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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  

10-21 Grinnell JV Football


Tigers JV Head Coach Mike Anderson  
 

10-21 Volleyball Preview


2A Region 6 First Round Match-Up
North Mahaska @ BGM, First serve at 7 pm on 1410 KGRN
Warhawks Head Coach Jim Woods  
Bears Head Coach Gary Schroeder  

1A Region 7 First Round Match-Up
Belle Plaine @ Iowa Valley, First serve at 7pm on Energy 106.7 FM
Lady Plainsmen Head Coach Katie Stull  
Tigers Head Coach Greg Jurgens  

 

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  

10-20 Saturday Recaps


Grinnell College Football Head Coach Jeff Pedersen after a 35-10 loss to Illinois College  
Grinnell High Volleyball Head Coach Marsha Schultz after the Tigers final regular season action Saturday at the Knoxville Tournament  
 

10-18 Arseneault Jr. takes job in Reno


It's now official, former Grinnell College men's basketball associate head coach Dave Arseneault Jr. is new Head Coach of the Reno Bighorns, the NBA D-league team of the Sacramento Kings.  The story was first reported last Wednesday.

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  

10-17 Grinnell High Sports Recap


Cross Country:  Grinnell finished 2nd in both boys and girls at the Little Hawkeye Meet at Dallas Center.  All Conference Girls:  Sarah Frischmeyer (6th), Bailee Kriegel (10th), Morgan Finch (13th), Leslie Stark (14th).  Senior Christa Follette pulled up in middle of race with injury.  All Conference Boys:  Jackson Schulte (4th), Thomas Clower (7th), Lucas Scherf (8th), Jacob Staroska (15th).  JV Girls won conference crown with Sienna Durr finishing 1st.

Girls Swimming:  Grinnell beat Des Moines Hoover 165-55 and beat Oskaloosa 144-79.  Jessica Moore was first in Diving with 226.20 points.  Kameron Moore finished 2nd with a season high 171.45.  Isabela Gallegos was first in the 500 free style.  Gallegos teamed with Beth Mitchell, Alex Smith and Catelyn Graham to finish first in the 200 free relay.  Mitchell, Graham, Smith and Maggie Levandoski was first in the medlay relay.

Volleyball:  Tiger Head Coach Marsha Schultz recaps Pella Christian  
 

10-17 SICL Cross Country Meet


At Montezuma
Boys
Team:  1)  BGM 44; 2) Sigourney 74; 3) Lynnville Sully 86; 4) Montezuma 93; 5) Belle Plaine 96; 6) Keota 118
Individual:  1) Geert Boelen, BGM 18:46.21; 2) Canyon Kuhlmann, Lynnville Sully 19:11.84; 3) Tyler Crawford, Sigourney; 4) Jake Wilson, BGM; 5) Braden Parr, Belle Plaine; 6) Paden Maschmann, Montezuma; 7) Logan Sieren, Keota; 8) Jesus Gamboa, BGM; 9) Nathan Fritz, Sigourney; 10) Joe Eichhorn, Belle Plaine.

Girls
Team:  1) Lynnville Sully 37; 2) North Mahaska 63; 3) Montezuma 73; 4) Sigourney 116
Individual:  1) Hannah Greene, English Valleys 18:35.88; 2) Cori Rice, Lynnville Sully 18:38.17; 3) Olivia Jones, Montezuma; 4) Caitlin Sampson, North Mahaska; 5) Madison Rasmussen, Lynnville Sully; 6) Adrea Loving, North Mahaska; 7) Haley James, Lynnville Sully, 8) Mollie Tibbetts, BGM; 9) Kasiah Ehresman, Lynnville Sully, 10) Alexis Maki, Montezuma.

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  

10-16 Thursday's Coaches Corners


Lynnville Sully Football Head Coach Mike Parkinson  
HLV Football Head Coach Kevin Smith  
Grinnell High Football Head Coach Jim Dunne  
Gladbrook Reinbeck Football Head Coach John Olson  

10-15 Wednesday's Coaches Corners


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

10-14 Tuesday's Coaches Corners


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

10-14 Monday's Coaches Corners


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

10-10 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 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  

10-10 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