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Posted April 13, 2016in Locker Room

Bring on the bags

  This is a call out for all the sedentary athletes, armchair analysts and excuse makers who love competition and have a sharp tongue for stirring the pot. We’re talking, of course, about the Midwest’s unofficial sport: Bags (cornhole, for some). With warmer weather on the way, it’s once again

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Posted April 06, 2016in Featured Story, Locker Room

Fast and furriest

  Think of physical education class back in grade school when the teacher would have you sprint back and forth to see who was the fastest in the class. If you can remember that, get ready for flyball — a relay race for dogs and their humans. This Saturday, Skidmarkz

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Posted April 01, 2016in Locker Room


Amos Ayt loves his pool. No, not the plastic, above-ground, faded blue one strategically located outside his mobile home’s back door that’s filled with water and remnants of teenagers’ urine and other bodily fluids, but the other kind — the one with balls. One step inside Ayt’s decaying 1979 Skyline

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Posted March 23, 2016in Locker Room

Cold run for warm meals

Let’s face it. Most of us have put our winter coats away and are refusing to use them again until election time — not that anyone’s running off to Canada… yet. So in that spirit, maybe it’s time to get out and run. The third annual Cold Run for Warm

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Posted March 16, 2016in Locker Room

Run like you’re Irish

There’s nothing like nice weather to get your motivation going. If that doesn’t work, a cold, refreshing craft beer tends to help get you out of the house. The O’Des Moines Irish Run on March 19 supports Above+Beyond Cancer, a public charity with a mission to elevate the lives of

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Posted March 09, 2016in Locker Room

Iowa Curling Cup 2016

Few sports have the curling effect. Most people have never participated in the sport, but every four years, it’s all the rage. And why not? It’s got style, grace and an obsessive/compulsive cleaning motion of which your parents would be proud. “The Winter Games definitely create peaks of interest in

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Posted March 02, 2016in Locker Room

Set your sights

The Iowa Deer Classic is back this Friday through Sunday. Each year, the Iowa Deer Classic brings to the hunters of Iowa and the Midwest a weekend’s-worth of trophy whitetails, world-class hunting seminars, hunting and outdoor exhibitors, hands-on archery opportunities and much more. “The Iowa Deer classic is unique in

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Posted February 24, 2016in Locker Room

Crazy like a fox

It’s almost March, and that means one of two things: February’s icy storms are nearly over, or the temperature goes above 35 degrees Fahrenheit and Iowans start wearing their shorts and T-shirts again. Many are so frazzled from the winter that, while coming out of hibernation may be the goal,

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Posted February 17, 2016in Locker Room

Have a blast at the Doxie Dash

What comes to mind when you think of hockey? Men imbued with a certain grace on their feet? Scrappy athletes ready to sacrifice their body for the game and their team? Paul Newman in “Slapshot”? Dachshunds scampering across the ice? Come for the hockey but stay for the Doxie Dash.

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Posted February 10, 2016in Locker Room

Pink in the rink

Who says tough guys can’t wear pink? The Iowa Wild hopes to continue its winning ways of late in an American Hockey League (AHL) tilt against Grand Rapids this Friday, Feb. 12 at Wells Fargo Arena. But this contest will be a little different, a bit more colorful; it is

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