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8AM Sportscast 04-04-2013

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April 4th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Iowa bids for NIT crown

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to close out the basketball season as NIT champions when they take on Baylor this (Thursday) evening in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Hawkeyes are 25-12 and advanced to the title game with a 71-60 victory over Maryland in Tuesday night’s semifinal round. They take on a Baylor team that is 22-14 and posted a 76-70 win over BYU on Tuesday night. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says a victory would be a great way to cap off the season.

Sophomore forward Aaron White says after missing out on the NCAA Tournament the Hawkeyes have made the most out of this opportunity. Freshman guard Mike Gessell says the Hawks are playing their best basketball of the season. It will be the final game in the Hawkeye career of Eric May and he would like to go out with a victory.

A victory would give Iowa its first NIT title. Baylor is is trying to become the first Big 12 team to win the tournament. Pre-game coverage on KJAN begins at 7-p.m., with the tipoff at 8.

Pennington lifts D’backs over Cards in 16th inning

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington’s single in the 16th inning brought home Jason Kubel from second to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 10-9 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a game that didn’t end until early Thursday. At 5 hours and 32 minutes, it was the longest home game in Diamondbacks history as far as time elapsed and tied for the longest at home in terms of innings.

Yadier Molina drove in three runs, including a leadoff home run that put St. Louis up 8-7 in the seventh, but Aaron Hill’s RBI single tied it at 8 before both teams scored a run in the 12th. The Diamondbacks came from behind four times to either take the lead or tie the game. Paul Goldschmidt and Martin Prado each hit a two-run homer, and Gerardo Parra homered, tripled and singled for the Diamondbacks.

New Iowa WR coach seeks to boost pass attack

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April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It wouldn’t be fair to pin Iowa’s underperforming passing game on its wide receivers. It was everyone’s fault. The Hawkeyes ranked 102nd in the nation with 187.4 yards passing and third-worst with just seven TD passes. Wide receivers coach Erik Campbell has been replaced with Bobby Kennedy, who worked at Texas with offensive coordinator Greg Davis.

Kennedy says he’s been impressed by Iowa’s enthusiasm and desire to improve. Kennedy says he can tell the Hawkeyes were embarrassed by a 4-8 record and want to turn the program around.

Lolo Jones commits to Drake Relays

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April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake Relays director Brian Brown says Des Moines native Lolo Jones has committed to run in her hometown meet later this month. Jones won the 100-meter hurdles every year from 2005-08 at Drake. She then lost three straight before pulling out in 2012, an Olympic year, because of poor weather conditions. Jones will compete against rival Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper for a $50,000 purse, the largest ever offered in the U.S. Jones finished fourth in the 100 hurdles at the London Games, while Harper won the silver medal and Wells took bronze.

370 Special Olympics Iowa Athletes Compete at Spring Games in Council Bluffs

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April 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

Council Bluffs , IA – The Special Olympics Iowa Southwest Area Track and Field Spring Games will be held Tuesday, April 16 at the Iowa Western Community College track complex in Council Bluffs. “We are thrilled to have 370 athletes participating in the competition this year,” said SOIA Southwest Area Assistant Director Will Schafer.

 The athletes range in age from 8 to 80 and represent Carroll, Crawford, Freemont, Harrison, Mills, Shelby and Pottawattamie counties. They will compete in track and field events, tennis, softball and the turbo javelin throw, developmental events and wheelchair races.
Ms. Iowa United States 2013 Kayla Helget will be the keynote speaker during the Opening Ceremonies that begin at 9:45 a.m. The Girl Scouts “Spirit of Nebraska” Honor Guard will present the colors and one of their members will sing the national anthem.
“Special Olympics brings out the champion in all of us, and this event is the perfect example of hundreds of people making this day a success for our athletes,” said Schafer. “Iowa Western Community College has played a vital role in keeping our games going year after year. They provide not only the venue for the competition, but also hundreds of volunteers.”
More than 230 volunteers representing various schools and student councils will volunteer on April 16 and include: Harlan Community and Shelby County Catholic Schools, IKM Manning Schools, Lewis Central Schools, Sidney Community Schools, St. Albert Catholic High School, and South Page Schools. Employees of the Union Pacific Railroad and members of the West End Optimist Club of Council Bluffs will also volunteer at the event.
First place winners at the Spring Games will compete at the Special Olympics Iowa State Summer Games May 23-25 at Iowa State University in Ames. The Summer Games are one of seven statewide competitions held in various locations during the year. Nearly 3,000 athletes from across Iowa compete at the Summer Games.
Special Olympics Iowa is a nonprofit organization serving Iowans with intellectual disabilities since 1968. SOIA provides year-round training and competitions in 23 Olympic-type sports for nearly 11,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners representing each of Iowa’s 99 counties.
For more information, visit www.soiowa.org or call 515-986-5520.

