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  • State Tennis Qualifier has Family Roots to Wimbledon

    DES MOINES – Veteran’s Memorial Tennis Center in Cedar Rapids, site of the 2017 State Tennis Tournament, will never be confused for the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon. And to James Susman that’s perfectly fine. Even though Susman’s lineage traces back to Wimbledon he was never forced into the family sport, “My mom and my family never forced me to play it was just something I wanted to pick up and they gently led me onto the path of tennis I […]

  • Huge Second Half Lifts Dowling to OT Upset Win Over Lincoln

    DES MOINES – Dowling wins an overtime thriller coming from down two to upset Lincoln. Dowling gets two second half goals by Bryan Danford and Tanner Hellickson then Sam Volkmer scores the game winner in OT, 3-2 FINAL.

  • Des Moines Christian Blanks Kuemper

    URBANDALE – Des Moines Christian pitches shut out in a 3-0 win over Carroll Kuemper advancing to the Sub-State finals.

  • English Language Learners Program Rebuilds Lincoln’s Roster

    DES MOINES – A year ago, Lincoln’s soccer team fell one game shy of the state tournament. It was the end of a Rails-era. Thirteen players graduated, and the team braced for a rebuild, “That’s just part of the process as a coach and as a team,” said head coach Jack Simons. Then came several waves of help. The freshman impressed, a couple kids moved to Des Moines’ south side, and Lincoln became the third Des Moines Public school to […]

  • Gadson Serves Scoops to Elementary Class

    NORWALK – Kyven Gadson sure loves ice cream. That was one of the first things on his mind after winning the 2015 National Wrestling Championship, “I just want some ice cream!” Gadson said in the post match interview. Thursday afternoon he showed up to Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk with an ice cream truck. Why? To celebrate another accomplishment.

  • Menace Lose Season Opener

    WEST DES MOINES – The Des Moines Menace opened their season by hosting the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. AFC Cleveland broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 76th minute which the Menace’s Hayden Partain answered just six minutes later. The late scoring spree finished when the Royals netted two goals in the 90th minute and stoppage time eliminating the Menace from Open Cup contention with a 3-1 decision.

  • Mitchell Meyers’ Man of the Year Campaign

    AMES – Mitchell Meyers spent the first few weeks of his post-football life trying to figure out what to do with all of this new-found free time. Then he met with members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Meyers started a ten week campaign running for the “LLS Man of Year.” Each dollar counts as a vote with donations made at

  • Fresh Off Army Reserves Sam Kendricks Wins Cap Square Vault

    DES MOINES – When Sam Kendricks was a kid his dad thought he would be a rodeo rider. Scott Kendricks trained horses in Mississippi so it made sense. Scott was also a high school girls pole vault coach, and United State Military veteran. That proved to be the route Sam took.

  • Valley, Waukee Decided in Shootout

    WEST DES MOINES – Valley and Waukee played 100 minutes of soccer without deciding a winner. The Warriors’ goalkeeper, Emily LeVere stuffed two Valley penalty kicks making the job easy for Allie Williams to finish. Williams shootout goal lifted the Warriors to the 3-2 (4-1) win keeping their perfect season intact.

  • Dowling’s Waggoner Handling Attention as the State’s Top Recruit

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – John Waggoner has texts rolling in from Matt Campbell, Kirk Ferentz, Urban Meyer, John Harbaugh, and pretty much any other coach that has his number. He’s a 6′ 5″ 240 pound defensive end with offers from every blue blood school outside Tuscaloosa, and South Bend. That could soon change.

  • Ian Happ is the Newest Cubs Prospect to Call Iowa Home

    DES MOINES – The question everyone seems to be asking, “Who’s next?” Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, and most of the Cubs World Series roster have walked through the I-Cubs clubhouse, and now there’s a new wave.

  • Two Viking Volleyball Players Find Appreciation in Life through Near Death Experience

    DES MOINES – Pedro Cardoso and Felipe Nogueira used senior night to reflect on the joy of life, not that their lives were almost taken. Cardoso and Norguiera came to Des Moines from Brazil for volleyball, “the main thing was to get an education, to go somewhere and do things in life,” Cardoso said. Cardoso and Norguiera were both heading places and enjoying life as student-athletes until last May when they were struck by a driver that was excessively speeding.