Assistant editor and sports editor at the Times Citizen. He grew up on a farm in Alden and has worked at the Times Citizen since 2002. Opinions are his own. Follow him on Twitter @Twinkieites.

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Mount Vernon's body language cried out for mercy, and the Mustangs finally received it when Jenny Wibholm's kill touched the floor, ending Monday's 3A Regional Final.

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All sports editors - I think - would agree with me when I say that it takes a good working relationship with a coach to adequately cover an athletic program.

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Marcos Vila has scored over 50 goals during his only high school season, while produced plenty of eye-popping numbers that have made those outside of Hardin County take notice of the Iowa Falls-Alden boys soccer program.

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With hard work, anyone can improve their athletic abilities in the weight room. It doesn't cost money to establish a relationship with weights, but without that dedication, a debt will be paid in the win/loss column.

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Last week, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced that each state will be required to create new policies to restrict the number of pitches thrown by high school baseball pitchers.

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As the final seconds ticked off the clock during Friday's NCAA Sweet 16 matchup between Iowa State and Virginia, the curtain not only closed on the 2015-16 Cyclone basketball season, but also one of the greatest players to wear the cardinal and gold.

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One of the most frustrating things about loving the "Rocky" film series is listening to all the comments from the naysayers. You know, the ones that say they all suck except the original. That the rest are cash grabs and nothing else.

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Wednesday's 56-0 playoff loss to top-ranked Albia officially ended the season for an Iowa Falls-Alden program that finished the season with a 4-6 overall. Here's my early take on the season and a key question that will need to be answered heading into 2016.

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The start of the fall high school sports season is upon us, with area cross country, volleyball and football teams ready to begin their quests for successful campaigns.