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Warriors blast North Iowa Bison 23-0

BUFFALO CENTER—North Union erupted for 14 runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in a 23-0 shutout Top of Iowa Conference softball win over the North Iowa Lady Bison on Wednesday, June 15.

The green-black-and-silver added six run in the second and tacked on three more tallies in the top of the third stanza. The squad rapped out 18 hits in the victory, including six extra base hits.

No. 6 E-LC tops Bishop Garrigan 11-8

ESTHERVILLE—Sixth-ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central built a big lead early and fought off a pesky Bishop Garrigan squad by the score of 11-8 in a non-conference softball contest played on Thursday, June 16.

The home team opened the scoring with a single run in the first inning before the black-and-gold scored twice in the top of the third stanza for a brief 2-1 advantage.

Algona drops non-conference tilt

ALGONA—Algona stepped outside of North Central Conference play on Thursday, June 16 and dropped an 11-1, five-inning non-conference softball contest to the Saint Ansgar Saints.

The visitors plated two runs in the third stanza, three in the fourth and ended the contest with six tallies in the top of the fifth frame while the Bulldogs scored their lone run in the bottom of the third.

Bulldogs drop 2-1 pitcher’s duel to Clear Lake

By Greg Grabianowski  Sports Editor

ALGONA—Jensen Eischen and Jett Neuberger hooked up in good old fashioned pitcher’s duel on Monday, June 13 at Bulldog Park as Clear Lake edged Algona 2-1 in very entertaining North Central Conference baseball game.

Golden Bears top West Bend-Mallard 19-6


By Greg Grabianowski  Sports Editor

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan trailed 5-2 early but exploded for 17 of the next 18 runs and went onto a 19-6 non-conference baseball victory on Thursday, June 9 over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

The home team scored twice in the bottom of the first inning for an early 2-0 advantage. Justin Bauer led of the frame with a walk, stole second and went to third when the throw sailed into centerfield.

BG girls edge Algona 2-1 in cross-town classic

By Greg Grabianowski  Sports Editor

BISHOP GARRIGAN—Anytime the cross-town rivals of Algona and Bishop Garrigan High Schools meet in any sport, the event is always hyped up for city bragging rights. 

On Thursday, June 9, the softball contest between the two in town schools was a classic pitcher’s duel as Molly Peterson’s seventh inning bloop single down the right field line scored Ava Hough from second base in a 2-1 Golden Bear victory.

Streuber’s grand slam gives Warriors 4-2 win

SPENCER—Beth Streuber belted a two-out, grand slam home run in the top of sixth inning to rally No. 2 ranked North Union to a 4-2 non-conference softball win on Thursday, June 9 over the Spencer Tigers.

The green-black-and-silver trailed 2-0 after the home team plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth frame before Streuber’s big fly lifted the Warriors to the come-from-behind victory.

Humboldt shuts out Algona Bulldogs 7-0

HUMBOLDT—Humboldt blanked the Algona Bulldogs by the score of 7-0 on Friday, June 10 in a key North Central Conference softball contest for the two rival schools.

The Wildcats pushed across a single run in the bottom of third inning before tacking on three more tallies in both the fourth and fifth stanzas to move to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the league while the red-and-black fell to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in conference action.

Hampton-Dumont edges Algona 5-2

ALGONA—In the battle of the Bulldogs, Hampton-Dumont edged Algona 5-2 on Wednesday, June 8 in a North Central Conference baseball contest played at Bulldog Park.

Hampton-Dumont scored single runs in the second and seventh innings and three tallies in fifth in the victory as the home team pushed across a run in the first frame and another one on the fourth stanza.

Forest City tops Golden Bears 8-4

FOREST CITY—Each team had 10 hits but Forest City turned their hits into more runs in an 8-4 Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory on Wednesday, June 8 over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears.

The home team scored single runs in the first and fifth innings along with three runs in the third and fourth frames while the black-and-gold plated two runs in both the first and fifth stanzas.

North Iowa tops WB-Mallard 13-1

GILMORE CITY—North Iowa defeated the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines by the score of 13-1 in five innings in a non-conference baseball contest played on Tuesday, June 7.

The Bison used three big innings with four runs in both the third and fifth stanzas and tacked on five more in the fourth while the purple-and-gold scored their only run in the bottom of the fifth frame.

Haukoos pitches Warriors past West Hancock

BANCROFT—Ryan Haukoos pitched six solid innings to help lead the North Union Warriors baseball team to a 9-3 Top of Iowa Conference victory on Tuesday, June 7 over the West Hancock Eagles.

Haukoos allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits while fanning three, issued four base-on-balls and hit a batter. Jay Heinen pitched a scoreless seventh frame and gave up one hit.

North Union Warriors earn second straight league win

BANCROFT—For the second time in 24 hours, the North Union Warriors baseball team earned a Top of Iowa Conference victory with an 8-4 win on Wednesday, June 8 over the Eagle Grove Eagles.

Eagle Grove took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first before the home team took a 3-2 advantage after three innings. The Warriors scored three more in the bottom of the fourth before each squad tallied twice in the fifth frame.

Green wins Beck’s Stock Car Special



ALGONA—Derek Green took over the top spot with five laps to go and won the Beck’s Hybrid Stock Car Special at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, June 9.

All of the six class feature winners found victory lane in Algona for the first time this season. The exciting night of dirt track racing brought a total of 74 cars, including eight vintage cars with the stock cars leading the way with 18 entries and there was hobby stock drivers.

North Union warriors blanks Eagles 12-0

SWEA CITY—North Union jumped out to an early 11-0 lead after two innings and never looked back in a 12-0, four-inning Top of Iowa Conference softball victory on Tuesday, June 7 over the West Hancock Eagles.

The green-black-and-silver started fast with five runs in the bottom of the first inning and tacked on six more in the second stanza. The Warriors ended the game early with one run in the bottom of the fourth frame.

Golden Bears blank Forest City 12-0

FOREST CITY—Darius Goche tossed a four-inning shutout as the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears softball squad defeated the Forest City Indians by the score of 12-0 on Wednesday, June 8.

Goche earned the win in the chalked circle for the black-and-gold as she allowed no runs on just three hits while fanning three hitters and issued a pair of base-on-balls.

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