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Mustangs Hold off Hawks

Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 8:30 am

Number two East Marshall ended Mid-Prairie’s state championship bid Monday morning in Ft. Dodge with a 4-3 state quarterfinal win.

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Demons Fall in District Final

Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team fell in the district championship to Solon last night.

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Lions Top Huskies In Extra Innings; Wilson and Murry Strikeout Twenty

Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Lone Tree baseball team won the rivalry, rubber match and the district championship on Saturday, beating school rival Highland 4-3 in eight innings.

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Mid-Prairie Plays East Marshall for Third Straight Year at State Softball

Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Mid-Prairie softball team opens up the 2014 state softball tournament today with the familiar foe of East Marshall.

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Demon Baseball Plays for District Title Tonight

Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demons play in the district baseball finals tonight against Solon.

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Demons Move On in the Playoffs

Posted: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Demon baseball team got the win they needed to move on in district play and set up a rematch with Solon on Monday.

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Highland and Lone Tree Baseball is on KCII

Posted: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The school rivalry between Highland and Lone Tree increases in intensity tonight as they meet one last time this season in the district championship game.

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Listen to KCII’s Special Broadcast of Highland vs. Lone Tree Playoff Baseball

Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 11:50 am

KCII will broadcast a special sports broadcast on AM and FM KCII and KCIIradio.com on Saturday night for the Lone Tree and Highland district championship game at Lisbon. Tune in right at 7 for first pitch of the game that will send one of these teams to the Sub-State championship game.

IMS Falls In Second Round

Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am

IMS went toe to toe with the Pekin Panthers Thursday night in the second round of district action, before they fell by a 2-1 score.

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Demons Start Districts Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team starts their district run tonight when they play Benton Community.

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IMS Baseball Plays Conference Foe for Round Two

Posted: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The IMS baseball team is coming off their first round win in the district playoffs over English Valley, and play again tonight against a familiar opponent in Pekin.

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Demons Grab Five All-Conference Spots

Posted: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The All-Southeast Conference softball team has been released, and here are the Demons that made the list.

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Demons Fall in Final to End Season

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demons had their season ended last night at Cedar Rapids Xavier by a Clear Creek Amana team that had their number in the 6-1 win.

The first inning showed the dominance of Clipper pitcher Lexi Kinnaird who struck out Ashley Rausch and Grace Redlinger back-to-back. At the plate CCA scored a run in the first, second, two in the third, a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth.

Washington could get nothing going at the plate, only having multiple hits in two innings, and scoring on them in the fifth, but stranding six base runners with a majority of those in scoring position. Kinnaird only threw two balls or more eight times out of 28 at-bats, putting the Demons is 0-2 holes a majority of the time.

In the seventh and final the Demons trailed 6-1 and went down in short order to end the game, and their season.

Demon head coach Angie Shrader said it was a tough game to end the season on.

“We couldn’t get things going. I think the first inning I felt like we had some nerves and we just didn’t have that edge and that fire that we normally do, and I think that was a factor through the whole game, because we started off that first inning with the nerves and we let them score that first run on a wild pitch situation when they got the bases loaded and we got out of it with just one, but we just didn’t have that intensity coming into the dugout getting out of it with just one, and we just couldn’t string together those hits,” Shrader said.

Chayse Jaspering was 1-3 with a run, and Ashley Rausch was 2-3 with an RBI. Rausch threw six innings, allowed seven hits, six runs, five earned, three walks and six strikeouts.

Washington ends their season in the regional final with a 16-22 overall record.

IMS Bounces Bears In Round One

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The IMS baseball team opened up district play Tuesday night in Pekin with a 4-0 win over English Valley.

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Highland Baseball Makes it Through to Round Two

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Highland baseball team won their first round of district play last night, beating Springville 4-2.

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IMS Opens Playoffs at Pekin

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The IMS baseball team opens up district play tonight at Pekin when they face the English Valley Bears.

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Demon Softball Plays CCA in Regional Final

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Washington softball team plays for a chance to go to state for the third time in-a-row tonight, when they travel up to Cedar Rapid Xavier to play Clear Creek Amana.

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Hawks Fly To Ft. Dodge on Upset of #1 Bobcats

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 8:30 am

Call it the return, part five. For the fifth straight year and the eighth time in the last 10, the Mid-Prairie softball team is going to the state tournament in Ft.

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Highland Headed to State After Fending Off Pella Christian Comeback

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Highland Huskies are going to state, but after a heart stopping seventh inning in which the play of the year ended the game.

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Highland Softball Needs One More Win For State

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Highland softball team broke the 30 win mark on Friday, but tonight isn’t about records, it is about making it to state. They are looking to make their first trip back since 2009 when they were State champions.

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