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Kelly strong, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 8-2


August 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Joe Kelly pitched into the seventh inning of what could be his final start before Jaime Garcia comes off the disabled list, and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Matt Holliday and Jon Jay in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who have lost four of six to drop to .500. They are 0-4 against the Cardinals this season. Ian Kennedy (10-10) made throwing errors on consecutive plays to help the Cardinals score two unearned runs in the seventh for a three-run cushion, and gave up both homers for a four-game total of eight long balls. Kelly (3-5) gave up two runs in 6 1-3 innings and matched his career best with six strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 3.41 — trailing only Kyle Lohse’s 2.72 in the rotation.

Iowa State, Rhoads Hope Commitment Leads to Wins


August 14th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Paul Rhoads and Iowa State are thrilled to have each other.

The Cyclones have blossomed in his three seasons as coach and he got a 10-year, $20 million contract in the offseason.

Now comes the hard part.

Iowa State has gone 18-20 under Rhoads, with a pair of bowl trips and a program-defining upset of then-No. 2 Oklahoma State last November.

The Cyclones enter the 2012 season optimistic that they’re poised to take another step forward in their seemingly never-ending quest to become a serious threat in the Big 12. They open the season Sept. 1 against Tulsa.

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Cyclone Volleyball Team Opens Season Ranked 10th


August 14th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Cyclones, who advanced to their second NCAA Elite Eight in two years last season, open the 2012 season ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Poll, released Monday.

The Cyclones have begun the year ranked in the top-10 once before, ranked ninth at the beginning of the 2010 season.

In 2011, Iowa State finished eighth on the year after falling to Florida State in the NCAA Regional Final match, the second-highest year-end ranking in program history. The squad broke a school record in RPI, rising as high as second and ending the year third in the nation.

This season looks to be another challenging season on the court for head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch and the young Cyclones, who count seven true freshmen among 16 team members. The Cyclones will being the year against 2011 NCAA tournament teams Cincinnati, Florida State (No. 12 preseason) and Tennessee (No. 15) before traveling to 2011 NCAA Championship finalist Illinois for two matches. The Illini enter the year ranked seventh.

Texas leads the Big 12 in the preseason poll, ranked second and Kansas State rounds out the conference rankings at No. 22. Oklahoma received votes in the poll.

On Saturday, Iowa State hosts its annual Cardinal and Gold scrimmage at Hilton Coliseum at 1 p.m. CST. The regular season begins Aug. 24 against the Bearcats at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

Event will Honor Olympics Participants from Iowa


August 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee grocery chain is planning to honor athletes with Iowa ties who competed for the United States in the London Olympics. The event will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Drake University’s Knapp Center in Des Moines. Hy-Vee says in a news release that confirmed participants include Gabby Douglas, who won two gold medals in gymnastics; her coach Liang Chow; runner Lisa Uhl; and Miranda Leek, who competed in archery. Gymnast Shawn Johnson also will attend the event. Doors will open for the free event at 10 a.m.

IHSAA, Iowa Cubs Extend State Tournament Contract


August 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Cubs also have announced that the State Baseball Tournament will remain at Principal Park through 2015. The two groups signed the agreement to extend the current contract that expires in 2013.

The home of the Iowa Cubs with all the amenities of professional baseball has been a popular destination for teams and fans since the tournament moved to the Capitol City in 2005. Paid attendance through the past eight years has averaged 30,700. From 1997-2004 tournament attendance averaged 18,356 at split sites.

Executive Director of the IHSAA Rick Wulkow commented, “The IHSAA prides itself in providing the best possible venues for our students participating in a State Championship event. Without question Principal Park is the finest baseball facility in Iowa, and allows us to give the teams and fans in each of our four classes the thrill of playing in a professional facility.”

He added, “Our relationship with the Iowa Cubs organization is excellent and they have been a gracious host to our teams and fans. The new contract extension is reflective of all these factors.”

Sam Bernabe, President/General Manager of the Iowa Cubs echoed similar thoughts, “The Iowa Cubs, the City of Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau are proud and privileged to host the Iowa High School State Baseball Championships! The past 8 years have been a tremendous partnership and we look forward to extending our relationship with the IHSAA.”

He continued, “I can’t think of a better stadium in a more convenient city than Principal Park and the City of Des Moines to continue the great traditions of the State High School Baseball Tournament.”

Iowa TE Could Be Big Time, Not Just Big


August 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – If you set out to build a prototype tight end, you might very well end up with Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound junior seems poised for a breakout season. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010 but did not catch a pass. He didn’t do much to distinguish himself early last season, but caught 12 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns in the last four games. He became a receiver that quarterback James Vandenberg could depend on and he also improved his blocking. He finished the season with 16 catches for 167 yards.

