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Westbrook, Jay, Beltran lead Cardinals over Giants


August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Westbrook threw six solid innings and Carlos Beltran hit his 26th home run as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants 8-2 Monday night. The Cardinals have won four in a row overall and seven straight at home. San Francisco had a three-game winning streak stopped. Jon Jay went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs for the Cardinals. Matt Carpenter added a two-run, bases-loaded single. Angel Pagan and Buster Posey homered for the Giants.

Pacific Coast League Baseball Scores (from 8/6/12) & Schedule for Aug. 7th


August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Monday’s Games

Reno 2, Iowa 1

Colorado Springs 10, Omaha 7

Las Vegas 4, Round Rock 1

Tucson 14, Albuquerque 11

Salt Lake 4, Oklahoma City 3, 10 innings

Fresno 2, Memphis 1, 10 innings

Nashville 5, Sacramento 3

New Orleans 9, Tacoma 4

Tuesday’s Games

Colorado Springs at Omaha, 7:05 p.m. (all times are Central Daylight Time – CDT)

Las Vegas at Round Rock, 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

Tucson at Albuquerque, 8:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Salt Lake, 8:05 p.m.

Nashville at Sacramento, 9:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m.

Memphis at Fresno, 9:05 p.m.

Cubs place Garza on DL


August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will be shut down “indefinitely,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday. Garza hasn’t pitched since he felt stiffness in his right elbow in a July 21 start at St. Louis. An MRI of his elbow showed some irritation at the tip of a bone in what is being characterized a “stress reaction.” Hoyer said Garza won’t throw for at least two weeks, but he didn’t rule out the possibility of his return this season. Garza was 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA in 18 starts. Raley was 4-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts with Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs are expected to recall left-hander Brooks Raley to make his major league debut Tuesday in San Diego.

Running back still not cleared for practice


August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Montee Ball hasn’t been cleared to practice as he recovers from a concussion sustained when he was roughed up by five men in an early morning incident near campus last week. Badgers coach Bret Bielema says the team will work Ball back into practice slowly, and hopes he will be ready for the Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Iowa.

Brad Rogers looking at new role for Iowa


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brad Rogers is trying to become the answer to one of the biggest questions hanging over the Iowa football team. Attrition caused by transfers and dismissals has stripped the Hawkeyes of any veteran talent at running back. That puts Rogers, the starting fullback last season, in the mix as the primary ball carrier, along with Damon Bullock and incoming freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill. Coach Kirk Ferentz says that because of what’s happened at the position the last couple of years, anyone who can run the ball is getting a look in preseason practice. But none of the candidates has much experience in that role. Rogers, a junior, has carried the ball only 14 times for 83 yards in his career. Bullock, a sophomore, had just 10 carries for 20 yards last fall.

8AM Sportscast 08-06-2012

Podcasts, Sports

August 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks

AtlanticFest Kids’ Ice Cream Ride

News, Sports

August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Nishna Valley Trails group  say children ages 3 through 10 are invited to take part in a bike ride as part of the AtlanticFest celebration on August 11th.  The Ice Cream Ride will be held at the Schildberg Recreation Area on the west edge of Atlantic, beginning at 11 a.m.  According to their age level, riders will ride the trails around the lakes for varying distances.  At the end of the ride, an ice cream treat awaits the participants.

The starting point will be at the west entrance to the Recreation Area, off west 2nd Street and along Buck Creek Road.  The parking area is across from the city Yard Waste Site.

The Ice Cream Ride is sponsored by the Nishna Valley Trails association, with special support from Fareway, Howard’s Clothing, and the Sweet Joy Shoppe.  For more information, contact Myra Kail at 243-4265.

Iowa State offensive coordinator has an easy going style with players


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State football players say they’ve been doing a lot of talking with their new offensive coordinator, and it isn’t all about X’s and O’s. Cyclone running back Jeff Woody says Courtney Messingham has an approach that helps in learning what he wants done with the offense. He says They joke a lot. For instance, if someone trips on a play, they’ll laugh it off, especially if that person is giving a lot of effort. He says it keeps the mood “light.” Messingham replaced former offensive coordinator Tom Herman who left I-S-U for Ohio State. Messingham says he’s tried to foster the open approach on other issues because they spend so much time with the players throughout the year just focusing on football.

When it comes to football, Messingham says his approach to the offense will be much the same as it has been. He says fans probably won’t notice a lot of difference in the offense. He says they’ll continue to focus on the run first, and look to take better advantage of the things the defense gives them. Messingham says he wants his quarterback to be patient. He says it’s important to take what the defense gives.  “If that means throwing hitch ten times in a row because they’re giving you a hitch, take that hitch ten times in a row, don’t try to force it down the field and make a poor decision,” Messingham says. Iowa State opens the season at home against Tulsa on September first.

(Radio Iowa)

Four looking to replace Rennie at UNI QB spot


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-N-I football team comes into the 2012 season with a big hole to fill on offense. The Panthers need to replace quarterback Terrell Rennie, who led U-N-I to Missouri Valley Football Conference championships in each of the past two seasons. U-N-I head coach Mark Farley says there are four candidates for the job as the Panthers open camp. Sophomore Jared Lanpher  stepped in when Rennie was injured last season, and was battling for the starting job in spring practice with Sawyer Kollmorgen. With the beginning of fall camp, the Panthers have also added S-M-U transfer Stephen Kaiser and true freshman Justin Black to the mix. Farley says that all four of the quarterbacks have shown strong ability and leadership at the opening of fall camp.

While Rennie was much more of a run-pass dual threat, Farley says that the Panthers will be a little more of a straight drop-back passing team regardless who wins the starting job. He says that he’s hoping to narrow the quarterback field by one player each week as the Panthers prepare for their season opener at Wisconsin. U-N-I opens the season on the road at Wisconsin on September first.

(Radio Iowa)

Coaches Mentoring Challenge pits Iowa versus Kansas, Nebraska


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The football coaches at Iowa, Iowa State and UNI are joining forces again this year to raise awareness about the need for youth mentors in the state. Adam Lounsbury, with Volunteer Iowa, says there are over 3,000 children in Iowa on a waiting list for a mentor. “The idea of a mentor is to provide another positive role model in (a child’s) life,” Lounsbury says. “It’s estimated that over 50-percent of kids would very much benefit from having another caring adult in their life.” The football coaches in Iowa are taking part in what’s being called the “Coaches Mentoring Challenge.”

It a contest with coaches in Kansas and Nebraska to see which state can recruit the most new mentors between August 1 and November 30. Kansas won the challenge last year with over 4,000 new mentors. Iowa finished a close second. “We had a goal of signing up 3,000…we had 3,832. So we blew away our goal,” Lounsbury said. The 2012 target in Iowa is to recruit 4,000 new mentors. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, ISU coach Paul Rhodes and UNI coach Mark Farley are taking part in a number of initiatives to help recruit mentors. That includes a letter, signed by the coaches, sent this week to high school football coaches. “It asks them to join the challenge and help promote this locally and sign folks up at local football games or help any way they can,” Lounsbury said. “And as coaches, they know firsthand, the benefit of the positive role they’ve had in people’s lives.” Iowa has more than 80 certified youth mentoring programs. The winner of the Coaches Mentoring Challenge will be announced in early December.

Learn more online at: www.volunteeriowa.org/coaches-challenge

(Radio Iowa)