Pat Mitchell was the head football coach at Cedar Falls for so long, I thought he was the only football coach the Tigers ever had.
Mitchell’s passing last week not only an end of a great era for Cedar Falls athletics, but a major loss of one of the most iconic sports figures in Cedar Valley and Iowa prep history. … More A Tiger’s Roar: Pat Mitchell (1939-2015)
It was going to happen. The question was “when”, “how”, and “who”? No matter how much kicking-and-screaming there was from the eastern side of the state, they were going to be corralled with the west and finally be under one system, with the rest of everyone else. Now, it’s here. It’s time to get acquainted. … More “There’s No Use Complaining…It’s Here”: A Guide to District Football Part 1
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 … More “The Streak” Gives Way To A New Streak
Today is the fifth anniversary of “Des Moines Is Not Boring”, a blog dedicated to touting and showing everyone that Des Moines is not boring…ever. The brainchild of Pete Jones has expanded over the years, with featured writers and topics, but the premise remains the same, which is there is plenty of events, activities, and … More It’s Never Boring When You Have Topics to Write About
The start of the new year has been quiet and busy, but 2013 will mark some important events in history…particularly here in Iowa. Last week was the 30th anniversaries of the spectacular Simpson’s Furniture fire in Cedar Falls and the slaying of Black Hawk County public defender Alvin Davidson in front of the Brown Bottle … More A Little Help In Remembering a Dark Week in Iowa Sports
Today, we have some linkage for your reading pleasure. We have more about the state of mental illness, a court case that could dramatically affect how high school sports are being streamed online, and a pro sports owner who is using “new media” to get his team’s message across. In this Sunday’s Des Moines Register, … More News and Sports Links – January 17, 2010
Marcus Paige scored 23 points and Josh Montague added 13 as Linn-Mar defeated host Waukee, 64-52. In front of a large crowd, with ISU coach Fred Hoiberg and Kansas coach Bill Self in attendance, Linn-Mar pulled away in the 2nd quarter and never trailed after being tied 10-10 after the first stanza. Waukee’s … More The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)