WAUKEE, Iowa — Three days after defeating Des Moines Lincoln in dominating fashion, Council Bluffs Lewis Central to lost 15-0 to Waukee in four innings in a Class 4-A, Substate 8 semifinal Monday night.
There’s always danger in extracting too much from one regular-season game. But it was hard to ignore the start to Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s week.
The end came in a hurry for a Council Bluffs Lewis Central squad that had waited years to get back to this point.
It’s been 10 years since the Council Bluffs Lewis Central softball players didn’t need a ticket to get into the state tournament. The Titans firmly believe that changes this season, and if you watched them Saturday night, you’d be hard-pressed to disagree.
Atlantic coach Terry Hinzmann and Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Don Wittstruck had a feeling it would play out this way.
The Council Bluffs Lewis Central girls spent much of Saturday afternoon defending their half of the field and holding on. But by the final seconds, they were in control.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Alissa Pomrenke has started and logged big minutes in every state match the Titans have played at Cownie Soccer Complex over the past three seasons.
Grace Guidry has worked hard to become the top-level finisher Council Bluffs Lewis Central needs her to be this season.
On the day before her most impressive performance of the season, Ashtyn Miller didn’t spend it toiling away at the ballpark.
A 2-0 lead might have seemed safe the way Sarah Heilesen was pitching for Denison-Schleswig. But her coach, Kevin Dau, knew better.
The Council Bluffs Lewis Central girls don’t pretend to be oblivious to the pressure. No matter how good you are, when you win back-to-back state titles and spend the whole season at the top of the rankings, it’s going to be there.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central quarterback Max Duggan is in rarefied air after spending his weekend in Los Angeles.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — After shutting out Glenwood last month in a Hawkeye Ten Conference victory, Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Chris VanMende said he didn't want his team to take the Rams lightly in a Class 2-A regional final.
Playing in their first substate final in 11 years, Council Bluffs Lewis Central wasn’t intimidated by one of the most successful programs in Iowa boys soccer history.
It’s a move that Paul Devine tries to pull off at least once a game. He hides behind the defenders in the box, hoping they lose sight of him as his teammate inbounds the ball.
Mikayla McCart’s ability to read a goalkeeper and place a penalty kick has been a known asset for a while now for Class 2-A No. 1 Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
Council Bluffs St. Albert is the reigning Class 1-A boys state track champion, and late in Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference baseball opener, it used some of that speed.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach James Driver was far from thrilled the last time the Titans played Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson. His team won 2-0 in a tournament match with 30-minute halves, but he didn’t feel it moved the ball or imposed its will the way he knew it could.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central quarterback Max Duggan has been invited to the Elite 11, a camp that assembles the nation's top high school passers for three days of instruction and competition.
The Titans dominated possession for the majority of Friday night’s city battle between the top-ranked team in Class 2-A and one of the hottest squads in the area, besting the Lynx 2-0.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central has tallied blowouts, gone to penalties and been bested late.
Logan Jones was in elite company on Thursday, and he looked right at home.
Three weeks after Lewis Central edged Abraham Lincoln in penalty kicks in its season opener, the Lynx evened the score with a 1-0 victory in Thomas Jefferson’s co-ed tournament.
As center back, Keenan Diercks’ primary job is to keep the Council Bluffs Lewis Central back line organized, and the ball away from his end.
The Glenwood girls showed off their depth Friday afternoon by beating previously undefeated Council Bluffs Lewis Central at home 8-1.
Nate Kennedy took some extra time putting on his sweats after the 1,600-meter relay concluded. Given his day, Glenwood coach Mark Starner didn’t have an issue with that. “Not a lot of kids ever do that,’’ he said.