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Monday Soccer Results


May 1st, 2012 by Jim Field


  • Underwood 2, Missouri Valley 0
  • Sioux City North 2, Denison 0


  • Underwood 3, Missouri Valley 2


Monday Atlantic Tennis Results


May 1st, 2012 by Jim Field

Girls at Atlantic — Shenandoah 9, Atlantic 0

#1 Kimberly Graf 12 over Tori Dolch 11 10-0
#2 Mackenzie Johnson 12 over Leah Tjepkes 10 10-2
#3 Tarynne kinghorn 11 over Lexi Allen 10 10-3
#4 Ashton matheny 12 over Hope Bowker 11 10-4
#5 Emma Christensen 10 over Lisa Gearheart 10 10-4
#6 Jordan major 9 over Abby Johnson 11 10-1

#1 Graf/Major over Dolch/Allen 10-3
#2 Johnson/Christensen over Tjepkes/Bowker 10-2
#3 Kinghorn/Matheny over Gearheart/Libby Gifford 11 10-2

Coach Shawn Petersen Comments:
Shenandoah girls were the preseason favorite, in my mind to win conference — they have lost tight duals to both Red Oak and Denison, who are excellent teams as well, and proved to be very tough; i thought this was as well as the girls have played in some time — we kind of hit the wall last week and didn’t play very well vs Audubon and Red Oak.  The scores didn’t show it, but I was quite pleased with how well we competed on the day; Tori ran into the foreign exchange student from Switzerland, who is right up with any girl in the conference; Leah fought her backhand and serve a little bit, but kept battling against their very tough #2; Hope was up 4-1, then got off track and couldn’t right the ship; Lisa and Abby probably played as well as they have all year — I was very pleased with how they played in singles.  The girls are off until Saturday, when they will compete in the Des Moines Lincoln Invitational in Indianola.

Boys at Shen — Atlantic 7, Shenandoah 2

#1 Mitch Leiferman 12 (A) over Jacob Holmes 11 (S) 10-3
#2 Tyler Fischer 11 (A) over Trent Turney 12 (S) 11-10 (7-1)
#3 Gunnar Blum 12 (A) over Bradley Young 10 (S) 10-2
#4 Kyle Fischer 11 (S) over Matt Cook 12 (A) 11-9
#5 Noah Welter 11 (A) over Ryan Niccoli 9 (S) 10-3
#6 Jake Arneson 10 (A) over Josh Miller 9 (S) 10-2

#1 Leiferman/Fischer (A) over Holmes/Turney (S) 10-2
#2 Young/Fischer (S) over Welter/Arneson 11-10 (7-1)
#3 Blum/Rob Nichols 12 (A) over Niccoli/Miller (S) 10-2

Coach Shawn Petersen Comments:
Shenandoah is a quality team — very tough at the top, and they’ve been playing well, knocking off Creston last week in a tight match that Creston probably should’ve won — nevertheless Creston handled us pretty easily earlier in the year, so to come out on top at Shen was probably our best win of the year; I anticipated perhaps a split in singles, and we were able to wrap up the dual in singles play — that’s something we haven’t done against a good opponent in some time; Mitch was down early and then got on a roll vs the very tough Holmes; Fischer probably got his signature win of his career against the big-hitting Turney — Tyler has been close and I was very proud of him — no one deserves a big win more than Tyler; Gunnar got us a key win at #3 — he got out to a big lead early and is learning how to finish now; Matt was down early, and then battled back but didn’t quite have enough for the win; Noah and Jake got us easy wins at 5 and 6, which they’ve done a good job of lately; in doubles, I though #1 was another swing match, and once we figured out their Australian-style of play, Tyler and Mitch dominated the match; Noah and Jake were up 9-6 and let their match get away — probably the only disappointment of the night — I would’ve liked a sweep in doubles — they need to keep working to finish matches.  Gunnar teamed up with Rob Nichols, and they played well and put away their younger inexperienced opponents.

Boys host Clarinda Friday in a make-up before competing Monday at Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament.

Spearmon, Suhr nab Drake Relays honors


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES (AP) — Sprinter Wallace Spearmon, Jr. and pole vaulter Jenn Suhr have been named the Most Outstanding Performers for this year’s Drake Relays. Spearmon won the men’s 200 meters in 20.02 seconds on Saturday, breaking Michael Johnson’s 15-year-old meet record. Suhr set a new meet record with a winning effort of 15 feet, 3 inches on Saturday after winning an indoor exhibition at a nearby mall earlier in the week. James Harrington of Cedar Falls High and Erin Hawkins of Des Moines Roosevelt High earned the honors for the prep divisions. Fifteen Drake Relays records fell during this year’s meet, which was plagued by chilly and windy conditions during the final two days of competition.

