| Cross Country |


Congrats to the girls cross country team for qualifying for state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2015 CC Schedule









Sioux City

SYA Complex



Gary Meyer Invite


Prairie Rose Golf Course



T.Thomas Classic


Holstein Country Club



WC Invite





SC West

Sioux City

SC West High School





MVAO BB Complex



South Sioux City

South Sioux City

Covington Golf Course



KP Invite


Brookside Golf Course




Ida Grove

Ida Grove Country Club



WV Conf.

West Monona




State Qualifying





Fort Dodge

Lakeside Golf Course


On To State

By Nic Scheelhaase

            Kingsley Pierson-Woodbury Central enjoyed a very strong cross country season this year led by Coach Gallagher in her eighth year as head coach. The girls advanced to the Iowa High School State Cross Country meet for the first time in school history, where they eventually finished ninth. The state meet was followed up by an impressive regular season for the girls as a team, and a few individuals who stood out. Senior Halle Still, sophomore Brooke Nettleton, and freshmen Suzanne Putze and Kaylynne Bechen received All-Conference honors. Individually, Putze picked up four first place finishes and Bechen followed close behind with three runner-up finishes. Putze and Bechen also qualified for individual state cross country competitions, with Putze one place shy of medaling (11th). Also KP/WC girls finished first in the conference meet for the first time in school history.

            The KP/WC boys also enjoyed a strong season. Senior Ryan Fouts and sophomore Alec Still were the All-Conference members on the team. Still, who also played football this year, ran in his “free time” to prepare for the cross county meets. Fouts finished first in two meets this year. According to Coach Gallagher, “The seniors (Kobey Gray, Fouts and Still) will be missed because they showed great leadership and had strong careers as runners.”


Cross Country Athlete of the Week

By Jameson Mandl



Woodbury Central freshman Kaylynne Bechen has been chosen this week by Coach Gallagher for WC’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Kaylynne finished in the Top 10 for the first two races of the season. At the Heelan meet, Kaylynne finished second with a time of 16:27. She also finished sixth at the LeMars Invite with a time of 16:29.

“Kaylynne has worked hard so far this season,” says Coach Gallagher, “and even with an early injury, she has been a solid contributor to our girls’ team every meet.”


By Lyndzy Flewelling

Woodbury Central freshman Suzanne Putze has been chosen as cross country Athlete of the Week by Coach Gallagher. Coach Gallagher explains, “Suzanne works hard in practice every day, pushing both the girl and boy runners to train their hardest.”

Suzanne placed first at the cross country meet on Aug. 28, her first varsity cross country competition at Heelan. She ran a 2.5 mile course in 16 minutes flat, outrunning 56 other runners. Then Coach adds, “She is a great addition to our WC/KP cross country team.” 


Kobey Gray HS CC AOW

By Shane Funk

“Kobey gives his all every day in practice and is a great example for younger runners,” says Coach Gallagher. Kobey, a senior who runs cross country at Woodbury Central, has done a great job all season of showing senior leadership, Coach adds. He has run consistent times and has helped the team be very competitive in every meet. “Hopefully his hard work will pay off and he will be rewarded with being named All-Conference,” says Coach Gallagher.


Michelle Putze Athlete of the Week

By Becca Gebel

Michelle Putze, a junior at Woodbury Central, was chosen as Cross Country’s Athlete of the Week by Coach Gallagher. Coach Gallagher chose Michelle because she “is a very dedicated cross country runner.” Then Coach added, “Michelle is a very positive, hard working runner that values and encourages her teammates every day at practice and in meets.”

 Michelle ran on her own during the summer and, according to Coach, she has done a great job for the team. “We have a really great team this year, and I have really enjoyed being a part of it,” Michelle said.



                     Halle Still Cross Country Athlete of the Week 


With the Woodbury Central cross country team entering its last month of competitions, the whole team is working for a chance at the State competitions.          

Senior Halle Still has been chosen as this week's Athlete of the Week by Coach Jill Gallagher.  “At the WC invite and the MVAO invite, Halle finished in the top 5,” Coach Gallagher says, adding that the girls' team won both meets.

 “Halle has been very consistent all year long and is an important part of the girl’s team being very successful," Coach continues. "Her senior leadership and good work ethic has helped the younger runners understand commitment.”

Halle Still

 Entire Team Cross Country Athlete of the Week

 By Kyler Christiansen


Woodbury Central’s cross country coach, Mrs. Gallagher chose the whole WC/KP girls' team for Athletes of the Week.

            Coach Gallagher chose the girls' WC/KP cross country team because of its big win at the WC Cross Country Invite, Sept. 16 at the Meadows. The girls have won the WC Invite the last two years in a row; this year, the team defeated Elk-Point Jefferson by 7 points.

            Coach Gallagher says, “Each runner for the WC/KP girls team continue to work hard every day in practice and that leads to them running good times every meet." Then she added that all their hard work "helped them claim their first victory of the season at the WC Invite.”



CC Athlete of the Week

By Nic Scheelhaase


Cross Country runner Ryan Fouts was chosen by Coach Gallagher to be the cross country Athlete of the Week. Ryan, a Woodbury Central senior, is in his fourteenth year as a cross country athlete.

Ryan finished thirteenth overall while running at the highly competitive Heelan invite. Heelan was the first meet of the season and Ryan set his personal best time of 17:18.

“Ryan dedicated his summer to training for this year’s CC season,” said Coach Gallagher. “He is continuing that dedication by working hard every day in practice and being a good senior leader.”

Ryan Fouts