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Cardinals’ Carpenter to miss start with stiff neck


March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

 JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will miss his next scheduled spring training start because of stiffness in his neck. Carpenter left Friday’s practice session with a sore neck. He was supposed to pitch Monday, but has been scratched. The Cardinals didn’t provide any additional update on Carpenter’s condition Saturday. Carpenter turns 37 next month. He was 11-9 last year, then went 4-0 in the postseason, including a win over Texas in Game 7 of the World Series.

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Iowa Boys State Basketball Tournament: Scores from Fri., March 9th 2012


March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1A State Tournament
Consolation Final

Storm Lake St. Mary’s 81, Nodaway Valley 46

State Championship

Boyden-Hull 63, Danville 45

2A State Tournament
Consolation Final

Clarinda 69, MFL-Mar-Mac 52

State Championship

Mount Vernon 48, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 45

4A State Tournament

Iowa City West 71, Linn-Mar 51

Sioux City East 60, Ankeny 56, 2OT

Iowa Boys State Basketball: Boyden-Hull wins 1A title over Danville 63-45


March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Third-seeded Boyden-Hull won the Class 1A state title Friday night, stunning previously undefeated and top-seeded Danville 63-45. Bryce Moss scored a game-high 17 points for the Comets (26-2), who handed Danville its second straight loss in the state championship game. Boyden-Hull jumped ahead by 10, 49-39, when Moss bullied his way to the basket with 5:04 left. Danville turned it over, and Moss scored again underneath and pumped his fists in celebration. Boyden-Hull shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half and outscored Danville 20-6 in the fourth quarter. Steven Soukup had 15 points for Danville, which had won its first two games in Des Moines by an average of nearly 23 points.

Mount Vernon rallies to win Iowa Boys Class 2A Basketball Title


March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mount Vernon’s Jake Timm buried three free throws in the final 19 seconds left and the Mustangs rallied to beat St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 48-45 in the Class 2A title game. Micah Russell scored 19 points to lead fourth-seeded Mount Vernon (23-4), which trailed by 15 points before roaring back to stun the unranked Gaels. Timm missed from the line with 7.7 seconds left, and St. Edmonds star Nick Clark dashed down court looking to launch the potential game-tying shot.  Clark’s pass was knocked away as time expired. Clark had 24 points to lead all scorers for St. Edmonds (20-7). Timm made just three of seven from the line, but those three turned out to be the difference as the Mustangs won their first state title in 39 years.

2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship Tickets on Sale Next Week


March 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

DES MOINES – Tickets for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will go on sale Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The championships are set for March 21-23, 2013 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

All-session tickets begin at $150 for upper level seating. Lower level tickets can be purchased for $205. Tickets will be available for purchase online at NCAA.com/tickets, over the phone by calling 866/55-DAHLS or at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office.

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships sold out in 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska and 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event is on pace to do so once again in 2012 as action begins next week from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Local Organizing Committee for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships is made up of Iowa State University (host institution), the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau/Sports Commission, and the Iowa Events Center.

Green Leads Michigan State Past Iowa 92-75 in Big Ten


March 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Draymond Green had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Michigan State over Iowa 92-75 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

Adreian Payne added a career-high 16 points, Keith Appling had 12 points and six assists and Brandon Wood had 10 points for the top-seeded Spartans (25-7). The Spartans shot 58 percent from the field.

Michigan State will play either No. 14 Indiana or No. 15 Wisconsin in the semifinals Saturday.

Josh Oglesby scored 20 points for Iowa (17-15). Zach McCabe and Roy Devyn Marble added 13 points each for the Hawkeyes, who defeated Illinois on Thursday. Iowa entered Friday’s game having won four of six games, including wins against Indiana and Wisconsin.

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March 9th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Friday Boys State Basketball Tournament


March 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Consolation

  • Storm Lake St. Mary’s 81, Nodaway Valley 46

Class 2-A Consolation

  • Clarinda 69, MFL/MAR-MAC 52

Class 4-A Semi-finals

  • 1:30 — Ankeny (24-0) vs. Sioux City East (20-3)
  • 3:15 — Iowa City West (24-0) vs. Linn-Mar (20-4)

1-A State Championship

  • 6:05 — Danville (27-0) vs. Boyden-Hull (25-2)

2-A State Championship

  • 8:05 — Mt. Vernon (22-4) vs. Ft. Dodge St. Edmond (20-6)

Thursday Boys State Basketball Results


March 9th, 2012 by Jim Field


  • Danville 65, Nodaway Valley 49
  • Boyden-Hull 69,  Storm Lake St. Mary’s 61


  • Mt. Vernon 66, MFL/MAR-MAC 49
  • Ft. Dodge St. Edmond 56, Clarinda 44 (OT)


  • Western Dubuque 58, Bishop Heelan Catholic 43
  • Mt. Pleasant 53, Grinnell 33