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Iowa, Illinois to play in 2015-16


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa and Illinois will resume their border rivalry in football starting in 2015.  The Big Ten announced Monday that the Hawkeyes and Illini will play in Iowa City on Oct. 31, 2015, their first meeting since 2008.  Iowa will play at Illinois in 2016.  The Hawkeyes also say that their season-ending games against Nebraska from 2013-16 are scheduled for Saturday kickoffs. But Iowa athletic director Gary Barta and Nebraska’s Tom Osborne will meet after this year’s game to determine whether to continue playing on Friday instead.  Iowa could be in for challenging November slates in 2015-16. The Hawkeyes play perennial contenders Penn State, Michigan and Nebraska in the final month of both seasons.

Red Oak Girls Tennis Competes at Team State Today


May 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Tigers Girls Tennis Team will compete in the first round of Team State today (May 21st).  Their first round match will be played at 3:00pm against Spirit Lake/Okoboji.

The Tigers earn their way to State by defeating Shenendoah/Nishnabotna 5-1 in the regional final.

Girls Regional Golf Meets to be Played Today


May 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

Girls golf athletes that have qualified for Regional Meets will play today (May 21st) for spots in the State Meet.  Local competitors and there playing sites are as follows:

Class 1A

Region 2 @ Dunlap Golf Club

Audubon – 411 – Regional Qualifier

AHST – 485 – Regional Qualifier

Corning – 409 – Regional Qualifier

Nishnabotna – 481 – Regional Qualifier

Individual Qualifiers:

Susie Bylund, Audubon – 84

Anna Hildebrand, Riverside – 91

Lexie Thygesen, Audubon – 103

Kara Collins, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimbalton – 106

Rachel Flug, Audubon – 112

Nicole Tiarks, AHST, 112

Faith Fliflet, Audubon, 112

Kaleigh Westlake, Corning – 90

Amber Miller, Nishnabotna – 90

Bailey Heaton, Corning – 91

Sidnee Smith, Lamoni – 92

Caitlin Giles, Mt. Ayr – 92


Region 3 @ Grundy Center Town and Country Golf Course

Pleasantville – 339 – Regional Qualifier

Ankeny Christian Academy – 374 – Regional Qualifier

Individual Qualifiers:

Victoria Grasso, Ankeny Christian Academy – 69

Ashley Jahner, Pleasantville – 80

Charlie Vanderpool, Pleasantville – 83

Holly Baiotto, Van Meter – 85

Kate Kruse, Ankeny Christian Academy – 92


Class 2A

Region 2 @ Carroll Country Club

East Sac County – 379 – Regional Qualifier

Missouri Valley – 399 – Regional Qualifier

Individual Qualifiers:

Mandi Johnson, East Sac – 88

Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley – 88

Janelle Smithson, Missouri Valley – 89

Erin Rassmusen, OABCIG – 89

Kristen Vollstet, IKM-Manning – 93

Kelsey Green, East Sac – 93


Class 3A

Region 1 @ Harlan Golf and Country Club

Atlantic – 381 – Regional Qualifier

Carroll – 397 – Regional Qualifier

Individual Qualifiers:

Sara Pettitt, Carroll – 82

Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic – 86

Kaitlynn Walter, Atlantic – 95

Bridget Blair, Bishop Heelan – 97

Rachael Van Drdweyk, Carroll – 97

Courtney Leinen, Harlan – 97

Kate Schomers, Harlan – 97


2012 Boys State Golf Qualifiers


May 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

District Golf contests were played this past Friday, May 18th.  Local Qualifiers for the State Tournament are listed below.



Carroll 327
Brad Christensen 12 75
Sam Wilkie 11 83
JT Miller 12 84
Levi Wittrock 10 85
Zach Riddle 9 85
Zach Hart 12 100

Harlan 332
Zach Osborn 12 84
Ross Martens 10 76
Brandon Bjoin 11 84
JC Carlisle 12 90
Michael Sorfonden 9 88
Brojhan Kelly 10 95


Creston-Carson Whittington 10 77



Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 315
Brian Schreck 12 76
Tanner Ludwig 12 77
Matt Gute 12 78
Zach Ebner 12 87
Josh Sapp 12 84
Jay Tigges 11 85


Clarinda- Kramer Samuelson 12 79




Audubon 313
Michael Bylund 12 77
Andrew Irlmeier 12 73
Andy Hoffmann 11 81
Nick Fett 12 82
Drew Keller 12 93
Cameron Mennenoh 12 86
Treynor 315
Brad Bailey 12 70
Cole Chapin 12 77
Chris Zimmerman 12 85
Nick Carolus 12 83
Jacob Weis 12 89
Ryan Buckelew 11 87


Adair-Casey- Jon Smiley 11 77
Woodbine- Davis Hackman 12 77

2012 Iowa Transportation Map for Bicyclists now available

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – May 21, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now distributing the 2012 Iowa Transportation Map for Bicyclists, a popular publication updated to show new 4-foot, paved shoulders and trails completed since the 2009 version was published. The map is now available for free at locations throughout the state and on the Internet.

