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Van Meter is recognized after winning its state title on Friday, July 22. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

CHAMPIONS: Van Meter softball takes Class 2A title

Jul 25, 2016 2:57pm

At the end of the high school softball season, only one team from each class is crowned champion. In 2016, the Van Meter Bulldogs caught fire and reigned supreme in Class 2A.

The Bulldogs...

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A-D-M boys' soccer fell to Storm Lake by a score of 2-1 in the state tournament in Des Moines on June 2. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Tigers remain resilient, but fall to Storm Lake in state tournament

Updated: Jun 03, 2016 3:40pm

It was a warm, sunny afternoon at James C. Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines for the opening of the state tournament. After a long spring filled with many challenges, eight teams from class 2A...

Bree Lesch runs to the field for pregame warm-ups. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks offense comes alive against Tigers

Jun 02, 2016 3:00pm

The Hawks thumped out 12 runs and blanketed the host Tigers for their fifth win to stay undefeated in the conference so far this season.

A scheduled seven inning bout lasted just three on...

Brady Aunspach throws against the Madrid Tigers.  Photo by Brandon Hurley/ Boone News Republican.

Hawks poised to challenge conference

Jun 02, 2016 9:00am

Last season the Woodward-Granger Hawks finished three games above .500 at 16-13 with a losing West Central Conference record at 8-10.

This season sixth year head coach Eric Evans already has...

Pictured left to right: Back row: Maddi Danti, Katelyn Bandstra, Maggi Mallon, Anna Tague, Riley Jamison, Alexis Bixler, Dalaney Bice, Bree Lesch. Front row: Kayley Dresback, Kendra Husmann, Meagan Bandstra, Alissa Smeltzer, Miranda Aunspach, Carli Major, Kaycee Major. Photo by Stacie Mallon

Hawks already improved from last season

Jun 02, 2016 9:00am

Last season the Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team had lost four straight and sported a 2-4 overall record. In the 2014-2015 they dropped six games before cracking the four win mark.

In 35...

Riley Jamison stretches out for the out against the Tigers. Contributed photo by Stacie Mallon

A four run inning tames Tigers

Jun 01, 2016 4:51pm

The Hawks offense scored four runs in the top of the seventh against the host Tigers to ward off the home team’s chances at the late comeback.

The W-G Hawks (4-1, 2-0) are winners of three...

A-D-M’s Lange scores top-20 finish at state golf tournament

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 4:51pm

Adel-DeSoto-Minburn girls’ golf was represented by Lindsey Lange at the state tournament in Ames May 31-June 1. The junior performed excellently in the second round and finished in the top 20...

Led by Boardman, Waukee girls’ golf takes fourth at state

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 4:51pm

Waukee girls’ golf competed in the state tournament at Lake Panorama National Golf Course May 31-June 1. The Warriors finished fourth with a team score of 673 over the 36-hole contest.

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A-D-M softball gathers before its matchup with Perry on May 31. PHOTO BY JUSTIN JAGLER/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

A-D-M softball on a mission this summer

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 3:07pm

Adel-DeSoto-Minburn girls’ softball is off to a stellar start in 2016. The Tigers have held their opponents scoreless in three of their first five games and remain undefeated.

To open the...

Hawks finish 2-1 at softball varsity classic

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 4:51pm

The Hawks scored 18 runs in three games and finished the Softball Varsity Classic with a 2-1 record.

On May 28, the W-G Hawks took their talents to Centerville, Iowa for three competitive...

Bulldogs start strong in 2016

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 4:51pm

Van Meter girls’ softball started off the 2016 season on a positive note. The Bulldogs opened up with three straight victories.

On May 24, VM got things started with a blow-out road victory...

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