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Atlantic Tennis Results vs. Denison

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April 18th, 2012 by Jim Field

Girls at Denison:  Denison 9, Atlantic 0

Singles:

#1 Rachael Ingram 12 (D) over Tori Dolch 11 (A) 6-1 6-1
#2 Michaela Fineran 12 (D) over Leah Tjepkes 10 (A) 6-0 6-0
#3 Kassidy Ipsen 12 (D) over Lexi Allen (A) 6-2 6-1
#4 Carly Sis 12 (D) over Abby Johnson 11 (A) 6-0 6-0
#5 Megan Kinsey 12 (D) over Lisa Gearheart 10 (A) 6-1 6-0
#6 Sydney Kinzer 11 (D) over Kaley Miller 11 (A) 6-1 6-0

Doubles:

#1 Ingram/Ipsen (D) over Dolch/Tjepkes (A) 6-0 6-0
#2 Fineran/Kathy Ibarra 12 (D) over Allen/Johnson (A) 6-0 6-1
#3 Sis/Kinsey (D) over Gearheart/Libby Gifford 11 (A) 6-4 6-0

Coach Shawn Petersen’s Comments:

Denison girls showed us why they are undefeated — very impressive team up and down the lineup… Denison has 61 girls out for tennis, which is outstanding for them, and Coach Houston does a great job with his squad… overall,  I really loved how our girls competed — there wasn’t any quit, even with the big challenge facing our girls.  I thought up and down our singles lineup I saw good things at times from the girls, but we had a hard time putting 2 or 3 good points together.  We’ve really been working on strategy and overall court awareness, and sometimes it’s obvious we’re thinking more than playing and reacting to what’s happening — but it’s coming.  In doubles, Gearheart and Gifford were up 4-2 in their first set against two veteran seniors, and were playing very well, until Sis/Kinsey ramped up their games and took the final match.  I thought in doubles all three teams showed some flashes, and they got more good experience against what is probably the best team in the Hawkeye 10.  The girls travel to Clarinda on Thursday and host the 8 team Trojann Invitational on Saturday.

Denison Boys at Atlantic:  Atlantic 7, Denison 2

Singles:

#1 Mitch Leiferman 12 (A) over Riley Sondag 12 (D) 10-0
#2 Tyler Fischer 11 (A) over Joshua Tucker 11 (D) 10-4
#3 Nathan Fastje 10 (D) over Matt Cook 12 (A) 10-3
#4 T.J. Pauley 11 (D) over Gunnar Blum 12 (A) 10-1
#5 Noah Welter 11 (A) over Ben Claypool 12 (D) 10-5
#6 Jake Arneson 10 (A) over Mitch Kinsey 9 (D) 10-8

Doubles:

#1 Leiferman/Fischer (A) over Sondag/Pauley (D) 10-2
#2 Cook/Blum (A) over Tucker/Fastje (D) 10-6
#3 Welter/Arneson (A) over Claypool/Kinsey (D) 11-9

Coach Shawn Petersen’s Comments:

Nice bounce-back win for the boys — we’ve gotten it handed to us the last two times out vs Creston and Glenwood, so I think our confidence was rattled some, and we needed to get our mojo back a little bit… Denison came in undefeated and have always given us trouble, so I thought it would be  a tough night;  the match was at it’s tipping point during 5 and 6 singles — we had split the first 4 matches, and had the same guys going out in doubles — so it looked like it was maybe going to come down to #3 doubles… but then Jake Arneson, who was down 5-2, got in a groove and rallied for the 10-8 win at #6, and that sealed the win for us as Noah had just won his match and we won handily at #1 doubles.  Mitch at #1 cruised and is really looking good in that spot, remaining undefeated in singles this year; Tyler got a nice win for us at 2, playing well throughout the match to get us off to a nice start; Matt struggled at #3 with the unusual style of his opponent, who played a really smart match — Matt was playing at less than 100% in his first match since injuring his knee a couple of weeks ago, but it was nice having him back.  Gunnar struggled at #4 and just never got it going — he’s still in “reacting” mode rather than “anticipating” mode — and is still working on consistency — he has all the shots, and will continue to improve with more experience.  Noah played well at #5 — it was tight early, and then he gradually started to pull away and got a big win for us there.  Jake had his typical slow start in the final singles match, but once he started to figure out his opponent, he slowly gained ground and got the clinching point for us — another great win for Jake, who is now 3-1 in singles.

In doubles, we mixed it up a little bit — this was the first match for any of these guys with their partner, so I was really pleased with the sweep there — Mitch and Tyler are our two best doubles players, and they looked like it, winning convincingly; Matt and Gunnar were down 5-2 early, then started playing more aggressive, attacking doubles and rolled to the win — a nice rally for both of them after losing in singles; and then Noah and Jake topped it off with a tight win at #3 — they didn’t finish until nearly 8:30 so they were on the court a long time — I was really happy for both of them to get 2 wins apiece.

The boys host Clarinda on Thursday night in Atlantic.

Trojanns Place 3rd at Lewis Central CoEd Meet Tuesday

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April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Trojann Track team took third place Tuesday, during the Lewis Central Coed meet held at Iowa Western Community College. The team garnered 108.5-points. Harlan was in 1st place, with 209 points. Glenwood was in second with 145. Fourth place went to Council Bluffs/Thomas Jefferson (103), Council Bluffs/Abraham Lincoln was in 5th (75), St. Albert took 6th (51), and Lewis Central placed 7th, with 38 points.

