There’s always danger in extracting too much from one regular-season game. But it was hard to ignore the start to Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s week.
Before the season, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson set goals for what would constitute a successful season. On Thursday, those goals were reached.
The Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln baseball team used a pair of walk-off home runs to top Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson in a Missouri River Conference doubleheader on Friday at Jon Lieber Field, winning 6-4 and 17-13.
After six days off, the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln baseball team was ready to hit the reset button.
The last time Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln met on a softball field, the Lynx rallied back from a six-run deficit and won a 12-11 game in walk-off fashion.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln coach Robbie Miller thought his team could challenge No. 1 Ankeny Centennial’s back line.
At Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, the euphoria of the girls soccer team’s greatest achievement in more than a decade and a half has far from faded.
DENISON, Iowa — The ball was Sioux City North’s to clear. Julia Wagoner just wanted it more.
Tied at one goal apiece in the regional semifinal against Class 3-A defending champion Ames, it was clear what the Abraham Lincoln girls needed to do to stay alive.
It’s a daunting task for Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln senior Claire Wilder. But she’s approaching the Class 2-A singles portion of the state tennis tournament with the proper perspective: a reward for her career achievements on the hard courts.
The consensus is that Iowa is out. And nothing could be said about shortstop Kyle Crowl’s first season as a full-time Big Ten baseball starter that could ease the sting from that statement.
It was the type of day Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln needed to get rolling.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln scored four goals in 10 minutes to close the first half and added four more in the second to seal an 8-0 win over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson.
Finishing second twice in one day at the state track meet could be frustrating. But when the person in first is one of the most accomplished runners in Iowa history, it’s understandable.
After it was announced, they measured by hand just to make sure. Darby Thomas’ jump was too impressive not to double-check.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln's Darby Thomas aced her qualifying events for the state track meet.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach James Driver was far from thrilled the last time the Titans played Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson. His team won 2-0 in a tournament match with 30-minute halves, but he didn’t feel it moved the ball or imposed its will the way he knew it could.
The Titans dominated possession for the majority of Friday night’s city battle between the top-ranked team in Class 2-A and one of the hottest squads in the area, besting the Lynx 2-0.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln aced plenty of pressure entering the day’s final track event.
Most golfers weren’t able to get a meet in on Thursday, but by the end of the day, Teagan Brown was happy to be in the minority.
As the storm clouds rolled in, Council Bluffs St. Albert started to wear down and the Lynx made their move. It began with a few sporadic counterattacks and breakaways, and gradually developed into sustained possession.
The Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln girls knew they had to be mentally strong to reach their goals on Tuesday. With matches starting at 9 a.m. and going to 4 p.m. at the Missouri River Conference tennis tournament, there was little time to assess mistakes.
Darby Thomas is not only familiar with the big stage, she lives for it.
Three weeks after Lewis Central edged Abraham Lincoln in penalty kicks in its season opener, the Lynx evened the score with a 1-0 victory in Thomas Jefferson’s co-ed tournament.
Even though she’s among the state leaders in several events, the track season to date has fallen short of Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln junior Darby Thomas’ lofty standards.
Less than two minutes into a city showdown with Class 1-A No. 7 Council Bluffs St. Albert, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln left back Trenton Hewitt played a ball down the line to Miguel Rodriguez, who beat his man and sent a cross to the middle.