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Atlantic Native Ryan Kramer Runs Boston Marathon

Sports

April 21st, 2014 by Jim Field

Ryan Kramer ran the Boston Marathon and finished with a time of 2:50:02 today.  Kramer, the son of Allen and Sherry Kramer of Atlantic, is a 1997 Atlantic High School graduate who now lives in West Des Moines.  The 35 year old Kramer ran the marathon at a pace of 6:30 per mile and placed 913 among the thousands of men entered in the race.

Other local runners include Pete Crawford of Red Oak who finished with a time of 4:53:40 and Kim Moore of Treynor who finished in 4:45:50.

Men’s champion, Meb Keflezighi, became the first American man to win the marathon since 1983 as he finished with a time of 2:08:37.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya became the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion as she won the women’s championship with a time of 2:19:59.

Nearly 36,000 runners were entered in today’s marathon.

Lucey tops in Iowa’s ‘Beautiful Bulldog’ event

News, Sports

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey, an 18-month old pooch from Waukee, Iowa, has beaten out 49 drooling competitors to take this year’s “Beautiful Bulldog” pageant. Monday’s tongue-in-cheek event is designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally-renowned track and field event in Des Moines.

Lucey’s owner, Tiffany Torstenson of nearby Waukee, Iowa, is a surgeon at the Mercy Katzmann Breast Center. Torstenson said she often takes Lucey to work. She says Lucey’s demeanor around doctors and patients helped convinced her human family that she’d make a perfect therapy dog.

Lucey was certainly a hit with the crowd at Drake’s Knapp Center, besting a pair of boys named Lord Nelson and Zuul to capture top honors.

8AM Sportscast 04-21-2014

Podcasts, Sports

April 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Drake Relays High School Qualifiers

Sports

April 21st, 2014 by Jim Field

The Drake Relays will hold high school events Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26.

Local Boys Qualifiers:

100 Meter Dash (Prelims Friday 8:46 am)

  • Sam Kroepel, Shenandoah
  • Jake Rodgers, Lewis Central
  • Hooch Johnson, St. Albert
  • Blake Beymer, Denison-Schleswig

800 Meter Run (Friday 1:45 pm)

  • Jay Wolfe, Creston

110 Meter Hurdles (Prelims Friday 8:00 am)

  • Austin Konsor, Underwood
  • Dane Kruse, Glenwood

400 Meter Hurdles (Saturday 2:03 pm)

  • Tucker Culjat, St. Albert

4 x 100 Meter Relay (Prelims Friday 6:00 pm)

  • Lewis Central
  • Glenwood
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Shenandoah

4 x 200 Meter Relay (Finals Friday 1:27 pm)

  • Glenwood

4 x 400 Meter Relay (Prelims Friday 9:05 pm)

  • Glenwood

4 x 800 Meter Relay (Finals Saturday 9:34 am)

  • Creston

Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Prelims Saturday 8:10 am)

  • Carroll

High Jump (Thursday 3:00 pm)

  • Parker Powers, Fremont-Mills

Long Jump (Friday 9:30 am)

  • Colby Rattenborg, Audubon
  • Jakahi Gregory, Thomas Jefferson

Discus (Friday 9:00 am)

  • Colton Tracy, Abraham Lincoln
  • Jacob Barents, Lewis Central

Shot Put (Thursday 3:30 pm)

  • Jacob Barents, Lewis Central

Local Girls Qualifiers:

800 Meter Run (Finals Friday 1:39 pm)

  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold

1500 Meter Run (Finals Saturday 1:02 pm)

  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold

3000 Meter Run (Finals Thursday 4:10 pm)

  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold

100 Meter Hurdles (Prelims Friday 8:00 am)

  • Katey Trecker, Carroll

400 Meter Hurdles (Finals Saturday 1:57 pm)

  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold

4 x 100 Meter Relay (Prelims Friday 5:15 pm)

  • Glenwood
  • Clarinda
  • Harlan
  • Carroll
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Tri-Center

4 x 200 Meter Relay (Finals Friday 1:15 pm)

  • Harlan

High Jump (Friday 9:45 am)

  • Danni McCorkel, Adair-Casey
  • Morgan Cullen, Carroll

Discus (Thursday 3:00 pm)

  • Lauren Janning, Carroll

Shot Put (Friday 8:30 am)

  •  Jacy Embray, Glenwood
  • Meagan Andersen, Woodbine

Span’s sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Nats over Cards

Sports

April 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday. The Nationals loaded the bases in the ninth against Seth Maness (0-1) when Danny Espinosa singled with one out for his third hit, Jose Lobaton singled through the right side of the infield and pinch hitter Nate McLouth walked.

