The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News


December 31, 2013

Fulton's 3s key 3rd-place finish

LANARK, Ill. — Shooting from beyond the 3-point ark has been a key staple for the Fulton Steamers boys basketball team. Monday night, they rang 2013 out with making 10 3-pointers in a 64-40 win over Prophetstown.

The win sealed third place for the Steamers in the Eastland Holiday Tournament after they fell to highly-touted Eastland on Saturday. Polo defeated host Eastland 67-65 in the championship game.

Despite the loss Saturday, Fulton coach RJ Coffey believes his team keeps making longer strides.

“We had everyone contribute tonight, and we have some guys who are playing really well right now,” Coffey said. “I thought guys who don’t normally get recognition — Jason Osborn, Kody Crosthwaite and Cody Wiersema — all did a heck of a job tonight.”

Fulton usually has a player who shoots like he’s on fire on a nightly basis. Some nights it’s Zach Barber, but this time around, Matt Dail scored five 3-pointers en route to his game-high 19 points.

“It was his night tonight,” Coffey said. “We started out a little bit slow, but Matt’s shooting picked us up and got us rolling.”

Dail was quick to point out, however, that the credit shouldn’t go to him.

“My teammates get me open,” Dail says. “Without them creating opportunities for me, I can’t score. They’re the ones who get me open.”

Dail said he felt his hot hand getting warmer as the game progressed.

“Once I hit one shot, my confidence just goes from there,” the senior guard says. “That first shot felt really good.”

One of the first 3-pointers, however, came from Kyle Huebner. He later added one more in the second quarter and a field goal inside the arc in the third quarter to come out with eight points.

Dail said the difference-maker was the second-quarter run that the Steamers scraped together, outscoring the Prophets 17-9 in that period. The score at the half was 33-20.

Text Only
  • L'Kings offensive drought continues

    Shutout for the second time in two nights Saturday in a 2-0 loss to South Bend, the Clinton LumberKings' offense was limited again Sunday, managing just one run in a 4-1 Midwest League baseball loss to the Silver Hawks at Ashford University Field.

    July 28, 2014

  • 7-28-14 1B-Photo, Hall of Fame Thomas, Maddux enter Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.Thomas, pitchers T

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.

    July 25, 2014

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

  • Testimony ends in trial LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Shelly Sterling, who had testified

    July 25, 2014

  • Whitecaps take away Clinton offense CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings (13-19, 43-57) mustered only five hits as the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (20-12, 61-41) shut down the hometown club at Ashford University Field.Whitecaps’ starter Jonathon Crawford (6-2) allowed only four men t

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 1B-Photo, Cubs San Diego sinks Cubs, 13-3 CHICAGO — Tyson Ross kept mowing down Chicago Cubs hitters, long enough for San Diego’s suddenly potent offense to carry the Padres to victory for the second straight night.Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting Padres broke out for

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trestman ready for round 2 BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — This time last year, Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was still something of a curiosity.He was a guy leading an NFL team for the first time as training camp started, plucked from Canada after spending several years out of the le

    July 25, 2014

High School Sports