8AM Sportscast 04-03-2013

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April 3rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Golf Results

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April 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

BOYS:

  • Shenandoah 172, Clarinda 217
  • Villisca 203, Nishnabotna 207, SW Iowa 214 (Medalist – Tyler Beam, Nishnabotna 44)

GIRLS:

  • Clarinda 184, Shenandoah 231 (Medalist – Ellie Shane, Clarinda 42, Runner-Up – Beth Anderson, Clarinda 46)
  • Villisca 281, SW Iowa 299 (Medalist – Logan Doty, SWI 59)

Tuesday Soccer Results

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April 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

BOYS:

  • Riverside 3, Tri-Center 0
  • Kuemper Catholic 2, Harlan 2 (Kuemper 3-0 on penalty kicks)
  • Thomas Jefferson 2, Denison-Schleswig 0
  • Omaha Gross 4, Abraham Lincoln 0

GIRLS:

  • Tri-Center 5, Riverside 0
  • Nodaway Valley/Adair-Casey/West Central Valley 5, Missouri Valley 0
  • Abraham Lincoln 4, Sioux City West 0

 

Clarinda Cardinals Relays

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April 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

  1. Griswold 148
  2. Treynor 105
  3. Corning 75
  4. Bedford 53
  5. Mount Ayr 36
  6. Sidney 34
  7. Lenox 33
  8. Saint Albert 24
  9. Stanton 23
  10. Villisca 21
  11. Essex 20
  12. Riverside 11
  13. East Mills 6

Griswold Winners:
Rebekah Topham 3000, 400, 400 hurdles
Larissa Backhaus 200
4×400 relay
4×800 relay
1600 medley relay

Class 2-A

  1. Creston 170
  2. Glenwood 144
  3. Shenandoah 80
  4. Clarinda 70
  5. CB Thomas Jefferson 57
  6. Atlantic 49
  7. Red Oak 15
  8. Lewis Central 2

Atlantic Highlights:
In the field events Tiffany Williams finished 5th with a jump of 4’6”. Our distance races came out strong again, with a 3rd place finish from Savannah Sorensen in the 3000 in a time of 12.29 and a 5th place finish from Justice Parker in 13.14. The 4×8 team of Siggins, Schmitt, Steffens, and Williams  dropped over 15 seconds from their time at the indoor meet running 11.12 for a 4th place finish. The shuttle hurdle team of Mackenzie Holmes, Brandi Smith, Aly Siggins, and Laeni Pelzer finished 6th in 1.20. Holmes also competed in the 100m finishing 6th in 13.68. The distance medley team of Johnk, Pelzer, Erin Shannon, and Hanna King finished 6th in 5.14. In the 400m, Aly Siggins dropped her time from the previous meet by two seconds finishing 3rd in 1.07.40. Holmes and Smith ran the 100m hurdles, with Holmes finishing 6th in 17.72 and Smith finishing at 19.50. Williams came out strong in the 800m dropping her time again to 2.34.96 finishing 3rd, with Parker coming in at 3.01.59. Williams also was strong in the 1500m with a run of 5.14.90, placing her 2nd overall, and Sorensen ran a 6.07 in the race. The 4×1 team of Pelzer, Holmes, Smith, and Johnk finished 5th with a time of 57.15, and the 4×4 team of Schmitt, King, Steffens, and Pelzer finished in 5.14.