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2015 Rolling Valley All-Conference Baseball/Softball


July 29th, 2015 by Jim Field

2015 Rolling Valley Conference Final Softball Standings
1. *Charter Oak-Ute 17-1, 27-11
2. Glidden-Ralston 16-2, 24-8
3. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 13-4, 22-11
4. Boyer Valley 12-6, 18-10
5. Woodbine 9-9, 13-13
6. C-A-M 6-12, 9-17
7. Ar-We-Va 6-12, 7-13
8. Adair-Casey 4-14, 5-18
9. West Harrison 3-14, 6-19
10. Coon Rapids-Bayard 2-14, 3-25
* Regular Season Champion.

2015 Rolling Valley All-Conference Softball Teams
1st Team
Pitcher: Annie Hendersen (Jr., Charter Oak-Ute); Lauren Mahlberg (Jr., Glidden-Ralston).
Catcher: Kelsey Winnett (Sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard).
Infield: Ashley Ewoldt (Jr., Charter Oak-Ute); Emilee Meadows (Jr., Charter Oak-Ute); Holly Handlos (Soph., Glidden-Ralston); Sophia Peppers (Fr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Outfield: MaKarlie Smith (Sr., Charter Oak-Ute); Meredith Grossman (Soph., Glidden-Ralston); Felecity Jackson (Soph., C-A-M).
Utility: Mandy Meseck (Soph., Charter Oak-Ute); Tehya Hansen (Sr., C-A-M).

2nd Team
Pitcher: Grace Reineke (Fr., Boyer Valley); Maggie Rasmussen (Soph., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Catcher: Lauren Green (Soph., Charter Oak-Ute).
Infield: Drea Grossman (Sr., Glidden-Ralston); Mara Burmeister (Soph., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Sara Sparks (Jr., Glidden-Ralston); Kennedy Madsen (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Outfield: Morgan Shearer (Sr., West Harrison); Jenna McCall (Soph., Charter Oak-Ute); Rachel Walker (Soph., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Utility: Avery Schlabach (Fr., Glidden-Ralston); Rachel Riker (Soph., C-A-M).
2015 Rolling Valley Conference Final Baseball Standings
1. *Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 14-2, 22-4
2. #Coon Rapids-Bayard 13-3, 29-7
3. Glidden-Ralston 13-3, 19-11
4. Ar-We-Va 9-7, 11-9
5. C-A-M 9-7, 15-10
6. West Harrison 8-8, 12-13
7. Boyer Valley 3-13, 4-14
8. Woodbine 3-13, 4-16
9. Adair-Casey 0-16, 1-24
* Regular Season Champion.
# State Baseball Tournament Qualifier.

2015 Rolling Valley All-Conference Baseball Teams
1st Team
Pitcher: Tyler Jacobsen (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Zach Kliefoth (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Catcher: Eric Bruellman (Sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard).
Infield: Keaton King (Soph., West Harrison); Isaac McAlister (Soph., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Brady Danner (Jr., Glidden-Ralston); Drew Peppers (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Outfield: Keagan Hosfelt (Jr., C-A-M); Sam Obert (Soph., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Noah Pettepier (Soph., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton).
Utility: Trace Ticknor (Sr., C-A-M); Noah Borkowski (Jr., Glidden-Ralston).

2nd Team
Pitcher: Clayton Christian (Jr., Glidden-Ralston); Josh Esdohr (Jr., Coon Rapids-Bayard).
Catcher: Austin Stoelk (Sr., Ar-We-Va).
Infield: Garret Reisz (Fr., Woodbine); Jared Hansen (Sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton); Jarod McKee (Jr., C-A-M); Derek Schurke (Soph., Ar-We-Va).
Outfield: Marcus Daugherty (Soph., C-A-M); Brandon Riley (Soph., Coon Rapids-Bayard); Chris Brown (Jr., Glidden-Ralston).
Utility: Ethan Rife (Sr., West Harrison); Jake Danner (Soph., Ar-We-Va).