8AM Sportscast 04-30-2012

Podcasts, Sports

April 30th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Atlantic Trojan Tennis Tourney Results


April 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

Team Scores:

  • 1.  Red Oak  24
  • 1.  Abraham Lincoln  24
  • 3.  Glenwood  20
  • 4.  Atlantic  19
  • 5.  Kuemper Catholic  16
  • 5.  Shenandoah  16
  • 7.  Creston  15
  • 8.  DM Lincoln  10

#1 Singles:

  1. Alex Crowl (AL)
  2. Pete Walker (RO)
  3. Mitch Leiferman (A)
  4. Clayton White (DML)
  5. Scott King (G)

#1 Doubles:

  1. Craig White/Jordan Nelson (RO)
  2. Jacob Holmes/Trent Turney (S)
  3. Garrett Hembry/Bryan Hanson (G)
  4. Tyler Fischer/Noah Welter (A)
  5. David Hicks/Brian Dentlinger (KC)

#2 Singles:

  1. Ryan Koontz (AL)
  2. Mitchell Behrens (KC)
  3. Dylan Hower (C)
  4. Jake Arneson (A)
  5. Geoff Sellers (RO)

#2 Doubles:

  1. Grant Stivers/Jake Rhodes (G)
  2. Brad Young/Kyle Fischer (S)
  3. Evan Giles/Sam Wilder (AL)
  4. Dixon Nelson/Austin Streicher (RO)
  5. Adam Bochart/Garrett Taylor (C)


Atlantic Girls 7th at Keumper Catholic Girls Golf Tourney


April 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

  1. Carroll High School – 373
  2. Kuemper – 374
  3. Neveda – 395
  4. Spencer – 402
  5. Missouri Valley – 405
  6. Ballard – 417
  7. Atlantic – 430
  8. St. Edmond – 432
  9. Newell-Fonda – 446
  10. Jefferson-Scranton – 513

Medalist: Sara Pettit, Carroll – 79
7th – Bailey Walter, Atlantic – 46-45-91
9th – Kaitlynn Walter, Atlantic- 50-41-91

Shelby Worth, Atlantic – 50-50-100
Malachi Wickman, Atlantic – 86-62-148

Atlantic Coach Kathy Hobson says:  On a cold day, I was pleased with our effort.  The Walter sisters being tied at the end was a highlight and good, team fun waiting for the announcement of who handicapped who out for a higher placing.  Kaitlynn Walter’s 91 also included a nice 41 on the back after struggling with a 50 on the front.  Shelby Worth had a good round shooting 100 on this course for the first time which included a chip in.  And Malachi Wickman had a wonderful back 9 for her best 9 hole score of the season.  Playing this course today was important to us as Kuemper is hosting the Hawkeye 10 Conference meet in a week.

Bike and Trails Expo this evening in Atlantic

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Bike and Trails expo is being held this evening, in Atlantic. Dave Chase with the Nishna Valley Trails group says it’s an opportunity for the public to learn about bike trail development in the area, along with the potential for economic development as a result of progress on the trails, and wellness benefits. The evening begins with a guest speaker. Mark Wyatt, Executive Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition (http://iowabicyclecoalition.org.) will speak with regard to bike trails throughout the state, and bicycle safety. Chase says Iowa is one of the leading states for mileage of recreational trails in the country, due in large part to the enthusiasm for bicycling, with RAGBRAI sparking a great deal of interest in the sport.

Chase says the Iowa Bicycle Coalition was developed to promote those types of activities, and to establish legislation designed to enhance those types of projects, along with safety education.” He says an update will also be made available during the expo, on the status of extending the bike trail from the Schildberg Recreation Area to the trail head just west of Highway 71, northeast of Atlantic. The public is invited to provide input on those plans, as well. Chase says it’s hoped the expo will reach those persons whose bikes may have been idle for a long time, to show them what trails are available in the area, that they are safe, and how to ride safe. He says they don’t encourage people to ride on the county roads and highways, unless they are experienced riders. Chase says that’s also why it’s important to develop safe routes. 

The expo will feature displays, refreshments, door prizes…including the giveaway of two bikes…and displays of unusual bikes. It takes place at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic, beginning at 7-p.m.  There is no charge for admission.

Iowans play it safe with new CyHawk Trophy


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The reaction last summer to a proposed trophy for the Iowa-Iowa State football game depicting a farm family huddled around a bushel of corn was so negative that officials let the fans pick a design to replace it. The folks in Iowa have spoken. After the last trophy debacle, they’ve chosen to play it safe. Barring a major late rally, the winner of an online vote that ends Monday just before midnight depicts the teams’ mascots, Cy for the Cyclones and Herky for the Hawkeyes, standing under a football and in front of corn.

CyHawk Trophy - Mascot Version

As it stands now, the vote count is approaching 10,000 and the leading design is the mascot version. 

For those last minute voters, a couple lucky ones today (Monday) will receive- “I Rocked the Cy-Hawk Trophy Vote” t-shirts. When the voting closes, the winning trophy design will officially be announced and the final version will be on the sidelines on Saturday, Sept. 8th in Iowa City, when the Cyclones and Hawkeyes meet in this year’s kickoff event to the 2012-13 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. 

For more information visit www.iowacorncyhawkseries.com

Brewers beat Cardinals 3-2, avoid sweep


April 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Zack Greinke worked six strong innings and Jonathan Lucroy’s two-run double capped a three-run sixth as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Greinke (3-1) allowed a run on seven hits to help stop the Brewers’ six-game road losing streak. He’s 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in four career games in St. Louis. He pitched a lot better than in his only other road start this year, when he surrendered eight runs in 3 2-3 innings at Chicago on April 12.   Jaime Garcia (2-1) fell to 17-10 at home with a 2.38 ERA and all three of his shutouts, and 12-7 with 4.15 ERA on the road.

Iowa heavyweight faces public intoxication charge


April 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa heavyweight wrestler Bobby Telford faces a charge of public intoxication after an incident last weekend outside an Iowa City bar.  A police reported says the 20-year-old Telford was found leaning against the front of the bar late the night of April 20. Police say he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Police say Telford refused to take a breath test.  The redshirt freshman finished the season 29-9 and placed fifth at the NCAA tournament. He was named an All-American.  Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands had no comment on the arrest.