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10-31 Iowa Valley v. Keota VB


Volleyball action tonight on Energy 106.7 FM.  First serve at 7 pm.
Tigers Head Coach Greg Jergens  
 

10-31 Friday's Coaches Corners


Williamsburg Volleyball Head Coach Rachel Berkland   
East Marshall Football Head Coach Pat Farley wraps up the season  
Grinnell College Football Head Coach Jeff Pedersen  

10-31 Volleyball Results


Class 4A
Oskaloosa defeats Grinnell 25-23, 25-16, 25-20.  Tigers end season at 15-22.  Post Game comments from Head Coach Marsha Schultz   

Class 3A, Region 6
Williamsburg beat North Polk 19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 16-25, 15-10
Mt. Vernon defeated East Marshall 25-13, 25-15, 25-10.  Mustangs end season at 10-16.

10-30 Extra Point Interviews


Grinnell College Senior Defensive Lineman Clayton Desjardin  
Grinnell College Senior Linebacker Daniel Munger  
 

10-30 Diving Regionals Tonight


Grinnell's Jessica Moore and Kamryn Juni will be competing tonight (Thursday) in the Diving Regionals in SE Polk.  Girls Swimming Regionals are this Saturday at Noon in SE Polk.  Head Coach Sarah Smith with a preview  
 

10-30 Thursday's Coaches Corners


Lynnville Sully Football Head Coach Mike Parkinson reviews the season  
HLV Football Head Coach Kevin Smith  

Tiger Volleyball hosts Oskaloosa tonight (Thursday) at 7 pm, coverage on KGRN
Grinnell High Volleyball Head Coach Marsha Schultz  

10-30 High School Football Playoffs


First Round Results from Wednesday night
Class A
BGM 43, Edgewood Colesburg 29.  Colton Massengale 32 rush, 195 yards, 2 TD.  Dalton Jack 18 rush, 103 yards 1 TD.  Tanner Jansen 16 rush, 101 yards and threw for 94 yards and 2 TD. Post Game Comments from Bears Head Coach Jerod Burns  

Montezuma 24, Pleasantville 7  Leading rusher Mitch Stevens did not play because of an injury.  Sophomore Carson Losure 22 rushes, 135 yards, 2 TD.  Senior Mike Lyons 24 rushes, 102 yards, 2 TD.  Post Game Comments from Braves Head Coach Tyler Baethke  

Gladbrook Reinbeck 49, Belmond Klemme 18.  Eric Stoakes 15 rushes, 167 yards, 2 TD.
Van Buren 30, Belle Plaine 28
Mt. Ayr 63, Colfax Mingo 7

Class 1A
West Branch 49, Sigourney Keota 22
Central Decatur 38, Pella Christian 14

Class 2A
Williamsburg 45, PCM Monroe 31.   Mitchell Stahl, 32 rushes, 247 yards, 2 TD.
South Tama 35, North Polk 0

Class 3A
Pella 41, Fairfield 0
Gilbert 44, Humboldt 30
Norwalk 38, Bondurant Farrar 32
Webster City 27, Ballard 14
Newton 23, Clear Creek Amana 21
Dallas Center Grimes 28, Knoxville 13

Class 8
HLV 60, Wayne 30.  Dalton Kriegel 141 yards rushing, 5 TD.  Wade Van Otegham 112 yards rush.  Louis Kriegel had 3 rushing TD.
Central Elkader 76, Meskwaki 32

10-29 Wednesday's Coaches Corners


South Tama Football Head Coach Jay Hoskey  
Benton Football Head Coach Kal Goodchild wraps up the season  
Williamsburg Football Head Coach Curt Ritchie  
HLV Football Head Coach Kevin Smith  
 

10-29 Volleyball Playoffs


Scores from Tuesday night

Class 2A, Region 5
#7 Grundy Center beat West Marshall 25-9, 25-9, 25-7
South Hamilton defeated CMB 25-14, 25-9, 25-19

Class 2A, Region 6
Iowa City Regina defeated BGM 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18
#1 Dike New Hartford beat BCLUW 25-15, 25-7, 25-11

