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(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 10/9/2014

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October 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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NLCS/ALCS Game Times Announced

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October 9th, 2014 by Jim Field

Game times for the entire 2014 League Championship Series have been set, Major League Baseball announced today.

As previously announced, Game One of the 2014 American League Championship Series on TBS between the host Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals has been scheduled for an 8:07 p.m. (ET) first pitch on Friday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Saturday’s ALCS Game Two is set for a 4:07 p.m. (ET) start at Camden Yards. The National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants will open on FOX on Saturday, when Game One will be slated for an 8:07 p.m. (ET)/7:07 p.m. (CT) start.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

ALCS Games on TBS * NLCS Games on FOX Sports 1 or FOX (all times Central)
Fri., Oct. 10th

  • ALCS Game 1 KC @ BAL – 7:07 p.m.  TBS

Sat., Oct. 11th

  • ALCS Game 2 KC @ BAL – 3:07 p.m.  TBS
  • NLCS Game 1 SF @ STL – 7:07 p.m. FOX

Sun. Oct. 12th

  • NLCS Game 2 SF @ STL – 7:07 p.m. FOX Sports 1

Mon. Oct. 13th

  • ALCS Game 3, BAL @ KC – 7:07 p.m. TBS

Tues. Oct. 14th

  • NLCS Game 3, STL @ SF – 3:07 p.m. FOX Sports 1
  • ALCS Game 4, BAL @ KC – 7:07 p.m. TBS

Wed. Oct. 15th

  • ALCS Game 5, BAL @ KC (if nec.) – 3:07 p.m. TBS
  • NLCS Game 4, STL @ SF – 7:07 p.m. FOX Sports 1

Thurs. Oct. 16th

  • NLCS Game 5 (if nec.), STL @ SF – 7:07 p.m. FOX Sports 1

Fri. Oct. 17th

  • ALCS Game 6, KC @ BAL (if nec.) – 7:07 p.m. TBS

Sat. Oct. 18th

  • NLCS Game 6 (if nec.), SF @ STL – 3:07 p.m. FOX
  • ALCS Game 7, KC @ BAL (if nec.) – 7:07 p.m. TBS

Sun. Oct. 19th

  • NLCS Game 7 (if nec.), SF @ STL – 6:37 p.m. FOX Sports 1

Atlantic Cross Country Invitational Today!

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October 9th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Cross Country invitational will be held today at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club.  The meet will feature nearly 1000 runners from 30 schools.

The boys meet will feature ranked teams including Sioux City North, Dallas Center-Grimes, Harlan, Shenandoah-Essex and Tri-Center.  Among the ranked runners are Cooper McDermott of Creston, Eldon Warner of Thomas Jefferson, Jay Wolfe of Creston and Tim Brink of Riverside.

The girls meet will include ranked teams from  Winterset, Harlan, Dallas Center-Grimes and Griswold.  One of Iowa’s all-time best girls distance runners, Class 1-A top-ranked Rebekah Topham of Griswold heads the field.  Other ranked runners include Alissa Pomrenke of Lewis Central, Tjffany Williams of Atlantic, Alexis Cook of Missouri Valley, Lexie Smith of Dallas Center-Grimes, Maria Mostek of Creston and Laken Gurwell of Winterset.

The meet will begin at 4:00 pm with the middle school girls race, followed by the middle school boys, the JV boys, the varsity girls, varsity boys and the JV girls.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 10/8/2014

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Tuesday Volleyball Results

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Denison 25-25-25, Atlantic 22-9-13
  • (3-0) Creston 25-25-25, Shenandoah 17-16-23
  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Glenwood 8-12-12
  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, St. Albert 17-13-14
  • (3-0) St. Albert 25-25-25, Glenwood 18-17-15
  • (3-1) Lewis Central 25-21-27-28, Kuemper Catholic 23-25-25-26
  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Clarinda 12-9-11

Western Iowa:

  • (3-0) Griswold 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 19-14-19
  • (3-0) Missouri Valley 25-25-25, A-H-S-T-W 9-14-7
  • (3-1) Treynor 12-25-25-25, Tri-Center 25-17-22-20

Rolling Valley:

