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Four looking to replace Rennie at UNI QB spot


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-N-I football team comes into the 2012 season with a big hole to fill on offense. The Panthers need to replace quarterback Terrell Rennie, who led U-N-I to Missouri Valley Football Conference championships in each of the past two seasons. U-N-I head coach Mark Farley says there are four candidates for the job as the Panthers open camp. Sophomore Jared Lanpher  stepped in when Rennie was injured last season, and was battling for the starting job in spring practice with Sawyer Kollmorgen. With the beginning of fall camp, the Panthers have also added S-M-U transfer Stephen Kaiser and true freshman Justin Black to the mix. Farley says that all four of the quarterbacks have shown strong ability and leadership at the opening of fall camp.

While Rennie was much more of a run-pass dual threat, Farley says that the Panthers will be a little more of a straight drop-back passing team regardless who wins the starting job. He says that he’s hoping to narrow the quarterback field by one player each week as the Panthers prepare for their season opener at Wisconsin. U-N-I opens the season on the road at Wisconsin on September first.

(Radio Iowa)

Coaches Mentoring Challenge pits Iowa versus Kansas, Nebraska


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The football coaches at Iowa, Iowa State and UNI are joining forces again this year to raise awareness about the need for youth mentors in the state. Adam Lounsbury, with Volunteer Iowa, says there are over 3,000 children in Iowa on a waiting list for a mentor. “The idea of a mentor is to provide another positive role model in (a child’s) life,” Lounsbury says. “It’s estimated that over 50-percent of kids would very much benefit from having another caring adult in their life.” The football coaches in Iowa are taking part in what’s being called the “Coaches Mentoring Challenge.”

It a contest with coaches in Kansas and Nebraska to see which state can recruit the most new mentors between August 1 and November 30. Kansas won the challenge last year with over 4,000 new mentors. Iowa finished a close second. “We had a goal of signing up 3,000…we had 3,832. So we blew away our goal,” Lounsbury said. The 2012 target in Iowa is to recruit 4,000 new mentors. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, ISU coach Paul Rhodes and UNI coach Mark Farley are taking part in a number of initiatives to help recruit mentors. That includes a letter, signed by the coaches, sent this week to high school football coaches. “It asks them to join the challenge and help promote this locally and sign folks up at local football games or help any way they can,” Lounsbury said. “And as coaches, they know firsthand, the benefit of the positive role they’ve had in people’s lives.” Iowa has more than 80 certified youth mentoring programs. The winner of the Coaches Mentoring Challenge will be announced in early December.

Learn more online at: www.volunteeriowa.org/coaches-challenge

(Radio Iowa)

Lohse pitches Cardinals to 3-0 win over Brewers


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched six spotless innings to earn his 12th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday night for a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso had a season-high three hits for the Cardinals, who have won five of six and 12 of 16. It was their first three-game sweep at home against the Brewers since March 31 to April 3, 2003. Milwaukee has lost its last nine road games. Lohse (12-2) allowed four hits while throwing 100 pitches. He struck out six and walked three. The Cardinals wore 1982 powder blue replica uniforms in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their World Series win over Milwaukee. Back then, the Brewers were in the American League.

Sadler redeems himself with Nationwide win at Iowa


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment of his jumped-restart penalty last week in Indianapolis to win the NASCAR Nationwide Race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night. Sadler denied Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a fourth straight victory at Iowa Speedway, and increased his lead in the series standings to 18 points over Austin Dillon. Sadler won the pole with a track-record qualifying speed of 135.141 mph and was near or at the front of the pack the entire race. He overtook Justin Allgaier on the 192nd lap and went on to his fourth victory of the season. Allgaier was second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Michael Annett and Stenhouse. Danica Patrick finished 11th. Hornish won the final “Dash4Cash” bonus of $100,000. His fan partner, Tammy Altieri of Spokane, Wash., also won $100,000.

