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Jasper County Conservation goes all out for new campout

Mariposa Park outfitted with modern-style campground sites, shower building and a furnished cabin now available for rent

Mariposa Park is nothing like it was 10 years ago, and that’s a good thing.

The 151-acre recreation area, located about five miles northeast of Newton, has undergone massive improvements since then, including a project that

extracted heavy amounts of sediment in the nearby lake, to the point fish can be seen from the bottom. The latest project ensures more visitors can see that for themselves.

Jasper County Conservation officially launched the Bison Ridge Campground and Coneflower Cottage, 6825 N. 67th Ave. E., at Mariposa Park this

past weekend, allowing campers near and far to take advantage of modern utilities when enjoying a few days of outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and fishing.

Each of the 15 campground sites has access to electricity and water, and the nearby bathhouse has restrooms and shower facilities. Fire rings and picnic tables are installed at each site and there is also a dump station for when guests leave. This style of campground is the first of its kind for conservation.

“It just seems like something we’ve talked about for so long,” said Keri Van Zante, director of Jasper County Conservation. “People have been asking about it, and now it’s finally here. I’m excited to see new people coming to our parks and the same people coming to our parks, but also seeing them stay longer.”

Of course the other new addition is a furnished rental cabin with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen and a back


Lt. Brad Shutts receives most votes in primary for Jasper County sheriff

Unofficial results show contested race was close but won’t be final until canvass

Unofficial results of the contested Jasper County primary election for county sheriff show Lt. Brad Shutts received the most votes over fellow Republican candidates Tracy Cross and Jeremy Burdess, but a winner has yet to be fully determined until the ballots are canvassed and write-ins are all accounted for.

In order for one of the county sheriff prospects to be chosen as the Republican candidate and put on the ballot in the November election, the winner must have a 35 percent majority of the votes. Otherwise, it would have to be determined at a conven-

tion, which could open the candidacy to just about anybody.

According to the unofficial results released by the Jasper County Auditor’s Office on election night, Shutts received 834 votes, or 40.13 percent. Cross received 795 votes, or 38.26 percent. Burdess received 446 votes, or 21.46 percent. There were three write-in votes, or 0.14 percent.

In total, 2,078 votes were cast for the county sheriff primary.

Election Day brought more votes in for Cross than Shutts and Burdess. In fact, 721 of the 795 votes Cross earned were on the day of the polls being open. Shutts received 716 votes on Election Day, but it was the abundance of absentee ballots in his favor — 118 in total — that ultimately gave him the edge. Since there are no Democratic candidates running for the seat, this primary election could very well decide who will be the next sheriff of Jasper County.

Miller-Meeks defeats Pautsch in state and Jasper County primary elections

Congresswoman chosen to face Democratic challenger Christina Bohannan in November

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will remain the Republican nominee in the race for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District following the release of the unofficial results of the primary election. Which means Miller-Meeks’s challenger has shifted from David Pautsch to Democratic candidate Christina Bohannan. According to unofficial results of the primary election posted by the Jasper County Auditor’s Office, several Republicans wanted Miller-Meeks

over Pautsch, who ran a relentless campaign blasting the congresswoman and doubting her conservative beliefs. Voters in Jasper County largely thought otherwise.

Miller-Meeks received 1,235 votes, or 62.85 percent, in Jasper County; Pautsch earned 728 votes, or 37.05 percent. In total, 1,965 votes were cast in Jasper County for the District IA-01 race.

Miller-Meeks said in a Twitter/X post following her win: “We will work hard to hold Biden and the Democrats accountable and fire them in November. The majority matters.”

Fierce Faith Music Fest lineup to perform at Community Heights Alliance Church

Newton-based Christian music festival returns for a third year at new venue

Fierce Faith Music Fest is back for another evening of rock ‘n’ roll worship at a brand new venue. The grass roots Christian music festival has played in the Newton town square and the green space of Legacy Plaza in years past, but this year the musical acts will be playing at Community Heights Alliance Church.

