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Warriors split two games at Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE—North Union split a pair of softball contests on Saturday, June 11 at the Spirit Lake tournament. The green-black-and-silver needed extra innings to defeat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union 8-3 in eight innings and was blanked by Spirit Lake 2-0.

Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears earn league home win

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan began the second time through their Top of Iowa Conference softball schedule with an 8-3 league home victory over Belmond-Klemme on Monday, June 13.

The black-and-gold trailed 3-0 after two-and-half innings before scoring two runs in each of the next four stanzas to earn the win. Abbie Capesius continued her torrid hitting with three more hits, including a pair of doubles.

Algona Bulldogs edge Clear Lake Lions 7-6 in NCC play

ALGONA—Algona earned a hard-fought North Central Conference softball victory on Monday, June 13 over the Clear Lake Lions by the final score of 7-6.

The red-and-black scored two runs in the bottom of the first as the visitors cut the lead in half in the third stanza. Both squads plated two runs in the fourth frame before the Lions scored two runs in the top of the sixth for a 5-4 advantage.

No. 2 Estherville Midgets too much for Algona

ESTHERVILLE—Estherville-Lincoln Central showed why they are the second-ranked baseball team in Class 2A with a 13-2, five-inning victory on Thursday, June 9 over the Algona Bulldogs to improve to 15-2 overall on the year.

The home team exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning before tacking on another tally in the third stanza while the red-and-black only two runs came in the top of third frame.

Sioux Central rebels top Wolverines 9-1

GILMORE CITY—Sioux Central remained perfect in Twin Lakes Conference baseball play with a 9-1 win over West Bend-Mallard on Friday, June 10.

The purple-and-gold played much better this time around than in the season opener between the two squads as the Rebels pounded the Wolverines 23-0 in three innings on May 24 at Peterson.

Third straight conference win for Warriors

GARNER—North Union scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning with two outs to earned their third consecutive Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory on Friday, June 10 with a 5-4 win over league leader Garner-Hayfield/Ventura.

Wildcats hand Algona Bulldogs 9-3 NCC loss

HUMBOLDT—Humboldt won their ninth straight game on Friday, June 10 as the blue-and-gold defeated the Algona Bulldogs 9-3 in a North Central Conference baseball contest.

The Wildcats scored in every inning but one in the win as they plated single runs in the first and third frames, tallied three times in the second and twice in both the fifth and sixth stanzas.

Cougars top WB-Mallard Wolverines 12-1

GILMORE CITY—Manson Northwest Webster defeated the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines baseball team 12-1 in five innings in a Twin Lakes Conference contest on Monday, June 12.

The Cougars plated three runs in both the first and third innings, added a single run in the second stanza and ended the contest early with five tallies in top of the fifth as the home team scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth frame.

Trap-Shoot Teams Compete at State Meet

CEDAR FALLS—Both the Algona and Bishop Garrigan High School Trap-Shoot teams competed at the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target State Championships on June 7-12.

There were 3,100 shooters attending this event from grade school through high school. The local teams participated in the American Single Shot division, which consists of shooting two flights of 100 targets at 16 yards.

Golden Bears win 12-1 at Principal Park

DES MOINES—Bishop Garrigan traveled south to Principal Park on Tuesday, June 7 to take on the Clarion-Goldfield/Dows Cowboys and came back home with a 12-1 victory in five innings.

Hollis Bode pitched 4.1 strong innings to earn the win on the hill. He allowed one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts, walked one and hit a batter. Drew Lappe came in to get the final two outs and struck out one hitter.

Titans outscore WB-Mallard 13-10

ROCKWELL CITY—South Central Calhoun used four big innings to score 13 times in a 13-10 Twin Lakes Conference baseball win on Wednesday, June 8 over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

The Titans plated four runs in first inning along with three tallies in each of the second, third and fifth frames while the purple-and-gold scored twice in the third stanza, three in fourth, four in the fifth and one in seventh inning but fell three runs short of their victory of the season.

Meyer twirls no-hitter in 5-0 win over BGHS



SWEA CITY--Emily Meyer flipped a no-hitter to help lead the North Union Warriors softball squad to a 5-0 Top of Iowa Conference victory in a contest played on Friday, June 3 over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears.

The Warrior right-hander struck out 15 batters and issued a pair of base-on-balls in seven innings in the circle. Darius Goche took the loss, despite a solid pitching performance.

Golden Bears walk past North Union 13-2



BANCROFT—Bishop Garrigan took advantage of 17 base-on-balls by the North Union pitching staff in a 13-2 Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory over the green-black-and-silver on Friday, June 3.

The black-and-gold did have eight hits in the contest and were also hit-by-a-pitch twice but stranded 14 runners on the base paths. The home team had five hits as they left 11 runners on base with each squad committing three errors in the game.

Mustangs gallop past WB-M 11-1

NEWELL—Newell-Fonda scored in every inning in an 11-1, five-inning Twin Lakes Conference baseball victory on Friday, June 3 over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

The Mustangs led 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning before exploding for seven runs in the frame to end the conference contest early for the 11-1 win.

Bulldogs win fifth straight contest

IOWA FALLS—Picking up a North Central Conference road victory, the Algona Bulldogs baseball team earned their fifth straight win on Friday, June 3 with a 7-2 league triumph over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets.

Link fans nine in 3-0 loss to E-Hawks

EMMETSBURG—West Bend-Mallard got a good pitching performance from Noah Link but struggled at the plate in a 3-0 Twin Lakes Conference baseball loss on Tuesday, May 31 to the Emmetsburg E-Hawks.

The home team scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth frames to earn the victory. The purple-and-gold managed just one hit, a leadoff single in the third inning by Houston Nielsen but he was erased on a double play later in the frame as Nielsen was his team’s only base runner.

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