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Matsuzaka allows 1 run; Mets beat Cards 5-3


March 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run over six innings in his bid to become the Mets’ fifth starter, helping New York beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Monday. Competing with Jenrry Mejia, Dice-K allowed three runs and three walks, striking out five. Matsuzaka hit Stephen Piscotty on the back of the helmet with a changeup opening the seventh and was replaced by Vic Black.

Daniel Murphy went 2 for 3, including a two-run double in the third off Shelby Miller. Miller gave up three runs and three hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Louisville 1 win away from home NCAA regional


March 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Louisville finds itself one win away from returning home for a NCAA tournament regional. The Cardinals will have to beat an Iowa team that can shoot the lights out in its own gym to get there.

Third-seeded Louisville (31-4) played more like a top seed in its 88-42 blowout of Idaho in the first round on Sunday. But Iowa looked nearly as good, shooting 57 percent in an 87-65 win over Marist that was a lot easier than most thought it would be.

The Cardinals and the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (27-8) meet Tuesday in the second round in Iowa City. The winner will face LSU or West Virginia in Louisville on Sunday.

8AM Sportscast 03-24-2014

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March 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Girls Track Results from Central Indoor Meet in Pella


March 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic Results from Saturday, March 22, 2014


  • 3000 – Tiffany Williams – 6th place  (11:49.45)
  • 3000 – Karly Monson – 14th place (12:00)
  • 3000 – Savannah Sorenson – 15th place (12:20)
  • 4 x 800 Relay – Savannah Sorenson, Karly Monson, Lexi Freund, Tiffany Williams – 12th place (11:10)
  • High Jump – Stephanie Sandbothe – Tie-9th place (4′-08″)
  • Long Jump – Tiffany Williams – Tie-21st place (14′-0″)
  • Shot Put – Tetta Askeland – Tie-23rd place (30′-5″)

Iowa women blow out Marist 87-65


March 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Theairra Taylor scored 22 points, Bethany Doolittle added 21 and Iowa blew out Marist 87-65 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Samantha Logic had 11 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (27-8), who will face third-seeded Louisville on Tuesday for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen.

Iowa took control late in the first half and relied on strong shooting to advance to the second round for the second year in a row. The Hawkeyes shot 57 percent from the field and 12 of 25 from 3-point range

Emma O’Connor, Sydney Coffey and Madeline Blais each had 12 to lead the 11th-seeded Red Foxes (27-7), who were outscored 49-35 in the second half.

No. 3 seed Iowa State ousts North Carolina 85-83


March 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and No. 3 seed Iowa State beat North Carolina 85-83 on Sunday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000. The Cyclones (28-7) head to Madison Square Garden next week to face No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals.

The Tar Heels (24-10) are gone in the NCAA tournament’s opening weekend for the first time in consecutive seasons under coach Roy Williams. North Carolina’s Nate Britt raced the ball up court after Kane’s basket, but time expired before he could reach halfcourt and call a timeout. Officials huddled for several minutes reviewing clock replays before ruling the game was over.

Kelly, Holliday lead Cardinals to win over Astros


March 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Joe Kelly allowed his first hit in a two-run sixth inning and Matt Holliday homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory Sunday over the Houston Astros. Kelly’s control fluctuated in his fourth spring start, striking out five but also walking four. He did not get an out in the sixth. Kelly’s Grapefruit League ERA dropped to 6.29.

Shortstop Jhonny Peralta gave the Cardinals the lead in the second with his third homer of the spring. Holliday hit his first of the spring in the third and Matt Adams also connected in the third, a two-run homer off Astros starter Jerome Williams. Williams gave up six runs and nine hits in four innings.

Closer Trevor Rosenthal took a come-backer off his backside in the ninth. The ball caromed to third baseman Daniel Descalso, who threw to first in time to get Marwin Gonzalez. Rosenthal remained in the game and recorded the save.

Seminoles beat Cyclones, Christofferson’s historic career ends


March 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Natasha Howard had her school-record 15th double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and 10th-seeded Florida State defeated cold-shooting Iowa State 55-44 in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament on Saturday.

The Seminoles (21-11) won their 11th straight tournament opener since 1991, prevailing in a game in which turnovers outnumbered field goals 44-36. They’ll play No. 2 seeded Stanford or No. 15 South Dakota on Monday night.

Cheetah Delgado had 10 points and six assists and Ivey Slaughter grabbed 13 rebounds for the Seminoles.

Hallie Christofferson scored 13 points, Brynn Williamson added 12 on four 3-pointers, and Jadda Buckey had 10 for the Cyclones (20-11).

Howard came in averaging 29.2 points in her previous nine games but didn’t crack double figures until less than 4 minutes were left.

7AM Sportscast 03-22-2014

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March 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Cyclones Roll to NCAA Tourney Win


March 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Georges Niang scored 24 points to lead third-seeded Iowa State as the Cyclones pulled away from No. 14 North Carolina Central in the second half for a 93-75 win Friday night in the East Region.

The Big 12 tournament champions found themselves in an early struggle with a program making its first NCAA tournament appearance in just its third year as a full-time Division I program. But the Cyclones’ quickness and balance eventually took over.

Iowa State (27-7) had five players score in double figures. Niang’s two 3-pointers early in the second half keyed Iowa State’s run that put the game away.

Jeremy Ingram scored 28 for North Carolina Central (28-6), which came in on a 20-game win streak and won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.