As was the case in girls basketball, the boys basketball teams in the Raccoon River Conference this year was just as strong in boys competition.
Kuemper Catholic’s boys basketball team broke a lot of streaks this winter. Not only were they able to make the State tournament for the first time in five years, they also were able to land multiple members on the All-Conference list.
Two local teams are slated to return to the class where they experienced tremendous success in past seasons.
Once again the Raccoon River Conference girls basketball slate proved to be one of the tougher conferences.
Kuemper Catholic’s girls basketball team seemed to gain tons of momentum at the end of the season.
Des Moines: Something needed to change. The first shots were met with disappointing results.
Des Moines: There wasn’t any fear associated with going up against the No. 2 seeded team.
Des Moines: As the final seconds of the clock fell off the scoreboard overhead at Wells Fargo Arena, the feeling of something left undone continued to build along the Kuemper Catholic bench.
Before men set foot on the moon for the first time the Kuemper Catholic boys basketball team debuted at the State boys basketball tournament.
Growing up it seemed that the yearly trips to Wells Fargo Arena were just a given during the month of March.
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce’s 16th annual youth basketball tournament was another successful event with 45 teams competing in boys third-through-seventh-grade and girls fifth-, sixth- and eighth-grade divisions Feb. 25 and 26 in Carroll. The Court Classic tournament had great weather, go…
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Roland-Story hasn’t lost to a class 2A team since last year’s class 2A State quarterfinal round.
Sioux City: In many ways the game on Thursday was a lot like a rubber band.
Sergeant Bluff: Every now and then a win is a little more than a win.
There was one major advantage that was immediately clear.
They were more than a little upset minded going into the district final game.
South Central Calhoun’s bid to make a second State tournament in the span of three years came to an end on Tuesday.
Grimes: It didn’t matter that they were playing the No. 1 ranked team in the state. It didn’t even bother them as they trailed by four to start the final quarter.
Des Moines: When each of them walked off the mat for the last time, there was some sadness, but mixed in there was a little bit of joy.
Everything started with a win by decision. It may have been a omen for the day.
For the ninth-straight time, Carroll was able to come out on top.
This time of year a popular phrase is survive and advance.
Although their start wasn’t what they wanted, they are still ready to show what they are capable of.
Despite wrestling in one of the tougher class 1A district meets, Kuemper Catholic has four wrestlers planning their trip to Des Moines.
It turns out districts was just the beginning of the new school record craze.
Constant defensive pressure proved to be too much.
Things got better in the second quarter. They went fantastic in the third quarter.
In their final game of the Raccoon River Conference schedule they were able to get the final laugh.
In their final two games of the season the Knights picked up one win.
With the most important part of the season coming up, a little confidence never hurts.
At first it didn’t seem like there was going to be much to celebrate.
“We want Tyson! We want Tyson! We want Tyson!” Students and a few fans started to chant as the final quarter of the rivalry basketball game grew closer and closer.
It was no secret that the area teams made an impact at the State tournament last weekend.
It was a weekend of both celebration and frustration for the Tiger girls basketball team.
Late in the third quarter both teams were trying to get the dagger. The one shot that was going to change the game.
Webster City: Although the start wasn’t exactly what they wanted, once they got their footing it seemed it was only a matter of time before they’d make a comeback.
On his way to a top-3 finish at the Raccoon River Conference tournament last weekend, one Carroll wrestler was able to pick up a little bit of history.
It was a chance for a late season statement to be made.
The area will be well represented later this week at the first-ever Girls State wrestling meet.
Just one point separated the Knights from a fourth place finish in the Hawkeye 10 wrestling tournament.