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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

Girls split two at Des Moines

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

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Pitcher Dalaney Bice tosses one at Saturday's tournament. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Softball: Hawks finish tournament 1-1

Updated: Jun 08, 2016 12:09pm

The Hawks finished Belle Plaine’s tournament with a 1-1 record after a 6-3 win against the Raiders, but a last inning loss against the Plainsmen, 7-6.

At the varsity tournament, the Woodward...

JJ Durflinger of VM connects with a pitch against Des Moines Christian on June 3. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Van Meter using speed to steal bases, win games

Jun 06, 2016 10:57am

After some rain-outs early on, Van Meter boys’ baseball is on a roll to start the 2016 season.

The Bulldogs kicked off the year at Earlham and came away with a 14-0 blowout victory. A six-...

Waukee's Logan Akason charges in for a fly ball on June 2 against West Des Moines Valley. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee softball focusing on fundamentals

Jun 05, 2016 7:41pm

Waukee girls’ softball started the season ranked No. 1 in class 5A, and while the Warriors are no longer in the top spot, they have put together a solid start in 2016.

Waukee opened its...

Kayley Dresback looks for her coaches signals. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Softball: Hawks lose to Lady Jays

Updated: Jun 07, 2016 4:39pm

One run was all the visiting Woodward-Granger Hawks (3-3, 3-0) mustered against the host Bondurant-Farrar Lady Jays (4-4, 0-3).

Their bats laid silent throughout the Friday, June 3 contest...

Dudek, Sutton earn All-American honors

Jun 03, 2016 3:32pm

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named four members of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team to its All-American team.

Sophomore Kenzie Ihle...

Kendra Husmann makes the outfield out.  Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks fifth inning runs falls short

Updated: Jun 05, 2016 2:50pm

A four run fifth inning falls one run short as the Hawks drop a close one to the host Jaguars, 5-4.

On Thursday, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (5-2, 3-0) four game winning streak came to an end...

A-D-M boys' soccer fell to Storm Lake by a score of 2-1 in the state tournament in Des Moines on June 2. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Tigers remain resilient, but fall to Storm Lake in state tournament

Updated: Jun 03, 2016 3:40pm

It was a warm, sunny afternoon at James C. Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines for the opening of the state tournament. After a long spring filled with many challenges, eight teams from class 2A...

Bree Lesch runs to the field for pregame warm-ups. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks offense comes alive against Tigers

Jun 02, 2016 3:00pm

The Hawks thumped out 12 runs and blanketed the host Tigers for their fifth win to stay undefeated in the conference so far this season.

A scheduled seven inning bout lasted just three on...

Pictured left to right: Back row: Maddi Danti, Katelyn Bandstra, Maggi Mallon, Anna Tague, Riley Jamison, Alexis Bixler, Dalaney Bice, Bree Lesch. Front row: Kayley Dresback, Kendra Husmann, Meagan Bandstra, Alissa Smeltzer, Miranda Aunspach, Carli Major, Kaycee Major. Photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks already improved from last season

Jun 02, 2016 9:00am

Last season the Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team had lost four straight and sported a 2-4 overall record. In the 2014-2015 they dropped six games before cracking the four win mark.

In 35...

Brady Aunspach throws against the Madrid Tigers.  Photo by Brandon Hurley/ Boone News Republican.

Hawks poised to challenge conference

Jun 02, 2016 9:00am

Last season the Woodward-Granger Hawks finished three games above .500 at 16-13 with a losing West Central Conference record at 8-10.

This season sixth year head coach Eric Evans already has...

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