Ballard’s team in pairs wins on staff

Colby Calvert and Cayden Miller’s Ballard doubles team won one state tournament in the Class 1A doubles tournament, and Collins-Maxwell’s 2-0 softball team (Class 1A) started 2-0.

Ballard’s softball team also won its first two games, defeating Atlantic 9-7 and Bondurant-Farrar in a 9-8 battle. Statistics were not available for the games during the press.

Ballard’s baseball team was ahead of Bondurant-Farrar (4-2), and Collins-Maxwell’s baseball team missed three games against Madrid (4-2), Ogden (5-1) and Colo-NESCO (6-4). The Bombers dropped to a total of 1-4 and started 0-1 in the Raccoon River Conference, while the Spartans also dropped to 1-4 and missed their first opening game at the Iowa Star Conference South Division.

Caden Miller

Two teams of pairs of bombers compete in the state tournament 1A for boys

Calvert and Miller won 1-2 during the state doubles tournament for boys 1A on May 24-25 at Burns Park in Waterloo.

Calvert and Miller defeated Jaxson Gerhardt and Ben Loge of Clear Lake in their first match of the championship with a score of 6-2 and 6-3. They lost to Cody Overland of Boone and Matt Zimmerman in consecutive sets during the quarterfinals with a pair of losses of 6-2, then lost to Luke Goble of Kamansh and Chase Sbertoli in the consolation second round with results of 6-3 and 6-2, to end the season.

Jaden Katel and Jacob Ross also competed for Ballard. They were defeated by Colin Reiss of Denison-Schleswig and Harrison Dam in the first round of the championship 6-3 and 6-4, then by Jake Judge of Boone and Zach Bulton in consecutive sets during the first round of consolation, 7- 6 and 6 -3.

Erica Huge

The Houge sisters ignite the Spartan softball team

Erica and Alexis Houge ignited the Collins-Maxwell softball team to a 3-0 victory over Roland-Story and Colo-NESCO to open the season. The Spartans defeated the Norwegians on May 23 and Royals Friday, both of which took place in Collins.

Erika hit 16 batteries and hit Homer with three runs in the 10th inning to win the match against Roland-Story. She conceded only 2 goals in the victory.

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