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Wayne softball falls to second-rated Lisbon 1-0

To put the situation in another light, at the Iowa State Softball Tournament on Monday, second-rated Lisbon upset Wayne 1-0. It was another great game in northern Iowa for the Lady Falcons, but this time the sun got in the way. Wayne fell to 2nd-ranked Lisbon 1-0, the only run for the Lions coming on […]

Wayne softball team claws its way to State

In some ways, Wayne’s Monday night home game versus Melcher-Dallas was anti-climactic. After going on the road to defeat fifth-ranked BCLUW last Friday, the Lady Falcons provided less drama for one of the biggest crowds to ever watch a softball game at Carpenter Field. Not having lost a contest to a Class 1A team by […]

Wayne upsets fifth-ranked BCLUW 4-2 in extra innings

It was a hot summer evening, so perhaps it was for the best that Wayne played 5th-ranked BCLUW in northern Iowa. Every degree of latitude helps. A huge crowd gathered in Conrad on Fri., July 12 for a rematch of the 2010 Class 2A championship game—the Comets and the Fisher sisters defeated Cassandra Darrah and […]

Lady Falcons advance against Seymour 2-0, to face BCLUW Friday evening

On a cool summer night perfect for softball, fans at Saling Athletic Complex were treated to a fantastic defensive display by both teams, but Wayne pulled away for the 2-0 victory against Seymour. The Lady Falcons will play BCLUW in Conrad, between Marshalltown and Cedar Falls, on Fri., July 12 at 7 p.m. BCLUW beat […]

Seymour and Wayne roar out of gate, set up Wednesday night game

Playing on their home fields, both Seymour and Wayne looked sharp in the 1st round of the 2019 softball playoffs. The Warriorettes led Mormon Trail after the 1st inning 2-0, scored 6 more in the 2nd then 4 in the 3rd to pull away 12-0 on Monday night. After Hannah Hinners hit a triple to […]

Early seeding leaves softball coaches frustrated

With 10 games left to play in the regular season, the governing sports body for high school girls in Iowa, the IGHSAU, handed out its regional playoff seedings on June 26. It missed a good game later that day between Class 1A Wayne and Class 3A Centerville in the Mount Ayr softball tournament. The Lady […]

Wayne wins annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament

Mormon Trail, Seymour and Wayne all played at the annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament in Corydon on Saturday morning and afternoon. After a thunderstorm delayed play, the Falcons went on to win the title game against Twin Cedars 13-3. Douglas was a longtime history teacher and baseball coach for the Falcons who passed away a […]

Wade Harman, Denver select Hawkeye Noah Fant in draft

Before the 2019 NFL Draft, some projections had the Denver Broncos selecting former Chariton and Iowa Hawkeye tight end T.J. Hockenson in the first round. Right school, wrong player. In January, after several years with the Atlanta Falcons, Denver hired former Wayne Falcon and Drake Bulldog Wade Harman to coach its tight ends. When Drake […]

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