AMES — Carson Whittington and the Creston/Orient-Macksburg boys golf team won a pair of state championships here Saturday at the Class 3A State Golf Tournament.
For a while Thursday night, it looked like the Creston and Nodaway Valley baseball teams were going to battle it out in an old-fashioned pitcher's duel as Brandon Phipps and Ryan Williams kept throwing zeros up on the scoreboard.
Creston softball coach Mike McCabe said there are "building blocks" to be taken from a 9-0 loss to powerful Winterset here Thursday night.
LENOX — Six Lenox errors made it hard for the Tigers to keep pace with Exira/EHK here on Thursday, as the Spartans won 11-4.
Starting times have been changed for Creston's baseball games against Council Bluffs St. Albert on June 29.
Results last weekend of Creston Wildfire youth soccer club matches:
EARLHAM — Abbey Murphy did it all for the undefeated Earlham softball team Wednesday in a 9-1 victory over Nodaway Valley.
GLENWOOD — Glenwood coach Shane Keeling praised his squad's teamwork in setting up scoring opportunities in a 4-1 Class 2A substate semifinal victory over Creston here Wednesday night.
The Creston/O-M boys golf team and the tennis doubles team of Colby Taylor and Bryce McIlravy are involved in state tournament action this weekend.
CORNING — Corning score nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings to earn a 14-12 win over Bedford here on Tuesday.
ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to score a 4-3 win in extra innings over East Union here on Tuesday.
Two holes-in-one were recorded at Pine Valley Golf Course last week.
Pine Valley golf league scores:
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is creating a new series of online videos to help beginning anglers to catch more fish.
Carroll Kuemper Catholic girls locked up fourth place in the Hawkeye 10 Conference with a 3-0 victory over Creston here Tuesday night.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Southwestern Community College track and field team took three athletes to the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships here over the weekend, in its first year with a track program.
INDIANOLA — Creston head baseball coach Steve Birchard wants his team to be able to compete with top opponents, and Tuesday night his Panthers got a chance to see where they stack up compared to a Class 4A team in Indianola.
The Creston High School boys track and field awards banquet will be held 5:30 p.m. May 28 in the high school commons.
LENOX — Tyler Lester and Kenny Thompson had two hits each to lead Interstate 35 to an 11-5 victory over the Lenox baseball team Tuesday.
ESSEX — Kate Patton fanned nine in a no-hit 7-1victory by Murray over Essex Monday night.
Preseason baseball ratings:
HARLAN — Harlan defeated the Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey girls Tuesday night, 2-1.
WINTERSET — Two quick goals in the opening 10 minutes — prior to a 40-minute weather delay — was just enough cushion for the Creston boys soccer team to prevail over Winterset, 3-2, in a Class 2A substate opener Monday night at McGaffin Field.
CORNING — Creston took an 8-1 in the first two innings in cruising to a 16-2 season-opening victory over Corning's baseball team Monday.
CORNING — A quick start in the first inning gave Creston sophomore pitcher Haylee LaMasters a 4-0 cushion to work with, and despite having to work out of jams throughout the game, it was enough of a cushion for LaMasters as Creston defeated Corning in the season opener here on Monday, 13-3.
LAMONI — Lamoni jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings of play and held on for a 3-1 win over Lenox here on Monday.
NEWTON — The Creston/Orient-Macksburg girls golf team finished its season with a ninth-place performance at Monday's Class 3A Region 2 golf tournament here at Westwood Golf Club.
CLARINDA — The Lenox baseball team opened its season with a 16-6 win against Clarinda Academy here on Monday.
GREENFIELD — Des Moines Christian scored five goals in the first half to sail past Nodaway Valley in a Class 1A substate opener Monday.
CORNING — Brian Foote came back from a disqualification last week to win the Poet Biorefining modified feature, and Northland pro-stocker Tony Hardisty got his second win of the year after mechanical problems had sidelined him a week ago.
DES MOINES — Briar Evans and Jay Wolfe each broke a school record at the Coed State Track Meet over the weekend.
CARROLL — In the end, it was Creston/O-M's balance that lifted the Panthers to a district championship level here Friday.
NORWALK — Veteran Red Oak tennis coach Dan Martinez, who also coaches basketball, compared Saturday's hotly-contested substate team tennis final with Creston/O-M to one of those classic Hawkeye 10 barnburners in a packed gymnasium.
DES MOINES — Murray junior Kate Patton and Corning senior Tiffany Shepherd racked up the medals at the Coed State Track Meet here Friday and Saturday, finishing with a combined medal count of seven.
Results from Class 1A and 2A boys district golf Friday:
NORWALK — The Osceola Clarke doubles team of Kylar McCann and Libby Bemis qualified for state as regional champions here Thursday.