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Cardinals RHP Westbrook to miss next start


September 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis right-hander Jake Westbrook will miss his next start due to a strained right oblique muscle. Westbrook was injured in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Milwaukee. Third baseman David Freese also was hurt during the game and was out of the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Brewers. Westbrook says he will not accompany the team on its upcoming seven-game road trip, which begins Monday in San Diego. He was scheduled to start on Thursday in Los Angeles. Westbrook received a cortisone shot. Freese twisted his left ankle in the sixth inning while trying to field a bunt attempt by Carlos Gomez. He remained in the game until the eighth. Freese says he expects to be ready on Monday.

Craig hits RBI single in 10th, Cards beat Brewers


September 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The Brewers tied it in the ninth on Norichika Aoki’s two-out, two-run homer off closer Jason Motte. The two-strike drive barely cleared the right-field wall. Matt Carpenter singled with one out in the St. Louis 10th off Kameron Loe (6-5) and moved up on a wild pitch. Craig singled and Carpenter made a nifty slide to score. The Cardinals ended a three-game skid and held their slim lead for the second NL wild-card spot. Milwaukee, which has won 15 of 20, was trying to reach the .500 mark for the first time since April 24.

Ryan with 4 TDs as Falcons beat Chiefs 40-24


September 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and the Atlanta Falcons pounded the short-handed Chiefs 40-24 on Sunday.  Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores.

The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defense missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended for an unspecified violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, and three others were injured.  Still, Kansas City matched Atlanta most of the first half, trailing 20-17 at the break. But a missed field goal by Ryan Succop early in the third quarter proved to be the turning point. Matt Cassel finished with 258 yards passing for Kansas City, but also threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. The Falcons turned all three turnovers into points.

Knott Seals Cy-Hawk Win for Cyclones


September 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t let Steele Jantz beat them like he did a year ago.

This time, it was the Cyclones’ defense that took down the rival Hawkeyes.

Steele Jantz threw for 241 yards and the game’s only touchdown on Saturday and Iowa State beat Iowa 9-6 for its first win in Iowa City in 10 years.

Jake Knott’s interception with 1:11 left sealed the win for the Cyclones (2-0), whose defense held Iowa to just 304 yards of offense.

Iowa State was held scoreless in the second half. But the Hawkeyes (1-1) could only muster a pair of short field goals in the lowest-scoring matchup between these in-state rivals in 24 years.

James Vandenberg was 20 of 42 passing for 236 yards and two interceptions for Iowa.

But after looking terrible all day, Iowa’s offense sprung to life in the final two minutes.

Fittingly, the game turned on its final mistake.

Vandenberg drove Iowa from its own 11 to Iowa State’s 32-yard line after throwing three straight incompletions. But he floated one over the middle and Knott tipped the ball and brought it in to give the Cyclones their first win in Iowa City since they beat the Hawkeyes 36-31 in 2002.

Vandenberg, who threw 25 TD passes in 2011, has none through two games this season. Iowa’s only points came on field goals of 23 and 21 yards from Mike Meyer.

Iowa State looked as though it was set to put away one of the ugliest games in this rivalry’s history late in the fourth quarter.

It would only get uglier from there.

Jantz drove the Cyclones to Iowa’s 2-yard line by converting on a pair of key third downs. But on third-and-goal with 3:23 left and Iowa State leading 9-6, Jantz threw an interception to Hawkeyes linebacker James Morris, who returned it to midfield.

Not surprisingly, Iowa did nothing with the pick.

Vandenberg misfired on four straight passes, the last incompletion coming when Don Shumpert dropped a pass that if completed would have been good for a first down.

Iowa’s receivers dropped plenty of passes, and Iowa State made a lot of mistakes as well. It’s just that the Hawkeyes couldn’t do much with those Cyclones’ miscues.

Jantz and James White muffed a handoff and Morris recovered at the Iowa State 21 midway through the third quarter. Vandenberg then connected with massive 6-foot-7 tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on a pair of key completions to help get Iowa deep inside Cyclones territory.

But Keenan Davis was ruled out of bounds at the 3-yard line on what appeared to be a touchdown. Fullback Mark Weisman then dropped a potential TD catch, and Iowa’s Mike Meyer hit a 21-yard field goal to cut Iowa State’s lead to 9-6 with 14:06 left.

Jantz had four touchdowns in last season’s 44-41 triple-OT win over Iowa in Ames. He threw two interceptions on Saturday, but his defense picked up time and time again.

The win evened Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads’ overall record at 20-20.

Iowa State dominated the first half against an Iowa team that had outscored the Cyclones 52-12 in their last two appearances in Kinnick Stadium.

But the Cyclones could only muster a 9-3 lead at the break.

It felt like it should have been much bigger than that.

Jantz completed his first 10 passes, including a 5-yard TD pass to Aaron Horne on the game’s opening drive and a 40-yarder to Horne to put the Cyclones at Iowa’s 9-yard line. But Ernst Brun dropped a would-be TD pass and Iowa State was forced to settle for Edwin Arceo’s 22-yard field goal early in the second quarter.

Still, that lead would prove to be big enough to stand against Iowa’s woeful offense.

Through two games, the Hawkeyes have mustered just one touchdown and six Meyer field goals.

