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Second Round HS Football Playoff Results


November 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson


  • Adair-Casey 58, CAM 32
  • Murray 58, Lenox 0
  • East Mills 42, Glidden-Ralston 36
  • Fremont-Mills 66, Stanton 30


  • Bedford 26, Exira-EHK 17
  • Madrid 60, Earlham 29


  • Harlan 28, Spencer 24
  • Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 28, Carroll 21


  • Kuemper-Catholic 20, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 7
  • Spirit Lake 42, S. Central Calhoun 7


  • Logan-Magnolia 31, Panorama 12
  • St. Albert 31, Des Moines Christian 3


Iowa State Looks to Build From Stunning Upset


October 31st, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State, a double-digit underdog to a Texas Tech team fresh off perhaps the most stunning upset in the country in 2011, crushed the Red Raiders 41-7 on Saturday night. It was by far the biggest win over a ranked team in school history.  Iowa State (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) hadn’t been within two touchdowns of any conference opponent all season, yet had no trouble against a team that had won at Oklahoma just a week earlier. The Cyclones offense found its rhythm early under new quarterback Jared Barnett and their defense stifled Texas Tech’s high-powered passing attack.  The trick, of course, will be to keep it going starting with Saturday’s home game against woeful Kansas (2-6, 0-5).

Regional Volleyball Site Changes


October 31st, 2011 by Jim Field

  • Nov. 1, Class 1-A Region 2 final: LeMars Gehlen Catholic and River Valley has been moved from  Mapleton to Sioux City East. Start time remains 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, Class 1-A Region 3 final: Corning and Stanton has been moved from Corning to Red Oak. Start time remains 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, Class 1-A-Region 4 final: North Mahaska and East Union has been moved from Winterset to Indianola. Start time remains 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 1,  Class 2-A Region 2 final: Sioux Center & Sheldon has been moved from Sioux  Center to  MOC-Floyd Valley HS (Orange City). Start time remains 7:00  p.m.
  • Nov. 1, Class 2-A Region 8 regional final: Davis County & West Liberty has been moved from Durant to  Mount Pleasant. Start time remains 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 2, Class 4-A Region 5 final: Cedar Rapids Washington & Iowa City West has been moved from  Cedar Rapids Washington to Cedar Rapids Jefferson. Start time remains  7:00 p.m.

Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa Retires


October 31st, 2011 by Jim Field

Tony La Russa is retiring after 33 seasons as a manager, and he’s going out on top.  He told reporters his decision today at a press conference, three days after his Cardinals won the World Series.  La Russa captured three World Championships in his career and won Manager of the Year four times.  He managed the White Sox, Athletics, and Cardinals in a career that began in 1979.  Prior to that, La Russa played six seasons in the Majors as a middle infielder.

8AM Sportscast 10-31-2011

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October 31st, 2011 by Chris Parks

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High School Football Playoffs Continue Tonight


October 31st, 2011 by Jim Field

Second Round High School Football Playoff Pairings
Monday, October 31st (all games begin at 7:00 pm)

Class 3-A:
Spencer (5-6) @  Harlan (7-3)
Carroll (8-2) @ Boyden Hull/Rock Valley (10-0)

Class 2-A:
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (7-3) @ Kuemper Catholic (9-1)

Class 1-A:
Logan-Magnolia (9-1) @ Panorama (10-0)
Des Moines Christian (9-1) @ St. Albert (10-0)

Class A:
Bedford (8-2) @ Exira-EHK (8-1)

CAM (8-3) @ Adair Casey (8-2)
East Mills (9-1) @ Glidden-Ralston (9-1)
Stanton (8-2) @ Fremont Mills (9-0)
Lenox (5-5) @ Murray (9-1)

Redbirds’ Fans ask Pujols to stay in St. Louis


October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A red sea of fans jam downtown St. Louis, Sunday, to honor the world champion Cardinals and send a clear message to Albert Pujols: Please stay. An official crowd estimate was not immediately available for the parade down the streets of St. Louis and the celebration at Busch Stadium, but city officials expected several hundred thousand. The crowd was so large that people were parking more than two miles from the parade route. Pujols drew a long standing ovation at the stadium. When asked if he’d like to be back for another celebration next season, he smiled sheepishly and said, “Hey, why not?” Pujols is a free agent. The Cardinals hope to keep him but it isn’t clear if they’ll be able to do so.

Iowa State Stuns Texas Tech


October 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

LUBBOCK, Texas — Redshirt freshman Jared Barnett threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Iowa State shocked No. 19 Texas Tech 41-7 on Saturday night, a week after the Red Raiders won at Oklahoma.

Making his first start, Barnett’s mobility caused the Red Raiders defense fits. He rushed for 92 yards on 19 carries and completed 14 of 26 passes for 144 yards. His touchdowns were career firsts.

It was the largest margin of victory over a ranked team for Iowa State since the Cyclones beat No. 20 Nebraska in Ames by 22 points (36-14) in 2002.

Seth Doege completed 16 of 32 passes for a season-low 171 yards for the Red Raiders (5-3, 2-3). He threw two interceptions, lost a fumble and scored the Red Raiders lone score on an 8-yard touchdown run.

Iowa State (1-4, 4-4) rolled up 368 rushing yards against Texas Tech’s 105th-ranked rushing defense.

Drake Beats Marist on the Road


October 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Mike Piatkowski threw for two touchdowns, and Drake’s defense held off Marist 23-13 on Saturday.

Piatkowski started the scoring on a 21-yard pass to Drew Blackmon, and then added a 22-yarder to Joey Orlando for a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1 Pioneer League) went up 17-0 after a 32-yard field goal by Billy Janssen. Drake’s defense did the rest, holding the Red Foxes (3-6, 2-4) to 255 yards of total offense.

The Bulldogs continued their dominance of the running game, holding Marist to 34 yards on the ground. Coming in, Drake led the Pioneer League in allowing just 82.3 yards rushing.

The Bulldogs’ Tyler Moorehead had 4.5 tackles for a loss of 23 yards, including three sacks totaling 21 yards.

Patrick Cashmore rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries for Drake, which has won all three matchups against Marist.

#2 UNI Falls on the Road To #4 NDSU


October 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

FARGO, N.D. — Brock Jensen completed a career-high 22 of 25 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown Saturday as North Dakota State took sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 27-19 victory over Northern Iowa.

D.J. McNorton scored on a 6-yard run and an 8-yard pass for the Bison (8-0, 5-0), who are one of two undefeated teams in the FCS, along with Sam Houston State (8-0). North Dakota State also scored on a 3-yard fumble recovery by Kyle Emanuel.

Northern Iowa (6-2, 5-1), which was averaging 202 yards rushing per game, was held to 53. David Johnson had 16 yards on 10 carries, but caught 10 passes for 114 yards and a TD.

Tirrell Rennie was 20 of 30 for 224 yards, but threw his first interception of the season — snapping a school-record streak of 171 passes without an interception dating back to last season.