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Iowa State Visits Tulsa Tonight


September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

If familiarity breeds contempt then Thursday night’s matchup between Iowa State and Tulsa should feature plenty of intensity. It will be the teams third meeting in a little more than a year and last December the Golden Hurricane beat the Cyclones 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl.

ISU coach Paul Rhoads hopes quarterback Sam Richardson’s ankle has healed up enough to make him more of a factor in the running game. Richardson has only 86 yards in the first two games.

Rhoads says a concern for the Cyclone defense is the big play ability of Tulsa leading rusher and receiver Trey Watts.

At 0-2 this is a big game for the Cyclones.

Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship says these are not the same teams that played last December.

Tulsa rushed for more than 300 yards in their Liberty Bowl victory but they are averaging only 120 on the ground this season.

It is a 6:30 kickoff on Thursday night.

Cardinals Win 4-1, Sweep Nats to Close in on Title


September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.

Jordan Zimmermann missed his only shot at 20 wins, allowing four runs in seven innings. The Nationals had five hits one day after breaking up rookie Michael Wacha’s bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning.

Matt Adams hit his eighth home run since replacing injured Allen Craig and doubled for the Cardinals, who led the Pirates by 2½ games with three games to go. The Reds lost 1-0 to the Mets on Wednesday and were eliminated from the divisional race.

Playmakers Key Hawkeyes Improvement


September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has stayed healthy this season and found some playmakers, key developments in the team’s improvement.

The Hawkeyes (3-1) scored four touchdowns on returns last week in a 59-3 win over Western Michigan, highlighting their new-found explosiveness heading into Saturday’s game at Minnesota (4-0).

Iowa has already scored TDs in five different ways this season, including punt, interception and fumble returns. The Hawkeyes are averaging 35.3 points through four games — including three straight wins.

Tri-Center Cross Country Meet Results


September 25th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Boyer Valley 31
  2. Riverside 48
  3. Tri-Center 71
  4. Logan-Magnolia 89
  5. Missouri Valley 113
  6. Underwood 151
  7. A-H-S-T 172


Girls Team Scores:

  1. Underwood 40
  2. Logan-Magnolia 48
  3. Tri-Center 59
  4. West Harrison 87
  5. Boyer Valley 105


Creston Cross Country Meet Results


September 25th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys Class A:

  1. Thomas Jefferson  45
  2. Creston  50
  3. Shenandoah  64
  4. Kuemper Catholic  106
  5. Winterset  122
  6. Red Oak  152
  7. Atlantic  184
  8. Clarke  226
  9. Clarinda  244

Cooper McDermott, Creston is the champion.  Morgan Munsey was 28th and Josiah Williams was 29th to lead Atlantic.

Girls Class A:

  1. Winterset  43
  2. Glenwood  92
  3. Creston  94
  4. Shenandoah  103
  5. Atlantic  106
  6. Kuemper Catholic  159
  7. Thomas Jefferson  177
  8. Red Oak  189
  9. Clarinda  193
  10. Clarke  279

Atlantic’s Tiffany Williams placed fourth, Savannah Sorenson was 14th and Alexis Brockman was 18th.

Boys Class B:

  1. Earlham  42
  2. Nodaway Valley  46
  3. Southwest Valley  80
  4. Orient-Macksburg  94
  5. Mount Ayr  95

Noah Larsen of Mount Ayr is the champion.  Brayten Funke and Heath Downing of Nodaway Valley placed third and fourth.

Girls Class B:

  1. Adair-Casey  36
  2. Bedford  47
  3. Southwest Valley  57
  4. Mount Ayr  85

Destiny Scar of Nodaway Valley was the champion.  Adair-Casey’s Kassidy Chandler and Katlyn Holaday were eighth and ninth.

High School Volleyball Scores 09-24-2013


September 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) St. Albert 25-25-25, Atlantic 11-15-6
  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Lewis Central 9-18-12
  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Creston 13-22-16
  • (3-0) Glenwood 25-25-25 Denison-Schleswig 13-18-14
  • (3-0) Clarinda 29-25-25 Shenandoah 27-12-15

Western Iowa:

  • (3-1) Audubon 25-18-25-25, A-H-S-T 18-25-17-15
  • (3-1) IKM-Manning 25-19-25-25, Tri-Center 12-25-18-22
  • (3-0) Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Riverside 8-12-15
  • (3-0) Underwood 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 12-11-19
  • (3-0) Treynor 25-26-25 Griswold 18-24-16

Rolling Valley:

  • (3-2) Ar-We-Va 25-25-20-25-15, Woodbine 19-27-25-20-4
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Exira/EHK 19-11-19
  • (3-0) Glidden-Ralston 27-25-27, Charter Oak-Ute 25-12-25
  • Boyer Valley 25-25-25, West Harrison 19-17-13


  • (3-2) Bedford 25-21-21-25-15, East Union 15-25-25-16-9
  • (3-0) Carroll 25-25-25, Carlisle 11-21-22
  • (2-1) CB Abraham Lincoln 16-25-18, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 25-11-16
  • (2-0) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 13-7
  • (2-0) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 25-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 22-16
  • (2-0) Melcher-Dallas 25-25, Orient-Macksburg 8-11
  • (3-2) Mount Ayr 25-22-18-25-15, Lenox 15-25-25-19-11
  • (3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 8-4-8
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, East Mills 18-18-13
  • (3-2) West Central Valley 27-18-22-25-15, Madrid 25-25-25-21-8

Wacha Flirts With No-Hitter, Cards Win


September 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman’s infield single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to close in on the NL Central title.

Making his ninth career start, Wacha came about as close as possible to finishing off the third no-hitter in the majors this season. Instead, he became the third pitcher to have a bid broken up with one out to go.

Zimmerman hit a chopper just over Wacha’s glove – the pitcher said he thought it nicked his mitt – and the ball bounced slowly toward shortstop. A charging Pete Kozma grabbed it with his bare hand and whipped a throw to first that was a little wide, pulling Matt Adams off the bag just as Zimmerman arrived.

Chiefs Getting Off to Fast Starts this Season


September 24th, 2013 by Jim Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are all about fast starts these days.

They’ve started fast in games, taking the lead in the first quarter of each of them, and carrying that advantage into halftime twice. And they’ve started fast on the season, beating the Jaguars, Cowboys and Eagles to surpass their win total from all of last year.

While that may seem like something to scoff about so early in the season, consider that Kansas City never led a game in regulation until Week 9 a year ago.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid insisted that he’d rather score most than first, but he also said there’s value in getting on the board early. It helps build confidence while also allowing a team to settle in for the rest of the game.

Monday High School Volleyball Scores


September 24th, 2013 by Chris Parks

  • (3-0) Essex 25-25-25, West Nodaway 12-6-15
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Southwest Valley 12-23-21
  • (3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 12-15-16
  • (3-1) Nishnabotna 24-25-25-25 Rock Port 26-9-16-15

Cardinals Eliminate Nationals from Playoff Chase


September 24th, 2013 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Beltran homered, Adam Wainwright earned his 18th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 4-3 on Monday night, eliminating the Nationals from playoff contention.

Looking for their first NL Central title since 2009, the Cardinals maintained a two-game lead over Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and reduced their magic number to four.

All three teams are headed to the postseason. The Reds and Pirates both won Monday night, clinching at least a wild-card berth when Washington lost.

St. Louis secured no worse than a wild card on Sunday.