Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Friday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet.
The Iowa High School state track meet continues Friday at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude tomorrow morning. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day two. Will you be at the event today? Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Des Moines Register recently featured the Dowling Catholic grad who competed on the U.S. archery team in the London Olympics last year. Leek headed to Shanghai Friday for the World Cup archery event.
While other 2012 Olympians are chatting with President Barack Obama and starring in their own reality shows, West Des Moines native Miranda Leek is enjoying a quiet life as a college student at Texas A&M University. Leek, a 2011 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School, competed for the U.S. archery team in the London Olympics last year. Now, she's busy with another challenge – studying molecular and cellular biology, the Des Moines Register reported. Leek was recently featured by the Register, the article painting a picture of Leek's life post-London Olympics. The months following the London Games increased the fame-fortune index of mainstream stars such as Ryan Lochte, Usain Bolt and West Des Moines-trained gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. …
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see West Des Moines athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or a gymnastics meet, spring sports are under way around West Des Moines and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community. Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Johnston Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog on Patch about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Gabby Douglas won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She trained with Liang Chow of West Des Moines.
Sign up for West Des Moines Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas said she's ready to return to the gym back in West Des Moines. However, this came as a surprise to her coach Liang Chow, of Chow's Gymnastics and Dance. The Des Moines Register reports that Chow said he hasn't heard from Douglas about training. The 17-year-old who came from Virginia to train with Chow in Iowa has been traveling and enjoying her stardom since winning two gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics. Chow told the Register he is to meet with Douglas' mother about her possible return to training but "wants to first make sure she is serious about getting back to an elite …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Both the Waukee High School girls' and boys' shuttle hurdle relays won last week at the Drake Relays.
From the Waukee Schools website: Congratulations to the Waukee girls' and boys' shuttle hurdle relay teams for both winning Drake Relays championships on April 27. The girls' team of Emma Drees, Mallory Smith, Emily Kamm, and Maddi Rouw won their second consecutive Drake title and broke their own Drake Relays record. The two time defending state champions also broke their own all time Iowa record with a time of 1:02.84. The boys' team of Noah Larrison, Josh Brdicko, Riley Gray, and Jared Brdicko won their first Drake title, edging Cedar Rapids Kennedy by .01 seconds. Their time of 57.35 was the second fastest in school history. The two victories marked the first time that teams from the same school have won the shuttle hurdle relay at the…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Central Iowa Conference track meet scheduled for today has been moved to Monday due to the expected winter weather conditions.
The Central Iowa Conference has called off a multi-school track meet that was supposed to be held at Waukee High School at 3:30 today due to expected wintry weather conditions. The forecast calls for a high of 35 degrees today and 3 to 5 inches of snow. The meet featured boys and girls varsity squads from 11 conference schools from across the Des Moines metro and beyond. The schools are Ames, Ankeny, Dowling Catholic, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Marshalltown, Mason City, Southeast Polk, Urbandale and West Des Moines Valley. The meet will be moved to Monday at 3:30 p.m. The Des Moines Register also reports another scheduling change. CIML’s Metro Conference from Thursday to Monday. That meet will be held at East’s Williams Stadium starting at 4 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Monday, April 29, 2013
The gold-medal winner from the 2012 London Olympics said on "Today" that she'll be in West Des Moines soon to start training for the 2016 games.
For nearly a year Gabby Douglas has been a media darling: she's walked red carpets, performed with Alicia Keys at that VMAs, and last weekend's White House correspondents dinner. But, play time is about to end, the gold-medal gymnast from the 2012 London Olympics said in an NBC "Today" show interview Monday morning. Douglas said in a few weeks she will rejoin her host family in West Des Moines and return to Chow's Gymnastics, to begin training for the 2016 Rio De Janiero games. "I am really excited to get back in the swing of things. It's definitely going to be difficult because I've been out of the gym. I'm really going to be sore," she told NBC's Savannah Guthrie. Douglas was the first American gymnast to be a team and individual all-…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Two Olympic gold medals probably aren’t absolutely required to complete this feat, but ...
The definition of flexibility just got a lot more interesting, thanks to Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, who perfected skills that wowed the world at West Des Moines’ Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute. In the ad Douglas has lost her keys and is trying to get into a neighbor’s house by using the cat door. Don’t worry. She didn’t crawl through it. But we don’t want to give the plot away, so watch the video. Douglas, who won the all-around gold – the most prized medal of them all in women’s gymnastics – in the London 2012 Olympics, reportedly has raked in more than $90 million in deals, including one with Nike. If you’re a Gabby Douglas fan, here are some other stories you might enjoy: Still hungry for news about gymnastics’ reigning…