St. Albert couldn’t have drawn up a better start. Facing longtime nemesis Sioux City Heelan, Makenna Shepard and Teagan Blackburn scored in the first five minutes.
Council Bluffs St. Albert coach Tom Lokovic knew a change needed to be made. The Falcons weren’t creating enough scoring chances to be dangerous, and weren’t finishing enough of them to win decisively.
Mikayla McCart’s ability to read a goalkeeper and place a penalty kick has been a known asset for a while now for Class 2-A No. 1 Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
Council Bluffs St. Albert is the reigning Class 1-A boys state track champion, and late in Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference baseball opener, it used some of that speed.
The Council Bluffs St. Albert boys never worried about what they didn’t have. Namely, a track. And for the state meet, arguably their best athlete, senior Andrew Hanafan.
Council Bluffs St. Albert ran a Class 1-A season-best 1:30.94 in the 800-meter relay April 12.
Some of them have played football in the UNI-Dome twice and basketball in Wells Fargo Arena twice. A few of them have reached the substate final in baseball.
A week after substate assignments were announced, every boys soccer team in western Iowa officially has a roadmap to Des Moines’ Cownie Soccer Park.
No one in orange and white was thrilled when Council Bluffs St. Albert scored in the first three minutes of the match.
As the storm clouds rolled in, Council Bluffs St. Albert started to wear down and the Lynx made their move. It began with a few sporadic counterattacks and breakaways, and gradually developed into sustained possession.