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  • BIG SHOT! Valley Upsets Dowling in Final Seconds to Win the CIML

    WEST DES MOINES, IA – Valley and Dowling is the best rivalry in state, but tonight the stakes were even higher. Top ranked Dowling trailed most of the game to second ranked Valley. Maroon senior, Audrey Faber hit a three from the corner to tie the game at 56 with a minute and a half to play. But Valley’s Grace Vander-Weide drilled a three pointer with ten seconds remaining to put Valley ahead for good.   Faber had a good look […]

  • Henry Pohlmeyer Wrestles to his Own Beat

    JOHNSTON, IA – It takes a high level of dedication to win a state wrestling championship. Henry Pohlmeyer has accomplished that. As a sophomore Pohlmeyer brought back Johnston’s first 3A state title. “Henry Pohlmeyer is equal to wrestling. It is who I am. It is my identity,” Pohlmeyer said. Predicament.com ranks Pohlmeyer as the states top 132 pound wrestler, but he does it to his own beat. “I describe him as a little bit funky, he’s not your typical Iowa […]

  • Huskies Hoop Dream

    DES MOINES, IA – In the past 35 years the five city schools combine for one boys state basketball championship, Hoover in 2006. This year the Huskies are ranked 2nd in Class 4A and could contend for title number two.

  • Is St. Louis Ready for a Denkinger? Valley’s Drew Signs SLU

    WEST DES MOINES, IA – Among the 28 students signing their National Letter of Intent at Valley High School one name, and school stood out. Denkinger, and St. Louis. “St. Louis published an article on that and there was a couple comments about my last name being in St. Louis,” Drew Denkinger said, future Saint Louis Billiken pitcher. Drew’s great-uncle, Don, infamously missed a call in game 6 of the 1985 World Series, “Being in Kansas City it was a […]

  • Roosevelt Meets Lincoln on a Tuesday

    DES MOINES, IA – Roosevelt welcomed back Jordan Johnson in his first game after serving a 7-game suspension. Roughriders went 4-3 during that stretch. Roughriders moved to 9-7 with a 64-52 win Tuesday night at Lincoln.

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    Time To Focus, Cyclones Head to Lubbock

    AMES, IA – Stuck between a win against Kansas State and Big Monday against Texas is Texas Tech. The first place Cyclones say that ‘focus’ is the key against the last place Red Raiders.

  • Wild Shot! Danny Syvret Attempts Trick Shot from Upper Deck

    DES MOINES, IA – Danny Syvret’s teammates respect him as an AHL veteran, and heckle him about his pregame music playlist. One thing they don’t doubt: His Skillz. “He makes it look easy,” said Wild forward Zack Mitchell, “making a puck look like it’s glued to his stick. It’s fun to watch.” Michael Admire has Syvret’s story.

  • Cyclones Prove Worthy of GameDay, Beat Kansas 86-81

    AMES, IA – It has been the talk all week. National exposure, a top-15 matchup, and a high profile opponent. Iowa State and Kansas lived up to the billing. The atmosphere was at an all-time high and the Cyclones repaid the fans with an 86-81 win. Both teams took their time getting into a rhythm, but a struggling Georges Niang got the shots falling with his 3-pointer to put ISU up 18-17. Naz Long led the Cyclones with 20 point. […]

  • THE Aaron White Helps Hawks Sweep Ohio State

    IOWA CITY, IA – The Hawkeyes might have this ‘second half thing’ figured out. Iowa scored first and never lost the lead. Aaron White scored 22 points in a 76-67 win completing the season sweep of Ohio State. The Hawkeyes move to 4-1 in conference play which keeps them tied for first place in the loss column.

  • Drake Breaks Through

    DES MOINES, IA – Drake knew it would have to go through the growing pains. The Bulldogs start two freshman and a sophomore, but against Indiana State three seniors took control in the 84-78 win. Gary Ricks Jr. led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Ricks Jr. missed all of last year with a broke foot and got a medical red-shirt that allowed him to return for a 5th year. The basket was wide open for the Dogs. Seniors, Jordan Daniels […]

  • ESPN Broadcasters Give Hilton, Hoiberg Props

    AMES, IA – The bus is in town. The set is, well, set. And the students long wait in line is almost done. There’s been more hype surrounding this game than any in Fred Hoiberg’s time, or really in anyone’s time at Iowa State. Kansas is the only team to win at Hilton in the last two years, and they’ve done it twice. Not to mention the big streak. Ten straight conference titles. Well, Naz Long doesn’t mind, “Bill Self […]

  • Ricks Passing Down Words of Wisdom to Young Bulldogs

    DES MOINES, IA – A unique broken bone taught Gary Ricks Jr. an important lesson. A lesson he is passing on to his young teammates. “You never realize how hard it is to get to where you were until you don’t have it anymore.” Ricks Jr. and the Bulldogs were clicking, and just won the Fresno State Classic when he felt something wrong in his foot. “It wasn’t your normal break. Couldn’t do surgery, surgery was career ending,” said Drake’s […]


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