Jake Ryder

04/17/2018 - 1:17pm

GRUNDY CENTER –  There was something special about seeing volleyball on the big screen for current and former Grundy Center volleyball players.

 

But the recently-released film 'The Miracle Season' is about so much more than volleyball, and Spartan head coach Lori Willis thinks that a lot of the film's values were reflected by those in attendance at a...

04/11/2018 - 2:22pm
Visitors to Rick Schupbach's home may be astonished at the sheer number of plaques the long-time Grundy Center girls golf coach has on one of the walls in the lower level of his home.   Schupbach was at the helm for 14 state titles for the Lady Spartans in 26 years, and received a plaque as the head coach of each state title team.  ...
04/04/2018 - 1:19pm
Eventually, the weather's going to get decent enough where most of the student-athletes at area high schools can get into competition for the season.   While northern Iowa continues to thaw out, here's some things to keep an eye on in the months to come.   This is a great start at looking at some of the potential big stories in...
03/28/2018 - 9:57am
DES MOINES – Lauren Anderson went all in on the links and the BCLUW senior has a college future in golf as a result.   Anderson finalized her commitment to Grand View University's women's golf program earlier this month, a fairly recent decision as the Comet multi-sport athlete debated between softball and golf throughout the...
03/28/2018 - 9:11am
GRUNDY CENTER – The time was right for Pat Brown Jr.   After starting a family and coaching his son and daughters through little league baseball and softball, the opportunity arose to take the head coaching job at Grundy Center baseball, a position he passed up two years ago.   "I did a lot of praying and soul searching and...
03/03/2018 - 10:46pm
DES MOINES – Matt Lindeman hopes when people from outside of Grundy County hear the Grundy Center name in girls basketball, they think of Saturday night's Class 2A state championship game.   Not necessarily the final result, a 41-37 Cascade victory, but the relentless effort shown by the Spartans when everything was going against...
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