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The Waukee baseball team posed for a picture with the "State Qualifier" banner after a 5-1 win over Lewis Central. The Warriors are heading to State for the third straight year. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee makes it to third straight State Tourney

Jul 21, 2016 2:31pm

The Waukee baseball team’s 10th straight win is the one that got them into the State Tournament for the third straight year. The result was only in question for a half an inning as the Warriors...

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Maggi Mallon surveys the Pekin runners at the Phil Creese tournament. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Softball: Hawks sweep tournament foes

Updated: Jun 21, 2016 11:25am

The Woodward-Granger Hawks (15-5) completed a 2-0 sweep against the visiting Eagles and Panthers at the Phil Creese Classic.

On June 18 the Hawks extended their winning streak to five games...

Lions’ roar diminishes Hawks

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 12:06pm

The Woodward-Granger Hawks(9-6, 8-3) were overwhelmed 15-4 at Friday’s home game vs conference foe the Des Moines Christian Lions (12-6, 6-3).

It was a rough outing for starting pitcher...

Lady Hawks celebrate after sweeping the Panorama Panthers at home. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks stay undefeated in conference after beating Panthers

Updated: Jun 18, 2016 10:20am

The Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team (11-5, 8-0) continued their undefeated West Central Conference streak after defeating the Panorama Panthers(9-6, 5-5) in Thursday’s doubleheader.

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Brady Aunspach throws a strike to the Panthers hitter in game on of the doubleheader. Photo by Cesar J Toledo/Perry Chief

Hawks sweep Panthers in doubleheader

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

A Woodward-Granger Hawks (9-5, 8-2) 5-4 deficit turned to an 11-5 advantage when the team mounted a seven run sixth inning and snatched a victory from the Panorama Panthers (1-9, 1-8) in game one...

Janier Puente throws a strike against the visiting ADM Tigers. Photo by Cesar J Toledo/ Perry Chief

Puente freezes Tigers in their tracks

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

Perry’s Janier Puente silenced conference rivals the Tigers, 7-0, for a home win that snapped the Bluejays losing streak.

On June 15, the Perry Bluejays (5-11, 3-4) hosted the visiting ADM...

Rachel Kinney smacks a one run double against the Tigers. Photo by Cesar J Toledo/Perry Chief

Errors play a role in Jayette loss

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 12:02pm

A couple of errors by the Perry Jayettes, ( 7-6, 2-5), allowed the ADM Tigers, (17-2, 7-1), a few extra unearned runs to claim the 5-2 victory.

On June 15, conference rivals the Jayettes and...

Waukee playing solid early in season

Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Waukee boys’ baseball is off to a solid start in 2016. The Warriors have lost consecutive games only once so far.

Last Thursday, Waukee took down Ankeny by a score of 4-0. The Warriors...

DC-G baseball playing well in June

Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

After dropping four games to start the season, Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ baseball has rebounded and played well in June.

The winning started at Norwalk early in the month with two wins in a...

Meagan Blomgren of Van Meter sticks a landing in the long jump at the state track and field meet in May. She was the only girl and only freshman from VM to qualify for state. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Putting the team on her back: Blomgren shines after surgery

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Van Meter freshman Meagan Blomgren is a standout athlete. She represented the Bulldogs in three of their eight events at the state track and field meet in May. Now, she’s playing shortstop and...

DC-G's Dody Kim runs downfield May 9 against Winterset. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Dallas County soccer stars named to All-State teams

Updated: Jun 16, 2016 1:21pm

The Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association released its All-State soccer teams for both boys and girls. Many Dallas County athletes were honored.

In class 3A, Waukee was represented by...

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