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Western Iowa Boat Ramp Reopens After 2011 Flooding

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

April 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri River boat ramp in Pottawattamie County has reopened almost a year after it was closed by flooding. Park Ranger Brian Orth said that it’s been a bad year or two for boating at Narrows River Park, so it’s exciting that the ramp reopened Wednesday. Pottawattamie County Conservation was forced to close the ramp after the river swelled last May. The water eventually filled the whole park. The ramp was also closed for several weeks in 2010 because of high water. Mark Shoemaker, executive director of Pottawattamie County Conservation, called the reopening of the boat ramp a good step toward recovery. He says there is still a lot of work to do in the park, such as fixing park shelters and playground equipment.

Denison Golf Meet Results


April 21st, 2012 by Jim Field

Denison Boys Golf tournament on Saturday, April 21, 2012

Team Scores:

  1. Kuemper Catholic  313
  2. Atlantic  315
  3. Carroll  321
  4. Storm Lake  327
  5. Harlan  329
  6. Denison  351
  7. Boyer Valley  365
  8. Shenandoah  379

Atlantic Scores:

  • Evan Schuler  75 (2nd Place)
  • Ben Nelson  78 (9th Place)
  • Sam Markham  79
  • Travis Olsen  83
  • Nick Barry  86
  • Cole Lowary  89

Coach Ed Den Beste says:  Started off cold and a little wet this morning.  By the time we had 8 holes to go, it was much better.  Evan had a great round with a 4 over 75.  Nice to see him finish well.  He was in a group that had scores of 74, 75, 75.  Ben also had a good day.  Sam played fine but couldn’t get some birdie puts to fall.  Travis finished a little higher than we wanted.  He struggled on one hole but played well the rest.  Nick came back and had a good front nine.  Cole has his struggles but will hopefully score better the next time we play.

Audubon Tops Missouri Valley in Boys/Girls Golf


April 21st, 2012 by Jim Field

Audubon boys varsity golf team beat Missouri Valley by a score of 163-215 on Friday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. at Audubon Golf and Country Club.  Audubon seniors Michael Bylund and Andrew Irlmeier both shot 38.  The 3rd tiebreaker hole gave the top medal to Michael and runner-up medal to Andrew.  Audubon’s other four varsity players were within two strokes of each other:  Nick Fett (43), Drew Keller (44), Cameron Mennenoh (44), and Andy Hoffmann (45).  Missouri Valley’s Dan Waterhouse shot 47.

Audubon’s JV team shot 192, led by Lucas Smith-Petersen’s 45.  The next three were Brock Deist (48), Chase Petersen (49), and Chris LaFoy (50).

The varsity record is now 5-1.  Audubon plays in the Lake Panorama tournament on Sat., April 21, and travels to Griswold for a dual meet on Mon., April 23.

In girls golf, Audubon beat Missouri Valley 199-204.  Taylor Gardner of Missouri Valley was medalist shooting the low round of 43.  Audubon’s Susie Bylund was runner-up shooting a 45.  Also for the Wheelers, Lexie Thygesen shot 50, Faith Fliflet posted 51 and Rachel Flug 53.

Audubon vs. Harlan Boys/Girls Tennis Results


April 21st, 2012 by Jim Field

Girls TennisAudubon 8, Harlan 1

Nielsen vs. Heese – 5-8
Krauel vs. Andersen – 8-2
Muhr vs. Forsyth – 8-2
Polson vs. DuVal – 8-5
Christensen vs. Greer – 8-6
Jones vs. Jones – 8-2
Nielsen-Krauel vs. Heese-Forsyth 8-5
Muhr-Christensen vs. Andersen-DuVal 8-3

Polson-Jones vs. Jones-Arkfeld 8-1
Boys Tennis:  Harlan 9, Audubon 0
Nate Ohms (H) beat Francois Sudan (A) 10-2
Nick Petsche (H) beat Heat Irlmeier (A) 10-1
Riley Finn (H) beat Bradley Nissen (A) 10-1
Trey Lansman (H) beat Sean Card (A) 10-1
Alex Schaben (H) beat Sam Dreyer (A) 10-2
Keenan Finn (H) beat Shawn Hemmingsen (A) 10-0
Petsche/R. Finn (H) beat Sudan/Dreyer (A) 10-3
Ohms/Lansman (H) beat Irlmeier/Nissen (A) 10-2
Schaben/K. Finn (H) beat Dreyer/Hemmingsen (A) 10-1

