It’s 23 minutes from Logan Hughes’ farm near Imogene to Shenandoah High School, where she’s beginning her senior year. All those long, solitary trips give her plenty of time to contemplate her life and ponder her future.
Shenandoah won three of the four divisions to repeat as the Hawkeye Ten Conference tournament champions by a 30-22 margin over second-place Glenwood at the Koch Tennis Center.
A 16-0 spurt spanning more than seven minutes of the third and fourth quarters gave Red Oak the cushion they needed to earn a 60-47 win over Shenandoah in a Class 3-A regional semifinal.
Exira-EHK scored 14 straight points in the third and fourth quarters after holding off a Shenandoah flurry to win 53-32 on Saturday afternoon.
It tends to take Red Oak’s Asher Hinshaw a little while to get settled on the mound, but he knows by now not to let that get to him.
Shenandoah’s doubles team of Marilyn Cepeda and Nichole Gilbert settled for fourth place Friday in the Class 1-A state tennis tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Three singles players and two doubles teams from western Iowa qualified for the Class 1-A girls state individual tournament, which begins Thursday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City.
The senior is 9-2 in singles this year. On Monday, he won his team’s first Hawkeye Ten tennis title in 10 years.
They’ve been playing girls basketball at Shenandoah High School for about 45 years. There are no state-qualifying banners in the gymnasium to show for it.
With Council Bluffs schools closed Tuesday and Shenandoah beginning classes two hours late, there was some uncertainty about whether the Council Bluffs St. Albert and Shenandoah girls would play Tuesday evening.
The Shenandoah senior leads the Hawkeye 10 Conference with 23 3-pointers. The 5-foot-7 guard also averages 14.7 points per game for the 6-1 Fillies.
Shenandoah/Essex sophomore Claire Campbell is ranked 22nd in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Class 2-A rankings. The Fillies are 11th in the latest 2-A team rankings, and Campbell has top-five finishes in five of six meets this season.
A sense of confidence and relaxation has taken over the St. Albert baseball lineup. Friday night, the Falcons answered Shenandoah time and time again, winning 10-6 in Hawkeye Ten Conference play.
It depended on your seat — or your allegiance. It was a block. Or a charge. It was neither. And so Treynor senior Matthew Deitchler powered through the contact and softly banked in a 6-footer with two seconds remaining, propelling the Iowa No. 4 Cardinals to a 51-49 Class 2-A district boys basketball final victory over Shenandoah on Tuesday at the Glenwood High School gymnasium.
Red Oak junior Alexa Gilleland finished third Monday in the individual girls portion of the Class 1-A state bowling meet at Plaza Lanes.
The St. Albert boys basketball team almost dug itself into an inescapable hole Thursday against Shenandoah. The Falcons faced a 14-point deficit with 3:30 left in the third quarter before closing the period on a 16-3 run to pull within 49-48.
The 6-foot-1 junior is an inside-outside basketball threat for the 6-4 Fillies, averaging 15.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. Her rebounding average leads Iowa’s Class 3-A schools and ranks fourth among all classes, and she’s tied for second in 3-A in blocks.
Coming off Tuesday’s win over Glenwood, the team that dashed its state tournament hopes last year by one point, Atlantic coach Alan Jenkins had reason to be concerned.
The road to respectability for the Shenandoah boys basketball program actually was a driveway just east of town. Fed up with all the losing, brothers Makonn and Payden Anderson played game after game of 1-on-1 on their basket there. Breaking the vicious cycle wasn’t going to happen by showing up in November and putting the shoes away in February.
Finalists previously announced for The World-Herald’s honor were Kate Walker of Red Oak and Jay Wolfe of Creston. Winners will be chosen from the six girls and six boys finalists.
Scott Rucker knows that when his offense needs a spark, a good place to start is in the post. It helps that the Treynor coach has two solid options roaming the paint — 6-foot-5 Trey Robinson and 6-6 Jacob Flathers.
Things weren’t looking good for Red Oak’s girls basketball team in the second half Wednesday night. The state No. 9 Tigers trailed No. 10 Shenandoah by eight points in their Class 3-A regional semifinal. But when Kate Walker’s on your team, there’s always a chance.
After her performance Friday, Red Oak senior Kate Walker surely had Shenandoah fans asking if there’s anything she can’t do on a basketball court.