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8AM Sportscast 08-25-2011

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August 25th, 2011 by admin

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Dodgers 9, Cardinals 4

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August 25th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Juan Rivera homered and knocked in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored an early knockout of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second straight day, completing their first road sweep of the season with a 9-4 victory on Wednesday.  The Cardinals were outscored 24-7 in the Dodgers’ first three-game sweep in St. Louis since Aug. 20-22, 1993, and have dropped seven of nine overall. They failed to take advantage of a rare loss by NL Central-leading Milwaukee, remaining 10 games back with 32 to go.  Hiroki Kuroda (10-14) worked seven solid innings and A.J. Ellis hit his first career homer off of Jaime Garcia (10-7) to give the Dodgers a two-day total of six long balls. Matt Kemp had two singles and two RBIs and James Loney had three hits with a pair of doubles and an RBI.

Chiefs’ Cassel has Paid his Dues on Climb to Top

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August 25th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – There may be no more important piece to the Kansas City Chiefs’ puzzle this season than quarterback Matt Cassel.  After paying his dues at USC and with the New England Patriots, Cassel was given a chance to shine when he was traded to the Chiefs. His first season was one of progress, but his tremendous growth last year was a big reason the Chiefs went 10-6 and won the AFC West.  Coach Todd Haley understands that the team’s fortunes again rest on Cassel’s right arm.  Haley said the biggest thing that Cassel needs to do is understand his own players, and the match-ups they create. That has been difficult with wide receivers Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston missing time because of injuries.

Berkman Wants to Stay in St. Louis

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August 25th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Berkman would like to stay in St. Louis, no matter how the Cardinals finish the season.  The Cardinals signed Berkman to a one-year, $8 million free
agent contract last December and he’s having a big comeback year with 29 homers, 78 RBIs and a .290 average. He’s been healthy, too, appearing in 114 games and making routine plays in right field.  Berkman said Wednesday he believes the Cardinals are not far away from being contenders, although they’re fast running out of time this year. The Cardinals are 10-13 since acquiring Edwin Jackson and Rafael Furcal at the trade deadline and are 10 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who are on a 24-5 tear.

2011 First Iowa Girls High School Volleyball Rankings

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August 25th, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 1A
School
2010 Record
1
Tripoli
35-6
2
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
28-7
3
Holy Trinity Catholic
38-10
4
Boyden-Hull
25-5
5
East Union
30-7
6
Ar-We-Va
25-9
7
Adair-Casey
25-7
8
Coon Rapids-Bayard
24-7
9
Marquette Catholic
23-11
10
Stanton
27-3
11
Central Lyon
20-11
12
Iowa Christian Academy
18-9
13
Bedford
35-5
14
Janesville
26-9
15
Lisbon
14-14
Class 2A
School
2010 Record
1
Western Christian
47-3
2
Grundy Center
38-6
3
Lake Mills
43-1
4
Dike-New Hartford
35-9
5
Mediapolis
43-4
6
Pella Christian
26-12
7
Sumner-Fredericksburg
25-7
8
Sheldon
36-3
9
Clarinda
26-6
10
Mount Vernon
41-0
11
Sioux Central
21-8
12
Unity Christian
29-7
13
West Branch
29-7
14
West Liberty
22-13
15
Gilbert
27-10
Class 3A
School
2010 Record
1
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
47-9
2
Waverly-Shell Rock
49-2
3
Williamsburg
25-9
4
Dubuque Wahlert
22-10
5
Union
28-5
6
Charles City
33-8
7
West Delaware
40-4
8
Solon
20-7
9
MOC-Floyd Valley
23-13
10
Marion
14-15
11
Red Oak
22-12
12
Algona
33-5
13
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
20-19
14
Nevada
30-12
15
Maquoketa
17-13
Class 4A
School
2010 Record
1
Ankeny
28-4
2
Iowa City High
33-6
3
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
36-8
4
Iowa City West
37-7
5
Waukee
22-9
6
Dowling Catholic
20-10
7
Urbandale
35-9
8
Bettendorf
24-8
9
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
29-21
10
West Des Moines Valley
20-16
11
Sioux City East
29-16
12
Cedar Falls
23-13
13
Pleasant Valley
21-11
14
Sioux City North
26-15
15
Dubuque Hempstead
19-16

Chiefs Lose LB Siler to Torn Achilles in Camp

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August 24th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The agent for Brandon Siler says the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker tore his Achilles tendon during practice and will miss the entire season.  David Canter confirmed the injury in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday. He did not know which Achilles was hurt on Tuesday, but he said Siler has already had surgery to repair it.  Siler was competing for the middle linebacker spot beside Derrick Johnson after signing with the Chiefs as a free agent. He had looked good throughout fall camp after picking up 44 tackles, one sack and one interception in 12 games with the San Diego Chargers last season.

