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September 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer


September 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – A new study says that soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms. Many cases are kids with concussions needing urgent medical care. The findings are based on 25 years of data. The research was conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The study says that in 1990, the number of concussions or head injuries treated in emergency rooms was 2 per 10,000 players in 1990. In 2013, the rate jumped to almost 30 per 10,000 people.

Researchers and sports medicine experts believe the growing number of cases reflect not only soccer’s growing popularity, but also a greater awareness about concussions and their potential risks.

Braun homers in 9th, Brewers drop Cardinals in playoff race


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun hit a solo home run in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 2-1 Sunday, dropping the Cardinals back in the NL wild-card race. The Cardinals are a half-game behind the Mets for the second wild-card slot.

Braun connected off Kevin Siegrist (5-3) for his 27th homer of the season. St. Louis had tied it in the eighth when Matt Carpenter doubled and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s sacrifice fly off Tyler Thornburg (6-5).

Chiefs overcome 17-point deficit, beat Chargers 33-27 in OT


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Alex Smith dived for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, completing the Kansas City Chiefs’ frantic rally from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the San Diego Chargers 33-27 in their season opener Sunday.

Smith threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns, the second a back-shoulder fade to Jeremy Maclin with just over nine minutes left in the fourth quarter that trimmed the Chiefs’ deficit to 27-17. Cairo Santos kicked a 33-yard field goal a few minutes later, and after forcing a three-and-out, Spencer Ware finished off a four-play drive with a touchdown plunge to knot it at 27.

Kansas City needed 10 plays to march 75 yards in overtime, and Smith finished off one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history with his keeper from the 2-yard line on third-and-goal.

South Dakota State handles Drake 56-28


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Taryn Christion threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran in another score to lead South Dakota State to a 56-28 win over Drake on Saturday night. Jake Wieneke hauled in three of those TD throws, his only receptions of the game, to tie a school record with 32 career touchdowns.

South Dakota State (1-1) jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and was never threatened the rest of the way. Jared Blum intercepted a pass from Drake’s Andrew Clifford, returning it for a touchdown in the third quarter, and Jake Harms returned a blocked punt for a TD in the fourth. Christion was 24 of 28 for 224 yards and had a touchdown throw to Dallas Goedert.

Drake (0-2) got touchdown throws from Cody Thibault and Grant Kraemer. Conley Wilkins had a 3-yard touchdown run, and Drew Lauer returned a kick 87 yards for a touchdown.

Area Volleyball Scores from Saturday, 9/10/16


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) ACGC 18-24-15, AHSTW 21-22-12
Bedford 21-14-15, Fremont-Mills 12-14-10
(2-1) Boyer Valley 17-21-15, OA-BCIG 21-15-12
(2-1) Boyer Valley 21-21-16, West Harrison 9-23-14
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, ACGC 10-11
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, AHSTW 9-11
(2-0) Clarinda 21-21, Griswold 9-19
(2-0) Creston 21-21, Bedford 10-8
(2-1) East Union 16-25-15, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 25-20-13
(2-0) Essex 21-21, Bedford 17-16
(2-0) Fremont-Mills 21-21, Lenox 19-11
(2-1) Glenwood 18-21-15, Atlantic 21-13-8
(2-1) Griswold 20-21-15, ACGC 22-17-13
(2-0) Griswold 21-21, AHSTW 19-16
(2-0) Humboldt 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 5-6
(2-1) IKM-Manning 21-17-15, Red Oak 1-21-8
(2-0) IKM-Manning 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 10-15
(2-0) IKM-Manning 21-21, Southwest Valley 12-11
(2-0) IKM-Manning 25-25, Griswold 15-17
(2-1) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-15-16, East Sac County 17-21-14
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, East Sac County 11-5
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Kingsley-Pierson 11-4
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Ridge View 9-14
(2-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, South Central Calhoun 10-19
(2-0) Logan-Magnolia 27-25, Boyer Valley 25-8
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 7-10
(2-0) Red Oak 21-22, Southwest Valley 5-20
(2-1) Red Oak 25-18-15, IKM-Manning 23-25-9
(2-0) Red Oak 25-25, Clarinda 20-20
(2-0) Rock Port 21-21, Bedford 5-6
(2-1) RockPort 20-21-16, Lenox 22-19-14
(2-0) Shenandoah 21-21, Lenox 5-15
(2-0) Southeast Polk 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12-15
(2-0) Southwest Valley 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 10-15
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Atlantic 10-17
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Glenwood 12-13
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Treynor 13-18
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Underwood 9-13
(2-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Winterset 13-13
(2-0) Stanton 21-21, Lenox 16-7
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 14-6
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Glenwood 15-16
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Underwood 17-8
(2-0) Treynor 21-21, Winterset 11-12

