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EDDYVILLE — Tuesday’s game was a tale of two halves for Pella Christian’s girls. The Eagles controlled the first half with a 23-13 advantage at the break.
MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s boys kicked off their attempt at a fifth straight Heart of Iowa Conference title with a romp over the visiting Gilbert Tigers, 93-62, Monday.
Newton's shooting, press spark big rally
NEWTON — “We got better.”
COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo’s girls basketball team continued with its slow start on Tuesday with a 67-18 loss at North Polk.
PEKIN — Four Lynnville-Sully wrestlers opened the 2013-14 season with two wins at Tuesday’s double dual meet hosted by Pekin. The Hawks went 1-1 in team action.
MONROE — After starting the season with two difficult losses on the road, Prairie City-Monroe’s girls basketball team got its first win on the season on Tuesday night in dominating fashion. The Mustangs downed the visiting Gilbert Tigers 64-39.
SAYDEL — Something had to give in both games between Collins-Maxwell/Baxter and host Saydel Tuesday night. The girls’ teams were 0-2 on the season going into the contests.
COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo’s boys got off to a rocky start to their season on Tuesday night, losing 72-30 at home to North Polk.
PELLA — Pella Christian’s Eagles withstood a three-shot possession by West Marshall in the final 10 seconds Monday night to claim a 52-50 win to open the 2013-14 basketball season.
Newton seventh grade’s Peyton Maher (44) makes a move between to Carlisle defenders to put up a shot for the Cardinals. The Cardinals trailed 3-2 after one quarter. The seventh-grade girls played two games at home against visiting Carlisle Monday at Berg Middle School.
PLEASANTVILLE — Lynnville-Sully’s junior varsity girls are overwhelming opponents early in the 2013-14 season. Monday night, the Hawk junior varsity notched a 56-17 win over host Pleasantville.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Walking away with the highest number of first-place finishes and the most high-point winners, MAT Tumbling/Trampoline athletes competed in their second meet of the 2013-14 season in the Quad Cities meet Nov. 17.
PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s boys swim team picked up right where it left off last season in the opener at Southeast Polk on Tuesday, Nov. 26, getting a team victory over the Rams, 101-69.
2013 Mustangs could make noise, despite early sturggles
DES MOINES — Five area high school football players received state postseason honors last week when the Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2013 All-State Football selections. The INA all-state, all-class football teams were released last Tuesday.
NEWTON — Depth will be an asset for Newton Senior High’s Cardinal boys in 2013-14, according to head coach Nick Wilkins.
NEWTON — Focusing on the little details as a young team will allow Newton Senior High’s Cardinal girls to be better as a whole in the 2013-14 basketball season. The Cardinals have already put three games in the scorebook this season.
NEWTON — Pace and points.
NEWTON — Progress was made last year by the Newton boys’ swimming team. Cardinal swimmers used that strong season to springboard to a solid start to the 2013-14 season Tuesday.
NEWTON — Newton Senior High’s bowling teams have some quality competitors returning from last year’s top teams of the Little Hawkeye Conference. The Cardinal girls and boys each finished second to Knoxville at the Class 1A regional bowling tournament, not qualifying for the state tournament.
MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s wrestling season hasn’t yet begun, but in its first week of practice, Mustang coach Cory Waddell already sees some promise in the squad.
MONROE — Perennial success can be both a blessing and a curse. Prairie City-Monroe’s boys basketball team has won the last four Heart of Iowa Conference titles, but the Mustangs face a challenge this season, albeit a familiar one.
MONROE — Mustang boys basketball has been a force in the state of Iowa for the past decade, but PCM’s girls have not been able to share in that success. Coach Bret Grier hopes to see that change this year, and he is cautiously optimistic after being able to bring back three starters from a 2012 team that won 10 straight games.