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April 11 — vs. Garner; April 12, at Lake Mills; April 16, at Spencer Tournament; April 18, vs. Clarion,Ventura at Clarmond; April 19, vs. North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 21, vs. Osage, North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 25, at Algona Invitational; April 26, at BelmondKlemme in Belmond; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; May 2, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; May 3, at Osage; May 5, vs. North Iowa, West Hancock at Gruis Course; May 7, Hampton-Dumont Invitational, Hampton; May 9, North Iowa Conference Tournament, at Belmond; May 10. at Webster City, May 1314, Section Golf Meet, TBA; May 20-21, District Golf Meet, TBA; May 27-28, State Golf meet, TBA.

Forest City girls golf April 11, vs. Garner; April 12, at Lake Mills; April 18, vs. ClarionGoldfield, Ventura at Clarmond course; April 19, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis Course; April 21, vs. Osage, North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 25, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; April 30, vs. Algona Bishop Garrigan at Spring Valley Course; May 2, at Mason City Newman, May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, in Mason City; May 13, host Forest City Invitational; May 16,

5, at Emmetsburg; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, Lake Mills; May 12, District meet, TBA; May 19-21, State meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

District Golf meet, TBA; May 23, Regional Golf Meet, TBA; May 23, State Meet, TBA.

Forest City Boys Track and Field April 1, Forest City Relays; April 5, Umstead Relays at Eagle Grove; April 8, Cowboy Relays, Clarion; April 12, Lion Relays at Clear Lake; April 15, Indian Relays, at Forest City; April 19, Comet Relays, Charles City; April 28-30, Drake Relays, at Drake Stadium, Des Moines; April 29, Bulldog Relays at Hampton; May 2, Garner Coed Meet, Garner; April 3, Hackbarth Relays at Algona; May 6, Region True Team meet, Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference Coed meet, Lake Mills; May 12, Class 3A District meet, TBA; May 19-21, Class 2A State meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

Forest City Girls Track and Field April 5, Clear Lake Early Bird Invitational, at Clear Lake; April 8, Bomber Relays, Huxley; April 12, Cowgirl Relays, Clarion; April 15, Algona Bishop Garrigan Relays, at Algona; April 18, Bengal Relays at Gilbert; April 21, EsthervilleLincoln-Central Relays, Estherville; April 25, Mohawks Meet, Mason City; April 26, Indianette Relays, Forest City; April 28-30, Drake Relays, Drake Stadium, Des Moines; April 29, Bulldog Relays, Hampton; May 2, Garner Coed Meet, Garner; May 3, Hackbarth Relays,

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Algona; May 6, Region True Team meet, Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, Lake Mills; May 12, District meet, TBA; May 19-21, State Meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

West Hancock boys track and field April 5, at Eagle Grove; April 8, at Clarion-Goldfield, Clarion; April 11, vs. Corwith-WesleyLuverne, at Britt; April 14, at Lake Mills; April 19, at Forest City Invitational, Forest City; April 19, at BelmondKlemme, Belmond; April 26, at Garner-Hayfield; April 29, at HamptonDumont, Hampton; May 2, West Hancock Invitational; May 5, at Bishop Garrigan,

Algona; May 6, at Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Lake Mills; May 10, at Armstrong-Ringsted, Armstrong; May 12, at District meet, TBA; May 19-21, Class 1A State Meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

West Hancock girls track and field April 12, at ClarionGoldfield, Clarion; April 15, at Algona Bishop Garrigan, Algona; April 18, at BelmondKlemme, Belmond; April 19, at Garner-Hayfield, Garner; April 25, at Lake Mills; April 26, at Indianette Invitational, Forest City; April 29, at Hampton-Dumont, Hampton; May 2, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; May

April 11, vs. BelmondKlemme, at Britt; April 12, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; April 15, at GarnerHayfield, Garner; April 18, at Corwith-Wesley Luverne, at Hillside Country Club; April 19, vs. Lake Mills at Britt; April 29, vs. Lake Mills, North Iowa at Lake Mills; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, at Britt; May 5, vs. Forest City, North Iowa at Gruis Course; May 7, at Hampton-Dumont, Hampton; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Belmond-Klemme, Belmond;

West Hancock girls golf April 11, vs. BelmondKlemme, at Britt; April 12, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; April 15, at GarnerHayfield, Garner; April 18, at Corwith-Wesley Luverne, at Hillside Country Club; April 19, vs. Lake Mills at Britt; April 25, vs. Forest City at Britt; April 29, vs. Lake Mills, North Iowa at Lake Mills; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, at Britt; May 5, vs. Forest City, North Iowa at Gruis Course; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Mason City Newman, Mason City.

WCLT boys golf April 5, vs. North Iowa, Corwith-WesleyLuvurne, at Gruis Course; April 11, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis; April 12, vs. West Bend Mallard, Gruis Course; April 18, , vs. ClarionGoldfield, Forest City, Ventura, at Clarion; April 19, vs. ArmstrongRingsted, North Sentral Kossuth at Bancroft; May 2, Cornbelt Conference meet, at Spring Valley Course; May 5, vs. RuthvenAyrshire, at Gruis Course; May 9, vs. Ventura, Twin River Valley, at Gruis Course; May 16, Section Golf Meet, TBA; May 23, District Golf Meet, TBA; May 31-June 1, State Golf meet, TBA.

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WCLT girls golf schedule April 5, vs. North Iowa, Corwith-WesleyLuvurne, at Gruis Course; April 11, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis Course; April 12, vs. West Bend Mallard, at Gruis Course; April 19, vs. ArmstrongRingsted, North Sentral Kossuth, at Bancroft; May 2, Cornbelt Conference meet, Spencer Municipal Course; May 5, vs. Ruthven-Ayrshire, at Gruis Course; May 9, vs. Ventura, Twin River Valley, at Gruis Course; May 16, District Golf meet, TBA; May 23, Regional Golf Meet, TBA; May 31-June 1, State Golf Meet, River Valley Course, Adel.

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Members of the Forest City boys track team are, front row, left to right, Quinten Peterson, Austin Green, Garrett Fjeld, Riley Moore, Tommy Reece, Nathan Friederich, Andrew Montgomery, Ben Nordskog, Brian Brcka, Jacob Saatman, Nick Taylor, Andrew Henken; Second row, Andrew May, Elias Larson, Ryan Jones, Grant Lehmann, Justin Putney, Jon Krein, Matt Synder, Tyler Flugum, Jacob Gapp, Dakota Richardson, Riley Scharper; Third row, Tristen Eden, August Nelson, Tyler Putney, Nate Byro, Nathan Koch, Aaron Anderson, Luke Kleveland, Cole Schwartz, Jordan Williams, Collin Hertzer, Jake Staudt, Jeremy Rurup and Brett Brandt; Fourth row, Aric Moeller, Myles Scarano, Collin Hall, Trevor Eischen, Alex Pettit, John Lawson, Chad Ullmann, Seth Brown; Tate Mackey; Back row, Josh Dakken, Parker Farland, Billy Boyken and Cole Anderson. for good things from him this season,” Kasper said. He added that Krein leads a strong group of hurdlers this season. “We have more hur-

dlers out this season than we’ve had in a long time,” Kasper said. “And that goes for our whole team. We have a lot of younger kids who are pushing each other and

that will only help us get better.” Kasper added that the Indians should be strong in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs this season. The core of that group of

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in the high jump, Jon Krein in the 400 meter hurdles, and the 4x400 relay team of Cole Anderson, Andrew Montgomery, Krein and Nick Taylor. Last spring, Gapp placed third in Class 3A in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches. In two indoor meets thus far, Gapp has had leaps of 6-2. “Jacob has a lot of potential in the high jump and we’re looking