(2-0) Underwood 21-21, Atlantic 16-6
(2-0) West Monona 21-21, Boyer Valley 11-11
(2-1) Winterset 14-21-17, Atlantic 21-17-15

Cards beat the Brewers 5-1, Saturday


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

St. Louis bolstered its playoff chances by scoring five times in the eighth to beat Milwaukee 5-1. Kolten Wong snapped a 1-1 deadlock with an RBI single and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s two-run double later in the eighth. Adam Wainwright allowed a run and six hits in eight innings, blanking the Brewers following Keon Broxton’s solo shot in the fifth.

The Redbirds are a half-game ahead of New York for the second NL wild-card berth after Adonis Garcia laced an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give Atlanta a 4-3 triumph over the Mets.

Montana holds off Northern Iowa 20-14 in FCS showdown


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Jerry Louie-McGee returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Montana held on to defeat Northern Iowa 20-14 on Saturday in a matchup of FCS powers. Brady Gustafson hit Josh Horner for a 34-yard score and Tim Semenza kicked two field goals for the Grizzlies (2-0), all in the first half.

Tyvis Smith, who had 130 yards, scored on a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter and Daurice Fountain hauled in a 28-yard pass from Aaron Bailey with 8:01 remaining to give the Panthers (1-1) a chance.

Northern Iowa, which beat Iowa State last week, had 351 yards to 206 for Montana, but also had two turnovers and was 6 of 19 on third down and 0 for 3 on fourth. The Grizzlies only had 70 yards in the second half but didn’t have a turnover. Northern Iowa forced Iowa State into four turnovers in its 25-20 win.

No. 16 Iowa throttles Iowa State 42-3


September 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns and 16th-ranked Iowa throttled Iowa State 42-3 on Saturday night, its biggest win over the rival Cyclones in 18 seasons under coach Kirk Ferentz. LeShun Daniels rushed for 112 yards and a TD to help the Hawkeyes (2-0) beat Iowa State in consecutive seasons for the first time in six years.

Beathard put the game out of reach with the three TD passes in the first half — including a brilliant 12-yard toss to a heavily defended Matt VandeBerg. VandeBerg finished with 129 yards receiving, and Allen Lazard caught seven passes for 111 yards.

By jumping out to a big lead, the Hawkeyes negated Iowa State’s efforts to get star back Mike Warren going after a rough opener. Warren, who led all freshmen nationally with 1,337 yards a year ago, had just 28 on seven carries. Joel Lanning was 8 of 20 for 86 yards and an interception for Iowa State and was pulled late in the third quarter for Jacob Park, setting up a potential quarterback controversy just two games into the season.

Up next: The Hawkeyes will host five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State next week in their final non-conference game. The Bison beat Eastern Washington 50-44 on overtime Saturday;  The Cyclones open Big 12 play on the road next week, against TCU.

Huskers capitalize on 6 Wyoming turnovers in a 52-17 rout


September 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns, Kieron Williams ran back one of Josh Allen’s five interceptions for a score and Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-17 on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (2-0) started their 28-point fourth quarter on Armstrong’s perfectly thrown 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Westerkamp. Armstrong later flipped a 9-yarder to Westerkamp for his school-record 57th career TD pass.

Williams ran back an interception 23 yards for a touchdown to put Nebraska up 24-10, but the Cowboys (1-1) answered with a six-play, 76-yard drive to make it a seven-point late in the third quarter. Westerkamp caught four balls for 105 yards and Alonzo Moore had three catches for 109.

Allen, who played a turnover-free game in last week’s triple-overtime win over Northern Illinois, accounted for all six Wyoming turnovers. Tanner Gentry had seven catches for 124 yards for his second straight 100-yard receiving game.