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Twin Lakes Girls All-Conference Teams


First Team

Riley Batta South Central Calhoun 12

Morgan Christian Sioux Central 11

Akayaa Duitscher Pocahontas Area 12

Carly Janssen Pocahontas Area 12

Kierra Jungers Newell-Fonda 11

Kylee Schlesman South Central Calhoun 12

Olivia Sturgis Manson Northwest Webster 12

Mary Walker Newell-Fonda 12

Coach of the Year—Dick Jungers, Newell-Fonda 12


Second Team

North Central All-Conference Boys’ Teams


First Team

*Jamie Grossoehme Webster City 12

*Trevaughn Luyobya Clear Lake 12

Scott Harr Hampton-Dumont 11

Ben Helmers Algona 10

Thomas Meyer Clear Lake 10

Will Orness Humboldt 12


Second Team

Evan Hatcher Humboldt 11

Briar Klaver Webster City 11

Alex Manske Algona 10

Ty McKinney Webster City 12

Joshua Thurm Humboldt 12

Cael Stephany Clear Lake 11

Boys Top of Iowa All-Conference Teams

Boys Top of Iowa

All-Conference Teams

First Team

Rylan Barnes West Hancock 12

Drew Britson Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 12

Drake Canavan Eagle Grove 11

Lance Helming Lake Mills 11

Kyan Jones North Union 11

Denton Kingland Lake Mills 12

Aiden Stensrud Lake Mills 10

Player of the Year—Denton Kingland, Lake Mills

Coach of the Year—Alex Fisher, North Union


Second Team

Golden Bears win second straight basketball title

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—It is never easy to win a state title in any sport but it is even harder to win two in a row. But Bishop Garrigan was not going to be denied, led by a state tournament record setting performance out of the 2023 Miss Iowa Basketball honoree Audi Crooks.

Crooks named Miss Iowa Basketball

DES MOINES—Audi Crooks of Bishop Garrigan was selected as the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s Miss Iowa Basketball.

The 6’ 3” Iowa State Cyclone recruit concluded her fabulous high school career with 2,734 points to rank third behind Elle Ruffridge and Deb Remmerde.

Twice As Nice

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—For the second straight season, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bear girls’ basketball team is the Class 1A state champions.

The black-and-gold used a new-state all-time record performance from the 2023 Miss Iowa Basketball in Audi Crooks, who poured in 49 points to lead the Golden Bears to 68-57 triumph over their old nemesis Newell-Fonda.

Bishop Garrigan rolls in state tourney opener 67-44

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—Defending Class 1A state champion Bishop Garrigan scored the first 13 points of the game and never looked back on Wednesday, March 1 in a 67-44 opening round win over Martensdale St. Mary’s.

“We were really solid defensively the first half,” said Golden Bear head coach Brandon Schwab after the win. “We stayed true to our assignments and we trusted each other.

Golden Bears in state finals for fourth straight year

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—Four straight years in the state championship game. That is the feat the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears accomplished on Friday, March 3 as the defending Class 1A state champs pounded No. 4 Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks by the score of 73-39.

Joyce, Crooks named 1st-team all-state Capesius selected to third team

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—Seniors Molly Joyce and Audi Crooks were selected to the first-team all-state team for the fourth straight season by a vote of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association this past weekend by the sportswriters.

Golden Bear teammate Abbie Capesius was selected to the third team after a solid campaign as eight players were chosen to the three all-state squads.

North Central Girls All-Conference Teams First Team


*Xada Johnson Clear Lake 11

*Lexie Lane Clarion-Goldfield/Dows 12

*Morgan Mann Humboldt 10

Jordan Mayland Clear Lake 12

Lauren McLaughlin Algona 10

Ella Sharar Iowa Falls-Alden 11

*Denotes unanimous selection


Second Team

Brooklyn Eden Clear Lake 12

Lillian Etherington Algona 12

Ava Fischer Humboldt 9

Ayla Johnson Clear Lake 9

A’Lailah Perry Algona 12

Girls Top of Iowa All-Conference Teams First Team


Emma Anderson Forest City 11

Audi Crooks Bishop Garrigan 12

Naomi Jones North Union 11

Molly Joyce Bishop Garrigan 12

Addy Lamb Belmond-Klemme 10

Mallory Leerar West Hancock 11

Taylor Vanek Lake Mills 11

Player of the Year—Audi Crooks, Bishop Garrigan

Coach of the Year—Brandon Schwab, Bishop Garrigan


Second Team

Miriam Beenken North Iowa 11


Bishop Garrigan defeated Newell-Fonda behind a state tournament single game scoring record 49 points by Audi Crooks and claimed the Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament championship for the second consecutive season Saturday night, 68-57.

The Golden Bears trailed 13-8 after one quarter, but reclaimed control in the second period and grabbed a 33-26 lead at the half. It was a lead they maintained throughout the second half.

Golden Bears win state opener; Crooks sets state tourney record

Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament
Algona Bishop Garrigan 67, Martensdale St. Marys 44

Audi Crooks has put big numbers throughout her career and her latest performance was more noteworthy than most.

Crooks scored 42 points to break the Class 1A tournament record and defending champion Algona Bishop Garrigan cruised past Martensdale-St. Marys 67-44 to start the quarterfinal round in their class.

Bulldogs stun No. 3 MOC 61-58 for state berth

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


SPENCER—Algona pulled the biggest upset of the Class 3A sub-state tournament as the red-and-black shocked third-ranked MOC/Floyd Valley by the score of 61-58 on Monday, Feb. 27.

The Bulldogs built a lead as high as 13 points in the pivotal third quarter but the Dutchmen roared back in the final eight minutes to make things interesting.

Fourth straight trip to state for Golden Bear girls

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


MASON CITY—Top-ranked Bishop Garrigan earned the right to defend their Class 1A state title on Thursday, Feb. 23 with a 76-41 win over No. 11 Riceville in the Region No. 1 championship contest.

The black-and-gold scored the first seven points of the game before building a double-digit lead. The Wildcats battled hard throughout the contest but could not get closer than 11 points at any point in the game.

AHS boys advance to Class 3A sub-state finals

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


HUMBOLDT—The third time proved to the charm as the Algona Bulldog boys’ basketball team advanced to the Class 3A sub-state final by defeating the Humboldt Wildcats by the score of 70-64 on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The Wildcats had topped the red-and-black twice during the regular season, beating them by the score of 83-63 on Dec. 13 at Humboldt and 89-85 in Algona on Jan. 24.

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