The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Sports

March 21, 2013

Camanche, Northeast coaches get good news

New enrollment numbers move Assumption to Class 4A

CLINTON — Danny Vogel and Charles Jargo got a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon.

Davenport Assumption, the three-time defending Class 3A girls basketball state champions, will move to Class 4A next season.

Assumption is tied for the 87th largest school in the new BEDS enrollment figures, which gives it and Adel ADM the last two spots in Class 3A.

“That’s a beautiful thing,” Camanche girls basketball coach Vogel said.

“I’m happy they’re going to Class 4A,” Northeast girls basketball coach Jargo said. “For us and Camanche, it’s a real benefit to not have to go through them. It’s a good thing.”

Assumption won six games in the Class 3A postseason by an average of 34 points a game, including a 22-point win in the state title game.

“They are the giant,” Vogel said. “They weren’t even really tested.”

Vogel and the Indians (16-6) ran up against Assumption in the first round of the postseason this season, losing by 33. Northeast (16-7) lost by five to Mount Vernon in the first round. Assumption then beat Mount Vernon by 34 in the second round.

Without Assumption in the way, Camanche and Northeast have better chances for a deep postseason run.

“Now we’ve got a shooting chance; (Assumption) is too good for the teams around here,” Vogel said.

“Things aren’t stacked against us now,” Jargo said. “It’s easier to tell the girls it’s open and any team can win it. You know you can compete with any team. All you want is a fair shot.”

Jargo said the benefit might be felt even sooner than the start of the postseason.

“It makes the summer easier,” he said. “From the first day of summer practice, you can tell them, ‘This is something you can achieve if  you put the time and effort in and work hard.’”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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