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  • Looking Up: Preparing 50 Years to Run 5km

      Rheon Wolske was born with scoliosis. She had three surgeries before turning 25 to help straighten her spine, but last year she went under the knife for a life altering 9-hour operation. Doctors replaced a broken rod in her spine which has straightened her back from almost a 50-degree angle to only 15-degrees. Following six months of physical therapy the 65-year old grandma wants to do something she couldn’t physically do for so long. “I know I don`t look […]

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    Championship Games Postponed

    The Iowa State High School Association pushes the Boys State Soccer Championships to Tuesday. “Extremely heavy rains have rendered the field unsafe to play on,” tweets IASHAA information director Bud Legg. All championship games will be played on Field Nine Tuesday afternoon: Class 1A at 12:05 PM, Class 2A (Perry vs. Norwalk) at 2:30 PM, Class 3A (Johnston vs. Iowa City West) at 5:00 PM.

  • COURAGE LEAGUE: Exergaming Gives Everyone A Chance To Play

    Anyone who’s ever played sports knows how special that can feel. And everyone should have a chance to feel it. Courage League gives anyone that chance, and puts it in painting. “It`s right here on our walls. They have to believe. They get to grow, and most importantly they get to play, and it`s a level playing field for them,” said Courage League Sports founder Melissa Clarke-Wharff. And now they get to play with a new toy. “The best way […]

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    BOYS BASEBALL: High School Scores

    Centerville 7 – Carlisle 6 Don Bosco 15 – GMG Garwin 0 Pleasant Valley 3 – Davenport Central 1 Ridge View 15 – Kingsley-Pierson 5 (6 innings) Tri-County Thornburg 5 – Belle Plaine 1 Dowling 10 – Roosevelt 0 (Game One) Dowling 7 – Roosevelt 1 (Game Two) Johnston 6 – DCG 1 Carroll 5, Denison-Schleswig 3 (Final 8 innings) Don Bosco, Gilbertville 15, GMG, Garwin 0 H-L-V, Victor 8, Sigourney 4 Kee, Lansing 13, Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 3 Lenox […]

  • TEAMING UP: Hoiberg, McCafferys Fight Against Cancer

    Fred Hoiberg and Fran McCaffery coach rival teams on the court, but off the court they’re both all in against the same opponent – cancer. McCaffery and Hoiberg reunited Tuesday just a few weeks after we saw them together at Coaches Versus Cancer. In Ames, they teamed up for This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation, an offshoot of the popular book and upcoming movie about teenagers fighting cancer, The Fault in Our Stars. McCaffery’s son, Pat, has thyroid cancer just […]

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    OVERCOMING HURDLES: Lincoln High Athlete’s Reminder

    State track starts Thursday. Lincoln’s Elijah Young won’t be alone clearing hurdles, but he could be the only one with a permanent reminder. No hurdle is too much for Young. “The hurdle is going to be there whether you chose to get over it or let it stop you, so I chose to get over them,” Young said. With high expectations going into the Drake Relays, he managed a disappointing third in the 400 meter hurdles. “I feel like in […]

  • QB TROUBLE: Barnstormers lose to Cleveland

    Carson Coffman is out with an knee injury and newly acquired, J.J. Raterink only practiced once this week, so Brian Reader made his first start of the season and had the Barnstormers up 20-6. The Stormers trailed by one at the half, and in the 3rd quarter Raterink replaced an injured Reader. Barnstormers fall to the undefeated Cleveland Gladiators 63-46.

  • RELAY TEAM: Albia Athlete Suspended For Prank

    Albia High School’s performance at the Drake Relays was Hoosieresque. The Blue Demons became the smallest school to win the 4-by-400 meter relay in 95 years, but their next goal was to break the state record. That won’t happen after their anchor, Alex Schultz, and 9 other students were involved in a school prank. According to Superintendent Kevin Crall, around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Albia police, on a routine patrol, saw through the front windows at the high school items […]

  • NEW ERA: Iowa Speedway Gears Up

    This weekend, a new era goes green at Iowa Speedway. NASCAR now owns the track and everything looks in order. The logos are painted. Haulers are arriving. But new Iowa Speedway president, Jimmy Small, doesn’t see it like that. “I guess you could say I’m a worrier by nature. It’s where I come from in my family,” Small said. Last September NASCAR gave Small the keys to the track and since it’s been full speed ahead. “We’ve put so many […]

  • IOWA ENERGY: The Energy Behind The Scenes

    The Iowa Energy lives up to its name thanks in no small part to Chris Makris. It’s all retro now. The logo, the jerseys even the purple and orange walls. “I actually painted that wall,” the general manager said. “I guess I do a little bit of everything.” Chris Makris’ most recent remodeling job helped turn an organization from scratch to being a part of a NBA franchise. “Seven years ago when this team just started, it was just a […]

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    High School Soccer Scores – May 2nd

    BOYS SCORES Ankeny 1, Southeast Polk 0 Central Clinton, DeWitt 3, West Delaware, Manchester 1 Chariton 3, Carlisle 0 Clear Creek-Amana 3, Williamsburg 0 Humboldt 4, CAL, Latimer 1 Johnston 1, Urbandale 0 Marion 3, Center Point-Urbana 0 Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 3, Northeast, Goose Lake 0 North Polk, Alleman 4, Oskaloosa 1 Storm Lake 4, Denison-Schleswig 1 Wapello 6, Mediapolis 0 Washington 1, Mount Pleasant 0 GIRLS SCORES Ames 3, Cedar Falls 0 Bettendorf 2, Belleville Althoff Catholic (IL) 1 […]

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    GIRLS SOCCER: Nevada On 10-0 Run

    Rain washed away practices all over Iowa Wednesday, but not in Nevada. There may be rain puddles on the Nevada soccer field, but at 10-0 the sun always seems to be shining. The team are busy grooming their potential on the practice field, or in this case, the middle school gym. After five appearances in seven years the cubs want to take the next step. The perfect record is no smoke screen. They have eight shutouts and three wins against […]

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