Top 13 Hampton area sports stories of '13

The Hampton-Dumont girls basketball team members storm off the court after clinching at least a share of the North Central Conference title at Fort Dodge St. Edmond in 2013. It was one of the top 13 sports moments in the Hampton area last year. (File photo)

What are the top 13 moments that happened in the Hampton area in 2013? Here are a few:


No. 12: AGWSR softball team takes third. Not to be outdone by the boys track team, the Cougar softball team went toe-to-toe with some of the state’s best, taking on last year’s state champion in the semifinal only to lose a one-run game. They rebounded and rallied in the third-place game to finish the year on a winning note and placing battery teammates Ashley Sicard and Ella Frazier on the all-tournament team.


No. 13: Hampton-Dumont baseball team rallies in first-round of post-season. Despite a sub-.500 regular-season record, coach Matt Lokenvitz’s team were the underdogs against Hudson in the Class 2A District 6 tournament, trailed 2-1 and the Bulldogs were down to their last strike, only to stun the Pirates with three straight hits after that to win 3-2 and win a post-season game.

For the complete list, see the Jan. 1, 2014 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.