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A-P High School Football Poll (released 9/22/14)

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September 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bettendorf (11) 4-0 135 2
2. Cedar Rapids Washington (2) 4-0 128 3
3. West Des Moines Dowling (1) 3-1 104 1
4. West Des Moines Valley 3-1 99 7(tie)
5. Waukee 3-1 91 6
6. Sioux City East 4-0 62 9
7. Ankeny Centennial 3-1 38 4
8. Ames 3-1 34 NR
9. Johnston 3-1 33 5
10. Eldridge North Scott 3-1 9 7(tie)

Others receiving votes: 11, Cedar Falls 8. 12, Southeast Polk 5. 13, Pleasant Valley 4. 14, Ottumwa 3. 14, Marion Linn-Mar 3. 14, Burlington 3. 14, Council Bluffs Lewis Central 3. 18, Des Moines North 2. 18, Ankeny 2. 18, Muscatine 2. 21, Dubuque Senior 1. 21, Dubuque Hempstead 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (7) 4-0 130 1
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6) 3-1 128 2
3. Manchester West Delaware (1) 4-0 111 3
4. Carroll 4-0 99 4
5. Sioux City Heelan 3-1 73 6
6. Huxley Ballard 4-0 69 9
7. Solon 3-1 54 7
8. Waverly-Shell Rock 3-1 42 10
9. Gilbert 3-1 28 5
10. Newton 4-0 17 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 9. 12, Humboldt 3. 13, Decorah 2. 13, Dallas Center-Grimes 2. 15, Davenport Assumption 1. 15, Clear Creek-Amana 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (13) 4-0 138 1
2. Spirit Lake 4-0 122 2
3. Sioux Center (1) 4-0 94 4
4. Williamsburg 4-0 87 5
5. Albia 4-0 74 6
6. Hampton-Dumont 4-0 68 7
7. Center Point-Urbana 4-0 55 8
8. New Hampton 3-1 43 3
9. West Union North Fayette 3-1 40 9
10. Mediapolis 3-1 15 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Cascade 12. 12, Clarion-Goldfield 8. 13, Union, La Porte City 5. 13, Central Lyon-GLR 5. 15, Baxter CMB 4.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (9) 3-1 135 1
2. Calmar South Winneshiek (1) 4-0 118 3
3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (3) 4-0 117 2
4. West Branch (1) 4-0 91 4
5. St. Ansgar 4-0 89 5
6. IKM Manning 4-0 59 6
7. Ogden 4-0 58 7
8. Hinton 4-0 33 8
9. Inwood West Lyon 3-1 32 9
10. Bellevue 4-0 19 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, South Central Calhoun 7. 12, Dike-New Hartford 6. 13, Stanwood North Cedar 3. 14, Avoca AHST 1. 14, O-A/BCIG 1. 14, Riverside Highland 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Logan-Magnolia (6) 4-0 128 2
2. Delhi Maquoketa Valley (8) 4-0 126 1
3. Ackley AGWSR 4-0 103 4
4. Nashua-Plainfield 4-0 96 3
5. Packwood Pekin 4-0 93 5
6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3-1 67 6
7. Council Bluffs St. Albert 3-1 38 7
8. Montezuma 4-0 35 9
9. Belle Plaine 4-0 26 10
10. Bedford 4-0 19 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Sloan Westwood 16. 12, Hawarden West Sioux 9. 13, Algona Garrigan 7. 14, Mount Ayr 4. 15, Moville Woodbury Central 1. 15, Belmond-Klemme 1. 15, Fairbank Wapsie Valley 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (6) 4-0 130 2
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (7) 4-0 118 1
3. Fremont Mills, Tabor (1) 4-0 116 3
4. Janesville 4-0 77 5
5. Coon Rapids-Bayard 4-0 61 9
6. HLV, Victor 4-0 56 6
7. Glidden-Ralston 4-0 54 8
8. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 4-0 53 7
9. Elkader Central 4-0 29 NR
10. Marcus MMC 3-1 28 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Lamoni 18. 12, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 12. 13, East Mills 10. 14, West Bend-Mallard 6.

Kuemper Catholic Cross Country Invitational Results

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September 22nd, 2014 by Jim Field

Elyse Prescott of Urbandale won the Girls Class A title over Tiffany Williams of Atlantic at the Kuemper Catholic Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.  Urbandale won the team title.  Rebekah Topham of Griswold was the girls Class B champion with Griswold winning the team crown.  Eldon Warner of CB Thomas Jefferson won the Boys Class A title with Sioux City North capturing the team title.  North Polk won the Boys Class B division with Cody Fredericks of OA-BCIG the individual champ.  See the complete results by clicking the links below:

2014 class A girls     2014 class B girls     2014 jv girls

2014 class A boys     2014 class B boys     2014 jv boys

Alex Smith leads Chiefs past Dolphins 34-15

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September 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Smith shook off five sacks to throw three touchdown passes and help the Kansas City Chiefs earn their first victory by beating the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday. Smith led touchdown drives of 62, 76 and 66 yards in a span of four possessions as Kansas City took leads of 14-0 and 21-10. The Chiefs improved to 1-2 and won for only the third time in their past 11 games, including postseason.

The Dolphins fell to 1-2, another wobbly start for a team that hasn’t won a postseason game since 2000. Smith, who ranked 35th and last in the NFL in passing after two weeks, went 19 for 25 for 186 yards, with three of his incompletions dropped. He threw scoring passes of 11 and 4 yards to Joe McKnight, and 20 yards to Travis Kelce.

Cardinals clinch playoff spot for 4th year in row

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September 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season. The Cardinals were assured of at least an NL wild-card spot when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday. St. Louis led the NL Central by three games over the Pirates going into its game Sunday night at home against Cincinnati.

Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals went to the World Series last year and lost in six games to Boston. The previous two seasons, St. Louis made the playoffs as a wild-card team.

The Cardinals are the fifth team this season to clinch a playoff slot. Baltimore, Washington, the Los Angeles Angels and the Dodgers already won spots.

Saturday Volleyball Results

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September 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Tournament
Orange Pool
  1. Red Oak (3-0) def. Atlantic 2-0, def. Treynor 2-0, def. Tri-Center 2-1
  2. Treynor (2-1) def. Atlantic 2-0, def. Tri-Center 2-0
  3. Tri-Center (1-2) def. Atlantic 2-0
  4. Atlantic (0-3)

Black Pool

  1. Abraham Lincoln (3-0) def. Creston 2-0, def. Denison-Schleswig 2-0, def. Clarinda 2-0
  2. Creston (2-1) def. Denison-Schleswig 2-0, def. Clarinda 2-0
  3. Denison-Schleswig (1-2) def. Clarinda 2-0
  4. Clarinda (0-3)

Semifinals

  • Abraham Lincoln def. Treynor 2-0
  • Red Oak def. Creston 2-1

Final

  • Abraham Lincoln def. Red Oak 2-0
West Harrison Tournament
  1. Missouri Valley (5-0) def. Nishnabotna 2-1, def. West Harrison 2-0, def. Logan-Magnolia 2-0, def. Heartland Christian 2-0, def. Charter Oak-Ute 2-0
  2. Logan-Magnolia (4-1) def. Charter Oak-Ute 2-1, def. Heartland Christian 2-0, def. Nishnabotna 2-0, def. West Harrison 2-0
  3. Nishnabotna (3-2) def. Charter Oak-Ute 2-0, def. West Harrison 2-1, def. Heartland Christian 2-0
  4. Charter Oak-Ute (2-3) def. Heartland Christian 2-1, def. West Harrison 2-0
  5. West Harrison (1-4) def. Heartland Christian 2-1
  6. Heartland Christian (0-5)
Guthrie Center Tournament
Black Pool
  1. Coon Rapids-Bayard (3-0) def. Glidden-Ralston 2-0, def. Guthrie Center 2-1, def. Colfax-Mingo 2-0
  2. Guthrie Center (2-1) def. Colfax-Mingo 2-0, def. Glidden-Ralston 2-0
  3. Glidden-Ralston (1-2) def. Colfax-Mingo 2-1
  4. Colfax-Mingo (0-3)

Gold Pool

  1. Underwood (3-0) def. Exira/EHK 2-0, def. Audubon 2-0, def. West Central Valley 2-0
  2. Audubon (2-1) def. West Central Valley 2-0, def. Exira/EHK 2-0
  3. West Central Valley (1-2) def. Exira/EHK 2-1
  4. Exira/EHK (0-3)

Semifinals

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard def. Audubon 2-0
  • Underwood def. Guthrie Center 2-1

Final

  • Underwood def. Coon Rapids-Bayard 2-0

Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs

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September 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth. The Cardinals cut their magic number to one for clinching a postseason berth. The magic number is six for their second NL Central title in a row.

Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games. Cincinnati has lost six in row and been outscored 30-8 in that stretch. Jason Motte (1-0) needed just three pitches and one out to earn the win. Mike Leake (11-13) took the loss.

Northern Iowa beats Northern Colorado 46-7

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September 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Sawyer Kollmorgen threw for two touchdowns, David Johnson rushed for 173 yards and another as Northern Iowa beat Northern Colorado 49-7 on Saturday to earn its first win of the season.

The Panthers (1-2), with losses to Iowa and Hawaii, shook off the two-game losing streak quickly against Northern Colorado (1-2). The Bears tackled preseason All-American Johnson for a loss on the first play from scrimmage, but in a matter of seconds, Kollmorgen had Northern Iowa on the board after a 22-yard run and a 39-yard TD pass to Kevin Vereen, Junior.

Johnson, bottled up for 80 yards on 31 carries this season, had a breakout game with 109 yards by halftime. Darrian Miller caught one touchdown pass and ran for another. Michael Schmadeke kicked three field goals.

Rice 2 TDs leads Drake over Marist 21-6

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September 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Andy Rice threw one touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Drake to a 21-6 victory over Marist in the Pioneer League opener for both teams on Saturday. Rice connected with Neko Graf on an 8-yard touchdown strike with 35 seconds to play in the first half to give Drake a 7-3 halftime lead. The Bulldogs were up 14-6 early in the fourth quarter when Rice completed a key 11-yard pass to Eric Saubert on third down. The drive led to Rice’s 1-yard touchdown run and capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive.

Rice was 26 of 34 for 248 yards and had three interceptions. Conley Wilkins ran for a 3-yard touchdown for Drake (2-2, 1-0 Pioneer League). Mike Maccarone kicked field goals of 21 and 24 to lead Marist (0-4, 0-1). Zach Alder had his fourth interception in as many games for the Red Foxes.

Iowa rallies, knocks off unbeaten Pitt 24-20

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September 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (3-1) trailed by 10 at the half but surged when C.J. Beathard replaced starting quarterback Jake Rudock in the third quarter.

Beathard hit Damond Powell for a 62-yard gain to jumpstart the comeback and Weisman followed with a 10-yard sprint into the end zone for his first score. His second score gave the Hawkeyes their first lead.

James Conner rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown but was held in check during the second half as the Panthers (3-1) failed to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2000. Chad Voytik passed for a career-high 250 yards but Pitt’s last-gasp drive ended with an interception.

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