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Waverly-Shell Rock Sweeps Chickasaws; Drake’s Fox Resigns

Tuesday’s Girls Basketball Results

The New Hampton Chickasaws dropped a NEIC matchup last night 50-36 to the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks.  Alexa Wemark led New Hampton with eight points. New Hampton falls to 3-3.

The Osage Green Devils keep their perfect mark in 2018 downing North Butler 61-24.  Osage is 4-0 and North Butler drops to 0-6.

The Rockford Warrior comeback against Newman Catholic fell short last night.  The Warriors trailed by 10 entering the final frame, but fell 43-39. Jamie Schuster led the Warriors with 14 points.  Rockford falls to 2-4.

The Riceville Wildcats dropped a 69-32 contest to Janesville last night.  The Wildcats are 1-5.

Tuesday’s Boys Basketball Results

New Hampton evened their record to 3-3 last night as Waverly-Shell Rock doubled up the Chickasaws 60-30.  New Hampton will host Decorah Friday.

Osage picked up a 70-22 win over North Butler last night.  The Green Devils outscored the Bearcats by 25 in the second quarter.  Jonah Bluhm led Osage with 25 points. The Green Devils are 4-1, the Bearcats are 1-4.

The Rockford Warriors are 4-2 after falling to Newman Catholic 72-55.  The Warriors trailed by two at the break, but a 23-12 third quarter proved to be the main difference in the loss.  Jared Marth led Rockford with 14 points.

Riceville is 0-6 after an 80-36 loss to Janesville.


Drake football coach Rick Fox has resigned less than two weeks after the Bulldogs nearly pulled off a stunning upset at Iowa State. Drake finished this past season 7-4 and Fox spent five seasons as the head coach.

 

Fox was a Drake assistant for six years and was elevated to head coach after Chris Creighton left to become the head coach at Eastern Michigan. His original plan was to coach for five years.

 

Fox says the program has a bright future.

 

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says early bowl practices focus on young players. The Hawkeyes play 22nd ranked Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl and Ferentz says getting the veterans some extra rest gives the young players a chance to step up.

 

Ferentz says if they use any true freshmen in the bowl game they would still be able to redshirt under the new four-game rule.

 

The Hawkeyes are 8-4.

 

Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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