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  • Alcantara, Baez Blast I-Cubs to Win

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A pair of homeruns by Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez help the I-Cubs snap a three game skid in a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon. Alcantara led off the third inning with a solo homerun and Baez hit his first homerun of the season in the fifth inning. Donn Roach gave the Cubs eight strong innings giving up three runs on three hits.

  • Big 4 Coaches vs Cancer Gala

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The name pretty much says it all, Coaches Versus Cancer. Coaches from the Big 4 gather to raise money for the fight against cancer. Fran McCaffery, Ben Jacobson, Ray Giacoletti, and T.J. Otzelberger all at the Iowa Event Center for the annual Kentucky Derby Gala. It’s not often coaches from all four schools are at the same event, but this one is a no-brainer every year, “Together we can do a lot more. Not only in […]

  • Dragons Soccer Using ‘Sweet Supplement’

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Four straight trips to the state semifinals. No state titles. “That’s been our huge motivator. We want to get back there and take back what was so close last year,” said Johnston senior Nolan Wengert. Johnston graduated Sam Graving, the Gatorade Player of the Year, and lost class 3A’s 4th leading scorer, Elvir Ibisevic to the United State U-17 Men’s National team. How did they respond? “No single player could replace those guys,” said Johnston head coach […]

  • Kirk Ferentz, Hawkeyes Kickoff “Grassroots” I-Club Tour

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Five hundred Hawkeye fans filled the Sheraton Hotel for a fun night at the Polk County I-Club Spring Banquet. Up to two thousand fans attended the event during peak interest times in Orange Bowl years. Former Hawkeyes Mark Weisman, Louis Trinca-Pasat, and Quinton Alston joined Kirk Ferentz for an event that the Coach calls “so unique and special.”

  • MURPHY’S LAW: First Impressions, Where’s Cooter Ray, Turn Up the Red Dirt

    By: Michael Admire I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore. I made the move from my home of 6-years in Pittsburg, KS to my new home right outside of downtown Des Moines. It didn’t take long to realize the passion Central Iowa has for its sports, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. I got to experience my first Iowa Hawkeyes basketball game. It was exactly how everyone described it would be. They look like […]

  • MURPHY’S LAW: The Jack Sears, Arch Madness, ‘What’s that you say?’

    By: Michael Admire He’s finally here! Congrats to John and Maria Sears for welcoming a beautiful new baby boy to their family, a 9 pound 13 oz baby boy at that. John said Jack is already a better dancer than his dad. I don’t doubt it.                 Update on Keith: He’s doing better. His back locked up on him, and he couldn’t move without excruciating pain. A few painkillers plus a day or two of rest and Murph will be […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: I-Cubs Postponed, Again, Snow Golf, Sports Bucket List

    By Michael Admire April showers bring May flowers, or more like, May snow and rain storms bring June Double-headers. It doesn’t rhyme but you get my drift. The I-Cubs have postponed three-straight games for cold, snow, and now rain. I was at Principal Park on Tuesday. I had to throw on the SPF 30. Then I was also at the ballpark on Friday when there was snow on the ground, a depressing site in May to say the least. Luckily […]

  • MURPHY’S LAW: Admire After Grace

    By Michael Admire My 90-day grace period has come-and-gone, and I’m still here. It’s been 3-months since I moved from southeast Kansas to the capitol of Iowa, and I’ve learned a lot… To many of you, I’m not Michael Admire, but the ‘new guy’… Apparently, I look like either Emilio Esteves (The Mighty Ducks man!), Steve Carell (don’t see it), Luke Bryan (my ex-girlfriend wishes), or Scott Disick (I’ve heard this one before. We look like twins)… I sound southern. […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: East siders, A-Rod Banned, Chicago Trip,

    By Michael Admire East got as many hits (one) in the 9th inning against Davenport North, as Johnston got the entire game (one) against Linn-Mar. Both advance to the semifinals, so the stage is set for a great CIML rematch on Friday at 6 PM. The defending champs are done. Ankeny fell into an 8-0 hole after two innings and eventually lost 10-8. This is Clinton’s first state win since the 70’s. That will be a fun story line to […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Pond-Gate, Royalty, Signs of Fall

    By Michael Admire No lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez, yet. Major League Baseball is working on a deal with A-Rod and his attorneys. It’s something they didn’t have to do and frankly shouldn’t have. Both sides of this argument are valid, but MLB needs to start a precedent. If not now, when? If not now, how long will it continue? Pond-gate, The Great Pond Watch of 2013, or whatever you want to call it, continued today, and our good friend […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: RVTV Goes Out With A Bang

    By Andy Fales We’ve reached the end of the greatest week of RVTV ever. I’m not just saying that to be nice; I mean it. We’ve had some fantastic stops in past years–Knoxville, Albia, Nevada, Oskaloosa, and Carroll really stood out–but every single stop this week was off-the-charts great. We estimate that there were at least 1,000 people at each stop we made, and each of them had its own outstanding feature. Monday – Creston Mondays are sometimes tough for […]

  • 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.

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