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2012 Western Iowa All-Conference Volleyball Team


November 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

1st Team:
  • Shelby Sullivan (Sr., Tri-Center)
  • Chaley Rath (Sr., Treynor)
  • Chelsie Hardestry (Sr., Underwood)
  • Emma Fiene (Sr., Treynor)
  • Gracie Myers (Jr., Treynor)
  • Rachel Landen (Jr., Underwood)
  • Emily Nelsen (Sr., Audubon)
  • Rachelle Housh (Jr., Missouri Valley)
2nd Team:
  • Tracy Purdy (Jr., Treynor)
  • Malory Christiansen (Sr., Tri-Center)
  • Taylor Gardner (Sr., Missouri Valley)
  • Haley Blum (Jr., A-H-S-T)
  • Regan Landen (Jr., Underwood)
  • Lea Crouse (Jr., Underwood)
  • Hailey Hellstrom (Sr., Missouri Valley)
  • Emma Baatz (Sr., Tri-Center).
Honorable Mention:
  • Kyra Obermeier (Sr., Audubon)
  • Sheyenne Smith (Soph., Riverside)
  • Kyra Skelton (Soph., Missouri Valley)
  • Anna Spomer (Jr., Tri-Center)
  • McKinsey Rodenburg (Sr., Underwood)
  • Casey Peters (Sr., A-H-S-T)
  • Haillie Anthofer (Jr., Audubon)
  • Rachel Novotney (Jr., Riverside)
  • Lexis Rogers (Sr., Treynor)
  • Marlia Rossell (Soph., Griswold).
2012 Fall WIC All-Academic Team – (Must be a senior, maintain a 3.25 GPA)
  • A-H-S-T: Ashley Nielsen, Casey Peters, Carmen Allen, Kaelly Welsh.
  • Audubon: Emily Nelsen.
  • Griswold: Danielle Rossell, Cassidy Legg.
  • Missouri Valley: Taylor Gardner, Hailey Hellstrom.
  • Riverside: Danielle Turner, Rachel Faga, Katherine Bertacini, Katelyn Biggs.
  • Treynor: Emma Fiene, Madison Keysor, Lexis Rogers, Elli Strohbehm, Paige Volkens.
  • Tri-Center: Emily Baatz, Malory Christensen.
  • Underwood: Cassie Cooper, Madicen Fanslau, McKinsey Rodenburg, Chelsie Hardesty.
Girls Cross Country:
  • A-H-S-T: Mikayla Kobs.
  • Audubon: Miranda Nelsen.
  • Griswold: Allison Young, Jordyn Sindt, Larissa Backhaus.
  • Missouri Valley: Paige Pauley, Breezy Weaver.
  • Riverside: Becca Hansen, Lexi Cleaveland.
  • Treynor: Kaitlin Killinger, Bailey Riley, Aunna Strutzenberg.
  •  Tri-Center: Alexandria Larsen, Taylor Grap.
  • Underwood: Heidi Darrington, Sarah McKeon, Hannah Shipp.
Boys Cross Country:
  • Audubon: Andy Hofmann.
  • Griswold: Xavier Olivio.
  • Missouri Valley: Caleb Wilson, Jacob Pagel, Logan Oliphant.
  • Riverside: Ean Patrick.
  • Treynor: Ryan Carley, Kellin Chambers, Chris Haijsman, Patrick Vorthmann, Preston Vorthmann.
  • Tri-Center: Darrian Irlbeck.
  • Underwood: Taylor Curtis.

Chiefs place DE Dorsey on injured reserve


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed defensive end Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with a calf injury and added defensive back Neiko Thorpe to the 53-man roster. Dorsey played in just four games this season. He injured his left calf in practice in September and missed four games, then injured his right calf during a 31-13 loss to the Chargers on Nov. 1. The former first-round draft pick finishes the season with seven tackles and no sacks.

Thorpe made the Chiefs this summer after signing with the club as an undrafted rookie free agent. He played on special teams during a 9-6 loss to the Ravens last month, and was on the practice squad when he was promoted before Kansas City faced the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive Chiefs 16-13


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely. The Steelers edged the woeful Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night but lost Ben Roethlisberger for most of the second half — and perhaps a lot longer — with a right shoulder injury. Roethlisberger left the game early in the third quarter after getting slammed to the turf by Kansas City linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and did not return.

The Steelers (6-3) won their fourth straight anyway. Shaun Suisham kicked a 23-yard field goal 51 seconds into the extra period, one play after Lawrence Timmons intercepted Kansas City’s Matt Cassel and returned to the 5. Jamaal Charles ran for 100 yards and a score for the Chiefs (1-8), who have lost six straight.

