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Holliday, Garcia lead Cards to 2-1 win over Reds


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night. Garcia (3-1) gave up one run on seven hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter. The left-hander improved to 7-0 in eight starts against Cincinnati at Busch Stadium and is 9-2 overall against them. He retired the last seven batters he faced and recorded 18 ground ball outs. Edward Mujica struck out the side in the ninth for his fifth save in as many chances. Bronson Arroyo (2-3) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings for the Reds, whose win streak ended at three games.

National Bike month: Safety Tips

News, Sports

April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

May is “National Bike Month.” The Iowa Department of Transportation says with the weather finally warming up, more and more people will be pedaling down the streets on two wheels. The DOT is joining the League of American Bicyclists to promote May as National Bike Month. Officials say you can check around your workplace or community for activities related to these dates:

  •   Bike to School Day – May 8 (Be sure to register at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/)
  •   Bike to work week May 13 – 17 
  •   Bike to work day – May 17

If you are heading out on two wheels, here are a few safety tips from the Iowa DOT.

  •          Always wear a helmet.
  •          Wear bright colored clothing, rather than dark colors, especially at dusk and dawn.
  •          Ride on the right. Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn, or avoiding hazards.
  •          Never ride against traffic. Always ride with the flow of traffic.
  •          Obey traffic signs and signals. Use hand signals to advise motorists you plan to turn, change lanes or stop.
  •          Make eye contact with motorists. Never assume a motorist sees you or that you have the right of way. Expect the unexpected such as: parked vehicles pulling into traffic; vehicle doors opening into your path; and debris on the road.
  •          At night use a headlight, taillight and reflectors.

For motorists, safely sharing the road with bicycles includes:

  •          Not honking your horn at bicyclists. They may be startled and lose control.
  •          Using extra caution when passing bicycles. Move entirely into the left lane; on a two-lane road, do not pass a bicycle if oncoming traffic is near.
  •          Being aware that bicyclists might swerve to avoid road hazards. Common road hazards for bicyclists are potholes, debris, drainage grates, railroad tracks and narrow bridges.
  •          Being careful when opening your vehicle door. Road widths often force bicyclists to ride close to parked vehicles where they may be injured by an opening door.
  •          And, when in doubt, yield to bicycles. 

8AM Sportscast 04-30-2013

Podcasts, Sports

April 30th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Monday Golf, Tennis, Soccer Results


April 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Girls Golf:

  • Treynor 214, Griswold 230
  • Audubon 187, Tri-Center 224 (Susie Bylund, Audubon 39)
  • Clarinda 176, Glenwood 255
  • Clarke 222, Creston 240, Red Oak 282
  • Denison 221, Lewis Central 250

Boys Golf:

  • Griswold 172, Treynor 175 (James Reynolds, Griswold 38)
  • Tri-Center 163, Audubon 185 (Britton Barrier, Tri-Center 35)
  • A-H-S-T 200, Riverside 201, Nishnabotna 202
  • Glenwood 182, Clarinda 216
  • Creston 162, Clarke 184, Red Oak 203

Girls Soccer

  • Atlantic 1, AHST 0 (Emily Mitchell scored, Maren McNees 11 saves)
  • St. Albert 6, Harlan 0

Boys Tennis

  • Atlantic 5, Shenandoah 4
  • Lewis Central 7, Denison 2
  • Glenwood 5, Clarinda 4

Girls Tennis

  • Shenandoah 8, Atlantic 1
  • Harlan 5, St. Albert 4
  • Red Oak 9, Creston 0
  • Glenwood 8, Clarinda 1

Monday Track Results


April 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic Invitational:

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  136
  2. Abraham Lincoln  86
  3. Glenwood  85
  4. St. Albert  80
  5. Shenandoah  35
  6. Lewis Central  33
  7. Atlantic  31
  8. Clarinda  27
  9. Red Oak  24
  10. Denison  20

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Harlan  197
  2. Glenwood  57.5
  3. Abraham Lincoln  48
  4. Clarinda  46
  5. Creston  44
  6. Shenandoah  43
  7. Denison  39.5
  8. Thomas Jefferson  35
  9. Lewis Central  32
  10. Atlantic  27
  11. Red Oak  11
  12. St. Albert  9


