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Hornish Jr. win Nationwide race in Iowa


May 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. beat Ryan Blaney off a restart with 21 laps to go and hung on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway. Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney was second, followed by Regan Smith, Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler in the first stand-alone event of the season.

Hornish, in the No. 54 car usually driven by Kyle Busch, led 167 of 250 laps to win in second Nationwide start of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing. Elliott has a two-point lead over Sadler and Smith in the series points standings.

Braves rally past Cardinals for 6-5 victory


May 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Doumit scored on a wild pitch and the Atlanta Braves got two runs in the ninth inning to rally past the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Freddie Freeman started a ninth-inning rally with a leadoff single off St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-2).

With two outs, Freeman went to third on pinch hitter Ryan Doumit’s double to right. Rosenthal intentionally walked pinch hitter Evan Gattis to load the bases and then walked Jordan Schafer to force in the tying run. Carlos Martinez relieved Rosenthal and had a wild pitch while facing Ramiro Pena that scored Doumit to make it 6-5.

Dan Carpenter (3-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief for the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances. The save was the 150th of Kimbrel’s career.

Blaney earns Nationwide pole in Iowa


May 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Blaney will start from the pole today (Sunday) in the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway after winning qualifying Saturday. Blaney, who won a NASCAR Truck Series race in Iowa in 2012, took the pole for the first time in the Nationwide Series. Sam Hornish Jr. will join Blaney on the front row, followed by Michael McDowell, Regan Smith and Dylan Kwasniewski. Series points leader Chase Elliott will start sixth in the Nationwide’s first stand-alone race of the season.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s early success hasn’t forced Hendrick Motorsports to speed up its long-term plan for the driver. Elliott has two Nationwide Series wins this year for JR Motorsports and heads into today’s (Sunday’s) race at Iowa Speedway leading the points standings. He also graduated high school in Georgia on Saturday.

The 18-year-old is in the Hendrick driver development program, and JR Motorsports co-owner Dale Earnhardt Junior says that’s where he’ll stay for now

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May 17th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Craig Hits Cardinals Past Braves


May 17th, 2014 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Allen Craig had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice and Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Lynn (5-2) allowed seven hits walked two and struck out three. Carlos Martinez retired the Braves on four pitches in the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal set down the side in order for his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong had two hits each and scored a run for St. Louis. Matt Holiday, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina all drove in a run for the Cardinals.

St. Louis finished the game without manager Mike Matheny and center fielder Peter Bourjos, both of whom were ejected by home plate umpire Sean Barber at the end of the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

2014 FIFTH IGHSAU Soccer Rankings


May 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

  1. Davenport Assumption 11-2 1
  2. Bishop Heelan 10-0 2
  3. Nevada 12-0 3
  4. Solon 9-3 4
  5. Iowa City Regina 5-2 5
  6. Union 7-4 9
  7. Waterloo Columbus 7-4 10
  8. Gilbert 8-5 11
  9. Center Point-Urbana 8-1 5
  10. Clear Creek-Amana 8-2 6
  11. Tri-Center 9-3 12
  12. Bondurant-Farrar 6-5 8
  13. St. Albert 8-6 13
  14. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5-4 14
  15. Denver 8-3 15

Class 2-A

  1. North Scott 9-3 1
  2. Cedar Rapids Xavier 6-5 2
  3. Pleasant Valley 9-6 3
  4. Waverly-Shell Rock 10-2 5
  5. Ankeny Centennial 7-6 4
  6. Dallas Center-Grimes 7-3 7
  7. Ankeny 5-6 6
  8. ADM 9-2 8
  9. Pella 9-3 10
  10. Newton 10-1 11
  11. CB Thomas Jefferson 9-4 12
  12. Lewis Central 9-3 9
  13. Spencer 12-2 14
  14. Winterset 9-2 15
  15. Maquoketa 7-3 NR

Class 3-A

  1. Bettendorf 11-1 1
  2. Linn-Mar 11-0 2
  3. Iowa City West 10-1 3
  4. Waukee 10-1 4
  5. West Des Moines Valley 9-3 5
  6. Dowling Catholic 6-4 6
  7. Dubuque Hempstead 9-2 8
  8. Johnston 11-2 7
  9. Muscatine 10-3 9
  10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 9-2 10

