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Saturday’s State Baseball Tournament: Championship Results


July 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Class 1-A State Championship: Martensdale/St. Marys 1, Mason City/Newman Catholic 0

Class 2-A State Championship: Dyersville/Beckman Catholic 3, Alleman/North Polk 1

Class 3-A State Championship: Dalls Center/Grimes 13, Decorah 0

Class 4-A State Championship: Ankeny 10, Ft. Dodge 0 (6-innings)

WR Baldwin ready for second chance with Chiefs


July 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin is determined not to let his return to training camp bring back bad memories. A locker-room fight last August with then-teammate Thomas Jones left Baldwin with a broken right hand, an injury that derailed the first-round pick’s rookie season.  Nearly a year later there are still more questions than answers as Baldwin participates in camp on the same Missouri Western State University campus. Still, Baldwin prefers to talk about the future not the past. Baldwin entered camp this week as the Chiefs’ de facto No. 1 wide receiver due to Dwayne Bowe’s holdout.  That slot asks a lot of a second-year player limited to 11 games in 2011 due to the lingering injury. Baldwin had only 21 catches for 254 yards.

Iowa Baseball Tournament Championship results


July 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Robbie Anstoetter went 4-for-4 with two RBI to lead Dyersville Beckman to its first state championship since 2000, as the Blazers defeated North Polk 3-1 in the 2A state finals at Principal Park on Saturday. Sam Pickard came around to score the game’s first run on a sacrifice fly to right from Zach Easter to give North Polk a 1-0 lead in the first. Beckman took its first lead of the game on a three-run second inning. Michael Boekenstedt drove in Ian Ross on a single up the middle, marking the first earned run surrendered by North Polk starter Jake Hadaway this season. The Blazers got their other runs on Anstoetter’s two-run triple that scored Boeckenstedt and Ty Troutman. Blazers’ starter Adam Noethe (9-0) allowed one unearned run on three hits in 3.2 innings to earn the win. Nate Steger pitched three scoreless innings in relief to collect his sixth save of the season. Hadaway (10-1) allowed all three runs on seven hits and struck out 11 to suffer the loss.

In the 1-A Championship game Saturday afternoon, Martensdale/St. Mary’s defeated Mason City/Newman Catholic, 1-0.

Cardinals HR in each of first 5 innings, beat Cubs


July 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Lance Berkman started a power show by the St. Louis Cardinals, who became the first team in eight years to hit a home run in each of the first five innings and went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 Friday. Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig also connected off Travis Wood (4-6), whose five homers allowed matched the Cubs record. Carpenter put St. Louis ahead 7-6 when he homered on the first pitch of the fourth, and Craig homered into the left-field bleachers in the fifth. The previous team to homer in each of the first five innings was Houston against Colorado on Oct. 2, 2004, according to STATS LLC. Lance Lynn (13-4) tied New York’s R.A. Dickey and Washington’s Gio Gonzalez for the NL lead in wins.

Friday’s High School Baseball Tournament Scores & Saturday’s Championship Schedule


July 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Scores from Friday…

Class 3-A Semi-finals:

Dallas Center-Grimes, 12, Epworth/Western Dubuque 2

Decorah 7, Sioux City Heelan 2

Class 4-A semi-finals:

Ankeny 8, West Des Moines/Valley 4

Ft. Dodge 4, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2

Today’s (Saturday) Championship Round Schedule:

Class 2-A Championship – @ Noon: Dyersville/Beckman Catholic vs. Alleman/North Polk

Class 1-A Championship – @ 2-pm: Martensdale/St. Marys vs. Mason City/Newman Catholic

Class 3-A Championship – @ 6-pm: Dallas Center-Grimes vs. Decorah

Class 4-A Championship – @ 8-p.m.: Ankeny vs. Ft. Dodge


Bowe’s a no-show in St. Joe


July 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City’s leader in receptions and receiving yards the past three years, was not on the field Friday as the Chiefs opened training camp.  Bowe, a Pro Bowler in 2010, was given the franchise tag when he refused to sign the Chiefs’ tender. If he eventually comes in and plays this year, as the Chiefs expect, he will get about $9.5 million.  The sixth-year pro, a first-round pick in 2007, had 81 catches for 1,159 yards and five TDs last year. In 2010, he led NFL wide receivers with 15 touchdowns while making 72 receptions for 1,162 yards.

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July 27th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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OG Steinbach Agrees to Terms with Dolphins


July 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Guard Eric Steinbach agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.

Steinbach started 124 of 125 games for Cincinnati and Cleveland in his first eight NFL seasons before sitting out all of last year because of a back injury.

In Miami, Steinbach will be reunited with new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who was the offensive line coach at Iowa during Steinbach’s four years at the school. Steinbach was the Big Ten offensive lineman of the year in 2002 and taken in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003.

Chiefs Sign First-Round Draft Pick Poe


July 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have signed first-round pick Dontari Poe on the eve of training camp.

The team announced the deal in statement Thursday.

Poe took part in the Chiefs’ entire offseason program, despite failing to reach a deal with the team that made him the No. 11 overall selection. Nobody has seemed overly concerned that the negotiations dragged out until the start of training camp.

The 6-foot-3, 346-pound Poe is expected to be in St. Joseph, Mo., for the first workout on Friday. He’s being counted on to shore up one of the team’s biggest weakness a year ago.

State Baseball Tournament Results/Schedule


July 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Thursday Results:

Class 4-A

  • Ft. Dodge 5, West Des Moines Dowling 4

Class 1-A Semi-Finals

  • Martensdale St. Mary’s 7, Bishop Garrigan Catholic 3
  • Mason City Newman Catholic 7, Lisbon 3

Class 2-A Semi-Finals

  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 6, Kuemper Catholic 3
  • North Polk 2, Davis County 1

Friday’s Schedule:

Class 3-A Semi-Finals

  • Noon — Dallas Center-Grimes vs. Western Dubuque
  • 2:00 pm — Decorah vs. Bishop Heelen Catholic

Class 4-A Semi-Finals

  • 6:00 pm — Ankeny vs. West Des Moines Valley
  • 8:00 pm — Ft. Dodge vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy