With the season officially over, the IPSWA released its all-state selections. Fifteen players from the North Iowa area were honored on one of the teams.
Fifteen area baseball players were recognized on the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-district teams.
The accolades keep coming in for Mason City's Carter Thomas and Alex Gold.
There's no denying that the North Iowa area has plenty of talented baseball players. These guys were the best of the best.
Whenever Alex Bohl's phone rang in 2020, he had to worry about the reason.
Alex Gold and Carter Thomas undeniably led the Mason City baseball team this season, not only on the stat sheet, but in the dugout as well.
Riceville had a resurgent softball season. It won double digit games for the fourth consecutive season, triumphed in a playoff game and changed the culture of a program that had been hit with many losing seasons.
Kaden Barry led the Charles City baseball team all season long. For that reason, he was named to the NEIC All-Conference first team as a utility player.
Ben Pederson used to go to Mason City high school baseball games as a little kid and watch in awe.
The Mason City baseball team fell, 6-2, to Dowling Catholic in Des Moines on Wednesday in the Class 4A, Substate 2 championship game.
For Northwood-Kensett, the dream postseason run to the program's first state tournament just wasn't meant to be. But the Vikings shouldn't hang their heads.
The tough Mason City baseball team kept battling all night against Dowling Catholic on Wednesday. However, it just wasn't enough to take down the Maroons.
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The North Central Conference released its all-conference baseball teams on Saturday. Clear Lake landed two players on the first team, while Hampton-Dumont-CAL had one.
The Northwood-Kensett baseball team came up one game short of the program's first state tournament in a 11-0 loss to Kee on Tuesday night.
The Northwood-Kensett baseball team fell in the Class 1A, Substate 2 championship game against Kee at Charles City on Tuesday night.
"You know you have culture when your kids sound like your coaches. We might not use the term alligator blood, but we talk about being gritty, gutty and not giving up."
Troy Rood calls Monday night's come-from-behind road win over Southeast Polk in the Class 4A, Substate 2 second round one of the best he's ever been a part of.
The Mason City baseball team earned a come-from-behind 7-5 win at Southeast Polk in the second round of Class 4A postseason action on Monday night.
Three fresh out of college coaches brought the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura baseball program to a place it hadn't been in over a decade.
Despite tough losses during the regular season, the Northwood-Kensett baseball team still had confidence it could go on a postseason run.
Newman Catholic baseball fell to Northwood-Kensett, 3-8, at the Class 1A Substate Semifinals in Mason City on Saturday. The Vikings advance to the finals next week.
Ryley Kozisek felt it was the play that halted any type of rally. That same feeling was echoed by Brody Boehnke.
The Northwood-Kensett baseball team played a near-perfect game and put an end to Newman Catholic's 13-year state tournament run in an upset win on Saturday night.
He's quiet. His hat sometimes falls down on his follow through motion on the mound. He's a farm kid.