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Big 12 Wants Minor Bowl Games Fans Can Drive To


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


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


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)

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Drake Relays High School Qualifiers


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)

Atlantic Trojan Soccer Tourney Results


April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

Round 1

  •  Atlantic 4, Carroll 2
  • Kuemper Catholic 2, Harlan 1

Championship Game

  • Kuemper Catholic 2, Atlantic 1 (OT PK)

Consolation Game

  • Harlan 2, Carroll 0

Denison Boys Golf Tourney Results


April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

 Team Scores:

  1. Atlantic 309
  2. Storm Lake 322
  3. Harlan 329
  4. Denison 339
  5. Boyer Valley 342
  6. Carroll 359
  7. Shenandoah 373
  8. Kuemper 400 JV
Atlantic Golfers
Evan Schuler 73 (2nd Place)

Sam Markham 76 (5th Place)

Ben Nelson 77 (6th Place)
Travis Olsen 83

Nick Barry 83
Cooper Zablocki 91

Atlantic Trojann Tennis Invitational Results


April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Field

Results from Harlan (moved there due to courts in Atlantic under construction – 4/20):

Team Standings:

1. Clarinda 30
T2. AL, Council Bluffs 23
T2. Lincoln, Des Moines 23
4. Harlan 16
5. Lewis Central 15
6. Atlantic 14
7. JV All-Stars 12
8. Audubon 7

#1 Singles

First round:
Joselyn Pullian 12 (Clar.) over Lauren Kjergaard 10 (Aud.) 6-0 6-1
Suzanne Peterson 12 (AL) over Madeline Jannes 10 (DML) 6-4 6-3
Leah Tjepkes 11 (Atl.) over Teresa Arkfeld 9 (H) 6-7(3) 6-4 1-0(7)
Amy Epperson 11 (LC) over Sarah Cabeen 9 (JV) 6-0 6-3

Peterson over Pullian 6-2 4-6 1-0(2)
Epperson over Tjepkes 7-5 1-6 1-0(6)

Consolation Semifinals:
Jannes over Kjergaard 6-2 6-0
Cabeen over Arkfeld 6-3 6-0

Peterson over Epperson 6-3 6-1

3rd Place:
Pulliam over Tjepkes 6-4 6-2

5th Place:
Jannes over Cabeen 5-7 6-0 1-0(6)

7th Place:
Arkfeld over Kjergaard 8-1

#1 Doubles

First round:
Tara Knudson 10/Jessica DuVal 9 (JV) over Maddie Christensen 11/Hannah Schmitz 12 (Au.) 3-6 6-2 1-0(4)
Emily Cox 12/Gracie Benton 10 (DML) over Lexi Allen 11/Lisa Gearheart 11 (Atl.) 6-0 6-2
Alissa Andersen 12/Katie DuVal 11 (H) over Franki Farwell 11/Kim Keller 10 (AL) 6-1 6-4
Casey Dean 12/Hannah Davison 12 (Cl.) over Heidi Mailahn 12/Kaylee Reynolds 10 (LC) 6-1 6-2

Cox/Benton over Knudson/DuVal 6-0 6-0
Dean/Davison over Andersen/DuVal 6-4 1-6 1-0(8)

Consolation semifinals:
Allen/Gearheart over Christensen/Schmitz 6-3 6-2
Mailahn/Reynolds over Farwell/Keller 6-1, 4-6 1-0(11)

Dean/Davison over Cox/Benton 4-6 6-0 1-0(10)

3rd Place:
Andersen/DuVal over Knudson/DuVal 6-4 6-2

5th Place:
Allen/Gearheart over Mailahn/Reynolds 6-4 6-2

7th Place:
Farwell/Keller over Christensen/Schmitz 9-7

#2 Singles:
*Note: Audubon was one girl short, so an extra girl from Harlan (Mikels) played as an independent player and did not count toward team score

First Round:
Anastasia Mikels 12 (IND) over Mason Stouffer 11 (LC) 1-6 6-4 1-0(8)
Emma Pullen 10 (Clar.) over Katie Webb 12 (JV) 6-0 6-0
Haley Johnson 10 (DML) over Taylor Fah 11 (H) 6-2 6-2
Cassie Schilling 11 (AL) over Libby Gifford 12 (Atl.) 6-4 6-2

Pullen over Mikels 6-0 6-1
Johnson over Schilling 6-1 6-1

Consolation semifinals:
Stoufer over Webb 6-0 6-0
Gifford over Fah 6-4 7-5

Pullen over Johnson 6-2 6-2

3rd Place:
Schilling over Mikels 6-4 6-2

5th Place:
Stoufer over Gifford 6-4 6-2

7th Place:
Fah over Webb 8-1

#2 Doubles:

First round:
Krista Rogers 12/Kayla Rogers 12 (Clar.) over Hope Bowker 12/Mollee Welter 10 (Atl.) 6-1 6-2
Madison Forsyth 12/Lindsey Greer 12 (H) over Marta Bertanzetti 12/Timarie LaFoy 9 (Au.) 6-1 6-2
Kellie Murtle 10/Diana Yang 12 (DML) over Sarah Brayman 10/Monika Nikseresht 10 (LC) 6-4 1-6 1-0(10)
Brooke Criswell 10/Britteny Johnson 11 (AL) over Grace Jacob 10/Meghan Reilly 9 (JV) 6-2 6-3

Rogers/Rogers over Forsyth/Greer 6-1 6-2
Criswell/Johnson over Murtle/Yang 6-0 6-0

Consolation semifinals:
Bertanzetti/LaFoy over Bowker/Welter 1-6 6-4 1-0(7)
Jacob/Reilly over Brayman/Nikseresht 6-2 6-4

Rogers/Rogers over Criswell/Johnson 6-0 6-1

3rd Place:
Forsyth/Greer over Murtle/Yang 6-0 2-6 1-0(2)

5th Place:
Bertanzelli/LaFoy over Jacob/Reilly 6-2 6-3

7th Place:
Bowker/Welter over Brayman/Nikseresht 8-2

Kratz goes deep to lead Phillies past Cardinals


April 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run to break the game open in the eighth inning and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Mike Adams (1-1) tossed a scoreless eighth inning to help the Phillies split the four-game series. The Phillies snapped a 3-3 tie with a four-run eighth that put the game away. Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an infield single off reliever Mitchell Boggs (0-2). Dom Brown singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Ben Revere made it 4-3 on a go-ahead single up the middle. Kratz then hit the first pitch deep into the left-field seats for a three-run homer and a 7-3 lead.

Running backs showcased at Iowa State spring game


April 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Fifteen spring practices give college coaches a chance to develop and feel out what their team will be. The last of those practices for the Iowa State football team was held Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium. Players switched sides throughout the scrimmage, highlighting the competition for playing time.

Eleven starters from last year’s bowl loss return for Iowa State, which is trying to reach its fourth bowl game in five seasons under coach Paul Rhoads. Saturday afternoon gave an early look at the team’s running back corps — a group that’s impressed the Iowa State coaching staff and appears to be a strength.

DeVondrick Nealy — a 5-foot-10, 183-pound sophomore — had a game-high 18 carries and 142 yards, scoring touchdowns with the first- and second-team offenses. Junior college transfer Aaron Wimberly, a 5-foot-9 speedster, had 15 carries for 89 yards and was targeted several occasions for pass plays.