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Simpson, Spearmon to Run at Drake Relays

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April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. distance running star Jenny Simpson, the 2011 world champion at 1,500 meters, says she’ll open her outdoor season at the Drake Relays. Drake organizers announced Tuesday that Simpson and two-time U.S. outdoor 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon, Jr., will compete in the meet, which is set for April 26-28. Simpson grew up in Webster City and later had a record-breaking career at the University of Colorado. She won the 1,500 at Drake last year in 4:09.56, then captured the world title four months later in Daegu, South Korea. Spearmon won the men’s 200 at Drake in 2010, the last time the event was held.

Marlins Open New Ballpark Against Champion Cards

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April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) – Perched atop the Miami Marlins’ colorful, provocative home-run sculpture is a blue marlin, poised for splashdown whenever the home team hits one out. Call the artwork what you will – gaudy, goofy, grotesque, great – but there’s no denying it’s new. For the Marlins, that’s what this season is all about. They’ve become a big-spending, attention-grabbing team as they open the season at home Wednesday night against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Marlins predict they’ll contend for the NL East title – and more. When ace Josh Johnson throws the first pitch in the new ballpark, the Marlins will begin trying to supplant the Cardinals, who mounted an improbable late-season charge to the World Series title.

8AM Sportscast 04-03-2012

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April 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Audubon Boys, Girls Golf Results

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April 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

In a Western Iowa Conference opener Monday at Audubon Golf and Country Club, the Audubon H.S. boys varsity golf team won the dual meet with Tri-Center, 163-203.  Nick Fett and Michael Bylund of Audubon were medalist and runner-up medalist with scores of 38 and 41 respectively.  Audubon’s remaining varsity scores were Drew Keller (42), Andrew Irlmeier (42), Andy Hoffmann (42), and Cameron Mennenoh (44).  Tri-Center’s Wes Zimmerman had the top score for his team with 42.

Audubon’s JV team also topped Tri-Center JV by a score of 182-240.  Lucas Smith-Petersen was JV medalist with a 39.  Brock Deist (45), Chris LaFoy (48), and Logan McVay (50) completed Audubon’s JV team scoring.  Tri-Center’s Zach Sindt shot 53.

In girls golf, the Wheelers beat Tri-Center 189-253 at the Audubon Golf & Country Club Monday.  Susie Bylund of Audubon was medalist with the low nine-hole round of 41.  Teammate Rachel Flug was runner-up with a 47.  Also for Audubon Faith Fliflet shot 50, Lexie Thygesen posted a 51 and Teagan Albright shot 56.

Tri-Center was led by Emily Roane who shot 55.

Soccer Ratings, Atlantic Girls Score

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April 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Kuemper Catholic 2, Atlantic 1 (in double OT & 2nd round of PKS)

Kuemper’s Mary Halverson struck first at the 13 minute mark in the 1st
period off a corner kick.  Atlantic answered in the 2nd period on an
unassisted goal by Amy Loverin.  The game became a defensive battle and
ended in a 1 to 1 tie at the end of regulation play. The game remained
tied after two ten minute overtimes and went into penalty kicks.  After
two rounds of PKS Kuemper finally came out on top 2 to 1.  Maren McNees
had 15 saves and ReAnn Cappel led the team defensively with 18
interceptions.  The Trojanns travel to Tri-Center on Thursday.

2012 Preseason Soccer Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Class 1-A
School
2011 Record
1
Davenport Assumption
21-1
2
Waterloo Columbus Catholic
20-2
3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
14-5
4
Dubuque Wahlert
13-7
5
Gilbert
8-4
6
Council Bluffs St. Albert
14-6
7
Center Point-Urbana
12-7
8
Denver
11-6
9
Nevada
7-4
10
Iowa City Regina
10-6
11
Solon
15-3
12
Bondurant-Farrar
12-9
13
Burlington Notre Dame
13-3
14
Beckman Catholic
12-4
15
Clear Creek-Amana
11-3
Class 2-A
School
2011 Record
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
19-2
2
Pleasant Valley
14-6
3
Pella
13-4
4
Waverly-Shell Rock
13-6
5
Glenwood
15-2
6
ADM
16-4
7
Sioux City East
15-4
8
Union
18-1
9
Lewis Central
11-4
10
Des Moines Hoover
11-7
11
Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
7-11
12
Indianola
11-8
13
Spencer
15-3
14
North Scott
11-8
15
Independence/East Buchanan
15-3
Class 3-A
School
2011 Record
1
West Des Moines Valley
15-4
2
Bettendorf
15-6
3
Ankeny
21-1
4
Waukee
15-4
5
Iowa City West
19-3
6
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
15-4
7
Dowling Catholic
18-3
8
Johnston
16-4
9
Cedar Rapids Washington
16-4
10
Urbandale
14-5

Cards Rest Most Regulars in Final Spring Tuneup, Beat Springfield 3-2

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April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals prospect Trevor Rosenthal pitched four perfect innings and the World Series champions rested most of their regulars Monday night in their final exhibition tuneup, a 3-2 victory over Double-A Springfield. Ronny Gil, ticketed for Class-A Palm Beach and subbing for Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, homered off Springfield reliever Keith Butler in the seventh, providing the difference. The Cardinals open Wednesday night in Miami, the first regular-season game at the Marlins’ new ballpark. Matt Holliday and World Series MVP David Freese played four innings apiece, each getting two at-bats, and reliever Kyle McClellan thwarted a rally by inducing an inning-ending double play in the fifth, the only inning worked by a big league reliever.

Northwest Iowa High School Coach Arrested

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April 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — An assistant wrestling coach at Akron-Westfield High School in northwest Iowa has been arrested on a sexual exploitation charge. Thirty-year-old Chad Utesch, of Ireton, was arrested on Monday at the high school in Akron. The Plymouth County sheriff’s office says Utesch is accused of having several inappropriate contacts with a 17-year-old female student during 2011.

Nebraska Alternate Uniform to Respect Tradition

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April 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska plans to wear an alternate uniform for one home football game this season, though athletic director Tom Osborne says the design won’t diverge much from the Cornhuskers’ traditional look.

Osborne said Monday the design has not been finalized. He couldn’t offer any details other than that the uniforms would be “futuristic” but “not outlandish.”

Osborne said Adidas, the Huskers’ apparel and footwear provider since 1995, proposed changing the color of the helmets. Osborne said the white helmet with the iconic red “N” would not be touched.

A number of colleges have unveiled alternate uniforms in recent seasons, notably Nike-sponsored Oregon. Osborne said the changes are popular with the players and give the uniform maker a chance to sell more apparel to fans.

ISU’s Poppens Named WBCA Honorable Mention All-American

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April 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior forward Chelsea Poppens has been recognized as an honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Last week, Poppens took home the same recognition from The Associated Press.

Poppens, an Aplington, Iowa native, was the only Big 12 player to average a double-double this season. She averaged a career-best 14.2 points and 10.6 rebounds en route to being named one of three unanimous selections to the All-Big 12 first team. Poppens’ 317 rebounds make her just the second Cyclone to grab over 300 in a season. Former Cyclone All-American Angie Welle accomplished the feat in 2001 and 2002.

Poppens led the Big 12 in offensive rebounds, grabbing 4.4 per game, and shot 49.8 percent from the field. She improved from the free-throw line as a junior, shooting 71.3 percent from the charity stripe after entering the season as a 64.1 percent shooter.

8AM Sportscast 04-02-2012

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April 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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