ACGC plays in class 1A-7 semifinal tonight against Lynnville-Sully

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

ACGC (14-8) hopes to keep its season alive against one of the best teams in the state in Lynnville-Sully (22-1) tonight, Feb. 20, at Lincoln High School in Des Moines. While ACGC averages more points per game than Lynnville-Sully, 65.3 to 64.7, the key to victory this season for the Hawks has been defense. Lynnville-Sully only allows a stifling 39 points per game, bringing their average point differential to 25.7. 

Chargers to watch

  • Jathan South: 15.6 PPG / 3.9 RPG / 2.7 APG
  • Lance Bunde: 14.0 PPG / 5.4 RPG / 3.1 APG
  • Noah Kading: 12.0 PPG / 5.0 RPG / 4.5 APG
Photos by Mark Reno

Chargers fall in semi-finals to Panthers, 65-37

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

ACGC (16-6), which ended the year with its highest win total since the 2006-2007 season, loss to Panorama (21-1) in the class 2A region 2 semi-finals.

Kelsey Carlson did her best to keep ACGC in the game against one of the toughest programs in the region. Carlson finished with 16 points and 3 rebounds. Richter added 14 points of her own and added 4 rebounds. Shay Lemke led the game in assists with 6.

Congratulations to all the ACGC players who contributed to one of the best girls basketball seasons in more than a decade.

Photos by Mark Reno


Panorama advance to regional championship beating ACGC, 65-37

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Panorama (22-1) keeps its season alive after a massive victory over local rival ACGC (16-6). Multiple Panthers put in solid performances to send Panorama into the regional championship game. Morgan Crees had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Double-doubles have become a habit for Jaidyn Sellers, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Mia Waddle hit 4 shots from behind the arc and ended the game with 14 points and 5 assists. Tyme Boettcher also hit double figures in points with 10, adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists to her stat line. In the class 2A region 2 final, Panorama will hit the court at Marshalltown High School against Denver (16-7) with a chance to qualify for the state tournament.

Photos by Mallory Quick

Slaybaugh finishes third, Jacobe sixth at state wrestling tournament

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Out of the six wrestlers ACGC sent to the IHSAA state wrestling championships, two came away with medals. Tegan Slaybaugh (120) placed third place, and Payton Jacobe (285) achieved sixth.

Slaybaugh lost to eventual state champion Rowdy Neighbor of Alburnett in the semifinals by major decision. After that, he defeated Dawson Jacobsen of Central Springs, 6-4, in the consolation semi-finals. Slaybaugh finished his season with a win over Eli Becerra of Missouri Valley, 5-0, to take home third place.

Jacobe won in overtime against Jonah Reiling of Lisbon, 3-2, to send him to round five in the consolation bracket. He then defeated Tyler Sulsberger of Westwood, Sloan, 2-1. In the consolation semi-finals, Jacobe would lose by decision, 3-2, to Trenton Warner of Nodaway Valley, sending him to the fifth-place match. Jacobe would see his campaign end against Aiden Salow of Maquoketa Valley, 3-1, giving Jacobe his sixth-place finish.

Congratulations to all ACGC wrestlers who competed in the state tournament this past week.

Photos by Tabby Slaybaugh

Guthrie County Supervisors ask for more information on departmental overtime

By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the regular meeting of the Guthrie County Supervisors on Feb. 20, Supervisor Mike Dickson asked that the payroll reports approval be considered separately from the other items in the consent agenda.

“I just don’t like all the overtime that’s in the payroll,” said Dickson. “I am going to vote ‘no’ on the payroll reports because I don’t agree with all the overtime in there.”

“One of the things I think we can do, that I would like to see … would be for each department to have an overtime policy,” said Supervisor Maggie Armstrong. “I think it would be beneficial for us, since this is part of our process now, to have an understanding as to what warrants overtime.”

“There can be good reasons for it, which is fine,” Dickson said. “I’d just like to know what they are if you’re asking me to approve it.”

The supervisors voted to approve the payroll reports, on a 3-2 vote, with Armstrong, Brian Johnson and Steve Smith voting to approve and JD Kuster and Dickson opposed.

The supervisors discussed a petition to reclassify 233rd Lane in Section 7 South Cass Township to service level “C.” This would be a service level reduction. The roadway is located southwest of Panora. A public hearing on the topic was set for March 12 at 9:10 a.m.

The supervisors went into closed session to discuss a possible litigation matter, pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 1 (c), to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be a budget work session meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome. Attendees may participate in person or by calling 323-792-6123 and inputting conference ID 547029216#.