Hundreds of concertgoers have been flocking to Fierce Faith Music since 2022. Founders Nick and Kristi Cummins, who frequent many Christian music festivals, have worked to expand the offerings every year to make the festival fun and memorable for all. This year is no differ-

ent, apart from the change in scenery. But if there is one constant Fierce Faith Music Fest always delivers on it’s the awesome performers they bring onstage. They not only show great musical prowess but a strong passion for worship. This year’s lineup includes Jordan Feliz, Sanctus Real and three-year returning opener Friday Night Fire. Fierce Faith Music Fest 2024 starts at 5 p.m. June 15 at Community Heights Alliance Church, 2500 S. 13th Ave. E., in Newton. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Eventbrite. com. Kids ages 10 and under can enter the festival free of charge. Food trucks, a kids zone and merchandise tents will be available.

Pure madness

The inaugural Monroe Classic Madness Car Show sponsored by The Gathering Place of Monroe draws hundreds to downtown for food, fun and classic vehicles

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Christopher Braunschweig/PCM Explorer Jasper County Conservation staff and board members pose for a picture outside the Coneflower Cottage, a new cabin at Mariposa Park that is available for rent. Christopher Braunschweig/PCM Explorer Friday Night Fire performs during the Fierce Faith Music Festival on June 17, 2023, at the green space between DMACC Newton Campus and Legacy Plaza. The Christian music festival makes its return on June 15 at Community Heights Alliance Church. Jamee A. Pierson/PCM Explorer Between viewing around 100 vehicles, new, vintage and unique, grabbing a bite from multiple food trucks and stands, playing games and listening to live music, the first Monroe Classic Madness Car Show June 8 in the town square had something for everyone.

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Obituaries Worth Mentioning

PCM Food Pantry

The PCM Food Pantry at the Monroe Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Main St. in Monroe, is open 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

Events at The Gathering Place

Thursday, June 13

• 9am Crafts with Jamee ($4 for craft)

• 10am Patty Richards Music Show

Friday, June 14

• 2pm Piano with Jacque Robinson

Saturday, June 15

• 6:30pm Painting with a Twist, bring your own snack and drink. Register and pay on TGP Facebook

Monday, June 17

• 8am Coffee & Prayer with Pastor Ann

• 10am Video Exercise Class

Tuesday, June 18

• 9am Crafts with Jamee ($4 for craft)

•6pm Bingo

Wednesday, June 19

• 1pm “Get Fit, Move More”

Thursday, June 20

•10am Focus Group meeting

MUMC Ice Cream Social June 13

Monroe United Methodist Church, 407 N. Monroe St., will host an Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

A freewill offering will be accepted with proceeds going toward local missions.


TOPS 1025 meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Reformed Church in Prairie City for weigh-in, with meeting to follow. Go to the north side parking lot at the church and enter in the north door. Call 515-994-2200 for information.

Men’s Recovery meeting

Lighthouse Recovery Ministries hosts a Men’s Recovery meeting at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Grace Alive Church, 703 W. Second St. in Prairie City. Contact Barb at b.miller@lighthouserecoveryia.com with questions.

PCM Clothing Closet

The PCM Clothing Closet, on the second floor of the Family Life Center at 105 S. Sherman St. in Prairie City, will be open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Alzheimers and Dementia Support Group

The Prairie City First Reformed Church hosts an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group that meets at 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Prairie City First Reformed Church. This support group is for family members and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

American Legion Posts

The Monroe American Legion meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Legion.

Community Meal Wednesday

A Community Meal will be served beginning at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Monroe United Methodist Church. All are invited to share our free meal and fellowship.

Prairie City-Monroe Blood Drive

The upcoming blood drive will be from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at First Reformed Church, 300 E. Fifth St., Prairie City. Call 800-2874903 to schedule an appointment.

