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Fla St. CWS player suspended after shoplifting arrest

Sports

June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store. The suspension was announced a few hours before the Seminoles faced UCLA in the College World Series. Holland was the Seminoles’ designated hitter in their first two CWS games. The infielder was batting .243 for the season, and appeared in 41 games, 16 as a starter. Martin said that Holland “made a serious error in judgment.” The coach said the university would have no further comment. Omaha police said security at the Scheels store spotted the 19-year-old Holland and 23-year-old Steve Holland about 4:20 p.m. Monday changing the price tag on merchandise. The two attempted to purchase the items for the lower price. It was unknown if or how the Hollands were related. The men were booked for shoplifting and released after posting bond.

Principal in, Glen Oaks out for Champions Tour

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June 19th, 2012 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Principal Financial Group will remain the title sponsor of the Champions Tour event in Iowa through 2015, even though Glen Oaks Country Club isn’t currently planning to host the event in 2013.

Principal says Tuesday that is has signed a three-year deal to stay on as the main sponsor of the event. Tournament organizers say that Glen Oaks has recently indicated it won’t host the event next year and that they’re aggressively exploring other options in greater Des Moines.

Glen Oaks, in West Des Moines, has hosted every Champions Tour event but one since the circuit began visiting Iowa in 2001. There was no immediate word on why the club has decided not to host the event.

8AM Sportscast 06-19-2012

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June 19th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Girls Softball Regional Pairings Announced

Sports

June 19th, 2012 by Jim Field

Regional Softball pairings for all five classes have been posted on the IGHSAU website:
Click here to view Class 1A pairings
Click here to view Class 2A pairings
Click here to view Class 3A pairings
Click here to view Class 4A pairings
Click here to view Class 5A pairings

Monday High School Baseball Results

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June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 9, Kuemper Catholic 8 (Gunnar Blum 3-run HR)
  • Clarinda 11, Red Oak 0 (5 inns)
  • Harlan 11, Denison-Schleswig 1
  • Shenandoah 9, East Mills 4
  • Lewis Central 9, Thomas Jefferson 8

Western Iowa Tourney:

  • Audubon 10, A-H-S-T 0
  • Tri-Center 10, Griswold 2
  • Missouri Valley 11, Riverside 1 (6 inn)

Rolling Hills:

  • CAM 13, Orient-Macksburg 8
  • Walnut 10, Adair-Casey 4

Others:

  • ADM 3, Carroll 2
  • IKM-Manning 10, Whiting 5
  • Logan-Magnolia 5, West Harrison 3
  • Madrid 4, Guthrie Center 1
  • Nishnabotna 3, Lenox 2
  • Van Meter 11, West Central Valley 2
  • Villisca 8, Bedford 6

Monday High School Softball Results

Sports

June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 7, Kuemper Catholic 2
  • Creston 6, Glenwood 0
  • Denison-Schleswig 5, Harlan 3
  • Red Oak 9 Clarinda 8
  • Shenandoah 13, East Mills 4

Western Iowa:

  • Griswold 18, Sidney 7
  • Underwood 14, St. Albert 1

Rolling Hills:

  • Orient-Macksburg 1, CAM 0
  • Walnut 10, Adair-Casey 1

Others:

  • Corning 12, Lamoni 5
  • Abraham Lincoln 14, Sioux City North 5
  • Logan-Magnolia 12, West Harrison 4
  • Madrid 12, Guthrie Center 2
  • Nodaway Valley 12, East Union 1
  • Ogden 14, Panorama 3
  • Van Meter 13, West Central Valley 3
  • Villisca 14, Bedford 9

 

