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Cyclone Tailgate Tour Interview Compilation

Podcasts, Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

The audio file below contains all of the brief interviews Chris Parks conducted on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Cyclone Tailgate Tour stop at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club.  Comments from Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Bill Fennelly, Voice of the Cyclones John Walters, and Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads.

State Track Interview Compilation

Podcasts, Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

The audio file below is a compilation of all the short interviews Chris Parks conducted with area athletes at the 2012 State Track and Field Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.  Comments are included from Rebekah Topham and Alyx Flippen of Griswold; Tyler Hovey, Sam Markham and Ali Krogman of Atlantic; Cade Cleaveland of Riverside; Clayton Plowman of Adair-Casey; and Emma Konkler of Audubon.

8AM Sportscast 05-23-2012

Podcasts, Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks

Tuesday Girls Soccer Scores 5/22

Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 1, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0
Nodaway Valley/AC/WCV 4, Harlan 3
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 7, Riverside, Oakland 0

Opening Softball Rankings

Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the first softball rankings of the season earlier this week.  You can look at the rankings here.

Locally Exira/EHK is ranked 8th, Walnut 11th in Class 1A.  Winterset is 3rd, Creston is ranked 7th and Glenwood sits at 10th in Class 4A.

Softball and Baseball Scores 5-22-2012

Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Baseball

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3, Atlantic 0
Boone 16, Winterset 1
Carroll 6, Harlan 2
Denison-Schleswig 10, Spencer 6
Des Moines Christian 5, Coon Rapids-Bayard 3
EHK-Exira 18, A-H-S-T, Avoca 0
Earlham 6, Guthrie Center 1
East Mills 18, Sidney 8
Glenwood 9, Tri-Center, Neola 1
Interstate 35, Truro 9, Lenox 3
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1, Fort Dodge 0
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 2, West Harrison, Mondamin 1
Mount Ayr 10, Villisca 6
Orient-Macksburg 15, East Union, Afton 9
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4, Lewis Central 2
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 10, Logan-Magnolia 0 (6 Innings)
Van Meter 7, Panorama, Panora 6
Walnut 19, Essex 4
Woodward Academy 6, Nodaway Valley 2

 

Softball

Martensdale-St Marys 17, Adair-Casey 0
Des Moines Christian 7, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1
Clarke, Osceola 11, East Union 1
Clarinda 13, Fremont-Mills 2
Exira-EHK 7, IKM-Manning 3
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 13, Woodbine 1
Missouri Valley 6, Sioux City, East 5
Nodaway Valley 8, Stanton 4
Van Meter 12, Panorama 4
Sidney 14, East Mills 8
Treynor 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 1
Walnut 17, Essex 2
Waukee 6, Winterset 4

Wainwright’s complete game is 4-0 Cardinals win

Sports

May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was so excited after throwing a shutout for the St. Louis Cardinals, he acknowledged he got emotional. “It was a huge sense of relief,” Wainwright said. “A huge sense of feeling blessed. I’ve worked very hard to get back to where I am. “I told Jake (Westbrook) I think it might be the best feeling I’ve ever had pitching. I’ve done some things that are pretty fun but I can’t remember ever feeling that emotional after a game.” Wainwright threw a four-hitter and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 on Tuesday night. It was his first shutout victory since Aug. 6, 2010, and third in his career. Wainwright (3-5), who missed 2011 with elbow ligament replacement surgery, struck out nine and walked one while throwing 111 pitches. He retired the first eight batters and allowed just one runner to reach third base. Carlos Beltran had two hits and two RBIs and Matt Holliday added two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals. Edinson Volquez (2-4) gave up five hits and three runs in six innings. The former Cincinnati Red remains winless in St. Louis. He is 0-3 in four career starts at Busch Stadium with a 6.50 ERA.

In related news: St. Louis reliever Kyle McClellan said he will not need surgery on his sore right elbow. He said he hopes to begin throwing in six weeks. Cardinals Third-baseman David Freese sat out his second consecutive game. Freese is mired in a 6-for-42 slump over the last 12 games.

Cyclone Tailgate Tour Stops in Atlantic

Sports

May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

A large crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club for a stop of the Iowa State University Athletics tailgate tour.  Cyclone fans of all ages were able to mingle with Iowa State Head Coaches and Administration and get autographs along with photographs.  Fans then listened to a speaking program lead by voice of the Cyclones John Walters.  The crowd heard from Athletic Director Jamie Pollard, new ISU President Dr. Stephen Leath, Football Coach Paul Rhoads, Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg, Women’s Basketball Coach Bill Fennelly, Wrestling Coach Kevin Jackson, and Volleyball Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch.

Athletic Director Jamie Pollard let us know what the importance of the Tailgate Tour is to the Cyclone Athletic Department.

“They are really important, the main reason is because we get to see the fans in their home area.  We spend all year where they come to Ames and this is our chance to come out to their home and tell them thank you for doing what they do for us.”

Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg said his hometown roots really drives home the importance of interacting with the fans.

“Well it’s special for me because I grew up in Ames and used to go to every sporting event as a kid. I played in front of what I consider to be the best fans in the world my four years at Iowa State and now I get a chance to coach in front of those same people, and it’s just really our opportunity to get out and thank you to the great Iowa State fans.”

Football Coach Paul Rhoads echoed Hoiberg’s thoughts.

“It means a great deal because these are people that give so much to us.  These are the people that fill the seats at Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. These are the people that give their hard earned dollars to support what our mission is as an athletic department.  To get out and shake hands, and rub elbows, and sign autographs especially for the kids is a lot of fun.”

Fans in attendance also were able to pick up team posters and other promotional materials and many door prizes were handed out.  The Cyclone Tailgate Tour was set to roll on to Omaha, NE for a stop at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo on Tuesday night.

ISU WR Albert Gary gets probation in robbery case

Sports

May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State wide receiver Albert Gary has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to first-degree theft. Gary also pleaded guilty Monday in district court in Ames to a charge of going armed with intent. Gary and others were charged with robbing a man on campus with a BB gun last June. Gary’s attorney, Matt Boles, says Gary will also have to go to a halfway house in Ames for roughly six months. The Ames Tribune reports that teammate Devondrick Nealy was also charged in the attack. Nealy pleaded guilty to a simple misdemeanor charge of harassing a public officer in November. He was given a deferred judgment and a year of probation.

Red Oak Girls Advance at State Tennis

Sports

May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Girls Tennis Team won their first round match at the State Tournament on Monday afternoon. The Tigers won 5-0 over Spirit Lake/Okoboji in a match that was played in Storm Lake.

The Tigers are now one of the final four teams which will play Saturday, June 2nd in Waterloo at Byrnes Park.  Two of the other state quarterfinal matches are being played this (Tuesday) afternoon and Dubuque Wahlert advanced to finals play with a win on Monday as well.