From Valley...to Tampa...to the White House. Not a bad few years for former West Des Moines Valley High School football star and really big dude, Justin Hartwig (Justin is listed as 6'4" and 312 pounds on the team web site). Hartwig bounced around the NFL a bit and several times left a team only to see that team go the Super Bowl the following year. But this past season, his timing with the Pittsburgh Steelers was the best. And he has a Super Bowl ring to prove it.
His mom emailed me to say Justin and the rest of his Steelers' team will visit the White House Thursday to meet President Barack Obama. You will remember the prez predicted the Steelers would win the Super Bowl.
Of course, that's not the most important athletic news in our state:)... Our Scheels/Channel 13 softball team got a workout on the bases today. We earned our first win of the year, 15-7, as we dodged the raindrops. We're 1 and 1 now. The rest of the league had better look out!
I bet we'll be sore tomorrow.