Entries by Dave Mable

Karissa Schweizer earns second NCAA title for Mizzou

If you live in Des Moines and pay any attention at all to high school track and field, you’ll recognize the name “Schweizer.” Grandfather Frank coached track at Dowling Catholic. Mom and Dad were both runners. Brother Ryan is an all-time best high school runner and younger sisters Alexis and Kelsey can be seen on […]

All-State Basketball Teams Announced

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) has announced its 2017 All-State Basketball teams. It’s no surprise to see Elle Ruffridge leading the Class 3A Team. The Pocahontas Area senior led the state in points, three-pointers and assists, and set a 5-player tournament record in points this year. Ruffridge scored 457 points during the season with a 58.4-percent field […]

State Basketball – Day Three Recap

The third day started off strong with some competitive 4A action. Marion kicked things off with a 46-38 victory over Boone. Kayba Laube led Marion with 17 points in the quarter final game. Head coach Corby Laube stated that “Ultimately in the end, it was our defense that carried us.” Marion will move on to […]

IGHSAU Basketball Championships, Day two recap

Another eventful day of the 2017 Iowa Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. Cascade kicked off day two with a victory of 59-56 over Central Decatur in the final seconds by Cascade’s Abbie Ruggeberg’s shot to win the game. Sioux Center swept PCM off the bracket with their huge victory of 71-27. We spoke with Lexi Toering, […]

Day one done at the Girls State Basketball Tournament

Class 1A An exciting first day at Wells Fargo Arena kicked off the 2017 Iowa Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. Springfield set the stage with a 56-16 victory over Burlington Notre Dame early this morning. Kingsley-Pierson defeated Marquette Catholic 65-61 in a close matchup. The next game was a tight, back and forth battle between Janesville […]

Urbandale’s Karissa Schweizer NCAA XC Champion

Karissa Schweizer was a part of three Iowa team high school cross country titles when she was at Dowling Catholic. She has her own crown now, and on an exponentially larger stage. The Urbandale native and Missouri junior capped off a terrific cross country season by winning the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday […]

2016 State State Volleyball Championships updates

  By John Naughton, The Des Moines Register Ankeny’s split into two public high schools in 2013 created concern about the community’s volleyball future. After all, the Ankeny Hawkette program had reached the state tournament 11 straight times and earned four state championships. The simple answer: Ankeny now has two volleyball powerhouses, not one. At this […]