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Tuesday Boys High School Basketball Results


January 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Lewis Central 76, Atlantic 74
  • Glenwood 64, Harlan 53
  • Clarinda 69, Shenandoah 26
  • Creston 70, Red Oak 47
  • Denison-Schleswig 81, Kuemper Catholic 79  (OT)

Western Iowa:

  • Fremont-Mills 58, Riverside 54

Rolling Hills:

  • Adair-Casey 55, East Greene 49
  • CAM 58, Ankeny Christian Academy 41
  • Exira-EHK 77, Walnut 46


  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 52, Madrid 39
  • St. Albert 53, Clarinda Academy 40
  • Earlham 73, West Central Valley 43
  • IKM-Manning 68, Whiting 23
  • Jefferson-Scranton 63, Prairie Valley 46
  • Logan-Magnolia 60, Woodbine 43
  • Mount Ayr 64, Corning 57
  • Nishnabotna 71, Heartland Christian 26
  • OA-BCIG 61, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 44
  • Ar-We-Va 70, Charter Oak-Ute 66
  • Woodward Academy 66, Panorama 59



Creighton rolls past Drake 76-59


January 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott had 24 points and Creighton never trailed in rolling to a 76-59 victory over Drake Tuesday night. The Bluejays (12-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley), who fell out of the Top 25 on Monday, scored the game’s first 11 points and held a double-digit lead from the 12:49 mark in the first half. McDermott was 9 for 12 from the field and made all six of his free throws. He also had seven rebounds, matching the game’s highest total. Antoine Young had 18 points and six assists, and Gregory Echenique contributed 10 points and four blocked shots for Creighton, which shot 60 percent from the floor in the game. Ben Simons had 17 points and was the only player in double figures for Drake (8-6, 1-2). The Bulldogs shot 37 percent from the field.

ISU’s Schroll leaves program


January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly says starting guard Jessica Schroll has abruptly left the team. Fennelly tells the Ames Tribune that Schroll, a junior, informed him she was seeking to transfer on Saturday. The university released a statement shortly after last Friday’s win over New Hampshire that Schroll was taking a leave of absence for personal reasons. Schroll averaged 6.9 points a game and had 10 starts for the Cyclones this season. Iowa State (9-2) opens Big 12 play at Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

Iowa to revisit ban on lead shot for dove hunting

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are expected to take up the issue of using lead shot in dove hunting this year. The issue surfaced in 2011 ahead of the state’s first dove season in 90 years. The Natural Resources Commission banned lead shot over concerns that it has been linked to the poisoning of birds and other animals. But hunters say lead shot is less expensive and more effective than alternatives. A legislative panel voted in August against the commission’s ban, saying it’s a decision the Legislature should make. If lawmakers don’t act on the issue, the ban will go into effect. The Des Moines Register says Sen. Dick Dearden says he’ll seek a vote this year. The Des Moines Democrat introduced the original dove hunting bill.

Court to review conviction in Iowa coach’s death

News, Sports

January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of an Iowa high school football coach. Twenty-six-year-old Mark Becker argued he was legally insane when he killed Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas in June 2009. A jury rejected his insanity defense and found him guilty of first-degree murder in 2010. Becker was sentenced to life in prison.

In September, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld Becker’s conviction, rejecting arguments that jurors were given improper instructions about his insanity defense. Becker appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. The court, in an order released Tuesday, agreed to review his case.

8AM Sportscast 01-03-2012

Podcasts, Sports

January 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/Jim Field


Up-and-coming bull riders to compete at Iowa venue

News, Sports

January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Professional Bull Riders will showcase some of its rising stars in a weekend of bull riding in Council Bluffs. The Omaha Invitational PBR Touring Pro Division will be held March 16 and 17 at the Mid-America Center. Up-and-coming bull riders will have a chance to compete alongside veterans in PBR-sanctioned events. Tickets cost $12 to $40.

For details, go to www.frontierrodeo.com.

