Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.

Photos: Dyersville Beckman vs. Mount Ayr in Class 2A state softball quarterfinals

Photos: Dyersville Beckman vs. Mount Ayr in Class 2A state softball quarterfinals

Dyersville Beckman lost to Mount Ayr, 3-2 in eight innings, in a Class 2A quarterfinal game at the state softball tournament.

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