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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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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...

Merle Laswell - DCN: Levi Schriener of Waukee (left) bats against Dallas Center-Grimes in Waukee on June 17. He has a .279 batting average this year and 12 RBIs in 20 starts.

Warriors 15-game winning streak comes to an end

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

After winning 15-straight games since June 9, the Waukee baseball team finally lost in the second game of a double header at Ankeny. After winning the first game against the Hawks by a score of 5-...

Clint Cole - DCN: Woodward-Granger's Annie Webb (right) makes the catch at first base to throw out the runner in W-G's win on Tuesday.

Bulldogs’ and Hawks’ teams battle in Van Meter

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

Due to a game rained out earlier this year, the Van Meter softball team and the Woodward-Granger softball team played a double header against each other on Tuesday in Van Meter. Although both...

Clint Cole - DCN:  Paige Lowary, shown against Waukee earlier this year on June 17.

Fillies lose for first time this season

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

The Fillies competed at an invitational at in Urbandale on June 21, and that is where the winning streak and the undefeated record came to an end. In the first game against Urbandale, the Fillies...

Girls soccer All-Conference teams selected

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

The girls soccer All-Raccoon River Conference and All-Little Hawkeye Conference teams have been released and A-D-M and Dallas Center-Grimes are represented on those lists. The Tigers had three...

Clint Cole - DCN: Waukee's Taylor Luther (right) catches a fly ball in foul territory against Dallas Center-Grimes on June 17 in Waukee. The Warriors lost the game by a score of 1-0.

Warriors split double header with Ankeny on the road

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

The Waukee softball team recently split a double header with Ankeny on the road on June 23 and the loss brought their loss column into the double digits. The Warriors (15-10) lost the first game...

Clint Cole - DCN: Molly Jacobsen of A-D-M leads the state in Class 3A with 212 strikeouts this season and has been a big part of the Tigers' new-found success.

Finding Success

Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

Last season the A-D-M softball team won only four games all year long. They lost each game by an average of 5.54 runs per game while winning their four games by an average of 3.5 runs per game....

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