Today's Local Sports

IMS Stays Hot; Batters Winfield-Mt. Union

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Early in the season the IMS baseball team had a hard time getting hits with runners in scoring position. In the last week regardless of the situation IMS has been pounding the ball and that continued in a 16-1 win Tuesday night over visiting Winfield-Mt. Union. It was actually the Wolves who got on the board first in the top of inning one when Lucas Rappenecker came in on a Matthew Neibuhr RBI single to make it 1-0. Following the game WMU Head Coach Kenton Klopfenstein talked about the importance of a good start for his team.

“Well we wanted to get on the board first and we were able to do that, but I wish that we could have got another one, or possibly two, we kind of let them off the hook on that one,” Klopfenstein said.

In the bottom half of the inning the IMS response was swift and powerful. IMS sent 11 total batters to the plate, the first eight reaching consecutively on hits, chasing Winfield-Mt. Union starter Travis Jones before he could record a single out. The top seven men in the IMS order would all score in the first inning. IMS erupted again in the third inning. After the first two men were retired by WMU reliever Thayne McElhinney a double and an error opened the flood gates for six more IMS runs putting the game out of reach at 13-1. The game would end with three more IMS runs in the fourth taking the score the 15 run rule level. After the game IMS Head Coach Danny Hershberger talked about his team’s performance at the plate.

“It was big for us to pick up where we left off, the guys came ready to play tonight we had a good mind set of coming in and wanting to play hard,” Hershberger said. “Cameron started off with a triple and that get everyone else going, and we kind of fed off each other there and just about everyone had a hit there in the first inning so it was good to see us start off like that.”

Every player in the IMS line up scored at least one run and had at least one hit. Cameron Gingerich, Reggie Hostedler, Dallas Nye and Tanner Leyden each drove in a pair. Leyden recorded the win for IMS going the full four innings allowing two hits, one run, walking three and striking out three more. IMS is now 8-12 overall 6-7 in conference. Winfield-Mt. Union falls to 4-11 overall and 4-10 in the SEISC.

Highland Softball Stays Perfect in Conference Play

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Highland Husky softball team improved to 24-2 overall last night and stayed undefeated in conference play with their 9-1 win over Columbus Junction.

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Demons Make-Up Keokuk Game Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Because of the bad weather yesterday, the Washington Demon softball team will host Keokuk tonight in their varsity double header, and there will be no JV game.

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IMS and WMU Start Second Half of Superconference

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The IMS baseball team hosts WMU tonight in a Southeast Iowa Superconference matchup.

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Demon Softball Starts Second Round of Conference

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team is coming off a good tournament at Muscatine that they went 3-1 in, losing the championship game to Muscatine 9-4.

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Offensive Explosion Leads the Demons to a Pair of Wins

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 8:30 am

This weekend the Demon baseball team broke their losing streak by sweeping Durant with a lot of offense.

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Mid-Prairie Softball Hosts Wilton After Four Game Winning Streak

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The 20-7 Mid-Prairie softball team host Wilton tonight in a conference game.

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Washington Baseball Plays Three Games at Durant Today

Posted: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team will play a JV game and then a Varsity double header today.

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Demon Baseball Has a Rough Night Against No. 6 Benton Community

Posted: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Demon baseball face No. 6 Benton Community last night and saw why they are ranked No. 6.

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UPDATE: Demons Host No. 6 Benton in JV/V Double Header

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Demon baseball team will play host to No. 6 Benton Community tonight.

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Hawks Take CVC Series with West Branch

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am

Mid-Prairie won their first conference series of the season this week beating West Branch two games out of three.

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Area Rivals Split Marathon Double Header

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Five hours after play began, the dust settled in Kalona with #12 Washington and #2 Mid-Prairie splitting their softball double header Wednesday night.

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Mid-Prairie Takes on West Branch on KCII

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Mid-Prairie baseball team gears up to face West Branch tonight in conference play.

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Washington and Mid-Prairie Softball Meet for the County Battle on KCII

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The battle for the county moves over to the softball diamond tonight when No. 12 in 4A Washington travels to No. 2 in 3A Mid-Prairie for a softball double header.

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Highland Wins Again and Again

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Highland softball team moves to 22-2 last night after grabbing a couple wins from Lone Tree.

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Fairfield and Washington Softball Stay Even in Conference Race

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Demon softball team split with Fairfield last night, keeping both teams in a dead heat in the conference race.

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IMS Snaps Losing Streak

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 8:29 am

IMS Softball bounced back after a tough weekend at the Washington Softball Classic to beat Lone Tree 5-2 on the road in Southeast Iowa Superconference play Monday night.

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Highland Stays Perfect in the Conference

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Highland softball team moved to an impressive 20-2 last night after beating WACO 13-1.

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Washington Wins Home Strikeout Cancer Event

Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 8:30 am

On Saturday the Washington Demons hosted their strikeout cancer event along with hosting Sigourney, IMS and WACO for a tournament as well.

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Washington and Fairfield Softball Play Crucial Southeast Conference Double Header

Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team plays an important game tonight against Fairfield.

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