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8AM Sportscast 08-30-2012

Podcasts, Sports

August 30th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Drake Opens by Hosting Grand View

Sports

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Drake football team opens the seaason at home tonight (Thursday) against Grand View. The Bulldogs have high hopes after earning a share of the Pioneer Football League title a year ago and coach Chris Creighton says his team is ready for a game. Grand View opened the season ranked 15th in the NAIA and opened last Saturday with a 26-6 victory over Graceland. Drake avoided the upset in last year’s meeting. The Bulldogs tied the game in the waning seconds before edging the Vikings 28-21 in overtime. Grand View coach Mike Woodley says last year’s game should give the Vikings the confidence that they can compete with Drake. Woodley says the key for the Vikings will be to slow down Drake senior quarterback Michael Piatkowski who threw for more than 29 hundred yards and 25 touchdowns last season. It is a seven o’clock kickoff in Drake Stadium.

Iowa Speedway Releases 2013 Schedule

Sports

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Speedway will again host two NASCAR Nationwide and truck series races and an IndyCar event in 2013. The track released its tentative schedule on Wednesday. It includes Nationwide series races during the weekends of June 8 and August 3. The track will host truck races during the weekend of July 13 and Sept. 8, and the IndyCar series will run in Newton in late June. Iowa Speedway CEO Doug Fritz says the exact dates for all those races will be announced at a later date.

Alvarez Stays Hot, Pirates Top Cardinals 5-0

Sports

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez stayed hot, blasting his 26th homer of the season and driving in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 5-0 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday night. The third baseman — who hit two homers on Tuesday — continued his season-long dominance of the Cardinals. His three-run shot in the third gave him seven home runs and 23 RBI in 15 games against St. Louis this year as Pittsburgh moved within one game of the NL’s second wild card spot. Wandy Rodriguez (9-13) worked six tidy innings for Pittsburgh to pick up his first victory as a starter since being acquired in a trade last month. Rodriguez walked three and struck out three while helping the Pirates shut out the Cardinals for the second straight night. Joe Kelly (4-6) battled control problems during five rocky innings, giving up five runs on eight hits.

The St. Louis Cardinals held catcher Yadier Molina out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates a day after injuring his back, neck and shoulder in a violent home plate collision with Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison. Molina left Tuesday night’s 9-0 loss at the end of the second inning after Harrison bowled him over while trying to score from second on a single to right field by Jose Tabata. Harrison’s left shoulder slammed into Molina’s helmet, sending Molina tumbling to the ground. Tony Cruz caught the rest of the game and started in place of Molina on Wednesday. The team also recalled catcher Bryan Anderson from Triple-A Memphis as insurance. Molina is listed as day-to-day. The Cardinals travel to Washington to begin a four-game series today (Thursday).

8AM Sportscast 08-29-2012

Podcasts, Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Tuesday Volleyball Results

Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Jim Field

(2-0) Boyer Valley 25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 17-11
(2-0) Clarke 25-25, Lenox 14-13
(2-1) East Mills 25-18-15, Sidney 16-25-11
(3-1) East Sac County 25-24-25-25, Carroll 16-26-23-19
(2-0) Fremont-Mills 25-26, Tarkio, MO 16-24
(3-0) Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, Exira-EHK 14-17-12
(3-0) Greene County 25-25-25, Panorama 12-18-17
(3-2) Guthrie Center 25-19-20-25-15, Audubon 17-25-25-22-11
(2-1) Interstate 35 25-23-15, Lenox 18-25-7
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Glenwood 18-17-12
(3-1) Martensdale-St Marys 12-25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 25-22-17-20
(3-0) Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 8-17-16
(3-0) Paton-Churdan beat Ankeny Christian Academy
(3-1) Stanton 25-27-25-25, Nishnabotna 15-29-19-15
(2-0) Tri-Center 25-25, East Mills 14-19
(2-0) Tri-Center 25-25, Sidney 14-15
(2-0) Underwood 25-25, Fremont-Mills 16-16
(3-0) Villisca 25-25-25, Griswold 13-17-20
(2-0) Winterset 25-25, Lenox 13-19
(2-0) Woodbine 25-25, Boyer Valley 17-14
(2-0) Woodbine 25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 10-17
(3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 6-9-13

