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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Late drama: Rams prevail

July 25, 2014 Third-ranked Southeast Polk ended No. 2 West Des Moines Dowling’s hopes of a second consecutive Class 5A state title Thursday night. more »»

Bondurant-Farrar back in final round

July 25, 2014 Bondurant-Farrar is back in the Class 3A state softball title round. more »»


July 24, 2014 CLASS?5A Fifth Place Muscatine 8, Pleasant Valley 0 Muscatine knocked off Pleasant Valley 8-0 on Tuesday to finish fifth in Class 5A. Katie Shoultz led the Muskies (38-5), going 3-for-4. more »»

CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0

July 24, 2014 CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0 Fourth-ranked Muscatine blanked No. 9 Wauke by a 5-0 count in Class 5A consolation action on Wednesday. more »»


July 23, 2014 All it took was one big hit from Ellie Heiderscheit to give Kee a stunning 4-0 victory over No. 2 (Class 1A) Lynnville-Sully Tuesday in state quarterfinal action. more »»



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