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Author: Jeff Johnson | March 15, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – It probably was a moment of frustration as much as anything. His team, perhaps his son’s team, had just lost. Sometimes fans/parents say misguided things.“You won because of the referees!” a DeWitt Central fan shouted after a 67-57 loss to Dubuque Wahlert in ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - As the saying goes, there are three certainties in life. It's death, taxes and Western Christian being a state boys' basketball title contender.The Wolfpack notched their seventh championship Friday night, beating West Fork, 48-38, in the Class 2A title game. It's Western's ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Give West Des Moines Valley credit. It has really taken advantage of the huge break it received at the state basketball tournament.The Tigers never trailed in a 53-49 Class 4A semifinal win over Sioux City North on Friday afternoon at Wells Fargo ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY WEST (22-3) vs. WEST DES MOINES VALLEY (17-8) What: Class 4A Championship When: 8:05 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines Scouting Report: West seeks an historic third consecutive Class 4A state championship. Only Davenport (1950-52) has accomplished a three-peat at the big-school level. The Trojans have ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - They won one. When you haven't been to the state basketball tournament for 25 years, that's important to remember.The Keota Eagles were held to 23 points in the second half and dropped their Class 1A consolation game Friday morning to Belmond-Klemme, 68-53. ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Not the way the Cascade Cougars wanted it to end, but they went out slugging. At least there's that."We fought hard, and I couldn't be happier that we were here," said Cascade's Haris Takes, after his team's 53-49 overtime loss to Treynor ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - The last time the Dunkerton Raiders were at the boys' state basketball tournament, they won a championship. Friday, they put themselves into position for a repeat.Trevor Jacobsen hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Dunkerton led from beginning to end in ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - It's a community that has and always will love baseball, so leave it to Mitch Recker to use hardball vernacular when describing his Cascade basketball team's game Thursday afternoon."We definitely got a shot in at them, which is what we wanted," he ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 13, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY WEST (21-3) vs. BETTENDORF (23-1) What: Class 4A Semifinal When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines Scouting Report: The last time these teams played was in the 2013 4A state championship game. West won in a rout, 54-36, handing Bett its only loss. The Bulldogs' ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – With a little more than four minutes remaining in the Class 1A semifinal between Keota and West Lyon, Keota Coach Dan Stout sat back in his chair and gave an exasperated laugh.His Eagles had just fallen behind the Wildcats by 32, 60-28, ...

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