One of the charter members of the Western Iowa Conference is departing. The Griswold Community School District, which joined the WIC in 1971, will be leaving for the Corner Conference beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
On July 14, 1997, Jake Reynolds entered the world 15 minutes behind his twin brother James. One brother has been pushed by the other in sports, school or other areas in life ever since.
Finalists previously announced for The World-Herald’s honor were Kate Walker of Red Oak, Serena Parker of Shenandoah, Natalie Mostek of Creston, Jess Schaben of Harlan, Jay Wolfe of Creston, Austin Simmons of CB Lewis Central, Chase Shiltz of Creston and Korey Kuhlmann of Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto. Winners will be chosen from the six girls and six boys finalists.
Griswold’s golfers finished sixth Saturday in the Class 1-A boys state golf meet at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Griswold sits in sixth out of eight teams after the first day of the Class 1-A state golf meet Friday at Marshalltown’s American Legion Golf Course.
Four western Iowa schools will be represented when the Iowa state boys golf meets tee off this weekend.
With about 300 meters to go, Rebekah Topham couldn’t be restrained any longer. The Griswold senior shot past her new nemesis, Pekin’s Gwynne Wright, and took off into a sprint rarely seen in her state meet career.
The situation called for restraint, not recklessness. So when Griswold’s Rebekah Topham pulled into second place behind Pekin’s Gwynne Wright at the 1,000-meter mark of Thursday’s Class 1-A 3,000, she was content to stay there for a while.
They are highly exclusive clubs, and Griswold senior Rebekah Topham knows it will take an extraordinary weekend to gain entry into either. Nonetheless, the Tiger star heads to her final state high school track meet with a chance to make history.
This should be one of the happiest weeks of Rebekah Topham’s senior year. The home-schooled student who competes for Griswold High School recently announced her college intentions, choosing to run Division I track and cross country at Wichita State. However, that excitement has been tempered for the moment because Topham’s health is far from optimal.
Drake Relays officials on Saturday released the list of qualifiers for the 16 girls and boys high school events in the 106th running of “America’s Athletic Classic” from Thursday through next Saturday.
The Panthers finished the two-day event at 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Missouri Valley High School.
Rebekah Topham will take a run at history Saturday. This time, all the Griswold senior wants to do is win the race. Topham already owns three state cross country titles. Twice, her time was the best among all runners in all classes at that year’s meet.
The saying goes, ‘Practice makes perfect,’ but on Friday night, Griswold’s Caleb Schaaf proved otherwise. Held out of practice all week with a lingering knee injury, Schaaf exploded for 227 yards and three touchdowns, spearheading a Tiger running game that accounted for 541 yards in a 50-28 victory over Tri-Center.
Sometimes in the last two decades Griswold hung tough with Council Bluffs St. Albert. Sometimes it got blown out. On Friday night, the Tigers got even in emphatic fashion while ending a pair of long St. Albert football streaks. Derek Kirchhoff ran for 163 yards and four touchdowns and fellow senior Caleb Schaaf added 204 rushing yards and a score as Griswold dropped St. Albert 48-28 on Friday night.
HUMBLE, Texas — Rebekah Topham of Griswold, Iowa, and the Cornhusker Flyers won her second gold medal Sunday during the final day of competition at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics.
DES MOINES — The fans in the west stands understood something special was happening, and rose as one as Rebekah Topham rounded the final turn.
Griswold’s Topham, seeking to be the fifth girl to win four golds, takes event No. 2 while hurdles rival falls.