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2014 IHSBCA Baseball Week 3 Rankings


June 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

1. Dubuque Hempstead
2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
3. Dowling Catholic
4. DM East
5. Waukee
6. Urbandale
7. Fort Dodge
8. Ankeny Centennial
9. Cedar Falls
10. Dubuque Senior

1. Bishop Heelan
2. Clear Lake
3. West Delaware
4. Waverly-Shellrock
5. Wahlert
6. Assumption
7. Fairfield
8. ADM
9. Xavier
10. Harlan

Others receiving consideration: Perry, Dennison-Schleswig, Saydel, MOC- Floyd Valley, Atlantic

1. Dyersville Beckman
2. North Polk
3. Roland-Story
4. Van Meter
5. Wilton
6. Council Bluffs St. Albert
7. Mt. Vernon
8. South Winneshiek
9. Iowa CityRegina
10. Fort Dodge St. Edmond

Others receiving consideration: New Hampton, Monticello, Treynor, Cascade, Western Dubuque, Clayton Ridge/ Central

1. Twin Cedars
2. Mason City Newman
3. LeMars Gehlan
4. Van Buren
5. Remsen St. Mary’s
6. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
7. Don Bosco
8. Coon Rapids-Bayard
9. BGM
10. Glidden-Ralston

Others receiving consideration: Bishop Garrigan; Lawton-Bronson, Lisbon; Pleasantville; Logan-Magnolia; Janesville, Underwood

2014 Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Soccer Teams


June 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

1st Team:

  • Abby Stephenson (Nevada)
  • Courtney Powell (Union)
  • Emma Munger (St. Albert)
  • Hannah Borman (CC-Amana)
  • Jenna Cox (St. Albert)
  • Jess Helton (Nevada)
  • Josie Durr (Solon)
  • Katie Wick (Iowa City Regina)
  • Kaylee Grote (Tri-Center)
  • Lauren Ronnfeldt (Iowa City Regina)
  • Nicole Adair (Gladbrook-Reinbeck)
  • Rose Ripslinger (Assumption)
  • Sam Tymkowicz (Bishop Heelan)
  • Goalie: Clara Sporrer (Nevada)

2nd Team:

  • Abby Boeding (Holy Trinity)
  • Anna Seydel (Solon)
  • Ellie Cassabaum (Nevada)
  • Kyleah Dugan (Gladbrook-Reinbeck)
  • Lindsay McManus (Columbus Catholic)
  • Matti Munger (St. Albert)
  • Olivia Denham (Bondurant Farrar)
  • Olivia Sterns (Gilbert)
  • Raegan Saunders (Nevada)
  • Shelby Reiter (Denver)
  • Goalie: Tristan Beaulieu (Bishop Heelan)

Honorable Mention:

  • Allison Waters (Underwood)
  • Ana Petersen (Harlan)
  • Danielle Baumler (Beckman Catholic)
  • Dayton Powell (Union)
  • Jesse Lee (Webster City)
  • Kennedy Brown ( Iowa City Regina)
  • Kenzie Bousema (Western Christian)
  • Maddie Irmen (Assumption)
  • Mary Casson (St Albert)
  • Michaela Matuska (Nevada)
  • Rachel Moore (Assumption)
  • Rachel Vondrak (Bishop Heelan)
  • Sommer Stevens (Denver)

1-A State Coach of the Year:

  • Randy Davis (Nevada)

1st Team:

  • Addie Royer (PV)
  • Allie Dmyterko (Lewis Central)
  • Caroline Maher (ADM/Van Meter)
  • Chloe Gottschalk (North Scott)
  • Claire Dahm (Centennial)
  • Jaci Finley (DCG)
  • Jazlin Sprague (Winterset)
  • Kasey Hurt (Ankeny)
  • Lexi Rosa (DCG)
  • Marissa Berutti (Xavier)
  • Morgan Neuendorf (WSR)
  • Samantha Arnold (CBTJ)
  • Taylor Lemon (Keokuk)
  • Goalie: Libby Havenridge (CBTJ)

2nd Team:

  • Adrie Gunn (Centennial)
  • Andrea Aller (PV)
  • Demi Crist (Maquoketa)
  • Elyse Huber (Burlington)
  • Haley Grawe (WSR)
  • Karly Soy (North Scott)
  • Kayleigh Putnam (Lewis Central)
  • Kelsey Laughman (Ankeny)
  • Lindsay Gallens (North Scott)
  • Morgan Finch (Grinnell)
  • Goalie: Cora Meyers (PV)
  • Goalie: Natalie Patton (Lewis Central)

Honorable Mention:

