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AP Iowa High School Football Poll released after week 6

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October 6th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Poll released Monday, October 5, 2015

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2015 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Dowling (16) 5-0 169 1
2. Bettendorf (1) 6-0 150 2
3. West Des Moines Valley 5-1 133 3
4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 6-0 117 4
5. Fort Dodge 6-0 97 5
6. Cedar Rapids Washington 5-1 87 6
7. Johnston 5-1 47 9
8. Waukee 4-2 45 8
9. Ankeny 5-1 34 7
10. Cedar Falls 5-1 26 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Muscatine 16. 12, Urbandale 8. 13, Council Bluffs Lewis Central 3. 14, Pleasant Valley 2. 15, Southeast Polk 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (16) 6-0 169 1
2. Manchester West Delaware (1) 6-0 147 2
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 6-0 139 3
4. Webster City 6-0 96 4
5. Dallas Center-Grimes 5-1 84 5
6. Independence 6-0 71 6
7. Harlan 5-1 67 7
8. Norwalk 5-1 37 8
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5-1 36 9
10. Davenport Assumption 4-2 34 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Glenwood 24. 12, Sioux City Heelan 18. 13, Washington 12. 14, Solon 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Albia (13) 6-0 164 1
2. Spirit Lake (3) 6-0 146 2
3. Tama South Tama 6-0 145 3
4. Anamosa (1) 6-0 115 4
5. Williamsburg 5-1 95 7
6. Aplington-Parkersburg 5-1 64 8
7. Mount Vernon 5-1 51 10
8. Waukon 5-1 43 9
9. West Union North Fayette 4-2 31 5
10. Wellman Mid-Prairie 5-1 22 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Donnellson Central Lee 21. 12, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 13. 13, Monroe PCM 9. 14, New Hampton 4. 14, Clear Lake 4. 16, Baxter CMB 3. 16, Cherokee 3. 18, Dyersville Beckman 2.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (14) 6-0 166 1
2. Dike-New Hartford (1) 6-0 148 2
3. Hinton (1) 6-0 133 3
4. West Branch (1) 6-0 124 4
5. Underwood 6-0 108 5
6. Alburnett 6-0 64 9
7. Calmar South Winneshiek 5-1 49 10
8. Van Meter 5-1 35 NR
9. St. Ansgar 5-1 34 NR
10. Avoca AHST 5-1 21 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Inwood West Lyon 19. 12, South Central Calhoun 17. 13, Madrid 8. 14, Panora Panorama 5. 15, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 2. 16, Ridge View 1. 16, Hudson 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Algona Garrigan (10) 6-0 162 1
2. Brooklyn BGM (4) 6-0 153 2
3. Hawarden West Sioux 6-0 106 4
4. Pleasantville 6-0 103 6
5. Logan-Magnolia (2) 5-1 102 3
6. Denver (1) 5-1 92 5
7. Audubon 5-1 74 7
8. Belmond-Klemme 5-1 40 T8
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4-2 34 T8
10. Winfield-Mount Union 6-0 30 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Britt West Hancock 26. 12, Colfax-Mingo 8. 13, Mount Ayr 2. 14, Packwood Pekin 1. 14, Paullina South O’Brien 1. 14, Lawton-Bronson 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Newell-Fonda (9) 6-0 145 1
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (3) 4-0 136 4
3. Glidden-Ralston (3) 6-0 121 3
4. Fremont Mills, Tabor (1) 6-0 115 2
5. Marcus MMC (1) 6-0 102 5
6. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira 6-0 80 6
7. Lenox 6-0 65 9
8. Janesville 6-0 53 8
9. Elkader Central 6-0 45 10
10. Graettinger-Terril1Ruthven-Ayrshire 5-1 28 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Colo-NESCO 22. 12, Moravia 11. 13, Northwood-Kensett 5. 14, HLV, Victor 3. 15, East Mills 2. 15, Kingsley-Pierson 2.

Cards catcher Molina will try to play with splint over thumb

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October 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will try to play in the NL division series wearing a splint to protect his injured left thumb. The All-Star catcher met with a hand specialist on Monday and it was determined that a ligament injury hasn’t healed. He’ll test the splint in workouts the next few days. Molina was hurt on Sept. 20 making a tag at the plate and hasn’t played since then.

General manager John Mozeliak said Molina was feeling stronger and added he was optimistic the 33-year-old would be on the postseason roster. Backup Tony Cruz would be the starter if Molina is unable to play. The Cardinals on Friday night will host the winner of the wild-card game between the Cubs and Pirates.