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FOREST CITY - With 53 athletes out for the Forest City High track and field team, coach Ken Kasper is optimistic about the coming season. “Just those large and increased numbers will make us a better team,” Kasper said last week. “Our goals are to pick up where we left off last year and keep on making improvements throughout the season. “If we can do that, we should improve on what we accomplished last year.” The Indians were young last year and this year, they’ll be the same. But Kasper says he’s lucky to have seven seniors on the team. “They’ve been great leaders so far,” Kasper said. “They have a great work ethic and they’re passing that on to some of our younger kids,” Forest City took sixth at the conference meet last season and Kasper says the finish will be higher than that this season. “We won’t be a sixthplace team this year; that’s not where we want our program to be,” he said. The returning state qualifiers are Jacob Gapp

Forest City runners will be seniors Aric Moeller and Aaron Anderson. New to the team this year is distance runner Myles Scarano, and he’s been impressive so far at indoor meets. Scarano took 14th place out of 127 runners recently at the Iowa State Indoor meet in Ames. He finished with a time of 4 minutes, 40.82 seconds. Scarano was 15th out of over 100 runners in the 3200 meters in 10:01. “Myles has set the bar high for the rest of our team with his great work ethic,” Kasper said. “He’s a very strong distance runner who should add a lot to our team.” At a recent indoor meet at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, the Indians also got personal best throws in the shot put from Justin Putney and Colton Westerberg. “We should be good in

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Forest City’s distance runner Aric Moeller runs during the 3200 meter event during a meet in Forest City last season. INDIANS: FROM 2 the throwing events as well,” Kasper said. “In the high jump, we have Jacob and a few others who have jumped well in practice so far. We’re looking to double-place in a lot of our field events.” In the long jump, Cole Anderson leads the way, Kasper said. “He was a consistent placer for us last year in that event,” Kasper said. On the track, the core group that formed the state-qualifying 4x400 relay - Cole Anderson, Montgomery, Krein and Taylor - should also be strong in the sprints, sprint relays and middle distance events. “We also have a good group of young sprinters who are pushing some of our veterans,” Kasper said. Kasper added that top teams in the North Iowa Conference this season include Osage, North Iowa and West Hancock. “It will be balanced this season, with every team in the conference having various strong points,” Kasper said.

again,” Jackson said. State qualifiers as individuals last year were Busta and Martin. Busta qualified in the open 400, where she took second at districts last year with a time of 1 minute, 9.30 seconds. Martin added a second place in the 100 meter dash, finishing at districts in 13.02 seconds. Jackson said running in the open sprint events and sprint relays this season will be Martin, Gilbertson and Amanda Heesch. In the middle distances, the Indians will be led by ColemanMonson, a three-time state qualifier. She’ll be joined by Paige Heesch, Kingston and Bethany Hall. In the distance events, including the

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Forest City’s Lauren Martin leads the 100 dash even during a meet last year. 1500 and 3000 meter runs, Forest City will be paced by Olson and Carter Anderson. Busta will be the team’s top hurdler in both the shuttle hurdle relay and open hurdle events. She just missed qualifying for state last year in the 100 hurdles, where she took fourth in

districts with a time of 16.49 seconds. Jackson said he’ll be searching for individuals to compete in the high and long jumps, but that Gilbertson returns in the long jump. In the throwing events, he added, veterans Maranda Chapin

and Haley Church both return. “We’re looking for a very strong season this year,” Jackson said. “What I like about the girls so far is that they’ve given maximum effort in every practice we’ve had this spring.”

Eagle boys will be well-balanced EAGLES: FROM 3 In the high jump, Patterson was the Eagles’ top jumper last season and should improve on those performances this year. Also, freshman Jacob Hejlik could make

waves in that event. “Jake really came on at the end of last season,” Sanger said. “And last year, Jacob jumped well as an eighth grader.” It’s in the shot and discus where the Eagle boys will be strongest, at least in the field

events, Sanger said. They’ll be particularly strong in the discus, where the competitors are expected to be Pat Smith, Colby Harms and Nic Nelson. Competing in the shot put will be Chris Schleuger, Nelson, Smith and Harms, Sanger said.

Indian girls return three all-Conference players FC GIRLS GOLF: FROM 8 “We think we have a chance to win the conference title,” he said. “Last year, Newman just overpowered everybody, but this season, several

teams could win it. “Expect Newman to have a good team even though it lost heavily to graduation, and GarnerHayfield and Osage return most of their players.” A highlight to the

coming season, Pauley said, will be the Indians’ own Forest City Invitational, which will be held at Bear Creek Country club late in the season. “It gives us a chance to play some strong

teams, including Clear Lake and Spirit Lake,” Pauley said. “Some of the top golfers in North Iowa will be there and it’s a good tune-up for the postseason.”


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Schutter and underclassman Logan Kunkel, and Kyle Pals. “We have made some individual goals for the kids already,” Mericle said. “And if the guys can reach those, the team goals will take care of themselves.” So far he said, he has been impressed by the team’s prowess off the tee and with long iron shots. Most of the work, he expects, will be on the players’ short games. “That’s obviously where we can cut down on most of the strokes of any given hole,” Mericle said. “Everybody wants to hit the long ball but it’s the

chipping and putting that can really make the difference.” On the girls side, the Tigers will be led by Maggie Eden and Chyenna Julius. Mericle said Eden is coming back from a torn ACL Ligament of the knee and is questionable for the season. “She scored very well last year and we hope she can compete in meets this year,” Mericle said. “Golf is one of her favorite sports and if she’s healthy she could do very well this season.”

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BRITT - After losing heavily to graduation last spring, it looks like this spring might be a rebuilding year for the West Hancock boys track and field team. But long-time coach Bob Sanger isn’t selling his team short just yet. “We’ll be strong in the shot and discus, in our mile and two mile races and we also have some good sprinters and hurdlers back,” Sanger said. “I think we should be OK, but it’s early. We’ll know more once we’ve had a couple of meets.” Last season, the Eagles took Aric Siegrist to state in the 1600 of 3200 meter races, while Zach Schleuger ran the hurdles. The only other event to qualify was the shuttle hurdle relay team, but West Hancock lost two seniors off of that team as well.” “We also had some very good times with our sprint relays,” Sanger said. “But there were some top-notch sprint relays in our district and we got shut out at the district meet in those events.” It won’t work out the same way this spring for the Eagles if they get in that situation again. The Iowa High School Athletic Association has changed the rules for state qualification this year. Last year, the two top places in each district in the state were automatic qualifiers. This year, state qualifiers will include the first place finisher in each district and the 12-next best times or distances across Iowa. “If we would have had the new rules last year, we would have been a lot better off,” Sanger said. “I’m not big on making changes all the time, but I think this new system will be OK.” This year, meanwhile, the Eagles will be keyed by Siegrist, who should score highly in the mile and two mile races in each meet this season. He finished the two mile race last year in 10 minutes, 7 seconds and placed 11th in Class 1A. “Aric’s our only guy right now in the distance events but he should be a good one,” Sanger said. “He’s been battling some illnesses early this spring,

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Members of the West Hancock boys track team are front row, left to right: Scott Glawe, Matt McDermott, Josh Zeigler, Parker Quastad, Bret Walk, Ryan Mayland. Second row, Jake Patterson, Ben Kreitlow, Ryan Swanson, Zac Schleuger, Calvin Lang, Ben Ruter, Josiah Eckels, Cory Formanek; Third row, Uziel Romero, Seth Goepel, Austin Athman, Mike Thill, Jon Eekhoff, Nic Nelson, Jacob Hejlik, Hunter Hiscocks; Back row, Willie Kreitlow, Chris Schleuger, Pat Smith, Reed Hejlik, Mark Roth, Adam Hermanson, Robert Gerish. Missing from photo, Aric Siegrist. so we hope to get him healthy as soon as possible. We feel he could place well at state in both the mile and two-mile races.” West Hancock will also be a contender for a state meet berth in the 4x800 relay. As it stands now, Sanger said, his four runners in that event would be Parker Quastad, Ryan Mayland, Matt McDermott and Josiah Eckels. Those same four runners all ran that event last year. “We should be improving our times over last year in the 4x800,” Sanger said. West Hancock will also be strong in the open 800, with Quastad and McDermott leading the way as seniors. In the shuttle hurdle relay, the Eagles could go with Zach Schleuger, Ben Ruter, Ryan Swanson, and Jake Patterson “That should be a strong relay for us as well,” said

