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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 […]

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    Pete Ruden’s Gift

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Pete Ruden runs fast, and talks slow. Both make his parents proud. “Pete’s a hard worker,” his dad, Roger says, “and he’s very goal oriented.” Pete has talked with a stutter since he was a kid. That hasn’t kept him from chasing his goals of playing sports and helping others.

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    Johnny ‘Hollywood’ Case Stays Grounded in Iowa

    JEFFERSON, Iowa – Iowa’s rich tradition of wrestling laid the ground work for an even more popular sport, Mixed Martial Arts. Johnny Case wrestled for four years in high school and never made it to a state tournament. Now he’s a rising star in the UFC. Even at the top level of his sport Case is reminded where it all started when comes back to his hometown.

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    Dowling Hires Nevada’s Kristin Meyer

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Kristin Meyer was apart of Nevada’s last two girls basketball state championship wins. She played in one, and coached in the other. Now, she’s leaving to take over as the head coach at Dowling Catholic. Bob and Sharon Hanson are retiring after leading the Maroons to five state championships. Meyer coached the Cubs to back-to-back state title games winning in 2015.

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    Homecoming Queen of the Mat

    HUXLEY, IOWA – Rain washed out Rachel Watters’ chance to throw discus and shot, so she went to her soccer practice. This is the norm and one of the many reasons she was crowned homecoming queen last fall. The tiara fit nicely, and she’s a leader on the soccer field but Watters is most at home on a wrestling mat. “I love everything I do,” said Watters, “wrestling is definitely my highest priority, and it`s the thing I love the […]

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    Iowa State Football Players Relive Unpredictable Events in Life Saving Rescue

    AMES, Iowa – More than two weeks have passed and it still hasn’t hit them as three of the six Iowa State football players relived every detail of their life-saving Spring Break trip. Eight players affiliated with the Iowa State Walk-On Players Association loaded into one van with South Padre, Texas, in their sight. It was the typical Spring Break: sun, beaches, and an epic tug-of-war match. However, on their final night, 22-year-old Luisa Marie Castro drove her car into […]