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Finding, catching the fish that want to eat

July 26, 2014 When anglers go fishing, they want to catch a fish. In fact, they want to catch lots of fish. more »»

Appearance of sunfish is a surprise

July 26, 2014 DES MOINES (AP) — The unexpected discovery of a species of sunfish not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fisheries biologists perplexed and excited. more »»

The moments when character truly counts

July 25, 2014 Sometimes a loss can be inspiring to witness. Sounds crazy, I know, but bear with me. This time of year brings ultimate levels of success and failure to the forefront at a rapid-fire pace. more »»


July 25, 2014 There were Earlham fans with tears in their eyes as they celebrated and waited to hug Taelor Williamson in the minutes following her heroic effort on the diamond at Mittera Field Thursday afternoon. more »»


July 25, 2014 Unranked Kee’s storybook season continued here Thursday. Pulling off their second consecutive state tournament upset, the Hawks (34-9 overall) stunned No. more »»

Hawks stun No. 1 Huskies

July 25, 2014 Hitters at the bottom of the order often take on supporting roles, but the 6 through 9 batters for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont decided to flip the script on their teammates during Thursday... more »»

Dragons return to final round

July 25, 2014 Everything seemed to be going the way of No. 5 (Class 5A) West Des Moines Valley Thursday night at Rogers Park. And that was exactly what defending state runner-up Johnston and Lauren Thilges wante. more »»

Fillies back for third title shot

July 25, 2014 It wasn’t a matter of if, but when Dallas Center-Grimes would officially clinch a third consecutive berth in the state championship gam. more »»

Spartans stop Carlisle

July 25, 2014 Emily Ira’s grand slam wound up being the game-winner for third-ranked Solon Thursday night. more »»

Grandstand project confirmed

July 25, 2014 Rogers Sports Complex will have a much different look when fans and players arrive for next year’s state softball tournament. more »»

Westerners push win streak to 53

July 25, 2014 Perennial power Akron-Westfield is back in familiar territory once again. The top-ranked Westerners (37-0) kept their perfect season intact with a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Martensdale St. more »»

Late drama: Rams prevail

July 25, 2014 Third-ranked Southeast Polk ended No. 2 West Des Moines Dowling’s hopes of a second consecutive Class 5A state title Thursday night. more »»

Bondurant-Farrar back in final round

July 25, 2014 Bondurant-Farrar is back in the Class 3A state softball title round. more »»

Dowling ends Dodgers’ run

July 24, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge baseball team made the most of every opportunity on their path to a Class 4A substate final at West Des Moines Dowling. On Wednesday night, the Dodgers’ well ran dr. more »»


July 24, 2014 ALGONA — Beating a quality opponent three times in one season is never an easy task. Ninth-ranked Algona still found a way to accomplish that here Wednesday nigh. more »»


July 24, 2014 CLASS?5A Fifth Place Muscatine 8, Pleasant Valley 0 Muscatine knocked off Pleasant Valley 8-0 on Tuesday to finish fifth in Class 5A. Katie Shoultz led the Muskies (38-5), going 3-for-4. more »»

CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0

July 24, 2014 CLASS 5A Muscatine 5, Waukee 0 Fourth-ranked Muscatine blanked No. 9 Wauke by a 5-0 count in Class 5A consolation action on Wednesday. more »»


July 24, 2014 HUMBOLDT COUNTY?DRAGWAY (As of July 23) Pro I ??Justin Rankin, 2,500; 2. Heather Nigro, 1,700; 3. Brent Smith, 1,100; (tie) Rick ALbright, 1,100; (tie)?Pat Scully, 1,100; 6. Mike Brandt, 1,000; 7. more »»


July 23, 2014 All it took was one big hit from Ellie Heiderscheit to give Kee a stunning 4-0 victory over No. 2 (Class 1A) Lynnville-Sully Tuesday in state quarterfinal action. more »»

Jaguars bow out

July 23, 2014 CARROLL — The Southeast Valley baseball squad was caught from behind in a Class 2A substate final here Tuesday, as Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto rallied from a 4-1 deficit to post a 5-4 victory and advanc... more »»



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