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Boys of summer: Golden Hawks take trip to College World Series

The kid sat on a bus heading from Wellman, Iowa, to Omaha, Nebraska. The College World Series. The big time. He was chasing a dream. And his high school baseball coach made it happen. The … more

Determined Golden Hawks win 6th in a row

WEST BRANCH Just a few minutes after Wednesday’s game ended in West Branch, after Mid-Prairie had scored five runs in the ninth inning to break an extra-innings battle, a voice shouted out … more

Golden Hawks hold off West High at Pearl Field

Mid-Prairie’s freshman pitcher Sydney Knebel and the Golden Hawk defense felt the pressure in the sixth inning on Saturday morning.  The Iowa City West offense, which had generated just … more

Golden Hawks come back against Northeast

The Golden Hawks experienced some frustration in the early innings on Thursday. An error on the infield and a couple of outs on the basepaths had Mid-Prairie playing from behind most of the night … more

Mid-Prairie girls finish golf season at state tournament

Just 15 months ago, it would have seemed unlikely.  Mid-Prairie senior Madelyn Bender was playing the final hole of her Golden Hawk career — at the 2A state tournament in Cedar … more

Sheer exhaustion, and a state title, for Mitzi Evans

DES MOINES The race of her life ended with a thud. That was the sound of Mitzi Evans falling to the ground at Drake Stadium’s legendary Blue Oval last Saturday. Evans, a senior at … more

Four-Peat Champs!

DES MOINES The Blue Oval was empty. Well, almost. Long after the Mid-Prairie girls track & field team had won its fourth consecutive state championship last Saturday, the Golden Hawks … more

Mid-Prairie edges Hillcrest in soccer substate battle

WELLMAN Owen Trimpe's goal early in the second half Thursday night boosted Mid-Prairie to a 1-0 victory over Hillcrest Academy in a Class 1A boys soccer substate quarterfinal. It was the first … more

Mid-Prairie girls advance to state golf tournament

After Mid-Prairie’s season ended a year ago with a third-place finish in the region final, Madelyn Bender made a statement.  “Guys, next year, my senior year — we’re … more

The Right Foot

Ella Groenewold’s left foot took her to the state track & field meet last year.  Despite a stress fracture that caused her to miss most of the season, Groenewold’s left leg … more

Golden Hawks win regional title with team-record score

KALONA The high-five greeting defined the moment. Taking advantage of a few idle minutes between holes during last Friday’s Class 2A Regional girls golf tournament at Kalona Golf Course, … more

Golden Hawks sweep: Results and photos from 2A state qualifying meet

The Mid-Prairie boys and girls track & field teams both finished first at the state-qualifying meet in Eddyville on Thursday night. The Golden Hawk girls had 16 automatic qualifiers, and the … more

Golden Hawks sister bond: Mitzi and Tabitha

First, there is Mitzi. A six-time state team champion at Mid-Prairie in track and cross country. Second-fastest sprinter in the girls 200-meter dash in Iowa Class 2A this year. Then, there is … more

Scarff advances to district meet

Warren Scarff matched the best 18-hole score of his career at the 2A sectional meet at the Tipton Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, but didn’t feel great about his chances to advance as the … more

Mid-Prairie leaves Wapello with an 8-1 victory

The Golden Hawk offense was able to take advantage of early scoring opportunities in an 8-1 victory at Wapello on Friday.  Mid-Prairie scored four goals in the first 20 minutes before the … more

Golden Hawks finish one-two at River Valley track championships

MONTICELLO Mid-Prairie sophomore Danielle Hostetler and senior Sydney Yoder put on a show. As cheers from the stands at Monticello High School’s Dean Nelson Field got louder, Hostetler … more

Golden Hawks top Cedar Valley 5-1 at Hillcrest

The Mid-Prairie girls faced Cedar Valley Christian on the pitch at Hillcrest Academy on Monday, after field conditions in Wellman forced a venue change.  Golden Hawk forward and Hillcrest … more

Mid-Prairie sets new season bests at 18-hole invitational

The Mid-Prairie girls have seen steady improvement on the golf course this spring, and that continued at the 18-hole invitational hosted by the Golden Hawks at the Kalona Golf Club on … more

Golden Hawk freshman rolling toward state championship meet

Jayden Stafford, a Mid-Prairie freshman, leaned over in his racing chair and tried to catch his breath. Victory was his. He had just won the 200-meter wheelchair race in the Eastern Iowa Track … more

Mid-Prairie ties for first in home invitational

The stands at Mid-Prairie were full on Tuesday as the Golden Hawks boys took to the track for their only home meet of the season.  It was a special night for the Golden Hawk seniors, who led … more
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