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B10 approves Neb-Iowa day-after-Thanksgiving game


February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Big Ten has approved the request from Nebraska and Iowa to move their 2013 football game to the day after Thanksgiving in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska and Iowa met on the day after Thanksgiving in both 2011 and 2012, Nebraska’s first two years in the Big Ten. The 2013 game will mark the 24th straight season Nebraska has played on the day after Thanksgiving.

Approval came from the league’s Conference Administrators Council. Time and television information for the Nov. 29 game will be announced later. The original Big Ten schedule had the teams playing the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Big 12 admits officiating errors in Kansas win


February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12 says officiating errors were made at the end of regulation before No. 6 Kansas outlasted Iowa State in overtime on Monday night. The league said Tuesday that “appropriate measures will be taken” against the two officials involved, including an adjustment of “the number of future assignments.” The Big 12 did not identify the officials or the plays in question.

Kansas’s Elijah Johnson drove into the lane and got tangled up with Iowa State’s Georges Niang with less than 10 seconds left. No foul was called, and Niang was then whistled for fouling Johnson on the floor. Johnson sank two free throws to force OT with 4.9 seconds left. Kansas won the game 108-96.

DNR to hold Listening Session on fall hunting and trapping regulations

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it will host public meetings over the Iowa Communications Network on March 7th from 6- to 9- p.m., to listen to the public’s thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall. The meetings are part of the new process instituted for making rules in state government. Dr. Dale Garner, chief of the wildlife bureau, says “Any rule changes must be discussed with Iowa’s citizens who might be impacted by the changes before the rule changes are proposed. The new process helps ensure that rule changes serve the public’s wishes and do not impact Iowa’s economy.”

At each meeting DNR staff will facilitate a discussion about what went well last fall, what didn’t, and what changes hunters and trappers would like to see for this fall. The discussions along with the data that the wildlife bureau collects on harvest and population numbers will be used to develop recommendations for any rule changes this fall. Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect next fall.

Meetings will be held in several communities, including: Council Bluffs, Creston, and Sac City. Complete ICN locations are available online at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.

Red Oak Girls Ousted by Defending Champs


February 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Defending champion Davenport Assumption is another step closer to a return trip to the Class 3A title game.

The top-ranked Knights raced to a 16-0 lead and beat a young Red Oak team 71-25 to start this year’s 3A tournament.

Assumption has shown great balance all season and it was evident again as the Knights improved to 23-2 for the season. All five starters scored in the opening burst and three players finished with 12 points each to lead the team — Danielle Moore, Morgan Pavlich and Maddie Irmen. Kate Fennelly added eight points for the Knights, who are in the tournament for the fourth straight year and ninth time in the last 10 seasons.

Moore also had six assists and six steals. Pavlich went 4-for-6 from three point range and had three steals. Irmen shot 5-for-6 from the field and Fennelly was 2-for-4 from 3-point range. Assumption played aggressive defense throughout and amassed 19 steals.

Twelve players scored for the Knights and things went so well that reserve Kennedy King banked in a 3-pointer from the left wing.

After going undefeated in the Class 5A-heavy Mississippi Athletic Conference, Assumption has been cruising through the postseason so far, winning by margins of 33, 34, 42 and now 46 points.

Red Oak earned its first state tournament trip in 90 years with a lineup of three juniors and two sophomores, so the Tigers might not have to wait as long for their next trip. Sophomore Kate Walker led Red Oak with 10 points and junior Blake Bergren scored seven.

Assumption will play in the semifinals at 3:15 Thursday afternoon. Red Oak finishes with a 13-12 record.

Exira/EHK Superintendent will join IHSAA Hall of Fame


February 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Two coaches and five former players, each from different decades will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, Saturday, March 9.

The festivities will be at the halftime of the Class 4-A State Championship game and will be televised on the Iowa High School Sports Network affiliates.

Coaches joining the Hall are Dave Lee from Conrad, former BCLUW mentor and Marquette Catholic, Bellevue coach Jim Squiers who is retiring this year.

The Hall of Fame players are each former All-State honorees who appeared in the State Tournament. They include Msgr Wayne Ressler of Cascade St. Martin’s; Lonnie Porter from Waterloo East and now coaching at Regis University in Denver, CO; Dean Schnoes from Cherokee; Ed Vaske who played at NESCO, Zearing; and Casey Blake from Indianola.

DEAN SCHNOES: He was a two-time All-State player, a 1976 prep All-American, and twice picked first-team All-Northwest Iowa during his career at Cherokee, Washington. He starred on the Coach Dick Point’s 21-1 runner-up team in 1975 averaging 17 ppg and 13.2 rpg. He was named All-Tournament as he led the field in scoring and finished second in rebounding. As the only returnee for the Braves his senior season, he averaged 21.8 ppg with 12.6 rpg. One of the all-time greats in Cherokee history, he scored 866 points during his All-State years and set a school record for points in a game with 41. His 605 career rebounds is also a record as is his 296 rebounds in a single season. He attended Northwestern College in Orange City and starred in basketball and baseball. He played in every varsity basketball game during his four-year career and was a three-time All-Tri-Conference selection. He finished as Northwestern’s fourth leading career rebounder and eighth leading scorer. He is one of only 12 Northwestern players to score over 1,000 career points and was voted the Most Valuable Athlete at Northwestern in 1980. He is currently the Superintendent of Schools at Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton. With his wife Brenda they have raised a son and a daughter and make their home in Elk Horn.

