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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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Late rally fuels Johnston's fifth title

Johnston clinched its fifth title in program history with an 11-8 win over Ankeny in the 4A state championship game Saturday night at Principal Park. The Dragons rallied from a 7-3 deficit, outscoring the Hawks 8-1 over the game’s final three innings.

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Don Bosco wins first state title since 1978

For the first time since 1978, the Dons are state champs. Don Bosco took down Newman Catholic 3-2 in the Class 1A title game Saturday. The Dons denied the Knights’ quest for a four-peat with an offensive boom in the bottom of the sixth.

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Norwalk survives late rally to win program's third title

Norwalk won its first state tournament in more than 10 years, taking down Gilbert 8-6 on Saturday for the Class 3A title. Gilbert made things interesting in the final inning when the Tigers scored five runs, but Norwalk hung on for its first championship since 2009.

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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


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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

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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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STATE TOURNAMENT FANS: KEEP THAT FOUL BALL

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Fans can keep foul balls hit into the stands during state tournament games, thanks to our good friends at the Iowa Soybean Association. There are an average of 750 baseballs used each year during the state tournament. And most of them go home with fans.

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FORMER PLAYERS NOW WORK THE STATE TOURNAMENT

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The state baseball tournament moved to Des Moines in 2005, and since then, lots of talented baseball players have showcased their skills at Principal Park. The list includes players who went on to play in college, in the minor leagues and in the major leagues. And players who went on to work for the host Iowa Cubs. Read more for a look at those who played in the state tournament at Principal Park — and work (or have worked) for the Iowa Cubs.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. PROFESSIONAL RESULTS.

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At The Yard

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A FITTING FINISH Johnston won the Class 4A state championship to finish a season that will be remembered most for being played during a global pandemic. 

Photo by Earl Hulst

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