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Crestfallen

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 »»

Gaels lose to Earlham

July 15, 2014 OGDEN — Two of the very best in Class 2A went head-to-head here Monday night with a spot in the state softball tournament on the lin. more »»

Dodgers play for state spot

July 15, 2014 One more hurdle is all that remains for the second-ranked Fort Dodge softball team. more »»

‘Cats fall short

July 15, 2014 ROLAND — The Humboldt softball team saw its season come to an end Monday night, dropping a 10-0 five-inning decision to No. 9 Bondurant-Farrar in a Class 3A, Region 3 fina. more »»

Cougars ousted

July 15, 2014 ALGONA — The Manson Northwest Webster softball team dropped a 4-0 decision to Saint Ansgar in a Class 2A, Region 2 final Monday night. more »»

Vote of confidence

June 10, 2014 In a day and age often short on commitment, there is something very reassuring about the state softball tournament staying in Fort Dodge through the partnership’s golden anniversary. more »»

Jorgensen inducted into Hall of Fame

July 27, 2013 Jennifer Jorgensen always kept busy when she was in high school, and nothing has changed since for the Southeast Webster-Grand graduate. Starting on Friday and culminating on Aug. more »»

Bondurant-Farrar wins 3A title

July 27, 2013 Finally in the championship round after so many near misses, Bondurant-Farrar played like a title-game veteran and collected the school’s first state crown in any girls sport with a 6-3 victory over... more »»

DC-G grabs elusive title in 4A

July 27, 2013 One year removed from a frustrating loss in the Class 4A state title game, Dallas Center-Grimes put together all the pieces and claimed a 5-2 victory over Carlisle in the 4A final last night at... more »»

Westerners rally for 1A crown

July 27, 2013 Top-ranked (Class 1A) Akron-Westfield didn’t let one bad inning get the best of them Friday. Instead, the Westerners clawed, scratched and fought their way back from a four-run deficit to defeat No. more »»

First time's a charm for Durant

July 27, 2013 Third-ranked (Class 2A) Durant took full-advantage of its first-ever state softball championship appearance. more »»

Dowling back on top in 5A

July 27, 2013 Claudia Farrell called Fort Dodge a second home to the West Des Moines Dowling softball program. more »»

Mustangs finish fourth

July 27, 2013 Sometimes you just need to tip your hat to the opponent. That was the case for No. 4 Newell-Fonda (36-8 overall) Friday morning. more »»

Mustangs lose thriller

July 26, 2013 Newell-Fonda head softball coach Dick Jungers knew Thursday’s Class 1A semifinal contest with New London would be a nail-biter. Behind a Morgan Christner RBI single in the eighth, it was the No. more »»

Clarke wins HR derby

July 26, 2013 Clarke and New Hampton played home run derby at the state softball tournament here Thursday. The Chickasaws won that battle. The Lady Indians didn’t mind one bit. more »»

State notebook

July 26, 2013 By ERIC PRATT sports@messengernews.net Rogers Sports Complex is widely regarded as the premier softball facility in the entire state. more »»

Tindall fires one-hitter for A-W

July 26, 2013 Akron-Westfield will now have a chance to justify its No. 1 rankin. more »»

Durant earns shutout

July 26, 2013 Third-ranked (Class 2A) Durant made sure there would be no tears after the state semifinals this year. more »»

Jorgensen to be inducted

July 26, 2013 Jennifer Jorgensen, a 2008 Southeast Webster-Grand graduate, will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Softball Hall of Fame during the state tournament in Fort Dodge on Frida. more »»

Carlisle rallies from 7 down

July 26, 2013 All of the swings Payton Mercer took against her dad in the batting cages when she was barely big enough to hold a bat gave her the confidence to make her dream come true on Thursday during Class... more »»

 
 
 

 

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