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Jackson Lamb
Jackson Lamb

Athlete of Week

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff senior Jackson Lamb of Greenfield was named this week’s Briar Cliff Athlete of the Week for his performance across three games, including dropping 49 points in the season opener against Graceland.

Lamb totaled 87 points on the week (29 ppg) and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 3-0 start in the 2019-20 season, including a win over 22nd-ranked Bellevue. Lamb tied the school record for 3-pointers in a game with 10 makes in the first game of his senior season. He went 18-of-19 from the charity stripe and shot 51% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc for the week.

Lamb and the Chargers will play two games this weekend at the Presentation College Classic in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Friday night’s game against Dakota State will tip off at 5:30 p.m.

Football banquet

The Creston/Orient-Macksburg football team banquet will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Creston Community High School commons.

Families are asked to bring two covered dishes and table service. Beverages are provided.

Cross country banquet

The Creston cross country team banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in the high school commons.

Families are asked to bring two covered dishes and table service. Beverages are provided.

Midland wins

MADISON, S.D. — Midland University freshman Kylan Smallwood of Creston had 13 points and six rebounds in the Warriors’ 77-68 overtime win over Dakota State on Oct. 30. Junior Ryan Williams led the Warriors with 29 points.

Smallwood had his first collegiate double-double in Midland’s 77-72 victory over Kansas Wesleyan on Oct. 26, finishing with 12 points and a team-high 12 rebounds.

On Nov. 5 Midland lost to York College in a home game in Fremont, Nebraska. Smallwood had five points in the 72-65 loss.

Before starting their GPAC schedule on Nov. 12, the Warriors played in an exhibition game today (Thursday) at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Omaha won 72-53 after holding a 30-21 halftime lead. Smallwood did not score, going 0-for-3 from the field, but matched teammate Jacob Lenagh with a team-high eight rebounds.

Mustangs No. 1

SIOUX CITY — For the eighth successive week this year and 17th straight week overall Morningside College is on top of the American Football Coaches Association/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics poll released Monday.

Seth Maitlen of Creston is a starting defensive end for the Mustangs, who are coming off a 42-10 Great Plains Athletic Conference win at Doane University last Saturday. Maitlen had three total tackles including two for losses of a combined 9 yards and one 6-yard quarterback sack.

The Mustang defense limited Doane to -4 yards rushing, seven first downs and 10 points over 60 minutes.

Fellow GPAC member Northwestern College is ranked at No. 5 and hosts Morningside on Nov. 16. Morningside (8-0 overall, 7-0 GPAC) hosts Concordia University on Saturday.

Simpson soccer

INDIANOLA — The fourth-seeded Simpson College women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to fifth-seeded Luther in the American Rivers Conference Tournament opener Saturday at home.

The Storm (10-4-5) is the first Simpson women’s soccer team to reach the conference tournament since 2013 and first to hit the 10-win mark since 2011.

Logan Pettit of Creston was a junior midfielder for the Storm.

Simpson exhibition

DES MOINES — Senior forward Jenna Taylor of Creston played for the Simpson women’s basketball team in a 95-35 exhibition loss to Drake University on Nov. 3 at the Knapp Center. Drake bolted to a 23-6 lead in the first quarter.

Taylor was plagued by foul problems, finishing with four, and did not score on three shot attempts with one rebound.

Simpson plays in the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Tip-Off Tournament this weekend. A year after reaching the second round of the American Rivers Conference Tournament as the third seed, Simpson was picked third in the ARC preseason poll.

Simpson is coming off a 20-7 season with 11-5 record in the league play. Simpson returns three of its top scorers from last year’s squad and four all-conference selections, highlighted by Taylor on the first team. She averaged 18.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Wartburg soccer

INDIANOLA — The Wartburg men’s soccer team fell 1-0 to the Simpson Storm in the American Rivers Conference first round Saturday.

Wartburg ended the season with an 8-8-2 overall record and was 4-4-0 in conference. Juniors Gavin Woods and Ben Irr of Creston are members of the Knights squad. Woods is a midfielder/forward and Irr is a defender/midfielder.

Bearcats win

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The 14th-ranked Northwest Missouri State University football team scored its largest margin of victory in program history over Northeastern State University Saturday at Bearcat Stadium, 79-0.

Offensive lineman Cody Tanner of Creston appeared in the game for the Bearcats, now 8-1 for the season. This week the Bearcats travel to Fort Hayes State for a 2 p.m. matchup in Hays, Kansas.

Raiders win

ORANGE CITY — Coming off a 38-7 road victory over Briar Cliff University, the Northwestern College team holds the No. 5 position on the NAIA Football Coaches Poll. Northwestern is 8-0 this season.

Graceland transfer Blake Sevier of Orient-Macksburg appeared in the victory over Briar Cliff. Sevier is a 6-2, 310-pound sophomore offensive lineman for the Red Raiders.

ARC golf

AMES — Simpson Colleges’ Hannah Gordon carded a career-low 71 on the final day of the American Rivers Conference championship to finish in second place and receive all-conference golf honors for the second year in a row on Oct. 7.

Senior Madison Hance of Creston was part of the Storm team that finished in sixth place At Ames Golf & Country Club with rounds of 357-361-349 — 1067. Hance shot rounds of 96-96-90 — 282 in a tie for second-best on the team and 26th place in the tournament with teammates Haley Booton and Emily Jansen.

Dubuque won the team title with a score of 985 and Luther’s Morgan Kranz was medalist, shooting six strokes better than Gordon.

Ratings clash

NORMAL, Ill. — Then ninth-ranked Northern Iowa defeated No. 7 Illinois State on Sturday, 27-10, at Hancock Stadium.

Spencer Brown of Lenox was starting right offensive tackle for the Panthers, who improved to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Northern Iowa moved up to No. 5 in the FCS rankings afer the win and this week hosts Indiana State (3-6, 1-4). Indiana State opened the season ranked before losing starting quarterback and 2018 second-team all-conference honoree Ryan Boyle to a season-ending injury.

Wesleyan soccer

MEDIAPOLIS — The Iowa Wesleyan University women’s soccer team hosted MacMurray College for their final match of the season Saturday, falling 5-0.

Freshman midfielder Karmen Chuong of Creston appeared in the match for the Tigers, who finished 1-13-1 and 1-8 in conference play.

— Compiled by Larry Peterson, CNA senior feature writer

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