7:20-a.m. Sportscast (Podcast), April 21st 2012

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April 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Area Sports Wrap-up From Friday, April 20th 2012


April 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Track & Field –

Winterset Invitational

Boy’s Team Scoring: 1) Des Moines Christian, 122.2-points; 2) Earlham, 111; 3) Panorama, 80; 4) Grinnell, 71; 5) Winterset, 65; 6) Carlisle, 44; 7) Clarke, 35; (8) Orient-Macksburg, 23.

Girl’s Team Scoring: 1) Pella, 166; 2) Earlham, 116; 3) Indianola, 105; 4) Panorama, 70; 5) Dsm Christian, 64; 6) Winterset, 35; 7) Clarke, 23; (8) O-M, 10.

Waukee Invitational

Boys Team Scoring: 1) Waukee, 178; Roosevelt, 90; 3) Ankeny, 76.5; 4) Norwalk, 60; 5) Ft. Dodge, 48; 6) Indianola, 44; 7) Dallas Center/Grimes, 40.5; (8) Council Bluffs/T-J, 20.


Golf -


Tri-Center 193, Underwood 194.  Medalist – Wes Zimmerman, T-C (44); Runner-Up – Nathan Benson, Underwood (46).

Treynor 165, Riverside 203. Medalist – Brad Bailey, Treynor (37); Runner-Up – Cole Chaplin, Treynor (41).


Treynor 199, Riverside n/a. Medalist – Anna Hildebrand, Riverside (43); Runner-Up – Ashley Bailey, Treynor (45).

Underwood 195, Tri-Center 225. Medalist – Erika Casson, Underwood (44); Runner-Up – Emily Roane, Tri-Center (47).

Hawkeyes to Wear Throwbacks Against Iowa State


April 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa plans to wear throwback uniforms from the 1920s during next season’s home opener against Iowa State.  The Hawkeyes will wear uniforms resembling those of their 1921-22 teams, which both went 7-0.  Iowa will wear gold helmets with gray facemasks and gold pants.  The jerseys will be black with white numbers and no names, and the Hawkeyes will also wear black socks and shoes.  The Kinnick Stadium opener on Sept. 8 will mark just the third time Iowa has worn throwback uniforms.

Lynn Leads Cardinals to 4-1 Win Over Pirates


April 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed only an inside-the-park homer to Alex Presley in seven innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Presley led off the bottom of the first with a drive off the top of the center field fence. It was just the Pirates’ second inside-the-parker at PNC Park since it opened in 2001. Filling in nicely for injured ace Chris Carpenter, Lynn (3-0) gave up four hits. He walked one and struck out four. He has won each of his starts this season and compiled a 1.42 ERA while Carpenter has been on the disabled list with a nerve problem in his pitching shoulder. Lynn pitched primarily in relief last season as a rookie when St. Louis won the World Series. Lynn also scored the go-ahead run on Carlos Beltran’s two-out single in the fifth inning off Charlie Morton (0-1).

Rulon Gardner Ends Comeback Bid


April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Forty-year-old heavyweight Rulon Gardner has ended his comeback bid a day before the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Gardner didn’t show up to weigh in on Friday, ending his quest. USA Wrestling did not disclose details or a reason. Gardner won the gold medal in Sydney in 2000 and bronze in Athens eight years ago. He added nearly 200 pounds after retiring from wrestling. But a stint on the NBC reality show “‘The Biggest Loser” convinced him to give wrestling one final shot. Gardner told the AP two weeks ago that he was roughly 25 pounds heavier than the 264.5 pound-limit for his weight class. Gardner acknowledged then that it might be difficult to make weight by Friday.

8AM Sportscast 04-20-2012

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April 20th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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