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Greiner resigns as Mid-Prairie baseball coach

Andy Greiner, the 2020 River Valley Conference Coach of the Year, has resigned as head coach of the Mijd-Prairie High School baseball team. Greiner submitted his resignation this past …
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Heartbreak Finish
The wait had been so long for the Mid-Prairie High School baseball team. Thirteen years, exactly. So what’s another two … Read More
Mid-Prairie wins Substate!
15-3  June 15: Mid-Prairie 10, Northeast 0 June 17: Mid-Prairie 15, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 2 June 17: … Read More

Promising Hawks may indeed return

At the end of a long day in Des Moines, Mid-Prairie baseball captain Brad Tornow was left with a trophy. It was another chapter in a storied baseball legacy at Mid-Prairie and at the same time …

Golden Hawks top West Liberty to win first baseball district title since 2007

The wait for a district championship in baseball had gone on since, well, the pre-kindergarten years for these Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks. So, when Mid-Prairie freshman reliever Collin Miller …

Rath swings big for Hawks

An amazing chess game developed Saturday between Mid-Prairie junior slugger Aidan Rath and West Liberty baseball coach Troy Wulf. With one swing of his bat in the first inning of the Class 2A …

Youthful Huskies show promise

The Highland Huskies softball team was getting hot at precisely the right time. The Huskies had won four of five games, averaging nearly 10 runs a game in those four victories. Dani Laughlin, a …

Baseball squad ends summer in districts

The moment tugged at the hearts, a senior outfielder and the coach he played for. The season had just ended for the Highland baseball team in New London, a 9-3 loss in the semifinals of the Class …

New London ends Huskies’ season in district semifinal

The moment was so devastating for the Highland Huskies baseball squad. The Huskies, who were attempting to reach the Class 1A District 8 finals, had scored two runs in the sixth inning to pull …

Softball: Buckman throws strikes for roaring Lions

Lone Tree senior pitcher Abby Buckman began her final postseason in July with a no-hitter. She struck out 16 in the Lions’ 5-0 tournament win against Iowa Valley. She struck out another 10 …

Big-hitting Lions

The Lions brought the lumber in 2020. Harmon Miller hit .441 with 19 RBIs and those numbers would have gone even higher if he hadn’t been walked 14 times. Adam Knock hit .425. Tim Mills …

Regional loss at Lisbon finishes Lions season

The Lone Tree Lions’ softball season ended on July 17 with an 8-2 Region 8 semifinal loss at Lisbon. Lone Tree got off to a promising start when Holley Johnson led off the game with a …

Ravens on target in rebuilding

The moment was so sweet for Mia Graber, a senior softball player at Hillcrest Academy. In her final at-bat of her final inning in her high school career, Graber saw a pitch from Highland’s …

Ravens get hot late in summer

The shortened summer season really began on June 26 for Hillcrest Academy’s baseball squad. That night, junior shortstop Eli Ours had two hits and drove in two runs. Senior outfielder Kobe …

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North …

Back in Action

After months without high school sports, area teams took to the baseball and softball diamonds Monday night for the opening of the summer sports season. Teams only had two weeks of practice before …

PLAY BALL! High school baseball, softball resume

Schools across the state have the green light to move ahead with summer sports. Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds cleared the way for schools to have summer activities, including baseball and softball, …
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