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
Fort Dodge 2
SC East 0
SE Polk 12
CR Kennedy 0
Abe Lincoln 2