Iowa football legend Long stops in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Legendary Hawkeyes quarterback Chuck Long stopped at The Other Place in Clear Lake Monday for a signing event to promote "Destined for Greatness" – a just released biography about the NCAA and NFL star.

The 381-page story chronicles Long’s remarkable career and the 1980s resurgence of the University of Iowa Football program.

The book recounts the highs and lows of the Iowa football program’s struggle to reclaim national relevancy while Iowans endured the pain of the 1980s farm crisis. It also retraces the path from starring in Kinnick to the challenges Chuck faced in competing in the NFL, including his first start under the lights on a Monday night versus the defending Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

"Destined for Greatness" includes personal accounts from coaches Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz, Iowa teammates Hap Peterson, Jonathan Hayes and Mark Vlasic, John Campbell (former KCRG-TV Sports Director) and Marc Hansen (former Des Moines Register columnist.)

The book is available on Amazon.


Mason City to host GHV in Hall of Pride scrimmage

MASON CITY – Mason City High School hosts its annual Hall of Pride scrimmage with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura tonight at 7 p.m. Both GHV and Mason City players and coaches will wear t-shirts in support of the cause.

The scrimmage is in support of NIVC Services, which provides employment training and support to people with disabilities. NIVC will have 16 staff and 12 clients coming to volunteer. They will also be doing a halftime shootout where people can pay $1 to shoot a 3-pointer – if they make the shot, they will get $2 in return. NIVC will also be selling raffle tickets for at least two items from the Affordables stores. The raffle winner will be announced at halftime.

Admission is a free-will donation and no passes will be accepted. NIVC will receive all profits from the evening.


Mohawk Hockey Club 2, Sioux City 1

MASON CITY – Cole Baskerville scored 3 minutes, 38 into the overtime period to lift the Mohawk Hockey Club to a 2-1 victory over Sioux City on Sunday.

Sioux City took a 1-0 lead on a goal 2:23 into the second period, and the Mohawks tied the game 1-1 on a goal by Zach Jimenez, assisted by Tirrell Hopkins and Baskerville, at the 8:16 mark in the second.

Erik McHenry shined in goal for the Mohawks, stopping 24 of the 25 shots he faced.

The Mohawks are back in action Saturday at Lincoln.


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