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8AM Sportscast 02-15-2013

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February 15th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Governor starts campaign to save Olympic wrestling


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad is launching a campaign to keep wrestling an Olympic sport after the International Olympic Committee announced its recommendation to drop it.  Branstad will be joined at a news conference today (Friday) by Olympic wrestling gold medalist Dan Gable, University of Iowa associate head wrestling coach Terry Brands and University of Northern Iowa wrestling coach Doug Schwab. They’ll gather at the Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament to kick-off their campaign called “Let’s Keep Wrestling.”

Branstad and each member of Iowa’s congressional delegation have signed a letter they will send to the IOC this morning, describing the importance of wrestling to Iowans and the Olympics.  Rep. Bruce Braley on Thursday noted it would be an “absolute shame” if young Iowans’ could not live their Olympic dream.

No. 24 Iowa State women beat No. 22 Oklahoma 72-66


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Hallie Christofferson scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Thursday night, and No. 24 Iowa State beat No. 22 Oklahoma 72-68 to move into second place in the Big 12. Chelsea Poppens added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Cyclones (18-5, 9-4 Big 12), who completed a season sweep of the Sooners. Iowa State won the previous meeting 82-61 on Jan. 15 in Ames, Iowa. Nicole Blaskowsky scored 15 for Iowa State. The Cyclones’ lead never got below four points down the stretch.

Three players scored 14 points for the Sooners (18-6, 8-4). Sharane Campbell, Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin shared the scoring honors with Morgan Hook scoring 13 for Oklahoma. Four Sooners fouled out as Iowa State was 27 of 34 from the free-throw line, led by Christofferson who was 11 for 14.

Marble scores 22, Iowa holds off Penn State 74-72


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Devyn Marble scored 22 points and Melsahn Basabe blocked a potential game-tying layup with 21 seconds left to help Iowa hold off Penn State 74-72 on Thursday night. Iowa (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) led by at least 10 twice in the game but couldn’t put away the league’s last-place team until late.

The Nittany Lions (8-16, 0-12) went 0 for 2 from the field in the last 30 seconds with a chance to tie or take the lead, capped by Basabe’s block of Jermaine Marshall’s drive to the paint. Marble was fouled on the ensuing inbounds and hit two foul shots for a four-point lead with 20.9 seconds left.

Penn State had one last chance, down three with 1.5 seconds left and Marshall on the foul line. Marshall hit both shots, but the Nittany Lions whiffed on a chance for a game-tying putback if Marshall had missed at the line.

Area Boys High School Basketball Scores from Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Harlan 70, Carroll 51
Norwalk 68, ADM, Adel 47

1A District Quarterfinals
Ankeny Christian Academy 59, Madrid 34
Earlham 52, Adair-Casey 31
Guthrie Center 63, Woodward-Granger 32
Woodward Academy 63, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 56
Lamoni 81, East Union, Afton 36
Martensdale-St. Marys 55, Lenox 49
Mount Ayr 59, Diagonal 45
Murray 73, Corning 33
East Mills 57, Fremont Mills, Tabor 37
Sidney 44, Nishnabotna 33
South Page, College Springs 54, Stanton 50
Villisca 65, Bedford 57
CAM, Anita 73, A-H-S-T, Avoca 70, 3OT
Riverside, Oakland 59, Griswold 56
Underwood 56, Logan-Magnolia 38
West Harrison, Mondamin 80, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 65
Ar-We-Va, Westside 77, River Valley, Correctionville 50
Lawton-Bronson 81, Siouxland Community Christian 28
West Monona, Onawa 74, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 47
Woodbury Central, Moville 70, Charter Oak-Ute 39

2A District Semifinals
Nodaway Valley 67, Panorama, Panora 29
Red Oak 54, Clarinda 43
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 61, Treynor 52
IKM-Manning 49, Tri-Center, Neola 44
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 57, OA-BCIG 45

Cardinals extend contract of GM, option on Matheny


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny. The 44-year-old Mozeliak will now be with the Cardinals through 2016. Matheny, in the second year of a two-year contract, is now guaranteed through next year. Terms were not announced.

Chairman William DeWitt says the management team shares the same vision and he praised both managers, saying Matheny did a “remarkable” job in his first season, coming within a win of taking the team to a second straight World Series.

