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Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in Iowa


July 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500. It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

Hunter-Reay hadn’t led a lap since Indianapolis, and he spent most of Saturday’s race far from contention. But he got new tires on a late pit stop and stormed past Tony Kanaan for his third victory in 2014. Josef Newgarden finished second, followed by Target Chip Ganassi teammates Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Ed Carpenter was fifth.

Helio Castroneves finished eighth, taking sole possession of the series points lead.

Johnson 3 shots back in J-D Classic


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Brian Harman had two eagles in a 6-under 65 on Saturday that gave him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classic. Harman’s solid performance got him to 17-under 196 for the tournament at TPC Deere Run. Three-time winner Steve Stricker is alone in second, one stroke better than Scott Brown heading into the final round.

Tim Clark, Jerry Kelly, William McGirt and 2012 champion Zach Johnson, an Iowa Native, are three back at 14-under 199. Clark shot a 64 to move into contention.

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July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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High School Baseball Class 1A and 2A First Round Playoff Games Saturday Schedule


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Games Scheduled Saturday, July 12th @ 7:00pm

Adair-Casey @ Audubon (at Coon Rapids-Bayard)
Clarinda Academy @ Essex (at Essex)
Riverside, Oakland @ Woodbine (at Underwood)

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto @ OA-BCIG (at Kuemper Catholic, Carroll)
IKM-Manning @ Ridge View (at Kuemper Catholic, Carroll)
Red Oak @ Shenandoah (at Treynor)
Clarinda @ Missouri Valley (at Treynor)
Woodward Academy @ West Central Valley, Stuart (at Van Meter)
Southwest Valley @ Panorama, Panora (at Van Meter)

High School Baseball Scores Friday (7/11/2014)


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lewis Central 6, Sioux City, North 2
Pella 12, Denison-Schleswig 2 (Final 6 innings)
Underwood 11, A-H-S-T, Avoca 1
Underwood 6, A-H-S-T, Avoca 4

High School Regional Softball Semifinals Friday


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Regional Semifinals

At Charter Oak

Glidden-Ralston 7, Ar-We-Va 0

At Lenox

Mount Ayr 12, Bedford 0 (4 innings)

At Martensdale

Martensdale St. Marys 11, CAM 0 (5 innings)

At Red Oak

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 7, Essex 2


Class 2A Regional Semifinals

At Earlham

Earlham 8, IKM-Manning 0

At Logan

Treynor 10, Underwood 4


Class 3A Regional Semifinals

At Adel

ADM 2, Atlantic 0

At Osceola

Clarke 12, Shenandoah 0 (3 innings

At Sergeant Bluff

Greene County 14, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2 (5 innings)

Holliday Homer Sends Cards to Win Over Brewers


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Holliday hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, completing the St. Louis’ Cardinals comeback from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win Friday night over Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has lost six straight and 10 of 11 games.

Holliday sent the first-pitch changeup from Rodriguez (3-3) into the left-field seats to break the tie. The Cardinals hit four homers and cut the sliding Brewers’ lead in the NL Central to one game.

Trevor Rosenthal wrapped up six shutout innings for the St. Louis bullpen with his 28th save, getting two strikeouts after allowing a leadoff single to Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the ninth. All-Star setup man Pat Neshek (4-0) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.

Cubs activate 2B Barney and LHP Rosscup


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated second baseman Darwin Barney from the paternity list and recalled left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. Both moves were announced on Friday.Barney is hitting .224 with two home runs and 16 RBIs for the Cubs this season.

Rosscup will be making his fourth stint with the Cubs. He was 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in 20 games with Iowa, and has pitched four scoreless innings in relief with the Cubs this season. To make room on the roster, the Cubs optioned relievers Kyle Hendricks and Blake Parker to Iowa.

Scott Dixon wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway. Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan following single-car qualifying on Friday. Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.

Team Penske has three of the top four drivers in the points chase with co-leaders Castroneves and Will Power and last week’s winner, Juan Pablo Montoya. But Penske has never won in seven starts at Iowa, while Andretti Autosport drivers have won four straight on Iowa’s short track.

The pole winner has never gone on to win an IndyCar race in Iowa.

Cards claim catcher Kottaras after Molina injury


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, bolstering their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina. The team says Kottaras likely will be added to the 25-man roster Saturday in Milwaukee. St. Louis begins a three-game series Friday against the Brewers. Kottaras was batting .286 with three homers and four RBIs in 10 games for Cleveland.

The Cardinals also activated starter Joe Kelly following a stint on the 60-day disabled list because of an injured left hamstring. He is to start Friday in Milwaukee, where he was hurt April 16. Left-hander Tyler Lyons was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Kelly. Left-hander Jaime Garcia, who has a shoulder injury, was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.