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REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT PRINCIPAL PARK

Principal Park will host 13 regular-season games during the 2021 high school baseball season. Read more for the schedule, and information about attending games at Principal Park during a global pandemic.

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A SEASON TO REMEMBER ENDS WITH 4 STATE CHAMPS

This is not your usual state tournament recap. But it wasn’t your usual season. Iowa was the only state in the nation to resume high school sports during the global pandemic. But for eight days, on the field at least, things seemed somewhat normal.

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OUR 10* FAVORITE STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES AT PRINCIPAL PARK

We tried to do the impossible. Start with 446 state tournament games at Principal Park and pick 10 favorites. Lots of underdogs and upsets and extra-inning games. Thrilling victories. Heart-breaking defeats. One thing is clear: It’s been 16 years of great tournament baseball. Enjoy. [Note: Our favorite state tournament photo is above.]

* There are 36 games mentioned on our list. There probably should be 50.

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1A CHAMPIONS: DON BOSCO DONS

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
Friday’s quarterfinals
Kingsley-Pierson 3, Martensdale-St.Marys 2 (eight innings)
Don Bosco 3, South Winneshiek 1
Saturday’s quarterfinals
Newman Catholic 6, Council Bluffs St.Albert 5
Remsen St.Mary’s 11, Burlington Notre Dame 1 (five innings)
Thursday’s semifinals
Don Bosco 9, Kingsley-Pierson 1
Newman Catholic 2, Remsen St.Mary’s 0 (nine innings)‚Äč
Saturday’s championship
Don Bosco 3, Newman Catholic 2

TOP SEEDS: 1. Martensdale-St.Marys; 2. Remsen St.Mary’s; 3. St.Albert; 4. South Winn
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Martensdale-St.Marys; 2. Remsen St.Mary’s; 3. St.Albert; 4. South Winn; 6. Newman; 7. Don Bosco; 8. Kingsley-Pierson


Class 1A state tournament brackets

Class 1A stat leaders

Overall stat leaders

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2A CHAMPIONS: VAN METER BULLDOGS

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT
Monday’s quarterfinals
Van Meter 1, Treynor 0 (eight innings)
West Lyon 13, Mid-Prairie 3 (six innings)
North Linn 2,  Durant 1
Des Moines Christian 2, Dike-New Hartford 1 (10 innings)
Thursday’s semifinals
Van Meter 3, West Lyon 1
Des Moines Christian 4, North Linn 2 (eight innings)
Saturday’s championship
Van Meter 6, Des Moines Christian 0

TOP SEEDS: 1. Van Meter; 2. North Linn; 3. Dike-New Hartford; 4. Mid-Prairie
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Van Meter; 2. North Linn; 3. Dike-New Hartford; 6. Mid-Prairie; 9. West Lyon


Class 2A state tournament brackets

Class 2A stat leaders

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3A CHAMPIONS: NORWALK WARRIORS

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Norwalk 4,  Clear Creek Amana 3
Marion 3, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Dallas Center-Grimes 1, Benton 0
Gilbert 4, ADM 0
Friday’s semifinals
Gilbert 14, Dallas Center-Grimes 7
Norwalk 10, Marion 0 (six innings)
Saturday’s championship
Norwalk 8, Gilbert 6

TOP SEEDS: 1. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 2. Dallas Center-Grimes; 3. Gilbert; 4. Norwalk.
RANKED TEAMS: 2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 4. Dallas Center-Grimes; 6. Gilbert.


Class 3A state tournament brackets

Class 3A stat leaders

Overall stat leaders

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4A CHAMPIONS: JOHNSTON DRAGONS

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday’s quarterfinals
Urbandale 2, Waukee 0
Johnston 11, Cedar Falls 7
Dubuque Hempstead 7, Iowa City High 6
Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 4
Friday’s semifinals
Ankeny 9, Dubuque Hempstead 8
Johnston 3, Urbandale 1
Saturday’s championship
Johnston 11, Ankeny 8

TOP SEEDS: 1. Johnston; 2. Ankeny; 3. Hempstead; 4. Urbandale
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Johnston; 2. Ankeny; 3. Urbandale; 4. Hempstead; 7. Waukee


Class 4A state tournament brackets

Class 4A stat leaders

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At The Yard

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PHOTO FLASHBACK: 2019 Etham Luzum on the mound for South Winneshiek vs. Alburnett.

Photo by Dylan Heuer

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