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Northern Iowa squeezes past Missouri State 61-60

Sports

January 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Chip Rank hit the game-winning layup with 2 seconds left as Northern Iowa edged Missouri State 61-60 on Friday night. Anthony James had team-leading totals of 23 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (13-5, 3-3 Missouri Valley). Caleb Patterson scored 24 points and Kyle Weems hit double figures for the 17th consecutive game with 16 points for the Bears (11-7, 4-2). On the final play, Rank took a pass from Jake Koch in the lane and went up to score through a maze of bodies. Missouri State’s Michael Bizoukas threw up an 80-footer at the buzzer as his coach, Paul Lusk, screamed for a timeout. The officials huddled after the buzzer, but no timeout was granted. Neither team ever led by more than six points. The score was tied nine times, and the lead changed hands 19 times. Neither team scored a single point off a fast break.

Simons, hot-shooting Drake down Evansville 69-60

Sports

January 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ben Simons scored 17 points and Drake shot 61.4 percent to beat Evansville 69-60 on Friday night. Aaron Hawley had 11 points for the Bulldogs (10-7, 3-3 Missouri Valley), who won their second in a row and notched their first road victory of the season. Ryan Sawvell scored 14 points to pace the Purple Aces (7-9, 2-4), whose losing streak stretched to four. Denver Holmes added 12 points and Ned Cox 10. The Bulldogs, who made 27 of 44 shots, started the game with a 6-0 run and expanded the lead to 30-13 with 8:47 left in the first half after back-to-back baskets by Kraidon Woods. Evansville scored the last eight points of the first half and trailed 39-32 at the break but never took the lead. The Purple Aces were outrebounded 38-21 but committed only 10 turnovers while forcing 22.

Griswold’s Topham Named Gatorade Iowa XC Runner of the Year

Sports

January 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN HS has announced that Rebekah Topham of Griswold High School has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Iowa Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Topham is the first from Griswold to win the honor.  The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high academic achievement and character.  The 5-foot-7 freshman won the Class 1-A State Individual Championship last cross country season with a time of 13:59 on the four kilometer course, :32 faster than her nearest competitor.  It was the fastet time ever by a freshman at state.  Topham has never lost an in-state race and placed eighth at the 2011 Nike Cross Country Nationals Heartland Regional Championship with a time of 18:30.2.  Topham is home-schooled and carries a 3.26 grade point average and finds time to volunteer for a number of community services projects through her church youth group.  Topham is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Cross Country Runner of the Year award.

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January 13th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Thursday Wrestling Results

Sports

January 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

Double Dual @ Denison
Clarinda 39, Kuemper Catholic 36
Denison-Schleswig 45, Kuemper Catholic 34

Double Dual @ Clarinda Academy
Clarinda Academy 48, Exira/E HK 30
Clarinda Academy 33 East Mills 31
East Mills 42 Exira/EHK 30

Martensdale-St. Mary’s 48, Corning 30

Double Dual @ Nodaway Valley
Nodaway Valley 46, Bedford/Lenox 27
Interstate 35 45, Nodaway Valley 32
Interstate 35 43, Bedford/Lenox 24

2011-2012 SEVENTH Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Sports

January 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 1-A
School
Record
LW
1
North Mahaska
12-0
1
2
Bedford
12-0
2
3
Ar-We-Va
9-0
3
4
North Butler
10-1
4
5
West Sioux
10-0
6
6
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
11-1
5
7
Lynnville-Sully
13-1
7
8
Central Lyon
12-1
8
9
Newell-Fonda
8-4
9
10
Villisca
10-1
10
11
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
11-1
11
12
North Tama
11-2
12
13
Adair-Casey
12-1
13
14
Burlington-Notre Dame
8-3
14
15
Boyden-Hull
8-3
NR
Dropped Out: Coon Rapids-Bayard (15)
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
OA-BCIG
15-0
1
2
Estherville-Lincoln Central
12-1
2
3
IKM-Manning
11-1
3
4
West Hancock
12-0
4
5
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
12-0
5
6
Mediapolis
13-0
6
7
Gilbert
13-0
7
8
Western Christian
10-1
8
9
Kuemper Catholic
10-3
9
10
Lawton-Bronson
9-3
10
11
Pella Christian
8-1
11
12
Panorama
11-1
12
13
MaquoketaValley
13-0
NR
14
Van Buren
11-1
15
15
North Linn
13-1
13
Dropped Out: None
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
Benton Community
12-0
2
2
Davenport Assumption
10-1
3
3
MOC-Floyd Valley
13-0
4
4
Glenwood
11-0
5
5
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
9-0
6
6
South Tama
11-1
1
7
Dubuque Wahlert
9-4
7
8
Bondurant-Farrar
12-0
9
9
Union
10-1
10
10
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
8-3
8
11
Williamsburg
12-2
12
12
Marion
8-3
11
13
Washington
9-2
13
14
Spirit Lake
9-3
NR
15
Denison-Schleswig
8-4
NR
Dropped Out: Waverly-Shell Rock (14), New Hampton (15)
Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1
Iowa City West
12-0
1
2
Ankeny
11-1
4
3
Southeast Polk
11-1
2
4
Ames
10-1
3
5
Waukee
9-3
6
6
Mason City
11-1
7
7
Cedar Rapids Washington
10-3
9
8
Cedar Rapids Xavier
11-3
5
9
Cedar Rapids Prairie
9-3
10
10
Iowa City High
10-3
8
11
West Des Moines Valley
8-4
11
12
Lewis Central
8-1
13
13
Waterloo West
9-4
14
14
Dowling Catholic
7-5
NR
15
Cedar Falls
8-5
15

