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Sturtz no-hits Bulldogs in Redbirds’ 3-2 win

DARLINGTON – Left-handed senior Jesse Sturtz fired a complete-game no-hitter and scored the go-ahead run during Darlington's two-run rally in the fifth inning as the Redbirds held on to defeat the visiting Boscobel Bulldogs, 3-2, in a SWAL baseball game at Otto Ruf Field on Tuesday, April 11.

April 20, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds win three of four to open season

DARLINGTON – The Darlington Redbirds softball team opened the season with three impressive wins on the diamond before dropping a heartbreaker to SWAL rival Mineral Point, 4-3, at Soldiers' Memorial Park on Monday, April 10, to suffer their first setback of the 2017 campaign.

April 13, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds get off to a slow start

DARLINGTON – Runs have been tough to come by for the Darlington baseball team, who split a pair of low-scoring SWAL games and dropped a pair of tight games at the Luke Wiegel Memorial Tournament over the opening week of their season.

April 13, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Prep Track & Field Results

RIVER RIDGE MEET

April 13, 2017 | | SWAL Conference


Lady Bulldogs kick off season with back-to-back wins

The Lady Bulldogs kicked off the softball season with a non-conference game against North Crawford on Friday, March 31 after rain forced cancellation of the opening game originally scheduled with Richland Center the day before.

April 06, 2017 | Erin Martin | SWAL Conference


Panthers open with three victories

LANCASTER ­- Iowa–Grant softball coach Deanna Fulton has high expectations for her Panthers this spring and rightfully so.

April 05, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Area track and field athletes hit the track running

DARLINGTON

March 30, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


‘Birds zone in for a win at state

DARLINGTON – Darlington had not faced a 1-3-1 zone defense all season, but with that being Cameron's bread-and-butter the Redbirds worked all week on beating that defense.

March 23, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Destiny not on Darlington’s side in title game

DARLINGTON – It turns out it was not Darlington's destiny to win the Division 4 state title this year.

March 23, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


#2 Redbirds sink Pirates on the way to state

BARABOO – Darlington wasn't going to let it come down to a last-second shot for a second year in a row.

March 16, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington stopped just shy of Big Dance

BARABOO – After defeating the #1-seed in their regional bracket on the way to a regional title and then knocking off the defending Division 4 state champions for the program's first-ever sectional victory, all that stood between Darlington and a trip to the state tournament was #1-ranked and unbeaten Aquinas.

March 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington goes on the defensive to capture regional crown

DARLINGTON – Darlington turned to the defensive to capture its second straight regional title.

March 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Ubersox finishes 5th at state meet

MADISON – Darlington/Black Hawk's Kolbe Ubersox closed his sophomore season on the awards stand after finishing in fifth-place in the Division 3 132-pound weight class at the 2017 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Meet held at UW-Madison's Kohl Center on Feb. 23-25.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington runs down Riverdale for a perfect SWAL finish

MUSCODA – Darlington closed the first half with a 40-1 scoring run to pull away for an 86-46 victory over host Riverdale and finish off a perfect regular season at the Riverdale Middle School gym on Thursday, Feb. 23.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds vanquish #4 Vanguards to capture regional crown

MAZOMANIE – Darlington ran out to an early lead and never eased up, stunning the #4-ranked and top-seeded Wisconsin Heights Vanguards, 54-47, to capture a WIAA Division 4 regional girls' basketball title in a regional championship game held at WHHS on Monday, Feb. 27.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


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Heights tops Darlington in sectional clash

WHITEHALL – Wisconsin Heights' bats came alive for one inning and knocked Darlington out of the playoffs.

June 16, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Rielly clears hurdles on his way to state medals

LA CROSSE – Darlington junior Grady Rielly finished off another successful season for the Redbirds' track and field program by earning a pair of state medals ...

June 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Homers power Darlington past #4 Shullsburg/Benton

DARLINGTON – Just like a top-seed should, Darlington took advantage of their home field to knock off the #4-ranked and #2-seed Shullsburg/Benton co-op to earn ...

June 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


The agony of defeat

COBB - One of the best softball seasons in Iowa–Grant history came to a heartbreaking end Thursday with a 6–1 loss to top-ranked Juda ...

June 07, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Darlington boys & Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg girls bring home sectional titles

BANGOR – Both team titles from the Bangor WIAA Division 3 Sectional Track and Field Meet came back to Lafayette County with the Darlington boys' team ...

June 01, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


‘Birds run down Cats to earn outright SWAL title

DARLINGTON – Senior Jesse Sturtz tossed four strong innings on the mound and helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and ...

June 01, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


McCarthy, Iowa–Grant outduel Boscobel 2–1 in D4 regional final

COBB - The nerves were clearly evident in the top of the first inning at Friday's WIAA Division 4 softball regional final.

May 31, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Weather doesn’t dampen fine regional performances

CUBA CITY – After battling lightning, rain and technical problems throughout the meet, Monday's stormy weather eventually became issue enough to postpone the Cuba City ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington finishes seventh at SWAL Conference Meet

PLATTEVILLE – Darlington junior Brogan Evenstad finished in a four-way tie for fourth-place to lead the Redbirds at the 2017 SWAL Boys' Golf Conference Meet held ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds run away with a SWAL sweep

CUBA CITY –Darlington crowned seven conference champions on the way to winning the girls' team title for the second straight season, while the Redbirds claimed ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Walk-off win keeps Redbirds all alone atop SWAL standings

DARLINGTON – Will Schwartz singled home Jesse Sturtz with one down in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Darlington to a 5-4 come-from-behind SWAL ...

May 17, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Panthers clinch SWAL softball crown

FENNIMORE - The Iowa–Grant softball team clinched the outright Southwestern Wisconsin Activities League championship with a 12–1 victory at Fennimore last Thursday afternoon.

May 17, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Redbirds rally past Fennimore to grab SWAL lead

FENNIMORE – Darlington took over the sole possession of first-place in the SWAL baseball standings after rallying for three runs in the top of the seventh ...

May 11, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Lady Redbirds walk off twice with wins

DARLINGTON - The Redbirds were good to their last batter in a pair of home victories on the softball diamond last week.

May 11, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Iowa–Grant closing in on SWAL softball title

COBB - The Iowa–Grant softball team inched closer to the 2017 SWAL conference title with a dominating 12–2 win over visiting Darlington Monday afternoon.

May 10, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


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