For The Record
July 30th, 2015

Congratulations to four outstanding DMPS softball players who were selected to the 2015 Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State softball teams announced yesterday. Lincoln High senior Lauren Poortinga was named to the Class 5A second team and a pair of East ballplayers made third team: senior infielder Courtney Fudge and junior Jessa May. Hoover sophomore catcher … Read more »


July 30th, 2015

Like sprinters the East High Scarlets broke from the starting gate of last night’s state quarterfinal baseball game against Iowa City West at Principal Park. Connor Enochs swatted the first pitch of the game into left for a base hit. Jeremy Bentley singled to right. Then Chino Alcala thumped a double into the gap in … Read more »


July 27th, 2015

Two years ago when the East High Scarlets advanced to the state tournament there was a feeling of having arrived ahead of schedule. The team was loaded with talented juniors, and the disappointment of losing in the state semifinals was tempered by the tantalizing fact that all of the key pieces would return in 2014. … Read more »


July 27th, 2015

Postseason accolades for the cream of the DMPS baseball crop are starting to roll in on the eve of the 2015 State Tournament. The East High Scarlets return to State this year, where they will face Iowa City West on Wednesday in a 7:30 PM quarterfinal game at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. DMPS … Read more »


July 23rd, 2015

About a hundred kids attending two of the DMPS summer Metro Kids childcare sites got a great tune-up for next month’s state fair on Wednesday when the carnival came to Monroe Elementary. Okay, there was no livestock or giant slide or any food on sticks, but there were plenty of other attractions that collectively made … Read more »