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Posted November 18, 2015in Locker Room

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Now that we’ve made our way through most of November, it’s beginning to look a lot like… oh what’s that holiday? (You’ll think of it I’m sure.) Kids are out, overdressed in winter apparel so much so that they’re sweating. Adults are walking the streets as if every inch is

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Posted November 11, 2015in Locker Room

A great sport any way you spell it

Admit it. You don’t think of spelling as a sport. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But when you see kids on ESPN spelling words you didn’t know existed in the English language, you have to give them the props they deserve. Not since the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has

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Posted November 04, 2015in Locker Room

Hillbillies, not bumpkins

It’s dark when you go to sleep. It’s dark when you wake up. And the air is only getting cooler. Just when it seems all the signs are telling you to stay inside, you can still find something active to do when you’re out and about — like the Hillbilly

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Posted October 28, 2015in Locker Room

Zombie hunters

As George Romero taught us, “When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth.” What no one could have imagined is that Hell’s spillover would trickle out of Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Scream Park. The newest flagship attraction, called “Black Ops: Zombie Paintball,” is Sleepy Hollow’s twist

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Posted October 21, 2015in Locker Room

Bike Olympics at a brewery

We all know that craft beer and bicycles are the new PB&J, and if you’re trying to deny it, you haven’t been in Des Moines very long. Firetrucker Brewery decided to take this combo a step further by adding a little competition to the mix. Enter the Alempics. “The idea

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Posted October 14, 2015in Locker Room

Much more than a marathon

“Over and over, athletes tell us it’s the support of the community and the welcome they get from the volunteers and even the spectators,” said Elizabeth Keest Sedrel, IMT Des Moines Marathon public relations. “We’re a big race — 10,000 athletes the past few years — with a very small-town

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Posted October 07, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

A different way to tri

Don’t toss your trainers in the closet just yet. This weekend, the full-spirited (and well-insulated) will gather in Water Works Park to show their support for family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Their challenge is the DSM Adventure Race, consisting of three events: canoeing, trail running and

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Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

Aim high for a good cause

Many residents of Waukee already know how great their fire department is, but this weekend is a chance to see firsthand. The Waukee Fire Department strives to be involved with the Waukee community through family-friendly events like this weekend’s trap shoot, which benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “According to

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Posted September 23, 2015in Locker Room

Spend time with heroes

It’s not often you’ll see a mainstream sport like softball in the Locker Room, but some events are too good to pass up. Watch as heroes from around the nation step up to the plate for the third annual Charity Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Tournament, presented by Jethro’s BBQ on

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Posted September 16, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

The race to zero

One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the course of his life. That’s one in seven fathers, husbands, sons, brothers and friends. But you can help raise awareness and keep families together by joining in on the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this Saturday at Principal

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