Iowa State blasts Alabama A&M 98-40


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Tyrus McGee led five Cyclones in double figures with 18 points and Iowa State blasted overmatched Alabama A&M 98-40 on Monday night. Freshman Georges Niang had 17 points and Melvin Ejim added 16 for the Cyclones (2-0), who opened the game on a 35-10 run and recorded their sixth-largest margin of victory in school history. Iowa State held Alabama A&M (1-1) to just 14 first-half points in building a 27-point lead. The Cyclones led by as many as 58 points and won their ninth straight at home dating back to last season. Jeremy Crutcher had 10 for the Bulldogs, but he was their only player in double figures.

Iowa defeats Central Michigan 73-61


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Devyn Marble scored 18 points and Mike Gesell added 15 as Iowa beat Central Michigan 73-61 on Monday night. Aaron White had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who couldn’t pull away against the inexperienced Chippewas until a 14-3 run midway through the second half. Gesell powered the key stretch for the Hawkeyes, hitting two 3-pointers and assisting on another.

Kyle Randall scored 17 points for Central Michigan (0-1). The Chippewas cut the lead to seven points with 4 ½ minutes left, but got no closer. First-year Central Michigan coach Keno Davis, the son of former Hawkeye coach Tom Davis, was an undergraduate assistant for his father at Iowa from 1991-95.

Michigan defense looks to bounce back vs Iowa


November 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — All season, Michigan has been able to count on its defense, even if the offense has struggled for consistency. After Saturday’s 38-31 overtime win over Northwestern, though, the 23rd-ranked Wolverines can’t even be sure about that. The Wildcats put up 431 yards against Michigan, and should have won the game in regulation if not for a bad punt and a spectacular pass from Devin Gardner to Roy Roundtree. Michigan will be facing an entirely different kind of attack Saturday in Iowa’s pro-style power-running system.

Several bowl bids up for grabs in Big 12


November 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12’s attention is on Kansas State’s national championship dreams, yet there’s plenty left to be decided in the conference over the final weeks. Six teams are bowl eligible, with Iowa State, West Virginia and Baylor still battling for chances to fill out the league’s bowl slots.

Kansas State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) can clinch at least a share of its first conference championship since 2003 with a win Saturday night at Baylor. The Wildcats moved into the top spot in the Bowl Championship Series rankings after Alabama lost to Texas A&M.

No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 18 Texas remain alive for a possible BCS bowl. If Kansas State gets the league’s automatic berth, the Sooners and Longhorns would be eliminated from consideration for at-large berths with another loss.

Banged up Cyclones brace for home stretch


November 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is beat up after a brutal seven-week stretch that included five losses against Top 25 teams. At least the weary Cyclones finish the regular season against two teams that are struggling more than they are. Iowa State (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) travels to face a one-win Kansas team on Saturday. On Nov. 23, the Cyclones finish the regular season at home against West Virginia, losers of four in a row. Coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones were tired last week and that the coaching staff will cut back on practice this week.

2012 Hawkeye 10 All-Conference Volleyball


November 12th, 2012 by Jim Field

First Team: (* unanimous)

  • *Jess Schaben, Harlan, SO
  • *Asia Kloewer, Harlan, SO
  • *Amber Huttman, Lewis Central, SR
  • *Brandi Buetel, Kuemper Catholic, SR
  • *Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda, JR
  • Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central, SO
  • Kate Walker, Red Oak, SO
  • Jenny Bair, Clarinda, JR
  • Karla Knobbe, Kuemper Catholic, JR

Second Team:

  • Josie Esser, Harlan, SR
  • Morgan Means, Lewis Central, SR
  • Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak, SO
  • Lauren Larsen, Harlan, SR
  • Hannah Detlinger, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • Grace Newman, Glenwood, SR
  • McKenzie Henze, Glenwood, SR
  • Heidi Fichter, Shenandoah, SO
  • Serena Parker, Shenandoah, SO
  • Ellie Shane, Clarinda, SR

Honorable Mention:

  • Shelby Worth, Atlantic, SR
  • Mackenzie Holmes, Atlantic, SR
  • Taylor Boldt, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • Reghan Coyle, Lewis Central, SO
  • Maddie Holmgren, Red Oak, SR
  • Kenzie Swanson, Harlan, SO
  • Brianna Maitlen, Creston, SR
  • Shelby Pieper, Denison, SR
  • Angela Mahoney, Red Oak, FR
  • Emily Blum, Glenwood, SR
  • Natalie Mostek, Creston, SO
  • Maddie Starman, Denison, SR

8AM Sportscast 11-12-2012

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