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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 Monticello in River Valley showdown

MONTICELLO Mid-Prairie won a River Valley crossover showdown Thursday night. The Golden Hawks entered their game at Monticello with a No. 8 ranking in Class 2A and clearly in the middle of a … 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

Golden Hawks take on softball challenge at 2nd-ranked Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON The bunt was just about perfect. Mid-Prairie sophomore Gabi Robertson dropped her bat and darted down the first-base line with visions of a hit in her mind. Just one hit. And … more

Golden Hawks offense breaks out in 12-3 win at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG After getting shut out by West Branch on May 23, Mid-Prairie’s baseball team focused on its offense in practice. The hitting workout paid off. The Golden Hawks scored 20 … 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

Golden Hawks pass opening day test at Muscatine

MUSCATINE For Kyle Mullet, replacing six starters seems like a daunting task. While the second-year Mid-Prairie baseball coach liked what he saw throughout preseason practices, the real test … more

Mid-Prairie boys have a busy weekend at state meet

It was a busy Friday at the state track & field meet for Mid-Prairie junior Cain Brown.  After a miss on his opening jump, Brown cleared 6-0, 6-2, and 6-4 on his next three attempts as … more

Mid-Prairie's Saturday at State Track: Photos & Results

Saturday, May 21 Team Scores, 1, Mid-Prairie, 65; 2, Van Meter, 55; 3, KPWC, 48; 5, Cascade, 33; 6, Clear Lake, 32; 6, Northeast GL, 32; 8, Underwood, 31; 9, Panorama, 30; 10, Williamsburg, … more

Golden Hawks take fourth straight distance medley title

DES MOINES Mid-Prairie’s girls distance medley team charged to another victory Friday. Even faster than the Golden Hawks did last year. Madeline Schrader, Amara Jones, Mitzi Evans and … more

Mid-Prairie's Friday at State Track: Photos & Results

Friday, May 20 Discus - girls 10, Maddie Nonnenmann, 112-5. High Jump - boys T-4, Cain Brown, 6-4. Distance Medley - girls 1, Madeline Schrader, Amara Jones, Tabitha Evans, Danielle … 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's Thursday at State Track: Photos & Results

2A State Track & Field Meet MID-PRAIRIE Thursday, May 19 Shuttle Hurdle - boys 12, Justice Jones, Kaden Meader, Braden Hartley, Cain Brown, 1:03.44. 3000-meter run - girls 1, … 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
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