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: North Linn vs. Mount Ayr in Class 2A state softball semifinals

Photos: North Linn vs. Mount Ayr in Class 2A state softball semifinals

The North Linn Lynx earned a spot in the Class 2A state softball title game with an 8-1 win over the Mount Ayr Raiders in Fort Dodge on Wednesday.

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