URBANDALE WAUKEE ANKENY

McKinney named to All-SEC Freshman Team

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-05-2015

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Congrats to Ankeny native Keaton McKinney on being selected to the All-SEC Freshman team.  Keaton is 6-1 overall through 14 starts with a 2.83 ERA.  Keep up the good work Keaton!!!

Jayhawks closing in on Regionals

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-05-2015

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Ankeny's Kelsey Laughman (27) drives the ball down Urbandale's Chelsey Sims (9) heads the ball during

Acceleration Iowa athletes Chelsey Simms (right), a Senior Forward, and Ashley McDowell (left), a Junior Defender hope to end the Jayhawks’ regular season with a pair of wins.  The Lady Jayhawks coming off a 1-o win against Bishop Heelan travel to DCG tonight to take on the Fillies, and host WDM Valley next Wednesday (5/27) at 7:30 in Urbandale.  The Jayhawks are 6-9 this year, but have their sights set on advancing through Regionals and on to state!  Good luck ladies and keep up the hard work!

Cory, Jordyn, and Ashley showing their speed!

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-05-2015

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Acceleration Iowa athletes Cory Harding (Norwalk), Jordyn Phipps (Norwalk), and Ashley Murrow (Dallas Center Grimes) are shown in the video below using their speed to help their teams extend their season to the state track meet at Drake University! Great work guys and good luck at State!!!!

You can always control your attitude!

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-05-2015

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Siera Mueller has a lot of good excuses to give up but she doesn’t use any of them. She has very limited use of the left side of her body due to Cerebral Palsy but she has goals and has been training at Acceleration Iowa to improve herself. We are honored to work with an athlete of her caliber. She is a shining example to everyone that there might be things outside of your control but you can always control your attitude!!! Here are some short clips of Siera working out. 

Cheetah club

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-05-2015

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Shoutout to the newest members of the cheetah club in Ankeny. Spencer Hilbert hit 20.5mph an Cael Boyd is one of our youngest athletes to ever run 20.0 mph. Karenna and Chloe Larson maxed out at 17.0 mph with Sydney Albaugh!  Keep up the good work!

 

How Fast is Bluejay Fast?

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-05-2015

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Perry Junior, Eli Saemisch, has had his eyes set on not only reaching the record of 25mph but beating it.  The picture above is Eli running 22mph (and made it look really easy)!  Not only is Eli crushing it in training multiple times a week, but is doing so during track season.  That is dedication right there.  Congratulations on getting 22mph Eli, but now it’s time to focus on that big 23!

College Kids Back in Town

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-05-2015

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Awesome work from the Tuesday 5:30 crew in Ankeny.  We love having the college kids come workout with us when they are home.  Xavier Quigley was busting his butt representing Akron Football.  Joel Lanning (Iowa State Football) and Ted Friedman (UNI Basketball) faced off in some cone drills (below), while Bryan Sumner (Dordt) and Cory Myers (Truman State) were putting in work preparing for their upcoming basketball seasons.  We are excited to help them take their game to the next level!!!

 

Johnston still #1

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Athlete News | Posted on 12-05-2015

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Johnston's Joe Derry (13) gets the header as Valley's

 

Johnston's Sam Fairchild (2) tries to shoot the ball

 

Johnston's Brett Kerr (11) knocks the ball over Valley's

(Top: Joe Derry; middle: Sam Fairchild; bottom: Brett Kerr)

Last Friday Johnston took on the 5th ranked Valley Tigers.  I was in attendance at the game, and it was a very physical game to say the least!  Johnston took an early lead from Brett Kerr when he scored within the first 5 minutes.  The Dragons issued the final blow as they scored again in the 62nd minute to go up 2-0.  The Dragons move on to 14-0 and stay #1 in the state.

Mckinney named SEC pitcher of the week

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-05-2015

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Shout-out to Centennial alum and Arkansas freshman Keaton Mckinney for being named the SEC pitcher of the week.  Keaton pitched a 2-hit shutout against Alabama last week and hasnt given up a run in over 14 innings.  Awesome work Keaton!!!  Keep up the good work.

Quigley commits to Akron

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-05-2015

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Congratulations to Centennial alum Xavier Quigley on his commitment to Akron.  Xavier spent the past 2 seasons at Iowa Western and we are excited to see his hard work paying off.  Keep up the good work Xavier!