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IHSBCA releases preseason baseball rankings

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May 20th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released the preseason Baseball rankings for the 2019 season.

2019 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings
Pre-Season Rankings

Class 4A (2018 Record)

  1. Johnston (34-6)
  2. Epworth, Western Dubuque (34-10)
  3. Southeast Polk (29-11)
  4. Cedar Rapids Prairie (31-9)
  5. Dowling Catholic (28-12)
  6. Urbandale (36-6)
  7. Iowa City West (30-11)
  8. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (27-14)
  9. Sioux City East (25-14)
  10. Cedar Rapids Washington (27-18)

Others: Ankeny (21-17); Ankeny Centennial (21-19); Davenport Central (25-10); Valley, West Des Moines (28-16); Waukee (29-11)

Class 3A (2018 Record)

  1. Davenport, Assumption (34-10)
  2. Central DeWitt (29-12)
  3. Xavier, Cedar Rapids (30-10)
  4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (26-13)
  5. Bishop Heelan, Sioux City (32-11)
  6. Harlan (33-4)
  7. Solon (32-11)
  8. Marion (22-15)
  9. Waverly-Shell Rock (34-8)
  10. Grinnell (26-11)

 Others: Bondurant-Farrar (17-16), Carlisle (33-8), Centerville (27-7), Dubuque Wahlert Catholic (22-18), Oskaloosa (23-13), Pella (18-16), Washington (21-12), Winterset (18-11)

Class 2A (2018 Record)

  1. Wilton (26-6)
  2. Van Meter (30-9)
  3. Cascade (31-5)
  4. Dike-New Hartford (22-11)
  5. Treynor (19-14)
  6. North Linn (41-4)
  7. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville (29-12)
  8. Alta-Aurelia (20-4)
  9. Underwood (19-5)
  10. New Hampton (27-6)

Others: Aplington-Parkersburg (22-8); Mediapolis (23-5); Ogden (23-6); Pocahontas Area (20-11); West Sioux (20-6)

Class 1A (2018 Record)

  1. Newman Catholic, Mason City (40-1)
  2. St. Albert, Council Bluffs (31-10)
  3. Alburnett (34-7)
  4. Don Bosco (25-9)
  5. Southeast Warren (26-7)
  6. Martensdale-St. Mary’s (37-7)
  7. New London (21-3)
  8. South Winneshiek (25-8)
  9. St. Mary’s, Remsen (27-4)
  10. Lisbon (36-1)

Others: Akron-Westfield (20-6), Bishop Garrigan (21-13), CAM (20-8), Gladbrook-Reinbeck (21-11), HLV (20-7), Hudson (19-10), Moravia (21-7), Pekin (17-6), Saint Ansgar (18-11), Woodbury Central (18-8)

Joens named alternate for USA Basketball’s U19 World Cup Team

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May 20th, 2019 by Chris Parks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State women’s basketball guard Ashley Joens was named as an alternate for the 2019 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team. Joens was also an alternate for last year’s U18 Team before being called up and also captaining the team.

Joens was among 30 athletes to receive an invite to the team trials. Trials to select the 12-member team were held May 16-19 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U19 World Cup competition takes place July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. Joens will not compete with the team as an alternate, but only if she is called up.

Joens is no stranger to USA Basketball as she captured a Gold medal with the U18 team in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship. Joens was Team USA’s second-leading scorer, averaging 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals.

In her freshman campaign with the Cyclones, she was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team after averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Cyclones.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 5/20/19

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May 20th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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Midwest Sports Headlines: 5/20/19

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May 20th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara hit a sacrifice fly off St. Louis reliever Carlos Martinez to cap a two-run rally in the 10th inning, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Cardinals 5-4. Both teams blew leads in the late innings before Texas won.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Danny Duffy won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals stopped a four-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Hunter Dozier hit a two-run double and Duffy allowed five hits in six effective innings.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on the track several times during NASCAR’s prime-time spectacle and tempers flared after the cool-down lap. Bowyer looked like a Rock’em-Sock’em Robot as he rotated punches at the sitting Newman. Bowyer said Newman’s actions warranted a response. Newman believes Bowyer should be “embarrassed” with himself.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout drove a long homer for the 250th of his career, Shohei Ohtani also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3. Trout’s solo shot to left-center off starter Jakob Junis made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday. The 473-footer was also his second longest since Statcast began measuring them in 2015 and the third longest in the majors this season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long has announced his retirement from football. He ends an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Long posted his decision Twitter. The 33-year-old Long is the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long. He had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles.

Red Oak girls tennis moves on to First Round State

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May 19th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak girls tennis team earned their way to the State Team Tennis tournament on Saturday with a 5-3 win over Kuemper Catholic.

