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7AM Sportscast 03-09-2013

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March 9th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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UNI Ousted in Arch Madness by Illinois State

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March 9th, 2013 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tyler Brown had 28 points and nine rebounds as Illinois State knocked off Northern Iowa 73-65 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday night.

The sixth-seeded Redbirds (18-14) twice built big leads and held on to beat third-seeded Northern Iowa (18-14) for the first time in three meetings this season.

Jackie Carmichael added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Illinois State, which will meet No. 2 seed Wichita State in Saturday’s semifinals.

Northern Iowa got 16 points from Marc Sonnen, 15 from Anthony James and 14 from Jake Koch.

Illinois State led by 15 points in the first half before the Panthers closed the half on a 24-8 run to take a 35-34 at the intermission. In the second half, the Redbirds built a 60-50 lead with 7:03 remaining. Northern Iowa cut it to 62-60 with 4:17 remaining, but Brown then scored six points during an 8-0 run to put the game away.

Creighton Downs Drake in MVC Tourney

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March 9th, 2013 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Doug McDermott scored 23 points to become Creighton’s all-time scoring leader and the top-seeded Bluejays defeated Drake 65-53 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

In Saturday’s semifinals, Creighton (25-7) will play No. 5 seed Indiana State, which defeated Evansville 51-50 on Friday.

Will Artino scored 14 points off the bench and Gregory Echenique had 11 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots for Creighton, which enjoyed a 44-26 rebounding edge. Grant Gibbs had eight of the Bluejays’ 11 assists.

McDermott, a junior, now has 2,129 points – 13 more than Rodney Buford, who played for the Bluejays from 1995-99.

Richard Carter scored 14 points and Seth VanDeest scored 13 for the ninth-seeded Bulldogs (15-17). Jordan Clarke had 10 rebounds for Drake, which reached the quarterfinal by beating Bradley on Thursday night.

Boys State Basketball Schedule/Results

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March 9th, 2013 by Jim Field

Thursday Results:

Class 1-A Semi-Finals

  • Storm Lake St. Mary’s 61, Danville 55
  • Boyden-Hull 77, North Tama 52

Class 2-A Semi-Finals

  • Sheldon 49, Kuemper Catholic 42
  • West Fork 51, M-F-L, MarMac 38

Class 3-A Semi-Finals

  • Harlan 45, MOC-Floyd Valley 42
  • Waverly-Shell Rock 36, Davenport Assumption 32

Friday’s Schedule:

Class 1-A Consolation

  • Danville 80, North Tama 56

Class 2-A Consolation

  • Kuemper Catholic 80, M-F-L, MarMac 52

Class 4-A Semi-Finals

  • 1:30 pm – Bettendorf 39, Cedar Falls 36
  • 3:15 pm – Iowa City West 52, Dubuque Senior 36

Class 1-A Championship

  • Boyden-Hull 49,  Storm Lake St. Mary’s 45
  • 1A All Tournament Team: Brandt Van Roekel, Boyden-Hull; Kennedy Drey, Storm Lake St. Mary’s; Steven Soukup, Danville; Riley Francis, Boyden-Hull; Luke Lenhart, Storm Lake St. Mary’s (captain)

Class 2-A Championship

  • Sheldon 48, West Fork 36
  • 2A All Tournament Team: Chris Balster, Sheldon; Cody Mason, MFL MarMac; Sam Brincks, Kuemper Catholic; Payton Plagge, West Fork Sheffield; Dallas Ennema, Sheldon (captain)

Saturday’s Schedule:

Class 3-A Consolation

  • MOC-Floyd Valley 64, Assumption, Davenport 48

Class 4-A Consolation

  • Dubuque, Senior 52, Cedar Falls 46

Class 3A Championship

  • Waverly-Shell Rock 48, Harlan 41

Class 4A Championship

  • Iowa City, West 54, Bettendorf 36

Former Atlantic State Champ Inducted into Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame

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March 8th, 2013 by Jim Field

J. Robert Burrows was inducted into the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 3rd.  Robert was a 1981 graduate of Atlantic High School and was inducted into the first Atlantic/CAM Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.  The following speech was written and read by Coach Rick Wilkson, seen in the photo with Robert, better known in Missouri as ‘Bob’.

