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Iowa loses rowing coach to Virginia


May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will be looking for its second women’s rowing coach in just 10 months. The school announced Monday that coach Steve Pritzker is leaving to become the chief financial officer for the athletic department at the University of Virginia. Pritzker spent nine seasons at Virginia before taking over at Iowa in July.

Pritzker called the decision to leave coaching “gut wrenching,” and athletic director Gary Barta praised him for the improvement the program saw in his brief tenure. Pritzker had replaced Mandi Kowal, who started the program from scratch and spent 18 seasons at Iowa before facing scrutiny over how she pushed athletes during workouts.

Marquis wins 5th straight, Padres beat Cards 4-2


May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Marquis (6-2) has won five straight starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings while striking out three and walking four.

Chris Denorfia went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Padres, who have won three straight and five of seven. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. Venable homered into the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Deck atop the right-field fence leading off the seventh, his seventh. It came on the second pitch from Mitchell Boggs, who just returned from a demotion to Triple-A Memphis.

Adair-Casey Hoopster Rochholz Chooses Dordt


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Press Release via Dordt College

(Monday, May 20; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Spencer Rochholz,  a senior at Adair Casey (Iowa) High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

Rochholz, a 6‑1 guard, averaged 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game while helping Adair Casey to a 16‑6 record this season.  He was a first‑team all‑conference selection in 2013 after earning second‑team honors in 2012.  He is also a two‑time state qualifier in cross country.

“We are glad Spencer has decided to attend Dordt College.  He comes from a very good high school program and has enjoyed a great deal of success at Adair‑Casey.  His ability to score will help him transition from high school to college nicely.  Spencer is a competitor who will work hard during his time on our campus,” said Dordt College coach Ross Douma.

Spencer is the son of Connie Emgarten.  He plans to study exercise science at Dordt College.

Spencer will be joining Atlantic star Dalton Franken whom had previously committed to Dordt.

Girls Regional Golf Finals Today


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Regional 2 Final @ Corning: Happy Hollow Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Guthrie Center
  • Corning
  • Griswold

Local Individuals:

  • Kara Collins, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Jessica Wood, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Mallory Osen, Guthrie Center
  • Maria Ahrens, Guthrie Center
  • Katie Cogdill, Boyer Valley
  • Kaleigh Westlake, Corning
  • Bailey Heaton, Corning
  • Cassidy Legg, Griswold
  • Alex Potzner, Earlham
  • Serena Robinette, Griswold

Class 2A Regional 2 Final at Underwood: Quail Run Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
  • Ridge View
  • Audubon
  • Central Decatur

Local Individuals:

  •  Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley
  • Summer Beery, MVAO
  • Katie Eckert, Woodbury Central
  • Nicole Tiarks, AHST
  • Cierra Boyer, MVAO
  • Susie Bylund, Audubon
  • Lexie Thygesen, Audubon
  • Shelby Williams, CAM-AC
  • Katie Havens, Central Decatur
  • Sadie Greene, Central Decatur
  • Rachel Flug, Audubon


Class 3A Regional 1 Final @ Lake City: Lake City Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Kuemper Catholic
  • Hampton-Dumont

Local Individuals:

  • Madison Sietsema, Hampton-Dumont
  • Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic
  • Michaela Boyce – Kuemper Catholic
  • Mikaela Livengood, Clarion-Goldfield
  • Courtney Snyder, Kuemper Catholic
  • Mara Masching, Kuemper Catholic



Class 3A Regional 2 Final @ Chariton: Lakeview Golf & Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Atlantic
  • Clarinda

Local Individuals:

  • Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic
  • Elie Shane, Clarinda
  • Bailey Walter, Atlantic
  • Shelby Worth, Atlantic
  • Beth Anderson, Clarinda

Class 4A Region 1 @ Storm Lake: Lake Creek Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • Bishop Heelan, Carroll, Clear Lake, Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Humboldt, LeMars, Lewis Central, Sergean Bluff-Luton, Spencer, Storm Lake.

Class 4A Region 2 @ Newton: Westwood Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • ADM, Ballard, Carlisle, Creston, Dallas Center-Grimes, Ginnell, Newton, Norwalk, Perry, Vinton-Shellsburg, Webster City, Winterset.


‘Eat to Compete’ Program Offered for Coaches and Teachers

News, Sports

May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Helping young athletes make smart nutrition practices is the focus of a program from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach for coaches, teachers, and athletic directors. Holly VanHeel, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, says “Parents depend on teachers and coaches to give their players accurate information about training diets, supplements, and fluids. These sessions are designed to help coaches and others know what kind of advice they can offer.”

