Jake Ryder

07/18/2018 - 4:57pm

FORT DODGE – The name of the game for Akron-Westfield on Wednesday afternoon was trying to deny AGWSR softball any momentum.

 

The Westerners took that challenge head-on, frequently switching between two pitchers and generally trying to catch the Cougars off-balance.

 

But once AGWSR truly got going, there was no stopping the Cougars.

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07/16/2018 - 4:40pm
FORT DODGE – Scott O'Brien didn't want Alyssa Hames to end her last at-bat on Monday afternoon with her bat on her shoulder.   With only one hit in her previous 11 at-bats this postseason, O'Brien gave Hames a little tough love to try and focus her on the situation.   "I got a little upset," O'Brien...
07/13/2018 - 2:18pm
REINBECK – Taking pitches isn't exactly in the playbook for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team.   The Rebels would much rather show what they can do swinging the bat, and Thursday's 11-3 district final romp over BCLUW served as Exhibit A with G-R pounding out 12 hits to dispatch the NICL West foe.   G-R (21-10) advances...
07/11/2018 - 3:40pm
STORY CITY – The Dike-New Hartford baseball team's season came to an end on Tuesday evening in a 3-1 loss to Aplington-Parkersburg, a Class 2A district semifinal at Roland-Story High School in Story City.   A-P advanced to Saturday's district final against South Hamilton at 7 p.m. on Saturday.   The Falcons scored a run in...
06/26/2018 - 12:29pm
GRUNDY CENTER – Garret Weldon admitted his slide into home last Friday wasn't pretty.   But in the moment, it felt beautiful for Weldon and the Grundy Center baseball team.   Weldon scored from first in a wild seventh-inning play to help the Spartans knock off Gladbrook-Reinbeck by a 5-4 final score.   G-R salvaged a split...
06/19/2018 - 12:54pm
Omvig to enter UNI Hall of Fame   Randy Omvig had the potential to be something special for Northern Iowa wrestling. Head coach Chuck Patten was sure of this.   Now all he needed to do was see that Omvig believed it himself as he entered the Panthers program in the 1970-71 school year after winning a high school state title with Eagle...
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