Today's Local Sports

Iowa Mennonite Meets Huskies in Conference Doubleheaders

Posted: Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 7:00 am

In a dual match up of KCII area teams on Monday the Iowa Mennonite School baseball and softball teams travel to Highland.

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Stockstell Selected for Hall of Fame

Posted: Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Former Mid-Prairie boys track standout Aaron Stockstell has been named to the 2018 class of the Iowa Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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Demon teams winless Friday

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:34 am

The Washington baseball and softball teams each saw action on their respective diamonds last night, going a combined 0-3 between them on the evening.

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Golden Hawk Softball Set for CR Tourney

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie softball team travels to Cedar Rapids Prairie for tournament action Saturday.

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Hawks Fall to Cougars

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk baseball team dropped their sixth straight game Friday as No. 2 Cascade came to Wellman and took a 12-3 win.

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Tigers Stop IMS Streak

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School baseball team saw their four game winning streak come to an end Friday at the hands of New London 11-1 in five innings on the road.

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Demon softball swept on the road

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:46 am

The Washington Demon softball team took a sweep last night on the road against conference rival Mount Pleasant, falling by scores of 9-8 and 10-5.

The Demons got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning of game one, and they extended that lead to 4-0 in the second.  The Panthers struck back for a couple of runs in their half of the second and score another run in the third, cutting the score to 4-3.  The Demons proceeded to score two in the fourth and two more in the seventh, going into the final half-inning with a four-run lead.

Two outs were recorded in the bottom of the seventh with two runners on.  Mount Pleasant’s Ava Lowery came to the plate and popped up to second base, but the ball was dropped, extending the inning and loading the bases.  Following that, Molly Sparks walked three straight batters, all with the bases loaded, to cut the deficit to one.  Panthers’ catcher Lyndi Vantiger then came up and slapped a single to center field, sealing the victory 9-8.

The Demons also got out to a quick 2-0 in the top of the first inning of game two, but the Panthers tied it up in the bottom half and took the lead 3-2 in inning number two.  The Demons would take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, but would never score again as the Panthers racked up the runs and took a 10-5 victory.

Morgan Brinning was outstanding in the double-header, reaching base in eight of her nine plate appearances throughout the two games and scored five runs.  Haylee Wilson also had a great performance in game one, going 3-4 with 3 RBI.  Despite individual successes at the plate, though, head coach Ben Obermann says offense isn’t the problem.

“We’ve been awesome offensively all year.  We really have.  Offensively is not the issue whatsoever.  I mean, we scored thirteen runs in a double-header,” Obermann said.

“First game, right out of the gates, putting runs up on the board, extending the lead.  We had an 8-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, and we kind of collapsed.  That’s all that happened.  We beat ourselves that game.  You have to give credit to Mount Pleasant a little bit for battling through it, but when it comes down to it we feel like we let two get away from us tonight.  That’s the disappointing part.”

This drops the Demons’ record to 6-14 on the season.  They’ll look to bounce back today when they head to Eldridge for another couple of road games, facing off against Linn Marr and North Scott.

Hawks Outhit Cougars in Conference Win

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk softball team got back on the winning track Thursday with a 9-5 victory over Cascade in Kalona.

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Iowa Mennonite Crushes Columbus

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School baseball team hammered the Columbus Wildcats in Kalona Thursday 25-0 in three and a half innings.

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Iowa Mennonite Looks to Make it Five Straight Friday

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School baseball team looks to add to their four game winning streak Friday when they travel to New London for a Superconference match up with the Tigers.

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Iowa Mennonite Gets First Win

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite softball team scored their first win of the season Thursday when they knocked off the Columbus Wildcats in Kalona 10-1.

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Demons take to road to face Mt. Pleasant

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:58 am

The Washington Demon baseball team will look to continue its early-season success in a Southeast Conference road matchup tonight against Mount Pleasant.

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Hedge Above Lawncare Athletes of the Week 6-6-18

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:46 am

This week’s Hedge Above Lawncare Athletes of the Week are Sarah and Anna Nacos of Washington High School

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Iowa Mennonite Makes It Three Straight

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite baseball team stayed hot Wednesday, winning their third straight Superconference game as they rolled through West Burlington 10-0 in five innings in Kalona.

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Iowa Mennonite Falls to Falcons in Four

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The West Burlington softball team scored a Superconference win over Iowa Mennonite Wednesday in Kalona 12-0 in four innings.

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Golden Hawks Meet Cougars in Conference Clashes

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie baseball and softball teams step back on the diamond Thursday when they welcome the Cascade Cougars for River Valley Conference play.

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Huskies beat Wildcats in SEISC matchup

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 8:21 am

Highland and Columbus squared off last night in a Southeast Iowa Super Conference matchup last night, with the Huskies downing the Wildcats by twenty runs in five innings, 22-2.

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Demons lose in thrilling game one, take sweep

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:38 am

The Washington Demon softball team welcomed sixth-ranked Oskaloosa to town last night, losing by scores of 3-2 and 11-8.

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Hawks Fall in Extras in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Northeast Goose Lake beat the Mid-Prairie softball team in a wild eight inning contest Tuesday in Kalona 16-12.

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Wolves Beat Iowa Mennonite

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union softball team scored a Superconference win Tuesday over visiting Iowa Mennonite 7-2.

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