The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News


January 23, 2014

Saints stout at home


“We’ve played 16 of 22 games on the road. I don’t think that probably anybody in the country has done that. We just finished an eight-game road trip. We played some pretty tough competition, and Stout is a really good team. They led the No. 1 team in the country, UW-Stevens Point, in (NCAA) Division III. — they were beating them to the last 30 seconds just a couple of weeks ago.”

Harris, a 6-foot-5 junior forward from Chicago, and Overton, a 6-0 sophomore guard from East Moline, Ill., came up big for the Saints in the rematch.

With the teams tied 45-45, Harris was left open on the left side and stuck in a 3-point basket with 9 minutes, 36 seconds left in regulation. After Alex Oman (Stout’s scoring leader with 23 points) made 1 of 2 free-throw attempts, DeAndre Lowery Jr. once again found Harris open in front of the Ashford bench, and Harris buried another trey to make it 51-46.

“Coach gives me the green light, so when I get open I shoot it,” said Harris, who scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half. “My teammates found me open, so I took the shot and hit it. When I see that first shot go down, it definitely gives me a lot more confidence to shoot it, and from the same area, it definitely gives me more confidence.”

Drake appreciated the contribution from Harris, who earlier in the half was on the receiving end of an alley-oop pass from Overton for a dunk.

“Tevin is just scratching the surface,” Drake said. “You see how athletic he is. He can finish way above the rim. He can do some things around the basket.

“The best thing about Tevin is he can step out and shoot it, too. A lot of guys can play around the basket but they can’t step out and shoot. They were hard showing on ball screens so we picked-and-popped them a little on the side ball screens, and Tevin had his hands and feet ready and hit some big shots for us.”

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