After falling 4-0 to Central Springs in a Class 2-A state quarterfinal Monday afternoon, Lo-Ma returned to Rogers and grinded out a 4-3 consolation-game victory over Wilton, locking up a tie for fifth place in Class 2-A.
FORT DODGE, Iowa — Logan-Magnolia’s Reanna Rife singled to load the bases with one out in the top of the sixth inning, and Central Springs junior Hannah Ausenhus fired two straight balls.
Four purple and gold signs hang on the right-field fence of Logan-Magnolia’s softball field. There’s one for each of the Panthers’ state tournament runs, and you can look at the top for a reminder of how each one ended: Fifth in 2006, runner-up in 2015, third in 2016 and sixth in 2017.
Erikah Rife delivered a walk-off infield single to clinch a 2-1 win over Mount Ayr and send the Panthers to Fort Dodge for the fourth straight year.
Spending regional-final night at its home field has become something of a tradition for Logan-Magnolia. And it’s happening once again.
For the fourth time in five years, IKM-Manning and Logan-Magnolia squared off in the Western Iowa Conference softball tournament championship game.
If the Logan-Magnolia boys were looking for an indication of their team success on Wednesday, Nic Hiller found it on the final hole of his front nine.
For the first time in their five-year history in the Western Iowa Conference, the Panthers won the girls track title, edging Treynor 139-132.5 at the sparkling new facility at Missouri Valley High School.
As a sophomore at the Treynor Invitational, Delaney Ettleman was blind-sided by an ill-advised shot put throw in the grassy area designed for stretching and warming up before throws.
Jayden Rosengren and his teammates were throwing the question around all day at school. Who’s going to score the first goal in Logan-Magnolia soccer history?
Having played every second of the first 39 minutes of Friday’s Class 2-A Region 8 semifinal, IKM-Manning senior Kia Rasmussen stepped to the foul line for two shots with her team trailing by two points in double overtime.
Reisz reached the 113-pound Class 1-A state finals with an 8-5 decision over third-ranked Heath Moyer of North Linn in the semifinals.
After claiming two medals and competing in three state duals tournaments, it takes more than a hard draw to intimidate Garret Thompson.
leads Class 2-A No. 5 Logan-Magnolia in scoring (14.8), is second in assists (2.6) and is third in rebounds (4.2). The Panthers sit at 16-3 after losing to WIC foe Treynor in overtime on Tuesday.
The Logan-Magnolia girls had led the whole game, and all they needed to do to lock it up was come up with a big stop or two. There was no doubt that Treynor was going to make them earn it.
The Panthers powered past the Eagles with exhausting, run-and-gun offense and lockdown defense in the 49-26 win.
The senior is currently the eighth-ranked 145-pounder in Class 1-A. Earlier this season, he recorded the 150th win of his career, and on Tuesday, he tallied three pins as the Panthers swept Atlantic, OA-BCIG and Woodbine while honoring longtime former coach Kent Kersten.
Broken nose and all, Sydni Huisman knew if she needed to take a charge for her team to win, she would. So with her Treynor team leading 44-41 after Madelyn Deitchler’s free throws with 13.3 seconds left, Huisman stood in and took that charge.
Don’t bother bringing up last year’s state-qualifying cross country meet to the Tri-Center boys. It’s a sore subject. A disqualification of one runner left them in fourth place, eight points from a trip to state.
The Panthers said they weren’t quite as sharp on Tuesday, but they were good enough to take down upstart AHSTW 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 in WIC action at the refurbished AHSTW gymnasium.
In 2014, a young Council Bluffs St. Albert team suffered a 42-0 loss to eventual state champion Logan-Magnolia. It was the kind of setback that still provokes a wince even now, and was a particularly memorable experience Kyle Barnes, a freshman at the time.
Among the many ways they shined for their teams, nobody in their respective classes reached base more often than juniors Alexis Handel of Atlantic and Kylan Straight of Logan-Magnolia.
Two days after a disappointing state quarterfinal, the Logan-Magnolia softball team returned to Rogers Complex and split a pair of consolation games to conclude the 2017 campaign.
Top-seeded Durant took care of business in convincing fashion on Monday afternoon, handing Logan-Magnolia a 9-0 loss in a lopsided 2-A state quarterfinal at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex.
During his bullpen session Thursday before the Class 1-A district semifinal against Fremont-Mills, a thought struck Brandon Williams. “It kind of hit me that this was the last time I was going to do this at Chuck Wolever,” the Council Bluffs St. Albert senior said, referring to the Falcons’ home field.
After losing his star pitcher to graduation on the heels of back-to-back state tournament appearances, Logan-Magnolia coach Trent Kuhl heard the talk. Consider it officially dismissed.