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Rams edge CR Jefferson

July 23, 2014 Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal between No. 3 Southeast Polk and sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Jefferson. more »»

Maroons move on

July 23, 2014 It took second-ranked Dowling a few innings to get settled in, but once the defending Class 5A softball champions did, they looked to be in rare form. more »»

25 in a row for Huskies

July 23, 2014 Top-ranked Highland’s 25th straight victory came with relative ease Tuesday afternoo. more »»

Early burst lifts No. 2 Earlham

July 23, 2014 By Troy Banning For the Messenger Don’t think. Just pla. more »»

Rockets scream past Pirates

July 23, 2014 Whether a pitch was called a ball or a strike, or whether she was throwing it by hitters or watching hits fall in, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont senior pitcher Nataliah Hopkins managed to keep a wide... more »»

Steffen delivers walk-off hit

July 23, 2014 Keely Steffen’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh lifted third-ranked Woodbury Central to a dramatic 4-3 victory over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto in a Class 2A state quarterfinal Tuesday... more »»

Bunt single lifts St. Mary’s

July 23, 2014 Vicki Kordick’s walk-off RBI bunt single helped sixth-ranked Martensdale St. Mary’s to a 6-5 triumph over Wayne in a Class 1A state quarterfinal. more »»

AGWSR blanks Marquette

July 23, 2014 AGWSR’s Ashley Sicard has established herself as an all-state level threat both at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle, putting up impressive numbers and even making the all-tournament team for he... more »»

Westerners pull away from G-R

July 23, 2014 On paper, it was the biggest mismatch of the entire quarterfinal round at the state softball tournament. more »»

Wave of momentum

July 22, 2014 The ranked teams keep lining up, and Greene County just keeps knocking them down. Center Point-Urbana, welcome to the club. Don’t feel bad; you’re not the first, and you may not be the las. more »»

And they're off

July 22, 2014 Top-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes pushed all the right buttons in its Class 4A state softball quarterfinal against Le Mars here Monday. more »»

Solon overpowers CC-A

July 22, 2014 Jim White breathed a sigh of relief after third-ranked Solon wrapped up a 15-4 Class 4A quarterfinal victory over unranked Clear Creek-Amana Monday at Rogers Park. more »»

Carlisle ousts Oskaloosa

July 22, 2014 For the sport’s true aficionados, Monday’s Class 4A quarterfinal between fourth-ranked Carlisle and No. 13 Oskaloosa was a flash of old-school softball at its finest. more »»

Defending champ Jays off to strong start

July 22, 2014 The Bondurant-Farrar softball team let everyone know they don’t plan on going anywhere without defending their titl. more »»

East Marshall hangs on vs. Mid-Prairie

July 22, 2014 The second-ranked (Class 3A) East Marshall softball team needed to flex all their muscles right off the bat Monday, blasting two home runs in claiming a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Mid-Prairie. more »»

Johnston, Valley reach 5A semifinals

July 22, 2014 Top-ranked Johnston was clinging to a 6-5 lead heading into the final frame here Monday night. more »»

Clarke explodes into semifinals

July 22, 2014 It’s not like Clarke’s performance came as a surprise. more »»

Norwalk shuts out West Delaware, 8-0

July 22, 2014 No. 11 (Class 4A) Norwalk will get its fourth shot at top-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes after defeating West Delaware in a state quarterfinal at Rogers Park here on Monday, 8-0. more »»

Vote of confidence

July 21, 2014 In a day and age often short on commitment, there is something very reassuring about the state softball tournament staying in Fort Dodge through the partnership's golden anniversary. more »»

Better with age

July 20, 2014 The familiar feel of state tournament softball returns to Fort Dodge this week, with nearly 700 players and an expected 17,000 fans calling Rogers Sports Complex home for the next five days. more »»



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