In Don Lyons’ final game in the purple and gold, there was no Hollywood ending: Harlan eliminated Denison-Schleswig 10-5 Monday in a Class 3-A district final.
A 2-0 lead might have seemed safe the way Sarah Heilesen was pitching for Denison-Schleswig. But her coach, Kevin Dau, knew better.
Frustration was mounting, but the Harlan boys knew they were right there. All they needed was for everything to break right, just once. It didn’t happen until they were in danger of losing the upper hand.
FORT DODGE, Iowa — The Denison-Schleswig girls team has an individual runner with a shot at doing something special at state.
Thomas Jefferson utilized its power-run game down the stretch to top Denison-Schleswig 28-14 Friday night.
For her all-around excellence in those five sports, Mohr is The World-Herald’s Western Iowa Female Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year.
With Sarah Heilesen in the circle, Denison-Schleswig had been nearly invincible in recent weeks. Entering Tuesday’s regional softball final, the sophomore had won 20 straight decisions dating back to June 2, including four by one run and three more by two.
Alex Mohr of Denison-Schleswig doesn’t look like your prototypical power hitter. The sophomore is 5-feet-2 ¾ (with shoes) and weighs 125 pounds.
Three singles players and two doubles teams from western Iowa qualified for the Class 1-A girls state individual tournament, which begins Thursday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City.
The Council Bluffs Lewis Central boys and Denison-Schleswig girls made up for lost time in a big way Thursday night.
A year after injury derailed her plans, Sunday Faya prepared to reach new heights. She had missed on her first attempt, but Denison-Schleswig’s high jump school record holder wasn’t going to overthink it this time. This was her chance to become a state runner-up on the infield of storied Drake Stadium.
High school sports schedule and notables as published in The World-Herald on April 6.
The Denison-Schleswig sophomore runner is ranked 19th in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Class 3-A individual girls cross country rankings. She finished 17th overall as a freshman at last fall’s state meet.
Lee Toole has heard the chatter about his baseball team. As the largest school in the Hawkeye Ten Conference, Class 4-A No. 5 Council Bluffs Lewis Central has a schedule full of opponents from smaller classes.
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Yells of “Otro!” and “Another!” rang out repeatedly from the Denison-Schleswig bench. The Monarchs were moving the soccer ball so well, they felt they could score again at any moment.
Ellie Mendlik had already run nearly the entire 3.1 miles. But for the last few yards, the Denison-Schleswig sophomore gave it everything she had.
A youth movement is taking place on the Denison-Schleswig girls cross country team. Ranked 13th in Class 3-A in the latest Iowa Association of Track Coaches team rankings, the Monarchs’ top seven are two sophomores and five freshmen.
Denison-Schleswig’s Mara Pirscoveanu is returning to her native Romania next month. When she leaves, she’ll take back a state Class 1-A championship and a 27-0 record for her season in Iowa.
Call it a sendoff, a tuneup or a birthday present. For the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team, it’s a chance to play together a little longer.
Denison-Schleswig claimed the team title at the Hawkeye Ten Conference girls tennis meet on Monday.
After a triple-bogey on his second hole, Denison-Schleswig’s Hunter Williams likely wouldn’t have been the pick to win among his own team. But then the Monarch senior chipped in for birdie at No. 3. And his round just kept getting better.
On a cold, blustery day for tennis, the play of Travis Miller and Cody Goeser kept the courts warm. The St. Albert duo earned championships in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, at Monday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference boys meet, held at Lewis Central, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
Brandon Scherff played tennis — at 250 pounds! — in high school at Denison-Schleswig, along with baseball, basketball and throwing the shot put and discus in track and field. After taking Scherff with the fifth pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the Washington Redskins are hoping his athl…
Curt Schulte climbed to the top of the ladder, cut the net free from the rim and shouted what the Glenwood community had waited decades to hear. “Des Moines, here we come!” the Glenwood coach screamed.
Denison-Schleswig played a near-flawless game to build leads of 18 in the third quarter, 13 with less than four minutes remaining and eight with less than a minute to go.
The Hawkeye Ten Conference’s most dominating post player hasn’t always been so. Far from it, in fact. Standing out hasn’t been a problem in Spencer Pauley’s senior season. The Monarch leads the Hawkeye Ten in rebounding (11.4) and blocks (4.3), and is third in scoring (19.4). He helped Denison-Schleswig capture its first conference championship in 15 years.