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Area softball & baseball scores from Thu., June 12th 2014

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June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SOFTBALL SCORES:

A-H-S-T, Avoca 7, Griswold 0
Atlantic 10, Shenandoah 0
Atlantic 5, Shenandoah 2
Carlisle 1, Winterset 0
Charter Oak-Ute 5, Denison-Schleswig 4
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 11, Sioux City, West 2
Creston 17, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1
Creston 21, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 5
Des Moines Christian 15, West Central Valley, Stuart 3
Earlham 4, Woodward-Granger 1
Fremont-Mills 12, Nishnabotna 0
Nodaway Valley 7, Mount Ayr 6 (8)
Ogden 13, Panorama 7
Prairie Valley 5, Coon Rapids-Bayard 4
Southwest Valley 17, East Union 11
Southwest Valley 17, East Union 11
Van Meter 14, Guthrie Center 7
Westwood, Sloan 11, West Harrison 7
Whiting 8, West Monona 7

BASEBALL SCORES:

CAM, Anita 21, Essex 12
Carroll 23, Greene County 11
Coon Rapids-Bayard 6, East Sac County 5
Des Moines Christian 4, West Central Valley, Stuart 2
Earlham 9, Woodward-Granger 3
East Union, Afton 2, Southwest Valley 1
Harlan 8, Clarinda 0
Lamoni 5, Orient-Macksburg 4
Lenox 22, Bedford 0
Lewis Central 4, Glenwood 1
Nodaway Valley 6, Mount Ayr 5
Ogden 6, Panorama, Panora 5
Sioux City, West 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5
Sioux City, West 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 6
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 9, Red Oak 2
Stanton 30, Clarinda Academy 7
Underwood 12, Treynor 8
Van Meter 15, Guthrie Center 0
West Harrison, Mondamin 8, Westwood, Sloan 2

Des Moines lands NBA exhibition

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June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Harrison Barnes will be returning to the building he won two state championships in high school. The Ames native and his Golden State Warriors will play the Denver Nuggets in an NBA exhibition game October 16th at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Barnes says his first experience with the NBA was an exhibition between the same two teams back in 1993 at Veterans Auditorium. Barnes says he is thrilled with the opportunity to play in his home state.

Arena general manager Chris Connolly says they have been working on this game for several months. It will be the first time Wells Fargo Arena has hosted an NBA exhibition game since it opened in 2005. Connolly says tickets to the general public go on sale next week.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 6/12/2014

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June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Area Softball & baseball scores from Wed., 6/11/14

Sports

June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Softball Scores:
Ar-We-Va 11, CAM 8
Charter Oak-Ute 13, Coon Rapids-Bayard 3
C.Bluffs/T.J. 16, C.Bluffs/St. Albert 6
Denison-Schleswig 7, Harlan 4
Earlham 11, West Central Valley, Stuart 0
Exira-EHK 12, Adair-Casey 0
IKM-Manning 9, A-H-S-T, Avoca 0
Lenox 13, East Union 7
Missouri Valley 8, Logan-Magnolia 6
Oakland-Riverside 9, Audubon 2
Sioux City, East 7, Glenwood 3
Southwest Valley 12, Red Oak 0
Stanton 21, Orient-Macksburg 0
Tri-Center 6, Underwood 4
West Harrison 17, Glidden-Ralston 3
Winterset 3, Ballard 1

Baseball Scores:
Ar-We-Va 7, CAM 6
Audubon 5, Riverside, Oakland 3
Carroll 3, Boone 1
Clarke, Osceola 17, Southwest Valley 7
Coon Rapids-Bayard 10, Guthrie Center 2
Denison-Schleswig 10, Treynor 9 (9 innings)
Exira-EHK 17, Adair-Casey 6
IKM-Manning 6, A-H-S-T, Avoca 4
Lenox 12, East Union 2 (6 innings)
Lewis Central 12, C. Bluffs/Abe Lincoln 11
Madrid 8, West Central Valley, Stuart 1
Missouri Valley 5, Logan-Magnolia 3
OA-BCIG 15, West Monona, Onawa 4
Orient-Macksburg 16, Stanton 0
SE Polk 15, Creston 1
Underwood 12, Tri-Center, Neola 5
Van Meter 17, Earlham 1

Wainwright returns home for tests

Sports

June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) – Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright returned to St. Louis Wednesday for tests on his sore right elbow, although the team is optimistic the situation isn’t serious.
Wainwright became the NL’s first nine-game winner by pitching seven innings in last night’s 1-0 win at Tampa Bay. Wainwright had elbow ligament replacement surgery four years ago, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says the discomfort was on the other side of the elbow.

Rays end 31-inning scoring drought, beat Cards 6-3

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June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Desmond Jennings had a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a club-record 31-inning scoring drought en route to beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay won for just the second time in 16 games after having been shutout in its previous three contests. The Rays had scored 35 runs over the previous 15 games. Yadier Molina had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who entered with three consecutive shutout pitching performances. The Rays’ big fourth inning came against Michael Wacha (4-5).
Juan Carlos Oviedo (2-2) went 1 1-3 inning for the win. Grant Balfour threw the final 2 1-3 innings for his 10th save.

Iowa DB Nico Law leaves program

Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa defensive back Nico Law is leaving the program after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct last weekend in Iowa City. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz says on Wednesday that Law has decided to transfer.

Law would have been a senior this fall. He competed for the top spot at strong safety with incumbent starter John Lowdermilk during spring practice. Law played in 13 games last season and made five tackles, though his role was likely to expand in 2014.

‘Field of Dreams’ town prepares for anniversary

News, Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Local officials are finishing preparations for this weekend’s party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Field of Dreams” movie. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says more than 11,000 people are expected the visit the field near Dyersville in northeast Iowa on Friday and Saturday. There will be several special events, including a cast reunion and question-and-answer session and a celebrity softball game.

Star Kevin Costner is expected to attend, as is Timothy Busfield, who played Costner’s brother-in-law in the film, Dwier Brown, who played Costner’s father, and Brian Frankish, the movie’s executive producer.

The movie was released in 1989, after several scenes were filmed at the rural site near Dyersville.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 6/11/2014

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June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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ISU research looks at accuracy of fitness bands

Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Fitness monitors are growing in popularity as people who want to get in better shape seek ways to track their physical activity. Now, researchers at Iowa State University have released a study about the accuracy of those devices. Greg Welk is a professor of kinesiology at ISU. “Most of the monitors are released with little or no evidence of validity. Internally, they may do some checking and make sure that their calorie estimates are okay, but none of that is ever been reported or published,” Welk said.

The ISU study tested eight different activity monitors and found the BodyMedia FIT device was the top performer with a 9.3 percent error rating. “The BodyMedia FIT was the one that performed the best, but the other monitors performed fairly well,” Welk said. The accuracy of the eight monitors, generally worn on the wrist, were tested against a portable metabolic system.

“That’s the true gold standard measure,” Welk said. “We basically computed the energy expenditure estimates from all of the devices using their software and compared to the metabolic (system).” The ISU research is published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. This summer, Welk plans to test more activity monitors that recently arrived on the market.

“A lot of these monitors are now very attractive to people because they integrate with their cell phone and allow connection to social media,” Welk said. Most of the devices range in price between $100-$200.

(Radio Iowa)