15 Seniors receive Book Money Awards
The 2018 IABC Book Money Awards were given to 15 worthy recipients.
Congratulations and best wishes go to:
Leighia Van Dam
Last spring ten new courts were unveiled to the north of the high school, and this spring the Booster Club was able to provide wind screens and benches to complete the area. We were proud to host the LHC Girls Tennis Tournament and boys and girls District Tennis Duals as well as many camps and Park & Rec events. The courts are open for the community to use when our students are not using them. COME TAKE A LOOK!
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Annual Booster Club Golf Outing – 9:00am shotgun start
November 17, December 8, and
Upcoming Chris Street tourney dates
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Girls Tennis – Dave Summy and Kevin Huss
The lady Indians concluded their season with an outstanding conference record of 4 -2 and an overall record of 13 – 5 in dual matches. Key victories this season included a second place finish in the Indianola Invitational and a first-place finish at the Boone Invitational. The girls had a huge come from behind victory over county rival, Norwalk, in the last dual meet of the year. After falling behind 2 – 4 in singles play, the Indians were able to win four out of five doubles matches to defeat the Warriors, 6 – 5.
The Indians were led by eight outstanding seniors, including: Maddie Geurts, Megan Grubb, Carrington Kuehl, Liza Lathrum, Miranda Ogbourne, Katie Sones, Madie Sorensen and Trina Toigo. Each of these girls made a significant contribution to the success of the team, and they will be sincerely missed. Despite the loss of these outstanding seniors, there will be several girls returning next year that saw significant playing time and equally contributed in major ways to our success. The Indians should have another strong season in 2019.
The tennis complex received a significant update with the addition of new wind screens. The screens not only made a major contribution to helping keep the wind at bay on the courts, but they also displayed a strong element of school pride and the demonstrated the proud tradition of our community and our school district. The complex was regularly applauded by the teams we had the opportunity to host. Thank you to all that were involved in making this happen!
Boys Tennis – Jamie Busby
The boys’ tennis team ended the season with one of the best dual meet records in recent history; finishing the Varsity season with an 8-2 record. This was good enough for a third-place finish in the Little Hawkeye Conference, an improvement from the team’s fourth place finish in 2017. Pella and Norwalk remain atop the conference for the second year in a row and account for both of our losses.
Another record-setting accomplishment this season was a 40-boy roster! In addition, ten of these players were named to the LHC Academic All-Conference team and one was an LHC Senior Scholar. The future is bright as only three varsity letter winners graduated and our JV
team finished with a perfect 8-0 season.
Girls Golf – Rita Bunting
The girls golf team placed 3rd in the conference and 4th in their regional meet. Maddy Wedmore was all-conference and a state qualifier.
Boys Track & Field – Matt Oliver
Led by seven senior athletes, our program had a very solid season. While our roster was down ten boys from the prior year, 66 boys claimed a close third place finish at the LHC conference meet. We qualified three events for the Drake Relays, including the 1600m Medley (Dylan Hildreth, Cole Scott, Thomas Naughton, Eric Baldus) and Quentin Linnan in the 1600m run and 800m run. Quentin Linnan brought home the silver in the 800m run. Three events qualified for the State meet: Carter Berkey in the long jump (placed 14th ), Quentin Linnan in the 400m (placed 15th), and Quentin Linnan in the 800m (placed 3rd).
We thank our seniors for their leadership and commitment over the last four years! We are looking forward to a large number of returners in the years to come as this was a very young squad with seven freshman receiving varsity letters. We are lucky to have a great Booster Club that provides us with support and a great facility to practice and host meets in!
Girls Track & Field – Kim Arndt
This season was one of the coldest in recent history, and while the weather wasn’t as severe around here as it was in northern Iowa, several meets were cancelled. We are very fortunate to have the Blake Fieldhouse to train in when we have seasons like this!
We had a large number of freshmen this season. Young athletes are great for the program, but things just seem to take a little more time. However, I think most of these freshmen will be back next season to help the incoming freshmen make the adjustment.
