Staff Report

07/11/2017 - 10:41am
ACKLEY – The Class 1A No. 8 AGWSR softball team couldn’t overcome Belle Plaine in the Region 6 final with a state berth on the line. Too many runners stranded on base came back to haunt the Cougars in a 3-2 loss to the Lady Plainsmen. Twice co-coaches Scott O’Brien and Brenda Drake saw their team leave the bases loaded in an inning as well as in the opening inning had runners in...
07/11/2017 - 10:12am
MASON CITY – After upsetting the higher seed, Algona, in the Class 3A regional quarterfinal on the road, Hampton-Dumont’s softball team couldn’t get past Iowa Falls-Alden in the semifinal at a neutral site last week. The Cadets scored two runs in the opening inning and tacked on a couple more in the fourth before the Bulldogs...
06/20/2017 - 10:57am
SHEFFIELD – West Fork’s softball team built a 5-0 lead against Rockford only to see the Warriors rally for four runs in the seventh before closing the door in a 5-4 win on Wednesday, June 14. Kaitlyn Liekweg and Maddison Shupe each collected a pair of hits and scored a run in the win. The Warhawks improved to 7-5 overall, 6-3 in the...
06/20/2017 - 10:53am
SHEFFIELD – Dawson Zeitler improved his record on the mound to 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA as West Fork’s baseball team shut down Rockford in a 10-0, five-inning victory on Wednesday, June 14. Zeitler threw a two-hitter, finishing with four strikeouts and two walks and he got plenty of run support in the win. The Warhawks, which have won their...
06/20/2017 - 10:50am
ALEXANDER – CAL’s baseball team managed just two hits off of Riceville starting pitcher Tylar Christensen in a 7-0 loss at home on Wednesday, June 14. The first was a two-out single by Kainan Braun in the first and later lead-off hitter Brock Guerrero singled, but that was all for the Cadets besides a pair of walks. Guerrero took the...
06/20/2017 - 10:46am
ACKLEY – AGWSR, ranked fifth in Class 1A, wasted little time in downing Grundy Center on Monday, June 12. The Cougars defeated the Spartans 12-0 in three innings as Taryan Barrick threw a no-hit shutout of the visitors. She got plenty of support with two hits apiece from Alana Groninga, Makenna Kuper and Rachel Sicard, the last of which hit...
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