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Tournament of Champions – Friday Tee Times


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

8:30 am

  • Jason Branham — Quail Run
  • Nolan Schmidt — Avoca Golf & CC
  • Jeff Gude — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Rob Langfelt — Crestwood Hills

8:40 am

  • Aaron Ahrendsen — Manning-Manilla
  • Nick Beyer — Diamond Trail Golf Course
  • Nathan Elseman — Walton Club
  • Ryan Clark — Briarwood Club of Ankeny

8:50 am

  • Matt Haley — Happy Hollow CC
  • Carl Eckenrod — Mason City CC
  • Kyle Pieper — 5 x 80 Club
  • Brad Fabian — Greenbriar

9:00 am

  • Peter Schmidt — Avoca Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Steve Van Ryswyk — Gateway Recreation (Senior)
  • Kirk Nelson — Atlantic Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Frank Gunsolley — Mount Ayr Golf & CC (Senior)

9:10 am

  • Dustin Barr — Audubon Golf & CC
  • Matt Jennings — Gateway Recreation
  • Jim Brown — Urbandale Golf & CC
  • Chris Nelson — Atlantic Golf & CC

9:20 am

  • Ken Portsche — Beaver Creek Golf Course (Senior)
  • Brad Hartkopf — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Derek Jacobsen — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Andrew Martin — Nishna Hills

9:30 am

  • Ron Peterson — Des Moines Golf & CC
  • Zach Christianson — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Jim Grieve — Waveland
  • Isaac Rodenberg — Woodward Golf & CC

9:40 am

  • Ken Harryman — Shelby County CC
  • Shane Burmeister — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Jim Wood — Red Oak CC
  • Aaron King — Sac County CC

9:50 am

  • Ken Hoogensen — Willow Creek (Senior)
  • Dean Muhs — Shelby County CC (Senior)
  • Victor Garza — Gruis Recreation (Senior)
  • Arnie Leistad — Atlantic Golf & CC (Senior)

10:00 am

  • Gene Capps — Indianola CC (Senior)
  • Del Miller — West Liberty Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Jim Sachs — Gruis Recreation (Senior)
  • Mick Allen — Atlantic Golf & CC (Senior)

10:30 am

  • John Willmore — Des Moines Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Rick Thompson — Fairfield Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Chuck Bunting — Bedford CC (Senior)
  • Blair Hoegh — Otter Creek (Senior)

10:40 am

  • Darby McLaren — Atlantic Golf & CC
  • Chad Speer — Greenfield CC
  • Darron Baker — Eagle Grove Golf Course
  • Dan Conaway — Eagle Grove Golf Course

10:50 am

  • Jared Cochran — Terrace Hills Golf Course
  • Steve Chapman — Treynor CC
  • David Akers — Pine Lake CC
  • Brian Gargano — Humboldt CC

11:00 am

  • Cody Cox — Leon Golf & CC
  • Mitch Engelbarts — Gruis Recreation
  • Johnny Schwaller — Coon Rapids Golf Course
  • Adam Hart — Legacy Golf Club of Norwalk

11:10 am

  • Mason Ross — Indian Hills Gold Course of Wapello
  • Barry Smith — Pine Knolls CC of Knoxville
  • Todd Sewick — River Road Golf Course
  • Matt Weresch — Des Moines Golf & CC

11:20 am

  • Tony Petersen — Greenbriar Golf Course (Senior)
  • Jeff Morenz — Atlantic Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Paul Huddleson — Nishna Hills (Senior)
  • Don Perrin — Happy Hollow CC (Senior)

11:30 am

  • Dustin Mathews — Osceola CC
  • Lance Halvorsen — Osceola CC
  • Wade Voith — Twin Lakes Golf Club
  • Jared Koch — Majestic Hills Golf Course

11:40 am

  • George Gartelos — Hunter Ridge Golf Course (Senior)
  • Jim Mullenix — Shadow Valley Golf & CC of Woodbine (Senior)
  • Jim Haub — Twin Lakes Golf & CC (Senior)
  • Mike Martin — Nishna Hills (Senior)

