G-H/V/WH cross country team collecting some top place finishes
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 12:02
The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock cross country team has been logging some miles and picking up some top place finishes in recent meets.
The team opened the season on Tuesday, Aug. 30, when they competed at the Newman meet in Mason City. The boy’s team placed third with 98 points behind Mason City with 65 points and Osage with 83 points. The girls placed first with 41 points, followed
Vikings fall to #2 rated Northeast Hamilton
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 12:01
The Vikings traveled to Blairsburg on Friday night to take on number two rated Northeast Hamilton in a District three showdown.
The Trojans scored on their first possession of the game for an 8-0 lead. The rest of the quarter was a defensive struggle with neither team scoring for the remainder of the quarter.
NEH scored twice in the second quarter before the Vikings got on the board. A 25-yard pass from Ryan Schmitz to Joel Watson set up a five-yard run Schmitz took into the endzone for a score of 24-6. On what appeared to be the final play of the half, the Viking’s defense brought down the receiver after the buzzer sounded. Ventura was leaving the field, when they were called back by the
Lions roll over Nevada, 47-10
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:24
The Clear Lake Lions scored on its first seven possessions and rolled to a 47-10 victory over Nevada in the first Class 3A District 3 contest of the season. With the win the Lions, ranked No. 2 in 3A, are off to a 3-0 start. The victory also tacked another win on the teams’ state leading win streak. They have now won 35 straight regular season games; it was their 26th straight district win.
A balanced attack netted 527 yards of offense for the Lions.
Vikes come up short despite scoring frenzy
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:12
If there is one thing that can be said about eight man football - it is not boring. The game Friday night at Ventura against Tripoli was no exception, as a total of 16 touchdowns were scored. Unfortunately, the seven touchdowns Ventura scored weren’t enough to take down the Panthers. They fell, 64-51, in the high-scoring showdown.
The Vikings came out on fire and picked up the first touchdown on a 53-yard pass from Ryan Schmitz to Shawn Murphy. The extra point by Schmitz was good for a 7-0 lead. Ventura again scored on a nice 40 yard scramble by Schmitz, 13-0. On the next play, Colton Knutson stripped the ball and the Vikings again took possession, but turned the ball over on downs.
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