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Atlantic vs. St. Albert Boys Hoops Game Re-Scheduled

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December 8th, 2011 by Jim Field

The Atlantic vs. Saint Albert boys game that was postponed Saturday, December 3rd has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 19th. The game will be played at the Atlantic Middle School Gym. The JV boys will start at 6:00 PM, varsity to follow.

St. Louis Cardinals Statements Regarding Albert Pujols

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December 8th, 2011 by Jim Field

Cardinals Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt, Jr.
“We are disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement to keep
Albert Pujols in St. Louis.  Albert is a great champion and we will
always be thankful for his many achievements in a Cardinals uniform, as
well as his contributions to the St. Louis community.  I have the
highest regard for Albert both personally and professionally, and
appreciate his direct involvement in this process.  I would like our
fans to know that we tried our best to make Albert a lifetime Cardinal
but unfortunately we were unable to make it happen.”

Cardinals Sr. Vice President & General Manager John Mozeliak
“Albert has been a special player in this organization since the moment
he was drafted over 12 years ago.  His accomplishments on and off the
field have been spectacular.  I wish him well in the next phase of his
career.”

NDSU Basketball team’s bus hits car in Des Moines, no injuries reported

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December 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff says no one was hurt when the team’s bus collided with a vehicle in Des Moines.  DeHoff tells The Forum newspaper  that the right front tire on the bus struck a car carrying two women Wednesday night near the team’s hotel. DeHoff says she called 911 and emergency officials responded within minutes. She says everyone involved is fine.The Bison play Drake tonight (Thursday).

Big 12 Football Honors Announced

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December 8th, 2011 by Chris Parks

2011 Football All-Big 12 Awards Announced
from Big 12 Sports

The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league’s 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Offensive Player of the Year
Robert Griffin III, Baylor, Jr., QB, Copperas Cove, Texas
Offensive Freshman of the Year
Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, WR, Tulsa, Okla.
Co-Defensive Players of the Year
A.J. Klein, Iowa State, Jr., LB, Kimberly, Wis
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Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.
Defensive Freshman of the Year
Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB, Angleton, Texas
Special Teams Player of the Year
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, Jr., PK/P, Mansfield, Texas
Offensive Lineman of the Year
Grant Garner, Oklahoma State, Sr., Mesquite, Texas
Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Aaron Horne, Iowa State, Jr., WR, Oakland, Calif.
Defensive Lineman of the Year
Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, Jr., LB, Wichita, Kan.
Coach of the Year
Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 20th Season
2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Robert Griffin III Baylor Jr. Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove
RB Terrance Ganaway Baylor Sr. DeKalb, Texas/DeKalb/Houston/Texarkana College
RB Henry Josey Missouri So. Angleton, Texas/Angleton
FB Trey Millard Oklahoma So. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Kendall Wright** Baylor Sr. Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg
WR Ryan Broyles^ Oklahoma Sr. Norman, Okla./Norman
WR Justin Blackmon** ^ Oklahoma State Jr. Ardmore, Okla./Plainview
TE Michael Egnew ^ Missouri Sr. Plainview, Texas/Plainview
OL Philip Blake Baylor Sr. Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Champlain Regional Prep/Tyler (Texas) JC
OL Kelechi Osemele Iowa State Sr. Houston, Texas/Langham Creek
OL Clyde Aufner Kansas State Sr. Raymore, Mo./Raymore-Peculiar
OL Gabe Ikard Oklahoma So. Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness
OL Levy Adcock** ^ Oklahoma State Sr. Claremore, Okla./Sequoyah/NE Okla. A&M JC
OL Grant Garner Oklahoma State Sr. Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite
PK Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
KR/PR Fozzy Whittaker Texas Sr. Houston, Texas/Pearland
 
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
DL Ray Kibble Kansas State Sr. Houston, Texas/Navarro JC
DL Frank Alexander** Oklahoma Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab
DL Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma Jr. Dewar, Okla./Dewar
DL Jamie Blatnick Oklahoma State Sr. Celina, Texas/Celina
DL Alex Okafor** Texas Jr. Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville
LB A.J. Klein Iowa State Jr. Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly
LB Arthur Brown Kansas State Jr. Wichita, Kan./Miami
LB Emmanuel Acho Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DB Nigel Malone Kansas State Jr. Manteca, Calif./City College of San Francisco
DB Jamell Fleming Oklahoma Sr. Arlington, Texas/Seguin
DB Brodrick Brown Oklahoma State Jr. Houston, Texas/Westfield
DB Markelle Martin Oklahoma State Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider
DB Kenny Vaccaro Texas Jr. Brownwood, Texas/Early
P Quinn Sharp ^ Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
 
