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Molina’s HR, 4 hits lead Cardinals past Mariners


September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners. Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.

Miller (14-9) gave up one earned run and three hits in five innings. He became the first St. Louis rookie to reach 14 wins in a season since Dick Hughes won 16 in 1967. Molina’s second-inning homer off Erasmo Ramirez (5-2) snapped an 0-for-15 skid. Molina scored three times and raised his batting average to .317.

Chiefs start 2-0 after beating Cowboys 17-16


September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter for a 17-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Jamaal Charles ran for 55 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs, who made new coach Andy Reid a winner in his home debut. The Chiefs also matched their victory total from all of last season by starting 2-0 for just the second time since 2005.

Dwayne Bowe’s touchdown catch in the third quarter and Ryan Succop’s 40-yard field goal early in the fourth gave the Chiefs a 17-13 lead. The Cowboys (1-1) answered with a deep march into Kansas City territory but had to settle for Dan Bailey’s 53-yard field goal with 3:55 left.

The Chiefs offense never gave the Cowboys a chance to mount a winning drive.

Police investigate theft from Iowa locker room


September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University police are investigating the theft of personal items from Iowa football players’ and coaches’ visiting locker room.  The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa’s locker room was broken into during the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry game Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Iowa State University police said Sunday that personal items were missing when Iowa players and staff returned to the locker room after Iowa’s 27-21 victory over Iowa State before a sellout crowd of 56,800. Police did not detail what items were taken. Iowa State police said a police report would not be available until at least Monday.

Iowa athletic department officials confirmed for the newspaper that items had been stolen. Iowa State athletic department officials declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Mariners end 5-game skid, beat Cardinals 4-1


September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 Saturday night and dropping the Cardinals into a first-place tie in the NL Central. St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead once again. The Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1.

The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including Matt Carpenter’s league-leading 50th double in the eighth. He later scored on a wild pitch by Charlie Furbush.

Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run double in the fifth inning that ended St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha’s scoreless streak at 23 2-3 innings. Kendrys Morales hit his 22nd homer in eighth off Tyler Lyons to make it 3-0.

Griswold Tiger Volleyball Tourney Results Saturday


September 14th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Tigers defeated the Clarinda Cardinals 25-22, 16-25, 15-7 to win the Griswold Tiger Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 14th.  Full tournament results are listed below:

Pool Play

  • Red Oak 21 – 21, Griswold 15-17
  • Riverside 21-21, IKM-Manning 19-19
  • Clarinda 21-21, AHST 16-11
  • Red Oak 16-21-15, Audubon 21-15-7
  • AHST 21-22, Riverside 9-20
  • Guthrie Center 21-21, Audubon 18-14
  • Guthrie Center 21-21, Griswold 8-9
  • Griswold 21-21, Audubon 19-17
  • Red Oak 19-21-15, Guthrie Center 21-9-11
  • Clarinda 21-21, Riverside 14-5
  • Clarinda 21-21, IKM-Manning 14-8
  • IKM-Manning 21-21, AHST 12-14


  • Red Oak 25-11, IKM-Manning 25-18
  • Clarinda 26-25, Guthrie Center 25-23


  • Red Oak 25-16-15, Clarinda 22-25-7

All Tournament Team:  Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak.  Jenny Bair, Clarinda.  Kacie Shreck, Guthrie Center.  Ashley Nepper, IKM-Manning.  Haley Blum, AHST.  Angela Mahoney, Red Oak.  Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center.  Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda.  Rachel Novotny, Riverside.  Hallie Anthofer, Audubon.  Rachel Bair, Clarinda.  Kate Walker, Red Oak.

Final: Iowa 27, Iowa State 21


September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jake Rudock threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, Mark Weisman added 145 yards rushing and Iowa hung on to beat rival Iowa State 27-21 on Saturday night. Kevonte Martin Manley had seven catches and a TD for the Hawkeyes (2-1). Iowa ran the ball 60 times for 218 yards and snapped a two-game losing streak against the Cyclones.

Quenton Bundrage rallied the Cyclones with two touchdown receptions with less than five minutes left. But Iowa recovered an onside kick and snuffed out a last-gasp try by Iowa State. Bundrage had a career-high 146 yards receiving and three TD grabs for Iowa State, which is 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

Sam Richardson had 258 yards passing for the Cyclones.

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ISU offers advice to Cyclone, Hawkeye fans

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September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University expects about 75,000 football fans to converge on the campus for today’s (Saturday’)s matchup between the Cyclones and the Iowa Hawkeyes. University officials have a little advice for fans. It’s much easier to get into Jack Trice Stadium with without large bags or purses.

Other things not to bring — a pet, a cooler, and obviously, a weapon. Also not allowed — alcohol, artificial noisemakers, backpacks and fanny packs, stadium seats or coolers. And don’t smoke. The gates open at 3:30 p.m. General parking lots will begin taking cars at 11 a.m.

Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at other fans, the teams or the officials may lead to an arrest. Anyone driving from Iowa City could encounter construction on Interstate 80 near Altoona.

Cards retake NL Central lead, win on passed ball


September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pete Kozma scored on catcher Mike Zunino’s passed ball with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals retook the NL Central lead with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Cardinals lead the division by a game after Pittsburgh lost. They’re 6-1 on a nine-game homestand.

Kozma entered in the eighth inning as a pinch-runner, later stole third base and scored the tying run. In the 10th, Kozma singled with two outs off Chase Ruffin (0-2). Oliver Perez walked Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay to load the bases. Zunino couldn’t handle the first pitch to Matt Holliday, with the ball rolling free and Kozma scoring on a head-first slide.

Rookie Kevin Siegrist (3-1) worked around two hits in the 10th for the win.

2013 High School Football Scores – Week 3, September 13


September 13th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 3-A, District 1

  • Atlantic 14 @ Creston 28
  • Glenwood 38 @ ADM 48
  • Harlan 42 @ Perry 14
  • Indianola 21 @ Lewis Central 20

Class 2-A, District 8

  • Kuemper Catholic 84 @ Clarinda Academy 0
  • Shenandoah 19 @ Greene County 15
  • Red Oak 20 @ OA-BCIG 7
  • Mount Ayr 15 @ Clarinda 3

Class 1-A, District 8

  • St. Albert 34 @ Panorama 21
  • IKM-Manning 28 @ Tri-Center 20
  • Missouri Valley 12 @ Nodaway Valley 56
  • West Central Valley 26 @ Treynor 27

Class A, District 7

  • Woodward Academy 19 @ Bedford 27
  • Audubon 49 @ Madrid 21
  • Guthrie Center 7 @ Woodward-Granger 47
  • Martensdale-St. Marys 14 @ Earlham 26

Class A, District 8

  • Underwood 7 @ Griswold 41
  • West Monona 12 @ Logan-Magnolia 47
  • East Mills 41 @ Riverside 7
  • A-H-S-T 24 @ Westwood 6

Eight Man, District 6

  • Twin Cedars 62 @ East Union 36
  • Lamoni 44 @ Adair-Casey 82
  • Murray 52 @ Grandview Park Baptist 14
  • Ankeny Christian 6 @ Colo-Nesco 60

Eight Man, District 7

  • Ar-We-Va 19 @ Charter Oak-Ute 54
  • Woodbine 13 @ Glidden-Ralston 52
  • Boyer Valley 20 @ Coon Rapids-Bayard 40
  • West Harrison 26 @ Exira/EHK 51

Eight Man, District 8

  • Sidney 43 @ Lenox 8
  • CAM 34 @ Fremont-Mills 45
  • Nishnabotna 14 @ Southwest Valley 51