Tuesday Cross Country Results

Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Jim Field

Glenwood Ram XC Invitational

Girls Teams:

  1. Harlan  24
  2. Atlantic  62
  3. Abraham Lincoln  77

Girls Individuals:

  1. Jessica Feldman, Harlan
  2. Bailey Kuhl, Harlan
  3. Meghan Plambeck, Atlantic
  4. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  5. Emma Preston, Abraham Lincoln
  6. Marissa Klindt, Harlan
  7. Dru Beach, Harlan
  8. Rachel Pauley, Harlan

Boys Teams:

  1. Glenwood  30
  2. Thomas Jefferson  56
  3. Harlan  72

Boys Individuals:

  1. James Fuller, Glenwood
  2. Matt Powders, Thomas Jefferson
  3. Jeff Reeve, Glenwood
  4. Brian Collison, Thomas Jefferson
  5. Brady Wheeler, Glenwood


Logan-Magnolia XC Invitational

Boys Teams:

  1. St. Albert  39
  2. OA-BCIG  106
  3. Tri-Center  113

Boys Individuals:

  1. Josh Sindelar, St. Albert
  2. Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center
  3. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley
  4. Josef Rogers, Denison
  5. Drew Pauley, Missouri Valley

Girls Teams:

  1. Tri-Center  40
  2. Underwood  89
  3. IMK/Manning  126

Girls Individuals:

  1. Alex Larsen, Tri-Center
  2. Bailey Hare, OA-BCIG
  3. Ruby Johnson, Audubon
  4. Breezy Weaver, Missouri Valley
  5. Kaylee Grote, Tri-Center

Fewer Iowans buying hunting, fishing licenses

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Fewer Iowans are buying hunting and fishing licenses, but state officials say that doesn’t necessarily mean interest in the sports are waning.  Sales of hunting licenses to Iowa residents dropped 13 percent from 2007 to last year, and resident fishing licenses declined about 4 percent during that period. Nationally, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates hunting is up 9 percent and fishing has increased 11 percent.

Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, says that the national numbers are based on interviews. He says fishing remains strong in Iowa and license declines could reflect recent flooding.  DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins says declining pheasant populations hurt hunting license sales. That decline is blamed on grassland losses and recent harsh winters.

Chiefs enduring their usual wretched preseason

Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are assured of their ninth straight losing preseason. At 1-2 going into Thursday night’s final tuneup at Green Bay, the Chiefs since 2004 are a woebegone 7-28 in preseason games. They haven’t posted a winning preseason since 2003, when Dick Vermeil’s Chiefs won the Hall of Fame game to finish 3-2. They then tore through the regular season 13-3. Anyone who insists that preseason games are meaningless should take note that Kansas City’s combined 6-26 record of the past eight years was followed by 53 wins and 75 losses in the regular season, one playoff appearance and no postseason wins. Coach Romeo Crennel may use the starters against Green Bay much more than first-teamers normally play in a game that usually belongs to backups and longshots.

Pirates rough up Cardinals in 9-0 win

Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez homered twice and drove in four runs, James McDonald scattered two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beats the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 on Tuesday night. Alvarez hit a two-run homer in the third to give the Pirates a comfortable lead, added an RBI double in the fourth then hit a 469-foot blast to center in the sixth. He went 4 for 5 as Pittsburgh drew within two games of the Cardinals in the race for the NL’s second wild-card spot. McDonald (12-6) gave up two hits, walked one and struck out six to beat the Cardinals and Jake Westbrook (13-10) for the second time in the last two weeks. The Cardinals played most of the game without catcher Yadier Molina, who suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries following a violent collision at home plate with Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison.