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Hawkeyes look to put late collapse behind them


October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Last year’s Hawkeyes could have been the team to revive the program. Instead, they’ll be remembered for crumbling down the stretch. Iowa was ranked 15th in the country before it dropped seven of its last eight games, including a first-round loss to Tennessee in the NCAA tournament. Then Hawkeyes finished 20-13 and 9-9 in the Big Ten.

Iowa has enough talent to make its loyal fan base forget about last season’s stumble, even with the loss of star guard Devyn Marble. The real question is whether the Hawkeyes can overcome adversity instead of being overwhelmed by it.

Iowa opens the season on Nov. 14 against Hampton.

Iowa WR Willies to transfer


October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa freshman wide receiver Derrick Willies is leaving the program and sophomore running back LeShun Daniels Jr. is out for the rest of the season because of an undisclosed injury. Coach Kirk Ferentz says Willies is expected to transfer to be closer to his father, who is having health issues.

Willies caught four passes for 71 yards this season. The player from Rock Island, Illinois, was considered one of the program’s most promising young talents. Daniels rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries this season playing behind Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri.

The Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) host Northwestern (3-4, 2-2) on Saturday.

Regional Volleyball Quarter final scores, Tue., Oct. 28 2014


October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3-1) Stanton 21-25-25-25, Bedford 25-23-17-16
(3-2) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-24-22-25-15, Guthrie Center 25-27-9-22-9
(3-1) Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 25-25-20-25, Adair-Casey 22-16-25-20
(3-0) Griswold 25-25-25, Lenox 9-15-17
(3-2) Westwood 25-16-25-18-16, Boyer Valley 22-25-18-25-14
(3-2) Murray 25-17-25-22-16, Mount Ayr 16-25-14-25-14
(3-2) Fremont Mills 25-25-21-22-15, Sidney 10-15-25-25-10
(3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Woodbine 22-17-12

(3-0) Southwest Valley 25-26-25, Earlham 23-24-23
(3-0) South Central Calhoun 25-25-25, Audubon 12-11-9
(3-0) Lawton-Bronson 25-25-25, MVAO 14-13-16
(3-2) Tri-Center 22-25-18-26-15, Missouri Valley 25-18-25-24-10
(3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, IKM-Manning 18-18-16
(3-0) St.Albert 25-25-25, Underwood 12-22-16

Royals force Game 7


October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have stretched the World Series to the limit. The Royals have forced a seventh game by erupting for seven runs in the second inning of a 10-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants. Eight Royals scored a run or drove in a run — or did both — during the rally. Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single and Eric Hosmer added a two-run double before Billy Butler capped the barrage with an RBI double.

Cain went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Mike Moustakas was 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Winning pitcher Yordano Ventura was outstanding over seven innings, giving up three hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Jason Frasor and Tim Collins each threw one inning of relief to complete the six-hitter.

Giants starter and loser Jake Peavy was chased in the second, charged with five runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings. Jeremy Guthrie starts Wednesday night for Kansas City against Tim Hudson in a rematch of Game 3, won by Kansas City 3-2. The 39-year-old Hudson will become the oldest Game 7 starter in Series history.

Thousands attend Cardinal’s funeral


October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic attended the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras. Among those at the funeral Tuesday was Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny.

The 22-year-old slugger was considered one of baseball’s top prospects. Taveras hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games in his only season in the majors. Taveras died Sunday after authorities say he lost control of his 2014 Chevrolet Camaro. His girlfriend also was killed in the crash.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 10/28/2014

Podcasts, Sports

October 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Tuesday Regional Volleyball Schedule


October 28th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A:

  • @ Mondamin:  Boyer Valley vs. Westwood
  • @ Tabor:  Fremont-Mills vs. Sidney
  • @ Westside:  Ar-We-Va vs. Woodbine
  • @ Bedford:  Stanton vs. Bedford
  • @ Griswold:  Griswold vs. Lenox
  • @ Coon Rapids:  Coon Rapids-Bayard vs. Guthrie Center
  • @ Elk Horn:  Exira/EHK vs. Adair-Casey

Class 2-A:

  • @ Neola:  Tri-Center vs. Missouri Valley
  • @ Lake City:  South Central Calhoun vs. Audubon
  • @ Treynor:  Treynor vs. IKM-Manning
  • @ Underwood:  St. Albert vs. Underwood
  • @ Earlham:  Southwest Valley vs. Earlham

Regional Volleyball Scores from Mon. Oct. 27 2014


October 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson


(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Atlantic 8-4-10
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic 28-25-25, East Sac County 26-15-21
(3-0) Shenandoah 25-25-25, Clarinda 14-19-13
(3-1) West Central Valley 25-25-20-25, Saydel 20-12-25-15

(3-1) Carroll 25-24-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 18-26-15-12
(3-1) Creston 26-25-21-25, Glenwood 24-16-25-13
(3-0) Norwalk 25-25-25, Winterset 15-20-16

(3-1) CB Thomas Jefferson 25-23-25-25, Sioux City West 16-25-18-12

Funeral for Oscar Taveras in Dominican hometown


October 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Funeral services are being planned for Oscar Taveras in his hometown in the Dominican Republic following his death in a weekend car crash The young St. Louis Cardinals prospect is to be buried Tuesday in Sosua. Among those expected are Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates Yadier Molina and Carlos Martinez. The 22-year-old Taveras was killed along with 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo when his 2014 Chevy Camaro ran off the road between Sosua and Caberete.

A funeral for Arvelo was held Monday in her hometown of Moca. Highway police spokesman Col. Diego Pesqueira says the road was wet from a recent rain but the cause of the crash is under investigation. An autopsy was done Monday but results weren’t available.

Chiefs’ Smith sustained shoulder injury vs Rams


October 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith played through a sprained throwing shoulder that he sustained just before halftime of Sunday’s 34-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams. Smith never mentioned the injury in his postgame remarks, and it wasn’t until Chiefs coach Andy Reid brought it up Monday that anybody learned of it outside the Kansas City locker room.

Reid said that Smith landed on his shoulder but played through the pain. The game was still very much in the balance when the injury happened, the Chiefs leading just 10-7 at the break. Smith went through a series of examinations Monday. Reid said the quarterback is “tender” and declined to say whether he will miss any practice time this week.

The Chiefs play the New York Jets on Sunday.