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8AM Sportscast 04-17-2013

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April 17th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Tuesday Track Results


April 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

Lewis Central Coed

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  141
  2. Glenwood  133
  3. Abraham Lincoln  113
  4. St. Albert  76
  5. Lewis Central  59
  6. Atlantic  56
  7. Griswold  54
  8. Thomas Jefferson  51
  9. Underwood  13

CLICK HERE for complete boys results.

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  216
  2. Glenwood  160.5
  3. Abraham Lincoln  110
  4. Lewis Central  86
  5. Atlantic  69.5
  6. Thomas Jefferson  48
  7. St. Albert  36

CLICK HERE for complete girls results.

CAM Classic

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Adair-Casey  166
  2. CAM  120
  3. Exira/EHK  120
  4. Iowa Christian  52
  5. Orient-Macksburg  33

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Exira/EHK  164
  2. Sidney  112
  3. Adair-Casey  106
  4. Iowa Christian  55
  5. CAM  50

Treynor Cardette Relays

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Treynor  137
  2. Griswold  95
  3. Audubon  63
  4. Tri-Center  60
  5. Shenandoah  52

Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the 3000, 1500, 400 & 400 hurdles.

Red Oak Invitational

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Shenandoah  114
  2. Mount Ayr  110
  3. Clarinda  82
  4. Red Oak  68
  5. Tri-Center  48
  6. Bedford  44
  7. Riverside  35
  8. Corning  24
  9. Villisca  19
  10. Essex  7

CLICK HERE for complete boys results.

Tuesday Tennis/Golf/Soccer Results


April 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

Girls Tennis:
  • Denison 6, Atlantic 3
  • Corning 7, Audubon 2
  • Glenwood 9, Harlan 0
  • Red Oak 9, Shenandoah 0

Boys Tennis:

  • Atlantic 6, Denison 3
  • Audubon 9, Corning 0
  • Glenwood 8, Harlan 1
  • Red oak 8, Shenandoah 1

Boys Golf:

  • Atlantic 152, Denison 184 (Medalist: Travis Olsen, Atlantic 37, Runner-up: Evan Schuler, Atlantic 37)
  • Riverside 178, Audubon 201 (Medalist: Andy Hoffmann, Audubon 41, Runner-up: Tyler Krueger, Riverside 42)
  • Harlan 162, Glenwood 205
  • Missouri Valley 195, Logan-Magnolia 212
  • Red Oak 189, Southwest Iowa 206, Villisca 281 (Medalist: Ryan Plambeck, Red Oak 46)

Girls Golf:

  • Denison 221, Atlantic 268 (Medalist: Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic 42, Runner-up: Erin Olsen, Atlantic 52)
  • Harlan 229, Glenwood 267
  • Audubon 195, Riverside no score (Medalist: Susie Bylund, Audubon 47)
  • Southwest Iowa 283, Red Oak 286
Boys Soccer:
  • Riverside 3, Thomas Jefferson 2 (OT)
  • Sioux City East 1, Denison 0
  • St. Albert 2, Harlan 1
  • Kuemper Catholic 5, West Central Valley 1
  • Abraham Lincoln 4, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1

 Girls Soccer:

  • Glenwood 6, Riverside 0
  • Abraham Lincoln 5, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3
  • Thomas Jefferson 4, Sioux City West 0

Busch Stadium to host college football game


April 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host its first-ever football game on Sept. 21, a matchup between Southeast Missouri State and Southern Illinois University. Details were announced Monday at the ballpark. The field will be mostly in the outfield, though a small part will be on the infield dirt. There will be about six days to convert the field for football after the Cardinals conclude a home stand. But after the football game, stadium crews will have less than two days to get the field back to baseball before the Cardinals host Washington.

The new Busch opened in 2006. The previous Busch Stadium was home to the football Cardinals, and the Rams used it briefly before the dome was ready in the middle of their first season in St. Louis.

Chiefs open 3-day minicamp without Branden Albert


April 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs began a three-day, voluntary minicamp without franchise left tackle Branden Albert, who has not been a part of the team’s offseason program. The Chiefs are allowed the additional minicamp under terms of the collective bargaining agreement that grant extra workouts to teams that experienced a coaching change. Everybody on the roster was present for the session at the Chiefs’ practice facility except for Albert, who has signed his franchise tag. Albert has said that he wants a long-term deal and there have been rumblings that the Chiefs are trying to trade him ahead of next week’s draft.

The Chiefs are seeking a second-round choice for Albert after trading away their original second-round pick for quarterback Alex Smith, who took part in Tuesday’s workout.

Cardinals-Pirates game rained out after 2 innings


April 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rain has wiped out Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. The storm hit at the end of the second inning with the Pirates leading 4-2, and the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 24 minutes. No makeup date was immediately announced.

