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Chiefs spent offseason tinkering for Broncos


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Andy Reid isn’t willing to admit it. Not officially, anyway. But a close look at the moves that he and general manager John Dorsey made once they arrived in Kansas City makes it very clear: The Chiefs were built for the Broncos.

During their offseason overhaul, the Chiefs brought in big, physical cornerbacks Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper. The idea is that they’ll be able to better match up with Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, the big, physical wide receivers of the Broncos.

Reid said that the Chiefs were merely trying to find the best players available. It just happens to be good fortune that the moves they made could prove invaluable when the teams meet Sunday night in their AFC West showdown.

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State Volleyball Tournament Scores (11/13) & Schedule (11/14)


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Wednesday, November 13 – Class 1A First Round

LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-25-20-25, Stanton 15-18-25-22

Holy Trinity Catholic 25-25-25, Guthrie Center 18-21-7

Janesville 25-25-25, Springville 15-9-6

Central Lyon 22-25-25-25, Tripoli 25-20-23-23

Thursday, November 14 – Class 1A Semifinals

6:00 p.m. – LeMars Gehlen Catholic (24-11) vs. Holy Trinity Catholic (46-4)

6:00 p.m. – Janesville (36-4) vs. Central Lyon (28-6)

Wednesday, November 13- Class 2A First Round

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-25-25-25, Council Bluffs St. Albert 20-22-27-16

Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, Iowa City Regina 13-7-14

Sumner-Fredericksburg 25-25-15-25, Hinton 17-22-25-19

Western Christian 25-25-25, Grundy Center 15-13-15

Friday, November 14 – Class 2A Semifinals

4:00 p.m. – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (35-5) vs. Dike-New Hartford (43-1)

4:00 p.m. – Sumner-Fredericksburg (38-3) vs. Western Christian (44-2)

Wednesday, November 13 – Class 3A First Round

Union 22-25-25-25, Nevada 25-21-22-21

Kuemper Catholic 25-25-21-25, Red Oak 17-21-25-21

Thursday, November 14 – Class 3A Semifinals

2:00 pm – MOC-Floyd Valley (33-6) vs. Union (28-7)

2:00 p.m. – Mount Vernon (26-10) vs. Kuemper Catholic (27-4)

Thursday, November 14 – Class 4A Semifinals

Noon – Charles City (40-6) vs. Harlan (35-4)

Noon – Davenport Assumption (32-6) vs. Solon (32-2)

Thursday, November 14 – Class 5A Semifinals

10:00 a.m. – Dowling Catholic (31-8) vs. Urbandale (35-5)

10:00 a.m. – Ankeny Centennial (33-8) vs. Bettendorf (35-2)

Iowa women cruise to 76-38 win over AR-Pine Bluff


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(Iowa City) The Iowa women’s basketball team (3-0 overall) sprinted to an 11-0 lead, outscored Arkansas-Pine Bluff 20-0 in fast break points, and cruised to a 76-38 win Wednesday night, at Carver Hawkeye Arena. The Golden Lions dipped to 1-2 on the season.  It is the fewest points allowed by an Iowa women’s basketball team since it defeated Michigan 53-36 on Dec. 30, 1994.

Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures with juniors Bethany Doolittle and Melissa Dixon sharing game-high honors with 17. Freshman Ally Disterhoft played 23 minutes and scored 12 points with nine rebounds and four assists.

The Hawkeyes host Stony Brook on Sunday, Nov. 17, with tip-off at 1 p.m. (CT). They will then play five games away from home before returning Dec. 5 to play Syracuse.


Iowa State defeats South Dakota 88-72


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hallie Christofferson hit her second double-double of the season, scoring 25 points and nabbing 12 rebounds to lead Iowa State to an 88-72 victory over South Dakota on Wednesday night. Christofferson sank 7 of 21 from the floor and was perfect from the foul line, hitting 10 of 10. She also had two assists for the Cyclones (2-0). Guard Nicky Moody scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Brynn Williamson hit 6 of 9 from the floor and 3 of 9 from the 3-point line for a total of 18 points.

The Cyclones overcame South Dakota on a 21-3 run with eight minutes left the second half to seal the victory. The high scorer for the Coyotes (1-2) was Nicole Seekamp with 21 points and a team-high seven assists. Raeshel Contreras came off the bench to score 15 points for South Dakota.

