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    Indianola’s Old Glory

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – The senior class at Indianola spent the summer raising money to raise a giant American flag. It was a bright spot in an otherwise rainy night for Old Glory.

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    Excitement Surrounds Cyclone Program Under New Coach Matt Campbell

    AMES, Iowa — Media days are often filled with optimism, and they should be. Everyone is equal and there have been no games played. Iowa State is coming off a three-win season, but excitement surrounds the program with the addition of new head coach Matt Campbell. Michael Admire reports from Ames.

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    Iowa State Coaches Using Hands-On Approach to Rebuild Team

    AMES, Iowa – Changing the “losing culture” at Iowa State is what Matt Campbell says is the most difficult part of his new job. You could see Thursday during the Cyclones first practice how Campbell isn’t just preaching, he’s doing. He tells everyone on his coaching staff to be active teachers.

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    ADM’s One Final Chance

    ADEL, Iowa – The turn around from a 4-win team to perennial power isn’t enough for ADM’s softball team. Not after what they’ve been through the last two seasons. John Sears tells house how the Tigers ace hopes to elevate her team to an elusive state tournament.

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    National Skillet Throwing Championship

    MACKSBURG, IA – Yes, you read that title correctly.  Every year hundreds of people travel to Macksburg, Iowa (population 110) to compete in the national skillet throwing championship.  

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    Pella Among Teams Looking to Continue Run in Girls’ State Soccer Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The second day of the girls’ state soccer tournament was hotter than the first, with water breaks frequent throughout the day on Friday. However, the action never seemed to slow down. Pella is one of a few teams looking to keep their tournament going. Michael Admire joined the Channel 13 News at 5 for a live update on the latest games at the Cownie Soccer Complex.

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    Johnston High School’s Rachel Gowey Competing for Spot in Olympic Trials

    West Des Moines’ Liang Chow has coached two students to Olympic gold: Gabby Douglas in London and Shawn Johnson in Beijing. Chow doesn’t have a sure thing for Rio, but it appears Johnston High School’s Rachel Gowey is peaking at the right time. The 18-year-old just finished second in the all-around at the U.S. Classic. Now, she has to keep it up at the P&G and make the Olympic Trials. Channel 13’s Michael Admire reports on Gowey’s preparations.

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    Hawkeyes Roll Past Top-Seed: ‘We caught them by surprise’

    OMAHA, Nebraska — It took an incredible effort from the Hawkeyes just to make the Big Ten Tournament. Now, Iowa is advancing in the winner’s bracket. The top of the lineup of Iowa bombarded the Big Ten Player of the Year, scoring five runs in the first two innings. “I don’t think they saw that coming at all. You have the Big Ten Player of the Year on the mound for them, they won the Big Ten, they had everything […]

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    Soccer Standout Pushing Centennial Toward Victory

    The accolades are accumulating for Ankeny Centennial soccer star Meg Brandt. The senior is the back-to-back Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year and she has a scholarship lined up to play at Nebraska. Channel 13’s Michael Admire has more on Brandt’s hard work that it is paying off.

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    Brody’s Cause Ready to Run at Churchill Downs

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    Rookie Bull Rider Remembers Wrestling in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Most high school seniors are going to prom or getting ready for graduation. Not 18-year old Jess Lockwood. The Montana-native won his first PBR event last weekend and hopes that momentum came with him to Des Moines. Lockwood is a rookie on the circuit, but not to the city. As a 7th grader Lockwood wrestled in the Junior High National Championships at Southeast Polk. The Des Moines Invitational is two-days starting Saturday at 7 PM and […]

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    Jake Arrieta Throws a No-Hitter, Again

    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Blieve it or not, National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta was more dominant Thursday night than his Cubs offense that slugged five home runs and produced an 18-hit attack. Highlighting one of the most amazing runs in pitching history, Arrieta pitched his second career no-hitter in leading the Cubs to a 16-0 victory over the Reds under threatening skies at Great American Ball Park. “That animal was in control,” said catcher David Ross, who hugged […]