Saturday, April 25, 2015


Posted April 22, 2015in Locker Room

This week marks the 106th annual Drake Relays, and as Drake Relays Director Brian Brown has declared, “The Sky Is The Limit.” Some of the finest athletes in the world will descend upon Des Moines on April 22 and continue through April 26. “Nearly every elite athlete comments on the

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Posted April 15, 2015in Locker Room

Running for Mother Earth

Entering its 45th year, Earth Day has become a prominent celebration locally and internationally. The height of hippie and flower child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Protest was the order of

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Posted April 08, 2015in Locker Room

Crushing it

After a difficult season last year, the Iowa Crush is back. The 2015 season kicks off this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. With five home games this season (two at Valley Stadium; three in Martensdale) fans will want to get out to the season

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Posted March 31, 2015in Locker Room

Death, taxes and whiffle golf

The winds of change are billowing. The age of “we” and “us” are gone, and it’s time to look out for No. 1. And there’s no better sport for this than golf. In conjunction with the City Council, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie is launching the First Annual Whiffle Golf

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Posted March 25, 2015in Locker Room

Tires that light the fires

If you’ve got the need for speed or are simply a glutton for auditory punishment, make your way to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday. The Prairie Tractor Pullers Spring Shootout has all kinds of crazy Mini Rods running on two side-by-side tracks that are sure to please

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Posted March 18, 2015in Locker Room

Fight for Air Climb

When faced with the choice of taking the stairs or riding the elevator, most will opt for the latter. If you work on a higher floor, you might make the excuse that you don’t want to get sweaty before sitting in the office, or that you’re in a hurry. On

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Posted March 11, 2015in Locker Room

The road to Wrestlemania

World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) biggest superstars — including John Cena, Seth Rollins, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Kane — are headed to Des Moines for WWE’s Monday Night RAW Road to WrestleMania that will be broadcasted live to the world from Wells Fargo Arena on Monday,

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Posted March 04, 2015in Locker Room

Game On

The question is simple: Is it a sport or isn’t it? This month’s Mixology Night at the Science Center of Iowa will play host to 21st Century Gaming on Friday, March 6. “Mixology events are the first Friday of the month and are focused on engaging ‘lifelong learnings’ and bringing

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Posted February 25, 2015in Locker Room

New tournament, new experiences

You can’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…or, in this case, ridden in their wheels. This weekend at Courage League Sports (4405 121st St. in Urbandale) offers the chance to experience a moment confined to a wheelchair and gain an understanding that limitations are often

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Posted February 18, 2015in Locker Room

Punch, punch, kick, kick

Don’t let the word “amateur” fool you — the guys who will be stepping into the ring are some of the area’s best boxers and kickboxers. On Feb. 21, 7 Flags Event Center will host the Combat Championship Series, and, like gladiators entering the Coliseum, one thing is for certain:

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