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Eleven-run sixth puts ‘Cats past MOC

West Lyon sophomore Leah Blauwet swings at a pitch in a game against Sheldon in Larchwood. Blauwet finished with a game-high three RBIs in the Wildcats’ 10-0 win Monday, July 1, over the Orabs. (Photo/Lisa Miller) West Lyon Softball West Lyon 14MOC-Foyd Valley 9...

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’Cats mercy-rule Orabs

West Lyon Softball Hawf continues to display two-way skill with shutout mound outing, three-hit night Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 10Sheldon 0 LARCHWOOD – A combination of strong pitching and solid offense put West Lyon on top again. In fewer than six...

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’Cats scratch off Orabs

West Lyon baseball first baseman Cooper Schoening collects the first out of the game at first base versus Sheldon. On Monday, July 1, the Wildcats mercy ruled the Orabs 10-0. (Photo/Lisa Miller) West Lyon Baseball Mulder strikes out 14, offense cruises to mercy-rule...

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Thirteen-run frame leads to early win in Sibley

West Lyon sophomore Katelyn Berentschot (19) swings her bat toward a pitch in a game against host Sioux Center. The Wildcats defeated the Warriors 2-0 Friday, June 28. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) Junior Ella Langenhorst (12) heads toward first base in a road game against...

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Pioneers swept by ’Cats in Larchwood

West Lyon Softball West Lyon 17Okoboji 1West Lyon 15Okoboji 3 LARCHWOOD – It took just eight innings for West Lyon to capture two wins Thursday, June 27, in Larchwood. In a doubleheader versus Okoboji, the Wildcats won the first game 17-1 in five innings and the...

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High-scoring sixth separates sides

West Lyon junior pitcher Ridge Kramer (6) prepares to release a pitch against Sioux Center on Friday, June 28. Kramer pitched six innings for the Wildcats, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) West Lyon Baseball Wildcats beat...

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Doubleheader sweep in Milford

Freshman Mason McCarty looks at the mound while taking a lead from first base. West Lyon beat Sioux Center 7-1 Friday, June 28, at Open Space Athletic Complex. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) West Lyon Baseball West Lyon 11Okoboji 1West Lyon 9Okoboji 3 MILFORD – A pair of...

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’Hawks no match for ‘Cats

Sophomore Emory Koch (13) swings at a pitch Monday, June 17, in a game versus Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley softball. West Lyon defeated the Nighthawks 12-3 in Larchwood. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon Softball Softball match goes on despite downpour canceling baseball...

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Runs come cheap for WL in Sibley

West Lyon Baseball Ridge Kramer perfect on mound, at plate in remarkable road rout of host Generals Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 26Sibley-Ocheyedan 0 SIBLEY – A total 26 runs being scored in one game generally suggests there was a shootout between two...

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’Cats blank Sheldon

Evy Knoblock hurls a pitch for West Lyon in its 10-2 win over Emmetsburg. The Wildcats split their games at their home tournament Saturday, June 15. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon’s catcher awaits instructions from the dugout ahead of a pitch against Emmetsburg. The...

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Duo dominates in win

Gage Blauwet gauges a pitch against Western Christian in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, June 15. West Lyon swept the Wolfpack in two mercy rule wins. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Keegan Rotert prepares to throw a pitch against Western Christian in the first game...

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Squad collects low-scoring win

Ridge Kramer swings at a pitch in West Lyon’s matchup with Unity Christian. On Monday, June 3, the Wildcats beat the Knights 4-1. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Kramer, Mulder split strong day on the mound versus Siouxland’s Knights Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon...

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’Cats cruise at home

Langenhorst tallies three knocks, Hawf pitches complete game in win Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 6Unity Christian 1 LARCHWOOD – West Lyon calmly cruised to a home win over Unity Christian Monday, June 3. In Larchwood, the Wildcats defeated the Knights...

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WL shut out in debut

Tate Hawf swings his bat in a matchup with Central Lyon baseball Friday, May 24. Hawf finished with three RBIs on three hits, including two triples, in West Lyon’s 9-3 defeat of the Lions. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Mason Mulder hurls a pitch from the mound in a game versus...

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’Cats clear Lions

Jersey Hawf fires a ball toward first base in an attempt to throw out a Central Lyon foe. Hawf hurled five innings on the mound against the Lions, allowing three unearned runs on three hits and eight strikeouts. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Evy Knoblock (4) slides into second...

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WL splits games at KP tourney

West Lyon 2Newell-Fonda 3West Lyon 11Kingsley-Pierson 3 KINGSLEY – Although it suffered its first loss of the season, West Lyon still walked away a winner at the Kingsley-Pierson Tournament. After losing 3-2 to Newell-Fonda, the Wildcats defeated the Panthers 11-3...

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CLASS 3A girls’ softball rankings Week 2

Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Dubuque Wahlert Williamsburg Estherville-Lincoln Central Benton Community Mount Vernon Davenport Assumption Solon Sumner-Fredericksburg Washington Atlantic Clarinda West Lyon Albia PCM West Burlington/Notre...

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WL wins Game 1

West Lyon Softball Wildcats led by Hawf’s shutout, homer for Childress in first victory Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 9Spirit Lake 0 SPIRIT LAKE – No. 12 West Lyon softball began its season with a statement win. Defeating Spirit Lake 9-0, the Wildcats...

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CLASS 3A girls’ softball rankings preseason

Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporterabuckman@ncppub.com Williamsburg Dubuque Wahlert Davenport Assumption Estherville-Lincoln Central Benton Community Mount Vernon Washington Sumner-Fredericksburg Clarinda Atlantic Solon West Lyon Chariton West Liberty...

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