The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the pre-season softball rankings and two area teams are ranked in their class.
In Class 5-A, the Hempstead Mustangs are ranked 10th. Fort Dodge is the top ranked team. Three other Mississippi Valley teams are in the top 15 with Iowa City High 2nd, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4th, and Cedar Rapids Prairie 13th.
Dyersville Beckman Catholic is the other KDTH area team ranked. The Blazers are number 10 in the 2-A poll.
The COVID 19 delayed season begins June 15th.
Here is the link to the complete pre-season poll: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/softball-2020-preseasonsoftballrankings.pdf