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Iowa St RB White hopes to build on solid season


August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s James White sure likes what he hears from his coach. Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will run the football — a lot. White grinned when he heard that and he should. White became the starter last fall after a neck injury in the fourth game sidelined Shontrelle Johnson. He responded by bursting through a hole and sprinting 76 yards for a touchdown against Baylor in the very next game. He finished the season as the team’s leading rusher with 743 yards on 159 carries, a solid 4.7 per carry average. He also caught 21 passes, scored a team-best nine touchdowns and had seven runs of more than 25 yards.

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August 17th, 2012 by admin

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Adair-Casey @ CAM Tonight on KJAN!


August 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

The high school football season kicks-off tonight for a few area teams.  Among the games is an 8-Man contest featuring Adair-Casey @ CAM in Anita.  This battle of rated-rivals can be heard live tonight on KJAN AM 1220/FM 101.1 and on www.kjan.com.  We’ll begin with our pre-game show at 6:30 pm and kick-off is at 7:00 pm.  Join Jim Field and Chris Parks for all the action!

Here is a list of the week zero match-ups:

Class 2-A
Clarke @ Clarinda Academy

8-Man games:
Adair-Casey @ CAM
East Union @ Lenox
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Grandview Park Baptist
Ankeny Christian @ Heartland Christian
Moravi @ Lamoni
Seymour @ Mormon Trail
Murray @ Glidden-Ralston

BreDahl Will Coach Atlantic Girls Track


August 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Community School District has hired Carrie BreDahl for the Head Girls’ Track position at Atlantic High School. Carrie comes to Atlantic from the Iowa Falls-Alden School District where she held the position of Middle School Math Teacher, Head Girls’ Cross Country Coach, and Assistant Girls’ Track Coach. Carrie will be teaching Math at the Atlantic Middle School.  BreDahl succeeds longtime coach Bruce Henderson, who retired after last season.  Henderson led the Trojanns to seven state team titles, including four in a row from 1998-2001.

Bluffs Woman Captures Horseshoe Title at State Fair

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Chalk up another “W” for Cathy Carter. The Council Bluffs woman captured her 31st Class A Iowa State Women’s Horseshoe pitching Championship earlier this week, in Des Moines. The Omaha World-Herald reports Carter, a former Class-B Champion who moved up to Class-A this year, won the title 30 years in a row before being sidelined last year by a broken ankle. Her victory during Sunday’s competition came over last year’s winner, Shirley Fletcher, who placed second in the event.

Carter, a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, owns cleaning business in the community. She’s a winner in another area, as well. Two weeks ago, Carter became engaged to Joe Jones.

Fewer Anterless Deer Tags will be Available this Season

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hunting licenses for deer went on sale for the first time Wednesday and a D-N-R spokesman says the number of “deer tags” available is dropping in some areas. Deer research biologist Tom Litchfield, says efforts to reduce the deer herd by increasing the number of female or antlerless deer taken have been successful. “Back in 2003 the availability of antlerless licenses was greatly increased in Iowa, and now in 2012 approximately two-thirds of the counties in Iowa are at the target levels, which was to return deer populations back to the mid to late 1990 levels,” Litchfield explained. Litchfield says the drop in deer numbers will be reflected in the available licenses.

“There’s going to be approximately 13-thousand fewer antlerless only licenses available, and these reductions all occurred in eastern Iowa counties — 20 eastern counties — so there will be fewer antlerless licenses available in those counties,” Litchfield says. He says the cutback is a direct result of the success of the plan to harvest more does to help bring down the overall deer population. “It’s do to our deer herd declining in numbers and being at goal throughout most of the state,” Litchfield says. There will also be a change in the combination of licenses available.

“Starting this year we’re starting to go back to the way regulations were prior to 2006, so for 2012, a hunter who purchases an early muzzleloader license will not be able to purchase an antlerless only license in either of the two shotgun seasons,” according to Litchfield. Not all counties are down to their goals for deer numbers, so Litchfield says the hunting numbers will vary based on regions.”Hunters in the northwestern and the north-central portions of the state will see deer numbers similar to what they saw last year, possibly a few more since we had such a nice mild winter,” Litchfield says. “Throughout the remainder of the state — eastern Iowa, southern Iowa, central Iowa — by and large, what hunters will see are fewer deer than last year because the herd is still declining.”

The D-N-R is also eliminating the Thanksgiving weekend antlerless season and cutting the late January season by one week. You can find out more about the deer hunting seasons and where to buy a license on the D-N-R’s website at: www.iowadnr.gov.

Rams Plan to Stay Conservative for Game 2


August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coach Jeff Fisher might add a few more plays to the game plan for the St. Louis Rams’ second preseason game. However, players know they can be a lot better, too. Middle linebacker James Laurinaitis said it’s not about the calls, but how they’ll be executed in the Governor’s Cup game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night. Running back Steven Jackson said an offense only needs one play to score. The Rams were dominated on both sides of the ball in a 38-3 rout at Indianapolis last week in a matchup of two-win teams that tied for the NFL’s worst record in 2011. Jackson noted the Rams were unbeaten in the preseason last year and it did not serve as a launching pad for the regular season. Jackson, like the rest of the team, wants to see improvements all over whether or not the offense is vanilla. Fisher said most players will probably go a little deeper into the game, perhaps a series or so. But he said the approach still would be pretty conservative.

Cards C Molina out again with tightness in back


August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was held out of the starting lineup for the second game in a row Thursday night because of tightness in his back. Molina, who is hitting .312 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs, is hoping to return to the lineup sometime this weekend. The Cardinals host Pittsburgh in a three-game series beginning today (Friday). Molina felt discomfort prior to Tuesday’s game but played the first eight innings before he was replaced by Tony Cruz. Cruz was in the starting lineup Thursday, batting seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Goldschmidt, Young HR in 9th for 2-1 D-backs wins


August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young homered on consecutive pitches from Jason Motte with one out in the ninth inning, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Thursday night. With St. Louis ahead 1-0 on Allen Craig’s RBI single in the fifth, Motte (4-4) struck out Miguel Montero leading off the ninth. Goldschmidt, who hit a 456-foot homer in Wednesday’s 5-2 loss, fouled off three full-count pitches, then drove a pitch to center for his 18th home run of the season. Young sent the next pitch over the left-field wall for his 12th homer. David Hernandez (2-2) pitched a perfect eighth, and J.J. Putz finished with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th consecutive save and 23rd in 27 chances overall.

Iowa’s Sawhill leaves program after injury


August 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive lineman John Sawhill is leaving the Hawkeyes because of an injury during preseason practice. Coach Kirk Ferentz says Thursday the senior from Jefferson joined the program earlier this summer after playing for Drake while he earned his bachelor’s degree. Ferentz says Sawhill had complications from a prior injury and decided to forgo his remaining year of eligibility to work in the private sector. Iowa opens the season on Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago.