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Big Reds claim state championship

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann (From http://www.dailyiowegian.com) DES  MOINES – The Centerville baseball team wrapped up its amazing run at the state tournament by claiming the class 3A state championship on Saturday at Principal Park. Big Red pitcher Jay Schmidt took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as Centerville defeated second-ranked Harlan 1-0 to win its first […]

Hoffman looks to rejuvenate MMA career

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann CENTERVILLE, Iowa – It was only four years ago that Centerville native Bobby Hoffman was a rising star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and known as one of the toughest men on the planet in the sport of mixed martial arts fighting. On Nov. 2, 2001, Hoffman competed in UFC 34 on […]

M-U athlete forms bond with pro baseball player

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann It’s not often that a local athlete can speak with a professional baseball player on a regular basis for words of wisdom regarding America’s pastime. But that is the case for Moulton-Udell baseball player Kaleb Brinegar. Brinegar, 14, will be a freshman this fall at Moulton-Udell High School and saw time on […]

Centerville alums reunite in Louisiana

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann CENTERVILLE – Former Centerville High School standout athlete Lauren Jones never thought that running would lead to an NCAA division one scholarship – but it did.Jones recently signed a national letter of intent to run cross country and track at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, located about 65 miles southwest of […]

From IHCC to the big leagues

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann CENTERVILLE – Despite being a campus of a few hundred students, nestled in a small southern Iowa town, the Indian Hills Community College baseball program has one of the most impressive reputations in the world. The IHCC baseball program has advanced to the Junior College World Series 11 times (1973, 81, 85, […]