The program includes information on training diets, supplements, fluids, prevention of athletic injuries, eating disorders, and current research presented by faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU. The program, delivered as a webinar, is hosted by local extension offices. Throughout the program, activities will be facilitated by ISU Extension Nutrition and Health program specialists at each location. The program scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2013 will be hosted at the following locations:

ShelbyCounty – at Harlan and UnionCounty- at Creston

Participants can register for coaching reauthorization, teaching license recertification or graduate credit. Registration is online on the AEA11 web site at  https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/AC000199171401INV
Information also is available from local ISU Extension offices.

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May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Girls Regional Team Tennis Results


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Girls Regional Team Tennis was played Saturday, May 18th.  Many area schools competed in Class 1A Region 2. State first rounds will be played Monday, May 20th and Tuesday May, 21st with the final four from each class moving on to play on June 1st in Ankeny for Class 1A.

First Round

  • Creston over Saydel 5-2
  • Glenwood over Harlan 5-0
  • Atlantic over CB St. Albert 5-3
  • Ballard over Clarke/Murray 5-4
  • North Polk over Audubon 5-1
  • Boone over Norwalk 5-4
  • Red Oak over Shenendoah 5-1
  • Clarinda over Corning 5-0.


  • Red Oak over Clarinda 5-0
  • Ballard over Creston 5-0
  • Glenwood over Atlantic 5-0
  • Boone over North Polk 5-1

Regional Finals

  • Red Oak over Glenwood 5-0 (Red Oak is the Red Oak Regional Champ)
  • Ballard over Boone 5-2 (Ballard is the Ballard Regional Champ)

State 1st Round (Monday the 20th at Norwalk 3:00pm)

  • Red Oak vs. Ballard

Boys Substate Team Tennis Results Saturday


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Substate Boys Tennis was played on Saturday, May 18th with the Atlantic Boys competing at Norwalk.  In the Semi-final round Red Oak defeated Ballard 5-2 and Creston Orient-Macksburg defeated Atlantic 5-1.  Red Oak then moved on to defeat Creston Orient-Macksburg in the finals 5-3.  Red Oak advances on to the State Team Tennis Competition on Tuesday, May 28th at Waveland Tennis Courts in Des Moines.  In case of rain that day the tournament will be held at the Aspen Tennis Center in Des Moines.


Fremont/Page Co. Crimestoppers to hold golf tournament


May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont & Page County Crimestoppers will hold their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament in July. Officials say the event at the American Legion Country Club Golf Course in Shenandoah begins with a shotgun start at 1-p.m. July 13th. Lunch and registration is at noon on that date, a four-person scramble. There will be prizes for a Hole-in-One, other hole and door prizes. Your registration fee of $200 for a 4-person team includes lunch and 18 holes of golf. Hole sponsorships are available for $200, or you can be a hole sponsor and a team, for $300.

Registration fees may be mailed in advance or paid on the day of the tournament. Checks for the registration fees may be made out to Fremont County Crimestoppers. Mail entry forms (including your team member names, whether you wish to sponsor a hole, and the number of golf carts needed, to: American Legion Country Club, 1900 South Elm St., Shenandoah, IA, 51601.

Officials say you may bring your own golf cart or rent one at the course. No outside alcohol will be allowed. Registration by July 31st is limited to the first 36 teams paid. For more information, call the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424, the Page County Sheriff’s Office at 712-542-5193, the Clarinda Police Dept. at 712-542-2194, or Shenandoah Police Dept., at 712-246-3512.

Proceeds from the event will offer continued support of the Fremont and Page County Crimestoppers.


Cards’ Boggs arrives; Lyons to start for Garcia


May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will promote rookie lefty Tyler Lyons from the minors to make his major league debut in place of injured Jaime Garcia on Wednesday. They’ve also plugged Mitchell Boggs back into the bullpen mix. The Cardinals have officially placed Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain retroactive to Saturday. Manager Mike Matheny said Sunday the timetable was uncertain for Garcia, who was on the DL for two months last year with a similar injury.

Another injured starter, Jake Westbrook, threw 25 pitches from 60 feet and is expected to miss at least one more start recovering from elbow inflammation. The Cardinals can avoid one of those holes with a day off Thursday.