Sophomore Drew Petersen threw a scoreless final 2⅔ innings, and Treynor outlasted host Underwood 12-8 Saturday in a Class 2-A district baseball final.
Mount Ayr’s Maddie Stewart hasn’t attended a day of high school or started a varsity softball game.
Treynor softball coach Kara Huisman elected not to mess with 100 percent. When her leadoff batter, Kaylee Finnegan, slapped a single to start the game and Alyssa Kellar followed with a bunt single, it became clear that Underwood’s bunt defense was struggling.
Western Iowa Conference baseball has started and ended with Treynor for the past decade. The Cardinals have won or shared the past 10 regular-season championships, including eight outright titles.
EARLHAM, Iowa — Treynor took the western Iowa girls soccer scene by storm this season.
TREYNOR, Iowa — Round 2 looked eerily similar as the Tri-Center girls traveled to Treynor for the second time in less than a month Friday night.
Treynor may be working on building a successful boys soccer program, but Iowa City Regina showed the Cardinals what an established powerhouse looks like Thursday.
The Treynor boys soccer team was 2-10 in its first season. This season, the Cardinals are 13-5 and headed to state for the first time after defeating Council Bluffs St. Albert 1-0 in a shootout in the substate final.
Three years ago, 13 of Treynor’s 25 players were freshmen. They went 3-14. “We got pushed around a lot,’’ PJ Peatrowsky said.
The Treynor coaching staff had a message for its team after it suffered a 2-1 loss to Western Iowa Conference foe Riverside last Friday: It won’t matter if you win it when it matters.
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.
The Treynor girls proved they belong in the conversation with the best teams in Class 1-A on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over No. 14 Tri-Center.
Treynor’s Alexis Kellar had tears in her eyes before she clinched the win that set the tone for the season.
Nearly a month into spring, Treynor boys soccer coach Bob Daley and the Cardinals are yearning for some competition.
Missing two key seniors from the back line on opening night, Harlan turned to a pair of players who came off the bench last year to step up.
A little earlier, the top-rated Cardinals had been eight minutes from capping a 27-0 season and seizing their second state title in four years. But after sixth-seeded Cascade outscored them 20-6 in the final quarter, words were hard to find. Treynor coach Scott Rucker did his best.
In its 15th state appearance, top-seeded Treynor (26-0) is into its third championship game. The Cardinals will meet No. 6 Cascade (25-1) at 3:45 p.m. on Friday in the title game, seeking their second crown in four years.
Top-seeded Treynor held off No. 8 Wapello 59-53 in a Class 2-A state quarterfinal Monday.
The Cardinals were picked to finish third in the Western Iowa Conference after going 14-10 a year ago.
When Konnor Sudmann drained the tying 3-pointer with 49 seconds left, Grundy Center’s Hailey Wallis reacted for a split second.
In its 15th state appearance, Treynor (23-1), last year’s 2-A runner-up, advances to Friday’s 10 a.m. semifinal against No. 8 Grundy Center (23-1), which edged No. 7 Regina, 46-45.
Luke Clausen scored 26 points as the top-ranked Cardinals rolled to an 81-50 win over the Hawks in the Class 2-A, Substate 8 final.
After the Cardinals narrowly lost to Western Christian, Joe Chapman stepped in to replace coach Gail Hartigan, who resigned in April. The result has been nothing short of a success.
It's tough to beat a team three times in one season. But on Tuesday night, that familiarity helped the Treynor boys limit Underwood leading scorers, seniors Thomas Conn and Jacob Privia, to eight combined points.
It was a special night all around for Treynor.
After St. Albert scored the first basket of the game, the Cardinals scored 22 straight points en route to a 62-25 win over the Saintes.