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Trojanns 3rd at Valley Girls Golf Invite


April 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Trojanns finished 3rd in the West Des Moines Valley Lamson Girls Golf Invite at Willow Creek.

Tournament champion: Waukee – 325, 2nd: Valley – 357, 3rd: Atlantic – 369.

Medalist: Payton Minear, Waukee – 73

Atlantic scores:

Brooke Fletcher, 4th – 83
Kaitlynn Walter, 11th – 87
Bailey Walter – 97
Shelby Worth – 102
Malachi Wickman – 148
Katie Blake – 180

Coach Kathy Hobson says:  I’m very proud of our performance today finishing 3rd in the 16 team field of 4A schools.  There are some quality golfers playing in the metro conference and our girls competed right along with them.

ISU Receiver Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge


April 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State receiver Albert Gary, who was charged with first-degree robbery, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.  Gary was accused of committing a robbery at gunpoint on the Ames campus on June 19.  Gary pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges of first-degree theft and going armed with intent, both felonies. He would serve no longer than three years of probation, pay $2,000 in fines and court costs and spend time in a halfway house.  A judge must accept the deal. Sentencing is May 21st.  Coach Paul Rhodes says he won’t comment on Gary’s status until the legal process is complete. Gary, a redshirt sophomore form Ocala, Fla., caught 23 passes last season for 287 yards and two touchdowns.

Chiefs Return for Start of Offseason Program


April 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – After a season of turmoil, one marred by injuries to some of their best players and the firing of the head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs are ready for a reset. The Chiefs began their offseason program Monday, and next week’s draft gives general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel another opportunity to fill holes that have developed since last season’s 8-8 campaign. Pioli has already been busy this offseason, bolstering the offense by signing tackle Eric Winston, running back Peyton Hillis and tight end Kevin Boss.    Kansas City will also get a bunch of players back from injuries, including quarterback Matt Cassel, Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles. You can listen to Kansas City Chiefs football all season long, on KJAN.

Van Meter Boy’s Track Invitational Results


April 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Team scores:

  1. Van Meter  143
  2. Woodward Academy 122
  3. Martensdale/St. Marys  114
  4. Nodaway Valley 80
  5. West Central Valley 38
  6. Adair-Casey 32
  7. Lenox 21
  8. Iowa Christian 9

Local Individual results:

100 yard dash – 1st place: Clayton Plowman, Adair-Casey (11.25).

800 Yard Run – 3rd place: Gavin Kerschner, Lenox (2:14.50)

1600 Yard Run – 3rd place: Gavin Kerschner, Lenox (5:07.91)

110 Yard Hurdles – 1st place: Jackson Shantz, Nodaway Valley (16.32)

400 Yard Hurdles – 2nd place: J. Shantz, N-V (1:00.89)

4×200 Relay – 3rd place: Adair-Casey (1:39.46); Jordan Wheatley, Traeton Jensen, Emmitt Wheatley, Clayton Plowman.

4×400 Yard Relay – 3rd place: Nod. Valley (3:44.99); T.K. Bower, Kain Queck, Colton Graham, Jackson Shantz.

Distance Medley – 2nd place: Nod. Valley (4:04.52); Jaydn Erlandson, Baley Shantz, Alex Welsch, & T.J. Bower.

4×100 Shuttle Hurdle – 2nd place: Nod. Valley (1:05.90); Tyler Hennigar, Zach Brewer, Alex Welsch, Jackson Shantz.

High Jump – 1st place: Alex Welsch, NV (6-00.00); 3rd place – Alex Umbaugh, A-C (j5-06.00)

Long Jump – 2nd: Arzel Foreman, WCV (J18-09.00).

Shot Put – 1st: Greg Smith, NV (42-06.25); 2nd – Mitch Kearns, WCV (41-00.00).

Discus Throw – Greg Smith, NV (123-02).

8AM Sportscast 04-16-2012

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April 16th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Rally squirrel part of championship ring design


April 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The rally squirrel has moved on from T-shirts and stuffed animals. The World Series championship rings the St. Louis Cardinals received over the weekend pay homage to the critter that served as a good luck charm last fall. A tiny squirrel appears below the Cardinals logo and just above the player’s number inside a home plate with bats crossed. The Cardinals won two straight to upset the Phillies in the division series after a squirrel scampered across home plate as Skip Schumaker batted against Roy Oswalt.

Cardinals whip Cubs 10-3, take series


April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011 against the Cubs when he was with Pittsburgh. Carpenter has been getting regular duty while Lance Berkman recovers from a strained left calf and is batting .409 with 10 RBIs in 22 at-bats. He singled his first two trips with an RBI, belted a two-run shot to straightaway center off Lendy Castillo in the fifth for his first career homer and added a two-run triple off Rodrigo Lopez in the seventh.

Audubon Wins Dale Erickson Boys Golf Tourney


April 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

Dale Erickson Memorial Golf Tournament at Anita (Saturday, April 14, 2012)

  1. Audubon  323
  2. Panorama  335
  3. East Mills  359
  4. Adair-Casey  359
  5. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton  385
  6. West Central Valley 394
  7. Glidden-Ralston  424
  8. Villisca  435

CAM and Ankeny Christian Academy had individuals compete for medals but didn’t have 4 golfers for the team competition.

Individual honors (medals):

  1. Hunter Grunsted (Panorama)  77
  2. Andrew Irlmeier (Audubon)  78
  3. Austin Moore (Panorama) 78
  4. Michael Bylund (Audubon)  80
  5. Evan Baldwin (Villisca) 80

Audubon players claimed five of the top eight individual scores (46 in the entire field.)  Andrew Irlmeier (78) was second, Michael Bylund (80) was fourth, Nick Fett (82) was sixth, and Drew Keller (83) and Andy Hoffmann (83) tied for seventh.  Cameron Mennenoh shot 89.

Audubon Coach Gary Keller’s comments: Players teed off into heavy fog about 8:30 a.m. and putted on dewy greens, but there was very little wind and temps were pleasant.  The tournament ended at 2:00 p.m. just ahead of the thunderstorms.  Audubon’s guys played very steady, consistent golf, with only 2 individual hole scores (out of 108) higher than a 6.      The 4-man total of the 2nd 9 was our lowest of the year:  155.     Michael (41-39), Andrew (38-40), and Nick (41-41) played the front and back nines pretty evenly, while Drew (44-39) and Andy (46-37) made big comebacks.  Andrew had an eagle on #5, the long par-5 hole than runs along the edge of the State Park.  Panorama had never lost in all the years that tournament has been held.   Mostly the same Audubon players placed 2nd at this tournament two years ago.

Lynn looks sharp for Cardinals in win over Cubs


April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. The Cardinals snapped a two-game skid with their fourth win in six games. Chicago, which lost five of its first six, had won two in a row. Lynn (2-0) gave up four hits and one run in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and lowered his ERA to 1.50. Lynn, the 39th overall pick in the 2008 draft, allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings in his first start, a 9-3 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. He began the season with a 1-1 career mark. Jon Jay hit his second home run of the season in the seventh off Shawn Camp.

Hawkeyes forced to turn to unproven running backs


April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has long been known for its punishing running attack. But the Hawkeyes will wrap up spring ball next week with serious questions to answer about their running back situation. Iowa is down to a pair of unproven sophomores, Damon Bullock and De’Andre Johnson, after Marcus Coker’s departure and Jordan Canzeri’s knee injury. True freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill join the team in August. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Bullock and Johnson have made consistent improvement this spring. He also says they’ve told Garmon and Hill to do everything they can to be ready to play by the end of the summer.