Category Archives: Notre Dame

Falcons fall to Osky, 56-13

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Falcons charge on to the field before their game against Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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Oskaloosa Quarterback Keaton DeKock (12) loses the ball after being tackled by WBNDD’s Landen Greer (74) Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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WBNDD’s Daniel Crooks (13) returns a kickoff against Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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Falcon Quarterback Tanner Snodgrass (20) hands the ball to Running Back Austin Mixer (23) Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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Falcon Punter Slater Gifford (10) punts the ball back to Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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Falcon Running Back Brian Brem (44) straight arms an Oskaloosa defender Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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WBNDD Head Coach Jay Eilers sends a play in with Daniel Crooks (13) Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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WBNDD’s Tanner Snodgrass (20) carries the ball against Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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Falcon Running Back Brian Brem (44) carries the ball against Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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West Burlington Marching Band entertains at halftime Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Marching Band entertains at halftime Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Marching Band entertains at halftime Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame – Danville Cheerleaders fire the fans up Friday night in West Burlington.
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Falcon Quarterback Drake Day (3) hands the ball to Running Back Brian Brem (44) Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.
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WBNDD Running Back Austin Mixer (23) carries the ball against Oskaloosa Friday night in West Burlington. Falcons fell to Oskaloosa, 56-13.

Dan Hockett’s Open Heart Surgery & Recovery while Jay Day Throws Him under the Bus with a Fake Scandal

Dan, with all the plumbing, in recovery after aortic heart valve replacement surgery

Falcon,

First I want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes as I underwent Open Heart Surgery to replace my failing Aortic Valve. Knowing that people care really helps as I spend the next few months recovering from this life changing surgery.

After spending a week in the hospital post surgery I was sent home to continue the healing process that my surgeon says will take from 3 to 6 months for a full recovery. In the mean time I am limited to lifting no more than 5-pounds per arm which prevents me from holding the camera I use to photograph our student athletes for at least a few months. If all goes well, I should be back on the sidelines with camera in hand sometime during basketball season.

So imagine my surprise when I find out I’m being used as a campaign issue by School Board Write-In Candidate Jay Day. Jay Day has been proclaiming as well as posting on his Facebook page that I was somehow involved in a “…sex club scandal cover-up.” I can only guess that this is Jay Day’s attempt to shock people in to voting for him.

Let me be clear, there was no sex club that I am aware of and certainly no scandal or cover-up. Anyone who knows me knows that I would never allow anything like that to happen. Jay Day’s “…sex club scandal cover-up” is a complete falsehood – a lie and an attack on my reputation perpetrated by a school board candidate in order to garner him a few votes on Election Day. An absolutely disgusting act.

Thank you for letting me clear the air and set the record straight.

Sincerely,

Dan Hockett – President

West Burlington School Board

Falcons burned by Comets, 5-4

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West Burlington – Notre Dame teammates show their disappointment after losing to West Liberty in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right Fielder Adriana Moad (7) catches a West Liberty fly ball in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Third Baseman Madelyn Stutsman (19) catches an infield fly in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Lexy Davis hits the ball in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Second Baseman Alyssa Dameron (10) throws the ball to first base in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Alyssa Dameron (10) celebrates after scoring in the Regional Semifinal Friday night in West Liberty. West Liberty defeated West Burlington – Notre Dame, 5-4.

Falcons Advance over Hawks, 16-7

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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Maddie Stutsman (19) rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the first inning of the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Maddie Stutsman (19) is congratulated by teammates at the plate after hitting a homerun in the first inning of the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Adriana Moad (7) is tagged out after being caught off base by Central Lee First Baseman Andrea Benner (21) in the second inning of the Regional Quarterfinal Thursday night in West Burlington. Moad evaded the tag long enough for her teammate Makenna Davis score at home. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Cassie Powers (12) rounds the bases after hitting a solo homerun in the second inning of the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Olivia Baker (32) is congratulated by teammates Maddie Stutsman (19) and Lexy Davis (right) after striking out a Central Lee batter in the Regional Quarterfinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Cassie Powers (12) secures the out during the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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Central Lee’s Andrea Benner (21) is safe at home after West Burlington – Notre Dame Catcher Lexy Davis bobbles the ball during the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Catcher Lexy Davis’ fruitlessly pleas with the umpire while Central Lee’s Andrea Benner (21) scores at the plate during the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Centerfielder Jashira Baylark (23) catches a fly ball in the fifth inning of the Regional Quarterfinal with Central Lee Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 16-7.

Falcons Top Tigers, 8-4

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Adessa Brandenburg (11) throws to the plate against New London Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Shortstop Makenna Davis (80) tags New London’s Carson McSorley (5) out as she tries to reach second Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Olivia Baker (32) makes the out on New London Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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New London’s Breanna Mettler (11) rounds the bases after hitting a 2-run homer against West Burlington – Notre Dame Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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New London Leftfielder Carson McSorley (5) catches a WBND fly ball Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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New London Second Baseman Camryn Blint (3) catches a infield fly Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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New London Pitcher Chloe Heitmeier throws to plate against WBND Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Outfielders Morgan Flowers (left), Jashira Baylark (23), and Adriana Moad (7) joke around during a timeout Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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New London Centerfielder Kara Krieger (15) catches a fly ball Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Centerfielder Jashira Baylark (23) catches a fly ball Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Haley Rogers (22) secures the out against New London Friday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated New London, 8-4.

