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Chiefs hold No. 1 pick in draft for first time

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April 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been on the clock since the end of last season. The Chiefs went 2-14 to land the No. 1choice in the NFL draft for the first time in franchise history. But there’s no clear-cut player available this year, and certainly no star quarterback such as Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III to make the pick an easy one.

Kansas City is likely going to shore up its offensive line with the selection Thursday night. Most draft experts believe the Chiefs will go with Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, a pair of left tackles who could protect quarterback Alex Smith. The Chiefs are also open to trading out of the No. 1pick.

3 cities bidding for 2016 US Olympic swim trials

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April 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming will choose between Omaha, Neb., San Antonio and St. Louis as the site for the 2016 Olympic swimming trials. The national governing body says it will announce the host city on Saturday. Omaha has hosted the last two trials, in 2012 and 2008. Last year’s eight-day event was attended by more than 164,000 fans and the meet was broadcast live in prime time on network television. Two temporary pools were built inside the CenturyLink Center for the event.

In 2004, the trials were held in Long Beach, Calif., the first time they were held outdoors in temporary pools. In January, USA Swimming said six cities were bidding to host the trials. Former host Indianapolis, along with Greensboro, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., were eliminated after an evaluation team from USA Swimming, along with an outside member of the group’s board, visited each location.

Tuesday, April 23rd Local Sports Cancellations

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April 23rd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Kuemper Catholic @ Atlantic Girls Golf today has been postponed to May 2. (4/23)
  • Mount Ayr Boys Track Meet today has been postponed. (4/23)
  • East Mills Coed Track Meet today has been cancelled. (4/23)
  • Abraham Lincoln Boys Tennis Meet today has been postponed until tomorrow. (4/23)
  • Corning vs. Mount Ayr Boys/Girls Golf today is cancelled. (4/23)
  • East Union Junior High Track Meet today is cancelled. (4/23)
  • Atlantic vs. Audubon Boys/Girls Tennis today is cancelled. (4/23)
  • Shenandoah Middle School Track Meet today is postponed to May 2. (4/23)
  • Villisca vs. Bedford Boys/Girls Golf today is postponed. (4/23)
  • Audubon Wheeler Coed Track Meet today is cancelled. (4/23)
  • Audubon @ Missouri Valley Boys/Girls Golf today is cancelled. (4/23)

8AM Sportscast 04-23-2013

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April 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Molina, Miller lead Cardinals past Nationals 3-2

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April 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, backing Shelby Miller’s strong start Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of their Game 5 NL division series victory last season with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. The other big hit for St. Louis was Allen Craig’s two-run double in the third. Miller (3-1) struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits. All the Cardinals’ runs came against Dan Haren (1-3), who gave up three runs and six hits in five-plus innings. Edward Mujica pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save. The Cardinals have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games.

Washington has lost seven of 10.

Big 12 Wants Minor Bowl Games Fans Can Drive To

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April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

The Big 12 wants to have a greater postseason presence in Florida and get into more bowls that its fans can reach by car.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the conference would like to have agreements with five or six bowl games.

All the major college football conferences are about to ramp up negotiations with bowl organizers as they try to put together postseason lineups for 2014 and beyond.

Bowlsby and the other nine major conference commissioners, along with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, will meet in southern California this week to pick to the final three bowls to be involved in the six-site playoff rotation. Once those are in place, the conferences can turn their attention to the other bowls.

Branstad won’t “micromanage” pink locker rooms

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April 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s governor says it’s up to the coaches, not him, to decide if a pink decor is appropriate for the locker rooms visiting football teams use in Iowa City. “I am not going to comment on the color of the locker rooms that they paint at the University of Iowa,” Branstad says. “…I don’t think it’s worthy of the governor interfering with.” Former University of Iowa coach Hayden Fry had the walls painted pink in the 1980s as a way to “psych out” visiting teams and current coach Kirk Ferentz has retained the tradition.

Two attorneys who spoke at a recent conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in Iowa say the university is leaving itself open to allegations of sexism and homophobia. Governor Terry Branstad’s not convinced. “That’s a big issue, my goodness,” Branstad said, laughing. Branstad says he is not going to “micromanage” the football team. “First of all, they’re under the Board of Regents — the University of Iowa is under that — and then the Athletic Department’s under that. So I’m going to go down and tell the football coach what color he should be painting the locker room?” Branstad asked this morning. “The governor should not be doing those things.”

A spokesman for the university has said the color pink was chosen because it would have a “relaxing and calming effect” on visiting football teams, giving the Hawkeyes an advantage on the field.

(Radio Iowa)

Monday, April 22nd Local Sports Cancellations

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April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic Little League Boys practice is cancelled tonight. (4/22)
  • Atlantic @ Creston Boys Soccer today is postponed to May 16. (4/22)
  • Atlantic Middle School Coed Track meet today is cancelled. (4/22)
  • Harlan @ Atlantic Boys Golf today is postponed to May 2. (4/22)
  • Atlantic @ Harlan Girls Golf today is postponed to May 9. (4/22)
  • Harlan @ Atlantic Boys Tennis today is cancelled. (4/22)
  • Atlantic @ Harlan Girls Tennis today is cancelled (4/22)
  • The Glenwood COED track meet today has been postponed to Tuesday, April 30. Atlantic will not attend this meet as we have two track meets already scheduled for next week. (4/22)

8AM Sportscast 04-22-2013

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April 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Drake Relays High School Qualifiers

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April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

Drake Relays officials announced the list of high school qualifiers over the weekend.  The relays run from Wednesday through Sunday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.  CLICK HERE for the complete starting list.

Local girls qualifiers include:

  • 100 – Mikayla Evers (Harlan)
  • 800 – Rebekah Tpham (Griswold)
  • 1500 – Rebekah Topham (Griswold)
  • 3000 – Rebekah Topham (Griswold)
  • 100 Hurdles – Katey Trecker (Carroll)
  • 400 Hurdles – Rebekah Topham (Griswold)
  • 4 x 100 – Glenwood, Carroll, Harlan, Denison, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson
  • 4 x 200 – Harlan
  • 4 x 400 – Griswold, Harlan
  • 4 x 800 – Harlan
  • Sprint Medley – Harlan
  • High Jump – Chaley Rath (Treynor), Dena Baughman (Harlan), Morgan Cullen (Carroll)
  • Shot Put – Cristyn Eischeid (IKM-Manning), Kaylee Blake (IKM-Manning)
  • Discus – Kaylee Blake (IKM-Manning)

Local boys qualifiers include:

  • 100 – Taylor Briles (Griswold)
  • 110 Hurdles – Mitch Bowden (Glenwood), Jared Thompson (Abraham Lincoln), Austin Hess, (Harlan)
  • 400 Hurdles – Derek Jones (Glenwood)
  • 4 x 100 – Harlan, Glenwood, Thomas Jefferson, Tri-Center, St. Albert, Griswold, Lewis Central, Abraham Lincoln, Shenandoah
  • 4 x 400 – Abraham Lincoln, Harlan, Glenwood
  • Sprint Medley – Glenwood
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Harlan, Glenwood
  • High Jump – Tony Dawson (Harlan)
  • Long Jump – Luke Neitzel (Creston), Kray Lukehart (Atlantic), Grant May (Glenwood)
  • Shot Put – Jacob Berents (Lewis Central), Andrew Overton (Denison), Rick Williams (Riverside)
  • Discus – Jacob Berents (Lewis Central), Colton Tracy (Abraham Lincoln), Andrew Overton (Denison)