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: Alburnett vs. Mason City Newman in Class 1A state baseball championship

Photos: Alburnett vs. Mason City Newman in Class 1A state baseball championship

The Alburnett Pirates fell to the Mason City Newman Knights 11-1 (6 innings) in the Class 1A state baseball championship game Saturday at Principal Park in Des Moines.

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