Staff Report

02/21/2017 - 12:26pm
DES MOINES – Hampton-Dumont senior Isaac Shelton had an unfortunate turn of events in the Class 2A 152-pound bracket during the state wrestling meet last week. The first-time state qualifier finished 0-2 to end his season at 21-8. Shelton opened with a 10-3 loss by decision against third-ranked John Tuttle of Spirit Lake Park. The entire story appears in the Feb. 22 print and online...
02/21/2017 - 12:11pm
BUFFALO CENTER – North Iowa took advantage of CAL’s foul troubles to pull away late in this Class 1A district opener on Monday, Feb. 13. The Bison salted this one away at the free throw line as four of the Cadets five starters fouled out and two other players finished with four in the 64-49 final. Coach Austin Guerrero’s team...
02/21/2017 - 12:08pm
CLARION – A big fourth quarter solidified a Clarion-Goldfield-Dows first round district basketball win over Hampton-Dumont on Monday, Feb. 13. The Bulldogs hung with the Cowboys, trailing 35-26 entering the fourth quarter where the home team pulled away, 52-30. Justin Kent scored nine points to lead H-D. The entire story appears in the Feb....
02/14/2017 - 1:18pm
ACKLEY – Russ Banzhaf celebrated his career win No. 400 as his AGWSR boys basketball team defeated South Hardin 66-46 on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Banzhaf became the 95th coach in Iowa history to reach that mark. He got it with a 21-point night from Mason Eilderts and 15 more from Jay Janssen. More on this story will appear in the Feb. 15 print and...
01/24/2017 - 12:33pm
LATIMER – Unbeaten and Class 1A No. 12 Janesville showed no mercy against the CAL girls basketball team on Friday, Jan. 20. Even with the game well in hand, the Wildcats (14-0, 12-0 Iowa Star Conference) were still going for steals, three in the final minute, and one with less than 15 seconds to go in a 92-27 game at Latimer. Janesville...
01/03/2017 - 2:56pm
The year 2016 brought its biggest stories in the form of major milestones. From 1,000-point career scorers -– three area players do so – to coaching wins: boys West Fork basketball coaches earned them. It was a great year in the Hampton area.   1. Early in 2016, H-D senior basketball players Jessica Speake and Jordan Prantner both...
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