Charles J. Samson

June 5, 2024

Charles J. Samson, age 88 of Prairie City passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 7th at the Christian Reformed Church in Prairie City. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian Re-

Margaret Cecilia Tynan

May 23, 2024

formed Church in Prairie City. The family asked for no flowers, but donations can be made to the Christian Reformed Church “Threads of Love”. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com

Charles (Chuck) Junior Samson was born on March 29, 1936 to Charlie & Marsella Samson in Otley, Iowa. He was the oldest of three children. Charles married Marilyn (Hol) Samson on August 1, 1955 in the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church.

Chuck began work for the local hardware & gro -

cery store at the age of 15. For 15 years he worked for Roberts Brothers learning the plumbing & electrical business. In 1967, Chuck & Marilyn bought the old locker on the NW corner of the square in Prairie City and they opened Samson’s Inc. For 33 years, Chuck, Marilyn, and his son Mark ran their electrical, plumbing, and tiling business. He enjoyed his work, even the middle of the night calls in the dead of winter.

In his early years he loved hunting in Colorado, camping and fishing with his family, boating, riding motorcycles, and antique


Chuck served on the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church council and was an elder for the Christian Reformed Church in Arizona. Charles and Marilyn were snow birds for 30 years, spending their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, his brother Ralph (Kim), and his three children, Mary Tratchel, Mark (Sue) Samson, and Marcia Gogg. Along with 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Margaret (Marge) Cecilia Tynan age 87 of Prairie City IA passed away peacefully on May 23, 2024. Margie’s family will be greeting friends for visitation at St. Mary’s Catho -

lic Church Elkhart IA on Thursday June 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. A mass will be held the following day, Friday June 7th 10:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Elkhart, IA. Immediately following the mass a procession to Holy Cross Catholic Church in Maxwell IA for burial service. Following the services, everyone is welcome to the outdoor shelter at Doanes Park, Pleasant Hill IA for food and fellowship with her friends and family. If you are unable to attend the

service and wish to send a card, please address it to the funeral home attention Marge Tynan, 24 W. Howard St. Colfax IA 50054. Online condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.

On the hottest day in 1936, July 28th, Margaret was born to Alice Lee Tynan and Thomas Tynan of Des Moines IA. Those left to honor her memories include her sister Mary Tynan Swauger age 93 of California and many generations of nieces and nephews. She will be

deeply missed by all family and friends. Preceding Marge in death are her mother and father Thomas and Alice Tynan of Des Moines IA, infant brother Jimmy, and brother John Tynan of Omaha NE.

St Mary’s Catholic Church 460 NW Washington Ave, Elkhart, IA 50073

Holy Cross Catholic Church 12704 NE 98th St, Maxwell, IA 50161

Doanes Park 4900 Doanes Park Rd, Pleasant Hill IA (outdoor shelter)

Newton Municipal Band prepares for concert

The members of the Newton Municipal Band are hard at work, preparing for its 7 p.m. June 13 Concert in the Park at Fred Maytag Bowl in beautiful Maytag Park.

Join the band for its second appearance of the summer. The concert will be filled with a wide variety of musical styles, sure to please every taste. Make it an evening with blankets, chairs,

Drought conditions end after

After four years of below normal rainfall and drought conditions, the State of Iowa has returned to normal hydrologic conditions, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

The last time Iowa was free from any drought designation by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) was June of 2020.

May’s preliminary statewide precipitation was 7.51 inches across the state, or 2.67 inches above normal. The increased rainfall has led to improved streamflow and soil moisture conditions across the state, with the spring months of March, April, and

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future care and end-of-life decisions,” Cathy Drost, human sciences specialist, said. An upcoming series will be offered from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Mondays, July 1 through July 15 at The Gathering Place. The topics include: Power Up with Protein, Brain Health and Thriving in Place. There is no cost to attend the programs but registration is necessary. Contact Jasmine Bailey at jnbailey@ iastate.edu or 641-792-6433 with any questions.

