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5th Annual Tour de Tivoli ride deadline approaches

News, Sports

April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Monday is the deadline for anyone interested in riding in this year’s 5th Annual Tour de Tivoli bike ride, that takes place May 26th, as part of TivoliFest. This year’s ride is being held in memory of Cheryl Swearingen, co-creator of the event. It features 26 and 50-mile loops. Both loops begin at 9-a.m., with riders heading north out of Elk Horn on Main Street, then west on County Road F-58. Riders on both loops will then travel on M-47, with a stop at Prairie Rose State Park if necessary, before continuing onto Highway 44 enroute to Kimballton, where there will be another break offered at the Little Mermaid.

From there, riders have the option to split-up to complete a 26-mile leg, which takes them on Highway 173 back to Elk Horn, or a 50-mile route that continues east on Highway 44 to Hamlin, with a stop at the T-Bone Trail head, before proceeding south on the trail to Exira. After another brief rest, riders on the 50-mile leg will proceed west to Elk Horn on F-58/Littlefield Drive. Danish flags will mark the entire route.

Anyone who registers for the event by April 15th, has an opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind classy, bike jersey featuring the 2013 Tivoli Fest logo and theme, and, on the back, a picture of Cheryl Swearingen. The cost prior to the ride is $65 each. Early registration costs $35, and includes a Tour de Tivoli t-shirt, SAG stations/refreshments, chances to win door prizes, a meal or post-ride meal, and free “Music at the Mill” entertainment.

For more information, call Debbie McClain at 712-249-7257.

Friday Soccer Results


April 13th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys Soccer:

  • Riverside 5, Atlantic 4
  • Glenwood 3, Harlan 1

Girls Soccer:

  • Riverside 1, A-H-S-T 0
  • St. Albert 5 Tri-Center 2
  • Glenwood 3, Harlan 2
  • Thomas Jefferson 5, Missouri Valley 0
  • Abraham Lincoln 5, Omaha Roncalli Catholic 1

Griswold Boys Win Underwood Track Meet


April 13th, 2013 by Jim Field

The Griswold boys track team claimed the team title at Underwood on Friday night. In their second meet of the season, the Tigers topped the 14 team field with 116 points. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson took second with 74 points.

Four first place finishes highlighted the cold, windy night for the Tigers. Taylor Briles handled the 100 meter field with a time of 11.97. The senior sprinter also anchored the top 4×200 team of Derek Kirchoff, Kenneth Clary, and Grant Haynes. Haynes returned to the track to win the open 200 in :25.26. Aaron Metheny leaped 19’04” for a gold medal.

Double scoring in 5 individual events gave the Griswold squad a boost. Clary took 3rd in the 100 and Devin Bates claimed 4th in the long jump to earn big points for the Tigers in those events. In the 800 open it was Xavier Olivio, 2nd and Jacob Maass 6th. Mason Anstey and Tanner Potter took 2nd and 4th in the 400 low hurdles. In the 3200 meters Zach Vance earned 3rd and Brighton Brandt took 6th.

Additional Griswold scoring included:
2nd place 4×100 Kirchoff,Clary, Haynes & Briles
2nd place shuttle hurdle. Kirchoff,Tyler DeWitt, Hadley Ogg & Anstey
2nd place Distant medley Kirchoff, Clary, Briles & Jordan Vetter
3rd place 4×800 Maass, Olivio, Vetter & Potter
3rd place 1600 meter run. Vance
5th place. Discus Collin Fast
6th place. Shot put. Fast

The Tigers are scheduled to run at Treynor on Monday night.

