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Cardinals Win World Series!

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October 29th, 2011 by Chris Parks

     MLB-WORLD SERIES GAME 7
     Cardiac Cards sit atop baseball world
     ST. LOUIS. (AP) – The cardiac St. Louis Cardinals are World
Series champions for the 11th time after beating the Texas Rangers
6-2 in Game 7 of the 107th World Series. It’s their second World
Series title in six years.
     Cardinals’ ace Chris Carpenter got the win. He was pitching on
three days’ rest and went six innings, allowing two runs on six
hits, striking out five. Four relievers followed Carpenter with
Jason Motte (maht) getting the save with a scoreless ninth. Motte
was six-for-six in save opportunities in the postseason.
     The Cards rallied to win the final two games of the series,
falling behind in both those must-win games. But that just capped a
series of comebacks for St. Louis, which was written off by most
experts before putting on a dramatic late-season run.
     The World Series triumph ends a wicked two-month run for the
Cards, who were 10-1/2 games out of the playoffs in late August.
They made the playoffs on the final day of the season as the wild
card. They needed five games to beat Philadelphia in the first
round, went six against Milwaukee in the NL championship series and
went the distance against the Rangers. Texas failed in its second
straight trip to the Fall Classic and has never won a World Series.
     Cards manager Tony La Russa won his third World Series title. He
won in 1989 with Oakland in the American League, and with St. Louis
in 2006 and this season.
    
     MLB-WORLD SERIES-MVP
     Freese named MVP for heroics, dramatics
     ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese,
the hometown boy made good, is the MVP of the World Series. He hit
a two-run double in the first inning of Game 7 and batted .348 with
a homer and seven RBIs for the Series.
     Freese is the sixth player to win the NLCS MVP and World Series
MVP in the same year. He had a record 21 RBIs in the postseason.
     His two-run double in the first inning of Game 7 tied the game
at 2-2. After the Cards were down to their final strike in Game 6,
Freese was the hero of that wild 10-9 Cards victory, hitting a
walkoff home run in the 11th inning that forced Game 7.
     Freese got some competition in the hero department from Allen
Craig, whose pinch-hit single delivered the victory in the opening
game of the World Series. Craig hit an opposite field home run in
the third inning for the go-ahead run. Craig also saved a run in
the sixth when he made a leaping catch to rob Nelson Cruz of a home
run.

Friday 1A/2A Regional Volleyball Semi-Finals Scores 10-28-2011

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October 29th, 2011 by Chris Parks

Fri 10/28/2011
(3-0) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 25-25-25, Preston 18-23-20
(3-0) Bishop Garrigan, Algona 25-25-25, West Bend-Mallard 16-21-23
(3-1) Boyden-Hull 25-23-25-25, George-Little Rock 15-25-14-17
(3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Earlham 23-16-21
(3-0) Corning 25-25-25, Lamoni 18-20-23
(3-0) Davis County, Bloomfield 25-25-27, Mediapolis 22-22-25
(3-0) Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, North Cedar, Stanwood 8-7-12
(3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Moravia 12-20-15
(3-0) Gilbert 25-25-25, Des Moines Christian 19-23-21
(3-0) Grundy Center 25-25-25, AGWSR, Ackley 11-8-11
(3-0) Holy Trinity Catholic 25-25-25, New London 16-13-11
(3-2) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 14-25-25-24-15, Roland-Story 25-23-16-26-13
(3-0) LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-25-25, Kingsley-Pierson 13-11-13
(3-0) Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 20-19-19
(3-0) Mount Vernon 25-25-25, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 11-16-20
(3-0) North Mahaska 25-25-25, Twin Cedars 16-19-24
(3-2) River Valley 22-26-25-22-17, AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-24-17-25-15
(3-0) Sheldon 25-25-25, Clarion-Goldfield 18-18-12
(3-1) Sioux Center 25-25-24-25, Unity Christian 22-20-26-22
(3-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Clarinda 18-15-16
(3-0) Stanton 25-28-25, Nishnabotna 10-26-15
(3-1) Sumner-Fredericksburg 19-25-25-25, Wapsie Valley 25-12-9-18
(3-0) Western Christian 25-25-25, Hinton 16-16-21
(3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, East Greene 16-10-10
 
Regional Final Schedule
All played Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 7:00pm
 
1A Region 3 @ Corning: Corning vs. Stanton
1A Region 5 @ Adel: Coon Rapids-Bayard vs. Woodward Granger
 
2A Region 1 @ Cherokee: Maple Valley-Anthon Oto vs. Western Christian
2A Region 3 @ Ames: Kuemper Catholic vs. Gilbert
2A Region 4 @ Stuart: St. Albert vs. Pella Christian

Cards Replace Injured Holliday With Rookie Chambers For Game 7

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 28, 2011 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that outfielder Matt Holliday suffered a sprained right wrist last night in World Series Game 6 and will be replaced on the
Cardinals active roster by rookie outfielder Adron Chambers for tonight’s Game 7.  Chambers, 25, has appeared in 10 games during the postseason, going 1-for-5 with 2 RBI.