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four years

May ranking among the top ten wettest on record. May had an average statewide temperature of 50.7 degrees, just over two degrees above normal.

“The above normal rainfall in May was significant, and it helped to push drought conditions out of the state. Six of the last eight months have been wetter than normal, and that is exactly the trend we have been waiting to see,” said Tim Hall, the DNR’s Hydrology Resources Coordinator. “If we continue to see normal rainfall in the months ahead we will be in great shape this year, with soil moisture and streamflow returning to

normal levels.”

friends and family members. Food trucks may be present.

The concert will open with the “Star Spangled Banner” with director Jim Beerends on the podium and Fred Chabot at the mic.

U.S. Drought Monitor map showing drought conditions

June through August normally sees an increase in water demand, so having a recharged hydrologic system is important as the summer season begins.

For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, visit www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.

The report is prepared by technical staff from Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR — Hydroscience and Engineering, and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

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sen said, noting amenities like the boat ramp, the kayak launch, kayak rentals and the nature playscape are big draws.

deck with one of the best views in the park. Conservation contracted out the foundation and insulation work, as well as the utilities installation, but it was otherwise fully constructed by staff.

Ethan Vander Pol, maintenance technician for Jasper County Conservation, took on most of the construction work, which was completed in roughly six months. He said the conservation board had been wanting a cabin out at Mariposa Park for some time, so to finally see it come to fruition is gratifying and exciting.

“The vision was this was kind of a cool spot down here,” Vander Pol said in an interview with Newton News while on the back deck of the cabin, which over looks the lake. “It’s a spot for people who don’t want to camp or don’t have a camper. They can come stay here and use the park and benefit from all of this.”

Greg Oldsen, a naturalist for Jasper County Conservation, said now is the time to see all of what is available at Mariposa Park.

“There are a lot of extra opportunities people now have at the park,” Old-

“There are just so many things that families can do while they are out here. And that’s pretty exciting.”

Vander Pol confirmed the cabin was built for families in mind, which is why one of the bedrooms is equipped with bunkbeds and the living space has a pull-out couch. The other bedroom is furnished with a queen-style bed. Conservation wanted families to be comfortable and enjoy the easy access to park activities.

While Mariposa Park still has its primitive campground site, Vander Pol expects the modern alternative will be just as popular if not more.

“I’m happy with the outcome and it’s kind of been what my job has been here lately,” Vander Pol said. “Because we did the whole campground and that shower building, too. This whole project started with the campground probably a year ago; it’s when we first started doing the dirt work for that.”

Funding for the project was primarily facilitated through grants and allocations of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. In September 2022, the supervisors provided $850,000 for bike

trail repairs and modern campground additions at Mariposa Park.

Later that month the supervisors provided $400,000 in ARPA money to go towards the new nature center, which may break ground this year.

For Van Zante, these new additions not only give people something new to try out but may also have bigger implications for the county in the long run.

The new, modern-style campground sites are available to rent today for $25 per day for a minimum of two days. The cabin is available to rent for $175 per day for a minimum of two days. Visit www.mycountyparks.com to book a stay at the new camping facilities in Jasper County.

“We want people to see the progress and the care we’ve all taken to add this opportunity to everybody in Jasper County, and hopefully beyond Jasper County,” Van Zante said. “Maybe it will bring people who think we have so many great things here that they want to live here.”

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Mustangs dominate trio of conference foes

JEFFERSON — An eightrun second inning broke open a close game and pushed the PCM softball team to a season sweep over Greene County on June 7.

The Class 3A No. 12 Mustangs ended the game after four following a 14-1 road victory in Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference action.

PCM has won seven straight games and is outscoring conference opponents 72-4 this season.

Libby Winters had three hits and Lark Drake tallied two hits to lead the Mustangs, who scored two runs in the first, eight in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to win easily.

The Rams scored their lone run in the first. Greene County was plagued by five errors and PCM out-hit its hosts 9-2.

