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Author: Jeff Linder | July 15, 2013 | No comments

 FARLEY -- An error had given Monticello the lead, and it was starting to look as if an error was going to give it away.Forget that, thought Erin Hosch."It was a complete focus thing," she said. "It's my senior year, and I wasn't going to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 1, 2013 | No comments

MONTICELLO -- They'll exit the Tri-Rivers Conference together. They'll probably exit as softball co-champions.Lael Lubben delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Class 3A seventh-rated Monticello a 1-0 victory in the first game of Monday's double-header at Monticello High School. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 22, 2013 | No comments

Mid-Prairie is the top-ranked softball team in Class 3A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union preseason rankings, released Wednesday.The Golden Hawks were 31-13 last season and finished sixth in the 3A state tournament. They return seven starters from that team, including pitcher Olivia ...

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

  Area teams to watch for the 2013 softball season: ALBURNETTCoach – Kevin Johnson (15th year, 482-325)         2012 record – 29-142012 postseason – Class 2A regional quarterfinalistReturning starters (10) – SS Taylor Huber (fr.), LF Madison Harger (jr.), 2B Kaitlyn Boline (jr.), 1B Danica Windfield (sr.), DH Amber ...

Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 18, 2013 | No comments

(RESULTS)DES MOINES — Monticello boys’ track and field coach Greg Williams issued the far from idle motivational threat one year ago.“(He) straight up told us, ‘If we don’t come down here next year and dominate, you’re all walking home,’” recalled the Panthers’ Ben Ahlrichs.Point taken ...

Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 17, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES — The loudspeaker blared, carrying a beloved, capitalized name to the ears of discus thrower Devonte Merrill.“Monticello,” the announcer bellowed from the nearby Drake Stadium track.Monticello, Merrill’s school, had just won Friday’s Class 2A boys’ distance medley, prefacing a flex and shout from ...

Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 17, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES — The crowd stirred, then roared.Monticello’s Dallas Lumpa responded, amping up an already swift pace.He knew the record — 7:53.67 for Class 2A in the 3,200-meter relay — was well within reach.Lumpa not only heard it, but felt it.And, like the crowd Thursday ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | April 1, 2013 | No comments

GIRLSCedar Rapids Xavier - The Saints return all-Metro  selections Maddie Bertsch and Grace Winker. They provide a strong nucleus for Xavier, looking to get back to the state tournament for the second time in three years. Xavier was a Mississippi Valley Conference divisional runner-up for ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 29, 2013 | No comments

Area boys track teams to watch for 2013:CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTONCoach: Bill Pinckney2012 state finish: 4th in Class 4A, 39 points (19.5 return)Returning state placewinners: Nick Corbett, sr. (2nd, 400; 3rd, 1,600 medley relay; 4th, 800 relay; 6th, 1,600 relay); Mitch Bredeson, sr. (3rd, 1,600 medley ...

Author: Grant Burkhardt | February 16, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES – The message was simple, yet so true.“You are a state champion,” was voiced by a member of the Monticello coaching staff to senior Logan McQuillen after he claimed the 160-pound title Saturday night during the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 2A ...

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