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Burton stood out in multiple facets

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Highland baseball team ended their year at 17-12; yet another winning season.  Some of those wins (four, to be exact) were the direct result of play from Brody Burton.

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Seniors led Savage charge

Posted: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Sigourney Savage softball team had to say goodbye to three seniors this year in Autum Barthelman, Leah Carter and Madi Schauf.  And boy, will they be missed.

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Hinrichsen more than just o-K

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Kole Hinrichsen lit up the strike zone in his junior campaign, finishing with a conference-high 71 strikeouts throughout the season.

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Savage bats dominated SICL

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Sigourney Savage softball team ended conference play with a dominant 14-2 record to take their second straight South Iowa Cedar League championship.  Jordan VanEe was outstanding in the pitching circle for the Savages all year long, but it was the bats that led them to victory.

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Mid-Prairie Gator Bowl Set to Kickoff Fall Sports Season

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 7:00 am

One of the unofficial kickoffs to the fall sports season in southeast Iowa is coming up next week.

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Sigourney’s Crawford among top players in SICL

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am

After a 12-10 season, Sigourney junior Carson Crawford was given first-team honors for both the all-conference and the all-district teams.  Looking at the stats, there’s a reason for that.

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Ours Adds Name to Record Books

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Iowa Mennonite School senior Cole Ours wrapped up his athletic career at IMS with the baseball season this summer, but not before putting his name in the all-time record book.

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More of the same from Megan Hoenig

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am

For two years prior to this, the Highland softball team has been riding the back of pitcher Megan Hoenig.  In each of her last two seasons, Hoenig sported 18+ starts, 100+ innings and a sub-three ERA, and was even named to the all-state team last season.  This year saw more of the same.

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New Mid-Prairie Athletic Director Ready For Upcoming School Year

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am

This summer, Mid-Prairie’s athletic department underwent a transition. After serving at the post for seven years, Mid-Prairie Athletic Director Steve Hollan retired and Columbus Schools Athletic Director Tyler Hotz was hired for the same position. Hotz took over the AD duties in July and spent this summer getting acclimated to the district. Hotz talked about his work over the last six weeks to get ready for the upcoming school year. “I’ve met a lot of good people and a lot of people to help me out. I’m learning the ropes and what’s a little bit different about Mid-Prairie. I’m also developing my role as AD and Assistant Principal at the High School. I met with each of my head coaches individually, to touch base about where they have been, where they want to go and start setting some goals.”

Hotz also shared what he is most excited about moving into a new school year. “Meeting with my head coaches yesterday, and I actually got introduced to the football team as well, I’m really excited to meet the people of Mid-Prairie. This is my first year not coaching.”

The first day of school for Mid-Prairie is Thursday, August 23rd.

Iowa Mennonite Has Six Selected For All-Conference

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School baseball team turned their strong performance on the diamond this year into six all-conference selections from the Southeast Iowa Superconference.

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Huskies swiped their way to third place

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Highland softball team ended the season at 11-5 in Superconference play, good for third place.  A good chunk of that success came on the basepath.

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Wolves powered their way to success

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

For the first time in at least a decade, the Winfield-Mt. Union softball team earned itself a winning season.  They also had a winning record of 9-7 in conference play, and much of that success can be attributed to their power.

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Tornow Named All-District

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Mid-Prairie sophomore Brad Tornow was recognized by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association as an All-District selection in 2018.

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Demons top thieves in the conference

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon baseball team was in the hunt for a conference championship until the last conference action of the season.  They didn’t come away with a conference title, but they did run away (pun intended) with one thing; stolen bases.

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Blauvelt Puts Mark On Career Numbers in Record Book

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Recent Iowa Mennonite School graduate Avery Blauvelt wrapped up a successful softball career at IMS by putting her name in the program’s record books in several categories.

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Pitch control was key for Demon softball

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon softball team went 10-6 in conference play, which was good for a share of the conference title.  A good portion of their success came in the pitching circle.

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Two Hawks Represent Mid-Prairie on All-Conference Squad

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks had two players recognized by the River Valley Conference for their work on the baseball diamond this summer with all-conference selections.

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Offensive success led Demons to conference title

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon softball team took a share of the Southeast Conference championship this season behind some outstanding offensive production across the board.

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Four Hawks Earn All-Conference Honors

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Four members of the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk softball team were recognized for their work on the diamond this year by the River Valley Conference.

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Mitchell pitched Demons to conference success

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon softball team’s conference schedule saw eight double-headers; they won 10 of the 16 games.  Six of those 10 wins came behind the pitching of Alexa Mitchell.

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