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Lolo Jones’ attempt at humor backfires


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lolo Jones’ attempt at humor in a video that’s gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community. Like that, the U.S. hurdler finds herself under scrutiny again. Jones posted a Vine video in which she pokes fun at a check she received for $741.84 in prize money from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. In the spoof, she picks up the phone and says, “I’m going to be a little bit late on my rent.”

And now, instead of concentrating on the U.S. championships this week in her hometown, she’s explaining herself. She insisted it was simply a joke and has already talked to some of her bobsledding teammates. She says, “none of the girl teammates I work with took offense.”

IHSBCA Baseball Rankings Week 4


June 18th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 4-A:

  1. Ankeny
  2. Iowa City West
  3. WDM Valley
  4. Dowling Catholic
  5. Fort Dodge
  6. Des Moines East
  7. Johnston
  8. Urbandale
  9. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  10. Muscatine

Class 3-A:

  1. Clear Lake
  2. Davenport Assumption
  3. Glenwood
  4. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  5. LeMars
  6. Benton Community
  7. Waverly-Shell Rock
  8. Norwalk
  9. Harlan
  10. Solon

Class 2-A:

  1. North Polk
  2. Dyersville Beckman
  3. Cascade
  4. Roiland-Story
  5. Wilton
  6. Kuemper Catholic
  7. Iowa City Regina
  8. St. Albert
  9. Ogden
  10. Monticello

Class 1-A:

  1. Newman Catholic
  2. Van Meter
  3. Twin Cedars
  4. Don Bosco
  5. Martensdale-St. Marys
  6. Lawton-Bronson
  7. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  8. West Lyon
  9. Hinton
  10. Bishop Garrigan

8AM Sportscast 06-18-2013

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June 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Free Tickets to USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Available for K-12 Iowa Students


June 18th, 2013 by Jim Field

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships return to Track Central USA at Drake Stadium this week. Thanks to Principal Financial Group, complimentary tickets are available for K-12 students for this premier event including Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.

The championships will serve as the selection event for the coveted spots to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships August 10 – 18 in Moscow, Russia. The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are also the final stop of the 2013 Outdoor USATF Championship Series.

Tickets are available at Iowa Hall of Pride, located at 330 Park Street, Des Moines – (515) 280-8969.  There is a limit of two tickets per student, and students must show school identification in order to claim a ticket. The Iowa Hall of Pride is open from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. 

Additional tickets for purchase and more information is available at catchdesmoines.com/usatf.

Monday’s High School Softball Scores


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 9-4, Clarinda 8-2 (game 1 in 9 inn)
  • Creston 12, Shenandoah 3
  • Lewis Central 4, Denison-Schleswig 3
  • Glenwood 14, Red Oak 0
  • Harlan 4, Kuemper Catholic 3

Western Iowa:

  • Griswold 12, Sidney 5
  • Treynor 10, IKM-Manning 0
  • Underwood 12, St. Albert 2

Rolling Hills:

  • Exira-EHK 1, Glidden-Ralston 0
  • Grandview Park Baptist 11-17, CAM 0-0


  • Carroll 6, A-D-M 4
  • Abraham Lincoln 9, Sioux City North 1
  • Ogden 12, Panorama 0
  • Villisca 13, Bedford 6
  • West Harrison 14, Boyer Valley 4
  • Corning 5, Lamoni 2
  • Logan-Magnolia 11, Ar-We-Va 1

Monday’s High School Baseball Scores


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 16, Clarinda 0 (4 innings)
  • Glenwood 11, Red Oak 0
  • Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 5, Harlan 4
  • Lewis Central 4, Denison-Schleswig 3 (8 innings)
  • Creston 5, Shenandoah 1

Western Iowa Tourney:

  • A-H-S-T 12, Audubon 1
  • Missouri Valley 2, Tri-Center 1
  • Treynor 9, Griswold 4
  • Underwood 3, Riverside 0

Rolling Hills:

  • EHK-Exira 4, Glidden-Ralston 0
  • Iowa Christian Academy 13-9, Adair-Casey 8-7


  • Bedford 15, Villisca 6
  • Lenox 5, Nishnabotna 3
  • Logan-Magnolia 9, Ar-We-Va 5
  • Madrid 11, Guthrie Center 1 (6innings)
  • Ogden 6, Panorama 0
  • Van Meter 8, West Central Valley 4

College World Series News


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night. The Bulldogs (50-18) need one win to reach next week’s best-of-three finals. They’re off until Friday, when they’ll play Indiana (49-15) or Oregon State.

