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Westbrook strong, Cardinals beat Marlins 4-1


July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Westbrook worked seven strong innings and Allen Craig had two RBIs for a lineup that spoiled Jacob Turner’s homecoming early on in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Matt Holliday doubled twice with an RBI and Edward Mujica rebounded with the save for the Cardinals, who had lost eight of 11 and plummeted from the majors’ best record to second place in the NL Central entering a five-game home stand.

The Marlins totaled three hits and lost for just the third time in 11 games. The hard-throwing Turner (2-1) surrendered four runs on seven hits in six innings. Westbrook (5-3) was hurt only by Logan Morrison’s 440-foot homer to straightaway center leading off the second.

8AM Sportscast 07-05-2013

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July 5th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Lullabye Foundation names golf tournament after 2 Atlantic residents

News, Sports

July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with “The Lullabye Foundation” have announced that their 2013 Annual Golf Tournament has been named to honor the memories of two long-time Atlantic residents and community benefactors, James and Gertrude Hunt. The 4-person, “Texas Scramble/Best Ball” Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20th, at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club.  Registration begins at 8:15am.  Play – with a shot-gun start – begins at 9:00am.  All players will receive a meal ticket for a picnic lunch, which will be available between 10:30-a.m. and Noon. 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams; those prizes being gift certificates for a foursome and two carts to Lake Panorama National in Panora, and Fox Run and Bent Tree Golf Courses in Council Bluffs.  There will be individual hole prizes on ten of the courses’ 18 holes.

All proceeds from Lullabye’s Jim and Gert Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament will be used to support the Lullabye Foundation’s mission of helping CassCounty children. Since 2007, nearly $65,000 has been given to deserving children to help them achieve a dream they might never experience without Lullabye’s intervention.

Lullabye’s Pastors Dennis and Sally Meyer, say their mission is one Jim and Gert Hunt’s family believes reflects the kind of care, concern, and personal mission their parents were committed to as they lived and served in the greater Cass County community for many years.  Gertrude was a teacher, and saw first-hand the needs of many kids and tried to address them as best she was able.  The Hunt’s were generous supporters of numerous programs that built stronger kids in the community, including the Lullabye Foundation.

Opportunities remain available to enter teams into the tournament and/or to step up to be hole sponsors for the event, or both.  Questions about the tournament can be directed to Mike or Pam Koranda at 243-2982, or at 2705 Palm Street in Atlantic.

Iowa Cubs defeat Albuquerque Isotopes 9-5 Thursday night


July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Down to their final strike, the Iowa Cubs (45-43) got a game-tying two-run homer from pinch-hitter Tim Torres in the top of the ninth inning and scored four times in the 10th to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes (48-40) 9-5 at Isotopes Park, Thursday night. The win snapped a streak of 13 consecutive losses for the Cubs at Isotopes Park going back to June 19, 2011.

Iowa takes on Albuquerque in Game 2 of its four-game series today at 8:05 p.m. The Cubs will travel to New Orleans for a three-game series beginning Monday before returning to Principal Park on July 11 to again face Albuquerque.

Elsewhere in Pacific Coast League action, Kelvin Herrera and Chris Dwyer combined on a five-hitter as Omaha blanked Round Rock 3-0, Thursday night in the first of a four-game set at the Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers won their second straight contest to improve to 39-48 but remain 5 ½ games behind Iowa in the American Conference North Division. The series continues tonight (Friday) at 7:05, with Omaha left-hander Danny Duffy taking the hill against Round Rock right-hander Scott Richmond.


Angels deny Wainwright his 12th victory in a 6-5 win over St. Louis


July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The L.A. Angels rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to deny Adam Wainwright his 12th victory and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. Josh Hamilton hit a game-tying two-run homer and Erick Aybar delivered a walkoff single to drive in the winning run.Wainwright was lifted in the ninth with a two-run lead but Edward Mujica  blew the save by allowing two runs on four hits in the ninth.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 7/4/13

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July 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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Area softball/baseball scores from July 3rd 2013


July 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Softball Scores….

