“I’m most excited for them to experience the atmosphere of state softball,’’ Treynor coach Kara Huisman said.
With one strike to go, all the hours of practice in the basement and all of the near misses started to hit Sydni Huisman.
While Sydni Huisman may not have had her best stuff of the season early in the Class 3-A Region 7 semifinal, she got stronger as the game wore on, and that was bad news for Sioux Center.
AJ Schiltz expected to be the first pitcher to enter in relief for Treynor on Friday night. He just didn’t expect it to be with no outs and runners at first and second in the third inning.
When you’ve got a pitcher as battle-tested and talented as Treynor’s Sydni Huisman along with five other senior starters, it’s a winning recipe for success.
In two of Tri-Center’s previous four games, it managed just one and three hits, respectively. That made Wednesday’s outburst even more meaningful.
The Treynor girls 800-meter relay team ran for the first time last week at the state-qualifying meet. Its second time resulted in a Class 2-A title at the state track and field meet Friday at Drake Stadium.
If Council Bluffs St. Albert had any thoughts of avenging last season’s 1-A sub-state final loss to Treynor, the Cardinals made sure it was going to be an uphill battle for the Falcons.
It took two years of patience and determination, but Konnor Sudmann on Saturday firmly established herself as the hero of a state-championship team.
Third-rated Treynor went on to edge No. 2 Central Decatur 58-53 in a wildly entertaining Class 2-A girls state basketball semifinal Friday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Treynor hadn’t scored a field goal in eight minutes. It hadn’t scored a point in more than six. Konnor Sudmann realized her team needed a boost. She launched a 23-footer with 2:25 remaining and it splashed the bottom of the net.
Des Moines Christian showed Tuesday that it is not how a team starts a game but how it finishes.
The Treynor boys had plenty of offensive runs in the Class 2-A District final against Tri-Center at the Thomas Jefferson Activity Center, and it was the Cardinal defense that sparked them.
Treynor’s “Double K” duo of Konnor Sudmann and Kayla Chapman want one more chance a state title, and were a huge part of accomplishing one key task to make that happen Monday.
Sporting a stellar 20-2 record, the Sidney girls were out to prove their season win total wasn’t an aberration against their toughest opponent yet in a 2-A Region 8 semifinal.
The Class 2-A No. 3 Treynor girls made a statement early and then finished with a flurry in the Region 8 quarterfinal matchup with St. Albert.
New Class A school Gretna doesn’t yet know where it fits in the large-school boys basketball landscape. But on Saturday against a Treynor club without its big man for most of the game, everything fit together quite nicely for the Dragons.
Initially, Treynor sophomore Alyssa Kellar didn’t have a dream soccer school in mind. “My first goal was just to get D-I schools interested in me,’’ she said.
The Treynor Community School District has been in preliminary discussions with the Hawkeye Ten Conference about becoming its 12th member.
When it mattered most, Treynor was just a touch better. After beating Class 2-A No. 9 Council Bluffs St. Albert twice in the regular season, the No. 8 Cardinals outslugged the Saintes in five sets in the Region 3 final at Lewis Central to advance to their first state tournament since 2012.
n Thursday night, the Cardinals released that pent-up frustration. Class 2-A No. 8 Treynor consistently beat the No. 6 Trojans to the punch, registering a 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 victory in the championship match of the Western Iowa Conference tournament at Logan-Magnolia High School.
UNDERWOOD, Iowa — Treynor coach Jeff Casey used the term “dangerous” when he was describing the high-powered Underwood offense to his team this week leading up to their Class 1-A district showdown.
After a two-hour bus ride to Treynor on Friday for a scheduled 7 p.m. start, it became apparent that no officials were going to be on hand.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — In last week’s 27-12 loss to Carroll Kuemper, Council Bluffs St. Albert rushed 32 times for 68 yards. The Falcon offensive linemen were lacking confidence entering Treynor week.
For those who follow western Iowa football closely, the final jumped off the scorelist: Treynor 28, Logan-Magnolia 7.
Some baserunning and defensive miscues prevented Treynor from springing the upset, and third-rated Regina won 6-1 in a Class 2-A state baseball quarterfinal.