The Bulldogs erased a 3-2 deficit in the eighth. Brett Pirtle beat Will Nolden’s throw home to tie it after DeMarcus Henderson smacked a one-out liner into right, and Porter sent Brian Korte’s 3-1 pitch into the right-center gap to score Wea Rea and Henderson for a two-run lead. Indiana got a run back in the ninth, but closer Jonathan Holder came on to get the last out in relief of Chad Girodo (9-1). Holder earned his 20th save. Ryan Halstead (4-5) took the loss.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State used a seven-run fourth inning to break open the game against mistake-prone Louisville, and the Beavers stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-4 victory on Monday. The No. 3 national seed Beavers (51-12) play another elimination game Wednesday against Mississippi State or Indiana. The Cardinals (51-14) committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last seven games.

Ben Wetzler (10-1) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings. Jeff Thompson (11-2) lasted 3 2-3 innings, with three of the seven runs against him unearned. Oregon State scored the most runs allowed by Louisville this season. It was the highest-scoring game at the CWS in the three years it’s been played at TD Ameritrade Park. Andy Peterson went 3 for 4 and Max Gordon had two hits and two RBIs out of the No. 9 hole for the Beavers.

Miller, Molina lead Cardinals to victory


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller pitched five shutout innings and Yadier Molina had a two-run double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Miller (8-4), who had to wait out a rain delay of 1 hour, 59 minutes to start the game, left due to cramping in his right leg. He allowed just two hits and struck out five in the shortest start of his career. His previous shortest stint was 5 1-3 innings at Los Angeles on May 26.

Kevin Siegrist and Seth Manness followed Miller and combined for two shutout innings before Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run in the eighth on a broken bat single by Nate Schierholtz. Edward Munica gave up a homer to Darwin Barney with two outs in the ninth, but still earned his 20th save in 20 opportunities. Travis Wood (5-6) took the loss.

Vandals strike Schildberg Recreation Area, Atlantic City Park and Soccer Field

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

People who apparently have nothing better to do with their time have damaged property meant for the enjoyment and relaxation of others, in Atlantic. During Monday evening’s meeting of the Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors, Director Roger Herring said it’s believed persons from out of town destroyed a park bench at the Schildberg Recreation Area. The incident involving the very first new bench to be installed by a local Eagle Scout wasn’t discovered, until a week ago, when Herring went out to mow.

He says the bench was gone, and next to a picnic table was a round burn mark. Herring learned someone had pitched a tent and camped there the previous weekend. It didn’t take long for him to realize the campers tore apart the bench as used it as kindling for a campfire. Evidence of the fact included the discovery of the bench’s nuts and bolts in the campfire site. Herring says they have received leads in the case, and they don’t point to anyone local.

In another incident, Herring says someone took trash from a can at the City Park in downtown Atlantic last weekend, and dumped it in the men’s restroom. With the heat and humidity allowing the refuse to “Ferment” over the weekend, when the incident was discovered by Park workers, the stench nearly overwhelmed their senses. The culprits didn’t do any other damage, and even returned the trash can to its proper place.

City Councilman Chris Jimerson, who represents the Council on the Parks and Rec Board, mentioned also, that sometime over the weekend, persons on motorcycles tore up the Soccer Field by the Little League Park.  Herring says he believes that young people who are bored, are responsible for “That kind of Mickey Mouse stuff.”

CAM Gridiron Club Golf Tourney a Success


June 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

The CAM Gridiron Club would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2013 Golf Outing. The golf signs will be proudly displayed at all home football games as well.  Proceeds from the golf outing will go toward a new scoreboard and play clocks.

21st Century Coop, A & M Green Power, Anita Meat Processing, Anita Vet Clinic, Baier Auctioneering, Blaines Service, Bridgewater Oil Company, Brocker, Karns & Karns, Bruce’s Hometown Bar, Crestwood Hills, Cumberland Telephone Company, Cycles Plus, Dan’s Sanitation, Dan’s Welding Service, Deter Motor Company, Economy Foods, LLC, Ed’s Lawn Equipment, Farm Bureau Financial Services – Clayton Dorsey, Feedlot Steakhouse, First National Bank, Henningsen Processing Plant, Houghton State Bank, Huffy’s, J & M Coating, KJAN AM 1220/FM 101.1, KSOM, Lefty’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, Lindeman Tractor, Inc., Mailander Law Firm, Main St. Bar and Grill, Massena Implement, Massena Telephone, McCunn’s Body & Paint, Napa – Atlantic Motor Supply, Nishna Valley Credit Union, Partners Insurance, Producer’s Hybrids, Redwood Steak House, Rolling Hills Bank, Rumors Lounge, Seed Pro’s, Shooter’s, Steen Funeral Homes, Tune Up In, Weather Vane Cafe, W & W Lawn Service.

If you would like become a sponsor contact Mark Venteicher at 712-779-0169.