Black Hawk's Bailey Butler fights for a jump ball along with Monroe's Emily Benzschawel in the second half of a summer league game Tuesday. The Monroe eighth-grade team beat the Black Hawk seventh-grade team 33-21. With the win, the Monroe eighth grade team improved to 6-0 and Black Hawk is 5-1 in league play. Both teams made the postseason tournament and will play each other again at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
Anna Newcomer, 11, swims the butterfly in the girls 11-12-year-old 200-meter medley relay. Newcomer helped lead Monroe to a fourth-place finish in the race Saturday at the 60th annual Dr. Stiles Invitational. ( Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
Dale Buvid's passion for coaching softball doesn't die when the final out is recorded in the spring. His passion for softball extends from 4K players who can't tie their shoes to high school standouts. Wednesday, July 9, 2014