URBANDALE WAUKEE ANKENY

Egger, Future Mustang

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-04-2015

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Urbandale Senior Brody Egger has signed to play Basketball at Morningside College next year.  Egger received second-team Class 4A all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) this past season. Egger was the leading scorer with an average of 17.0 points per game for an Urbandale team that had an 18-6 record. Aside from leading the J-Hawks in scoring, Egger also dealt a team-high 88 assists for an average of 3.7 per game and was second on the team with 23 steals. He was Urbandale’s fourth leading rebounder with 3.1 grabs per game.  This past season Egger ranked among Iowa’s prep leaders with 180 free throw attempts. He converted 146 of his attempts for 81.1 percent. He made 112 of 249 field goal attempts for 45.0 percent and 38 of 102 3-point field goal attempts for 37.3 percent. Congratulations Brody! All of your hard work is paying off!

#1 In The State And Region

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-04-2015

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The Johnston Dragons Boys’ Varsity Soccer team is ranked #1 in the state according to topdrawersoccer.come!  Not only are the Dragons ranked #1 in the state, they are ranked #1 in the Midwest region, AND #5 in the country for the Spring season!  The Dragons head to Norwalk to face the Warriors tomorrow night at 7:30pm.  We wish them the best of luck with the rest of their season.  Keep up the great work fellas!

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/high-school-soccer/state-team-rankings/men/spring-april-13/iowa/5003/263/16

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/high-school-soccer/regional-team-rankings/men/spring-april-13/midwest/5003/153/38

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/high-school-soccer/national-team-rankings/men/spring-april-14/5003/44/nopage-0

Johnston’s Ford Making Strides

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-04-2015

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Johnston's Emma Ford, a freshman, at the Waukee GirlsJohnston's Emma Ford, a freshman, in the hurdle event

Johnston’s Emma Ford is only a freshmen, but is already making an impact for the Dragons on Varsity.  The other week at the Waukee Girls Invitational she was a member of the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle.  Other events she competed in are: 4×100 meter relay, 100 meter hurdles, and high jump.  The Dragon’s next meet is 4/11 at Drake University for the Jim Duncan Relays.  Emma has worked extremely hard this past winter to prepare for track, and the hard work is starting to pay off! Great job Emma!

April Athlete of the Month

Posted by Urbandale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-04-2015

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  Cory Harding, a Senior at Norwalk High School, is Acceleration Iowa’s Athlete of the Month for April.  Cory is a dual sport athlete in football and track.  He plays running back and runs the 100m sprint in track.  Cory has been training with Acceleration Iowa since his freshmen year, and is currently the all-time speed record holder for the treadmill at 25mph!  His favorite memory at Acceleration Iowa was running the 25mph because he is on top of the leader boards!

Cory’s goals for this track season are to win the 100m at the State Track Meet at the 3A level, and place in the top 3 at the Drake Relays.  He also wants to make his 100m time a consistent 10.9 and below to help his track team win meets.

For his recruiting process, he was scouted by many D1/D1AA schools.  Cory was looked at his junior and senior year by Iowa State, Iowa, NDSU, SDSU, Holy Cross, and Wyoming.  He was also looked at by Morning side, Grand view, and Minnesota State.  Cory chose ISU because he really loved the education system and football program.  They have great coaches, facilities, and build players that have a lot of potential.  He currently has a walk-on offer from ISU!

Getting the Spring Started Off Right

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-04-2015

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With the weather getting better we have been taking advantage of our field out back to get some sled pull in are a great way to strengthen an athletes strides. They might look fun but they are tough!!!

Reysack brings home 3 golds on Thursday

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-04-2015

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A huge shout-out to Centennial junior Sydney Reysack for an awesome week.  After being named the Des Moines Register prep of the week on Monday (article below), Sydney had an awesome meet on Thursday winning the 4×100, 200m dash and 100m dash (video below).  Sydney has been one of the hardest workers at AI since 2008 and we love seeing her hard work over the years paying off.  We look forward to watching her the rest of the year.  Awesome job Sydney!!!

Sydney is a beast

4:30 crew gettin after it

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-04-2015

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Awesome work from the 4:30 crew in Ankeny on Thursday.  We love the intensity and the focus this group is bringing to every workout!

Tug Of War

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-04-2015

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It was a battle of mental and physical strength during the 4:30 AI class in Ankeny on Wednesday.  Check the video of their heated tug of war competetion during halftime.  When there are burpees on the line, nobody wants to lose!

Lindaman named a candidate for Gatorade Player of the Year

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-04-2015

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Each season, Gatorade selects one student athlete from each of the 50 states who embodies its player of the year program’s three pillars; athletic production, academic achievement, and exemplary character.  No athlete is more deserving of such an award than Centennial junior Kendyl Lindaman.  Just to be considered for the award is an amazing accomplishment and we are happy to see all of Kendyl’s hard work paying off.  We look forward to another outstanding softball season this summer.

Kendyl Lindaman Gatorade Player of the Year

Harding Wins 100m at Simpson Invitational

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-03-2015

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Cory Harding of Norwalk is getting the outdoor season started on a high note, winning the 100m Dash at the Simpson College Invitational this past week. In a sharp headwind he ran an 11.12! We look forward to seeing more good things from Cory as the season progresses!!!