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  • Thoughts roll around in my head

    I have thoughts all over the place this week.First, there’s the buzz former Newton High standout rec ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Cardinal girls charged for another state run

    History was made on the Newton High soccer field at H.A. Lynn Stadium. Newton’s girls captured the program’s first-ever state soccer berth, winning th ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • New coach directing Cardinal boys on soccer pitch

    Three close postseason games — a 1-0 win, a 4-3 overtime victory and a 1-0 loss — in May 2016 whetted the Newton High Cardinal boys’ appetites for mor ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • In final season together, CMB hopes for lots of success

    With an athletic split between Baxter and Collins-Maxwell, the Raiders will play one last spring season together, and CMB hopes to go out with a bang ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • CMB’s Baldwin signs with Waldorf volleyball

    MAXWELL — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter head volleyball coach Scott Ranck needed a spark midway through the Raiders season three years ago.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Newton Trap Team opens season Sunday

    Trying to grow the sport of trap shooting is one of the goals of the Newton Trap Team, a spring club sport for high school boys and girls from Newton. ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Lynnville-Sully athletes ready for strong push on track and the links

    SULLY — Optimism is high among Lynnville-Sully’s three spring sports’ head coaches — Justin Hagedorn, girls’ and boys’ golf; Mike Parkinson, boys’ tra ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Baseball missed mark on WBC

    I am a baseball fan. I’m not a baseball junkie, but I follow the game, mostly through fantasy sports land.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Multi-sport athletes littered throughout C-M spring programs

    Colfax-Mingo girls track and field team l’sost a few key pieces from a talented 2016 squad but a number of key returners are back to give the Tigerhaw ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Tigerhawk girls win twice, set two records at SICL Indoor track meet

    GRINNELL — Colfax-Mingo senior Dakota Hostetter and North Mahaska freshman Cheyenne Shaw had a few epic battles in the one season they faced each othe ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • McCoy leads Lynnville-Sully boys to two records at SICL Indoor

    GRINNELL — In his first time out this season, Lynnville-Sully junior Corey McCoy just simply wanted to run as fast as his coach told him to run.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Four area players receive IBCA all-substate honors

    Four area boys’ basketball players received more postseason honors as the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association announced its 2017 All-Substate basketba ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Column: Spring break, not much of a break

    Spring break.  Back in the “old” days when I was in college, those were two words college students ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Jensen is new NHS boys’ soccer coach

    Zach Jensen has a history with the Newton High boys’ soccer program. No, he did not play for the Cardinals. He played against the Cardinals in a subst ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Column: How’s Your Bracket?

    By the time this column comes out, we could be well on our way to the first March Madness upset. Th ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:10 am