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Iowa’s new dove hunting season opens this week

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s newest hunting season opens later this week following months of heated debate about the use of lead shot and the killing of mourning doves. Iowa’s new dove hunting season will run from September 1 through November 9. Experienced dove hunters, like Scott Gritters of Guttenberg, are excited they won’t have to travel out of state to test their skills. Gritters, a DNR fisheries biologist, says dove hunting is a relaxing, yet challenging sport.

“They’re very sporty and acrobatic. It takes a good shot to get ‘em,” Gritters said. The dove season is expected to attract around 20,000 resident hunters, including many who have never before hunted doves. Gritters says it can be frustrating for beginners. He suggests practicing with clay targets. “I think those people who are really good at shooting teal, which is a very fast duck…I think those people will have a better chance at (shooting doves),” Gritters said. “But hunting is like anything, you’ll be better if you practice.” Doves are most active in the morning and evening and tend to flock near water and low-standing or harvested crops. Hunters can wear camouflage, but are not allowed to use live decoys or bird calls. Gritters says doves are not only a challenge to shoot, but good to eat.

“I’m really looking forward to cooking the first batch up. They are an awesome eating bird,” Gritters said. “We usually just wrap ‘em in bacon on the grill.” Iowa is now one of 41 states to allow dove hunting. Hunters are being allowed to use lead shot this season, despite protests from some individuals who’ve raised environmental concerns. The Iowa Legislature is expected to debate a ban on lead shot before the 2012 dove hunting season.
For more information, surf to:  www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/MigratoryGameBirds/MourningDoves.aspx

(Radio Iowa)

Chiefs’ Johnson finally reaching elite status

Sports

August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Derrick Johnson may finally be on the cusp of stardom. It’s only taken six years, 90 games and countless headaches to get there. The Kansas City linebacker is coming off a breakthrough season in which he had a career-high 94 tackles and helped the Chiefs win the AFC West title. It was the kind of season that fans have been expecting of Johnson since he was their first-round draft pick in 2005. Johnson acknowledged that he must become the leader of a young but talented defense. Even though he’s just 28, there are only a handful of players on the entire roster who have been in the league longer than him.

ISU transfer Simon won’t play vs. UNI

Sports

August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says defensive lineman Henry Simon will start practicing with the Cyclones today (Tuesday), but won’t be available for Saturday night’s opener against Northern Iowa. Simon, a 6-foot-3, 302-pound junior college transfer from Chula Vista, Calif., is expected to eventually push for playing time on the line. Rhoads also says redshirt junior Jon Caspers has been moved from guard to defensive tackle to bolster that unit’s depth. Rhoads says true freshman wide receivers Quenton Bundrage and Ja’Quarius Daniels should play immediately, as will freshman defensive back Jared Brackens and junior college transfer Ernst Brun, Jr., a tight end.

8AM Sportscast 08-29-2011

Podcasts, Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Doug Evans

w/ Jim Field

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High School Football: Exira/EHK 27, Audubon 8 (08-26-11)

Podcasts, Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Doug Evans

Broadcast of the game from 8-26-11.

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Cardinals Slugger Pujols Held Out Against Pirates

Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Manager Tony La Russa said he felt Pujols needed a day off.   The Cardinals are off Monday, giving Pujols a two-day break.  The three-time NL MVP has been a healthy scratch twice this season, the last on July 20 against the New York Mets.  Lance Berkman made his 16th start at first on Sunday.  Pujols, who has started 113 games at first this season, missed 13 games with a fractured wrist from June 20-July 4.

Chiefs Trying to Find Offense Before Regular Season

Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Todd Haley has complete confidence the Kansas City Chiefs can figure out a way to get their offense going in the right direction.  Even if they  manage to score once in a while going the wrong way.  The Chiefs’ high-profile starters struggled in their third consecutive preseason defeat Friday night, this time to the St.
Louis Rams. The first team’s only scoring drive came after an interception set up prime field position, and it went one yard backward before Ryan Succop kicked a short field goal.  With one preseason game left, time is running out to get things straightened out.

