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Which team will win the Class 1A state championship?

Don Bosco
Twin Cedars

Which team will win the Class 2A state championship?

North Polk
Van Meter

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The state tournament is scheduled for Principal Park through the 2020 season. Future tentative dates are:
2015 — July 24-25, 27-August 1

Top-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock earned the top seed for the Class 3A state tournament. The Go-Hawks are one of just four ranked teams who survived tournament play and make it to Principal Park.

Waverly-Shell Rock 3, Solon 1
2 p.m. — Harlan (25-8) vs. Assumption (23-15)
6 p.m. — Sergeant Bluff-Luton (24-11) vs. Algona (27-7)
8 p.m. — Fairfield (30-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (22-14)
Noon. — Waverly-Shell Rock (36-2) vs. TBD
2 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
6 p.m. — Semifinal winners

TOP SEEDS: 1. W-SR; 2. SB-L; 3. Fairfield; 4. Harlan
RANKED TEAMS: 1. W-SR; 5. Fairfield; 6. Harlan; 9. Algona

Class 3A state tournament pairings

Sioux City Journal: Sergeant Bluff-Luton on a roll
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Solon in it to win it
Mason City Globe-Gazette: Algona ready for state
Quad-City Times: Unfinished business for Assumption
Ottumwa Courier: First state appearance in 35 years for Fairfield

Heart of Iowa Conference rivals North Polk and Roland-Story will meet in the Class 2A semifinals Thursday night as both posted first-round wins Monday afternoon. [North Polk swept a double-header from the Norse in the regular season.] They are joined in the semifinals by Van Meter and two-time defending champion Beckman Catholic — the winner of four other titles (1968, 1986, 2000, and 2012) and six second-place finishes. Read more for a look at the 2A field.

North Polk 7, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1
Roland-Story 4, South Winneshiek 1
Beckman Catholic 6, Hinton 3
Van Meter 2, Iowa City Regina 1
Thursday, July 31
6 p.m. — North Polk (30-5) vs. Roland-Story (27-12)
8 p.m. — Beckman Catholic (28-13) vs. Van Meter (32-2)
Saturday, August 2
2 p.m. — Semifinal winners

TOP SEEDS: 1. North Polk; 2. Beckman; 3. Van Meter; 4. South Winn
RANKED TEAMS: 1. North Polk; 2. Van Meter; 3. Beckman; 5. Roland-Story; 8. South Winn

Class 2A state tournament brackets

Class 2A stat leaders after quarterfinals

Sioux City Journal: 35 years later, MV (and AO) back at state
Sioux City Journal: First state trip for Hinton
Omaha World-Herald: Kuhlmann leads MVAO
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Pitching key for Regina
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Final season for Regina coach
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Beckman back at state

Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.

Cole Jackson fired a no-hitter and struck out 15 in the top-ranked North Polk Comets’ 7-1 win over the Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto Rams in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.

Sioux City Journal: No-hitter sidelines MVAO

Behind a four-run second inning, Dyersville Beckman Catholic began defense of its Class 2A title at the 2014 state tournament with a 6-3 victory over Hinton in the quarterfinals at Principal Park on Monday night.

Sioux City Journal: Hinton gives Beckman a scare

Second-ranked Van Meter rallied past Iowa City Regina 2-1 Monday night at Principal Park in the final Class 2A quarterfinal-round game. The third-seeded Bulldogs (32-2) will meet two-time defending state champion Beckman Catholic in the semifinals Thursday night. Sixth-seeded Regina ends its season at 26-17.

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Regina falls to Van Meter

The top four seeds in Class 1A — led by defending champ Mason City Newman Catholic — advanced to Thursday's semifinals. The Knights are joined by Don Bosco, Twin Cedars and LeMars Gehlen Catholic in the final four. Read more for a look at the Class 1A field.

Newman Catholic 7, BGM 1
Don Bosco 2, Martensdale-St. Marys 1
Twin Cedars 7, Underwood 0
Gehlen Catholic 3, Lone Tree 0
Thursday, July 31
Noon — Newman Catholic (35-3) vs. Don Bosco (31-3)
2 p.m. — Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. Gehlen Catholic (30-3)
Saturday, August 2
Noon — Semifinal winners

TOP SEEDS: 1. Newman; 2. Twin Cedars; 3. Gehlen; 4. Don Bosco.
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Twin Cedars; 2. Newman; 5. Gehlen; 6. Don Bosco; 7. BGM; 8. MSTM.

Class 1A state tournament brackets

Class 1A stat leaders after quarterfinals

Waukee earned the top seed in the Class 4A state tournament. The Warriors lead a field that includes four other ranked teams and defending state champion Johnston.

Noon — Waukee (35-4) vs. Johnston (22-16)
2 p.m. — Iowa City West (32-9) vs. Dowling Catholic (29-10)
6 p.m. — Dubuque Hempstead (36-5) vs. West Des Moines Valley (24-16)
8 p.m. — Cedar Rapids Kennedy (31-6) vs. Southeast Polk (29-13)
6 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
8 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
8 p.m. — Semifinal winners

TOP SEEDS: 1. Waukee; 2. Hempstead; 3. Kennedy; 4. IC West
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Hempstead; 2. Waukee; 3, Kennedy; 6. Dowling; 8. SE Polk.

Class 4A state tournament brackets

No surprise here. The top-seeded teams are the favorites to win state titles in a very informal and unscientific survey here at Read more to see the fan favorites in each class.

This year’s state baseball tournament is the 87th diamond event sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The sport was initiated in 1928 in the spring and ran through 1972. The IHSAA also sponsored a fall state championship from 1939 through 1985, primarily for those schools that did not have football.

In 1946, the Athletic Association started a state summer championship at the request of a large majority of school administrators who felt the weather was more for playing and that it eliminated conflicts of those students competing in tennis, golf and track and field. The move has proven to be popular. Today, Iowa — the 30th most-populated state — has nearly 11,000 students playing baseball, ranking it 17th nationally with the top 16 all being more populated states.

Read more for a look at some of the outstanding performances during the summer state tournament.

Video coverage of all 28 games of the 2014 Iowa high school state baseball tournament is available live on the internet. The web telecasts are complete with play-by-play-audio, full video coverage and instant replays of all the action. Click here for the webcasts. And will provide complete news, stats, photo and video coverage of the tournament all week long as well.

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.

For the ninth straight year, fans can keep foul balls hit into the stands during state tournament games. Iowa Network Services is the official foul ball sponsor of the tournament. Their support of high school baseball makes it possible for fans to keep a great souvenir of the state tournament. There are an average of 750 baseballs used each year during the state tournament. And most of them went home with fans.

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At The Yard

Solon and Waverly-Shell Rock kick things off in Class 3A play Tuesday.

Today's Games Jul 29, 14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Solon 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Wavery-SR 0 2 0 0 0 1 x 3 8 3

2:15 PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Harlan @2:15 PM

6:00 PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SB-Luton @6:00 PM

8:00 PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Fairfield @8:00 PM

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