8-Man Results, Records and Pairings


Audubon 45, Newell-Fonda 33
Gilbertville, Don Bosco 62, Moravia 0
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 63, Stanton 0
H-L-V, Victor 59, Lone Tree 22
Midland, Wyoming 42, Janesville 7
Sidney 50, Lenox 12
St. Mary's, Remsen 58, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 13
Tripoli 28, Riceville 18



St. Mary's, Remsen (9-0)
Audubon (10-0)
@ Audubon

Give me the Cheatin Wheelers at home.  The Bon is tough this season.

Fremont-Mills, Tabor (8-2)
Sidney (10-0)
@ Sidney

Completely unsure. 

Midland, Wyoming (8-2)
Trapolah (9-1)
@ Midland

Prolly Midland

Gilbertville Don Bosco,  (10-0)
 H-L-V, Victor (9-2)
@ Gilbertville

Two teams forfeited this season rather than have Gilbertville run the score up on them.  I don't think Victor has much of a chance.


Knights Steamroll Stanton

It took just under two hours.

Fremont-Mills exacted revenge in the first round of the 8-man state tournament with a 63-0 win over Stanton at Don Hicks field.  The Vikings won a week two matchup with the Knights 42-35, but that was an F-M team short two of its best players and starting a number of young players on both sides of the ball.

With Blake Hurley and Jaeger Powers back in the lineup along with a rapidly maturing set of lineman on both sides of the balll the Knights are a completely different team.  Add in Stanton struggling with injuries to standouts Drake Johnson and Dillion Rocha, who both played at less than 100 percent and the stage was set fior what amounted to an execution.

Powers and quarterback Mason Vanatta combined for six touchdowns.  Austin Gartner broke three tackles on a pass reception to score a TD of his own.  Kicker Connor Alley picked up a field goal snap gone askew and raced around left end for a 20 yard score.  Eli Owen crashed over the goal line and added a two point conversion run shortly before the final whistle for the Knights who improve to 8-2.

The two losses are to Stanton and Sidney.  F-M will head to Sidney Friday night for the quarterfinals to take on the unbeaten Cowboys who beat FM 45-35 in week four.  Sidney hammered Lenox 50-12 to improve to 10-0.  The two teams will play Friday with a trip to the UNI-Dome on the line.

The loss ends the Vikings eight game winning streak and ends thier season at 8-2

Oct. 23rd Regional VB Results

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Sidney29 - 5
25-17 25-10 25-22
Southwest Valley    19 - 9

Clarinda    15 - 13
25-17 25-4 25-22
Mount Ayr    20 - 9

Des Moines Christian   21 - 8
25-11 25-7 25-11
Pleasantville   6 - 13


East Mills   22 - 8
25-18 25-21 25-18
Griswold   12 - 18

Stanton   12 - 20
17-25 25-18 25-20 26-24
Lenox    7 - 16

Boyer Valley     12 - 15
17-25 25-17 25-14 24-26 15-10
West Harrison      7 - 16

Essex     21 - 6
25-18 27-25 25-15
Riverside    12 - 17






State 8-Man Pairings

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Stanton 8-1 vs. FM 7-2

I lean to FM with revenge on their side and comparatively good health

Sidney 9-0 vs. Lenox 5-4

Sidney has a great record against Lenox in 8 man.  Expect that to continue

Audubon 9-0 vs. Newell-Fonda 8-1

Another case of revenge.  The Bon let it get away last year first round against this same team.  Weelas by a couple scores.

Remsen St Mary 8-0 vs. Boyer Valley 7-2

BV has a lot to be proud about.  Making the final 16 is legit, but it ends in Remsen. 

Don Bosco 9-0 vs. Moravia 8-1

Oh no...................

