The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

High School Sports

June 24, 2014

Grayhounds sweep Kings

BURLINGTON — The frustration and losing continues for the Clinton River Kings.

Clinton opened its busy week by traveling to Burlington, where they dropped both games to the Grayhounds 10-7 in Game 1, then trying to spark something late, but fell short in Game 2, 6-4.

In Game 1, the River Kings got eight hits on Monday, and forced Burlington pitcher Josh Bloomer to walk three hitters.

That didn’t distract Bloomer to his win, though.

Bloomer threw all seven innings, allowing five earned runs while striking out three.

Offensively, Blake Anderson went 3-for-4 for the Grayhounds that included four RBIs that included a home run.

Lead-off hitter Chanse McChesney also hit a homer in Game 1. Lake Rosson had a three-hit game for Burlington as well.

The River Kings tallied 10 hits in Game 2, and had a 3-run fifth inning. Clinton struck out just five times and walked just once. Burlington again needed just one pitcher to get through the game.

Camanche uses defense to split with Cascade

CAMANCHE — The first game of the doubleheader against Cascade involved a lot of offense, but Game 2 was the exact opposite.

The Cougars won the first game 13-4, but the Indians had opportunities to score just as many as their opponent. Camanche tallied 14 hits in the game; half of them were split between Blake Bialas (3) and Tanner Atkinson (4).

Atkinson took the loss on the mound as seven different Cascade hitters took in at least one RBI. Nate Berfield had a team-high three RBIs while having a pair of hits.

In Game 2, the lone run scored didn’t come from a base hit. It came on a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning when Derek Harksen was at the plate.

“ We could have come out flat in the 2nd game and let a very good Cascade have their way with us,” said Indians coach Darryl Cochran. “But our kids responded and we go out and win.”

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