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Hawaii holds off Northern Iowa 27-24


September 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HONOLULU (AP) – Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday. The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.

Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half. Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Oregon State last week. Lakalaka averaged 3.9 yards on a career-high 32 carries and scored on a 30-yard run late in the third quarter. His previous career-best was a 104-yard performance on 19 carries against Army last year.

Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey threw for 188 yards on 14-of-30 passing, including a 15-yard touchdown to Harold Moleni in the second quarter.

Norvell leads Western Illinois past Drake 38-13


September 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MAYCOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Norvell accounted for two touchdowns to lead Western Illinois to a 38-13 victory over Drake Saturday. Norvell completed his first five pass attempts, then rushed for a 7-yard touchdown on Western Illinois’ opening drive. He threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Quadarias Mireles in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring for the Leathernecks.

Norvell was 15 of 22 for 205 yards and J.C. Baker ran for 130 yards on 20 carries to lead Western Illinois (2-1). Cody Thibault came off the bench and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Hudson and Ben Tesson kicked a 43-yard field goal to pull Drake (1-2) within 14-10 at the half.

David McDaniel blocked a Cam Bohnert punt and Brad Blumenshine returned it 27 yards for a touchdown to give Western Illinois a 28-10 lead in the third quarter.

Cardinals hold off Rockies 5-4


September 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday homered in the first inning for the second straight night and Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and had an RBI double, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the second for the NL Central leaders, who have won 12 in a row at home in the final month of the season dating to last Sept. 14. Of their 10 runs in the first two games of this series, seven have come in the first two innings. The Cardinals are 9-4 this month and took a 3 1-2 game lead over Pittsburgh.

Wilin Rosario, Josh Rutledge and pinch-hitter Michael McHenry had an RBI apiece in the ninth and the Rockies put the tying run on second before Pat Neshek got pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa to fly out for his sixth save in nine chances.

Iowa State rallies past Iowa 20-17


September 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Cole Netten hit a 42-yard field goal with two seconds left and Iowa State rallied to beat Iowa 20-17 on Saturday, picking up its first win of the season. Sam Richardson had 255 yards passing and 2 TDs for the Cyclones (1-2), who beat the rival Hawkeyes (2-1) for the third time in four tries.

Iowa State took a 17-14 lead with 7:33 left on Richardson’s 27-yard TD pass to DeVondrick Nealy. Iowa answered with Marshall Koehn’s 44-yard field goal with 4:08 to go. Netten appeared to miss his first try at the game-winner, but Iowa had already called a timeout. Netten’s second attempt went straight through the uprights.

Jake Rudock threw for 146 yards and an interception for Iowa, which was held to just three points after halftime.

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September 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Wainwright wins 18th as Cardinals beat Rockies 5-1


September 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright won his 18th game to tie for the major league lead, Matt Holliday hit a long three-run homer in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak. Wainwright (18-9) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. He retired his final 16 batters, improving to 7-1 against Colorado. Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto are the other 18-game winners.

Holliday ended a nine-game RBI drought and homered for the first time this month, sending a 467-drive off Jorge De La Rosa (13-11) into Big Mac Land beyond left field. It was the second-longest homer at 9-year-old Busch Stadium behind Holliday’s 469-foot drive against the Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster on July 20, 2012.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals stayed 2½ games ahead of second-place Pittsburgh. De La Rosa allowed four runs — three earned — and four hits in six innings. Colorado has scored just three runs during a four-game losing streak.

High School Football Scores 09-12-2014 Week 3


September 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Class 3-A District 8
Dallas Center-Grimes 7, ADM 6
Atlantic 7, Glenwood 6
Creston 42, Winterset 34
Lewis Central 24, Harlan 7

Class 2-A District 8
A-H-S-T-W 12, Clarinda 8
East Sac County 23, Prairie Valley 8
Kuemper Catholic 62, West Central Valley 0
Red Oak 32, Shenandoah 27

Class 1-A District 1
A-H-S-T 12, Clarinda 8
IKM-Manning 38, Treynor 14
Underwood 35, Missouri Valley 26
OA-BCIG 40, West Monona 12

Class 1-A District 8
Des Moines Christian 22, Central Decatur 14
Woodward-Granger 28, Interstate-35  7
Panorama 28, Southwest Valley 0
Ogden 21-Van Meter 0, 10:54 left 2nd quarter PPD until Saturday at 11:00am due to lights issue.