HLV Victor 8-2 vs. Lone Tree 8-2

Another rematch.  Two even teams.  I'm gonna go with revenge again and take Victor

Midland 7-2 vs. Janesville 6-3

Midland coming in with some momentum.  I'll take them by a score or two

Riceville 8-1 vs. Tripola 8-1

Tripola won in week one 34-30.  Riceville hasnt lost since.  No revenge I'll take Tripola

Regional Volleyball Scores

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25-15 25-20 25-19
South Page

West Harrison
25-13 25-16 25-17                

17-25 24-26 25-22 25-22 15-8

25-17 26-24 25-27 26-24

25-6 25-7 25-6
Clarinda Academy

Boyer Valley
25-17 25-12 19-25 25-19



Mount Ayr
25-8 25-14 25-7

Southwest Valley
25-13 25-14 23-25 25-17                  
Nodaway Valley

Interstate 35
20-25 25-20 25-11 25-16
West Central Valley


Knop Hammers East Mills Into Second


Alex Knop put down 19 kills on 49 swings for East Mills Thursday in a 3-0 win over Essex in the Corner Conference season finale for both teams.  The win is the 21st of the season for EM.  With teams entering the game with 5-1 conference records, the game became a de facto contest for the runner up spot in the final Corner standings.

"We had a goal of winning a tournament this season but finished 2nd at Mt Ayr, 3rd at Missouri Valley and third in Bedford, said Wolverines coach Conni Blank.  "Our main goals are to always play like a team, always give our best effort, and have fun."

East Mills was also third at the Corner Conference tournament, where they fell to this very same Essex team in the semifinals.

"We have been working on defending the back row attack and getting to more balls," said Blank whose team limited the Trojanettes a .109 kill efficiency as a team.  Daiton Martin led Essex with 12 kills on the night.

Shellby Moore added 11 kills for EM who improves to 21-8 on the season.  Dezirae Drake and Rachel Schaefer combined for 55 assists.  Knop and Moore led the way defensively as well with 25 and 21 digs respectively.

Regional play begins for both teams next week.

East Mills 25   25   25

Essex        18   22    18



Week 7 Football Recap

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Fremont-Mills 43 EHK 12

Mason Vanatta rushed for 138 yards on five carries to pace Fremont-MIlls to an easy 43-12 win over Elk Horn-Kimballton in district seven action Friday.  Baring any huge upsets, the win all but assures F-M the second place spot in the district.

Jaeger Powers rushed for 149 yards for F-M who improves to 5-2 on the season.  Andrew Hontz led the defense with 10 tackles.  The Knights will host Woodbine next Friday night.

East Mills 36 Essex 6

Chris Darnold and Trevor Glockel each had two rushing touchdowns for East Mills in a 36-6 District seven win over Essex.

Dylan Schroeder intercepted two passes for the Wolverines who picked up their second win of the season.  EM will host Academy next Friday.

Sidney 56 Woodbine 22

The Cowboys all but assured themselves the district title with a convincing 56-22 win in always tough Woodbine.  The Cowboys improve to 7-0 and keep a 12 game win streak intact.

The Cowboys play Essex Friday night.

CAM 72 Clarinda Academy 22

Injury riddled CAM kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 72-22 win over Academy Friday.  The Cougars will need to win out against Elk Horn-Kimballton and Fremont-Mills, and also hope for a Woodbine upset of F-M this Friday night.  The Cougars are now 5-3 on the season.  Academy drops to 2-5

Stanton 56 Lenox 30

The Vikings shook the money off their back with a 56-30 win over Lenox Friday.  Keygan Day fired four touchdown passes for Stanton who had not beaten the Tigers since 2011.

The win sets up a winner take all showdown with Bedford in two weeks as the Vikings have an open week this coming Friday.  The winner of that game will be the district champion, regardless of what happens Friday night in the Lenox/Bedford game.

Bedford 28 East Union 8

The Bulldogs remained perfect in district six play and improved to 5-2 on the season.  Bedford will play Leniox Friday. 

Corner Final Rematch Set


Essex won sets three and four to break a 1-1 tie with East Mills Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Corner Conference Volleyball Tournament in Sidney to earn a second stright berth in the championship game.

