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Liriano, Pirates crush Cardinals 9-2

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July 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night. Liriano struck out eight and walked just two to win his fifth straight start. The Pirates kicked off the key series at PNC Park by sending the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss to pull within a half-game of the lead in the NL Central. Clint Barmes doubled twice and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen added two hits and an RBI.

Jake Westbrook continued to struggle against the Pirates. He fell to 1-8 against Pittsburgh in his career after surrendering four first-inning runs. Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson hit RBI singles for St. Louis, which has scored just four runs during its longest losing streak of the season.

Hunt open to extending Chiefs’ stay in St. Joseph

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July 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt says he’s pleased with setup of training camp at Missouri Western State University and would be in favor of extending the team’s stay beyond next season. The Chiefs are in the fourth year of a five-year deal to stage training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., about a 90-minute drive north from Arrowhead Stadium.

Many teams have eschewed going away for camp as they build gleaming new practice digs, but Hunt said he appreciates the camaraderie that is built through players living in dorms. Hunt said it would be possible to have camp in Kansas City, but there would be hurdles to overcome. Dining facilities are limited and there’s less room for fans. Hunt said the Chiefs will evaluate their future in St. Joseph after this year.

Tuesday Boys State Baseball Schedule

Sports

July 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

CLASS 3-A Quarter-Finals: @ Principal Park, Des Moines

12:00 pm – Boone vs. Davenport Assumption

2:00 pm – Bishop Heelan Catholic vs. Williamsburg

6:00 pm – Chariton vs. Clear Lake

8:00 pm – Harlan vs. Dallas Center-Grimes

 

Reids’ Chiefs get tackling early in training camp

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July 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt admitted to cringing on Monday when he stopped by to see his team practice through intermittent rain just four days into training camp. The sight of Jamaal Charles hauling himself off the soggy turf has that effect. Under new coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs are going full speed and tackling to the ground less than a week into their workouts at Missouri Western. Reid calls it the “thudding” portion of practice, and there was plenty of it for thousands of fans who braved the elements.

Charles took a couple of solid shots. Tight end Tony Moeaki received a blow just above his surgically reconstructed knee. Wide receiver Dexter McCluster also took a hard hit. Reid promised a physical training camp. He’s already starting to deliver.

2013 Hawkeye Girls Softball All-Conference

Sports

July 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

FIRST TEAM:

HARLAN

  • Taylor Schaben SR.
  • Logan Schaben FRESH.
  • Kelsey Croghan SR.

GLENWOOD

  • Lisa Nebel JR.
  • Jaelin Stanton SR.

LEWIS CENTRAL

  • Morgan Means SR.
  • Mckena Dufek FRESH
  • Allie Martinez SR.

CRESTON

  • Haylee LaMasters SOPH
  • Taylor Briley FRESH

DENISON

  • Rachel Koch SR.
  • Shelby Pieper SR.

ATLANTIC

  • ReAnn Cappel SR.

CLARINDA

  • Jaedra Moses SOPH

KUEMPER CATHOLIC

  • Moriah Bohlmann SR.

SECOND TEAM:

HARLAN

  • Minden Brix  SR.
  • Taylor Schwartz SR.

GLENWOOD

  • Grace Newman SR.
  • Bailey Starner JR.

LEWIS CENTRAL

  • Molly Cunard JR.

CRESTON

  • Natalie Mostek SOPH
  • Mackenzie Andreasen SR.

DENISON

  • Chelsey Green SR.

ATLANTIC

  • Mackenzie Holmes SR.
  • Emily Mitchell JR.

CLARINDA

  • Jenni Bair JR.
  • Karyee Buch JR.

KUEMPER

  • Kendra Peter FRESH

SHENANDOAH

  • Jordan Major SOPH

RED OAK

  • Maddie Holmgren SR.

HONORABLE MENTION:

HARLAN

  • Ana Peterson JR

GLENWOOD

  • Mckenna Henze  SR
  • Hanna Ringsdorf  SR

LEWIS CENTRAL

  • Asia Sockrider  SOPH

CRESTON

  • Josie Sickels FRESH

DENISON

  • Codie Fineran  JR.

ATLANTIC

  • Tori Bruck  SOPH.

KUEMPER CATHOLIC

  • Aly Forbes SR.

SHENANDOAH

  • Sydney Nielsen  SOPH

RED OAK

  • Angela Mahoney FRESH

 

Iowa to face Xavier in the Bahamas

Sports

July 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa will open the Battle 4 Atlantis holiday tournament in the Bahamas against Xavier on Thanksgiving day. The winner of the Hawkeyes-Musketeers game on Nov. 28 will face either Texas-El Paso or Tennessee in the second round. If Iowa were to reach the tournament final, it could end up facing star freshman Andrew Wiggins and Kansas.

The Hawkeyes and Musketeers last met in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2010. Xavier beat Iowa 86-73.

NDSU is unanimous pick to repeat as MVFC champion

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July 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota State University is the unanimous pick to repeat as Missouri Valley Football Conference champion. The Bison got all 39 first-place votes in the preseason poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors. NDSU has won back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision titles.

NDSU is followed in the poll by South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Illinois State and Youngstown State. The bottom five, in order, are Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Missouri State, Western Illinois and South Dakota.

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July 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Monday State Baseball Tournament Schedule/Results

Sports

July 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CLASS 2-A Quarterfinals: @ Principal Park, Des Moines

Roland-Story 2, Mount Vernon 1

2:00 pm:  Beckman Catholic vs. Columbus Catholic

6:00 pm:  Kuemper Catholic vs. Spirit Lake

8:00 pm:  North Polk vs. Albia

Iowa Speedway prepares for US Cellular 250 on Aug. 3rd

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July 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The NASCAR Nationwide Series makes its second stop at the Iowa Speedway this weekend with Saturday night’s US Cellular 250. Iowa Speedway CEO Doug Fritz says Brad Keselowski will be the first reigning sprint Cup champion to compete at the track. Fritz says Keselowski has been to Newton before, as well as other Nascar stars, but never before in the track’s 8-year history have they had the current Nascar Sprint Cup Series Champion.

Fritz says the drivers in the Nationwide Series enjoy competing against the big names in the Sprint Cup Series. They include Brian Vickers, who recently won the New Hampshire Nascar Sprint Cup Series race, along with Nationwide regulars Trevor Baine, a past Daytona 500 Champ, along with Sam Hornish, Jr., the current Nationwide Series points leader and past champion of the Indy 500.

Fritz says as of Sunday morning, there were still tickets available for Saturday night’s race, but he anticipates a sell out. After that, it’s general admission and standing room only on race day. Tickets for both Friday’s practice sessions and Saturday’s qualifying laps and race can be obtained at www.iowaspeedway.com, or 1-866RUSTY-GO.  He says fans will have an opportunity to meet the drivers this weekend. An autograph session with all the Nationwide drivers takes place from 2:30-until 3:10-p.m., Saturday.  Parking lots open both days at 10-a.m. for tailgating.