Rolling Hills Conference

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Adair-Casey  129
  2. Glidden-Ralston  121
  3. Exira/EHK  105
  4. CAM  81
  5. Iowa Christian  56
  6. Paton-Churdan  33
  7. Orient-Macksburg  17
  8. Grandview Park Baptist  7

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Exira/EHK  150
  2. Adair-Casey  114
  3. Glidden-Ralston  79
  4. Iowa Christian  67
  5. PAton-Churdan  59
  6. Grandview Park Baptist  46
  7. Orient-Macksburg & CAM  30


Chiefs finishing off overhaul of moribund team


April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs weren’t exactly in shambles when John Dorsey and Andy Reid first walked through the door. After all, the team did have six Pro Bowl players on the roster. That doesn’t mean the Chiefs weren’t in need of an extreme makeover. Over the past couple months, that’s exactly what Dorsey and Reid have done. They made bold moves in free agency, trading for quarterback Alex Smith and signing such players as Anthony Fasano and Donnie Avery. They also locked up some of their own players, signing wide receiver Dwayne Bowe to a long-term deal.

They plugged most of the rest of their holes in last weekend’s draft, and now eagerly await the start of organized team activities to see exactly where they’re at in their rebuilding.

Latos outduels Wainwright as Red top Cardinals 2-1


April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances. Yadier Molina had an RBI double off Jonathan Broxton that produced the Cardinals’ first run in 17 innings.

Wainwright (4-2) trailed just six pitches in after Shin-soo Choo doubled on his first offering, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on Votto’s single. Over his final six innings, the right-hander gave up three hits and one run. Wainwright walked two, one intentionally, after issuing just one in 37 1-3 innings his first five starts. Latos (2-0) worked around five hits and three walks in his sixth quality start in as many outings this season.

Cardinals send reliever Rzepczynski to minors


April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Making a move to shore up a shaky bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals have demoted struggling left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the minor leagues.  The decision Monday means for now that the Cardinals are keeping Mitchell Boggs on the active big league roster despite a 12.66 ERA.

St. Louis selected the contract of right-hander Seth Maness from Triple-A Memphis, and he was expected to join the team in time for Monday night’s game against the Reds. The 24-year-old Maness, 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA in five starts in the minors, was the franchise’s minor league pitcher of the year last season and will be making his major league debut.

Rzepczynski allowed seven runs in eight innings over nine appearances for a 7.88 ERA and gave up a two-run homer to Russell Martin in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 9-0 loss to the Pirates. Boggs was charged with the other three runs in that inning.

Atlantic Trojan Tennis Tourney Results


April 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

Final results from Red Oak (tournament moved due to construction of courts in Atlantic):

Team Standings:
T1. Red Oak 25
T1. CB AL 25 (second consecutive year Red Oak and CB-AL have tied for team title)
3. Atlantic 20
4. DM Lincoln 17
T5. Creston 16
T5. Shenandoah 16
7. Kuemper Catholic 14
8. Glenwood 11

#1 Singles:
First round:
Tyler Fischer 12 (A) over Ryan Cook 12 (Cr.) 6-3 6-0
Jordan Nelson 11 (RO) over Jacob Holmes 12 (S) 6-2 6-1
Anthony Hoover 12 (DML) over Joe Gunkelman 12 (G) 6-7(6), 6-1, 1-0(7)
Kyle Crowl 9 (CBAL) over Mitchell Behrens 11 (K) 6-3 7-5

Nelson over Fischer 7-5 7-5
Crowl over Hoover 7-6(4) 6-4

Consolation semifinals:
Holmes over Cook 6-2 6-2
Behrens over Gunkelman 6-3 7-5

Finals:  Crowl over Nelson 6-1 6-2
3rd Place:  Fischer over Hoover 10-3
5th Place:  Holmes over Behrens 2-6 6-1 1-0(9)
7th Place:  Gunkelman over Cook 8-1

