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Triggs earns first win as Athletics power past Cardinals 7-4

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Rookie Andrew Triggs earned his first win and Stephen Vogt and Khris Davis homered to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings.

Jaime Garcia (10-10) gave up a three-run homer to Vogt with two out in the third and a two-run shot to Davis, his 34th, with two out in the first. Garcia has allowed seven homers in his past three starts after giving up six in his first 13 starts.

Matt Carpenter doubled twice, homered and scored the Cardinals’ first three runs. His homer in the third extended the Cardinals’ streak to 17 games with a homer, matching their season best.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry signs franchise tender

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry signed his franchise tender and reported to camp Sunday, though he is almost certain to miss Kansas City’s preseason finale against Green Bay this week. Berry was given the franchise tag early in the offseason but had not signed the deal, which means he could skip all of training camp without being fined. The deal will pay him just over $10.8 million this season, making him the league’s highest-paid safety. Kansas City plays its first regular-season game Sept. 11 against San Diego.

Berry played in every game last season, less than a year after he was diagnosed with cancer. He made 55 tackles, a pair of interceptions and resumed his role as the heart and soul of the defense.

Athletics rally for 2 runs in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for two runs, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night. St. Louis starter Mike Leake was scratched because he was still recovering from having shingles. The Cardinals fell to 1-8 in interleague games at Busch Stadium this season.

Oakland trailed 2-1 in the eighth when Davis singled with one out against Matt Bowman (2-5) and Ryon Healy doubled, extending the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 13 games. Seung Hwan Oh relieved and Max Muncy hit a grounder that Brandon Moss stopped with a dive, but Davis easily beat the throw to score the tying run. Brett Eibner followed with a sacrifice fly.

A’s starter Zach Neal pitched a career-best six innings. Oakland pitchers held the Cardinals without a hit after the fourth inning, retiring the last 17 batters. Daniel Coulombe (2-1) and Liam Hendriks combined for two perfect innings to set up Ryan Madson, who pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save.

Area Volleyball Scores from Saturday, 8/27/16

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August 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) AHSTW 21-12-15, Atlantic 15-21-11
(2-1) Ames 25-15-15, Carroll 19-25-5
(2-0) Ankeny Centennial 21-21, Carroll 14-5
(2-0) Ankeny Centennial 25-25, Lewis Central 18-13
(2-0) Atlantic 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 9-10
(2-1) CAM, Anita 17-21-15, Atlantic 21-16-13
(2-1) Carroll 13-22-15, Mason City 21-20-10
(2-1) Clarinda 21-18-15, Sidney 16-21-12
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, CAM, Anita 17-13
(2-0) Clarke, Osceola 21-21, Bedford 15-16
(2-1) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-21-15, Glenwood 21-15-4
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, CAM, Anita 10-15
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, CAM, Anita 16-16 (Game #2)
(2-1) Denison-Schleswig 19-21-15, Atlantic 21-11-11
(2-0) Des Moines, Roosevelt 21-21, Earlham 15-16
(2-0) Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 10-16
(2-1) Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 21-11-15, Lewis Central 17-21-12
(2-1) East Sac County 21-14-15, Logan-Magnolia 15-21-7
(2-1) East Sac County 21-17-15, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-21-8
(2-1) East Sac County 21-17-18, Harlan 16-21-16
(2-0) East Sac County 21-21, Underwood 12-16
(2-0) Gilbert 21-21, Earlham 4-17
(2-1) Glenwood 8-21-17, Logan-Magnolia 21-19-15
(2-1) Harlan 17-21-15, Underwood 21-14-8
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 15-19
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, East Sac County 13-16
(2-0) Harlan 21-23, Glenwood 14-21
(2-1) Indianola 21-10-15, East Sac County 14-21-10
(2-1) Indianola 21-16-15, Red Oak 18-21-10
(2-0) Lamoni 25-25, Bedford 15-14
(2-1) Lewis Central 21-13-15, Pella Christian 10-21-4
(2-0) Logan-Magnolia 21-21, Glenwood 19-17
(2-0) Mount Pleasant 21-21, Bedford 12-9
(2-0) Nevada 21-21, Carroll 12-1
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 15-17
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Indianola 15-15
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Underwood 6-15
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, AHSTW 8-2
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, CAM, Anita 9-12
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, Clarinda 17-15
(2-0) Sidney 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 7-19
(2-1) Treynor 21-17-23, Indianola 15-21-21
(2-1) Treynor 21-21, Glenwood 16-19
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Indianola 16-11
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Red Oak 17-15
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Red Oak 19-14 (Game #2)
(2-1) Treynor 22-13-16, Harlan 20-21-14
(2-0) Underwood 21-21, Glenwood 18-14
(2-0) Valley, West Des Moines 21-21, Earlham 7-6

YMCA Golf Benefit Tournament – Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 2016 YMCA 18 Hole Four Person Best Ball Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at the Red Oak Country Club in Red Oak, Iowa with a 9 a.m. shot-gun start. Be the first golfer to get a Hole-In-One on hole #4 and win a 2016 Jeep Cherokee from major sponsor Red Oak Chrysler!image001

Join the fun of great golf that will include wonderful flag prizes, betting holes, door prizes, luncheon, and even prize money for the top teams in their respective golf flights. The event also has wonderful sponsorship golf hole opportunities and area businesses can donate prizes as well for flag and door prizes.

All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign “The Y. For a better us.” program. This program assists youth, adults, older adults, single parent families, and families in need of YMCA program and/or membership services that are experiencing financial limitations. Also, proceeds subsidize many youth YMCA programs. The 2016 campaign goal is $55,000 and the campaign has presently raised $40,000.

