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2013 State Track and Field Championships Day 2, Session 1


May 17th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Girls 1A Discus

  • Beth Gunderson, Underwood. 4th, 114’11”.
  • Carly Pappas, Corning. 8th, 109′.

Boys 1A High Jump

  • Kevin Herrick, Fremont-Mills. 12th, 5’10”.

Girls 1A Distance Medley Relay Final

  • Corning. 12th, 4:26.11.  Ashtyn Grossnickle, Sydney Maynes, Steph Shuler, Tiffany Shepherd
  • Griswold. 22nd, 4:32.57.  Trisha Huerta, Kayla Kirchoff, Justine Freund, Larissa Backhaus.

Boys 1A 400 Meter Hurdles

  • Kevin Herrick, Fremont-Mills.  1st, 55.17.  State Champion.
  • Trevor McKee, CAM.  6th, 56.24.
  • Cole Anderson, Exira-EHK.  8th, 57.04.

Girls 1A 400 Meter Hurdles

  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold. 2nd, 1:05.41.
  • Jordyn Sindt, Griswold. 8th, 1:07.62.

Boys 1A 4×200 Meter Relay Final

  • Audubon. 11th, 1:34.02. Heath Irlmeier, Colby Rattenborg, Trevor Smith, Jesse Svaboda.
  • Griswold. 12th, 1:34.02. Derek Kirchoff, Kenneth Clary, Grant Haynes, Taylor Briles.
  • East Mills. 24th, 1:36.04. Michael Story, Colby Jennings, Caleb Barney, Cavin Darnold.

Girls 1A 4×200 Meter Relay Final

  • Riverside. 12th, 1:51.38.  Keeley Swenson, Tiffany Wichert, Skylar Copenhaver, Sheyenne Smith.
  • Griswold. DQ. Payton Rush, Trisha Huerta, Justine Freund, Larissa Backhaus.

Boys 1A 110 Meter Hurdle Prelims

  • Austin Konsor, Underwood. 1st, 15.38. Top qualifier.
  • Ryan Spiegel, Underwood. 3rd, 15.55. Qualified for finals.
  • Clayton Wilson, Fremont-Mills. 5th, 15.64. Qualified for finals.

Boys 1A Discus

  • Spencer Phillips, Fremont-Mills. 13th, 132’11”.
  • Keegan Longabaugh, Corning. 20th, 125’01”.
  • Ricky Williams, Riverside. 22nd, 120’02”.

Girls 1A High Jump

  • Kelsey Hurley, Fremont-Mills. 2nd, 5’4″.
  • Andrea Boswell, Corning. 18th, J4’10”.

Girls 1A 100 Meter Hurdle Prelims

  • Emily Nelsen, Audubon. 11th, 16.77. Did not qualify.

Boys 1A Distance Medley Relay Final

  • Riverside. 10th, 3:44.45. Michael Bertacini, Conner Rankin, Zach Morris, Clay Harris.
  • Griswold. 22nd, 3:54.63. Kenneth Clary, Taylor Briles, Xavier Olivo, Tanner Potter.

Girls 1A 4×100 Meter Relay Prelims

  • Riverside. 14th, 52.77.  Did not qualify. Keeley Swenson, Tiffany Wichert, Skylar Copenhaver, Sheyenne Smith.
  • Audubon. 21st, 53.20.  Did not qualify.  Courtney Rudolph, Emily Nelsen, Kiara Sporrer, Carly Johnston.

Boys 1A 4×100 Meter Relay Prelims

  • East Mills. 3rd, 44.37.  Qualified for finals. Nick Pittmon, Colby Jennings, Cavin Darnold, Travis Tupper.
  • Adair-Casey. 5th, 44.72.  Qualified for finals. Traeton Jensen, Emmitt Wheatley, Jordan Wheatley, Clayton Plowman.
  • Griswold. 7th, 44.83. Qualified for finals. Derek Kirchoff, Kenneth Clary, Grant Haynes, Taylor Briles.

Girls 1A 4×400 Meter Relay Prelims

  • Fremont-Mills. 16th, 4:20.28. Did not qualify. Brandi Beem, Kalyn Madison, Macy Williams, Kelsey Hurley.

