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Solon makes quick work of Maquoketa

16 July 2013 | 9:28 pm  in Featured, Maquoketa, Softball, Solon by Sam Louwagie, The Gazette

SOLON — Winning regional titles is nothing new for Jim White. After all, he won six state championships and more than 800 games at Clear Creek Amana.“I’ve won quite a few of these by now,” the first-year Solon coach said last night after his Spartans ...

Highland powers past West Branch

12 July 2013 | 10:55 pm  in Highland, Softball, Sports, West Branch by Grant Burkhardt

RIVERSIDE — Everyone knows the Highland softball team wants to bunt. It’s why so many opponents every year scoot their infielders in toward home plate. The Huskies scored their first few runs last night by slapping grounders and speeding around the bases.But in a 10-2 ...

Independence wins for ailing coach

9 July 2013 | 11:08 pm  in Anamosa, Featured, Independence, Iowa Prep Sports, Softball by Sam Louwagie, The Gazette

ANAMOSA — Winning, Lyle Hosch knows, “isn’t life or death.”That’s what the Independence softball coach told his team after it used an eight-run eighth inning to beat Anamosa 12-4 Tuesday night and advance to the second round of its regional playoffs.Hosch was emphasizing that even though his ...

Prairie sweeps Linn-Mar

26 June 2013 | 1:28 am  in Cedar Rapids Prairie, Featured, Iowa Prep Sports, Linn-Mar, Softball by Dylan Montz, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although Cedar Rapids Prairie coach Joe Yegge wasn’t in the dugout against Linn-Mar Tuesday night due to a suspension, his motto of “winning every inning” was.The Hawks (19-11, 14-6 MVC) swept the Lions (10-18, 7-11 MVC) in the double-header 9-2 and 7-0. ...

Cascade slides past Linn-Mar

19 June 2013 | 11:14 pm  in Baseball, Cascade, Featured, Iowa Prep Sports, Linn-Mar by Jun Endo, The Gazette

MARION — Everything is going the right way for the Cascade baseball team this summer. And they’re in lock step about the reason.“We stick with the process,” Cougars coach Roamn Hummel said Wednesday night following a 7-5 victory over Linn-Mar from the Mississippi Valley Conference.The ...

Washington, West split doubleheader

19 June 2013 | 12:31 am  in Cedar Rapids Washington, Featured, Iowa City West, Iowa Prep Sports, Softball by Jun Endo, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Struggling Cedar Rapids Washington never gave up.“They believe in themselves that they can overcome tough situations,” Washington softball coach Fanaye Wooldrik said Tuesday night after the Warriors split a doubleheader with Iowa City West.The Women of Troy won the opener, 6-1, but ...

Prairie shakes rust, sweeps Kennedy

19 June 2013 | 12:25 am  in Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Featured, Iowa Prep Sports, Softball by Dylan Montz, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — It may not have played a game since last Thursday, but Cedar Rapids Prairie shook off any softball rust early Tuesday night at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.The Hawks swept the Cougars, 16-6 in six innings and 8-2 in game two. Even though the ...

Kennedy sweeps City High

17 June 2013 | 10:34 pm  in Baseball, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Featured, Iowa City High, Iowa Prep Sports by Jun Endo, The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Cedar Rapids Kennedy came out with authority Monday night.“It was very impressive tonight,” Kennedy baseball coach Brett Hoyer said after the Cougars swept Iowa City High, 8-0 and 4-0, in a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader.Sophomore Zach Daniels had a stellar pitching performance ...

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