Mustangs reach title round

Local Sports

Courtney Darrow knew her team’s offense was due. Top-seeded Newell-Fonda pulled away from Southeast Warren on Wednesday, posting a 7-3 victory on Kruger Seeds Field to reach the Class 1A state championship round for the first time in over a decade. The Mustangs (37-4 overall) have been a ...

Lisbon reaches 1A final

State Softball

Even though its four-run lead had shrunk to one and the tying run stood on second base with no outs in the seventh inning yesterday afternoon, Lisbon was still Allgood. As in Ryleigh Allgood. The Lions’ crafty sophomore southpaw pitcher tied a Class 1A state tournament record with 15 ...

Lynx reach 3rd straight finals

State Softball

Fifth-ranked Central Springs won the Home Run Derby, 3-2, but second-ranked North Linn earned the victory that mattered most in a Class 2A state semifinal yesterday at Rogers Park. North Linn jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings and saw its lead whittled down on multiple ...

Earlham shocks No. 1 Wilton

State Softball

The state softball tournament had gone according to plan for the most part until early Wednesday afternoon. That’s when Earlham arrived to shake things up. The seventh-ranked and fourth-seeded Cardinals knocked off No. 1 Wilton in the Class 2A semifinals, using an explosive offensive ...

Dream come true

State Softball

Emma Dighton struggled to put into words just what Wednesday’s semifinal victory over Winterset meant to her and her Boone teammates. Dighton pitched the Toreadors to a 4-2 victory over the top-ranked and defending state champion Huskies, who now face Western Dubuque in the Class 4A title ...

Bobcats in line for 4A title

State Softball

Rex Massey made sure his Western Dubuque softball team would be battle-tested if they reached the state tournament. That paid off for the Bobcats, who are headed to the Class 4A state finals following an 8-1 victory over Adel-ADM here Wednesday night at Rogers Park. Awaiting Western Dubuque ...