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Hines, Simons lead Drake past IPFW for 74-64 win


December 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Hines scored 19 points and Ben Simons added 15, leading Drake to a 74-64 victory over IPFW on Saturday night in the first-ever meeting between the schools. Hines and Simon hit three 3-pointers apiece. Jordan Clarke added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-4), who went ahead for good, 31-29, on Richard Carter’s layup 2:20 before halftime and led by as many as 16 in the second half.

Frank Gaines, who came in averaging 19.2 points per game, had a game-high 27 on 8-of-17 shooting for the Mastodons (5-6), and Michael Kibiloski chipped in 10 points off the bench. IPFW shot just 36 percent from the floor and committed 21 turnovers. Drake never trailed, but IPFW tied it at 29 late in the first half. The Bulldogs, though, closed the half on a 10-0 run before Clarke’s layup just after halftime made it 41-29.

Chiefs Roster Moves


December 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have released offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks and elevated wide receiver Josh Bellamy from the practice squad to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game at Cleveland.

Bellamy joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in April and has been a member of the practice squad all season. He played in 26 games in two seasons at Louisville, where he caught 53 passes for 681 yards.

Hicks was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on Nov. 29 when there were a number of injuries to their offensive line. He was inactive for last Sunday’s win over Carolina, which snapped Kansas City’s eight-game skid.

Hicks has also spent time with the Colts and Jets this season.

7AM Sportscast 12-08-2012

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December 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Iowa Snaps 3 Game Losing Streak to Rival Iowa State


December 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Aaron White had 18 points to lead Iowa past rival Iowa State 80-71 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak against the Cyclones.

Freshman point guard Anthony Clemmons added a season-high 14 points and eight assists for the Hawkeyes (8-2), who also beat Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg for the first time in three tries.

Iowa blew a 10-point lead in the first half. But the Hawkeyes took control with an 8-0 run to start the second half and led the rest of the way.

Iowa improved to 7-0 at home this season, while the Cyclones (6-3) lost for the third time in five games.

Korie Lucious and Percy Gibson each scored 14 points for Iowa State. Will Clyburn, the leading scorer for the Cyclones this season, was held scoreless.

High School Basketball Scores 12/07/2012


December 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Bondurant Farrar 66, ADM, Adel 47
Boone 48, Perry 42
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 57, Ridge View 43
Carroll 66, South Central Calhoun 43
Clarinda Academy 62, Essex 33
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 56, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 52
Creston 53, Glenwood 41
Dallas Center-Grimes 70, Winterset 58
Fremont Mills, Tabor 45, Nishnabotna 39
Guthrie Center 49, Woodward Academy 48
Harlan 61, Denison-Schleswig 56
Heartland Christian 65, Stanton 48
Humboldt 74, Eagle Grove 39
IKM-Manning 54, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 43
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 64, Atlantic 57
Nodaway Valley 87, Corning 16
Ogden 57, Coon Rapids-Bayard 55
Orient-Macksburg 57, Iowa Christian Academy 43
Red Oak 67, Clarinda 47
Riverside, Oakland 67, Griswold 46
Sidney 57, East Mills 42
Treynor 57, A-H-S-T, Avoca 25
Tri-Center, Neola 57, Missouri Valley 34
Villisca 71, South Page, College Springs 64

Adair-Casey 54, CAM, Anita 35
Ankeny Christian Academy 60, Glidden-Ralston 33
Audubon 61, Underwood 35
Bondurant Farrar 59, ADM, Adel 42
Clarinda 47, Red Oak 43
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 67, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 59
Essex 59, Clarinda Academy 28
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 44, Paton-Churdan 37
Fremont Mills, Tabor 50, Nishnabotna 48
Glenwood 51, Creston 34
Griswold 51, Riverside, Oakland 42
Harlan 42, Denison-Schleswig 26
IKM-Manning 55, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 19
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58, Atlantic 34
Nodaway Valley 48, Corning 44
OA-BCIG 60, Charter Oak-Ute 27
Omaha Roncalli, Neb. 43, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21
South Central Calhoun 55, Carroll 53
Stanton 60, Heartland Christian 36
Treynor 63, A-H-S-T, Avoca 33
Tri-Center, Neola 46, Missouri Valley 33
Winterset 49, Dallas Center-Grimes 46
Woodbury Central, Moville 77, West Harrison, Mondamin 32
Woodward-Granger 56, Madrid 18

8AM Sportscast 12-07-2012

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December 7th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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December 7th, 2012 by Jim Field

@ Atlantic
Creston-OM 58, Clarinda 9
Creston-OM 37, Atlantic 24
Atlantic 36, Clarinda 33

@ Abraham Lincoln
Glenwood 63, Shenandoah 9
Shenandoah 51, Abraham Lincoln 22
Glenwood 69, Abraham Lincoln 9

@ Red Oak
Red Oak 48, Kuemper Catholic 32
Harlan 46, Red Oak 32
Harlan 54, Kuemper Catholic 27