Olympic wrestling snub doesn’t curb buzz in Iowa


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For three hectic days in Des Moines, Iowans will too busy celebrating their love of wrestling to worry much about its Olympic future. Roughly 10,000 fans packed Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday morning for the opening session of the Iowa individual wrestling tournament — a 72-hour spectacle that will pack local freeways, restaurants and hotels and draw as many as 80,000 fans to the state capital. Surrounded by screaming fans, making “states” remains special for Iowa high school wrestlers. The tournament opens just days after the International Olympic Committee decided to cut the sport out of the Olympics in 2020.

Class 2-A State Wrestling Team Scores – Day 1


February 14th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 2-A
1. Assumption, Davenport 30.0
2. West Delaware, Manchester 23.0
3. Charles City 22.5
4. Mediapolis 20.0
5. Union, LaPorte City 13.5
6. Bondurant-Farrar 13.0
7. Hampton-Dumont 12.0
7. Spencer 12.0
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11.5
10. Creston/Orient-Macksburg 11.0
11. Albia 10.0
12. Clear Lake 9.0
12. Decorah 9.0
12. Osage 9.0
15. Boy-Hull/Rock Valley 8.0
15. Spirit Lake Park 8.0
17. Humboldt 7.5
18. Central Clinton, DeWitt 7.0
18. Denver-Tripoli 7.0
18. Fairfield 7.0
18. Mount Vernon 7.0
18. New Hampton 7.0
18. Sheldon/South O`Brien 7.0
24. Centerville 6.0
24. East Marshall/GMG, IA 6.0
24. Greene County 6.0
24. South Tama County, Tama 6.0
24. Williamsburg 6.0
29. OA-BCIG 5.5
30. Atlantic 5.0
30. Ballard 5.0
30. Chariton 5.0
30. Clarinda 5.0
30. Independence 5.0
30. Roland-Story, Story City 5.0
30. West Liberty 5.0
30. Winterset 5.0
38. Bishop Heelan Catholic, SC 4.0
38. Carlisle 4.0
38. Columbus Catholic, Waterloo 4.0
38. Estherville Lincoln Central 4.0
38. Grinnell 4.0
38. Perry 4.0
38. Solon 4.0
38. South Central Calhoun 4.0
46. Beckman, Dyersville 3.0
46. Crestwood, Cresco 3.0
46. Knoxville 3.0
46. Mid-Prairie, Wellman 3.0
46. Oelwein 3.0
51. Bedford/Lenox 2.0
51. Center Point-Urbana 2.0
51. Central Springs 2.0
51. Cherokee 2.0
51. Missouri Valley 2.0
51. Monticello 2.0
51. Saint Ansgar/Riceville 2.0
51. Saydel 2.0
51. W Christian/U Christian 2.0
51. Wahlert, Dubuque 2.0
51. Washington 2.0
51. Woodward-Granger 2.0
63. ADM 1.0
63. Benton Community 1.0
63. Harlan 1.0
63. Interstate 35 1.0
63. Vinton-Shellsburg 1.0
68. BCLUW (SH-BCLUW), IA 0.0
68. Davis County, Bloomfield 0.0
68. Forest City 0.0
68. Gilbert 0.0
68. North Polk, Alleman 0.0
68. Shenandoah 0.0
68. Sioux Center 0.0
68. Van Meter 0.0
68. Waukon 0.0

UI says it erroneously spent from athletes’ fund


February 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper says the athletics department at the University of Iowa last year erroneously spent more than $2,000 from a fund for student athletes to send administrators to sporting events. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports officials blame an accounting error on using the money by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to send administrators to wrestling and track events. The money has been returned.

NCAA offers annual funding for student athletes through two programs to help with personal expenses ranging from parking permits to travel costs. UI received more than $450,000 last year from the two programs. School officials say rules on how to spend the money are deliberately broad. They say funds used for document shredding, displays for Carver-Hawkeye Arena, child care and legal fees are not a mistake.

Iowa hires Kennedy, Reid


February 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Colorado assistant Bobby Kennedy as its wide receivers coach, added Jim Reid as a defensive assistant. The Hawkeyes also announced the departure of running backs coach Lester Erb on Thursday. No specific reason was given for Erb’s departure. Kennedy spent the past two seasons with the Buffaloes after working with current Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis for seven years at Texas. He replaces Erik Campbell, who left the program after last season.

Reid was the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Virginia from 2010-12. Reid also spent 17 years as a head coach at VMI, UMass and Richmond. Erb spent 13 seasons with coach Kirk Ferentz at Iowa, the last five working with the running backs.