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Pleasant Valley forfeits state girls track title


July 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A girls track and field team in Iowa has lost its state title after a runner was declared ineligible because she competed against college athletes at invitational meets. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Board of Directors voted Friday to take away the Class 4A title the Pleasant Valley Spartans won in May. A runner for Pleasant Valley, near the Quad Cities, competed against college track athletes at three out-of-state meets, making her ineligible to compete in the state championship.

Superintendent Jim Spelhaug says it’s unfair for the board to strip the school of the title when coaches and administrators didn’t know what the runner had done until June. Urbandale will be declared state champions instead. Pleasant Valley must also return the state championship trophy, its first in 23 years

Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public


July 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1. The move comes on the heels of a drop in student tickets sales, which plummeted from 10,000 just two years ago to roughly 7,300 in 2013.

Barta said Friday that the Hawkeyes have yet to reach 7,000 student tickets sold for next season. That means that as many as 3,000 spots could soon be up for grabs.

Barta says that while he hopes students will purchase all 10,000 of their available seats, Iowa can’t sit back like it did a year ago and simply hope students bought as many tickets as they used to.

8AM Sportscast 07-25-2014

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July 25th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Chiefs make series of moves ahead of practice


July 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs signed offensive tackle Ryan Harris and linebacker Josh Mauga while waiving linebacker DeRon Furr on Thursday before their first full-squad practice of training camp. Of course, the big news of the day is the arrival of Jamaal Charles. The Pro Bowl running back was expected at practice after agreeing to terms on a two-year contract extension that will result in $18 million in additional money and keep him with the Chiefs through the 2017 season.

Outside linebacker Justin Houston is also expected at camp after skipping the entire offseason as he angles for a new deal. He’s entering the final year of his rookie contract. The Chiefs have also placed fullback James Baker on the reserve/did not report list.

State Baseball Scores/Schedule, 7/25 & 7/26/2014


July 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Friday, 7/25/14
Final — Newman Catholic 7, BGM 1
Final — Don Bosco 2, Martensdale-St. Marys 1

Saturday 7/26/14
11 a.m. — Twin Cedars (33-0) vs. Underwood (23-7)
1 p.m. — Gehlen Catholic (29-3) vs. Lone Tree (21-6)

State Softball Finals Scores


July 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Friday, July 25 2014

Class 1-A Third Place
AGWSR 9, Martensdale-St. Marys 7
Class 1-A Championship
Akron-Westfield 12, Kee 1

Class 2-A Third Place
Woodbury Central 8, Highland 3
Class 2-A Championship
Earlham 6, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 4

Class 3-A Third Place
Greene County 10, East Marshall 3
Class 3-A Championship
Clarke 7, Bondurant-Farrar 6

Class 4-A Third Place
3:30 p.m. Carlisle 9, Norwalk 6
Class 4-A Championship
Dallas Center-Grimes 5, Solon 0

Class 5-A Third Place
Dowling Catholic 3, West Des Moines Valley 2
Class 5-A Championship
Johnston 10, Southeast Polk 2

Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble


July 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble. Magic general manager Rob Hennigan announced the signing of the 56th pick Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Marble joins fellow Magic first-round selections Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, who have already signed contracts.

Orlando picked up the extra pick on draft night, along with Evan Fournier, by trading veteran Arron Afflalo to Denver. The 6-foot-6 Marble finished his career at Iowa as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer, averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists as a senior. The son of former NBA player Roy Marble, the younger Marble was a first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Thursday State Softball Semi-Final Results


July 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A:
Kee 3,  AGWSR 1
Akron-Westfield 3, Martensdale-St. Marys 2

Class 2-A:
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6, Highland 2
Earlham 3, Woodbury Central 2

Class 3-A:
Bondurant-Farrar 8, East Marshall 4
Clarke 4,  Greene County 1

Class 4-A:
Dallas Center-Grimes 9, Norwalk 0
Solon 7, Carlisle 3

Class 5-A:
Johnston 6, West Des Moines Valley 5
Southeast Polk 2, Dowling Catholic 1

Wednesday’s Substate Baseball Scores (from 7/23)


July 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Harlan 3, Glenwood 1
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Bishop Heelan Catholic 1

Thursday’s State Softball Tourney Semi-final round schedule (7/24)


July 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A
11:30-a.m. Kee vs. AGWSR
1:30-p.m. Akron-Westfield vs. Martensdale-St. Marys
Class 2A
11:00-a.m. Highland vs. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
1:00-p.m. Earlham vs. Woodbury Central
Class 3A
7:00-p.m. East Marshal vs. Bondurant-Ferrar
7:30-p.m. Clarke vs. Green County
Class 4A
3:00-p.m. Dallas Center-Grimes vs. Norwalk
5:00-p.m. Solon vs. Carlise
Class 5A
3:30-p.m. Johnston vs. West Des Moines Valley
5:30-p.m. Dowling Catholic vs. Southeast Polk
The 3rd place and Championship games will take place on Friday