Wainwright’s arm, bat lead Cardinals over Brewers Saturday


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and also contributed at the plate Saturday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Wainwright (9-10) moved closer to .500 after starting the season at 0-3. He threw 73 of 98 pitches for strikes, walking none and fanning seven. All of Wainwright’s strikeouts came during a stretch between the third and seventh innings when he retired 13 batters in a row. The complete game was his second of the season and 10th of his career. Wainwright also hit an RBI double and a single, and he scored a run. Carlos Beltran hit his 25th homer, giving him an NL-leading 77 RBIs. Jon Jay also homered for the Cardinals.

7AM Sportscast 08-03-2012


August 4th, 2012 by admin

w/ Brett Johnson

Berkman to 15 Day DL


August 4th, 2012 by admin

The St. Louis Cardinals have put first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right knee.

Outfielder Shane Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. He was in the starting lineup on Friday night against Milwaukee.

Berkman went on the DL for the third time this season. He had surgery on his right knee in late May and said his knee is still not fully healed.

“It just needs to get stronger,” Berkman said. “It’s been frustrating.”

Berkman is hitting .267 with two homers and seven RBIs in 28 games.

Cardinals Beat Brewers 9-3


August 4th, 2012 by admin

Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly broke a three-start losing streak and drove in the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

St. Louis has won three of its last four while Milwaukee had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Kelly (2-4) allowed three earned runs and 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings. His last win was an 11-4 victory at Kansas City on June 22. He entered the game with seven straight quality starts but took the loss in his last three games.

His first-pitch RBI single to left off Randy Wolf (3-8) broke a 3-3 tie and capped a four-run outburst in the fourth inning.

St. Louis managed just two hits in the first three innings off Wolf but scored four runs on five hits in the fourth.

8AM Sportscast 08-03-2012

Podcasts, Sports

August 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

IHSBCA All-Star Series: Day 1 Results, @ Clinton, Thursday, August 2, 2012


August 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Game One
Large East    0   1   0   0   0   0   0        1   4   2
Small East    0   5   0   1   1   0   X        7   8   0
WP – Calvin Mathews  (Davis County)   10 K,  0 BB
LP – Colby Sorensen  (North Scott)

Small East

  • Jake Adams  (MC Newman)  1/4 with run scored
  • Ozzie Adams  (Clear Lake)      0/2 with RBI
  • Jake Greco   (North Fayette)   2/3  with RBI
  • Craig Konrardy  (Waterloo Columbus)  1/2  run scored, double
  • Nate Steger  (Beckman)  2/3  run scored, RBI, double
  • Jake Stenberg  (Benton Comm.)  1/1  RBI, 2 BB
  • Kyle Whitman  (Maquoketa Valley)  1/2  run scored, RBI

Large East

  • Tyler Morrison  (West Delaware)  1/3  double
  • Connor Grant  (Dub. Senior)  1/3
  • Ryan Lehmann  (Western Dub.)  1/3  RBI
  • DerickVaughn  (Wat. West)   1/2

Game Two:
Small West    2   0   0   2   0   0   0      4   4   3
Large West    0   0   0   1   0   0   0       1   5   1

WP – Brennan Manfull  (Ballard)   6 K, 2 BB
LP – Tyler Peyton  (Dallas Center-Grimes)

Small West

  • Cole Chapin  (Treynor)  1/3  Run Scored
  • JD Nielsen  (Martensdale St. Mary’s)  1/3  Run Scored, RBI
  • Gage Reis  (Coon Rapids-Bayard)  1/1  run scored, RBI
  • Zach Cross  (Nevada)  1/3  RBI
  • Tyler Osborn  (DM Christian)  0/2  RBI

Large West

  • Will Gormally   (Ft. Dodge)  1/3
  • Paul Jacobson  (SC Heelan)  1/2, BB
  • Kyle Carnahan  (Marshalltown)  1/2
  • Nick Smith  (Indianola)  2/3, Triple