To enter your team in this fun-filled event, please contact Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director  at the Montgomery County Family  YMCA at 712-623-2161 or stop in at the YMCA, which is located at 101 East Cherry Street in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, Red Oak, Iowa. One can also visit the YMCA on the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com .

Smith, Chiefs look sharp in 23-7 victory over Bears

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Smith completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards before Nick Foles came in to start the third quarter. The defense strangled Chicago’s offense, and the Chiefs (1-2) came away with the win after dropping their first two exhibitions.

Kansas City has one more tuneup against Green Bay before opening against San Diego on Sept. 11. But in what is generally the final dress rehearsal for the starters, the Chiefs dominated.  They got two second-quarter field goals from Cairo Santos and a 1-yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware in the closing seconds of the half to take a 13-0 lead. But the score didn’t reflect just how lopsided the game was.

The Chiefs outgained the Bears 239-20 in the half, had 16 first downs compared to Chicago’s two and dominated time of possession 21:54 to 8:06. Kansas City had 177 yards passing compared to minus-7 for the Bears through the first two quarters.

Chiefs acquire CB Acker from 49ers for draft pick

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August 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick. A sixth-round selection by the 49ers in 2014, Acker missed his rookie season because of a foot injury. But he played in 15 games last season and had three interceptions. The deal was announced on Saturday.

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Audubon holds off Exira-EHK to get first 8-Man Football win

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August 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Audubon Wheelers and Exira-EHK Spartans battled it out to the bitter end in Exira on Friday night. Ultimately the Wheelers will able to hang on to the lead they had for a majority of the game and get their first 8-Man Football win 38-32.

The Wheelers are transitioning this season from 11-man to 8-man football and they got a great early test from the Spartans.  Coach Sean Birks said he wasn’t sure what to expect but was proud of the way his team learned throughout the game.

The Spartans got off to an early 7-0 lead on the first possession of the game but Audubon answered back with a score on their first offensive possession.  The Wheelers took the lead for good on the first play of the second quarter as Quarterback Tyler Reibhoff scampered in on a 13-yard touchdown run to make it 12-7.  The Wheelers would lead 24-7 at half but Exira-EHK used their strong depth to push back within a score twice in the second half.  Coach Birks liked the way the Wheelers responded to adversity when the Spartans rallied back.

Exira-EHK scored the final points of the game on a 3 yard Drew Buckholdt touchdown run with 4:01 remaining that made it a 38-32 ballgame.  The Wheelers were able to churn out three first downs on their final possession to milk the clock dry and seal the win.  Wheeler Receiver Josh Lange said it was good to get a win against a strong Spartan squad.

High School Football Scoreboard – Week 1 – 08/26/2016

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August 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 High School Football Scoreboard
Week 1 – August 26th

Class 3A, District 7

Atlantic 16, Clarinda 14
Dallas Center-Grimes 35, ADM 6
Bondurant-Farrar 24, Winterset 21
Creston O-M 28, Boone 7
Carroll 56,  South Central Calhoun 20
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 43, Denison-Schleswig 24
Glenwood 41, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0
Lewis Central 45, Harlan 13

Class 2A, District 7

IKM-Manning 20, East Sac County 14
AHSTW 13, Shenandoah 6 OT
Atlantic 16, Clarinda 14
Kuemper Catholic 34, Greene County 0
Southwest Valley 32, Red Oak 28
Carroll 56, South Central Calhoun 20
Southeast Valley 45, Eagle Grove 6
Underwood 35, Treynor 7

Class 1A, District 7

Underwood 35, Treynor 7
IKM-Manning 20, East Sac County 14
Missouri Valley 28, Griswold 0
St. Albert 23, Logan-Magnolia 6
West Central Valley 19, AC-GC 12
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 28, Tri-Center 21
Westwood @ OA-BCIG- Scheduled Saturday @ Elwood Olsen Stadium, Sioux City
AHSTW 13, Shenandoah 6 OT

Class A, District 7

Southwest Valley 32, Red Oak 28
I-35 34, Martensdale St. Marys 13
Missouri Valley 28, Griswold 0
Mt. Ayr 35, Nodaway Valley 0
West Monona 18, Riverside 0
Southeast Warren 21, Grand View Christian 7
Van Meter 41, Earlham 0
St. Albert 23, Logan-Magnolia 6

Class 8-man, District 6

Bedford 24, Sidney 22
Lamoni 46, Clarinda Academy 6
Stanton 28, East Mills 6
East Union 50, Essex 0
Fremont-Mills 42, Lenox 0
Moravia 47, Mormon Trail 0
Murray 38, CAM 36
Wayne 48, Seymour 0

Class 8-man, District 7

Audubon 38, Exira-EHK 32
Bedford 24, Sidney 22
Boyer Valley 71, Woodbine 22
Lamoni 46, Clarinda Academy 6
Stanton 28, East Mills 6
East Union 50, Essex 0
Fremont-Mills 42, Lenox 0
Murray 38, CAM 36

Class 8-man, District 8

Remsen St. Mary’s 40, Ar-We-Va 31
Audubon 38, Exira-EHK 32
Boyer Valley 71, Woodbine 22
Clay Central-Everly 32, Charter Oak-Ute 28
Coon Rapids-Bayard 49, Newell-Fonda 26
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 52, Glidden-Ralston 12
Kingsley-Pierson 40, River Valley 18
West Harrison 55, Siouxland Christian 46