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2-A/3-A High School Football Semi-Finals

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November 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A – Semifinals

  • Decorah 35, Harlan 14
  • Union 42, A-D-M 28

Class 2A – Semifinals

  • Iowa City Regina 35, Dyersville Beckman 28
  • Spirit Lake 35, West Marshall 14

Championship Games at the UNI-Dome

Fri., Nov. 18th:

  • 8 Player @ 10:35-a.m. – Murray (12-1) vs. Fremont-Mills (12-0)
  • Class A @ 2:05-p.m. – Lisbon (13-0) vs. West Hanock (12-1)
  • Class 4A @¬†7:05-p.m. ¬†Bettendorf (12-1) vs. WDM Valley (13-0)

Sat., Nov. 19th

  • Class 1A @ 10:05-a.m. – St. Ansgar (11-2) vs. St.Albert (13-0)
  • Class 2A @ 1:05-p.m. – Iowa City Regina (13-0) vs. Spirit Lake (13-0)
  • Class 3A @ 4:05-p.m. – Union (11-2) vs. Decorah (11-2)

Cardinals choose Matheny as La Russa’s successor

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager. Matheny will replace Tony La Russa, who abruptly retired after the Cardinals won the World Series last month. Even though Matheny has no managing experience, general manager John Mozeliak said the four-time Gold Glove catcher stood out from a group of candidates that began with about 35 names. Matheny donned a No. 22 Cardinals jersey at his inaugural news conference. The 41-year-old Matheny called it the greatest honor of his life. The Cardinals expect to finalize the coaching staff by the end of the week. Mozeliak said pitching coach Dave Duncan should be back.

Royce White Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

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November 14th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Royce White made an auspicious debut on Saturday and the Big 12 Conference honored him with his performance. White, a native Minneapolis, Minn., earned the season’s first Big 12 Rookie of the Week Award by a select panel of media covering the league.

White was instrumental in Iowa State’s season-opening win over Lehigh, recording a double-double with 25 points and 11 boards in his first official game in over two years. The 6-8, 270-pounder was 9-of-15 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line en route to his game-high 25 points. He also had two assists and three blocks.

White’s effort was one of the best Cyclone debuts in recent memory, bettering Jackson Vroman’s 23-point, 10-rebound performance in his first game as a Cyclone vs. Coe in 2002.

It marks the second consecutive year where a Cyclone earned the season’s first Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Award. Jake Anderson opened the 2010-11 campaign by claiming the honor.

8AM Sportscast 11-14-2011

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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2-A/3-A HS Football Semi-Finals

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November 14th, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 2-A:

  • Final -- Iowa City Regina 35, Dyersville Beckman Catholic 28
  • Final -- Spirit Lake 35, West Marshall 14

Class 3-A:

  • Final -- Decorah 35, Harlan 14
  • 7:30 pm -- Union (10-2) vs. ADM (12-0)

UNI Men Roll to First Win

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jake Koch scored 18 points in Northern Iowa’s 63-46 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Northern Iowa entered the second half leading by eight, 33-25, but went on a 24-12 run to take a 57-37 lead with 5:07 remaining in the game. During the run, Koch hit two 3-pointers, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot. Koch shot 6 for 8 from the field and also dished four assists.

Anthony James scored 13 points for Northern Iowa and Marc Sonnen added 12 points from the bench.

Old Dominion out-rebounded Northern Iowa 33-31 but shot a paltry 27.3 percent (12 of 44) from the field, compared to 49 percent (24 of 49) for Northern Iowa, and only hit 68 percent (17-25) of its free throws.

Northern Iowa has made a 3-pointer in 360 straight games.

Royce White Leads ISU Men in Season Opener

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Royce White scored 25 points in his first game in two years, and Iowa State unveiled its new-look team with an 86-77 season-opening victory over Lehigh on Saturday.

White, who started his college career at Minnesota but never played for the Gophers, is one of four Division I transfers playing for the Cyclones, who got 12 points from returning regular Scott Christopherson and shot 65 percent (17 of 26) in the second half.

Lehigh (0-2) led St. John’s by 16 points in its opener before losing 78-73 and trailed Iowa State just 39-37 in the final minute of the first half. But White converted a three-point play off a crowd-pleasing dunk with 8.8 seconds left in the half, and the Cyclones outscored Lehigh 37-14 in the first 12 1/2 minutes of the second half to break it open.

Holden Greiner led Lehigh with 17 points, and C.J. McCollum scored 16.

Iowa State also got solid contributions from its other transfers. Chris Babb (Penn State), Chris Allen (Michigan State) and Anthony Booker (Southern Illinois) each scored 10 points, and Babb handed out five assists.

But White, the most highly regarded of the newcomers, clearly was the star in this one.

The brawny 6-foot-8 sophomore was 9 for 15 from the field with two dunks, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked three shots and had two assists.

