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Together again

July 20, 2015 Opening day of the state softball tournament comes with an added twist this summer. more »»

Side by side

July 16, 2015 It has happened before, but just once. For the first — and only — time since 2006, the Fort Dodge and St. more »»

Worth the wait

July 12, 2015 Our family takes a yearly vacation to northern Wisconsin. We hadn’t even crossed Fort Dodge’s city limits last summer when my 4-year-old daughter asked the question every parent knows is coming. more »»

Personal touch

June 16, 2015 Coaches have something to say about it. So do the powers-that-be at the Iowa High School Athletic Association headquarters in Boone. Of course, journalists throw in their two cents. more »»

Forever a Cyclone

June 3, 2015 For Fred Hoiberg, formally accepting the offer to coach the Chicago Bulls was about business. Nothing more. Hoiberg didn’t turn in his Cyclone card on Tuesday. He wasn’t quitting as an Iowan. more »»

Saving the best for last

May 25, 2015 Collectively speaking, Fort Dodge Senior High’s Class of 2015 could best be described as an athletic enigma before their final year of high school. There had been injuries. Inconsistency. Struggles. more »»

Walk a mile in his shoes

May 22, 2015 The world's most common vice is advic. more »»

Unassuming brilliance

May 6, 2015 Every aspiring athlete, regardless of sport or skill set, should become familiar with Stephen Curry’s story. Study it. Emulate it. Know it by heart — because that’s what this journey is all about. more »»

Don't buy the hype

April 30, 2015 It's being billed as the fight of the century. Boxing's last hope. A meal ticket for the media. The superlative generator. more »»

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 »»


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 »»



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