Vikings just short of victory
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:17
For the second week in a row, the Ventura Vikings saw their chances for a victory slip away in the final minute of play. With 1:15 remaining in Friday night’s match-up at Riceville the game was tied 40-40, but a final Wildcat TD with :09 remaining on the clock ended the game. The loss closed the chapter on 67 years of Ventura football.
“This was another hard fought game against a good team where our kids played well, but just came up short,” said Coach Mark Pueggel. “We played well on defense at times, but still gave up a couple of big plays when we needed a stop.”
Lady Vikes top N-K in first district win
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:16
It was an exciting night for Ventura volleyball, as the team picked up its first district win again Northwood-Kensett on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Ventura.
The first set was not a strong effort by Ventura, but they were able to pull ahead and held on for a 25-20 victory. The Lady Vikes jumped to a big lead in the second set, but allowed N-K back into the game, however, Ventura was able to hold on for the 25-22 win. Missed serves plagued the Lady Vikes in the third set, but a never give up attitude sealed the win, 25-23.
“The girls played their hearts out tonight,” said Coach Abby Roenfanz. “Everything seemed to come together for us. The girls stepped up their communication, intensity and consistency.”
Lynx sweep Lions in final regular season match
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:10
The Clear Lake volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with a match at Webster City Tuesday, Oct. 18. The Lynx swept the meeting, 3-0. Scores were 25-8, 25-12, 25-17.
Taylor Julsen and Kaitlyn Pitzen scored points with seven kills apiece. Brianna Haugen had 4 kills for the Lions.
Other top performances included Carly Ouverson’s 6/6 serving and eight assists. Julsen and Haugen were both 5/5
Clear Lake girls finish as runner-up in NCC Cross Country meet; boys finish in sixth place
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 11:11
The Clear Lake girls cross country team recorded its highest placement since 1987 at the conference, finishing as NCC runner-up Tuesday, Oct. 11. The meet was held at the Baptist Camp at Ventura. The Clear Lake boys also ran well, finishing sixth overall among NCC competitors.
“It was a beautiful night to have a meet and we thank all the volunteers and Baptist Camp staff for
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