“Today I have the honor and privilege of introducing Bob Burrows for his induction into the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame as a Coach and Wrestler.  Mr. Burrows was a head coach for 21 years at Lathrop, Higginsville and Lexington High Schools, and was an assistant coach for four years at Warrensburg High School.   As a head coach, his teams won three District and one Conference title. He had numerous top ten state finishes, highlighted by a third place finish in 1999.  He also coached 52 State Medalists, 20 State Finalists and 12 State Champions, including 4X state Champion Brendon Fox.  As a wrestler, Bob won a state title his senior year at Atlantic High School in Iowa, and was a two-time NCAA Division Two All-American for Central Missouri State University, placing 8th as a junior and 6th as a senior.

Coach Burrows was a great role model and mentor to countless students and athletes during the 25 years that he was an educator.  Not only was I fortunate enough to get to spend four years as an assistant for Bob, I also had him as a teacher and coach when I was in school.  Wrestling was never just about wins and losses to Bob.  It was about teaching life lessons.  And those same life lessons are what I try to pass on to the athletes that I have worked with, and to my own children as well.  Things like citizenship, hard work, discipline and accountability, just to name a few.  He wanted you to be the best you could be, in sports and in life, and to have fun while doing it.  On behalf of all of the students and athletes that you have had such a positive impact on over you career, we thank you.  And to his wonderful wife Shelly, thank you for sharing him with us for all of those years

Coach Burrows is a member of the Atlantic High School Athletics Hall of Fame, the University Of Central Missouri Wrestling Hall Of Legends, and now the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame.”

Robert’s proud parents are Jack & Florence Burrows, Atlantic, IA.

Cardinals, Craig agree on 5-year contract

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March 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals and Allen Craig, coming off a breakout season, have agreed on a five-year contract through 2017 with a club option for 2018.  The 28-year-old Craig has 150 RBIs in 238 career games. He was sixth in the National League with a .307 average and 22 home runs last season and had 92 RBIs despite missing more than a month while rehabbing from offseason knee surgery.

Craig led the major leagues with a .400 average with runners in scoring position and has hit .374 the last two seasons, second in the majors behind the Reds’ Joey Votto. Craig also had a big postseason for a championship team in 2011, hitting three homers in the World Series.

2013 Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association All-State Basketball Teams

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March 8th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

1st Team
Lexi Ackerman, Central Lyon
Renee Maneman, Newell Fonda
Dia Keahna, Meskwaki Settelment
Kayla Lindemeyer, Bedford
Samantha Meyers, Grundy Center
Paige Danner, Ar-We-Va
Jade Lynn Vlotho, West Sioux
Andrea Christensen, Newell Fonda

2nd Team
Morgan Myers, Burlington Notre Dame
Alee Hugen, Twin Cedars
Madison Eley, Colo Nesco
London Vais, Adair Casey
Kameo Pope, Belle Plaine
Amanda Focht, Villisca
Kelsey Ackerman, Central Lyon
Danielle Bender, Marquette Catholic

3rd Team
Kori Schulte, Central Lyon
Morgan Johnson, Earlham
Taylor Hickey, Burlington Notre Dame
Kate Patton, Murray
Jasmine Demers, Storm Lake St Mary’s
Katelynn Tracy, Moravia
Hannah Poppe, Clarksville
Rachel Smith, Exira-EHK

State Coach of the Year: Dan Kruse & Bruce Eckenrod, Central Lyon

Class 2-A

1st Team
Brooke Wolterstorff, Western Christian
Kaylee Blake, IKM-Manning
Ellie Herzberg, NW Webster
Nicole Miller, North Linn
Josie Kopal, Lawton-Bronson
Mallory Boyle, North Mahaska
Kelsey Ernst, Bellevue
Olivia Godfrey, Panorama

2nd Team
Anna Mallen, West Hancock
Lexi Albrecht, Kuemper Catholic
Alissa Pollema, Western Christian
Jenna Lehman, Regina, Iowa City
Hannah Haynes, Van Buren
Ashley Williams, Lawton-Bronson
Lauren Hedlund, Hinton
Paige Engbers, Pella Christian

3rd Team
Haleigh Hempen, Aplington-Parkersburg
Cori Uitermarkt, Pella Christian
Alex Yoerger, Hinton
Renee Huber, Maquoketa Valley
Tiffany Stubbs, Des Moines Christian
Casey Miles, Hudson
Morgan Muhlbauer, IKM Manning
Rachel Freland, West Marshall

State Coach of the Year: Bill Harmsen, Western Christian

Class 3-A

1st Team
Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley
Paige Greiner, Williamsburg
Danielle Moore, Davenport, Assumption
Miranda Murphy, North Polk
Hailey Schneden, Davenport Assumption
Allie Sievert, Estherville Lincoln Central
Daneshia Snitker, Waukon
KJ Veldman, Spirit Lake