@ Guthrie Center
Guthrie Center 54, Bedford/Lenox 27
Guthrie Center 43, Riverside 33
Guthrie Center 45, Coon Rapids-Bayard 29

@ West Central Valley
Panorama 66, West Central Valley 4
West Central Valley 39, Van Meter 36
Panorama 54, Exira/EHK 23
Panorama 60, Van Meter 24
Exira/EHK 36, Van Meter 36

@ Treynor
Treynor 33, St. Albert 27
Tri-Center 48, Treynor 24
Tri-Center 53, St. Albert 21

@ Southwest Iowa
Southwest Iowa 42, Corning 33
East Mills 45, Corning 25
East Mills 60, Southwest Iowa 22

@ Carroll
Carroll 66, Denison-Schleswig 18
Carroll 51, Boone 28

@ Nodaway Valley
Nodaway Valley 42, Pleasantville 22
Pleasantville 42, Martensdale-St. Mary’s 30
Nodaway Valley 54, Martensdale-St. Mary’s 18

@ Woodbury Central
Woodbury Central 58, Woodbine 18
Woodbury Central 44, Logan-Magnolia 18
Woodbury Central 76, West Monona 6

Man loses finger in Madison County hunting accident

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A man hunting deer in Madison County Wednesday south of Truro was injured while using an unconventional weapon. Iowa Department of Natural Resources spokesman, Kevin Baskins, says the accident involved a 69-year-old man from Cumming. “In this particular instance we had a gentleman who was on a stand and took a shot at a deer when the muzzleloader he was using exploded,” Baskins says. The man identified as Theodore Larson lost a thumb in the explosion.

“He was unable to find his thumb after the gun exploded,” Baskins says. He says Larson was unable to find his thumb and was eventually flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment. Baskins says the muzzleloaders are often new reproduction guns that are still loaded in the old way. Baskins is not sure what type of gun Larson was using, but said they will try to find out why it exploded. “Our officers are experts at looking at these firearms and being able to examine what’s left of the gun to determine what may’ve happened to make it perform that way,” he says.

Baskins says the muzzleloader shotgun season overlaps with the regular shotgun season. He does not believe there have been that many problems with the oldstyle weapons. “I think it’s an unusual case. It’s not unheard of and that’s obviously one of the reasons why we want to further investigate and determine why that gun did perform the way it did,” according to Baskins.

Baskins says the accident happened around five in the evening and Larson was likely airlifted to the hospital because it was the quickest way at that time of day to get him in for treatment.

(Radio Iowa)

K.C. Chief’s Football News…


December 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis responded tersely to comments by former teammate Joe Thomas, likening him to a “crazy ex-girlfriend” who won’t move on. Thomas, the Browns’ offensive tackle, said Wednesday that Hillis didn’t always play hard during his time in Cleveland. He referred to Hillis as “toxic” and accused him of putting his contract situation ahead of the team. The Chiefs visit the Browns on Sunday. Hillis responded Thursday by saying, “Joe Thomas, he can have his opinions all he wants. It’s kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend, you know? It’s been over a year. Get on with it.” Hillis said it’s easy for Thomas to rip others for seeking a new contract when “you get paid $100 million by one team.”


In the final days of Jovan Belcher’s life, he could have taken advantage of numerous avenues for support provided by the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL. There are hotlines established by the league that connect players, staff and their families with third-party counselors unaffiliated with the NFL or its teams. There are also numerous symposiums and support personnel whose jobs are to ensure the well-being of the players. But as many players suggested, having support available is only half of the equation. They must also take advantage of it, and that means a willingness to admit when they have problems. Said Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan Lilja: “The resources the league and the teams offer are always good, it’s just up to guys to take advantage of it.”


A relative of the slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher says she was a loyal friend who brought joy to others with her smiles and laughter. Kasandra Perkins’ great-uncle also told mourners at a service Thursday that Perkins loved her family and considered her 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, to be the love of her life. Family and friends gathered at a rural North Texas church to remember the 22-year-old Perkins, five days after Belcher killed her then shot himself in the head. A white casket bedecked with a spray of white lilies was the mourners’ focal point at Ridgeview Family Fellowship in Blue Ridge, about 40 miles northeast of Dallas. Great-uncle Ted Downing said Perkins “had a deep, deep understanding about the important things in life.”

Iowa women beat No. 22 Iowa State 50-42


December 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melissa Dixon hit a pair of key buckets down the stretch as Iowa beat 22nd-ranked Iowa State 50-42 on Thursday night despite blowing a 14-point lead. Theairra Taylor and Dixon each scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (7-3), who beat the rival Cyclones (5-1) for the fifth time in six tries at home. Dixon broke a 39 tie with a 3 with 3:39 left, then hit a key layup with 1:26 to go to make it 47-42 Iowa State.

Iowa scored the game’s first 14 points. But Iowa State tied it at 23 early in the second half and answered a 13-2 run by Iowa with 11 straight points, making it 39-39 with 3:58 left. Nikki Moody had 12 to lead Iowa State, which played its third consecutive game without senior star Chelsea Poppens. She’s still recovering from a concussion.