Sports

07/19/2016 - 1:40pm
DES MOINES – Junior standout pitcher Taylor Graven and sophomore outfielder Marcy Jacobs earned Class 1A North Central district honors by the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association, announced late last week. Graven pitched the Bearcats to a 22-3 overall record, finishing the season in the regional final for the second straight year. Read more on this story in the July 21 print edition of the...
07/19/2016 - 11:16am
DES MOINES – Two eighth-grade members of the Clarksville softball team were recognized by the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association Class 1A North Central all-district team, announced late last week. Pitcher Kori Wedeking and outfielder Janet Borchardt earned a spot on the team after finishing the season 16-12 and won its first round...
07/19/2016 - 11:12am
REINBECK – Grundy Center’s baseball team continued its successful post-season run it has experienced the past few years. The Spartans overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a 3-run uprising in the fifth as Jared Clapp placed a ball in between three North Butler outfielders to help keep the inning going in an eventual 7-2 win over the...
07/19/2016 - 11:07am
SHEFFIELD – North Butler refused to let any miscues get to it in the Class 1A District 6 opener against Colo-Nesco on Tuesday, July 12. The Bearcats were able to withstand seven total lead changes in an eventual 8-7 victory over the Royals, which had just completed a season-record 15 wins. Trailing 7-5 entering the top of the seventh inning...
07/19/2016 - 10:59am
CONRAD – The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team picked up its first win of the post-season with a dominating performance over Clarksville. The Rebels had solid pitching from Joe Smoldt and had all-around good hitting. “We got some hits early and put [Clarksville] in a hole,” Charley said... Read more on this story in the July 21...
07/19/2016 - 10:51am
ALLISON – All of the starters from a team that finished 26-4 and ended the season a game away from the state softball tournament for the second straight year are poised to return in 2017 for North Butler. Already an all-stater who shattered the North Butler season strikeout record, Taylor Graven will be gunning for an even better – and...
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