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  • Murphy's Law Generic -- not Keith

    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.

  • Repeat and First Time Winner at Grand Blue Mile

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For the 6th year in a row the Grand Blue Mile kicks off the Drake Relays. Wind whipped through downtown as Matthew Centrowitz and Heather Kampf take home the $5,000 purse. Kampf captured her second Grand Blue Mile win in 4:35.75 while first time winner, Centrowitz finishes in 4:03.97 to edge out defending champion Leo Manzano.

  • Bulldogs Defense Dominates Spring Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Every interception was celebrated like a Super Bowl victory. Drake’s defense forced three straight turnovers in its annual Spring game Saturday afternoon to win the exhibition 43-17. “I thought on the defensive side we had great energy. On the offensive side we were flat from the start,” says Drake head coach, Rick Fox. Drake is trying to build off its 7-4 finish from last season. Fox says this team has the ability to win their 3rd […]

  • No. 1 Johnston Shuts Out No. 1 Norwalk

    NORWALK, Iowa – In 13 games Johnston and Norwalk have only given up a combined 5 goals. That’s why both teams are ranked No. 1. Johnston is atop Class 3A. Norwalk leads Class 2A. They settle the defensive differences on Warrior turf. Johnston’s Darius Doswell breaks the scoreless tie in the 33rd minute. The Dragons pitch another shut out with a 2-0 win over the Warriors.

  • Simpson Hires Former Urbandale Coach

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Brad Bjorkgren will return to his alma mater as the new Men’s basketball coach. Simpson announces it has hired Bjorkgren away from Urbandale High School. Bjorkgren led the J-Hawks to seven state tournament appearances in 27 seasons.

  • I-Cubs Winning Streak Snapped

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The Zephyrs snap the I-Cubs first three game winning streak of the season with a 3-2 extra inning win. Kris Bryant struck out and walked during his 0-3 day at the plate. I-Cubs finish the road trip with two 7-inning games on Wednesday.

  • Barnstormers Add a Wingate Connection

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Seeing the Barnstormers in the Indoor Football League might take time to get used to. The only thing that remains the same are the famous goggle helmets. Not one player returns from last years roster. “That can be one of your biggest challenges, but also the most fun getting these guys to buy into the system,” says Barnstormers coach, Joe Brannen. Robbie Nallenweg is the new signal caller for Iowa, but when he first signed with […]

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    Bergstrom Brothers Clear Hurdles

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Bergstrom brothers prefer the challenging route. Straight to college? Nope. Naval Academy. 400 meter sprint? Let’s add hurdles. “(They’re) Hardworking, talented, will do anything to win. They make sure they’re always putting their best foot forward,” says Johnston track coach, Patrick Mattingly. Running hurdles started with their dad, Craig, but really took strike with Eric, the oldest Bergstrom Brother. Eric finished 2nd in the 110 meter hurdles at the Drake Relays his senior year, and in […]

  • Stormers Weathering Slow Start

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Barnstormers would rather practice indoors, partly because they’re an indoor team in the Indoor Football League, but also it’s dreary outside. “We have a new rule and it’s ‘No Excuses,'” says new Barnstormers head coach Joe Brannen. The rule goes beyond practice conditions. In their first season in the IFL the Barnstormers have sputtered in their first four games going 1-3. They return to Wells Fargo Arena Saturday night at 7:05 for their home opener […]

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