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  • Cap City Headlines: Lard Throws Down, McMurray Talks Medved

    ANKENY – Basketball fans had one eye on the NBA Draft, and the other on the YMCA Cap City League. Thursday night was the first of three evenings that the Cap City will spend at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny. Play returns to Valley Southwoods this Sunday.

  • Little Cyclones Cool Valley for First State Championship

    DES MOINES – Ames did something no other team did this season, shut out top-seed Valley. Grace Nelson scored the Little Cyclones only goal, and that’s all they needed. Ames wins its first state soccer championship.

  • End of the Road for Local Small School Soccer Teams

    DES MOINES – Nevada, ADM-Van Meter, and North Polk all faced the same fate. Their season ending in the state semifinal. Nevada lost to Assumption in the state tournament for the 5th time in six seasons, North Polk lost a 1-0 decision to Center Point-Urbana, and ADM-Van Meter dropped a 4-1 match to the top-seed from Lewis Central.

  • Comets Will Appear at First State Tournament

    ALLEMAN, Iowa – North Polk started its girls soccer program only eight years ago. Monday night the Comets clinched their first trip to state with a 4-0 win over Underwood. The Comets come to the Cownie Soccer Complex as the two-seed in the Class 1A bracket, and face Tri-Center Thursday at 12:30 PM.

  • Ames Keepers Save the Day, Plus More from 3A State Soccer

    DES MOINES – Ames used two goalkeepers to beat City High (Iowa City) in a shootout. Penalty kick specialist, Ryan Mills blocked two kicks, and starting goalie Lincoln Saxton scored the game winning PK, Saxton’s first career goal. That helped set-up an all CIML Semifinal between Ames and Valley. The Tiger shutout Roosevelt 3-0, and Bettendorf bounces Urbandale 5-0.

  • Valley Gym Class Strikes Bullseye

    WEST DES MOINES – The idea started with Lu Suarez wanting to share his love for outdoor education, but in a matter of eight years Valley Archery is already producing world class talent.

  • State Tennis Qualifier has Family Roots to Wimbledon

    DES MOINES – Veteran’s Memorial Tennis Center in Cedar Rapids, site of the 2017 State Tennis Tournament, will never be confused for the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon. And to James Susman that’s perfectly fine. Even though Susman’s lineage traces back to Wimbledon he was never forced into the family sport, “My mom and my family never forced me to play it was just something I wanted to pick up and they gently led me onto the path of tennis I […]

  • Huge Second Half Lifts Dowling to OT Upset Win Over Lincoln

    DES MOINES – Dowling wins an overtime thriller coming from down two to upset Lincoln. Dowling gets two second half goals by Bryan Danford and Tanner Hellickson then Sam Volkmer scores the game winner in OT, 3-2 FINAL.

  • Des Moines Christian Blanks Kuemper

    URBANDALE – Des Moines Christian pitches shut out in a 3-0 win over Carroll Kuemper advancing to the Sub-State finals.

  • English Language Learners Program Rebuilds Lincoln’s Roster

    DES MOINES – A year ago, Lincoln’s soccer team fell one game shy of the state tournament. It was the end of a Rails-era. Thirteen players graduated, and the team braced for a rebuild, “That’s just part of the process as a coach and as a team,” said head coach Jack Simons. Then came several waves of help. The freshman impressed, a couple kids moved to Des Moines’ south side, and Lincoln became the third Des Moines Public school to […]

  • 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.