11:50 am

  • Frank Heimbaugh — Quail Run CC (Senior)
  • Don Bermel — Lagos Acres CC of Keota (Senior)
  • Jeff Bermel — Lagos Acres CC of Keota
  • John Costello — Jester Park

12:00 pm

  • Jeremy Perkins — Oakland Golf Club
  • Steve Davie — Dunlap Golf Course
  • Jason Reynolds — Griswold CC
  • Chad Dryden — Crestmoor

12:10 pm

  • Manuel Smith — Copper Creek Golf Club
  • Sam Weeks — Ballard Golf & CC
  • Alex Van Dorpe — Toad Valley Golf Course
  • Andy Kuhr — Fremont County Golf Course

12:20 pm

  • Brett McGriff — Grinnell Golf & CC
  • Daryl Armstrong — Crestwood Hills (Senior)
  • Ben Knapp — Mount Ayr Golf & CC
  • Chris Myers — Honey Creek Golf Club

Iowa LB DiBona Likely Out for Season


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa reserve linebacker Shane DiBona will likely miss the 2011 season after injuring his achilles in practice.   The school says DiBona suffered the injury during practice Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  DiBona, a redshirt sophomore from Duxbury, Mass., started two games last season. He was listed as a second-team outside linebacker on a depth chart released last week.  The Hawkeyes open the season on Sept. 3 when they host Tennessee Tech.

Cardinals Reach Deal with LHP Rhodes


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have bolstered their bullpen for the stretch run by coming to terms with veteran left-hander Arthur Rhodes.  The 41-year-old Rhodes is scheduled to join the Cardinals on Friday prior to the start of three-game series against visiting Colorado. The Cardinals will make a roster move to add Rhodes after
reaching a deal with him Thursday.  Rhodes was released by Texas this week. He went 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA in 32 games for the Rangers. He held left-handed hitters to a
.216 average in 37-at bats.

Pujols Powers Cardinals Past Brewers


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – Albert Pujols kicked off a 4-for-4 night with a solo homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.  St. Louis pulled within four games of NL Central-leading Milwaukee, which has won 13 of 15. The Cardinals are the only team to beat the Brewers during their hot streak.  Pujols entered with just five hits in 42 at-bats against the Brewers. He ended the slide with a drive in the first against Yovani Gallardo (13-8), tying him with teammate Lance Berkman for the National League lead with 28 homers. Pujols added two singles off Gallardo, who lasted just five innings.

Cyclones Victorious In First Game In Italy, 96-55


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

OLEGGIO, Italy- The Iowa State men’s basketball team opened the second half on a 23-5 run en route to 96-55 win over Oleggio Basket Thursday evening in Oleggio, Italy.The game was the first of Iowa State’s Italian trip.

The Cyclones struggled at the beginning, holding a 43-32 lead at the half. But the decisive run to begin the second half broke open the game. Scott Christopherson capped off an 11-1 run with a trey to give the Cyclones a 66-37 lead with just over six minutes expired in the second half.

“I thought early on was to be expected,” Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We hadn’t played in three days and done anything basketball-wise. It took us awhile to get our legs underneath us. But once we got settled down, I was very pleased with the effort. That was one thing that was constant the whole game was how hard we played. We helped each other out on defense and got a lot of deflections and steals which led to some easy fast-break baskets.”

Melvin Ejim was one of five Cyclones in double-figure scoring, tallying a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. Ejim was 7-of-10 from the floor. Chris Babb led all scorers with 16 points, followed by 14 points from Christopherson. Babb also recorded six steals.

Royce White scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting from the floor. But the Cyclone forward helped out in other ways, grabbing 12 caroms and dishing out a team-high seven assists.

Iowa State didn’t shoot it very well from long-range, going 5-of-22 from beyond the arc. The game featured four 10-minute quarters and a NBA regulation 3-point line.

“The one thing we didn’t do well tonight was shoot the ball well,” Hoiberg said. “If we made our normal shots, we score 110. If we play with this kind of effort and intensity we are going to be fine.”

