Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson wrestling coach August Manz surprised many with his resignation this week at the team banquet.
Dustin Deterding didn’t expect his chance to become an activities director to come so soon after he began work in Iowa. Now that it’s here, however, he’s excited about the possibilities.
You can’t win a state team championship on the first day of the three-day event. But you can lose it with a poor performance. Underwood made sure it’s still in the thick of the chase.
The Abraham Lincoln girls entered the Class 5-A Region 4 opening round with the goal of making every Thomas Jefferson possession difficult. Mission accomplished.
Watching him now, you’d never know Cameron Baker missed his junior year of wrestling with a shoulder injury.
Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls coach Devin Schoening says his team is pretty good when players can put the ball in the hole. The Yellow Jackets proved him correct for the second night in a row.
The Class 4-A No. 8 Lewis Central girls have had a dominating defense this season, giving up an average of 34.5 points per game. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson got a first-hand taste of it Thursday as the host Titans thumped the Yellow Jackets 47-24.
Last month, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln’s 26-game girls basketball win streak against Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was snapped in dramatic fashion, on Hannah Belt’s 3-pointer at the buzzer. “We’ve been thinking about that ever since we lost,” Abraham Lincoln junior Lucy Turner said.
The Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls experienced it last year in the regional semifinals against Southeast Polk. And they experienced it Saturday afternoon from another central Iowa team, Urbandale.
Max Duggan and Cameron Baker made it official Wednesday. The Council Bluffs senior stars signed to continue their careers with Division I programs. Lewis Central’s Duggan signed with TCU while Thomas Jefferson’s Baker signed with Northern Iowa, which competes in the FCS.
Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson sophomore Hannah Belt may have scored just five points against Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, but those five happened to be the Yellow Jackets' biggest of the game — and maybe in almost a decade in the rivalry.
Caner Baker, a 6-foot-2, 225-pounder who played running back and linebacker or Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, committed to Northern Iowa on Thursday night.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln was looking for some momentum to end the season after the Lynx got their first win of the year last week against Des Moines North. But Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson would have none of it.
Class 3-A No. 2 Lewis Central scored on every possession but its final one Friday and essentially gained every yard it could in its one-sided 56-0 victory over Class 4-A rival Thomas Jefferson at Titan Stadium.
n the strength of two second-quarter touchdowns, a tough defensive effort and multiple Yellow Jacket miscues, the Denison-Schleswig pulled out a 17-12 victory over Thomas Jefferson.
The 180 total points represented the highest-scoring football game in Iowa prep history, whether the 8-man or 11-man game. The teams combined for 26 touchdowns and one punt.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — Rumor is the scoreboard at Wickersham Stadium doesn’t go to 100.
There’s always danger in extracting too much from one regular-season game. But it was hard to ignore the start to Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s week.
It took the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls two and a half hours to get to their destination on Saturday. It only took Class 5-A No. 9 Ankeny an hour to turn them back the other way.
Before the season, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson set goals for what would constitute a successful season. On Thursday, those goals were reached.
The Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln baseball team used a pair of walk-off home runs to top Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson in a Missouri River Conference doubleheader on Friday at Jon Lieber Field, winning 6-4 and 17-13.
The last time Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln met on a softball field, the Lynx rallied back from a six-run deficit and won a 12-11 game in walk-off fashion.
Jeremy Stukenholtz is most comfortable working in the shadows and leading from behind. He doesn’t want to be in the spotlight, or call attention to himself in any way.
Jenna Dieatrick is making up for lost time.
No. 10-rated Spencer came back from the early deficit and scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win over No. 9 Thomas Jefferson in a Class 2-A regional final Monday.
The Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls didn’t want their last week of the regular season to represent them.