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Iowa DNR says dove hunting growing in popularity

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say dove hunting is growing in popularity throughout Iowa since lawmakers legalized the sport in 2011 following years of sometimes angry debate. The state Department of Natural Resources says the number of people registering to hunt mourning doves has gradually increased since lawmakers changed state law two years ago. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data shows more than 9,000 dove hunters are registered in Iowa, though numbers are preliminary. Officials say they’re still learning how to manage the 70-day season, starting Sept. 1.

Opponents had fought legalization, arguing the birds represented peace and have so little meat that the only reason to shoot them was as target practice. Supporters of the change responded that the birds are plentiful and there was no reason to keep them off limits.

Delaware beats Iowa 6-3 in Little League WS opener

Sports

August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joseph Davis allowed one hit in four and two thirds innings and Newark, Delaware scored five times in the first inning to beat Urbandale, Iowa 6-3 in the Little League World Series Friday night. The Mid-Atlantic champions had six hits in the first, including for straight by Nathan Hardcastle, Davis, Eric Ludman and Jack Hardcastle. Jared Owens added a two-run single and Ryan Miller followed with a run-scoring triple.

Brady Roberts and Sam Petrillo had the only two hits for Iowa in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Roberts drove in Brock Heinen in the first inning. Iowa scored its other runs on a passed ball in the second and a wild pitch in the seventh. Davis and Nathan Hardcastle, who pitched one and one third innings in relief, each had two hits for Newark, which will face Chula Vista, California on Sunday.

Urbandale drops to the loser’s bracket and meets Grosse Pointe, Michigan on Saturday.

Cubs shut out Cardinals 7-0

Sports

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta threw seven shutout innings and Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Arrieta (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out seven for his first win with the Cubs. The hard-throwing right-hander was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in a July 2 trade.

Before Friday, his only other day on the Cubs’ roster was as the 26th man for a doubleheader against Milwaukee on July 30. The Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with the win and are 7-7 this season against the Cardinals. St. Louis has dropped six of nine overall.

The Cubs had been shut out in four of their past five home games — a streak dating back to Aug. 3.

(Podcast) 8:20-a.m. Sports, 8/16/13

Podcasts, Sports

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field…

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(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 8/16/13

Podcasts, Sports

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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Cardinals calling up 2B Kolten Wong

Sports

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will purchase the contract of one of their top prospects, second baseman Kolten Wong, from Triple-A Memphis prior to today’s (Friday’s) game at the Chicago Cubs. Outfielder Adron Chambers was optioned to Memphis after the Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 in 12 innings Thursday.

The 22-year-old Wong was a first-round draft pick and the 22nd overall pick in 2011. He has played was batting .303 in 107 games at Memphis with 21 doubles, eight triples, 10 home runs and 20 steals. Matt Carpenter has had a breakout year at second base and in the leadoff spot, leading the National League with 48 multi-hit games and 40 doubles, but can also play corner outfield spots and third base.

Grinnell resident places first in Iowa City diving semifinals

Sports

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Local favorite Deidre Freeman finished first in the women’s 3-meter semifinals and Steele Johnson topped the men’s 10-meter field Thursday night in the U.S. national diving championships. Freeman, the former University of Iowa star from Grinnell, scored 321.60 points to finish first in the semifinals after finishing 10th in the morning quarterfinals. Emma Ivory-Ganja qualified second at 283.90, and Maren Taylor, the gold medalist in the 1-meter Tuesday, was third at 283.60.

Johnson, the defending 10-meter champion from Carmel, Indiana scored 494.25 points in the platform semifinals. David Dinsmore was second at 416.30, followed by Jordan Windle at 399.75. The top 12 in each event advanced to the finals.

Cardinals beat Pirates 6-5 in 12 innings

Sports

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored the winning run on Matt Holliday’s single in the 12th inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday for their second extra-inning triumph over the NL Central leaders in three days.

The Cardinals took two of three in the series to pull within two games of the sagging Pirates, who have dropped five of six. St. Louis won 4-3 in 14 innings in the series opener on Tuesday night. Rookie Kevin Siegrist (1-1), St. Louis’ seventh pitcher, struck out two in a perfect 12th against the heart of the Pirates order.

Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

Sports

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith says that he has no hard feelings when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t like to play well Friday night. Smith will be leading the Kansas City Chiefs into Arrowhead Stadium for the first time as their starting quarterback against his former team.

Smith had resurrected his career in San Francisco before getting hurt last season. When he was healthy enough to return, he found he had lost his job to Colin Kaepernick, and then had to watch as Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

Smith was traded to the Chiefs in the offseason and now wants to show the 49ers what they discarded, even if he says the split was amicable.

Cardinals activate Molina, place Cruz on DL

Sports

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list after he was sidelined with a right knee sprain. Molina was in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates in the finale of a 10-game homestand. They also active outfielder Shane Robinson, who had a shoulder strain.

Backup catcher Tony Cruz, who started 11 of the 14 games that Molina missed, was placed on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture of his left forearm. Infielder Jermaine Curtis was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.  Molina’s .330 average was second in the National League and he was batting .383 with runners in scoring position.

Robinson, who was batting .263 in 65 games, appeared in three games for Double-A Springfield during an injury rehabilitation assignment. Cruz was batting .212 with one homer and 11 RBIs in 41 games.