Ram Colby Kafer Player of the Week

Colby Kafer, HyVee/KCCI Player of the Week, with his sister and team manager Makayla | Scranton Journal photo

Colby Kafer, a Greene County High School senior, is off to a fantastic start in the football season. Kafer was selected as the HyVee / KCCI Player of the Week for his exceptional effort in the Rams come-from-behind win over Nevada on Sept. 6.

Kafer amassed 361 yards of offense on 28 carries. He scored four touchdowns on runs of three, 57, 80 and 57 yards. That gave him a spectacular 12.9 yards per carry average.
He has already rewritten the Greene County High School records which he set earlier in his career. He is the all-time leading rusher with 1,971 yards (as of Sept. 7). Continue reading Ram Colby Kafer Player of the Week

Rams top Saydel 48-7; reserves play second half

The Ram junior varsity football team got an unofficial start to its season Friday night in Jefferson thanks to the varsity team. Every JV game to date has been cancelled due to rain, but with his team holding a 48-0 lead at halftime over the Saydel Eagles, the reserves played most of the second half. Saydel scored against the Ram reserves, but their playing experience was likely more important than blanking the visiting team. The final score was 48-7. Continue reading Rams top Saydel 48-7; reserves play second half

Rams survive four turnovers to squeak past Nevada, 42-41

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

It was not the game Greene County football fans expected. The Rams committed four turnovers with three leading to Cubs touchdowns as the team battled all night against a scrappy Nevada squad Sept. 6. Colby Kafer had a career night with four scores to keep the Rams in the game. At the end of the game, the Rams had the win by only one point, 42-41, despite having 248 yards more total offense than the host Cubs. Continue reading Rams survive four turnovers to squeak past Nevada, 42-41

Ram v’ball team goes 3-3 at SCC tourney

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County volleyball team made a good showing at the South Central Calhoun tournament Saturday, Sept. 7, with three wins and three losses on the day.
They defeated South Hamilton 21-15, 15-21, 15-13; Belmond-Klemme 21-9, 21-18, and Audubon 21-16, 21-19. Their losses were to IKM-Manning 19-21, 22-20, 13-15; Pocahontas Area 21-18, 17-21, 6-15, and the SCC, the hosts 13-21, 12-21. Continue reading Ram v’ball team goes 3-3 at SCC tourney

Rams run well at WCV Classis

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County cross country teams competed in the West Central Valley Classic in Redfield on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The girls finished third out of nine teams while the boys were fourth of 11 teams.

“It was a bit warm but the kids fought through and had a great day competing,” stated coach Jeff Lamoureux. “It’s nice to see Greene County near the top. We have some work to do to be able to compete with some of the elite teams like Nodaway Valley and Panorama but we are definitely headed in the right direction.” Continue reading Rams run well at WCV Classis

Rams open gridiron season with 54-0 win over Perry

QB Brent Riley tosses the ball to Nick Breon (23) | Scranton Journal photo

The Greene County Rams opened the 2019 football season Friday in Jefferson with a lopsided victory over the Perry Blue Jays. Both teams fumbled the ball in the first minute of play, but the Rams dominated the rest of the game and claimed a 54-0 win.

The Class 2A Rams were favored to win, returning many experienced players from the 8-2 team that qualified for the playoffs last year. The Class 3A Blue Jays were 0-9 last year and have only three of last year’s starters on the team. Continue reading Rams open gridiron season with 54-0 win over Perry

Rams open cross country season at W-G

The Ram cross country teams opened the 2019 season at the Woodward-Granger Invitational Monday at Jester Park.

The boys finished in second place with just five points separating the top three teams. Runners contributing to the team score were sophomore Logan Woodruff, 4th, 20;07; junior Luis Velazco, 5th, 20:28; freshman Dakota Mobley, 12th, 21:12; sophomore Ethan Larsen, 15th, 21:27; and freshman Jose Velazco, 21st, 22:05. Other Rams on the varsity were junior Connor Brus, 22nd, 22;06; and freshman Ethan Frederick, 27th, 22:27. Seventy-one runners competed. Continue reading Rams open cross country season at W-G

Rams earn HOIAC honors in softball

Five Greene County softball players were recognized for postseason honors by the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference coaches.

Senior Megan Carey was named to the All-Conference first team. Senior Jenna Beyers and junior Izzy Bravard were both on the second team, with honorable mention honors going to freshman Carmyn Paup and eighth grader Emma Hoyle. The Rams were 5-9 in conference play and 10-18 overall. Continue reading Rams earn HOIAC honors in softball

Ram baseball season ends with loss to Boone Toreadors

~by Noah Rohlfing

The Greene County baseball team couldn’t pull off a second straight upset Monday night, falling short against Boone 7-2 in the second post season game in Class 3A Substate 2.

Taking a 2-0 lead after the first inning, the Rams were shut out the rest of the way by Boone pitcher Spencer Turner, while the Rams gave up four unearned runs on four errors while the Toreadors had just one. Continue reading Ram baseball season ends with loss to Boone Toreadors