Softball

Lowary, DCG deny Solon

FORT DODGE — No what-ifs. No should-haves.

The Solon Spartans simply got beat.

“We got beat, and we got beat bad,” said Coach Jim White.

Paige Lowary put a roadblock on Solon’s big-hitting, high [...]

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State softball schedule & scores

2014 STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

At Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge

FRIDAY

Class 1A Third-Place

Ackley AGWSR 9, Martensdale-St. Marys 7

Class 2A Third-Place

Woodbury Central 8, Highland 3

Class 3A T [...]

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Highland settles for 4th

FORT DODGE — Woodbury Central jumped to a 5-0 lead and banged out 13 hits in an 8-3 win over Highland in the Class 2A third-place game at the state softball tournament Friday at the Rogers Sports Complex.

The No. 1 ranked teamc [...]

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Akron-Westfield ends Kee’s run

FORT DODGE — Don’t look at 12-1. Look at the big picture.

“In two years, we went from absolutely nothing to something,” said Lansing Kee senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit.

And four innings away from e [...]

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Solon slams Carlisle, 7-3

FORT DODGE — She heard her teammate, and she knew.

She approached her coach, and she cried.

“I saw (Solon Coach) Jim (White in the third-base coaching box), and he was jumping up and down,” Emily Ira said. & [...]

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EBF snaps Highland’s streak

FORT DODGE — The No. 1 team gave a performance unworthy of its ranking, atypical of itself.

Too many errors, not enough clutch hits. In other words ...

“It just didn’t fall into place for us today,” [...]

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Kee’s amazing journey continues

FORT DODGE — The secret’s out.

In the most remote corner of northeast Iowa resides a remarkable softball transformation.

Eighth-grade pitcher Kendra Cooper wiggled out of a seventh-inning jam, and Lansing Kee conti [...]

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State softball schedule & scores

2014 STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

At Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge

THURSDAY

Class 1A Semifinals

Lansing Kee 3, Ackley AGWSR 1

Akron-Westfield 3, Martensdale-St. Marys 2

Class 2A Semifinals

Eddyvill [...]

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J-Hawks finally score, earn 7th place in 5A

FORT DODGE — It took 20 innings, but Cedar Rapids Jefferson was able to get on the board.

And that made the J-Hawks winners in their season finale.

Tori Brandon singled home a run and Erin Kuba scored on a delayed steal o [...]

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Solon’s White believes coaching days are numbered

FORT DODGE — The clock of fatherhood, Jim White understands, is ticking. And it’s not about to slow down any time soon.

His boys are growing up.

The reality hit hard earlier this summer when his son’s USSSA [...]

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State softball schedule & scores

2014 STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

At Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge

WEDNESDAY

Class 5A Consolation

Semifinal — Muscatine 5, Waukee 0

Semifinal — Pleasant Valley 12, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0 (6)

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Dramatic turnaround continues as Kee advances to semifinals

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Ellie Heiderscheit has seen plenty of losing. In her first two years on the Kee softball team, the Hawks won five games total.

So when the senior blasted a three-RBI triple on Tuesday to knock off second-ranked Lynnville [...]

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Early hit barrage sinks Alburnett

FORT DODGE — That was Alburnett, without the “A.”

“The kids never stopped believing, but we just didn’t have our ‘A’ game today,” said Pirates Coach Kevin Johnson. “We got [...]

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Parker leaves J-Hawks feeling empty

FORT DODGE — For Hannah Parker, baserunners just added to the challenge.

“I do really good under pressure,” said the pitcher from Southeast Polk. “It motivates me more. I just think, ‘I’ve got [...]

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CPU, Mid-Prairie to play for 5th

FORT DODGE — Center Point-Urbana waited a while for its first hit. But when it came, it was a long one.

Maddie Karr crushed a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and CPU went on to defeat Spirit Lake, 5-2, in a Class 3A cons [...]

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