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July 23, 2016 Mission accomplished for the Benton Community softball tea. more »»

2016 IGHSAU Girls State Softball Video Highlights

July 23, 2016 Our final video of the week gives highlights of the sights, sounds and action of the Iowa High School Girls State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge. Video sponsored by Shimkat Motors of Fort Dodge. more »»

Dragons back on top

July 23, 2016 Haylee Towers and the rest of the Johnston seniors brought championship closure to four memorable years of state tournament softball here Friday. more »»

Kee wins first state title

July 23, 2016 This time around, Kee flipped the script. In a rematch of the 2014 Class 1A state championship game, the second-ranked Hawks (39-6 overall) earned some long-awaited revenge with a 7-3 triumph over No. more »»

Van Meter dethrones IC Regina

July 23, 2016 Bailey Richards put the Van Meter softball team on her back here Friday night. The senior shined both offensively and in the circle to help the No. more »»

Oskaloosa rallies to win 4A title

July 23, 2016 The Oskaloosa softball squad put their blood, sweat and tears into a quest for the 2016 state championship. more »»

Third-place roundup

July 23, 2016 CLASS 5A Valley 7, Urbandale 1 Valley earned a 7-1 victory over Urbandale to finish third in Class 5A. The Tigers (41-4) pounded out 11 hits on the day. more »»


July 22, 2016 When it mattered most, Davenport Assumption rose to the occasion. more »»

Berger begins her tenure at IGHSAU

July 22, 2016 Jean Berger has been involved with championship events in many different sports at varying levels throughout her career. more »»

Carlisle edges Toreadors

July 22, 2016 It was a great catch for about five minutes. After that it became a season-defining and, perhaps, dream-saving snag. more »»

Mustangs can’t stop Westerners

July 22, 2016 Tim Gauley knew that any missed opportunity against Akron-Westfield for his Newell-Fonda softball team Thursday would be a costly one. more »»

Kee back in championship round, 5-2

July 22, 2016 Kee will get its chance at revenge on Friday. The third-rated Hawks scored a 5-2 victory over No. 5 Martensdale-St. more »»

Fiser pushes Benton back to finals

July 22, 2016 Amber Fiser’s dominance in the circle continued here Thursday afternoon. Behind a complete game one-hitter from Fiser, top-ranked Benton posted a 4-1 Class 3A semifinal victory over No. more »»

Regals return to title round

July 22, 2016 Iowa City Regina has never been particularly worried about its record. The Regals’ championship formula continues to work just fine. more »»

Dragons earn shot at redemption

July 22, 2016 Third-ranked Johnston is headed back to the state championship game for a fourth straight year after claiming a 7-1 victory over No. 7 Urbandale in a Class 5A semifinal on Thursda. more »»

Groet pushes Indians to 4A final

July 22, 2016 Even though she was baking in the sun under a heat index in the triple digits, Oskaloosa junior pitcher Alexis Groet never let Fairfield see her sweat during yesterday’s Class 4A state softball... more »»

Van Meter blanks BCLUW, 2-0

July 22, 2016 Van Meter head coach James Flaws wanted to make sure his team was ready for a good night’s sleep when he conducted a bed check on Wednesday night. His players were way ahead of him. more »»

Spartans stop No. 2 Valley

July 22, 2016 No. 10 Pleasant Valley upset second-ranked West Des Moines Valley by a 4-2 count in a Class 5A state semifinal here Thursday at Rogers Sports Complex. more »»


July 21, 2016 The state softball tournament experience is all about perspective. Some teams find it and make the most of their week at Rogers Park, regardless of which trophy they take home. more »»

Carlisle rolls into semis

July 21, 2016 Agatha Beier isn’t your run of the mill lead-off hitter. The Carlisle junior isn’t going to slap at the ball and she’s not looking to beat out infield singles either. more »»

Brown shines for Regals

July 21, 2016 Having played in nine previous state tournaments in a variety of sports, Iowa City Regina senior shortstop Kennedy Brown isn’t intimidated by the big stage. more »»


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