Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014 AT 9:58 PM / Updated at 9:58 PM
Western Iowa prep sports roundup
Kevin White Omaha World-Herald

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.

Mustang bound
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.

Corner pairings
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.
Monday’s quarterfinals
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.
Wednesday’s semifinals
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.
Tuesday’s quarterfinals
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.
Thursday’s semifinals
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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