Iowa Men Hoopsters win Season Opener

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Aaron White may not have a true position, but he can sure help Iowa with minutes like he did Friday night.

White scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench as the Hawkeyes beat Chicago State 96-53 to open coach Fran McCaffery’s second season.

It’s the first double-double by an Iowa freshman in his debut since Jess Settles had 13 points and 11 rebounds against Drake in 1993. White’s 19 points were the most by a freshman in an opener since Ricky Davis scored 18 in 1997, which was also against Chicago State.

“My role is to come in and give energy,” White said. “I hit some open shots and pulled down some rebounds. Whatever they need me to do to spark something.”

The Hawkeyes, who won their season opener for the first time since 2008, started the game on a 10-0 run and used a full-court press to force 27 turnovers. Chicago State turned it over on each of its first six possessions.

White, a lightly recruited 6-foot-8 forward from Strongsville, Ohio, can play inside and outside. He hit two 3-pointers and converted the second into a four-point play when he got knocked down in the middle of the second half.

White looked strong on the block, even at 225 pounds, snatching four offensive rebounds in only 18 minutes.

He can play defense too. At the end of the first half, White stole the ball at midcourt and went in for an uncontested layup.

“He’s a complete player,” McCaffery said. “I said this before: When you have a 6-8 player who understands how to play, dribble, pass, shoot, post up, play in the zone, he’s got a feel. He doesn’t rattle. There’s no panic in him at all.”

Sophomore Melsahn Basabe scored 14 points for Iowa. Zach McCabe added 13 points off the bench and Eric May 12.

Eight Hawkeyes scored at least five points, and Iowa’s bench totaled 57 points – four more points than Chicago State.

“Our team is capable of that,” May said. “You see it in practice every day.”

Chicago State lost 10 lettermen from last year’s squad, which finished 6-26. Junior Jeremy Robinson led the Cougars with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Iowa, which has struggled to fill Carver-Hawkeye Arena in recent years, announced a crowd of 12,987 Friday night – the most for a home opener since 2001. Iowa averaged 9,550 fans in 2009 and 11,635 last season.

“My team was really intimidated by the atmosphere,” Chicago State coach Tracy Dildy said. “For a lot of these guys it’s tough to come play at a Big Ten arena on opening night. And especially a team that feels they really have something to prove, which is how the Hawkeyes feel.”

Freshman Aaron White scored 19 points and Iowa beat Chicago State 96-53 Friday night to open coach Fran McCaffery’s second season.

Sophomore Melsahn Basabe added 14 points for the Hawkeyes, who started the game on a 10-0 run and scored 25 points off turnovers.

Zach McCabe added 13 points and Eric May 12 for Iowa. White grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes won their season opener for the first time in three years in front of an announced crowd of 12,987 – the most for a season opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since 2001.

Chicago State committed 27 turnovers, including on each of its first six possessions. Jeremy Robinson led the Cougars with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Piatkowski’s 4 TDs lead Drake past Dayton 37-14

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP) — Mike Piatkowski threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns, and Drake secured at least a share of the Pioneer League title Saturday, beating Dayton 37-14 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Piatkowski hit Drew Blackmon for a 39-yard score in the first quarter, then found Blackmon, Nick Rosa and Kevin Marshall in the second half as the Bulldogs (9-2, 7-1) put the game away. He was 25 for 38 with two interceptions, one of which Nick Weston returned 29 yards to give Dayton (6-5, 4-4) an early 7-0 lead.

Patrick Cashmore added 75 yards rushing and a touchdown for Drake, and Billy Janssen kicked a 32-yard field goal.

Zach Splain threw a touchdown pass to Luke Bellman for Dayton’s other score. Splain had 120 yards on 14-for-27 passing and was intercepted three times.

The win was Drake’s 10th in a row at home dating to last season.

Northern Iowa beats Southern Utah 34-21

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November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Carlos Anderson ran for 115 yards and quarterback Tirrell Rennie finished with 86 yards and two rushing touchdowns to lead Northern Iowa to a 34-21 nonconference win over Southern Utah Saturday night.

The Panthers (8-2) trailed 21-7 after Brad Sorensen’s touchdown for the Thunderbirds (5-5) early in the second quarter. But the Panthers got within 21-17 at the half and Rennie’s 16-yard run early in the third quarter put Northern Iowa ahead to stay, 24-21. L.J. Fort also scored two rushing TDs for the Panthers, who piled up 284 yards on the ground in their regular-season home finale.

North Dakota State’s loss to Youngstown State into a first-place tie with the Bison in the Missouri Valley Conference at 6-1. Northern Iowa plays at Illinois State next week while North Dakota State visits Western Illinois. The Bison own the head-to-head edge having beaten Northern Iowa 27-19 on Oct. 29.