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Demon Boy’s Soccer Falls in the Second Round

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington boy’s soccer team dropped their second round game to Solon last night.

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Demon and Highland Baseball Meet in Cedar Rapids

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon and Highland Husky baseball teams will take their game up to Cedar Rapids again this year to play at the Kernal’s stadium.

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IMS Advances Past Mid-Prairie

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:29 am

On a windy, rainy, chilly Wednesday evening it was IMS who advanced to the substate final with a 3-1 win over rival Mid-Prairie.

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Demon Boy’s Soccer Win First Round Game

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon boy’s soccer team beat Ft. Madison in round one of the sub-state tournament last night.

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Demon Baseball Wins Opener

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team won their home and season opener last night 4-2 over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont.

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Demon Golf Sends Two to State

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

Congratulations to Washington’s Megan Buitendorp and Sarah Waite for qualifying as individuals to the state golf meet.

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IMS and Mid-Prairie Boy’s Soccer Play Round Two

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

It’s the battle for the Kalona/Wellman area tonight as Mid-Prairie and IMS soccer play in the second round of the playoffs tonight.

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Wild Finish Gives Mid-Prairie Win

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie softball team opened its season with a win Tuesday night, topping Clear Creek Amana 4-3 in Kalona. The Golden Hawks got on the board first, in the first, when Mallory McArtor opened the game with a ringing double and came home on an Emma Troyer sac fly. Clear Creek would tie the game with a single tally in the third only to see the Golden Hawks push two across in their half of the frame. Michelle Erwin walked and came in on a Mallory McArtor triple. Mariah Swartzentruber then drove in McArtor with an RBI single. Following the game Head Coach Justin Lutjen spoke about his team’s performance and their ability to face down adversity in the first game of the year.

“A lot of up and a lot of downs, we walk away with a lot of things that we can work on, but we can walk away with a lot of things that are positives in the game. We had some at bats that we were swinging at balls that we shouldn’t be, and we’re missing some good sticks in the lineup, but we’re deep enough where that shouldn’t bother us any night, so I’m just proud of the girls, they fought and they scratched and it was just one of those games that could have gone either way, but like I was telling the girls after the game, luck favors the prepared,” Lutjen said.

The Clippers would tie things again in the fifth with two runs. Clear Creek started the inning with three consecutive hits chasing Golden Hawk starter Olivia Lugar. Taylor Kurtz came on in relief for the Golden Hawks holding Clear Creek where they were for the final inning and two thirds. The Golden Hawks would walk off in bizarre fashion in the seventh off the bat of Erwin. Erwin dropped down a bunt for a base hit that was fielded by the Clipper third baseman who airmailed the throw to first. The ball bounded all the way to the fence while Erwin continued speeding around the bases, scoring easily to win the game. After the game Erwin talked about her last at bat and how the game ended.

“I’ve been working on the drag bunting for quite a while now, it is something that I did a couple of years ago, and I’m kind of trying to bring it back, we’ve just been trying to lay one down and move the runners around and use it to our advantage,” Erwin said. “We do base running everyday, it probably takes a good 20 minutes of our practice, and that is just a routine thing we do every day, and I saw Kelsey telling me to go and I looked at [Lutjen] on third as I was going to second and he kept swinging his arm, so I ran to three and after that I went home.”

Kurtz recorded the win in relief for Mid-Prairie throwing an inning and two thirds of shut out ball, allowing two hits and striking out two. Offensively the Golden Hawks were led by McArtor, who doubled, tripled, drove in one and scored twice. Swartzentruber and Troyer each added an RBI. Mid-Prairie is 1-0 on the season, the Hawks will next be in action next Tuesday against Durant

Demon Baseball Starts Season at Home

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team starts off the season tonight at home against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont.

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Washington Softball Routs Columbus Junction in Season Opener

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team showed that they haven’t missed a beat last night, beating Columbus Junction 11-1 in six innings.

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Mid-Prairie Golf Wraps Up Season at Home

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie girl’s golf team competed at the regional golf meet last night and finished third, just out of the placing that they needed to move on.

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Mid-Prairie Softball Plays on KCII Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:29 am

Mid-Prairie softball is in action tonight, as they play their first game of the season.

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Demon Softball Starts Season Tonight at Columbus

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon softball team starts the season off tonight with Columbus Junction.

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Final State Track and Field Results

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The State track and field meet wrapped up on Saturday, and here are the final results from the last day.

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Mid-Prairie Boy’s Soccer Playoffs Kick Off Tonight

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Boy’s soccer playoff’s start tonight for the Mid-Prairie boy’s, as they face Maharishi Fairfield in round number one.

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WMU Track Welcome Home

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

There will be a welcome-home for the WMU track athletes at the flagpole in front of the school at 5:15 pm today (Saturday). Congratulations to all the qualifiers and champions.

State Track Friday Results for 1A

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The state track and field meet finished up day two yesterday, and here are the results from the 1A grouping.

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Friday State Track and Field Results for 2A and 3A

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The state track and field meet continued for 2A and 3A on Friday, and here are the results from the afternoon section.

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2A and 3A State Track Results

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Washington, Columbus Junction and Mid-Prairie all ran in the afternoon session at the state track and field meet yesterday, and placed in some events.

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Senior Night Stalemate

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 8:29 am

In the latest edition of the Mid-Prairie and IMS boys soccer rivalry no winner was decided as the two teams tied 1-1 on Mid-Prairie’s Senior Night in Wellman.

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