Class A District 1
Audubon 48, Griswold 28
Logan-Magnolia 42, St.. Albert 0
Tri-Center 42, Maple Valley 20
Westwood 44, Riverside 7

Class A District 8
Bedford 48, SE Warren 6
Mount Ayr 63, Clarinda Academy 22
Earlham 20, Nodaway Valley 19
Pleasantville 34, Martensdale-St. Marys 8

8-Man District 1
Ar-We-Va 42, West Harrison 14
Boyer Valley 22, Newell-Fonda 14
Exira/EHK 47, River Valley 6
Kingsley-Pierson 58, Woodbine 18

8-Man District 7
Adair-Casey 71, NE Hamilton 28
Glidden-Ralston 61, Ankeny Christian Academy 7
Coon Rapids-Bayard 41, Guthrie Center 7
Murray 60, East Union 23

8-Man District 8
Stanton 70, CAM 12
East Mills 44, Nishnabotna 0
Lenox 66, Essex 12
Fremont-Mills 51, Sidney 12

Iowa State – Iowa Capsule


September 12th, 2014 by Jim Field

Iowa State (0-2) at Iowa (2-0)

Line: Iowa by 10 ½

Series Record: Iowa leads 40-21

Radio:  Listen for the pre-game show at 12:30 pm Saturday with kick-off at 2:35 on KJAN AM 1220/FM 101.1


Iowa has looked shaky in winning its first two games and needs a strong showing with a trip to Pittsburgh up next. Iowa State made big strides in a loss to Kansas State last week and could use a confidence booster heading into a bye and Big 12 play.


Iowa State’s offensive line vs. Iowa’s defensive line. The Hawkeyes front four has been arguably their best unit so far, while the Cyclones have improved up front. Iowa State will need to give quarterback Sam Richardson time to throw the ball, because rushing yards could be hard to come by.


Iowa State: WR Jarvis West: He scored three touchdowns in three different ways last week. Can West be the difference for an offense that’s last in the Big 12 in points per game?

Iowa: RB Mark Weisman: Iowa’s desire to keep Weisman healthy by limiting his early touches might be a big reason why the Hawkeyes are struggling to run the ball to their standards. Weisman could have his breakout game against a defense that’s had issues stopping the run.


Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is just 7-8 against Iowa State. Iowa State’s Paul Rhoads is 2-3…Cedar Falls redshirt freshman Ike Boettger will likely start at left tackle for the Hawkeyes as Brandon Scherff recovers from a knee injury…The Cyclones sold out their first two home games — and their trip to Iowa City will help the Hawkeyes notch their first sellout of the year.

Riverton Marsh reopens after floodwater quickly recedes

News, Sports

September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Floodwaters at the Riverton Wildlife Management Area in Fremont County have receded enough for the boat ramp and access road at both ends of the area to reopen. The Iowa DNR says water is still higher in the main marsh than normal so hunters need to plan accordingly.

Floodwaters had caused a dike on the south side of the main tract to blow out, rapidly raising the water level in the marsh.

The Riverton Wildlife Management Area is a 4,000-acre public hunting and wildlife refuge area popular with waterfowl hunters. Iowa’s special September teal season is open through Sept. 21. The duck hunting season in the south zone is Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 18 to Dec. 11.

Atlantic Color run price reduced…still time to register

News, Sports

September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Student Council has reduced the entry fee for the Oct. 11th “Color the Town 5k Run/walk,” otherwise known as the “Color Run.”  Due to confusion having to deal with the registration website (the issues of which have since been resolved), the Council thought it would be fair to reduce the entry fee from 30-to $25. Registration ends Sept. 14th.

To register for the event, go to schoolathon.org. Click on the “Login/Register” link on the top right corner of the page, and the first option offered (“Register as a new participant”), and enter in the Group ID line 110006. The Group “AHS Student Council” should appear.

From there, enter your information… create a password, and then submit. (For Teachers/Section Leaders use Wiederien, and for Grade, enter High School). Read the message provided and click “Continue Registration.”

Enter $1 in the “Donation Amount” (but note that this number WILL NOT be added to your run fee of $25), then submit. Scroll through the message page and click on the “Proceed to Complete Registration” link at the bottom of the page. Read the message, and click “Continue.”

You will then be directed to the Registration site. Click on the “Visit My Site” link and scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will click on the “I want to participate” tool link. From there, you can continue with your registration for the run, and checkout.

If you would like to pay by cash or check, please contact either Pat Wiederien or Steph Freund, at (712)- 249-4251, or 254-2574. You may also contact Jen Hohenberger, at 712-249-5404.