Top seeded Sidney held up its end of the bargain in the nightcap with a 9-14-14 sweep of fifth seeded Fremont-Mills.  The Lady Knights had pulled off a minor upset of fourth seeded Stanton in the quarterfinals, avenging an earlier loss and earning a place in the semifinals against the Cowgirls.

Essex (15-4) swept Heartland in the quarterfinals and East Mills (19-9) did the same to South Page to set up a much awaited semifinal matchup.  Daiton Martin recorded her 1000th career kill for the Trojanettes who seek to avenge last years loss to Sidney in the conference final.

Sidney (23-3) had no trouble with Academy in the first round Monday night.  Fremont-Mills was the last Corner Conference team to beat Sidney, outlasting the Cowgirls in a thrilling five setter in the 2014 regional semifinals, but they were no match for the defending champs Tuesday night

Finals are Thursday at Fremont-Mills

3rd place game - East Mills/Fremont-Mills

Championship Game - Sidney/Essex.

Football District Recaps and Breakdown


Sidney 56 East Mills 12

No doubter here.  It's a rapidly improving East Mills team and recent offensive changes have improved the offense but it doesn't make them any faster.  Tough to keep up with Sidney's deep and quick offensive onslaught.

Bryson Duncan again over the 100 yard mark for the Cowboys.  Cameron Whitehead completed 4 of 5 passes for 3 scores.  Brady Lorimor, Tate Thompson and Caleb Behrends all caught touchdown passes for the unbeaten Cowboys.

Nic Duysen caught five passes for 86 yards to lead East Mills.  Sidney makes the always dangerous trip to Woodbine in week seven.  The Wolverines will be heavily favored against Essex.


Fremont-Mills 54 Clarinda Academy 2

Six passes and six completions for Mason Vanatta to lead the scariest two loss team in the state.  Jaeger Powers carried nine times for 129 yards for F-M who will be favored from here on out.  Week 7 brings a tricky trip to play Elk Horn Kimballton on the road in a game that will more than likely decide a trip to the state tournament.

CAM 38 Essex 14

CAM wins the battle of two injury depleted teams.  Thomas Hensley was amazing again for the Cougars who improve 4-3 on the season.

Elk Horn-Kimballton 68 Woodbine 52

Neither of these two teams really likes to play defense, but they both like to score a ton.  Woodbine gives up 60+ for the fourth time this year (with Sidney on deck).  The Danes give up 50+ for the third time this season (with FM on deck).  Get out your abacus, these are gonne be some big totals.

The win keeps Elk Horn's post season hopes alive and they simply must beat FM Friday to have a reasonable shot.

Stanton 56 East Union 30  

Sixth straight win for the Vikings but the big news is injuries to both Dillion Rocha and Drake Johnson.  Add in Lenox on deck Friday night and you have a nervous week for the Vikings.

Good news for Stanton is Easton Hultman stepping up to pair with reliable Reece Anderson to handle the receiving duties.  Hultman pulled in three passes for 156 yards.  Anderson caught three for 90 yards.

The Vikings haven't beaten Lenox since 2011.

Sept 22 Football Recaps

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Fremont-Mills 54 Essex 0

Mason Vanatta rushed four times for 148 yards and two scores for Fremont-Mills in a 54-0 win over Essex.  Andrew Hontz scored on a fumble recovery on the first play of the game for the Knights who never looked back

Colton Hauschild picked off two passes for the Knights who remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the District seven race. 

Sidney 94 CAM 46

It was a marathon first half that took two hours.  Sidney scored the first eight times they had the ball and CAM scored six of the first eight and somewhere around nine o clock halftime arrived with the score 60-38 in favor of the Cowboys.

Bryson Duncan ended all doubt by running the second half kickoff back for a touchdown.  Duncan finished the night with 254 yards on 18 carries.  Cody Dupre added 100 yards on five carries and two scores.  Tate Thompson, Leighton Whipple and Cameron Whitehead all added rushing touchdowns for Sidney who remains unbeaten on the season at 5-0.