Class 1A, Region 7
#15 Iowa Valley beat Lynnvile Sully 25-9, 25-12, 25-13
Post Game Comments from Tigers Head Coach Greg Jergens  
Keota defeated Montezuma 25-13, 25-16, 25-20
Lone Tree beat Iowa Mennonite 25-14, 25-16, 25-22
#5 New London beat Notre Dame 25-15, 25-12, 25-23

Class 1A, Region 6
#14 Springville beat North Tama 25-16, 25-16, 25-11
Don Bosco defeated Gladbrook Reinbeck 21-25, 25-11, 22-25, 25-23, 17-15

 

10-28 Tuesday's Coaches Corners


BGM Football Head Coach Jerod Burns  
Edgewood-Colesburg Football Head Coach James Rochford  
English Valleys Football Head Coach Bronson McCulley wraps up the season  

10-28 Volleyball Playoffs


3A, Region 6 results from Monday night
East Marshall beat South Tama 25-20, 25-21, 25-18
Post Game comments from Mustang Head Coach Jodi Hinegardner  
Mt. Vernon beat Benton 25-13, 25-9, 25-12
Williamsburg beat Bondurant-Farrar 25-18, 25-11, 25-19
North Polk beat PCM 25-10, 25-18, 25-13

4A, Region 4 results from Monday night
Oskaloosa beat Newton 25-14, 25-10, 25-21.  Indians visit Grinnell on Thursday night, coverage on 1410 KGRN
Pella beat Knoxville 25-18, 25-16, 25-11

1A, Region 7 action on Tuesday night on Energy 106.7 FM, first serve at 7 pm
Lynnville Sully @ Iowa Valley
Hawks Head Coach Heather James  
Tigers Head Coach Greg Jergens  

10-27 Monday's Coaches Corners


Montezuma Football Head Coach Tyler Baethke  
North Mahaska Football Head Coach Steve Ehret reviews the season  
Belle Plaine Football Head Coach Todd Bohlen  

10-25 Iowa High School Football Playoffs -- First Round


Click on the headline for the complete first round playoff pairings.

10-24 Ballard 31, Grinnell 28 (OT)


Grinnell broke a 21-21 tie with a 40 yard TD pass from Cade McKnight to Luke Honold with 1:59 left to take a 28-21 lead.  Ballard came right back and scored on a 26 yard TD by Isiah Johnson with 33 seconds left to force overtime.  The Tigers failed to score on their possession and Brandon Kane kicked a 21 yard field goal to clinch a district title for the Bombers.  Johnson finished with 186 yards and 4 TD for Ballard.  Jake Simon had 24 carries for 107 yards and a 1 TD for Grinnell.  Kenny Clark caught 2 TD passes, 1 for 56 yards.  McKnight was 11-18 passing for 204 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT.  Grinnell finishes the season at 4-5.
Post Game comments from Head Coach Jim Dunne  
 

10-24 Friday's Coaches Corners


Tri County Football Head Coach Scott Edmundson  
East Marshall Cross Country Head Coach Erik Niggenmeyer  
Grinnell College Football Head Coach Jeff Pedersen  

10-24 Extra Point Interviews


Dave Arseneault Jr. on taking the job with the Reno Bighorns  
BGM Junior QB Tanner Jansen previews Montezuma  
 

10-24 Cross Country Interviews


From Thursday night
BGM's Jake Wilson and Geert Boelen plus the Williamsburg Girls at Solon  
Haley Fye, East Marshall  
Bobbi Amendt, East Marshall  
Warren Jennings, Williamsburg  
Nick Meling, East Marshall  
Sarah Frischmeyer and Bailee Kriegel, Grinnell High  
Jackson Schulte, Thomas Clower, Lucas Scherf, Grinnell High  
Grinnell High Cross Country Head Coach Trent Edsen  
Canyon Kuhlmann, Lynnville Sully  
Maddie Streeter, West Marshall  
Cori Rice, Lynnville Sully   
North Mahaska Head Coach Terry Malone  

 

