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Red Cross offers first aid courses focused on sports injuries

News, Sports

September 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Back-to-school means back to practice season for Iowa’s student athletes. Some of those students will end up in emergency rooms with sports-related injuries. Liz Dorland, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, says that type of injury accounts for 20-percent of all E-R visits for young people. The agency is offering a series of courses which coaches, parents and others can take so they’ll know how to treat sport-related injuries.

Dorland, at the Red Cross office in Omaha/Council Bluffs, says there are several courses available in the online series, including one specifically geared for teens and adults who will coach at any level.  “It’s very highly-skilled,” she says. “It’s developed with the National Federation of State High School Associations. The course covers first aid skills, including breathing emergencies and serious injuries to muscles, bones and joints. We encourage everyone, but coaches especially, to take the CPR/AED course that we offer as well.”

Dorland says the courses were developed to inform those who are involved in sports to be prepared for emergencies. One class is labeled as the family first aid/CPR course. “Participants will be able to learn how to treat any type of cardiac event, breathing, first aid emergencies, until help arrives,” she says.

There is also a First Aid App that is free to download on smartphone and tablets which gives users instant access to information on how to handle all types of first aid emergencies. More information is available by logging on to redcross.org.

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Chiefs use waiver wire as roster overhaul goes on

Sports

September 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs began working in earnest Monday for their season opener at Jacksonville while also trying to work seven new players into the fold. The Chiefs were awarded them off the waiver wire Sunday, while also cutting loose six more as they continue to churn the bottom of the roster. Because they had the No. 1 selection in the NFL draft, the Chiefs also had the top priority in claiming players released by other teams.

The series of moves they made Sunday resulted in a 53-man roster with 30 newcomers heading into Sunday’s opener against the Jaguars. That includes all three quarterbacks and all the tight ends. “If there’s a time to do it,” GM John Dorsey said of the overhaul, “the time is now.”

Cardinals’ Molina leaves game with sore wrist

Sports

September 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left a game against the Cincinnati Reds with a sore left wrist. Molina grounded out and flied out in his two at-bats before being replaced by Rob Johnson for the bottom of the fifth inning on Monday. The Reds led 6-2. Molina missed 14 games with a strained right knee. He was activated off the disabled list on Aug. 15 and had started 15 games, with manager Mike Matheny going easy on him to prevent a recurrence of the knee problem.

The Cardinals also were missing right fielder Carlos Beltran for the start of their four-game series. Beltran missed his second straight game with a stiff back. Matheny held him out as a precaution. St. Louis and Pittsburgh were tied for the NL Central lead.

Reds hit Wainwright hard again, beat Cardinals 7-2

Sports

September 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals. Latos (14-5) gave up four hits in his first complete game of the season.

The Cardinals took two of three in St. Louis last week, the only loss coming when the Reds tagged Wainwright (15-9) for nine runs in a career-low two innings. They had his number again on Monday, piling up six runs and 10 hits in six innings.

Cincinnati now trails the Cardinals by 2½ games. St. Louis opened the day tied with Pittsburgh for first place. The Reds maintain a comfortable lead for the final NL wild-card spot.

A-P High School Football Poll 9/2/13

Sports

September 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4-A

  1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5) 1-0 84 -
  2. West Des Moines Dowling (4) 1-0 81 -
  3. West Des Moines Valley 1-0 55 -
  4. Iowa City West 1-0 51 -
  5. Pleasant Valley 1-0 50 -
  6. Cedar Falls 1-0 47 -
  7. Urbandale 1-0 46 -
  8. Bettendorf 1-0 27 -
  9. Ames 1-0 13 -, (tie) Waukee 0-1 13 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Ankeny Centennial 12. 12, Johnston 7. 13, Cedar Rapids Prairie 3. 14, Marion Linn-Mar 2. 14, Sioux City East 2. 16, Davenport Assumption 1. 16, Iowa City High 1.

Class 3-A

  1. Sioux City Heelan (9) 1-0 90 -
  2. Grinnell 1-0 68 -
  3. Harlan 1-0 65 -
  4. Spencer 1-0 52 -
  5. Decorah 1-0 51 -
  6. Pella 1-0 50 -
  7. Clear Lake 1-0 40 -
  8. Solon 1-0 34 -
  9. DeWitt Central 1-0 13 -
  10. Williamsburg 0-1 9 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Waverly-Shell Rock 7. 11, Humboldt 7. 13, Maquoketa 4. 13, Creston-Orient-Macksburg 4. 15, Washington 1.

Class 2-A

  1. Waukon (3) 1-0 80 -
  2. Kuemper Catholic(1) 1-0 69 -
  3. West Marshall (2) 1-0 68 -
  4. Dyersville Beckman (3) 1-0 66 -
  5. Spirit Lake 1-0 56 -
  6. Boyden-Hull-RV 1-0 47 -
  7. Union 1-0 33 -
  8. Albia 1-0 26 -
  9. Mediapolis 1-0 13 -
  10. New Hampton 1-0 6 -,(tie) Sheldon 1-0 6 -,(tie) Louisa-Muscatine 1-0 6 -

Others receiving votes: 13, Alleman North Polk 5. 14, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 4. 15, Gilbert 3. 15, Sioux Center 3. 17, O-A/BCIG 2. 18, Wellman Mid-Prairie 1. 18, East Sac County 1.