In his second game since being activated from the seven-day disabled list following a concussion, Span lofted a fly to left field. Espinosa easily beat the throw from John Jay, who shifted over from right field as St. Louis used a five-man infield.

Harper started in left field and went 1 for 4 with his first stolen base of the season. The two-time All-Star was pulled from the game a day earlier for what manager Matt Williams called a “lack of hustle.”

Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3

Sports

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of another shaky fielding performance by Washington, scoring three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday.  Tony Cruz drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams. St. Louis took control with a three-run second inning fueled by third baseman Anthony Rendon’s throwing error.

Lynn (4-0) gave up one run and five hits over 5 2-3 innings in becoming the NL’s first four-game winner. Trevor Rosenthal worked the ninth for his fifth save, but not without difficulty. Washington put runners on second and third with one out, and Kevin Frandsen drove in a run with a groundout before Rosenthal struck out Jayson Werth on three pitches.

Zimmermann (1-1) allowed four runs, only one of them earned, in seven innings.

Iowa assistant Johnson leaves program

Sports

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson is leaving the program after 15 seasons with the Hawkeyes. Coach Kirk Ferentz announced Johnson’s sudden departure on Saturday, saying he left to pursue a career opportunity outside of football. Johnson spent the past 10 years coordinating Iowa’s recruiting efforts.

Johnson, who has been with Ferentz since 1999, also worked with Iowa’s defensive line the past two seasons. Johnson says his tenure in Iowa was a “great time” in his family’s life and added that Ferentz was the best teacher and leader he’s ever been around.

(Podcast) 7:19-a.m. Sports – 4/19/2014

Podcasts, Sports

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Molina’s error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1

Sports

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina’s throwing error combined with Michael Wacha’s wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night.

Gonzalez (3-1) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. He finished with seven strikeouts and one walk as Washington ended an eight-game losing streak against St. Louis that dated to Game 5 of the teams’ 2012 NL division series.

Wacha (2-1) gave up five hits and one earned run. But a night after the Nationals made three errors — they initially were charged with four, but one was changed to a hit Friday — it was the Cardinals’ turn to be sloppy.

2014 SECOND IGHSAU Soccer Rankings

Sports

April 18th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

School
Record
LW
1
Davenport Assumption
3-1
1
2
Bishop Heelan
3-0
2
3
Nevada
6-0
3
4
Bondurant-Farrar
2-0
8
5
Waterloo Columbus
1-1
5
6
Solon
2-1
6
7
Iowa City Regina
1-2
4
8
Council Bluffs St. Albert
2-0
9
9
Denver
3-0
10
10
Gilbert
2-2
7
11
Center Point-Urbana
3-0
11
12
Tri-Center
2-0
13
13
Clear Creek-Amana
3-0
NR
14
Dubuque Wahlert
1-3
12
15
Unity Christian
3-0
NR
Dropped Out: Union (14), Gladbrook-Reinbeck (15)
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
1-1
1
2
Ankeny Centennial
3-0
2
3
North Scott
1-1
3
4
Pleasant Valley
2-1
4
5
Waverly-Shell Rock
4-0
5
6
Lewis Central
3-0
7
7
Pella
4-0
10
8
Ankeny
1-1
9
9
Dallas Center-Grimes
1-2
7
10
Glenwood
3-1
8
11
ADM
3-0
10
12
Newton
3-0
13
13
Independence
3-1
NR
14
Winterset
5-1
NR
15
Council Bluffs T. Jefferson
0-1
14
Dropped Out: Nodaway Valley/WCV/AC (12), Burlington (15)
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
Bettendorf
3-0
3
2
Linn-Mar
2-0
4
3
Iowa City West
4-0
5
4
Dubuque Hempstead
3-0
6
5
Johnston
3-0
8
6
Waukee
2-0
9
7
West Des Moines Valley
2-1
NR
8
Dowling Catholic
1-1
1
9
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
3-1
2
10
Muscatine
2-1
7
Dropped Out: Sioux City East (10)