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Women’s volleyball advances to nationals

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Sports

The No. 11-ranked women’s volleyball team faced Mount Mercy on Nov. 12 in the semifinal game of the MCC tournament. The Vikings defeated the Mustangs 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20) in their final home game of the season and advanced to the MCC Championship. The women said they have had a successful... Read more »

National qualifier to compete this weekend

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Sports

Senior cross country runner Jasmine Nielsen is returning to nationals this year after setting a personal record at the MCC championships on Saturday, Nov. 8, in La Cross, Wis., where she came in fifth place with a time of 19:20. “Being able to hit 19:20 at conference is pretty incredible,” Nielsen... Read more »

Women finish season while men advance

Women finish season while men advance

Shari Saunders, staff writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament comes to an end, the men’s soccer team looks to advance and members of the women’s team reflect on the their accomplishments throughout the season. WOMEN As the fifth seed entering the tournament, the women’s team first faced... Read more »

Woodley family carries coaching tradition

Evan Stober, staff writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Sports

Head Football Coach Mike Woodley said he never intended to influence so many of his close family members to become coaches. But thanks in part to a long career filled with Hall of Fame accolades and an NAIA National Championship, Woodley’s kids were subjected early on to the ins and outs of coaching... Read more »

Cross country competes at MCC conference meet

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 8, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the MCC championship meet in La Crosse, Wis. The men’s team finished fifth and the women’s team finished third. Jerry Monner, head men’s and women’s cross country coach, said the teams finished where everyone expected... Read more »

Basketball teams work to improve the season

Evan Stober , staff writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

The men’s and women’s basketball teams are revamping both their offenses and defenses in order to advance through to postseason dreams. Garey Smith, head coach of women’s basketball, said his team’s worth ethic is what he is most looking forward to this year. “I’m excited about what... Read more »

Boo’s Ball

Boo’s Ball

October 31, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Typically used as a fundraiser, Boo’s Ball is a way for the baseball and softball teams to raise money. During the game the players dress up in different costumes and play 50 innings during the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIuNjSelSmM&feature=youtu.be​ Robbie... Read more »

A night with the Iowa Wild

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Sports

On any given weekend, Des Moines has an event or activity going on for students to attend. This time of year Iowa Wild Hockey is the sport filling up the calendar. The Wild’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate relocated from Houston to Des Moines beginning with the 2013-14 season, according... Read more »

Past success motivates wrestlers for new season

Past success motivates wrestlers for new season

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The wrestling team has come out on top in the NAIA the past three seasons by winning national championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The wrestlers now look forward to 2015, and set their goals toward gaining a third NAIA National Championship. With such previous success, the wrestlers said finding... Read more »

What the future holds for Viking athletic programs

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Rumors of new sport opportunities on campus have circulated, leaving students wondering if and when different sports will be offered. Although a new lacrosse team or swim team are future possibilities for the university, they are still being discussed by administration and will not be available anytime... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Between last Thursday and Friday, Ames High School administrators became uncomfortable upon hearing news of gang-related threats roaming around East High School. When the rumors circulated around East on Thursday, administrators sent out an email to parents stating if they felt their child needed to... Read more »

Cheer and dance clinic inspires youth

Cheer and dance clinic inspires youth

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Twice a year the cheer and dance teams have an athletic clinic for girls to hang out with college cheerleaders and dancers and work on their skills. This program was created to bring more awareness to Grand View in the community and to raise money for the program. The clinic is for girls in kindergarten... Read more »