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Van Meter girls open season up with a loss

Nov 21, 2014 10:46pm

The Van Meter girls’ basketball team has opened the 2014-15 season with a loss. The Bulldogs (0-1) fell to Pella Christian (1-0) 38-37 in Van Meter on Nov. 21.

The Bulldogs were down by as...

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Waukee's Michael Jacobson tries to make a catch against Dowling Catholic last Friday. Jacobson was a first-team All-District selection. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Warriors well represented on All-District teams

Nov 18, 2014 4:19pm

After an historic year for the Waukee football team where they advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in Class 4A and the first time in 10 years, the Class 4A All-District 4 teams...

Waukee's Danika Mikesh celebrates after a Waukee point against Southeast Polk earlier this year. She was a second-team All-Division selection this year. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Six Warriors receive Eastern Division All-CIC honors

Nov 18, 2014 2:30pm

While the Waukee volleyball team didn’t have any players named to the All-CIC teams, but had six players receive Eastern Division All-CIC honors.

Senior libero Danika Mikesh was named to the...

Woodward-Granger's Alex Bodermann makes a reception earlier this year. He was named to the All-District first team this year. PHOTO BY JONATHAN KRUEGER/THE PERRY CHIEF

12 Bulldogs and 12 Hawks selected for All-District football teams

Nov 18, 2014 12:57pm

After the Woodward-Granger football team finished 5-5 and the Van Meter football team finished 7-3 and both teams lost in the state playoffs, the Bulldogs and the Hawks each had 12 players named...

Woodward-Granger's Tori Manning (left) records a dig with Abby Musser nearby. Manning was the second-team libero while Musser was named to the All-WCAC first team. PHOTO BY JONATHAN KRUEGER/THE PERRY CHIEF

Woodward-Granger’s Meg Jackson wins Coach of the Year honors

Nov 17, 2014 3:58pm

The All-West Central Activities Conference volleyball teams have been released and Woodward-Granger coach Meg Jackson has won the Coach of the Year honors. Jackson guided the Hawks to a 31-9...

DC-G quarterback Austin Kloewer scrambles for a gain earlier this year. He was a first-team selection on the All-District 8 team. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Tigers and Mustangs selected for All-District football teams

Nov 17, 2014 1:19pm

The All-District football teams for Class 3A District 8 have been released. Adel-DeSoto-Minburn had five first-team players and Dallas Center-Grimes had six first-team selections.

A-D-M wide...

A-D-M's Kari Dufoe goes up for a kill against Norwalk in the regional semifinals earlier this year. She was a second-team All-Raccoon River Conference selection this year. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Five Tigers selected to All-Raccoon River Conference teams

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 1:41pm

The All-Raccoon River Conference volleyball teams have been released and five players were chosen from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn. The Tigers had two second-team selections and three honorable mentions...

Waukee's Trevor Allen dives for the pylon for his second touchdown of the night. Waukee fell to Dowling Catholic 41-28 at the UNI-Dome on Friday night in the state semifinals. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee falls in semifinals to Dowling Catholic

Updated: Nov 15, 2014 12:10am

The Waukee football team struggled to get momentum and fell 41-28 to Dowling Catholic in the state semifinals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Friday night.

Waukee quarterback Ben Ferkin...

Kyle Boulanger of Waukee wraps up a Valley ball carrier last Friday in the quarterfinals. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

History doesn’t always repeat itself

Updated: Nov 11, 2014 3:32pm

Remember last week when I said that I “wouldn’t be so sure” about rematches from earlier in the season in the playoffs? Well last Friday, one team helped me make my case and one team got a win....

DMACC cross country team finishes 26th in National Championship

Nov 11, 2014 11:31am

The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) cross country team closed out the 2014-15 season with a 26th-place finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I...

Former Woodward-Granger volleyball player Maddie Bardole (right) goes up for a spike in a match for Buena Vista earlier this year. PHOTO SUBMITTED/FOR DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Beavers come up short in bid for first tourney championship

Nov 10, 2014 4:51pm

CEDAR RAPIDS - The bid for the program’s first-ever Iowa Conference tournament championship came up a little short for the Buena Vista volleyball team on Saturday night as the Beavers fell on the...

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