Winters added one run, one walk and four RBIs and Drake tallied two runs, one walk and one RBI.

Drake leads the Mustangs with a .481 batting average and a .576 on-base percentage and she’s scored a team-high 12 runs. Winters leads PCM with 10 RBIs.

Tori Lindsay, Lillian Humpal, Hadley Millang and Holly Wood had the other hits.

Lindsay was hit by two pitches and scored one run, Humpal scored one run, had two RBIs and stole one base and Wood scored three runs.

Lindsay’s been hit by a teammost four pitches and leads the team with 18 total bases and Humpal has swiped a team-best six bases.

Millang totaled two runs and one steal, Addison Steenhoek walked once and was hit by one pitch and Addi Hudnut walked


once, was hit by one pitch, scored one run, had one RBI and stole one base.

Steenhoek leads the Mustangs (9-1, 7-0 in the HOIAC) with six walks. Payton Lathrum scored three times as a courtesy runner and Camden Webb tallied one RBI.

Rylee Parsons remained undefeated in the circle. She allowed no earned runs on two hits and one walk. She struck out five in four innings and has not allowed an earned run this season.

Parsons (7-0) has 46 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings.

Sara Morlan led the Rams (4-9, 3-6) with one hit and one RBI.

The victory completed the season sweep for PCM over Greene County. The Mustangs outscored the Rams 24-1 this summer and have won seven of the past eight meetings.

PCM 11, Nevada 3

NEVADA — The Mustangs scored first, totaled four crooked numbers and secured their seventh straight win over Nevada on June 5 following an 11-3 road win in HOIAC action.

PCM scored three runs in the first, added four in the second and plated two in both the fifth and seventh. The Mustangs scored 11 runs on just nine hits in part because the Cubs were plagued by six errors.

Humpal led the Mustangs with three hits, one double, three RBIs and one steal. She leads PCM with three doubles this summer.

Drake added two hits, four RBIs and one steal, Winters had one hit, two runs and two RBIs and Webb tallied one hit, two walks and one RBI.


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PCM senior Lark Drake fields a ground ball at first base during a Mustangs’ home game earlier this season. PCM defeated South Hamilton, Nevada and Greene County last week to stay undefeated in conference play.

PCM scores three more HOIAC wins

JEWELL — The Mustang bats stayed hot and the PCM baseball team equaled a season-high in hits and scored a season-high nine runs during a 9-3 road win over South Hamilton on June 3.

Gabe Hobbs clubbed his first homer of the season and the Mustangs used three crooked numbers to down the Hawks during Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference action.

Hobbs finished with four hits, one homer, one double, three runs and three RBIs and the Mustangs cranked out 12 hits in the victory.

The Hobbs homer was the team’s first blast of the season. Hobbs now leads the team with a .500 batting average and an on-base percentage of .600.

Jack Jungling and Trigg Steenhoek both had two hits, Easton Webb scored two runs and Jacob Wendt earned his first career varsity pitching win.

PCM (6-6, 5-3 in the conference) claimed its third win in the past four games and has won 4-of-5 over South Hamilton.

Wendt and Nick Farver limited the Hawks to four hits and the hosts had two errors.

Steenhoek doubled, scored one run and had two RBIs, Jungling walked once and had one RBI and Farver, Webb, Alex Wendt and Jensson Hood all had one hit.

Farver scored one run and had one RBI and Webb tallied one RBI and scored two runs. Alex Wendt doubled and walked once and Coby DeRaad also scored a run.

Jacob Wendt pitched six innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks. He needed just 77 pitches to get through six frames.

Farver surrendered no runs and no hits and fanned three in his lone inning.

Prestin Van De Pol had two hits and two runs and took the pitching loss after throwing 3 2/3 innings. Owen Duns finished with two RBIs for the Hawks, who dropped their fifth straight game and are now 3-6 and 2-6 in the conference.


