Sports Better late than never, the best sports photos of 2018 By Jeff Webster - January 11, 2019 0 132 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp ADM sophomore center fielder Morgan Meyer crashes into the fence while robbing Des Moines Hoover's Abby Nolte of a home run in the first inning of the Class 4A State Championship game at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge. Delayed for a week or so, here, admittedly a bit behind schedule, are the best of our sports photos from 2018. 1 of 9 Perry's Alyssa Kruger tries to shake the defense of Carlisle's Megan Sievers. Ranked second in Class 3A at 138 pounds, Perry senior Zach Stewart needed less than two minutes to pin CR-B's Carson Hilgenberg. Stewart went on to become Perry's fifth state champion.. Perry's Gabby West falls to the floor while trying to save possession against Ballard. Panorama seniors, from left, Devyn Kemble, Hope Wilderman, Faith Powell, Nicole Rofles and Kellie Prince are all smiles, knowing their prep careers will end at the state tournament. Panorama cheerleaders Chloe Webster (left) and Payton Douglass went head-over-heels to motivate the large crowd of Panther faithful in Woodward at their regional final.. W-G's Cody Fisher acknowledges the Hawk supporters after a win at the state tournament last year. Fisher helped W-G post a successful result at the Perry Invite Saturday. Perry center fielder Kaleb Olejniczak pulls in a fly ball. Morgan Johnk ran down two opponents to help Panorama earn the fourth-seed for the finals of the shuttle hurdle. Assistant coach Jessica Wyant makes the correct call as W-G's Ava Petersen beats out a bunt single against Perry despite the best effort of Jayette first baseman Adriana Eastman. And now, July through December. ADM second baseman Emily Hlas (7) watches as center fielder Morgan Meyer robs Des Moines Hoover’s Abby Nolte of a home run to end the top of the first inning of the state title game. ADM’s Sierra Wyant is safe at the plate on a squeeze bunt from Brooke Hickey as the ball (behind Wyant) eludes Des Moines Hoover catcher Hannah Poortinga. Natalie Weaver attacks down the line to score for W-G in their scrimmage against Ogden in August. Woodward-Granger Homecoming queen Briley Bermel (front, right) and a huddle of Hawk loyalists are all smiles after their school scored a lopsided Homecoming win. Love seeing school spirit under the Friday Night Lights! Jaylene Karolus runs up a hill at the Leon Fox Invite. The freshman capped her season at the state meet. Kaleb Olejniczak (13) bats the ball away from a DC-G receiver. Senior running back Justin Stammer bulls forward for additional yardage for Perry against DC-G. W-G junior Bryce Achenbach pulls in a first quarter pass against South Hamilton.