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Leiferman, Fischer Earn State Tennis Berth


May 10th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Atlantic doubles team of Mitch Leiferman and Tyler Fischer have advanced to the boys state tennis tournament by winning the Red Oak district meet on Thursday.  The runners-up, Jordan nelson & Craig White of Red Oak also advanced.  In singles,Pete Walker of Red Oak and Harlan’sNate Ohms both qualified.  See the state qualifiers list in class 1-A here.  Atlantic and Glenwood advanced to the team sub-state as well which will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Atlantic at 10:00.  See the pairing here.

Team Standings:
1. Red oak 22
2. Atlantic 16
T3. Glenwood 12*
T3. Harlan 12
5. Shenandoah 6
6. Clarinda 4
7. St. Albert 3
8. Corning 0

*Glenwood advances to Preliminary Substate due to regular season win over Harlan; Glenwood at Atlantic Tuesday May 15, 4 pm; Red Oak advances to Substate competition Sat. May 19

Singles championship:Pete Walker 11 (Red Oak) over Nate Ohms 12 (Harlan) 6-0 6-1 (both advance to State)
3rd Place: Logan Sump 12 (Clarinda) over Scott King 12 (Glenwood) 9-8(4)

Doubles championship: Mitch Leiferman 12/Tyler Fischer 11 (Atlantic) over Jordan Nelson 10/Craig White 12 (Red oak) 6-1 1-6 7-6(7-4 tiebreak)  (both teams advance to State)
3rd Place: Trent Turney 12/Jacob Holmes 11 (Shenandoah) over Garrett Hembry 12/Joe Gunkelman 10 (Glenwood) 8-5

Class 3-A Girls/Boys District Track Results at Atlantic


May 10th, 2012 by Jim Field

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  179
  2. Carroll  107
  3. Creston  103
  4. Glenwood  100
  5. Atlantic  83
  6. Denison  79
  7. Winterset  67
  8. Red Oak  20

Girls Automatic State Qualifiers (top 2):

  • 100: Lauren Janning (Ca), Kecia Caudill (G)
  • 200: Mikayla Evers (H), Melanie Nielsen (A)
  • 400: Jessica Eyerly (W), Aisa Kloewer (H)
  • 800: Jessica Eyerly (W), Taylor Hudson (Cr)
  • 1500: Ali Krogman (A), Emily Wignall (Cr)
  • 3000: Ali Krogman (A), Brittany Sawyers (W)
  • 100 Hurdles: Katey Trecker (Ca), Mercedes Liparoto (G)
  • 400 Hurdles: Audrey Bolinger (Cr), Katey Trecker (Ca)
  • Shuttle Hurdle: Harlan, Glenwood
  • 4 x 100: Carroll, Glenwood
  • 4 x 200: Harlan, Denison
  • 4 x 400: Harlan, Creston
  • 4 x 800: Harlan, Creston
  • Sprint Medley: Harlan, Creston
  • High Jump: Jess Schaben (H), Morgan Cullen (Ca)
  • Long Jump: Ali Meiners (Ca), Sarah Salerno (G)
  • Discus: Abby Sonderman (H), Katie Pudenz (Cr)
  • Shot Put: Cassie Kruse (G), Lauren Janning (Ca)
  • Distance Medley: Creston, Harlan

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Glenwood  177
  2. Harlan  133
  3. Creston  118
  4. Carroll  75
  5. Atlantic  64
  6. Winterset  52
  7. (tie) Denison, Red Oak  34

Boys Automatic State Qualifiers (top 2):

  • 100: Anthony Beyerink (Ca), Joey Foss (H)
  • 200: Joey Foss (H), Collin Bevins (Cr)
  • 400: Derek Jones (G), Adam Purdy (W)
  • 800: Mark Abrams (G), Jay Wolfe (Cr)
  • 1600: Mark Abrams (G), Brandon Phipps (Cr)
  • 3200: Brandon Phipps (Cr), Trevor Turner (W)
  • 110 Hurdles: Austin Hess (H), Mitch Bowden (G)
  • 400 Hurdles: Derek Jones (G), Josh Lambertz (Ca)
  • 4 x 100: Harlan, Carroll
  • 4 x 200: Harlan, Glenwood
  • 4 x 400: Glenwood, Harlan
  • 4 x 800: Glenwood, Creston
  • Distance Medley: Atlantic, Glenwood
  • High Jump: Andy Vial (RO), Briar Evans (Cr)
  • Long Jump: Sam Markham (A), Grant May (G)
  • Discus: Tyler Hovey (A), Daniel Gorman (G)
  • Shot Put: Tyler Hovey (A), Clayton Giesting (G)
  • Shuttle Hurdle: Glenwood, Carroll

