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Van Meter is recognized after winning its state title on Friday, July 22. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

CHAMPIONS: Van Meter softball takes Class 2A title

Jul 25, 2016 2:57pm

At the end of the high school softball season, only one team from each class is crowned champion. In 2016, the Van Meter Bulldogs caught fire and reigned supreme in Class 2A.

The Bulldogs...

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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 06, 2016 12:23pm

By Cesar J Toledo

Sports Reporter

A Woodward-Granger Hawks (20-12, 13-3) chance at the West Central Conference title was snatched up visiting conference...

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

The Woodward-Granger Hawks (13-9, 12-6) dropped two straight games versus conference foe the visiting Van Meter Bulldogs (21-3, 17-1).

It was a tough series for the home team who were...

Iowa Hawkeyes pitcher Tyler Peyton (38) delivers the ball to the plate against the Ohio State Buckeyes Friday, May 27, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (Brian Ray/

Keeping the dream alive: DC-G’s Peyton drafted by Chicago Cubs

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 11:18pm

Countless American boys grow up dreaming of playing professional baseball. The vast majority of dreamers never come close to reaching that summit.

Dallas Center-Grimes graduate, Tyler Peyton...

Trent Carpenter started on the mound for DC-G in the team's loss to Des Moines Roosevelt Tuesday night. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

DC-G gets blown out at home against Des Moines Roosevelt

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

Dallas Center-Grimes baseball got routed at home Tuesday night against Des Moines Roosevelt. When the Roosevelt scoring was finally finished, the final from Dallas Center was 13-0.


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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