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Jenkins Named Atlantic Head Boys Basketball Coach


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic Activities Director Josh Rasmussen announced today that Alan Jenkins has been hired as the boys head basketball coach.  Jenkins, a 2003 AHS graduate, comes to Atlantic from the Council Bluffs school district.

He says he is excited about the opportunity and always dreamed about the chance to come home.  Jenkins will teach 7th grade social studies, the same position he held in Council Bluffs.

This will be his first try as a boys basketball head coach.  He spent five years as an assistant boys basketball coach at Abraham Lincoln High School, as well as three years as an assistant football coach and two years as the head track coach.  Jenkins feels that his experience, along with the experience of those he will surround himself with, will help the program moving forward.

He says he favors an uptempo style of play, but will tailor the scheme to best suit his kids.

Jenkins replaces Steve Blazek, who retired after the current season that saw the Trojans finish with a record of  22-2.  The top seven players from that team have graduated, but Jenkins says he is ready to begin working with the players coming back at all grade levels to cultivate a strong program for years to come.

Jenkins is an Iowa State University graduate who spent two years on the men’s basketball practice squad.  He also played one year at Buena Vista University before transferring to ISU.  The hire is subject to school board approval.

Iowa State hires Sadler as assistant


May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has hired former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler as an assistant.  Sadler, who led the once-rival Huskers from 2006-12, will fill the vacancy left when T.J. Otzelberger left for a job at Washington. Sadler was 101-98 at Nebraska, leading the program to three NIT appearances. Sadler also worked for Texas Tech in the Big Eight from 1991-94, and he spent last season as the director of basketball operations at Kansas. 
Sadler tells The AP that he’s looking forward to working for Hoiberg, who played at Iowa State, in part because he’s so committed to the university.

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Girls State Tennis Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Singles First Round
Ons Souissi, Glenwood, defeated Courtney Schneider, Wahlert, 6-4, 6-0
Kate Walker, Red Oak, defeated Makenzie Richmond, Centerville, 6-1, 6-0

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Ellen Chalstrom, St. Edmond, defeated Ons Souissi, Glenwood, 6-4, 6-0
Haley Resnick, Dav Assumption, defeated Kate Walker, Red Oak, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4

Class 1-A Consolation Quarterfinals
Kate Walker, Red Oak, defeated Courtney Schneider, Wahlert, 6-1, 6-1
Ons Souissi, Glenwood, defeated Emily Ahlers, LeMars, 6-1, 6-1

Class 1-A Doubles First Round
Zoey Baker/Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak, def., Jeanne Bouchard/Claire Bouchard, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 6-2, 6-1
Rachel Tucker/Grace Newman, Glenwood, def. Rachael Westergard/Natalie Delaney, Spirit Lake-Okoboji, 6-3, 6-2

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Baker/Blomstedt, Red Oak, def., Veronica Francis/Paige Engbers, Pella Christian, 6-1, 6-0
Caroline Ott/Elizabeth Ott, Dubuque Wahlert def. Tucker/Newman, Glenwood, 6-3, 6-2

Consolation Quarterfinals
Tucker/Newman, Glenwood, def. Hailey Schneden/Kate Fennelly, Dav Assumption, 7-6(1), 6-7(6), 1(5)

Boys State Soccer First Round Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Iowa City Regina 4, Riverside 0
West Liberty 2, Columbus Catholic 1
Nevada 3, MOC-Floyd Valley 2
Beckman Catholic 3, Des Moines Christian 0

Friday’s Semi-Finals
#1 Beckman Catholic vs. #4 Nevada
#3 IC Regina vs. #7 West Liberty

Class 2-A Quarterfinals
CR Xavier 3, Dubuque Wahlert 2
Pella 1, Norwalk 0
Waverly-Shell Rock 3, ADM 1
Storm Lake 3, Mount Pleasant 1

Friday’s Semi-Finals
#1 CR Xavier vs. #4 Pella
#2 Waverly-Shell Rock vs. #6 Storm Lake

Thursday Baseball/Softball Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Glenwood 10, Red Oak 0
Lewis Central 6, Denison 7

Lewis Central 7, Denison 0
Glenwood 9, Red Oak 1

Royals rally to beat Cards 4-2, end 8-game skid early Friday morning


May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen and the Kansas City Royals spoiled Michael Wacha’s almost spotless debut, snapping an eight-game losing streak with a soggy 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Hall of Famer George Brett’s debut as interim batting coach was a success and the Royals avoided a four-game sweep despite totaling just four hits in a marathon delayed an hour before the first pitch and another 4 hours, 32 minutes not long after the Royals took the lead with the bases loaded and none out in the top of the ninth.

It took 12 minutes to get the last six outs of a game that would have been a snappy 2 hours, 27 minutes without the rain.

Thursday May 30th Local Sports Cancellations


May 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic @ Clarinda JV/Varsity baseball tonight (5/30) is postponed to July 9th.
  • Corning @ Lenox Baseball & Softball tonight (5/30) are postponed.
  • Atlantic Little League games tonight are canceled. (5/30)
  • Crestwood Hills Golf Course – no men’s league tonight (5/30)

Nominations sought for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

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May 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Nominations are currently being sought from the Navy’s Chief Petty Officer community for the Inaugural Bob Feller Act of Valor award. Established by the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation, the prestigious award is named in honor of Major League Baseball pitcher, National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, and Navy veteran Bob Feller, a native of Van Meter, IA.

Chief Petty Officer Bob Feller

The unique award is intended to recognize a representative from three critical areas of Mr. Feller’s life: his baseball career, his service as a Navy Chief Petty Officer, and his enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. As such, the award will be presented to one Major League Baseball player, one Navy Chief Petty Officer, and one member of the Hall of Fame on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. In recognition of Feller’s significant accomplishment in attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer, nominees must be a Chief Petty Officer (E-7 only), active or reserve, must be outstanding military professionals, and must embody the Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment.

Feller enlisted in the Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor while he was with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first American professional athlete to enlist. He served on the battleship USS ALABAMA (BB-60), and while doing so, the ship fought in both World War II theaters and earned eight battle stars. Mr. Feller was released from active duty achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer, and is the only Chief Petty Officer in the Hall of Fame.

Nominations must be submitted to the Navy Office of Community Outreach by June 17. For more information on eligibility requirements and the selection process, see NAVADMIN 138/13.