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Van Meter's Emily Roberts runs in the Gilbert Invitational at the Iowa State Cross Country Course Thursday, Aug. 27 in Ames. PHOTO BY NIRMALENDU MAJUMDAR/AMES TRIBUNE

Van Meter girls take eighth place at Gilbert Cross Country Invitational

Aug 28, 2015 4:00pm

The Van Meter girls’ cross country team got its season started at the Gilbert Cross Country Invitational at the ISU Cross Country Course in Ames on Thursday, Aug. 27. The Bulldogs, competing the...

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DC-G quarterback Austin Kloewer rolls out in a preseason scrimmage against Norwalk on Friday, Aug. 28 in Grimes. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Football Preview: Week 1

Aug 28, 2015 9:00am

It’s finally here! It’s finally that time of year! At long last area high school football teams will be suiting up in pads and official uniforms and taking their cleats, tied firmly to their feet...

New Van Meter volleyball coach Ed Frederick coaches the Bulldogs through a scenario at a preseason practice on Friday, Aug. 21 at Van Meter Jr-Sr High School. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Frederick brings big-school experience to Van Meter

Aug 27, 2015 9:00am

There’s a new man in charge of the Van Meter volleyball team and he just might have the experience the Bulldogs need to become winners. He has experience coaching one of the biggest schools in the...

Waukee's Zoe Bussanmas, shown during the 100 yard breaststroke at the State Meet in 2013, competed with the Warriors in Marshalltown on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee battles Oskaloosa and Marshalltown in first meet of the year

Aug 26, 2015 3:00pm

The Waukee girls’ swimming team got the season started with a meet against Oskaloosa and Marshalltown on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Marshalltown. The Warriors got first-place finishes in 10 varsity...

DC-G's Ally Ferguson sets a ball during the DCG Volleyball Classic on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Meadows Gym in Grimes. She had 68 assists in four matches during the tournament. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Fillies take fourth place at DCG Volleyball Classic

Aug 26, 2015 12:25pm

Entering their season ranked No. 7 in Class 4A, the Dallas Center-Grimes volleyball team got started by hosting the DCG Volleyball Classic. The Fillies showed both dominance and weakness at times...

DMACC cross country team finishes fourth in ICCAC time trial

Aug 25, 2015 3:01pm

The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) cross country team garnered a fourth-place finish in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Time Trial Aug. 22 at Council Bluffs.

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Waukee wins tournament Illinois

Updated: Aug 20, 2015 10:22am

The Waukee boys’ golf team completed an eastern Iowa swing by winning the 1st Annual Warrior Golf Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington High School. The Tournament was held at TPC Deere...

Ally Ferguson of Dallas Center-Grimes warms up for a preseason practice in the DC-G High School gym. She will take over as the starting setter this year. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Filling Big Shoes

Aug 20, 2015 9:00am

The setter of a volleyball team is sometimes considered to be “like the quarterback of a football team.” At least that’s what DC-G coach Cheryl Voelker considers it to be and going into this year...

Van Meter hires former Waukee volleyball coach

Aug 19, 2015 4:48pm

This year the Van Meter volleyball team will have a new face directing it from the bench. Former Waukee coach Ed Frederick is the new head coach of the Bulldogs this season.

He is taking...

The A-D-M boys' cross country team warms up to start a preseason practice. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

A-D-M varsity still developing

Aug 19, 2015 1:52pm

When a varsity athlete becomes a senior, in many sports, the time for developing stops in many cases. For the A-D-M boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, however, that is not the mentality they...

Waukee wins 2015 Bank Iowa Challenge Cup

Aug 19, 2015 11:51am

Each year the Bank Iowa Challenge Cup is awarded to one 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A school in the State of Iowa. Waukee was the 2015 recipient of the award for Class 4A.

Unlike many awards which focus...

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