Today's Local Sports

Demon Softball Sweeps Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team came back strongly last night, sweeping Fairfield in the double header.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon Softball Starts Conference Season Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team kicks off the conference season tonight when they host Fairfield in a double header.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Prairie Makes Quick Work of Demons

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks advanced in the class 1A girls soccer playoffs Tuesday night in Wellman with a dominating 8-1 win over visiting Washington.

Read the rest of this entry »

Highland Gets Five All-Conference for Soccer

Posted: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Highland Huskies boy’s soccer team landed five on the all conference list this year.

Read the rest of this entry »

IMS Soccer Get’s Eight Players on All-Conference List

Posted: Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The all- Southeast Iowa Superconference soccer team was released, and here are the all conference players from IMS.

Read the rest of this entry »

Regals Run Through IMS

Posted: Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 am

For the second time this season IMS traveled to Iowa City to face the Running Regals of Regina and for the second time this year they fell, this time in the substate round of the soccer postseason by a 5-1 score.

Read the rest of this entry »

Highland Softball Upsets No. 5 Washington

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Washington Softball is shocked by upset win by Highland on Friday night.

Read the rest of this entry »

IMS Tops Lone Tree in Pitchers Dual

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 8:29 am

It was a rough night at the office for both offenses Friday in Kalona but in the end, IMS did just enough to knock off Lone Tree 3-2.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Wins in Cedar Rapids Despite Walking Nine

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon’s grabbed another win last night beating Highland at Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids.

Read the rest of this entry »

IMS and Lone Tree Baseball Square Off on KCII

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Iowa Mennonite Baseball is on the air tonight when they take on Lone Tree.

Read the rest of this entry »

Highland Softball Beats WACO, Plays Washington Tonight

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 8:28 am

The Highland softball team took on WACO last night and won in a rout.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon Boy’s Soccer Falls in the Second Round

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington boy’s soccer team dropped their second round game to Solon last night.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon and Highland Baseball Meet in Cedar Rapids

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon and Highland Husky baseball teams will take their game up to Cedar Rapids again this year to play at the Kernal’s stadium.

Read the rest of this entry »

IMS Advances Past Mid-Prairie

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:29 am

On a windy, rainy, chilly Wednesday evening it was IMS who advanced to the substate final with a 3-1 win over rival Mid-Prairie.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon Boy’s Soccer Win First Round Game

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon boy’s soccer team beat Ft. Madison in round one of the sub-state tournament last night.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon Baseball Wins Opener

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team won their home and season opener last night 4-2 over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont.

Read the rest of this entry »

Demon Golf Sends Two to State

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

Congratulations to Washington’s Megan Buitendorp and Sarah Waite for qualifying as individuals to the state golf meet.

Read the rest of this entry »

IMS and Mid-Prairie Boy’s Soccer Play Round Two

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

It’s the battle for the Kalona/Wellman area tonight as Mid-Prairie and IMS soccer play in the second round of the playoffs tonight.

Read the rest of this entry »

Wild Finish Gives Mid-Prairie Win

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie softball team opened its season with a win Tuesday night, topping Clear Creek Amana 4-3 in Kalona. The Golden Hawks got on the board first, in the first, when Mallory McArtor opened the game with a ringing double and came home on an Emma Troyer sac fly. Clear Creek would tie the game with a single tally in the third only to see the Golden Hawks push two across in their half of the frame. Michelle Erwin walked and came in on a Mallory McArtor triple. Mariah Swartzentruber then drove in McArtor with an RBI single. Following the game Head Coach Justin Lutjen spoke about his team’s performance and their ability to face down adversity in the first game of the year.

“A lot of up and a lot of downs, we walk away with a lot of things that we can work on, but we can walk away with a lot of things that are positives in the game. We had some at bats that we were swinging at balls that we shouldn’t be, and we’re missing some good sticks in the lineup, but we’re deep enough where that shouldn’t bother us any night, so I’m just proud of the girls, they fought and they scratched and it was just one of those games that could have gone either way, but like I was telling the girls after the game, luck favors the prepared,” Lutjen said.

The Clippers would tie things again in the fifth with two runs. Clear Creek started the inning with three consecutive hits chasing Golden Hawk starter Olivia Lugar. Taylor Kurtz came on in relief for the Golden Hawks holding Clear Creek where they were for the final inning and two thirds. The Golden Hawks would walk off in bizarre fashion in the seventh off the bat of Erwin. Erwin dropped down a bunt for a base hit that was fielded by the Clipper third baseman who airmailed the throw to first. The ball bounded all the way to the fence while Erwin continued speeding around the bases, scoring easily to win the game. After the game Erwin talked about her last at bat and how the game ended.

“I’ve been working on the drag bunting for quite a while now, it is something that I did a couple of years ago, and I’m kind of trying to bring it back, we’ve just been trying to lay one down and move the runners around and use it to our advantage,” Erwin said. “We do base running everyday, it probably takes a good 20 minutes of our practice, and that is just a routine thing we do every day, and I saw Kelsey telling me to go and I looked at [Lutjen] on third as I was going to second and he kept swinging his arm, so I ran to three and after that I went home.”

Kurtz recorded the win in relief for Mid-Prairie throwing an inning and two thirds of shut out ball, allowing two hits and striking out two. Offensively the Golden Hawks were led by McArtor, who doubled, tripled, drove in one and scored twice. Swartzentruber and Troyer each added an RBI. Mid-Prairie is 1-0 on the season, the Hawks will next be in action next Tuesday against Durant

Demon Baseball Starts Season at Home

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team starts off the season tonight at home against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont.

Read the rest of this entry »