Hello and greetings! I am Dustin Smith, Nevada Community Schools High School assistant principal and activities director.

It is hard to believe that the school year is one quarter over and fall sports have officially ended for the year! The hometown Cubs had many bright spots this fall season!

- Conference Champs! Despite playing a schedule full of highly ranked schools, the Cub volleyball team finished the season with a winning record and a Heart of Iowa Activities Conference Championship!

- No pun intended, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams had an up and down year (get it? Hills? Cross Country?). Weather and injuries hampered both programs. Despite the obstacles, the future looks bright, with many young runners and some hungry middle school students who will get their shot next year.

- Cub football finished 3-6, recording a homecoming victory and giving highly rated playoff qualifier Union Community all they could handle before falling short at the end. Cubs look to push their program forward next year with many key returners.

- New cheerleading coach, Karah Appleget and the cheerleading squad made Cub fans stand up and cheer all season long! Coach Appleget is looking forward to next year and has goals to take the cheerleading squad to new heights.

- Pep/marching band sounded great, and Mrs. Dumbaugh and crew put on an awesome vocal concert! Big thank you to Mrs. Dumbaugh for having choir and guitar students perform the national anthem at volleyball and this winter’s basketball & wrestling events.

Give us a follow! @CubsActivities on Twitter gives up-to-date scores from all varsity level competitions, plus various other scores and additional information!

Did you know that you could get updates every time an event is updated or changed at Nevada Community Schools?

Here is how:

Visit Nevadacubs.org

Hover over ‘Activities’ – Click Activity Calendar

On the right, click “Notify Me” and set up an account!

Need Help? Have Questions? Give us a call 515-382-3521 EXT 393.

A new era will be starting in Nevada this winter, with new faces leading both the girls’ and boys’ basketball programs.

Tyler Struck will be taking over a boys’ program that finished 10-13 last year and fell to Winterset in the first round of the postseason. Tyler started his coaching career at NU High School in Cedar Falls as an assistant, spent three years as a graduate assistant under Greg McDermott at UNI and then took over the NU High girls program for three years. Tyler also spent nine years coaching in Nebraska, three at Millard South in Omaha and six years at Beatrice as the head boys’ basketball coach. Coach Struck’s Beatrice program won four conference championships and qualified for state twice during his tenure.

When asked about his ‘why’ when it comes to coaching, Coach Struck replied, “My “why” in coaching is that I have wanted to be a coach ever since I can remember. As a kid, I always dreamed of coaching in a big game, even more so than playing in one. I love helping students reach their potential and putting kids in a situation for them to be successful.”

On the girls’ side, Jordan Bentley takes over a program that went 18-6 and lost a heartbreaker to North Polk in sub-state. Coach Bentley comes to with Nevada nine years of basketball coaching experience, including three years as assistant coach at West Marshall, three years as head coach at Turkey Valley and two years as head coach at Washington High School.

Coach Bentley’s ‘why’ when it comes to coaching is that he loves teaching the game. “ I firmly believe the lessons taught on the court create skill to be successful in life.”

Make sure you come out to see these new-look Cub programs this winter!