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Thursday Wrestling Results

Sports

December 13th, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Creston/O-M 51, Atlantic/CAM 24
  • Clarinda 52, Atlantic/CAM 22
  • Creston/O-M 35, Clarinda 34
  • Harlan 69, Kuemper Catholic 12
  • Harlan 58, Red Oak 12
  • Red Oak 61, Kuemper Catholic 18
  • Maple Valley 54, Exira/EHK 24
  • Westwood 72, Exira/EHK 9
  • Westwood 56, Maple Valley 15
  • Carroll 57, Denison-Schleswig 18
  • Boone 48, Denison-Schleswig 27
  • Boone 43, Carroll 27
  • Tri-Center 45, Treynor 27
  •  East Mills 56, Southwest Iowa 18
  • Bedford-Lenox 44, Guthrie Center 33
  • Riverside 52, Guthrie Center 30
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 36, Guthrie Center 31
  • Pleasantville 48, Nodaway Valley 25
  • Nodaway Valley 36, Martensdale-St. Mary’s 12

No. 17 Iowa State beats 21st-ranked Iowa 83-70

Sports

December 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and 17th-ranked Iowa State beat No. 21 Iowa 83-70 Thursday night for its best start in 12 years. Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are 9-0 for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2001-02. Iowa State also improved to 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly.

Iowa (10-2) came in with the Big Ten’s top offense. But the Hawkeyes had just 20 free-throw tries compared to 49 for Iowa State. Samantha Logic scored 18 for Iowa, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Cyclones took control with a 13-0 run late in the first half. They later extended a 13-point lead to 52-32 with 15:16 left.

Thursday Basketball Results

Sports

December 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • A-H-S-T 50, Missouri Valley 41
  • East Mills 86, Clarinda Academy 60
  • Heartland Christian 61, Essex 48
  • Sidney 62, Fremont Mills 43
  • Stanton 66, Nishnabotna 46

GIRLS BASKETBALL 

  • Missouri Valley 64, A-H-S-T 35
  • East Mills 66, Clarinda Academy 13
  • Fremont Mills 52, Sidney 26
  • Heartland Christian 50, Essex 36

Second Shotgun Deer Season Begins Saturday in IA

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s first shotgun deer season closed Wednesday and officials with the Department of Natural Resources say the preliminary numbers indicate that license sales and harvest are both down from previous years. Sales of licenses declined 7 percent from 2012 and the reported harvest is 18 percent lower. The decrease reflects decreased deer numbers across the state as well as fewer licenses being issued, continuing the downward trend in harvest since its peak in 2006. The bitterly cold weather was likely a factor as well.

Iowa’s second shotgun season begins Saturday. Historically a lower kill during the first season often results in more deer being taken during the second. Hunters get an additional weekend of hunting during the second season and the weather forecast looks more favorable. Party hunting is a common practice during the shotgun season and hunters are reminded to be careful when hunting in a group.

Always make sure that you are shooting in a safe direction before pulling the trigger. Hunters during the second season typically take a higher percentage of does than first season hunters do. However, if hunters are seeing fewer deer where they hunt they may want to refrain from harvesting extra does. Hunters should check with landowners to see if deer numbers are at an acceptable level and tailor their harvest accordingly.

To avoid waiting in line hunters should consider buying a license today. Current sales for the second season are nearly 30,000 below last year but a large proportion of hunters wait until the last minute to buy a license. About 25,000 licenses will be purchased between Thursday and Saturday morning. Hunters are reminded to report their harvest within 24 hours of recovering their deer. The DNR says that information is an important part of the data needed to manage Iowa’s deer herd.

2013 Iowa Girls High School THIRD Basketball Rankings

Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Jim Field

 Class 1-A

School
Record
LW
1
Newell-Fonda
3-0
1
2
Burlington-Notre Dame
5-0
2
3
Colo-Nesco
5-0
3
4
Lynnville-Sully
5-0
4
5
Murray
4-0
9
6
Stanton
5-0
10
7
Dunkerton
5-0
11
8
Janesville
2-1
5
9
Paton-Churdan
3-0
NR
10
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
3-1
7
11
Ar-We-Va
2-1
6
12
Northwood-Kensett
4-1
12
13
English Valleys
3-2
13
14
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
3-0
NR
15
Midland
4-0
NR
Dropped out: Central Lyon (8), Harris-Lake Park (14), Belle Plaine (15)
 
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
Western Christian
4-0
1
2
Iowa City Regina
4-0
2
3
Manson-NW Webster
4-0
3
4
Cascade
3-0
4
5
Hudson
5-0
5
6
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
3-0
6
7
Hinton
5-0
7
8
North-Linn
4-0
8
9
Dike-New Hartford
4-0
9
10
North Butler
3-0
10
11
South Central Calhoun
4-0
11
12
Iowa Valley
4-0
14
13
West Fork
4-0
NR
14
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
4-0
NR
15
Des Moines Christian
4-2
15
Dropped out: IKM-Manning (12), Lawton-Bronson (13)
 
