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...
07/12/2016 - 12:12pm
NEW ALBIN - For the second straight season, the North Butler softball team ended its campaign a game away from the state softball tournament. No less heartbreaking than the year before, the Bearcats lost a 1-0 decision against No. 2-ranked Kee of Lansing at the softball complex in New Albin. What made it all the more gut-wrenching was the top...
07/12/2016 - 11:57am
CENTRAL CITY – Marcy Jacobs is simply seeing the ball. The North Butler sophomore centerfielder, who is hitting more than .480 this season was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, including two infield singles, in the Class 1A Region 3 semifinal 5-3 win Friday night at Central City. It helped launch the No. 11 Bearcats to Monday’s regional...
07/12/2016 - 11:54am
ALLISON – Taylor Graven made sure that the North Butler softball team was going to advance. The junior hurler for the Bearcats tossed her third no-hitter of the season and homered to lead off the fourth inning in an eventual 5-0 Class 1A Region 3 second round softball win over county foe Clarksville. “What can I say, Taylor had a heck...
07/12/2016 - 11:48am
CLARKSVILLE – Eighth-grade pitcher Kori Wedeking picked the right time to throw her first no-hitter. The younger sister of head coach Katie Wedeking and assistant coach Kimberly Wedeking, who have thrown some no-nos and perfect games themselves, had just that kind of night against Nashua-Plainfield in the Class 1A Region 3 opener on Tuesday...
07/12/2016 - 11:43am
ALLISON – Talk about your high drama. North Butler was one pitch away from possibly walking off with the bases loaded against Hampton-Dumont on Thursday, July 7 at Allison. Instead, eighth grade pitcher Drew Uhlenhopp got a called third strike on a full-count pitch to send this non-conference regular season finale to extra innings where the...
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