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Author: Jeff Linder | August 6, 2013 | No comments

 They helped Cedar Rapids Jefferson get back to Fort Dodge.Now, Maddie Hansen and Alyssa Olson are the cornerstones of the future."Absolutely, with those two, I'm very excited about the next two years," Jefferson Coach Brian Erbe said in response to the selection of Hansen and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 21, 2013 | No comments

JESUP -- Kelsey Lough spoke up to get her grandfather's attention."Coach," she called. "How long do you want me to warm up?"She called him Coach."She always does that here," said John Begley. "Away from the diamond, she can call me Grandpa. Here, it's Coach."The Begley-Lough, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 20, 2013 | No comments

 Area players to watch for the 2013 softball season:P Kelsey Lough, sr., Jesup – 30-7, 0.87 ERA. 261 K, 34 BB in 218 IP. Batted .356. Class 2A 1st-team all-state.P Hannah Cole, jr., West Delaware – 27-8, 1.82 ERA. 186 K, 75 BB in 223 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 30, 2012 | No comments

They didn't finish on top. But the Solon Spartans produced the top player and the top pitcher in Class 3A softball. Kara Misel and Arran Weeces were named the best in their field when the Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its 2012 all-state teams. Misel, a junior third ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 2, 2012 | No comments

 The weight of expectations can be a burden, but only if you let it.The Solon Spartans haven't let it."We don't talk about it," said Spartans Coach Ben Sorden. "We talk about controlling the controllable."Solon (32-6) has been the wire-to-wire No. 1 team in Class 3A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 21, 2012 | No comments

Area softball players to watch for 2012:HANNAH PETERSEN, P, sr. Cedar Rapids Jefferson -- 18-5, 0.88 ERA, 177 K and 24 BB in 144 IP. Batted .329 with 10 doubles. Class 4A first-team all-state.ARRAN WEECES, P, sr., Solon -- 15-3, 0.73 ERA, 202 K and 38 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 5, 2011 | No comments

They were the heart and soul of a state-championship team.They posted astronomical numbers.And now, they are Class 3A co-state softball players of the year.Clear Creek Amana's Fran Strub and Caitlin Wnek are honored together by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association, which today releases its 2011 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 8, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- The Regina Regals saw a lot of pitches Friday night.Hit a lot of them, too.Patient and powerful, 11th-ranked Iowa City Regina blasted 11 hits and handled Jesup, 7-1, in a Class 2A regional quarterfinal softball game at Regina High School."Our pitch selection is ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 22, 2011 | No comments

Area players to watch for the 2011 softball season:P KELSEY LOUGH, soph., Jesup -- Posted a 27-18 record with a 2.01 ERA. Struck out 210 batters and walked 67 in 278 innings. Batted .220 with 20 RBIs. Class 2A third-team all-stater.P JACQUELINE NAEVE, jr., Alburnett ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | June 10, 2009 | No comments

He's at it again.John Begley is turning another softball team into a winner.It might not approach the run he enjoyed at Solon, but Jesup is on a steep incline. Just two years after back-to-back 10-win seasons, the J-Hawks are 11-2."This is easily the most fun ...

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