Coach Bruce Henderson says Ali Krogman was a double winner for the Trojanns, with victories in the 3000 and the 1500. Krogman also anchored the 3rd place Distance Medley team (comprised of Ali Siggins, Erin Shannon, Taylor Berry, and Krogman).

Melanie Nielsen won the 100, placed 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the 200. Next up for the Trojanns, is a road trip to Carroll, on Thursday.

Cardinals Beat Reds 2-1 in 10 innings Tuesday

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April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. David Freese walked to lead off the 10th off Sam LeCure (0-1). Tyler Greene came in as a pinch-runner and advanced on a sacrifice by Yadier Molina. After an intentional walk, reliever Bill Bray entered and walked Daniel Descalso to load the bases. Carpenter, who returned to the bench after playing the last four games for the injured Lance Berkman, pinch-hit and worked the count full before flying out to right field. Jay Bruce’s throw home was unable to nab Greene. It was Carpenter’s 11 RBI of the season. Jason Motte (1-0) worked the 10th for St. Louis.

Former Hawkeye Returns from Colorado for Drake Job

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April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa basketball player will return to her home state and coach Drake University’s women’s team. Drake introduced Jennie (Lillis) Baranczyk (bah-RAHN’-chek) at a news conference Tuesday in Des Moines. The 29-year-old Baranczyk has spent the past two seasons on the staff at Colorado, where she went after coaching at Marquette. Baranczyk says she’s “thrilled” to be at Drake. Colorado head coach Linda Lappe praised Baranczyk as a good teacher who has high character. Baranczyk captained the Hawkeyes for three years and graduated in 2004. She’s replacing Amy Stephens, who left Drake after nine seasons. Stephens claimed she resigned because she and school had different visions for the program’s future. The Bulldogs finished with an 18-16 record this past season.

Chiefs’ Berry wonders about hit that left him hurt

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April 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is telling people to “make your own opinion” about whether the Buffalo Bills intentionally hurt him in last season’s opener. Last month, as the NFL was accusing the New Orleans Saints of using a bounty system to reward players for knocking opponents out of games, Berry tweeted that he wondered whether the Bills had offered incentives to hurt him. The Pro Bowl safety tore the ACL in his left knee when he was blocked by wide receiver Stevie Johnson. Although the open-field block was deliberately low, it was still within the rules. Berry said Tuesday that his tweet was “pretty much a joke. Pressed on whether he thought the hit was intentional, he said: “You can look at the tape and make your own opinion about that. I mean, my opinion is my opinion.”

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Trojanns Top Underwood in Girls Soccer

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April 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

Atlantic 1, Underwood 0 @ Atlantic 4/16/12

Alyssa Becerra scores at the 18 minute mark in the first period on an unassisted drive through the middle.  Atlantic’s defense held Underwood scoreless led by Emily Mitchell & Ali Hostfelt who combined for 20 steals & interceptions.  Maren McNees ended the evening with 15 saves.  Atlantic travels to Dension on Thursday.

Treynor & Audubon Split Golf Wins Monday

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April 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Audubon boys varsity golf team both took its first dual meet loss of this season Monday, April 16, at Treynor.  The team score was 160-172, with Treynor’s Brad Bailey (medalist) shooting 38 and Nick Carolus (runner-up) with 40.  Audubon’s top four were Michael Bylund (42), Andrew Irlmeier (42), Drew Keller (43), and Andy Hoffmann (45).  Audubon’s dual record is now 4-1.   Missouri Valley is next in Audubon on Friday, April 20.

Audubon’s JV team was lead by medalist Chris LaFoy with 45, but also lost for the first time this year:  192-218.  Treynor’s Trey Robinson also shot 45.

On the girls side, Audubon beat Treynor 209-223 to remain undefeated at 5-0 for the season.  The Wheelers’ Susie Bylund was medalist shooting a round of 46.  Lexie Thygesen and Faith Fliflet each posted 53 for Audubon and Rachel Flug shot 57.  For Treynor, Meighan Ideus shot 50.

Trojanns 3rd at Valley Girls Golf Invite

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April 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Trojanns finished 3rd in the West Des Moines Valley Lamson Girls Golf Invite at Willow Creek.

Tournament champion: Waukee – 325, 2nd: Valley – 357, 3rd: Atlantic – 369.

Medalist: Payton Minear, Waukee – 73

Atlantic scores:

Brooke Fletcher, 4th – 83
Kaitlynn Walter, 11th – 87
Bailey Walter – 97
Shelby Worth – 102
Malachi Wickman – 148
Katie Blake – 180

Coach Kathy Hobson says:  I’m very proud of our performance today finishing 3rd in the 16 team field of 4A schools.  There are some quality golfers playing in the metro conference and our girls competed right along with them.

ISU Receiver Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

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April 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State receiver Albert Gary, who was charged with first-degree robbery, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.  Gary was accused of committing a robbery at gunpoint on the Ames campus on June 19.  Gary pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges of first-degree theft and going armed with intent, both felonies. He would serve no longer than three years of probation, pay $2,000 in fines and court costs and spend time in a halfway house.  A judge must accept the deal. Sentencing is May 21st.  Coach Paul Rhodes says he won’t comment on Gary’s status until the legal process is complete. Gary, a redshirt sophomore form Ocala, Fla., caught 23 passes last season for 287 yards and two touchdowns.