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Plan to ride your bike today? Log those miles to help Iowa win national competition

News, Sports

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s cold, rainy weather may be less than ideal for two-wheeling it this morning, but the National Bike Challenge opens today (Wednesday). Iowa placed in the top ten in the competition last year. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says it’ll be nice out soon and Iowa’s cycling enthusiasts can start adding up their miles. “We’re going to be working to try to boost Iowa to the top,” Wyatt says. “This is a state-by-state and a bicyclist-by-bicyclist and a community-by-community challenge to see who can ride their bikes more.” There are many different ways Iowans can take part in the countrywide contest and there’s an online leader board.

“You can look at individual riders and see who’s amassing the most points,” Wyatt says. “You can form a team of a group of people that can work together and encourage each other. Your workplace can compete against other workplaces and communities can compete against other communities to see who has the most bicycling in the state.” To take part in the challenge, log on to the website: Iowa Goes By Bicycle-dot-com.

“That will take you to the sign-in page,” Wyatt says. “It will ask you a few simple questions or you can log in with Facebook. There’s even a smartphone app so if you really don’t like typing in your miles, you can just pull out your phone and hit ‘start’ and it will record when you’re riding your bike.” The event kicks off National Bike Month. To learn more, visit: www.iowabicyclecoalition.org.

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May 1st, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Golf, Tennis, Soccer Results

Sports

May 1st, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic Trojan Golf Invitational

Team Scores:

  1. Atlantic   304
  2. Creston   314
  3. Harlan    337
  4. Nodaway Valley  339
  5. Norwalk    342
  6. Winterset   343
  7. Denison  346
  8. Kuemper  353
  9. Shenandoah  360
  10. Red Oak  387
  11. Glenwood  389
  12. Clarinda  400

Individuals:

  1. Carson Whittington, Creston 69
  2. Ross Martins, Harlan 74
  3. Travis Olsen, Atlantic 74
  4. Evan Schuler, Atlantic 74
  5. Hunter Sickles, Creston 77
  6. Sam Markham, Atlantic 77
  7. Ben Nelson, Atlantic 79
  8. Nick Barry, Atlantic 80
  9. Brandon Bjoin,  Harlan 80
  10. Delson Granthan,  Nodaway Valley 80
  11. Parker Eller, Denison 80
  12. Brandon Mahlstedt, Norwalk   81

Atlantic Betty Heflin Memorial

Team Scores:

  1. Clarinda  373
  2. Atlantic  374
  3. Norwalk  398
  4. Shenandoah  400
  5. Harlan  424
  6. Denison  425
  7. Creston  425
  8. Winterset  427
  9. Glenwood  498

Individuals:

  1. Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic  80
  2. Ellie Shane, Clarinda  89
  3. Madison Hance, Creston  90
  4. Bailey Walter, Atlantic  91
  5. Kristen Fichter, Shenandoah  91
  6. Adrian Ruzek, Shenandoah  93
  7. Beth Anderson, Clarinda  94
  8. Maddie Davidson, Clarinda  94
  9. Marissa Andersen, Clarinda  96
  10. Rachel Weber, Norwalk  97
  11. Marea Ferry, Harlan  98
  12. Courtney Leinen, Harlan  98

Boys Scores:

  • Audubon 173, A-H-S-T 204 (Andy Hoffman, Audubon 38)

Girls Scores:

  • Audubon 183, A-H-S-T 241 (Susie Bylund, Audubon 43)

Girls Tennis:

  • Corning 6, Audubon 3

Boys Tennis:

  • Audubon 6, Corning 3

Boys Soccer:

  • Des Moines Christian 9, Nodaway Valley 0
  • Glenwood 2, Sioux City North 1 (OT)
  • Thomas Jefferson 1, Harlan 0
  • Denison-Schleswig 4, Kuemper Catholic 0

Girls Soccer:

  • Kuemper Catholic 1, Denison-Schleswig 0
  • St. Albert 4, Abraham Lincoln 1
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic 4, Thomas Jefferson 0

Holliday, Garcia lead Cards to 2-1 win over Reds

Sports

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night. Garcia (3-1) gave up one run on seven hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter. The left-hander improved to 7-0 in eight starts against Cincinnati at Busch Stadium and is 9-2 overall against them. He retired the last seven batters he faced and recorded 18 ground ball outs. Edward Mujica struck out the side in the ninth for his fifth save in as many chances. Bronson Arroyo (2-3) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings for the Reds, whose win streak ended at three games.

National Bike month: Safety Tips

News, Sports

April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

May is “National Bike Month.” The Iowa Department of Transportation says with the weather finally warming up, more and more people will be pedaling down the streets on two wheels. The DOT is joining the League of American Bicyclists to promote May as National Bike Month. Officials say you can check around your workplace or community for activities related to these dates:

  •   Bike to School Day – May 8 (Be sure to register at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/)
  •   Bike to work week May 13 – 17 
  •   Bike to work day – May 17

If you are heading out on two wheels, here are a few safety tips from the Iowa DOT.