Sanger. “This is Ryan’s first year out for track and he’s going to help us a lot. And his best events are the open hurdle events and the shuttle hurdle.” In the sprints and sprint relays, Sanger said, he looks for Schleuger, Ben Ruter, Swanson and Josh Zeigler to lead the way. Those four have been penciled in early to run the 4x100 relay. Senior Bret Walk will lead a young 4x400 and open 400 meter group, while McDermott may also be a first-time performer in that event, Sanger said. In the field events, the long jump will be filled by some younger competitors. “We’ll have to have some younger kids step up and fill some of these events,” Sanger said. “How they step up and fill in will be one of the keys to our success.” SEE EAGLES, 11

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Members of the WCLT golf team are front row, left to right, Cheyenna Julius, Maggie Eden; Second row, Tyler Franzen, Joey Lee, Donny Watkins, Logan Kunkel, Jesse Heyer, Matt Bartelt, Landon Sexton, Kyle Pals. Back row, Bryce Brandt, Eric Spear, Tommy Schutter, Collin Julius, Chris Post, Nathan Kardoes, Weston Harms, coach Mike Mericle.

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TITONKA - First-year Woden-Crystal LakeTitonka boys and girls golf coach Mike Mericle hopes for improvement with the boys team this season. There are just two girls out for the girls team so Mericle won’t be able to form a full team roster out for all meets. The boys finished in the middle of the pack last year in the Cornbelt Conference and Mericle expects that to improve this season. “We’ve already set some team goals, even though we have a fairly young team,” Mericle said. “We’d like to finish in the top three of the conference or at least the top half. “And I’d like to think that we can advance to districts as a team if the guys keep improving their scores,” he said. “And further on down the road, we’d like to advance some kids to state. Those are high expectations, but with what I’ve seen, with improvement, we can reach them.” Mericle comes to the WCLT golf programs with plenty of success of his own. He was a state qualifier in high school at North Springs/Rock Falls, and played college golf for NIACC and the University of Northern Iowa. He says this year’s group is working hard. “So far, I really like what I’ve seen from the guys in terms of work ethic,” Mericle said. “They’ve been working hard and always willing to hit that extra bucket of balls.” On the boys side, Mericle said he expects senior Eric Spear to lead the way. Others who could figure in the varsity mix are senior Joey Lee, senior Tommy

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FOREST CITY - With ten state meet qualifiers returning, Forest City High girls track and field coach Scott Jackson has high expectations for this year’s team. Once again, the Indians will be competing in Class 3A. The team has paired with Woden-Crystal LakeTitonka and that has lifted the enrollment onto the Class 3A level. “I think this year, we’ll have a very balanced team,” Jackson said. “We should be strong in most of the events, including the throwing events. “On the track, we’ll be good in the sprints, the middle distances and the distance races. We feel we should be able to put together some very strong relays. “But what I like about this group is that it’s the most hardworking group I’ve ever coached,” Jackson said. “And we have a good group of seniors who have already provided some great leadership for some of our younger athletes.” The Indians return a number of relays intact. Jackson has high expectations for the returning state qualifiers and for

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Members of the Forest City girls track team are front row, left to right, Briana Marson, Reagan Reece, Amanda Busta, Victoria Sopko, Jaz Coleman-Monson, Bailey Gilbertson, Lauren Martin, Emma Sougstad, Madeline Aberg, Maranda Chapin; Second row, Kat Sorensen, Kiya Meinecke, Tiffany Franken, Nicki Schaumberg, Bethany Hall, Jessica Kingston, McKenzie Baker, Carter Anderson, Jessica Tweeten, Hannah Kofron. Third row, Hailey Bock, Emily Jenson, Karin Sproge, Nicole Steen, Sarah Moniot, Rafa Tomaselli, Alyssa Ferch, Brinna Rollefson, Christina Davison. Back row, Abigail Stecker, Liz Olson, Anna Sichanthongthip, Haley Church, Quincy Vaagensmith, Mady Espland, Molly Lewison, Amanda Heesch, Paige Heesch. Missing from photo, Danika Fredrickson, Paige Heesch. the rest of the team. “I think last year we were just happy to get all the qualifiers in that we did,” Jackson said. “This year, we aren’t going to be happy just to be at state. We want to score some points and I think we’ll have the capability and the experience to do that.” The ten returning state qualifiers include senior Jazmayne Coleman-Monson, senior sprinter Lauren

Martin, senior middle distance runner Bethany Hall, senior sprinter Amanda Heesch, middle distance runner Paige Heesch, 400 runner and

hurdler Amanda Busta, distance runner Liz Olson, middle distance runner Jessica Kingston and distance runner Carter Anderson.

Three relays, meanwhile, return intact, including the 4x800, 4x400 and distance medley. Last season at dis-

tricts, the Indians’ 4x800 relay team of Coleman-Monson, Anderson, Hall and Olson was a surprise state qualifier. The team came into districts as the fifth-seeded team but wound up qualifying for state. That team bettered its previous best time by ten seconds and took second at districts. The distance medley team of Amanda Heesch, Bailey Gilbertson, Jessica Kingston and Paige Heesch won the 2010 district title with a time of 4 minutes, 30.44 seconds. Also returning intact is the Indians’ 4x400 relay team. Last season at districts, the team of Paige Heesch, Martin, Busta and ColemanMonson took second with a time of 4:19.72. “We’re looking to score in some of those relays if we can get them back down to state SEE INDIAN GIRLS, 11

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BRITT - The West Hancock boys and girls golf teams has a new coach this season but he is a familiar face to West Hancock athletics. Jim Timmerman is the new Eagle golf coach but he served as West Hancock baseball coach for 22 years, then was athletic director for the next 16 years. Now, he’s semiretired and teaching one class in the morning per day at the high school. “I’ll be in full-time retirement after this school year so when the opportunity to coach boys and girls golf at West Hancock presented itself, I took it,” Timmerman said. “It will help me stay connected with the school and with the kids.” Timmerman takes over for Damon Baker, who coached the boys and girls golf teams at West Hancock for several years.” Timmerman will have his work cut out for him with the Eagle girls team, which has just five members, three of which are freshman and don’t

have a lot of golf experience. “It’ll be a challenge this year, and we’ll be a work in progress,” Timmerman said. “So far, we haven’t had much of a chance to get outside and see what the girls can do. “But we’ve still got some things done. We’ve gone through the fundamentals of stance and grip and also worked on the mechanics of the golf swing.” The Eagles this season will be led by returnee Melissa Miller. She’s a three-year starter on the West Hancock girls golf team. “Melissa has a lot of potential, and we’ll be looking for some leadership from her with our younger golfers,” Timmerman said. “She has a very fundamentally sound swing that is mechanically solid and athletic,” he said. “Her swing is fluid and that should allow here to score well in the meets we have this season.” Also returning with some experience is Kara Schultz, who was starter on last year’s team. “Kara also has some

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Members of the West Hancock girls golf team are front row, left to right, Cassie Jackson, Kate Schrader; Back row, Kara Schultz, Melissa Miller and Alyssa Wood. potential and we’ll expect her to be our number two golfer,” Timmerman said. “She still has some work to do, so as with our younger golfers, her goal will be to improve with each meet. “Kara isn’t where she wants to be, but she, like all our girls, is willing to put in the time and effort to get better.” The three freshman

