Category Archives: Sports

Hawks come out swinging

ABOVE: Bray Noun Harder fires off a pitch Monday at EV. The senior struck out four batters.

                It’s been a long drought since area student-athletes have represented their school and community in competitive action. After sitting on the sidelines since mid-March, Iowa high school student-athletes are among the first nationwide to resume competitive team...

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‘Veteran squad’ ready to get softball season rolling

                The No. 6-ranked Lynnville-Sully softball team is hoping to end this season where they left off in 2019 — at the state tournament. With seven returning starters and experienced players on the mound and behind the plate, the Hawks have several factors working in their favor.

                From the 2019 squad, the girls graduated...

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Pitching depth, infield leadership to help L-S baseball

After losing just two players from last year’s squad of 22, the Lynnville-Sully varsity baseball team looks to be a stronger, more experienced team this summer.

                In 2019, the Hawks finished tied for eighth in the South Iowa Cedar League with a conference record of 6-10. Their overall record was 10-21. Graduating...

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Freeborn wins Top ET final at Eddyville Raceway Park

ABOVE: Brent Freeborn (center) is surrounded by his children, wife, and parents John and Barb Freeborn of Lynnville after winning the Top ET class over the weekend.

                After an eight-year hiatus from drag racing, Brent Freeborn, of Bondurant and formerly of Lynnville, was back on the drag strip and left his mark...

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Summer sports practices begin

                For the first time in 2.5 months, Lynnville-Sully student athletes reported to practice on Monday, June 1. That was the first day of practice for L-S High School baseball and softball — sports that normally would have started several weeks ago. This year, however, students have not been able to attend practices...

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Baarda wins Junior Advanced Race at ERP

                Brooke Baarda was all smiles after her first Junior Advanced Class win of the year at Eddyville Raceway Park over Memorial Day weekend. After numerous rain delays on Saturday, Baarda went five rounds before taking home her first trophy of the 2020 drag racing season. The 16-year-old daughter of Shaun and Kristy Baarda from Sully, defeated...

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Brand wins first points race of year at Eddyville Raceway Park

Despite the weather forecasted for last Saturday, May 16, several local drag racers gathered at Eddyville Raceway Park for what turned out to be a perfect race day. Carter Brand, of rural Lynnville, picked up where he left off last season, winning his first race of the 2020 season in the junior dragster advanced class. The 13-year-old son...

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