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Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:23 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:27 a.m. CDT

Drake Relays

DES MOINES — Single session tickets to the 2014 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee (April 24-26) have gone on sale.

Call 515-271-3647 to purchase tickets or go online to

Umpire clinics

The Iowa High School Athletic Association will sponsor five free baseball umpire clinics around the state starting Wednesday in Anamosa.

Dates and site for the clinics are listed below. Each begins at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude before 9 p.m.

Clinics will cover new rules and some requirements as well as how to get registered with the Iowa High School Athletic Association in order to umpire at any level. There will be instruction on how to umpire the bases, and the clinic provides live pitching/catchers to work on positioning when working the plate.

Equipment required is a plate cap and mask.

Those just getting started can purchase all umpiring equipment (including fitted caps) at the clinic. Participants can also purchase equipment or special baseball books that will be available at the clinic. Equipment may be purchased with the use of a credit card, however books are cash-only.

Wednesday, March 26 - New Anamosa Middle School.

Wednesday, April 2 - Harlan High School.

Wednesday, April 9 - Storm Lake High School.

Wednesday, April 16 - Mason City High School.

Wednesday, April 23 - Ottumwa High School.

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