No. 11 South Carolina beats No. 21 Nebraska 30-13


January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and No. 11 South Carolina had six sacks as the Gamecocks shut out the Nebraska in the final three quarters of 30-13 win in the Capital One Bowl on Monday. The victory gave South Carolina 11 wins for the first time in school history and snapped a string of three straight bowl losses. Nebraska lost its second consecutive bowl game and drops to 12-6 all-time in bowl matchups against SEC foes. Both teams lost standout players in the third quarter when Gamecocks’ leading receiver Alshon Jeffrey and Cornhuskers’ cornerback Alfonso Dennard were ejected for a post-play skirmish in which both players threw punches. Jeffrey had four catches for 148 yards and a touchdown before the incident.

Iowa women start fast in 84-71 loss to No. 8 OSU


January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first 15 minutes of their game at No. 8 Ohio State, the Iowa Hawkeyes played almost flawlessly. But then the Buckeyes awakened and coach Lisa Bluder’s team never recovered in an 84-71 loss on Monday. “When they did make the run, we did address it: Every good team makes a run at you,” Bluder said. “We just didn’t move on or handle those game swings very well.” The Hawkeyes (9-6, 1-1 Big Ten) had taken control at the outset, cycling passes around the perimeter to open shooters while the Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0) struggled to guard them. Even when they missed, Morgan Johnson, who finished with 25 points, was there to score on a putback.

Johnson made two free throws to cap a 6-0 run for a 9-4 lead. Then on consecutive possessions Kelly Krei and Jaime Printy, who finished with 13 points, had 3-pointers pushing the Iowa advantage to 22-12. Another 3 by Krei and Printy’s driving layup boosted the led to 37-22 — with the Hawkeyes in control of the ball and under 5 minutes left in the half. But just that quickly, the game swiveled Ohio State’s way. “Their crowd got into it,” Johnson said. “They hit a 3, we hit a layup and then they hit another 3. We got back on our heels and they started lighting it up.”

Samantha Prahalis, who led the Buckeyes with 30 points, and Tayler Hill, who chipped in with 28, were the main culprits for Ohio State, off to its best start in the NCAA era. “For them to account for 58 of their team’s points is amazing,” Bluder said. The Buckeyes scored 23 of the next 26 points to take the lead and then pulled away. Shooting 35 percent behind the arc coming in, Ohio State made 10 of 15 3-pointers, including 4 of 6 by Prahalis and 5 of 7 by Big Ten scoring leader Hill. Prahalis had 13 points in the 23-3 run, with Hill scoring eight and Ashley Adams two. Prahalis, who finished with seven assists, had the helping pass on three of her teammates’ buckets in the streak.

“They started hitting their shots in transition,” said Iowa’s Kamille Wahlin, who had 17 points. “Transition is really their game. Prahalis and Hill push it so well. Once they got that confidence going, it’s hard to stop them.” Hill, who finished the half with 15 points, had eight straight points for the Buckeyes at one point — including back-to-back 3-pointers that seemed to energize the Buckeyes. Ohio State didn’t let up to start the second half, either. Prahalis put the Buckeyes ahead to stay with a 3 at the 18:45 mark. Amber Stokes followed with a stepback baseline jumper before Prahalis converted a free throw and then popped in a jumper to make it 47-40. The Hawkeyes had mustered just three points over more than 8 minutes.

“I thought we shot the ball well enough to win,” Bluder said. “We just didn’t defend tonight.” The Hawkeyes, who have lost 16 of the last 18 meetings with Ohio State, closed within eight points with 90 seconds left but the Buckeyes pulled away again. Substitute guard Melissa Dixon left the game after playing just a minute. She injured a knee in a collision with Ohio State’s Amber Stokes, further diminishing the Hawkeyes’ depth. “We’re not going to quit,” Bluder said. “It hurt us losing Dixon. That was a big loss. She’s giving us 8 points a game and she is one of our best defensive players on the perimeter. We just didn’t have anybody to go to at that point. She’s been a spark for us.” The severity of Dixon’s injury was yet to be determined.

7-a.m. Sports (Podcast) 1-2-2012

Podcasts, Sports

January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A check of the latest State and National Sports news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….