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Regional Softball Scores from 7/9/15 & Schedule for 7/11/15


July 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thursday’s games:


Class 4-A Region 8 Quarterfinals

Lewis Central 4, Carroll 1
Harlan 7, Glenwood 6

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Class 4-A Region 8 Semi-finals
7:00 p.m. – ADM vs. Lewis Central @ Adel
7:00 p.m. – Creston vs. Harlan @ Creston

Class 4-A Region 1 Semi-finals
7:00 p.m. – Denison-Schleswig vs. Bishop Heelan Catholic @ Denison

Class 5-A, Region 8 Semi-finals
7:00 p.m. – CB Abraham Lincoln vs. CB Thomas Jefferson @ Abraham Lincoln

Cardinals’ Martinez shuts down Pirates


July 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Martinez made his case for inclusion on the National League All-Star team Thursday night by pitching 7 1-3 scoreless innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in a matchup between the teams with the best records in the major leagues. Martinez (10-3) scattered four hits while striking out five and walking three in improving to 7-1 with a 1.20 ERA in his last 10 starts.

The right-hander is one of the five players contending for the NL’s All-Star Final Vote. Fan voting ends Friday afternoon and the game will be played Tuesday at Cincinnati. St. Louis (56-31) opened a 5 1/2-game lead on the Pirates in the NL Central. Pittsburgh (50-35) had its five-game winning streak snapped in the opener of a four-game series.


Spieth stumbles in 1st round of John Deere Classic


July 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — Justin Thomas and Nicholas Thompson were tied for the lead at 8 under par in Thursday’s opening round of the John Deere Classic, while Jordan Spieth languished far behind. Thomas and Thompson each shot a 63 at the TPC Deere Run in Illinois, finishing eight strokes ahead of Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth. They were a shot ahead of Charles Howell the Third and Luke Guthrie.

Three-time tournament winner Steve Stricker led the list of golfers at 6 under. Spieth shot even-par 71 in his first round since winning the U.S Open. Spieth, who will go for his third straight major title next week at the British Open, had three bogeys in a four-hole stretch, and missed a 15-foot birdie putt on Number 18.


Clippers sign free-agent forward Wes Johnson – former ISU player


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed free agent forward Wes Johnson, who played for the Lakers last season. He averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 76 games, including 59 starts for the other NBA team that plays in Staples Center. Johnson’s five-year NBA career includes stints with Minnesota and Phoenix.

The Timberwolves drafted him with the fourth pick in the first round of the 2010 draft. He played two years at Iowa State before transferring to Syracuse, where he was the Big East player of the year in his lone season with the Orange.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/9/2015

Podcasts, Sports

July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Area high school baseball scores from Wed., 7/8/15


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 9-7, Sioux City West 4-3
Exira/EHK 17, Orient-Macksburg 0
CAM 1, East Union 0
Guthrie Center 8, Audubon 1
Stanton 6, Adair-Casey 2
Treynor 14, West Central Valley 4 (6 innings)
Treynor 18-21, Riverside 1-5
Underwood 6, A-H-S-T-W 4
Underwood 7, Fremont-Mills 1
Shenandoah 4, Nishnabotna 2
Creston 10, Red Oak 4
Dallas Center-Grimes 9, Harlan 6
Abraham Lincoln 2, Glenwood 1
Carroll 4, Kuemper Catholic 3 (8 inn)
Denison-Schleswig 9, North Fayette Valley 3
Ar-We-Va 8, Boyer Valley 1
Coon Rapids-Bayard 7, IKM-Manning 0
Hinton 10, West Harrison 0 (6 innings)
Logan-Magnolia 11, Westwood 7
Missouri Valley 14, Woodbine 3 (5 inn.)
Twin River Valley 7, Glidden-Ralston 6

Regional Softball Quarterfinal scores from 7/8/15; Schedule for 7/10


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Class 3-A, Region 8
Atlantic 12, Clarinda 2
Shenandoah 12, Red Oak 0
Kuemper Catholic 21, East Sac County 17
Greene County 10, Pocahontas Area 2

Class 2-A, Region 8
IKM-Manning 9, A-H-S-T-W 0
Nodaway Valley 10, Southwest Valley 0
Missouri Valley 9, Tri-Center 0
Treynor 21, St. Albert 4

Class1-A, Region 7
Exira/EHK 15, Lenox 9
Glidden-Ralston 9, Griswold 3
Stanton 14, Essex 13
Logan-Magnolia 13, Fremont-Mills 1

Class 1-A, Region 8
Newell-Fonda 11, Adair-Casey 0
Charter Oak-Ute 10, Riverside 2
Westwood 9, Boyer Valley 5
Woodbury Central 17, Woodbine 0

Friday’s Schedule (July 10) (7-p.m. start unless otherwise noted)

Class 3-A, Region 8
Greene County vs. Kuemper Catholic (at Jefferson)
Atlantic vs. Shenandoah (at Atlantic)

Class 2-A, Region 8
IKM-Manning vs. Nodaway Valley (at Irwin)
Missouri Valley vs. Treynor (at Missouri Valley)

Class 1-A, Region 7
Glidden-Ralston vs. Exira/EHK (5:30-p.m., at Glidden)
Logan-Magnolia vs. Stanton (at Logan)

Class 1-A, Region 8
Woodbury Central vs. Westwood (at Moville)
Charter Oak-Ute vs. Newell-Fonda (at Charter Oak)

Royals, Cardinals form alliance for All-Star final vote


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, bitter cross-state rivals, have forged an unlikely alliance to get their final vote candidates into the All-Star Game. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez are among the five candidates in their respective league. Fan voting will determine who makes the roster.

The regional sports networks for each team are promoting the alliance, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that fans should vote “so there is as much Royals blue and Cardinals red on the field next week in Cincinnati as possible.” The Royals already have six players on the American League roster, including four starters. The Cardinals have five on the National League roster, two of them starters.


Hey, rook! Make mine a venti latte, Cardinals vets tell ’em


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — What do you do if you’re a major league team and you’re dragging a little the morning after a late-night, rain-delayed game? The St. Louis Cardinals sent their rookies to bring back some caffeine from the Starbucks right across the street from Wrigley Field — in full uniform. Relievers Miguel Socolovich, Mitch Harris and Marcus Hatley and bullpen catcher Kleininger Teran made the run Tuesday for the NL Central leaders.

Socolovich says the store workers “didn’t even say anything” while the Cardinals stood in line wearing their hats, jerseys and pants. He says a lot of customers laughed and took pictures. The four were given a list of what players and staff wanted and handed it to the barista, Harris said. “We definitely needed some caffeine, for sure,” Harris said.

The Cardinals and Chicago Cubs had played late Monday night after a rain delay of more than an hour. The Dodgers have sent rookies to the same coffee shop in the past two years.


Cardinals promote 1B Dan Johnson from Triple-A Memphis


July 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted first baseman Dan Johnson from Triple-A Memphis and optioned two relievers to the minor league team. The NL Central leaders sent lefty Tyler Lyons and righty Marcus Hatley to Memphis on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Johnson has played in nine major league seasons with five American League clubs. He was hitting .265 with 11 home runs and 42 RBIs in 61 games for Memphis.

Manager Mike Matheny said the Cardinals wanted to add a left-handed hitting option at first base while first baseman Matt Adams is on the disabled list with a strained right quad. The Cardinals signed Johnson in early May as a minor league free agent.