EVENT OF THE WEEK
Hawkeye Ten Conference wrestling tournament
>> When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday
>> Where: Creston High School
>> Overview: Creston is the defending champion, and Panther senior Jake Marlin will attempt to become the 17th athlete to win four individual titles.
>> Wrestling: Harlan (21-1, 6-1) at Glenwood (20-0, 8-0), 7 p.m. Thursday. Glenwood can clinch the outright Hawkeye Ten dual title, while Harlan hopes to stay alive in the chase. Creston has concluded its league dual schedule at 8-1.
>> Wrestling: Missouri River Conference tournament at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 4 p.m. Thursday. Sergeant Bluff is the defending champion.
>> Boys basketball: Sioux City Heelan (10-5, 5-3) at Sioux City North (13-1, 8-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Stars are trying to maintain contact with Sioux City East (15-0, 9-0) so that their Missouri River Conference finale on Feb. 8 has something riding on it.
>> Girls basketball: Glenwood (9-5, 7-2) at Harlan (13-1, 8-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday. Both teams are chasing Council Bluffs Lewis Central (13-1, 8-0) in the Hawk-10 standings. This is Glenwood’s chance to stay in the race.
Bedford senior Kayla Lindenmeyer recorded her 400th career steal Friday in a win over Interstate 35, putting her in the top 30 in Iowa 5-player history. She recently passed the school record for career steals of 366 set by Ashley Nally (1999-2002).
COMPLETING THE SWEEP
In their last Corner Conference tournament, the Villisca boys followed their girls team’s title with a 52-36 win over Fremont-Mills in the championship game on Saturday. Senior Austin Sorensen had 16 points, four rebounds and four assists for the winners, while senior Travis Herzberg added 14 points, six rebounds and five steals. Villisca will join Corning next year to become the Southwest Valley Timberwolves and will compete in the Pride of Iowa Conference.
>> Brad Baudler, Nodaway Valley: The senior sank 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored 29 points as the Wolverines raced to a 74-8 halftime lead in a 115-24 Pride of Iowa Conference win over Corning.
>> Greg Kirwan and Wyatt Mounts, Sioux City East: Kirwan had 23 points, and Mounts made the game-winning steal and layup with two seconds left as the Black Raiders stayed unbeaten by rallying from nine down to beat South Sioux City 54-52.
>> Lee Whyte, A-H-S-T: The sophomore had 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with 16 rebounds and five steals in a 55-21 Western Iowa Conference win over Audubon.
>> Cody Netusil and Eli Cleveland, Carroll: Led by Netusil’s 15 points, the Tigers overcame a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit against ADM, getting a pair of tiebreaking free throws from Cleveland in the 54-52 Raccoon River Conference win.
>> Jordan Thies, Charter Oak-Ute: Finished with 18 points, six assists and six rebounds in a 44-30 Western Valley Conference tournament win over Westwood.
>> Parker Eller, Denison-Schleswig: The sophomore made 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 14 points as the Monarchs knocked off Carroll Kuemper 63-58.
>> Caleb Lange, Lenox: Had 21 points and 14 rebounds in a 68-42 Pride of Iowa Conference win over East Union.
>> Devin Bates, Tyrel Peters and Jacob Maass, Griswold: Combined for 49 of their team’s points in a 77-65 Western Iowa Conference win over Missouri Valley.
>> Maria Dentlinger, Carroll Kuemper: The 5-foot-11 sophomore scored 25 points and made both 3-point attempts to go with six rebounds in a 65-31 win over Denison-Schleswig.
>> Alexia Blank, Nishnabotna: Collected 14 points and 10 assists in a 59-52 Corner Conference win over East Mills.
>> Sara Sederburg, Stanton: The junior made 5 of 9 from 3-point range in a team-high 20-point effort, as the Class 1-A Viqueens rallied for a 67-60 overtime win over Class 3-A Red Oak.
>> Ciera Carlson, Charter Oak-Ute: Scored a game-high 29 points to go with seven steals and seven rebounds in a 60-51 overtime win over West Monona.
>> Emilee Earlywine and Stephanie Jenson, West Harrison: In a recent 69-55 Western Valley Conference win over Boyer Valley, Earlywine tallied 29 points and Jenson added 16 points and 20 rebounds.
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