A Kehrli sweet corn stand sits along the side of the road with dozens of delicious ears for sale.

The West Delaware softball season ended with a 7-4 loss to the Winterset Huskies in a Class 4A State Tournament quarterfinal game in Fort Dodge, July 27.

Responding to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released plans on July 24 for the 2020 high school football season.

West Delaware head coach Tiffany Rave has said all season that her team is just grateful to be playing softball after COVID-19 shut down high school spring sports and threatened summer sports as well.

“If you didn’t have a heart condition before tonight, you probably developed one.” Those were the words of Beckman coach Ryan Meissner after his team held on for a 9-8 win over Maquoketa Valley in regional softball game, July 15, at Beckman.

A four-run second inning, highlighted by Kayla Felton’s three-run home run jump-started the West Delaware softball team as the Hawks defeated Cedar Rapids Xavier, 12-2, in six innings in a Class 4A Regional Semi-Final at Sill Field, July 19.

Class 1A’s fourth-ranked South Winneshiek won a rain-shortened district semifinal matchup with Edgewood-Colesburg, July 14, at Calmar, taking a 2-1 decision in five innings to end the Vikings’ season at 8-6. South Winneshiek improved to 23-1 and looks to make a second consecutive trip to Pri…

Dunkerton was ecstatic at the end of its Class 1A, Region 7 softball game with Edgewood-Colesburg July 13 at Colesburg. The Raiders had just won their first game of the season, at the expense of the Vikings, to advance to the next round of tourney playback at Colesburg July 15, against Starmont.

Leah Wegmann’s bases-loaded double drove in three runs in the top of the 12th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie, as the West Delaware Hawks ended their regular season with a 6-4 win on the road against Western Dubuque.

Two home runs by Kyle Cole and one by Luke Kehrli powered the West Delaware baseball team to a 10-5 win at home over Mount Vernon July 6. The Mustangs came back in the nightcap, winning 8-6 to salvage a split.

With doubleheader sweeps of Clear Creek-Amana and Linn-Mar, the West Delaware softball team has won 12 in a row as the Hawks begin post-season play later this week.

Senior Alex Jones tossed a complete-game eight-hitter with eight strikeouts and Edgewood-Colesburg got an offensive boost from the bottom of the batting order as the Vikings won a 3-2 Class 1A, District 6 decision over East Buchanan, at MFL MarMac, July 11.

The Maquoketa Valley baseball team season came to an end July 11 when the Wildcats suffered a rough 10-0 loss to South Winneshiek in their opening-round playoff game played in Calmar.

When Central City comes to Colesburg, the Edgewood-Colesburg girls seldom take a win. It happened again July 6, when the Wildcats claimed a double victory, 5-2 and 8-5, extending a 10-game win streak that began in 2013.

Every team wants to be playing its best heading to the postseason, and that is exactly what the Edgewood-Colesburg baseball team is doing, after extending its winning streak to four games with a doubleheader sweep of winless Central City, at Community Field, July 6.

Feeling that your team is never out of a game is always a good thing, but having that feeling because five of your team’s seven victories were come-from-behind wins means your gang truly has the never quit attitude.

Michael Schaul drove in two runs and pitched a three-hitter as he led the Maquoketa Valley boys baseball team to their first win of the season when the Wildcats defeated East Buchanan 4-2 in game two of their Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader played in Winthrop July 6.

One was easy, one was not, in a double bill sweep for the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats over the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings in softball action, July 2, at Delhi.

After splitting with Maquoketa to start the week, the West Delaware baseball team salvaged a split with Clear Creek-Amana later in the week to snag a pair of wins heading into the Fourth of July holiday.

Macey Kleitsch’s single with the bases loaded scored Alissa Holtz in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving West Delaware a 3-2 win over Benton Community, July 1 at home.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s baseball team evened its season mark at 5-5 with a doubleheader sweep of Maquoketa Valley, at Delhi, July 2, winning an 8-6 slugfest in the opener before cruising to a 9-3 win in the nightcap. The Wildcats — still in search of their first victory of the year — fell to 0-9.

Coming from behind is beginning to be the calling card of the Maquoketa Valley softball as the Wildcats pulled that card again, scoring eight times in the top of the third inning to take the lead while coasting to a 17-6 win over Easton Valley in Preston, June 29.

Sometimes wins on the field don’t always result in ones that you get to put into the win column when the night is done.

With a starting lineup consisting of six freshmen, three sophomores and a junior, the future looks bright for the Lisbon High School baseball team. Judging from its performance in a 6-0 whitewashing of Edgewood-Colesburg, at Community Field, June 29, the present doesn’t look too shabby either.

It took just one inning for the Lisbon Lions to overpower the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team June 29 at Colesburg.

A non-conference win over a talented Waverly-Shell Rock team and a doubleheader sweep on the road over Center Point-Urbana highlighted the week, as the West Delaware baseball team finished the week 3-2.

West Delaware softball coach Tiffany Rave said her team is grateful to be playing softball this summer. She also said after last week’s games that her team is starting to look like she expects a West Delaware softball team to look.

The young Maquoketa Valley baseball team continues to be in search of its first win of the season after falling 6-0 to Calamus-Wheatland (4-2) in Wheatland June 23, and then being beaten 13-3 by Bellevue Marquette (3-4) in Delhi, June 25.

Erin Knipper provided two timely hits when the Maquoketa Valley softball team needed them the most. Her two hits resulted in her driving in two runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead and she plated an insurance run in the top of the seventh to help the Wildcats earn a 3-1 com…

In the first game of a double bill against Starmont, the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team escaped with a last-inning 4-3 win. June 23.

It was a true-to-life case of keeping up with the Joneses at Community Field, in Edgewood, as Edgewood-Colesburg senior right-hander Alex Jones tossed a dominant 11-strikeout no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Starmont in game one of a Tri-Rivers Conference twin bill, June 22.

From the first inning, the Maquoketa Valley softball team looked to be on a mission. The Wildcats put two players on base before the first out, took a one-run lead on the Blazers before racing to a 10-3 non-conference win, June 19, at the Beckman softball complex.

The season may have gotten started late, but the West Delaware baseball team was ready to go, finishing 3-1 in their opening week, splitting a doubleheader with Solon and sweeping Independence.

How does a team make up for lost time during a pandemic? If it’s the West Delaware softball team, it’s scheduling 10 games the first week of play against some of the top teams on this side of the state.

Maquoketa Valley’s baseball team dropped two sets of doubleheaders to start the 2020 season but showed evidence that they are a bunch of fighters. In the season opener, the Wildcats lost both games to Springville, 6-5 and 17-8, June, 16 in Springville, and in their home opener, they were bea…

The Maquoketa Valley softball team scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning of game two of their season-opening doubleheader to earn a split with Springville (1-1).

After giving up four runs in the first inning, the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team settled down and defeated Easton Valley, 12-10, June 18 at Colesburg.

Picking up a conference win on the road is a pretty impressive way to start the season, and that’s what Aaron Hamann’s Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings did, hanging on for a 6-5 win over Bellevue Marquette , June 15, at Bellevue’s Cole Field.

This year’s West Delaware baseball team, while still young, boasts an experienced corps that battled through last year’s 15-24 campaign. And while last year’s squad was playing its best baseball at the end of the season, this year’s team has the make up to get off to a hot start right away.