Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013 AT 9:06 PM / Updated at 9:06 PM
Western Iowa prep sports roundup
Kevin White Omaha World-Herald

Game of the week
>> Football: West Harrison (3-0, 2-0) at Exira-EHK (2-0, 2-0), 7 p.m. Friday. The Spartans are rated first among western Iowa eight-man schools, while West Harrison is second. Both teams have plenty of big-play potential, which is often the name of the game in eight-man.

Schedule
>> Football: IKM-Manning (1-1) at Tri-Center (1-1), 7 p.m. Friday. This is a non-district game featuring teams trying to fine-tune things before opening district action next week.
>> Football: Underwood (1-1) at Griswold (1-1), 7 p.m. Friday. Both squads will be itching to get off to a good start in a wide-open Class A, District 8 race.
Cross country: CB Lewis Central invitational, 9 a.m. Saturday at Iowa Western Community College. Teams entered: A-H-S-T, CB Abraham Lincoln, CB Lewis Central, CB St. Albert, CB Thomas Jefferson, Glenwood, Harlan, Missouri Valley, Tri-Center, Underwood.
>> Volleyball: Carroll Kuemper at Harlan Community, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Harlan is rated first in the state in 4-A and first in western Iowa (5-A/4-A/3-A), while Kuemper is third in the state in 3-A and third in western Iowa. Some powerful right arms on display in this one.

Girls TV rights to IPTV
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has selected Iowa Public Television as the television provider for its state tournament events.

The three-year agreement will begin in March of 2014 with the championship games of the girls state basketball tournament. IPTV also will televise the state finals in soccer, softball and volleyball. There are also plans to broadcast seasonal specials that will recap the swimming & diving, cross country and bowling state tournaments in the winter, and the track & field, tennis and golf state championships in the spring.

“We are thrilled to partner with Iowa Public Television,” IGHSAU executive director Mike Dick said. “It was very important to us that every Iowan had the opportunity to watch our state tournaments on television. IPTV provides us with that opportunity.”

IPTV can be located on the following western Iowa channels: Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 36.1, Red Oak.

Notables
FOOTBALL
>> Drake Strickler and Brett Horrach, Sidney: The seniors had 19 and 18 tackles, respectively, in the Cowboys’ 30-26 eight-man win over Southwest Valley.
>> Trace Ticknor, CAM: Amassed 400 yards of total offense in a 78-48 eight-man win over Nishnabotna. He completed 17 of 29 for 255 yards and three scores, and ran 19 times for 145 yards and four touchdowns.
>> Cash Wilcke, OA-BCIG: In a 35-0 win over Cherokee, he completed 16 of 25 passes for 207 yards and a score, and carried 17 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns.
>> Jacob Thraen, IKM-Manning: The sophomore was credited with nine solo tackles and 14 assists as the Wolves held Logan-Magnolia to 267 total yards in a 28-13 win.
>> Ben Wellman, Tri-Center: He carried 30 times for 161 yards and four touchdowns, and he made 15 tackles in a 42-28 win over Underwood.
>> Ken Clary, Griswold: In a 41-20 win over Nodaway Valley, he rushed 30 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and also made nine tackles.
>> Austin Reitz, West Monona: He completed 12 of 26 for 123 yards and three scores, and ran 26 times for 153 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 win over Missouri Valley.
>> Austin Fink, A-H-S-T: He made a team-high 19 tackles, including two for losses, in a 34-14 win over Audubon.
>> Carroll Kuemper defense: They held Denison-Schleswig to 79 total yards in a 44-0 victory.
>> Scott Hastings, Shenandoah: He recorded a team-high nine tackles as the Mustangs held Riverside to 268 total yards in a 24-7 victory.
>> Anthony Beyerink, Carroll: He carried 14 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-0 win over Atlantic.

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