Special Olympics Iowa held their first in-person competition in more than 15 months on Tuesday at Humboldt and Central DeWitt High Schools. The events landed on the same day the organization announced that they are slowly getting back to normal and that they have scheduled 11 upcoming in-person events.
The duo were ranked as high as No. 2 overall in mid-April and finished the season 10-2, enough to earn an auto-bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the program since 1989. Their success came at a time with great adversity. The program was one of four cut by the University last fall, making the national tournament their last collegiate competition together.
As Jen Pawol’s career, that started in 2016, progresses, so does the spotlight. Powell has been featured on ESPN, Baseball’s Hall of Fame and MLB.com. She even wrote a book last year for kids to get into umping.
The Iowa Legends, out of Cedar Rapids, has two teams ,a 3rd and 4th grade team, and a 5th and 6th grade team. They are playing 7 on 7 right now and it is a fast game that forces you to make quick decisions.
The Iowa City West Trojans defeated the Xavier Saints 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon in a battle of top-ranked teams. The Trojans, ranked first in class 2A, proved best in the state over the Saints, who are ranked #1 in class 1A.
Big Ken Mcclelland of Cedar Rapids was used to throwing cars around and pulling semi’s and competing in World’s Strongest Man competitions all over the world, but that all came to a screeching halt when the pandemic started.
Quincy Bruce had the kind of night he will never forget in league play at May City Bowl earlier this month rolling a 299 in his first game, a perfect 300 in the second game, and a 290 in his final game.