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Reversal of fortune

March 20, 2015 Iowa State entertained fans and charmed bracketologists down the stretch of the season with five consecutive double-digit comeback victories, including three in a row on its way to another Big 12... more »»

 
 
 
View from the top

March 9, 2015 DES MOINES — A simultaneous sense of pride and relief swept through head coach Dick Jungers and his Newell-Fonda girls basketball program following Friday’s Class 1A championship game. more »»

It takes a village

February 24, 2015 DES MOINES — They technically count as individual accomplishments, but the wrestling championships earned by Fort Dodge’s Sam Cook and Brody Teske on Saturday night weren’t won alone. Far from it. more »»

King Tut

February 19, 2015 Seth Tuttle came to Northern Iowa as a modestly recruited, string-bean post player from West Fork High School. more »»

Courage defined

February 14, 2015 In good times and bad, no matter how she felt at a particular point in time, Alli Huss fought cancer with the same steadfast creed: ‘‘If God brought you to it, He’ll bring you through it. more »»

Think warm thoughts

February 13, 2015 We’ve reached the dog days of winter. Well past Christmas, but not close enough to spring. Depressing weather forecasts. Exorbitant heating bills. more »»

Period of transition

January 25, 2015 For Dallas Clark, patience has always been a virtue. more »»

Heart of the matter

January 17, 2015 Advanced player development is supposed to be the lifeblood of our state’s three major football programs. Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa rarely land big fish from the recruiting pond. more »»

Gridlock

January 7, 2015 In a cruel twist of fate for Iowa fans still cursing out the football program’s TaxSlayer Bowl debacle, head coach Kirk Ferentz will receive a $525,000 ‘‘longevity bonus’’ at the end of this month. more »»

Making his own luck

December 27, 2014 The billy goat is starting to sweat. more »»

Necessary leadership

December 12, 2014 Being “The Mayor” certainly has its perks, but the title is truly earned when a leader is forced to deal with the community's pitfalls. Fred Hoiberg is the favorite son of Ames, Iowa. more »»

Winning mentality

November 9, 2014 I’ll let any remaining St. Edmond football doubters in on a little secret: once a team reaches the state semifinals at the UNI-Dome, all caveats and qualifiers cease to exist. more »»

Royals' pain

November 3, 2014 Kansas City fans would like nothing more than to cast Madison Bumgarner as the villain after the Royals’ excruciating Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco. more »»

A Royal family

October 17, 2014 It surfaced in Alex Gordon’s total disregard for his own safety. Or when ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain laid down an impromptu sacrifice bunt — the first of his career. more »»

The road less traveled

October 7, 2014 I used to assume Fort Dodge’s streets were the worst in Iowa. Had to be. Potholes everywhere. Uneven and abused surfaces. more »»

Instant classic

October 3, 2014 Every die-hard baseball fan has their ‘‘moment.’’ It’s the point in time when the bug bites. You go from being a casual observer to a true believer. The game becomes riveting. Mesmerizing even. more »»

Farewell to the people’s captain

September 26, 2014 Derek Jeter is overrated. He’s an overrated hitter. more »»

The silent majority

September 19, 2014 The NFL needs an image reboot now more than ever. The stories of Charles Tillman and Devon Still are a good place to start. 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 »»

Better with age

July 21, 2014 The familiar feel of state tournament softball returns to Fort Dodge this week, with nearly 700 players and an expected 17,000 fans calling Rogers Sports Complex home for the next five days. more »»

Paying respects

June 21, 2014 With that vintage gleam in his eye and a quivering voice overcome by emotion, Dutch Huseman thanked the Fort Dodge Senior High family from the bottom of his heart at the inaugural Dodger induction... more »»

 
 
 

 

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