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  • Hoover Slugger Has a Remarkable Afternoon

    DES MOINES — Regional softball for large schools starts Thursday, and for Hoover that means a first round trip to Bondurant. One Husky is hoping to continue the power surge.

  • Meet J-Hulk, The Barnstormers Biggest Little Fan

    DES MOINES, Iowa — This Saturday the Barnstormers will play in their first IFL United Bowl, and Jaiden Flores will be there sitting front row. Just like he has since the he was 4-months old.

  • I THINK: Admire has a Change of Plans when News becomes Reality

    DES MOINES — Saturday night Michael Admire went from sports reporter to covering a deadly flash flood, and it was a lesson in watching the news.

  • FACEOFF: Chow is Leaving but Staying, Murph Loses his Mind, and United Bowl

    DES MOINES — This week in FaceOFF Murph and Admire roll through the hot topics of the week including Sam Stoll not accidentally shooting himself in the leg, it finally being the Barnstormers time, and Chow to China (but also staying in Iowa).

  • Barnstormers Advance to United Bowl

    DES MOINES — The Barnstormers have never won a championship. Not even with Kurt Warner. But now they are one win away from changing that. The Barnstormers started slow spotting Nebraska a 7-0 lead then a 10-7 lead, then Iowa ran away with United Conference title beating the Danger 48-17. Iowa will host the winner of Arizona and Sioux Falls in two weeks.

  • Iowans Set to Showdown in USA Track and Field Championship

    DES MOINES — Jenny Simpson vs. Shelby Houlihan. Both runners won their preliminary heat, and spent time talking about their Iowa-roots. Come Saturday they will square off in the USA Championship 1500 meter run. Simpson is the proven veteran taking home the bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics while Houlihan has the world’s best time (3:59). Simpson and Houlihan race Saturday at 3:35 PM live on WHO-HD.

  • Toledo’s Janelle Noe Completes Miraculous Road USATF Championships

    WEST DES MOINES – Janelle Noe was about to take a light jog around the Raccoon River Park when she reflected on what it meant to be here, “I didn’t even have this mind,” said Noe. She’s simply happy to be in Des Moines for the USATF Championship. At the NCAA Championships, the University of Toledo junior Qualified in the 1500 meters by running a 4:10. That beat her personal record by 19 seconds, and it’s somewhat of a miracle […]

  • USA Racquetball Junior Championships Bounce into Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Make that two national championships in Des Moines this weekend. The USA Racquetball Junior Championships take place this weekend at the Wellmark YMCA. With nearly 500 matches scheduled between Wednesday, June 20 and Sunday, June 24, the USA Racquetball National Junior Olympic Championships (Junior Olympics) brings together young athletes from across the nation to compete in one of the fastest games on earth. Presented by Penn and Catch Des Moines, the tournament is racquetball’s second largest national […]

  • Iowa Opts out, Big Four Classic Ending in 2018

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Big Four Classic, re-branded Hy-Vee Classic will end following the 2018-19 season after Iowa opted out of the contract. School had a clause that allowed them to leave the deal without penalty if the conference requires 22 games. Iowa will reach that point with conference schedule, and tournaments.

  • Urbandale Little Leaguers Grown-up and Still Together

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Five years ago, Urbandale reached the Little League World Series. Now the boys are bigger, have deeper voices, and are learning about life’s curve-balls.

  • Centennial Wins Second Title beating Crosstown Rival

    DES MOINES — When the Ankeny School District decided to split the schools five years we knew this could happen, and it finally did. Centennial against Ankeny for a state championship. Ankeny opened the scoring in the 4th minute on a Morgan Bennett goal. Then Centennial responded with two goals in a matter of ten minutes. The flurry of goals continued when Olivia Brown’s header gave Centennial the 3-2 lead. Five goals in 25-minutes, and that was it. Centennial wins […]

  • CIML Rules Quarterfinals, Pella Still Standing

    DES MOINES — Eleven local teams hit the pitch in the quarterfinals, and by day’s end only five were still standing. Centennial, Ankeny, Valley, and Waukee all advance to the semifinals setting up an all-CIML 3A semifinal for the first time. Outside of the 3A, Pella is the last remaining local team with a 2-0 win over Xavier. The Lady Dutch have 12 tournament appearances with no state championships.