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Warriors drop two games at Newell tournament

NEWELL—North Union dropped a pair of softball games at the Newell-Fonda tournament played on Saturday, June 1.

The green-black-and-silver fell to Sioux Central by the final score of 9-4 in their opening contest before losing a hard-fought 7-6 decision in eight innings to Unity Christian in their second game.

In the opener, Sioux Central scored three times in the first and added two more in the second for an early 5-0 advantage and went on to earn the win.

North Iowa stuns Golden Bears 5-4

ALGONA—North Iowa handed the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears softball squad their first loss of the season as they stunned the black-and-gold by the final score of 5-4 on Monday, June 3.

The Lady Bison scored twice in the top of the second; tallied once in the sixth shocked the home team with three runs in the top of the seventh for upset victory.

Bishop Garrigan scored single runs in the second, third and seventh frames and twice in the fourth stanza in the loss.

Late runs lead Spencer past Warriors 7-1

SPENCER—Spencer scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and added five insurance runs in the sixth to earn a 7-1 non-conference softball victory on Thursday, May 30 over the North Union Warriors.

The green-black-and-silver had seven hits in the loss as Brylie Deim had a single and a two-bagger along with one single each by Ainsley Ulrich, Maisey Bierstedt, Shallie Walders, Beth Streuber, Ariana Giddings and Olivia Price.

Sixth-ranked Gaels rally past Algona

ALGONA—Algona led sixth-ranked St. Edmond 4-2 at the end of two innings but the Gaels responded with 13 unanswered runs in a 15-4, six-inning North Central Conference softball win on Monday, June 3 over the red-and-black.

The visitors scored two runs in the top of the first inning. The Bulldogs cut the lead in half in the bottom of the frame when Ryan Haynes singled and came around to score on a green-and-white error.

E-Hawks hand WB-M 10-2 league loss

EMMETSBURG—Emmetsburg erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday, May 28 and went onto a 10-2 Twin Lakes Conference baseball victory over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

Eli Hanson and Tyler Fogarty led the purple-and-gold offense with three singles each while Jayson Akridge added a single with Leyton Veon and Akridge both scoring once as Fogarty contributed one RBI in the loss.

WB-M drops doubleheader to Emmetsburg

EMMETSBURG—West Bend-Mallard’s junior varsity softball squad dropped a pair of five-inning contests to the Emmetsburg E-Hawks on Tuesday, May 28.

The E-Hawks captured the opening contest by the final score of 11-6 and won the nightcap by the score of 15-14 with a walk-off win.

Wolverines drop third straight contest

GILMORE CITY—Southeast Valley pushed across the winning tally in the top of the sixth inning to squeeze out a hard-fought 5-4 Twin Lakes Conference baseball win on Monday, June 3 over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

The Jaguars scored single runs in the second, third and sixth innings and two more in the fourth as purple-and-gold tallied a single run in the bottom of the second frame and three runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead.

Algona drops pair of close games at Boone Invitational

BOONE—The pitching was great, but runs were hard to come by as the Algona Bulldogs baseball team dropped a pair of close games at the Boone Invitational on Saturday, June 1.

The red-and-black started the day with a hard-fought 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the Boone Toreadors before falling 4-0 to the ADM Tigers.

Lichter lands in State Top 5 for 2nd Straight Year

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

MARSHALLTOWN—For the second consecutive year, Bishop Garrigan senior, Avery Lichter, recorded a top five finish in the Class 1A girls state golf tournament held at the American Legion Course on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24.

Lichter finished in fourth place overall in the meet. She carded a 43-40—83 on Thursday and came back with a 42-43—85, an 18-hole total of 168.

Henderson places 9th at Class 1A state golf meet

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

AMES—North Union sophomore, Drew Henderson, just missed earning a medal at the Class 1A state golf tournament played at the Ames Golf & Country Club.

The tournament began on Monday, May 20 as each player played a total of 18 holes and were scheduled to play 18 more on Tuesday.

Brooks places 18th at Class 3A state golf meet

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

CEDAR FALLS—Abby Brooks of Algona placed 18th at the Class 3A state golf tournament played on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 at the Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.

Brooks made an improvement of 31 places as the Bulldog senior ended up in 49th overall last spring at the 2023 Class 3A state tournament.

Golden Bears blank Algona 5-0 in cross-town softball

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

BISHOP GARRIGAN—Ella Schaaf pitched seven strong innings and Abbie Capesius blasted a two-run homer to help lead the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears softball squad to a 5-0 win over cross-town rival Algona on Thursday, May 23.

Schaaf allowed no runs on just a pair of hits in her seven innings of work while fanning eight batters, walked none and hit a batter.

Golden Bears improve to 3-0 on the year

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan remain undefeated on the year with a hard-fought 6-2 Top of Iowa Conference softball victory on Friday, May 24 over the Lake Mills Bulldogs.

The black-and-gold scored twice in the second and sixth frames and added single tallies in the third and fourth stanzas as the Bulldogs only runs came in the top of the sixth inning.

Walk-off victory for Wolverines softball

WEST BEND—Avery Weydert’s single to right-center field chased home Olivia Van Helst in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines junior varsity softball squad a thrilling 14-13 win over East Sac County’s junior varsity.

Van Helst led the purple-and-gold offense with three hits, including a two-bagger, Leah Hoffman added a single and a triple and Weydert contributed a pair of singles.

Golden Bears move to 2-0 in league

ALGONA—Picking up their second straight Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory on Friday, May 24, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears defeated the Lake Mills Bulldogs 12-2 in six innings.

The black-and-gold scored single runs in the first and sixth frames, tallied seven times in the fourth and three times in the fifth frame in the win while the visitors scored single runs in both the first and fifth stanzas.

Slagle leads Bulldogs past Webster City 9-0

WEBSTER CITY—Tate Slagle hurled six plus strong innings with 15 strikeouts and belted his third home run of the season to lead the Algona Bulldogs baseball team to a 9-0 North Central Conference baseball win over the Webster City Lynx.

Slagle tossed 6.1 innings of shutout baseball, limiting the Lynx to just two hits. He fanned a total of 15 batters, issued three base-on-balls and hit three batters.

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