The following is a sample of work done by Alex Halsted. Places of publication include the Des Moines Register, Iowa State Daily, USA TodayMinnesota GameDayMaple Street Press, Twins Magazine and DugoutSplinters. A small description follows each thumbnail — to read in full or to download the file, simply click each image.

Feature story on Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven and his trip to Cooperstown.

The first section of “100 Things Twins.” A section on Hall of Fame baseball player, Kirby Puckett.

Feature story on Minnesota Twin, Denard Span, focusing on his journey to achieve his dream.

A story about an Iowa State wrestler who juggled school and wrestling to spend time with his son.

A story on how a 9-year old boy and his family have battled cancer with faith and the help of others.

After leaving Minnesota, forward Royce White found home in Ames, Iowa, with the Cyclones.

A father and son coaching combo have shared a life of football and it continues at Iowa State.

Melvin Ejim has two homes, and he earned an opportunity in Nigeria to tryout for the Olympics.

A look at how social media affects NCAA athletes with a focus on social media at Iowa State University.

The ISU volleyball team beat No. 1 Nebraska for its first-ever win against the nation’s top team.

Danny Harris got a second chance coaching after he was given a lifetime ban in track.

Rebounding became a way of life for Chelsea Poppens both on the court and off of it.

Anthony Booker thought about quitting basketball during his senior season, but his mom helped him rethink things and keep playing.