September 26, 2020

    In September of 1944 American and British troops were given the task of taking a bridge at Arnhem in the Netherlands that was held by the Germans.  After a nine day battle the Allies were forced to give up the task and retreat.  In analyzing the failed attack, the...

September 25, 2020

    The ACGC cross country teams literally "ran away" with their own invitational on Thursday of last week. when both girls' and boys' teams captured their respective meets.  Not only did the teams both claim titles, but the Chargers also claimed the top spot among the...

September 23, 2020

    The "Donneybrook" that was expected last night when ACGC and Des Moines Christian met on the DMC volleyball court never came to pass, as the Lions managed a three set win over the Chargers.  It was expected that the teams would duke it out in a close contest that w...

September 21, 2020

    For the second consecutive Saturday the ACGC volleyball team claimed a tournament title.  Last week it was the Griswold tourney and Saturday it was the Charger Invitational.  The fifteenth ranked Chargers topped four teams en route to claiming the title....

September 19, 2020

    The latest ACGC version of "Friday night lights" found ACGC playing what is arguably its best half of football this season, as it raced to a 29-0 halftime lead over Carroll Kuemper Catholic en route to a 35-0 shutout of the Knights last Friday.....

September 19, 2020

    At the start of a busy week for the ACGC volleyball team, the Chargers won their second WCAC match in as many tries with a 3-1 win over the Van Meter Bulldogs last night in a match played on the Charger home court on Monday.  The victory also improved the team's ov...

September 18, 2020

    The West Central Activities Conference flexed its muscles yesterday at the Panorama Invitational cross country meet when schools from the conference claimed the top five team positions in both the boys' and girls' meets.  The ACGC teams were in the mix, with the Ch...

September 16, 2020

    "Wee Willie" Keeler was a major league baseball baseball at the turn of the twentieth century who is probably best know for his quip, "Hit 'em where they ain't."  He was obviously referring to the notion that a batter would likely get on base if he hit the ball whe...

September 13, 2020

    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is a maxim that has been around for over two centuries and was first used in a book entitled Teacher's Manual by educator Thomas Palmer.  Palmer was encouraging children to do their homework.

    Today the phrase...

September 12, 2020

    In a year like no other, high school homecomings are very different from the past.  No parade.  No dance.  About the only things remaining from the traditional homecoming Friday are the football game and the halftime coronation of the king and queen.  The coronatio...

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