OSAGE – Katelyn Johnston grew up in an area where volleyball is the thing to participate in.
Runner of the Year: Katelyn Johnston, Osage
Runner of the Year: Justin Rygh, Lake Mills
FORT DODGE – Audra Mulholland has ran at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course several times in her high school career.
FORT DODGE – As Clear Lake’s girls cross country team sat around this week, it had a discussion about what it wanted to accomplish at the Class 3A state meet.
FORT DODGE – Iron sharpens iron.
FORT DODGE – When Katelyn Johnston finished in third place at last year's state cross country meet, she wasn't feeling too well afterwards.
Mason City's Jess Cornick had two options when his junior year started.
The two-day state cross country meet will kick off Friday morning at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Classes 1A and 2A will be on Friday and then 3A and 4A will run Saturday.
The strength of Forest City's boys cross country team has been its pack running and a tight spread one-through-five.
Justin Rygh and Knute Rogne shared an embrace near the finish line. Beth Van Roekel admitted she cried after seeing the team results and she never cries.
Audra Mulholland broke her own school record for the fourth time. Jess Cornick kept the momentum from the conference meet.
MANCHESTER, Iowa – Addison Doughan crossed the finish line, stood near a tent and the tears slowly started dripping.
Here is a primer of the five state qualifying cross country meets where the 16 North Iowa area teams will be at. Wednesday is Class 4A and 3A while Thursday will feature Class 2A and 1A.
When Ryan Kelly ran at Newman Catholic's home meet on Aug. 30, he recorded a runner-up finish in 18 minutes, 3.17 seconds. That was the last time he ran in over a month.
Ever since Mason City's home invite, a new type of runner in Jess Cornick has emerged. It was at the Riverhawks home meet where he broke 18 minutes for just the second time this season.
Sportsmanship prevailed at North Iowa Area Community College on Thursday night.
When Lake Mills' Justin Rygh saw Newman Catholic's Ryan Kelly at the start finish line, he knew what could be in store.
FREDERICKSBURG, Iowa – As Nick Williams completed the opening mile of the Northeast Iowa Conference meet Tuesday, he figured his time was roughly around 5 minutes, 10 seconds.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's boys cross country team is peaking at the right time this fall.
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So much for improving by just one win per season. Clear Lake's volleyball team has blitzed that goal.
They won't meet at the state meet, nor a state qualifier at the back end of this month.
The first postseason tournament of the athletic season was on Monday as the Class 4A boys golf programs surrounded the state for district meets.
Lilly Luft has been through a lot over the last handful of years in her life.
There were more than the usual amount of firsts for Mason City's Michael Solberg-Maas on Tuesday morning.
When Beth Van Roekel took the job as Lake Mills' cross country coach, she knew she had two things on the boys side.
Justin Rygh has established himself as a front runner in the Top of Iowa Conference. Katelyn Johnston has already been that and now aims to peak as October draws near.
Nick Williams and Xander Graeser have already become staples at the front of the pack in most cross country meets this season. The two Charles City sophomores have made it known they are aiming high.