  • (3-0) Adair-Casey 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 20-9-9
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, West Harrison 14-11-13
  • (3-0) Exira/EHK 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 10-17-19

Others:

  • (3-1) Bedford 25-25-20-25, Southwest Valley 19-18-25-17
  • (3-1) Fremont-Mills 20-25-25-25, Sidney 25-20-17-18
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 27-25-16-25, Earlham 25-21-25-19
  • (3-1) Mount Ayr 22-25-25-25, East Union 25-14-10-17
  • (3-1) Nodaway Valley 24-25-25-25, Lenox 26-22-19-9
  • (3-2) Stanton 25-25-22-27-15, East Mills 16-15-25-29-12
  • (3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, Panorama 14-10-12

UNI prepares for South Dakota

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

UNI coach Mark Farley says the Panthers need to do a better job of finishing drives and that was a factor in their loss at Indiana State in their Missouri Valley Football Conference opener. The Panthers dropped their conference opener a year ago and that began a five game losing skid. Farley does not think Saturday’s loss will linger. Farley says the Panthers need to be more consistent in the games. They fell behind 14-0 in the opening quarter at Indiana State.

UNI visits South Dakota on Saturday and the Coyotes are expected to regain the services of junior quarterback Kevin Earl. He passed for 370 yards in South Dakota’s overtime win in Cedar Falls last year. South Dakota coach Joe Glenn expects the game to go down to the wire.

The last two years have feature close games, including a South Dakota overtime victory in 2013. Like UNI, the Coyotes are 2-3 overall. South Dakota lost at Southern Illinois 41-10 last week.

(Learfield Sports)

Ferentz previews Indiana

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says everyone will find out together how effective the Hawkeyes’ two quarterback system will be and how long it lasts. Iowa hosts Indiana on Saturday and Jake Rudock will get the start after missing the Big Ten opener at Purdue. C.J. Beathard is also expected to play after leading the Hawks to a pair of road victories. Ferentz says there is no set plan right now on how much each quarterback will play.

He’s not concerned that the system will damage the confidence of both players. Indiana is 3-2 and Ferentz says the Hoosiers are starting to turn the corner under Kevin Wilson. In a year with few impressive non conference wins for Big Ten teams the Hoosiers may have posted the most impressive one with an upset victory at Missouri.

It is important to keep a defense fresh against Indiana’s up tempo offense and Ferentz hopes the Hawkeyes depth on the offensive line is an advantage.

(Learfield Sports)

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

Following their 3-1 win in the best-of-five series, the Cardinals await San Francisco or Washington with their rotation well-rested for the NLCS, which starts Saturday. They would open at home against the Giants or at the Nationals.

Trevor Rosenthal allowed two runners in the ninth before getting Carl Crawford on a game-ending groundout for his third save of the series. Kershaw allowed one homer to left-handed hitters while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA in the regular season. He gave up two to the Cardinals, with Matt Carpenter connecting in the opener. The left-handed ace is 0-3 with a 9.72 ERA in his last three postseason appearances, including St. Louis’ clinching Game 6 victory in the NLCS last year.

Chiefs’ Hali lends support as Ebola epidemic rages

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October 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) – Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali is lending his support to a humanitarian organization that plans to open a clinic in his native Liberia to help combat the Ebola epidemic. Hali was joined Tuesday by officials from Heart to Heart International, which is based in suburban Kansas City, to announced the construction of a clinic near the capital of Monrovia that will offer 70 beds for patients stricken by the disease.

Liberia has been among the hardest-hit of the West African nations at the center of the months-long outbreak, which has killed at least 3,500 people. Hali fled with his father from Liberia at the age of 10, when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. He still has family there but they have not been infected with Ebola.

Rolling Valley Conference/Woodbine Cross Country Meets

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October 7th, 2014 by Jim Field

Woodbine High School hosted both the Rolling Valley Conference Cross Country Championships and it’s own cross country meet Monday night.  Check out the complete results of those meets by clicking the links below:

Rolling Valley Conference Varsity Girls 2014

Rolling Valley Conference MS Girls 2014

Rolling Valley Conference Varsity Boys 2014

Rolling Valley Conference MS Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Varsity Girls 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational JV Girls 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Girls MS 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Varsity Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational JV Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational MS Boys 2014