CEDAR RAPIDS - Significant tennis accolades are often the byproduct of substantial individual focus.
But with the Iowa City West boys' tennis team, a team-first demeanor has produced glory for all.
The top-ranked Trojans (12-0, 9-0 Mi ... »
DES MOINES - This time next year, Ryan Murphy and Sam Schillinger will be track teammates at the University of Arkansas.
They already share a bond - contestants in one of the most gripping boys' 1,600-meter finishes in Drake Relays history. ... »
DES MOINES - It wasn't Payton Wensel's first win at Drake Stadium. It's unlikely to be her last.
It was certainly her most emotional.
A junior at Linn-Mar running the 400-meter hurdles for just the third time, Wensel choked up in the ... »
DES MOINES - Joah Banks felt the cold rain, too, and let it run off.
He heard the murmurs and grumps from his competitors, and he knew he had them beat.
"Everybody talked about how bad the weather was," said Banks, hurdling ace from Ceda ... »
DES MOINES - Payton Wensel got the baton in third place. The leader was someone she considered "the leading quarter-miler in the state."
It's not an optimal combination. But Wensel more than made the best of it.
The Linn-Mar middle-dista ... »
DES MOINES - For the first time all season, Tristan Wirfs found himself trailing at crunch time in the shot put.
"I was a little nervous," he said. "I just knew I had to get something big out there."
How about a personal best? How about ... »
DES MOINES - Anna Hostetler has emerged as the top girls' distance runner in the state.
Her chief challenger is her training partner.
Mid-Prairie's Hostetler siblings went 1-2 in the girls' 3,000-meter run at the Drak ... »
The Drake Relays were fully underway Thursday as the decathlon and heptahlon come to a close, high school field events got started and the distance carnival took the track under the lights.
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DES MOINES - It's a fair argument that the premier events in the high school portion of the Drake Relays will be contested inside the track, and outside the stadium.
Welcome to Iowa's golden era of boys' throwers.
"We've always had one o ... »
NORTH LIBERTY - Iowa City Liberty principal Scott Kibby announced four more varsity coaching hires Monday.
Tonya McDonough, who won state championships with Bennett-Durant and Marion, will be the girls' cross country coach, and Josh Hildebrand w ... »