The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

May 1, 2013

Tiebreaker wins widen Queens' margin

RIVERDALE — Aided by three victories in super tiebreakers, Clinton defeated Pleasant Valley 8-1 on Tuesday in a girls tennis matchup of two of the top teams in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.

“It was a good win for us,” Clinton coach Cindy Rasche said. “There were a number of close matches, so we have plenty of work to do before Monday and Tuesday (when the MAC meet is played at North Scott).”

Clinton’s Jordan Nelson (No. 3 singles), Samantha Brisch (No. 4) and Nelson and Gabby Haan at No. 2 doubles all won super tiebreakers by the same score (10-6) after splitting the first two sets with their opponents.

“We’re getting better at playing those,” Rasche said. “We’ve spent time on them in practice. We’ve also spent a lot of time on serving and serve return.”

Clinton improved to 9-0 with the win.

PV clips River Kings

CLINTON — After the teams split wins evenly in singles, Pleasant Valley won two of the three doubles matches and defeated Clinton 5-4 in boys tennis Tuesday at Max Lynn Courts.

Both of the Spartans’ doubles wins came in three-set matches, as did two of their wins in singles, a fact not lost on Clinton coach David Moore.

“We give away far too many points through loose play,” he said. “We lost all but one of the third sets because of our lack of consistency.

“When we try to hit outright winners from the baseline, rather than setting points up, we just aren’t very good.”

Jacob Kruse and Ryan Schroeder accounted for three of Clinton’s four wins. Kruse won at No. 1 singles, Schroeder won at No. 2 and they combined to win No. 1 doubles.

“Jacob was a bright spot,” Moore said. “He played excellent in both singles and doubles.”

The River Kings return to action Thursday at the Mississippi Athletic Conference meet at North Scott.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • Interest in Ernst rises as his game does, too

    Brady Ernst is having a summer to remember.
    The rising River King senior is spending the summer playing for the Iowa Barnstormers traveling basketball team. This weekend they're playing in the Fab48 tournament in Las Vegas.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jones leaves UNO program

    Jalen Jones is done with basketball — for now, anyway.
    The 6-foot-5 Clinton High grad who had committed to play for Nebraska-Omaha, has left the program, and according to his Facebook page, has enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
    The enrollment office at the community college confirmed that Jones was registered for classes this fall at Kirkwood. Kirkwood coach Bryan Petersen, a Clinton High graduate, declined to comment and gave no indication that Jones would play basketball for the Eagles this winter.
    "College basketball isn't for everybody," Clinton coach Nick Lawrence said. "A little time away might do him some good."
    Jones came home to Clinton after spending just a few days with the Mavericks, and enrolled to Kirkwood shortly thereafter.
    Jones, the Herald's Player of the Year, averaged 19 points a game for the River Kings in his senior season and finished with the second-most rebounds with 160.
    He shot 41 percent on the floor and 28 percent from 3-point territory. He committed to Omaha before last season started in October.

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-25-14 Football field Football facility receives makeover CAMANCHE — Camanche School District administrators expect updates to the high school football facility to be completed next week.Camanche Superintendent Tom Parker said crews have worked to make sure everything is complete before next week’s Clinton

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25-14 1B-Photo, Clinton track Clinton king of Brady DAVENPORT — It might not have been the blue oval, but Clinton track can place its mark at the top of the hill.The quartet of Barrion Collins, Marquis Robinson, Quavon Jones and Deshond Robinson won the high school boys division of the Battle Up Brady

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24-14 1B-Photo, Choice 2 Cinderella run ends DUBUQUE — The playoff run was fun while it lasted. Dubuque Hempstead, the No. 1-ranked baseball team in Class 4A entering Wednesday, ended Clinton’s chances at back-to-back appearances in the state tournament in Des Moines. The Mustangs knocked out t

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-23-14 3B-Photo, Clinton baseball Kings feel re-energized (with VIDEOS & PHOTO ALBUM)

    CLINTON -- There’s nothing like a postseason run to get the juices flowing again and jumpstart a baseball season that at times was trying.The atmosphere around the Clinton High School program is upbeat these days. One game away from a second consecut

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • AGWSR silences Marquette Catholic FORT DODGE — AGWSR of Ackley pitcher Ashley Sicard can add another win to her state tournament resume.AGWSR defeated Marquette Catholic (34-7) 2-0 with both runs coming in the third inning for the Cougars (28-6).In that third inning, the leadoff hitt

    July 23, 2014

  • Trio of Queens earn honors ELDRIDGE -- Three members of the Clinton High softball team were named to the All-Mississippi Athletic Conference honorable mention squad Monday.Junior Cara Brewer and sophomores Sydney Davis and Jenna Stremlow received the honors.Brewer, a catcher-t

    July 22, 2014

  • Assumption spoils Sabers' strong start MAQUOKETA—Things fell apart quickly for the Central DeWitt Sabers on Monday night, as they fell 5-4 to the Davenport Assumption Knights in the Iowa Class 3A District 7 baseball final, ending their 2014 season.The Sabers (21-19-1) had complete control

    July 22, 2014

  • 7-23-14 1B-Photo, Clinton baseball A rally fit for Kings (with VIDEO)

    ELDRIDGE — It would have been easy for Clinton sophomore Nick Houzenga to be discouraged as he took the mound in the bottom of the first inning of the River Kings’ Class 4A substate semifinal against North Scott.After all, the Lancers had already bui

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

Sports Updates
Facebook