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  • Sobotka's rare size-speed combination lifts Raiders to record heights

    MOUNT AYR — The late Dennis Tassell, Diagonal's longtime basketball coach, once paid Darwin Sobotka of Clearfield a compliment.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Bemis spurs Clarke’s return to glory

    Clarke senior Libby Bemis helped return the Lady Indian softball team to glory over the past couple of years, culminating in a Class 3A state champion ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • LIBBY BEMIS (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of Year finalist)

    Clarke Basketball • Led her team in scoring with 16.0 points per game on 40.6 percent shooting, 32.3 ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • PAIGE DAUGHTON (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Mount Ayr Volleyball • Led her team with 159 kills, recording a kill efficiency of .142. Averaged 2. ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • KATE PATTON (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Murray Volleyball • Recorded 49 kills. • Served 383-of-393 for the season for a 97.5 percent serve e ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • JACOB SOBOTKA (2014 South Central Iowa Male Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Mount Ayr Football • Completed 95-of-178 passes (53.4 percent) for 1,175 yards and 12 touchdowns com ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • JENNA SANDQUIST (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Interstate 35 Volleyball • Led her team with 162 kills and a kill efficiency of .133. Averaged 2.53 ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • TJ BOWER (2014 South Central Iowa Male Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Nodaway Valley Football • After qualifying for state cross country two of his first three years of h ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • ERIK FREED (2014 South Central Iowa Male Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Mount Ayr Football • Carried the ball 82 times for 436 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per carry, with si ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • CARLEY ROBINS (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Clarke Basketball • Ranked second on her team in scoring with 11.6 points per game on 40.9 percent s ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • TREVOR FRAIN (2014 South Central Iowa Male Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Creston Football • Finished second on the team with 416 rushing yards on 79 carries, averaging 5.3 y ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • KEEGAN LONGABAUGH (2014 South Central Iowa Male Athlete of the Year finalist)

    Southwest Valley Football • Led the team with 115 total tackles, including 10 solo tackles for loss ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Clarke County Speedway results

    Clarke County SpeedwayJuly 26 resultsOutlaw Hobby StocksDriver Car1. Trevor Tanner 33T2. Tyler Clark ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • REDEMPTION

    FORT DODGE — All week long, Clarke senior pitcher Libby Bemis said "second place isn't an option."Af ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:16 am
  • REDEMPTION

    FORT DODGE — After seeing a 6-1 lead dwindle to 6-4, and completely vanish in the top of the seventh inning, the Clarke Lady Indians won the Class 3A ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:16 am
  • PERFECT OPENER

    UPDATE: Greene County defeated Center Point-Urbana 2-0 in Monday's quarterfinals. Clarke will play Greene County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a Class 3A s ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Reader Poll

    The Iowa State Fair is Aug. 7-17. What do you like best about the state fair?
    The butter cow
    Eating fried food on a stick
    The Grandstand stage events