  •          Always wear a helmet.
  •          Wear bright colored clothing, rather than dark colors, especially at dusk and dawn.
  •          Ride on the right. Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn, or avoiding hazards.
  •          Never ride against traffic. Always ride with the flow of traffic.
  •          Obey traffic signs and signals. Use hand signals to advise motorists you plan to turn, change lanes or stop.
  •          Make eye contact with motorists. Never assume a motorist sees you or that you have the right of way. Expect the unexpected such as: parked vehicles pulling into traffic; vehicle doors opening into your path; and debris on the road.
  •          At night use a headlight, taillight and reflectors.

For motorists, safely sharing the road with bicycles includes:

  •          Not honking your horn at bicyclists. They may be startled and lose control.
  •          Using extra caution when passing bicycles. Move entirely into the left lane; on a two-lane road, do not pass a bicycle if oncoming traffic is near.
  •          Being aware that bicyclists might swerve to avoid road hazards. Common road hazards for bicyclists are potholes, debris, drainage grates, railroad tracks and narrow bridges.
  •          Being careful when opening your vehicle door. Road widths often force bicyclists to ride close to parked vehicles where they may be injured by an opening door.
  •          And, when in doubt, yield to bicycles. 

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April 30th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Monday Golf, Tennis, Soccer Results

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April 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Girls Golf:

  • Treynor 214, Griswold 230
  • Audubon 187, Tri-Center 224 (Susie Bylund, Audubon 39)
  • Clarinda 176, Glenwood 255
  • Clarke 222, Creston 240, Red Oak 282
  • Denison 221, Lewis Central 250

Boys Golf:

  • Griswold 172, Treynor 175 (James Reynolds, Griswold 38)
  • Tri-Center 163, Audubon 185 (Britton Barrier, Tri-Center 35)
  • A-H-S-T 200, Riverside 201, Nishnabotna 202
  • Glenwood 182, Clarinda 216
  • Creston 162, Clarke 184, Red Oak 203

Girls Soccer

  • Atlantic 1, AHST 0 (Emily Mitchell scored, Maren McNees 11 saves)
  • St. Albert 6, Harlan 0

Boys Tennis

  • Atlantic 5, Shenandoah 4
  • Lewis Central 7, Denison 2
  • Glenwood 5, Clarinda 4

Girls Tennis

  • Shenandoah 8, Atlantic 1
  • Harlan 5, St. Albert 4
  • Red Oak 9, Creston 0
  • Glenwood 8, Clarinda 1

Monday Track Results

Sports

April 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic Invitational:

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  136
  2. Abraham Lincoln  86
  3. Glenwood  85
  4. St. Albert  80
  5. Shenandoah  35
  6. Lewis Central  33
  7. Atlantic  31
  8. Clarinda  27
  9. Red Oak  24
  10. Denison  20

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  197
  2. Glenwood  57.5
  3. Abraham Lincoln  48
  4. Clarinda  46
  5. Creston  44
  6. Shenandoah  43
  7. Denison  39.5
  8. Thomas Jefferson  35
  9. Lewis Central  32
  10. Atlantic  27
  11. Red Oak  11
  12. St. Albert  9

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Rolling Hills Conference

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Adair-Casey  129
  2. Glidden-Ralston  121
  3. Exira/EHK  105
  4. CAM  81
  5. Iowa Christian  56
  6. Paton-Churdan  33
  7. Orient-Macksburg  17
  8. Grandview Park Baptist  7

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Exira/EHK  150
  2. Adair-Casey  114
  3. Glidden-Ralston  79
  4. Iowa Christian  67
  5. PAton-Churdan  59
  6. Grandview Park Baptist  46
  7. Orient-Macksburg & CAM  30

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Chiefs finishing off overhaul of moribund team

Sports

April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs weren’t exactly in shambles when John Dorsey and Andy Reid first walked through the door. After all, the team did have six Pro Bowl players on the roster. That doesn’t mean the Chiefs weren’t in need of an extreme makeover. Over the past couple months, that’s exactly what Dorsey and Reid have done. They made bold moves in free agency, trading for quarterback Alex Smith and signing such players as Anthony Fasano and Donnie Avery. They also locked up some of their own players, signing wide receiver Dwayne Bowe to a long-term deal.

They plugged most of the rest of their holes in last weekend’s draft, and now eagerly await the start of organized team activities to see exactly where they’re at in their rebuilding.

Latos outduels Wainwright as Red top Cardinals 2-1

Sports

April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances. Yadier Molina had an RBI double off Jonathan Broxton that produced the Cardinals’ first run in 17 innings.

Wainwright (4-2) trailed just six pitches in after Shin-soo Choo doubled on his first offering, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on Votto’s single. Over his final six innings, the right-hander gave up three hits and one run. Wainwright walked two, one intentionally, after issuing just one in 37 1-3 innings his first five starts. Latos (2-0) worked around five hits and three walks in his sixth quality start in as many outings this season.