We always have the push early in the season to get our times down to qualify for Drake, but unfortunately, we weren’t able to qualify any athletes this season. Our 4x400m relay looked promising, but to no avail, as we were the first team forced out of the list of qualifiers. After Drake, our team really took off and finished the season well. We finished third at our conference meet behind Pella (class 3A champions) and Grinnell by a close margin of 0.5 points. We had three conference champions: Bailey Blake (400m), Jadyn Forbes (800m), and the 4x400m relay team of Bailey Blake, Leah Blake, Jadyn Forbes, and Celia Askelsen. Later, at the State Qualifying Meet we were able to qualify five individuals and four relays to the State Meet.
Individual qualifiers and placings are as follows: Discus – Alivia Bauer (17th) and Kassie Baker (DNP), 400m – Bailey Blake (9th), 800m – Jadyn Forbes (18th), and 100m Hurdles – Rayna Sickels (19th). Relay qualifiers and placings, include: Sprint Medley (12th) – Aryss Forbes, Rayna Sickels, Leah Blake, Bailey Blake; Distance Medley (10th) – Leah Blake, Celia Askelsen, Bailey Blake, Grace Berg, 4x400m (15th) – Jadyn Forbes, Bailey Blake, Leah Blake, Celia Askelsen; and Shuttle Hurdle (14th) – Hannah Burrows, Rayna Sickels, Kassie Baker, Lexi Pollock.
Girls Soccer – Jeremy Reinert
We finished the year 7-12, improving from 5-13 last year. Our Little Hawkeye Conference record was 3-4, which was good enough for fifth place. The top three teams in the conference were all represented in the class 2A state tournament, with the fourth-place team being eliminated in the regional final by another LHC school. Our conference has a mighty presence.
While our record was not exactly where we hoped to finish, I am proud of how our team battled with a tough schedule as, essentially, nine of our 19 matches were against state caliber teams. Seven of our 19 matches were against opponents who later played in the 2018 State Tournament, and two more matches were against opponents who lost in the regional final to other teams we played. We held a late lead with one of these teams and took two teams to penalty kicks before cruelly being bested. While the losses are undisputed, these close games are a sign of our ability to compete with some of Iowa’s top teams. In the remaining ten games of our schedule, we held a 7-3 record; we are proud yet unsatisfied with the season.
The 2018 IHS girls soccer season was a historic one. Senior Hannah Loynachan finished the year with 18 goals, setting the IHS single season record. The previous record of 14 goals was held by Erin Gaumer (1999) and Nealey Webster (2012). Loynachan also added three assists which aided in the setting of a new second school record of Most Points in a Single Season (39). The previous record of 33 was held by Jennifer Sharp (1999).
I am very proud of this group for the growth they’ve demonstrated over the course of three months. Also notable is the fact that we started four freshmen regularly, with seven getting at least one start. The future is promising for Indianola Girls’ Soccer program as eight of the 20 varsity team members were freshmen and will be returning next year. Thank you for all of your support! Go Indians!
Boys Soccer – Hunter Viedenkamp
2nd Team – Nate Thompson
Coach: Casey Aldridge
The 2018 high school baseball season is up and running. Expectations and goals are high for this group of players. We are off to a great start with a 10-0 record and a #5 ranking in class 4A. The guys are working hard and continuing to improve every day. There are 13 seniors, five juniors, 17 sophomores, and 17 freshmen out for baseball. This senior class has five players going on to play college baseball with two attending a Division I school, one going to a Division II, one going to NAIA, and one going to a Division III college. We are currently 11-1 and excited for the rest of the season to see where this team can finish!
Coach: Stacy Evans
The 2018 high school softball team is led by an experienced group of veteran players who are driven and competitive by nature, including: Seniors Parker Matthews (All Conference First Team), Sydney Sickels (All Conference First Team, All District, All State Second Team), Payton Anderson, Taylor Bowlin, Emma Yenger (All Conference Honorable Mention); Juniors Gracey May, Sammie Becker (All Conference Honorable Mention), and Brooke Tucker and Freshmen Destiny Lewis (All Conference First Team), Kendall Clatt and Kate Kralik.
Last summer the team compiled a 34-7 record, finishing second in conference after overcoming obstacles and injuries in the later part of the season. Midway through June the girls are 16-2 and are looking to grow from a 2017 team batting average of .317 and working to stay focused and learn from every experience they face.