Iowa City, IAQuad-Cities Times

Stecklein paves Spartans' path to Class 4A state championship

IOWA CITY — Before Derek Stecklein’s arrival, the Pleasant Valley High School baseball program was very pedestrian. They had been to the state tournament only twice in a 38-year span. They had multiple sub-.500 seasons in the last decade and often finished in the bottom half of the Mississippi Athletic Conference.
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Manhattan, KSKansas State Collegian

Countdown to Kickoff: 38 days away with defensive end Brendan Mott

Editor’s Note: While experiencing technical difficulties, several articles were wiped from the Collegian website. All articles wiped from the site will be republished as soon as possible. The Collegian features No. 38 Brendan Mott in the countdown to kickoff. The 6 foot 5 inch, 250-pound defensive end comes to Manhattan...
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Wilton, IAMuscatine Journal

Wilton's Puffer commits to Cornell volleyball

In her first season with the Wilton volleyball team, Carly Puffer made her presence known. Her combination of power and athleticism was instrumental to the Beavers in qualifying for the Class 2A state tournament in 2020, a season in which Wilton went 33-4 overall. Puffer’s performance also garnered some attention...
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Iowa City,

Prep baseball: Marion edges Wahlert for state baseball championship

IOWA CITY — With its season on the line and only three outs worth of life remaining, the Dubuque Wahlert baseball team showed its heart Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles staged a dramatic two-run rally to extend the Iowa Class 3A state championship at the University of Iowa’s Duane Banks Field. But top-ranked Marion answered right back to earn a thrilling 7-6 victory in a battle of two teams seeking their first state titles.

Mona Groteguth-Garcia Named Assistant Coach At Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mona Groteguth-Garcia has been named an assistant coach with the University of Iowa women’s swimming & diving program, it was announced Friday by head coach Nathan Mundt. Groteguth-Garcia will also serve as the Hawkeyes’ recruiting coordinator. “We are excited to have Mona join the Hawkeye swimming...
Western Iowa Today

Saturday Class 3A and 4A State Championship Baseball Scores

(Iowa City) Marion and Wahlert, Catholic will play for the Class 3A State Title on Saturday. Marion advanced to the season finale with a 9-2 win over Central DeWitt, and Wahlert, Catholic took out Xavier, 10-7. In the Class 4A semifinals, Pleasant Valley defeated Prairie Cedar Rapids, 4-3, and Johnston...
Iowa City, IAQuad-Cities Times

'Dream team:' Pleasant Valley punctuates storybook season with title

IOWA CITY — After about every state championship game, players and coaches from the victorious side exchange high-fives, embrace and flash wide smiles achieving a season-long mission. The Pleasant Valley High School baseball team did all those things Saturday evening. But as it walked off the diamond with its first...

Iowa Football History in AP Poll: Victories vs. No. 11

Iowa 7, No. 11 Penn State 6, State College, Pa., Sept. 25, 1976. Happy Valley was the setting for one of the most improbable road upsets, and happiest locker room scenes, in Iowa football history. “The greatest victory in 20 years,” Iowa Coach Bob Commings said. Two decades was an...
Iowa City,

Former Hawkeyes Garza, Wieskamp drafted in 2nd round of NBA Draft

Jason Lindsey, also known as Mr. Science, will be in Dubuque at Kennedy Mall showing kids science experiments they can do at home. Iowa City Police bringing in Law Enforcement Liaison to handle mental health calls. Updated: 1 hour ago. The program is similar to one Cedar Rapids police started...
Iowa City,

Johnston Dragons beat Ankeny 5-0 in Class 4A baseball semifinals

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Local 5 Sports Director Jon Schaeffer was out at the University of Iowa's Duane Banks Field to watch the games. Here are the scores for Friday and the schedule for Saturday's championship games. Friday, July 30. Class 3A Semifinals. Marion 9, Central DeWitt 2 (BOX SCORE)

Washington Fire Department Earmarking EMS for Annual Golf Tournament

A 20th annual fundraiser being held today is sure to be a hole-in-one for the Washington Fire Department. Registration slots are filled up for the department’s four-person best-shot golf tournament being held at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Department Secretary/Treasurer and Event Organizer Phil Morris shares what this year’s proceeds are going toward, “Usually we have a specialized project in mind when we have the tournament and it can be anywhere from a thermal imaging camera to parts like last year. I think we had equipment for our new Polaris Ranger that we used for fighting grass fires, and this year we’re earmarking the money towards the new EMS services. Any expenses that are needed to get that up and going we’re raising from the tournament to help fund that new service.”
Iowa City,

Hawkeyes’ Kids Day at Kinnick returns August 14

Two weeks from today, Kids Day at Kinnick will return to Iowa City. The Iowa football team will open the gates to this free event at 11 a.m. on August 14, with the team’s practice scheduled to begin at noon. Due to COVID safety measures, there will be no autographs...

Prep baseball: Eagles to face top-seeded Marion for state title

IOWA CITY — Derek Tauber didn’t need much of a reminder on what happened the last time the Dubuque Wahlert baseball team faced Marion. It still kind of stings. The third-seeded Golden Eagles (32-10) will face the top-seeded Indians (36-6) at noon today in the Iowa Class 3A state championship game at Duane Banks Field on the University of Iowa campus. Wahlert will be playing in the first baseball state championship game in program history, while Marion will also be seeking its first title.
Iowa City,

Prep baseball: Mustangs fight to the final out in state quarterfinal

IOWA CITY — The Dubuque Hempstead baseball team never stopped competing despite trailing for most of Thursday evening. Defending state champion Johnston collected 12 hits and scored in five of the six innings in which it batted to defeat the Mustangs, 11-5, in the Iowa Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals at Duane Banks Field on the University of Iowa campus.