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Jeter 0 for 2 in Yankees’ 4-0 win over Cardinals


March 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter went 0 for 2 in his second game as a designated hitter since returning from a broken ankle, a 4-0 win for the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. The Yankees captain was hurt Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who could play shortstop Wednesday, grounded out in the first and hit into a double play in the third. Hiroki Kuroda gave up three hits and struck out six in four innings. Kevin Youkilis hit a fourth-inning solo homer off St. Louis starter Lance Lynn, who allowed one run and two hits over four innings.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had surgery in St. Louis to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. Bench coach Mike Aldrete is managing the team in his absence.

Realignment in the Atlantic School District: Rasmussen out as AD/Asst. Prinicpal – Alexander in

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March 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic School District’s Board of Education Monday night approved by a vote of four-to-one, a proposed realignment of district administrative personnel beginning with the 2014 school year, in light of the announced resignation of Middle School Principal Cam Smith, which is effective at the end of the current school year. The change moves Atlantic High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Josh Rasmussen to Smith’s position. Matt Alexander, who is currently the Principal at the Schuler Elementary School,  will become the Atlantic High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. The search will begin to find someone to fill Alexander’s position.

Board member Rod Hartwig was the only “No” vote on the matter. Prior to the vote, he questioned if anyone could effectively deal with the workload and discipline the AD position requires, on top of the Assistant Principal’s job. High School Principal Heather McKay said Rasmussen’s Assistant Principal’s job currently requires him to spend “very little” time on academic and disciplinary activities as compared to those which are related to athletics, which are very demanding.

In other business, the school board approved, by a vote of four-to-one a recommendation by Athletic Director Josh Rasmussen, to change the girls’ varsity and junior varsity sports team name from “Trojann’s” to “Trojans.”  Board member Josh McLaren was the lone “No” vote.  And, the Board approved the adding of one more day to the end of the school year, to make up for lost time due to snow days. The last day of school for students other than graduating Seniors, will be Wednesday, May 29th, barring any further lost days due to the weather.

Baylor women beat Iowa State in Big 12 title game


March 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 31 points and top-ranked Baylor won its third consecutive Big 12 tournament championship, rolling past No. 23 Iowa State 75-47 Monday night. In a matchup of the Big 12’s top two seeds, the Lady Bears (32-1) and their 6-foot-8 senior star easily earned another trophy in their dominating run through the conference. Now the defending national champions can turn their attention toward the biggest prize.

Griner, already a two-time All-American, had 23 points by halftime, outscoring Iowa State by 10 on our own. Odyssey Sims added 20 points for Baylor. Anna Prins had 20 points for the Cyclones (23-8), who were playing in their first Big 12 title game since 2007.

Along with the last three Big 12 tournament titles, Baylor has gone undefeated through the league the last two regular seasons for a 49-game conference winning streak.

Cards manager Mike Matheny has back surgery


March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. Matheny had the procedure on Monday in St. Louis. Before leaving the team on Sunday, Matheny said he expected to be back at spring training for Thursday’s game against Atlanta in Jupiter. The 42-year-old Matheny, who replaced Tony La Russa as manager after the 2011 season, said early in spring training that the injury probably traces back to his days as a big league catcher from 1994-06.

Bench coach Mike Aldrete is managing the team in Matheny’s absence.

MVC commissioner irate over CBS blackout


March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference says he would rather have the tournament title game televised on the Food Network if CBS can’t guarantee it will televise the entire game nationally. Doug Elgin told The Associated Press on Monday that central and northern Illinois and all of Indiana didn’t see the conclusion of Creighton’s 68-65 nail-biter over Wichita State. Wichita State’s Malcolm Armstead missed a potential tying 3-pointer just before the buzzer Sunday.

CBS switched some viewers to the start of Indiana’s victory at Michigan for the Big Ten title. The 10-team Missouri Valley has four schools in the areas that missed the finish of the championship game — Bradley, Illinois State, Indiana State and Evansville. CBS officials did not immediately return a message Monday.

