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Opening Softball Rankings


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


May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Parks


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



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


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


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


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


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.


8AM Sportscast 05-22-2012

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1st Round Boys Substate Soccer Results Monday, May 21st


May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Class 1A

Substate #8

  • Kuemper Catholic 2, Riverside 1
  • Underwood 5, Missouri Valley 0
  • AHST 1, Tri-Center 0

Substate #7

  • Pella Christian 5, Nodaway Valley 3
  • Des Moines Christian 7, West Central Valley, Stuart 1

Wednesday, May 23rd Matchups

  • Underwood @ Kuemper Catholic 5pm
  • AHST @ St. Albert 5pm

Class 2A

Substate #1

  • Bishop Heelan Catholic 4, Denison-Schleswig 0
  • Storm Lake 5, Carroll 2

Substate #8

  • Harlan 1, Creston 0
  • Winterset 2, Atlantic 0

Wednesday’s Matchups

  • Harlan @ Glenwood 5pm
  • Winterset @ ADM, Adel 6:30pm

Class 3A

Substate #1

  • Sioux City West 4, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 0

Substate #8

  • Urbandale 5, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 1

Wendesday Matchup

  • Lewis Central @ Sioux City East 5pm.-Substate #1

High School Softball and Baseball Scores 5-21-2012


May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks


Atlantic 10, Clarinda 9
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0
Denison-Schleswig 5, Jefferson-Scranton 1
IKM-Manning 12, Guthrie Center 0
OA-BCIG 20, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 4
Woodbine 5, Walnut 2
Winterset 6, Norwalk 1


A-H-S-T, Avoca 6, Nishnabotna 0
Creston 10, Corning 0
Earlham 11, Nodaway Valley 1
IKM-Manning 11, South Central Calhoun 4
Lawton-Bronson 13, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 1
LeMars 5, Denison-Schleswig 1
Lenox 10, Clarinda Academy 0
Lewis Central 4, Treynor 3 (9 innings)
Logan-Magnolia 14, East Mills 2
Murray 13, Essex 0 (5 innings)
Shenandoah 11, Underwood 4
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 6, Clarke, Osceola 1
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 9, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5
Van Meter 7, Winterset 3

Regional Golf Results from Monday, Trojanns and Wheelers Qualify for State


May 22nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Qualifiers will play at the 2012 State Golf Meet.
The Iowa Girls’ High School State Golf Meet will be played Tuesday 
and Wednesday, May 29 – 30. The meet will be divided by class with 
Classes 1A & 2A playing at River Valley Golf Course in Adel
and classes 3A & 4A playing at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny.

Region 1 at Harlan: Harlan Golf and Country Club
Atlantic – 379 – State Qualifier
ADM – 401 – State Qualifier
Carroll – 416
Clarke – 449
Individual Qualifiers:
Sara Pettitt, Carroll – 84
Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic – 88
Megan Ticknor, ADM – 90
Taryn Gholson, Dallas Center-Grimes – 92
Rachel Van Erdewyk, Carroll – 94
Courtney Leinen, Harlan – 94

Region 2 at Carroll: Carroll Country Club
Kuemper Catholic – 376 – State Qualifier
Clarinda – 394 – State Qualifier
East Sac County – 406
Ogden – 412
Missouri Valley – 412
Underwood – 448
Individual Qualifiers:
Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley – 83
Erin Rasmussen, OA-BCIG – 86
Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic – 88
Brittany Butler, South Hamilton – 90
Corie Woodard, Clarinda – 91


Region 2 at Dunlap: Dunlap Golf Club
Hinton – 387 – State Qualifier
Audubon – 399 – State Qualifier
Corning – 452
West Monona – 454
Nishnabotna – 503
AHST – 520
Individual Qualifiers:
Susie Bylund, Audubon – 87
Katie Clausen, Hinton – 90
Tori Bishop, Hinton – 91
Anna Hildebrand, Riverside – 92
Kaleigh Westlake, Corning – 93

Region 1 at Grimes: Beaver Creek Golf Course
Waukee – 332 – State Qualifier
Dowling Catholic – 378 – State Qualifier
Urbandale – 398
Johnston – 403
Lewis Central – 422
Norwalk – 447
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln – 454
Denison-Schleswig – 485
Individual Qualifiers:
Payton Minear, Waukee – 78
Kelsy Shay, Waukee – 78
Carlee Oakley, Sioux City North – 83
Kayla Redeker, Lewis Central – 86
Brittany Best, Waukee – 87
Sarah Splittgerber, Dowling Catholic – 87