Dropped Out: Des Moines East (12)

Thursday High School Basketball Results

Sports

January 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
  • Clarinda Academy 66, Heartland Christian 31
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 79, CB Thomas Jefferson 44
GIRLS BASKETBALL
  • Griswold 44, Essex 36
  • Heartland Christian 31, Clarinda Academy 30
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 86, CB Thomas Jefferson 16
  • Sidney 34, Iowa School for the Deaf 30

Sioux City wrestlers charged in hazing incident

News, Sports

January 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say four members of the wrestling team at North High School in Sioux City face misdemeanor charges of simple assault in an alleged hazing incident involving another team member. According to the Sioux City Journal, police say the students assaulted another boy on Dec. 19 at the school. It was reported to police on Jan. 3rd. School district spokeswoman Alison Benson says the students were disciplined in accordance with school policy. She says coach John Torno, who was on administrative leave during the investigation, would return to the classroom. This is the third reported investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct involving members of an Iowa high school wrestling team in recent weeks. The other alleged incidents occurred in Greenfield and Lisbon.

Iowa’s McCaffery has no apology for chair slam

Sports

January 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery says he has no regrets about slamming a chair during an outburst in the second half of Tuesday’s blowout loss at Michigan State. McCaffery told reporters Thursday he had no apologies whatsoever for the tirade, which started after he was whistled for a technical foul while Iowa was losing 69-41. Berating his players during the break, McCaffery picked up an empty folding chair and slammed it on the court. Video of the incident spread online. McCaffery says he’s going to continue to “coach with passion” and fight for his players. He said some people did not understand that his message was aimed at his players to be tougher, not at the referees. He says the game was very physical and his players had failed to adjust.

Lawyer: Iowa should have acted sooner on Coker

Sports

January 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault to either clear him if he was innocent or discipline him if there was evidence, an attorney familiar with the school’s checkered handling of such cases said Thursday. Attorney Roxanne Conlin of Des Moines said school officials must explain what actions they took after they learned a woman named Coker in an assault complaint Oct. 28, given missteps in the past decade involving other assault allegations against Iowa athletes. “Innocent until proven guilty is still the law of the land, but you need to conduct an immediate investigation and the university needs to determine whether or not he did in fact rape somebody. And if he did, he shouldn’t be playing football,” Conlin said.

The Iowa City Police Department formally closed its investigation into the case last week without filing charges. Authorities say they decided not to charge Coker in late November or early December after it became clear the woman did not want to pursue the matter. At that point, they shared their investigative findings with university officials who were conducting their own disciplinary investigation. Iowa City Police Lt. Doug Hart said the university was told about the Coker investigation the day before Iowa played Minnesota on Oct. 29. Coker played the final five games of the regular season, but was suspended for unspecified misconduct Dec. 20 before the Insight Bowl. The university announced Tuesday he’d asked for a release from his scholarship and dropped out of classes this semester so that he could transfer. Coker, the second-leading rusher in the Big Ten Conference with 1,384 yards and 15 touchdowns, has made no public comments on the situation. Neither have top university officials.

University vice president for strategic communications Tysen Kendig said the school was editing Coker out of a promotional video that featured him and a handful of other students as success stories. The video, often played for groups of university supporters, touted Coker’s success on the football field and his academic prowess in his double majors of physics and astronomy. Kendig and other university officials argue that a federal law protecting students’ privacy prohibits them from describing how they responded to news of the police report. The Iowa Board of Regents, which oversees the school and asked for a review of sexual assault policies after the scandal at Penn State, also has no comment, a spokeswoman said. Bill Hines, a law professor who chairs an advisory committee that helps oversee the athletics department, said he learned of the Coker matter by reading the newspaper and knows nothing more.

Conlin, who has represented several women over the years who claim they were sexually assaulted by Iowa athletes, said the university’s response has been inadequate. “Things have not gone well in the past. The ball has been dropped, to use a football analogy, so many times that they need to be out making public statements that explain what they’ve done or what they have failed to do,” she said. “It’s very frustrating.” In 2002, Conlin acted as a mediator to resolve a felony charge alleging that Iowa basketball standout Pierre Pierce had performed unwanted sex acts on a woman. She helped broker a deal in which Pierce pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault but was allowed to rejoin the team after sitting a year out. The leniency sparked protests on campus. And Pierce was arrested during the 2005 season on charges that he broke into the home of a former girlfriend, falsely imprisoned and then assaulted her. He served 11 months in prison. “It turned out to be a horrible thing. It turned out that he was a serial offender. I would never do that again,” Conlin says.

The Coker case comes three years after the parents of a female athlete who was assaulted by two football players in a dorm room accused university officials of being insensitive to her and trying to keep the case quiet. Two players were convicted of assault while a third transferred. The dean of students and the school’s top lawyer were fired for what President Sally Mason called an inadequate response, and both of them continue to sue for wrongful termination. University officials say they have made a number of changes since then, including hiring Monique DiCarlo as a sexual misconduct response coordinator to help victims navigate the university bureaucracy. It was not clear whether DiCarlo, who has not responded to a message seeking comment, played a role in the Coker case.