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Stories from Sunday, May 22, 2011

Softball preview: Young Lady Bulldogs eye spot atop Lakes Conference (05/22/11)
LE MARS -- They are going to be young. The Le Mars Community softball team will replace five starters from the 2010 team that went 25-11 and finished third in the Lakes Conference with a 9-5 mark. "We've got a lot more young kids - eighth, ninth and sophomores - than in years past," Le Mars head coach Doug Heidebrink said. "We're down a little bit."...
Substate tennis: 'Dogs swing way to state team tourney (05/22/11)
HARLAN -- Last year's substate loss to Aplington-Parksburg was enough. The Le Mars boys tennis team felt the sting a year ago and decided it would not happen again. And the Bulldogs haven't lost since, as they took a pair of 5-1 wins from Red Oak and Glenwood at Saturday's substate round at Harlan High School on Saturday to qualify for their first Class 1A team state tournament since 1998...
Substate Tennis Notebook: Song, slogan inspire Bulldogs (05/22/11)
HARLAN -- Bet you didn't know Le Mars boys tennis coach Bill Dalton is a closet fan of the "Rocky" movie franchise and the 1995 Seattle Mariners. Actually, Dalton might not be aware of the latter, himself. No matter. He has incorporated elements of both into his Bulldogs' march to the state semifinals. "Eye of the Tiger," the Survivor song that topped the charts in 1982 and was made famous by "Rocky III," blared from a CD player following Le Mars' 5-1 over Glenwood to clinch the substate title...
Golf: Hinton sneaks back to state golf (05/22/11)
SPENCER -- Meet after meet, it can be tough for the Nos. 5 and 6 golfers on a team to remember that their scores are important, too. Hinton's Lathen Hasler will never forget that again. With three teams tied for second place with a team score of 324 at Friday's district meet at Spencer Municipal Golf Course, it was the Blackhawk senior's 84 that broke the tie and sent Hinton back to the Class 1A state tournament for the fifth time in six years after missing the cut last year...

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