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Doctor’s advice: RAGBRAI riders and everyone else outdoors, cool it…or else

News, Sports

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

High temperatures should hit the mid-90s this (Monday) afternoon in parts of Iowa and thousands of visitors in the state for the big bicycle ride aren’t used to the heat and humidity. Dr. William Gossman, who runs the emergency room at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, says to be very watchful for these symptoms of heat stress. “Usually people get light-headed and nauseated,” Dr. Gossman says. “That’s probably the most common thing that I see. The extreme is that they pass out.”

Whether you’re attempting to ride a bike across Iowa or are just working outside in the stifling heat, he says if you’re showing the signs of heat stress, quit whatever you’re doing and seek shelter. “The first thing you should do is try to get into a cool environment and drink as much fluid as you can,” Gossman says. “If you’re getting abdominal pain, chest pain or feel like you’re going to pass out, the best thing is to get in and be seen.” If you’re at that point, he says you may need an I-V to replenish fluids.

On the plus side, a cool front is expected to arrive late tonight, pushing high temps for the rest of the week down into the 70s and 80s statewide.

(Radio Iowa)

Matheny: Lynn letting frustration show too much


July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals want Lance Lynn to gain better control of more than just his pitch assortment. They’re trying to help him channel his emotions, too. The right-hander has been a huge bottom-line success story, making the All-Star team his first year in the rotation and winning 11 games prior to the break again this year. During the drought Lynn is going through right now, the frustration shows all too well. Lynn (11-5) has lost four of his last five starts and has allowed 10 runs in 9 1-3 innings his last two times out.

Manager Mike Matheny met with the 26-year-old pitcher the day after watching the shoulders sag, the pace drag and the complaints pile up about broken-bat dribblers, seeing-eye hits and mistakes on defense.

Big 12’s Bowlsby says NCAA changes needed now


July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says significant changes are needed in the NCAA, a belief he shares with commissioners from other power conferences.  Bowlsby and leaders of the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC met about six weeks ago to talk about issues. Bowlsby says the sense is that “transformative change is going to have to happen.”

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive delivered a similar message last week at his league’s media days. Bowlsby says there are no conversations about seceding from the NCAA, and that would be only “a last resort.”  But Bowlsby says it may be time to consider federation by “size and scope and equity brought to the system” or maybe federation by sport. He says it’s unrealistic to manage football and field hockey by the same rules.

8AM Sportscast 07-22-2013

Podcasts, Sports

July 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Missouri Valley laments loss of Big Ten opponents


July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference — which includes two schools from South Dakota and one from North Dakota — says her league would be hurt the most if the Big Ten Conference stops scheduling smaller Division One colleges. The Big Ten says it is unlikely to schedule Football Championship Subdivision teams now that Rutgers and Maryland are joining the league and a playoff system is being planned in the upper tier of Division One.

Missouri Valley commissioner Patty Viverito tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that her league has close ties to the Big Ten, mainly because teams from the conferences are located in the same area. Viverito says there’s always a lot of interest in games between Missouri Valley and Big Ten teams.

Wainwright wins 13th, Cardinals edge Padres 3-2


July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Adam Wainwright worked eight sharp innings for his National League-leading 13th win and Allen Craig made a game-ending leaping catch at the left field wall as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday.

Craig has 12 hits and six RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak for the Cardinals, who took two of three in both series against the Padres this season. The St. Louis defense turned three double plays behind Wainwright (13-5), who allowed two runs with seven strikeouts and worked around two walks.

Yonder Alonso singled three times with an RBI for the Padres. Eric Stults (8-8) allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings, stranding two runners in the second and fifth.

State Softball Schedule: Monday, July 22nd 2013


July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Ft. Dodge)

Class 1-A
11:00-a.m.: Janesville vs. Akron-Westfield (Diamond 1)
11:30-a.m.: Lynville-Sully vs. Don Bosco (Diamond 2)
1:00-p.m.: Remsen-St. Marys vs. Newell-Fonda (Diamond 1)
1:30-p.m.: New London vs. Martensdale-St.Marys (Diamond 2)

Class 2-A
3:00-p.m.: Iowa City Regina (20-19) vs. Treynor (28-5) (Diamond 1)
3:30-p.m.: Jesup vs. AGWSR (Diamond 2)
5:00-p.m.: Ride View vs. Ft. Dodge/St. Edmond (Diamond 1)
5:30-p.m.: Lawton-Bronson vs. Durant (Diamond 2)

Class 3-A
7:00-p.m.: Estherville-Lincoln Central vs. Sgt. Bluff-Luton (Diamond 1)
7:30-p.m.: Monticello vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Diamond 2)

Substate Baseball pairings


July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(all games begin at 7-p.m.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Class 3-A
Substate 8/District 15:
Glenwood vs. Greene County, at Creston

Substate 8/District 16:
Harlan vs. Carroll, at Harlan

Tuesday: July 23, 2013

Class 1-A
Substate 7:
Martensdale-St. Marys (29-9) vs. Underwood, at Creston

Substate 8:
Coon Rapids-Bayard (27-10) vs. Woodbury Central-Moville (19-9), at Denison-Schleswig

Class 2-A
Substate 8:
Council Bluffs/St. Albert (22-7) vs. Kuemper Catholic (27-6), at Harlan

Class 4-A
Substate 1:
Sioux City North vs. Council Bluffs/St. Albert, at Sgt. Bluff-Luton

Saturday’s District Baseball Scores (from 7/20/21)


July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson


Coon Rapids-Bayard 5, A-H-S-T 0
Martensdale-St. Marys 15, Lenox 0 (4 innings)
Underwood 10, Nishnabotna 1


Interstate 35 13, Nodaway Valley 12
Kuemper Catholic 5, IKM-Manning 4 (9 innings)
St. Albert 6, Treynor 5 (8 innings)

Padres relievers lead 5-3 win over Cardinals


July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Edinson Volquez was bailed out by his bullpen and earned the victory in San Diego’s 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Nick Vincent, Dale Thayer, Luke Gregorson and Huston Street worked an inning apiece after Volquez (7-8) faded at the end of a five-inning outing. Street was perfect in the ninth for his 16th save in 17 chances after Carlos Quentin’s RBI double off Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth put the Padres up by two runs.

Lance Lynn (11-5) lost for the fourth time in five starts, allowing four runs in five innings. Allen Craig had a two-run single and 29-year-old rookie Brock Peterson had an RBI groundout in his first major league at-bat after getting called up to replace injured Matt Holliday.

Jedd Gyorko, Everth Cabrera and Nick Hundley added an RBI apiece for San Diego, which had lost 19 of 23.