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ISU Johnson Shines in Return from Neck Injury


September 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson was forced to confront the possibility that he’d never play football again. Now Johnson has bounced back from months spent worrying about a neck injury and is in the best shape of his life. Johnson, who missed much of 2011 following a scary injury in early October, celebrated his return to football on Saturday with the best outing of his career. Johnson rushed for a personal-best 120 yards on 18 carries as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23. Johnson and fellow junior James White will split carries on Saturday when the Cyclones (1-0) play at rival Iowa (1-0).

Big 12 has Perfect Week, at least on Scoreboard


September 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

It was a perfect Week 1 for the retooled Big 12, at least as far as the scoreboard goes. All the league’s members, including newcomers TCU and West Virginia, got off to winning starts. How they got there varied widely, and in some cases left more questions than answers. No. 4 Oklahoma scuffled its way to a 24-7 victory at UTEP, No. 22 Kansas State needed a late scoring binge to separate from stubborn Missouri State, Iowa State trailed Tulsa early and Kansas had its hands full with South Dakota State in the second half. Sooners coach Bob Stoops says there is more parity than ever in college football, so early season mismatches that became a hallmark of the opening weekend are becoming rarer.

Clarinda Volleyball Tournament Results


September 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Clarinda 21-21, Villisca 10-9
Clarinda 21-21, Nishnabotna 9-9
Treynor 21-21, Nishnabotna
Treynor 21-21, Villisca 10-9
Treynor 21-21, Clarinda 12-18
Nishnabotna 19-25-15, Villisca 25-22-9
Shenandoah 21-21, Griswold
Shenandoah 21-21, East Mills
St. Albert 21-21, East Mills 6-14
St. Albert 21-21, Griswold 13-7
St. Albert 21-18-15, Shenandoah 12-21-11
East Mills 21-21 Griswold

Consolation Semifinals
Nishnabotna 21-21, Griswold
Villisca 25-25, East Mills 7-14
Championship Semifinals
Treynor 21-21, Shenandoah
St. Albert 25-25, Clarinda 15-9
5th Place Match
Nishnabotna 21-21, Villisca 15-18
3rd Place Match
Clarinda 25-25, Shenandoah 19-20
Championship Match
St. Albert 25-19-15, Treynor 16-25-10

Missouri Valley Volleyball Tournament Results


September 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Saturday, September 1, 2012 – at Missouri Valley, IA

1.  Missouri Valley  5-0
2.  Stanton  4-1
3.  Woodbine  3-2
4.  Boyer Valley  2-3
5.  A-H-S-T/Walnut  1-4
6.  West Harrison  0-5

Missouri Valley beat West Harrison 21-10, 21-6.
Missouri Valley beat Boyer Valley 21-14, 21-8.
Missouri Valley beat Stanton 10-21, 21-17, 15-11.
Missouri Valley beat Woodbine 21-19, 21-8.
Missouri Valley beat A-H-S-T/Walnut 21-9, 21-13.
Stanton beat A-H-S-T/Walnut 21-8, 21-12.
Stanton beat West Harrison 21-8, 21-8.
Stanton beat Boyer Valley  21-13, 21-9.
Stanton beat Woodbine 21-9, 21-9.
Woodbine beat Boyer Valley 21-17, 21-17.
Woodbine beat A-H-S-T/Walnut 11-21, 21-14, 15-10.
Woodbine beat West Harrison  6-21, 21-16, 15-10.
Boyer Valley beat A-H-S-T/Walnut 22-20, 21-18.
Boyer Valley beat West Harrison 21-7, 21-14.
A-H-S-T/Walnut beat West Harrison 14-21, 21-8, 15-10.

MISSOURI VALLEY:  Taylor Gardner; Rachelle Housh; Baily Janssen.
STANTON:  Kara Allen; Carmen Subbert.
WOODBINE:  Taylor Barry; Lydia Payne.
BOYER VALLEY:  Megan Behrendt.
A-H-S-T/WALNUT:  Haley Blum.
WEST HARRISON:  Kylee Pospisil.