Cam QB Thomas Hensley piled up 346 yards of passing and added another 78 yards on the ground for the injury riddled Cougars who drop their second consecutive game. 

Elk Horn-Kimballton 70 Clarinda Academy 38

Comfortable win for Elk Horn who remains in position to fight for a playoff spot in the district seven race.  Elk Horn heads into the tough stretch of its schedule with games against Woodbine, Fremont-Mills and CAM ahead. 

Woodbine 42 East Mills 22

Michael Schafer and the new pass oriented East Mills offense racked up 256 yards passing Friday night in Woodbine but it just wasn't enough to to stay with Joey Wolf and the Tigers.

Wolf piled up 239 yards rushing on 32 carries and Wyatt Pryor threw three touchdown passes for Woodbine who improves to 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in the district to remain in contention for a playoff spot. 

Dylan Schroeder caught eight passes for 110 yards and a score for the Wolverines who drop to 1-4 on the season.

Stanton 66 Murray 8

Keegan Day threw five scoring strikes on only seven attempts Friday for Stanton who improved to 5-1 on the season with an easy win over Murray.  Easton Hultman caught two touchdown passes and Drake Johnson ran back an interception 75 yards for a score for the Vikings who improve to 3-0 in the district six standings.


Sept 19th VB Results


Sidney 25 25 25

East MIlls 15 13 23

At the Start of the night Sidney and East Mills were two of three Corner teams with unblemished records in the Conference standings.  At the end of the night East Mills had dropped from those ranks.

Kelsey Hobbie and Camryn McClintock combined for 27 kills.  Jaden Daffer pulled up 8 digs and dropped in 5 aces.  Olivia Larsen added another 36 assists to her already staggering total for the season as the Cowgirls rolled to a win in straight sets.

Sidney and East Mills finished 1-2 last season in the Corner Conference standings.


Stanton 3

Fremont-MIlls 2

One night after dropping a grueling five set match to Southwest Valley, Stanton survived another five set thriller with Fremont-Mills to improve to 3-0 in the Corner Conference standings, leaving them in a first place tie with Sidney for the lead.


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20 kills for Daiton Martin in an easy three set win for Essex.  Bailey Drennen led the Rebels with five kills   Essex sets in a second place tie with East Mills with one loss each.


Sidney 3-0

Stanton 3-0

East Mills 3-1

Fremont-Mills 2-3

Heartland 1-3

South Page 0-4

Academy 0-3



Sept 22 Football Schedules


Fremont Mills (2-2) vs. Essex (0-5)

F-M is going to improve every week for the rest of the season.  Jaeger Powers and Blake Hurley are back in the lineup.  The Knights will have some critical matchups ahead that could go either way, but this Friday doesn't appear to be one of them.

Essex is still searching for its first win and the road simply isn't going to get any easier.  The Knights are quite possibly the most dangerous 2-2 team you can face right now. 

Stanton (4-1) vs. Murray (0-5)

This isn't your older brothers Murray that was relevant on a regional basis.  This is 0-5 Murray that has only scored three times this season. 

Stanton is a top 20 team in the state.  They will be favored every game from here on out the rest of the season.  This one will be ugly.

Cam vs. Sidney

This one had the potential to be every bit as good as the 2012 clash between these same two teams in week nine of that season.  That was before CAM suffered at least three injuries to key players, including both linebackers and it's best receiver.

It's still an offense piloted by Thomas Hensley so chances are the Cougars will score, but its unlikely that the defense will keep Sidney's diverse, multi faceted offense from posting a big number.  The Cowboys are a LOT faster than East Mills who scored 57 last Friday night against CAM in Anita.

Unbeaten SIdney will be a substantial favorite, but do not sleep on a program like CAM, regardless of injures.  Pride and persistence + Thomas Hensley + fireworks.

East Mills (1-3) vs. Woodbine (2-2)

Well, East Mills scored 57 last week and Woodbine gave up 70+ to Academy.  East Mills surrendered 56 to CAM and Woodbine racked up 96 (!!!!) on the Eagles.

