Cross country

University of Northern Iowa freshman Hannah Truniger was named Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week last week.

A native of Watertown, Minn., Truniger ran the fourth-fastest 6K in Panther history (21:09.60) on her way to an 11th-place finish among 267 runners Friday at the Bradley Classic.

Softball

A pair of Cedar Falls High seniors have announced their intentions to sign national letters of intent to play college softball Nov. 16.

Catcher Haley Pence will sign to play at Division I Indiana University-Purdue of the Summit League next season, and Abbie Lund plans to sign with Division II Augustana University of the Northern Sun Conference.

Both players joined the Tiger varsity as eighth-graders. Lund played three seasons of high school ball and led Cedar Falls in hitting as a sophomore in 2015 (.354) before playing club softball last summer for the Midwest Speed last season.

Pence played two seasons with the Tigers, knocking in 37 runs in 2012 and ‘13, before joining the Iowa Blitz for the last two seasons.

Hockey

The Waterloo Black Hawks’ second annual “Battle the Black Hawks” bowling fundraiser will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maple Lanes in Waterloo.

The event gives fans of all ages the chance to meet and compete against the Black Hawks on the lanes and win prizes while raising money for Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.

Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under. Fans can register at the Black Hawks office inside Young Arena, at the fan service table at Young Arena on game nights, at the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity office at 803 W. 5th St. in Waterloo or at Maple Lanes on the morning of the event.

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