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Iowa to Unveil Dan Gable Statue Next Week

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April 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will unveil a bronze statue of former wrestling coach Dan Gable next week. The university says the seven-foot statue will sit outside the main entrance to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It will be unveiled on Wednesday, three days before the start of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City. Gable wrestled for Iowa State and won gold at the Olympics in 1972. He went on to lead the Hawkeyes to 15 national championships in 21 seasons as coach. Gable has remained active in wrestling and in promoting the upcoming Olympic Trials.

Rulon Gardner Slimming Down for Final Shot

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April 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner is 40 years old, he has dropped 200 pounds and he wants to make the U.S. Olympic team headed to London this summer. If he wants to keep that dream alive, he needs to lose another 25 pounds in just 15 days. The deadline for Gardner’s comeback as a Greco-Roman heavyweight is April 20. That’s when he must weigh 264.5 pounds or less to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. Gardner told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Thursday that he’s “close to 290″ pounds, which is slightly above his goal with two weeks to go. But Gardner says losing the weight has given him a chance to start his life over again.

Drake Sophomore Guard Rayvonte Rice to Transfer

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April 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake guard Rayvonte Rice, the third-leading scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference this past season, has been granted a release from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school. Drake coach Mark Phelps announced Rice’s abrupt release Thursday without specifying why he is leaving the program. Rice’s departure is a serious blow for the Bulldogs. Rice was a second-team All-MVC pick last season, averaging 16.8 points. The sophomore says in a statement that leaving the Bulldogs is a decision he felt he had to make. Phelps says he remains confident about the program’s future, adding that Drake fans will be excited by what they see next season.

8AM Sportscast 04-05-2012

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April 5th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Cards Spoil Marlins Debut in New Ballpark

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April 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lohse didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth Wednesday night to help the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals spoil the Miami Marlins’ debut in their new ballpark, 4-1. The Marlins’ new animated home-run sculpture never budged. It was the fourth inning before they managed a baserunner, and but the time they scored in the eighth, they trailed 4-0. The crowd of 36,601 included newly retired Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who quietly rooted for his former team from the press box. Lohse went 7 1-3 innings, allowing only two hits and one run. David Freese, the World Series MVP, had a two-run single in the first inning to give Lohse the cushion he needed.

Iowa RB Canzeri to Have Knee Surgery

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April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair a torn knee ligament and could miss the 2012 season. Coach Kirk Ferentz says Canzeri is expected to need at least five to six months to recover. Ferentz wouldn’t rule out a return by Canzeri next fall, saying it all depends on how quickly Canzeri can recover. The school did not identify which knee was injured. Canzeri rushed for 114 yards as a freshman in 2011, including 58 in a loss to Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl. Canzeri’s absence pushes fellow sophomores Damon Bullock and De’Andre Johnson up the depth chart. Incoming freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill will also get a chance for playing time in 2012.

Panorama, Nodaway Valley, Maple Valley, East Union Track Meet Results

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April 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Kip Janvrin Invitational @ Panora

Boys:

  1. Panorama  121
  2. Guthrie Center  101
  3. Jefferson-Scranton  96
  4. Ogden  92
  5. Woodward-Granger  87
  6. Glidden-Ralston  54
  7. Iowa Christian  3

Winners:

  • 3200 — Simmons, Panorama
  • Shuttle Hurdle — Panorama
  • 100 — Schachtner (Guthrie Center)
  • 4 x 200 — Guthrie Center (Langford, Bolton, Laughery, Schachtner)
  • 110 Hurdles — Stepanek
  • 200 — Schachtner (Guthrie Center)
  • 400 Hurdles — Moulds (Panorama)
  • Distance Medley — Guthrie Center (Wilson, Bolton, Laabs, Holmes)
  • 4 x 100 — Panorama

Girls:

  1. Woodward-Granger  172
  2. Panorama  125
  3. Jefferson-Scranton  123
  4. Guthrie Center  94
  5. Ogden  32
  6. (tie) Glidden-Ralston  21, Iowa Christian  21

Winners:

  • Long Jump — Beckman (Panorama)
  • Discus — Lane (Panorama)
  • 3000 — Frels (Guthrie Center)
  • 4 x 800 — Panorama
  • Distance Medley — Guthrie Center (Wilson, Meier, Schreck, Danker)

Nodaway Valley Invitational (Girls)

  1. Martensdale-St. Marys  145
  2. Earlham  125
  3. Interstate 35  98
  4. Exira/EHK  64
  5. SE Warren  44
  6. West Central Valley  38
  7. Central Decatur  26
  8. Nodaway Valley  23
  9. Adair-Casey  14
  10. East Union  8
  11. Orient-Macksburg  4

Winners:

  • 4 x 100 — Exira/EHK
  • Long Jump — Sydney Parker (Exira/EHK)

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto Invitational (Girls)

  1. IKM-Manning  152
  2. Maple Valley-A-O  140
  3. Denison  108
  4. Boyer Valley  85
  5. Riverside  68
  6. Charter Oak-Ute  30

East Union Invitational (Boys)

  1. Mount Ayr  121.5
  2. Interstate 35  82.33
  3. Lamoni  72.83
  4. Nodaway Valley  63
  5. Central Decatur  53
  6. Adair-Casey  51.33
  7. Bedford  46
  8. East Union  39
  9. Orient-Macksburg  18
  10. Lenox  6
  11. Clarinda Academy  5

Winners:

