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Iowa to play in Bahamas instead of Alaska


May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa men’s basketball team has ditched Alaska in favor of the Bahamas. The Hawkeyes announced Thursday that they’ve pulled out of the Great Alaska Shootout and will instead play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Paradise Island in the Bahamas from Nov. 28-30.

The move should add strength to Iowa’s non-conference schedule. The field for the Bahamas also includes Kansas, Tennessee, Villanova, USC, Wake Forest, UTEP and Xavier. The Great Alaska Shootout brackets are filled mostly with mid-major programs like Indiana State and Pepperdine.

The Hawkeyes hurt their NCAA tournament chances last season by playing a soft non-conference slate. But Iowa will play at Iowa State, host an undetermined ACC school and play in the more prestigious Bahamas tourney next year.

Thursday, May 2 Sports Cancellations (due to snow!)


May 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic boys soccer at Nodaway Valley- cancelled.
  • Atlantic girls soccer vs. Nodaway Valley- cancelled.
  • Atlantic boys golf vs. Harlan- cancelled.
  • Atlantic girls golf vs. Kuemper- postponed to Tuesday, May 7.
  • Atlantic boys and girls track at Denison- cancelled.
  • Atlantic boys tennis vs. Saint Albert- Cancelled.
  • Mount Ayr girls track meet today has been cancelled.
  • Corning boys track meet today has been cancelled.

8AM Sportscast 05-02-2013

Podcasts, Sports

May 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Western Iowa Conference Track Meet Results


May 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

The Western Iowa Conference track meet that was postponed Tuesday night due to lightning will not be completed.  The conference officials were hoping to complete the final 13 events Wednesday night but more bad weather wouldn’t allow it.  The conference will award the individual events that were completed and honor the athletes who broke conference records.  There will be no team champions crowned this year.  Here are the full results: WIC HS Results

Girls event winners include:

  • 100 – Emma Konkler, Audubon :12.81
  • 400 – Rebekah Topham, Griswold :59.81
  • 800 – Rebekah Topham, Griswold 2:28.71
  • 3000 – Jordyn Sindt, Griswold 12:11.46
  • 100 Hurdles – Chaley Rath, Treynor :15.49
  • 4 x 200 – Treynor 1:52.99
  • 4 x 800 – Tri-Center 10:06.02
  • Distance Medley – Tri-Center 4:25.74
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Treynor 1:08.49
  • High Jump – Chaley Rath, Treynor 5-1
  • Long Jump – Callie Calfee, Treynor 16-3.75
  • Shot Put – Jackie Rush, Griswold 34-6.5
  • Discus – Paige Volkens, Treynor 103-7

Boys event winners include:

  • 100 – Barron Norman, Missouri Valley :11.11
  • 400 – Kyle Lorenzen, Missouri Valley :50.78
  • 1600 – Caleb Wilson, MIssouri Valley 4:55.59
  • 3200 – Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center 10:46.52
  • 110 Hurdles – Ryan Spiegel, Underwood :14.77
  • 4 x 200 – Tri-Center 1:34.87
  • 4 x 800 – Griswold 8:49.09
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Underwood 1:00.78
  • High Jump – Mason Boucher, Griswold 5-9
  • Long Jump – Colby Rattenborg, Audubon 20-11.75
  • Shot Put – Rick Williams, Riverside 48-10.25
  • Discus – Collin Fast, Griswold 128-9

Chiefs agree to terms with 13 rookie free agents


May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who left school after his junior season only to go undrafted, is among 13 rookie free agents who have agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs. Bray’s big arm and prototypical size at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds left many expecting him to be a mid-round choice. But his stock plummeted amid concerns about his maturity and work habits. He played in 28 games at Tennessee, throwing for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 picks.

Among the other players agreeing to contracts were Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., Missouri defensive lineman Brad Madison, Kansas safety Bradley McDougald and Vanderbilt defensive end Rob Lohr. The rookie free agents will join the Chiefs’ eight-member draft class for a three-day rookie minicamp that begins May 10.

Lynn improves to 5-0, leads Cards over Reds 4-2


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Wednesday. Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7.

It’s the second straight quick start for Lynn, who was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way.