Votto’s shot, Leake’s arm pace Reds past Cardinals 4-0


July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday night. Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled, giving him an NL-leading 37 multihit games.

Leake (9-5) allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fourth straight start. He allowed just two earned runs in his last 30 innings for a 0.60 ERA. Jaime Garcia (3-4), activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day, made his first start since June 2 and gave up three runs and four hits in six innings. He is 10-3 against the Reds, including 7-1 at home.


KC Chiefs news: Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments; Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery


July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry has been cleared by the Kansas City Chiefs’ medical staff and his doctors to return to the practice field after undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The Chiefs said in a brief statement late Tuesday that Berry would join quarterbacks, rookies and injured players in the first day of training camp Wednesday at Missouri Western.

Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease last December, shortly after complaining of pain in his chest following a game against Oakland. He was treated at Emory University in Atlanta and went through the final round of it in June. Berry underwent a battery of tests Tuesday, when rookies and select veterans reported to training camp. He was cleared to take the field late in the day.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss all of training camp and could miss part of the season after the Pro Bowl run-stuffer had surgery last week on his ailing back. Poe first hurt his back during offseason workouts, but coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that he aggravated the injury training at home. Poe was diagnosed with a herniated disc and had surgery July 15, and trainer Rick Burkholder said he will be out indefinitely.

Poe is coming off his second straight Pro Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 346-pound tackle had a career-best six sacks last season while anchoring the middle of the Chiefs defensive line. Reid said that Jaye Howard will take over his position in training camp, though Mike DeVito and sixth-round pick Rakeem Nunez-Roches could also compete for time.


UI plans to upgrade Kinnick, add student housing

News, Sports

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa says it wants to spend up to $45 million on improvements to Kinnick Stadium and about $85 million on a student-housing project. The university outlined plans for the new projects in a document sent to the Board of Regents. The UI will provide more detail at a regents meeting next week.

The university outlined plans to spend $35 million to $45 million on renovations to the stadium, focused on the north end zone. Improvements would include new suites, restroom upgrades and expanded food options.

The UI also wants to spend about $85 million on a student-housing project near the athletic complex that would be financed through athletic department and dormitory revenue bonds.

IA Boys State Baseball Scores 7/28 & Schedule 7/29


July 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Class 2A Quarterfinal

Davis County 6, Roland-Story 0 (makeup game from 7/27)

Class 3A Quarterfinals

Waverly-Shell Rock 6, Vinton-Shellsburg 0

Games Postponed due to Weather

Boone vs. Sgt. Bluff-Luton moved to 9-a.m. Wed. at Principal Park in Des Moines

Pella vs. Dallas Center-Grimes moved to 9-a.m. Wed. at Southeast Polk High School

Harlan vs. Dubuque Wahlert moved to 11:30-a.m. Wed. at SE Polk High School

Wednesday’s Schedule at Principal Park in Des Moines

Class 4A Quarterfinals

11:00-a.m. #1 Waukee (36-4) vs. #8 Eldridge/North Scott (20-20)

1:30-p.m. #4 Sioux City East (33-9) vs. #5 Southeast Polk (30-13)

5:00-p.m. #2 Cedar Rapids/Kennedy (29-11) vs. # 7 Davenport, North (19-14)

7:30-p.m. #3 Iowa City West (32-11) vs. # 6 Des Moines, East (23-20)



Cardinals activate Garcia from DL to start against Reds


July 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated left-hander Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Cincinnati Reds. Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala was optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Garcia was 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts, the last coming on June 24 at Miami.

The 29-year-old Garcia combined with two relievers for a no-hitter in a rehab start at Class A Peoria last Thursday, working the first five innings. Tuivailala is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and didn’t allow a run in his last eight appearances covering eight innings, with seven strikeouts in that span.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/28/2015

Podcasts, Sports

July 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Treynor Win Streak Ends in Quarterfinal Loss


July 28th, 2015 by Jim Field

Clear Lake starting pitcher Brock Adams only allowed three baserunners after the second inning on his way to a complete-game shutout as the No. 3 Lions dispatched the No. 6 Treynor Cardinals 5-0 in quarterfinals of the Class 2A tournament.