10-23 Thursday's Coaches Corners


Lynnville Sully Football Head Coach Mike Parkinson  
HLV Football Head Coach Kevin Smith  
Grinnell High Football Head Coach Jim Dunne  
Ballard Football Head Coach Al Christian  

10-22 Wednesday's Coaches Corners


South Tama Football Head Coach Jay Hoskey  
Benton Football Head Coach Kal Goodchild  
Williamsburg Football Head Coach Curt Ritchie  

10-22 Volleyball Playoffs


Scores from Tuesday night
Class 2A, Region 6
BGM defeats North Mahaska 27-25, 25-20, 25-20
Jesup defeats Alburnett 3-0
St. Ansgar defeats Central Springs 3-2
BCLUW defeats Hudson 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23

Class 2A, Region 5
West Marshall defeats Colfax-Mingo 25-18, 28-26, 25-22
CMB defeats Madrid 25-19, 25-5, 25-16
West Fork defeeats West Hancock 3-0
Belmond Klemme defeats Eagle Grove 3-1

Class 1A, Region 7
Montezuma defeats Tri County 25-18, 25-14, 25-16
Iowa Valley defeats Belle Plaine 25-16, 25-17, 25-12
Lynnville Sully defeats HLV 25-9, 25-16, 25-18
Lone Tree defeats Rivermont Collegiate 3-0
Iowa Mennonite defeats English Valleys 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16
West Burlington Notre Dame defeats WACO 3-0

10-21 Tuesday's Coaches Corners


BGM Football Head Coach Jerod Burns  
Iowa Valley Football Head Coach Dan Sovers  
English Valleys Football Head Coach Bronson McCulley  

10-20 Monday's Coaches Corners


Montezuma Football Head Coach Tyler Baethke  
North Mahaska Football Head Coach Steve Ehret  
Belle Plaine Football Head Coach Todd Bohlen  

10-18 Gilbert beats Grinnell on Friday night


The Grinnell Tigers get shut out 20-0 at the hands of the Gilbert Tigers.  Gilbert had 4 turnovers, 3 fumbles and an interception, but Grinnell could not take advantage.  QB Cade McKnight was 9 of 23 pass for 79 yards and 2 INT.  TB Jake Simon had 19 carries for 54 yards.  End Kenny Clark had 3 rushes for 42 yards and just 1 catch for 7 yards.  WB Luke Honold had 4 catches for 48 yards.  Cole Dryzcimski and Cody Dvorak combined for 208 yards rushing, Dvorak had 2 TD.  If Grinnell beats Ballard next week, there will be a potential 5 way tie for the district title and one team will miss the playoffs on tiebreakers.  Grinnell falls to 4-4, 3-2 while Gilbert goes to 6-2, 3-2.
Post Game comments from Head Coach Jim Dunne  
 

10-17 Friday's Coaches Corners


Tri County Football Head Coach Scott Edmundson  
East Marshall Football Head Coach Pat Farley  
Grinnell College Football Head Coach Jeff Pedersen  

10-16 Extra Point


Interviews from Thursday's show
Cross Country:  Grinnell College Junior Adam Dalton  

Football:  Grinnell High Senior Luke Honold 
Football:  Grinnell High Senior Ethan Cline  

10-10 Grinnell 35, Benton 0


Tigers win their 4th football game in a row, shutting out the Bobcats.  Ethan Cline had 21 carries for 177 yards and 3 TD.  Cade McKnight was 8-12 passing for 166 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT.  Kenny Clark had a 49 yard TD run.  Grinnell had 21 first downs to just 3 for Benton.  Rifley Pfiffner was held to 26 yards rushing on 14 carries.  Matt Wray caught a 24 yard TD pass.  Grinnell is now 4-3 overall, 3-1 in district play.  Benton falls to 1-6, 1-4.
Post Game Comments from Tiger Head Coach Jim Dunne  
 

10-10 Extra Point from Thursday


Grinnell Senior Basketball player Deja Jackson announces her college choice is Penn; Grinnell College Seniors Alex Plemmons, Kayleigh Kresse, and Hailey Speck talk about winning the Midwest Conference golf championship for the second straight year  
 