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FOREST CITY - Last season was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Forest City girls golf team, but with the team returning intact in 2011, coach Tom Pauley is looking for a strong season. The team wound up with a strong finish to the 2010 season. Although the team didn’t make it past the first round of tournaments as a team, the Indians took third in the conference meet and were just six strokes out of second place. As a sophomore, Forest City’s Anna Stecker won the overall individual conference championship with a 94. Also making the allNorth Iowa Conference team were Sally Sheimo, now a senior, and Conner Thompson, a junior this year. “Our strengths will be that we return a lot seniors and have a lot of actual meet experience from last year,” Pauley said. “With all those seniors comes a lot of leadership, and that’s always valuable on any team.” The only weakness Pauley said will be find-

ing a sixth golfer. “We’re still looking for a younger golfer or an inexperienced upperclassman to step up and fill that last roster spot,” Pauley said. “We have a number of freshmen who show some potential out on the course.” Last season, the Indians faced a lot of tough competition. Mason City Newman had a state tournament team and 3A teams Spirit Lake and Clear Lake were road barriers to state at districts. In 2011, Forest City has moved to Class 2A, and won’t have to face both Spirit Lake and Clear Lake, both of whom will be strong again. “There are more schools in Class 2A. but hopefully, going down a class will help us when it comes to districts and regionals,” Pauley said. Other returning starters on the team are senior Britney Rauk, and sophomore Bailey Sheimo. Pauley added that he is expecting a good season from senior Sally Sheimo. “Sally was out for the post-season last year and we’re looking forward to having her back this year,” Pauley said. “She took lessons and

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than they did last year,” Sanger said. “If they do that, winning meets will take care of itself.” BRITT - First-year The Eagles have a group of talentWest Hancock girls track ed hurdlers. Returning from last and field coach Mark year’s state-meet shuttle hurdle Sanger says he’ll have no relay team are April Burgardt, Derica problem filling spots in Jakoubek and Taylor Formanek. every event this season. Others who could run that event The only problem he this year include Abby Paca and foresees is a good one freshman Kirsten Brazeel. having a large number of The Eagles are also rich in middle athletes still competing distance runners, Sanger said. for spots. Returning from last year’s state “We have a lot of vetmeet-qualifying 4x800 relay are erans back from last Kaylee Weiland, Emmorie Stokka, year, when we won a lot Anna Mallen and Kronemann. of meets,” said Sanger, The Eagles also return a number of who takes over for top 400 meter runners who will Phyllis Jordanger, an compete in the 4x400 relay and the assistant this year. 400 meter dash. “But all the older run“We have some younger girls we SPRING SPORTS PHOTO BY CHRIS ners will have to earn expect to step up this season,” Sanger Members of the West Hancock girls track team are front row, from left to right, Derica Jakoubek, Amanda back their spots again. said. “Early in the season, all the And we have a lot of kids Verbrugge, Taylor Formanek, Rebecka Kruger, Brittany Brooks, Taylor Kraft, Courtney Doughan; Second row, spots are up for grabs.” coming up from the jun- Ashleigh Hobscheidt, Sarah Mallen, Kaylee Weiland, Brookelyn Savoy, April Burgardt, Ahna Bruns, Katelin Returning from last years state ior high program who are Willert, Brooke Heusinkveld, Courtney Zadow, Marcy Mayland. Third row, Colbie Bates, Emmorie Stokka, meet-qualifying distance medley providing plenty of com- Melissa Loeschen, Jenna Weiland, Abby Paca, Kellie Schmit, Caitlin Wilson, Kamille Kronemann, Anna Mallen. team are Sarah Mallen, Kellie petition.” Schmidt, Formanek and Kronemann. Back row, Kori Eekhoff, Kiersten Brazzell, Dusty Kraft, Chloe Nelson, Kelly Anderson, Krista Kruger, Taylor The Eagles qualified In the field events, Sanger says the Glawe, Maribel Zamago. for state in the 4x800, Eagles have eight athletes competing “And that goes for the whole team. Early-season distance medley, 4x200, 4x100 and shuttle hurdle for spots in the shot put and discus. practices are very important because once the searelays last season. “All that competition will only help them get betson starts; you have so many meets that you don’t Individually, April Burgardt qualified for state in ter,” Sanger said. “They are all pushing each other get a chance to have some difficult practices. You the 100 meter dash while Lindsey Burgardt, who for spots right now.” have to get in shape and stay there during meets.” graduated last spring, qualified in the 200 meter In the high jump, Weiland returns as the Eagles’ This year in the sprints, Sanger said, a number of dash. top competitor. girls are competing for spots. But the veterans who The Eagles scored 14 points at state last year and “She did a good job for us last year in that event,” could run in the sprints and sprint relays include finished 17th, and most of those points were scored Sanger said. Sarah Mallen, Melissa Loeschen, Ahna Bruns, by Kamille Kronemann in the 1500 meter run. In the long jump, Zadow is the only returnee but As a freshman last year, Kronemann was the over- Courtney Zadow and April Burgardt. Sanger expects some younger athletes to vie for Back from last year’s state-qualifying 4x100 relay those spots as well. all individual champion in the Class 1A 1500 meters. team are Sarah Mallen, Loeschen and Zadow. She finished with a time of 4 minutes, 57 seconds. “We expect a strong season,” Sanger said. ‘A lot of Lindsey Burgardt will have to be replaced after grad- it will depend on the work the girls put in early in Taking second in that race was freshman Erin uating last spring. Reedy, who finished in 5:03. the season and as the season progresses. Back from the 4x200 relay are Sarah Mallen, “Kamille is ready to defend her title, but she still “A lot of them got a taste of the state meet last Bruns, and Zadow. has a ways to go to get into full track shape,” Sanger year and want to get back there again.” “We expect the girls to have better times this year said.

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Members of the Forest City girls golf team are front row, from left to right, Kaitlyn Helfter, Kenzi Hansen, Taila Jacobs, Nicole Skjeie, Liz Springer, Haley Moklested; Middle row, Amber Knopf, Kaitlyn Sorenson, Lindsay Hall, Samantha Suby, Britney Rauk and Sally Sheimo, Back row, Merissa Peterson, Rachel Steiff, Ivy Grunhovd, Bailey Sheimo, Conner Thompson, Anna Stecker. Missing from photo, Linzy Vermedahl, Rachael Jordal. played a lot during the offseason, and she’s stronger and longer off the tee. I’m looking for a breakout-type season from her.” He added that Britney Rauk just missed making the all-conference team last year and that he expects a strong season out of her. Rauk was the top placer for the Indians at districts last year, taking 11th place. Pauley added that Stecker, like Sally Sheimo, plays her best

in the big meets, such as last year’s conference meet. “She has all the tools to be a very good golfer,” Pauley said. “We saw some good things from her last year and we are expecting more of the same this season.” In Thompson, Pauley sees plenty of potential. “She can be very good, but she just needs a little more consistency. Like Anna, Conner has a lot of ability to post some nice scores.”

Last season, Bailey Sheimo led the Indians in low score in a couple mid-season meets. “Bailey has the potential to score well,” Pauley said. “She had a tough end to the season, but if

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BRITT - Just five boys are out for West Hancock golf this spring, but that doesn’t mean the team is not going to make some noise in the North Iowa Conference. The new coach this year for the Eagles is Jim Timmerman, who has been a fixture in West Hancock athletics during past years. He served as the Eagle baseball coach for 22 years until 1989, when he took over the position of the school’s athletic director. He held that position for 16 years. “Getting back into coaching was an opportunity that presented itself and I took it,” Timmerman said recently. “It will keep by engaged to some extent with the school and the kids.” The team Timmerman inherits this season has some talent, but will be small in numbers. “We only have five golfers and four of them score in meets,” Timmerman said. “It would be nice to send a sixth-player out there but we won’t be able to do that. We’ll be playing a man short but we still expect a good season.” Leading the way for

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Members of the West Hancock boys golf team are front row, left to right, Collin Becker, Eric Cox. Back row, Mason Muth, Jon Burgardt, Tyler Thompson. He added that most of his golfers are good off the tee, but need work on their short games. “The most improvement golfers can usually make on their scores comes in improving

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the Eagles is West Hancock senior Tyler Thompson. Thompson has been a starter for the Eagles in golf for each of the past four years. “Tyler is a player who has lots of talent,” Timmerman said. “He has a very fluid swing and we think he’ll be able to post some low scores this season. “And we’ll be looking to him for some senior leadership. He should be there to help the younger golfers manage their games.” Also returning as a starter is Eric Cox, who saw varsity time last season. Timmerman also expects low scores from returnees Jon Burgardt and Mason Muth. Also returning this year is Collin Becker. “We think Eric, Jon and Mason will be able to have some success this season,” Timmerman said. “And Collin is a very good student as well as a good student of the game who will give our team some depth,” he added. “Our goal with the boys team is much the same as it is with the girls. We just want to keep improving with every meet and if we do that, the scores and places will take care of themselves.”