The Lions snapped Treynor’s 17-game winning streak with the win on Monday night.

Adams improved to 7-1 on the season as the senior right-hander lowered his season-ERA to 0.48. Adams worked around five hits and one walk while striking out five and making a bare-handed snag of a ground ball in the fifth inning.

The two teams combined for three successful pick-off attempts in the first inning and a half as both teams were scoreless until the Lions broke loose for two in the bottom of the third inning. Adams helped his own cause with a two out triple to drive in Matt Stephany, before being brought in by a Mitch Keeran RBI single up the middle, making it 2-0.

The Lions tacked on three more in the bottom of the fourth, all of which were unearned.

The scoring started with a fielding error by Brett Daley at shortstop that allowed Parker Truesdell to reach second base as the ball was thrown into the first base dugout. Stephany then laced a single, driving in the sliding Truesdell. Leadoff batter Cooper Merrill then walked and scored on a wild pitch. Ben Mason topped off the scoring with an RBI double that chased starting pitcher Ben Chapin from the game.

Chapin (5-2) surrendered all five runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out two. Grant Mantell worked 2.1 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out two while walking two.

Adams then retired nine of the next 10 batters as the Lions ran away with the game.

The Clear Lake offense was lead by Stephany who went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. He also made a diving play in left field as the Lions set down the Cardinals 1-2-3 in the sixth.

Treynor generated five hits, with the lone extra-base hit coming off of Tyler Radcliff’s bat, who went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.


Iowa Boys State Baseball Tournament Scores from Monday (7/27)


July 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(At Principal Park in Des Moines)
Class 2A Quarterfinals
Clear Lake 5, Treynor 0
Waterloo/Columbus Catholic 3, Hinton 0
Cascade 6, Mediapolis 2
Davis County vs. Roland-Story postponed until 9-a.m. today (Tue.) due to the weather

Today’s Schedule:

Class 2A Quarterfinals:
9-a.m.: #2 Davis County vs. #7 Roland-Story

Class 3A Quarterfinals
11:00- a.m. – #1 Waverly-Shell Rock (32-4) vs. #8 Vinton-Shellsburg (25-16)
1:30-p.m. – #4 Boone (23-10) vs. #5 Sgt. Bluff-Luton (26-14)
5:00-p.m. #3 Harlan (26-7) vs. #6 Dubuque Wahlert (21-19)
7:30-p.m. #2 Pella (33-4) vs. #7 Dallas Center-Grimes (21-13)

Wong’s slam paces Cardinals’ 4-1 win over Reds


July 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night. Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias (1-3) with two outs in the fourth, putting St. Louis ahead 4-1. Wong’s second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall, landing in the home bullpen. The Cardinals have won six of seven, are a big league-best 64-35 record and lead the NL Central by 6 ½ games.

Lynn (8-5) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, improving to 7-3 against the Reds. He has won five of his last six decisions overall. Trevor Rosenthal earned his 31st save in 33 chances after getting two days off.

In other Card’s News…

Catcher Yadier Molina was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning of a game against Cincinnati because he was feeling ill. Tony Cruz grounded out to end the fifth and then took over behind the plate against the Reds on Monday night. Molina doubled and scored on Kolten Wong’s grand slam in the fourth.

St. Louis Cardinals players arrived to un-air conditioned Busch Stadium on Monday. The problem was fixed by mid-afternoon, several hours before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Mike Matheny downplayed the situation, noting he grew up without air conditioning. Matheny joked that his wife sets the thermostat at “about 47 degrees” and that he thought they were “trying to raise penguins.” The problem was first noted during a news conference at adjacent Ballpark Village to promote the United States’ opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup, in November.