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Boys State Basketball Scores from Monday, 3/10/2014


March 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

2-A State Tournament
First Round
  • Cascade 56, South Hamilton 40
  • Western Christian 76, Albia 53
1-A State Tournament
First Round
  • Belmond-Klemme 56, Lamoni 55
  • Dunkerton 50, East Mills 38
  • Keota 56, Easton Valley 47
  • West Lyon 72, Newell-Fonda 57

Iowa State Stars Kane, Ejim Earn All-America Honors


March 10th, 2014 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State seniors and All-Big 12 First-Team members DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim were named to various All-America teams this afternoon.

Kane was named Third-Team All-American by BleacherReport.com, Sporting News and NBCSports.com. Ejim joined Kane on NBCSports.com’s third team.

Kane has been a stat-sheet stuffer for the Cyclones, averaging 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game after transferring from Marshall this season. Kane has scored 20 or more points in 13 games, including a stellar performance against Baylor early in the conference season in which he had 30 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals. Kane has earned six weekly honors from the Big 12 Conference.

Ejim, the 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year, ranks second in the Big 12 in both scoring (18.2) and rebounding (8.6). Ejim became just the fourth player in Big 12 history to record 1,500 points and 1,000 points in a career. His 48-point performance vs. TCU broke the Big 12 single-game scoring mark earlier this season.

The duo are the 10th and 11th Cyclones to make a first-, second- or third-team All-America list from a national outlet.

Iowa State All-Americans

  • 1935- Waldo Wegner
  • 1937- Jack Flemming
  • 1957- Gary Thompson
  • 1968- Zaid Abdul-Aziz (Don Smith)
  • 1988- Jeff Grayer
  • 1995- Fred Hoiberg
  • 1997- Dedric Willoughby
  • 2000- Marcus Fizer
  • 2001- Jamaal Tinsley
  • 2014- DeAndre Kane
  • 2014- Melvin Ejim

Courtesy:  cyclones.com


2013-2014 Hawkeye Ten Girls’ Basketball All Conference Teams


March 10th, 2014 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10 1st Team All Conference

  • *Jess Schaben, Jr, Center, Harlan
  • *Kate Walker, Jr, Guard, Red Oak
  • *Serena Parker, Jr, Center, Shenandoah
  • *Kylie Ferguson, Sr, Guard, St. Albert
  • Taylor Frederick, Soph, Forward, Harlan
  • Taylor Wagner, Jr, Guard, Harlan
  • Paige Beacom, Soph, Forward, Lewis Central
  • Kierstyn Bauer, Jr, Guard, Kuemper

* Denotes Unanimous

Hawkeye 10 2nd Team All Conference

  • Jordyn Moser, Soph, Guard, Harlan
  • Kye Madsen, Soph, Guard, Lewis Central
  • Grace Blomstedt, Jr, Center, Red Oak
  • Maria Dentlinger, Jr, Forward, Kuemper
  • Sydney Nielsen, Jr, Guard, Shenandoah
  • Bailey Starner, Sr, Forward, Glenwood
  • Halie Darrow, Jr, Guard, Glenwood
  • Jenny Bair, Sr, Forward, Clarinda

H-10 Honorable Mention All Conference

  • Lexi Spielman, Sr, Guard, Lewis Central
  • Dana Doebelin, Sr, Guard, Lewis Central
  • Blake Bergren, Sr, Forward, Red Oak
  • Katie Tigges, Jr, Guard, Kuemper
  • Logan Ehlers, Fresh, Forward, Shenandoah
  • Sydney Gutschenritter, Sr, Guard, Glenwood
  • Allison Wettengel, Jr, Guard, St. Albert
  • Jaedra Moses, Jr, Guard, Clarinda
  • Jenna Taylor, Soph, Forward, Creston
  • Natalie Mostek, Jr, Forward, Creston
  • Valerie Johnson, Sr, Center, Denison
  • Erin Olsen, Soph, Guard, Atlantic

ISU’s Melvin Ejim Named AP Big 12 Player of the Year


March 10th, 2014 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim has been named The Associated Press’ Big 12 Player of the Year. The award comes a day after Ejim took home the same honor from the league’s coaches.

Ejim is second in the conference in scoring (18.2 ppg) and rebounding (8.6 rpg) while also finishing third in field goal percentage (51.3). Ejim scored in double figures in 25 of the 28 games he has played in this season. He has recorded nine double-doubles this season.

Ejim was joined on the AP All-Big 12 First Team by his teammate DeAndre Kane. ISU sophomore Georges Niang received honorable mention.

Kane averaged 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game after transferring from Marshall this season. He has scored 20 or more points in 13 games.

Niang averaged 16.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Cyclones as a sophomore.

AP First Team

  • Melvin Ejim, Iowa State**
  • DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
  • Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
  • Juwan Staten, West Virginia
  • Andrew Wiggins, Kansas**

AP Second Team

  • Markel Brown, Oklahoma State
  • Joel Embiid, Kansas
  • Marcus Foster, Kansas State
  • Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
  • Cory Jefferson, Baylor

Honorable Mention

Kyan Anderson, TCU; Bryce Cherry, Baylor; Cameron Clark, Oklahoma; Jaye Crockett, Texas Tech; Perry Ellis, Kansas; Eron Harris, West Virginia; Jonathan Holmes, Texas; Georges Niang, Iowa State; Cameron Ridley, Texas; Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma; Isaiah Taylor, Texas.

