Sports

05/27/2020 - 11:27am
Since the okay has been given to return to Iowa high school summer sports, baseball and softball, what will it look for the officials who call the games? Some area umpires weighed in on just that. Umpires, including former Hampton-Dumont athletic director Nate Boock (currently AD at Ballard) and Mason City’s Scott Whitehill said they were not at all fearful about returning to call balls and...
05/27/2020 - 11:20am
HAMPTON – There may be a lot more than usual guidelines to follow, but following the governor’s proclamation on Wednesday, May 20 that summer sports practice could start on June 1, the governing bodies of the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced play could resume. The IGHSAU and...
05/20/2020 - 11:32am
DES MOINES – West Fork’s Taylor Twedt is among a trio in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s 2020 track and field Hall of Fame, announced recently. The Class of 2020 will be formally inducted at the 2021 state track and field meet. The medical student from Rockwell was notified of the honor in January, but even then, she...
05/06/2020 - 11:55am
SHEFFIELD – Tim Shreckengost of Sheffield defied the odds by hitting a hole-in one on Ridge Stone Golf Course hole No. 6 for the second time in his career, the latest coming on Sunday, May 3. The odds of hitting one hole-in-one is 12,500 to 1. Hitting two on the same hole is 67 million to one. You are more than likely to win the lottery, but...
04/28/2020 - 4:34pm
SHEFFIELD – Newly-updated dugouts await West Fork’s baseball team and its visitors this summer, it only remains to be seen if those updates will be met with a 2020 season. New head coach Tom Shreckengost inquired about replacing the surface of the enclosed dugouts shortly after he was hired to replace Lance Thompson. “They’...
04/20/2020 - 2:57pm
SHEFFIELD – One of the school activities that feasibly could still be going on right now is esports since obviously that is the epitome of social distancing. Unfortunately for West Fork, that isn’t the case. The Iowa High School Esports Association, according to West Fork technology director Eric Burt, is on a hiatus since he said they...
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