Red Oak grabbed singles wins from Macy Baker, Haley Plambeck, and Chloe Johnson. Walker/Plambeck and Philby/Johnson were doubles winner to clinch the team victory.

The Tigers will play Cedar Rapids Xavier on Monday in Johnston at 3:00 PM in their First Round State match.

Singles

Sophie Walker lost to Isabel Schwabe 6-0, 4-6, 0-1 (7)
Macy Baker beat Samantha Schwarte 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (7)
Haley Plambeck beat Elisa Janson 6-2, 6-0
Kaylee Philby lost to Abbey Boes 6-4, 1-6, 0-1 (5)
Chloe Johnson beat Ashlynn Brant 6-2, 6-0
Rhenn Rolenc lost to Markie Madsen 6-0, 3-6, 0-1 (7)

Doubles

Walker and Plambeck beat Schwabe and Janson 6-2, 6-3
Baker and Rolenc were up over Schwarte and Boes 6-4, 5-3
Philby and Johnson beat Madsen and Brant 6-4, 6-1

Goals achieved, records set for Atlantic boys track

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May 19th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic boys track team ran in to the school history books on Saturday by earning a 3rd place trophy in Class 3A. That achievement marked the first time an Atlantic boys track team has earned back to back trophies at State. The Trojans defended their title in the Boys 4x400M Relay, the final event of the day, in order to make that dream come true.

After finishing the final leg of that 4x400M win, Senior Chase Mullenix had that exact thought on his mind.

One of the first topics brought up by Head Coach Jordan Mullen following the meet was the historic team success as well.

Atlantic 4x400M Relay

Mullenix said crossing that line first in the final event of his high school career was sweet.

Junior Tyler Moen was happy that they could send out a great senior class in style.

Moen was an important piece of the weekend success and he scored a 5th place finish in the 200M earlier in the day to help the team. He said the confidence the team and staff had in him, pushed him along.

Two members of that 4x400M Relay team will graduate with Zade Niklasen heading to Dordt to play football and Chase Mullenix off to continue his track career at Iowa State. Coach Mullen had high praise for the senior group. Mullenix has reached heights one the track that few other Atlantic athletes have and Coach Mullen talked about how big his weekend was.

Atlantic has lots of fast shoes to fill for next season but Coach Mullen was thankful for the way the bar has been raised for success and for the example this class has set.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 5/19/2019

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May 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on the track several times during NASCAR’s prime-time spectacle and tempers flared after the cool-down lap. Bowyer looked like a Rock’em-Sock’em Robot as he rotated punches at the sitting Newman. Bowyer said Newman’s actions warranted a response. Newman believes Bowyer should be “embarrassed” with himself.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Paul DeJong homered and had a season-high four RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas 8-2 and got their first victory over the Rangers since the 2011 World Series. Matt Carpenter’s opposite-field double off the very top of the outfield wall ignited a decisive five-run fifth inning. The start of the game was delayed more than two hours because of thunderstorms and ended in a downpour.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout drove a long homer for the 250th of his career, Shohei Ohtani also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3. Trout’s solo shot to left-center off starter Jakob Junis made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday. The 473-footer was also his second longest since Statcast began measuring them in 2015 and the third longest in the majors this season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long has announced his retirement from football. He ends an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Long posted his decision Twitter. The 33-year-old Long is the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long. He had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles.

2019 State Track and Field Team Scoring

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May 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

2019 State Track – Day 3 – Championship Saturday (LIVE RESULTS)

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May 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Girls Sprint Medley

Class 1A

Sidney- 8th (Jaden Daffer, Olivia Larsen, Ally DeFroment, Maddy Duncan) 1:55.51
AHSTW- 10th (Holly Hoepner, Kelsi Cornejo, Talia Welsh, Ryann Portch) 1:55.64
Nodaway Valley- 2nd (Jena Yonker, Lexi Shike, Maddax DeVault, Reagan Weinheimer) 1:52.66

Class 2A

Red Oak- 21st (Ellie Rengstorf, Araina Brummett, Ashlnn Bentley, Sophie Walker) 1:57.10
Tri-Center- 14th (Lilly Dahir, Addy Fischer, Tatum McKee, Brooklyn Hunt) 1:54.44

Class 3A

Creston- 18th (Peyton Rice, Ashley Reynard, Brianna Fields, Makenna Hudson) 1:55.93
Glenwood- 9th (Audrey Arnold, Marissa Ausdemore, Bailey Ostrander, Coryl Matheny) 1:53.21
Denison-Schleswig- 23rd (Alex Mohr, Paige Andersen, Cierra Kastner, Raegan Andersen)1:57.78

