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  • Young veterans power Cardinal softball

    Newton High’s softball team is coming off its first winning season since 2012. The Cardinals went 21-11 and came up short in a Class 4A regionals semi ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:40 am
  • Maria Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn her a French Open wild card invitation

    PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova’s popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serv ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Column: Adjustments needed to district track

    There will always be something about everything that can be done better. There are almost no perfect scenarios in life.
    May 18, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • CMB baseball returns six starters from state tourney team

    Collins-Maxwell/Baxter baseball coach Max Seeman sees a quiet confidence in his squad after the Raiders appeared in their first-ever state tournament ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • CMB softball hopes to go even further in final season

    It was a dream season for the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter softball team in 2016. The Raiders hope 2017 is even better.
    May 18, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Newton’s Rausch scores 100th career goal

    Ryanne Rausch set the ball down on the 24-yard line, took a step back and waited. When the official gave the signal, the Newton High senior forward ex ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Column: NASCAR turns to softer tires to goose All-Star race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This is a strange time in NASCAR and one that often feels very close to the Wild West.
    May 17, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Bruntz’s hat trick leads CMB girls to win over Chariton

    CHARITON — Freshman Caitlyn Bruntz recorded a hat trick, and a four-goal second half propelled the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls’ soccer team to a 6-2 ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Tigerhawk baseball expects to compete for SICL crown

    Members of the Colfax-Mingo baseball team are tuned into the Internet. The Tigerhawks have seen the preseason predictions. They have addressed it to e ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • PCM boys hang tough, fall to DMC

    URBANDALE —Ben Webster scored twice, and the Des Moines Christian boys’ soccer team recorded its third straight shutout during a 4-0 win over Prairie ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Seniors look to put Mustang softball back in HOIC title talk

    With eight seniors returning in 2017, new Prairie City-Monroe softball coach Scott Bridges doesn’t see why the Mustangs can’t climb the Heart of Iowa ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • CMB boys win fifth straight, down Ankeny Christian Academy

    ANKENY — The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys’ soccer team is getting hot at the right time.The Raiders h ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Lindsay takes over young PCM squad looking to flip its script

    Jeff Lindsay spent seven years as an assistant coach under Shaun Hudnut. After Hudnut resigned in the offseason, Lindsay takes over a program that gra ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Cyclones lose front court player Kasongo to transfer

    AMES (AP) — Iowa State’s Ray Kasongo is leaving the program without ever playing a game for the Cyclones.
    May 17, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Celtics win NBA lottery, Lakers get No. 2 pick

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel.
    May 17, 2017 - 10:05 am