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  • Mascot Dash at Grand Blue Mile

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Grand Blue Mile features some of the fastest runners in the world, and some of the slowest. Iowa Energy mascot, Surge outran his fury friends to a raise $1,000 for charity. John Sears has the exclusive interview.

  • Repeat and First Time Winner at Grand Blue Mile

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For the 6th year in a row the Grand Blue Mile kicks off the Drake Relays. Wind whipped through downtown as Matthew Centrowitz and Heather Kampf take home the $5,000 purse. Kampf captured her second Grand Blue Mile win in 4:35.75 while first time winner, Centrowitz finishes in 4:03.97 to edge out defending champion Leo Manzano.

  • Bulldogs Defense Dominates Spring Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Every interception was celebrated like a Super Bowl victory. Drake’s defense forced three straight turnovers in its annual Spring game Saturday afternoon to win the exhibition 43-17. “I thought on the defensive side we had great energy. On the offensive side we were flat from the start,” says Drake head coach, Rick Fox. Drake is trying to build off its 7-4 finish from last season. Fox says this team has the ability to win their 3rd […]

  • No. 1 Johnston Shuts Out No. 1 Norwalk

    NORWALK, Iowa – In 13 games Johnston and Norwalk have only given up a combined 5 goals. That’s why both teams are ranked No. 1. Johnston is atop Class 3A. Norwalk leads Class 2A. They settle the defensive differences on Warrior turf. Johnston’s Darius Doswell breaks the scoreless tie in the 33rd minute. The Dragons pitch another shut out with a 2-0 win over the Warriors.

  • Simpson Hires Former Urbandale Coach

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Brad Bjorkgren will return to his alma mater as the new Men’s basketball coach. Simpson announces it has hired Bjorkgren away from Urbandale High School. Bjorkgren led the J-Hawks to seven state tournament appearances in 27 seasons.

  • I-Cubs Winning Streak Snapped

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The Zephyrs snap the I-Cubs first three game winning streak of the season with a 3-2 extra inning win. Kris Bryant struck out and walked during his 0-3 day at the plate. I-Cubs finish the road trip with two 7-inning games on Wednesday.

  • Barnstormers Add a Wingate Connection

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Seeing the Barnstormers in the Indoor Football League might take time to get used to. The only thing that remains the same are the famous goggle helmets. Not one player returns from last years roster. “That can be one of your biggest challenges, but also the most fun getting these guys to buy into the system,” says Barnstormers coach, Joe Brannen. Robbie Nallenweg is the new signal caller for Iowa, but when he first signed with […]

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    Bergstrom Brothers Clear Hurdles

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Bergstrom brothers prefer the challenging route. Straight to college? Nope. Naval Academy. 400 meter sprint? Let’s add hurdles. “(They’re) Hardworking, talented, will do anything to win. They make sure they’re always putting their best foot forward,” says Johnston track coach, Patrick Mattingly. Running hurdles started with their dad, Craig, but really took strike with Eric, the oldest Bergstrom Brother. Eric finished 2nd in the 110 meter hurdles at the Drake Relays his senior year, and in […]

  • Stormers Weathering Slow Start

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Barnstormers would rather practice indoors, partly because they’re an indoor team in the Indoor Football League, but also it’s dreary outside. “We have a new rule and it’s ‘No Excuses,'” says new Barnstormers head coach Joe Brannen. The rule goes beyond practice conditions. In their first season in the IFL the Barnstormers have sputtered in their first four games going 1-3. They return to Wells Fargo Arena Saturday night at 7:05 for their home opener […]

  • No. 1 Dowling Wins Season Opener

    URBANDALE, Iowa – Weather moves Dowling’s season opener with Urbandale to Frerichs Field. The Maroons dominate all 80 minutes in a 2-0 shutout. Dowling scores in the 57th and 73rd minutes.

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    Martinez Syria ‘Probably’ Will Miss Cyclones Spring Football

    AMES, Iowa – Paul Rhoads says Martinez Syria will likely miss the remainder of Iowa State’s spring football camp with a neck injury. Syria played as a true freshman to help with depth at running back. He missed a significant amount of time with a concussion, but had one touchdown and 47 yards before the injury.

  • Dean Smith’s Legacy Reaches Central Iowa

    BOONE, Iowa – Steve Krafcisin played one season at North Carolina before transferring closer to home at Iowa. The emotions of opening a letter from the late, Dean Smith showed just how much that one year meant to him. “It’s still letting those flood of memories come then you don’t think there’s going to be that many *new memories from North Carolina experience,” says Krafcisin. The letter is one of 180 $200 checks that Smith posthumously sent to his North […]

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