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Revised State Softball Schedule for Wednesday 07/19/2016


July 19th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the revised schedule for the State Softball Tournament after Tuesday’s rained out slate.

Wednesday, July 20th Schedule

Class 1A Consolations

West Harrison vs. New London- 10:00am
Charter Oak-Ute vs. Belle Plaine- 10:00am
5th Place Game- 2:00pm
7th Place Game- 2:00pm

Class 2A Quarterfinals

Logan-Magnolia vs. Central Springs- 11:00am
North Union vs. Iowa City Regina 11:30am

Class 3A Quarterfinals

Davenport Assumption vs. Atlantic- 1:00pm
Solon vs. CMB- 3:00pm
Mount Vernon vs. Boyden Hull-Rock Valley- 5:00pm
Benton Community vs. Estherville-Lincoln Central- 7:00pm

Class 4A Quarterfinals

Carlisle vs. Charles City- 1:30pm
Boone vs. Bishop Heelan- 3:30pm
Fairfield vs. Creston- 5:30pm
Oskaloosa vs. Perry- 7:30pm

Class 5A Consolations

Cedar Rapids-Prairie vs. Davenport West- 12:00pm
Indianola vs. Fort Dodge- 12:00pm
5th Place Game- 4:00pm
7th Place Game- 4:00pm

Check out the full brackets here. Atlantic will now play at 1:00pm on Wednesday on the Buena Vista University Field.

Update: Rain forces cancellation of Tuesday State Softball Schedule


July 19th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Thuderstorms in the Ft. Dodge area today have adjusted the schedule of play for the State Softball Tournament.  Atlantic’s game with Davenport Assumption has now been postponed until Wednesday. No official schedule has been announced yet for Wednesday’s games.  The games below are the ones that were scheduled today.

Class 1A: Logan-Magnolia vs. Central Springs – BVU Field

Class 1A: North Union vs. Iowa City Reginga – Mittera Field

Class 3A: Davenport Assumption vs. Atlantic – BVU Field

Class 4A: Carlisle vs. Charles City – Mittera Field

Class 3A: Solon vs. CMB – BVU Field

Class 4A: Boone vs. Bishop Heelan – Mittera Field

Class 3A: Mount Vernon vs. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley – BVU Field

Class 4A: Fairfield vs. Creston – Mittera Field

Class 3A: Benton vs. Estherville-LC  – BVU Field

Class 4A: Oskaloosa vs. Perry – Mittera Field

Class 5A Consolations have been moved to Wednesday morning.

Feds charge Iowa woman with fraud in Super Bowl ticket scam

News, Sports

July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa woman who duped dozens of people into buying non-existent tickets to the Super Bowl and other high-profile events has been charged with fraud. The federal charges of mail and tax fraud against Ranae Van Roekel of Boyden, Iowa come four years after her alleged scheme became public. A document filed Monday charges Van Roekel with fraudulently obtaining more than $531,000 from customers between 2008 and 2012.

Prosecutors say Van Roekel falsely claimed to have access to tickets, hotel rooms and VIP passes at deep discounts due to personal connections, once claiming she was on the Super Bowl planning committee. After collecting money, she told customers she couldn’t fill most of the orders. She often targeted customers that she had contact with through youth sports.

Class 1A and 2A Baseball Substate Finals Postponed to Wednesday


July 19th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Substate Finals

Substate 7

Martensdale-St. Marys vs. Nodaway Valley, 7:00pm @ Creston PPD to Wednesday, July 20th 7:00pm

Substate 8

Coon Rapids-Bayard vs. Tri-Center, 7:00pm @ Atlantic PPD to Wednesday, July 20th 7:00pm

Class 2A Substate Finals

Substate 8

Clarinda vs. Kuemper Catholic, 7:00pm @ Harlan PPD to Wednesday, July 20th @ Kuemper Catholic 7:00pm

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/19/2016

Podcasts, Sports

July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Monday’s area baseball scores 7/18/2016


July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A

Substate 1, District 1

Bishop Heelan Catholic 10, Sgt. Bluff-Luton 5

Substate 8, District 15

Winterset 5, Glenwood 2

Substate 8, District 16

Harlan 11, Denison/Schleswig 1 (5-innings)

Class 4A Substate Semi-final

Substate 8

Lewis Central 8, West Des Moines/Valley 7

Omaha will host US Olympic curling trials in 2017


July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has been chosen to host the U.S. Olympic curling trials before the 2018 winter games. The Omaha Sports Commission said Monday that the curling trials will be held at the 7,800-seat Baxter Arena from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19 of 2017. Omaha just finished hosting its third-straight Olympic swimming trials last month.

USA Curling CEO Rick Patzke says he was impressed by the professionalism of Omaha’s bid and the city’s commitment to make the trials successful. Omaha hasn’t hosted a major curling event before. The 2013 curling trials were held in Fargo, North Dakota.

Ortega, Perez and Cowart lead Salt Lake in win


July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rafael Ortega had four hits, while Carlos Perez and Kaleb Cowart recorded three apiece as the Salt Lake Bees topped the Iowa Cubs 12-7 on Monday. Ortega tripled twice and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple. Perez doubled and singled twice, driving in three runs and scoring a pair. Iowa tied the game 3-3 in the second after John Andreoli hit a two-run single and Munenori Kawasaki scored on a ground out.

The Bees took the lead with four runs in the fifth inning, including a triple by Ortega that scored Cowart. Geoff Broussard (2-2) got the win in relief while Miguel Mejia (1-1) took the loss. Dan Vogelbach homered and singled three times for the Cubs. Taylor Davis tripled and singled.

Also in Pacific Coast League Baseball…

Christian Binford allowed just four hits over six innings, leading the Omaha Storm Chasers over the Las Vegas 51s in a 2-1 win on Monday. Binford allowed one run while striking out three and walking one. Las Vegas got on the board first with a run in the third inning. After hitting a single with two outs, Brandon Nimmo scored on a double by Eric Campbell.

After tying the game in the fourth, the Storm Chasers took the lead for good in the seventh inning when Jorge Bonifacio scored on a ground out. Clayton Mortensen (3-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Las Vegas starter Gabriel Ynoa (9-4) took the loss. Andrew Edwards retired the side in order for his third save of the season. Campbell doubled and singled for the 51s.

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to jail for hacking Astros


July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

HOUSTON (AP) — The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database. Christopher Correa’s sentencing in Houston federal court Monday came after he pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. He was sentenced to 46 months behind bars and ordered to pay $279,038 in restitution.

Correa was the Cardinals’ director of baseball development until being fired last summer. The data breach was first reported in June 2014 when Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters the team had been the victim of hackers who accessed servers and published online months of internal trade talks. Luhnow had previously worked for the Cardinals.

Leake fans 11, walks 0 as Cardinals rout Padres 10-2


July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Leake had his second straight double-digit strikeout game with no walks, and St. Louis beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night. Leake struck out 11 and allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He fanned 10 over seven innings in a victory at Milwaukee on July 10.

Leake has four career double-digit strikeouts games and is the first Cardinals pitcher with 10 or more in consecutive starts since Lance Lynn in 2012. Pinch-hitter Matt Adams’ two-run double keyed a four-run sixth inning for St. Louis. Christian Friedrich (4-6) gave up four runs — three earned — and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Matt Kemp homered for the Padres.