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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 4:33pm

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...

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

Late inning heroics

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:33pm

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Rachel Kinney smacks a one run double against the Tigers. Photo by Cesar J Toledo/Perry Chief

Errors play a role in Jayette loss

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 12:02pm

A couple of errors by the Perry Jayettes, ( 7-6, 2-5), allowed the ADM Tigers, (17-2, 7-1), a few extra unearned runs to claim the 5-2 victory.

On June 15, conference rivals the Jayettes and...

DC-G baseball playing well in June

Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

After dropping four games to start the season, Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ baseball has rebounded and played well in June.

The winning started at Norwalk early in the month with two wins in a...

Waukee playing solid early in season

Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Waukee boys’ baseball is off to a solid start in 2016. The Warriors have lost consecutive games only once so far.

Last Thursday, Waukee took down Ankeny by a score of 4-0. The Warriors...

Meagan Blomgren of Van Meter sticks a landing in the long jump at the state track and field meet in May. She was the only girl and only freshman from VM to qualify for state. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Putting the team on her back: Blomgren shines after surgery

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Van Meter freshman Meagan Blomgren is a standout athlete. She represented the Bulldogs in three of their eight events at the state track and field meet in May. Now, she’s playing shortstop and...

DC-G's Dody Kim runs downfield May 9 against Winterset. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Dallas County soccer stars named to All-State teams

Updated: Jun 16, 2016 1:21pm

The Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association released its All-State soccer teams for both boys and girls. Many Dallas County athletes were honored.

In class 3A, Waukee was represented by...

Riley Jamison throws a strike against a Cardinal hitter. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks shutout host Cardinals

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 9:55am

A seven inning contest quickly lasted five when the visiting Hawks tagged the Cardinals for 10 runs in the fifth for a 12-0 conference win.

On June 14, the W-G Hawks (11-5, 6-0) softball...

Hawks ground Cardinals

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

The Hawks baseball team pounced on the host team Cardinals early and often to win another confernce bout 16-0.

A scheduled seven inning affair on June 14, lasted just four when the W-G Hawks...

Dalaney Bice throws a strike against the opposing Trojan batter. Photo by Cesar J Toledo

Hawks post 2-1 record at own tourney

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Hawks’ softball team finished 2-1 at their own varsity tournament.

After winning their first two games against the Trojans and Lynx, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (10-5) ended their tournament...

Hawks get cooled by Polar Bears

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Hawks baseball team tagged the host Polar Bears for nine hits but came up a run short in a 10-9 loss.

The Woodward-Granger Hawks (6-5, 5-2) traveled to Des Moines North on June 10 to face...

Race Brant tries to leg out an in field hit in game two against the Knights. Photo by Cesar J Toledo.

Hawks offensive eruption halts Knights

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

The Woodward-Granger Hawks baseball team claimed two straight victories over the Woodward Academy Knights in their double header contest at Woodward Academy.

On June 9, the Hawks (6-4, 5-2)...

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