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Miller ends 24-start drought, Braves beat Cardinals 6-0


October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) – Shelby Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday’s doubleheader opener. Miller (6-17) struck out seven and walked three. He had been 0-16 since winning at Miami on May 17 despite a 3.83 ERA in that span.

Adonis Garcia hit two homers and Andrelton Simmons added a two-run drive. Atlanta has 100 homers this season, fewest in the majors. St. Louis, which won its third straight NL Central title, open sthe Division Series at home Friday against the Chicago Cubs or Pittsburgh. John Lackey (13-10) allowed three runs over four innings in a postseason tuneup.

Area Volleyball Scores from Sat., 10/3/15


October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) Harlan 21-14-15, Pella 8-21-12
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, Carlisle 13-13
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, Ottumwa 14-16
(2-0) Harlan 25-25, Boone 9-16
(2-0) Harlan 25-25, Eddyville-Blakesburg 20-22
(2-0) LeMars 21-21, Missouri Valley 16-16
(2-1) Missouri Valley 21-15-17, Denison-Schleswig 13-17-15
(2-0) Missouri Valley 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 18-17
(2-0) Missouri Valley 21-21, Heartland Christian 10-8
(2-0) Newell-Fonda 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 9-15
(2-1) Red Oak 21-10-15, Tri-Center, Neola 15-21-13
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Adair-Casey 7-10
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, AHSTW 12-10
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Stanton 19-8
(2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Westwood, Sloan 13-19
(2-0) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 13-12
(2-0) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Shenandoah 7-9
(2-1) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-19-15, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8-21-12
(2-0) Western Christian 23-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-19

Rain postpones Cardinals-Braves


October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ game at the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night was postponed due to rain. A doubleheader has been scheduled for today (Sunday), the final day of the regular season, starting at Noon, Central Time. Game two begins 30-minutes after the conclusion of the 1st game at Turner Field, in Atlanta.

St. Louis, the NL Central champion, opens the NL Division Series at home on Friday against the winner of the wild card game between Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs.


Campbell hangs on to 24-14 win over Drake


October 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Aaron Blockmon caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Kameron Bryant with less than three minutes left, sending Campbell to its first ever win over Drake Saturday night, 24-14. Campbell had lost each of its past five meetings.

Trailing 17-14 with less than four minutes left, Drake (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer Football League) decided to punt rather than go for it on fourth-and-10 at its own 14-yard line. Campbell took advantage, with Bryant rolling out right and hitting a wide-open Blockmon deep on the second play of the drive. Blockmon finished with 99 yards, and Andre Davis added a 14-yard receiving score on a trick play from wide out Ben Bolling.

The Bulldogs turned it over on downs on the ensuing drive, largely thanks to three sacks of Drake quarterback Andy Rice. The Camels (3-2, 1-1) totaled a school-record nine sacks, with three apiece from Ugonna Awuruonye and Syd Holt.

Illinois State rides Coprich to 21-13 win over Northern Iowa


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Marshaun Coprich had 169 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns to lead Illinois State past Northern Iowa 21-13 on Saturday afternoon. With 3,743 yards, Coprich became ISU’s career rushing leader, breaking Toby Davis’ mark of 3,704 yards.

The Redbirds (2-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference) led wire-to-wire. Coprich scored ISU’s first two touchdowns to give it a 14-0 lead. Aaron Bailey connected with Michael Malloy on a 45-yard pass play to make it 14-7. Illinois State responded with a three-play, 75-yard drive capped by Jamal Towns’ 10-yard run to make it 21-7 before halftime. Coprich-now averaging 127 yards per game-had a 61-yard run on the drive to set up the score.

Bailey was 7 for 17 with 108 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions for Northern Iowa (2-2, 0-1). Tyvis Smith had 14 carries for 54 yards.

Iowa State throttles Kansas 38-13


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Mike Warren set an Iowa State freshman record with 175 yards rushing and two TDs and the Cyclones throttled Kansas 38-13 Saturday for their first win in a Big 12 opener since 2002.

Sam Richardson threw for 269 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Cyclones (2-2, 1-0 Big 12). They notched their most lopsided win since blowing out the Jayhawks 34-0 in 2013.

Iowa State stretched its lead to 24-0 early in the second half on Warren’s 62-yard TD run, the longest of his career. Warren’s 7-yard score with 11:34 left made it 38-13.

Montell Cozart was 15-of-21 passing for 150 yards before leaving with a sprained left shoulder.

Marcquis Roberts had an 83-yard interception return for a score for Kansas (0-4, 0-1).

Iowa forces 4 turnovers, tops No. 19 Wisconsin 10-6


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa took advantage of four turnovers by Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers 10-6 on Saturday. Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the second quarter for the only touchdown in the game and Iowa (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in its last 10 attempts.

Stave was intercepted twice by Iowa cornerback Desmond King and lost two fumbles, including midway through the fourth quarter on Iowa’s 1-yard line. The Wisconsin quarterback tripped and lost the ball while attempting to hand off to freshman Taiwan Deal. Iowa’s Faith Ekakitie recovered.

Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1) had its 10-game winning streak at Camp Randall Stadium snapped, and lost for only the eighth time in its last 79 home games dating to 2004.

The Badgers started their final drive on their 47 and drove to the Iowa 16, but Stave’s fourth-down pass to Troy Fumagalli fell incomplete with 36 seconds to go.

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October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Man injured during deer stand fall near Lucas

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa DNR say a Slater man suffered a broken ankle after falling while setting up a tree stand Friday afternoon in Stephens State Forest near Lucas. 42-year old Derek A. Kahler was putting up the tree stand and accidentally cut through the strap holding the stand in place while he was cutting branches shortly before 3 p.m. He fell 16-feet and had not yet attached his safety harness. Kahler was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where he was being treated for the non-life threatening injury.

According to Allen Crouse, a recreational safety officer for the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, setting up tree stands can be a potentially dangerous situation for hunters. He says “It is important that hunters are wearing proper restraints even when they are setting up their tree stands.”

Crouse said hunters need to check the straps being used to secure tree stands to make sure they are strong enough to hold the hunter and stand in place. He said hunters should also double check straps for any damage that may cause them to break, particularly if the straps have been left outside and could have been weakened by being exposed to the elements over time.

Teheran, Castro lead Braves past Cardinals


October 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran pitched six strong innings, Daniel Castro drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Friday night. St. Louis, which opens the postseason at home next Friday, was coming off a three-game series win at Pittsburgh that secured their third straight division title.

Teheran (11-8) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six. The right-hander closed his regular season by going 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA in his last six starts. The Cardinals had the bases loaded with no out in the fifth but came up empty when pinch-hitter John Jay grounded into a double play and Tommy Pham struck out.

Jaime Garcia (10-6) gave up six hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts in his last start of the regular season.