Today's Local Sports

Former Demon Pitcher Smeins Signs With Morehead State

Posted: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:56 am

Former Demon softball pitcher Greta Smeins has signed her letter of intent to attend Morehead State (Ohio Valley Conference) after spending the 2011 season with Iowa Western Community College, winning the Region XI title and helping her team to the NJCAA World Series.  Smeins was named first-team All-Region XI as well as garnering first-team academic honors and being honored as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete.

Williams Adds Four to 2012-2013 Softball Recruiting Class

A Busy Night Ahead for Area Teams

Posted: Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 7:51 am

Boys’ and girls’ track teams head to the Keota Relays today to kick off what is a busy week on the tracks around the area with about two weeks left until conference meets.

Among the schools make the trip to Keota’s only home meet is English Valleys, Sigourney and one of the top area teams in Lone Tree.

Keota girls’ track coach Dan Stout joined the coaches corner Saturday morning and talked about the unique open events at their meet.

“That’s one of the things we’ve done in the past to keep people coming to our relays.  We might have seven or eight heats of the 100 meter dash or the 200, some of those things.  I think that’s kind of neat because the kids get a chance to try other things.  We’re looking forward to that and it’s the only meet we get to run at home so hopefully the weather cooperates with us.”

As far as the weather in concerned today, the rain should stay away and we’re looking at temperatures in the upper 50’s right around start time with some stiff winds.

No rain is good news as well for several other events underway this evening.  Most of the golf teams are out on the links today and the stiff winds should add to the difficulty.  Lone Tree hosts IMS; Columbus is on their home course agaist L&M; Sigourney travels to Lynnville-Sully; WMU and Wapello square off and the Demon girls take on Mt. Pleasant.  Two area soccer teams are on the pitch as well.  The Columbus girls head to West Liberty and the Mid-Prairie ladies look to improve to 4-0 as they head to Monticello after outscoring their first three opponents by a total of 27-0.

Demons’ Greiner Heading to St. Ambrose

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 8:55 am

Washington Demon girls’ basketball standout Sydney Greiner signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend St. Ambrose University (NAIA) next fall and play basketball for the Bees.

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Showalter Leaving Mid-Prairie

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 8:33 am

Mid-Prairie boys’ basketball coach Don Showalter is leaving the school after 28 years to take the head coaching job at 4A power Iowa City High.

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Demon Golf Teams In Action Tonight

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 8:13 am

The boys open their home schedule tonight while the girls travel to Davenport.

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Tuesday Soccer Recap

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 8:13 am

Several area soccer teams were on the pitch last night with Mid-Prairie, Highland, and IMS bringing home shutout victories.

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Mid-Prairie Girls Soccer Sets Record

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:38 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks girls’ soccer team had struggled in recent seasons against West Liberty, including a loss last year, but this is a new year, a new team, and for the first time in the 10 years of the program, Mid-Prairie opened the season with a shutout by knocking off the Comets 10-0.

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IMS Girls’ Track Stays Positive in Marengo

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:34 am

The Iowa Mennonite girls track team competed in the A class of the Ruth Ahrens invitational in Marengo yesterday against some much bigger schools and although they finished seventh in the meet, IMS was still able to score some points and take away some positives from the events. 

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Area Teams in Action Tonight

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 7:27 am

Following another great weekend in Augusta it seems only appropriate that several area high school teams hit the links today, and we’ll be talking golf on KCII radio Wednesday on the PM Sports Page starting at 6:00. 

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Demon Relay Results

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 7:41 am

The Demon Relays took place yesterday at Case Field featuring several area boys and girls teams.

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Mid-Prairie Faces West Liberty Tonight

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 7:52 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks look to push their record to 2-0 tonight when they host a familiar foe in West Liberty.

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Relay Teams Carry Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 8:16 am

The Demon boys’ track team had a good showing in Williamsburg yesterday, and once again it was the relay teams making the biggest impact. 

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Keota Finishes Well at English Valleys Inv.

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 8:10 am

The Keota boys’ track team was at the English Valleys Invitational Tuesday and while the final team standings have not been released yet, and the times will be off after running on a 440 yard crushed brick surface, the Eagles had several first place finishes.

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Highland & IMS Stay Unbeaten on Pitch

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 8:04 am

Both Iowa Mennonite and Highland remained undefeated in boys’ soccer yesterday after wins over Danville and Central Lee respectively.

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Highland Girls’ Win at Lone Tree; IMS Has Solid Showing

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 7:41 am

The Highland Huskies’ girls’ track team took first place at the Lone Tree Invitational on Monday, posting 153 points to top the host and second place Lady Lions. 

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Keota Boys Finish 5th at Lone Tree

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 7:36 am

The Keota boys’ track team finished in 5th place at the Lone Tree Invitational yesterday. 

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Lone Tree Invitational Today

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 8:05 am

After a previous postponement, the weather should be great today for the Lone Tree Invitational which kicks off a busy week on the tracks for several area schools, many of which will be in Lone Tree tonight.  Lions coach Regan Stone has been preparing for several area opponents.

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Busy Week Ahead for Area Track Teams

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 10:10 am

12 of the area track coaches joined us on the Coaches Corner Saturday morning following the first week of outdoor track season

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Boys’ and Girls’ Track Results

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 7:48 am

The Washington Demon girls track team finished first in Mediapolis yesterday with 105 points, edging out the hosts by six.  Columbus Community finished in third with 94 points while WACO finished seventh.

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Conference Realignment Update

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 7:45 am

The state continues to look at a way to reshuffle the conferences in eastern Iowa, affecting the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks and the Cedar Valley, who are set to lose North Cedar to a yet-to-be-named conference involving what would be the former Big East and the current, and expected to expand, Tri-Rivers Conference.

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