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IWCC Baseball Player Signs with the Red Sox

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop Deven Marrero, their first-round pick in this month’s draft. The team also announced on Wednesday the signings of right-hander Justin Haley, its sixth-round choice, and center fielder Iseha Conklin, a 19th-round selection. Marrero, signed to a bonus of $2.05 million, was the 24th overall pick of the draft and will be assigned to short-season Single-A Lowell. In three seasons at Arizona State, he batted .325 with 12 homers, 95 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 150 games. Haley was 8-4 with a 3.08 ERA in two seasons with Fresno State. Conklin batted .393 this year as a freshman at Iowa Western Community College. The Red Sox have signed nine of their first 11 picks and a total of 14.

Atlantic Girls Track Team Members Earn Academic Honors

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June 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

Congratulations to the Atlantic girls track team.  The average GPA for the second semester was 3.29.  This qualifies the 26 team members for “Academic All-State” honors as a team.  Team members Taylor Barry, Marissa Berns, Paige Kennon, Melanie Nielsen, Makenzie Holmes, Kristin Johnk, Erin Shannon and Brienna Steffens helped the effort by earning perfect 4.0 grade points.

Paige Kennon received the prestigious individual “Academic All-State” award.  In order to win this award you have to have a cumulative grade point of 3.8, an ACT score of 28 and must have participated in the state track meet.

Congratulations also to the seven members who received Hawkeye 10 “Academic All-Conference” awards.  They include Paige Kennon, Taylor Barry, Ali Krogman, Melanie Nielsen, Marissa Berns, Sam Petersen and Sam McConnell.

(from Bruce Henderson)

Girls State Soccer Tournament to Move To Des Moines’ Cownie Soccer Park

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June 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union selected Des Moines’ James W. Cownie Soccer Park as the new home of the Iowa Girls State Soccer Tournament at its June 20th meeting.
The Cownie Soccer Park will serve as the host venue for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Iowa Girls State Soccer Tournaments. The IGHSAU also reviewed host proposals from the City of Muscatine and the Cedar Valley Sports Commission.
“We are pleased to bring the Girls State Soccer Tournament to Des Moines,” said Mike Dick, Executive Director of the IGHSAU. “This was an extremely difficult decision. Muscatine and Cedar Valley both have outstanding soccer venues. However, I have been impressed with the many improvements that have been made at the Cownie Soccer Park. It is a top-notch soccer facility and will be a great venue for state tournament teams and their fans.”
Muscatine has served as the home of the Iowa Girls State Soccer Tournament since the IGHSAU sanctioned girls soccer in 1998.
“This has been a bittersweet day. We are excited to bring state soccer to Des Moines, but we can’t thank the city of Muscatine, Muscatine High School and the Muscatine Parks and Recreation staff enough for the outstanding job they have done hosting the state soccer tournament,” said Dick. “We have built some great relationships with some terrific people over the last 15 years.”
The James W. Cownie Soccer Park has 12 soccer fields. The four fields that will be utilized during the state soccer tournament have lights and the championship field has bleacher seating for 2,000 people along with a press box.  Another field seats 750 people.
The park has undergone 1.8 million dollars in renovations that include 12 completely rebuilt fields, new drainage, irrigation and sports turf sod.  The park serves as the home venue for the Drake and Grand View University soccer teams. Cownie Park has also hosted the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Championships, along with NAIA men’s and women’s soccer championships.

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Tuesday High School Baseball Results

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Atlantic 11, St. Albert 1 (5 inn – Austin Conrad homered)
  • Creston 14, Shenandoah 11
  • Denison-Schleswig 7, Lewis Central 6 (8 inn)
  • Glenwood 14, Red Oak 4 (6 inn)
  • Kuemper Catholic 7, Harlan 3

Rolling Hills:

  • Exira-EHK 9, Walnut 5
  • Orient-Macksburg 7, Glidden-Ralston 6

Others:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, Woodward-Granger 1
  • Abraham Lincoln 13-5, Thomas Jefferson 5-2 (2nd game 8 inn)
  • East Union 9, Lenox 8
  • Essex 13, East Mills 3
  • IKM-Manning 7, Ar-We-Va 4
  • Logan-Magnolia 15, Whiting 2
  • Mount Ayr 5, Corning 3
  • Nishnabotna 10, Stanton 2
  • Ogden 3, West Central Valley 2 (8 inn)
  • Ridge View 11, West Harrison 0 (5 inn)
  • Villisca 10, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 8

