N-F back to state

COON RAPIDS – No. 4 Newell-Fonda is headed back to the state softball tournament once again.

The Mustangs posted a 5-1 victory over Exira-EHK in a Class 1A, Region 8 final Monday night.

Renee Maneman went 2-for-3 offensively with a double, stolen base and two runs scored to pace Newell-Fonda (35-6)?offensively.

Jordan Wilken also scored twice for the Mustangs, while Taylor Lago homered and drove in a pair.

In the circle, Maneman went the distance, allowing just three hits and no earned runs. She walked one and fanned four.

Making their seventh state trip since 2005 alone, the Mustangs will now face eighth-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s (28-6) at 1 p.m. Monday on Diamond 1 at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.