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  • Extended Lunch Break Turns into Party for US Fans

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The nation turned a hue of red, white and blue as team USA took on Germany in the final match of the group stage in the World Cup. In our state’s capital, watch parties were a common sight. “Soccer culture has grown so much, and there’s a ton of excitement this year,” Caroline Devorksky said as she watched the game from the Royal Mile in downtown Des Moines. Not even a rainy day in the middle […]

  • Ankeny Baseball Rivalry

    The year of ‘firsts’ between Ankeny and Centennial are almost done, but not before the two hit the diamond.

  • Inside the Huddle

    The Des Moines Blaze are the undefeated, defending champs, and innovators in semi-pro football. Check out the helmet cam.

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    I-Cubs Fans: Where is Manny Ramirez?

    We’re all waiting, wondering – when will Manny Ramirez be in Des Moines? It’s been 23 days since Ramirez signed with the Cubs but so far no sign of Manny. “Honestly I have no idea. I couldn’t tell you. He might be here this afternoon, might be here tomorrow, might a month form tomorrow. I have no idea,” said I-Cubs General Manager Sam Bernabe. The I-Cubs start an eight-game home stand Tuesday. Tonight’s game is delayed one hour because of […]

  • Looking Up: Preparing 50 Years to Run 5km

      Rheon Wolske was born with scoliosis. She had three surgeries before turning 25 to help straighten her spine, but last year she went under the knife for a life altering 9-hour operation. Doctors replaced a broken rod in her spine which has straightened her back from almost a 50-degree angle to only 15-degrees. Following six months of physical therapy the 65-year old grandma wants to do something she couldn’t physically do for so long. “I know I don`t look […]

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    Championship Games Postponed

    The Iowa State High School Association pushes the Boys State Soccer Championships to Tuesday. “Extremely heavy rains have rendered the field unsafe to play on,” tweets IASHAA information director Bud Legg. All championship games will be played on Field Nine Tuesday afternoon: Class 1A at 12:05 PM, Class 2A (Perry vs. Norwalk) at 2:30 PM, Class 3A (Johnston vs. Iowa City West) at 5:00 PM.

  • COURAGE LEAGUE: Exergaming Gives Everyone A Chance To Play

    Anyone who’s ever played sports knows how special that can feel. And everyone should have a chance to feel it. Courage League gives anyone that chance, and puts it in painting. “It`s right here on our walls. They have to believe. They get to grow, and most importantly they get to play, and it`s a level playing field for them,” said Courage League Sports founder Melissa Clarke-Wharff. And now they get to play with a new toy. “The best way […]

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    BOYS BASEBALL: High School Scores

    Centerville 7 – Carlisle 6 Don Bosco 15 – GMG Garwin 0 Pleasant Valley 3 – Davenport Central 1 Ridge View 15 – Kingsley-Pierson 5 (6 innings) Tri-County Thornburg 5 – Belle Plaine 1 Dowling 10 – Roosevelt 0 (Game One) Dowling 7 – Roosevelt 1 (Game Two) Johnston 6 – DCG 1 Carroll 5, Denison-Schleswig 3 (Final 8 innings) Don Bosco, Gilbertville 15, GMG, Garwin 0 H-L-V, Victor 8, Sigourney 4 Kee, Lansing 13, Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 3 Lenox […]

  • TEAMING UP: Hoiberg, McCafferys Fight Against Cancer

    Fred Hoiberg and Fran McCaffery coach rival teams on the court, but off the court they’re both all in against the same opponent – cancer. McCaffery and Hoiberg reunited Tuesday just a few weeks after we saw them together at Coaches Versus Cancer. In Ames, they teamed up for This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation, an offshoot of the popular book and upcoming movie about teenagers fighting cancer, The Fault in Our Stars. McCaffery’s son, Pat, has thyroid cancer just […]

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    OVERCOMING HURDLES: Lincoln High Athlete’s Reminder

    State track starts Thursday. Lincoln’s Elijah Young won’t be alone clearing hurdles, but he could be the only one with a permanent reminder. No hurdle is too much for Young. “The hurdle is going to be there whether you chose to get over it or let it stop you, so I chose to get over them,” Young said. With high expectations going into the Drake Relays, he managed a disappointing third in the 400 meter hurdles. “I feel like in […]

  • QB TROUBLE: Barnstormers lose to Cleveland

    Carson Coffman is out with an knee injury and newly acquired, J.J. Raterink only practiced once this week, so Brian Reader made his first start of the season and had the Barnstormers up 20-6. The Stormers trailed by one at the half, and in the 3rd quarter Raterink replaced an injured Reader. Barnstormers fall to the undefeated Cleveland Gladiators 63-46.

  • RELAY TEAM: Albia Athlete Suspended For Prank

    Albia High School’s performance at the Drake Relays was Hoosieresque. The Blue Demons became the smallest school to win the 4-by-400 meter relay in 95 years, but their next goal was to break the state record. That won’t happen after their anchor, Alex Schultz, and 9 other students were involved in a school prank. According to Superintendent Kevin Crall, around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Albia police, on a routine patrol, saw through the front windows at the high school items […]

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