Class 1-A

  1. Iowa City Regina (7) 1-0 88 -
  2. South Winneshiek (1) 1-0 72 -
  3. Aplington-Parkersburg 1-0 62 -
  4. St. Albert (1) 1-0 60 -
  5. Dike-New Hartford 1-0 59 -
  6. Mount Ayr 1-0 47 -
  7. St. Ansgar 1-0 23 -
  8. Wilton 1-0 18 -
  9. West Branch 1-0 16 -
  10. Maquoketa Valley 1-0 14 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Guttenberg Clayton Ridge 12. 12, Emmetsburg 7. 13, Paullina South O’Brien 6. 14, West Union North Fayette 4. 14, Sigourney-Keota 4. 16, Maple Valley/Anthon/Oto 2. 17, Manson-NW Webster 1.

Class A

  1. West Lyon (4) 1-0 85 -
  2. Wapsie Valley (2) 1-0 77 -
  3. BGM (3) 1-0 76 -
  4. Hinton 1-0 52 -
  5. Logan-Magnolia 1-0 34 -
  6. AGWSR 2-0 31 -
  7. Akron-Westfield 1-0 27 -
  8. Pekin 1-0 19 -
  9. Madrid 1-0 18 -
  10. Mason City Newman 1-0 17 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Lisbon 14. 12, Avoca AHST 13. 13, Lynnville-Sully 10. 14, Montezuma 6. 14, Riverside Highland 6. 16, Martensdale-St. Marys 3. 17, Bedford 2. 17, Algona Garrigan 2. 17, Winthrop East Buchanan 2. 20, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1.

Class 8-Man

  1. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (6) 1-0 85 -
  2. Don Bosco (3) 2-0 83 -
  3. Adair-Casey 2-0 68 -
  4. Newell-Fonda 1-0 41 -
  5. Springville 2-0 39 -
  6. Marcus MMC 1-0 39 -
  7. West Bend-Mallard 2-0 31 -
  8. Glidden-Ralston 1-0 27 -
  9. Janesville 1-0 18 -
  10. River Valley 1-0 17 -

Others receiving votes: 11, West Harrison, Mondamin 10. 11, Easton Valley 10. 13, Riceville 9. 14, Lenox 7. 15, Sidney 5. 16, Coon Rapids-Bayard 4. 17, Harris-Lake Park 1. 17, Lamoni 1.

Unusual night game played at Field of Dreams site

Sports

September 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville has taken on the ghostly feel of the Kevin Costner movie shot at the field 24 years ago for an unusual night game. KWWL-TV in Waterloo reports a team of ghost players emerged from the cornfield to play in the first night game at the field on Sunday. About 100 people attended the game at the field featured in the 1989 movie in which an Iowa farmer builds a baseball field and ghostly players from the 1919 World Series return to play.

The modern day ghost players are a team of former professional and semi-professional baseball players. Some were in the movie. They will take the Field of Dreams field again Sept. 15 and Sept. 29 in day games.

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Sunday’s Sports Scorecard (from 9/1/13)

Sports

September 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INTERLEAGUE

Final L.A. Angels 5 Milwaukee 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 7 N-Y Yankees 3

Final Kansas City 5 Toronto 0

Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 0

Final Boston 7 Chi White Sox 6

Final Houston 2 Seattle 0

Final Minnesota 4 Texas 2

Final Oakland 5 Tampa Bay 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 7 Pittsburgh 2

Final Chi Cubs 7 Philadelphia 1

Final Colorado 7 Cincinnati 4

Final L.A. Dodgers 2 San Diego 1

Final San Francisco 8 Arizona 2

Final Miami 7 Atlanta 0

Final Washington 6 N-Y Mets 5

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final ( 9) Louisville 49 Ohio 7

WNBA BASKETBALL

Final Tulsa 93 New York 88

Cardinals top Pirates 7-2, tie for NL Central lead

Sports

September 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Matt Holliday and David Freese drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Sunday to move back into a tie for the NL Central lead. Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Yadier Molina and Shane Robinson added two hits each for St. Louis, which jumped on Pittsburgh rookie Kris Johnson (0-2) early to snap a three-game skid.

Joe Kelly (7-3) allowed one run and four hits in six solid innings to win his fourth straight start. Kelly struck out five and walked two to remain unbeaten since June 5.  Justin Morneau went 1 for 3 in his debut with the Pirates a day after Pittsburgh acquired the first baseman from Minnesota to bolster the franchise’s bid for its first playoff appearance in 21 years.

Chiefs’ new brain trust putting stamp on roster

Sports

September 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs hope they’ve finally assembled the right 53. That was the phrase that former general manager Scott Pioli used to describe his ideal roster, but he never really came close to achieving it. In fact, his pursuit of the right 53 ended with a 2-14 record last year.

The Chiefs have overhauled that roster this year under new GM John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid. The result is 26 newcomers on the roster, and it could soon be 27 when they fill a roster spot that still remains open. Among them are 10 rookies, two of them Ivy Leaguers.

Dorsey and Reid will find out whether they’re close to their right 53 when they open the season next Sunday at Jacksonville.