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Shawn Johnson sprains foot ahead of selection camp

Sports

September 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson is back training after spraining her right foot, just a few days before the final world team selection camp. Johnson slipped off the balance beam Tuesday, and agent Sheryl Shade says she was back at practice later that night. Johnson says she’s fine, tweeting Wednesday: “I’m doing ok everyone! Healing fast & still planning on giving it my all!” She leaves Saturday for the final selection camp, and the world team is expected to be named next Wednesday. Worlds are Oct. 7-16 in Tokyo. Johnson made big improvements at last month’s U.S. championships, her second meet since winning four medals at the Beijing Olympics. She was fourth on beam and sixth on uneven bars – the Americans’ weakest event – and planned to upgrade the difficulty of her routines.

 

Iowa Forward Jade Rogers out for ’11-12

Sports

September 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore forward Jade Rogers will miss all of next season to repair her left knee. The Hawkeyes say Rogers will have surgery Thursday to realign her left leg to aid healing in her knee. Rogers tore her anterior cruciate ligament in high school and has had issues with her knee while at Iowa. Rogers had 21 points and 22 rebounds in 13 games last season. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says the surgery will give Rogers a chance to return to basketball and improve the quality of her life after she’s done playing.

Cardinals Release 2012 Home Schedule

Sports

September 14th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2012 home regular season schedule today in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release. The Cardinals will open their home slate Friday, April 13 vs. Chicago. It marks the latest home opener for the Cardinals since 1991 when the team’s first home game was on April 19 vs. Philadelphia. The Redbirds’ opening homestand
features three games against division rival Chicago (April 13-15), followed by three vs. the Cincinnati Reds (April 17-19). The Cardinals play division opponents in each of their first four home series through May 3.  The club’s home interleague action features a three-team homestand that brings the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals to St. Louis (June 8-17). Following a 9-game road-trip, the club returns home for a 10-game homestand facing Pittsburgh for three, the Colorado Rockies for four games and Miami for three games (June 29-July 8) leading into the All-Star break. The other three team homestand falls in August (14-23) when the club is home for 16 of 19 games August 3-23.

St. Louis will host the Chicago Cubs two additional times besides the home opening weekend; hosting a two-game Monday-Tuesday series, May 14-15, and a three game weekend series in July (20-22). The Cardinals will host both Milwaukee and Pittsburgh for three, three-game series each. However division opponent Houston will visit St. Louis just twice next season, with their first visit not coming until August 21-23.  Cincinnati is also at Busch Stadium on just two occasions next season. After hosting the Reds for three games during the opening homestand, the Cardinals don’t see the Reds at Busch Stadium until the final three games of the season (October 1-3). St. Louis will close the season at home with three games vs. the Washington Nationals (Sept. 28-30) followed by the final three vs. the Reds as the season once again ends on a Wednesday.  The Redbirds will host every National League East and West team one time during 2012, playing the National League East 16 times at home and the National League West teams 17 times. St. Louis will host 43 games at Busch Stadium before the All-Star break, and 38 after the break. The team has nine home dates in April, 15 in May, 11 in June, 15 in July, a season-high 16 in August and 15 September/October home games.

The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding game times, ticket pricing and availability for the 2012 season. The 2012 home schedule follows.

2012 St. Louis Cardinals Home Schedule
April
April 13-14, Friday-Sunday – Chicago Cubs
April 17-19, Tuesday-Thursday – Cincinnati Reds
April 27-29, Friday-Sunday – Milwaukee Brewers
May
May 1-3, Tuesday-Thursday – Pittsburgh Pirates
May 11-13, Friday-Sunday – Atlanta Braves
May 14-15, Monday-Tuesday – Chicago Cubs
May 21-23, Monday-Wednesday – San Diego Padres
May 24-27, Thursday-Sunday – Philadelphia Phillies
June
June 8-10, Friday-Sunday – Cleveland Indians
June 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday – Chicago White Sox
June 15-17, Friday-Sunday – Kansas City Royals
June 29-July 1, Friday-Sunday – Pittsburgh Pirates
July
July 2-5, Monday-Thursday – Colorado Rockies
July 6-8, Friday-Sunday – Miami Marlins
July 20-22, Friday-Sunday – Chicago Cubs
July 23-26, Monday-Thursday – Los Angeles Dodgers
August
August 3-5, Friday-Sunday – Milwaukee Brewers
August 6-9, Monday-Thursday – San Francisco Giants
August 14-16, Tuesday-Thursday – Arizona
Diamondbacks
August 17-19, Friday-Sunday – Pittsburgh Pirates
August 21-23, Tuesday-Thursday – Houston Astros
September/October
Sept. 3-5, Monday-Wednesday – New York Mets
Sept. 7-9, Friday-Sunday – Milwaukee Brewers
Sept. 18-20, Tuesday-Thursday – Houston Astros
Sept. 28-30, Friday-Sunday, Washington Nationals
October 1-3, Monday-Wednesday, Cincinnati Reds

