When Rachel Chambers was a freshman at Charles City High School, she was already envisioning life after she earned her diploma.
After a distinguished season in which she was honored by her peers, the 2021 Globe Gazette player of the year is the backbone of the Central Springs offense and battery.
Three Central Springs players were awarded as first team all-state by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Whenever Alex Bohl's phone rang in 2020, he had to worry about the reason.
Mason City senior Shaye Theobald was the lone Mohawk named to the CIML-Iowa all-conference teams that were released on Monday.
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.
Central Springs head coach Belinda Nelson is ending her coaching career after leading it to a third place finish at the Class 2A state tournament.
Central Springs finished the Class 2A state softball tournament with a third-place finish Thursday night, the highest in program history.
Madisyn Kelley got her pitch – a heater at the belt –on a 2-1 count Wednesday afternoon.
Six Central Springs seniors have waited a handful of years to get that elusive second win at the state softball tournament. They finally got it.
Eighteen area players were named to the IGCA all-district teams on Monday. Nine of them were in one classification.
FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Usually when Central Springs travels to the Rogers Sports Complex, Belinda Nelson has them stay for the entire week. That stay has been painful for the last couple of years.
Kaylea Fessler is one of the premier hitters in Class 2A and the Top of Iowa Conference for Central Springs. She was named the east division player of the year. But she wasn't always the best.
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Four players for Charles City were selected to the top team amongst its Northeast Iowa Conference coaches earlier this week.
The Newman Catholic softball team fought back from a tough two week stretch to go on another deep postseason run. For that reason, head coach Tom Dunn is proud.
Central Springs had the player-coach of the year tandem and three others on the Top of Iowa East first team.
Who Central Springs faced on Monday night was a freshman from South Hardin that had a perfect game through three innings; that had a riseball that induced plenty of fly outs; that threw 22 pitches the first time through the order.
Avery Hanson had the most wins of any starting pitcher in the North Central Conference. Annika Nelson finished with a new career best in batting average. Kylee Whipple was an all-around consistent hitter.
Central Springs Panthers advance to state after securing a 2-1 win against South Hardin softball at the Class 2A regional finals in Manly on Monday night.
One was dealing strikeouts. One was using a speedy riseball to bother the hitters.
The Newman Catholic softball team fought back from a four-run deficit against North Butler in the sixth inning, but couldn't complete the comeback.
The Newman Catholic softball team fell to North Butler, 5-4, in the Class 1A, Region 6 championship game on Monday night in Mason City.
After four consecutive seasons of making the trek to Fort Dodge for the Class 4A state softball tournament, Charles City will begin offseason work a little earlier than usual.
After a 3-7 season that ended early due to COVID-19 in 2020, the Bulldogs have now won two regional games this season. What a difference a year can make.