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  • Two Classes Narrow Field to 16

    DES MOINES, IA – Boys State Basketball is getting closer while the brackets get smaller. Class 3A and 1A were chopped in half. Top ranked Pella and Norwalk will face off in a Class 3A Substate Final Monday night at Southeast Polk. Perry draws Dallas Center-Grimes in another Substate Final. While Webster City advances to play Waverly-Shell Rock. In Class 1A, Grand View Christian beats Pleasantville 72-48 and will play Saturday against Earlham in the Substate Final.

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    Next Up, The Shockers

    CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The biggest ‘Thank you’ a school can give to a senior class, that brought them their first top 10 ranking in school history, is packing the arena on senior night. Six inches of snow couldn’t stop the Panther fans from doing that. Evansville upset UNI 15-game ago. The Panthers haven’t lost since. That includes Wednesday night’s 68-57 revenge win over the Purple Aces. No. 10 UNI plays at No. 11 Wichita State Saturday at 2 PM. […]

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    Aaron White’s Career High Leads Hawkeyes Over Illini

    IOWA CITY, IOWA – Coming off back to back blow out wins the Hawkeyes got a good game from Illinois, but Aaron White was too much. Last week White showed leadership off the court by holding a team meeting. Wednesday night he did the talking on the court. White set a career high with 29-points in the Hawkeyes 68-60 win. Iowa starts a two game road trip Saturday against Penn State and finishes Tuesday at Indiana. Hawks season finale is […]

  • Overtime Downer, Drake Loses 80-75

    DES MOINES, IOWA – The top six teams in the Missouri Valley avoid playing a Thursday opening round game in the conference tournament. Drake has had a Thursday date six straight seasons and now it’ll be a seventh. Reed Timmer’s 43 minutes and 15 points wasn’t enough in the 80-75 loss to Loyola. The Ramblers end the Bulldogs four game home winning streak.

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    State Wrestling Tune-Up

    DES MOINES, IA – The madness is almost here. Wrestling fans from all over the state will soon be piling into downtown Des Moines. With a ton of help from the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Bud Legg, here are some notes to take with you to Wells Fargo Arena. Make it 28-straight sell outs. More than 75,000 people will roll through the turnstiles from Wednesday to Saturday night. It all starts with the Wednesday Dual Team Championships. The field […]

  • BIG SHOT! Valley Upsets Dowling in Final Seconds to Win the CIML

    WEST DES MOINES, IA – Valley and Dowling is the best rivalry in state, but tonight the stakes were even higher. Top ranked Dowling trailed most of the game to second ranked Valley. Maroon senior, Audrey Faber hit a three from the corner to tie the game at 56 with a minute and a half to play. But Valley’s Grace Vander-Weide drilled a three pointer with ten seconds remaining to put Valley ahead for good.   Faber had a good look […]

  • Henry Pohlmeyer Wrestles to his Own Beat

    JOHNSTON, IA – It takes a high level of dedication to win a state wrestling championship. Henry Pohlmeyer has accomplished that. As a sophomore Pohlmeyer brought back Johnston’s first 3A state title. “Henry Pohlmeyer is equal to wrestling. It is who I am. It is my identity,” Pohlmeyer said. Predicament.com ranks Pohlmeyer as the states top 132 pound wrestler, but he does it to his own beat. “I describe him as a little bit funky, he’s not your typical Iowa […]

  • Huskies Hoop Dream

    DES MOINES, IA – In the past 35 years the five city schools combine for one boys state basketball championship, Hoover in 2006. This year the Huskies are ranked 2nd in Class 4A and could contend for title number two.

  • Is St. Louis Ready for a Denkinger? Valley’s Drew Signs SLU

    WEST DES MOINES, IA – Among the 28 students signing their National Letter of Intent at Valley High School one name, and school stood out. Denkinger, and St. Louis. “St. Louis published an article on that and there was a couple comments about my last name being in St. Louis,” Drew Denkinger said, future Saint Louis Billiken pitcher. Drew’s great-uncle, Don, infamously missed a call in game 6 of the 1985 World Series, “Being in Kansas City it was a […]

  • Roosevelt Meets Lincoln on a Tuesday

    DES MOINES, IA – Roosevelt welcomed back Jordan Johnson in his first game after serving a 7-game suspension. Roughriders went 4-3 during that stretch. Roughriders moved to 9-7 with a 64-52 win Tuesday night at Lincoln.

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    Time To Focus, Cyclones Head to Lubbock

    AMES, IA – Stuck between a win against Kansas State and Big Monday against Texas is Texas Tech. The first place Cyclones say that ‘focus’ is the key against the last place Red Raiders.

  • Wild Shot! Danny Syvret Attempts Trick Shot from Upper Deck

    DES MOINES, IA – Danny Syvret’s teammates respect him as an AHL veteran, and heckle him about his pregame music playlist. One thing they don’t doubt: His Skillz. “He makes it look easy,” said Wild forward Zack Mitchell, “making a puck look like it’s glued to his stick. It’s fun to watch.” Michael Admire has Syvret’s story.


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