La Russa Ceremony Will Include A’s, White Sox


May 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will be on the field when the St. Louis Cardinals retire the No. 10 jersey of former manager Tony La Russa on Friday. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, La Russa’s right-hand man most of his St. Louis tenure, is expected to attend the pre-game ceremony. So is Joe Torre, who preceded La Russa as Cardinals manager. Pitchers Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart and Bob Welch played for La Russa in Oakland, and Eckersley also played for La Russa in St. Louis. Tom Seaver played for La Russa with the White Sox, who’ll also have owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former general manager Roland Hemond present. In addition to the current Cardinals, Matt Morris, David Eckstein, Brian Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Brian Jordan, and pitchers Andy and Alan Benes are on the list.

Branstad to Take Action on Dove Hunting

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

May 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he plans to take action allowing hunters to shoot doves with lead shot this fall.  Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht says the governor will announce his plans during a news conference on Friday. Albrecht didn’t give specific details on what action the governor will take. The Iowa Natural Resources Commission last year passed a rule banning lead shot for dove hunting. The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee then agreed to postpone the rule. This year, the House passed a resolution to nullify the rule and allow lead shot. The measure died in the Senate. Opponents of dove hunting say the pellets contaminate the environment for other animals. Hunting groups says steel shot costs more and doesn’t work as well.

8AM Sportscast 05-10-2012

Podcasts, Sports

May 10th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

State Track Qualifying is Tonight


May 10th, 2012 by Jim Field

Track and field state qualifying meets are scheduled for tonight in all classes.  In Class 3-A and Class 2-A, the top two place winners in each event, plus the next eight (8) performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet. In Class 1-A, the top place winner in each event, plus the next twelve (12) best performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet.

Atlantic will host a class 3-A meet with boys and girls teams from Atlantic, Carroll, Creston, Denison, Glenwood, Harlan, Red Oak and Winterset participating.  In class 2-A, IKM/Manning, Kuemper Catholic, Missouri Valley, Tri-Center and Underwood will run at at Ida Grove.  In class 1-A, Guthrie Center will host A-H-S-T, Audubon, CAM, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Exira/EHK, Heartland Christian, Iowa School for the Deaf, Riverside, St. Albert, Treynor and Walnut.  Also in class 1-A, Corning will host Bedford, Diagonal, East Mills, Essex, Fremont-Mills, Griswold, Lenox, Mount Ayr, Nishnabotna, Sidney, South Page, Stanton and Villisca.  All meets begin at 4:00 pm.

The state track and field championships will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines May 17th, 18th and 19th.

Carpenter, Craig Get Big Hits, Cards Top D-Backs


May 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch hitter Matt Carpenter lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, Allen Craig homered to cap a four-run burst in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. David Freese had three hits as St. Louis won its fourth in a row. Kyle Lohse (5-1) allowed one run and seven hits in five innings. The Diamondbacks started the ninth with three straight singles to load the bases against Mitchell Boggs. Jason Motte came on to retire the side on a strikeout and a double play for his sixth save. Next up for the “Redbirds,” is a three-game home set against the Atlanta Braves. The first game is Friday night. The pre-game show begins at 6:10-p.m, with the first pitch slated to take place at around 7:05.

Drake Signs Pair of Recruits


May 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake has signed a pair of frontcourt players to round out its latest recruiting class.  Bulldogs coach Mark Phelps says Daddy Ugbede and Robert Puleikis have signed letters of intent and will join the team next season.  Ugbeda is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. He averaged 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game for a team that finished 31-3.  Puleikis is a 6-foot-10 center from Detroit (Mich.) Country Day school, where he scored 12.7 points and grabbed 10.5 rebounds a game.     The pair round out a list of eight newcomers for the Bulldogs, who lost star Rayvonte Rice to transfer.

8AM Sportscast 05-09-2012

Podcasts, Sports

May 9th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Tuesday Soccer Results


May 9th, 2012 by Jim Field


  • Denison-Schleswig 10, A-H-S-T 1


  • Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey 8, Carroll/Ar-We-Va 1