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7AM Sportscast 10-27-12

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October 27th, 2012 by admin

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Regional High School Volleyball Scores from Fri., Oct. 26th 2012


October 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A Region 2 Semifinals
Stanton 3 Bedford 0
Ar-We-Va 3 Woodbine 0

Class 1A Region 3 Semifinals
East Union 3 Murray 0
Grandview Park Baptist 3 Adair-Casey 2

Class 2A Region 2 Semifinals
St. Albert 3 Underwood 0
Hinton 3 Maple Valley 1

Class 2A Region 3 Semifinals
Treynor 3 Griswold 0
Des Moines Christian 3 Nodaway Valley 0

Class 2A Region 4 Semifinals
Kuemper Catholic 3 IKM-Manning 0

Pheasant season opens today (Saturday, Oct. 27th)

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Daily polls track the progress of the ups and downs in the presidential race in Iowa — but a poll taken a couple of months ago shows optimism for one of the most popular hunting seasons opening today (Saturday). D-N-R wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz  conducts the annual roadside pheasant survey — and after five years of lagging numbers — he says the bird population was up 17 to 20-percent. Things may even be a little better than the poll indicated, as Bogenschutz says they depend on the morning dew to push the birds out where they can be counted.

“You know for good dew, you need good soil moisture and that wasn’t very abundant in Iowa this August, so the counts maybe didn’t capture everything that was out there,” Bogenschutz explained. “They are what they are and we’ve been hearing some things anecdotally, people running the combines have been seeing a few birds out there where they didn’t see any last year, so I think we’ve got a good first step toward bouncing the numbers back.” While the dew provides some margin for error in the pheasant poll, Bogenschutz can usually get a pretty good idea from it of how many ringnecks hunters will bag.

He says they can look at the numbers and make an estimate of the harvest. “This year I’m estimating we’ll probably harvest somewhere between 150 and 200-thousand birds — compared to only a hundred thousand last year — so a little bump up compared to last year, a good start,” Bogenschutz says. Another factor in favor of the hunters is the progress of the harvest, with is over 90-percent complete for corn and soybeans. “For the opener that’s going to be a plus for the hunters that are out there, all those standing crops won’t be available to hide the birds, so that might actually improve (the hunt) success wise,” he explained.

Birds trying to stay alive and away from hunters usually have some standing corn or beans to use for a getaway. “You know in a normal year only 50-percent of the corn usually’s out by the opener and this year it’s essentially all out,” Bogenschutz says, “and that will help hunters in finding birds.” Bird populations have been down the last five years due in part to bad weather.

(Radio Iowa)

Nishna Valley Trail meeting to be held Monday

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Nishna Valley Trails group are inviting the public to attend an open meeting of the Nishna Valley Trails association, in support of the future development of the T-Bone Trail and other recreational trails in Atlantic and Cass County. The meeting will take place on Monday, October 29 th , 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, off 14 th street in Atlantic. The agenda will include a report on conversations with the railroad, updates on trail development efforts, and mapping a vision for the future. For further information, contact Ed or Myra Kail at 712-243-4265.

Iowa St signs USC transfer Maurice Jones


October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former USC point guard Maurice Jones will transfer to Iowa State and be eligible to play for the Cyclones starting with the 2013-14 season. Jones, who averaged 13 points and 3.5 assists for the Trojans last season, signed a financial aid agreement with Iowa State on Thursday. Jones will be a junior next season. But he won’t be able to play for the Cyclones until the end of the fall semester, or roughly mid-December of 2013. Jones, a 5-foot-7 native of Saginaw, Mich., led all Pac-12 players in minutes last season. He also led the Trojans in points, assists, steals and 3-pointers. Jones will be among those in line to replace Cyclones point guard Korie Lucious, a Michigan State transfer eligible to play this year.

The Associated Press Preseason Men’s Top Twenty Five


October 26th, 2012 by Jim Field

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011-12 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2011-12 final ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592 16
2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568 17
3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453 1
4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292 7
5. Michigan 24-10 1,290 13
6. NC State 24-13 1,270
7. Kansas 32-7 1,210 6
8. Duke 27-7 1,094 8
9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062 2
10. Florida 26-11 936 25
11. North Carolina 32-6 904 4
12. Arizona 23-12 902
13. UCLA 19-14 840
14. Michigan St. 29-8 789 5
15. Missouri 30-5 664 3
16. Creighton 29-6 622 19
17. Memphis 26-9 539
18. UNLV 26-9 488 23
19. Baylor 30-8 486 9
20. San Diego St. 26-8 463 22
21. Gonzaga 26-7 384
22. Notre Dame 22-12 297
23. Wisconsin 26-10 285 14
24. Cincinnati 26-11 120
25. Florida St. 25-10 101 10

Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

8AM Sportscast 10-26-2012

Podcasts, Sports

October 26th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Regional Volleyball


October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Thursday Regional Volleyball Results

Class 3-A Regional Semifinals
(3-2) Red Oak 25-25-22-22-15, Clarinda 22-13-25-25-13
(3-0) ADM 25-25-25, I-35 11-19-11

Class 4-A Regional Semifinals
(3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Perry 6-14-12
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-27, Glenwood 19-18-25
(3-0) Bishop Heelan Catholic 25-25-25, Carroll 15-23-21
(3-0) Dallas Center-Grimes 25-25-25, Winterset 23-15-20

Class 5-A Regional Semifinals
(3-0) Abraham Lincoln 26-27-25, Waukee 24-25-21

Friday Regional Volleyball Schedule

Class 1-A Regional Semifinals (7:00)
@ Adair:  Adair-Casey vs. Grandview Park Baptist
@ Guthrie Center:  Guthrie Center vs. Glidden-Ralston
@ Afton:  East Union vs. Murray
@ Corning:  Bedford vs. Stanton
@ Woodbine:  Woodbine vs. Ar-We-Va

Class 2-A Regional Semifinals (7:00)
@ Treynor:  Treynor vs. Griswold
@ Carroll:  Kuemper Catholic vs. IKM-Manning
@ Council Bluffs:  St. Albert vs. Underwood
@ Urbandale:  Des Moines Christian vs. Nodaway Valley

Hawkeyes, Wildcats hoping to bounce back


October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Northwestern and Iowa have spent the past week trying to get over crushing home defeats. Northwestern (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) blew a 12-point lead midway through the fourth quarter and lost a heartbreaker to Nebraska, 29-28, last Saturday. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 2-1) let Penn State jump out to an early lead and got crushed, 38-14, in one of the worst losses of coach Kirk Ferentz’s 14-year tenure. Those losses have given Northwestern and Iowa an added sense of urgency heading into Saturday’s matchup in Evanston. Both teams are on the verge of being out of contention in the Big Ten Legends Division.

Baylor’s struggling D meets ISU’s scuffling O


October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State could not have picked a better time to host the nation’s worst defense. Quarterbacks Steele Jantz and Jared Barnett have both earned and lost the starting job in the past three months. Coach Paul Rhoads won’t let anyone know the starter until Saturday night’s game against Baylor. The Bears (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) have given up 70, 49 and 56 points in the past three weeks, all losses. Baylor’s porous defense will meet up with Iowa State (4-3, 1-3) and its stagnant offense Saturday night — a matchup between teams with major issues and little time to get them fixed.