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“Working on short games is going to take off a lot of strokes from their scores,” Lovik said. “And as far as course management goes, we want the kids to make as many good decisions out on the course as they can.” In terms of goals, Lovik just wants her team’s scores to improve as the season goes on. This season, the Indians have dropped to Class 2A. where they will no longer have to deal with Decorah and Clear Lake at sectionals. Some highlights to the schedule include a home meet April 11 against Garner-Hayfield and the conference meet, which will take place May 9 in Belmond. Sites for sectional and district meets have not been set but dates have. The Class 2A Section meet is May 13-14 while the District meet is May 20-21. The Class 2A State Meet is scheduled for May 27-28.

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First-year Forest City High boys golf coach Mallory Lovik wants to focus more on this year’s team more than her individual accomplishments, but she brings plenty of championship experience to this year’s team. Lovik replaces Dennis McDonald, who coached in the Forest City school system for 30 years but retired at the end of last school year. Lovik was a four-time state meet qualifier for Forest City High and in her freshman season at Waldorf, made the national tournament. In her sophomore season as a Warrior, Lovik was the Midwest Collegiate Conference’s overall individual champion. “I’m proud of those accomplishments,” Lovik said, but I’d really rather the focus be on the kids this year. We have a lot of potential and the guys have been

advanced to districts with a 316. The Indians finished third with 353 team strokes. Dakken and O’Rourke each finished with 86’s for 18 holes while Jacob Tweeten and Adam Busta fired 93 and 99, respectively. Lovik says she also expects Tweeten and Busta to be big contributors to the team but is quick to add she’s being objective early in the season and all spots on the team are up for grabs. “We haven’t even been on the course playing a full nine yet so it’s hard to evaluate players at this stage,” Lovik said. “But I like what I see so far. We have good young golfers and they are really working hard and giving a lot of effort so far in every practice we’ve had.” She said what she’ll be working on the most this year is the players’ short game and course management throughout a given round.

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BRITT - Just five boys are out for West Hancock golf this spring, but that doesn’t mean the team is not going to make some noise in the North Iowa Conference. The new coach this year for the Eagles is Jim Timmerman, who has been a fixture in West Hancock athletics during past years. He served as the Eagle baseball coach for 22 years until 1989, when he took over the position of the school’s athletic director. He held that position for 16 years. “Getting back into coaching was an opportunity that presented itself and I took it,” Timmerman said recently. “It will keep by engaged to some extent with the school and the kids.” The team Timmerman inherits this season has some talent, but will be small in numbers. “We only have five golfers and four of them score in meets,” Timmerman said. “It would be nice to send a sixth-player out there but we won’t be able to do that. We’ll be playing a man short but we still expect a good season.” Leading the way for

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Members of the West Hancock boys golf team are front row, left to right, Collin Becker, Eric Cox. Back row, Mason Muth, Jon Burgardt, Tyler Thompson. He added that most of his golfers are good off the tee, but need work on their short games. “The most improvement golfers can usually make on their scores comes in improving

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their short games,” Timmerman said. “Putting and chipping and playing better from 100-yards in will really reduce scores.” Timmerman said a highlight of the season

will be an April 30 during the West Hancock Invitational Tournament at the Britt Country Club. “The guys will get to see some very good golfers in the field of

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the Eagles is West Hancock senior Tyler Thompson. Thompson has been a starter for the Eagles in golf for each of the past four years. “Tyler is a player who has lots of talent,” Timmerman said. “He has a very fluid swing and we think he’ll be able to post some low scores this season. “And we’ll be looking to him for some senior leadership. He should be there to help the younger golfers manage their games.” Also returning as a starter is Eric Cox, who saw varsity time last season. Timmerman also expects low scores from returnees Jon Burgardt and Mason Muth. Also returning this year is Collin Becker. “We think Eric, Jon and Mason will be able to have some success this season,” Timmerman said. “And Collin is a very good student as well as a good student of the game who will give our team some depth,” he added. “Our goal with the boys team is much the same as it is with the girls. We just want to keep improving with every meet and if we do that, the scores and places will take care of themselves.”

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“Working on short games is going to take off a lot of strokes from their scores,” Lovik said. “And as far as course management goes, we want the kids to make as many good decisions out on the course as they can.” In terms of goals, Lovik just wants her team’s scores to improve as the season goes on. This season, the Indians have dropped to Class 2A. where they will no longer have to deal with Decorah and Clear Lake at sectionals. Some highlights to the schedule include a home meet April 11 against Garner-Hayfield and the conference meet, which will take place May 9 in Belmond. Sites for sectional and district meets have not been set but dates have. The Class 2A Section meet is May 13-14 while the District meet is May 20-21. The Class 2A State Meet is scheduled for May 27-28.

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First-year Forest City High boys golf coach Mallory Lovik wants to focus more on this year’s team more than her individual accomplishments, but she brings plenty of championship experience to this year’s team. Lovik replaces Dennis McDonald, who coached in the Forest City school system for 30 years but retired at the end of last school year. Lovik was a four-time state meet qualifier for Forest City High and in her freshman season at Waldorf, made the national tournament. In her sophomore season as a Warrior, Lovik was the Midwest Collegiate Conference’s overall individual champion. “I’m proud of those accomplishments,” Lovik said, but I’d really rather the focus be on the kids this year. We have a lot of potential and the guys have been

advanced to districts with a 316. The Indians finished third with 353 team strokes. Dakken and O’Rourke each finished with 86’s for 18 holes while Jacob Tweeten and Adam Busta fired 93 and 99, respectively. Lovik says she also expects Tweeten and Busta to be big contributors to the team but is quick to add she’s being objective early in the season and all spots on the team are up for grabs. “We haven’t even been on the course playing a full nine yet so it’s hard to evaluate players at this stage,” Lovik said. “But I like what I see so far. We have good young golfers and they are really working hard and giving a lot of effort so far in every practice we’ve had.” She said what she’ll be working on the most this year is the players’ short game and course management throughout a given round.

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FOREST CITY - Last season was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Forest City girls golf team, but with the team returning intact in 2011, coach Tom Pauley is looking for a strong season. The team wound up with a strong finish to the 2010 season. Although the team didn’t make it past the first round of tournaments as a team, the Indians took third in the conference meet and were just six strokes out of second place. As a sophomore, Forest City’s Anna Stecker won the overall individual conference championship with a 94. Also making the allNorth Iowa Conference team were Sally Sheimo, now a senior, and Conner Thompson, a junior this year. “Our strengths will be that we return a lot seniors and have a lot of actual meet experience from last year,” Pauley said. “With all those seniors comes a lot of leadership, and that’s always valuable on any team.” The only weakness Pauley said will be find-

ing a sixth golfer. “We’re still looking for a younger golfer or an inexperienced upperclassman to step up and fill that last roster spot,” Pauley said. “We have a number of freshmen who show some potential out on the course.” Last season, the Indians faced a lot of tough competition. Mason City Newman had a state tournament team and 3A teams Spirit Lake and Clear Lake were road barriers to state at districts. In 2011, Forest City has moved to Class 2A, and won’t have to face both Spirit Lake and Clear Lake, both of whom will be strong again. “There are more schools in Class 2A. but hopefully, going down a class will help us when it comes to districts and regionals,” Pauley said. Other returning starters on the team are senior Britney Rauk, and sophomore Bailey Sheimo. Pauley added that he is expecting a good season from senior Sally Sheimo. “Sally was out for the post-season last year and we’re looking forward to having her back this year,” Pauley said. “She took lessons and

