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Clint Cole - DCN: Van Meter's Allison Volk goes up for a kill against West Central Valley. The Van Meter volleyball team defeated West Central Valley 3-1 on Aug. 28 at Van Meter High School.

Bulldogs down West Central Valley 3-1 at home

Aug 29, 2014 1:21pm

After losing the first match of the season 3-0 against Ankeny Christian Academy on Aug. 26, the Bulldogs bounced back against West Central Valley, Stuart on Aug. 28 at Van Meter High School. The...

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Van Meter’s season comes to an end

Jul 17, 2014 12:00am

The Van Meter softball team lost at Earlham 12-2 in the regional tournament and saw its season come to an end. The game ended in the fifth inning, where Earlham scored five runs to gain a 10-run...

Perez completes first year at East Texas Baptist University

Jul 17, 2014 12:00am

MARSHALL, Texas – Freshman Jayme Perez, who is the granddaughter of Mary Jean Gebhardt of Van Meter, enjoyed her first year as a collegiate softball player to the fullest at East Texas Baptist...

Clint Cole - DCN: A-D-M's Caitlyn Gruening bats against WCV on Tuesday.

Tigers and Bulldogs move on in regionals

Jul 10, 2014 12:02am

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn and Van Meter softball teams both started their postseason runs on Tuesday night. The Tigers played against West Central Valley in Adel and the Buldogs played against...

W-G prepares for postseason

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

Despite suffering a pair of losses last week and accumulating a current overall record of 22-10, the Woodward-Granger softball team was knocked out of the Class 2-A Top 15 rankings.


Clint Cole - DCN: Paige Lowary of Dallas Center-Grimes bats against Waukee earlier this year.

Fillies still with just one loss

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

The Dallas Center-Grimes softball team just keeps proving why it’s the No. 1 team in Class 4A, and has been all season long as they swept Oskaloosa at home in the final two games of the regular...

Clint Cole - DCN: Mary Kate Gray steals second base against Urbandale earlier this year.

Waukee loses four-straight games

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

After winning three-straight games, the Waukee softball team lost four-straight over the weekend and into Monday. They played against Pleasant Valley on July 4 and then against Cedar Rapids Xavier...

Clint Cole - DCN: Waukee's Matt Corbett takes his leadoff from third base earlier this year.

Waukee sweeps Urbandale

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

The Waukee baseball team, still holding on to the No. 2 spot in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings, swept Urbandale on the road on July 2. They won the first game 3-2 and...

Clint Cole - DCN: Grant Goeden steals second base and slides in under the tag.

Goeden’s base running helps Tigers

Jul 10, 2014 12:00am

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn baseball team got a big win on Monday against Ballard and avenged a 7-3 loss earlier in the year to the Bombers. The Tigers beat the Bombers in Adel on Monday by a score of...

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.

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