  • Abby Buchanan (North Scott)
  • Alison O’Brien (DCG)
  • Amber Karsten (Newton)
  • Ellie Kurth (PV)
  • Emily Hofmann (ADM/Van Meter)
  • Glenda Cruz (Perry)
  • Hailey Gross (NV/WCV/AC)
  • Hanna Goetz (Ankeny)
  • Hanna Reznik (Norwalk)
  • Jackie Sunderman (Pella)
  • Jessie Ault (Centennial)
  • Karli Rucker (North Scott)
  • Katie Ives (Xavier)
  • Katie Stewart (WSR)
  • Kayla Grenier (Centennial)
  • Kelsey McSorley (Lewis Central)
  • Kim Shabino (Spencer)
  • Loren Hemiller (CBTJ)
  • Madison Bach (Marion)
  • Madison Bertman (ADM/Van Meter)
  • Malia Durr (Grinnell)
  • Mallory Lynch (Pella)
  • Michaela Jacobsen (Newton)
  • Reghan Coyle (Lewis Central)
  • Sammy Stoelk (Centennial)
  • Sarah Homan (Glenwood)
  • Sirina Reed (Ankeny)
  • Skylia Heideman (WSR)
  • Taylor Bickford (Maquoketa)
  • Goalie: Abby Daly (ADM/Van Meter)
  • Goalie: Addy Rosa (DCG)
  • Goalie: Holly Hazelton (Xavier)

2-A State Coach of the Year:

  • Dion Ayers (North Scott)

1st Team:

  • Alesha Duccini (Hempstead)
  • Alli Peterson (Iowa City West)
  • Alyssa Hewitt (Waukee)
  • Bailey Bravard (Dowling)
  • Brooklyn Malchow (SC East)
  • Hannah McDevitt (Waukee)
  • Katharine Woodruff (Ames)
  • Jensen Sevening (Linn-Mar)
  • Kaela Dickerman (Kennedy)
  • Mackenzie Main (Valley)
  • McKay Matheson (Bettendorf)
  • Miranda Holle (Bettendorf)
  • Olivia Garcia (Linn-Mar)
  • Rachel Wanninger (Johnston)
  • Goalie: Rylie Frese (Linn-Mar)

2nd Team:

  • Allison Bitter (Hempstead)
  • Anna Hausler (Iowa City West)
  • Caitlin Foley (SC East)
  • Claire Larson (Linn-Mar)
  • Delaney Bolton (CBAL)
  • Emma Cooper (Iowa City West)
  • Mallary Erbes (Urbandale)
  • Regan Steigleder (Iowa City West)
  • Reilly Bertram (Dowling)
  • Goalie: Haley Morris (Valley)

Honorable Mention:

  • Abby Harbin (Hempstead)
  • Anja Schepp (Valley)
  • Brooke Swain (Valley)
  • Ellie Cavanaugh (Waukee)
  • Emily Clemens (Muscatine)
  • Emily Lehman (Johnston)
  • Emily Menges (Linn-Mar)
  • Hannah Kousheh (Prairie)
  • Isabella Blackman (Bettendorf)
  • Jordan Travis (SE Polk)
  • Lexi Vaughn (Marshalltown)
  • Liz Finn (Bettendorf)
  • Malory Garman (Linn-Mar)
  • Mariam Bartlett (Cedar Falls)
  • Marin Daniel (Dowling)
  • Mikayla Whitmer (Waukee)
  • Morgan Schlee (Valley)
  • Morgan Seemuth (Waukee)
  • Paige Wagner (Bettendorf)
  • Rachel Roshek (Johnston)
  • Goalie: Kaylee Coble (Hempstead)
  • Goalie: Kyla Inderski (Urbandale)
  • Goalie: Miranda Hunzecker (Waukee)

3-A State Coach of the Year:

  • Steve Dickinson (Linn-Mar)

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June 16th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Carroll Baseball Tournament Finals


June 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Sunday, June 15


  • Carroll 15, Kuemper Catholic 5
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11, Denison 2


  • (Championship) Carroll 4, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2
  • (Consolation) Kuemper Catholic 10, Denison 6


Thousands gathered in Dyersville for “Field of Dreams” 25th

News, Sports

June 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It’s one of the most famous movie lines of all time. “People will come, Ray,” actor James Earl Jones says in the film. “People will most definitely come.” And people did come – thousands of them – for the “Field of Dreams” 25th Anniversary Celebration this past weekend. Fans from around the world and celebrities, too — including the movie’s star, Kevin Costner — all made the trip to Dyersville, Iowa to spend time at the site where the movie was filmed 26 years ago. To mark the silver anniversary of the film’s release, celebrities like Costner and fans gathered on the field Friday night to watch the movie together on the big screen.

