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A tradition that doesn’t graduate



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:35

McIntire shares work ethic with Lion football program 

by Scott Watson

Frustrated, Brian McIntire reached up, ripped off his chinstrap snaps, pulled off his helmet and threw it to the practice field with a yell that matched his display of irritation. McIntire claims he’s never taken losing well. An athlete with a competitive nature, he admits he’s always expected a lot of himself.  So when he got beat in a drill that day in football practice, Brian did as he’d done before and started running laps.


Cardinals land six on All-District teams



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:34

The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura football team had six players named to All-District teams for the 2014 season.

Named to the First Team was Conner Shaw, Gabe Umbarger, Logan Miller and Harley Forry.  Connor Smith and Corey Hauptmann earned Honorable Mention recognition.

Shaw, a sophomore, was named to the First Team as a running back.  He was the third leading rusher in the district.  He led the Cardinals with 714 yards rushing for the season on 150 attempts.  He averaged 4.8 yards a carry and collected seven touchdowns.


Eleven CL players land on First Team



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:33

Eleven members of the Clear Lake High School football team received First Team honors in Class 2A District 2 balloting by coaches conducted last week.

The Lions, who finished the 2014 season 10-1, were represented by five players on the First Team Offense and five on the First Team defense.  The Lions also had a player honored on the Utility list.

Two Lions players were also named “Most Valuable” in their positions.  Senior Zach Zwiefel was chosen as Most Valuable Lineman; senior Chandler Diercks was touted as Most Valuable Defensive Player.  With a nod to his versatility, District 2 coaches also named Diercks to the First Team Offense as a running back.  


Diercks signs with ISU



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:33

Clear Lake High School’s Chandler Diercks has signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa State University in the fall and compete on the Cyclones’ track team.  The two-time state long jump champion and Drake Relays champion said he will compete in the long jump and may try the triple jump event.


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