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  • NO LIMITS: Blind CrossFit Trainer Excells

    Bettina Dolinsek was born blind but the loss of her sight has never kept her from finding challenges. Her latest goal was to change the often stagnant lifestyle in the blind community by becoming a CrossFit instructor. Michael Admire has more on her inspiring story…

  • KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: Competing For A Cause

    The 53rd Knoxville Nationals are winding down with just one night of racing left. The winner of the championship feature takes home $150,000. There’s lots of money on the line but Friday, drivers were raising money for a good cause. Channel 13′s Michael Admire has more…

  • HAWKEYE SELECTION: Choice Of 3 Quarterbacks

    The Hawkeyes have several open competitions for starting spots, but none attracts more attention than quarterback. Iowa has a three man race, and none of the three has thrown a pass at this level. Channel 13′s Michael Admire has more…

  • STATE BASEBALL: Johnston Wins 3rd Title, North Polk Loses in ‘Walk’ Off

    Great pitching and good defense will get you a long way. It got the Johnston Dragons back to the state championship for the first time since the amazing perfect season in 2008. Sioux City East was the only team standing in their way from their second 4A baseball championship. The Dragons took control early with a big 2nd inning. Travis Brenner drove in Andrew Heuss to give Johnston a 1-0 lead. That was followed up by Nick Stitzell scoring on […]

  • STATE BASEBALL: Johnston ends East’s Record Breaking Season

    Des Moines East has taken its fair-share of lump when it comes to high school sports, so needless to say, the East-siders are ‘championship’ hungry. Johnston won their most recent baseball championship in 2008, but that drought has been long enough. Scarlets jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Colby Carmichael drove in Chino Alcala and Robert Hansen in the 1st inning. It stayed that way until the 6th when the Dragons hung a 4-spot. Their first run came on […]

  • STATE BASEBALL: 2A Finals Set

    North Polk returned to the field tonight for the first time since winning the longest game in state tournament history. The Comets outlasted Albia in 13 innings to advance to the semifinals against Kuemper Catholic. The Knights spotted North Polk 3-runs before Kolby Hilgenberg’s sac-fly that drove in Bryce Wessel. In the third inning North Polk’s Matthew Cox swiped second base and the throw skipped into center field allowing Jacob Hadaway to score. Comets pull away late to top the […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Pond-Gate, Royalty, Signs of Fall

    By Michael Admire No lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez, yet. Major League Baseball is working on a deal with A-Rod and his attorneys. It’s something they didn’t have to do and frankly shouldn’t have. Both sides of this argument are valid, but MLB needs to start a precedent. If not now, when? If not now, how long will it continue? Pond-gate, The Great Pond Watch of 2013, or whatever you want to call it, continued today, and our good friend […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: East siders, A-Rod Banned, Chicago Trip,

    By Michael Admire East got as many hits (one) in the 9th inning against Davenport North, as Johnston got the entire game (one) against Linn-Mar. Both advance to the semifinals, so the stage is set for a great CIML rematch on Friday at 6 PM. The defending champs are done. Ankeny fell into an 8-0 hole after two innings and eventually lost 10-8. This is Clinton’s first state win since the 70′s. That will be a fun story line to […]

  • 4-A STATE: Baseball Quarterfinals

    East-side pride is at an all time high. The Scarlets are back in the state tournament for the first time in over a decade. They earned the top seed this week with a 36-4 overall record. Three more wins for the Scarlets would mean their first state title since 1980. Twice the Scarlets erased Davenport North leads. The Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st but East answered with two runs, including an RBI single by […]

  • JOHNSTON’S MAGIC: Keeping The Energy Up

    Johnston High School hasn’t made it to state baseball since winning it all in 2009. But the Dragons may have found just the thing to get them back. This season, they have consistently been ranked in the top 10 of Class 4 all season. They’ve got the pitching, the defense and the offense but early in the season Coach Barta noticed something that had to be changed. “Every coach knows what I’m talking about. Those days when you walk in […]

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    ULTIMATE FIGHTER: Charges Dropped, Ring Beckons

    Jeremy Stephens and his UFC career was pinned against the ropes but that was answered with a win against Estevan Payan. This week, Stephens is in Des Moines training. To make it through a punishing workout, it takes more than just the physical attributes of a world class fighter. “I believe anything in life you do is 80-percent mental, 20-percent physical so the mindset you have to be is always preparation,” Stephens says. Adding to the pressure of Stephens’ UFC […]

  • TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Importance To Metro

    It was a full day at the USA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium Thursday. The athletes began at 10 a.m. and won’t finish until 9:30p.m. Channel 13′s Michael Admire was at the Blue Oval with more on why this event is so important to Des Moines. Lolo Jones will be among some other big names competing for a spot at the World Championships in Moscow this august. Jones will line up for her first race Friday evening.