  • 100 — Clayton Plowman (Adair-Casey)
  • 200 — Clayton Plowman (Adair-Casey)
  • 1600 — Colton Graham (Nodaway Valley)
  • 4 x 100 — Adair-Casey (Jordan Wheatley, Traeton Jensen, Emmitt Wheatley, Clayton Plowman)

Tuesday Soccer, Tennis Results

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April 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Boys Soccer:

  • Lewis Central 3, Atlantic 0

Girls Soccer:

  • Nodaway Valley/A-C/WCV 8, Missouri Valley 0

Girls Tennis:

  • Denison 9, Audubon 0

8AM Sportscast 04-04-2012

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April 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic Boys Tennis Tops Knights, Girls Fall

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April 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Boys at Atlantic: Atlantic 9, Kuemper 0

Singles:

#1 Mitch Leiferman 12 (A) over Brian Dentlinger 12 (K) 10-1
#2 Tyler Fischer 11 (A) over Robby Steffes 10 (K) 10-6
#3 Matt Cook 12 (A) over Mitchell Behrens 10 (K) 10-4
#4 Gunnar Blum 12 (A) over Michael Van Erdewyk 11 (K) 10-2
#5 Scott Caslow 11 (A) over Matthew Irlbeck 10 (K) 10-8
#6 Jake Arneson 10 (A) over Kenan Schrad 11 (K) 10-4

Doubles:

#1 Leiferman/Blum (A) over Dentlinger/Steffes (K) 10-6
#2 Fischer/Noah Welter 11 (A) over Behrens/Van Erdewyk (K) 10-6
#3 Cook/Arneson (A) over Irlbeck/Schrad (K) 10-3

Coach Shawn Petersen Comments:

Good win for the boys to start the year; Kuemper graduated 9 of their top 11 from last season’s conference champions, and are in rebuilding mode; having said that, we had three guys who hadn’t played a varsity match before in our lineup.  With a lot of new guys, you never know how they’ll react under the lights, so overall I was really pleased with our play.  Mitch got off to a slow start, losing his first game, then rolled to the win with 10 straight games and played a really smart match.  Tyler had a tight match early on with Steffes — Tyler then tightened things up and ran off 5 or 6 games in a row and finished off the talented Steffes.  At #3, Matt Cook was in a tight match as well, as game #7 had 10 or 11 deuce points, but Matt won that game to go up 5-2 and rode that momentum to the win.  Gunnar Blum, in his first real tennis match ever, got up 8-0 right out of the chute, and cruised to victory.  At #5 was the tightest match — I thought Scott was the better player, but he showed some nerves in his first start on varsity and got in his own way a little bit; however, he found a way to win, which was great for Scott and for the team.  He can play better and will have better showings with more experience.  At #6, Jake started out a little tight as well, but once he started relying on his strokes, he started to dominate the match.  Jake has a good balance of offense and defense in his game, and played very well for us.

In doubles, I thought we played pretty well overall — Mitch really dominated his doubles match, particularly on his serve, and Gunnar should make a good partner with Mitch with his size and athleticism at the net.  Noah and Tyler had a workmanlike win at #2 and at times can be a dominating team as long as they stay aggressive at the net.  At #3 Jake and Matt started out a little slow, but then started to serve better and rolled to a nice win to cap off the night for us.

The boys will need to play better at Creston at Thursday, as they return all 6 of their starters from last year and are hungry to get a win against us — looking forward to the challenge.  We need to clean up some fundamentals if we are going to be able to beat them at their place.

Girls at Carroll — Kuemper 8, Atlantic 1

Singles:

#1 Leah Greteman 10 (K) over Tori Dolch 11 (A) 10-3
#2 Sami Schmitz 11 (K) over Leah Tjepkes 10 (A) 10-6
#3 Lexi Allen 10 (A) over CoryAnn Steinkamp 11 (K) 10-6
#4 Mattie Potthoff 10 (K) over Abby Johnson 11 (A) 10-0
#5 Carla Knobbe 10 (K) over Lisa Gearheart 10 (A) 10-1
#6 Nicole Becker 10 (K) over Kaley Miller 11 (A) 10-4

Doubles:

#1 Greteman/Schmitz (K) over Dolch/Tjepkes (A) 10-8
#2 Steinkamp/Potthoff (K) over Allen/Johnson (A) 10-4
#3 Knobbe/Tayler Boldt 10 (K) over Gearheart/Libby Gifford 11 (A) 10-2

Coach Shawn Petersen Comments:

Tough night for the girls, but not unexpected; none of the Atlantic girls had any varsity experience and I think there was some definite nerves out there.  It was a learning experience, certainly, and I am confident the girls will continue to get better as the season progresses.  At #1 Tori was in a tight one down 4-3, then started making errors and got on a downward slide.  At #2 Leah played well vs the veteran Schmitz, and came up a little bit short.  Our brightest spot was at #3 with Lexi playing aggressively and getting her first win in her first start.  Abby at #4 didn’t play as well as she can, but I really like her upside — she’ll end up being a good player for us with more experience.  Lisa Gearheart is another new player for us, and learned some things about court positioning and aggressiveness –she’s got good athleticism and just needs more experience.  Kaley played pretty well in her first start, losing 10-4.

In doubles, Tori and Leah played a nice match, and almost pulled out the win at #1 — Leah played very well and Tori just needs more confidence in herself.  I think they’ll be a good pairing for us.  At #2 and #3 our girls were competitive but certainly need to work on consistency and posititioning on the court.

Considering our youth and inexperience, I was happy with how our girls played — it’s tough starting out the year on the road, and we look forward to bouncing back at home vs Creston on Thursday night.