Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 30 Jul 2015 04:25:48 EDTThu, 30 Jul 2015 04:25:48 EDT athletes honoredhttp://www.messengernews.net DANA BECKER <a href=''></a> It was a memorable season for the St. Edmond softball team even before they finished third at state.Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTGaels capture 3rd in state finalehttp://www.messengernews.net's Class 2A third-place game marked a fitting finale for the St. Edmond softball team, and in particular, their four outgoing seniors.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTWaukee dethrones Johnston in Class 5Ahttp://www.messengernews.net 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 N.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT4A three-peat for Dallas Center-Grimeshttp://www.messengernews.net Lowary, same result for Dallas Center-Grimes. Behind sophomore Rachel Lowary, the ninth-ranked Fillies earned their third consecutive Class 4A state championship here Friday at Rogers Park, 5-2, over No. 3 Winterset.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTSolon muscles uphttp://www.messengernews.net 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. It was that way all week.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT