Solon Hitters Bang Out A Record In State Opener

FORT DODGE — Jim White had that queasy, uneasy feeling once again.

“When the pairings came out, honestly, I thought I was going to throw up,” he said.

Monday, his team’s bats put his stomach to rest.

Third-ranked Solon posted an Read More »

Mid-Prairie Rally Falls Short Against No. 2 East Marshall

FORT DODGE — The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks got caught in “no-man’s land,” and are now stuck on the wrong side of the bracket.

Second-ranked East Marshall got home runs from Ashley Allen and Sophia Grego, then made a big defensive play Read More »

West Delaware Falls to Norwalk, 8-0

FORT DODGE — The West Delaware Hawks took some grief Monday afternoon at the state softball tournament.

Goode grief.

Taylor Goode pitched a five-hit shutout and ignited 11th-ranked Norwalk with a three-run home run as the Warriors whip Read More »

McIlroy Wins British Open, Zach Johnson Ties For 47th

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — At the age of 25 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy now has three major championships. He closed out the British Open with a 1-under 71 to finish the tournament in first at 17-under-par, two shots in front of Ricky Fowler and Read More »

Kernels Impress Twins Assistant General Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Kernels put on a show this week for Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony, winning four out of the five games he was in town to watch.

Antony says many players caught his eye.

“I think [Cedar Rapids native] Chad Chr Read More »

Kernels Fall To Former Catcher, Fort Wayne Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS – The only way to distinguish Michael Collins from his players is the stop watch tucked in the back pocket of his uniform. He uses it to time pitchers’ deliveries to the plate.

Otherwise you really couldn’t tell him apart from h Read More »

Iowa Offensive Line Ignoring The Hype

The offensive line will once again be an area of strength for the Iowa football team this season.

Two linemen were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List: Austin Blythe and Brandon Scherff, who could be a first-round pick i Read More »

CPU Softball Going To State With A Young Roster

Center Point-Urbana made it to the state softball tournament for the first time since 1994. A lot of the success has come from the play of young players, seven of the Stormin-Pointers starters are freshman. “In most of the games, they’re playing Read More »

Mid-Prairie Softball Making 5th Straight State Appearance

Once again, Mid-Prairie is in the state softball tournament. The Golden Hawks are making their fifth straight appearance and eighth in the last 10 years. One thing that’s different, is their head coach. Kara Beatty is in her first season, but s Read More »

West’s Adkins Just Misses No-Hitter in District Win

IOWA CITY — Even though he said he didn’t care, the grimace was clear on Tyus Adkins’ face when he gave up a no-hitter last night with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

The senior pitcher for Iowa City West turned around as soon as Read More »

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