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PLAY BALL! High school baseball, softball resume

Schools across the state have the green light to move ahead with summer sports. Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds cleared the way for schools to have summer activities, including baseball and softball, … more

Spring sports could get partial seasons

If classes resume on May 1, state tournaments for spring sports would be held in June. The organizations overseeing high school sports in Iowa released tentative schedules for resuming spring … more

Fundraiser helps roll to nationals

More than 50 local supporters got the opportunity to test their wheelchair basketball skills at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman on Saturday. The center hosted a three-on-three wheelchair … more

Pathway Senior Night

Pathway Christian School honored two senior basketball players and their parents on Senior Night. The seniors are Shaylon Graber and Logan Stutzman. more

Girls basketball regional brackets announced

Over three months of regular season action has come down to postseason play and four local teams are set to begin regional action this week. In the Class 1A-Region 4 bracket set to tip off … more

Joe Tischler joining The News as sports editor

Hello readers of The News. My name is Joe Tischler, and I am excited to be the new Sports Editor of The News. I look forward to covering the local high schools and community sports for you. Most … more

Tornow signs to play baseball at Northwestern

Mid-Prairie senior Brad Tornow signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Flanked by his sister, Abby, and parents, Tornow signed his letter in a … more

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty … more

Playoff expansion idea shot down by association

One of two proposals for an expanded football playoff was shut down by the Iowa High School Athletic Association board of control at their December meeting. Both proposals would have pushed the … more

Brezina ready for Top 5 showdown

Week-by-week, Northwestern College has been knocking off teams waiting for their big moment. more

Errthum qualifies for Boston Marathon

Mid-Prairie graduate Ryan Errthum has qualified for the Boston Marathon after running a personal best in the 26.2-mile race of 2:41:17. The 2020 Boston Marathon qualifing standard for the 18-34 … more

A true believer — how Mark Hostetler has inspired runners for 35 years

Everything in Mark Hostetler’s life starts with belief. A belief in working hard, a belief in God, and a belief in the kids he has influenced for 35 years as a running coach.  Those beliefs … more

Week 7 RPI rankings released

The ratings-percentage index rankings were released again after Week 7, giving a closer insight into who the final 16 teams in each class will be. The ratings formula works by using winning … more

Highland playoff hopes surge

Another week in the books and the playoff picture is getting clearer. With two-thirds of the season finished, teams are gearing up to make the final push to be among the final 16 teams in their … more

First playoff rankings released by IHSAA

The first set of ratings-percentage index (RPI) rankings were released this week, giving teams across the state a look at where they stand in the playoff picture. The ratings formula works by using … more

Mid-Prairie wins battle of top teams

The Golden Hawks passed their toughest test so far this year with high marks despite the conditions. Two days of rain this weekend left the Solon Nature and Recreation Center muddy and tough to run … more

Liberty rushing attack spoils homecoming for Mid-Prairie

Mid-Prairie has been unstoppable on opening drives this season, scoring four touchdowns in four games. Last Friday night Kayden Reinier plunged into the end zone for a touchdown that gave Mid-Prairie … more

Shetler, Hershberger lead pack for Mid-Prairie boys at Prairie Invite

The Mid-Prairie boys cross country team started out their 2019 campaign with a fifth-place finish of 11 teams at Cedar Rapids Prairie. Thaddeus Shetler was the first across the line for Mid-Prairie, … more

Photo gallery: Mid-Prairie hosts Regina for scrimmage

Mid-Prairie hosted Iowa City Regina for their annual Gator Bowl scrimmage. The teams took turns running 10-play drives on offense with the junior varsity teams running 7-play drives.  The two … more

Football teams set for Friday night tune up

Fans will get a first look at Mid-Prairie, Lone Tree and Highland football against other teams this week as they all play in a scrimmage. Mid-Prairie will host the Gator Bowl on Friday with a … more
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