Cardinals 7, Pirates 4

Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Kyle Lohse went a workmanlike five innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Lohse (12-8) gave up four runs, two of them earned. He allowed six hits, struck out four and walked two.  Lohse also put the Cardinals ahead to stay, getting an infield single in the fourth and scoring on Allen Craig’s sacrifice fly for a 5-4 lead.  Pittsburgh has lost four of its last six. The Pirates fell a season-high 18 games behind NL Central-leading Milwaukee.  Lohse became the 36th active pitcher to reach the 100-win mark.  He has 106 losses in his nine-year career.  Jason Motte picked up his first save of the season with a perfect ninth.  Jeff Karstens (9-8) gave up five earned runs in 3 2-3 innings.

Saturday Volleyball Results

Sports

August 29th, 2011 by Jim Field

Adair-Casey 21-18-15, Coon Rapids-Bayard 14-21-6
Adair-Casey 21-21, Ankeny Christian Academy 13-13
Adair-Casey 21-21, East Greene 15-17
Adair-Casey 25-25, St. Mary, Storm Lake 18-21
Bedford 21-21, Lamoni 16-16
Bedford 21-21, Martensdale-St Marys 18-18
Bedford 21-21, Mount Pleasant 19-16
Bedford 25-25, Clarke, Osceola 18-23
Cedar Falls 25-22-15, Lewis Central 17-25-9
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Ankeny Christian Academy 7-14
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, East Greene 7-10
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-12-15, Iowa Christian Academy 15-25-10
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-29, Adair-Casey 13-27
East Greene 21-21, Ankeny Christian Academy 16-4
East Union 25-24-15, Bedford 15-26-10
Fort Dodge 16-25-17, IKM-Manning 25-16-15
IKM-Manning 16-25-15, Des Moines, East 25-18-7
Iowa Christian Academy 25-25, Paton-Churdan 12-12
Iowa Christian Academy 25-25, St. Mary, Storm Lake 23-22
Lewis Central 18-22-15, IKM-Manning 21-20-8
Lewis Central 21-21, Mason City 9-15
Mason City 22-21, IKM-Manning 20-6
Paton-Churdan 25-20-15, Ankeny Christian Academy 21-25-12

High School Football Scores – August 26

Sports

August 27th, 2011 by Jim Field

  • Denison-Schleswig 20, Atlantic 14
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 16, Glenwood 12
  • Creston 30, Chariton 7
  • Norwalk 7, Winterset 6
  • Underwood 33, Shenandoah 0
  • Clarinda 35, Red Oak 0
  • Des Moines Christian 29, Pella Christian 17
  • Carroll 44, Kuemper Catholic 18
  • Logan-Magnolia 39, Missouri Valley 0
  • OA-BCIG 50, Ridge View 33
  • JSPC 17, Perry 7
  • Nodaway Valley 19, A-H-S-T 6
  • Griswold 49, Corning 14
  • Tri-Center 48, Riverside 7
  • Exira-EHK 27, Audubon 8
  • IKM-Manning 21, Treynor 0
  • Martensdale-St. Mary’s 42, Clarinda Academy 0
  • West Central Valley 48, Earlham 20
  • Panorama 30, Guthrie Center 6
  • Dowling Catholic 44, Thomas Jefferson 7
  • Johnston 28, Abraham Lincoln 0

Class 8-Player

  • East Mills 63, Adair-Casey 26
  • Fremont-Mills 56, East Union 8
  • Sidney 67, Heartland Christian 8
  • CAM 47, Villisca 12
  • Nishnabotna 34, Lamoni 32
  • Stanton 50, Lenox 12
  • Glidden-Ralston 62, Grandview Park Baptist 21
  • Kingsley-Pierson 47, Ar-We-Va 6
  • Northeast Hamilton 56, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20
  • River Valley 70, Charter Oak-Ute 28
  • Boyer Valley 61, Whiting 0
  • Moravia 76, Ankeny Christian 21