Bondurant-Farrar 9, Carroll 2
Bondurant-Farrar 9, Carroll 5
IKM-Manning 9, AR-WE-VA, Westside 4
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 18, Red Oak 0
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 18, Red Oak 3
Lewis Central 10, Creston 0
Lewis Central 4, Creston 3
Ogden 11, Coon Rapids-Bayard 3
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1, Glenwood 0
Shenandoah 11, Sidney 1
Westwood, Sloan 9, Missouri Valley 8 (9)
Winterset 3, Boone 1

Baseball scores…

Boone 3, Winterset 2
CAM, Anita 14, Audubon 4 (6 innings)
CAM, Anita 5, Audubon 4 (completion of suspended game from 5/20)
Denison-Schleswig 5, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 4 (Final 8 innings)
Earlham 15, Exira-EHK 5
Glidden-Ralston 8, Guthrie Center 3
Harlan 13, Tri-Center, Neola 2 (5 innings)
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 18, Red Oak 0
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 6, Red Oak 1
Lewis Central 10, Underwood 0
Missouri Valley 17, Westwood, Sloan 7 (5 inn.)
Mount Ayr 8, Corning 5
Treynor 14, Creston 0

Pacific Coast Legaue baseball scores/schedule


July 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Wednesday’s Games 7/3/13

Memphis 6, Iowa 5

Omaha 10, New Orleans 4

Thursday’s Games 7/4/13

Omaha at Round Rock, 7:05 p.m.

Iowa at Albuquerque, 7:05 p.m.

Jay’s HR, 3 RBIs lead Cardinals past Angels 12-2


July 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jay had three RBIs, including a two-run homer off center fielder Mike Trout’s glove during St. Louis’ seven-run second inning, and the Cardinals ended the Los Angeles Angels’ seven-game winning streak with a 12-2 rout on Wednesday night. Matt Carpenter, batting leadoff in front of Jay, also homered and drove in three runs to help keep the Cardinals two games behind Pittsburgh in the NL Central.

Shelby Miller (9-6) struck out six over six innings and allowed five hits, including a two-run homer by Hank Conger in the second. Jerome Williams (5-4) was charged with seven runs, four hits and four walks in just 1 2-3 innings. The right-hander had not given up more than three bases on balls in any of his previous 17 starts.

Iowa Bicycle Coalition exec: Iowans will be hospitable to Lance Armstrong on RAGBRAI


July 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The head of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition says Lance Armstrong will likely get a warm welcome on this year’s RAGBRAI. Armstrong will participate in three or four days of the week-long bicycle ride across the state according to The Des Moines Register, the newspaper that hosts RAGBRAI. It’s the first public cycling event Armstrong has attended since admitting he cheated when he won seven Tour de France victories. Mark Wyatt, the executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says it’s one way Armstrong may be trying to rehabilitate his image.

“I think Americans are prone to forgiveness, but I think there’s a lot of bridges to mend and I think he’s got some work to do,” Wyatt says. Wyatt doesn’t think Iowans will be hostile to Armstrong, however. “I think everybody’s got to make their own judgments, but I think we’re Iowans and I think we open our doors to everybody,” Wyatt says. “I think that’s the really neat thing about RAGBRAI is everybody’s just on a bike. Everybody’s just a bicyclist and everybody’s riding across the state.”

Wyatt says there are all sorts of other bicycling events Armstrong could have picked, like the Gran Fondo in New York that attracts seven-thousand cyclists from around the world. “Obviously we’ve made an impression on Lance Armstrong as Iowa being one of the greatest places in the world to ride a bicycle and this is a cyclist who’s ridden all over the world, but keeps returning to our state to enjoy this big event and to enjoy the hospitality that Iowans have to offer,” Wyatt says.

This past January, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong admitted he engaged in what’s called blood “doping” when he was competing in the world’s most famous bicycle race. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa rolls out of Council Bluffs on July 21st and ends 406 miles later in Fort Madison on July 27th. An expo will be held in Council Bluffs on July 20th — the day before RAGBRAI starts — and Armstrong told The Register he plans to attend that. Armstrong faces legal woes after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs during competitions. The U.S. Justice Department is suing, seeking repayment of the 17-million the U.S. Postal Service paid to sponsor Armstrong’s cycling team. Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from competitive sports.

(Radio Iowa)