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State First Round Girls Team Tennis


May 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

State First Round Girls Team Tennis was played on Monday, May 20th for some teams around the state.  Locally Red Oak traveled to Norwalk to face Ballard for a chance to move on to the final four of the state meet.

Red Oak defeated Ballard 5-0 and now moves on to the final four state semi-final.  The final four will be played Saturday, June 1st at the Ankeny Tennis Complex at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex.  Some teams are still competing today (5/21) to complete the rest of the field.

Monday Boys Substate Soccer Scores


May 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

Scores from Monday, May 20th


Des Moines Christian 7, Nodaway Valley 0
Riverside, Oakland 8, Missouri Valley 0
Tri-Center, Neola 3, A-H-S-T, Avoca 2
West Central Valley, Stuart 2, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1


ADM, Adel 4, Harlan 1
Creston 3, Winterset 2
Denison-Schleswig 2, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 0
Spirit Lake 4, Carroll 0


Des Moines, Roosevelt 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 4
Sioux City, North 2, Lewis Central 1

High School Baseball and Softball Scores from Monday, May 20th


May 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

Bedford 6, Clarinda 2
Coon Rapids-Bayard 15, Newell-Fonda 1
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1
Creston 16, Corning 2
Nishnabotna 13, A-H-S-T, Avoca 3

Creston 13, Corning 3
Grandview Park Baptist 3, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
Greene County 1, Denison-Schleswig 0
Murray 7, Essex 1
Twin Cedars 10, Orient-Macksburg 0

Girls Regional Final Golf Results


May 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

Regional Finals played Monday, May 20th.  State Golf Meet will be held May 28th and 29th.  American Legion, Marshalltown (Classes 1A-2A)Ames Golf & Country Club, Ames (Classes 3A-4A).

Class 1A Region 2 at Corning: Happy Hollow Country Club

  • Pleasantville – 369 – State Qualifier
  • Corning – 393 – State Qualifier
  • Griswold – 406
  • Lynnville-Sully – 407
  • Exira-EHK – 414
  • Guthrie Center – 453 

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Ashley Jahner, Pleasantville – 83
  • Hannah Gordon, Pleasantville – 91
  • Kaleigh Westlake, Corning – 93
  • Macy Lanser, Lynnville-Sully – 93
  • Serena Robinette, Griswold – 95
  • Haley Hood, Lynnville-Sully – 95


Class 2A Region 2 at Underwood: Quail Run Golf Club

  • Audubon – 354 – State Qualifier
  • Central Decatur – 373 – State Qualifier
  • MVAO – 393
  • Ridge View – 410

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Susie Bylund, Audubon – 77
  • Shelby Williams, CAM-AC – 82
  • Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley – 82
  • Lexie Thygesen, Audubon – 84
  • Saddie Greene, Central Decatur – 87


Class 3A Region 1 at Lake City: Lake City Country Club

  • Kuemper Catholic – 370 – State Qualifier
  • Unity Christian – 390 – State Qualifier
  • East Sac County – 392
  • Hampton-Dumont – 419

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Mara Masching, Kuemper Catholic – 84
  • Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic – 88
  • Madison Sietserna, Hampton-Dumont – 90
  • Megan Mousel, MOC-FV – 92
  • Mikaela Livengood, Clarion-Goldfield – 93
  • Makayla Ernst, East Sac County – 93


Class 3A Region 2 at Chariton: Lakeview Golf & Country Club

  • Atlantic – 376 – State Qualifier
  • Clarinda – 384 – State Qualifier
  • Albia – 400
  • Nevada – 406

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic – 87
  • Maddie Peters, PCM – 89
  • Christine Ausman, Nevada – 92
  • Bailey Walter, Atlantic – 93
  • Place Cassie Crall, Albia – 93


Class 4A Region 1 at Storm Lake: Lake Creek Golf Club

  • Clear Lake – 374 – State Qualifier
  • Humboldt – 414 – State Qualifier
  • Carroll – 419
  • Storm Lake – 426
  • Bishop Heelan – 431
  • Spencer – 432
  • Harlan – 441
  • Lewis Central – 450
  • Denison – 472
  • LeMars – 545
  • Glenwood – 607
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton – 707

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Megan Loux, Clear Lake – 86
  • Malorie Fischels, Clear Lake – 87
  • Paige Backhaus, Clear Lake – 92
  • Savannah Schnetzer, Humboldt – 95
  • Kayla Redeker, Lewis Central – 93


Class 3A Region 2 at Newton: Westwood Golf Club

  • Grinnell – 353 – State Qualifier
  • Newton – 376 – State Qualifier
  • Vinton Shellsburg – 382
  • ADM – 401
  • DCG – 408
  • Norwalk – 420
  • Ballard – 426
  • Winterset – 436
  • Creston – 447
  • Carlisle – 458
  • Perry – 462
  • Webster City – 468

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Amanda Hintz, Grinnell – 82
  • Erin Randall, Vinton – 89
  • Natalie Ketchen, Vinton – 89
  • Shelby Townsend, Perry – 89
  • Samantha Ramsey, Grinnell – 90
  • Amber Kracht, Grinnell – 90



May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Gabby Douglas is back in the gym. The Olympic all-around champion was to practice Monday afternoon after meeting with coach Liang Chow to discuss her comeback plan. The workout is in her old gym in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Chow won’t put a timeline on Douglas’ return, saying she has to get back in gymnastics shape before they can put a training plan together. But he says 2014 is an “excellent opportunity” for her to be back in competition.

