Vikings drop hard-fought battle
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:50
It was a hard hitting, hard played game on Friday night, when the Ventura Vikings traveled to Clarksville to take on the eighth ranked Indians in District 3 action. The Vikings gave the Indians a run for their money, leading the game by one point with 1:40 remaining in the game, but one last touchdown in the final minute of play gave Clarksville the 49-42 victory.
Ventura got on the board first with a four-yard run to the end zone by Joel Watson. Watson also ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 first quarter lead.
Clarksville dominated the second quarter. The Indians capitalized on some big Viking mistakes and raked up four touchdowns.
No. 1 Lions top No. 2 Lynx
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:29
The battle between Class 3A’s number one and number two ranked teams lived up to its billing.
After a fast and furious start, during which the Lynx turned the ball over three times and helped the Lions to a commanding 21-7 lead, Webster City rallied in the second half and finished just one point short of the upset, 28-27.
The win stretched Clear Lake’s state-best regular season win streak to 39 games and its consecutive win count in district games to 31. It also puts the Lions in the driver’s seat with two games remaining in the regular season. The Lions (7-0) will host Hampton-Dumont this week, then finish district play at Boone. But Friday night was all about Webster City.
Final football game played at Ventura
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:27
Janesville powers past the Vikings
When the football lights shut off Friday night at the Ventura football field, a lot of history went off with them. For 69 years football teams have played on that field to the cheering of the home crowd and shared in the pride that comes with representing a community that is proud of them. Records were broken, wins were collected and hundreds of players can say that they were once “Ventura football.” That history came to an end Friday night, as the Vikings played their last home game ever on that field.
Lion volleyball team keeps showing improvement
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:24
Coach Scott Swenson is a believer.
“We believe that the teams that stay the course and continue to work the hardest, will have good things happen for them,” said Swenson. “We know sooner or later, all of a sudden, we will start to get the breaks.”
The Lions began to see some of that hard work pay off last week, as they challenged Iowa Fall-Alden and competed in the very tough Mason City Tournament.
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