Duncan Patterson knew his Council Bluffs St. Albert baseball team had reached a crossroads in its season. On June 13, the Falcons had lost four straight by a combined score of 36-10. But it wasn’t so much the results as it was their approach that bothered him most.
Needing to exorcise its demons, the Council Bluffs St. Albert baseball team went straight to the Vatican.
For a team accustomed to making comebacks, Essex/South Page turned the tables on Council Bluffs St. Albert in the district final.
Essex took advantage of a pair of hit batsmen, an error by the Bedford infield and a wild pitch to rally for a 14-12 win in a Class 1-A district semifinal Thursday night.
If you weren’t familiar with the teams, for five innings you never would have guessed that the team leading was 2-26 and the team trailing was 17-9.
In the biggest start of his high school career, Harlan Community junior Riley Kohles received some assistance from his cousin.
It was the year of the iPad, Angry Birds and Jersey Shore. And it was the last year the Harlan baseball program didn’t end its season at Principal Park in Des Moines for the state tournament.
Jenna Dieatrick is making up for lost time.
Council Bluffs St. Albert couldn’t have drawn up a better start. Facing longtime nemesis Sioux City Heelan, Makenna Shepard and Teagan Blackburn scored in the first five minutes.
Council Bluffs St. Albert coach Tom Lokovic knew a change needed to be made. The Falcons weren’t creating enough scoring chances to be dangerous, and weren’t finishing enough of them to win decisively.
Mikayla McCart’s ability to read a goalkeeper and place a penalty kick has been a known asset for a while now for Class 2-A No. 1 Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
Council Bluffs St. Albert is the reigning Class 1-A boys state track champion, and late in Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference baseball opener, it used some of that speed.
The Council Bluffs St. Albert boys never worried about what they didn’t have. Namely, a track. And for the state meet, arguably their best athlete, senior Andrew Hanafan.
Council Bluffs St. Albert ran a Class 1-A season-best 1:30.94 in the 800-meter relay April 12.
Some of them have played football in the UNI-Dome twice and basketball in Wells Fargo Arena twice. A few of them have reached the substate final in baseball.
A week after substate assignments were announced, every boys soccer team in western Iowa officially has a roadmap to Des Moines’ Cownie Soccer Park.
No one in orange and white was thrilled when Council Bluffs St. Albert scored in the first three minutes of the match.
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.
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.
One year after winning its first city title in boys tennis, Council Bluffs St. Albert repeated as city champion on Tuesday after a tiebreaker settled an 18-18 draw with Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln.
Makenna Shepard’s lone goal against Tri-Center came in the ninth minute of the match. Watch the video and keep an eye on the elusive Council Bluffs St. Albert freshman as she settles the ball at the top of the 18-yard box and explodes into space after it.
CLARINDA, Iowa – The Council Bluffs St. Albert boys are adding a track event this week: the marathon.
Council Bluffs St. Albert’s top scorer from last year isn’t 100 percent healthy, and coach Chris Hughes doesn’t think the team is quite in shape yet. It’s scary to think what the Saintes will look like when that’s no longer the case.
Glenwood senior Nate Kennedy did something at Thursday’s Ram Relays even he didn’t know he was capable of.
At the end of most days, Council Bluffs St. Albert senior Andrew Hanafan is exhausted. Hanafan competes in track and soccer during the spring season for the Falcons, requiring a sacrifice of his free time and energy.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Wednesday released its high school football schedules for 2018 and 2019, and the local response has been largely favorable.