Jefferson Comes Up Empty In State Loss

FORT DODGE — For Hannah Parker, baserunners just added to the challenge.

“I do really good under pressure,” said the pitcher from Southeast Polk. “It motivates me more. I just think, ‘I’ve got to get this girl out — now.’”

For t Read More »

Top-Ranked Highland Races To Quarterfinal Win

FORT DODGE — Katie Springer knows her response if she had to face Highland’s speedy lineup.


“I’d be scared,” she said. “I’d be really scared.”

Top-ranked Highland put its wheels in motion Tuesday, racing to a 5-0 vic Read More »

Dramatic Turnaround Continues As Kee Advances to Semifinals

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Ellie Heiderscheit has seen plenty of losing. In her first two years on the Kee softball team, the Hawks won five games total.

So when the senior blasted a three-RBI triple on Tuesday to knock off second-ranked Lynnville Read More »

Lions roar to state tournament

WASHINGTON — The press clippings will crinkle over time, but the memory of Levi Saterfield’s championship effort will never fade for the Lone Tree baseball team.

Saterfield, a three-year starting catcher, threw out three runners at second ba Read More »

CP-U Can’t Overcome Nerves In Loss

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- It was hard to blame Maddie Karr for being nervous.

“It was pretty nerve-wracking all day today,” she said. “I felt sick to my stomach.”

Karr has driven in 24 runs this season for Center Point-Urbana, good for seco Read More »

Solon Hitters Bang Out A Record In State Opener

FORT DODGE — Jim White had that queasy, uneasy feeling once again.

“When the pairings came out, honestly, I thought I was going to throw up,” he said.

Monday, his team’s bats put his stomach to rest.

Third-ranked Solon posted an Read More »

Mid-Prairie Rally Falls Short Against No. 2 East Marshall

FORT DODGE — The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks got caught in “no-man’s land,” and are now stuck on the wrong side of the bracket.

Second-ranked East Marshall got home runs from Ashley Allen and Sophia Grego, then made a big defensive play Read More »

West Delaware Falls to Norwalk, 8-0

FORT DODGE — The West Delaware Hawks took some grief Monday afternoon at the state softball tournament.

Goode grief.

Taylor Goode pitched a five-hit shutout and ignited 11th-ranked Norwalk with a three-run home run as the Warriors whip Read More »

McIlroy Wins British Open, Zach Johnson Ties For 47th

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — At the age of 25 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy now has three major championships. He closed out the British Open with a 1-under 71 to finish the tournament in first at 17-under-par, two shots in front of Ricky Fowler and Read More »

Kernels Impress Twins Assistant General Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Kernels put on a show this week for Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony, winning four out of the five games he was in town to watch.

Antony says many players caught his eye.

“I think [Cedar Rapids native] Chad Chr Read More »

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