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than they did last year,” Sanger said. “If they do that, winning meets will take care of itself.” BRITT - First-year The Eagles have a group of talentWest Hancock girls track ed hurdlers. Returning from last and field coach Mark year’s state-meet shuttle hurdle Sanger says he’ll have no relay team are April Burgardt, Derica problem filling spots in Jakoubek and Taylor Formanek. every event this season. Others who could run that event The only problem he this year include Abby Paca and foresees is a good one freshman Kirsten Brazeel. having a large number of The Eagles are also rich in middle athletes still competing distance runners, Sanger said. for spots. Returning from last year’s state “We have a lot of vetmeet-qualifying 4x800 relay are erans back from last Kaylee Weiland, Emmorie Stokka, year, when we won a lot Anna Mallen and Kronemann. of meets,” said Sanger, The Eagles also return a number of who takes over for top 400 meter runners who will Phyllis Jordanger, an compete in the 4x400 relay and the assistant this year. 400 meter dash. “But all the older run“We have some younger girls we SPRING SPORTS PHOTO BY CHRIS ners will have to earn expect to step up this season,” Sanger Members of the West Hancock girls track team are front row, from left to right, Derica Jakoubek, Amanda back their spots again. said. “Early in the season, all the And we have a lot of kids Verbrugge, Taylor Formanek, Rebecka Kruger, Brittany Brooks, Taylor Kraft, Courtney Doughan; Second row, spots are up for grabs.” coming up from the jun- Ashleigh Hobscheidt, Sarah Mallen, Kaylee Weiland, Brookelyn Savoy, April Burgardt, Ahna Bruns, Katelin Returning from last years state ior high program who are Willert, Brooke Heusinkveld, Courtney Zadow, Marcy Mayland. Third row, Colbie Bates, Emmorie Stokka, meet-qualifying distance medley providing plenty of com- Melissa Loeschen, Jenna Weiland, Abby Paca, Kellie Schmit, Caitlin Wilson, Kamille Kronemann, Anna Mallen. team are Sarah Mallen, Kellie petition.” Schmidt, Formanek and Kronemann. Back row, Kori Eekhoff, Kiersten Brazzell, Dusty Kraft, Chloe Nelson, Kelly Anderson, Krista Kruger, Taylor The Eagles qualified In the field events, Sanger says the Glawe, Maribel Zamago. for state in the 4x800, Eagles have eight athletes competing “And that goes for the whole team. Early-season distance medley, 4x200, 4x100 and shuttle hurdle for spots in the shot put and discus. practices are very important because once the searelays last season. “All that competition will only help them get betson starts; you have so many meets that you don’t Individually, April Burgardt qualified for state in ter,” Sanger said. “They are all pushing each other get a chance to have some difficult practices. You the 100 meter dash while Lindsey Burgardt, who for spots right now.” have to get in shape and stay there during meets.” graduated last spring, qualified in the 200 meter In the high jump, Weiland returns as the Eagles’ This year in the sprints, Sanger said, a number of dash. top competitor. girls are competing for spots. But the veterans who The Eagles scored 14 points at state last year and “She did a good job for us last year in that event,” could run in the sprints and sprint relays include finished 17th, and most of those points were scored Sanger said. Sarah Mallen, Melissa Loeschen, Ahna Bruns, by Kamille Kronemann in the 1500 meter run. In the long jump, Zadow is the only returnee but As a freshman last year, Kronemann was the over- Courtney Zadow and April Burgardt. Sanger expects some younger athletes to vie for Back from last year’s state-qualifying 4x100 relay those spots as well. all individual champion in the Class 1A 1500 meters. team are Sarah Mallen, Loeschen and Zadow. She finished with a time of 4 minutes, 57 seconds. “We expect a strong season,” Sanger said. ‘A lot of Lindsey Burgardt will have to be replaced after grad- it will depend on the work the girls put in early in Taking second in that race was freshman Erin uating last spring. Reedy, who finished in 5:03. the season and as the season progresses. Back from the 4x200 relay are Sarah Mallen, “Kamille is ready to defend her title, but she still “A lot of them got a taste of the state meet last Bruns, and Zadow. has a ways to go to get into full track shape,” Sanger year and want to get back there again.” “We expect the girls to have better times this year said.

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Members of the Forest City girls golf team are front row, from left to right, Kaitlyn Helfter, Kenzi Hansen, Taila Jacobs, Nicole Skjeie, Liz Springer, Haley Moklested; Middle row, Amber Knopf, Kaitlyn Sorenson, Lindsay Hall, Samantha Suby, Britney Rauk and Sally Sheimo, Back row, Merissa Peterson, Rachel Steiff, Ivy Grunhovd, Bailey Sheimo, Conner Thompson, Anna Stecker. Missing from photo, Linzy Vermedahl, Rachael Jordal. played a lot during the offseason, and she’s stronger and longer off the tee. I’m looking for a breakout-type season from her.” He added that Britney Rauk just missed making the all-conference team last year and that he expects a strong season out of her. Rauk was the top placer for the Indians at districts last year, taking 11th place. Pauley added that Stecker, like Sally Sheimo, plays her best

in the big meets, such as last year’s conference meet. “She has all the tools to be a very good golfer,” Pauley said. “We saw some good things from her last year and we are expecting more of the same this season.” In Thompson, Pauley sees plenty of potential. “She can be very good, but she just needs a little more consistency. Like Anna, Conner has a lot of ability to post some nice scores.”

Last season, Bailey Sheimo led the Indians in low score in a couple mid-season meets. “Bailey has the potential to score well,” Pauley said. “She had a tough end to the season, but if

she can get more consistent, she’ll have a good season.” Pauley said that his team has set its goal high for the 2011 season. FC GIRLS GOLF, 11

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FOREST CITY - With ten state meet qualifiers returning, Forest City High girls track and field coach Scott Jackson has high expectations for this year’s team. Once again, the Indians will be competing in Class 3A. The team has paired with Woden-Crystal LakeTitonka and that has lifted the enrollment onto the Class 3A level. “I think this year, we’ll have a very balanced team,” Jackson said. “We should be strong in most of the events, including the throwing events. “On the track, we’ll be good in the sprints, the middle distances and the distance races. We feel we should be able to put together some very strong relays. “But what I like about this group is that it’s the most hardworking group I’ve ever coached,” Jackson said. “And we have a good group of seniors who have already provided some great leadership for some of our younger athletes.” The Indians return a number of relays intact. Jackson has high expectations for the returning state qualifiers and for

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Members of the Forest City girls track team are front row, left to right, Briana Marson, Reagan Reece, Amanda Busta, Victoria Sopko, Jaz Coleman-Monson, Bailey Gilbertson, Lauren Martin, Emma Sougstad, Madeline Aberg, Maranda Chapin; Second row, Kat Sorensen, Kiya Meinecke, Tiffany Franken, Nicki Schaumberg, Bethany Hall, Jessica Kingston, McKenzie Baker, Carter Anderson, Jessica Tweeten, Hannah Kofron. Third row, Hailey Bock, Emily Jenson, Karin Sproge, Nicole Steen, Sarah Moniot, Rafa Tomaselli, Alyssa Ferch, Brinna Rollefson, Christina Davison. Back row, Abigail Stecker, Liz Olson, Anna Sichanthongthip, Haley Church, Quincy Vaagensmith, Mady Espland, Molly Lewison, Amanda Heesch, Paige Heesch. Missing from photo, Danika Fredrickson, Paige Heesch. the rest of the team. “I think last year we were just happy to get all the qualifiers in that we did,” Jackson said. “This year, we aren’t going to be happy just to be at state. We want to score some points and I think we’ll have the capability and the experience to do that.” The ten returning state qualifiers include senior Jazmayne Coleman-Monson, senior sprinter Lauren

Martin, senior middle distance runner Bethany Hall, senior sprinter Amanda Heesch, middle distance runner Paige Heesch, 400 runner and

hurdler Amanda Busta, distance runner Liz Olson, middle distance runner Jessica Kingston and distance runner Carter Anderson.