 

Tuesday High School Softball Results

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Carroll 10, Atlantic 0
  • Creston 12, Shenandoah 0
  • Denison-Schleswig 7, Lewis Central 2
  • Harlan 12, Kuemper Catholic 0
  • Glenwood 1, Red Oak 0

Western Iowa Tourney:

  • Treynor 8, Riverside 0
  • Underwood 4, Griswold 0
  • Semifinal: Treynor 10, Underwood 0 (5 inn)
  • Tri-Center 3, Audubon 2
  • A-H-S-T 8, Missouri Valley 7
  • Semifinal: Tri-Center 10, A-H-S-T 5

Rolling Hills:

  • Walnut 3, Exira-EHK 2
  • Orient-Macksburg 6, Glidden-Ralston 2

Others:

  • Essex 20, East Mills 13
  • Fremont-Mills 11, Villisca 1
  • Nishnabotna 9, Stanton 8 (10)
  • Panorama 11, Guthrie Center 2
  • Ridge View 11, West Harrison 1
  • Villisca 7, St. Albert 5
  • Woodward-Granger 4, Coon Rapids-Bayard 0
  • Logan-Magnolia 10, Whiting 0
  • Charter Oak-Ute 5, Woodbine 0

Verlander, Tigers hold off Cardinals 6-3

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander allowed one earned run in seven innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Verlander (7-4) retired 12 of the first 13 hitters he faced and worked out of a seventh-inning jam to help Detroit hold on. He struck out Allen Craig with the bases loaded with his final pitch. Verlander allowed five hits and walked four, striking out only three. Joaquin Benoit worked the eighth, and Phil Coke pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the year. Lance Lynn (10-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked two. Austin Jackson hit a two-run double for the Tigers, part of their three-run second inning.

Florida State’s 4-1 victory ousts Bruins from CWS

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Scott Sitz gave up five hits and struck out eight in a season-high 6 2-3 innings, and Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night. Florida State (50-16) plays Arizona on Thursday, needing to beat the Wildcats twice to reach the championship round. No. 2 national seed UCLA (48-16) was knocked out a day after No. 1 Florida was eliminated from the opposite bracket. Sitz (4-3) had not made it through five innings in six of his previous seven outings. The junior held the Bruins to two singles through five innings and struck out the side in the sixth after UCLA loaded the bases. UCLA starter Zack Weiss (3-3) was pulled after getting just one out. Bases-loaded walks in the opening inning produced the Seminoles’ first two runs.

Fla St. CWS player suspended after shoplifting arrest

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June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store. The suspension was announced a few hours before the Seminoles faced UCLA in the College World Series. Holland was the Seminoles’ designated hitter in their first two CWS games. The infielder was batting .243 for the season, and appeared in 41 games, 16 as a starter. Martin said that Holland “made a serious error in judgment.” The coach said the university would have no further comment. Omaha police said security at the Scheels store spotted the 19-year-old Holland and 23-year-old Steve Holland about 4:20 p.m. Monday changing the price tag on merchandise. The two attempted to purchase the items for the lower price. It was unknown if or how the Hollands were related. The men were booked for shoplifting and released after posting bond.

Principal in, Glen Oaks out for Champions Tour

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June 19th, 2012 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Principal Financial Group will remain the title sponsor of the Champions Tour event in Iowa through 2015, even though Glen Oaks Country Club isn’t currently planning to host the event in 2013.

Principal says Tuesday that is has signed a three-year deal to stay on as the main sponsor of the event. Tournament organizers say that Glen Oaks has recently indicated it won’t host the event next year and that they’re aggressively exploring other options in greater Des Moines.

Glen Oaks, in West Des Moines, has hosted every Champions Tour event but one since the circuit began visiting Iowa in 2001. There was no immediate word on why the club has decided not to host the event.