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Walk-off wizard

July 26, 2014 Carley Robins, welcome to the fairy tale. The Clarke slugger will remember the last swing of her final high school softball game for the rest of her life. She’ll dream about i. more »»

Dodgers load all-CIC team

July 26, 2014 Coming off its best regular season since 2005, Fort Dodge recently landed eight players on the all-CIC Northern Division softball team. more »»

Fantastic Fillies

July 26, 2014 Paige Lowary didn’t have anything to prove on Friday night, but she showed why she’s the best pitcher in the state anyway. more »»


July 26, 2014 CHICAGO — Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game ski. more »»

The dynasty continues

July 26, 2014 Top-ranked (Class 1A) Akron-Westfield didn’t let some early hiccups get in the way of securing victory No. 53 Friday. more »»

Earlham reigns in 2A

July 26, 2014 Earlham completed its perfect season against Class 2A competition by hoisting state championship No. 2 Friday at Rogers Park. more »»

Johnston crowned 5A champions

July 26, 2014 Brooke Wilmes is only a freshman, but that doesn’t mean she’s about to shy away from the big stage. more »»

Consolation championship roundup

July 26, 2014 CLASS 5A Dowling 3, Valley 2 Claudia Farrell struck out 11 batters on West Des Moines Dowlng’s way to a third place finish in 5A. more »»

Educational float

July 26, 2014 LEHIGH — Participants paddled through time Saturday afternoon during an “Archeology on the River” event organized by Webster County Conservatio. more »»

Finding, catching the fish that want to eat

July 26, 2014 When anglers go fishing, they want to catch a fish. In fact, they want to catch lots of fish. more »»

Appearance of sunfish is a surprise

July 26, 2014 DES MOINES (AP) — The unexpected discovery of a species of sunfish not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fisheries biologists perplexed and excited. more »»

The moments when character truly counts

July 25, 2014 Sometimes a loss can be inspiring to witness. Sounds crazy, I know, but bear with me. This time of year brings ultimate levels of success and failure to the forefront at a rapid-fire pace. more »»


July 25, 2014 There were Earlham fans with tears in their eyes as they celebrated and waited to hug Taelor Williamson in the minutes following her heroic effort on the diamond at Mittera Field Thursday afternoon. more »»


July 25, 2014 Unranked Kee’s storybook season continued here Thursday. Pulling off their second consecutive state tournament upset, the Hawks (34-9 overall) stunned No. more »»

Hawks stun No. 1 Huskies

July 25, 2014 Hitters at the bottom of the order often take on supporting roles, but the 6 through 9 batters for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont decided to flip the script on their teammates during Thursday... more »»

Dragons return to final round

July 25, 2014 Everything seemed to be going the way of No. 5 (Class 5A) West Des Moines Valley Thursday night at Rogers Park. And that was exactly what defending state runner-up Johnston and Lauren Thilges wante. more »»

Fillies back for third title shot

July 25, 2014 It wasn’t a matter of if, but when Dallas Center-Grimes would officially clinch a third consecutive berth in the state championship gam. more »»

Spartans stop Carlisle

July 25, 2014 Emily Ira’s grand slam wound up being the game-winner for third-ranked Solon Thursday night. more »»

Grandstand project confirmed

July 25, 2014 Rogers Sports Complex will have a much different look when fans and players arrive for next year’s state softball tournament. more »»

Westerners push win streak to 53

July 25, 2014 Perennial power Akron-Westfield is back in familiar territory once again. The top-ranked Westerners (37-0) kept their perfect season intact with a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Martensdale St. more »»



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