Arkansas ends S. Carolina’s NCAA tournament streak

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June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, NE. (AP) — Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin combined on a four-hitter and Arkansas beat South Carolina 2-1 at the College World Series on Monday night, ending the Gamecocks’ NCAA tournament record winning streak at 22 games. The Gamecocks (46-18) will have to beat Kent State on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of winning a third straight national title. The Razorbacks (46-20) earned two days off and need one more win to go to the best-of-three finals. Matt Vinson’s RBI single in the fourth inning gave Arkansas a 2-0 lead. Evan Marzilli’s two-out triple pulled the Gamecocks within a run in the fifth, but they got just one hit the rest of the way. Stanek (8-4) allowed three hits and turned the game over in the seventh inning to Astin, who earned his 11th save.Colby Holmes (7-2) allowed two runs on four hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Atlantic’s Sunnyside Tennis Court reconstruction plans meet with approval

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Plans to reconstruct the tennis courts at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic continue to move forward, thanks to approval from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Atlantic Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring said at Monday evening’s meeting of the Parks & Rec Board, that the USTA approved the plans last week. He says because the plans have been approved, the USTA will send the City an application for funding. Once that’s complete, Herring says he hopes to announce the letting of bids for the project within the next month. Herring said also, the City has “A shot at having some new courts, or at least starting on them, by this Fall.”

The tennis courts at Sunnyside Park are in poor condition, and need to be resurfaced, especially before district tennis action can be held. During their meeting on April 10th, the Atlantic Board of Education agreed to split the cost of resurfacing the tennis courts with the City, which in return will help with the future costs of refurbishing the Washington tennis courts. The USTA application should help the City to obtain a grant to pay for the Sunnyside court improvements, thereby reducing the costs.

On another note, Herring says improvements have been made to the tennis court restrooms. Instead of replacing the restrooms at a cost of about $200,000, Herring took some money from the Capital Improvements fund and the Sunnyside Park Improvement Fund, and “refurbished” the old restrooms. He says the toilets and sinks work fine, but the lighting was “absolutely horrendous.” Herring improved the lighting for as little as $60, by installing “vandal-proof” lights, which also increased the brightness. He says they also painted the restroom interior, which is something that had never been done. He said the concrete block “dungeon” look is gone, and it’s “100% better,” on the inside.” The restrooms will soon be open to the public.

Atlantic Summer Rec Programs are a hit

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Park and Rec Department Summer programs appear to be a big success. Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring said at Monday night’s Parks & Rec Board meeting, there are 25 kids involved in the Playground program, 130 signed-up for the tennis program, 60 in swimming, and 270 in Little League. He said all the kids are getting their lunch, the busing program is working well, and the playground crew had done a great job with keeping kids busy with various activities. The response he says from kids and their parents so far, has been very positive.

The Parks and Rec Board were so impressed with the way Herring has performed in his position since taking over last year, they voted unanimously to grant him a pay increase. Board Chair Stuart Dusenberry said he’s heard nothing but positive comments about Herring and his accomplishments.  Board member Jolene Smith says she thinks Herring “Does the work of 10 men,” and there’s things getting done “that have never gotten done before.”

Herring says despite hitting some potholes to progress along the way toward completion of various projects, such as dealing with the proposed Park Maintenance Building and the related hoops one must jump through to make that happen, he’s enjoyed the job immensely. Chris Jimerson, City Council representative on the Parks and Rec Board, says Herring’s “People Skills” are what sets him apart from some of the past persons who have held the position of Parks and Rec Director, especially when it comes to the City’s Little League Program, and dealing with those involved in helping to make it a success.

Kent St. eliminates top-seeded Gators 5-4 at CWS

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June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kent State scored four unearned runs and another on a wild pitch, then held off Florida’s comeback bid in the ninth to eliminate the top-seeded Gators from the College World Series with a 5-4 victory Monday. The Gators loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against shaky relievers Michael Clark and Josh Pierce. Pierce fought back from a 3-0 count to strike out Casey Turgeon when Turgeon couldn’t check his swing and got called out on an appeal to the third-base umpire. Justin Shafer flew out to right to end the game. The Gators, who reached the CWS finals last year, committed five errors in two games after coming to Omaha seventh in the nation in fielding. Florida’s Hudson Randall (9-3) left after the first inning because of heat-related symptoms. Ryan Bores (10-3) got the win for Kent State, making its first CWS appearance.