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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 »»

Norwalk shuts out West Delaware, 8-0

July 22, 2014 No. 11 (Class 4A) Norwalk will get its fourth shot at top-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes after defeating West Delaware in a state quarterfinal at Rogers Park here on Monday, 8-0. more »»

Better with age

July 21, 2014 The familiar feel of state tournament softball returns to Fort Dodge this week, with nearly 700 players and an expected 17,000 fans calling Rogers Sports Complex home for the next five days. more »»

Dodgers in Ames for substate semis

July 21, 2014 AMES — The Fort Dodge baseball team will try to make the most of their new lease on life here tonight, squaring off with Ames in a Class 4A, Region 1 substate semifinal. First pitch is set for 7 p.. more »»

SE Valley a win away from state baseball

July 20, 2014 Late heroics kept Southeast Valley baseball team’s inaugural season alive here Saturday night. Fighting off elimination, the Jaguars (21-6 overall) rallied for a 7-5 victory over St. more »»

Eagle Grove a win away from state

July 20, 2014 FOREST CITY — Regular season records mean nothing once the postseason rolls around. Just ask the Eagle Grove baseball tea. more »»

Finding hidden treasures

July 20, 2014 Usually, electronic devices and the Internet are not things that most people associate with getting outside and into the great outdoor. more »»

Dodgers dig deep, stun North

July 19, 2014 SIOUX CITY — It’s a baseball adage as old as the game itself. There is no time clock. Because of that, Fort Dodge will play on in the postseaso. more »»

St. Edmond, SE Valley meet for district title

July 19, 2014 It took St. Edmond and Southeast Valley three different tries to complete their regular-season baseball meeting. more »»

Dodgers open postseason

July 18, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Fort Dodge’s first postseason baseball test will come tonight against a familiar opponent. The Dodgers (22-18 overall) will battle Sioux City North in a Class 4A, Substate 1 opener. more »»

Myers' lifelong dream comes true

July 18, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — Every five-year-old kid has been asked the question: what do you want to be when you grow up? Astronaut. Firefighter. Pro football player. Ballerin. more »»


July 16, 2014 Fort Dodge had the record, the ranking, the home-field advantage and the momentum in its corner for a Class 4A, Region 1 final at Rogers Park. Tournament softball guarantees nothing, though. more »»



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