Boys 1A 4×400 Meter Relay Prelims

  • CAM. 7th, 3:33.71.  Qualified for the finals.  Trevor Mckee, Jordan Bazer, Jarrad Cavin, Dylan Amdor.
  • East Mills. 9th, 03:35.15.  Did not qualify. Colby Jennings, Caleb Barney, Michael Story, Travis Tupper.
  •  Underwood. 13th, 03:36.11.  Did not qualify. Mitch Forrester, Austin Konsor, Ryan Spiegel, Nick Pedersen.



Boys District Golf Meets Today


May 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys district golf meets are scheduled for today to determine the state tournament qualifiers.

In class 3-A, the local meet will be held at the Carroll Country Club.  Atlantic, Creston, Winterset, Humboldt and Spirit Lake will compete for the two team spots in the state tournament.  Among the individuals competing for four spots to state are Evan Schuler and Sam Markham from Atlantic, Ross Martens of Harlan and Carson Wittington of Creston.

The local class 2-A meet will be held at Lake Panorama National.  Treynor, Shenandoah, Tri-Center Panorama, Nodaway Valley Prairie City-Monroe and Des Moines Christian are competing for the two state tourney bids.  Individuals vying for the four state tourney bids include:  Britton Barrier of Tri-Center, Naye Hill and Trey Robinson of Treynor, Jackson Baker of Shenandoah, Rhyan Klabunde of St. Albert and Reid Cobb of Panorama.

The area class 1-A meet will be held at Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita.  Teams include:  Boyer Valley, West Monona, Charter Oak-Ute, Guthrie Center, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Glidden-Ralston, East Mills, Riverside, Mount Ayr and East Union.  Individual golfers looking for those top four spots include:  Chris Shroyer and Partick Aherns of Guthrie Center, Chance Lauritsen of Exira/EHK, Jon Smiley of Adair-Casey and Eric Rock of Riverside.

Softball tournament benefit for cancer treatment/research

News, Sports

May 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Boyer Valley Optimist Club in conjunction with the American Cancer Society is stepping up to the plate this weekend to end the fight against cancer. The Boyer Valley Athletic Complex in Dunlap is hosting a double elimination softball tournament along with a kids and adult home run derby and kids activities. The Optimist Club says there are a few spots open for teams to get registered for the softball tournament. The cost is $100 per team with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Connie Elder, a member of the Boyer Valley Optimist Club, says a Boyer Valley student is the inspiration for the event. She says Brayden Shumate and his uncle came up with the idea after the young man was diagnosed with cancer. The Softball Tournament starts at 9-am Saturday with an opening ceremony followed by the 1st game around 9:10. During the entire tournament, there will be a youth home run derby at 10 and again at 1pm, kid’s activities from 11 to 4, a Family Norwegian baseball game at 2pm and an Adult home run derby from 5 to 7pm. The Softball Championship game will be held at 7pm.

Elder says club wanted to do something to show how cancer has affected the Dunlap community. She said several people in Dunlap have been affected by cancer. A banner with pictures of those who have been affected by or died from cancer in the community or their family members will be viewable at the event.

If you would like more information on the Boyer Valley Optimist Club and American Cancer Society softball tournament, contact Eric Shumate at 712-592-9649.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Girls Regional Tennis Results


May 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A @ Shenandoah   

Singles Final
Kate Walker (Red Oak) over Ons Souissi (Glenwood) 6-1, 6-0

(Atlantic’s Lexi Allen got to the quarterfinal round before being defeated.)

Doubles Final
Zoey Baker/Grace Blomstedt (Red Oak) over Rachel Tucker/Grace Newman (Glenwood) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Chiefs defense wins day during offseason workouts


May 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs defense has lived by the bend-but-don’t-break mantra the past few years under Romeo Crennel. Well, that’s out the window now. New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton would prefer to attack from the word, “Hike,” and during the first week of organized team activities, his players have taken quite the shine to it. The Chiefs only intercepted seven passes a year ago, tied for last in the league, and managed to come up with six fumble recoveries. But the new system under Sutton is designed to create confusion for opposing offense and, in theory, lead to more sacks and turnovers.

Asked about the defense, cornerback Brandon Flowers said: “I love it. We’re coming to get the quarterback every play, and as a defensive back, you love that.”

Chiefs announce moves within scouting department


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs shook up their scouting department Thursday by hiring Will Lewis as director of pro scouting and Marvin Allen as the director of college scouting. Lewis spent 13 years with the Seahawks, most recently as vice president of football operations. Allen spent the past four years as a national scout with the Falcons.

