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Thursday Soccer Results


April 11th, 2014 by Jim Field


  • Tri-Center 5, Atlantic 1
  • Abraham Lincoln 3, Glenwood 2
  • Harlan 4, Sioux City West 2
  • Lewis Central 10, Riverside 0
  • Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey 6, Creston 0


  • Tri-Center 3, Atlantic 2
  • Lewis Central 2, Abraham Lincoln 0
  • Thomas Jefferson 3, Glenwood 2 (OT)
  • Creston 1, West Central Valley 0 (OT)
  • Underwood 7, Nodaway Valley 1

Thursday Tennis Results


April 11th, 2014 by Jim Field

Girls Varsity Tennis

Creston 7, Atlantic 2


  1. (C) Jena Taylor 10 defeated (A) Leah Tjepkes 12 ….. 8-3
  2. (A) Lexi Allen 12 defeated (C) Audrey Fyock 12 ….. 8-4.
  3. (A) Lisa Gearhart 12 defeated (C) Alli Thompsen 10….8-2.
  4. (C) Ashley Harris 11 defeated (A) Grace Jacob 11…. 8-3
  5. (C) Angela Sorenson 10 defeated (A) Codi Hitch 10…. 8-1
  6. (C) Caitlin McIlravy 10 defeated (A) Jena Brosam 9….8-0


  1. (C) Taylor/Fyock defeated (A) Tjepkes/Allen…. 8-3.
  2. (C) Thompsen/ Harris defeated (A) Gearhart / Jacob….8-6.
  3. (C) Sorenson / McIlravy defeated (A) Hitch / Brosam….8-0.

Boys Varsity Tennis

Atlantic 6, Creston 3


  1. (C) Garrett Taylor 12 defeated (A) Nick Podhajsky 11….10-6.
  2. (A) Adam Weiser 12 defeated (C) Chantz Davidson 12….10-2.
  3. (A) Jake Arneson 12 defeated (C) Ryan Kucera 10….10-7.
  4. (C) Daniel Scott 12 defeated (A) Reid Nichols 11….10-7.
  5. (A) Ben Parker 11 defeated (C) Tyler Waddingham 11….10-2.
  6. (A) Preston Hoye 12 defeated (C) Tristin Davidson 9….10-1.


  1. (C) Taylor/Davidson defeated (A) Podhajsky/Nichols….10-7.
  2. (A) Wieser/Arneson defeated (C) Kucera/Waddingham….10-1.
  3. (A) Parker/ Steffens defeated (C) Scott / Davidson….10-6.


  • St. Albert 6, Shenandoah 3
  • Denison-Schleswig 8, Harlan 1

Thursday Golf Results


April 11th, 2014 by Jim Field


4/10 vs. Creston @ Nishna Hills (front 9)

Atlantic 171, Creston only 3 girls so no team score

  • Medalist: Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic – 35
  • Runnerup: Brooke Newell, Atlantic – 43

other Atlantic scores:

  • Bailey Walter – 44
  • Erin Olsen – 49
  • McKenna DenBeste – 51
  • Mary Hayes – 63

Atlantic JV:

  • Sarah Fixmer – 57
  • Megan Behrends – 64
  • Hannah McLean – 73

Coach Hobson says:  Finally a beautiful night for golf.  Pleased with our performance. It is hard to play with a competitive mindset when the outcome of the match is known before it starts due to a insufficient number of players for Creston. We talked about that before we started but you still don’t know how the girls will respond.   Brooke Fletcher had another outstanding night shooting a 2 over 35; Brooke Newell, Bailey Walter and McKenna DenBeste continue to bring there scores down. Erin Olsen is hitting some solid tee shots.

@ Atlantic Golf & Country Club:

Exira/EHK 231, CAM  no team score, Woodbine  no team score

  • Medalist:  Katie Aupperle, CAM 48
  • Runner-up:  Miranda Aradalin, Exira/EHK 51

@ Harlan Golf and Country Club:

Harlan 228, Denison-Schleswig 258

  • Medalist:   Emily Pattee, Harlan 54
  • Runner-up:  Amber Gross, Harlan 57

@ Red Oak:

Griswold 229, Red Oak 257

  • Medalist:  Hadie Dalke, Griswold 49
  • Runner-up:  Ellen Fellers, Red Oak 54


Creston 135, Atlantic 140

  • Evan Schuler 31 -1 Runner-up medalist
  • Kyle Nelson 32
  • Jake Olsen 38
  • Cooper Zablocki 39
  • Sam Renaud 40
  • Zac Stork 41

Creston JV 162, Atlantic JV 197

  • Matt Tolton 46
  • Jackson Wickman 48
  • Zac Nelson 50
  • Dawson Walter 53
  • Dustin Rudolph 53
  • Max Elwood 58

Coach Den Beste says:  Great day to play golf. Weather was perfect. Little wind and temp of 63. Great to see Evan put down another -1 today. Creston Carson Whittington was medalist with a -1. Score card to settle. Kyle Nelson also had a great round with even. Tough to do on an away course. I though Jake played well even though he had a little high score. He had some troubles with distances. Sam also had a good round. A little high but played better than last time here. Cooper and Zac played pretty well. Had a few water issues. Otherwise would have been much better. Proud of my boys for only losing by 5 strokes on an away course. I know we are going to battle all year with Creston.

