“The Streak” Gives Way To A New Streak

On Friday, November 22nd, the Iowa City Regina High School football team won their fourth straight Class 1-A state football championship. More importantly, they accomplished two more things: they broke a 41-year old record and, if you are willing to accept the Iowa High School Athletic Association‘s interpretation of the record book, they tied another…

“The Breaks”

Sometimes, in sports or life, you get the breaks that help you succeed.  In contrast, a couple of bad breaks can be dispiriting. Many of you knew that Iowa’s schedule looked favorable, if a few things went their way.  That is not the case this season.  Right now, many of you are still in denial…

Friday Night Fun

There is nothing like prep football in Iowa in a Friday night. Tonight, I’m back in the pressbox after a week off to string scores and handle the Twitter feed for the Indianola @ Dowling Catholic game. The game is at Waukee Stadium. If you have to do tonight (besides head down to Court Avenue),…

The power of athletes and parents in prep sports

This morning, I read with interest Jim Nahas’ criticism of the Des Moines schools’ transfer rules as it relates to student-athletes.  Nahas tendered his resignation as East Des Moines High’s boys basketball coach.  John Naughton listed the possible reasons why student-athletes transfer to another school. –Parents who want their kids to play in what’s perceived…