Sixth-ranked Dons send Warhawks home

Zach Martinek of West Fork shows anguish after the Class 1A Substate 2 game went final at Clear Lake. The Warhawks were stopped in the substate for the second straight year. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

CLEAR LAKE - Free throws proved to be the difference in a tightly-called Class 1A Substate 2 final at Clear Lake High School on Monday, Feb. 26.


A total of 31 fouls were assessed between West Fork and sixth-ranked Don Bosco as the Dons emerged with the 53-44 victory to advance to the state tournament next week in Des Moines.


The Warhawks close the season at 19-6.


“The game was won and lost on the free throw line,” West Fork coach Frank Schnoes said. “And that’s part of the game..."


The full story appears in the March 1 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.