IKM-Manning Falls at Girls Basketball Tourney


February 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Maquoketa Valley’s sizzling start was too much even for the state’s No. 3 ranked team to overcome.

The 14th-ranked Wildcats made their first nine shots — three 3-pointers and six free throws — and went on to beat IKM-Manning 65-57 to close out the Class 2A quarterfinal round.

The fast start lifted Maquoketa Valley to a 15-6 lead and the Wildcats stayed in front the rest of the way. They improved to 20-5 and will meet No. 2 Lawton-Bronson in a semifinal game at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Lawton-Bronson is the only other team that beat IKM-Manning this season.

Maquoketa Valley took only 24 shots, making 13 for 54.2 percent, but cashed in at the free throw line — sinking 34 of 45 attempts. The Wildcats drew fouls by taking the ball aggressively to the basket or by beating the Wolves down the floor in transition. IKM-Manning was just seven of 14 at the line.

Brooke Wooten led Maquoketa Valley with 19 points and made all eight of her free throws. Renee Huber added 17 points for the Wildcats and Heidi Hoeger scored 11.

Kaylee Blake led IKM-Manning with 16 points and nine rebounds, but early foul trouble limited her to 18 minutes. Blake and another key player, Morgan Muhlbauer, each picked up three fouls in the first half.

Sarah Schlichte scored 10 points and Muhlbauer had eight for the Wolves, who won the state championship in 2009. They finished with a 23-2 record.

IKM-Manning made a run at the Wildcats early in the second half, drawing to 33-30 on Blake’s layup. But Maquoketa Valley responded with an 18-3 run to open a 51-33 lead.

The Wolves mounted one more comeback, but could never get closer than the final eight-point margin.

8AM Sportscast 02-26-2013

Podcasts, Sports

February 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Girls State Basketball Tournament


February 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Monday Results

Class 1-A Quarter-Finals:

  • Newell-Fonda 75, Villisca 28
  • Marquette Catholic 65, Ar-We-Va 57 (OT)
  • Burlington Notre Dame 60, Colo-Nesco 43
  • Central Lyon 67, Earlham 43

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals:

  • Western Christian 65, Pella Christian 28
  • Aplington-Parkersburg 48, Panorama 38
  • Lawton-Bronson 71, Iowa City Regina 67

Tuesday Schedule

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Maquoketa Valley (19-5) vs. IKM-Manning (23-1)

Class 3-A Quarter-Finals:

  • 11:45 a.m. –Red Oak (13-11) vs. Davenport Assumption (22-2)
  • 1:30 p.m.. – Bondurant-Farrar (17-6) vs. Cascade (22-2)
  • 3:15 p.m. -Mid-Prairie (18-7) vs. MOC-Floyd Valley (23-1)
  • 5:00 p.m. -Spirit Lake (16-8) vs. Estherville-Lincoln Central (21-3)

Class 4-A Quarter-Finals:

  • 6:45 p.m. – Harlan (21-2) vs. Benton Community (21-2)
  • 8:30 p.m.. – Winterset (18-5) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (21-2)

HSBB: Atlantic vs. Harlan Boys 3A Substate Final 02-25-2013

Podcasts, Sports

February 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School.


Iowa High School Boys Basketball State Tourney Schedule


February 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Monday, March 4

Class 1-A Quarter-Finals

  • #1 Danville (25-0) vs. #8 Wapsie Valley (17-8) @ 10:30 a.m.
  • #4 Storm Lake St. Mary’s (24-1) vs. #5 Riverside (24-2) @ 12:15 p.m.
  • #2 Lone Tree (25-1) vs. #7 Boyden-Hull (22-3) @ 2:00 p.m.
  • #3 North Tama (25-1) vs. #6 Ankeny Christian Academy (25-1) @ 3:45 p.m.

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals

  • #4 North Cedar (21-3) vs. #5 M-F-L (21-3) @ 6:35 p.m.
  • #1 West Fork (24-0) vs. #8 Dike-New Hartford (17-9) @ 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals

  • #2 Nodaway Valley (23-1) vs. #7 Kuemper Catholic (16-8) @ 10:30 a.m.
  • #3 Sheldon (22-3) vs. #6 Pella Christian (20-4) @ 12:15 p.m.

Class 3-A Quarter-Finals

  • #4 Grinnell (20-4) vs. #5 MOC-Floyd Valley (20-4) @ 2:00 p.m.
  • #1 Vinton-Shellsburg (24-0) vs. #8 Harlan (18-6), @ 3:45 p.m.
  • #2 Dallas Center Grimes (22-2) vs. #7 Davenport Assumption (18-6) @ 6:35 p.m.
  • #3 Waverly-Shell Rock (20-4) vs. #6 Mt. Pleasant (19-5) @ 8:15 p.m.