Falcons Top Lone Tree, 12-4

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West Burlington – Notre Dame senior Jashira Baylark (23) is honored during Senior Night ceremonies at West Burlington Barb Carter Field Tuesday afternoon before the game against Lone Tree.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark bunts the ball Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Catcher Lexy Davis stops a strike thrown by Pitcher Olivia Baker past Lone Tree’s Holly Johnson Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark bunts a high toss by Lone Tree Pitcher Abby Buckman (12) Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Makenna Davis hits a single against Lone Tree Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Olivia Baker hits a double against Lone Tree Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Madelyn Stutsman looks over a Lone Tree pitch Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Cassie Powers (12) hits a single off Lone Tree Pitcher Abby Buckman (12) Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Lexy Davis looks over a Lone Tree pitch Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Olivia Baker winds up against Lone Tree Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Cassie Powers (12) gets the out against Lone Tree Tuesday afternoon in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Lone Tree, 12-4.

Falcons stop Nikes, 4-2

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West Burlington Shortstop Jayden Zurita (left) tags Notre Dame’s Mitchell Brent trying to steal second Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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West Burlington Shortstop Jayden Zurita (left) tags Notre Dame’s Adam Johs trying to steal second Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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West Burlington Shortstop Jayden Zurita (left) catches Notre Dame’s Jay Orth (5) trying to steal second Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame Third Baseman Adam Johs (2) tags West Burlington’s Jacob Fritz for the out Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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West Burlington Pitcher Tate Snodgrass is ready to send one to the plate against Notre Dame Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame Pitcher Nicholas Skerik throws to plate Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame Right Fielder Easton Williams tries to catch a fly ball Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame’s Drew Chiprez (1) beats the throw to West Burlington First Baseman Brice Mennen Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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West Burlington’s Jayden Breuer (4) hits the dirt as Notre Dame Pitcher Nicholas Skerik (12) throws to First Baseman Brady Oleson in an attempt to catch Breuer off base Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame’s Jay Orth (5) beats the throw to West Burlington First Baseman Brice Mennen Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame Pitcher Nicholas Skerik throws to plate Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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Notre Dame First Baseman Brady Oleson secures the out on West Burlington Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.
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West Burlington Leftfielder Colton Hohenthaner catches a fly ball Tuesday at West Burlington. West Burlington defeated Notre Dame, 4-2.

Falcons Top WMU, 4-1

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Game over, Falcons win! West Burlington – Notre Dame Leftfielder Sydney Marlow makes a diving catch to end the game and secure a 4-1 win over Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Cassie Powers smacks a solo homerun against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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Oh so close, but she’s out! West Burlington – Notre Dame Assistant Coach Shannon Dameron (background) watches as her daughter Alyssa Dameron (10) tries, but fails to make it to first base before Winfield – Mt. Union First Baseman Hannah Buffington (21) makes the tag Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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Falcon teammates congratulate Cassie Powers (center) after Powers hit a homerun in the sixth inning against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Sydney Marlow (42) is congratulated by the dugout after scoring a run against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Olivia Baker is frustrated with her performance in the batter’s box against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right Fielder Alyssa Dameron catches a WMU fly ball Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Madelyn Stutsman (19) grins after making it safely to second base against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Sydney Marlow (center) is congratulated by Assistant Coach Shannon Dameron (right) after making a diving catch in right field to end the game against Winfield – Mt. Union Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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Winfield – Mt. Union Centerfielder Maci Richardson (12) makes a leaping catch on fly ball against WBND Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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Winfield – Mt. Union Pitcher Madie Anderson winds up sending the ball to the plate against WBND Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.
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Winfield – Mt. Union First Baseman Hannah Buffington (21) gets the out against WBND Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Winfield – Mt. Union, 4-1.

West Burlington – Notre Dame Softball Coach David Oleson breaks school win record.

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Head Coach David Oleson (holding bat) poses with his team after establishing a new all time school win record of 262 wins after defeating IMS, 6-1, Tuesday night in West Burlington. Oleson broke the previous record of 261 wins held by former Coach Barb Carter.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Head Coach David Oleson (holding bat) poses with family members after establishing a new all time school win record of 262 wins after defeating IMS, 6-1, Tuesday night in West Burlington. Oleson broke the previous record of 261 wins held by former Coach Barb Carter.

Falcons Top IMS, 6-1

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IMS Leftfielder Joya Schrock (4) and Centerfielder Rubye Ney (right) collide trying to catch a fly ball Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.
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IMS’ Avery Blauvelt (right) slides safe to second before West Burlington – Notre Dame Second Baseman Alyssa Dameron (left) can make the tag Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Sydney Marlow slides safe at the plate as IMS Pitcher Rachel Miller fails to make the tag Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Adriana Moad is tagged out at home by IMS Catcher Avery Blauvelt Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Pitcher Adessa Brandenburg (11) sends the ball to the plate against IMS Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Olivia Baker (32) congratulates Pitcher Adessa Brandenburg (11) Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated IMS, 6-1.