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Cross Country State Qualifying Meets are Today

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October 24th, 2013 by Jim Field

Cross country runners will attempt to qualify for the state meet in the regional qualifying meets today.  There will be five sites in each of the four classes.  For local runners, the Class 1-A meet will be held in Treynor, Class 2-A in Panora, Class 3-A in Winterset and Carroll, and Class 4-A in Council Bluffs.  The top three teams and the top 10 individual runners will advance to the state meet on Saturday, November 2 at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge.  Click the links below to see the qualifying assignments.

CLASS 1-A

CLASS 2-A

CLASS 3-A

CLASS 4-A

Dan Gable, Iowa wrestling legend, wins state’s Pillar of Character award

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October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable is being named the 2014 recipient of the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award. Amy Smit, spokeswoman for Character Counts in Iowa, says the annual award is given to a public figure with Iowa ties who has demonstrated the six pillars of character: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

“Every year we present an award to someone who has not only shown good character but has done so as a public role model,” Smit says. “Past recipients of the award include Shawn Johnson, Norman Borlaug and Governor Ray.” Gable is a Waterloo native who wrestled at Iowa State University, won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympics, and coached wrestling at the University of Iowa and for the U-S Olympic team. He only lost one match during his entire college career. Smit says Gable is an excellent choice for this honor.

“I don’t think you get to have a record like he has and a coaching career and so many young athletes that look up to him without having perseverance and diligence and determination.” Despite his already-distinguished career, Smit says Gable was taken off-guard when he heard he would be receiving this award. “We’ve done this for eight years now so we’ve had eight different winners and they all are very surprised that we thought of them,” Smit says, “which is funny because they’re always usually the people that are on top of everyone’s mind.”

Gable will receive the Pillar of Character Award at Character Counts’ annual banquet in Des Moines next April.

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Lester, Red Sox rout sloppy Cards in Series opener

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October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after umpires reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Boston Red Sox romped past the sloppy St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 in Game 1 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight World Series win.

David Ortiz was robbed of a grand slam by Carlos Beltran — a catch that sent the star right fielder to a hospital with bruised ribs — but Big Papi later hit a two-run homer following third baseman David Freese’s bad throw.

The Red Sox also capitalized on two errors by shortstop Pete Kozma to extend a Series winning streak that began when they swept St. Louis in 2004. Boston never trailed at any point in those four games and, thanks to this embarrassing display by the Cardinals, coasted on a rollicking night at Fenway Park.

Beltran exits World Series game with bruised ribs

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October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series in the third inning with bruised ribs after banging into the bullpen fence to rob David Ortiz of a grand slam. Beltran went to the hospital for X-rays. Beltran went back against the low wall and caught Ortiz’s drive with the bases loaded for the second out in the second inning Wednesday night. David Ross scored on the sacrifice fly to make it 5-0.

Beltran was holding his side and pressing his chest in the outfield before the inning ended. His was due up fourth in the top of the third, and Jon Jay was waiting in the on-deck circle when the half-inning ended. Jay went to center field, and Shane Robinson shifted from center to right.

Reversed call leads to 3-0 Boston lead

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October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take long before there was a controversial call at the World Series. Umpires reversed a bad call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday night’s opener between Boston and St. Louis, opening the way for Mike Napoli’s three-run double to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead.

With Dustin Pedroia on first and one out, David Ortiz hit a slow bouncer to second baseman Matt Carpenter that had an outside chance of being turned into an inning-ending double play. Carpenter made a backhand flip to shortstop Pete Kozma, who while coming across the base allowed the ball to bounce off the edge of his glove’s webbing and fall to the ground.

Red Sox undecided on Series Games 3, 4 pitchers

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October 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says he hasn’t decided on his exact pitching rotation beyond Game 2 of the World Series. Farrell said before the opener against the Cardinals on Wednesday night that Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy will pitch Games 3 and 4 after the Series moves to St. Louis. But he’s not sure what order they’ll go in.

Jon Lester was scheduled to face St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright in Game 1. John Lackey will go for Boston against Michael Wacha in Game 2 on Thursday night at Fenway Park. St. Louis is expected to start Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn in Games 3 and 4.

Asked if Buchholz was injured, Farrell said it’s not anything that would keep him from starting.

Christofferson Named to John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30

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October 23rd, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball senior forward Hallie Christofferson was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced today.

Last season Christofferson led the Cyclones in field goal percentage (.516), three-point percentage (.401), free-throw percentage (.862) and points per game (15.6), becoming the only returning player in the country to do so.

Christofferson was also one of just two players nationally to shoot .500 from the field, .400 from beyond the arc and .800 from the charity stripe last season.

The unanimous All-Big 12 selection and honorable mention All-American is one of three players to make the list from the Big 12 Conference, joining Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg and Baylor’s Odyssey Sims.

The Wooden Award is one of the most prestigious individual honors in college basketball and is bestowed upon the nation’s best player. The winners will be honored at the 38th annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s the weekend of April 11-13.

Boston, St. Louis city officials make series bet

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October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) – The mayors of Boston and St. Louis may not be making any bets on the World Series, but top officials in each city are.  Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan and St. Louis Alderman Christine Ingrassia have wagered some local delicacies over the outcome of the series that starts Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Linehan has put up a six-pack of Harpoon Oktoberfest beer; an order of shepherd’s pie from Amrheins restaurant; and a quart of clam chowder from Legal’s Harborside restaurant.  Ingrassia’s wager is a six-pack of beer from the Schlafly brewery; an order of toasted ravioli from Ricardo’s restaurant; and a smokehouse specialty from The Shaved Duck restaurant.

The loser must also wear the winning’s team gear their next meeting.

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Tuesday Volleyball Scores

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October 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Class 1-A Regionals:

  • (3-0) Adair-Casey 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 19-7-12
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-26, CAM 11-6-24
  • (3-0) Guthrie Center 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 10-14-6
  • (3-0) Griswold 26-25-25, Exira-EHK 24-16-16
  • (3-0) Essex 25-25-25, South Page 11-11-9
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 15-21-23
  • (3-0) Bedford 25-25-25, Diagonal 12-11-12
  • (3-0) East Union 30-25-25, Lenox 28-21-15
  • (3-0) Orient-Macksburg 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 6-11-5
  • (3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, East Mills 20-9-17
  • (3-1) Boyer Valley 25-26-22-25, Ar-We-Va 16-24-25-17
  • (3-0) Woodbine 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 10-15-18
  • (3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25 Heartland Christian 15-12-10

Class 2-A Regionals:

  • (3-0) Audubon 33-25-25, A-H-S-T 31-18-14
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Panorama 5-10-19
  • (3-0) Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Riverside 10-18-16
  • (3-2) Earlham 22-25-21-27-15, Nodaway Valley 25-20-25-25-9
  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 9-17-11

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 9-13-7
  • (3-1) Kuemper Catholic 25-23-25-25, Glenwood 11-25-17-22
  • (3-0) Lewis Central 25-26-25, Shenandoah 18-24-19

Others:

  • (3-0) A-D-M 25-26-25, Carroll 14-24-23