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Postseason honors continued for area baseball players as the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association released their 2020 All-District teams earlier this week.
FORT DODGE – The Northeast softball team ended their phenomenal 2020 season and state run on Friday afternoon, falling to Louisa-Muscatine in the Class 2A consolation game, finishing fourth in the state.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Facing a scathing report that detailed racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Thursday he would not be making any staffing changes as he apologized and promised to overhaul some of his p…
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker pulled the plug on fall sports on Wednesday morning, leaving athletes, coaches and parents reeling for a couple of hours. The Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) followed that up with a new plan that shakes up high school sports in the state.
CORDOVA, Ill. – Due to Illinois restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that include a mandate that sets a 20% spectator seating capacity for outdoor sports venues, the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway h…
FORT DODGE – With a runner on third and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, it was the time for something to happen for the Northeast softball team.
A local athlete and a local coach earned the top postseason honors from their respective conferences as All-Conference lists were doled out with the end of the 2020 regular season.
Madison Kluever hasn’t even stepped foot in her first high school class yet, but she’ll be on the big stage Tuesday morning for the Northeast softball team in Fort Dodge.
To better prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, the IHSAA developed a revised schedule plan which allows for member school adjustments due to COVID-19 and released it on Friday morning.
Amid the happy tears and the fan cheers and banner presentations in Goose Lake on Monday, one face was missing from the crowd for Northeast junior Neveah Hildebrandt.
DEWITT – With one final swing, the air went quiet in DeWitt on Wednesday night as senior Alex McAleer fell to the plate in distress.
CLINTON – There wasn’t much that Clinton baseball coach Kevin Cunningham could say after a 12-2 loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie on Friday night at home. Afterall, his team had the lead heading into the final inning before Prairie came surging back.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced on Friday morning that they are planning on going into the 2020 fall sports season as scheduled, with more guidance coming.
BELLEVUE – With one last swing, Easton Valley senior Calli Beck finished the 21st out of the night with a strikeout, clinching a 6-4 win for the Easton Valley softball team over Marquette Catholic.
DUBUQUE – One inning was all it took on Thursday night in ?Dubuque. One inning and the Clinton softball team saw a regional win slip out of their grasps.
GOOSE LAKE – It took just under an hour for the Northeast softball team to get the job done on Wednesday night. One hour and they had a 14-2 win pver Clayton Ridge under their belts.
CAMANCHE – Emotions ran freely from the Camanche softball team after the final out on Monday night. The Indians gave up a late lead and fell 6-5 to Central DeWitt, but it was a little heavier than that.
CLINTON - There were two very different looking Clinton baseball teams on the field on Friday night for a Mississippi Athletic Conference split with Pleasant Valley.
GOOSE LAKE – With the bases loaded with Central DeWitt baserunners and no outs, it looked like the Sabers were going to put up some crooked numbers against the No. 4 ranked Northeast softball team.
The Clinton High School Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for September 5, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 induction will be rescheduled for a time when social gatherings are permitted and safe.
DEWITT – The Class 2A No. 10 Camanche baseball team put themselves in position for a huge win, but couldn’t find the offensive power to finish on Tuesday night, falling 3-2 to the Class 3A No. 1 Central DeWitt Sabers.
NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.
MILES – Even though the Easton Valley softball team came out with a strong start, one inning spiraled out of control and allowed Maquoketa Valley to thwart the River Hawks 17-6 in Miles on Monday night.
CLINTON – The Clinton baseball team picked one win and one loss on Thursday night in a doubleheader against Mississippi Athletic Conference opponent Muscatine, making trouble for themselves in both contests.
CAMANCHE – The Camanche baseball team proved themselves on Thursday night, beating West Branch 6-3 in a 2019 Class 2A substate final rematch.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two high school baseball games scheduled for Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines were postponed after officials said a ballpark staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
MAQUOKETA – The No. 10 Rebels softball team took on a non-conference opponent on Tuesday night, coming away with a 9-5 win to stay undefeated through the first week of the season.
CLINTON – With two outs, Camanche senior Ethan Buckley singled to put a runner on for the Indians’ baseball team. After a Calamus-Wheatland throwing error, he turned his single into a run by stealing home.
GOOSE LAKE – River Valley Conference and local foes Northeast and Camanche faced each other in early Friday night games, and the story ended differently on each field.
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Mary M. Harksen, 92, of Camanche died Monday at ParkVista - Camanche. A Funeral Mass will be 10:30am, Friday, August 14, 2020 at Catholic Church of the Visitation. Arrangements are pending at Snell-Zornig - Camanche.
CLINTON [mdash] Marion Ethel Gordon, 93, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at home on August 3, 2020. Following her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with burial taking place in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. Marion was born on Septem…
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