Douglas has always said she’d like to keep going through the next Olympics. But she’s been in such demand since London that she hasn’t had time to train. Her last nine months have been a whirlwind of appearances. She was part of 40-city tour last fall with fellow Fierce Five members Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.

Iowa loses rowing coach to Virginia


May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will be looking for its second women’s rowing coach in just 10 months. The school announced Monday that coach Steve Pritzker is leaving to become the chief financial officer for the athletic department at the University of Virginia. Pritzker spent nine seasons at Virginia before taking over at Iowa in July.

Pritzker called the decision to leave coaching “gut wrenching,” and athletic director Gary Barta praised him for the improvement the program saw in his brief tenure. Pritzker had replaced Mandi Kowal, who started the program from scratch and spent 18 seasons at Iowa before facing scrutiny over how she pushed athletes during workouts.

Marquis wins 5th straight, Padres beat Cards 4-2


May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Marquis (6-2) has won five straight starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings while striking out three and walking four.

Chris Denorfia went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Padres, who have won three straight and five of seven. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. Venable homered into the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Deck atop the right-field fence leading off the seventh, his seventh. It came on the second pitch from Mitchell Boggs, who just returned from a demotion to Triple-A Memphis.

Adair-Casey Hoopster Rochholz Chooses Dordt


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Press Release via Dordt College

(Monday, May 20; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Spencer Rochholz,  a senior at Adair Casey (Iowa) High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

Rochholz, a 6‑1 guard, averaged 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game while helping Adair Casey to a 16‑6 record this season.  He was a first‑team all‑conference selection in 2013 after earning second‑team honors in 2012.  He is also a two‑time state qualifier in cross country.

“We are glad Spencer has decided to attend Dordt College.  He comes from a very good high school program and has enjoyed a great deal of success at Adair‑Casey.  His ability to score will help him transition from high school to college nicely.  Spencer is a competitor who will work hard during his time on our campus,” said Dordt College coach Ross Douma.

Spencer is the son of Connie Emgarten.  He plans to study exercise science at Dordt College.

Spencer will be joining Atlantic star Dalton Franken whom had previously committed to Dordt.

Girls Regional Golf Finals Today


May 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Regional 2 Final @ Corning: Happy Hollow Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Guthrie Center
  • Corning
  • Griswold

Local Individuals:

  • Kara Collins, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Jessica Wood, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Mallory Osen, Guthrie Center
  • Maria Ahrens, Guthrie Center
  • Katie Cogdill, Boyer Valley
  • Kaleigh Westlake, Corning
  • Bailey Heaton, Corning
  • Cassidy Legg, Griswold
  • Alex Potzner, Earlham
  • Serena Robinette, Griswold

Class 2A Regional 2 Final at Underwood: Quail Run Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
  • Ridge View
  • Audubon
  • Central Decatur

Local Individuals:

  •  Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley
  • Summer Beery, MVAO
  • Katie Eckert, Woodbury Central
  • Nicole Tiarks, AHST
  • Cierra Boyer, MVAO
  • Susie Bylund, Audubon
  • Lexie Thygesen, Audubon
  • Shelby Williams, CAM-AC
  • Katie Havens, Central Decatur
  • Sadie Greene, Central Decatur
  • Rachel Flug, Audubon


Class 3A Regional 1 Final @ Lake City: Lake City Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Kuemper Catholic
  • Hampton-Dumont

Local Individuals:

  • Madison Sietsema, Hampton-Dumont
  • Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic
  • Michaela Boyce – Kuemper Catholic
  • Mikaela Livengood, Clarion-Goldfield
  • Courtney Snyder, Kuemper Catholic
  • Mara Masching, Kuemper Catholic



Class 3A Regional 2 Final @ Chariton: Lakeview Golf & Country Club

Local Teams:

  • Atlantic
  • Clarinda

Local Individuals:

  • Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic
  • Elie Shane, Clarinda
  • Bailey Walter, Atlantic
  • Shelby Worth, Atlantic
  • Beth Anderson, Clarinda

Class 4A Region 1 @ Storm Lake: Lake Creek Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • Bishop Heelan, Carroll, Clear Lake, Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Humboldt, LeMars, Lewis Central, Sergean Bluff-Luton, Spencer, Storm Lake.

Class 4A Region 2 @ Newton: Westwood Golf Club

Local Teams:

  • ADM, Ballard, Carlisle, Creston, Dallas Center-Grimes, Ginnell, Newton, Norwalk, Perry, Vinton-Shellsburg, Webster City, Winterset.


‘Eat to Compete’ Program Offered for Coaches and Teachers

News, Sports

May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Helping young athletes make smart nutrition practices is the focus of a program from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach for coaches, teachers, and athletic directors. Holly VanHeel, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, says “Parents depend on teachers and coaches to give their players accurate information about training diets, supplements, and fluids. These sessions are designed to help coaches and others know what kind of advice they can offer.”

The program includes information on training diets, supplements, fluids, prevention of athletic injuries, eating disorders, and current research presented by faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU. The program, delivered as a webinar, is hosted by local extension offices. Throughout the program, activities will be facilitated by ISU Extension Nutrition and Health program specialists at each location. The program scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2013 will be hosted at the following locations:

ShelbyCounty – at Harlan and UnionCounty- at Creston

Participants can register for coaching reauthorization, teaching license recertification or graduate credit. Registration is online on the AEA11 web site at  https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/AC000199171401INV
Information also is available from local ISU Extension offices.