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8AM Sportscast 01-24-2014

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January 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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IHSAA Board of Control Tweaks Football Issues

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January 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

In its monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 22, the Board of Control acted on football recommendations coming from the Iowa Football Coaches Association and the IHSAA Football Playoff Committee. The recommendations had been tabled by the Board of Control from their December meeting.

At the center of discussions and action was a proposed 8-game regular season which would allow the playoffs to fold into a weekly format.  Since December, Board members had contacted constituent groups and in a unanimous vote agreed to stay with the 9-game regular season format.

Other football items that were approved included: (1) discontinuing “sister districts” for the regular season and post season classes in 8-player through 3A and to have a 125-mile limitation for first round games; and (2) no preset pairings will be made for the playoffs and pairings will be determined after each round of the playoffs. Reasonable attempts will be made to find non-district playoff opponents for the first and second round games, but district match-ups could reoccur if an opponent cannot be found within a reasonable distance.

The Board of Control also approved allowing one practice session of no more than four hours during the heat acclimatization period with nor more than three hours of physical activity allowed. The Board also granted an allowance of up to four teams to be at a scrimmage site, with each team only being allowed to scrimmage one other team. All current scrimmage rules would remain in effect.

A change in the forfeiture of season policy was also approved to read “The continuation of the season for a team forfeiting a regular season game shall be determined by the IHSASA administrative staff and the school administration.”

(Bud Legg, IHSAA)

2013-14 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union SEVENTH Basketball Rankings

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January 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

School
Record
LW
1
Newell-Fonda
13-1
1
2
Burlington-Notre Dame
13-0
2
3
Stanton
15-0
4
4
Janesville
12-1
6
5
Colo-Nesco
13-1
7
6
Lynnville-Sully
13-2
8
7
Dunkerton
13-2
5
8
Ar-We-Va
13-1
9
9
Northwood-Kensett
9-3
14
10
Adair-Casey
13-3
15
11
English Valleys
10-4
11
12
Winfield-Mount Union
12-2
10
13
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
10-3
12
14
Murray
12-2
3
15
Midland
9-4
NR
Dropped out: Rockford (13)  
 
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
Western Christian
13-1
1
2
Cascade
13-0
2
3
Hinton
14-0
3
4
North-Linn
14-0
4
5
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
13-1
5
6
Dike-New Hartford
10-1
6
7
Hudson
12-1
7
8
North Butler
10-1
8
9
Manson-NW Webster
10-2
9
10
Iowa City Regina
12-2
11
11
South Central Calhoun
13-2
10
12
Treynor
12-2
12
13
Iowa Valley
11-1
13
14
Panorama
12-2
14
15
Maquoketa Valley
12-1
NR
Dropped out: Pocahontas Area (15)
 
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
MOC-Floyd Valley
14-1
1
2
Clear Lake
12-1
3
3
Crestwood
10-2
4
4
Mediapolis
12-1
2
5
Nevada
11-3
5
6
Unity Christian
11-3
6
7
North Polk
12-3
10
8
Williamsburg
12-2
11
9
Bondurant-Farrar
10-3
12
10
Spirit Lake
11-3
13
11
Hampton-Dumont
11-3
8
12
Camanche
10-3
9
13
Sioux Center
10-4
14
14
Center Point-Urbana
9-5
7
15
Shenandoah
13-2
NR
Dropped Out: Red Oak (15)
 
Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1
Harlan
13-0
1
2
Perry
13-1
3
3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
11-2
2
4
Ballard
13-2
4
5
Davenport Assumption
9-5
5
6
Western Dubuque
13-1
6
7
North Scott
10-4
7
8
Lewis Central
10-4
8
9
Dallas Center-Grimes
12-2
10
10
Waverly-Shell Rock
10-3
11
11
Cedar Rapids Xavier
7-7
9
12
West Delaware
13-2
13
13
Grinnell
11-2
14
14
Indianola
9-5
12
15
Mount Pleasant
8-4
15
Dropped Out: None
 
Class 5-A
Name
Record
LW
1
Iowa City High
15-0
1
2
West Des Moines Valley
14-0
2
3
Dowling Catholic
12-1
3
4
Waukee
10-0
4
5
Des Moines East
13-2
5
6
Waterloo West
12-2
6
7
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
11-2
7
8
Muscatine
13-2
8
9
Ankeny Centennial
10-4
10
10
Cedar Rapids Washington
10-3
NR
Dropped Out: Mason City (9) 

District football assignments for 2014-2015

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January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa High School Athletic Association, Thursday, released its district football assignments in all six classes, which are effective for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Daily Nonpareil reports three schools are moving up at least one class: Lewis Central (Class 3-A to 4-A), A-H-S-T (Class A to 1-A) and Underwood (A to 1-A).