Iowa signs Ellingson, Uhl


November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has signed prep guard Brady Ellingson and forward Dominique Uhl to national letters of intent. Ellingson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Sussex, Wis., averaged 21.3 points a game as a junior last season. He shot 48 percent from 3-point range and was named first-team All-State.

Uhl, a 6-foot-9 forward from Point Pleasant Beach High in N.J., averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds a game last year. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Ellingson is a “cerebral” player and that Uhl has tremendous ball-handling skills for a player his size.

Drake signs 5 players


November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake coach Ray Giacoletti announced his first recruiting class Wednesday, a five-player group that includes a pair of Iowans.  Iowa Falls Alden High forward Casey Schlatter and center Kory Kuenstling of Dunkerton headline the class of players who have signed with the Bulldogs.

Schlatter averaged 25.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a junior last season and was a first-team All-State pick. The 6-foot-11 Kuenstling scored nearly 16 points a game last year. Point guard Reed Timmer of New Berlin, Wis., and a pair of Illinois players, C.J. Rivers and Ore Arogundade, round out the 2013 class for Drake.

Giacoletti says each of his new players comes from a successful high school or AAU program and excels in the classroom.

AP source: Chiefs’ Bowe to play after arrest


November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will play Sunday night against Denver after his arrest for speeding and possession of marijuana over the weekend.  The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he was not authorized to discuss the situation. Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to address Bowe’s status for the key AFC West showdown after the team’s morning walk-through.

Bowe was pulled over for speeding Sunday in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside. Police said an officer smelled “a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle.” He was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance, police said.  Bowe posted $750 bond and faces a Dec. 18 court appearance.

State Volleyball Tournament 1st Round


November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Tuesday Results:

Class 5-A First Round

  • (3-2) Dowling Catholic 25-11-25-18-18, Ankeny 17-25-19-25-16
  • (3-1) Urbandale 25-21-25-25, Pleasant Valley 27-25-23-27
  • (3-0) Ankeny Centennial 25-25-27, Johnston 22-16-25
  • (3-0) Bettendorf 25-25-25, Dubuque Hempstead 15-20-14

Class 4-A First Round

  • (3-2) Charles City 23-17-25-25-15, Waverly-Shell Rock 25-25-23-23-8
  • (3-1) Harlan 22-25-25-25, LeMars 25-8-18-20
  • (3-2) Davenport Assumption 25-25-19-23-15, West Delaware 16-17-25-25-8
  • (3-1)  Solon 25-21-25-25, Indianola 11-25-6-18

Class 3-A First Round

  • (3-1) MOC-Floyd Valley 23-25-25-25, Independence 25-16-7-16
  • (3-0) Mount Vernon 25-25-25, Sheldon 17-16-21

Wednesday Schedule:

Class 3-A First Round

  • 10:00 a.m. – Nevada (32-11) vs. Union (27-7)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Red Oak (27-6) vs. Kuemper Catholic (26-4)

Class 2-A First Round

  • Noon – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (34-5) vs. St. Albert (27-4)
  • Noon – Hinton (26-7) vs. Sumner-Fredericksburg (37-3)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Iowa City Regina (19-11) vs. Dike-New Hartford (42-1)
  • 2:00 p.m. –  Grundy Center (29-8) vs. Western Christian (43-2)

Class 1-A First Round

  • 4:00 p.m. – Stanton (37-5) vs. LeMars Gehlen Catholic (23-11)
  • 4:00 p.m. – Springville (30-10) vs. Janesville (35-4)
  • 6:00 p.m. – Guthrie Center (23-6) vs. Holy Trinity Catholic (45-4)
  • 6:00 p.m. – Tripoli (24-14) vs. Central Lyon (27-6)

Iowa State thumps Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-50


November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — DeAndre Kane led five players in double figures with 15 points and Iowa State rolled past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-50 on Tuesday night. Dustin Hogue and Matt Thomas each had 13 for the Cyclones (2-0), who overcame a somewhat sluggish start with an 18-2 run to start the second half.

Georges Niang, who added 12 points and five assists, put the Cyclones ahead by 20 with a jumper. Thomas’s layup with 14:44 left made it 50-28 Iowa State. Monte Morris converted a four-point play with 8:20 left to give the Cyclones a 30-point lead. Morris finished with 11 points for Iowa State, which faces its first major test of the season at home against No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.

Jeff Beverly had 14 points for the Islanders (1-1).