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Clarinda Beats Atlantic/Creston Tops Audubon in Girls Tennis

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April 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

Clarinda 9, Atlantic 0

Singles:

#1 Casey Dean 11 over Tori Dolch 11 8-2
#2 Krista Rogers 11 over Leah Tjepkes 10 8-4
#3 Hannah Davison 11 over Lexi Allen 10 8-2
#4 Kayla Rogers 9 over Abby Johnson 11 8-0
#5 Morgan Hartley 12 over Lisa Gearheart 10 8-4
#6 Joselyn Pulliam 11 over Libby Gifford 11 8-1

Doubles:

#1 Dean/Kr. Rogers over Tjepkes/Allen 8-1
#2 Davison/Hartley over Dolch/Johnson 8-2
#3 Ka. Rogers/Pulliam over Gearheart/Gifford 8-1

Coach Shawn Petersen’s Comments:

Cold dreary day in Clarinda, and the results for our girls matched the weather, unfortunately; I thought we had a chance in a couple of matches to get wins or at least be a little more competitive, but Clarinda played well and we didn’t get the job done in any of the matches; I thought Leah at #2 played her best match of the year — she got down to the big-hitting lefty Rogers 7-1, but rallied back to 7-4 and played much better — when she is letting it fly and not playing tight she can bang with most big hitters.  Lisa at #5 played very well — battled the senior tough — I really like Lisa’s competitiveness and heart, and she continues to get better.  I expect she will break through very soon.  Libby played pretty well in her first varsity start — took her awhile to calm down her nerves, but she served well and moved well and competed.

In doubles, I mixed up the lineup at the top a little bit, and I liked what I saw at times — we need to get much better at court coverage and net position, and that’s a work in progress — we are becoming more consistent with serve and serve return, but need to get better there, too.

In JV, Bre Wright scored two victories, and Kallee Mudd and Kaley Miller both picked up singles wins as well.

Trojanns host the 8-team Trojann Invitational Saturday, starting at 9 am at Washington and Sunnyside courts.

Creston 5, Audubon 4

Singles:
Nielsen vs. Jones 8-5
Krauel vs. Fyock – TB 4-7
Muhr vs. Phipps  - 4-8
Polson vs. Johnson – 4-8
Christensen vs. Bakerink – 7-9
Jones vs. Dunphy – 8-4
Doubles:
Nielsen-Krauel vs. Jones-Phipps 8-5
Muhr-Polson vs. Fyock-Johnson 6-8
Christensen-Jones vs. Bakerink-Dunphy 8-5

Clarinda Girls Edge Atlantic By a Stroke

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April 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

Clarinda 188, Atlantic 189

Medalist: Kaitlynn Walter, Atlantic – 40

other scores:

Brooke Fletcher – 44
Shelby Worth – 52
Bailey Walter – 53
Malachi Wickman – 66
Katie Blake – 67

Coach Kathy Hobson says:  This was a tough loss to take especially with Kaitlynn Walter having her best round with a 40.  Kaitlynn had a great game in not ideal conditions.  Shelby Worth had a great round also.  We always have very competitive matches with Clarinda.  I knew we’d have to all play our “A” game  on their course and that didn’t happen.

Arroyo, Reds Beat Cardinals 6-3 to Avoid Sweep

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bronson Arroyo worked eight strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds broke loose with three home runs Thursday for a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that averted a three-game sweep. Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs homered. The Reds had connected just once in their previous nine games and began the day with a .211 batting average. The Reds picked on Adam Wainwright (0-3), a 20-game winner in 2010 coming off reconstructive elbow surgery that sidelined him all of 2011. Wainwright is winless in his first three decisions for the first time in his career. He allowed multiple home runs in consecutive starts for just the second time ever. In five innings he surrendered four runs, leaving him with a 9.88 ERA.

Cards to Place Berkman on DL

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are set to place first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a calf injury. Berkman says he took a bad step going after a popup, aggravating an injury that sidelined him last weekend. Rather than battle through the injury, the club felt it best that Berkman take enough time to recover. The 36-year-old Berkman is batting .348 with two RBIs in seven games.

Sanderson’s Absence Opens Door for Jake Herbert

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The past had threatened to overshadow the future at this year’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials, with gold medal-winning wrestlers from each of the past four Olympic Games plotting comebacks. One of those former champions, Cael Sanderson, won’t make it to Iowa City. That could help open the door for Jake Herbert. The 27-year-old Herbert became the favorite to win the U.S. freestyle spot at 84 kilograms this weekend after Sanderson decided last week that his duties as a father and coach of NCAA champion Penn State were too pressing to leave behind. Herbert lost to Sanderson in the World Team Trials in 2011. He says Sanderson’s absence is little more than one less person to worry about.

UNI Rehires Green as Assistant Coach

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa has brought back assistant coach Kyle Green for a third stint with the Panthers. Coach Ben Jacobson says Green is returning to Northern Iowa as an assistant and as its recruiting coordinator. Green spent last season as the head coach at Division Three Wisconsin Eau-Claire, guiding the team to a 15-10 record. Green worked for the Panthers from 2001 to 2003 before leaving for Marquette. He came back to Northern Iowa in 2006 and stayed for six seasons.

Iowa Recruit Woodbury Picked for National Camp

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa recruit Adam Woodbury has been selected to attend training camp for the USA Basketball under-18 national team. Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center from Sioux City, will be one of 24 players competing for 12 spots on the team, which is for players born on or after January 1st, 1994. The U.S. team will compete in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in Brazil in June. Woodbury led Sioux City East to the Class 4A state title game in 2011 to 2012 and was a three-time first team all-state pick. He’s expected to start next season for the Hawkeyes.

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April 19th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Gable Statue Unveiled Prior to Olympic Trials.

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

University of Iowa officials unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of former wrestling coach Dan Gable outside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday. Gable led the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA titles and 21 Big Ten championships in 21 years as head coach. The unveiling comes just days before the arena hosts the U-S Olympic wrestling trials. Olympic wrestling is divided into two divisions, freestyle and Greco-Roman, which are both different than the folk-style brand of wrestling seen in high school and college matches. Gable says it might take fans a while to pick up on all the differences. Despite the rule differences, Gable says that knowledgeable wrestling fans should have no trouble figuring things out if they stay patient. The Trials open on Saturday and run through Sunday.

Iowa Football’s Practice Bubble to be Deflated

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa football team’s indoor-practice facility will be deflated before it is demolished. The 27-year-old practice facility known as “the Bubble” for its inflatable white cover that whips in the wind will be deflated Friday morning. The university is building a new indoor practice venue for the team nearby, and demolishing the old one to make way for a new children’s hospital, a new transportation center and employee parking. “The Bubble” has been a campus landmark because of its noteworthy appearance and a practice home for a generation of Hawkeyes. But university officials say its high energy usage, safety concerns and the need to modernize football facilities meant its time was up.