North Fayette Valley dampens Osage homecoming

By Kristi Nixon OSAGE — Coming in with a very deceptive 1-3 record, North Fayette Valley set the tone early with a turnover of the then-No. 7 (AP) Osage football team to eventually hand the Green Devils a 20-8 homecoming loss on Friday, Sept. 22. Played under less-than-ideal conditions – non-stop rain with varying intensity […]

Saint doesn’t let diabetes slow him down

By Kristi Nixon MANLY — St. Ansgar’s Lucan Knutson may not be among the front pack in cross country races, but you may notice him if you’re looking. He wears an insulin monitor patch on his left arm. The junior for the Saints has Type 1 diabetes but isn’t letting that affect him while competing […]

Riceville rallies come up short

By Kristi Nixon DUNKERTON — All three sets the Riceville volleyball team had to rally against Dunkerton in this road Iowa Star North Conference match. Each of the three times, the Wildcats saw a close set go the Raiders’ way in a 3-0 sweep on Tuesday, Sept. 19. At one point in the opener, coach […]

Saints bust the Broncos

By Kristi Nixon ST. ANSGAR — St. Ansgar used all three facets of its game to roll over a young Belmond-Klemme squad and improved to 4-0 with a dominant 61-6 homecoming victory on Friday, Sept. 15. The Class A No. 2 (Associated Press) Saints forced four Bronco turnovers, set themselves up well with punt and […]

Wildcats top West Central on Hall of Fame night

By Casandra Leff RICEVILLE – In front of the only Riceville football team to win a state title, the Wildcats put together a comfortable 36-0 win over West Central in a home game Friday night at Rasmussen field. That 1993 team was recognized at halftime as part of this year’s Riceville Hall of Fame class, […]

Powers breaks through goal at Clear Lake

By Kristi Nixon CLEAR LAKE — A quick turnaround was no problem for Saint sophomore Lila Powers. The cross country runner for St. Ansgar had just medaled at Osage’s meet two days before and had another top-10 finish at Clear Lake’s Veterans Memorial Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 14. “It went pretty well,” Powers said. […]

PRs, season bests highlight Osage home meet

By Kristi Nixon OSAGE — Darren Adams wanted to run well for the home crowd. He covered the Mitchell County Nature Center course in a season best to become the only area boys’ runner to earn a medal on Tuesday, Sept. 12. “It’s fun to have all of our fans out here, supporting,” Adams said. […]

Saint seniors pass milestones

By Kristi Nixon MANLY — St. Ansgar senior setter Aspen Falk and senior libero Kinsey Anderson each passed milestones in their careers during the Saints’ 3-0 sweep of Central Springs on Monday, Sept. 11. Falk tallied 27 assists, passing the 22 she needed to earn 1,000. Meanwhile, Anderson put up eight digs when needing only […]

Saints nip Osage in battle for L.R. Falk trophy

By Kristi Nixon ST. ANSGAR — If there is one thing that St. Ansgar head coach Drew Clevenger and Osage first-year head man Chris Kyhl can agree on, the 2023 season opener in this rivalry game was one for the ages. The Saints capitalized on a pair of Green Devil turnovers in the first half […]

Same old Osage: Green Devils easily sweep Newman

By Kristi Nixon OSAGE — The Osage volleyball team may have a lot of new faces in different positions, but they played like the same old Green Devils to open the 2023 season. Coach Bryan Tabbert’s team has a new setter – the third new one in as many seasons – and, for the first […]