Central Springs girls basketball hosted St. Ansgar on Tuesday.
The standards for the Osage girls basketball program are set pretty high.
Sixty players from all 16 area teams are represented on the Globe Gazette's 2021 All-Area Football Team.
Class A, District 2 was home of the state champion West Hancock football team. It also was home to some of the best players in the state.
Six area teams had winning records, two were conference champs and Osage qualified for state again. The Globe Gazette's 2021 All-Area volleyball team is here.
The Osage volleyball team has been a pillar of success for the better part of a decade now.
The Green Devils couldn't quite keep up with No. 3 Western Christian on Wednesday in the state semifinals.
The North Iowa area was well-represented on the Class 2A, District 3 all-district team.
The Osage volleyball team sure didn't look like the underdog in a 3-0 sweep of No. 2 Wilton on Tuesday in the state quarterfinals.
FORT DODGE – St. Ansgar's Riley Witt was on his back after crossing the finish line. Central Springs' Bryce McDonough was on all fours for at least a handful of minutes.
FORT DODGE – What a difference a year makes.
Look around St. Ansgar High School and you don't see specialization in one sport.
The Osage volleyball team's theme this season was reload, not rebuild. It's safe to say there were no signs of rebuilding this season for the Green Devils.
The Osage volleyball team pulled off a 3-2 comeback win over Sumner-Fredericksburg on Wednesday night in the regional championship. Catch all the photos here.
The Osage volleyball team wasn't about to go down without a fight.
Too big, too deep and too driven for a return trip to the state tournament.
Osage has consistently been a top-15 team in a loaded Class 2A field. St. Ansgar is on a 13-match winning streak and bound for a second consecutive regional final.
Osage ran its quick sets to near perfection in the first set Monday night. It rallied to claim the second set. It was dominant in the third set.
Two of the top volleyball programs in the North Iowa area will square off on Monday night. And there are plenty of reasons to get excited.
Three days ago, Riley Witt couldn't run or stand up.
For the last six seasons, St. Ansgar's volleyball team has been in a 5-1 offense. It hasn't run a 6-2 since the 2015 campaign, where Tara Kramer and Amber Brigham each eclipsed 210 assists.
When St. Ansgar needed a spark on Wednesday night, Adrianna Kruse took matters into her own hands.
After a regular season of highs and lows for North Iowa volleyball teams, Iowa high school athletic conferences have begun to release all-conference teams.
All the mileage, all the hill workouts and all the 5,000-meter races come down to Wednesday and Thursday night.
A breakdown of the seven area playoff games on Friday night, three of them featuring teams playing at home.