Expect a big total in this one.  BCMoore like the Wolverines by 9 in this one at Woodbine,  In terms of competitiveness this is the game of the week in the district.

Clarinda Academy (2-2) vs Elk Horn-Kimballton (2-2)

It's still Elk Horn.  2-2 or not.  When you go north of I 80 and they CAN hang a large number on you, they WILL hang a large number on you.  If you complain, their refs will throw a lot of flags at you.

Academy has played well so far this season, but this is a tough trip.

September 8th Football Scores/Recaps


Clarinda Academy 52 Essex 22

Academy roared to a 34-6 lead early in the second half before taking its foot off the gas pedal and cruising to a 52-22 win over Essex,. It's the second straight win for the Eagles who improve to 2-1 on the season and the second consecutive win over Essex since dropping back down to 8-man football.

Essex drops to 0-4.

Fremont-Mills 46 East Mills 6

Seth Malcom rushed for 194 yards on 23 carries for Fremont-Mills in a 46-6 win over East Mills on Homecoming night in Malvern.  Malcom scored five times and Mason Vanatta added two rushing touchdowns of his own for the Knights who improve to 2-1 on the season.

Its the third straight loss to open the season for the Wolverines who have played a very tough schedule to this point. 

Sidney 61 Elk Horn-Kimballton 25

Bryson Duncan and Cody Dupree scored three touchdowns each and Cameron Whitehead had three touchdown passes for Sidney.

CAM 62 Woodbine 28

Thomas Hensley racked up over 300 yards of offense and six touchdowns for CAM.  Preston Murphy caught seven passes for 140 yards and two scores.  Joey Wolf rushed for 114 yards on 12 carries for Woodbine.

Stanton 60Lamoni 12

Keegan Day threw for 296 yards and six touchdowns to lead Stanton to its third win of the season.  Drake Johnson and Dillion Rocha each had over 100 yards receiving and combined for five scores.  Reece Anderson added the sixth receiving score.

Johnson added two rushing scores to up his total to six for the night.  He leads the area in scoring with 98 points this season.  Stanton improves to 3-1 and appear to be the team to beat this season in district six.

Second Half Surge Sparks Sidney


Had you only watched the first quarter of Sidney's Friday night tilt against Elk Horn-Kimballton, the final score might look like it must be a typo.

Held scoreless for nearly 18 minutes, the Cowboys rose up to score six times in their next seven possessions to run away with a 61-25 victory in the district opener.  The win, coupled with Fremont-Mills playoff win last year gives Corner teams two consecutive wins over over Elk Horn, a team that has traditionally given area schools nightmares.

After a scoreless first quarter, the two teams traded touchdowns throughout the second frame with Elk Horn scoring first and the Cowboys responding.  Cameron Whitehead hit Sergio Rodriguez for the first score and Bryson Duncan rumbled for the second.  Elk Horn stunned the Cowboys with a flea flicker just before half and appeared to be all set to take a 19-13 lead into the break, but a quick Sidney drive capped by Whiteheads second touchdown pass gave Sidney the momentum heading into break.

Cody Dupre angled to the center of the field and was wrapped up at the one before struggling to thrust the ball across the goal line for the tying score.  The fast pace favored the deeper Cowboys as the visiting defenders were visibly struggling to catch their breath as the half drew to a close.  The second half only brought more struggles for the Elk horn defense.

Dupre caught a 45 yard pass for a score early in the third quarter after the Elk Horn defense bit on a play fake.  He was two yard beyond the nearest defender when Whiteheads pass hit him in stride.  Brock Shirley intercepted a pass shortly after that to give the Cowboys a short field.  Whitehead took the honors himself, bowling over the goal line from 10 yards out to make the score 32-19.

The floodgates opened.  it was all on the ground after that.  Whitehead scored again.  Duncan rushed for two more scores and Dupre scampered around end for his third score of the game for the final Sidney touchdown.

