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. Remsen St. Mary's in Class 1A state baseball semifinals

Photos: Alburnett vs. Remsen St. Mary's in Class 1A state baseball semifinals

The Alburnett Pirates beat the Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks 4-3 in a Class 1A state baseball semifinal game Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines.

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