Ayala brothers making most of Fargo experience

Local Sports

FARGO, N.D. — Drake Ayala is on the verge of ending his high school wrestling career as a three-time Fargo National champion. Ayala will compete in the 126-pound final after earning a first-period technical fall over Vince Robinson of Illinois (1:26) in the junior freestyle national ...

Wait is over for Dodgers

Local Sports

All of the eager anticipation and anxious feelings yield to the real thing here on Tuesday night, as Fort Dodge squares off with Bettendorf in a rematch of last year’s Class 5A quarterfinals at the state softball tournament. The top-seeded Dodgers (35-4 overall) have prepared situationally ...


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Newell-Fonda’s ability to adjust on the go has them one step closer to winning the “third season.” The top-seeded Mustangs (36-4 overall) used their speed and a dominant pitching performance from freshman Kierra Jungers to knock off North Butler 2-0 in a 1A state quarterfinal at Rogers ...

SE Warren starts fast, advances

State Softball

Score first, get ahead and stay ahead — it rolled quickly off the tongue of Southeast Warren sophomore catcher Bre Nolte Monday afternoon and, in theory, it sounds easy enough. It’s not. And yet, that’s exactly what the fifth-ranked Warhawks did in their Class 1A state quarterfinal ...

Earlham tops North Union

State Softball

Five months ago, Earlham Alli Boyle was told she had a torn ACL. On Monday, the senior catcher helped the Cardinals reach the Class 2A semifinals with a 7-4 victory over North Union at Rogers Park. Grace Porter, Emma Jensen, Cora Boyle, Katie Janssen, Alexis Voss and Allison Beatty each ...

No. 1 Wilton pulls away

State Softball

An early deficit only served to spark Wilton, as the Beavers posted a 7-2 victory over upset-minded Pella Christian here Monday at Rogers Park. With the win, top-ranked Wilton (29-3 overall) advances to the Class 2A semifinals and a date with Earlham on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. on Iowa Central ...