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  • Johnston Little League Hopes to Repeat History

    JOHNSTON- Last summer Johnston Little League made history by qualifying for its first Little League World Series, and then winning a game in Williamsport. Johnston has a whole new group of all-stars and now they’re back to defend the Midwest title.

  • Waukee Returns for the ” Whole Marbles”

    WAUKEE – Waukee seniors don’t know what a baseball season is like without a state tournament. Now, they want to feel what its like to win a state championship.

  • Martensdale-St. Marys Beats the Heat, and Hudson

    DES MOINES – Martensdale-St. Marys plays fundamental baseball, but even Blue Devils struggle in this type of heat. Martensdale-St. Marys was still able to overcome the extra walks, and mental mistakes to beat Hudson 7-4. The Blue Devils advance to the 1A semifinals next Thursday.

  • Five Central Iowa Teams Still have State Championship Dreams

    FORT DODGE – With Championship Friday on the horizon Waukee, Winterset, Ballard, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont, and Albia are all still standing. Semifinal Scores are below. Class 5A: Waukee beat Kennedy 2-0. Pleasant Valley beat Urbandale 2-1. Class 4A: Winterset beat Oskaloosa 3-1. Ballard beat Charles City 6-1. Class 3A: Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont beat Interstate 35, Truro 2-0. Class 2A: Albia beat Mount Vernon 5-2.

  • Winterset Wins One for the Sister

    FORT DODGE – Monday afternoon the Winterset team bus was ready to take off for the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge when their starting right fielder never arrived. The team instantly knew something was wrong, and they were right. Pickering was involved in a single car crash and was air lifted to the Methodist Blank Hospital in Des Moines. Pickering suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to her sister and teammate, the wreck resulted in a broken clavicle, a dozen […]

  • Martensdale-St. Marys One Win Away from Principal Park

    ST. MARYS – It’s more of a story when Martensdale-St. Marys doesn’t make the state tournament. That’s why the disappointment of last year motivated the 3rd ranked Blue Devils through the off-season and into the summer. Now, they’re one win away from returning to the state tournament.

  • Centennial Pitcher Throws a No-No AND Goes Yard

    ANKENY – By the 6th inning, Newton probably had enough of Cameron Cowan, then he hit a two-run shot that gave Centennial a 3-0 lead. The home run capped a three run inning, and all of the scoring for the night. Still, Cowan wasn’t done. He toed the rubber for his 7th and final inning of the night, induced a ground-out, then wagged his finger telling his teammates “That’s a no-no.”

  • The Queens of West Marshall

    STATE CENTER – West Marshall clinched its first trip to state since 2003, but that’s not why they’re considered the queens of the diamond.

  • Former ISU Walk-on Encourages All to Dream Big

    DES MOINES- A walk-on kicker turned four plays at Iowa State into a lifestyle that is reaching all corners of the country.

  • Gilbert Beats Woodward-Granger in Cross Class Clash

    GRANGER – Two top ten baseball teams met Thursday, but with a twist. Gilbert is class 3A, and Woodward-Granger is 2A. Gilbert put runners on in each of the first three innings, and the Tigers didn’t score until the third when Nick Thielen drove in two. It’s 3A over 2A as Gilbert wins 6-0. The Hawks lost their 25-game winning streak last week, and now they’ve lost three straight with the playoffs starting in five days.

  • Kyle Schwarber Joins I-Cubs, Fans Fill Principal Park

    DES MOINES – The demotion didn’t surprise Kyle Schwarber who was batting a Major League worst .171. Even though Schwarber saw it coming he said it still “ticks” him off, but his sole focus is on getting right and getting back to Chicago.

  • I THINK: Murph Wins Iowa Sportscaster of the Year