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Van Meter coach Mike Kennedy addresses the Bulldogs following their final game of the season. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Van Meter baseball falls one game short of state tournament

Jul 25, 2016 5:24pm

Van Meter baseball was a clear contender throughout the 2016 season. The 27-5 Bulldogs were well-rounded. They manufactured runs. They benefited from great pitching. And they fielded their...

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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...

Lions take a bite out of Hawks

Jun 22, 2016 9:04am

For the second time in five days the Woodward-Granger Hawks (10-7, 9-5) were defeated by the Des Moines Christian Lions (14-6, 8-3) in a 10-0 ballgame that gave the Lions theseason sweep.

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Waukee's Cade Longnecker drives to the basket against Des Moines Hoover, as coach Justin Ohl watches from the bench on Feb. 9. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

IHSAA approves changes to boys’ basketball seeding process

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

The Iowa High School Athletic Association approved some changes for boys’ basketball playoff seeding last week. Under the new seeding format, coaches will have more control.

Before the...

Cade Bertrand of DC-G connects with a pitch against Norwalk on June 20. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Young Mustangs in a funk, playing hard

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ baseball is fielding a young squad this season, but the Mustangs are gaining experience as the summer progresses.

Last Wednesday, DC-G defeated Pella Christian at...

Maggi Mallon connects on a single against the Ogden Bulldogs. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon.

Hawks chew up Bulldogs

Jun 21, 2016 11:15am

The Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team ( 16-5, 9-0) continued their undefeated conference win streak with an 8-4 victory against the visiting Ogden Bulldogs (7-10, 3-6).

On June 20, the...

Hawks squeak out tight ball game

Jun 21, 2016 11:00am

The Woodward-Granger Hawks (10-6, 9-4) squeaked out a 2-0 conference win against rival the Ogden Bulldogs (10-8, 4-5).

On June 20, the Hawks needed just two runs versus the visiting Bulldogs...

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