“It’s nice to know people feel the same way about the film 25 years later,” Costner said. At a press conference on Saturday, Costner told the crowd that Friday night had been a special moment for him, since it was the first time he got to watch the movie with his three young children. Some other members of the cast were there, too. Actor Timothy Busfield portrayed Costner’s skeptical brother-in-law in the movie. “I don’t know if anybody thought that it would be 25 years later and we’d still be an iconic movie,” Busfield said. “You don’t aim for the fences. You try to do your best job 12 hours a day…and what’s its become you don’t ever expect.”

Dwier Brown, the actor who played Costner’s father in the movie, appears in one of the most emotional moments of the film, but Brown says the scenes he likes best are the ones that make you laugh. I like when Tim walks in front of the pitch. Every time the movie’s going on, I have to watch that bit,” Brown said. “I also like it when Kevin’s arguing with them about why he doesn’t get to go into the field and he says” ‘I’ve done everything and I’ve never asked: “What’s in it for me?” And they say: ‘What are you saying?’ And he says: ‘What’s in it for me?'” N-B-C sportscaster Bob Costas was also in Dyersville for the film’s anniversary celebration. He shared his favorite moments from “Field of Dreams” during Saturday’s news conference.

“Everybody remembers: ‘Dad, want to have a catch?’…and they remember James Earl Jones’ speech, but Burt Lancaster as ‘Moonlight Graham’ has a little speech of his own that he delivers to Kevin in his office now that he’s a doctor and you can see that whether it’s Baby Ruth or Shoeless Joe Jackson or somebody that played half an inning in the Big Leagues, they understand what the game can mean and what the beauty of the game and how it stays inside them, and then when he reappears here and revives…Annie and Ray’s daughter and then walks back across the field and when Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson says, ‘Hey you were good,’ he validates that he was a good ball player, even though he only played a handfull of moments in the Major Leagues,” Costas said. “I like that part.” The cast and crew took part in a celebrity softball game at the field Saturday, along with other celebrities, such as actors Colin Egglesfield and Joel Murray, actress Kristy Swanson, model Kim DeJesus and baseball greats Bret Saberhagen and Glendon Rusch. Rusch says it was an incredible experience.

“I’d never been to the Field of Dreams, so to come here and be a part of this with the cast, you know, it’s like a childhood dream, really,” Rusch says. “…It’s like being a little kid.” Thousands of fans filled the bleachers and sat along the entire perimeter of the field to watch the game, which included an appearance by the Ghostplayers. The Ghostplayers, all local guys who dress up as old White Sox ball players –just like the movie — played with Costner’s three kids as Costner and his wife watched and smiled. Denise Stillman, who now owns the “Field of Dreams” farm and movie site, says it was a special weekend for Costner.

“It’s been fantastic,” Stillman said. “Having Kevin here obviously ads a huge electricity to the event and I know the event means a lot to him because he’s had his family with him here this weekend. He’s got two little boys that are just absolutely adorable and they were having a catch yesterday and having that great, special time to really soak up and share this piece of his history with his family was special to watch.” Stillman says people from all over the world came to Dyersville for the anniversary celebration.

“People from Switzerland, people from other parts of Europe — I believe we have one family from somewhere in the Caribbean and we’ve got some folks from Asia, so it’s been truly an international event and it’s been a labor of love from the town (of Dyersville),” Stillman says. “We’ve had thousands of people supporting us and I think, literally, half of them working the event.” Doug May drove several hours from Woodburn, Iowa to come to the field. He was playing a game of catch with his son Saturday after watching the screening of the movie Friday night.

“I was surreal to be there, you know, you’re like: ‘Oh, we’re sitting right where they’re playing the game or right where that ghost is coming. We’re right there!'” May says. “It’s just surreal that you’re part of history.” Tim Horn came all the way from Arizona to share this Father’s Day weekend with his son.  “A good father-son bonding experience and we actually watched the movie for the first time this morning,” Horn said, and his son added: “It was pretty good.” Horn asked his son: “What was your favorite scene?” The younger Horn replied: “When he pitches the ball, but falls down, apparently.” The elder Horn followed up: “Did you like the ghosts coming out of the corn fields?” The boy replied: “Yes!” All twelve thousand of the free tickets for this weekend’s events were claimed.

(Radio Iowa)

College World Series results from Sun., 6/15/14


June 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mike Papi’s RBI double into right-center with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Virginia a 2-1 victory over Mississippi in the College World Series on Sunday night. The Cavaliers’ win came after Nathan Kirby and Artie Lewicki combined for the first one-hitter at the CWS since 1983. The Rebels elected to pitch to Virginia’s top hitter and RBI leader even though first base was unoccupied. Aaron Greenwood (3-2) ran the count full before Papi drilled the ball into the gap, allowing Nate Irving to score from second.