Three relays, meanwhile, return intact, including the 4x800, 4x400 and distance medley. Last season at dis-

tricts, the Indians’ 4x800 relay team of Coleman-Monson, Anderson, Hall and Olson was a surprise state qualifier. The team came into districts as the fifth-seeded team but wound up qualifying for state. That team bettered its previous best time by ten seconds and took second at districts. The distance medley team of Amanda Heesch, Bailey Gilbertson, Jessica Kingston and Paige Heesch won the 2010 district title with a time of 4 minutes, 30.44 seconds. Also returning intact is the Indians’ 4x400 relay team. Last season at districts, the team of Paige Heesch, Martin, Busta and ColemanMonson took second with a time of 4:19.72. “We’re looking to score in some of those relays if we can get them back down to state SEE INDIAN GIRLS, 11

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BRITT - The West Hancock boys and girls golf teams has a new coach this season but he is a familiar face to West Hancock athletics. Jim Timmerman is the new Eagle golf coach but he served as West Hancock baseball coach for 22 years, then was athletic director for the next 16 years. Now, he’s semiretired and teaching one class in the morning per day at the high school. “I’ll be in full-time retirement after this school year so when the opportunity to coach boys and girls golf at West Hancock presented itself, I took it,” Timmerman said. “It will help me stay connected with the school and with the kids.” Timmerman takes over for Damon Baker, who coached the boys and girls golf teams at West Hancock for several years.” Timmerman will have his work cut out for him with the Eagle girls team, which has just five members, three of which are freshman and don’t

have a lot of golf experience. “It’ll be a challenge this year, and we’ll be a work in progress,” Timmerman said. “So far, we haven’t had much of a chance to get outside and see what the girls can do. “But we’ve still got some things done. We’ve gone through the fundamentals of stance and grip and also worked on the mechanics of the golf swing.” The Eagles this season will be led by returnee Melissa Miller. She’s a three-year starter on the West Hancock girls golf team. “Melissa has a lot of potential, and we’ll be looking for some leadership from her with our younger golfers,” Timmerman said. “She has a very fundamentally sound swing that is mechanically solid and athletic,” he said. “Her swing is fluid and that should allow here to score well in the meets we have this season.” Also returning with some experience is Kara Schultz, who was starter on last year’s team. “Kara also has some

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Members of the West Hancock girls golf team are front row, left to right, Cassie Jackson, Kate Schrader; Back row, Kara Schultz, Melissa Miller and Alyssa Wood. potential and we’ll expect her to be our number two golfer,” Timmerman said. “She still has some work to do, so as with our younger golfers, her goal will be to improve with each meet. “Kara isn’t where she wants to be, but she, like all our girls, is willing to put in the time and effort to get better.” The three freshman

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Schutter and underclassman Logan Kunkel, and Kyle Pals. “We have made some individual goals for the kids already,” Mericle said. “And if the guys can reach those, the team goals will take care of themselves.” So far he said, he has been impressed by the team’s prowess off the tee and with long iron shots. Most of the work, he expects, will be on the players’ short games. “That’s obviously where we can cut down on most of the strokes of any given hole,” Mericle said. “Everybody wants to hit the long ball but it’s the

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Members of the West Hancock boys track team are front row, left to right: Scott Glawe, Matt McDermott, Josh Zeigler, Parker Quastad, Bret Walk, Ryan Mayland. Second row, Jake Patterson, Ben Kreitlow, Ryan Swanson, Zac Schleuger, Calvin Lang, Ben Ruter, Josiah Eckels, Cory Formanek; Third row, Uziel Romero, Seth Goepel, Austin Athman, Mike Thill, Jon Eekhoff, Nic Nelson, Jacob Hejlik, Hunter Hiscocks; Back row, Willie Kreitlow, Chris Schleuger, Pat Smith, Reed Hejlik, Mark Roth, Adam Hermanson, Robert Gerish. Missing from photo, Aric Siegrist. so we hope to get him healthy as soon as possible. We feel he could place well at state in both the mile and two-mile races.” West Hancock will also be a contender for a state meet berth in the 4x800 relay. As it stands now, Sanger said, his four runners in that event would be Parker Quastad, Ryan Mayland, Matt McDermott and Josiah Eckels. Those same four runners all ran that event last year. “We should be improving our times over last year in the 4x800,” Sanger said. West Hancock will also be strong in the open 800, with Quastad and McDermott leading the way as seniors. In the shuttle hurdle relay, the Eagles could go with Zach Schleuger, Ben Ruter, Ryan Swanson, and Jake Patterson “That should be a strong relay for us as well,” said

Sanger. “This is Ryan’s first year out for track and he’s going to help us a lot. And his best events are the open hurdle events and the shuttle hurdle.” In the sprints and sprint relays, Sanger said, he looks for Schleuger, Ben Ruter, Swanson and Josh Zeigler to lead the way. Those four have been penciled in early to run the 4x100 relay. Senior Bret Walk will lead a young 4x400 and open 400 meter group, while McDermott may also be a first-time performer in that event, Sanger said. In the field events, the long jump will be filled by some younger competitors. “We’ll have to have some younger kids step up and fill some of these events,” Sanger said. “How they step up and fill in will be one of the keys to our success.” SEE EAGLES, 11

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Forest City runners will be seniors Aric Moeller and Aaron Anderson. New to the team this year is distance runner Myles Scarano, and he’s been impressive so far at indoor meets. Scarano took 14th place out of 127 runners recently at the Iowa State Indoor meet in Ames. He finished with a time of 4 minutes, 40.82 seconds. Scarano was 15th out of over 100 runners in the 3200 meters in 10:01. “Myles has set the bar high for the rest of our team with his great work ethic,” Kasper said. “He’s a very strong distance runner who should add a lot to our team.” At a recent indoor meet at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, the Indians also got personal best throws in the shot put from Justin Putney and Colton Westerberg. “We should be good in

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Forest City’s distance runner Aric Moeller runs during the 3200 meter event during a meet in Forest City last season. INDIANS: FROM 2 the throwing events as well,” Kasper said. “In the high jump, we have Jacob and a few others who have jumped well in practice so far. We’re looking to double-place in a lot of our field events.” In the long jump, Cole Anderson leads the way, Kasper said. “He was a consistent placer for us last year in that event,” Kasper said. On the track, the core group that formed the state-qualifying 4x400 relay - Cole Anderson, Montgomery, Krein and Taylor - should also be strong in the sprints, sprint relays and middle distance events. “We also have a good group of young sprinters who are pushing some of our veterans,” Kasper said. Kasper added that top teams in the North Iowa Conference this season include Osage, North Iowa and West Hancock. “It will be balanced this season, with every team in the conference having various strong points,” Kasper said.

again,” Jackson said. State qualifiers as individuals last year were Busta and Martin. Busta qualified in the open 400, where she took second at districts last year with a time of 1 minute, 9.30 seconds. Martin added a second place in the 100 meter dash, finishing at districts in 13.02 seconds. Jackson said running in the open sprint events and sprint relays this season will be Martin, Gilbertson and Amanda Heesch. In the middle distances, the Indians will be led by ColemanMonson, a three-time state qualifier. She’ll be joined by Paige Heesch, Kingston and Bethany Hall. In the distance events, including the

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Forest City’s Lauren Martin leads the 100 dash even during a meet last year. 1500 and 3000 meter runs, Forest City will be paced by Olson and Carter Anderson. Busta will be the team’s top hurdler in both the shuttle hurdle relay and open hurdle events. She just missed qualifying for state last year in the 100 hurdles, where she took fourth in

districts with a time of 16.49 seconds. Jackson said he’ll be searching for individuals to compete in the high and long jumps, but that Gilbertson returns in the long jump. In the throwing events, he added, veterans Maranda Chapin

and Haley Church both return. “We’re looking for a very strong season this year,” Jackson said. “What I like about the girls so far is that they’ve given maximum effort in every practice we’ve had this spring.”

