Union’s Elle Rathe didn’t even start her running until her sophomore year of high school. Two years later she is the leader of the pack. Elle cruised to a win at the 2A qualifying meet Thursday at Anamosa, punching her ticket to the state championships.
When he competes with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, Jeremiah Moody has a whole team of supporters behind him. So when he was diagnosed with cancer, that team, along with a massive Iowa wrestling community, was behind him.
Linn-Mar Senior Cam Guenther is a real ironman. He does it all for the Lions, with five touchdown catches, punt return touchdowns, a 5A leading six interceptions and two pick-sixes. His Lions are 6-1 with a shot at hosting a state playoff game,
Vance McShane’s life is about football and family. That’s why he wanted to join his older brother at Western Illinois. “I just wanted to follow after my older brother Steve so I just had in my head ‘I’m going to Western, nowhere else,” Vance said.But sometimes life has other plans.
A lot of us grew up wanting to play football like our dads. But not too many grew up wanting to play football like their moms. Jenny Williams of Cedar Rapids was an all-star semi-pro football player for the Des Moines Crush about eight years ago.
In football you play with 11 guys at a time. But the crowd at Kinnick Stadium made it known that they were the 12th on the field on Saturday night. The 70,000 folks in the seats at Kinnick made sure they were leaving with a win.
A federal judge has ruled that Iowa’s head football coach, Kirk Ferentz, and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz will not have to spend the team’s bye week answering questions from lawyers for Black former players who say they suffered discrimination.
Kennedy Senior diver Audrey Leno is a 2 time state qualifier. She is ranked in the top 7 in the state again this year after perfecting some big dives, including a 49.5 on an inward half tuck dive. Every day she sets new personal records.