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Sheldon/South O'Brien fifth at Humboldt's Joe Fitch Invitational

Four Sheldon/South O'Brien athletes wrestled for first place as the Orabs competed in the Joe Fitch Invitational December 6 at Humboldt. Having to settle for second place were Cason Johannes at 138...

 

Auction lot machine shed, contents destroyed fire

Vander Werff and Associates, Inc. lost a machine shed and all its contents to fire on Friday, November 29 northeast of Sanborn. Hartley Fire Chief Brad Meendering told KIWA radio that about 10:30...

 

Ten Wolverines earn All-District honors

Ten members of the district champ South O'Brien Wolverines received recognition as the 2019 Class A District 1 All-District Football Teams were released. In addition, the Wolverines' Mark Fuhrman was...

 

Wolverines place 19 on Academic All-District list

A total of 19 students associated with the South O'Brien football program earned Academic All-District honors for the 2019 season. The entire Academic All-District list follows: South O'Brien Kanner...

 

Six Wolverines gain all-conference softball nod

A half dozen athletes from South O'Brien received recognition as the 2019 War Eagle All-Conference Softball team was announced. Selected to the first team were Sydney Struve, Taryn Hintz and Hannah...

 

Wolverine duo gain all-conference baseball honors

Two players from South O'Brien have been recognized as the 2019 War Eagle All-Conference Baseball team was announced. Taylor Steffens was named to the second team while Josh Johannsen received honorab...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

Offense can't overcome miscues as Westwood knocks Wolverines out of tourney

Westwood rallied with five runs in the final two innings to edge out South O'Brien 15-14 in a Class 1A Region 1 semifinal contest played July 12 at Sloan. The Wolverines saw their season come to a...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

South O'Brien holds off River Valley in regional quarterfinal

Wednesday, July 10 was a battle of the Wolverines as the River Valley Wolverines took on the South O'Brien Wolverines in a tight game all the way through. South O'Brien scored three runs in the third...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

Lady Wolverines roll over Trinity Christian in tourney

On Monday, July 8 the South O'Brien Softball Team opened tourney play against Trinity Christian at home. The Wolverines dominated every aspect of this Class 1A Region 1 first round game, winning 12-0...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

Woodbury Central eliminates Wolverines in district tourney

Woodbury Central proved to be inhospitable hosts. The Wildcats scored seven runs in the first inning and went on to down South O'Brien 12-2 in the opening round of the Class 1A District 2 baseball...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

HMS hammers Wolverines

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn turned in a good night at the plate, overwhelming South O'Brien 13-3 in six innings July 10 at Hartley. The Hawks belted 15 hits and all but one of the runs was earned. The Wolv...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 18, 2019

Wolverines lose low scoring contest to Akron-Westfield

by Scott Chrisman The South O'Brien Wolverines held down visiting Akron-Westfield but couldn't push any runs across themselves. The result was a 4-0 loss to the Westerners July 8 at Paullina. Taylor...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

Bats ring out as Lady Wolverines pummel HMS

South O'Brien struck fast and often in a four-inning romp over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn July 3 at Hartley. The Wolverines tallied three runs in the first, four in the second, five in the third and two...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

MMCRU bests Wolverines in conference tilt

MMCRU snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the third and held South O'Brien at bay to pick up a 7-2 War Eagle Conference win July 1 at Paullina. The Royals added two more runs in the fifth to drop...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

Wolverines pitchers shut down West Bend-Mallard

Taylor Steffens and Josh Johannsen combined on a three-hitter as South O'Brien picked up a non-conference win over West Bend-Mallard by the score of 3-1 July 2 at Paullina. The win raised the...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

South O'Brien to begin baseball tourney play Saturday

South O'Brien will open play Saturday in the Class 1A District 2 baseball tournament. The Wolverines travel to Moville to take on host Woodbury Central July 13 at 7:00 p.m. That will be the second...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

Lady Wolverines strike final blow in see-saw win over MMCRU

It was a back-and-forth battle the entire game, but the Wolverine Softball Team came out on top of a 7-5 conference decision over rival MMCRU July 1 at Paullina. The win allowed the Wolverines to...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 11, 2019

Lady Wolverines win tourney opener

South O'Brien took care of business with a 12-0 win over Trinity Christian in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 1 softball tournament July 8 at Paullina. A report on that game will appear in...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 4, 2019

Wolverines done in by two productive HMS innings

South O'Brien allowed two big innings to the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn batters and it spelled a 13-7 defeat for the Wolverines June 24 at Paullina. The fourth inning saw HMS post six runs to take a 6-2...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 4, 2019

Wolverines use five-run sixth to top Titans

In a scoreless game, South O'Brien broke through with five runs in the sixth to post a 5-2 victory over Graettinger-Terrl/Ruthven-Ayrshire June 28 at Paullina. The Wolverines withstood two runs from...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    July 4, 2019

Lady Wolverines earn methodical win over Unity Christian

The South O'Brien Softball Team scored runs in all but two innings of play, downing Unity Christian 11-2. The War Eagle Conference game was played June 26 at Orange City. Neither team scored in the fi...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 27, 2019

Wolverines can't maintain early pace, fall to Gehlen

Gehlen Catholic broke a five-all tie with a run in the fifth inning and added one more in the sixth to hand South O'Brien a 7-5 War Eagle Conference loss June 20 at Paullina. The Wolverines were held...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 27, 2019

Wolverines send Harris-Lake Park home early

South O'Brien built on a four-run first inning with multiple runs in four more frames to bring the 10-run rule into play in a 13-3 thrashing of Harris-Lake Park June 19 at Paullina. In picking up...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 27, 2019

Lady Wolverines show championship form at Okoboji Tourney

South O'Brien picked up three wins and, by the way, a tourney championship at the Okoboji Softball Tournament June 22 at Milford. The Wolverines opened with a 7-2 win over Sioux City West and...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 27, 2019

Lady Wolverines fire last salvo in win over Gehlen

South O'Brien rallied to knock off a good Gehlen Catholic Jays Softball Team 6-4 June 20 at Paullina. The victory raised the Wolverines' War Eagle Conference mark to 5-2. "It was a very exciting game...

 

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