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Get to know: Skyler Shellmyer

July 19, 2016 Urbandale’s sophomore standout is off to such a strong start in her career, she even has her own fan club. A group of young students have made t-shirts and hats to support Shellmyer and the J-Hawks. more »»

Home-field advantage

July 18, 2016 For the 47th consecutive season, state softball champions will be crowned in Fort Dodge at the end of this week. more »»

Sights and Sounds Video Day One

July 18, 2016 Sights and Sounds of the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament on day one July 18, 2016. See action from Newell-Fonda and the FDSH Dodger softball teams. more »»

UNDAUNTED

July 17, 2016 Entering this week’s state softball tournament, the underdog role suits Fort Dodge just fine. Winners of their last six games, the seventh-seeded Dodgers (28-14 overall) will face No. more »»

SWEET ’16

July 13, 2016 The Fort Dodge softball team captured the attention of the state and the hearts of their community with a landmark regional upset of defending state champion Waukee last Saturday night. more »»

Collective souls

July 11, 2016 The Fort Dodge softball program often recites the mantra, ‘‘team beats talent when talent isn’t a team. more »»

A RED-LETTER DAY

July 10, 2016 WAUKEE — Through the years, the Fort Dodge softball program has earned a reputation for being the type of team no one wants to play at tournament time. The No. more »»

Fort Dodge tries to upend 5A champion

July 9, 2016 WAUKEE — There is no denying the statistics, the records or the overall prowess of the fourth-ranked Waukee softball program. Thirty-four regular season wins. Just one home loss. more »»

Area athletes honored

July 29, 2015 By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net It was a memorable season for the St. Edmond softball team even before they finished third at state. more »»

Gaels capture 3rd in state finale

July 25, 2015 Friday’s Class 2A third-place game marked a fitting finale for the St. Edmond softball team, and in particular, their four outgoing seniors. more »»

Waukee dethrones Johnston in Class 5A

July 25, 2015 The underdog role suited fifth-ranked Waukee just fine here Friday night. Despite being tested late, the Warriors (36-8 overall) held on for a 6-4 triumph over No. more »»

4A three-peat for Dallas Center-Grimes

July 25, 2015 Different Lowary, same result for Dallas Center-Grime. more »»

Solon muscles up

July 25, 2015 It was supposed to be a showdown between two all-state pitchers and future Division I players, but with one swing of the bat, it turned into the Taylor Nearad show Friday at the Rogers Sports Complex. more »»

Regina golden in Class 2A

July 25, 2015 Welcome to the big stage, Sarah Lehman. Get comfortable. You may be here for a while. more »»

AGWSR dominates in Class 1A finale

July 25, 2015 For AGWSR, the third time was a charm here Friday night. Behind a dominant performance, the fifth-ranked Cougars rolled to a 12-0 three-inning shutout over No. more »»

Gaels stopped short

July 24, 2015 For St. Edmond to claim its first-ever state softball championship game berth, Paul Hunt knew three things needed to happen throughout the year. more »»

Solon back in title game

July 24, 2015 For a second consecutive state game this week, Solon left little doubt why it is the top-ranked team in Class 3. more »»

Rogers Park upgrades a rousing hit

July 24, 2015 Fans and media members are watching the state softball tournament from a new point of view this year, and the response to the latest round of renovations at Rogers Sports Complex has been... more »»

Panthers playing for first title

July 24, 2015 Youthful Logan-Magnolia will play for its first-ever state softball title tonight after the Panthers dispatched top-seed New London, 4-1, in a Class 1A semifinal on Diamond Two here Thursday. more »»

Waukee fights off rival Valley

July 24, 2015 Shaye Witte was stuck between a rock and a hard place. more »»

 
 
 

 

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