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Girls State Volleyball Tournament Begins Today


November 7th, 2012 by Jim Field

Wednesday First Round @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Class 5-A:

  • 3:00 pm – Johnston (26-8) vs. Ankeny (29-6)
  • 3:00 pm – Bettendorf (20-11) vs. Dubuque Hempstead (29-6)
  • 4:30 pm – Dowling Catholic (33-10) vs. Iowa City High (29-8)
  • 4:30 pm – Urbandale (31-8) vs. Pleasant Valley (37-1)

Class 4-A:

  • 6:00 pm – Cedar Rapids Xavier (26-11) vs. Charles City (42-1)
  • 6:00 pm – Solon (31-4) vs. Harlan (32-5)
  • 7:30 pm – North Scott (27-5) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (44-7)
  • 7:30 pm – West Delaware (31-11) vs. Bishop Heelan Catholic (35-10)

Cyclones Overwhelm Lady Statesmen in Exhibition


November 7th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team defeated the William Penn Lady Statesmen, 98-55 in the Cyclones’ second exhibition game of the season on Tuesday night in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones were lead offensively by sophomore Fallon Ellis who came off the bench to post a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double on a perfect 7-7 shooting night.

The Cyclones looked sharp early, getting off to a fast start and led 16-4 less than five minutes into the game. Senior Chelsea Poppens fueled the Cyclones early, hitting her first three shots from the field. The forward ended the night with 12 points and eight boards in just 14 minutes of work.

The Lady Statesmen fought their way back into the game later in the first half, narrowing the Iowa State lead to one point at 33-32 with 4:16 to play in the half. A late surge by the Cyclones, capped by a Brynn Williamson trey with 10 seconds left in the half, gave Iowa State a 42-34 cushion heading into the locker room.

After the intermission, the Cyclones picked up right where they left off, shooting 70.8 percent from the field and 8-13 from the three-point line in the second half. Iowa State was able to pull away from William Penn as senior post player Anna Prins scored 13 of her 15 points after the break. Ellis also had 13 of her 20 points in the second half.

Junior forward Hallie Christofferson also chipped in 17 points on the night, while freshman guard Kidd Blaskowsky had 14 points on 5-6 shooting from the field, while adding four assists and four steals. In all, 10 Cyclones saw double-digit minutes on the floor.

The Cyclones will open regular season play Sunday at 1 p.m. CDT in Hilton Coliseum to take on Western Illinois.

Steelers WR Brown likely out against Chiefs


November 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without leading receiver Antonio Brown next Monday night when they host the Kansas City Chiefs. Brown sprained his right ankle in last Sunday’s 24-20 victory over the New York Giants. Coach Mike Tomlin called Brown’s status “very much in doubt.” Brown leads the Steelers with 42 receptions and is second on the team with 499 receiving yards. If Brown sits, it’s likely Emmanuel Sanders will take Brown’s spot in the starting lineup, with veteran Jerricho Cotchery moving up to starting slot receiver.

The Steelers will also be without safety Troy Polamalu, who will miss his fifth straight game and seventh overall with a right calf injury. Running back Jonathan Dwyer, who sat out last week with a right quad injury, is expected to play.

Green Valley State Park to Close during Special Deer Hunt

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say Green Valley State Park near Creston, will be closed to the general public Nov. 17-18, for the ninth annual special park deer hunt. The hunt will allow 25 hunters to harvest up to 50 antlerless deer using only muzzleloaders. Hunters have already registered and will receive two antlerless tags each redeemable only during the special hunt at the designated areas and specified dates. Additional DNR staff will be on hand to patrol the park boundaries. Green Valley will re-open to the public on Nov. 19.

Alan Carr, park ranger for Green Valley State Park says “The hunt helps keep the deer population in the park under control. Hunters must attend a special safety meeting before the hunt where we explain the reason for the hunt, discuss the rules and show them the park boundaries.  We hope to harvest as close to 50 female deer as we can and do it in a safe and efficient manner.”  Carr said the hunt has been a great deer management tool for state parks.

“People want to see deer when they come to park, but we need to maintain a balance in the deer herd,” Carr said.  “Research shows that if you stop these hunts completely, the deer population tends to go back up rather quickly so the hunt will probably remain an annual event. The depredation biologist sets number of deer targeted for removal each year that is based on the population survey.”

The average harvest for the two day hunt has been just over 40 deer each year.

8AM Sportscast 11-06-2012

Podcasts, Sports

November 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Cardinals promote Mabry to replace McGwire


November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have promoted John Mabry to hitting coach as the replacement for Mark McGwire, who told St. Louis he won’t return after three seasons and appears headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 42-year-old Mabry, whose 14 major league seasons included three stints with St. Louis, and was assistant hitting coach last season.

St. Louis also promoted Blaise Ilsley to bullpen coach on Monday as the replacement for Dyar Miller, who was not retained after one season under new manager Mike Matheny. The 48-year-old Ilsley was pitching coach for the Cardinals’ Triple-A Memphis affiliate the past five seasons.

