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Clint Cole - DCN:  The Fillies celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Solon 5-0 in the championship game in Fort Dodge.

DC-G wins second-straight softball state title

Jul 31, 2014 9:03am

There never seemed to be much doubt that Dallas Center-Grimes would be the team hoisting the Class 4A state softball champions trophy at the end of this season after winning the title a year ago,...

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Aaron Young - The Perry Chief:  W-G's Dylan Garland pitches against Madrid on July 2.

W-G building momentum

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

After ending last week with a pair of victories on the road, the Woodward-Granger baseball team has lost three games in a row.

The Hawks defeated Panorama (July 2) 6-2 and Guthrie Center (...

Mike Ketelsen - DCN: Ben Engstrand lays down a bunt against Panorama on July 3.

Bulldogs still ranked No. 2

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

The Van Meter baseball team is still ranked No. 2 in the most recent Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, which came out on June 29. North Polk is still the No. 1 ranked team.

Clint Cole - DCN: A torrential downpour that passed through Adel, Dallas County and the Des Moines metro area dumped a lot of rain on the baseball and softball fields. The A-D-M baseball field (shown above) had standing water on the infield and advertisement banners pulled off the fence by the wind.

Severe weather takes it’s toll on baseball and softball

Jul 03, 2014 12:03am

On Monday afternoon severe storms ripped through central Iowa, including Dallas County dumping inches upon inches of rain on baseball and softball fields across the county. When the day was...

Clint Cole - DCN: Waukee’s Matt Corbett fields a short ground ball at third base in Waukee’s 3-1 win against West Des Moines Valley on Tuesday night.

Waukee improves record with win over Valley

Jul 03, 2014 12:02am

It was no surprise that the No. 2 Waukee baseball team got through its game against West Des Moines Valley on Tuesday night without any errors as they are a team who hasn’t committed very many of...

Clint Cole - DCN: Waukee’s Mary Kate Gray steals second base against Urbandale on Tuesday night in Waukee.

Waukee splits with Urbandale at home

Jul 03, 2014 12:01am

After winning the first game 3-2 against Urbandale, the No. 7 Waukee softball team was tied with the Bluejays in the top of the seventh inning in the second game. With a runner on third base, the...

Clint Cole - DCN: Jackie Peyton of Dallas Center-Grimes shown earlier this year against Waukee.

Fillies win four games at tourney in Iowa City

Jul 03, 2014 12:00am

While many games in the Dallas County area were being rained out, the No. 1 Dallas Center-Grimes softball team still traveled and played four games at the University of Iowa Softball Complex in...

Clint Cole - DCN: Woodward-Granger’s Bree Lusch shown batting earlier this year against Van Meter.

W-G ranked No. 15

Jul 03, 2014 12:00am

WOODWARD – At 20-8 overall, the Woodward-Granger softball team earned a spot in the Class 2-A Top 15 rankings.

The Hawks began the week of June 27 as the No. 15 team in the state.


Mustangs pull their record even

Jul 03, 2014 12:00am

On Tuesday night, after several previous games were canceled and postponed, the Dallas Center-Grimes baseball team played against Newton on the road. The Mustangs fell by a score of 1-0 and saw...

Aaron Young - The Perry Chief: Jake Smiley of Woodward-Granger steps into the batters box and prepares for an at bat.

Hawks trying to fight back

Jul 03, 2014 12:00am

GRANGER – In the midst of a two-game losing streak, the Woodward-Granger baseball team will try to get back on the winning side of the playing field before districts next week.

The Hawks...


Canney receives softball honor at Central College

Jul 03, 2014 12:00am

PELLA (IOWA)—Katie Canney, a former student at A-D-M, was recognized for her performance with the Central College softball team.

She earned her second varsity letter as well as team Newcomer...

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