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7AM Sportscast 07-29-2014

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July 29th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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State Baseball Tournament Scores (7/28) & Schedule (7/29)

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July 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT

Monday, July 28
Quarterfinals
North Polk 7, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1
Roland-Story 4, South Winneshiek 1
Beckman Catholic 6, Hinton 3
Van Meter 2, Iowa City Regina 1
Thursday, July 31
Semifinals
6 p.m. — North Polk (30-5) vs. Roland-Story (27-12)
8 p.m. — Beckman Catholic (28-13) vs. Van Meter (32-2)

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, July 29
Quarterfinals
Noon — Waverly-Shell Rock (35-2) vs. Solon (23-15)
2 p.m. — Harlan (25-8) vs. Assumption (23-15)
6 p.m. — Sergeant Bluff-Luton (24-11) vs. Algona (27-7)
8 p.m. — Fairfield (30-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (22-14)

Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle.

After watching three linemen who started last season depart in free agency – all within hours of each other – the Chiefs are trying to cobble together some sort of protection for quarterback Alex Smith that can also manage to open up running lanes for Jamaal Charles during training camp.

And with lingering questions about the health of left tackle Eric Fisher and an ankle injury to starting right tackle Donald Stephenson, that job hasn’t gotten a whole lot easier.

Keselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono. Keselowski will make his seventh start in NASCAR’s second-tier series this season. Keselowski, who has already won a pair of Nationwide races in 2014, will replace Ryan Blaney in the No. 22 car so Blaney can run a trucks race in Pocono on Saturday.

Keselowski has won twice in four Nationwide races at Iowa Speedway, including the inaugural event in 2009.  Keselowski will fly back to Pennsylvania following Saturday night’s race to run the No. 2 car at Pocono on Sunday.

ATLANTICFEST ROAD RACE PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY

News, Sports

July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to run in the “AtlanticFest Road Race” on August 9th Help kick off AtlanticFest 2014 by registering for the 5 mile run, 2 mile run, or 2 mile walk. All pre-registered runners and walkers will receive a dri- fit shirt. Over 100 awards given and a $5 all-you-can eat pancake breakfast.2014 Road Race Logo Small

Pick up a form at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce or YMCA, or register online at www.atlanticiowa.com. For questions, please call the Atlantic Area Chamber at 712.243.3017.

State Baseball Tournament Schedule 7/28-31

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT
Monday, July 28
Quarterfinals
Noon — North Polk (29-5) vs. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (19-10)
2 p.m. — South Winneshiek (34-1) vs. Roland-Story (26-12)
6 p.m. — Beckman Catholic (27-13) vs. Hinton (23-8)
8 p.m. — Van Meter (31-2) vs. Iowa City Regina (26-16)

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, July 29
Quarterfinals
Noon — Waverly-Shell Rock (35-2) vs. Solon (23-15)
2 p.m. — Harlan (25-8) vs. Assumption (23-15)
6 p.m. — Sergeant Bluff-Luton (24-11) vs. Algona (27-7)
8 p.m. — Fairfield (30-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (22-14)

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday, July 30
Quarterfinals
Noon — Waukee (35-4) vs. Johnston (22-16)
2 p.m. — Iowa City West (32-9) vs. Dowling Catholic (29-10)
6 p.m. — Dubuque Hempstead (36-5) vs. West Des Moines Valley (24-16)
8 p.m. — Cedar Rapids Kennedy (31-6) vs. Southeast Polk (29-13)

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
Thursday, July 31
Semifinals
Noon — Newman Catholic (35-3) vs. Don Bosco (31-3)
2 p.m. — Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. Gehlen Catholic (30-3)

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

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July 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.

Wainwright allowed five hits and walked three during his seven innings. It was a far cry from his previous outing when he allowed six runs (four earned) in 4? innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Tuesday. Kevin Siegrist worked the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 36 chances.

Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks (1-1) allowed just one run on seven hits in 6? innings.

Tony La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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July 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division titles, six pennants and World Series titles in 1989, 2006, and 2011.

Signed by the Kansas City Athletics in 1962, La Russa’s six-year major league career as an infielder was forgettable. He batted .199 with no home runs in 132 games. But after earning a law degree at Florida State University and giving managing a try in the minor leagues, he found his niche, was elevated to manage the Chicago White Sox in 1979, and his managing career took off. He won two championships with St. Louis and one with Oakland.

Saturday’s Class 1A Baseball Quarterfinal Scores (7/26)

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July 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Behind a 4-RBI performance from Corey Harrell, and a complete game shutout from pitcher Otis Roby, Twin Cedars defeated Underwood, 7-0, in the Class 1A state quarterfinals Saturday at Principal Park in Des Moines. The Underwood Eagles finish the season with a record of 23-8. The top-ranked and second-seeded Sabers (34-0) are in the semifinals for the second straight season.

Blake Wiltgen threw a complete game, one-hit shutout as LeMars Gehlen Catholic defeated Lone Tree 3-0 in the last of the Class 1A state quarterfinals at Principal Park Saturday afternoon. Wiltgen (9-1) recorded 10 strikeouts for the Jays in the win. Gehlen (30-3) will take on Twin Cedars Thursday at 2 p.m in a semifinals matchup at Principal Park.

Top-seeded Mason City Newman Catholic used three first-inning runs and Spencer Whilm pitched 6.1 innings for the Knights to start their defense of their state title with a 7-1 win over BGM in the Class 1A state quarterfinals Friday at Principal Park. The Bears finish the season with a record of 25-3.

Adams, Pierzynski lead Cardinals past Cubs 6-3

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July 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid. Shelby Miller returned to the Cardinals’ rotation and pitched effectively into the sixth inning. Adams hit a two-run double in the first and a two-run triple in a four-run seventh that was capped by Pierzynski’s RBI single.

Randy Choate (2-2) got the last out of the sixth in relief of Miller. Trevor Rosenthal worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth, earning his 31st save in 35 tries.