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Van Meter coach Mike Kennedy addresses the Bulldogs following their final game of the season. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Van Meter baseball falls one game short of state tournament

Jul 25, 2016 5:24pm

Van Meter baseball was a clear contender throughout the 2016 season. The 27-5 Bulldogs were well-rounded. They manufactured runs. They benefited from great pitching. And they fielded their...

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A-D-M coach Rick Dillinger talks to players during a home game in June. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

A-D-M’s Dillinger honored with Golden Plaque of Distinction

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced on Tuesday that Adel-DeSoto-Minburn softball coach Rick Dillinger will be honored with the Golden Plaque of Distinction.

According to the...

Cade Niblo of Van Meter delivers a pitch against Earlham in the Bulldogs' blowout win on Saturday. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Van Meter baseball takes district title in blowout win

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

Van Meter baseball took the district title on Saturday after crushing Earlham, 10-0 in six innings at home.

The Bulldogs went off for five runs in the second inning. Sam Thompson, Brady O’...

Waukee baseball advances to substate final

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

Waukee baseball opened up substate play with a victory against Council Bluffs Jefferson on Friday. The final from Waukee was 3-0.

The Warriors benefited from an excellent pitching...

Brandon Risius of DC-G takes a swing in a Mustangs home game in June. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

DC-G falls in district final to Carlisle

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

Even in a relatively down year, Dallas Center-Grimes baseball finished over .500 and made it to the district final. The Mustangs’ season came to an end in Dallas Center, when Carlisle defeated DC-...

Jack O'Brien of A-D-M takes a swing in the Tigers' loss to Van Meter on July 7. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Rough season ends for A-D-M baseball

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

Adel-DeSoto-Minburn’s difficult season on the baseball field came to an end in Dallas Center with a loss to Carlisle in the first round of tournament action on Friday. The final was 10-0 in six...

Names of athletes and coaches in the photo: Left to right:  Sam Mallory, Corbin Reed, Luke Steinfeldt, Jack Barthman, Carter Hohertz, Klayton Wolken, Cade Fisher, Cason Peterson, Reed Ausdemore, Jathan South, Charlie Nugent, Trey Bryte Coaches in Back: Ryan Ausdemore, Rhys South, Jason Nugent

South Dallas All Stars wins District 3

Jul 18, 2016 10:39am

There are athletes and coaches from the Adel, Van Meter, Earhlam, and Panorama Little Leagues on the team. The team defeated Ankeny to win the District 3 Championship on Saturday.

2016 has provided Waukee with plenty of reasons to smile. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Dallas County postseason baseball preview

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

The regular season is in the books, and Dallas County’s baseball teams are gearing up for postseason play.

Van Meter

Van Meter kicked things off first in Class 2A with a victory over...

Dallas Center-Grimes wrestlers at camp. Back row, left to right: Luke Fisher, Ben Fisher, Zach Needham, Karter Jorgenson, Jacob Murillo and Ty Chambers. Middle row, left to right: Brett Clark, Bryce Murano, Zak Custard, Harrison Livingston, Ethan Flynn, Jeremy Spellman, Jacob Majava, Zane Mulder, Matt Murray and Ethan Kovaloski. Front row, left to right: Ayden Kovaleski, Max Tracy, Cole Smith, Peyton Braunschweig, Tucker Chambers, Griffin Behr, Gavin Moran and Connor Dalton. Not pictured: Rowan Collins PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

DC-G participates in Luther’s Team Wrestling Camp

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

DECORAH, Iowa—The Dallas Center-Grimes High School wrestling team participated in the 2016 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa.

The 2016 Luther wrestling camps, directed by...

Rachel Lowary of DC-G winds up for a pitch against Perry on Tuesday. PHOTO BY CESAR J TOLEDO/THE PERRY CHIEF

Fillies’ season ends in Perry

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

In 2016, Dallas Center-Grimes softball displayed flashes of brilliance. Other times, the Fillies struggled. Their experience in the regional tournament reflected both of these tendencies.


Cole Theisen earns a strike-out against a Jaguar hitter. Photo by Cesar J Toledo.

Season ends in close contest

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 4:36pm

The Woodward-Granger Hawks’ (15-12) season came to an end in a close 7-6 district baseball game versus the Southeast Valley Jaguars (17-13).

On July 12, both teams traveled to Ogden, which...


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