Oelwein news at noon (Oct.5)

Good afternoon, Oelwein area. Here’s what’s happening:

1. WEATHER — Today, there is a 50% chance of showers, mainly after 3 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Tonight, there is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7 p.m. Otherwise it will be Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. (Extended Forecast)

2. CROSS COUNTY — Starmont/West Central’s Sieck places 3rd, Oelwein boys takes 7th as a team in Manchester

Oelwein’s varsity boys cross country team finished in 7th place on Tuesday among 23 teams at the West Delaware Hawks Invitational in Manchester, just ahead of Waverly-Shell Rock. Conall Sauser was Oelwein’s highest finisher. He took 8th with a time of 16:38.

Charlie Sieck captured 3rd in Manchester as his Starmont/West Central boys team took 18 th.

Oelwein’s varsity girls placed 15th and Starmont took 19th.

(Full results)

3. VOLLEYBALL — NICL tournament continues

Denver defeated Oelwein 2-0 (25-14, 25-17) on Tuesday at Grundy Center during the North Iowa Cedar League conference tournament. Jesup defeated the Huskies 2-1 (13-25, 25-22, 19-17). Oelwein will play at Arlington-Parkersburg on Thursday, taking on A-P at 5 p.m. and East Marshall at 6 p.m.

Sumner-Fredericksburg beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2-0 (25-13, 25-22), before falling to Dike-New Hartford. The Wolverines won 2-0 (25-16, 25-8).

Wapsie Valley defeated AGWSR 2-0 (25-12, 25-19). The Warriors will play at home Thursday against Denver at 5 p.m.