Iowa deer seasons open this week

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CHARITON, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s first two deer hunting seasons open Saturday and allow participants to hunt deer in a comfortable setting. The seasons are for youth and disabled hunters. Tom Litchfield is a state deer biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. He says the seasons allow young and disabled hunters to hunt deer in favorable conditions, compared to the December shotgun seasons. Each youth hunter must be accompanied by an adult mentor who has a valid hunting license and has paid the habitat fee. The youth and disabled hunter seasons close Oct. 2.

8AM Sportscast 09-14-2011

Podcasts, Sports

September 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Tuesday Volleyball Results

Sports

September 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-1) Red Oak 25-23-25-25, Atlantic 10-25-22-22 *see Atlantic stats/comments below*
  • (3-1) Harlan 25-25-14-25, Clarinda 17-17-25-15
  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Creston 16-12-20
  • (3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 18-14-21
  • (3-0) Shenandoah 25-25-25, Glenwood 21-22-22

Western Iowa:

  • (3-0) A-H-S-T 25-25-25, Griswold 13-20-16
  • (3-0) Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Audubon 14-15-19
  • (3-1) Tri-Center 25-25-18-25, Underwood 16-20-25-9
  • (3-0) Treynor beat Riverside (no scores available)

Rolling Hills:

  • (3-1) Adair-Casey 25-20-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 15-25-14-14
  • (3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-25, Exira-EHK 15-17-16
  • (3-1) Iowa Christian Academy 25-16-25-25, Ankeny Christian Academy 14-25-23-17
  • (3-1) Walnut 14-25-25-26, Paton-Churdan 25-22-11-24
  • (3-2) CAM 25-14-11-25-15, East Greene 20-25-25-21-12

Others:

  • (3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-27, Logan-Magnolia 19-18-25
  • (3-0) Bedford 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 15-11-10
  • (3-1) Corning 25-24-25-25, Lenox 17-26-12-17
  • (3-0) Earlham 25-25-25, Panorama 13-5-18
  • (3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 12-14-17
  • (3-0) Essex 25-25-26, Clarinda Academy 17-4-24
  • (3-0) Guthrie Center 25-25-25, West Central Valley 9-14-23
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, West Monona 21-16-13
  • (3-0) Villisca 25-25-25, Sidney 12-13-16
  • (3-2) Whiting 25-24-25-8-15, Charter Oak-Ute 20-26-14-25-4
  • (3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 17-22-19

Atlantic Stats:

Attackers:

  • Katie Groves 24/30     7 kills
  • Sam McConnell    12/17   6 kills
  • Sam Petersen          10/11       4 kills
  • Nora Walker         4/6        3 kills
  • Shelby Worth       6/6        2 kills

Assists:

  • Paige Kennon          12 Assists
  • Shelby Worth            8 Assists

Digs:

  • Katie Groves         20
  • Shelby Worth        11
  • Mckenzie Holmes   7

Servers:

  • Paige Kennon       15/16      1 ace
  • Shelby Worth         11/11      1 ace
  • Sam McConnell        8/10       2 aces
  • Sam Petertsen            8/9       1 ace
  • Katie Groves            11/11
  • Macknzie Holmes       9/9
  • Taylor Barry                  6/6

Coach Chris Janhke Comments: Although we will never be satisfied with a loss we did see much progress tonight. After a shaky start in game one the team regrouped and came out and played much better volleyball the remainder of the match. We are slowly but surely becoming a solid team. When this group realizes this expectation they will be hard to beat. We continue to improve with the ball handling skills but our lack of varsity experience has contributed to our erratic play at times. I am confident that we will get things going. I This group does not know where it’s limits are. I again was impressed with how they play when they are being challenged.  We will continue to improve each night out.

