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Clint Cole - DCN:  A-D-M's Maddie Mikkelson (right, No. 10) jumps for a spike against Boone on Thursday. She had six kills on 16 attempts in the match.

No. 10 Tigers get swept by No. 12 Boone

Sep 19, 2014 1:00pm

After starting the season unranked the A-D-M volleyball team climbed into the top 10, checking in at No. 10 this week. Their first first match as a top-10 team this year didn’t go well, however,...

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Clint Cole - DCN: Cole Baker of Dallas Center-Grimes pitches in the state championship game on August 2. Baker pitched 6.1 innings and gave up one run.

DC-G takes second at state

Aug 07, 2014 9:02am

The Dallas Center-Grimes baseball team entered the state baseball tournament last week as the No. 6 seed in Class 3A after a 22-14 record through the regular season, district tournament and...

Clint Cole - DCN: Jake Chevalier (middle) of Van Meter scores the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning in the state semifinals against Beckman, Dyersville on July 31 at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Bulldogs fall in state semifinals

Aug 07, 2014 9:00am

After a first-round victory over Iowa City Regina on July 28, the Van Meter baseball team was put to the test against Beckman, Dyersville, the No. 2 seed in the 2014 state baseball tournament and...

Clint Cole - DCN:  Paige Lowary pitching against Winterset during the 2013 season.

Lowarys dominate batters

Aug 07, 2014 9:00am

One might think that losing a player like Paige Lowary after this softball season would worry a coach about the next season. Dallas Center-Grimes softball coach Steve Schlafke doesn’t need to...

All-CIML teams selected

Aug 05, 2014 2:40pm

The All-CIML teams have been selected and Waukee is represented in baseball and softball on both the All-CIC teams and the the All-CIML Eastern Division teams.

For the baseball team five...

Clint Cole - DCN: Zach Forret of Van Meter hits the game-winning RBI against Winterset earlier this year.

All-WCAC baseball and softball teams released

Aug 05, 2014 11:30am

The Van Meter and Woodward-Granger baseball and softball teams had players selected for the All-West Central Activities Conference teams.

The Van Meter baseball team had five first-team...

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,...

Mike Ketelsen - DCN: Brandon Brittain of Van Meter had nine strikeouts and allowed just four hits on Monday night.

Bulldogs win close game in first round at state

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

It was a close Class 2A quarterfinal game at Principal Park when Van Meter matched up against Iowa City, Regina for the first round of the state baseball tournament on Monday. The third inning saw...

Clint Cole - DCN: Cole Baker pitched in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday.

Baker comes up big for DC-G at state

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

When the Mustangs needed it most, DC-G pitcher Cole Baker came up big for the Mustangs as Dallas Center-Grimes pulled off the upset of Fairfield in the first round of the state tournament on...

Clint Cole - DCN: Hannah Tiffany shown playing earlier this season.

Tigers selected for All-RRC teams

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

The A-D-M softball team recently had players selected to the All-Raccoon River Conference teams. The Tigers had one first-team selection, three second-team selections and two honorable mentions....

Clint Cole - DCN:  Kaitlyn Menz, shown pitching against Johnston at the state tournament on July 21.

Waukee takes eighth at state tournament

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

The Waukee softball team made the state tournament last week, but lost all three of their games and took eighth place, where they were seeded in the tournament. After losing to Johnston 12-6 in...

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