8AM Sportscast 10-28-2011

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October 28th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Delany: Expansion on Big Ten Backburner

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Commissioner Jim Delany insists expansion remains on the Big Ten’s back burner.  While the national landscape continues to change, Delany says his conference is “as happy as could be” with 12 members. He says the Big Ten is “not in an active mode,” and the conference is simply “monitoring” what’s happening.  Nebraska jumped from the Big 12 and started Big Ten play this year, allowing for two six-team divisions and a championship game in football.  Notre Dame is often linked to the Big Ten. Delany says he spoke to athletic director Jack Swarbrick a few months ago about hockey – not expansion.

Experienced Hawkeyes Look to Make Push in 2011-12

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – It’s been five years since the postseason was even a somewhat reasonable goal at Iowa.  The Hawkeyes finished 11-20 a year ago, but they have nearly everyone back from last year’s team that got progressively better as the season wore on.  The experience earned through a year playing under coach Fran McCaffery should put Iowa in position to be competitive in the Big Ten.  The Hawkeyes haven’t posted a winning season since former coach Steve Alford’s final team went 17-14 in 2006-07. They open the regular season Nov. 11 at home against Chicago State.

Iowa’s Marble Out with Concussion

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says sophomore guard Devyn Marble is being held out of preseason practices with a concussion.  McCaffery said Thursday during Big Ten media day in Chicago that Marble suffered a concussion less than a week into fall practice, which began on Oct. 15.  McCaffery says Marble, who averaged 5.7 points a game last season, looks and feels fine. But McCaffery says Marble still has to pass a variety of tests that “aren’t going as well.”  McCaffery also says center Andrew Brommer hurt his knee on the first day of practice and won’t be ready to play for another three weeks.  Iowa opens its season against Chicago State on Nov. 11.

Cardinals Rally Twice, Win in 11th to Force Game 7

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday night.  Freese hit a two-run triple just over a leaping Nelson Cruz to tie the score 7-7 in the ninth inning against Neftali Feliz. Then, after Josh Hamilton put Texas ahead with a two-run homer in the 10th off Jason Motte, Ryan Theriot hit an RBI groundout in the bottom half and Lance Berkman tied it 9-9 with a single.  Freese’s shot to center came off Mark Lowe.  Game 7 is Friday night.  Texas had built a 7-4 lead in the seventh when Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive home runs off Lance Lynn, and Ian Kinsler added an RBI single off Octavio Dotel.

Iowa-Minnesota Capsule

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October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

By The Associated Press
Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) at Minnesota (1-6, 0-3) Saturday, 2:42
p.m. (BTN)
Line: Iowa by 16
Series Record: Minnesota leads 60-42-2
Last Meeting: Minnesota won 27-24 in 2010
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Hawkeyes are looking for payback after being stunned by the
Gophers last season, a defeat that came to symbolize Iowa’s
late-season collapse. Minnesota just needs to prove in can compete
against Big Ten opponents after an ugly 0-3 start in the league.
KEY MATCHUP
Iowa RB Marcus Coker vs. Minnesota’s defense: Coker has rushed
for 120 yards in each of his last two games after a chat with coach
Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes would like to establish the bruising
Coker early, as they did last week in an easy win over Indiana.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Iowa: WR Keenan Davis. He should play after what Ferentz said
was a “tender” ankle, but the junior could be limited.
Minnesota: QB MarQueis Gray: Mobile quarterbacks like Gray have
been known to cause the Hawkeyes trouble in the past.
FACTS & FIGURES
Iowa has taken home “Floyd of Rosedale” eight times in the
past 10 meetings, but the pig has spent 11 months in Minneapolis
after last year’s loss…The Gophers have given up at least 41
points in each of their Big Ten games, while the Hawkeyes have
scored at least 40 in their last two…The Gophers held Iowa to
just 218 yards of offense in 2010.

Friday 1-A/2-A Regional Volleyball Semi-Finals

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October 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

(all matches begin at 7:00 p.m.)

CLASS 1-A:

  • Ar-We-Va vs. River Valley @ Woodbine
  • Lamoni vs. Corning @ Bedford
  • Stanton vs. Nishnabotna @ Tabor

CLASS 2-A

  • Kuemper Catholic vs. Roland-Story @ Jefferson
  • St.Albert vs. Clarinda Academy @ Griswold