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Defending Champs Dowling, DC-Grimes Heading Back to State

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West Des Moines - 3rd ranked Dowling Catholic is heading back to the state tournament to try and defend their title.

Dowling cruised past Ankeny Centennial Tuesday night 8-1.

Claudia Farrell was dominant on the mound while Sierra Watson hit a 3-run homerun.

The Maroons play Pleasant Valley Tuesday at state


In 4A Dallas Center-Grimes will also have a chance to defend their title.

All-State pitcher Paige Lowary threw a complete game shutout as the Fillies beat Boone 7-0.  Lowary also hit a homerun.

DC-G faces LeMars Monday at state.



Other local 4A and 5A scores

Carlisle  8
Indianola  2

LeMars  3
Fort Dodge  2

Norwalk  7
Ballard  3

Oskaloosa  6
Fairfield  0

Waukee  6
Ankeny  1

Johnston  12
SC East  0

SE Polk  12
CR Kennedy  0

Valley  12
Abe Lincoln  2