When third ranked Treynor goes up against top rated IKM in tonight’s 1A state championship Cardinals coach Gail Hartigan will recognize many of the last names of their opponents. Hartigan is a 1971 graduate of Manilla high school which is now part of the IKM school district.
Hartigan says, “We started the new tradition at Manila, cause we went in 1970.” Hartigan says she knows the kids and grandparents there.
IKM lost in the title game a year ago to Charter Oak-Ute and Hawks standout Margo Muhlbauer says they hoped to get another chance. She says they wanted this game ever since the game ended last year.
Tonight’s action is capped off by the 2A championship game matching fifth rated Battle Creek-Ida Grove and number three North Butler.