Josh Egeland wins Ding Dong Dash

Strut Your Mutt 1-mile fun run | GCNO photo

The Ding Dong Dash, part of the Bell Tower Festival hosted by the Jefferson park and recreation department, had a four-legged twist this time. Canines were invited to be part of a Strut Your Mutt 1-mile run/walk or to run along with their master for the 5K and 10K runs.

Entry donations for the dogs were a fundraiser for the proposed new Greene County animal shelter. Continue reading Josh Egeland wins Ding Dong Dash

Rams play Saydel at home, win baseball, lose softball

The Ram baseball team topped the Saydel Eagles 10-0 in Jefferson Wednesday behind the pitching of senior Ben Wilkins. Wilkins pitched all five innings of the game that was abbreviated by the 10-run rule.

Wilkins allowed just two hits, both of them singles. He struck out two and walked four. The Rams made no errors in the game while the Eagles made four. Continue reading Rams play Saydel at home, win baseball, lose softball

Rams top So Hamilton 11-1 for first conference baseball win

The Greene County baseball team got into the win column in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference with an 11-1 win over the South Hamilton Hawks in Jefferson Monday. The game ended after the top of the fifth inning via the 10-run rule.

The Ram defense committed no errors as junior Bryce Hoyle pitched the entire game and gave up only three hits. He struck out six batters and walked only one. He also picked off two runners at first base, both in the second inning. Continue reading Rams top So Hamilton 11-1 for first conference baseball win

Ram softball tops PCM, narrowly loses three

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County softball team fell to Roland-Story 5-3; Perry 4-0, and to Glidden-Ralston 16-14 on Thursday in a real slugfest. Unfortunately, the Rams committed eight errors to aid G-R in their victory. The Wildcats posted 17 hits on the night while the Rams had 15. GC posted a 10-3 win over Prairie City-Monroe Friday.

The Rams are 3-2 in HOIC play and 3-7 overall. They are currently tied with North Polk for second place in the conference. Roland-Story leads the pack with a 6-0 record. Continue reading Ram softball tops PCM, narrowly loses three

Another Year Older gets another win at the JPRD 3-on-3 tourney

Ram varsity basketball coach Chris Nelson (left) and teammates (continuing from left) Scott Weber, Brandon Kres and Zak Clark won the 3-on-3 basketball tournament hosted by the Jefferson park and recreation department as part of the Bell Tower Festival.

The tournament was sponsored by AAI Spalding.

This is the fourth year the One Year Older Team has won the tournament.

JPRD director Vicky Lautner reports there were six teams in the tournament, and that “it seems everyone had a good time.”

Greene Co softball starts ’18 season with two wins, four losses

~by The Scranton Journal

The Greene County softball team opened its 2018 campaign with a 12-10 victory over Saydel Friday, May 25. The Rams came up against two rated teams in the Ogden tournament Saturday where they went 0-3 on the day.

After the game against Coon Rapids-Bayard was rained out on Tuesday, May 29, the Rams defeated Gilbert 8-5 Wednesday in their first home game of the season. Friday, June 1, GC traveled to Nevada where they lost 7-4. Continue reading Greene Co softball starts ’18 season with two wins, four losses