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PCM Explorer Troy Hyde/PCM Explorer PCM senior Jack Jungling, left, celebrates an RBI single with assistant baseball coach Brian Warrick during a Mustangs’ home game earlier this season. The Mustangs won three of their four conference games last week.

The Mustangs are 19-9 against South Hamilton since 2009 and have won four of the past five in the series.

PCM 16, Nevada 4, 5 innings

NEVADA — A fast start helped PCM keep its offensive momentum and the visitors put up four crooked numbers during a 16-4, five-inning road victory over Nevada on June 5.

The Mustangs scored four in the first, two in the second and five each in the fourth and fifth.

Nevada plated four in the fifth, but it was not enough to keep the Cubs from the 10-run mercy rule.

PCM scored a season-high 16 runs on a season-best 15 hits. The Cubs had a 3-2 surplus in errors and were limited to three hits in the loss.

Kaleb DeVries led the Mustangs with three hits, one double, four runs, one walk and one steal.

Farver, Hobbs, Jungling and Steenhoek all tallied two hits and Webb, Hood, Jacob Wendt and Alex Wendt totaled one hit each.

Farver tripled, scored two runs and had two RBIs, Jungling collected three RBIs, scored one run and stole one base and Hobbs scored two runs and had two RBIs.

Steenhoek collected two RBIs, scored one run and walked once, Webb doubled, scored three runs, walked twice and had one RBI and Alex Wendt doubled and scored one run.

Jacob Wendt scored two runs and Hood chipped in one RBI.

Shay Burns (1-0) picked up the pitching win after allowing four runs — none earned — on three hits, four walks and one hit batter. He struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings. Carson Hansen got the final out and struck out the only batter he faced.

The Mustangs have scored at least six runs in their last five games. They are 4-1 in those contests.

Nevada (6-6, 3-4) was led by Drake Hinson, who belted a three-run home run in the fifth.

PCM is 20-3 against Nevada since 2010. The Mustangs have won seven in a row in the series.

PCM 6, Greene County 3

JEFFERSON — Hobbs collected three more hits at the


dish, Webb earned his first pitching win of the season and the Mustangs edged Greene County 6-3 on June 7 during HOIAC action.

The Mustangs out-hit the Rams 11-3 and they did not commit an error. PCM did not take the lead for good until the final three innings.

The Mustangs led 2-0 after one but trailed 3-2 after two. PCM scored one run in the third to tie it and added three runs in the fifth to win.

Hobbs added two runs, two steals and one RBI to his three hits, while Hood and Jacob Wendt each collected two hits. Jacob Wendt doubled and had one RBI and Hood’s hit also was a double.

Farver doubled, walked once and stole one base, DeVries doubled, walked once, scored one run and stole one base and Jungling finished with one hit and two RBIs.

DeVries now leads the team with 14 runs, 11 walks and seven steals and Jungling’s 12 RBIs also are a team high.

Steenhoek laced his teambest fourth double of the season and added one run and one RBI, Webb walked once, scored one run and stole one base and Hansen walked once and scored one run.

DeVries started on the mound but got the no decision after allowing three runs — two earned — on three hits and three walks in four innings. He struck out four.

Webb (1-0) tossed the final three frames and surrendered just one walk and struck out three.

The Mustangs are 21-7 against Greene County since 2009 and they’ve won five straight in the series.

Saydel 8, PCM 7

DES MOINES — The Mustangs had one more hit than rival Saydel but committed the game’s only error, and the Eagles edged PCM at home, 8-7, during HOIAC action at Jim Gebhart Field.

The game was tied at 3-all after four.

The Mustangs scored two in the fifth to take the lead and added single runs in the sixth and seventh.

Saydel rallied though with two in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Webb and Farver each finished with three hits, DeVries and Jacob Wendt collected two

Hudnut totaled one hit and one RBI, Millang chipped in one hit and one walk and Steenhoek walked twice, was hit by a pitch and scored one run.