10-3 Extra Point from Thursday


Football:  English Valleys Senior Brennan Grimm  
Women's Soccer:  Grinnell College Junior Goalkeeper Katy Oldach  
 

9-29 Monday's Coaches Corners


Montezuma Football Head Coach Tyler Baethke  
North Mahaskal Football Head Coach Steve Ehret  
Belle Plaine Football Head Coach Todd Bohlen  

9-25 Extra Point Interviews


Belle Plaine Senior Tailback Vance Bohlen  
Grinnell High Junior LB Scott Burnell  
Grinnell High Senior LB Julio Sanchez  
Iowa St. Senior LB, former BGM player Jevohn Miller   

9-19 Grinnell 16, Bondurant Farrar 14


Tigers win on a safety in the final minutes as Bluejay RB Grant Petersen was tackled in the end zone.  B-F had the ball at the 1 yard line after Adam Van Ersvelde downed a Luke Honnold.  Honnold then recovered the Bluejay onside kick.  B-F led 14-0 on 2 Petersen TD's.  Ethan Cline filled in for the sick Jake Simon and ran for 86 yards and 2 TD.  The 2nd TD was on the first drive of the third quarter, set up by a 54 yard pass from Cade McKnight to Clay Harris.  The safety was credited to LB Scotty Burnell as the Tiger defense held Petersen to 110 yards.  Grinnell is now 1-3 overall, 1-1 in the district.  Bondurant Farrar is 2-2 and 1-1.
Post Game comments with Head Coach Jim Dunne  
 

9-19 Extra Point from Thursday


Interviews from the Pizza Ranch on September 18
Grinnell High Cross Country Seniors Morgan Finch, Sarah Frischmeyer and Christa Follette  

Grinnell High Cross Country Senior David Klower and Junior Jackson Schulte  
Montezuma Football Seniors Mitch Stevens and Mikey Lyons  

9-11 Extra Point Interviews


Jill Hulsing, retired Softball Head Coach at Grinnell High  
Grinnell College Football Captains
Senior LB David Ternes 

Senior LB Rich Renteria  
Senior C Pierce Gustafson  
Junior QB Sam Poulos 

8-31 Grinnell Volleyball


Tigers Head Coach Marsha Schultz recaps the opening tournament of the season  
 

8-30 Volleyball Preview


Belle Plaine Head Coach Katie Stull   
Benton Head Coach Trisha Little   
BGM Head Coach Gary Schroeder  
East Marshall Head Coach Jodie Hinegardner  
English Valleys Head Coach Rebecca Becker  
Gladbrook Reinbeck Head Coach Danielle Clark  
Grinnell Head Coach Marsha Schultz  
HLV Head Coach Karla Robison   
Iowa Valley Head Coach Greg Jurgens  
Lynnville Sully Head Coach Heather James  
Montezuma Head Coach Lacey Taylor   
North Mahaska Head Coach Jim Woods  
South Tama Head Coach Holly Kupka  
Tri County Head Coach Allie Bjork  
Williamsburg Head Coach Rachel Berkland 

6-30 East Marshall Coaches Corner


from Friday 6-27
Mustang Softball Head Coach Jary Hoskey   
 

5-7 SICL Track Meet Interviews


Montezuma Sophomore Katie Maschmann   
Belle Plaine Junior Trey Squiers  
Lynnville Sully Senior Meliek Meyer   
North Mahaska Girls Track Head Coach Terry Malone  
Belle Plaine Boys Track Head Coach Mark Tegeler   

5-1 Extra Point Interviews


BGM Junior Geert Boelen   
Grinnell Seniors Andy Cunningham and Mason Doty  
 

4-24 Extra Point Interviews


Iowa Valley's Sophomore Marrisa Ward on competing at Drake Relays   
South Tama Senior Dylan Kalinay previewing his races Friday at Drake Relays    
Iowa Valley Senior Jackie Kriegel on going to Central College to play basketball   
UNI Football Head Coach Mark Farley     
Grinnell College Men's Tennis Head Coach Andy Hamilton previews the Midwest Conference championships