Four southwest Iowa schools are moving down at least one class: St. Albert (1-A to A), Tri-Center (1-A to A), Clarinda Academy (2-A to A) and East Mills (A to Eight-Man). Also from the region, Charter Oak-Ute will play a JV-only schedule for the next two years.

The next step is for schools to submit priority lists for non-district opponents. The IHSAA then takes that information to formulate the non-district portion of the schedule. The complete schedules are expected to be released by late February.
Here are the new districts involving schools in southwest Iowa:
Class 4-A
District 1: Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines East, Sioux City North, Southeast Polk, Thomas Jefferson.
District 2: Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt, Johnston, Lewis Central, Sioux City East, West Des Moines Dowling.
District 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ankeny Centennial, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Lincoln, Sioux City West, West Des Moines Valley
Class 3-A
District 1: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Denison-Schleswig, Le Mars, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sioux City Heelan, Spencer, Storm Lake.
District 8: ADM, Atlantic, Creston, Dallas Center-Grimes, Glenwood, Harlan, Winterset.
Class 2-A
District 8: Carroll Kuemper, Clarinda, East Sac County, Prairie Valley, Red Oak, Shenandoah, West Central Valley.
Class 1-A
District 1: A-H-S-T, IKM-Manning, Missouri Valley, OA-BCIG, Treynor, Underwood, West Monona.
Class A
District 1: Audubon, Griswold, Logan-Magnolia, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Riverside, St. Albert, Tri-Center, Westwood.
District 8: Bedford, Clarinda Academy, Earlham, Martensdale-St. Marys, Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Pleasantville, Southeast Warren.
Eight-Man
District 1: Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Exira-EHK, Kingsley-Pierson, Newell-Fonda, River Valley, West Harrison, Woodbine.
District 8: CAM, East Mills, Essex, Fremont-Mills, Lenox, Nishnabotna, Sidney, Stanton

Area basketball scores from 1/23/14

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January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
Lenox 55, Central Decatur, Leon 29
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 69, East Sac County 63
Martensdale-St. Marys 66, West Central Valley, Stuart 37
OA-BCIG 71, Siouxland Community Christian 61
Wayne, Corydon 36, East Union, Afton 32
Corner Conference Tournament
Semi-Finals
East Mills 59, Fremont Mills, Tabor 50
Sidney 53, Heartland Christian 50

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 52, Sioux City, East 39
Central Decatur, Leon 71, Lenox 23
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 67, East Sac County 63
OA-BCIG 65, Siouxland Community Christian 30

Iowa State says Palo was eligible to transfer

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January 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is refuting reports that it prevented guard Bubu Palo from transferring to another school by delaying the decision in his student-conduct case. The university says Thursday that athletic director Jamie Pollard told Palo’s attorney, Matt Boles, that Iowa State would support a waiver for Palo to transfer. That’s after Palo was kicked off the team Aug. 30 by President Steven Leath.

Iowa State also says that Palo would have been able to transfer after the fall semester had started, but that neither Palo nor Boles gave the university an official transfer request. Palo was reinstated by a district court judge last week in a decision publicly criticized by Pollard. Palo is listed on Iowa State’s roster for its home game Saturday against Kansas State.

8AM Sportscast 01-23-2014

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January 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Bradley defeats Northern Iowa 69-65

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January 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Walt Lemon, Jr. scored 28 points, shooting 50 percent from the field, to lead Bradley to a 69-65 victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Auston Barnes had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Braves (8-12, 3-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Omari Grier added nine points and four rebounds.

Northern Iowa led 32-29 at the half but Lemon came out of the break to score eight points in the first three minutes of the second period to put Bradley up by one. With 30 seconds left to play, Lemon hit a jumper and sank 2 of 2 from the line to help give the Braves the edge they needed to win.

Seth Tuttle scored 20 points with seven rebounds for the Panthers (10-9, 4-3) who hit just 36.7 percent from the field overall.

Cardinals minor league pitcher Pierce suspended

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January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andrew Pierce has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for an amphetamine under baseball’s minor league drug program.  The suspension, announced Wednesday by the commissioner’s office, will begin with the start of the New York-Penn League season this summer.

A right-hander who turns 23 on Sunday, Pierce was taken by St. Louis out of Southern Mississippi in the eighth round of last June’s amateur draft. He went 2-2 with a 2.11 ERA in seven starts and five relief appearances last year for the State College Spikes of the Class A NYP League.

There have been nine suspensions this year under the minor league program.

Area basketball scores from Wed., Jan. 22nd 2014

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January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

 GIRLS BASKETBALL
 Corner Conference Tournament
 Semi-Finals
Fremont Mills, Tabor 56, Heartland Christian 29
Stanton 52, East Mills 30