Many spring sports athletes are in a holding pattern due to last week's recommendation from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds that all schools in the state close for a four-week period in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Non-district opponents were the final piece of the puzzle to be announced regarding 2020 high school football team schedules.
Former AGWSR prep Alex Hames once hit nine three-pointers and scored 31 points in a game as a high school junior. During his final high school season, he dropped in four or more seven times.
Ryley Schipper knew there were big shoes to fill when he took over the AGWSR boys’ basketball program last spring. His old head coach Russ Banzhaf had just handed him the reins after 33 seasons that included more than 400 wins, two State trophies, and six conference titles.
When the AGWSR Cougar girls opened the past season, it was with a Class 1A ranking and a lot of unknowns. When they ended it, it was with a ranking, a tie for second in the conference, and a few answers while going 18-6.
Always humble, and quick to pass personal accolades off on to others, Russ Banzhaf held fast to that while talking about the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. But he shared a quick smile when asked about what the honor means before his induction this Friday night at halftim…