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Wellman sweeps State of Iowa Sand Greens Championships

It was a beautiful weekend for the 27th annual State of Iowa Sand Greens Championship, hosted by the Wellman Golf Course. It was especially good for the teams from Wellman, who swept both the … more

Scary memories of Big House and Sept. 11

The Big House was scary that day. I and about 100,000 of my football-loving friends were in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 22, 2001, for a college football game between Michigan and Western … more

Finally, shot clock arrives in Iowa

This was no classic game, this NBA game played in 1950 between the Minneapolis Lakers and Fort Wayne Pistons. The Pistons won by a single point, but scored just 19 points the entire game. The … more

Memories of the day “Duke” took on Kalona football

Duke Slater, a 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the first Black All-American in University of Iowa history when he played for the Hawkeyes from 1918 to 1921, will soon have his name on the … more

Unforgettable: Cancer journey delivers chemo and friendships

The last seven months were a blur, quite honestly, as they become for any cancer patient. This is my story. Days began with a bottle of water. And then a pill. Then more water. And … more

Photos: Washington County Fair - Mutton Bustin'

Movement Mayhem moves to August

Movement Mayhem is moving to August this year.  The annual obstacle races at Marr Park, sponsored by JET Physcial Therapy, have been held in October for each of the past eight years. But this … more

Photos: Washington County Fair - Demolition Derby

Area teams pick up experience in Lone Tree summer league

The Lone Tree High School gym and Wellness Center basketball courts hosted nine teams from all over Eastern Iowa for a summer basketball league that wrapped up on June 27.  “It was a … more

Beatty finishes third overall in Tour of America's Dairyland

Three weeks of training in Boston this summer paid off for Alijah Beatty, who brought home the green cow jersey from the Tour of America’s Dairyland (TOAD) 10-race series, finishing first in … more

Area wrestlers compete in AAU tournament

Easton Schlabaugh went 3-0 with a pair of first-period pins on the final day of the AAU Scholastic Tournament held in Orlando June 22-24. Schlabaugh and Iowa Gold took first in the All-Star … more

Stutzman sets record, qualifies for Paralympic games

After taking silver at the Paralympic games in London nine years ago, Matt Stutzman is going for gold in Tokyo.  The Armless Archer qualified for the 2020 Paralympic Games in dominating … more

The feeling of summer

Ah, summer has arrived. No doubt about it. It’s June. Temperatures are on the rise. And soon, summer thunderstorms. The smell of burgers and steaks and chicken being cooked on grills will … more

It's show time

Show time begins Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. We missed you last year, track and field championships. And in a surprise announcement revealed Tuesday by the Iowa High School … more

A two-year offseason is finally over

Emily Swartzentruber’s screaming voice echoed around the North Liberty High School stadium one night last week. Finally. Swartzentruber, a senior goalkeeper for Mid-Prairie High … more

Column: This season was the setup

This season was the setup.  When you analyze the Mid-Prairie boys basketball season that concluded in February with a loss in the district finals to Camanche, that is the bottom line. The … more

Area teams weather the snowstorms

Only one word can apply to define the high school basketball season of 2020-21: Nightmare. What else can you say? And that’s to mention nothing about wins and losses, game-winning shots … more
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