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  • Barnstormers Advance to United Bowl

    DES MOINES — The Barnstormers have never won a championship. Not even with Kurt Warner. But now they are one win away from changing that. The Barnstormers started slow spotting Nebraska a 7-0 lead then a 10-7 lead, then Iowa ran away with United Conference title beating the Danger 48-17. Iowa will host the winner of Arizona and Sioux Falls in two weeks.

  • Iowans Set to Showdown in USA Track and Field Championship

    DES MOINES — Jenny Simpson vs. Shelby Houlihan. Both runners won their preliminary heat, and spent time talking about their Iowa-roots. Come Saturday they will square off in the USA Championship 1500 meter run. Simpson is the proven veteran taking home the bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics while Houlihan has the world’s best time (3:59). Simpson and Houlihan race Saturday at 3:35 PM live on WHO-HD.

  • Toledo’s Janelle Noe Completes Miraculous Road USATF Championships

    WEST DES MOINES – Janelle Noe was about to take a light jog around the Raccoon River Park when she reflected on what it meant to be here, “I didn’t even have this mind,” said Noe. She’s simply happy to be in Des Moines for the USATF Championship. At the NCAA Championships, the University of Toledo junior Qualified in the 1500 meters by running a 4:10. That beat her personal record by 19 seconds, and it’s somewhat of a miracle […]

  • USA Racquetball Junior Championships Bounce into Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Make that two national championships in Des Moines this weekend. The USA Racquetball Junior Championships take place this weekend at the Wellmark YMCA. With nearly 500 matches scheduled between Wednesday, June 20 and Sunday, June 24, the USA Racquetball National Junior Olympic Championships (Junior Olympics) brings together young athletes from across the nation to compete in one of the fastest games on earth. Presented by Penn and Catch Des Moines, the tournament is racquetball’s second largest national […]

  • Iowa Opts out, Big Four Classic Ending in 2018

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Big Four Classic, re-branded Hy-Vee Classic will end following the 2018-19 season after Iowa opted out of the contract. School had a clause that allowed them to leave the deal without penalty if the conference requires 22 games. Iowa will reach that point with conference schedule, and tournaments.

  • Urbandale Little Leaguers Grown-up and Still Together

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Five years ago, Urbandale reached the Little League World Series. Now the boys are bigger, have deeper voices, and are learning about life’s curve-balls.

  • Centennial Wins Second Title beating Crosstown Rival

    DES MOINES — When the Ankeny School District decided to split the schools five years we knew this could happen, and it finally did. Centennial against Ankeny for a state championship. Ankeny opened the scoring in the 4th minute on a Morgan Bennett goal. Then Centennial responded with two goals in a matter of ten minutes. The flurry of goals continued when Olivia Brown’s header gave Centennial the 3-2 lead. Five goals in 25-minutes, and that was it. Centennial wins […]

  • CIML Rules Quarterfinals, Pella Still Standing

    DES MOINES — Eleven local teams hit the pitch in the quarterfinals, and by day’s end only five were still standing. Centennial, Ankeny, Valley, and Waukee all advance to the semifinals setting up an all-CIML 3A semifinal for the first time. Outside of the 3A, Pella is the last remaining local team with a 2-0 win over Xavier. The Lady Dutch have 12 tournament appearances with no state championships.

  • Meet the Grinnell Golfer Following in Zach Johnson’s Footsteps

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Lucas Scherf is taking the Zach Johnson-route. You know the story, a diehard Iowa Hawkeyes sports fan that will play golf at Drake. Believe it, or not Scherf has a long shot chance to play against Johnson later this year. Scherf finished 3rd in the local U.S. Open qualifier, and is one of 500 golfers that will compete in the U.S. Open Sectionals. But first thing is first, after 18-holes Scherf is one-stroke off the lead […]

  • Maroons Get Golden Goal in Sub-State Semis

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — All square at one with 6:40 to play in a second overtime Dowling Sophomore Bryan Coss thumped a 15-yard game-winner. Dowling’s 2-1 victory keeps the season alive with a trip to state on the line Saturday against Waukee.

  • Cousins Trade Big Hits

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A family rivalry turned into a pitchers duel Tuesday afternoon. Cousins Luke Yacinich from Dowling, and Lincoln’s TJ Mahoney threw up several frames of scoreless baseball until Yacinich delivered the first big hit of Mahoney. Yacinich doubled driving in the first run of the game, but Mahoney would not be outdone. In the top of the 6th, Mahoney broke up the shut out with a big fly to left. Yacinich and Dowling would get the […]

  • Miles Rupiper Hopes to Jump into Iowa’s Seven Foot Club

    CARROLL, Iowa — Miles Rupiper can jump. He’s the defending 2A high and long jump champion, but this week at state Rupiper is eyeing the elusive ‘Seven Foot Club.’