The Cowboys pick up their third win of the season and their eighth straight win stretching back to last season when they lost back to back games against Fremont-Mills and the aforementioned Elk Horn-Kimballton. 

Elk Horn drops to 1-2 on the season, but its only fair to mention the two losses are to Sidney, and Audubon who are two of the strongest teams in the area.  Also among the strongest teams in the area is Fremont-Mills who punished East Mills Friday night to improve to 2-1 on the season.

F-M will play host to Sidney Friday night.  The Knights haven't lost a district game to a Corner Conference opponent since late September back in 2012 when the very same Sidney Cowboys preserved a 31-30 win with a goal line stand on the last play of the game in what is arguably the most exciting game of the Corner Conference 8-man era.



Sept 7th VB Scores


13 kills for Camryn McClintock and another 12 for Kelie Hobbie in Sidney's sweep of two Nebraska teams.  Olivia Larson had 39 assists and three aces.  The Cowgirls improve to 10-2

Sidney 25 25

Weeping Water 13 14

Sidney 25 25

Wymore Southern 11 14


F-M improves to 3-2 on the season and 1-2 in Corner Conference play with the sweep of Clarinda Academy

Fremont-MIlls 25 25 25

Academy 1 3 3





Sidney/Elk Horn Football Preview


In 2016 when Sidney met Elk Horn-Kimballton in the third week of the season, it appeared that the Cowboys had a decent shot of winning that game.  That game went horribly wrong for Sidney and the rematch is Friday night in Cowboy country.  It again appears that Sidney has a decent shot of winning.

What's different than last year?

"I'm not sure it looks that much different," said Sidney head coach Donnie Sears.  "They look awful big and awful talented.  If I see one area where we might have an advantage, it's in terms of playing time and experience for our starters"

Elk Horn was hit hard by graduation, losing six starters on both sides of the ball.  That includes nine of the 13 players who made a tackle in last years game as well as everyone who caught or threw a pass in last year's game.  Elk Horn's two top rushers are gone as well.  The Danes return a grand total of 31 yards of offense from the team that blasted Sidney 53-18 in 2016.

"They are always deep and from what I've seen on film they have filled in the holes nicely," said Sears. "They use a ton of formations, three different players taking snaps and a lot of deception.  Figuring out who they line up where and where the ball is going makes you feel like its an easter egg hunt every time they snap the ball."

The Cowboys on the other hand return a mostly intact roster, only losing a couple players on either side of the ball.  Quarter back Cameron Whitehead returns, as primary running back Bryson Duncan.

Sergio Rodriguez is one of the best kickers in the area regardless of school size and a solid 190 pound wide receiver to boot.  Cody Dupre is a speed merchant and a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball and excels on defense as well on the live of all places.

"Dupre is fast enough to beat the slower offenseifve lineman and mean and aggressive enough tobattle past a lot of the smaller one," said Sears of his undersized defensive lineman.  "He really causeds provblem for the offense and when they adjust to deal with him (Brady) Lorimor and (Thomas) Wilson are free.

Wilson and Lorimor are both well over 250 pounds.  Whitehead is a 210 pound quarterback.  The Cowboys aren't small this season.

"We really do have some size and we will need it Friday to match up with Elk Horn," said Sears.  "I think it will be a close game and in these types of games its great to have a kicker like Rodriguez."

Rodriguez had put every kickoff this season but one in the end zone and made nearly all of his extra points.

"Taking away opposing teams run backs and a nearly automatic seven on touchdowns if you need it is huge," said Sears. "We have a tough stretch of games ahead of us."

The Cowboys play Elk Horn, Fremont-Mills and CAM in consecutive weeks.

"I think this could be a season where the district champ has a loss," said Sears.  "I Wouldn't count out Woodbine either and people have to remember F-M was without Jaeger Powers and Blake Hurley so far this season.  Hurley is one of the best lineman around and Powers is a playmaker.  Their first two games look a lot different with those guys in the lineup."

Kickoff is 7:00 Friday night in SIdney.