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Kendra Husmann swings on a Van Meter pitch.Photo by Cesar J Toledo

Hawks drop chances at conference title

Updated: Jul 01, 2016 1:28pm

A Woodward-Granger Hawks (20-12, 13-3) chance at the West Central Conference title was snatched up visiting conference rival the Van Meter Buldogs (25-7, 16-0).

On June 30, the Hawks faced...

Cole Theisen delivers a strike in game one against the Bulldogs. Photo by Cesar J Toledo

Hawks drop doubleheader

Updated: Jul 01, 2016 1:29pm

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Kyle Schmitt of Van Meter pitched seven innings against Des Moines Christian on Monday and allowed no runs on four hits. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Bulldogs win conference title on senior night

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

With Monday’s win over Des Moines Christian, Van Meter baseball secured the West Central Activities Conference title. The Bulldogs improved their conference record to 15-1 on senior night in Van...

Jackson Larson connects on a pitch by the Madrid pitcher. Photo by Cesar J Toledo

Late inning heroics

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

A final inning comeback by the Woodward-Granger Hawks (13-7, 12-4) sealed a 6-5 victory over the visiting conference rival the Madrid Tigers ( 13-11 ,11-7).

On June 27, the Hawks put...

Dalaney Bice delivers another strike against the Madrid Tigers.  Photo by Cesar J Toledo

Hawks softball: One and done

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

On senior night the Woodward-Granger Hawks (20-10, 13-1) needed a lone run to send the Madrid Tigers (11-13, 8-7) back home with another conference loss.

After suffering a four game losing...

A-D-M's Kila Carbine signals toward the outfield as the Tigers get set in their positions. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

A-D-M softball rolling through regular season

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

Adel-DeSoto-Minburn girls’ softball is having a dominant 2016 season. The Tigers have dropped only three games all year.

Last Wednesday, A-D-M took down Boone, 5-1. The Tigers struck in the...

Meagan Bandstra attempts the tag out against the Carlisle Wildcats. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon.

Softball: Hawks drop four at tourney

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

At last weekend’s tournament hosted by Clear Creek Amana High School, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (19-10) were dealt four straight losses for the first time this season.

In the Bob Pearl...

Brett Herren stepped up to pitch for Waukee against Ankeny Centennial on June 23. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee baseball getting better every day

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

Waukee boys’ baseball continues to bolster its regular season résumé with solid performances. Last week, the Warriors strung together four straight victories.

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Miranda Aunspach (left) and Delaney Bice (right) celebrate after an impressive performance by the Hawks vs the Wildcats. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon.

Softball: Hawks dominate doubleheader

Jun 24, 2016 2:30pm

The Woodward Granger Hawks (19-6) offense shelled the host West Central Valley Wildcats (2-17) in their doubleheader match in Stuart.

On June 23, the Hawks put on a hitting display that...

Hawks sweep Jaguars

Jun 24, 2016 1:00pm

The Woodward-Granger Hawks (12-7) swooped in on the West Central Valley Jaguars (5-17) with a double header sweep.

On June 23, the Hawks traveled to Stuart in a long afternoon contest that...

Allie Boender of DC-G fires a pitch against Oskaloosa on Tuesday. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Fillies aim to make it four straight state championships

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

Winning back-to-back-to-back state championships requires hard work, talent and a healthy dose of luck. From 2013-2015, Dallas Center-Grimes girls’ softball put together the perfect concoction and...

Girls split two at Des Moines

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

The Woodward Granger Hawks softball team (17-6, 10-1) split Tuesday’s doubleheader against conference rival the Des Moines Christian Lions ( 9-11, 4-4).

In game one the Hawks overcame a 4-1...

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