Lindsay walked once and scored two runs and Ryan DeVore and Wood both tallied one run as courtesy runners.

Webb improved to 2-0 with her first complete-game victory. She allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk.

She struck out seven and now has an ERA of .72.

Meagan McGaffin led Nevada (4-11, 1-8) with a home run and two hits.

South Hamilton 9, PCM 0 JEWELL — Another shutout by PCM kept the Mustangs undefeated in HOIAC play on June 3.

PCM broke open a one-run game with three runs in the fourth and seventh frames and a two-run sixth helped the Mustangs down South Hamilton 9-0 at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.

Parsons and Webb combined for a three-hitter in the circle and Winters belted her first career home run in the victory.

Millang and Wood led the Mustangs with two hits, one run and one RBI. Drake added one hit, two runs and one RBI, Lindsay and Webb had one hit and one run and Scarlett Mosher registered her first career hit and RBI.

Steenhoek had the other hit, while Humpal and Hudnut scored one run each.

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Troy Hyde/PCM Explorer PCM junior Trenner Van Dyke pitches during a home game earlier this season. The Mustangs scored dominant wins over a trio of conference opponents last week.

hits and the Mustangs lost despite cranking out 13 hits.

Webb led the Mustangs with three hits, two doubles, two runs and two RBIs, while Farver finished with three hits, one run, one RBI and one steal.

DeVries tallied two hits, two runs, one RBI and one steal and Jacob Wendt scored one run. Jungling doubled and had two RBIs, Steenhoek finished with one hit and one RBI and Hood

contributed one hit and one run. Hobbs walked once and Alex Wendt was hit by a pitch.

Van Dyke started on the mound and took the loss after allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits, two walks and three hit batters in six innings. He struck out one.

Farver got one out in the seventh but not before allowing two hits. Saydel scored its final run in its last at-bat.

Jace Emery led Saydel (115, 6-2) with two hits and two runs and Boyd Jones, Cooper Lindahl and Andru Nielsen each had two hits, too. Adam Mein (6-1) earned the win but allowed seven earned runs in seven innings while striking out seven.

The Eagles are 18-6 against PCM since 2011, but the two teams have split the past 12 meetings.

PCM sophomore Tori Lindsay, right, celebrates the Mustangs’ win over Grand View Christian with eighth-grader Libby

Parsons tossed the first four innings and allowed no runs and two hits with nine strikeouts.

Webb added to her single-season school-record save total after pitching the final three frames and allowing no runs, one hit and one hit batter with four strikeouts. It was Webb’s fourth save of the summer. PCM registered its sixth shutout in 10 games. The Mustangs defeated the Hawks (7-9, 2-7) for the seventh straight time. CONTINUED FROM

Thursday, June 13, 2024 Page 5 Sports PCM MUSTANGS CALENDAR June 14 Softball PCM at Pleasantville, 7:30 p.m. Baseball PCM at Bondurant-Farrar, 7 p.m. June 17 Softball Perry at PCM, 7 p.m. Baseball Perry at PCM, 7:30 p.m. June 18 Softball PCM at Lynnville-Sully, 5:30 p.m. Baseball PCM at Pella Christian, 7:30 p.m. June 19 Softball PCM at Roland-Story, 7:30 p.m. Baseball PCM at Roland-Story, 7:30 p.m. June 20 Softball PCM at Pella Christian, 7:15 p.m. June 21 Softball PCM at Cardinal, 7:30 p.m.
PCM sophomore Rylee Parsons is 7-0 this summer and she’s the only pitcher in Class 3A to not yet allow an earned run. Parsons also ranks tied for ninth in 3A with seven wins and sixth in batting average against at .138. She has 46 strikeouts and six walks in 32 1/3 innings.
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Troy Hyde/PCM Explorer Winters earlier this season. PCM improved to 7-0 in conference play after three wins last week.

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