South Sioux hosts state softball tourney - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Sports

South Sioux hosts state softball tourney

Posted:
South Sioux City is hosting the 12 and under state softball tournament this weekend. South Sioux City is hosting the 12 and under state softball tournament this weekend.

It's been two years since the Missouri River flood devastated parts of Siouxland. The recovery has been marked by different milestones for different people.

One milestone for sports fans in South Sioux City has been the return of play at the Riverview Ballfields. For the second straight year, South Sioux is hosting a state tournament at Riverview.

This year it's the girls 12 and under state softball tourney which started Friday afternoon. Twenty-six Nebraska teams will compete, with the state champ being crowned on Sunday.

It cost over $200,000 to get the fields back into playing shape but they're now better than ever.

"It means a lot to us. It's a huge thing for these fields to come back for everybody, for all the hard work everybody's done, it's really paying off right now," South Sioux City Parks Director Gene Maffit said. "This is really a testament to all the hard work they put in."

"It's fun," Tony Christensen, SSC 12U Head Coach added. "Everything is coming together. The grass is another year older, the trees are a little bit better, and they're actually all starting to grow now."

There are 20 new camp sites, a bike trail and soccer fields crews are continuing to work on. Maffit expects everything to be ready by the fall.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • Iowa City West clips Dowling at State Baseball Tournament

    Iowa City West clips Dowling at State Baseball Tournament

    Iowa City West clips Dowling at State Baseball Tournament

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:46:48 GMT
    Fourth-seeded Iowa City West broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat fifth-seeded Dowling Catholic 4-2 in a Class 4A quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.Devin Raftensperger started the sixth inning with a triple for the Trojans, scoring on the next play on an RBI single by Nate Boland. After a sacrifice bunt, pinch-hitter Spencer Wiskus doubled to left-centerfield scoring Boland, making it 4-2.owIowaity West moves on toa Class 4A semifinal matc...More >>
    Fourth-seeded Iowa City West broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat fifth-seeded Dowling Catholic 4-2 in a Class 4A quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.Devin Raftensperger started the sixth inning with a triple for the Trojans, scoring on the next play on an RBI single by Nate Boland. After a sacrifice bunt, pinch-hitter Spencer Wiskus doubled to left-centerfield scoring Boland, making it 4-2.owIowaity West moves on toa Class 4A semifinal matc...More >>
  • Hempstead gets by Valley in 4A State Baseball Tournament

    Hempstead gets by Valley in 4A State Baseball Tournament

    Hempstead gets by Valley in 4A State Baseball Tournament

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:46:28 GMT
    A three-run sixth inning helped the second-seeded Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs rallie past the West Des Moines Valley Tigers, 4-2, in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at Principal Park on Wednesday night.After loading the bases in the bottom of the sixth, the Mustangs responded and tied the game when Bortscheller drove in Crimmins on an RBI single. Hempstead then took a 3-2 lead when Kolker scored on the suicide squeeze by Gross. The margin increased to 4-2 when Valley tried to get Bortscheller...More >>
    A three-run sixth inning helped the second-seeded Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs rallie past the West Des Moines Valley Tigers, 4-2, in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at Principal Park on Wednesday night.After loading the bases in the bottom of the sixth, the Mustangs responded and tied the game when Bortscheller drove in Crimmins on an RBI single. Hempstead then took a 3-2 lead when Kolker scored on the suicide squeeze by Gross. The margin increased to 4-2 when Valley tried to get Bortscheller...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.