The Cyclones will play again tomorrow vs. Sondrio All-Stars in Verase. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. CST.


Iowa State Statistics
Babb: 16 pts (7-16 fg, 2-8 3fg) 2 reb, 2 asst, 6 stls
Ejim: 14 pts (7-10 fg), 12 reb
Christopherson: 14 pts (6-14 fg, 2-6 3fg), 2 asst
Booker: 12 pts (5-7 fg), 2 reb
Gibson: 11 pts (5-8 fg), 8 reb
Allen: 9 pts (3-9 fg, 1-4 3fg), 2 asst
White: 6 pts (3-5 fg), 12 reb, 7 asst, 4 stls
Palo 5 pts (2-3 fg), 1 reb, 1 asst
Sledge 5 pts (2-2 fg), 1 asst, 1 stl
Railey: 2 pts (1-4 fg), 4 reb, 2 blks
McGee: 2 pts (1-10 fg), 2 reb, 2 asst, 2 stls

Chiefs Sign Offensive Tackle Jared Gaither


August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Ravens tackle Jared Gaither in an attempt to add experience to the offensive line.  The 6-foot-9, 340-pound Gaither played three seasons in Baltimore, starting at left tackle in 2008 and ’09.  Gaither missed all of last season with back problems, but he could provide sound depth and potentially move into the starting lineup if he remains healthy. He’s played 33 regular season games, making 28 starts, along with starting in five postseason games for the Ravens.  Branden Albert has solidified one of the tackle spots, but Barry Richardson has struggled throughout the start of training camp at the other position. The Chiefs’ only veteran backup is Ryan O’Callaghan.

Wolf, Brewers Beat Cards for 13th Win in 14 Games


August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Randy Wolf pitched eight sharp innings and the Milwaukee Brewers jumped on Jake Westbrook early to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Wednesday night, giving the NL Central leaders their 13th win in 14 games.  Prince Fielder had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and an RBI double in the third to help the Brewers open a five-game cushion on the second-place Cardinals.  Milwaukee clinched only its fifth road series win of the season and will try for a sweep Thursday night. The Brewers have taken four of five from St. Louis this month.  The Brewers are 41-15 at home and just 26-35 on the road, but are one win away from a perfect 6-0 trip.

Iowa Content Being Out From Spotlight in 2011


August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A year ago, Iowa tumbled from a preseason top-10 ranking to a .500 finish in the Big Ten.  The Hawkeyes earned a trip to the Insight Bowl, but they went without their top running back and wide receiver after December arrests.  The glow over a comeback win over Missouri was sullied by an offseason workout gone awry. It left 13 players hospitalized, and coach Kirk Ferentz was forced to defend his program.  All that drama, coupled with the departure of a celebrated senior class led by Adrian Clayborn and Ricky Stanzi, has significantly lowered expectations for Iowa in 2011.

Pioli: Chiefs Are Making Progress During Odd Camp


August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli believes significant progress has been made during the first two weeks of a most unusual training camp.  Speaking after Kansas City’s walkthrough Wednesday morning, Pioli says he’s been “encouraged” by several new players and the ground that’s been covered by Todd Haley and the rest of the coaching staff after the lockout.  The defending AFC West champs wrap up their first leg of training camp with a practice under the lights Wednesday night in St. Joseph, Mo. They head home to Arrowhead Stadium for their preseason opener Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

UNI’s Ahelegbe To Play In Germany


August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

     CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Former Northern Iowa point guard Kwadzo (ka-JOE) Ahelegbe (ah-HEL-eg-bah) will play in Germany next season.  The school says Ahelegbe has signed with BG G Jottingen (GO-ti-gen).  Ahelegbe led the Panthers with 14.1 points per game last year and was a first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference pick.  Ahelegbe finished his Northern Iowa career ranked ninth on the school’s career scoring list with 1,329 points.  Former Panthers John Little and Ben Jacobson also played BG
G Jottingen.