Cards Announce Extension with Chris Carpenter

Sports

September 13th, 2011 by Jim Field

PITTSBURGH, Pa., September 13, 2011 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed with starting pitcher Chris Carpenter on a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season.  The announcement was made in Pittsburgh by Cardinals’ Senior V.P./General Manager John Mozeliak.

“Chris embodies everything you want in a player,” stated Mozeliak. “He is a great teammate, a winning player, a tough competitor and a proud representative of the Cardinals tradition.  We are extremely pleased to have Chris extended through the next two seasons.”

In his nine seasons (2003-11) with the Cardinals, Carpenter has compiled the best winning pct. (.689; 93-42) of any Cardinals pitcher since 1900 (min. 1,000 innings pitched).

“The Cardinals organization and the St. Louis fans have made my family and I feel very much a part of the Cardinals family since Day 1,” said Carpenter.  “I am thrilled to know that I will remain part of this great organization over the next two seasons and hopefully in the days beyond my playing career.”

The 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner ranks 9th among all-time Cardinals in ERA (3.10) since 1900 (min. 1,300 innings pitched) and he’s 4th on the team’s all-time strikeouts list (1,046), trailing only Bob Gibson, Dizzy Dean and Bob Forsch.

Joining Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals to win Cy Young honors, Carpenter posted a 21-5 mark in 2005, as he became the first Cardinals pitcher since 1989 to strike out 200 or more batters in a single-season.

Carpenter was voted the N.L. Player’s Choice Comeback Player of the Year award in 2009 after leading the National League with a 2.24 ERA, the first league ERA title for a Cardinals pitcher since 1988.

Carpenter is 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA this season, leading the league in games started (30), while ranking 4th in innings pitched (206.1) and complete games (3).  He was named an All-Star in 2005, 2006 and 2010, starting the mid-summer classic for the N.L in 2005.  Chris was a member of the Cardinals 2006 World Championship team and he has been a part of four postseason teams and two National League pennant winners for St. Louis.

8AM Sportscast 09-13-2011

Podcasts, Sports

September 13th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Monday Volleyball Results

Sports

September 13th, 2011 by Jim Field

Earlham 25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 10-17-21
Missouri Valley 25-25-24-25, Riverside 19-16-26-13

Topham Wins Second Cross Country Meet

Sports

September 13th, 2011 by Jim Field

Rebekah Topham led the way for the Griswold Lady Tigers at the Red Oak cross-country meet.  For the second consecutive meet the freshman outdistanced the field for first place and an unofficial course record. Topham crossed the finish line on the rugged course in a time of 15:13. She helped her team to a second place finish behind Shennadoah-Essex.
The Lady Tigers had six runners in the top 25. Jordyn Sindt claimed 6th in a time of 17:34. Freshman Alex Flippin faltered about half-way through the race, but gained her composure to move into 14th place. Bailey Powers took 19th; Larissa Backhaus, 23rd; and Allison Young, 25th.  Molly Sindt also ran varsity for Griswold.
Shenandoah won the meet with 55 points followed by Griswold with 64 and Harlan with 69. 4th place Corning, 99; 5th Atlantic, 122; 6th Glenwood, 128; 7th Clarinda, 204; 8th Bedford, 258th.  For Atlantic, Ali Krogman placed 3rd with a time of 16:39, Alex Hartwig was 17th, Alisha Hinzmann was 32nd, Liz Siggins was 34th, Katie Blake was 36th and Caroline Trewet placed 56th.
On the boys’ side Xavier Olivo medaled for the Tigers. He placed 12th in a time of 19:09. Tyrel Peters placed 37th and Zak Doty finished 39th. Jacob Maass showed remarkable improvement and came in 41st followed by Mason Anstey in 53th. Also completing for the Griswold boys were Logan Potter and Grant Haynes.  For Atlantic, Tian Siggins was 16th with a time of 19:38, Josiah Williams placed 18th at 19:48, Sam Bateman was 23rd, Derek VonSeggern was 28th, Ryan McDermott was 29th, Jake Auerbach was 34th and Preston Hoye was 35th.  Boys teams standings had Shenandoah-Essex first with 40 points, Harlan second with 62 points, Atlantic was third with 114, Red Oak was fourth with 126, followed by Riverside with 128, Clarinda Academy with 179, Griswold at 182, Southwest Iowa with 217 and Clarinda at 248.