Bears raising the bar at BGM

DES MOINES — The current BGM Bears have made a habit of taking the athletic program to new territory.

So, it was fitting for the baseball team to cap the careers of an accomplished senior class with one more first.

The seventh-r [...]

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Assumption batters Marion in 3A final

MAQUOKETA — The beginning of the end came on a unique first-inning double play. The end of the end was courtesy of plain-old good hitting from the opponent.

Make that great hitting from Davenport Assumption.

“They& [...]

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Solon seniors making own legacy

SOLON — Ever since making the Solon varsity baseball squad three years ago, pitcher Mitch Silberstein received steady reminders of the squad that came before him.

Four straight state tournament appearances. Back-to-back titles [...]

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Waverly-Shell Rock looks like No. 1

OELWEIN — It was a nearly perfect game during a nearly perfect season for Waverly-Shell Rock.

The No. 1 ranked Go-Hawks (35-2) defeated No. 4 West Delaware in a Class 3A substate final last night, 2-0, sending the Go-Hawks to t [...]

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Cougars celebrate return to state

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy was three outs away from a win when the Cougars realized they didn’t have a celebration organized.

Senior Derek Jacobus took matters into his own hands when Kennedy clutched the final out; he [...]

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Hot start propels West

IOWA CITY — Iowa City West felt the pain of losing a substate final a year ago, and the Trojans collectively vowed it wouldn’t happen again.

In a stellar first-inning offensive performance, No. 4-ranked Iowa City West cemented [...]

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Regina sending Gahan out with state berth

SOLON — Jake Brinkman wanted to get his head coach to the state baseball tournament.

All season long, the senior pitcher and center fielder for Iowa City Regina has been preaching that in his 16th and final season, Andy Gahan w [...]

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Lions roar to state tournament

WASHINGTON — The press clippings will crinkle over time, but the memory of Levi Saterfield’s championship effort will never fade for the Lone Tree baseball team.

Saterfield, a three-year starting catcher, threw out three runner [...]

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Beckman back to the state tournament

MARION — The Dyersville Beckman Blazers are familiar with the way to get to Des Moines.

The difference this time is these Blazers are at the wheel instead of being along for the ride.

With a number of new starters, third-ranked [...]

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BGM’s ‘great year’ rolls on

TRAER — BGM finally made it over the hump.

After a 5-2 Class 1A substate final victory over upset minded Grundy Center last night, the Bears (25-2) are headed to Des Moines after coming up short in the previous two years.

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Kuhn freezes hitter to close out Marion district win

FARLEY — David Kuhn called his last pitch of a 2-0 Marion win over Western Dubuque last night ‘beady,’ and in the definition of the word, that’s a good way to describe it.

With men on second and third in the top [...]

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Junior Cougars to Cougar Juniors

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sammy Lizarraga recalled the caravan of young baseball players and their families piling into their cars, meeting up and hitting the road together for competition.

They made countless trips to seek challenges on the dia [...]

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Garver hits three homers as Kernels roll past Fort Wayne

CEDAR RAPIDS – The new color will be ...

“I think I’m going to go with neon yellow,” Mitch Garver said Monday afternoon. &#x [...]

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Hawkins lifts Solon over Washington

SOLON — Nate Hawkins shouldered the load for the Solon baseball team.

The senior right-hander’s 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame was more than strong enough to handle it.

Hawkins threw a complete game and added a two-run double [...]

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Relaxed Lone Tree ready for substate finals

Lone Tree Coach Steve Gibson observed Monday’s baseball practice and witnessed a lively and relaxed team.

He considered it a good sign with a big game on the horizon.

“I’d be more worried if everyone showed up quie [...]

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