The cancellation allows St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook to reset his ERA to 0.00. The right-hander has struggled against the Pirates in his career, and Pittsburgh turned five consecutive singles in the first inning into four runs.

Pittsburgh starter Jonathan Sanchez — who came in with a 12.96 ERA — allowed two runs in the first inning but retired the side in order in the second.

Good intentions backfire on Iowa St in NCAA case


April 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State brought former guard Keith Moore back as a student assistant in 2010, hoping for another success story in a program that helps former athletes return to finish their degrees. Instead, it may get sanctioned for major NCAA recruiting violations for the first time since 1986.

University officials say a well-intentioned effort to allow Moore to assist the team while completing a bachelor’s degree has backfired. It’s led to an NCAA investigation that could result in sanctions for the school and coaches found to have improperly contacted recruits.

The university is now facing questions about whether it properly vetted and supervised Moore, an AAU coach for top Iowa high school players. Experts say the Committee on Infractions will scrutinize the program’s relationship with Moore before deciding punishment.

Iowa St appears loaded at RB


April 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The absence of Iowa State senior running back Shontrelle Johnson hasn’t slowed the Cyclones down at all this spring.  Iowa State finds itself with a problem many other programs wish they had as spring ball winds down. The Cyclones run six deep at tailback — assuming that Johnson’s recovery from an ACL tear goes smoothly — and each of them has done enough to excite the coaching staff. Iowa State wraps up spring practice with an intra-squad scrimmage Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

Drake Relays confident in meet safety


April 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake Relays director Brian Brown says officials are confident that athletes and fans will be safe during next week’s meet. Brown was asked on multiple occasions about event security Tuesday in the wake of pair of recent explosions at the Boston Marathon. Though Brown declined to go into details about the meet’s security protocol, he says officials are “prepared” to host the event at Drake Stadium from April 25-28. Drake released a statement Tuesday saying that the public will be notified if the event decides to change its existing security plans. Brown says campus and Des Moines police, along with state and federal officials, help coordinate the annual safety plan for the meet.

178 Officials to be Honored at 19th Annual IHSAA Recognition & Awards Ceremony


April 16th, 2013 by Jim Field

A total of 178 officials are scheduled to receive awards at the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 19th Annual Officials’ Banquet and Recognition Ceremony, Saturday, April 27 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.  A social hour will start the festivities at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and recognition program.

The list of honoree includes five officials who each have 50 years of service. Those officials are Jerry L. Courtney of Burlington; Jack Foresman from Cleghorn; Willard Howell of Wapello; Martin Pillers from West Des Moines; and Larry C. Williams of Waverly.

Deb Richarz of LeMars will be honored as the NFHS Distinguished Active Official for Section 4 (Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana). Ms. Richarz has been an IGHSAU official for 32 years and has been an IHSAA official for 19.
She has officiated the State Volleyball and Softball Tournaments 13 years each including four title matches in volleyball and seven in softball. She has been the state’s NFOA official of the year in each sport, and has been inducted in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She also has extensive experience in both sports at the NAIA, Division II and Division III levels at national and regional tournaments. She is active in the Siouxland Officials Association and a past president of the group.

Thirty-seven individuals will be honored for 35 years of service; 45 others for 25 years and 71 for officiating 15 years. In addition awards will be given to five aspiring new officials and 15 officials will receive a plaque as the NFOA state award winner of official of the year in a particular sport.

This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Pereira, a former college and NFL official who appears regularly on FOX Sports as a rules analyst. Pereira spent 14 years as a college football official with eight post season bowl games before joining the National Football League for 14 seasons as a game official followed by being a supervisor of officiating, director of officiating and vice president of NFL officiating. He left the NFL in 2009.

With FOX, if circumstances warrant a rules interpretation, he is on hand throughout their telecasts, communicating to the network announcers and fans. He is a regular contributor to the NFL Sunday pregame show, FOX Sports.com and the network’s sports radio. His vast experience allows him to pen a weekly column, which is titled “Under Review” and ranks the 10 most impactful calls made during the previous week’s games.

Following are the local officials scheduled to be honored at the April 27 ceremonies.

Tom Berens TREYNOR
Kevin O. Garrett ATLANTIC
Phillip Hascall ATLANTIC
Douglas Maher STANTON
Mark D. Markham ATLANTIC
Michael L. Ruhnke CARROLL
Bruce Schenck GLENWOOD

Doyle Engelen TEMPLETON

Jim Christensen FONTANELLE
C. Leroy Dukes BEDFORD
Jim Molitor CARROLL
Dale “Ernie” Reinke MANNING
James “Jake” Schwartzkopf STUART
John D. Walters CRESTON

Kevin Cabbage STANTON

Wrestling: Tom Moore GRISWOLD
Baseball: Bob Sweeney ATLANTIC