As the Iowa High School Baseball season begins today, the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released their first rankings of the season. Area teams ranked to start the season include in Class 4-A as Western Dubuque starts the season ranked 6th while Hempstead did receive votes to for top 10 consideration. In Class 3A, Wahlert Catholic is ranked 8th. In Class 2A, Dyersville Beckman Catholic is rated 7th.
Today the season opens with Wahlert playing at Western Dubuque. Tomorrow Hempstead will open the season at Senior.
The city softball teams all open their shortened seasons tomorrow as well.