2nd Team
Taryn Barz, Hampton-Dumont
Ashley Burrows, Bondurant-Farrar
Miranda Chapman, Mount Vernon
Jennifer Kennedy, Greene County
Emily Kirchner, Estherville Lincoln Central
Andrea Larson, Mediapolis
Addie Oberman, Northeast, Goose Lake
Arika Wooldridge, Center Point-Urbana

3rd Team
Haley Birks, South Central, Calhoun
Kate Fennelly, Davenport Assumption
Jessica Helton, Nevada
Sara Heywood, Estherville Lincoln Central
Traci Keller, Central Lee
Emily McDonald, MOC-Floyd Valley
Megan Murphy, North Polk
Kennedy Salow, Center Point-Urbana

State Coach of the Year: Mallory Youngblut, Davenport Assumption

Class 4-A

1st Team
Madison Weekly, Benton
Kena Veldhuizen, Oskaloosa
Aftin Phyfe, Waverly-Shell Rock
Aubrey Norville, Lewis Central
Claire Marburger, Perry
MaKayla Augustine, Heelan
Taylor Benshoof, Winterset
Rachel Dunlap, Keokuk

2nd Team
Katie Ahrenholtz, Ballard
Grace Newman, Glenwood
Mariah Criswell, Winterset
Logan Lynch, Wahlert
Deja Jackson, Grinnell
Kirstin Martindale, Spencer
Brittany Holdsworth, Carroll
Jess Schaben, Harlan

3rd Team
Kayla Armstrong, Xavier
Sidney Baumann, Fairfield
Megan McCarthy, Heelan
Dani Heritage, Dallas Center-Grimes
Ashley Stulken, Xavier
Naomi Phillips, Waverly-Shell Rock
Evan Hundley, North Scott
Michalyn Mohr, Marion

State Coach of the Year: Tom Lilly, Xavier

Class 5-A

1st Team
Jadda Buckley, Mason City
Caitlin Ingle, SE Polk
Ally Disterhoft, IC West
Shaya Kellogg, Ames
Haley Lorenzen, IC High
Lettie Lerma, Muscatine
Blaire Thomas, Waterloo West
Dani Franklin, CR Washington

2nd Team
Britney Boland, Waukee
Haley Faber, Dowling Catholic
Brittany Hedrick, Ankeny
Roichelle Marble, DM East
Shareece Burrell, DM East
Mickey Hansche, IC High
Jaali Winters, Ankeny
Grace Vander Weide, West Des Moines Valley

3rd Team
Meredith Burkhall, DM Roosevelt
Haley Puk, Waterloo West
Madi Dellamuth, CR Prairie
Cortni Rush, Mason City
Emily Clemens, Muscatine
Madi Robson, Ankeny
Annie Penquite, SE Polk
Tanya Meyer, Sioux City West

State Coach of the Year: Tracy Dailey, SE Polk

8AM Sportscast 03-08-2013

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Kozma and Descalso homer, Cardinals beat Yankees

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March 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso each homered and the St. Louis Cardinals, set to play the whole season without All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal, beat the New York Yankees 7-6 Thursday. Hours earlier, the Cardinals said Furcal will undergo ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow and expects to miss the year. Kozma, Furcal’s likely replacement, hit a solo home run in the fifth inning and also singled. Descalso, who could also see time at short, hit a two-run homer in the seventh. The Cardinals were without outfielder Matt Holliday, who had a stomach virus. Yankees starter Ivan Nova allowed one run in three innings. St. Louis scored three times in the ninth. Kolton Wong hit a tying, two-run homer and a pair of errors set up Adron Chambers’ winning single.

Drake beats Bradley 81-66 in MVC tournament

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March 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Hines scored 16 points and Drake defeated Bradley 81-66 Thursday in the opener of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The ninth-seeded Bulldogs (15-16) earned a quarterfinal game against regular-season champion Creighton on Friday. Joey King scored 15 and Gary Ricks added 14 points for Drake. The Bulldogs led by as many as 17 points in the first half, though the Braves scored the last eight of the half to cut Drake’s lead at the break to 41-32.

Bradley (16-16) got within three with 6½ minutes left, but Drake went on a 13-0 run to put it out of reach in St. Louis, Missouri. Jake Eastman had 15 points and eight rebounds for the eighth-seeded Braves. Will Egolf also scored 15 points, Walt Lemon Jr. scored 14 and Tyshon Pickett added 11 for Bradley, which improved nine games from last season’s 7-25 finish.