The Chiefs also hired Randy Ball to be their pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an area scout, and promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green to assistant director of college scouting, Brett Veach to pro and college personnel analyst and Ryan Poles to college coordinator.

Mets snap 6-game skid, beat Wainwright, Cardinals


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Murphy and David Wright combined for five hits and three RBIs against Adam Wainwright and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Jonathan Niese (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the season. He ended his four-game losing streak over five starts since a win at Minnesota on April 12.

The Mets avoided a four-game sweep by getting to the Cardinals ace, who was coming off a two-hit shutout in which he no-hit the Rockies for 7 1-3 innings. Murphy doubled twice and singled with an RBI and walk and was 9 for 15 in the series. Wright singled and doubled with two RBIs.

Drake signs Marshalltown’s Caird


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown Community College guard Chris Caird has signed a letter of intent with Drake. Drake says Thursday that Caird, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard from Daventry, England, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Caird should give the Bulldogs a major boost on the perimeter for first-year coach Ray Giacoletti.

Caird averaged 18 points and six rebounds a game for Marshalltown a year ago, connecting on 41 percent of his 3s. Caird spent three years at Marshalltown, missing the 2011-12 season because of injury.

State Track and Field Championships Day 1 Session 2


May 16th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Girls 2A Shot Put

  • Kaylee Blake, IKM-Manning. 7th, 37’9″, 38’5.75″
  • Cristyn Eischeid, IKM-Manning. 17th, 35’2.25″

Girls 3A Discus

  • Valerie Johnson, Denison. 8th, 116’01”, 110’04”
  • Ashton Weyer, Harlan. 18th, 102’02”
  • Bailey Starner, Glenwood. 20th, 98’02”

Boys 2A Long Jump

  • Chase Rupiper, Kuemper Catholic. 12th, 20’2.5″
  • Casey Burg, IKM-Manning. 18th, 19’7.75″
  • Dane Livengood, Treynor. 22nd, 19’0.25″

Boys 3A High Jump

  • Mitch Bowden, Glenwood. 12th, J6’2″.
  • Tony Dawson, Harlan. 16th, J6’2″.

Boys 2A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

Boys 3A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

  • Harlan. 2nd, 58.30. Qualified for finals. Tony Dawson, Conner Clayton, Will Lansman, Austin Hess.
  • Glenwood. 3rd, 58.38. Qualified for finals. Dane Kruse, Mitch Bowden, Kyle Bowden, Sam Jameson.

Girls 2A 3000 Meter Run Final

  • Kaitlan Killinger, Treynor. 10th, 11:39.54
  • Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley. 14th, 11:53.18

Girls 3A 3000 Meter Run Final

  • Tiffany Williams, Atlantic. 15th, 11:30.26

Boys 2A 3200 Meter Run Final

  • Evan Siegrist, St. Albert. 15th, 10:19.08
  • Colton Graham, Nodaway Valley. 20th, 10:40.47

Boys 3A 3200 Meter Run Final

  • Brandon Phipps, Creston. 13th, 10:07.86
  • Phillip Scrianko, Harlan. 17th, 10:26.06

Girls 2A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Jaedra Moses, Clarinda.  23rd, 13.53.  Did not qualify.

Girls 3A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Kecia Caudill, Glenwood. 12th, 13.24.  Did not qualify.
  • Courtney Magnussen, Glenwood. 13th, 13.26. Did not qualify.
  • Megan Ellerbeck, Denison. 24th, 13.97. Did not qualify.

Boys 2A Shot Put

  • Riley Bach, Kuemper Catholic. 11th, 48’0.5″
  • Jared DeVoe, Clarinda. 17th, 46’3.25″

Boys 3A Discus

  • Andrew Overton, Denison.  5th, 156′
  • Cameron Joy, Glenwood. 14th, 145’5″.
  • Connor Fikes, Glenwood. 17th, 137’7″.
  • Cale Stork, Harlan. 21st, 127’4″.

Girls 2A Long Jump

  • Callie Calfee, Treynor. 9th, 16’3″.
  • Josie Carter, Nodaway Valley.  14th, 16’1.75″.
  • Kaitlyn Pearce, St. Albert.  17th, 15’7″.
  • Blake Bergren, Red Oak.  24th, 14’11.5″

Girls 3A High Jump

  • Dena Baughman, Harlan. 8th, 5″.
  • Liz Riessen, Harlan. 13th, J5″.

