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    Some good games in Western Iowa

    Everybody keeps talking about these high school games in central and eastern Iowa, so I though I would throw a thread in for the teams in Western Iowa!

    - IKM/Manning (11-0) vs. Missouri Valley (9-2) - 2A
    - Harlan (10-1) vs. Bishop Heelan Catholic Sioux City (11-0) - 3A
    - Carroll (11-0) vs Clear Lake (11-0) - 3A
    - AHST/Avoca (11-0) vs. Madrid (10-1) - A


    Again, have to root for the home teams on these; IKM/Manning, Harlan, Carroll and AHST!!!



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    You can't forget Lenox Vs. East Union (8-man)

    Both 10-1...

    Lenox was absolutely horrible at 11-man but has been a force every year since they switched to 8-man. I think that East Union was their only Loss this year.

    Go Tigers



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    I would like to see how Stanton would do in 11 man



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    I would like Heelan and Harlan to both lose, if possible.



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    I would like Heelan and Harlan to both lose, if possible.
    Amen to that!!


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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    I would like Heelan and Harlan to both lose, if possible.
    Why?


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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Why?
    Harlan just irritates me because they are consistently dominant (and always beat my H.S. team). I'm probably just a sore loser . I may root for them if they are playing Dowling or something.

    I played Heelan in soccer for several years and their players were always cocky and had poor sportsmanship. Things may have changed now I guess.



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    Harlan just irritates me because they are consistently dominant (and always beat my H.S. team). I'm probably just a sore loser . I may root for them if they are playing Dowling or something.

    I played Heelan in soccer for several years and their players were always cocky and had poor sportsmanship. Things may have changed now I guess.
    Since Heelan has been in 3A I have not seen this, in fact, since the 3A move Heelan has been in state championship games in baseball, basketball (got crushed) and football (got crushed) each time beating Harlan to advance.


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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Carroll is on the road at Clear Lake.



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cutshot View Post
    Carroll is on the road at Clear Lake.
    How long of a drive is that?



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    How long of a drive is that?
    Very.



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Class 4A
    Dowling at Valley
    Ankeny at Ames
    CR Xavier vs. Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome)
    Bettendorf at CR Washington

    Class 3A
    Carroll to Clear Lake: 151 miles
    Harlan to Sioux City: 113 miles
    Mount Pleasant to Pella: 96 miles
    Cresco to Decorah: 21 miles

    Class 2A
    Sumner to Story City: 121 miles
    Missouri Valley to Manning: 65 miles
    Okoboji to Central Lyon: 55 miles
    Wellman to Solon: 48 miles

    Class 1A
    Council Bluffs to Inwood: 181 miles (including I-29 into South Dakota!!!)
    Aplington to Emmetsburg: 139 miles
    Pella to Gowrie: 123 miles
    Delhi to West Branch: 105 miles

    Class A
    Madrid to Avoca: 105 miles
    *Northwood to Cedar Falls: 100 miles
    Lake City to Alta: 57 miles
    Victor to Traer: 53 miles
    *Winthrop to Cedar Falls: 43 miles
    *Northwood-Kensett vs. East Buchanan in UNI-Dome

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    Janesville to Corwith: 115 miles
    Stanton to Coon Rapids: 89 miles
    Afton to Lenox: 29 miles
    Fenton to Armstrong: 15 miles



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsp View Post
    You can't forget Lenox Vs. East Union (8-man)

    Both 10-1...

    Lenox was absolutely horrible at 11-man but has been a force every year since they switched to 8-man. I think that East Union was their only Loss this year.

    Go Tigers
    Not sure how beat Lenox but East Union's only loss was to Lenox and in the old system they wouldn't have even qualified for the playoffs. Sounds like a pretty wild game coming up.



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWarrior View Post
    I would like to see how Stanton would do in 11 man
    Stanton is absolutely killing teams...



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    Re: Some good games in Western Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    Harlan just irritates me because they are consistently dominant (and always beat my H.S. team). I'm probably just a sore loser . I may root for them if they are playing Dowling or something.

    I played Heelan in soccer for several years and their players were always cocky and had poor sportsmanship. Things may have changed now I guess.
    Harlan's success amazes me. The fact that it's not just one sport, but every sport every year they are extremely good. I've head Bladt and Osborn speak before and say that the reason they have success is because their athletes don't specialize in 1 sport. Those same kids out for football, are out for basketball, etc etc. Pretty sweet that they can do that and be very competitive in everything while being a fairly large 3A school.

    Many small schools struggle to be competitive because you see kids wanting to specialize in their one sport. In order for small schools to be competitive in all sports, true athletes can't just specialize in 1 sport, they need to be out for multiple/all sports.

    If a big 3A school can manage to be as good as they are without specializing, then certainly small schools can too.


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