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.
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.
The Titans jumped to a 16-2 lead in the first quarter and held Sioux City North to 25.9 percent shooting en route to a 72-49 dominating Class 4-A, Substate 1 victory.
Sioux City North’s Merga Gemeda ran the race he wanted on his way to a fifth-place finish at the Class 4-A state meet Saturday at Fort Dodge.
In Class 4-A, the Sioux City North boys will be heading to state for the 10th time and first since 2004.
For Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln’s Lanny Herzog, the first three weeks of the season were a lot of things. But they definitely weren’t ideal.
A few weeks back, Brett Elam was looking for something — anything — to reverse his team’s fortunes. The first-year Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln baseball coach had seen his squad endure a seven-game losing streak that left it four games under .500 and searching for answers.
It’s been on both teams’ minds since their last meeting, and now it’s finally a reality. Sioux City East vs. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln for a trip to the Class 4-A state tournament.
An offseason of dedication continues to pay off for Sioux City West senior Phoenix Larned and Sioux City North junior Lillyana Yebra. They were the medalists Thursday in the Missouri River Conference cross country meet on a beautiful day at Iowa Western Community College.
When Daniel Tillo dedicates himself to something, the results speak for themselves. That is what the Kentucky baseball program is banking on.
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.
If Robert Neustrom of Sioux City North and Korey Kuhlmann of Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto go on to collegiate baseball success, it won’t surprise many coaches and high school players in western Iowa.
Caleb Shudak wasn’t ready to see his season end. So he made sure it didn’t happen. The Lewis Central junior came to the plate with his team trailing by two runs in the sixth inning of Monday’s Class 4-A, Substate 1 semifinal against Sioux City North at Lawton-Bronson High School.
Class 4-A No. 7 Sioux City North defeated Abraham Lincoln 10-0 in five innings Friday night in the opening round of the Class 4-A, Substate 1 tournament. The North Stars will take on Lewis Central at 7 p.m. Monday. The winner of that game will play top-seeded Sioux City East on Wednesday for a spot in the state tournament.
The senior selected as Iowa’s best high school basketball player has opted to pursue baseball in college.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central played most of its boys soccer season from behind. Sioux City East had the Titans trailing almost from the start of their playoff game. The Black Raiders scored 62 seconds into the Iowa Class 3-A, Substate 1 contest and went on to a 3-1 victory Tuesday afternoon at Sioux City East Middle School.
It’s not a prerequisite for Iowa’s Mr. Basketball to be a Division I prospect, but it’s not surprising to learn that they almost always are.
They used their unique talents in different ways, but they shared two things in common. All three earned praise from their coaches for their ability to combine production with leadership, and all three did a lot of winning.
The Iowa Newspaper Association has named the Sioux City North senior as Iowa’s Mr. Basketball for the 2014-15 season.
Sioux City North’s 2015 state tournament story had everything but the fairy-tale ending. Top-rated Iowa City West escaped with a 69-60 Class 4-A state quarterfinal victory over the unrated Stars Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Last year as a freshman, Jailen Billings earned a small amount of playing time on the Sioux City North varsity. He was never placed in the position he was in Friday night.
An unfortunate injury led to opportunity for Zach Haggstrom and Gabe Barrera. Both took advantage by winning their first state-tournament matches in dramatic fashion.
Four western Iowa teams will wrestle for a spot in the Class 3-A state dual meet after the Iowa High School Athletic Association released postseason pairings over the weekend.
Thomas Jefferson controlled the clock early. Sioux City North dictated the pace late. And the Stars’ ability to unleash their quick-strike offense turned a tight contest one-sided in a hurry.
Some big defensive plays got Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln going. The offense finished things up. A new-look Lynx football squad couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the season.