#1 Doubles:
First round:
Colby Taylor 12/Bryce McIlravy 12 (Cr.) over Robby Steffes 11/Ben Hicks 11 (K) 6-2 6-2
Pete Walker 12/Tanner Johnson 12 (RO) over Alex Rand 10/Angel Sierra 10 (DML) 6-2 6-0
Kyle Fischer 12/Bradley Young 11 (S) over EJ Hackett 12/Max Chavez 11 (G) 7-5 6-4
Ryan Koontz 12/Jacob Ragland 12 (CBAL) over Noah Welter 12/Jake Arneson 11 (A) 6-2 6-3

Walker/Johnson over Taylor/McIlravy 6-0 6-2
Koontz/Ragland over Fischer/Young 6-3, 7-6(2)

Consolation semifinals:
Steffes/Hicks over Rand/Sierra 6-1 6-0
Welter/Arneson over Hackett/Chavez 7-6(3), 6-2

Finals:  Walker/Johnson over Koontz/Ragland 6-2 6-1
3rd Place:  Taylor/McIlravy over Fischer/Young 0-6 7-5 1-0(9)
5th Place:  Welter/Arneson over Steffes/Hicks 7-5 6-1
7th Place:  Hackett/Chavez over Rand/Sierra 10-4

#2 Singles:
First round:
Sam Wilder 10 (CBAL) over Logan Angelo 12 (Cr.) 6-0 6-1
Tyler Schroeder 10 (K) over Adam Wieser 11 (A) 6-4 6-3
Chris Chkal 12 (G) over Hayden Berry 11 (RO) 6-1 6-1
Quan Nguyen 11 (DML) over Ryan Niccoli 10 (S) 6-3 6-7(3) 1-0(4)

Wilder over Schroeder 4-6 6-3 1-0(7)
Nguyen over Chekal 7-6(4) 6-2

Consolation semifinals:
Wieser over Angelo 6-2 6-0
Berry over Niccoli 5-7 7-6(4) 1-0(4)

Finals:  Wilder over Nguyen 4-6 6-3 1-0(7)
3rd place:  Chekal over Schroeder 6-3 6-2
5th place:  Wieser over Berry 10-7
7th place:  Niccoli over Angelo 8-3

#2 Doubles:
First round:
Nick Podhajsky 10/Blake Meneely 12 (A) over Noah Cardamon 12/Matt Porter 12 (DML) 6-3 6-2
Garret Taylor 11/Adam Bochart 12 (Cr.) over Justin Fisher 12/Cole Peckham 11 (G) 6-0 6-2
Geoff Sellers 12/Austin Streicher 11 (RO) over Aaron Valdivia 11/Chase Bonar 10 (CBAL) 6-1 7-6(3)
David Hu 10/Josh Miller 10 (S) over Brian Ricke 11/Joe Mohr 10 (K) 6-2 6-7(5) 1-0(6)

Taylor/Bochart over Podhajsky/Meneely 6-0 6-0
Sellers/Streicher over Hu/Miller 6-1 6-0

Consolation semifinals:
Cardamon/Porter over Fisher/Peckham 5-7 7-6(8) 1-0(5)
Ricke/Mohr over Valdivia/Bonar 7-5 5-7 1-0(5)

Finals:  Taylor/Bochart over Sellers/Streicher 6-1 6-4
3rd place:  Podhajsky/Meneely over Hu/Miller 6-1 6-1
5th place:  Cardamon/Porter over Ricke/Mohr 8-5
7th place:  Valdivia/Bonar over Fisher/Peckham 8-0

Atlantic Girls Third at Kuemper Invite


April 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

4/27  @ Kuemper Invite @ Carroll Country Club

Medalist – Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic 82
Runner-up –  Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper 82

Bailey Walter: 43-44-87 (5th place)
Shelby Worth:  46-47-93
Erin Olsen:  60-55-115

Team scores: 

  1. Kuemper         359
  2. Alta-Aurelia     367
  3. Atlantic         377
  4. Nevada         389
  5. St. Edmond         406
  6. Ballard         420
  7. Spencer         422
  8. Carroll         425
  9. Newell-Fonda     442
  10. Missouri Valley     458
  11. Denison         465