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Atlantic Boys/Girls Tennis Results


April 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

Girls results from Atlantic:

Kuemper Catholic 7, Atlantic 2

#1 Leah Greteman 11 (KC) over Leah Tjepkes (A) 8-1
#2 Matti Potthoff 11 (KC) over Lexi Allen (A) 8-5
#3 Sami Schmitz 12 (KC) over Lisa Gearheart (A) 8-6
#4 Hope Bowker 12 (A) over Karla Knobbe 11 (KC) 8-4
#5 Libby Gifford (A) over Corynn Steinkamp 11 (KC) 9-8 (7-4 tiebreak)
#6 Nicole Becker 11 (KC) over Mollee Welter 10 (A) 8-3

#1 Greteman/Potthoff (KC) over Allen/Gearheart (A) 8-4
#2 Knobbe/Taylor Boldt (KC) over Tjepkes/Bowker (A) 8-1
#3 Steinkamp/Becker (KC) over Gifford/Welter (A) 8-4

Boys results from Carroll:

Atlantic 5, Kuemper Catholic 4

#1 Tyler Fischer 12 (A) over Robby Steffes 11 (KC) 10-7
#2 Mitchell Behrens 11 (KC) over Noah Welter 12 (A) 10-5
#3 Scott Caslow 12 (A) over Michael Van Erdewyk 12 (KC) 10-5
#4 Jake Arneson 11 (A) over Ben Hicks 11 (KC) 10-6
#5 Adam Wieser 11 (A) over Matthew Irlbeck 11 (KC) 10-4
#6 Brian Ricke 11 (KC) over Nick Podhajsky 10 (A) 11-9

#1 Fischer/Welter (A) over Steffes/Hicks (KC) 11-10 (7-3 tiebreak)
#2 Behrens/Van Erdewyk (KC) over Arneson/Wieser (A) 10-8
#3 Ricke/Joseph Mohr 10 (KC) over Caslow/Podhajsky (A) 10-7

Also in area tennis:


  • Harlan 8, Thomas Jefferson 1
  • Shenandoah 6, Clarinda 3


  • Shenandoah 5, Clarinda 4

Iowa reaches NIT final with 71-60 win over Terps


April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Devyn Marble had 21 points and nine rebounds to help Iowa reach the NIT championship for the first time with a 71-60 win over Maryland on Tuesday night. Iowa (25-12), which has recovered from a rocky start to its Big Ten season, won for the 11th time in 14 games. Eric May finished with 12 points, his last on a big 3-pointer with 1:01 to play that iced it for the Hawkeyes, who laid the foundation for a future Big Ten rivalry with Maryland, which is set to join the conference starting in 2014. Alex Len had 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots for Maryland (25-13). Nick Faust added 14 points.

Cardinals hit 3 home runs in 6-1 win over D-backs


April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night to even their season-opening series at a game apiece. Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a solo homer by Miguel Montero, in 5 2-3 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday’s two-run home run off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth.

Kozma added a leadoff homer and Jay a two-run shot off the right field foul pole, both off reliever Heath Bell in the seventh. Kozma’s homer came on Bell’s first pitch with the Diamondbacks. Matt Carpenter doubled twice for St. Louis. Cahill (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Iowa teen says he was hit in head with footballs at Bedford H.S.

News, Sports

April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Iowa are investigating allegations that high school students repeatedly hit one of their classmates in the head with footballs. The teenager and his grandmother filed a lawsuit last week saying the attack in October at Bedford High School in southwest Iowa resulted in severe brain injuries and permanent disabilities.

Iowa Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Jessica Lown said Tuesday that the agency has launched a criminal investigation. An agent will turn over information to a prosecutor, who will decide whether to file charges. The lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Des Moines alleges that school administrators didn’t do enough to protect the boy from repeated bullying.

Bedford Community School District Superintendent Joe Drake, who is named in the lawsuit, told the Omaha World-Herald, investigators have informed him that there was no wrongdoing by students or staff. Drake says student safety is a priority and the school investigates all reports of bullying or harassment.

Iowa State seeks 2-year NCAA probation for calls


April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University is asking the NCAA to put its athletics department on probation for 2 years as punishment for dozens of improper phone calls made by coaches and administrators between 2008 and 2011.

The university announced today (Tuesday), that it reported what it called inadvertent violations to the NCAA in the fall of 2011. The university says a review of 3 years of telephone and text messages discovered that non-coaching staff members made 55 impermissible phone calls while coaches made 24 improper calls during that timeframe.
Coaches also failed to document 1,405 calls in which they tried to connect with recruits but failed.

The university says coaches have served self-imposed sanctions for violations, including reducing the number of coaches recruiting and the calls they could make in a 4-month period.

Christofferson, Poppens Honored By Associated Press


April 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Chelsea Poppens and junior forward Hallie Christofferson have been recognized as honorable mention All-Americans by The Associated Press.

Christofferson, a Hamlin, Iowa native, had a breakout season for the Cyclones, leading the team with 15.6 points to go along with 6.7 rebounds per game. Christofferson, one of four players unanimously selected to the All-Big 12 First Team, shot 51.6 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from behind the arc and 86.2 percent from the free-throw line, all of which led the team. She scored in double figures in 28 of 33 games, including 11 games with 20 or more points.

Poppens, who earns the honor for the second-straight year, averaged 13.4 points and a team-best 9.7 rebounds. She posted 10 double-doubles and shot 50.4 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the charity stripe. The Aplington, Iowa native became just the 14th player in Big 12 history to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in her career. She posted double-figure scoring in 20 games and had 11 games with 10 or more boards.

8AM Sportscast 04-02-2013

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April 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Exira Native, NFL Coach Jack Pardee has Died


April 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee, an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has died, University of Houston spokesman David Bassity said. Pardee was 76.

Bassity said Monday that Pardee’s son Ted confirmed the death to him.

Pardee’s family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live in November.

Pardee was one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Iowa plays Maryland in NIT semis tonight


April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes bid for a spot in the NIT championship game this (Tuesday) evening when they take on Maryland in the second of two semifinal round games. This is the first time an Iowa team has played in New York’s Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals. Maryland is 25-12 and advanced to the semifinals after a one point victory at Alabama. The Terrapins have a standout center in seven-one sophomore Alex Len.

Junior guard Roy Devyn Marble has rebounded from a mid-season slump and is averaging just over 25 points per game during the NIT run. He is also connecting on 49 percent of his shots. Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery says the exposure the Hawkeyes have receiver during the tournament run has been good for the program.

Iowa is 24-12 and with a victory would play either Baylor or BYU in Thursday night’s NIT championship game. You can catch the Iowa versus Maryland game tonight, on KJAN. Pre-game coverage begins at 7-p.m., with the tip-off at 8.

Kennedy, D-backs beat Wainwright, Cardinals 6-2


April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kennedy struck out eight in seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night. Kennedy (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk. St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (0-1) went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out six with no walks.

Arizona’s Gerardo Parra matched his career best with four hits, three of them doubles. Rookie A.J. Pollock was 3 for 4, including a two-run double, and Martin Prado doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored for the Diamondbacks. Matt Holliday had an RBI double and Daniel Descalso a run-scoring single for St. Louis.