Softball players take first in Iowa Games
By SUE RIEDER
A group of 11-12 year old girls from several towns in central Iowa formed a traveling softball team and culminated their summer schedule by winning their division at the Iowa Games. Coaches Kevin Schon from Glidden and Smoothy Blackburn from Jefferson reported that the girls had a 18-8 record in tournaments held in Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Madrid, and Perry prior to earning a gold medal for winning four of five games at the Iowa Games on July 19-20. Many of the girls also participated in school sponsored softball programs throughout the month of June, and some of the girls from Greene County may play in a softball league in Ames this fall. Participants are from Carroll, Churdan, Denison, Elkhorn, Glidden, Jefferson, Panora, Paton, Sac City, and Scranton.