Boys 2A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Eric Johnson, St. Albert. 12th, 11.73. Did not qualify.
  • Dane Livengood, Treynor. 15th, 11.78. Did not qualify.
  • Joe Racine, Shenendoah. 23rd, 12.07. Did not qualify.

Boys 3A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Joey Foss, Harlan. 20th, 12.06. Did not qualify.

Girls 2A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Tri-Center. 5th, 09:59.85. Emily Baatz, Alex Larsen, Nikki Paulson, Michell Mumm.
  • Treynor. 18th, 10:16.93. Lexis Rogers, Alyssa Carley, Madison Huff, Tracy Purdy.

Girls 3A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Harlan. 4th, 09:46.26. Bailey Kuhl, Elle Kloewer, Marissa Klindt, Jess Feldman.
  • Creston. 11th, 09:59.91.  Maria Mostek, Emily Wignall, Briley Taylor, Natalie Mostek.
  • Glenwood. 18th, 10.17.11.  Carlie Cooper, Bailey Starner, Hayley Matthews, Molly Dean.

Boys 2A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • St. Albert. 20th, 08:32.60. Lucas Luke, Ryan Hansen, Gus Doll, Evan Siegrist.
  • Treynor. 23rd, 08:40.91. Kellin Chambers, Michael Wesley, Ryan Hempel, Ed Talbott.

Boys 3A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Glenwood. 6th, 08:11.41. James Fuller, Jeff Reeve, Brady Wheeler, Jared Cook.
  • Creston. 11th, 08:17.19. Brice Briley, Travis Miller, Briar Evans, Jay Wolfe.
  • Harlan. 21st, 08:27.73.  Jacob Feldman, Andrew Mumm, Nick Hough, Levi Preston.

Girls 2A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Kari Witt, Tri-Center. 15th, 26.98.  Did not qualify.

Girls 3A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

Boys 2A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Ryan Wettengel, St. Albert.  16th, 23.34. Did not qualify.

Boys 3A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Grant May, Glenwood. 19th, 23.52. Did not qualify.
  • Matt Evers, Harlan. 17th, 23.36. Did not qualify.
  • Joey Foss, Harlan. 22nd, 23.55. Did not qualify.

Girls 2A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Sarah Schlichte, IKM-Manning. 7th, 1:00.45

Girls 3A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Mikayla Evers, Harlan. 8th, 59.42.
  • Alyssa Rihner, Denison. 13th, 1:00.54.

Boys 2A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Tucker Culjat, St. Albert. 13th, 52.12.
  • Casey Dykes, Red Oak. 19th, 52.88.
  • Doug Hoke, Tri-Center. 21st, 53.13.

Boys 3A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Derek Jones, Glenwood. 5th, 49.60.
  • Jay Wolfe, Creston. 11th, 50.75.
  • Brogan Weddum, Glenwood. 22nd, 52.60.

Girls 2A Shuttle Hurdle Prelims

  •  Treynor. 1st, 1:06.88.  Top Qualifier. Lexis Rogers, Lexi Killinger, Laura Hempel, Chaley Rath.,
  • Nodaway Valley. 20th, 1:12.56.  Did not qualify. Josie Carter, Katy Ersham, Kenna Lundy, Sidney Hohertz.
  • IKM-Manning. 22nd, 1:14.63.  Did not qualify. Bethany Luensman, Carley McConnell, Nicole Langel, Alex Bornhoft.

Girls 3A Shuttle Hurdle Prelims

  • Glenwood. 11th, 1:09.13.  Did not qualify. Miranda Ruth, Ashely Konfrst, Halie Darrow, Olivia Scarborough
  • Harlan. DQ. Did not qualify. Jordyn Moser, Dena Baughman, Whitney Boldan, Courtney Scheffler.

Iowa to play back-loaded slate in 2014


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa will play five games in November but just twice in October in 2014. The Big Ten released its revamped football schedule on Thursday, which in 2014 will include new members Maryland and Rutgers.  The Hawkeyes play just one home game in the first five weekends of Big Ten play – but they’ll get two bye weeks.  Iowa will play Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois on the road and host Indiana, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

The conference will split into East and West divisions after this season, with the Hawkeyes in the West division.  Iowa is scheduled to open with home games against Northern Iowa, Ball State, Iowa State before a road trip to Pitt. The Hawkeyes begin this season on Aug. 31 against Northern Illinois.