Saturday, January 31, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted January 28, 2015in Locker Room

Go in the snow

Slow-pitch on ice. Combining the athleticism found at the bottom of a beer, the grace of a derailed train and the camaraderie of a night on the town, snoball may just be the sport of the Midwest. Now in it’s 22nd year, the Adult Snoball Softball Tournament has been attracting

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Posted January 21, 2015in Locker Room

Battle at the Barn 2015

With floors sticky enough to remove the shoes from your feet, you might think you’re in a low-rent movie theatre. But this is just how they like it on the racetrack. The roar of tiny engines is sure to impress even the causal spectator, as everything from motorcycles to lawn

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Posted January 14, 2015in Locker Room

Cardboard, Paint and Duct Tape

Life may be more about the journey than the destination, but time trials are another story. It doesn’t matter how you finish, only that you do finish. While Iowans were able to survive last week’s snowpocolypse, this Saturday, at Sleep Hollow Sports Park, it’s about conquering it. Lace up your

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Posted January 07, 2015in Locker Room

Tundra Training Series

  Inevitably, the arrival of the New Year brings well-intentioned resolutions. Favorites include pledges to quit smoking, drink less, spend more time with family and friends, travel more, develop a hobby, etc. At the top of most lists is exercise. While you should be exercising regularly year-round, why not start

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Posted December 31, 2014in Locker Room

Not just for Robin Hood

  Heroes use them. Hunters use them. Hell, even Scottish princesses use them. So why not take a look this year at the increasingly popular sport of archery.   “The ISAA Pro-Am started in Des Moines 21 years ago by the Iowa State Archery Association (ISAA), which is affiliated with

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Posted December 24, 2014in Locker Room

Shake it up and stretch it out

Exercising with a group of strangers? Pass. Attending a dance party with a group of strangers? Yes. Somehow combine the two to create a unique experience that breaks down your self-conscious nature as well as your body fat? Zumba! “If you talk with children and ask them if they can

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Posted December 17, 2014in Locker Room

Hy-Vee Big Four Classic

’Tis the season to try and fit a little more in — a little more food on the table, a couple of more presents under the tree and a little more basketball into your day. Check out one of the marquee basketball events in the Midwest — the Hy-Vee Big

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Posted December 10, 2014in Locker Room

Kick the tires and light the fires

Give those walking/running shoes a break and put on something comfortable, add a little flare to the outfit, mix in substantial portions of generosity and libations, and you’ve got yourself a block-party. “The Big Wheel Rally is an opportunity for people to get together, show off their creative talents and

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Posted December 03, 2014in Locker Room

The good, the bad and the ugly… sweaters

Every year it is the same: The cold is somehow unexpected, families who haven’t seen each other all year get together twice in as many weeks, and the pre-Christmas season keeps sticking its nose in months that end in “-ber.” Happy freakin’ holidays! Along with the Christmas season comes a

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Posted November 26, 2014in Locker Room

Turkey Trot

Building up an appetite isn’t particularly difficult this time of year. Warm food season brings the wonderful aromas that entice people to have just one more scoop, one more bowl — just one more. This year, why not try something new with your family and friends and join 400-600 other

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