Atlanticfest Road Race Results


August 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

253 total finishers, 35 walkers, 130 2 milers, 88 5 milers

2 Mile Run Women:

  • Overall:  Rebekah Topham, Griswold 11:22
  • 10 & Under:  Kennedy Goergen, Atlantic 14:31; Anna Weiser, Atlantic 16:29
  • 11-12:  Anna Young, Elliott 14:57; Madison Potter, Griswold 14:59
  • 13-14:  Jaycie Schuemann, Avoca 14:32; Alexis Brockman, Atlantic 14:42
  • 15:  Alyx Flippin, Elliott 13:28; Justice Parker, Atlantic 15:26
  • 16:  Kristin Johnk, Walnut 15:25; Kelsey Hamilton, Atlantic 18:42
  • 17-19:  Jordan Sindt, Griswold 12:23; Allison Young, Elliott 13:17
  • 20-29:  Jesica Hawkins, Atlantic 16:49; Carrie Bedahl, Atlantic 18:15
  • 30-39:  Anita Smith, Atlantic 13:15; Michelle Mullenix, Atlantic 16:48
  • 40-49:  Beth Schuemann, Avoca 18:25; Rhonda Hawkins, Atlantic 19:00
  • 50 & Over:  Lisa Van Cleave, Atlantic 15:22; Barb Olsen, Atlantic 16:33

2 Mile Run Men:

  • Overall:  Aaron Roberts, Audubon 10:12
  • 10 & Under:  Colin Mullenix, Atlantic 14:33; Ethan Williams, Atlantic 16:40
  • 11-12:  Chase Mullenix, Atlantic 14:06; Jalen Petersen, Atlantic 14:22
  • 13-14:  Taber Feltner, Griswold 13:21; Chris Siggins, Atlantic 13:30
  • 15-16:  Jacob Maas, Griswold 11:49; Grant Haynes, Griswold 12:18
  • 17-18:  Tyler Fischer, Wiota 13:29; Mason Anstey, Griswold 15:45
  • 19-29:  Austin Coder, Atlantic 13:07; Mark Aldeman, Iowa City 14:27
  • 30-39:  Matt Mullenix, Atlantic 14:38; Marty Rieken, Oakland 14:58
  • 40-49:  John Stewart, Harlan 14:25; Floyd Devereaux, Mifford, KS 18:26
  • 50 & Over:  Kirk Petersen, Harlan 13:23; Keith Olsen, Atlantic 15:11

5 Mile Run Women:

  • Overall:  Holly Wailes, Atlantic 34:10
  • 16 & Under:  Megan Plambeck, Atlantic 35:35; Tiffany Williams, Atlantic 38:19
  • 17-18:  Ali Krogman, Atlantic 35:31; Liz Guttenfelder, Atlantic 38:08
  • 19-28:  Jodie Hogue, Atlantic 40:55; Rachel Gray, New Virginia 48:26
  • 29-34:  Kim Comes, Atlantic 47:18; Hannah Inman, Brayton 49:39
  • 35-39:  Nancy Reynolds, Atlantic 37:44; Jen Sands, New Market 40:33
  • 40-44:  Denise King, Atlantic 38:51; Beth Henderson, Anita 47:23
  • 45-51:  Kathie Madsen, Oakland 36:46; Sandy Cooper, Atlantic 39:38
  • 52 & Over:  Allison Berryhill, Atlantic 47:40

5 Mile Run Men:

  • Overall:  Cory Logsden, Omaha 26:33
  • 14 & Under:  Chris Jarrett, Minden 33:02; William Weppler, Atlantic 44:42
  • 15-16:  Josiah Williams, Atlantic 31:24; Ryan Hawkins, Atlantic 33:13
  • 17-18:  Kyle Fischer, Shenandoah 31:14; Tian Siggins, Atlantic 34:44
  • 19-27:  Jared Hoffman, Henderson 28:35; Andrew Smith, Brayton 29:00
  • 28-37:  Ryan Kramer, Des Moines 28:18; Marc Bierbaum, Omaha 28:40
  • 38-44:  Brian Kelly, Omaha 30:59; John Krogman, Atlantic 37:12
  • 45-50:  Burton Heaton, Corning 34:31; Marty McCreedy, Atlantic 35:45
  • 51-58:  Mark Jones, Omaha 33:35; Doug Grindberg, Atlantic 37:42
  • 59 & Over:  Gary Rudenbauer, Marshalltown 41:16; Lee Williams, Wiota 44:08

2 Mile Walk Women:

  • Jane Chaille, Griswold 22:47; Kendall Catron, Omaha 25:26

2 Mile Walk Men:

  • Cole Birky, Solon 26:38; Mike Miller, Prescott 26:47

Hunter Education Online Field Day set for Sept. 8th

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August 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Persons who are at least 12 years of age and interested in hunting, are encouraged to sign-up for an online Hunter Safety Education Field Day, set to take place on September 8th, from 8-a.m. until Noon. The Field Day will take place at the Nishna Bend Recreation Area, about 1.5-miles southeast of the Harlan Municipal Airport.

Anyone who was born after January 1st, 1972 must complete a hunter safety education course, in order to obtain an Iowa Hunting license. Go to www.iowadnr.gov to sign-up. You must complete the online class before coming to the Field Day, and you”ll need to bring your online completion voucher with you, in order to be admitted to the Field Day event.

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