The largest entry deadline is approaching for next month’s Iowa Games. The on-line deadline for entry into a total of 34 sports is Monday. Executive director Jim Hallihan says they need to have all the entries in before the fourth of July holiday because it takes time to put brackets and schedules together.
Hallihan says if you wait until after the Fourth, it’s hard to get the schedules made up. Hallihan says overall entries are strong though it varies from sport to sport. He says soccer is way up, but basketball is down, while volleyball is down, but soccer and baseball is up. Hallihan says it’s always a challenge to get all the sports up at once.
Already there are entries from all 99 counties and Hallihan says they have been trying to take some of the events out around the state to make them more accessible. The Iowa Gam es are July 12th through the 15th and the 20th through the 22nd in Ames.