As the Mississippi Valley Conference softball season approaches its midpoint, the surprise team unquestionably is Iowa City High.
The Little Hawks (10-1 overall, 7-1 MVC) leads the Mississippi Division and holds a No. 11 ranking in Class 4A. They travel to No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier (8-3, 7-3) on Tuesday.
City High has won its last six MVC games, its last three by shutout.