2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Sr. Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
RB Joseph Randle Oklahoma State So. Wichita, Kan./Southeast
RB Cyrus Gray Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
FB Kye Staley Oklahoma State Jr. Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie
WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma So. Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon
WR Josh Cooper Oklahoma State Sr. Mustang, Okla./Mustang
WR Ryan Swope Texas A&M Jr. Austin, Texas/Westlake
TE James Hanna Oklahoma Sr. Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound
OL Robert T. Griffin Baylor Sr. Euless, Texas/Trinity/Navarro College
OL Hayworth Hicks Iowa State Sr. Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale/Antelope Valley
OL Jeremiah Hatch Kansas Sr. Dallas, Texas/Carter
OL Zach Hanson Kansas State Sr. Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento CC
OL Luke Joeckel Texas A&M So. Arlington, Texas/Arlington
OL LaAdrian Waddle Texas Tech Jr. Columbus, Texas/Columbus
PK Randy Bullock Texas A&M Sr. Klein, Texas/Klein
KR/PR Tyler Lockett Kansas State Fr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
 
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Baylor Sr. Stafford, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep
DL Jacquies Smith # Missouri Sr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff
DL Jackson Jeffcoat Texas So. Plano, Texas/Plano West
DL Kheeston Randall Texas Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Kelly
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
LB Jake Knott # Iowa State Jr. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LB Travis Lewis # Oklahoma Sr. San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee
LB Keenan Robinson Texas Sr Plano, Texas/Plano East
DB Leonard Johnson # Iowa State Sr. Clearwater, Fla./Largo
DB Tysyn Hartman Kansas State Sr. Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel
DB E.J. Gaines Missouri So. Independence, Mo./Fort Osage
DB Demontre Hurst Oklahoma Jr. Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster
DB Quandre Diggs Texas Fr. Angleton, Texas/Angleton
P Trey Barrow Missouri Jr. Moberly, Mo./Moberly
** Unanimous Selection.
^ – Repeat first team selection from last season.
# – Repeat second team selection from last season.
A tie in voting created an additional first-team offensive line spot and an additional second-team offensive line spot.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.

All Big 12 Honorable Mention

Iowa State- Jared Barnett (off FoY), Jake Lattimer (DL), Kirby Van Der Kamp (P), James White (RB)

8AM Sportscast 12-08-2011

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December 8th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Albert Pujols to Sign With The Angels

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December 8th, 2011 by Jim Field

Albert Pujols will sign with the Angels for ten years and $250-260MM, tweets Yahoo’s Tim Brown.  He’ll receive a full no-trade clause.  Pujols decided this morning, writes Brown.  Pujols is represented by Dan Lozano of Icon Sports Group.

Pujols, 32 in January, was drafted by the Cardinals in 1999 in the 13th round and began his career with a staggering 11-year stretch.  The first baseman is the active career leader in batting average (.328) and slugging percentage (.617), he’s second among active players in career on-base percentage (.421).  Pujols owns a Rookie of the Year award and three MVP awards, and has ranked no worse than ninth in the MVP voting in every season of his career.  He’s been extremely durable, averaging 155 games per season.  The Cardinals signed Pujols to a long-term deal in 2004, which ended up being a huge bargain at $111MM over eight years.  Pujols and the Cardinals failed to find common ground on an extension in February this year, but the contract didn’t seem a distraction as the team ended up winning the World Series.

The suddenly free-spending Marlins made a competitive bid for Pujols this offseason, offering a ten-year deal.  They seemingly dropped out after signing Mark Buehrle, and up until Thursday morning, the Cardinals were considered the favorite.  It’s not much of a consolation prize, but the Cardinals will receive the Angels’ #19 pick in the 2012 draft as well as a supplemental choice.

With Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo, the Angels now have a couple of first base trade chips.  Morales could be non-tendered next week.

Mansfield Sparks Cyclones To Win 62-54 Over Iowa

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December 8th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Senior Lauren Mansfield scored a season-high 15 points, nine of which were from three-point land in Iowa State’s 62-54 victory over Iowa Wednesday. Four Cyclones scored in double figures for the second time this season in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series rivalry. Iowa State improves to 5-2, while Iowa falls to 5-4 overall this season.