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
MOC-Floyd Valley
4-0
1
2
Bondurant-Farrar
5-0
2
3
Red Oak
2-0
4
4
Williamsburg
6-0
5
5
Mediapolis
4-0
7
6
Nevada
4-1
8
7
Clear Lake
3-1
9
8
Unity Christian
3-0
12
9
Mount Vernon
3-2
3
10
Center Point-Urbana
2-2
6
11
Kuemper Catholic
4-0
13
12
North Polk
4-1
10
13
Crestwood
4-1
14
14
Oelwein
4-0
NR
15
Spirit Lake
2-1
15
Dropped Out: Camanche (11)
 
Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1
Harlan
2-0
1
2
Cedar Rapids Xavier
4-1
3
3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
2-0
5
4
Perry
4-0
6
5
Lewis Central
4-1
2
6
Ballard
5-1
11
7
Western Dubuque
4-0
13
8
Dallas Center-Grimes
3-1
4
9
Davenport Assumption
1-3
8
10
North Scott
2-2
7
11
Mount Pleasant
2-2
12
12
Waverly-Shell Rock
2-1
15
13
Boone
4-1
NR
14
Winterset
3-1
9
15
Pella
3-0
NR
Dropped Out: Grinnell (10), Spencer (14)
 
Class 5-A
Name
Record
LW
1
Dowling Catholic
3-0
1
2
Iowa City High
6-0
2
3
Waterloo West
5-0
3
4
West Des Moines Valley
4-0
5
5
Des Moines East
4-1
6
6
Ankeny Centennial
3-0
7
7
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
5-0
9
8
Ames
5-0
10
9
Waukee
3-0
NR
10
Southeast Polk
3-2
NR
Dropped Out: Mason City (4), Sioux City West (8)

NASCAR taps Small to run Iowa Speedway

Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – NASCAR has selected Jimmy Small the new president of the Iowa Speedway. The appointment of the 28-year-old Small, a senior marketing manager for NASCAR, was announced Thursday at a press conference in Des Moines detailing NASCAR’s purchase of the track last month.   NASCAR bought the seven-year old track from Featherlite Inc., founder Conrad Clement and his family, who owned it for two years. NASCAR will be the $70-million Speedway’s third owner since it opened in 2006.

The Iowa Speedway is scheduled to host an IndyCar race and two Nationwide events, though it’ll have just one NASCAR trucks race after hosting a pair in recent years.  NASCAR has been adamant that it has no plans to award a Sprint Cup Series races to Iowa in the near future.

Griswold’s Everett Named 1-A Track & Field Coach of the Year

Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Jim Field

everettGriswold Girls Track coach, Andy Everett has the honor of being named Class 1-A Track and Field Coach of the Year. The Iowa Association of Track Coaches annually presents awards for outstanding accomplishments in coaching and distinguished service for the sport of track and field. Coach Everett is in an exclusive club of coaches who have won 3 consecutive state Track and Field Team titles. He was also nominated for the National High School Track and Field Coach of the year and the National Brooks Coaching Award for his coaching expertise, exemplifying the highest standard of sportsmanship, and motivating and inspiring his athletes. Some of his accomplishments include:

• Head Track Coach for over 20 years

• His Athletes have broken 75% of the Griswold Schools track records

• State track team finishes of 5th (2009), 4th (2010), 1st (2011), 1st (2012), 1st (2013)

• Has had numerous State champion individual event and relay teams.

• Several state and Drake place winners in hurdle events

• Several District championships

Coach Everett is not just a track coach at Griswold CSD. He is closing in on 100 victories as the Head Football coach, he help start the WIC conference Weight Lifting competition in which he has had 3 individual champions and 2 team titles. He also teaches high school math besides his coaching duties.

“I can’t think of a more deserving person then Coach Everett”, adds HS Principal TJ Dunphy. “I see him with athletes early in the morning and late at night. He puts in many hours to see our kids become successful. The students have bought into his programs and in turn he has helped them win championships. That does a lot for school pride and spirit, especially in a school our size.”

8AM Sportscast 12-12-2013

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December 12th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Cardinals sign RHP Angel Castro

Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals added pitching depth to their organization, signing right-hander Angel Castro to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old Castro is 4-3 with a 1.29 ERA in eight starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and the Cardinals had spots open on their 40-man roster. He has spent seven seasons in the minors since being drafted by Detroit in 2006 and also played in the Mexican League in 2010-11 and Japanese Pacific League in 2012. He has not pitched in the majors.

Last year, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Castro was 8-5 with a 3.48 ERA for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque and made 19 starts. He also pitched for the Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Drake hires Fox to replace Creighton

Sports

December 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake has hired assistant Rick Fox to replace Chris Creighton, who earlier Wednesday was named the head coach at Eastern Michigan. Fox spent the past six seasons as the assistant head coach under Creighton for the Bulldogs, who compete in the FCS. He also coached the offensive line and special teams.

Fox joined Creighton after serving as the offensive coordinator at Centre College (Ky.) from 1999-2007. Fox played at Wheaton College (Ill.) and served as the program’s offensive line coach and special teams coordinator before joining the staff at Centre College.

Drake went 44-22 with a pair of Pioneer Football League titles with Creighton in charge.