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Westerners push win streak to 53

July 25, 2014 Perennial power Akron-Westfield is back in familiar territory once again. The top-ranked Westerners (37-0) kept their perfect season intact with a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Martensdale St. more »»

Late drama: Rams prevail

July 25, 2014 Third-ranked Southeast Polk ended No. 2 West Des Moines Dowling’s hopes of a second consecutive Class 5A state title Thursday night. more »»

Bondurant-Farrar back in final round

July 25, 2014 Bondurant-Farrar is back in the Class 3A state softball title round. more »»

Dowling ends Dodgers’ run

July 24, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge baseball team made the most of every opportunity on their path to a Class 4A substate final at West Des Moines Dowling. On Wednesday night, the Dodgers’ well ran dr. more »»


July 24, 2014 ALGONA — Beating a quality opponent three times in one season is never an easy task. Ninth-ranked Algona still found a way to accomplish that here Wednesday nigh. more »»


July 24, 2014 CLASS?5A Fifth Place Muscatine 8, Pleasant Valley 0 Muscatine knocked off Pleasant Valley 8-0 on Tuesday to finish fifth in Class 5A. Katie Shoultz led the Muskies (38-5), going 3-for-4. more »»

CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0

July 24, 2014 CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0 Fourth-ranked Muscatine blanked No. 9 Wauke by a 5-0 count in Class 5A consolation action on Wednesday. more »»


July 24, 2014 HUMBOLDT COUNTY?DRAGWAY (As of July 23) Pro I ??Justin Rankin, 2,500; 2. Heather Nigro, 1,700; 3. Brent Smith, 1,100; (tie) Rick ALbright, 1,100; (tie)?Pat Scully, 1,100; 6. Mike Brandt, 1,000; 7. more »»


July 23, 2014 All it took was one big hit from Ellie Heiderscheit to give Kee a stunning 4-0 victory over No. 2 (Class 1A) Lynnville-Sully Tuesday in state quarterfinal action. more »»

Jaguars bow out

July 23, 2014 CARROLL — The Southeast Valley baseball squad was caught from behind in a Class 2A substate final here Tuesday, as Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto rallied from a 4-1 deficit to post a 5-4 victory and advanc... more »»

Rams edge CR Jefferson

July 23, 2014 Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal between No. 3 Southeast Polk and sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Jefferson. more »»

Dodgers play for state spot

July 23, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — Finding a little extra incentive should be no problem for the Fort Dodge baseball team tonight. more »»

Maroons move on

July 23, 2014 It took second-ranked Dowling a few innings to get settled in, but once the defending Class 5A softball champions did, they looked to be in rare form. more »»

Newman blanks Bishop Garrigan

July 23, 2014 ALGONA — The second-ranked Mason City Newman baseball team was too much for Bishop Garrigan in a Class 1A substate final here Tuesday, winning 5-. more »»

25 in a row for Huskies

July 23, 2014 Top-ranked Highland’s 25th straight victory came with relative ease Tuesday afternoo. more »»

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 »»



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