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Make a splash! Iowa pools take part in world’s record swim lesson attempt

News, Sports

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Students in at least three Iowa swimming pools will be taking part in today’s (Thursday’s) attempt to set a new record for the world’s largest swimming lesson. Pools in Algona, Altoona and Harlan are among those in 46 states and 24 countries on five continents taking part in the world’s record attempt. They’ll be holding simultaneous lessons at 10 A-M. Debbi Cooper, an environmental specialist at the state health department, says the half-hour lesson will cover the basics. “For beginners, all the way down to blowing bubbles to how to stay safe in the water, never swim alone,” Cooper says. “They’ll be doing front floats, back floats and maybe even get into the crawl and back stroke and things like that.” The goal, she says, is to convince parents learning to swim is important.

Cooper says, “Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and five and it’s shown that if a child does not participate in swimming lessons by third grade, chances are, they never will learn to swim.”  A study from the Archive of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine showed participation in formal swimming lessons was associated with an 88-percent reduction in the risk of drowning in children between one and four. Learn more at: www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org

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8AM Sportscast 6-13-2012

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June 13th, 2012 by admin

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Chiefs open minicamp without Bowe, other stars


June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll stood in the middle of a practice field barking instructions at quarterback Matt Cassel, who proceeded to drop back and throw a perfect pass to Jonathan Baldwin.  For the time being, his No. 1 wide receiver.  The Chiefs opened their mandatory three-day minicamp Tuesday without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who has not yet signed his franchise tender. That means Bowe is not under contract, and technically is exempt from the last series of workouts before training camp in late July.  

Whenever Bowe arrives, it’s likely he’ll be playing catch-up in learning the new offense being installed by Daboll, who replaced Bill Muir as offensive coordinator.  The Chiefs have otherwise had perfect attendance at just about every workout, allowing them to quickly pick up Daboll’s system.

Power, Dixon penalized after engines blow in Iowa


June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar drivers Will Power and Scott Dixon, who rank first and second in the points chase, will face 10-spot starting grid penalties for this week’s race in Milwaukee after blowing their engines testing at Iowa. IndyCar director of engine development Trevor Knowles says Dixon blew an engine Tuesday morning testing on Iowa’s .875-mile oval, while Power’s went out later in the day. IndyCar has mileage minimums before teams can change engines, and neither Power nor Dixon had reached those yet. The setback shouldn’t be bad for either driver, though, since there is usually room to pass on Milwaukee’s oval. Takuma Sato and Josef Newgarden also have to serve penalties this weekend because they didn’t refit their Indy practice engines when their racing engines recently expired.

Tuesday’s Area High School Baseball Scores (from 6-12-12)


June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 5, Denison-Schleswig 4 (12 innings)
Clarinda 4, Creston 2
Coon Rapids-Bayard 5, West Central Valley, Stuart 4
Corning 16, Bedford 1
Earlham 10, Panorama, Panora 0 (5 innings)
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 10, East Mills 9
Lewis Central 5, Harlan 4
Madrid 4, Woodward Academy 3
Missouri Valley 3, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 2
Nishnabotna 10, Villisca 6
Sidney 15, Stanton 1
Sioux City, North 9, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 4
Woodward-Granger 8, Guthrie Center 5
Walnut 8, East Greene 6

Huskers Extend Iowa Native Connie Yori’s Contract


June 13th, 2012 by admin

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska women’s basketball coach and Ankeny native Connie Yori has received a two-year contract extension through 2017.

Athletic director Tom Osborne said Tuesday that Yori deserved to be rewarded for a 2011-12 season in which the Cornhuskers went 24-9, including 10-6 in their first year in the Big Ten, and advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament.

Yori, who earned a base salary of $660,000 last year, will be paid $673,000 in 2012-13.

The Cornhuskers lost to Kansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament and finished the season ranked No. 22.

Yori, entering her 11th season at Nebraska, has guided the Huskers to eight postseason tournament appearances and more than 20 wins a season over the past nine years.

Tuesday’s Area High School Softball Scores (from 6-12-12)


June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Ballard 9, Carroll 2
Coon Rapids-Bayard 15, West Central Valley, Stuart 5
Corning 10, Bedford 0
Denison-Schleswig 8, Atlantic 3
Earlham 12, Panorama 0
Exira-EHK 12, Glidden-Ralston 0
Harlan 10, Lewis Central 0
IKM-Manning 6, Charter Oak-Ute 5
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 10, Missouri Valley 9
Nishnabotna 7, Villisca 3
Stanton 12, Sidney 1

Pop Warner Football Limits Contact in Practice


June 13th, 2012 by admin

CHICAGO (AP) — Pop Warner football players won’t be taking quite as many hits from now on.

The youth organization says it is limiting contact in practice in an effort to make the game safer for young players starting this year.

It says coaches must limit contact to no more than one-third of their practice time. It is also banning full-speed, head-on blocking or tackling drills in which players line up more than 3 yards apart. The organization says coaches can have full-speed drills where players approach each other at an angle but “not straight ahead into each other.” It also says there should be no head-to-head contact.

The rule changes announced Tuesday were developed by Pop Warner’s medical advisory board as part of its effort to reduce the risk of concussions.

Royce White Works Out for Timberwolves


June 13th, 2012 by admin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Royce White worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and said he’s hoping his hometown team drafts him with the 18th overall pick.

White played in high school in the Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins and enrolled at the University of Minnesota before a series of run-ins off the court led him to transfer to Iowa State.

White says the change of scenery served him well, and he became a star in his one season with the Cyclones.

But he says he would welcome a return to his home state. He says he knows there would be added pressure playing in front of family and friends.

The Wolves also worked out Minnesota native Jordan Taylor, a point guard from Wisconsin, and Michigan State forward Draymond Green, among others.

Cardinals Fall to White Sox 6-1


June 13th, 2012 by admin

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer, rookie left-hander Jose Quintana allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings and the streaking Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Tuesday night.

Paul Konerko had three singles on a 3-for-4 night to lift his majors-best average to .373, Adam Dunn added a solo homer — his 21st — and Orlando Hudson hit a two-run triple for Chicago.

Quintana (2-1), making his fifth start, allowed a career-high 10 hits but did not issue a walk and was helped out by three double plays.

St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (5-7) lasted seven innings and allowed half the amount of hits as Quintana. He gave up two runs while striking out seven and walking two.