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State Volleyball Championship scores & High School Football playoff scores/schedule


November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Championship rounds were held at the State Volleyball Tournament Saturday. In Class 3-A, Waverly-Shell Rock defeated Sioux City/Bishop Heelan, 3-1.  In Class 4-A, Iowa City West was a 3-2 winner over Iowa City High.  Tripoli was crowned the Class 1-A State Champions, after their 3-0 victory over LeMars Gehlen Catholic. And, in Class 2A, Dike-New Hartford was a 3-0 winner over Hull/Western Christian.

State Football

During the high school football playoff’s Saturday, in the Class 1-A semi-finals, Council Bluffs/St. Albert defeated Emmetsburg, 24-6.  St. Albert takes on St. Ansgar in the Championship round 10:05-a.m. Sat., Nov. 19th.  St. Ansgar moved into the Championships after they defeated West Branch 32-19, Saturday.   Tonight’s schedule pits Harlan against Decorah and LaPorte City/Union against ADM/Adel, in the Class 3-A Semi-finals.  And, in Class 2-A, Spirit Lake takes on State Center/West Marshall, and Dyersville Beckman plays Iowa City Regina. All games begin at 7-p.m.

Cardinals set to hire Matheny as manager


November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

(AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday. Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired Tony La Russa.

Mike Matheny (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title. The 41-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San Francisco. Matheny’s playing career blossomed after he signed a one-year free-agent deal to be the backup catcher in St. Louis. A career .239 hitter Matheny did enough defensively to earn a starting job. Matheny was one of six men the Cardinals interviewed to replace La Russa. They also talked to Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, longtime Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo, former Boston manager Terry Francona, Triple-A manager Chris Maloney, and Chicago White Sox coach Joe McEwing.

Northern Iowa Football player stabbed in street fight


November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Northern Iowa football player Varmah Sonie has been stabbed during a street fight in Cedar Falls. Police say 21-year-old Sonie was being treated Sunday for a non-life-threatening injury. Football coach Mark Farlay told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,  that Sonie was expected to be released from a hospital later in the day. Police say the large fight broke out on West 20th Street about 1 a.m. Sunday, a few hours after Sonie made a key interception in Northern Iowa’s 34-21 win over Southern Utah. Sonie walked into a local hospital with a stab wound attributed to the fight. No arrests have been made. The fight is under investigation. Sonie is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior from Burnsville, Minn. He’s started every game this season at cornerback.

Friday State Volleyball Results/Saturday Schedule


November 12th, 2011 by admin

(Championship matches will be played Saturday)

Class 4A Semifinals:
Iowa City West 25-25-23-15-15, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 19-18-25-25-7
Iowa City High 26-26-22-25, Ankeny 24-24-25-23

Class 4A Championship:
11 a.m. – Iowa City West (38-6) vs. Iowa City High (40-3)

Class 3A Semifinals:
Sioux City Bishop Heelan 25-25-21-25, Dubuque Wahlert 21-20-25-20
Waverly-Shell Rock 25-25-25, Union 21-21-23

Class 3A Championship:
1:00 p.m. – Sioux City Bishop Heelan (46-11) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (47-3)

Class 2A Semifinals:
Western Christian 26-24-24-18, Grundy Center 24-26-26-25
Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, Lake Mills 21-23-19

Class 2A Championship:
3:00 p.m. – Western Christian (49-1) vs. Dike-New Hartford (43-3)

Class 1A Semifinals:
Tripoli 25-25-25, Boyden-Hull 21-13-22
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 16-25-25-25  vs. Janesville 25, 23, 20, 22

Class 1A Championship:
5:00 p.m. – Tripoli (39-3) vs. LeMars Gehlen Catholic

Saturday High School Football Semifinal Schedule


November 12th, 2011 by admin

Class 1A:
SAINT ANSGAR (10-2) vs. WEST BRANCH (10-2) 9:30 AM
, COUNCIL BLUFFS (12-0) 12:00 PM 

High School Football Friday State Semifinal Scores


November 12th, 2011 by admin

Class A:
WEST HANCOCK, BRITT (12-1) 48, MADRID (10-3) 38
LISBON (13-0) 24, NEWMAN CATHOLIC (11-2) 10

Class 4A:
VALLEY, WEST DES MOINES (13-0) 14, ANKENY (11-2) 3
BETTENDORF (12-1) 35, CEDAR FALLS (11-2) 3

8AM Sportscast 11-11-2011

Podcasts, Sports

November 11th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Friday Volleyball State Semi-Finals


November 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Today’s Semi-finals:

Class 3A

  • (3-1) Bishop Heelan Catholic 25-25-21-25, Dubuque Wahlert 21-20-25-20 — Recap
  • (3-0) Waverly-Shell Rock 25-25-25, Union 21-21-23 — Recap

Class 4A

  • (3-2) Iowa City West 25-25-23-15-15, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 19-18-25-25-7 — Recap
  • (3-1) Iowa City High 26-26-22-25, Ankeny 24-24-25-23 — Recap

Class 1A

  • 6:00 pm — Tripoli vs. Boyden-Hull
  • 7:30 pm — LeMars Gehlen Catholic vs. Janesville

Class 2A

  • 6:00 pm — Grundy Center vs. Western Christian
  • 7:30 pm — Lake Mills vs. Dike-New Hartford

Many take part in Iowa’s 1st dove hunt since 1918

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

November 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the state’s first dove hunting season in nearly a century attracted about 22,000 hunters. The 70-day season began Sept. 1 and ended Wednesday. Dove hunting had been outlawed in Iowa since 1918 but was legalized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad this year. Efforts to allow the hunting of doves has been emotional in past years, and in 2001 then Gov. Tom Vilsack vetoed a measure approved by the Legislature because he said most Iowans opposed the change. The DNR says it will conduct a survey of the more than 22,000 people who registered as hunters to determine how many actually took part in the hunt and how many doves they killed.

Class 1-A/2-A Thursday State Volleyball Results


November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 1-A First Round

  • (3-0) Tripoli 25-25-25, Woodward-Granger 1-7-13 — Recap
  • (3-1) LeMars Gehlen Catholic 21-25-25-25, East Union 25-12-18-10 — Recap
  • (3-0) Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, Stanton 21-10-21 — Recap
  • (3-1) Janesville 25-24-25-25, Holy Trinity Catholic 23-26-19-21 — Recap

Class 2-A First Round

  • (3-0) Grundy Center 25-25-25, Sheldon 16-23-20 — Recap
  • (3-0) Lake Mills 25-25-25, St. Albert 22-22-13 — Recap
  • (3-0) Western Christian 25-25-25, Kuemper Catholic 10-16-21 — Recap
  • (3-0) Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, West Liberty 22-14-22 — Recap