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Cassel to start at QB for Chiefs vs Chargers


October 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel will start Thursday night’s game at San Diego after Brady Quinn took a blow to the head in last weekend’s loss to Oakland. Coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday that doctors have not cleared Quinn to practice, so Cassel will be the starter and Ricky Stanzi the backup. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before he sustained his own concussion against the Ravens.

Quinn started one game in Cassel’s place, and then Crennel made the switch permanent going into last Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Quinn was hurt late in the first quarter, and Cassel played the rest of the way in a 26-16 loss. The Chiefs (1-6) have lost four straight games.

8AM Sportscast 10-30-2012

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October 30th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Friday Football Quarterfinals


October 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

Glidden-Ralston (9-2) @ Exira/EHK (11-0)
Adair-Casey (10-1) @ Murray (11-0)
M-M-C (11-0) @ Newell-Fonda (11-0)
Clarksville (10-1) @ Don Bosco (10-0)

Class A
Logan-Magnolia (10-1) @ Woodward-Granger (11-0)
Hinton (8-3) @ Akron-Westfield (10-1)
North Tama (10-1) @ Wapsie Valley (11-0)
BGM (9-2) @ Lynnville-Sully (9-2)

Class 1-A
Mount Ayr (11-0) @ St. Albert (10-1)
Emmetsburg (10-1) @ IKM-Manning (11-0)
Aplington-Parkersburg (9-2) @ Dike-New Hartford (11-0)
Maquoketa Valley (10-1) @ Iowa City Regina (11-0)

Class 2-A
Kuemper Catholic (11-0) @ West Marshall (11-0)
Spirit Lake (10-1) @ Boyden Hull-Rock Valley (11-0)
Waukon (9-2) @ Dyersville Beckman Catholic (10-1)
Bondurant-Farrar (10-1) @ Mediapolis (11-0)

Class 3-A
Lewis Central (9-2) @ Bishop Heelan Catholic (10-1)
South Tama County (9-2) @ Grinnell (11-0)
Central Clinton (8-3) @ Decorah (11-0)
Winterset (8-3) @ Williamsburg (10-1)

Class 4-A
Ankeny (11-0) @ WDM Valley (9-2)
Dowling Catholic (9-2) @ SE Polk (9-2)
Cedar Falls (10-1) @ Pleasant Valley (11-0)
Cedar Rapids Prairie (8-3) @ Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-0)

Tuesday Regional Volleyball Finals


October 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

All matches begin at 7:00 pm

Class 3-A
Region 3 @ Atlantic:  Red Oak (#9) vs. ADM

Class 4-A
Region 1 @ Mapleton:  Heelan Catholic (#2) vs. Lewis Central (#11)
Region 2 @ Guthrie Center:  Harlan (#3) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes

Class 5-A
Region 2 @ Norwalk:  CB Abraham Lincoln vs. Ankeny (#1)

Creighton picked to win Missouri Valley


October 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Creighton, which has four starters back from a team that made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament, was a near-unanimous choice to win the Missouri Valley championship. Preseason All-American Doug McDermott leads the way for the Bluejays, who received 398 of a possible 400 points in a poll of league coaches, sports information directors and media released Monday. McDermott was conference player of the year last season after shooting 63 percent overall and 48.6 percent from 3-point range. Illinois State was picked to finish second, followed by Northern Iowa, defending champion Wichita State and Evansville. Drake was sixth, followed by Indiana State, Missouri State, Bradley and Southern Illinois.

Joining McDermott on the preseason all-conference team were Colt Ryan of Evansville, Jackie Carmichael of Illinois State, Jake Odum of Indiana State and Ben Simons of Drake.



October 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the San Diego Chargers the embarrassment of having Thursday night’s NFL Network game against the Kansas City Chiefs blacked out locally. The Chargers said the sponsors, including the local CBS affiliate, guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout. Those tickets will be donated to local military bases and military hospitals. The team wouldn’t say how many tickets had to be sold by the deadline of 5:20 p.m. Monday, but it was believed to be approximately 10,000. The NFL Network began showing Thursday night games in 2006 and has never had one blacked out locally. The Chargers have had one game blacked out this season, a loss to Atlanta on Sept. 23. San Diego (3-4) has lost three straight games, including two in which it blew double-digit leads in the second half. Kansas City is 1-6.

HS Football 2nd Round Playoff Scores (Updated Live)


October 29th, 2012 by admin

8 Player    
Coon Rapids Bayard  7  final
Exira-EHK  56  
Glidden-Ralston  42  final
Sidney  23  
Adair Casey  52  final
HLV Victor  20  
Colo-Nesco  40  final
Murray  64  
Class A    
Griswold  13  final
Woodward Granger  24  
AHST  14  final
Logan Magnolia  41  
Class 1A    
Van Meter  7  final
CB St. Albert  42  
Class 2A    
North Polk  7  final
Kuemper Catholic  32  
Class 3A    
Carroll  19  final
Lewis Central  22  

Iowa State’s defense shines


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The buzz surrounding Iowa State’s ever-changing quarterback situation has obscured the most important development yet for the Cyclones. They’ve played excellent defense so far. Iowa State (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) is one win shy of its third bowl bid in four years heading into Saturday’s game against Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1) because it has played strong defense in a league full of offense.

The Cyclones are allowing 19.8 points per game, good for third in the Big 12. Coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will work hard to pick up the slack after linebacker Jake Knott was lost for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Optimistic Hawkeyes eager for NCAA tournament bid


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa re-energized its weary fan base last season with 18 wins and a spot in the NIT. The optimistic Hawkeyes are hoping that this will be the year they return to the NCAA tournament. This is the most anticipated season in years at Iowa, which hasn’t won 20 games or reached the NCAA tournament since its infamous first-round exit in 2006.

The Hawkeyes have a promising core of emerging players like Devyn Marble and Aaron White that will be augmented by a standout freshman class. It includes a pair of likely starters in center Adam Woodbury and point guard Mike Gesell. Iowa (18-17, 8-10 Big Ten in 2011-12) opens its season on Nov. 9 against Texas Pan-American.

Iowa St LB Knott likely out for the season


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior linebacker Jake Knott is likely out for the season with a torn left shoulder. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads says Knott, the reigning Big 12 defensive player of the week and a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2011, had surgery Monday in Chicago. Rhoads says Knott might make it back for a potential bowl game. But the Cyclones won’t know more until later in the week. Knott injured his shoulder on Oct. 20 against Oklahoma State, but he returned and had 11 tackles and forced a fumble in Iowa State’s 35-21 win on Saturday over Baylor. Rhoads says Knott was a selfless team player whose leadership will be missed.