Class 4A

CB Abraham Lincoln- 21st (Brooke Wohlers, Kensi LaSale, Jillian Shanks, Hana Schimmer) 1:54.79

Boys Sprint Medley

Class 1A

IKM-Manning- DQ (Stephen Grimm, Parker Behrens, Raine Meneough, Alex Lingle)
St. Albert- 2nd (Dillon White, Ethan Bernard, Luke Blaha, Sam Rallis) 1:53.93

Class 2A

West Central Valley- 22nd (Brice Sechrist, Kade Kunkle, Cole Arnburg, Carson Wadle) 1:38.45
Treynor- 20th (Will Halverson, Jake Fisher, Wyatt James, Sid Schaaf) 1:38.29
Mount Ayr- 4th (Connor Eaton, Seth Shelman, Hunter Haveman, Hunter Arends) 1:35.81

Class 3A

Glenwood-18th (Jon Lee, Jack Hughes, Christian Stanislav, Silas Bales) 1:38.19
Harlan- 20th (Thomas Fah, Alex Schechinger, Jonathon Monson, Elijah Boldan) 1:39.43
Atlantic- 21st (Spencer Ray, Gannon O’Hara, Cael Pulido, Colin Mullenix) 1:40.70

Girls 800M Run

Class 1A

Emma Lucas, Bedford- 1st State Champion 2:18.55
Ryann Portch, AHSTW- 2nd 2:20.57
Violet Lapke, Logan-Magnolia- DNF
Hannah Thygesen, Audubon- 8th 2:25.72
Kylie Morrison, Logan-Magnolia- 10th 2:25.90

Class 2A

Kate Crawford, ACGC- 15th 2:27.59
Gwen Steffen, Panorama- 6th 2:21.31

Class 3A

Karsyn Rush, Atlantic- 22nd 2:28.98
Janette Schraft, Glenwood- 1st State Champion 2:12.28

Boys 800M Run

Class 1A

Matt Soetmelk, Logan-Magnolia- 17th 2:05.72
Ryan Hughes, St. Albert- 7th 2:01.36
Parker Behrens, IKM-Manning- 10th 2:02.48
Noah Jorgenson, Sidney- 4th 2:00.22
Cuy Meeker, Woodbine- 16th 2:03.95

Class 2A

Clay Billheimer, ACGC- 10th 1:59.16
Justin McCunn, Red Oak- 22nd 2:03.61
Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor- 4th 1:57.96
Jalen Humphrey, Underwood- 8th 1:58.70

3A 800M

Class 3A

Chase Mullenix, Atlantic- 2nd 1:55.56
Craig Alan Becker, Atlantic- 6th 1:58.73

Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals

Class 1A

Griswold- 11th (Jordyn Main, Josi Mundorf, Jocelyn Amosm, Hope Ogg). 1:12.14
Fremont-Mills- 21st  (Mckayla Gartner, Kenna Howard, Lydia Alley, and Kendall Reed. 1:18.10
Glidden-Ralston- 22nd (Emma Hannasch, Jenna Klocke, Alicen Dreessen, Tiana Janssen) 1:21.37
Nodaway Valley- 4th Maddax DeVault, Natalie Yonker, Reba Londsdale, Lexi Shike 1:09.37

Class 2A

Underwood 5th (Erin McMains, Logan Joens, Erica Rowe, Avery True) 1:08.91

Class 3A

Glenwood- 1st State Champions (Audrey Arnold, Marissa Ausdemore, Sami Parr, Elle Scarborough) 1:05.51

Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Class 1A

Fremont-Mills- DQ (James Switzer, Seth Malcom, Colton Hauschild, Audstin Gartner)

Class 2A

Treynor- 2nd (Jack Tiarks, Wyatt James, Sid Schaaf, Jake Fisher) 59.79

Girls 100M Wheelchair

Suzanne Shoemaker, West Central Valley 5th 42.16
Mia Doeblin, Lewis Central- 4th 35.43

Girls 100M Dash

Class 4A

Darby Thomas, CB Abraham Lincoln-2nd 12.08

Boys 100M Dash

Class 1A

Drake Partridge 1A 100M and 200M Champion

Drake Partridge, AHSTW- 1st State Champion 11.32 Interview with Drake HERE
Valentin Andrusyshyn, Riverside- 2nd 11.37

Girls 100M Hurdles

Class 1A

Olivia Diggins, Logan-Magnolia- 3rd 15.93
Lexi Shike, Nodaway Valley- 2nd 15.65 Interview with Lexi HERE
Holly Hoepner, AHSTW- 7th 16.42

