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Women’s college basketball scores from Sun., 12/20/15


December 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson


Creighton 69, Nebraska-Omaha 46

Iowa St. 91, Alcorn St. 41

N. Iowa 75, Tulsa 59


Chiefs cruise past Ravens 34-14 for 8th straight victory


December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs capitalized on a variety of miscues by the Baltimore Ravens and extended their winning streak to eight games with a 34-14 victory Sunday. Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and Marcus Peters clinched the victory with a 90-yard interception return for a score with 4:36 left.

Kansas City (9-5) also scored touchdowns following a drive-extending penalty by Baltimore and a failed fake punt. With the victory, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to follow a five-game skid with eight successive wins in the same season. Kansas City also kept itself in the thick of the AFC playoff picture.

Baltimore (4-10) lost its third straight and fell to 2-5 at home. It’s the first time in their 20-year history that the Ravens have lost five home games.

Ravens’ Jimmy Smith out with thigh injury


December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith left Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a thigh injury and will not return. The injury occurred during the Chiefs’ opening series. Smith has accounted for two of Baltimore’s four interceptions this season. He was replaced by Jumal Rolle.


High school wrestler dies after collapsing at a tournament

News, Sports

December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — A Spencer High School wrestler has died after collapsing at a weekend tournament in northwest Iowa. Spencer Hospital spokeswoman Tia Manwarren said Austin Roberts died Saturday night at the hospital. Roberts collapsed earlier during a tournament at his high school in Spencer and was taken to the hospital. It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday why he collapsed.

Roberts wrestled at the 220-pound weight class, and he was ranked sixth in the state in Class 3A. Last year, he placed eighth in the state tournament. The 6-foot-4 Roberts also played on the offensive and defensive line for the Spencer High football team.

School officials planned to offer grief counseling at the high school Sunday. And a youth wrestling tournament that had been scheduled in Spencer on Sunday has been cancelled.

Womens College Basketball Scores from Sat., 12/19/15


December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MIDWEST Conference
Iowa 60, Bradley 53
N. Illinois 87, Drake 73
Winona St. 69, Upper Iowa 31

Saturday wrestling results (available scores from 12/19/15)


December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

At the Red Owens Holiday Classic in Pleasant Hill:

Southeast Polk, with 321 points took first-place in the team competition. Locally, Glenwood finished second with 221 points. Atlantic placed third with 163.5 points. The Trojans’ Kole Hansen was the sole individual champion for the team, winning the 106 pound class championship by a fall. There were three second-place finishers for Atlantic: Carter Cox at 113-pounds; Tanner Mauk at 132-pounds, and at 220-pounds, Keagan Hosfelt. Three Trojans, Chase McLaren at 120-pounds, Drake Roller at 182, and Zac Stork at 195, placed third.

The Glenwood Rams meanwhile, had three champions during the day, Saturday. Matt Malcom took the title at 160-pounds, Anthony Sherry won the 170-pound weight class, and Zach Haggstrom took the crown in the 190-pound championship. Glenwood’s Caleb Sanders placed second at 285-pounds, while 126-pounder Trevor Anderson and Jordan Renshaw, at 138-pounds, finished third in their weight classes.

At the Al Garrison Duals in Waukee:

Locally, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson in fourth place, while Harlan placed sixth.

Area basketball scores Saturday 12-19-2015


December 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson


Rolling Valley Conference
Ar-We-Va, Westside 59, West Harrison, Mondamin 21 (This was the 50th consecutive game win for Ar-We-Va)
Glidden-Ralston 72, Charter Oak-Ute 58
Guthrie Center 50, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 43
Paton-Churdan 59, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 49
Woodbine 66, CAM, Anita 60
Mid-America Shootout
Fremont Mills, Tabor 57, West Monona, Onawa 52
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 43, South Sioux City, Neb. 40
Louisville, Neb. 46, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 34
Sidney 92, Heartland Christian 24
Sioux City, West 65, Lewis Central 46


Rolling Valley Conference
CAM, Anita 47, Woodbine 36
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 67, Guthrie Center 20
Glidden-Ralston 56, Charter Oak-Ute 35|
Boyer Valley 66, Paton-Churdan 61
Mid-America Shootout
Harlan 52, Sioux City, West 46
West Monona, Onawa 57, Heartland Christian 2

Northern Iowa upsets No. 5 Iowa State 81-79


December 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wes Washpun scored a career-high 28 points with 11 assists and Northern Iowa upset fifth-ranked Iowa State 81-79 Saturday night for its second win over a top-five opponent this season. Paul Jesperson added a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers for the Panthers (7-3), who also stunned then-No. 1 North Carolina 71-67 at home last month.

Iowa State’s Georges Niang made it 80-79 on free throws with 20 seconds left, and the Cyclones (9-1) forced a subsequent turnover. Niang slipped, though, giving the Panthers the ball back. Washpun hit a free throw and Monte Morris missed a floater at the buzzer.

Niang scored 30 points for the Cyclones, who fell just shy of their second double-digit comeback in three games.

Iowa Women beat Bradley behind strong defensive effort


December 19th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Women’s Basketball team held an opponent under 60 points for the fourth time this season and defeated Bradley Saturday 60-53 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Junior Ally Disterhoff led Iowa with 16points but a strong defensive effort and a 45-40 rebounding edge were key to the victory.  Iowa held Bradle to 28 percent shooting from the field.  Iowa improves to 9-2 overall and will next host Drake for a 5:00pm tipoff on Tuesday.

Iowa holds off Drake 70-64


December 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Mike Gesell scored 17 points, including a crucial dunk with 30 seconds left, and Iowa held off Drake 70-64 on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (8-3) blocked a school-record 14 shots – including six from freshman Nicholas Baer – in beating the in-state rival Bulldogs for the 32nd time in their last 35 meetings.

Iowa went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half, but Ore Arogundade’s 3-pointer pulled Drake within 66-64 with 1:37 left. Jarrod Uthoff answered with a layup, and Gesell’s dunk sealed a win that was a lot closer than expected for the Hawkeyes.

Baer also scored 13 points with seven rebounds for Iowa. Reed Timmer had 25 points – including 16 straight down the stretch – to lead the Bulldogs (4-7), who have dropped four in a row.