Friday Boys Golf Sectional Results


May 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A @ Atlantic Golf & Country Club

  1. Atlantic 302- Qualified
  2. Harlan 303- Qualified
  3. Creston 305- Qualified
  4. Denison 312
  5. ADM 319
  6. Shenandoah 326
  7. Glenwood 357
  8. Greene County 388

Atlantic Scores:

  • Evan Schuler 66 (-3)
  • Zac Stork 76
  • Jake Olsen 80
  • Kyle Nelson 80
  • Cooper Zablocki 82
  • Sam Renaud 83


  • Evan Schuler, Atlantic 66
  • Ross Martens, Harlan 69
  • Jackson Baker, Shenendoah 70
  • Connor Paulsen, Denison 72

3A District hosted by Carroll at Carroll Country Club on May 23rd at 10:00am



@ Kuemper Catholic, Carroll


  • Adam Hackfort 10 Panorama 79
  • Zach Dreier 11 IKM, Manning 81
  • Will Babcock 9 Panorama, Panora 81
  • Jordan Eng 11 Panorama, Panora 82
  • Max Monthei 10 Panorama, Panora 82
  • George Appleseth 9 Panorama, Panora 82


  • Panorama Panora 324
  • Kuemper, Catholic 336
  • IKM-Manning 353

@ Red Oak


  • Nate Hill Treynor 74
  • Clayton Miller East Union, Afton 76
  • Carlton Rahn Clarinda 77
  • Evan Baldwin Southwest Valley 79
  • Zach Woodard Clarinda 79


  • Treynor 333
  • Clarinda 339

2A District hosted by Panorama, Panora at Lake Panorama Golf Course on May 23rd at 10:00am


Class 1A

@ Boyer Valley, Dunlap


  • Austin Reitz, West Monona 81
  • Dustin Engel, AHST 82
  • Kyle Behrendt, Boyer Valley 86
  • Erik Jorgensen, AHST 89


  • AHST, 358
  • West Monona, Onawa 371

@ Griswold


  • James Reynolds, Griswold 76
  • Tyler Beam, Nishnabotna 81
  • Tim Brink, Riverside 82
  • Eric Rock, Riverside 83


  • Riverside 335
  • Griswold 337
  • East Mills 352

1A District hosted by CAM at Crestwood Hills Golf Course May, 23 at 10:00am

Chiefs sign draft pick Thomas to contract


May 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have signed fourth-round pick De’Anthony Thomas, leaving only first-round pick Dee Ford and fifth-round pick Aaron Murray as their unsigned draft picks. Thomas is a wide receiver and running back whom the Chiefs are counting on to replace Dexter McCluster, who signed with Tennessee in free agency. The true value in Thomas is that in addition to playing multiple positions on offense, he can also return punts and kicks.

His stock dropped after running a 4.5 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, but his speed and elusiveness made him one of the nation’s most dynamic playmakers during his career at Oregon. The Chiefs announced the move Friday. The team had previously signed third-round pick Phillip Gaines and sixth-round choices Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton.

IA Safety Miller signs with the Pack


May 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have signed fourth-round draft pick Carl Bradford, finalizing the agreement with the linebacker on the day the team opened its rookie minicamp. Coach Mike McCarthy has said the 6-foot-1 rookie from Arizona State will begin camp at outside linebacker. General manager Ted Thompson on Friday also signed undrafted free agent Tanner Miller, a 6-foot-1 safety from Iowa.

Fifth-round pick Corey Linsley signed his rookie deal on Thursday. The center from Ohio State could be in the mix for the starting job in Green Bay after veteran Evan Dietrich-Smith left as a free agent for Tampa Bay. The Packers this week also formally announced the signing of receiver Jared Abbrederis, a Wisconsin native who played college ball with the Badgers.

State Track & Field Qualifiers Announced


May 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Click the links below to see the state qualifiers for the Boys & Girls State Track & Field Championships which will be held May 22-24 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.  We will have live, daily coverage of the results during the state meet on KJAN!