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Court upholds conviction in Iowa coach’s death

News, Sports

September 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a mentally ill man who shot his former football coach in the school’s weight room. Mark Becker had argued that he was legally insane when he shot Aplington-Parkersburg High School Coach Ed Thomas in June 2009. A jury found Becker guilty and rejected his insanity defense. Doctors testified at the trial that Becker is a paranoid schizophrenic but they disagreed over whether he knew right from wrong when he shot Thomas. Becker’s lawyers argued that jurors were given incorrect instructions about the legal definition of insanity.

The Iowa Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed one instruction was incorrect but said jurors were given another instruction that correctly defined insanity. Taken together, the court says jurors were properly instructed.

8AM Sportscast 09-08-2011

Podcasts, Sports

September 8th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Play

Iowa to open Big 10 hoops season vs. Purdue

Sports

September 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa men’s basketball team will open Big Ten play at home against Purdue on Dec. 28. The Big Ten released its full schedule Wednesday, which includes Nebraska for the first time. The Hawkeyes will host the Boilermakers, Ohio State and Michigan in their first three league home games. The Huskers make their first trip to Carver-Hawkeye Arena as a Big Ten rival on Jan. 26. Iowa opens the season on Nov. 11 against Chicago State.

Iowa-Iowa State Rivalry Remains Strong

Sports

September 7th, 2011 by Jim Field

     AMES, Iowa (AP) – The series between Iowa and Iowa State, once put on ice for more than 40 years because of bad blood, appears to be stronger than ever.  Saturday’s matchup in Ames is sold out, something Cyclones officials can rarely count on for any other opponent. Iowa recently worked with the Big Ten to ensure the series continues when the league goes to a nine-game schedule in 2017.  The passion both fan bases have for this matchup was also evident in the recent furor over the new Cy-Hawk rivalry trophy, which is being redesigned.  Iowa (1-0) has won three straight over Iowa State (1-0), which rallied to beat Northern Iowa 20-19 in its opener.

Baylor Raised Issues over A&M to SEC

Sports

September 7th, 2011 by Jim Field

     COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – The Associated Press has obtained an email indicating that it was Baylor that raised the specter of legal action to stop Texas A&M from leaving the Big 12.  The email was sent late Tuesday by Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe to Mike Slive, his counterpart at the SEC.  It says the Southeastern Conference will need to ask each Big 12 school to waive their legal rights to clear the way for Texas A&M to join the SEC. Beebe says: “I recognize that this issue has been raised due to Baylor University’s indication that its governing board has not waived the university’s rights” to take legal action.  Beebe had sent a letter to Slive on Sept. 2 saying that the Big 
12 “and its members” would not go to court to sue the SEC or its 12 member schools over Texas A&M as long as the deal was secured by Thursday afternoon.  Beebe then sent Tuesday night’s email around the time that SEC presidents and chancellors were voting on an application from Texas A&M to join by next summer. Beebe told Slive, “I regret any confusion on this issue.”  Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin told the AP in an interview that Tuesday’s email was “really a violation of trust” on the part of Beebe. The Big 12 did not immediately return a message left seeking comment Wednesday afternoon.

8AM Sportscast 09-07-2011

Podcasts, Sports

September 7th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Play

Clarinda Cross Country Meet Results

Sports

September 7th, 2011 by Jim Field

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Shenandoah  65
  2. Griswold 74
  3. Gretna, NE  100
  4. Corning  109
  5. Winnetonka 111
  6. Atlantic  127
  7. Glenwood  144
  8. Nebraska City  227
  9. Clarinda  267
  10. Bedford 329

Individuals:

  • 1.  Rebekah Topham (Griswold)  15:41
  • 6.  Ali Krogman (Atlantic)  17:36
  • 7.  Jordyn Sindt (Griswold)  17:54
  • 18.  Larissa Backhaus (Griswold)  18:29
  • 20.  Alex Hartwig (Atlantic)  18:35
  • 22.  Alyx Flippin (Griswold)  18:55
  • 26.  Bailey Powers (Griswold)  19:08
  • 30.  Allison Young (Griswold)  19:18
  • 32.  Alisha Hinzmann (Atlantic)  19:33
  • 33.  Liz Siggins (Atlantic) 19:38
  • 36.  Caroline Trewet (Atlantic)  19:46
  • 38.  Meghan Plambeck (Atlantic)  19:50

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Shenandoah  47
  2. Gretna, NE  81
  3. Red Oak  129
  4. Atlantic  139
  5. Clarinda  178
  6. Tarkio, MO  234
  7. Nebraska City  244
  8. Griswold  246
  9. Corning  262

Individuals:

