Author Archives: Jon Swisher

HS Baseball; State Results From Tuesday 7-29

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT Tuesday Quarterfinals Waverly-Shell Rock 3, Solon 1 Assumption 8, Harlan 7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Algona 1 Dallas Center-Grimes 3, Fairfield 0 (nine innings) CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT Wednesday Quarterfinals Noon — Waukee (35-4) vs. Johnston (22-16) 2 p.m. — Iowa City West (32-9) vs. Dowling Catholic (29-10) 6

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HS Baseball; Beckman Wins First Round State Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second-seeded Beckman baseball team improved to 28-13 with a 6-3 win over Hinton in their class 2A quarterfinal last night inside Principal Park in Des Moines. Behind a four-run second inning, the Blazers began defense of its Class 2A title at the 2014 state tournament. Down 1-0, Beckman collected five hits

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HS Baseball; Beckman Set To Open State Play

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The two-time defending third-ranked Beckman Baseball team, who has appeared  in 11 title games winning five and has six          second-place finishes, leads the class 2A field which opens up play this afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines. North Polk is the        top-rated squad and has been the runner-up to Beckman each of the

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HS Football; Hammann Stepping Down As Beckman Head Coach

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: According to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald Sports Department,  Beckman head football coach Gregg Hammann announced Wednesday night he is stepping down to spend more time with his family and be able to watch all three sons play college and high school football. Hammann, the Bellevue native who played wide receiver at the University of

HS Softball; WD Hawks Finish 6th At State

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 4A 1oth-ranked West Delaware Softball team wrapped up their season yesterday afternoon with a 1-1 record on the day in consolation bracket play. The Hawks won yesterday morning 2-1 over LeMars, the win put them in the 5th place game against #13 Oskaloosa. The Indians prevailed 7-2 giving the

HS Baseball; Beckman Back to State

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: For the third year in a row and 4th time in 6 years the Beckman Blazer Baseball team has advanced to the State Tournament in Des Moines. The class 2A 3rd-ranked two-time defending champion Blazers won their 15th postseason game in a row with a 5-2 sub state win over # 4 Wilton

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HS Baseball; Beckman Back In Sub State Play

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Beckman Blazer Baseball team will compete in their 24th Sub State Final in program history tonight.  The two-time defending 2A champions are looking to get back to the State Tournament for the 4th time since 2009 and 16th time in program history. The 3rd-ranked 26-13 Blazers will meet #4 26-6 Wilton for the

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