@ Atlantic Golf & Country Club:

Exira/EHK 184, CAM 205, Woodbine 224

  • Medalist:  Nick Peppers, Exira/EHK 42
  • Runner-up:  Brady Frumm, Exira/EHK 44

@ Greenfield

Nodaway Valley 156, East Union 172, Adair-Casey 224

  • Medalist:  Delson Grantham, NV 35
  • Runner-up:  Wes Davis, NV 36

@ Denison:

Harlan 152, Denison-Schleswig 160, Charter Oak-Ute 227

  • Medalist: Ross Martens, Harlan 35
  • Runner-up:  Parker Eller, Denison-Schleswig 36

@ Red Oak:

Griswold 183, Red Oak 193

  • Medalist:  James Reynolds, Griswold 39
  • Runner-up:  Nick Carlson, Red Oak 43

Buddy Lazier to enter Indianapolis 500 in U of I sponsored car


April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Buddy Lazier will return to the Indianapolis 500 this season in a car fielded by Lazier Partners Racing.  The announcement Thursday was expected after the family-organized team also entered Lazier last season, one month after forming the team. Lazier started 32nd last May, ran only 44 laps because of a fuel pressure issues, and retired with a 31st-place finish.

The 46-year-old Lazier will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet with sponsorship from the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research. The research center specializes in cures for rare, inherited retinal diseases.

Jacqueline Lazier, the drivers’ 12-year-old daughter, was born with Aniridia, which is a complete or partial absence of the colored part of the iris. Jacqueline has lost vision in her right eye.

Tony La Russa awed by Baseball Hall of Fame


April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Tony La Russa has toured the Baseball Hall of Fame, and says he’s “getting overwhelmed.”  La Russa, the third-winningest manager in major league history, took in the sights Thursday in preparation for his induction this summer.  The 69-year-old La Russa, who led Oakland to the 1989 World Series title and the St. Louis Cardinals to championships in 2006 and 2011, was unanimously elected in December by the Hall of Fame’s expansion-era committee along with former managerial colleagues Bobby Cox and Joe Torre.

They will be inducted July 27 along with pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas, who were elected in January in their first time on the writers’ ballot.  La Russa calls the scenario perfect because Cox and Torre were contemporaries and are right behind him in wins.

Wacha following up on October rookie breakout


April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Take it from the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Wacha’s breakout postseason was no fluke.  In his first two starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 6-foot-6 right-hander has stared down one of the National League’s top lineups. Just like last fall, he’s been impervious to pressure, too.

After the Reds mustered a single run in 12 2-3 frustrating innings against the 22-year-old Wacha, Jay Bruce said it was like facing a carbon copy of Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, also lean and lanky and among the majors’ best pitchers for several years.

On the rare occasions you get a pitch to your liking, Bruce said, you’d better not miss.

8AM Sportscast 04-10-2014

Podcasts, Sports

April 10th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Iowa football looks solid at RB, WR


April 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa appears to be deep enough at both running back and wide receiver heading into next season. What the Hawkeyes would really like to see is a few of those guys blossom into big-time playmakers.

Iowa’s abundance of backs could be the envy of the new Big Ten West in 2014, and the Hawkeyes are also deep and experienced at wide receiver. But the Hawkeyes also averaged 4.2 yards per rush and 6.8 yards per pass last season en route to just 26.3 points a game.

That’s why one of the main tasks for Iowa this spring has been to identify explosive but possibly inexperienced players and see how close they are to helping Iowa next season.

Reds beat Cardinals 4-0, avoid sweep


April 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

Leake (1-1) allowed four hits and a walk in eight scoreless innings and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep after dropping their ninth series in their last 10 in St. Louis. They’re 2-4 against the Cardinals, their NL Central rival, and wrapped up a 2-4 trip.

Shelby Miller (0-2) allowed his fourth homer in two starts and faced trouble most of his six innings, but held the Reds hitless in nine at-bats with runners in scoring position. Mesoraco hit his first homer in the fourth after doubling twice Tuesday in his first start after coming off the 15-day disabled list.

8AM Sportscast 04-09-2014

Podcasts, Sports

April 9th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field