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North Union to open state softball tournament vs. Earlham

SWEA CITY — Third-year North Union head coach Kim Price and her Warrior softball lineup already have run into a couple of hurdles on the road to the Iowa Class 2A state tournament in Fort Dodge. After clinching North Union’s first state softball bid since 2017 via a 9-1 triumph over Sioux ...

WBE homers by Pipestone in sub-state clash; Fairmont thumps New Ulm

WABASSO — For the first two innings, it was a dual of stud starting pitchers. Then Winnebago American Legion Post 82/Blue Earth Post 89 broke the game open in the third. Winnebago/Blue Earth beat Pipestone Post 6 during Division II, Southwest Sub-State baseball tournament first-round ...

Winnebago/Blue Earth legion baseball team opens sub-state vs. Pipestone

WABASSO — The Winnebago Post 82/Blue Earth Post 89 American Legion baseball team will literally throw out the first pitch on Day 1 of the Minnesota Southwest Sub-State Tournament in Wabasso. Winnebago/Blue Earth (13-1), the District 2 Sub-District ‘C’ champion, opens sub-state action ...

North Union pockets regional crown, earns state softball bid

SWEA CITY — North Union earned its first trip to the Iowa Class 2A state softball tournament at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge since the summer of 2017. Ace right-hander Emily Meyer worked around a bases-loaded top of the first, while teammates Ella Ulrich and Sam Nielsen combined to reach base ...

Mustangs eliminate Warriors in district baseball opener

FONDA, Iowa — The Newell-Fonda Mustangs coasted to a 10-0, five-inning triumph over the North Union Warriors during first-round Iowa Class 1A, District 2 baseball playoff action Monday in Fonda, Iowa. North Union ended its season with a record of 3-18. Newell-Fonda (19-6) advances to face ...