The Newton girls golf team has had a rough season. This is not to say they have played poorly, actually it’s quite the contrary — six different girls have shot in the 40s. However, the nature of the weather has kept practice time to a minimum as well as canceled several meets, which could have helped the team improve and hone its skills. As anybody who has played golf regularly knows, the more practice, the better.
DES MOINES — When NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier and defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher return to Iowa later this summer for their respective races at Iowa Speedway, they will have already had some laps under their belts.
The Newton baseball team was able to get one game in before the rain started to fall Monday, and that game likely made the stormy return home a little easier.
Summer sports have finally arrived for the Hawks of Lynnville-Sully. Following the strong showing by the Hawks’ track teams at state that brought the spring season to terrific close, the softball and baseball teams took the field for the first time this season on Monday.
The Prairie City-Monroe girls golf team’s season may have come to an end last week, but the Mustangs will still be represented at the state golf meet next week.
The South Iowa Cedar League recently released its all-conference teams for the boys and girls golfers from this season, and Lynnville-Sully was well represented.
Registration recently opened for Newton Senior High School’s summer camps, available at www.newtoncardinals.bigteams.com.
DES MOINES — With a wild season full of weather cancellations and sporadic competitions finally coming to a close, the Newton track teams can look back and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Hawk boys finish fourth in team standings
In its second round of regional action, the Newton girls tennis team was unable to overcome the loss of two of its top players this season, as it fell to the host team Johnston.
DES MOINES — A characteristic of almost any championship team is the ability to bring it all together when it is needed the most.
PELLA — “All in” has been one of the more commonly-used phrases for the Newton boys soccer team this season, and on Thursday night, the Cardinals lived up to that saying.
DES MOINES — Colfax-Mingo senior Connor Hainer and Collins-Maxwell-Baxter junior Zach Samson have led their respective events all season, and Thursday was the day they got to officially claim those events as their own.
DES MOINES — On a warm, summer-like day with the harsh sun beating down on Drake Stadium, some of Newton’s best athletes shined brightly as well. The Cardinals had nine representatives competing on Day 1 of the state meet, and several solid performances were the result.
In its previous 12 games, the Newton girls soccer team outscored its opponents by a talley of 54-5. On Thursday night, however, Class 2A No. 6 2A Pella outscored the No. 11 Cardinals (11-2) on their home turf by a score of 4-1 to claim the Little Hawkeye Conference title.
The Class 2A No. 1 Prairie City-Monroe boys golf team has been one of the best in the state this season, and on Thursday it earned its chance to officially defende that title.
The Newton girls tennis program was, for all intents and purposes, in shambles less than three years ago, but on Thursday, the team received some of the best news in its history. The doubles team of Jennifer Ventling and Holly Vander Pol earned a trip to state following its victories at the individual regional meet in Cedar Rapids.
The 2012 Newton girls softball team had quite an impressive season. The Cardinals went 21-11 in their 32 games, including a 9-3 record in the Little Hawkeye Conference en route to yet another conference title.
Once upon a time, Pat Riley and Darin Tisdale teamed up on the Grand View University baseball team. Fast forward to the present, and they’re teaming up again.
Despite playing in some major heat for the first time all season, the Newton rugby team did what it needed to do to reach the next step on Tuesday.
Cards dominate Lincoln on Senior Night
Aside from the old story of the inclement weather, the Prairie City-Monroe girls track team had to ward off plenty of other bad luck this season.
When the time comes to hit the blue track at Drake Stadium this week, members of the Colfax-Mingo track teams will likely be approaching it in different ways.