  • Coach of the Year: Lon Kruger, Oklahoma
  • Player of the Year: Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
  • Freshman of the Year: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

**Unanimous selection

8AM Sportscast 03-10-2014

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March 10th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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2013-14 Rolling Valley Conference Basketball Teams


March 10th, 2014 by Jim Field


  1. Ar-We-Va 20-0, 24-1
  2. Coon Rapids-Bayard 17-3, 19-4
  3. Boyer Valley 13-7, 14-9
  4. West Harrison 13-7, 14-9
  5. Paton-Churdan 12-8, 14-9
  6. Glidden-Ralston 12-8, 12-10
  7. Adair-Casey 8-12, 8-14
  8. Woodbine 6-14, 8-15
  9. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 5-15, 6-17
  10. C-A-M 3-17, 3-19
  11. Charter Oak-Ute 1-19, 2-20

 RVC Boys All-Conference Teams

1st Team: Travis Freese (Sr., Ar-We-Va); Austin Stoelk (Jr., Ar-We-Va); Emmitt Wheatley (Jr., Adair-Casey); Sam Honnold (Jr., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Seth Willis (Sr., Woodbine); Drew Peppers (Jr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Jake Carey (Jr., Paton-Churdan); Jake Roden (Sr., West Harrison).

2nd Team: Brandon Hagge (Jr., Ar-We-Va); Kyle Liechti (Sr., Ar-We-Va); Michael Holste (Sr., C-A-M); Trevor Hachmeister (Jr., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Jake Bruggeman (Sr., Glidden-Ralston); Noah Juergensen (Soph., Paton-Churdan); Brad Staley (Sr., Charter Oak-Ute); Chase Bonsall (Sr., Boyer Valley).


  1. Adair-Casey 18-2, 23-4
  2. Ar-We-Va 17-3, 19-4
  3. Coon Rapids-Bayard 16-4, 18-6
  4. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 14-5, 17-6
  5. Paton-Churdan 13-7, 15-8
  6. Woodbine 10-10, 12-11
  7. Boyer Valley 8-12, 8-14
  8. Glidden-Ralston 5-15, 5-18
  9. Charter Oak-Ute 3-17, 3-19
  10. C-A-M 3-17, 3-19
  11. West Harrison 2-17, 3-18

RVC Girls All-Conference Teams

1st Team: Paige Danner (Sr., Ar-We-Va); London Vais (Sr., Adair-Casey); Alyssa Kragelund (Sr., C-A-M); McKenna Zaners (Jr., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Megan Maaske (Jr., Woodbine); Morgan Straight (Soph., Boyer Valley); Rachel Smith (Jr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Carleigh Paup (Soph., Paton-Churdan).

2nd Team: Jenna Hausman (Soph., Ar-We-Va); Danni McCorkel (Sr., Adair-Casey); Erin Daugherty (Sr., C-A-M); Rylie Schlepp (Sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Dashia Nuzum (Jr., Woodbine); Anna Fleecs (Soph., Glidden-Ralston); Claire Paulsen (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Crystal Sabus (Jr., Paton-Churdan); Cierra Carlson (Sr., Charter Oak-Ute).

Juco hoops star in North Dakota commits to Iowa


March 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Williston State college point guard Trey Dickerson plans to play for the University of Iowa the next three years.  The 6-foot freshman from New York City gave a verbal commitment to the NCAA Division I Hawkeyes over the weekend.  Williston State says Dickerson had received interest from numerous schools and offers from Iowa, Nebraska, Iona, Washington, Washington State, Arkansas, Alabama-Birmingham, St. Louis, and Fordham.

Williston State is a two-year junior college in northwestern North Dakota. Dickerson this season helped lead the Tetons to a 26-5 regular season record and a Mon-Dak Conference title.  He was named most valuable player in the conference, with an average of 20 points, six assists and four rebounds per game.

Monday Boys State Basketball Tournament Schedule


March 10th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Quarterfinals:

  • 10:30 am – Keota (24-1) vs. Easton Valley (21-2)
  • 12:15 pm – Newell-Fonda (25-0) vs. West Lyon (20-5)
  • 2:00 pm – Dunkerton (25-1) vs. East Mills (23-3)
  • 3:45 pm – Lamoni (25-0) vs. Belmond-Klemme (22-3)

Class 2-A Quarterfinals:

  • 6:35 pm – Western Christian (24-0) vs. Albia (17-7)
  • 8:15 pm – South Hamilton (21-3) vs. Cascade (21-3)

Strasburg settles down, Nats rout Cardinals 11-1


March 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

VIERA, Fla. (AP) – Stephen Strasburg overcame a shaky first inning and the Washington Nationals’ offense came up big again in an 11-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.  Making his second start of the spring, Strasburg walked two and gave up an RBI single to his first three batters before settling down. He went three innings, allowing two hits while throwing 28 of 48 pitches for strikes.

Anthony Rendon homered and Wilson Ramos had two hits and three RBIs for the Nationals, who have scored 27 runs in their last three games.  Allen Craig had two of St. Louis’ three hits, including an RBI single. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 1-3 innings.

OSU claims Big 12 wrestling title, OU second


March 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has won its 12th Big 12 wrestling championship and its 48th conference wrestling title. The Cowboys finished Saturday’s championship hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman with six individual conference champions to outscore second-place Oklahoma 98.5 to 63.5 for the championship. Iowa State finished third and West Virginia was fourth.

OSU’s Jon Morrison; Anthony Collica; Alex Dieringer; Taylor Caldwell; Chris Perry; and Austin Marsden won individual titles. OU’s Jarrod Patterson and Kendric Maple also won individual titles as did Iowa State’s Lelund Weatherspoon and Kyven Gadson.