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Eagles, E-Hawks come up short

July 23, 2014 The Eagle Grove and Emmetsburg baseball squads both finished their respective seasons with substate final losses on Tuesday night. more »»

Early burst lifts No. 2 Earlham

July 23, 2014 By Troy Banning For the Messenger Don’t think. Just pla. more »»

Humboldt, Algona play for state

July 23, 2014 ALGONA — North Central Conference rivals Algona and Humboldt will square off in a Class 3A, Substate 2 baseball final here this evening. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. more »»

Rockets scream past Pirates

July 23, 2014 Whether a pitch was called a ball or a strike, or whether she was throwing it by hitters or watching hits fall in, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont senior pitcher Nataliah Hopkins managed to keep a wide... more »»

Steffen delivers walk-off hit

July 23, 2014 Keely Steffen’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh lifted third-ranked Woodbury Central to a dramatic 4-3 victory over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto in a Class 2A state quarterfinal Tuesday... more »»

Bunt single lifts St. Mary’s

July 23, 2014 Vicki Kordick’s walk-off RBI bunt single helped sixth-ranked Martensdale St. Mary’s to a 6-5 triumph over Wayne in a Class 1A state quarterfinal. more »»

AGWSR blanks Marquette

July 23, 2014 AGWSR’s Ashley Sicard has established herself as an all-state level threat both at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle, putting up impressive numbers and even making the all-tournament team for he... more »»

Tight races at Hamilton County

July 23, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — For the 88 racers in the pits at the Hamilton County Speedway Saturday night, this was a next-to-the-last chance to better their season point standing. more »»

Westerners pull away from G-R

July 23, 2014 On paper, it was the biggest mismatch of the entire quarterfinal round at the state softball tournament. more »»

Dodgers out-slug Ames

July 22, 2014 AMES — JC Hatcher was determined not to let his Fort Dodge baseball career come to end. more »»

Humboldt upsets Lions

July 22, 2014 CLEAR LAKE — The 10th-ranked Humboldt baseball team knocked out No. 3 Clear Lake in a Class 3A district final here Monday night, winning 4-3 over their North Central Conference rivals. more »»

Four area teams play for state

July 22, 2014 Four area baseball teams play on Tuesday night with a common goal of reaching the state tournament. Southeast Valley, Eagle Grove and Emmetsburg are all in Class 2A substate action. more »»

Wave of momentum

July 22, 2014 The ranked teams keep lining up, and Greene County just keeps knocking them down. Center Point-Urbana, welcome to the club. Don’t feel bad; you’re not the first, and you may not be the las. more »»

And they're off

July 22, 2014 Top-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes pushed all the right buttons in its Class 4A state softball quarterfinal against Le Mars here Monday. more »»

Solon overpowers CC-A

July 22, 2014 Jim White breathed a sigh of relief after third-ranked Solon wrapped up a 15-4 Class 4A quarterfinal victory over unranked Clear Creek-Amana Monday at Rogers Park. more »»

Carlisle ousts Oskaloosa

July 22, 2014 For the sport’s true aficionados, Monday’s Class 4A quarterfinal between fourth-ranked Carlisle and No. 13 Oskaloosa was a flash of old-school softball at its finest. more »»

Defending champ Jays off to strong start

July 22, 2014 The Bondurant-Farrar softball team let everyone know they don’t plan on going anywhere without defending their titl. more »»

East Marshall hangs on vs. Mid-Prairie

July 22, 2014 The second-ranked (Class 3A) East Marshall softball team needed to flex all their muscles right off the bat Monday, blasting two home runs in claiming a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Mid-Prairie. more »»

Johnston, Valley reach 5A semifinals

July 22, 2014 Top-ranked Johnston was clinging to a 6-5 lead heading into the final frame here Monday night. more »»

Clarke explodes into semifinals

July 22, 2014 It’s not like Clarke’s performance came as a surprise. more »»



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