Caitlin Clark greets long line of fans before I-Cubs game
Caitlin Clark is one of the most popular college basketball players in the country, but the Hawkeye sharpshooter's superstardom shines brightest at home.
Saydel’s Lake No Hits Perry Softball
Saydel defeated Perry 3-0 Monday night in Heart of Iowa softball action in Des Moines. The game turned out to be a pitching battle between Dakota Lake and Maci Tunink. The Saydel right hander was dominant from the start, striking out the side in the first inning and never slowing down. Lake struck out 10 while allowing only two baserunners in tossing her second no-hitter of the season. Tunink was solid as well, allowing two earned runs over six strong innings.
Mr. Soundoff Says: Caitlin Clark popularity continues to amaze
Mr. Soundoff Says – Caitlin Clark was at the Iowa Cubs baseball game Saturday night signing autographs. The lines to get in to the park and to see Caitlin were huge, one of the biggest crowds ever at the park. Clark’s popularity has grown in to mega superstar status. John Sears says she may already […]
THE BOMB SQUAD?: Jaguars hit 3 more homers, roll past No. 1 team in Class 1A
Perhaps it is time to give the Ankeny Centennial softball team a nickname. The seventh-ranked Jaguars hit three more home runs on Monday and rolled to an 11-1 victory over visiting Southeast Warren in six innings in a non-conference game. The Warhawks (10-3) are ranked No. 1 in Class 1A.
Everyone gets a chance to compete in first ‘The Nice Tri’ triathlon Sunday
DES MOINES, Iowa — It was a “trying” day for some and a day of achievement for others at Water Works Park in Des Moines on Sunday for the first “The Nice Tri” triathlon. The event gave everyone a chance to compete. “It’s for people regardless of their motivation or mobility so we’re working with adaptive […]
Over 120 Cars Registered for the 14th Annual Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics All-Wheels Show Saturday
Over 120 classic and modern cars registered in the 14th Annual Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics All-Wheels Show on Saturday. A variety of cars were parked and were looked at by the public while being judged to win one of the six trophies presented in downtown Adel. Sergeant Ray Dirksen said the weather was gorgeous for a car show and thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the event. Dirksen tells Raccoon Valley Radio that all the proceeds will fund the Special Olympics Iowa non-profit organization.
Van Meter softball continues strong start, girls soccer wraps up season at state
The Van Meter softball team continued its hot start to the season by winning its last three games. The Bulldogs closed out the week competing at the Perry Tournament, winning both of their games. Leading the Bulldogs was junior Maddie Waldorf and sophomore Cali Richards, who each had two RBIs....
With help from Meyer, Adamson hurls Hawks to 2-1 victory over Waukee NW
With four ranked opponents on the schedule over the next four days, the Ankeny baseball team needed to get the week off to a good start. The Hawks responded with a 2-1 victory over visiting Waukee Northwest on Monday to extend their winning streak to five games. The loss was the ninth in the last 10 games for the Wolves.
Dowling Catholic softball is a family business in 2023
DES MOINES, Iowa — In 2023, the Dowling Catholic softball team is led by new head coach, Brent Parrott. Parrott, a staple in the central Iowa softball community, was looking to build an elite staff. "You're always trying to look for assistants that you can count on that are...
ADM Tiger Softball team loses tough game on the road to Bondurant-Farrar
The ADM varsity softball team traveled to Bondurant to take on the Bondurant-Farrar Bluejays in a Raccoon River Conference regular season matchup last night. The ADM Tigers lost a tough one 1-0 Bondurant-Farrar as the game come down to extra innings. It sure was a pitchers dual between ADM’s Freshman Lauren Hagedorn and Bondurant-Farrar Bluejays pitcher Jacki Baas as they were both pitching well in the game. ADM Tigers were only allowed three hits in the game with all singles hit by Freshman Lauren Hagedorn, Junior Cameran Smith and sophomore Kennedy Stanford. Freshman Lauren Hagedorn pitched the whole game for the ADM Tigers and she went 7 & 2/3 of a inning and had eleven strikeouts in the game.
Who should be the Des Moines Register Athletes of the Week from May 28-June 3?
The 2023 boys and girls soccer and tennis team state tournaments concluded last week. The boys state soccer tournament saw Western Christian win the 1A state title, Gilbert take first in 2A, Iowa City Liberty prevail in 3A and Johnston bring home the title in 4A. On the girls side, Bishop Heelan was victorious in 1A, Dallas Center-Grimes repeated in 2A and Johnston made it a clean sweep for the Dragons soccer programs by earning the 3A title.
Join the Fun at the Inaugural Nice Tri Event This Weekend in Des Moines!
📢 Hey there, Des Moines! Looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend your weekend? Look no further than the inaugural Nice Tri event happening this Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 AM at the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park!
Stephen Ames grabs narrow win at Principal Charity Classic
Stephen Ames of Canada shot a final-round 5-under 67 on Sunday to secure his third win of the PGA Tour
Indianola Softball Sweeps Norwalk in Ranked Clash
The #5 Indianola softball team swept #3 Norwalk in a road doubleheader Monday winning 12-4 and 2-1 in a pair of games heard live on 94.3 KNIA. Game one saw fireworks early, as Indianola scored seven unanswered in the first three innings to take a big lead, which included a solo home run from Kiley Kindelspire and a three-run shot by Jordyn Gripp, with Tessa Gripp also adding a home run. Norwalk attempted a comeback in the bottom of the third, taking advantage of an Indianola error and an RBI single from Lauren Black, but the Indians answered every Norwalk challenge with more runs. Indianola scored two more in the fourth with RBI hits from Brynn Ortlund and Dana Blake, and Tessa Gripp added more insurance in the seventh with another two-run home run to get to the final tally.
This Weekend with Catch Des Moines
Catch a boys and girls soccer game during the Co-ed State Soccer Tournament going on today through Saturday. Games will be played at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased through the IHSAA or IGHSAU website. You can also find schedules on those sites.
The I's have it: Iowa Cubs become Caucuses again
A version of this story originally ran on MiLB.com in 2019, at the time of the I-Cubs' inaugural appearance as the Caucuses. On Sunday, the Iowa Cubs are assuming an identity that checks off all the boxes. The Cubs, a Des Moines-based Pacific Coast League entity, are celebrating their state's...
Join us for the 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing: Swing for a Cause!
🏌️♂️🎉 Hey there, golf lovers and charity supporters! I have a fantastic event to share with you. Docs Lounge is hosting their 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing this weekend, and you don't want to miss it! ⛳️
Liberty boys set championship record in blowout win for 3A title
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Liberty boys soccer team broke the Iowa record for most dominant championship game victory, beating Norwalk 5-0 in the 3A title game on Saturday evening. The championship is the first for any boys team at Iowa City Liberty.
Western Christian boys soccer claim first 1A spring State title in program history
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCAU) – After back-to-back State runner-up finishes, the third time was the charm for #2 Western Christian Wolfpack boys soccer as they defeated #1 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2-0 in the IHSAA Class 1A State Championship for the program’s first-ever State title. Junior Miles Baccam netted a pair of secod-half goals to lift the […]
Dowling's Jackson Heidesch becomes first Iowa high schooler to run a mile in under four minutes
Less than a week after Dowling Catholic’s graduation ceremony — and a few days before his own graduation party — Jackson Heidesch gave himself a bit of a gift. The former Maroons cross country and track star traveled to St. Louis on Thursday for the Hoka Festival of Miles, where he ran the high school boys championship mile in 3 minutes, 59.08 seconds.
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