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Girls Golf All-District Teams Announced


June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls Golf Coaches Association released its all-district golf teams this week.  Local honorees are listed below.

Class 1A District 2

  • Marlia Rossell, Griswold
  • Miranda Scroggie, Nishnabotna
  • Brooklyn Wendt, CAM

Class 2A District 1

  • Sierra Ford, Missouri Valley
  • Shayla Murray, Samantha Knight & Alyson Rose, West Monona
  • District Coach of the Year: Jeff Pratt, West Monona

Class 2A District 2

  • Aly Anderson & Sierra Maguire, Treynor
  • Sabrina Hernandez, Southwest Iowa
  • Jorja Weitl, Audubon
  • MaKaisa Jacobsen, IKM-Manning
  • Erin Burk & Amy Bennett, OA-BCIG
  • District Coach of the Year: Matt Robinson, Treynor

Class 3A District 1

  • Courtney Snyder, Kuemper Catholic

Class 3A District 2

  • Maddy Davidson, Clarinda
  • Brooke Newell & Erin Olsen, Atlantic
  • District Coach of the Year: Kathy Hobson, Atlantic

Class 4A District 1

  • Madison Hance, Creston

High school baseball and softball scores Tuesday, June 9th


June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks


Atlantic 4, Harlan 3
Coon Rapids-Bayard 14, Audubon 13

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0
Earlham 10, Guthrie Center 1
East Sac County 12, Carroll 1
East Union 6, Bedford 4
Glidden-Ralston 6, Charter Oak-Ute 2
Greene County 3, Perry 2
Griswold 7, CAM, Anita 1
IKM-Manning 11, AR-WE-VA, Westside 0
Lenox 11, Mount Ayr 1
Missouri Valley 2, Treynor 1
Panorama 10, Woodward-Granger 7
Southwest Valley 4, Nodaway Valley 3
Westwood, Sloan 15, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 3
Whiting 11, Adair-Casey 1
Woodbury Central 6, OA-BCIG 3


Atlantic 4, Harlan 1- Tristen Benn 10 Strikeouts, 5 hits allowed.
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 14, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3 (6 innings)
CAM, Anita 17, Griswold 14 (9 innings)
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 6, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 5 (8 innings)
EHK-Exira 5, Tri-Center, Neola 2
Earlham 12, Guthrie Center 0
Lenox 16, Mount Ayr 1
Lewis Central 14, Denison-Schleswig 2
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 10, Westwood, Sloan 1
Missouri Valley 5, Glidden-Ralston 1
Murray 13, Melcher-Dallas 3 (5 innings)
Nodaway Valley 14, Southwest Valley 4
Norwalk 10, ADM, Adel 5
Notre Dame, Burlington 11, Harmony, Farmington 1
OA-BCIG 7, Woodbury Central, Moville 3
Perry 6, Greene County 1
Southeast Polk 3, Creston 2
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1
Woodward-Granger 16, Panorama, Panora 1

De La Rosa, LeMahieu lead Rockies past Cardinals 4-3


June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DENVER (AP) — Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings to tie the Rockies’ franchise mark for wins, D.J. LeMahieu hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the seventh, and Colorado hung on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Tuesday night following another rain delay at Coors Field.

With the score tied at 2-2 in the seventh, pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario, who was batting for De La Rosa, singled off Michael Wacha. One out later, LeMahieu doubled to the centerfield wall, scoring Rosario. Wacha (8-2) matched a career high with 10 strikeouts but gave up four runs on nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. De La Rosa (3-2) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out eight in notching his 72nd career win with Colorado, tying Aaron Cook’s team record.


DENVER (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. The Cardinals recalled right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis. Holliday was injured charging for Carlos Gonzalez’s fly ball in the second inning of Monday’s loss to the Colorado Rockies. Holliday tripped and fell forward on his right knee. He grabbed his knee while on the ground. After a few minutes, he stood and walked off the field. Holliday, who is hitting .303 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 52 games this season, is on the disabled list for the first time since July 2013.

New Iowa State coach Steve Prohm embraces high expectations


June 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – New Iowa State coach Steve Prohm is succeeding a man who remains so beloved in Ames that he’s been nicknamed “The Mayor” for decades. And the roster that Fred Hoiberg left behind before bolting for the Chicago Bulls is expected to compete for a national championship.

Prohm, who was introduced Tuesday as Hoiberg’s replacement, is facing one of the most unique challenges in college basketball. He’s following in the footsteps of an enormously popular coach but inheriting arguably the most talented team Iowa State has ever had.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/9/2015

Podcasts, Sports

June 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.


