Posts With Keyword ‘George Wares’

George Wares – Congratulations on 1,000!

Posted: Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 6:01 am

When you’ve coached 1,340 games, you realize how fickle one game can be.

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Central’s Wares Zeroing In On Another National Title

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 5:56 am

As another year approaches at Central College, coaches and players from all of the Dutch athletic teams are gearing up. While their season doesn’t start until next March, the softball team will have several practices this fall as they begin their quest for another N-C-A-A tournament berth.

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Central’s Wares Teaches Beyond the Diamond in Softball Camp

Posted: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 5:56 am

Dozens of high school and junior high girls are in Pella this week for Central College’s annual Championship Softball Camp.

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Central College Radio Coaches’ Corner – George Wares

Posted: Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Due to coverage of the Class 3A District Baseball Tournament, the Central College Radio Coaches’ Corner program will not air this week on 92.1 fm KRLS. However, KNIA/KRLS Sports broadcaster Trevor Castle recently sat down with Hall of Fame softball coach George Wares to talk about the offseason for the Dutch and an upcoming camp at Central College. You can hear the interview in its entirety by clicking the link provided.

Central Softball in Top 10 in Final Poll; Tops in Steals

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 5:56 am

Central College closed the 2012 season at No. 9 in the NFCA Division III softball coaches’ poll.

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Season Debut Nears for Central College Softball Team

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 5:56 am

Practices have been going on for some time now, and believe it or not, the 2012 softball season begins in a little more than a week for the Central College Dutch.

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Central College Softball Coach Featured in Pages of ‘SI’

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 5:56 am

Subscribers to ‘Sports Illustrated’, or those thumbing through the popular magazine while waiting in the check-out line may recognize a local face on those slick, glossy pages.  

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Central Softball Players, Head Coach Earn Conference Awards

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 5:57 am

A record five Central College softball players received first-team all-Iowa Conference honors while Head Coach George Wares was named the league’s coach of the year this past week.

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Central Softball Coach Get Milestone Win as Dutch Sweep Cornell

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 6:01 am

The wait for win number 900 is over, as Central College softball coach George Wares and the Dutch swept Cornell College Wednesday afternoon to get reach a major milestone for the long-time coach.  

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Spirited Comebacks Lead Central Softball to Sweep of Coe

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 6:00 am

Gutsy base-running helped the Central softball team put together a pair of late-inning rallies and gave the No. 3-ranked Dutch two pivotal Iowa Conference wins over No. 7 Coe College; 3-2 and 5-4 Wednesday afternoon.  

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Central’s Wares Approaching 900 Wins

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 5:57 am

The Central College softball team is preparing for a big match-up with Coe College today, as Head Coach George Wares nears a major coaching milestone.  

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Summer Camp Provides Recruiting Opportunity for Central Softball

Posted: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The Central College softball program is currently hosting a softball camp, and while the camp certainly provides younger girls a chance to improve their skill sets, it also makes for an opportunity for the Dutch coaching staff to do a little recruiting.

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Softball Camp Running at Central College

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

Softball camps for middle school and high school-aged girls are underway at Central College.

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Central Softball Splits Opening Round of Tournament Play on Risky Decision

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:59 am

The Central College softball team picked up a big win over St. Thomas (Minnesota) Saturday afternoon, thanks to a gutsy decision to bunt in the final inning.

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Central’s O’Brien Honored for 500 Wins

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 6:31 am

Central College associate Head Softball Coach Alicia O’Brien was recently honored by passing 500 career victories in her career. O’Brien was recognized at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and received the Easton Victory Club award earlier this month.

Coach O’Brien compiled a 423-213-3 record in 17 seasons as a head coach at Western Connecticut State University before joining her husband, Central College Head Softball Coach George Wares, on the Dutch coaching staff three years ago. Since then, O’Brien has helped lead Central to an 87-37 mark, giving her a 510-250-3 overall career record.

Last spring, Coaches Wares and O’Brien guided the Dutch to the program’s 10th Iowa Conference title and their 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament.