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  • Gadson Serves Scoops to Elementary Class

    NORWALK – Kyven Gadson sure loves ice cream. That was one of the first things on his mind after winning the 2015 National Wrestling Championship, “I just want some ice cream!” Gadson said in the post match interview. Thursday afternoon he showed up to Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk with an ice cream truck. Why? To celebrate another accomplishment.

  • Menace Lose Season Opener

    WEST DES MOINES – The Des Moines Menace opened their season by hosting the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. AFC Cleveland broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 76th minute which the Menace’s Hayden Partain answered just six minutes later. The late scoring spree finished when the Royals netted two goals in the 90th minute and stoppage time eliminating the Menace from Open Cup contention with a 3-1 decision.

  • Mitchell Meyers’ Man of the Year Campaign

    AMES – Mitchell Meyers spent the first few weeks of his post-football life trying to figure out what to do with all of this new-found free time. Then he met with members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Meyers started a ten week campaign running for the “LLS Man of Year.” Each dollar counts as a vote with donations made at

  • Fresh Off Army Reserves Sam Kendricks Wins Cap Square Vault

    DES MOINES – When Sam Kendricks was a kid his dad thought he would be a rodeo rider. Scott Kendricks trained horses in Mississippi so it made sense. Scott was also a high school girls pole vault coach, and United State Military veteran. That proved to be the route Sam took.

  • Valley, Waukee Decided in Shootout

    WEST DES MOINES – Valley and Waukee played 100 minutes of soccer without deciding a winner. The Warriors’ goalkeeper, Emily LeVere stuffed two Valley penalty kicks making the job easy for Allie Williams to finish. Williams shootout goal lifted the Warriors to the 3-2 (4-1) win keeping their perfect season intact.

  • Dowling’s Waggoner Handling Attention as the State’s Top Recruit

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – John Waggoner has texts rolling in from Matt Campbell, Kirk Ferentz, Urban Meyer, John Harbaugh, and pretty much any other coach that has his number. He’s a 6′ 5″ 240 pound defensive end with offers from every blue blood school outside Tuscaloosa, and South Bend. That could soon change.

  • Ian Happ is the Newest Cubs Prospect to Call Iowa Home

    DES MOINES – The question everyone seems to be asking, “Who’s next?” Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, and most of the Cubs World Series roster have walked through the I-Cubs clubhouse, and now there’s a new wave.

  • Two Viking Volleyball Players Find Appreciation in Life through Near Death Experience

    DES MOINES – Pedro Cardoso and Felipe Nogueira used senior night to reflect on the joy of life, not that their lives were almost taken. Cardoso and Norguiera came to Des Moines from Brazil for volleyball, “the main thing was to get an education, to go somewhere and do things in life,” Cardoso said. Cardoso and Norguiera were both heading places and enjoying life as student-athletes until last May when they were struck by a driver that was excessively speeding.

  • The Reigning Track Champs Practice in the Rain

    WAUKEE, Iowa – Cold and rainy. The defending champs from Waukee practice in the rain to push their limits, and because you never really know what you’ll get at the Drake Relays. The Warriors girls’ track team has won three out of the past four state titles, and they’re still a running target.

  • Team and Town Celebrate Spartans First National Title

    CRESTON, Iowa – The roster doesn’t have a single player from Creston, or anywhere in the area. There are four guys from Des Moines, but that’s definitely not southwest Iowa. It really doesn’t matter where the players are from because together, with the community, they established a perfect home court advantage, and won SWCC’s first national championship. Tuesday night, they celebrated the accomplishment.

  • 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. […]