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  • Practice Makes Perfect, Johnston Kid Takes 1st Place in Free Throw Competition

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Dominick Tornabane placed 1st in the North Central Regional Hoop Shoot which was held in Iowa City on March 18th. Tornabane advances to the National Hoop Shoot contest to be held in Chicago, IL on April 20-23, 2017. Tornabane’s quest in the free throw shooting competition started last fall by advancing through the local, district and state levels. (Information by the Elks National Foundation)

  • Elle, Elle, Elle. Ruffridge Breaks Three Records in 48-point Outburst

    DES MOINES – Tuesday night, Iowa’s Scoring Queen, Elle Ruffridge had one field goal, but that was Tuesday. Shot after shot Ruffridge’s point total climbed toward 46, the previous state record held by MOC-Floyd Valley’s Alexis Conaway, then in the fourth quarter Ruffridge hit her 16th field goal (state record) to score her 48th point (state record). By the third quarter Ruffridge had already found the record books with her 8th three-pointer, but that proved to only be the beginning. […]

  • Freshman Guides #7 Dowling Back to State

    WEST DES MOINES – Caitlin Clark is a one woman wrecking crew that will make Dowling tough to eliminate next week at the Girls’ State Basketball tournament. Dowling beat Linn-Mar Tuesday night 53-41 advancing to Wells Fargo Arena. Next Game: Wednesday, March 1st vs. Valley at 5:00 PM

  • Indianola Takes Perfect Record to The Well

    INDIANOLA – The Indians made the road back to state look easy, and the Regional Final was no different. Indianola (23-0) topped Sioux City East 71-36 punching their ticket for the Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. Next Game: Wednesday, March 1st vs. Johnston at 1:30 PM

  • Wild Rookie Delivers on an Unforgettable ‘Pink in the Rink Night’

    DES MOINES – Every once in a while a rough sport like hockey can pull at your heart-strings. On a night dedicated to fighting breast cancer, Wild’s rookie forward, Sam Anas netted a goal that his family will never forget.

  • Drake Doubles Up Illinois State for Another Valley Record

    DES MOINES – Make that 12-0. The Bulldogs over matched Illinois State completing the season sweep in a 101-49 win Friday night at the Knapp Center. Drake’s win moves them into a tie for the best start in Missouri Valley history. Dowling product, Becca Hittner scored a career high 20-points, while the Valley’s leading scorer, Lizzy Wendell added 22-point in 23 minutes. Drake hosts Bradley Sunday at 2PM.

  • Waukee Warming Down the Stretch

    WAUKEE – When Waukee’s connecting from three it’s tough to beat. The Warriors use early three’s to build a lead that Ankeny couldn’t close. #6 Waukee wins its fifth straight game 66-48.

  • Indianola Fights off DC-G to Stay Perfect

    GRIMES – Close games are few and far between for #1 Indianola, but the Indians got everything they could handle from #9 Dallas Center-Grimes. The Indians used 17-points from senior, Haley Vesey to beat the Fillies 54-50.

  • Jennie Baranczyk: Mother, Coach, and Charismatic Competitor

    DES MOINES – An all access look into the life of Drake’s head coach Jennie Baranczyk. The Des Moines’ native is guiding Drake to an undefeated start in the Missouri Valley, while facing a law suit from a former assistant, and expecting her third child.

  • I THINK: The IHSAA Can’t Lose Sight of What Drives Passion for HS Sports

    Admire breaks down the IHSAA and IHSSN’s deal compared to other states.

  • The Wild’s Conundrum, Balancing Teemu Pulkkinen

    DES MOINES – Teemu Pulkkinen’s hockey career is going through its ups-and-downs. In the past 365 days he has worn four different jerseys and spent a few long days waiting on the NHL’s waiver wire. For now, Pulkkinen’s home is in Iowa, but head coach Derek Lalonde says, “”I think his career is just starting.”

  • Waukee Brings the Juice in Double Overtime Win

    JOHNSTON – Waukee and Johnston are neighbors, rivals, and both in the top ten. That made for a highly entertaining mid-January game, and it delivered. Two of the best players in the state traded big shot for big shot. Johnston’s Taryn Knuth finished with 40 points, 15 rebounds, and nine blocks. Waukee’s Carlie Littlefield countered with 28 points including the game winning shot in an 83-76 double overtime win.