College Softball

Libby Ryan of Mount Vernon is The Gazette's 2017 Female Athlete of the Year

MOUNT VERNON - Don't leave behind what might come back to bite you. A scouting report, for instance. "I'm not going to name names, but before a matc ...

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2017 Gazette Athletes of the Year: A clean sweep for Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon fans have seen up close what the rest of Iowa learned at state tournaments: Tristan Wirfs and Libby Ryan are athletes with Division I tal ...

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It’s not all ‘roses and butterflies’ when playing for Joe Yegge

Editor's note: Hanna Roltgen will be a senior at Cedar Rapids Prairie in the fall. She is doing an internship at The Gazette this summer through Kirkw ...

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Catching up with former area athletes

A periodic look at where former Gazette athletes are now:Iowa colleges - Buena Vista sophomore Drew Beall of Anamosa earned Iowa Conference all-academ ...

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New softball league in Cedar Rapids gives Iowa college players summer competition

CEDAR RAPIDS - It started out as a simple conversation among friends.Cedar Rapids native Jim Ecker asked his friend Joe Drahozal where his daughter, w ...

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Catching up with former area athletes

A periodic look at former Gazette-area high school athletes and where they are now:l Iowa colleges - Mount Mercy junior second baseman Mallory Madsen ...

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Coe, Luther fall short in Division III softball regional finals

The last remaining Iowa Conference softball teams each saw their seasons end Sunday as Coe and Luther fell in NCAA Division III regional finals.No. 23 ...

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Luther, Coe advance to D-III softball regional finals

Both Luther and Coe advanced to the final day of regional play in the NCAA Division III softball tournament. The Norse are one win away from the supe ...

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Luther, Coe win NCAA D-III softball tournament openers

Iowa Conference softball teams were 2-1 on the opening day of NCAA Division III regional play Friday. Each region has four teams and is a double-elimi ...

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Video: Macey Wolfe's walk-off home run sends UNI to Missouri Valley softball title game

NORMAL, Ill. - Top-seeded Northern Iowa defeated Wichita State, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday in Marian K ...

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Catching up with former area preps

Iowa colleges - Taylor Gilson and Tony Rex of Oelwein is a member of the Wartburg baseball team, along with Trevor Hurd of West Union (North Fayette V ...

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Wisconsin shuts out Iowa in Big Ten softball tournament first round

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Wisconsin ended the season for Iowa, 3-0, in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday.Badgers freshman Kaitlyn Menz threw ...

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Kirkwood softball sweeps way to national tournament

Kirkwood gave up just one run Thursday as it rolled to a district doubleheader sweep of host Dawson (Mont.) to return to the NJCAA Division II softbal ...

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Kirkwood faces Dawson for district title and national tournament berth

CEDAR RAPIDS - Maddie Hansen has played on some special softball teams. She played on a World Series winner as a youth before she contributed to stat ...

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Coe softball snags at-large bid to NCAA D-III tournament

Coe and Central will join Iowa Conference champion Luther in the NCAA Division III softball tournament, with the Dutch and Norse each serving as regio ...

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