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    Lolo Jones Among Top Athletes Set for Drake Relays

    DES MOINES, Iowa – We’re less than a month away from the first pop of the starting gun at the Drake Relays.  On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that this year’s events will feature top notch talent. “Here we go again, it should be special,” said Relays Director Brian Brown. Among the twenty elite athletes who are ranked tenth or better in the world will be Des Moines native Lolo Jones.  This year, fans will have more than one opportunity […]

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    First Time’s the Charm for State Champion Waukee Warriors

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It was the first ever trip to the 5A Girls State Basketball Championship game Saturday night for Waukee.  The Warriors came out on top, notching a 72-58 win over Valley. It was a back and forth battle in the first half, but in the 3rd quarter, the Warriors offense started to heat up. Waukee was led in scoring by junior Reilly Jacobson who had 24.  Andie Mataloni and Carlie Littlefield each scored 11 for the Warriors. […]

  • Nevada Wins First Ever Girls State Basketball Title

    DES MOINES – The Nevada Cubs finished the regular season ranked 7th, and were underdogs heading in to the state tournament.  That didn’t matter. Making their first trip to state in 47 years, the Cubs make the most of it.  They win the Class 3A Championship, 58-54 over Pocahontas Area. Junior Alli Fey led the way with 20 points for Nevada, including a clutch go-ahead 3 pointer in the 3rd quarter. “Before coming to this game, I told myself I […]

  • Pocahontas Area Punches Ticket to Title Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For the first time since 2005, the Pocahontas Area Indians are back in the 3A State Championship game.  They defeated Crestwood 58-43 Thursday night at the Girls State Basketball Tournament. The Indians were led by the state’s leading scorer Elle Ruffridge who scored 32 points. A trip to the state championship game is something Ruffridge has been dreaming about since she was in kindergarten.  She watched the ’05 Indians play at state from their bench. “I […]

  • Central Iowa Teams Eliminated in Class 1A, 2A at Girls State

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The last two remaining Central Iowa schools in Classes 1A and 2A have made their exit at the Girls State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton was the first to fall in the Class 1A semifinals Thursday morning.  The Springville Orioles ended the Spartans season 68-57. The second game of the day was a tough test for the South Central Calhoun Titans.  The Class 2A semifinal game put them up against the only […]

  • Baylor Bummer, Cyclones Upset at Home

    AMES, Iowa – With a share of first place in the Big 12 on the line for the Cyclones, ISU just couldn’t get it done at Hilton Coliseum Wednesday night.  #12 Iowa State falls to #19 Baylor 79-70. Things started out right for the Cyclones in the second half.  A couple of threes by Monte Morris and Matt Thomas, a pair dunks by Jameel McKay, and all of a sudden Iowa State had turned a three point deficit into a […]

  • Relive State Wrestling in One Minute

    DES MOINES, IA – Forty-two matches and three classes made for four hours of intense State Championships at Wells Fargo Arena Saturday Night. Watch the best of the best in one minute (and 10 seconds).

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    Cyclones Bigger, Better than Texas

      AUSTIN, Texas – Coming off a road win at Oklahoma State on Wednesday, the Cyclones made it two in a row Saturday afternoon with a win over Texas.  Iowa State came out on top 85-77. Georges Niang led the ISU starting five with 17 points, but the Cyclones had five scorers in double digits. From the bench, Matt Thomas also scored 17.  He went 4 for 6 from beyond the arc. Bryce Dejean-Jones had 16 points off the bench, […]

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    Home Sweet Home! Cyclones Crush Mountaineers

    AMES, Iowa – A second half surge helped #14 Iowa State cruise to a 79-59 win over #21 West Virginia Saturday afternoon. After a back and forth first half, a 14-2 run in the second sealed it for the Cyclones. Iowa State had five scorers in double digits.  Monte Morris was one point shy of his career high with 19 and Abdel Nader came off the bench to score 16. At the other end, Jameel McKay tallied 5 blocks. ISU’s […]

  • State Champ Celebrates Record with a Hug for Mom

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Alex Walton has been eying a state record for as long as he can remember.  It hangs on the wall of the Muscatine senior’s home pool. After the Boys State Swimming Meet on Saturday in Marshalltown, a new name and new time will hang on that wall. The previous state record of 1:50.29 in the 200 yard Individual Medley was set back in 2003.  Walton bested that by over a second with a time of 1:49.20 Saturday […]

  • Niang Finds Rhythm, Coaches Give Praise

    AMES, Iowa – Saturday was a good day for Iowa State’s Georges Niang.  35 minutes on the court, 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and perhaps most important: the Cyclones 83-66 victory over TCU. The 23 Georges racked up on Saturday put him at 19th on Iowa State’s all-time scoring list. “He’s just catching a little bit of a rhythm right now,” said Fred Hoiberg.  “Hopefully he can stay in it.  We’re going to obviously need him to play a great […]

  • ESPN GameDay Takes Over Hilton Coliseum

    AMES, Iowa – You had to be living under a rock not to know that ESPN’s College GameDay was in town. Saturday morning, the GameDay experience inside Hilton Coliseum lived up to the hype. The north doors of Hilton opened right at 8 a.m., but it wasn’t the usual free-for-all to get in.  Fans were screened by ESPN officials, who wanted to make sure their signs weren’t too colorful for TV. An estimated 6,000 fans provided the cardinal and gold […]

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