High school softball and baseball scores Monday, June 8th


June 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

A-D-M, Adel 3, Winterset 2
Atlantic 15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 6
Bedford 17, Diagonal 3
Charter Oak-Ute 2, Woodbine 0
Creston 13, Shenandoah 0
Des Moines Christian 7, Guthrie Center 4 (8)
Essex 20, East Mills 10
Exira-EHK 5, Boyer Valley 2
Fremont-Mills 10, Whiting 9
Glidden-Ralston 13, Adair-Casey 1
Kingsley-Pierson 14, OA-BCIG 3
Logan-Magnolia 14, Griswold 2
Logan-Magnolia 6, Griswold 1
Missouri Valley 10, Riverside, Oakland 6
Missouri Valley 12, Riverside, Oakland 2
Murray 12, Mount Ayr 2
Pleasantville 3, Lenox 1
River Valley 12, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 0
Treynor 10, AHSTW 0
Treynor 9, AHSTW 1
Underwood 15, Audubon 6
Underwood 18, Audubon 11
Van Meter 11, Panorama 1
Westwood 14, West Monona 0
Westwood, Sloan 14, West Monona 0
Woodward-Granger 7, Madrid 6

AHSTW, Avoca 3, Treynor 0
AHSTW, Avoca 8, Treynor 7
Ar-We-Va, Westside 7, West Harrison, Mondamin 2
Clarke, Osceola 10, Centerville 6
Clarke, Osceola 15, Centerville 5
Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, CAM, Anita 0
Creston 6, Shenandoah 5
Des Moines Christian 9, Guthrie Center 0
Earlham 15, Woodward Academy 0 (4 innings)
Glenwood 15, Clarinda 3
Lewis Central 4, Harlan 0
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 9, River Valley, Correctionville 2
Missouri Valley 18, Riverside, Oakland 2 (5 Inn.)
Missouri Valley 26, Riverside, Oakland 0 (4 Inn.)
Nishnabotna 7, Stanton 4
Ogden 14, West Central Valley, Stuart 1
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 8, Denison-Schleswig 5
Underwood 11, Audubon 1 (5 innings)
Underwood 9, Audubon 2
West Monona, Onawa 11, Westwood, Sloan 10

Girls State Soccer Set


June 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Regional Finals were held in Girls Soccer on Monday, June 8th and the State Tournament brackets are now set.

On Monday in Class 1A Region 1 Sioux City Bisphop Heelan defeated Western Christian 6-0. In Region 2 Council Bluffs St. Albert topped Tri-Center 3-0 in a game played at Treynor to advance.  Bishop Heelan and St. Albert will now face each other in the first round of the Class 1A State Tournament on Thursday, June 11th at 12:00pm at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines.

See the brackets for all 3 classes here.

HAAC football to get television exposure


June 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

When the football programs at William Penn and Grand View begin competing in the Heart of America Athletic Conference this Fall television exposure will come with move. The league announced an agreement with ESPN3 and a Kansas City television station to carry 13 games next season beginning with Grand View’s game at home against Baker of Kansas on August 29th. William Penn is also on the schedule.

Statesmen games at Peru State on October 17th and at home against Benedictine on October 31st will be part of the package. Grand View’s game at Central Methodist on September fifth will be televised as will Graceland’s September fifth visit to Missouri Valley and the September 25th game against Central Methodist in Lamoni.

Penn and Grand View had previously been part of the Mid-States Football Association and will officially become part of the Heart of America on July first.

(Learfield Sports)

Tulowitzki powers Rockies to 11-3 win over Cardinals


June 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer in the first and David Hale threw seven effective innings, lifting the Colorado Rockies to an 11-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Hale (2-0) was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to make a spot start and retired the opening nine batters before surrendering a solo homer to Kolten Wong. The right-hander allowed three runs and struck out seven.

Nolan Arenado added a two-run homer as the Rockies roughed up John Lackey (4-4), who surrendered 10 runs — eight earned — and 12 hits in four innings. His ERA rose from 2.93 to 3.74. St. Louis had a scary moment in the second when left fielder Matt Holliday fell awkwardly trying to chase down a bloop double by Carlos Gonzalez. Holliday grabbed his right leg and lay on the ground before gingerly walking off. The team said he suffered a right quadriceps strain.


Iowa State Hires Steve Prohm As Head Men’s Basketball Coach


June 8th, 2015 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Steve Prohm (like Rome) – the 2012 Basketball Times National Coach of the Year who compiled a 104-29 record in four seasons as the head coach at Murray State – has been named the 20th head coach in Iowa State men’s basketball history, announced today by Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard.

