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    Waukee Warriors Comeback Falls Short at Boys State BB Tourney

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Waukee bowed out of the 4A Boys State Basketball Tournament losing to North Scott 63-54.  The team was down 16 in the 3rd Quarter, cut the lead to one point late in the 4th Quarter. Michael Jacobson led the Warriors with 19, Anthony Nelson added 11. Waukee Coach Justin Ohl said that the team did not get off the the start they’d hoped for. “They did a good job forcing us out a little higher on […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Dallas Center-Grimes Ends Season at Boys State Tournament

      DES MOINES, Iowa- Dallas Center Grimes fell to LeMars in 3A Boys State Tournament Basketball 59-51.  The Mustangs were led in scoring by Austin Rix with 17, Anthony Jacobsen added 10.  Dallas Center-Grimes, ends the season at 20-6.

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    Pella Boys Season Ends with Loss at State to Xavier

      DES MOINES, Iowa- The Pella Little Dutch mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, only to come up short 65-61 to Cedar Rapids Xavier.  Pella was led in scoring by Issac Naaktgeboren with 19, Ryan VanWyk added 16. Pella started the first and third quarters slowly, and had to mount a big comeback using their press. “We just came together and I said to the guys, don’t even look at the scoreboard,”  said Senior Guard Seth Johnson.  He […]

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    Pella Christian Hangs On for Upset of Western Christian 70-69

    DES MOINES, Iowa-The Pella Christian Eagles upset second seed Western Christian in Boys State Basketball 2A  action 70-69.The Eagles launched control of the game with 7 three pointers in the first quarter.  Western clawed back with a stifling press causing turnovers, but the Eagles prevailed.

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    Woodward Academy Memorable Trip to Boys State BB Photo Gallery

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Woodward Academy lost the first round State Boys Basketball Tournament game to Aplington-Parkersburg 82-69.  Dontre English led the Knights with 26 points, Ivan Johnson had 19. The Knights end their season at 16-9.  

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    Earlham Advances at Iowa 1A HS Boys Basketball Tourney

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The  Earlham Cardinals advanced in Boys High School Basketball with a win over Belle Plaine 63-50.  Earlham was led by Canyon Hopkins, with 16 points.  Andy Algreen and Dan Schmidt each had 15 points.  Earlham will play Gladbrook-Reinbeck in class 1A action on Thursday morning. The Cardinals were tied with Belle Plaine at 11, at the end of the first quarter. Head Coach Kevin Williamson said the team counted on Dan Schmidt to come off the bench. […]

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    Woodward Academy Makes First-Ever State Tourney Appearance

      WOODWARD, Iowa – Woodward Academy will make an unlikely appearance for the first time in the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.  The Knights will face top seed Aplington-Parkersburg in round one of the 2A bracket. The school was down 11 to Panorama in Sub-State.  The Knights went on a 21-0 run to go on to win 46-36. The school’s mission as a private academy is to take young men who have made bad decisions and try to give […]

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    Archaeology Road Show Near Coon Rapids

    COON RAPIDS, Iowa – An idea by some former Coon Rapids residents brought out a show and tell for collectors of arrowheads, and stone tools in Iowa.  The idea came from former area residents Bruce Hall and Steve Wetzel, who had collected various artifacts while growing up.  Now though living in other states the two were bringing some of their collections back to White Rock Conservancy to be displayed. On Saturday an event was held which encouraged local residents to […]

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    Warm Weather Means Ski Season Winding Down

    BOONE,Iowa – Climbing temperatures in Iowa mean the ski season will soon come to an end.  However, the warm weather offered some ideal conditions this weekend at Seven Oaks Recreation Area near Boone. On Saturday, about 500 skiers were on the slopes and tubing hills. “It’s cold enough to keep snowboarding, but nice enough you don’t need a coat or sweatshirt, barely even gloves,” said Edward Vasquez of Windsor Heights.  He was spending the day teaching his daughter to snowboard. […]

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    Carlisle Falls to Harlan in Girls Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Carlisle Wildcats lost in the Semi Final round of the Iowa Girls State 4A Basketball Tournament to Harlan 69-43. Carlisle was led in scoring by Payton Kenney with 13, Cortney Joiner had 9. The Wildcats lost to Harlan also last year in the Semi Final. Harlan went on to win last year’s 4A. Carlisle captured a share of the Raccoon River Conference for the second year in a row. Kaleigh Haus led the team in scoring […]

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    Pocahontas Headed to the Finals

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Pocahontas Area Indians advanced to the State 2A Girls Final with a 58-43 win over Crestwood. PAC was led by sophomore guard Elle Ruffridgde with 32 points.  The 5 foot 3 guard is the shortest player on the court, but has led the state in scoring this year averaging 27 points per game. On going to the State Championship, Ruffridge said, “it’s unreal, its unbelievable, I’m so proud of this team.” “We got one more […]

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    Nevada Cubs Play Their Way to State 3A Final

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Nevada Cubs topped Mediapolis 52-45 in Girls 3A Semi-Final Action at the State Basketball Tournament. Nevada used a strategy to get the ball inside and out to slowly pull away from Mediapolis. Abby Stephenson led the Cubs with 22 points, Darby Massner had 10. Nevada had to keep making free throws down to the end as Mediapolis went to a fouing strategy late in the game. Nevada Head Coach Kristin Meyer said “we knew it would […]


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