Ex-Neb player Brion Carnes transferring to N. Iowa


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Former Nebraska football player BrionCarnes has announced he’ll transfer to Northern Iowa. Carnes wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would enroll at the Football Championship Subdivision school in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Carnes appeared in three games in 2011 as the backup to quarterback Taylor Martinez before switching to wide receiver in the middle of last season. He appeared in no games in 2012. He announced after spring practice that he planned to transfer.  Carnes, who will be a junior in eligibility this fall, is able to play immediately for the Panthers.

Chiefs send CB Arenas to Cardinals for FB Sherman


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have traded cornerback Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals for fullback Anthony Sherman. A second-round draft pick from Alabama in 2010, Arenas played 47 games in three seasons with the Chiefs, including 12 starts. He had two interceptions and returned kicks for the Chiefs, averaging 21 yards on kickoffs.

Arena started a career-high nine games in 2012, with 59 tackles and a forced fumble. He was third in the NFL in punt returns with a 12.8-yard average in 2011. A fifth-round pick in 2011, Sherman was primarily a blocking back, catching 13 passes for 111 yards and rushing for three yards in two seasons with Arizona. First-year Cardinals coach Bruce Arians brought in a new offensive system that rarely uses the fullback spot.

2 PA residents plead guilty to hunting violations in SW IA

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says after a more than two-year long investigation, two Pennsylvania residents who were part-owners of “Whitetail Fantasies,” a hunting guide business, have pleaded guilty to illegal deer hunting charges in Taylor County. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 48-year old David E. Ricker, of Harrisburg, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count of illegal taking of an antlered whitetail deer and one count of fraudulently obtaining a resident deer license. And, pursuant to an earlier plea agreement, 47-year old Jeffrey A. Mealey, of Dillsburg, Pa., pleaded guilty to an illegal possession of an antlered whitetail deer.

Through a jury trial, Ollie Odle Jr., of Bedford, was found guilty of two charges of aiding and abetting of illegal taking of antlered whitetail deer, based upon providing deer licenses/tags to out of state hunters. The defendants were ordered to forfeit the antlers and pay more than $22,600 in fines and liquidated damages. They are suspended from hunting or obtaining any licenses for one year.

The state of Iowa is a member of the Wildlife Violator Compact, which is an agreement between participating states that prohibits a person whose hunting or fishing privileges are suspended in one state from participating in those activities in 38 other states, including their home state of Pennsylvania.

Conservation Officer Andrea Bevington has been actively investigating cases of non-residents fraudulently obtaining resident licenses and illegally hunting game in Adams and Taylor counties. Changes in the residency laws were implemented in 2009 to identify a growing problem in Iowa of non-residents falsifying records to illegally obtain resident licenses.

Bevington said “The state of Iowa is known for their trophy whitetail deer. This natural resource attracts people from all over the United States and other countries. Unfortunately these trophies sometimes draw individuals here who exploit the resource and break Iowa laws.”

Plan to ride your bike today? Log those miles to help Iowa win national competition

News, Sports

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s cold, rainy weather may be less than ideal for two-wheeling it this morning, but the National Bike Challenge opens today (Wednesday). Iowa placed in the top ten in the competition last year. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says it’ll be nice out soon and Iowa’s cycling enthusiasts can start adding up their miles. “We’re going to be working to try to boost Iowa to the top,” Wyatt says. “This is a state-by-state and a bicyclist-by-bicyclist and a community-by-community challenge to see who can ride their bikes more.” There are many different ways Iowans can take part in the countrywide contest and there’s an online leader board.

“You can look at individual riders and see who’s amassing the most points,” Wyatt says. “You can form a team of a group of people that can work together and encourage each other. Your workplace can compete against other workplaces and communities can compete against other communities to see who has the most bicycling in the state.” To take part in the challenge, log on to the website: Iowa Goes By Bicycle-dot-com.

“That will take you to the sign-in page,” Wyatt says. “It will ask you a few simple questions or you can log in with Facebook. There’s even a smartphone app so if you really don’t like typing in your miles, you can just pull out your phone and hit ‘start’ and it will record when you’re riding your bike.” The event kicks off National Bike Month. To learn more, visit: www.iowabicyclecoalition.org.

(Radio Iowa)