As in past versions, the map highlights bike-friendly routes by identifying bike trails and traffic levels for paved roads. Detailed maps for Iowa’s 16 largest cities are shown, depicting bike trails, highways, major streets and city boundaries. 

A person riding a bicycle on a public road has all the rights and responsibilities applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle, including knowing and obeying all traffic laws and rules of the road. To assist bicyclists understand their rights and responsibilities, a section of the map is dedicated to highlighting rules of the road for bicyclists. Bicyclists are urged to always wear helmets, use lights at night and watch out for road hazards, including gravel, sand and debris. 

The 2012 Iowa Transportation Map for Bicyclists is available online at the Iowa DOT’s website iowadot.gov/iowabikes, or by calling 515-725-3084 or 888-472-6035.

Atlantic Girls Track Coach Henderson to retire


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Activities Director/Assistant Principal Josh Rasmussen has announced Trojann Head Track Coach Bruce Henderson is retiring from his position after 39-years of leading the Atlantic Girls’ Track Team. Coach Henderson, who is originally from Mount Ayr, started the girls’ track program in Atlantic during the 1973-1974 school year.  Under his leadership, the Trojann track team won seven state championships (1983,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2004), and 22 Hawkeye-10 conference championships. The Atlantic girls’ track program and Coach Henderson also share a few state records for most team Championships won by a head coach, Henderson (7), most team championships (7), and most consecutive team championships won by a school (4) (1998-2001).

Coach Henderson has also been recognized for his accomplishments at the state and national level. In 2008, Coach Henderson was inducted into the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Hall of Fame. In 2002, Coach Henderson was named National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches and a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2003.

Bruce and his wife Gail, both retired educators, reside in Atlantic.

Cards place Berkman on DL again with knee injury


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list because of an injured right knee. Berkman was hurt while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on Justin Sellers’ groundout in the second inning of Saturday night’s 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman will have an MRI exam today (Monday) in St. Louis. The switch-hitting Berkman, the NL comeback player of the year in 2011, is on the DL for the sixth time in his 14-year career. He had just returned to the lineup on May 13 after being sidelined for 21 games because of a strained left calf he aggravated while chasing a popup. The Cardinals filled Berkman’s roster spot by purchasing the contract of first baseman Matt Adams from Triple-A.

Van Slyke’s 3-run pinch HR helps Dodgers top Cards


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke connected for his first major league homer, a go-ahead, three-run shot in the seventh inning against his father’s former team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Kyle Lohse allowed three runs and 11 hits over 5 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and left with a 5-3 lead. But rookie Elian Herrera started the Dodgers’ winning rally with a one-out single against Victor Marte, and Bobby Abreu greeted Mark Rzepczynski (0-2) with a single. Van Slyke, whose father is former All-Star Andy Van Slyke, got the green light from manager Don Mattingly on a 3-0 pitch and drove it into the left field bullpen after Andre Ethier struck out. Javy Guerra (2-3) got the win, which completed a three-game sweep for the Dodgers and improved the best record in the majors to 28-13.

Stenhouse wins 3rd straight at Iowa


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Junior led for 209 of 250 laps and won the NASCAR Nationwide race at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, his third straight win on Iowa’s short oval. Stenhouse, who won both races in Iowa in 2011, picked up his third victory of the season and extended his lead in the points chase to 28 over Elliott Sadler, who was second. Michael McDowell was third, followed by rookie Austin Dillon and Kurt Busch. The Sprint Cup event in Charlotte on Saturday kept all Cup regulars except for Busch out of the field. Busch briefly took the lead after starting in the back and saved a top-five finish after being bumped by McDowell on the last lap. Danica Patrick failed to finish for just the second time this season. Travis Pastrana’s third career Nationwide race ended roughly 50 laps from the finish because of an electrical issue.


News, Sports

May 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fourth Annual “Tour de Tivoli” bike ride will be held on Sunday, May 27th.  This year, riders have a choice of either a 26-mile route or a 50-mile route. SAG (Support and Gear) stops will be available along the way to revitalize riders. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Danish Windmill. The official start of the ride is at 9 a.m.

Tour de Tivoli Jersey 2012

A Post-Bike Ride Party will be held at the Depot Grounds, north on Main Street Elk Horn. Bikers AND non-bikers are encouraged to attend. For registered bike riders, Frikadeller on a Stick, salads, chips, pop and water will be available at no cost. For non-registered bike riders, the cost of the meal is $5.00. You can also purchase locally brewed beer from the Norsemen Brewing Company. Alumni, Mark Christensen, will be singing between 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Before and after Mark’s performance, other music will keep you entertained.

For more information about the Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride or the Post-Ride Party, please call Debbie Copic at 712-249-7257 or email at debbiecopic@gmail.com.