HSFB: Atlantic at Carroll 08-31-2012

Podcasts, Sports

September 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Atlantic at Carroll High School Football. Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call played at Carroll Stadium

Another dove hunting season underway in Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

September 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Thousands of hunters were out in Iowa fields this weekend as the dove season opened Saturday. Todd Bogenschutz, wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says up to 9,000 hunters took part in the inaugural 2011 season. “I expect that to increase and I wouldn’t be surprised, when we get done with this season, if maybe we’re in the 10,000 to 15,000
range this fall,” Bogenschutz said. “It’s the second year and there was a lot of positive reports last year and a lot of success, so I expect numbers to go up a little bit.”

Last year, more than 57,000 mourning doves were harvested in Iowa during the 70 day long season. Hunters could see even more birds this year.  “Anecdotally, doing our roadside counts, staff reported seeing a lot of doves on the roadside. So, it looks like they had a pretty good production year this year,” Bogenschutz said.

The Iowa DNR has dedicated food plots for doves around the state that are open to public hunting. Bogenschutz believes dove hunting is a great way to introduce individuals to hunting because it takes place when the weather is nice, a hunting dog isn’t needed and it mostly involves sitting and waiting for doves to arrive. “You put all of those factors together, it just makes for a really great sport to bring new people in,” Bogenschutz said. “There’s a lot of opportunities for shooting. Granted, (doves) are difficult to hit, which makes it challenging but there’s lots of opportunity there.” In addition to doves, the rabbit and squirrel hunting seasons opened in Iowa this weekend.

(Radio Iowa)

Strasburg dominant, Nats produce late to top Cards


September 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six scoreless innings, striking out nine before being pulled Sunday as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3. The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season. Strasburg, rocked for seven runs last Tuesday at Miami, left with a 2-0 lead. The 23-year-old Strasburg has struck out 195 in 156 1-3 innings this season. The Nationals have repeatedly stated they intend on shutting him down in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2010. The Nationals have been vague about an innings limit, but the team sat Jordan Zimmermann at 161 1-3 innings last season in a similar situation.

Missouri Valley gives major programs major workout


September 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — If the Big 12 ever wants to expand to 12 members again, the league’s powerbrokers might want to take a look at poaching a couple schools from the Missouri Valley Conference. Of course, Kansas and Kansas State might quickly object. Both of them had to work against schools from the Football Championship Subdivision in their season openers Saturday. They weren’t alone, either: Wisconsin had to make a late defensive stand to beat Northern Iowa, Indiana State took Indiana to the brink, and Pittsburgh was embarrassed by Youngstown State in Paul Chryst’s debut as Panthers coach. Yes, it was a banner day for the Missouri Valley, a league better known for its hoops but one that now has 11 football wins against members of BCS conferences since 2000.

Gomez, Norden win Des Moines triathlon


September 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Spain’s Javier Gomez and Sweden’s Lisa Norden won the 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup triathlon on Sunday. Gomez and Norden each earned just over $150,000, the biggest prizes in international triathlon competition. Gomez, the silver medalist at the London Olympics, fought through temperatures in the high 80s to beat American Hunter Kemper by 38 seconds. London Games winner Alistair Brownlee was 14th. Norden, also the Olympic silver medalist, upset favored American Sarah Haskins to win the Des Moines women’s event for the second year in a row.

Freese powers Cardinals to win over Nationals


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) – WASHINGTON (AP) – David Freese homered, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a wild, 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.  Matt Holliday also homered and Matt Carpenter smacked a three-run double for the Cardinals, who had scored only one run during their four losses while allowing 32. Freese, John Jay and Allen Craig each had three of the Cardinals’ 14 hits. The NL East-leading Nationals led 6-2 in the second inning and, after falling behind by two runs in the fourth, rallied for three in the sixth to take a 9-8 lead. Adam LaRoche and Danny Espinosa each homered for Washington.  St. Louis tied it in the eighth on Carlos Beltran’s pinch-hit single off Nationals reliever Sean Burnett. Craig led off the ninth with a single against Drew Storen (1-1). One out later he stole second base and later raced home on Freese’s looping hit over the Nationals infield.