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4 tied for lead at Champions Tour in Iowa


May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Dan Forsman and Scott Hoch shot 3-under 69 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic. Hale Irwin, who turns 68 on Monday, topped a group of eight at 70. Defending champion Jay Haas opened with a 71, and tour points leader Bernhard Langer had a 72.

This event is in its first year at Wakonda Club. The tournament was held at Glen Oaks Country Club in neighboring West Des Moines 11 of the last 12 years. The switch led to much higher scores than usual. The first-round leading score was the highest ever in Iowa — and every player had at least one bogey.

Cyclones Announce Addition Of Transfer Kane


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team bolstered its backcourt with the addition of Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane, a 6-4, 195-pound guard who averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds last season. Kane earned All-Conference USA second team honors and ranked 11th nationally in assists per game last season for the Thundering Herd.

“Having lost four perimeter players that were major contributors last year, DeAndre adds great versatility to our team,” Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “His experience will be a great addition to our team.”

Kane, a Pittsburgh, Pa. native, will be eligible immediately after graduating from Marshall. He signed his financial aid agreement to attend Iowa State.

“The up-tempo offense ISU runs played a major role in my decision,” Kane said. “I like to get up and down the court. The style that Coach Hoiberg allows his team to play fits my game perfectly.”

Kane made 26 starts for the Thundering Herd while playing in 28 of 32 games. He was one of just two players in Division I to average at least 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Kane played a league best 37.1 minutes per game, including eight complete games. He earned conference player of the week honors after posting Marshall’s fourth triple double in school history with a 33-point, 11-rebound and 10-assist performance against Hofstra.

In three seasons with Marshall, Kane scored 1,496 points and grabbed 498 rebounds. He has averaged over 15 points per game in each season, including a career-best 16.5 points as a sophomore.

Kane owns the Conference USA Tournament single-season record for points scored after tallying 40 in Marshall’s 2012 triple overtime win against Tulsa.

Kane played prep basketball at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., in 2008-09. Prior to attending Patterson he won a state championship as a junior at Pittsburgh’s Schenley High School.

Jenkins Named Atlantic Head Boys Basketball Coach


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic Activities Director Josh Rasmussen announced today that Alan Jenkins has been hired as the boys head basketball coach.  Jenkins, a 2003 AHS graduate, comes to Atlantic from the Council Bluffs school district.

He says he is excited about the opportunity and always dreamed about the chance to come home.  Jenkins will teach 7th grade social studies, the same position he held in Council Bluffs.

This will be his first try as a boys basketball head coach.  He spent five years as an assistant boys basketball coach at Abraham Lincoln High School, as well as three years as an assistant football coach and two years as the head track coach.  Jenkins feels that his experience, along with the experience of those he will surround himself with, will help the program moving forward.

He says he favors an uptempo style of play, but will tailor the scheme to best suit his kids.

Jenkins replaces Steve Blazek, who retired after the current season that saw the Trojans finish with a record of  22-2.  The top seven players from that team have graduated, but Jenkins says he is ready to begin working with the players coming back at all grade levels to cultivate a strong program for years to come.

Jenkins is an Iowa State University graduate who spent two years on the men’s basketball practice squad.  He also played one year at Buena Vista University before transferring to ISU.  The hire is subject to school board approval.

Iowa State hires Sadler as assistant


May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has hired former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler as an assistant.  Sadler, who led the once-rival Huskers from 2006-12, will fill the vacancy left when T.J. Otzelberger left for a job at Washington. Sadler was 101-98 at Nebraska, leading the program to three NIT appearances. Sadler also worked for Texas Tech in the Big Eight from 1991-94, and he spent last season as the director of basketball operations at Kansas. 
Sadler tells The AP that he’s looking forward to working for Hoiberg, who played at Iowa State, in part because he’s so committed to the university.

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Girls State Tennis Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Singles First Round
Ons Souissi, Glenwood, defeated Courtney Schneider, Wahlert, 6-4, 6-0
Kate Walker, Red Oak, defeated Makenzie Richmond, Centerville, 6-1, 6-0

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Ellen Chalstrom, St. Edmond, defeated Ons Souissi, Glenwood, 6-4, 6-0
Haley Resnick, Dav Assumption, defeated Kate Walker, Red Oak, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4

Class 1-A Consolation Quarterfinals
Kate Walker, Red Oak, defeated Courtney Schneider, Wahlert, 6-1, 6-1
Ons Souissi, Glenwood, defeated Emily Ahlers, LeMars, 6-1, 6-1

Class 1-A Doubles First Round
Zoey Baker/Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak, def., Jeanne Bouchard/Claire Bouchard, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 6-2, 6-1
Rachel Tucker/Grace Newman, Glenwood, def. Rachael Westergard/Natalie Delaney, Spirit Lake-Okoboji, 6-3, 6-2

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Baker/Blomstedt, Red Oak, def., Veronica Francis/Paige Engbers, Pella Christian, 6-1, 6-0
Caroline Ott/Elizabeth Ott, Dubuque Wahlert def. Tucker/Newman, Glenwood, 6-3, 6-2

Consolation Quarterfinals
Tucker/Newman, Glenwood, def. Hailey Schneden/Kate Fennelly, Dav Assumption, 7-6(1), 6-7(6), 1(5)

Boys State Soccer First Round Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Quarterfinals
Iowa City Regina 4, Riverside 0
West Liberty 2, Columbus Catholic 1
Nevada 3, MOC-Floyd Valley 2
Beckman Catholic 3, Des Moines Christian 0

Friday’s Semi-Finals
#1 Beckman Catholic vs. #4 Nevada
#3 IC Regina vs. #7 West Liberty

Class 2-A Quarterfinals
CR Xavier 3, Dubuque Wahlert 2
Pella 1, Norwalk 0
Waverly-Shell Rock 3, ADM 1
Storm Lake 3, Mount Pleasant 1

Friday’s Semi-Finals
#1 CR Xavier vs. #4 Pella
#2 Waverly-Shell Rock vs. #6 Storm Lake

Thursday Baseball/Softball Results


May 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Glenwood 10, Red Oak 0
Lewis Central 6, Denison 7

Lewis Central 7, Denison 0
Glenwood 9, Red Oak 1

Royals rally to beat Cards 4-2, end 8-game skid early Friday morning


May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen and the Kansas City Royals spoiled Michael Wacha’s almost spotless debut, snapping an eight-game losing streak with a soggy 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Hall of Famer George Brett’s debut as interim batting coach was a success and the Royals avoided a four-game sweep despite totaling just four hits in a marathon delayed an hour before the first pitch and another 4 hours, 32 minutes not long after the Royals took the lead with the bases loaded and none out in the top of the ninth.

It took 12 minutes to get the last six outs of a game that would have been a snappy 2 hours, 27 minutes without the rain.