Des Moines Iowa — Sophomore Zach Pleggenkuhle struck out 17 and allowed just two hits as second-seed Van Meter defeated sixth-seeded West Sioux 3-0 in the Class 2A semifinals Thursday at Principal Park.
A bases-loaded suicide squeeze with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Alburnett a 4-3 walk-off win over Remsen St. Mary’s in a Class 1A semifinal-round game Thursday afternoon at Principal Park. The Pirates — making only their second state tournament appearance ever — will meet perennial power Newman Catholic in the state championship game Saturday.
Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.
Northwestern College hosted the last of its two girls basketball camps this week (July 29-31) at the Bultman Center and Rowenhorst Student Center. Approximately 130 girls in 5th – 10th grades took part in the three-day camp, run by Red Raider Head Coach Chris Yaw, coaching staff and several players.
The Iowa Girls Coaching Association released their All-State Softball Teams.
Class 4A entered the quarterfinal round at the State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday and concluded early Thursday morning.