Prohm will be formally introduced at a press conference tomorrow morning (June 9) at the Sukup Basketball Complex at 10 a.m.

Prohm’s four-year stint as the leader of the Racer program earned him the distinction as one of the nation’s best young coaches. The 40-year-old produced the top winning percentage in school history (.782) while winning two Ohio Valley Conference outright regular-season titles and three conference division championships.

His Racer teams qualified for postseason play three times, advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012, winning the College Insider Tournament (CIT) in 2014 and making the quarterfinals of the NIT in 2015.

The energetic Prohm, who has tutored three of the last four OVC Players of the Year, has been successful playing an exciting brand of basketball. His 2014-15 squad ranked eighth nationally in scoring offense (79.0 ppg) and 13th nationally in adjusted offense (114.8).

“We feel Steve and his family are a perfect fit for Iowa State University,” Pollard said. “Steve’s personal values, style of play and proven success as a head coach make him an outstanding choice to be our next coach. He is a proven winner who is widely respected by his current and former players. We feel Steve is the ideal coach to continue the incredible success that Coach Hoiberg and his players have achieved during the past several years. We are excited to welcome Steve, Katie and Cass to the Cyclone family.”

Prohm, who has 17 years of college coaching experience at four schools (Centenary, Southeastern Louisiana, Tulane, Murray State), is coming off one of the greatest seasons in MSU history in 2014-15 where he led the team to a 29-6 overall mark, a perfect 16-0 record in conference play and a spot in the NIT.

The Racers won 25-straight games during the season, which was the second-longest winning streak in the nation at the time. Prohm won his second OVC Coach of the Year honor and point guard Cameron Payne was named OVC Player of the Year, OVC Male Athlete of the Year and earned third-team All-America honors by CBSSports.com.

In 2013-14, the Racers won the OVC West Division title with a 23-11 record and a 13-3 league mark. His team rallied in the postseason, winning five-straight games to claim the 2014 CIT title, defeating Yale, 65-57 in the championship game.

Prohm’s first season as a head coach in 2011-12 ranks as the best year in Racer hoops history. Led by All-American and NBA player Isaiah Canaan, a player Prohm helped recruit, the Racers set the OVC and school record for winning percentage and total wins with a 31-2 record.

The Racers cracked the top-10 in the Associated Press poll for the first time in school history and were the nation’s final unbeaten team, winning their first 23 games. As the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, MSU defeated Colorado State in the first round.

Prohm’s auspicious debut as a head coach earned him national coach of the year honors by the Basketball Times, the first of his two OVC Coach of the Year awards (2012, 2015) and district coach of the year kudos from both the NABC and USBWA.

Prohm just finished his ninth overall season at MSU, spending five seasons as an assistant for current Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy from 2006-11. The Racers made the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and the NIT in 2011 in his final two seasons as an assistant before being promoted to head coach for the 2011-12 season.

Prohm considers Kennedy one of his mentors in the coaching profession. He also worked on Kennedy’s staff at both Centenary and Southeastern Louisiana. In his final two years as an assistant at SLU, the Lions won back-to-back Southland Conference titles and earned an NCAA berth in 2005.

A 1997 graduate of Alabama, Prohm got his start in coaching under David Hobbs. Prohm worked as a student assistant coach and student manager for the Crimson Tide for five years, which included two NCAA Tournament appearances and one trip to the NIT Final Four.

The Vienna, Va., native attended high school at Northwest Whitfield High in Tunnel Hill, Ga.

Prohm and his wife, the former Katie Ross, have a son, Cass.

Prohm agreed to a five-year contract with a base salary of $1.5 million.
Prohm’s Coaching Experience

1998-99 – Centenary – Assistant Coach

1999-05 – SE Louisiana – Assistant Coach

2005-06 – Tulane – Assistant Coach

2006-11 – Murray State – Assistant Coach

2011-15 – Murray State – Head Coach

Prohm’s Head Coaching Record

2011-12 – 31-2 overall, 15-1 conference (NCAA 3rd Round/OVC regular-season & tournament champs)

2012-13 – 21-10 overall, 10-6 conference (OVC West Division champs)

2013-14 – 23-11 overall, 13-3 conference (CIT Champions/OVC West Division champs)

2014-15 – 29-6 overall, 16-0 conference (NIT quarterfinals/OVC West Division champs)

Overall: 104-29 (.782) Conference: 54-10 (.844)