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Period of transition

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

Tritons upset No. 4 DMACC on the road

January 25, 2015 BOONE — Iowa Central’s experience in close games helped the Tritons score a big road upset over ICCAC leader DMACC here Saturday, 92-90. 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 »»

Vote of confidence

June 10, 2014 In a day and age often short on commitment, there is something very reassuring about the state softball tournament staying in Fort Dodge through the partnership’s golden anniversary. more »»

Mr. Reliable

May 7, 2014 It’s easy — and trendy — to be cynical about the NBA these days. There are plenty of reasons to pile on the criticism, especially in the wake of the Donald Sterling fiasco. more »»

Parable of a princess

April 29, 2014 The disease is far from unique, and the courageous stories of struggle and perseverance have been told before. more »»

More March magic?

April 29, 2014 We all know by now that the Big Dance can be — and typically is — a full-court free-for-all. There are no guarantees anymore. Not even in round one. Parity, for better or worse, is here to stay. more »»

 
 
 

 

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