(Coach Jane Chaillie)

Atlantic Boys Win Lewis Central Golf Tourney


April 13th, 2013 by Jim Field

Lewis Central Tournament at Fox Run Friday, April 12:
  1. Atlantic 305
  2. Bellevue East 321
  3. Roncalli 331
  4. East Mills 339
  5. Nodaway Valley 340
  6. Shenandoah 349
  7. Lewis Central 361
  8. Glenwood 375
  9. St. Albert 388
  10. Red Oak 399
  11. Brownwell-Talbot 436
  12. Omaha Bryan 485
  13. Heartland Christian
Atlantic Results:
Travis Olsen 72 (Medalist)
Sam Markham 74 (Runner-up)
Evan Schuler 75 (3rd Place)

Ben Nelson 85

Sam Renaud 86

Nick Barry 84

Coach Ed Den Beste says:
It was a cold start to the golf meet today. Gloves and a hat were a must. We knew conditions would be tough, but had to get in a good mind set to play today. Travis played very well in the cold today. A one over 72 is a great score. Sam Markham got his first birdie, actually had 3 today. Great score of 74. Evan also played pretty solid. He was disappointed though. Felt he didn’t hit it that well. Ben, Nick and Sam Renaud struggled some but did finish pretty well.

This was a great week for the boys!!!

7:20-a.m. Sports (podcast): Sat., April 13th 2013

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April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sports news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….


Chiefs sign former K-State linebacker Diles


April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs signed former Kansas State linebacker Zac Diles on Friday. Diles has spent six seasons in the NFL after he was drafted in the seventh round by the Houston Texans. He has appeared in 67 games with 31 starts for the Texans, Colts, Buccaneers and Titans, making 223 tackles with a sack and an interception.

Diles appeared in all 24 games in two seasons for the Wildcats. He began his college career at Fresno City College, where he started 22 games over two seasons.

Cardinals nip Brewers 2-0, spoil Lohse’s return


April 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller allowed one hit in seven innings, a single by Norichika Aoki to open the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals had just enough to spoil Kyle Lohse’s first start as a visitor since 2007 in a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. David Freese had an RBI single at the end of a three-hit flurry to open the second and Yadier Molina hit his second homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have allowed one run during a three-game winning streak.

Lohse, a 16-game winner whom the Cardinals did not attempt to re-sign, allowed two runs in seven innings while throwing 82 pitches. Miller (2-0) had a career-best eight strikeouts in his third career start.

Friday, April 12th Sports Postponements


April 12th, 2013 by Jim Field

  • The Glenwood Girls’ Track meet has been Cancelled for today.
  • Boys Track at Creston has been postponed.
  • Audubon boys and girls golf tonight postponed to next Tuesday.
  • The North Polk Girls Tennis Tournament for Saturday (4/13) is cancelled.

Council Bluffs RAGBRAI website online

News, Sports

April 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Council Bluffs local RAGBRAI committee has announced that www.councilbluffsragbrai.com is online!  The public is invited to log onto the website for information.  Pat Barton and Geoff Hubbard have spent many hours assembling the details you’ll find on the site.  Barry Cleaveland, Executive Committee Chairperson, is encouraging residents of the community to log on, because they are looking for housing and volunteers from the community.  The website, he says, is a resource of information for residents as well as for riders.

Included on the website are Mayor Tom Hanafan’s welcome letter, and tabs for camping information, housing, long term parking, vendor and volunteer information.  In addition, there’s a space for ordering the 2013 Council Bluffs official RAGBRAI T-shirt on the website. Kathy Fiscus, Chair of Publicity for Council Bluffs RAGBRAI, says “The unusual and highly desirable shirt includes a solar sensitive panel.” Fiscus says “The Council Bluffs official RAGBRAI pig riding a bicycle expands into many colorful panels of the pig when the shirt is exposed to sunlight.”   The theme, “Wild Ride for Your Hide” is printed on the front.  A slice of bacon with the phrase, “Sizzle In Your Seat” is printed in color on the back.

While www.councilbluffsragbbrai.com is a work in progress, the public is invited to log on now and return several times for updated information.  Riders for the event will be in town July 19-20, with the official Council Bluffs departure and start of the ride across Iowa early Sunday morning, July 21.

8AM Sportscast 04-12-2013

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April 12th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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