 

Drake hoping to turn corner in 2015-16

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October 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Last season was a landmark year for basketball in the state of Iowa, as three Division I teams reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Drake hopes to crash that party soon.

The Bulldogs, who’ve been to the NCAA Tournament just once since 1971, are optimistic they can inch closer to postseason play in 2015-16. The “Big Dance” might be a stretch, but a run at .500 after two losing seasons under coach Ray Giacoletti is certainly a possibility.

Drake, which went 9-22 last year, opens at Tulane on Nov. 16.

Warren emergence comes at key time for Iowa State

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October 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Mike Warren is breaking out at just the right time for Iowa State. The Cyclones running back has rushed for 301 yards in the last two games, including a 175-yard effort in last Saturday’s victory over Kansas, the most ever by an Iowa State freshman.

He could play a key role in the weeks ahead because the Cyclones’ next three opponents are the Big 12’s top three offensive teams — Texas Tech, TCU and Baylor. Iowa State’s defense could depend on the Cyclone ground game to chew up clock and keep those offenses off the field.

Warren has rocketed to sixth in the league in rushing after carrying only nine times for 28 yards in the Cyclones’ first two games. He’s averaging 6.9 yards per carry for the season.

High school Volleyball scores Monday 10/05/2015

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October 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(3-0) Diagonal 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 6-18-12
(3-0) Grand View Christian 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 23-9-8
(3-0) Mount Ayr 25-25-25, Murray 18-14-9
(3-0) Ridge View 25-25-25, West Monona 23-15-18

Corner Conference Tournament

(3-0) Essex 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 18-22-18
(3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 12-10-5
(3-2) Heartland Christian, South Page
(3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 6-9-8
(3-1) Stanton 24-25-25-25, East Mills 26-21-20-18

Cubit doubts Illini’s Ferguson will play at No. 22 Iowa

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October 5th, 2015 by Chris Parks

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Interim Illinois coach Bill Cubit says he doubts injured running back Josh Ferguson will be able to play Saturday against No. 22 Iowa.

Cubit said Monday that the starting back was due to see a doctor later Monday. But Cubit said that he wasn’t optimistic the right-shoulder injury would allow Ferguson to play.

Illinois (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) lost Ferguson in the first quarter of last Saturday’s 14-13 win over Nebraska. The senior has 397 yards and three touchdowns on 71 carries.

Freshman Ke’Shawn Vaughn took over for him Saturday and was the only other Illini back to carry the ball. Vaughn had 98 yards on 24 carries.

Cubit said Illinois will need little-used junior Henry Enyenihi to help pick up the rushing load at Iowa (5-0, 1-0).

 

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/5/2015

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October 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Braves sweep Cardinals 6-0 and 2-0 as Miller stops skid

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October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler pitched four-hit ball over 8 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 2-0 Sunday for a doubleheader sweep that sent Cardinals’ batters to the playoffs with a 27-inning scoreless streak. St. Louis was held to seven hits in the doubleheader, which included a 6-0 loss to Shelby Miller in the first game that ended Miller’s 24-start winless streak. The Braves won 4-0 Friday.

Wisler (8-8) won each of his last three starts, allowing a combined three runs. Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss doubled with one out in the ninth to become the Cardinals’ first runner in scoring position off Wisler. Jon Jay hit a groundout to first, Tommy Pham walked and Edwin Jackson struck out Randal Grichuk to end the game.

St. Louis, which won its third straight NL Central title, opens the Division Series at home Friday against the Chicago Cubs or Pittsburgh.

 

Fan collapses during Chiefs-Bengals game, pronounced dead

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October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital, a Bengals spokesman said.

The man’s identity wasn’t released, pending notification of his family. Bengals spokesman Bob Bedinghaus said the fan had some type of pre-existing medical issue. Police and paramedics tried to revive the man at the stadium. He was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Bedinghaus said.

 

Bengals stay unbeaten with 36-21 win over Chiefs

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October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) – Andy Dalton added to his streak of impressive game and big plays, throwing a 55-yard touchdown pass on the run, and the Cincinnati Bengals stayed unbeaten with a 36-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Bengals (4-0) matched the third-best start in franchise history, two wins shy of the club record.

Dalton has been the thread throughout the wins, ascending to the top of the AFC passer list. He had another spot-on day, completing 17 of 24 for 321 yards with the long touchdown pass to Brandon Tate during a scramble.

It was another rough day all around for Kansas City (1-3). Alex Smith was sacked five times, the Chiefs settled for Cairo Santos’ club-record seven field goals, and the defense couldn’t keep up with another one of the NFL’s top passers.