Friday HS Football Scores


September 7th, 2012 by admin

Class 3-A District 1
*Creston  32  final
Atlantic  19
*ADM  21  final
Glenwood  14
*Perry  14  final
Harlan  34
Lewis Central  28  final
Indianola  7
Class 3-A District 2
*Carroll  28  final
Denison  29
Class 2-A District 8
Clarinda  7 final
Mount Ayr  48
*Clarinda Academy  0  final
Kuemper Catholic  72
*Greene County  12  final
Shenandoah  31
*OA-BCIG  52 final
Red Oak  12
Class 1-A District 8
*Nodaway Valley  14  final
Missouri Valley  29
*Panorama  0  final
St. Albert  41
*Treynor  12  final
West Central Valley  23
Tri-Center  27  final
IKM/Manning  49
Class A District 7
*Madrid  40  final
Audubon  23
*Bedford  17  final
Woodward Academy  12
*Earlham  7  final
Martensdale-St. Marys  27
*Woodward-Granger  46  final
Guthrie Center  0
Class A District 8
*Westwood  6  final
A-H-S-T  27
*Riverside  0  final
East Mills  15
*Griswold  7 final
Underwood  9
*Logan-Magnolia  60  final
West Monona  0
8-Man District 6
*Adair-Casey  58  final
Lamoni  30
*Colo-Nesco  66  final
Ankeny Christian  14
East Union  30  final
Twin Cedars  50
*Grandview Park Baptist  8 final
Murray  68
8-Man District 7
*Exira/EHK  60 final
West Harrison  14
*Charter Oak-Ute  6  final
Ar-We-Va  48
*Coon Rapids-Bayard  34  final
Boyer Valley  46
*Glidden-Ralston  70  final
Woodbine  18
Heartland Christian  6  final
Essex 34
8-Man District 8
*Fremont-Mills  49 final
CAM  16
*Corning  63  final
Stanton  24
*Lenox  6  final
Sidney  49
*Villisca  32 final
Nishnabotna  44

* District Game

Iowa St G Palo charged with sexual abuse


September 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing a woman he was driving home earlier this year.  Coach Fred Hoiberg says the 21-year-old reserve point guard has been suspended indefinitely.  Palo and another man, Spencer Cruise, were charged with second-degree sexual abuse and facing a court appearance after surrendering to authorities on Friday.   The criminal complaint says the men offered to give a woman a ride home on May 18 but instead drove her to a home owned by Cruise’s family and “committed a sex act by force against the victim’s will.”  Police say evidence includes both men’s DNA and test results only recently came back from a crime lab.

Big 12 Reaches $2.6B Deal with ESPN, Fox Sports


September 7th, 2012 by Jim Field

DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12 has reached an agreement with ESPN and Fox Sports on a 13-year contract reportedly worth $2.6 billion to televise football and men’s basketball through 2024-25.

Financial terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t released.

The deal will include games on ABC and all of the ESPN platforms, including the Longhorn Network. ESPN said Fox Sports was also part of the agreement.

ESPN said it will televise up to 19 conference-controlled football games through 2015, then that number would increase to 23 starting in 2016.

ESPN will have exclusive rights to the Big 12 basketball tournament and will televise up to 105 games per season.

8AM Sportscast 09-07-2012

Podcasts, Sports

September 7th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Thursday High School Volleyball Results


September 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Rolling Hills:

  • (3-0) Adair-Casey 25-25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 19-22-17
  • (3-0) Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 11-12-21
  • (3-1) Glidden-Ralston 24-27-25-25, CAM 26-25-15-20
  • (3-0) Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, Ankeny Christian Academy 11-12-15


  • (3-2) Tri-Center 25-23-20-25-15, Missouri Valley 14-25-25-15-11
  • (3-2) Central Decatur 23-25-20-26-15, Lenox 25-8-25-24-11
  • (3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Essex 18-12-16
  • (3-0) Martensdale-St Marys 25-26-25, Corning 23-24-14
  • (3-0) Nodaway Valley 25-25-25, Pleasantville 18-18-19
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, East Mills 7-18-10
  • (2-1) Ar-We-Va 12-21-15, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-18-4
  • (2-1) Ar-We-Va 16-21-15, Earlham 21-16-11
  • (2-0) Ar-We-Va 21-21, Carlisle 14-19
  • (2-0) Carlisle 21-21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 8-13
  • (2-1) Des Moines Christian 19-21-15, Ar-We-Va 21-10-11
  • (2-0) Des Moines Christian 21-21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 18-19
  • (2-1) Earlham 15-21-15, Panorama 21-10-11

Hawkeyes Look to Contain Iowa State QB Jantz


September 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz played about as well as anyone ever has in the century-old rivalry between the Cyclones and Iowa last September. Jantz didn’t come close to replicating his four-touchdown performance in a 44-41, triple-overtime win over the Hawkeyes in 2011 — until last weekend. He thrived in his second chance as Iowa State’s starter, throwing for a career-high 281 yards and scoring three TDs as the Cyclones beat Tulsa 38-23 in its opener. The Hawkeyes (1-0) get another shot at stopping Jantz when they host Iowa State (1-0) in their home opener on Saturday.   You can hear the game on KJAN with the pre-game beginning at 12:30 and kick-off at 2:30.