After seeing the initial Anamosa football schedule, released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association a few weeks ago, athletic director Bret Jones said he would try and get the Raiders at least one more home game.
Making my first trip to Tipton (well, to cover the Eastern Iowa men’s golf tournament anyway) Sunday, Aug. 9, my thoughts immediately flashed back to 2013 when the Wapsi Country Club turned in an emotional performance and claimed the championship in what proved to be the final appearance of …
I know I’ve been at this sports writing thing for quite a few years now, 25 to be exact, but watching the Anamosa softball teams over the past couple of summers has sure brought back a lot of memories for me of the amazing 1995-96 Raider teams who made back-to-back state tournament appearances.
As a sports editor in this time of no sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no question the last couple of months have surely been the strangest in my 25 years of being involved in this profession.
There weren’t too many baseball and softball coaches in the AJ-E area who realistically felt there would actually be a high school summer sports season in 2020, but after Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed Wednesday, May 20, that there would indeed will be baseball and softball games, things b…
Taking a page from what pretty much all of the major sports television networks have done during this pandemic era, I’ve decided to relive some Anamosa, Olin, Midland and Springville sports history by bringing back some of our area schools’ classic sports moments from the last quarter century.