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HS State Baseball: Beckman’s Season Ends In First Round Play

HS State Baseball: Beckman’s Season Ends In First Round Play

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second-seeded Beckman Blazers had their State Tournament experience ended by the No. 7 seed Pleasantville, 3-1 at Principal Park in Des Moines last night in a Class 2A quarterfinal. The Blazers gave up 2 runs in the top of the 3rd on a wild pitch and hit before answering with


WaMaC All-Conference Baseball Selections Released

WAMAC EAST:   FIRST TEAM Year Position School Stats Max Steffens Sr Pitcher Central Dewitt 5-1-5, 46.3 inn, 1.20era, 61 K Adam Ketelsen Sr Pitcher Mt. Vernon 7-2-1, 50.6 inn, .69era, 61 K Jake Westhoff Sr Catcher Western Dubuque .360 BA, 31 hits, 6 2b, 4 HR, 31 RBI Marquis Dew Sr Infield Mt. Vernon

HS Baseball: North Linn Falls in Substate Final

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 1A 6th-ranked North Linn Baseball team had their season ended by Highland of Riverside last night in Wilton by the score of 3-2. The Huskies scored their first two runs in the 1st inning after the Lynx scored a run to begin the game as Ryan Miller crossed the plate on a


Hawks Hang Tough In 12U Regionals

The Manchester Hawks 12 and under baseball team finished their run at the Midwest Plains Regional Sunday with a 12-2 loss to SE Denver Colorado, the eventual tournament champions.  After dominating Quivara Kansas 11-1 on the first day, the Hawks lost a couple of very close games 12-11 to Alliance Nebraska, and 10-8 to Cape


HS Baseball: Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: First round District Baseball in Classes 3A and 4A took place Friday night. Two of the three KMCH area teams in action advance on with victories. In Manchester, Independence ended their season at 16-24 with a 9-2 loss to Dubuque Wahlert. The nightcap was not decided until the bottom the 7th


HS Baseball: Thursday 7-14 Recap And Friday 7-15 Preview

By Jon Swisher- Sports Director: Class 1A High School Baseball District Semifinal’s took place last night around the state. Both KMCH area teams advanced  with convincing victories, Sports Director Jon Swisher has the details: JSRECAP7-14 Ed-Co improved their record to 19-12, the first winning season for the program since 2011 and the District Final will


WaMaC Softball All-Conference Teams Announced

WaMaC West All-Conference Softball July 6, 2016   First Team   Pitcher                        Amber Fiser – Sr.                               Benton Pitcher                        Mackenzie Hupke – Fr.                     Independence Catcher                      Grace Murray – Jr.                            Clear Creek Amana Infield                         Maci Griffith – Sr.                             Vinton-Shellsburg Infield                         Alyssa Wiebel – Sr.                            Benton Infield                         Anna Stenberg – Jr.                           Benton Infield                         Claire