John Naughton

John Naughton

John Naughton covered Iowa high school and college sports for the Des Moines Register for 31 years. He retired in 2019 and is currently a Des Moines-based freelance writer.

Keep your ear on the ball: Beep Ball engages sight-impaired athletes

By: - June 27, 2021

AMES, Iowa — James Cheek stands in the batter’s box and awaits the pitch. As the beep-emitting ball approaches, he swings the bat and makes contact. From then on, it’s a race between the runner sprinting toward a base and fielders scrambling to grab the ball and lift it up in the air before he […]