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  • Perfect, Again! Southeast Polk Building Rugby Dynasty

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The muggy drizzle set the scene for the 7 v. 7 High School Rugby State championships. This version of Friday night lights at Williams stadium was fast and furious. Each game lasting less than 25 minutes, but providing enough points to light up the scoreboard. Southeast Polk capped off its 4th straight perfect season in class 2A with a 35-14 win over Iowa City West. Adel raised the trophy in class 1A with a 28-21 win […]

  • Javy Baez Singles, Goes Deep in I-Cubs Loss

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nashville ripped a single, a double, and a ground ball out in the hole to produce the games first run and the Sounds never lost the lead. Javier Baez singled in the first and later hit his second home run of the season but the Sounds take game one of the series 6-3. I-Cubs play noon games Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

  • Former DC-G Pitcher ‘Instrumental’ in Hawkeyes Rising Success

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeyes second place spot in the Big Ten standings have fans filling up the bleachers in Iowa City. “We just felt like if the support from the administration was there and we could put a decent product on on the field that the fans would come out and they certainly have,” said Iowa’s second year skipper, Rick Heller. When Heller took over the struggling program he knew he needed to bring in players that would […]

  • Centennial Soccer Keeps Pace with Johnston

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Two top ten teams tangled at Valley Stadium Tuesday night. #6 Valley put #2 Centennial in a 1-0 hole when Addison Parrish converted a penalty kick in the 26th minute. The play of the first half was a highlight reel goal called offside. Centennial’s Kenan Smajlovic put a beautiful pass into the back of the net but the celebration lasted as long as it took for the referee to raise his flag. Valley held on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Murphy's Law Generic -- not Keith

    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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