In their first state appearance in 14 years, the Denison-Schleswig girls needed nearly six minutes to dent the scoreboard. The Monarchs never fully recovered.
World-Herald staff writer Kevin White put together what you should watch for from the western Iowa teams in the Class 4-A girls basketball state tournament.
Three nights after knocking off defending state champion Glenwood, Creston was looking to play spoiler again at Denison-Schleswig on Thursday.
Twice in softball and twice in basketball during her brilliant career, Denison-Schleswig senior Alex Mohr had reached a regional final and gone home bitterly disappointed. All of those pent-up frustrations were released in one glorious night for the Monarchs.
n the strength of two second-quarter touchdowns, a tough defensive effort and multiple Yellow Jacket miscues, the Denison-Schleswig pulled out a 17-12 victory over Thomas Jefferson.
In Don Lyons’ final game in the purple and gold, there was no Hollywood ending: Harlan eliminated Denison-Schleswig 10-5 Monday in a Class 3-A district final.
A 2-0 lead might have seemed safe the way Sarah Heilesen was pitching for Denison-Schleswig. But her coach, Kevin Dau, knew better.
Frustration was mounting, but the Harlan boys knew they were right there. All they needed was for everything to break right, just once. It didn’t happen until they were in danger of losing the upper hand.
FORT DODGE, Iowa — The Denison-Schleswig girls team has an individual runner with a shot at doing something special at state.
Thomas Jefferson utilized its power-run game down the stretch to top Denison-Schleswig 28-14 Friday night.
For her all-around excellence in those five sports, Mohr is The World-Herald’s Western Iowa Female Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year.
With Sarah Heilesen in the circle, Denison-Schleswig had been nearly invincible in recent weeks. Entering Tuesday’s regional softball final, the sophomore had won 20 straight decisions dating back to June 2, including four by one run and three more by two.
Alex Mohr of Denison-Schleswig doesn’t look like your prototypical power hitter. The sophomore is 5-feet-2 ¾ (with shoes) and weighs 125 pounds.
Three singles players and two doubles teams from western Iowa qualified for the Class 1-A girls state individual tournament, which begins Thursday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City.
The Council Bluffs Lewis Central boys and Denison-Schleswig girls made up for lost time in a big way Thursday night.
A year after injury derailed her plans, Sunday Faya prepared to reach new heights. She had missed on her first attempt, but Denison-Schleswig’s high jump school record holder wasn’t going to overthink it this time. This was her chance to become a state runner-up on the infield of storied Drake Stadium.
High school sports schedule and notables as published in The World-Herald on April 6.
The Denison-Schleswig sophomore runner is ranked 19th in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Class 3-A individual girls cross country rankings. She finished 17th overall as a freshman at last fall’s state meet.
Lee Toole has heard the chatter about his baseball team. As the largest school in the Hawkeye Ten Conference, Class 4-A No. 5 Council Bluffs Lewis Central has a schedule full of opponents from smaller classes.
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Yells of “Otro!” and “Another!” rang out repeatedly from the Denison-Schleswig bench. The Monarchs were moving the soccer ball so well, they felt they could score again at any moment.
Ellie Mendlik had already run nearly the entire 3.1 miles. But for the last few yards, the Denison-Schleswig sophomore gave it everything she had.
A youth movement is taking place on the Denison-Schleswig girls cross country team. Ranked 13th in Class 3-A in the latest Iowa Association of Track Coaches team rankings, the Monarchs’ top seven are two sophomores and five freshmen.
Denison-Schleswig’s Mara Pirscoveanu is returning to her native Romania next month. When she leaves, she’ll take back a state Class 1-A championship and a 27-0 record for her season in Iowa.
Call it a sendoff, a tuneup or a birthday present. For the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team, it’s a chance to play together a little longer.
Denison-Schleswig claimed the team title at the Hawkeye Ten Conference girls tennis meet on Monday.
After a triple-bogey on his second hole, Denison-Schleswig’s Hunter Williams likely wouldn’t have been the pick to win among his own team. But then the Monarch senior chipped in for birdie at No. 3. And his round just kept getting better.