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Hawkeye 10 Girls North Division Track Results


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

@ Atlantic – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  159
  2. Denison  129
  3. Lewis Central  93
  4. Atlantic  79
  5. St. Albert  67
  6. Kuemper Catholic  50

1st Place:

  • 100 – Megan Ellerbeck, Denison 13.06
  • 200 – Megan Ellerbeck, Denison 27.88
  • 400 – Krisann Stephany, St. Albert 1:01.71
  • 800 – Ellie Mendlik, Denison 2:31.35
  • 1500 – Kye Madsen, Lewis Central 5:15.99
  • 3000 – Kye Madsen, Lewis Central 10:59.54
  • 100 Hurdles – Allison Bruck, Harlan 17.43
  • 400 Hurdles – Allison Bruck, Harlan 1:14.3
  • 4 x 100 – Denison (Whitney Weiss, Sarah Branning, Alyssa Ertz, Megan Elleerbeck) 53.52
  • 2 x 200 – Harlan (Kassidy Craig, Mikayla Evers, Courtney Scheffler, Asia Kloewer) 1:50.03
  • 4 x 400 – St. Albert (Alyssa Carley, Alli Wettengel, Clara Genereaux, Krisann Stephany) 4:28.25
  • 4 x 800 – Harlan (Payten Hoegh, Megan Anderson, Mercedee Matberry, Emily Juhl) 10:44.31
  • Sprint Medley – Harlan (Kassidy Craig, Courtney Scheffler, Mikayla Evers, Asia Kloewer) 1:54.7
  • Distance Medley – St. Albert (Clare Noethe, Alli Wettengel, Clara Genereaux, Alyssa Carley) 4:43.43
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Harlan ( Allison Bruck, Courtney Scheffler, Whitney Warner, Kylee Hinz) 1:12.14
  • High Jump – Alexis Brockman, Atlantic 4-6
  • Long Jump – Mikayla Evers, Harlan 15-7
  • Shot Put – Asia Sockrider, Lewis Central 33-3
  • Discus – Sidney Svoboda, Atlantic 96-2


Olympic Champ Gabby Douglas’ Family to get Reality Show


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star.

The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title “Douglas Family Gold.”

The series will follow the 19-year-old’s bid to become the first gymnast in nearly 50 years to repeat as Olympic champion.

Douglas became the first African-American to win the all-around title when she soared to victory at the 2012 London Games as part of the “Fierce Five” that also won the team gold medal.

She returned to training last summer and finished fourth at the Jesolo Cup in Italy last weekend in her first meet in nearly three years.


Chicago Cubs Plan Opening Night Ernie Banks Tribute


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and thousands of fans will honor the late Ernie Banks during the team’s season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.

The Hall of Famer known as “Mr. Cub” died in January at the age of 83.

A pregame ceremony and moment of silence are planned along with other tributes throughout Sunday night’s game at Wrigley Field.

Banks’ sons, Joey and Jerry, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches and lead the 7th inning stretch.

The Cubs said in a news release Tuesday that the team will wear No. 14 patches on their home and away jerseys all season.

Fans at Sunday’s game will receive commemorative No. 14 pins.

You can hear the game live on KJAN Sunday night with the pre-game show starting at 6:10 pm.


Big Ten Shines Bright with Final Four in own Backyard


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It has been a very good year so far for the Big Ten.

First Ohio State won the first college football playoff in January.

Now the league has Wisconsin and Michigan State advancing to a Final Four, which is hosted in the middle of Big Ten country in Indianapolis.

The Big Ten’s showing had Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker noting that some observers thought the league wasn’t quite as strong this season.

Commissioner Jim Delaney says the league overall wasn’t as successful as hoped for in non-conference play. There was a logjam in league play behind regular-season winner Wisconsin.


