We had one area Cross Country Meet go off without a hitch despite some looming weather while a highly ranked local volleyball team fell in a bit of an upset.
High School Cross Country
In the lone cross country meet from yesterday the Eagle Grove Eagles hosted the Dick Bell Invitational at Eagle Grove Country Club. In the Class A division of the girls’ meet Charles City won the meet with Clarion Goldfield Dows finishing 9th. Sophomore Raven Kinnitz finished in 52nd place to lead the Cowgirls.
The Cowboys also took 9th in the boys division with Caleb Krueger leading the way with a 48th place finish in the meet which was won by Humboldt.
The Eagle Grove Eagles participated in the B division and took 4th place in the girls meet with Denver taking 1st place. Sophomore Lea Friedl led the Eagles with a 7th place finish while Megan Schaefer took 14th.
The Class B boys race the Eagles took 6th in the meet which was won by Newman Catholic. Jon Koester lead Eagle Grove with a 17th place finish while Jacob Arbaugh took 30th.
South Hamilton Hawks Volleyball
In the lone volleyball matchup from Tuesday night a slight upset went against the South Hamilton Hawks. The Hawks, ranked 11th in Class 2A, visited a Gilbert Tigers team that entered the match with a 14 and 24 record but after South Hamilton won a tight first set 27-25 it turned in favor of the Tigers. After 25-17 and 25-19 victories for Gilbert in the next 2 sets, the two teams took match point all the way to 29 before Gilbert ended the match with a 31-29 victory to win 3 sets to one. The loss is the second in the last 3 matches for South Hamilton, who now sits at 21 and 4 this season and has dropped out of first place in the Heart of Iowa Conference.
Iowa Hawkeye Football:
Floyd of Rosedale will be on the line when Iowa visits Minnesota. It will be the 112th meeting in the series and matches teams with identical 3-1 records. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz first experience with this series was when he joined Hayden Fry’s staff in 1981.
Ferentz says there are a lot of similarities between the Golden Gophers and the Hawkeyes.
In the last few years the Hawkeyes have struggled coming off a bye week and Ferentz says they adjusted their practice routine.
New Big Ten rules allow teams to travel 74 players but Ferentz says they won’t be taking that many to the Twin Cities.
Iowa State Cyclone Football
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says his team is making progress despite a slow start to the season. The Cyclones take a 1-3 record on the road to Oklahoma State. Campbell says the Cyclones must be better on third down on both sides of the ball.
Campbell says the ISU offense must make strides especially with some of the high scoring opponents remaining on the schedule.
Injured quarterback Kyle Kempt is improving and could play next week against West Virginia. Kempt suffered a knee injury in a season opening loss at Iowa. Running back David Montgomery is listed as day to day with an arm injury. Campbell says they may need to make a decision on whether to rest him to get ready for next week or use him on a limited basis.