ISU looks to end its Big 12 tournament futility


March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State snapped a seven-year NCAA tournament drought in 2012 and could earn another bid on Sunday night. But there’s still one postseason losing streak the Cyclones desperately want to end. It’s been eight years since Iowa State won a game in the Big 12 tournament. It’s a run of futility that stretches back three coaches and three different host cities; Dallas, Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

The Cyclones (21-10, 11-7 Big 12) return to Kansas City to play Oklahoma on Thursday. They’re hoping that, for the first time since 2005, they won’t have to head straight home after the opening game.

8AM Sportscast 03-11-2013

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March 11th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Boys Basketball All-State Teams Include Local Stars


March 11th, 2013 by Jim Field

With the state tournament ending over the weekend, the flood of all-state teams has begun.  The Iowa Sports Spotlight released their list Sunday.  In class 3-A Dalton Franken of Atlantic is a first team selection.  Trey Lansman of Harlan was a second team pick, while Derek Hall of Denison is on the third team.  In class 2-A, Brad Baudler of Nodaway Valley was a first teamer.  His teammate, Alex Welsch was a second team pick along with Sam Brincks of Kuemper Catholic and TJ Sterk of IKM-Manning.  Britton Barrier of Tri-Center was on the third team.  In class 1-A Ricky Williams of Riverside was a first team selection.  Adam Courtney of Guthrie Center was on the second team and Spencer Rochholz of Adair-Casey was a third teamer.

The Des Moines Register all-state teams include many of the same players.  In class 3-A Dalton Franken of Atlantic was a first team pick, with Trey Lansman of Harlan on the second team.  I class 2-A, TJ Sterk of IKM-Manning was a first team selection.  Brad Baudler of Nodaway Valley was on the second team.  Third team picks include Alex Welsch of Nodaway Valley, Sam Brincks of Kuemper Catholic and Britton Barrier of Tri-Center.  In class 1-A, Ricky Williams of Riverside was selected for the first team.

2012-2013 Hawkeye 10 Boys Basketball All Conference Selections


March 11th, 2013 by Jim Field

First Team
Dalton Franken, Atlantic, 12*
Sam Markham, Atlantic, 12*
Luke Neitzel, Creston, 12
Trey Lansman, Harlan, 11*
Cole Neary, Kuemper, 11
Grant May, Glenwood, 12
Derek Hall, Denison, 12
Alex Reed, Lewis Central, 12

Second Team
Tanner Johnson, Red Oak, 12
Sam Brincks, Kuemper, 11
Nathan Cave, Harlan, 11
Chad Christensen, Atlantic, 12
Colby Taylor, Creston, 12
Corey Bertini, Glenwood, 11
Briar Evans, Creston, 12
Pete Walker, Red Oak, 12

Honorable Mention
Stuart Hoegh, Atlantic, 12
Trey Thomsen, Creston, 12
Chris Halbur, Kuemper, 12
Gabe Ferry, Harlan, 11
Tyler Jensen, Glenwood, 12
Jose Perez, Red Oak, 12
Zac Johnson, Denison, 12
Lincoln Rodenburg, Lewis Central, 11
Dakota Woods, Clarinda, 12
Jordan Peterman, Clarinda, 12
Jackson Baker, Shenandoah, 11
Payden Anderson, Shenandoah, 10

Prins’ 32 help Iowa St. women beat Oklahoma 79-60


March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) – Anna Prins scored a career-high 32 points and Iowa State advanced to its first Big 12 tournament championship game in six years, beating Oklahoma 79-60 on Sunday.  Chelsea Poppens, the other Iowa State senior starter, had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Dallas, Texas.

The Cyclones (23-7) trailed only once. After Joanna McFarland’s 3-pointer put Oklahoma up 10-7 less than 4 minutes into the game, Brynn Williamson’s 3-pointer opened a 17-0 run when five different Iowa State players scored.  McFarland and Morgan Hook had 12 points each for Oklahoma (22-10), which overcome a 22-point second-half deficit Saturday to beat West Virginia.

Iowa State, which kept a double-digit lead after that 6-minute spurt, plays No. 1 Baylor (31-1) tonight (Monday). The Cyclones were tournament champs in 2000 and 2001, and lost their last title game appearance to Oklahoma in 2007.