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  • Centennial Girl Shoots Sizzling 65 to Qualify for State

    GRANGER, Iowa – Karli Kerrigan’s up and down season hit a high point Wednesday afternoon at Jester Park. The Centennial junior won the 5A state title as a sophomore, but after falling short of her personal goals through the early part of the season Kerrigan finally found her stroke in Granger. Kerrigan birdied 17 to move to 7-under par and fell back one stroke on 18 to finish with a personal best 65. The next closest state qualifier was a […]

  • Joey Gase Drives to Save Lives, Honor Mom’s Memory

    NEWTON, Iowa — Joey Gase isn’t a household name yet, but he has had one of the best feel good stories of the NASCAR season. Driving on used tires and short on sponsors, Gase finished fifth at the famous Talladega Speedway. From the beginning, Gase has always had one sponsor that he keeps close to his heart. “It gave me a passion. All of our family a passion. To have them as a sponsor it’s awesome,” Gase said, a Cedar […]

  • Backup Driver Races to Claim Pole at Iowa Speedway

    NEWTON, Iowa – Drew Herring sat behind the wheel of a NASCAR for the first time since 2013. Herring took advantage of his opportunity by driving the No. 20 car to the pole position for Sunday’s Xfinity Series 3M 250. The only bad part? He has to hand the key over to Erik Jones for the race. “It’s going to be bitter sweet,” said Herring, “but it will be a lot of fun watching Erik and those guys tear through […]

  • Perfect, Again! Southeast Polk Building Rugby Dynasty

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The muggy drizzle set the scene for the 7 v. 7 High School Rugby State championships. This version of Friday night lights at Williams stadium was fast and furious. Each game lasting less than 25 minutes, but providing enough points to light up the scoreboard. Southeast Polk capped off its 4th straight perfect season in class 2A with a 35-14 win over Iowa City West. Adel raised the trophy in class 1A with a 28-21 win […]

  • Javy Baez Singles, Goes Deep in I-Cubs Loss

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nashville ripped a single, a double, and a ground ball out in the hole to produce the games first run and the Sounds never lost the lead. Javier Baez singled in the first and later hit his second home run of the season but the Sounds take game one of the series 6-3. I-Cubs play noon games Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

  • Former DC-G Pitcher ‘Instrumental’ in Hawkeyes Rising Success

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeyes second place spot in the Big Ten standings have fans filling up the bleachers in Iowa City. “We just felt like if the support from the administration was there and we could put a decent product on on the field that the fans would come out and they certainly have,” said Iowa’s second year skipper, Rick Heller. When Heller took over the struggling program he knew he needed to bring in players that would […]

  • Centennial Soccer Keeps Pace with Johnston

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Two top ten teams tangled at Valley Stadium Tuesday night. #6 Valley put #2 Centennial in a 1-0 hole when Addison Parrish converted a penalty kick in the 26th minute. The play of the first half was a highlight reel goal called offside. Centennial’s Kenan Smajlovic put a beautiful pass into the back of the net but the celebration lasted as long as it took for the referee to raise his flag. Valley held on […]

  • Alcantara, Baez Blast I-Cubs to Win

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A pair of homeruns by Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez help the I-Cubs snap a three game skid in a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon. Alcantara led off the third inning with a solo homerun and Baez hit his first homerun of the season in the fifth inning. Donn Roach gave the Cubs eight strong innings giving up three runs on three hits.

  • Big 4 Coaches vs Cancer Gala

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The name pretty much says it all, Coaches Versus Cancer. Coaches from the Big 4 gather to raise money for the fight against cancer. Fran McCaffery, Ben Jacobson, Ray Giacoletti, and T.J. Otzelberger all at the Iowa Event Center for the annual Kentucky Derby Gala. It’s not often coaches from all four schools are at the same event, but this one is a no-brainer every year, “Together we can do a lot more. Not only in […]

  • Dragons Soccer Using ‘Sweet Supplement’

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Four straight trips to the state semifinals. No state titles. “That’s been our huge motivator. We want to get back there and take back what was so close last year,” said Johnston senior Nolan Wengert. Johnston graduated Sam Graving, the Gatorade Player of the Year, and lost class 3A’s 4th leading scorer, Elvir Ibisevic to the United State U-17 Men’s National team. How did they respond? “No single player could replace those guys,” said Johnston head coach […]

  • Kirk Ferentz, Hawkeyes Kickoff “Grassroots” I-Club Tour

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Five hundred Hawkeye fans filled the Sheraton Hotel for a fun night at the Polk County I-Club Spring Banquet. Up to two thousand fans attended the event during peak interest times in Orange Bowl years. Former Hawkeyes Mark Weisman, Louis Trinca-Pasat, and Quinton Alston joined Kirk Ferentz for an event that the Coach calls “so unique and special.”

  • MURPHY’S LAW: First Impressions, Where’s Cooter Ray, Turn Up the Red Dirt

    By: Michael Admire I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore. I made the move from my home of 6-years in Pittsburg, KS to my new home right outside of downtown Des Moines. It didn’t take long to realize the passion Central Iowa has for its sports, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. I got to experience my first Iowa Hawkeyes basketball game. It was exactly how everyone described it would be. They look like […]

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