Eagle boys will be well-balanced EAGLES: FROM 3 In the high jump, Patterson was the Eagles’ top jumper last season and should improve on those performances this year. Also, freshman Jacob Hejlik could make

waves in that event. “Jake really came on at the end of last season,” Sanger said. “And last year, Jacob jumped well as an eighth grader.” It’s in the shot and discus where the Eagle boys will be strongest, at least in the field

events, Sanger said. They’ll be particularly strong in the discus, where the competitors are expected to be Pat Smith, Colby Harms and Nic Nelson. Competing in the shot put will be Chris Schleuger, Nelson, Smith and Harms, Sanger said.

Indian girls return three all-Conference players FC GIRLS GOLF: FROM 8 “We think we have a chance to win the conference title,” he said. “Last year, Newman just overpowered everybody, but this season, several

teams could win it. “Expect Newman to have a good team even though it lost heavily to graduation, and GarnerHayfield and Osage return most of their players.” A highlight to the

coming season, Pauley said, will be the Indians’ own Forest City Invitational, which will be held at Bear Creek Country club late in the season. “It gives us a chance to play some strong

teams, including Clear Lake and Spirit Lake,” Pauley said. “Some of the top golfers in North Iowa will be there and it’s a good tune-up for the postseason.”


Spring Sports 2011 SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES

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Forest City boys golf

April 11 — vs. Garner; April 12, at Lake Mills; April 16, at Spencer Tournament; April 18, vs. Clarion,Ventura at Clarmond; April 19, vs. North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 21, vs. Osage, North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 25, at Algona Invitational; April 26, at BelmondKlemme in Belmond; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; May 2, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; May 3, at Osage; May 5, vs. North Iowa, West Hancock at Gruis Course; May 7, Hampton-Dumont Invitational, Hampton; May 9, North Iowa Conference Tournament, at Belmond; May 10. at Webster City, May 1314, Section Golf Meet, TBA; May 20-21, District Golf Meet, TBA; May 27-28, State Golf meet, TBA.

Forest City girls golf April 11, vs. Garner; April 12, at Lake Mills; April 18, vs. ClarionGoldfield, Ventura at Clarmond course; April 19, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis Course; April 21, vs. Osage, North Iowa at Gruis Course; April 25, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; April 30, vs. Algona Bishop Garrigan at Spring Valley Course; May 2, at Mason City Newman, May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, in Mason City; May 13, host Forest City Invitational; May 16,

5, at Emmetsburg; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, Lake Mills; May 12, District meet, TBA; May 19-21, State meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

District Golf meet, TBA; May 23, Regional Golf Meet, TBA; May 23, State Meet, TBA.

Forest City Boys Track and Field April 1, Forest City Relays; April 5, Umstead Relays at Eagle Grove; April 8, Cowboy Relays, Clarion; April 12, Lion Relays at Clear Lake; April 15, Indian Relays, at Forest City; April 19, Comet Relays, Charles City; April 28-30, Drake Relays, at Drake Stadium, Des Moines; April 29, Bulldog Relays at Hampton; May 2, Garner Coed Meet, Garner; April 3, Hackbarth Relays at Algona; May 6, Region True Team meet, Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference Coed meet, Lake Mills; May 12, Class 3A District meet, TBA; May 19-21, Class 2A State meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

Forest City Girls Track and Field April 5, Clear Lake Early Bird Invitational, at Clear Lake; April 8, Bomber Relays, Huxley; April 12, Cowgirl Relays, Clarion; April 15, Algona Bishop Garrigan Relays, at Algona; April 18, Bengal Relays at Gilbert; April 21, EsthervilleLincoln-Central Relays, Estherville; April 25, Mohawks Meet, Mason City; April 26, Indianette Relays, Forest City; April 28-30, Drake Relays, Drake Stadium, Des Moines; April 29, Bulldog Relays, Hampton; May 2, Garner Coed Meet, Garner; May 3, Hackbarth Relays,

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West Hancock sprinter Zac Schleuger, right, runs toward the tape during a meet last season

Algona; May 6, Region True Team meet, Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, Lake Mills; May 12, District meet, TBA; May 19-21, State Meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

West Hancock boys track and field April 5, at Eagle Grove; April 8, at Clarion-Goldfield, Clarion; April 11, vs. Corwith-WesleyLuverne, at Britt; April 14, at Lake Mills; April 19, at Forest City Invitational, Forest City; April 19, at BelmondKlemme, Belmond; April 26, at Garner-Hayfield; April 29, at HamptonDumont, Hampton; May 2, West Hancock Invitational; May 5, at Bishop Garrigan,

Algona; May 6, at Osage; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Lake Mills; May 10, at Armstrong-Ringsted, Armstrong; May 12, at District meet, TBA; May 19-21, Class 1A State Meet, Drake Stadium, Des Moines.

West Hancock girls track and field April 12, at ClarionGoldfield, Clarion; April 15, at Algona Bishop Garrigan, Algona; April 18, at BelmondKlemme, Belmond; April 19, at Garner-Hayfield, Garner; April 25, at Lake Mills; April 26, at Indianette Invitational, Forest City; April 29, at Hampton-Dumont, Hampton; May 2, at West Hancock Invitational, Britt; May

April 11, vs. BelmondKlemme, at Britt; April 12, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; April 15, at GarnerHayfield, Garner; April 18, at Corwith-Wesley Luverne, at Hillside Country Club; April 19, vs. Lake Mills at Britt; April 29, vs. Lake Mills, North Iowa at Lake Mills; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, at Britt; May 5, vs. Forest City, North Iowa at Gruis Course; May 7, at Hampton-Dumont, Hampton; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Belmond-Klemme, Belmond;

West Hancock girls golf April 11, vs. BelmondKlemme, at Britt; April 12, at Mason City Newman, Mason City; April 15, at GarnerHayfield, Garner; April 18, at Corwith-Wesley Luverne, at Hillside Country Club; April 19, vs. Lake Mills at Britt; April 25, vs. Forest City at Britt; April 29, vs. Lake Mills, North Iowa at Lake Mills; April 30, at West Hancock Invitational, at Britt; May 5, vs. Forest City, North Iowa at Gruis Course; May 9, North Iowa Conference meet, at Mason City Newman, Mason City.

WCLT boys golf April 5, vs. North Iowa, Corwith-WesleyLuvurne, at Gruis Course; April 11, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis; April 12, vs. West Bend Mallard, Gruis Course; April 18, , vs. ClarionGoldfield, Forest City, Ventura, at Clarion; April 19, vs. ArmstrongRingsted, North Sentral Kossuth at Bancroft; May 2, Cornbelt Conference meet, at Spring Valley Course; May 5, vs. RuthvenAyrshire, at Gruis Course; May 9, vs. Ventura, Twin River Valley, at Gruis Course; May 16, Section Golf Meet, TBA; May 23, District Golf Meet, TBA; May 31-June 1, State Golf meet, TBA.

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WCLT girls golf schedule April 5, vs. North Iowa, Corwith-WesleyLuvurne, at Gruis Course; April 11, vs. North Iowa, at Gruis Course; April 12, vs. West Bend Mallard, at Gruis Course; April 19, vs. ArmstrongRingsted, North Sentral Kossuth, at Bancroft; May 2, Cornbelt Conference meet, Spencer Municipal Course; May 5, vs. Ruthven-Ayrshire, at Gruis Course; May 9, vs. Ventura, Twin River Valley, at Gruis Course; May 16, District Golf meet, TBA; May 23, Regional Golf Meet, TBA; May 31-June 1, State Golf Meet, River Valley Course, Adel.

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