Virginia (50-14) plays TCU in a winners game on Tuesday night. Ole Miss (46-20) meets Texas Tech in an elimination game in the afternoon. Lewicki (2-0) earned the win in relief after Kirby gave up one hit and one run over seven innings. Ole Miss converted two walks and a groundout to tie it in the eighth.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Boomer White drove in the go-ahead run in a dramatic eighth inning, and TCU beat Big 12 rival Texas Tech 3-2 in the College World Series on Sunday. The Horned Frogs (48-16) fell behind in the top of the eighth after starting pitcher Preston Morrison left the game, but they came back in the bottom half against Tech closer Jonny Drozd.

TCU, the No. 7 national seed, moves to a Tuesday game against Virginia, a 2-1 winner over Mississippi on Sunday night. Texas Tech (45-20), in the CWS for the first time, will play the Ole Miss in the afternoon. TCU closer Riley Ferrell (3-1) earned the win in relief of Preston Morrison, who allowed five singles and struck out a career-high 10 in 7 1-3 innings. Drozd (7-1) took the loss.

Cardinal sweep the Nat’s; Martinez starts against Mets Monday


June 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams homered for the third time in three games — all with his father in attendance — and Matt Holliday also went deep, helping the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory and series sweep Sunday over the Washington Nationals. Adams gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch, his sixth homer of the season. Adams’ father, Jamie, has been visiting from Pennsylvania on Father’s Day weekend.

Holliday put St. Louis up 3-0 in the third. Jaime Garcia pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and a run for St. Louis. He struck out six and walked two. Trevor Rosenthal got the final out for his 20th save. Washington’s Doug Fister had his five-start winning streak snapped.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals said reliever Carlos Martinez will make his second career start against the New York Mets on Monday in place of Adam Wainwright. Wainwright will miss the start because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. He is 9-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 100 1-3 innings this season. He had an injection on Wednesday after an MRI pinpointed the trouble area in the back of his elbow. General manager John Mozeliak said it was like “tennis elbow.”

Wainwright was a 19-game winner last year and won 20 games in 2010. This season, Martinez is 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in 30 appearances with no starts. He started one game in 2013. He went 4 2-3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing four runs.

College World Series results from Sat., June 14 2014


June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dansby Swanson doubled in two runs and Adam Ravenelle pitched 2 1-3 innings of shutout relief to help Vanderbilt beat Louisville 5-3 in the College World Series on Saturday night. The Commodores (46-19) won in a grinding, 3-hour, 40-minute game that saw Louisville (50-16) issue nine walks, its third-most of the season. One of the Cardinals’ two wild pitches produced a Vanderbilt run.

Another run, and a big one, came home on a passed ball after the Commodores saw their 4-0 lead shrink to 4-3 in the seventh. It looked like catcher Kyle Gibson was setting up for a pitch-out, but reliever Kyle McGrath pitched to the plate and Gibson let the ball get past him, allowing Vince Conde to score. Carson Fulmer (7-1) worked six innings for the win, and Ravenelle retired seven of the last eight Louisville batters for his first save. Kyle Funkhouser (13-3) took the loss.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning Saturday in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series. The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they broke through against Texas starter Nathan Thornhill (8-3) and reliever John Curtiss.

One of the last four teams selected for the NCAA tournament, UC Irvine (41-23) continued to amaze during a postseason run in which it knocked off No. 1 national seed Oregon State and swept a super regional at Oklahoma State. The Anteaters advanced to a winner’s game Monday against Vanderbilt, a 5-3 winner over Louisville in the night game. The Longhorns (43-20) play Louisville.

Evan Brock (9-6) earned the win, pitching 2 1-3 innings of no-hit relief and striking out the side in the ninth.

Cardinals beat Strasburg, Nationals 4-1


June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, connecting off Stephen Strasburg in St. Louis’ three-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Saturday night.

Adams snapped a 1-all tie with his sixth homer leading off the seventh, driving a 3-1 offering from Strasburg (6-5) over the wall in right-center. On Friday, he homered on his first swing since coming off the 15-day disabled list from a left calf strain, lifting St. Louis to a 1-0 victory.

The Cardinals batted around in the seventh with the help of two infield hits, a hit batter and two walks, one of them by Matt Holliday with the bases loaded against Drew Storen.

Wainwright to skip start


June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright will skip a turn in the rotation to allow tendinitis in the back of his pitching elbow to subside. General manager John Mozeliak says it hasn’t been determined who will take Wainwright’s spot on Monday night against the Mets.

Wainwright is tied for the National League lead with nine wins