The team extended offers to pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, bench coach Mike Aldrete, third base coach Jose Oquendo and first base coach Chris Maloney to return in their current positions. They have not identified a successor to Mabry as assistant hitting coach.

Chiefs’ Crennel removes himself as D-coordinator


November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel has relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator on a day in which the team waived starting cornerback Stanford Routt and signed defensive tackle Shaun Smith. Crennel had been juggling head coaching and coordinator duties since taking over on an interim basis when Todd Haley was fired last December. Crennel announced Monday that Gary Gibbs would become defensive coordinator and he would spend more time with the entire team.

Routt was one of the Chiefs’ notable free-agent acquisitions, signing a three-year, $18 million deal to fill in after Brandon Carr left for the Dallas Cowboys. Crennel said Javier Arenas will move into the starting lineup opposite Brandon Flowers. Smith has been out of the league since the Titans waived him in August.

Iowa State looking for 1 more win for a bowl bid


November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State recently unveiled a shiny new $20 million football complex that should help the program compete with their much wealthier neighbors in the Big 12. The first order of business is to earn a reason to keep it humming in December. The Cyclones (5-4, 2-4 Big 12) remain one win shy of bowl eligibility after falling to Oklahoma on Saturday for the 70th time in 77 tries. For a program that has reached a bowl games just 11 times, a third bowl bid in four years would represent major progress. Iowa State travels to face No. 19 Texas (7-2, 4-2) on Saturday seeking its second straight win in Austin and that all-important sixth win of 2012.

HSFB: Glidden-Ralston at Exira-EHK 11-02-2012

Podcasts, Sports

November 5th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the 8-Man Quarterfinal Round Playoff game played in Exira.


2012 Class 3-A, All-District 1 Football Team


November 5th, 2012 by Jim Field

First Team Offense (*unanimous)

  • Linemen:
  • Austin Lear, Lewis Central
  • *Jordan Siebert, Harlan
  • *Derek Anderson, Harlan
  • Cole Tanner, Creston
  • Noah Taylor, ADM
  • Receivers:
  • *Sam Markham, Atlantic
  • Nate Kloewer, Harlan
  • Quarterback:
  • Luke Neitzel, Creston
  • Tight End:
  • Dave Ratigan, Harlan
  • Running Backs:
  • Jordan Grove, ADM
  • Bryce McIlravy, Creston
  • Derek Jones, Glenwood
  • At-Large:
  • Harrison Hoegh, Atlantic
  • Kicker:
  • Caleb Shudak, Lewis Central

First Team Defense

  • Linemen:
  • JJ Hahn, Glenwood
  • *Keaton Hulett, Creston
  • Zac Renshaw, Lewis Central
  • Nick Kornischuk, Harlan
  • Defensive Backs:
  • Chad Christensen, Atlantic
  • Austin Hess, Harlan
  • Will Whiton, Perry
  • Blake Heimann, ADM
  • Linebackers:
  • *Trevor Frain, Creston
  • *Dylan Nelson, ADM
  • Jeff Flies, Harlan
  • Derek Jenkins, Lewis Central
  • At-Large:
  • Nick Sulentic, Lewis Central
  • Punter:
  • Mark Savage, Lewis Central

Second Team Offense:

  • Linemen:
  • Theo Hartman, Creston
  • Michael Lansing, Perry
  • James Muschenheim, Lewis Central
  • Chase Carrick, Perry
  • Anthony Weiland, ADM
  • Receivers:
  • Tate Jensen, ADM
  • Luke Harrison, Lewis Central
  • Quarterback:
  • Kyle Herrick, ADM
  • Tight End:
  • Nate Petepier, Lewis Central
  • Running Backs:
  • Chris Hopkins, Harlan
  • Spencer Smith, Glenwood
  • Seth Stetzel, Perry
  • Kicker:
  • Ethan Knudson, Harlan

Second Team Defense:

  • Linemen:
  • Nathan Robinson, Creston
  • Shawn Schaben, Harlan
  • Torry Brelsford, Perry
  • Jesse Bennett, ADM
  • Defensive Backs:
  • Kainen Somers, Creston
  • Grand Goeden, ADM
  • Connor Clayton, Harlan
  • Mitch Bowden, Glenwood
  • Linebackers:
  • Stuart Hoegh, Atlantic
  • Bryce Wernimont, Atlantic
  • Jackson Van Kirk, Perry
  • Darold Baker, ADM
  • Punter:
  • Alex Nielsen, Creston

Honorable Mention:

  • Dalton Franken, Atlantic
  • Nick Olsen, Atlantic
  • Tyler Christensen, Atlantic
  • Sam Plagman, ADM
  • Ethan Ruby, Lewis Central
  • Briar Evans, Creston
  • Adam Zaccone, Harlan
  • Kyle Kawecki, Glenwood
  • Adam Juhl, Harlan
  • Alex Martin, Lewis Central
  • Brandon Phipps, Creston
  • Tristen Pitsenbarger, ADM
  • Sergi Olvera, Perry
  • Walter Juarez, Perry
  • Conner Fikes, Glenwood