Mansfield caused a momentum shift in the first half after drawing a charge with just 52 seconds remaining, which ignited the Cyclone crowd and her teammates. Iowa State went on to force a Hawkeye turnover and responded with a trey by Cyclone guard Nikki Moody four seconds before halftime. Moody’s three-pointer brought the Cyclones within three, but it was forward Hallie Christofferson’s basket with just a half second to play that put the Cyclones down by just one point heading into the locker room. Christofferson went up strong after receiving a pass from Moody on an inbounds play and converted from the charity stripe after drawing the foul.

Freshmen Brynn Williamson and Moody each contributed solid performances for the Cyclones. Moody finished with 13 points and was six-for-six from the free throw line. The Euless, Texas native converted on four crucial free throws in the final two minutes of the game as the Hawkeyes pushed for a comeback. Williamson posted 11 points for Iowa State and finished three-for-six from three-point range.

As a team, the Cyclones improved dramatically from the first half to second in three-point field goal percentage. Iowa State shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc in the second period compared to just 18.2 percent in the first.

Iowa State forced 22 Hawkeye turnovers, the second-most Iowa has committed this season.

Despite an early exit from the game due to a knee injury, which isn’t considered to be serious, with three minutes remaining, Poppens scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and drew three charges for the Cyclones. In the first half alone, the Cyclone forward posted six points and five rebounds. This is the fifth game Poppens has scored 10 points or more.

Iowa was led by center Morgan Johnson’s 16 points. Johnson converted on five of 10 from the free throw line and grabbed seven boards for the Hawkeyes. Melissa Dixon chipped in 11 points for Iowa and two buckets from beyond the arc.

With the win, Iowa State leads the 2011-12 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series by a score of 11-4.

8AM Sportscast 12-07-2011

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December 7th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Girls Basketball Results

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December 7th, 2011 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 68, Red Oak 54
  • Kuemper Catholic 51, Creston 50
  • OA-BCIG 60, Harlan 47
  • IKM-Manning 55, Denison-Schleswig 45

Western Iowa:

  • Treynor 51, Audubon 41
  • Underwood 50, A-H-S-T 31
  • Missouri Valley 51, Griswold 22

Rolling Hills:

  • CAM 51, Glidden-Ralston 27
  • Exira-EHK 41, Adair-Casey 35
  • Iowa Christian 40, Walnut 25

Others:

  • Bedford 60, Corning 43
  • Carroll 66, Perry 65
  • Charter Oak-Ute 76, Woodbine 42
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 37, Van Meter 30
  • Abraham Lincoln 56, Thomas Jefferson 20
  • Essex 61, East Mills 51
  • Panorama 54, Des Moines Christian 40
  • Westwood 46, Logan-Magnolia 7
  • Fremont-Mills 60, Heartland Christian 25
  • Villisca 81, Clarinda Academy 30
  • West Central Valley 40, Guthrie Center 32
  • Ar-We-Va 67, Ridge View 44
  • Boyer Valley 49, Maple Valley-A-O 48

Tuesday Boys Basketball Results

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December 7th, 2011 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 57, Red Oak 35 
  • Clarinda 53, Maryville, Mo. 35
  • St. Albert 72, Shenandoah 42
  • IKM-Manning 46, Denison-Schleswig 44
  • Nebraska City Lourdes, Neb. 47, Glenwood 41
  • OA-BCIG 69, Harlan 61
  • Kuemper Catholic 43, Creston 27

Western Iowa:

  • Treynor 68, Audubon 43
  • Underwood 61, A-H-S-T 37
  • Griswold 65, Missouri Valley 52

Rolling Hills:

  • CAM 63, Glidden-Ralston 49
  • Exira-EHK 56, Adair-Casey 39
  • Orient-Macksburg 63, Paton-Churdan 30
  • Iowa Christian Academy 61, Walnut 50

Others:

  • Carroll 76, Perry 28
  • Clarinda Academy 81, Villisca 63
  • Des Moines Christian 71, Panorama 47
  • Boyer Valley 63, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 49
  • Nodaway Valley 68, Lenox 22
  • Guthrie Center 77, West Central Valley 46
  • Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Neb. 79, West Harrison 66
  • Fremont-Mills 89, Heartland Christian 23
  • Van Meter 52, Coon Rapids-Bayard 31
  • Woodbine 65, Charter Oak-Ute 56
  • Nishnabotna 45, Sidney 41
  • East Mills 59, Essex 38
  • Corning 63, Bedford 47