  • 1.  Tim Grundmayer (Gretna)  17:21
  • 16.  Xavier Olivio (Griswold)  19:12
  • 19.  Tian Siggins (Atlantic)  19:28
  • 23.  Josiah Williams (Atlantic)  19:41
  • 28.  Sam Bateman (Atlantic)  20:19
  • 33. Preston Hoye (Atlantic)  20:27
  • 36.  Derek VobSeggern (Atlantic)  20:34
  • 48.  Tyrel Peters (Griswold)  21:45
  • 58.  Mason Anstey (Griswold)  22:32
  • Zak Doty (Griswold)  22:36
  • Logan Potter (Griswold)  24:12

Tuesday High School Volleyball Results

Sports

September 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Clarinda 25-25-25, Atlantic 19-16-18 (stats below)
  • (3-1) Harlan 25-23-25-25, Creston 10-25-17-18
  • (3-2) Lewis Central 26-23-25-23-15, Kuemper Catholic 24-25-13-25-11
  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-29-25, Glenwood 16-27-23
  • (3-2) Shenandoah 22-25-23-25-15, Denison-Schleswig 25-21-25-20-10

Rolling Hills:

  • (3-0) Adair-Casey 25-25-25, CAM 17-15-22
  • (3-1) Iowa Christian Academy 25-25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 23-20-27-22
  • (3-0) Walnut 26-25-25, Exira-EHK 24-19-20

Western Iowa:

  • (3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Audubon 22-17-17
  • (2-1) Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 22-25-15, Missouri Valley 25-14-2
  • (2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, West Monona 11-11
  • (3-2) Woodbine 21-25-22-25-15, A-H-S-T 25-17-25-12-10

Others:

  • (3-1) Bedford 23-25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 25-19-20-12
  • (3-0) Carroll 25-25-25, Boone 21-21-17
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Van Meter 17-22-20
  • (3-0) Corning 26-25-25, Mount Ayr 24-7-12
  • (3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Lenox 10-9-16
  • (3-2) Essex 19-20-25-25-16, Fremont-Mills 25-25-16-22-14
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 25-24-25-25, Ogden 6-26-9-20
  • (2-0) Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25-25, West Monona 12-13
  • (3-0) Nishnabotna 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-6-7
  • (3-2) Panorama 16-25-22-25-15, West Central Valley 25-21-25-20-13

Atlantic Stats:

Hitters:

  • Nora Walker      6/8  4 kills
  • Sam Petersen    12/16  3 kills
  • Katie Groves       9/13   3 kills
  • Sam McConnell    8/10   3 kills
  • Shelby Worth        4/7    1 kill

Assists:

  • Paige Kennon       8
  • Shelby Worth       5

Digs:

  • Katie Groves         26
  • McKenzie Holmes      19

Servers:

  • Paige Kennon          8/8
  • Sam Petersen        5/6       1 Ace
  • Shelby Worth        11/12
  • Katie Groves           7/7
  • Sam McConnell         9/11

Blocks:

  • Sam Petersen        2
  • Katie Groves          2
  • Sam McConnell      2

Coach Jahnke Says:
After starting the match off well we lost the momentum and were not able to gain it back. Our serve receive game was not where it needed to be tonight and as a result our offense was never able to get going.   I thought we played very tentative and tight as we faced our first home crowd of the season. I think it also showed that Clarinda has 7 matches under their belt to our 1 match. Clarinda is a good team who used the very tactics against us that we attempt to deploy on our opponents. The positives are that we learned where our weak points are. We will learn and grow from this.

Injuries, Age, Inexperience Abound for KC Offense

Sports

September 6th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel is banged up. Tight end Tony Moeaki is done for the year, and nobody knows when wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin will be back from a thumb injury.  Yet Kansas City somehow believes its offense is even better than last year, when it featured the most potent rushing attack in the NFL. Even with an offensive line that might be considered at turns either old, inexperienced and lacking in depth.  The Chiefs only managed four touchdowns all of preseason, but
running back Thomas Jones says that shouldn’t matter. He believes that scoring punch will return when the Chiefs hit the field for real on Sunday in their season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

Iowa Shows Signs of Progress With ISU Up Next

Sports

September 6th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s coaching staff spent eight months wondering what the rebuilt Hawkeyes would look like.  Last week’s 34-7 win over Tennessee Tech didn’t shed a ton of light on Iowa’s prospects for 2011, thanks to terrible conditions and an overmatched opponent.  That should change this weekend, when the Hawkeyes play at rival Iowa State. Iowa (1-0) has won three straight over the Cyclones (1-0), but coach Kirk Ferentz is still just 6-6 against Iowa State in his 12 years in Iowa City.  Iowa State opened the year with a 20-19 win over Northern Iowa.