Game of the week
Harlan at Carroll boys
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Records: (through Wednesday) Harlan (9-1), Carroll (9-1)
Ratings: Harlan 1st state (3-A), 1st WI (4-A/3-A); Carroll 5th state (3-A), 4th WI (4-A/3-A)
Overview: One week after suffering its first loss at Carroll Kuemper, the Cyclones return to town in the first of two regular-season meetings with Carroll, which leads the Raccoon River Conference at 6-0.
Boys basketball: Underwood at IKM-Manning, 7:30 p.m. Friday. WI 2-A/1-A No. 2 IKM-Manning is 10-2 overall and 8-1 in Western Iowa Conference play (through Wednesday), while WI No. 4 Underwood is 9-2 and 7-2.
Girls basketball: IKM-Manning at Treynor, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Treynor is rated second in western Iowa (2-A/1-A) and IKM-Manning is fifth. Through Wednesday, both teams were 10-2, including 8-1 in conference play.
Sioux City Heelan quarterback Trent Solsma announced he will continue his career at Morningside College. In two seasons as a starter, Solsma passed for 84 touchdowns, third in Iowa history behind Mediapolis’ Jesse Ertz, who redshirted at Kansas State this fall, and James Vandenberg, a two-year starter at Iowa. As a senior, Solsma passed for 3,586 yards, and his 45 touchdown passes were second-most in a single season in state history. He passed for 453 yards in a 49-7 win against Washington in the 3-A final, 94 more than anyone in Iowa championship game history. In the first halves of the semifinals and finals at the UNI-Dome, he completed 33 of his first 35 passes, and had more than 300 yards by halftime of each game.
Block you very much
In a 71-45 win against ADM on Jan. 11, Harlan junior Jess Schaben recorded 15 blocked shots. That is the best single-game total in Iowa this season. Through 10 games, Schaben was averaging 5.2 blocks per game, third-best among all Iowa girls.
The Corner Conference released its pairings Wednesday for its league tournaments in boys and girls basketball, which will run from Saturday to Jan. 25:
Saturday’s first round
At Clarinda Academy: South Page (8) vs. Clarinda Academy (9), 6.
At College Springs: East Mills (4) vs. Sidney (5), 6. Stanton (1) vs. SP/CA winner, 7:30.
At Tabor: CB Heartland Christian (3) vs. Nishnabotna (6), 6. Fremont-Mills (2) vs. Essex (7), 7:30.
At Stanton: FM/Essex winner vs. Heartland/Nishnabotna winner, 6. Stanton/SP/CA winner vs. East Mills/Sidney winner, 7:30.
Friday’s consolation, final
At Tabor: Consolation game, 6.
Championship game, 7:30.
Saturday’s first round
At Clarinda Academy: Essex (8) vs. South Page (9), 7:30 p.m.
At Essex: Fremont-Mills (4) vs. Clarinda Academy (5), 6. East Mills (1) vs. Essex/SP winner, 7:30.
At Farragut: Sidney (2) vs. Stanton (7), 6. CB Heartland Christian (3) vs. Nishnabotna (6), 7:30.
At Sidney: East Mills/Essex/SP winner vs. FM/Clarinda Academy winner, 6. Sidney/Stanton winner vs. Heartland/Nishnabotna winner, 7:30.
Saturday’s consolation, final
At Malvern: Consolation game, 6. Championship game, 7:30.
TJ Bower, Nodaway Valley: The senior scored 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting, to go with nine assists and five steals in a 68-36 win over Bedford.
Maurice Dawkins, Clarinda Academy: In a 64-53 loss to East Mills, he made 8 of 13 from 3-point range, one off the state best this season, and ended with 31 points.
Keegan Wederquist, East Mills: Collected 24 points, 19 rebounds and four assists in a 64-53 win against Clarinda Academy.
Kayli Christensen, Treynor: The 5-foot-8 post had 27 points on 10 of 12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and four steals in a 72-45 win against Missouri Valley.
Ruthie Gregory, Sidney: The senior made 8 of 12 from 3-point range — tying the state best this year — in a 26-point effort as the Cowgirls beat East Mills 51-48.
Kate Walker, Red Oak: Had a near triple-double in a 61-39 win over Clarinda, totaling 24 points (including 5 of 11 from 3-point range) with nine assists and nine rebounds.
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