We battled through the Pandemic and the Derecho and still managed to have another great year for the Athlete of the Week program, sponsored Cedar Rapids Toyota. Here is a look back at our 37 winners this season.
Williamsburg junior Teagan Schaefer has been through a lot this year, losing her best buddy and brother Tate to rare brain tumor called DIPG. Even though Teagan was dealing with the pain of losing her brother, she showed that Tater tough spirit along with her teammates who dedicated this golf season to Tate.
Three times a week, both in-person and virtually, Clifton Johnson and his partner Emily coach and train people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The exercises are designed to help with muscle strength and balance.
After 14 seasons of acting as the head coach of Regina football, Marv Cook announced that he is stepping down from this position on Thursday. In his tenure, Cook led the Regals to seven state championships.
The last time the Roughriders played a home game was on February 29th of 2020. The 19-20 season was cancelled in March because of the Pandemic, but then the Roughriders were forced to opt out of the 20-21 season after the IMON Ice Arena suffered significant damage in last August’s derecho.
Powell’s father was her biggest fan and watched every one of her state-record 189 goals at Union high school. Powell went on to have a great soccer career at Iowa State, leading the team in scoring and earning all big 12 honors. After her dad passed, Courtney decided to use her Covid-19 extra year of eligibility to play one more year for him.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 15-2 on the season and enter the state quarterfinal round as the three-seed. Prairie will take on Pleasant Valley (17-3) in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. in Des Moines.
With the win, the Trojans improve to 18-1 on the season and enter the state quarterfinal as the top-seed. West High will take on Sioux City West (15-2) in the state quarterfinal round next Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in Des Moines,
Home of the Mudhens, the town of fewer than 100 people holds a great deal of pride in their local baseball team and stadium. For months, local community members and former players have helped rebuild the near-century old facility that took on significant damage in the derecho.
The Prairie Hawks defeated Marion 15-5 on Tuesday at Prospect Meadows to win their first Metro tournament title since 2016. With the win, the Hawks improve to 3-0 on the season while Marion falls to 2-1.
After winning a state doubles title two years ago and leading her team to a team championship, Xavier Senior Miyako Coffey switched to singles play this season and has been just as dominating, looking to add more hardware to her collection at the state championships.