Corn, Iowa Football Still Cozy Despite Trophy Flap

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August 24th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The corn-themed trophy for the annual Iowa-Iowa State football game is history.  But fans will still see and hear more farming advertising than ever under agreements between two agricultural groups and the two schools.  The Iowa Corn Growers Association will run ads during all 12 radio broadcasts of Iowa games this fall and it is sponsoring Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz’s weekly television show. It will advertise in game-day programs, and get similar publicity through Iowa State.  The Iowa Farm Bureau has signed a five-year agreement with Iowa and plans to sell Iowa-grown food products at Iowa State games this fall.  Some fans are questioning the agreements after the corn growers group helped design the trophy that was scrapped Tuesday after critics said it didn’t have enough to do with football.

Atlantic Cross Country Outlook – 2011

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August 24th, 2011 by Jim Field

By:  Bruce Henderson, Head Coach

Trojanns
The Trojanns will try to reload as they start the season with only 2 of last year’s top 5 runners.  Ali Krogman leads the way and ran a personal best at the recent Atlanticfest road race.  Krogman has finished 5th, 1st, and 7th at the last 3 state meets.  Sophomore Liz Siggins is the other returner from last year’s top 5.  Six other seniors could figure into the varsity battle this year.  The top so far has been 2nd year runner Alex Hartwig. Returning letter winners Katie Blake, Malachi Wickman and Tiara Edelman have all run in the state meet.  Senior Alisha Hinzmann looks likely to grab a varsity spot, as does senior sprinter Melanie Nielsen.  Junior Caroline Trewet and sophomore Megan Plambeck look good and a trio of freshmen have varsity potential.
Practically all of the Trojanns’ competition will come from the Hawkeye 10. Harlan is the favorite, but Glenwood, Shenandoah, and L.C. were all within 6 points of the Trojanns at conference last year.  They all have more returners than the Trojanns, so it will take good performance for the Trojanns to beat these teams.  Griswold should have a very good team in area meets.  DCG and Ballard were tough on the district level last year, but both lose 3 of their 4 top runners

Trojans
It will be an interesting season for the Trojans.  They are filled with depth and potential, but have very few proven varsity runners.  Tian Siggins was our 2nd leading point getter last year and should be improved in 2011. Seniors Delsin Arnold, and Derek Von Seggern and Juniors Sam Bateman and Jake Auerbach have lettered and should figure in the mix this year.  Josiah Williams has looked very good so far in practice and is expected to be a good varsity runner.  Newcomer sophomore Preston Hoye and senior Ryan McDermott could also figure in the mix.  Senior Blake Esbeck, with state track experience, has recently decided to give cross country a try and could have a big impact. With a big squad of 32 the Trojans should be deep on both the varsity and J.V. levels. There is likely to be at least one surprise varsity runner this year.
The Hawkeye 10 was very tough and had seniors galore in 2010.  The Trojans hope to improve considerably on their 7th place finish.  Based on returners Glenwood, Shen-Essex, and L.C. should battle for the conference crown;  Harlan, Kuemper and Atlantic should battle for the next 3 spots. Tee Jay should be strong as well as Boone who could be in our district.  Shen-Essex is in class 3A this year, while DCG graduated its top 7 runners from a state team last year.

8AM Sportscast 08-24-2011

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August 24th, 2011 by admin

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Dodgers 13, Cardinals 2

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August 24th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Clayton Kershaw won his National League-leading 16th game and Rod Barajas homered twice in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 13-2 victory over the fast-fading St. Louis Cardinals.  Kyle Lohse (11-8) was rocked for a season-worst eight runs in three innings, an impossible deficit against the 23-year-old Kershaw, who struck out eight in six scoreless innings. The Cardinals have lost six of eight and dropped a season-high 10 games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers.  Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer in the first and Barajas had a solo homer in the third and three-run shot in the fifth for his 11th multihomer game, also giving him four in five games.