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High School Softball Scoreboard 06/14/2019


June 14th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Ft. Dodge Tournament

Muscatine 14, Atlantic 1
Central Springs 9, Atlantic 2

Other Scores

ADM 15, Benton 3
ADM 2, Solon 0
Bedford 4, East Union 3
Exira-EHK 7, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
OABCIG 10, Lawton-Bronson 0
Twin Cedars 11, Orient-Macksburg 0
West Harrison 13, CAM 6
Winterset 8, Bishop Heelan 2

Man pleads guilty to killing Iowa State University golfer

News, Sports

June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless man charged in the killing of a former Iowa State University golfer has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The Des Moines Register reports that 22-year-old Collin Richards entered the plea during a hearing Friday. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison when he’s sentenced Aug. 23. Richards had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge and was set to stand trial in September.

Police say Richards fatally stabbed 22-year-old Celia Barquín Arozamena last September while she was playing a round at a public course in Ames, near the university campus, and leaving her body in a pond on the course. Investigators say Richards he had been staying in a small homeless encampment in the woods near the public course.

Barquín Arozamena was a top golfer in Spain as a teenager and came to Iowa State to pursue her career.

Atlantic Assistant Weber hired as new Head Wrestling Coach at Glenwood


June 14th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Atlantic Assistant Wrestling Coach Tucker Weber is set to become the new Head Wrestling Coach at Glenwood. The Glenwood School Board just needs to approve the new hire at their next meeting.

Weber was a four-time state medalist at Clear Lake, graduating in 2009. He went on to wrestle at Wartburg and then completed his education at the University of Northern Iowa. He has spent time with the Dike-New Hartford and Atlantic school districts. He has been on Atlantic/CAM’s Wrestling staff since 2016.

Weber will take over for Brad Asch in Glenwood. Asch recently resigned to pursue another career. He’ll be teaching Middle School Physical Education in Glenwood.

IHSAA releases postseason baseball District assignments


June 14th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the postseason baseball District assignments for 2019. Match-ups and schedules will be released at a later date.

IGHSAU High School Softball Rankings 06/13/2019


June 14th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their 4th edition of the high school softball rankings on Thursday. Here’s a look at highlights from each class.

In Class 1A Collins-Maxwell is top ranked. Westwood checks in at #10.

In Class 2A North Linn holds the top spot. Mount Ayr is 15th.

In Class 3A Davenport Assumption is #1. Treynor falls from 5th to 7th. Atlantic dropped three spots to #10.

In Class 4A ADM remains #1. Harlan jumps into the poll at #14 this week.

In Class 5A Waukee remains in the top spot.

Take a look at the full rankings list here: softball-2019-61319rankings

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/14/2019

Podcasts, Sports

June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.


NASCAR Xfinity series returns to Iowa Speedway


June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity series race will highlight the opening weekend of the season at the Iowa Speedway. It begins Saturday night with a NASCAR truck race and Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt says they will have the attention of the racing community.

Hyatt says the track will also host a concert after Saturday night’s truck race.

Tyler Reddick currently leads the Xfinity series standings after posting his third win of the season at Michigan. Des Moines native Michael Annett is ninth. He posted his first career victory in the season opener at Daytona.

Regulators give 3 casinos approval for sports book plans

News, Sports

June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved renovation plans for three casinos Thursday to create areas for sports books. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko,
says the Lakeside Casino in Osceola is using existing space. He says they had existing space in the lower deck of their boat and they are spending an estimated 150-thousand dollars to transform it into a sports book.  Ohorilko says the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood included the sports book in with another renovation project. “There was a one-point-five million dollar renovation for a sports book. But then in addition to that — eight-point-five million dollars set aside for improvements to the hotel and R-V park,”he says.

The Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City is also a renovating an area in the current building. “It took some existing space in the wine bar, their high-limit area. There was a project conversion of approximately 895-thousand dollar total budget,” according to Ohorilko. “And that will essentially turn some of that area into a sports book.” Ohorilko says the 19 state-licensed casinos are moving as quickly as they can to have a sports book in place after the governor signed the bill legalizing sports betting into law in May. “It’s hard to say what we’ll see down the road. I know most of the properties are anxious to have things up and ready prior to the football season,” Ohorilko says. “There’s only so much that you can do in a few months. And so we are seeing remodels right now that just updates that existing space. It’s hard to say if we’ll see more material renovations as time moves on.”

Ohorilko says there are a lot of unknowns about how many gamblers might use the sports books or how many would use an online option. He says that is whey there is a lot of renovation of existing spaces. “I think a lot of it is everything is just moving so quickly and the facilities are wanting to make sure they’re not making material plans for their facilities until they really know what the impact will be at each of their locations,” according to Ohorilko.  He says they are on track with the rule-making so it may be possible that you could legally place a bet in Iowa on the first college football games of the year.

Area High School Baseball Scores from 6/13/19


June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

CAM, Anita 11, Glidden-Ralston 1 (5 innings )
Carlisle 10, ADM, Adel 0 (Foss no-hitter)
Clarke, Osceola 11, Red Oak 2
Denison-Schleswig 14, Creston 5
Denison-Schleswig 18, Creston 5
Des Moines Christian 10, Panorama, Panora 1
Des Moines Christian 9, Panorama, Panora 8
Glenwood 12, Harlan 11 (Game 2)
Glenwood 7, Harlan 4 (Game 1)
Lewis Central 15, Shenandoah 0
Lewis Central 6, Shenandoah 0
Murray 20, Orient-Macksburg 3
Ogden 12, Earlham 2
Ogden 9, Earlham 2
Pleasantville 11, ACGC 1
Pleasantville 13, ACGC 3 (6 innings )
Sidney 9, Griswold 2
Stanton 12, Bedford 5
Treynor 11, Tri-Center, Neola 5
Underwood 2, AHSTW, Avoca 1
West Central Valley, Stuart 10, Woodward Academy 0
West Central Valley, Stuart 32, Woodward Academy 18

Area High School Softball Scores from 6/13/2019


June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 17, Clarinda 1
Atlantic 3, Clarinda 2
Carlisle 4, ADM 2
Creston 7, Denison-Schleswig 1
Denison-Schleswig 11, Creston 7
Des Moines Christian 13, Panorama 0
Logan-Magnolia 6, Missouri Valley 4
Mount Ayr 5, Lenox 0
Murray 12, Orient-Macksburg 0
Nodaway Valley 8, Southwest Valley 5
OABCIG 5, South Central Calhoun 2
Panorama 6, Des Moines Christian 5
Pleasantville 11, ACGC 4
Pleasantville 7, ACGC 6
Shenandoah 11, Lewis Central 0
Shenandoah 12, Lewis Central 4
Sidney 6, Griswold 4
Underwood 5, AHSTW 4
West Harrison 5, Westwood 1
Winterset 4, Carroll 0