Iowa State’s Abdelmassih leaves for spot at St. John’s


March 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State assistant Matt Abdelmassih is leaving for a similar position at St. John’s. Abdelmassih, the lone remaining member of coach Fred Hoiberg’s original staff from 2010-11, was a student manager at St. John’s from 2004-07. He announced his departure from Iowa State on his Twitter account Tuesday, saying that St. John’s holds a “special place” in his heart.

Abdelmassih will reunite with the Red Storm and former star Chris Mullin. A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday that Mullin has agreed to coach the Red Storm.

Abdelmassih was considered Hoiberg’s top recruiter, helping sign Royce White, DeAndre Kane and current starter Jameel McKay. He says Iowa State will be a “ridiculously hard place to leave.”

Grichuk, Kozma to Fill Final Cardinals Bench Spots


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Pete Kozma and outfielder Randall Grichuk will fill the Cardinals’ final two bench spots on St. Louis’ opening-day roster.

Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday he liked Kozma’s versatility. The shortstop has also played third, second, some outfield and even practiced catching this spring training. Though he’s known more for his defense than his bat, Kozma began Tuesday with a .425 batting average.

Grichuk, acquired from the Los Angeles Angels, is hitting .262 with four home runs. He’s played all three outfield positions.

“Just watching what he’s done this spring, I couldn’t imagine us leaving Florida without him on this club,” Matheny said.

Stephen Piscotty will begin the season in the minor leagues.


Hawkeye 10 North/South Division Track Meets Tonight


March 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

The Hawkeye 10 Conference will open the track and field season tonight with North and South Division meets held in four locations.

The North division girls meet will be hosted by Atlantic and the boys North division meet is in Denison.  North division schools include:  Atlantic, Harlan, Denison, Kuemper Catholic, Lewis Central and St. Albert.

The South division girls meet will be held in Shenandoah and the boys meet is at Clarinda.  South division schools include:  Clarinda, Glenwood, Red Oak, Shenandoah and Creston.

All four meets begin at 4:30 this evening.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sportscast, 3/31/2015

Podcasts, Sports

March 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

Iowa’s turkey hunting season opens soon, tens of thousands of hunters expected

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

March 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Turkey hunting season starts this next weekend (April 4th) for youth in Iowa and the season opens on April 13th for adults. Jim Coffee, a forest wildlife research technician with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, based in Chariton, says last year’s turkey season was tremendously popular. “We had about 50,000 people that went out in the woods to hear that spring gobble and over 11,000 of them were successful,” Coffee says. “That’s a pretty good success rate, when you look at the wariness of a species like this.”

Coffee offers a few tips for Iowa turkey hunters. “The biggest thing is to be prepared which begins a lot with the mental aspect of getting ourselves up early, thinking about things, always making sure your weapon is in good shape,” Coffee says. “I always emphasize understanding the biology of the bird. If we understand that animal, what it wants to do and when it wants to do it, it helps increase our success rate.”

Hunters from all over will be in Iowa, trying to bag a turkey. “We’ve got a great reputation for having big, healthy birds in Iowa,” Coffee says. “We’re going to have a lot of people, obviously, from the state of Iowa hunting but we draw from a lot of other states. Some years, we have as many as 38 other states represented in the hunting population out there.”

Turkeys are found in all 99 Iowa counties and they like to forage in forests, agricultural lands and pasture lands. There is a new application for smartphone users that will be helpful for hunters called the D-N-R Atlas.  “Open it up and it’s an aerial photograph of the entire state that you can zoom right down to literally see a tree that you want to sit underneath of, as well as all of the public lands available in every county,” Coffee says, “and do a lot of scouting right from your chair.”

Find more information about turkey hunting season at www.iowadnr.gov.

Single session tickets available for Drake Relays


March 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Single session tickets are now available for next month’s running of the Drake Relays. Assistant A-D Ryan Harris says single session prices range from five to 40 dollars. All-Session packages are still available. They cost 95 dollars. Tickets may be purchased in person, over the phone or on line. Tickets for the Saturday session cost 40 dollars.

The Drake Relays are April 22nd through the 26th.

(Radio Iowa)