Class 2A

Roxy Denton, Shenandoah- 7th 16.01

Class 3A

Elle Scarborough, Glenwood- 8th 16.03

Class 4A

Darby Thomas, CB Abraham Lincoln- 1st State Champion 14.23

Boys 110M Hurdles

Class 1A

Ethan Bernard, St. Albert- 2nd 15.10

Girls 200M Run Wheelchair

Suzanne Shoemaker, West Central Valley- 4th 1:27.55
Mia Boebelin, Lewis Central- 3rd 1:16.52

Girls 200M Dash

Class 2A

Megan Carley, Treynor- 4th 26.41

Class 4A

Darby Thomas, CB Abraham Lincoln- 2nd 25.46

Boys 200M Dash

Class 1A

Luke Blaha, St. Albert- 5th
Drake Partridge, AHSTW- 1st State Champion 22.34

Class 3A

Tyler Moen, Atlantic- 5th 22.77

Boys 1600M Run

Class 1A

Joshua Baudler, Nodaway Valley- 3rd 4:37.02
Quentin Dreyer, IKM-Manning- 21st 4:49.60
Bennett Heisterkamp, St. Albert- 12th 4:43.60

Class 2A

Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor- 2nd 4:26.19
Noah Nelsen, ACGC- 22nd 4:48.85

Craig Alan Becker 1600M

Louden Foster, West Central Valley- 16th 4:40.38
Brett McGee, Tri-Center- 17th 4:40.78
Michael Pottebaum- Kuemper Catholic 18th 4:43.30

Class 3A

Craig Alan Becker, Atlantic- 7th 4:31.56 Interview with Craig Alan HERE

Girls 1500M Run

Class 1A

Peyton Pogge, Tri-Center

Taylor Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia- 8th 5:03.52
Emma Lucas, Bedford- 1st State Champion 4:45.80
Charli Adams, Griswold- 23rd 5:25.07

Class 2A

Ella Waddle, Panorama- 6th 4:55.98
Kate Crawford, ACGC- 7th 4:56.02
Peyton Pogge, Tri-Center- 3rd 4:51.02
Tori Castle, Treynor- 15th 5:12.54

Schraft 1500M

Class 3A

Brielle Baker, Creston- 7th 4:53.12
Janette Schraft, Glenwood- 1st State Champion 4:41.53
Taylor McCreedy, Atlantic- 14th 5:02.18 Interview with Taylor HERE
Braelyn Baker, Creston- 19th 5:06.18

Girls 400M Wheelchair

Suzanne Shoemaker, West Central Valley- 4th 2:55.73

Girls 4x100M Relay

Class 1A

Taylor McCreedy

Nodaway Valley- 4th  (Jena Yonker, Lexi Shike, Reagan Weinheimer, Maddax DeVault) 51.44

Boys 4x100M Relay

Class 2A

Mount Ayr- 6th (Connor Eaton, Seth Shelman, Hunter Arends, Hunter Haveman) 44.15

Girls 4x400M Relay

Class 1A

AHSTW- 7th (Holly Hoepner, Taila Welsh, Kelsi Cornejo, Ryann Portch) 4:14.59

Class 2A

Tri-Center- 5th (Amanda Brich, Lilly Dahir, Presley Pogge, Brooklyn Hundt) 4:05.14
Panorama- 4th (Bailey Beckman, Olivia Steffen, Lydia Lindstrom, Gwen Steffen) 4:04.62
Treynor- 1st State Champions (Rachel Kinsella, Noel James, Mia Shipley, Megan Carley) 4:01.88

Class 3A

Atlantic 4x400M

Atlantic- 5th (Alyssa Derby, Pluma Pross, Taylor McCreedy, Haley Rasmussen) 4:03.41 Interview  HERE
Glenwood- 6th (Jaeda Wilson, Abby Hughes, Abi Schultz, Coryl Matheny) 4:03.60

Boys 4x400M Relay

Class 1A

IKM-Manning-8th (Stephen Grimm, Adam Gruhn, Parker Behrens, Alex Lingle) 3:32.69
St. Albert- 4th (Ethan Bernard, Connor Cerny, Ryan Hughes, Sam Rallis) 3:26.16
Woodbine- 5th (Wyatt Pryor, Layne Pryor, Brock Leaders, Tyler Coberly) 3:27.67

Class 2A

Underwood- 3rd (Scott Pearson, Jalen Humphrey, Cal Savin, Brayden Wollan) 3:26.35
Mount Ayr- 2nd (Payton Weehler, Connor Eaton, Hunter Haveman, Hunter Arends) 3:23.66

Class 3A

Atlantic 4x400M Relay

Atlantic- 1st (Tyler Moen, Colin Mullenix, Zade Niklasen, Chase Mullenix) 3:21.11

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 5/18/2019

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May 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Ric Hanson.

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