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Zito throws another gem vs Cards in SF home opener

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April 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Barry Zito saved San Francisco’s season by beating the Cardinals last fall in the NL championship series, then delivered again with a 1-0 victory over St. Louis on Friday as the Giants celebrated their latest World Series title throughout the home opener. Zito outdueled Jake Westbrook in his season debut. The lefty also had a key sacrifice bunt that led to San Francisco’s lone run in the fourth, when Angel Pagan drew a bases-loaded walk.

The Giants won their 15th straight with Zito on the mound, including the postseason. He hasn’t lost since Aug. 2 against the New York Mets. Facing constant criticism yet again for his girth, World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval made several nice stops at third and also ran down a foul popup to back Zito.

Thursday Track Results

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April 5th, 2013 by Jim Field

Red Oak Tiger Girls Relays

Class A:

  1. Griswold 171
  2. Bedford 83
  3. Corning 79
  4. Stanton, St. Albert 63

Griswold wins:  4×400, 4×800, sprint medley, distance medley. Rebekah Topham won 400, 400 hurdles and 3000.  Larissa Backhaus 200, Jordyn Sindt 1500.

Class AA:

  1. Glenwood 177
  2. Creston 176
  3. Shenandoah 113
  4. Clarinda 80.5
  5. Red Oak 26.5

Missouri Valley Big Red Boys Relays

  1. Missouri Valley 148
  2. Logan-Magnolia’s 112
  3. Boyer Valley 102
  4. Maple Valley 92
  5. West Harrison 54

 

Thursday High School Golf, Tennis Results

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April 5th, 2013 by Jim Field

BOYS GOLF

  • Creston 142, Atlantic 147 (Medalist: Colton Hoepker, Creston 34, Sam Markham, Atlantic 35, Evan Schuler, Atlantic 35)
  • Lewis Central 177, Clarinda 192
  • Harlan 179, Denison-Schleswig 183
  • East Mills 179, Rock Port, MO 211, SW Iowa 212

GIRLS GOLF

  • Atlantic 181, Creston  (Medalist: Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic 40, Runner-Up: Bailey Walter, Atlantic 44)
  • Clarinda 197, Lewis Central 227 (Medalist: Beth Anderson, Clarinda 45)
  • East Mills 279, SW Iowa 302 (Medalist: Logan Doty, SWI 56)

BOYS TENNIS

  • Atlantic 6, Creston 3
  • Denison-Schleswig 7, Harlan 2
  • Lewis Central 7, Clarinda 2
  • Glenwood 9, Corning 0

GIRLS TENNIS

  • Creston 6, Atlantic 3
  • Clarinda 7, Lewis Central 2

High School Soccer Scores 04-04-2013

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April 5th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Boys

  • Atlantic 4, Tri-Center 2
  • Glenwood 4, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 1
  • Lewis Central 4, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 1
  • North Polk, Alleman 2, ADM, Adel 1
  • Norwalk 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1 (2OT)
  • Perry 4, Carlisle 0

Girls

  • A-D-M, Adel/Van Meter 10, Carroll 0
  • Carlisle 2, Perry 1
  • Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3, Glenwood 2
  • Dallas Center-Grimes 2, Gilbert 0
  • Lewis Central 11, Riverside, Oakland 0
  • Nodaway Valley/AC/WCV 5, Creston 0
  • Tri-Center, Neola 9, Atlantic 0
  • Winterset 4, Boone 0

Chiefs open preseason at New Orleans

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April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will open preseason play against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. The NFL announced preseason matchups Thursday, although dates and times are not yet set. After playing New Orleans, the Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium, the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field and the Green Bay Packers back home in Kansas City.

Baylor Wins its First NIT Title, Over Iowa

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April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Pierre Jackson had his fourth straight double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to the first National Invitation Tournament title in school history with a 74-54 win over Iowa on Thursday night. Cory Jefferson scored 23 points and Isaiah Austin had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (23-14), who reached the tournament final five years ago, but never had won it before. Mike Gesell led Iowa (25-13) with 13 points and Aaron White had 12. Hawkeyes star Devyn Marble was held to six points.

Baylor reached the title game with a disjointed, but ultimately winning effort against BYU in Tuesday night’s semifinal. The Bears looked much more complete on Thursday night.

Iowa St’s Rutter lands at Drake

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State assistant coach Jeff Rutter is leaving the Cyclones to join Ray Giacoletti’s staff at Drake. Rutter spent seven seasons at Iowa State, the last three as the director of basketball operations under Fred Hoiberg. Rutter and Giacoletti have known each other for 20 years, and Giacoletti says Rutter’s roots will help further his goal to recruit players from the Midwest.

Rutter was the head coach at Wisconsin-Parkside from 1996-2003 before joining current Creighton coach Greg McDermott at Northern Iowa. Giacoletti was hired by Drake last week to replace Mark Phelps.

Iowa State defends handling of NCAA violations

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is defending its handling of an investigation that found employees made 79 telephone calls to recruits that violated NCAA rules. In a statement Thursday, the school rejected claims that officials kept details of the violations from the public and oversight groups for too long.

Iowa State says it made the violations public Tuesday because that’s when a lengthy investigation was completed and sent to the NCAA. The school says it did so in the interest of transparency “despite the NCAA’s desire that institutions make no public comment” about pending cases.

School President Steven Leath says he personally notified the Board of Regents in January 2012 about the case, as soon as he became aware of it, and has kept them updated since then.

Top regents were aware of Iowa State’s NCAA issue

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The president of the Iowa Board of Regents says he was briefed last summer about possible NCAA violations at Iowa State University but he doesn’t consider them serious.  Craig Lang said Thursday that he and Regent Bruce Rastetter were informed by ISU President Steven Leath about the investigation involving impermissible calls to recruits.

He says Leath told them the main issue was that coaches didn’t know they were supposed to document calls that failed to connect with recruits because they were dropped or not answered.  Lang says he recalls thinking “obviously, this isn’t serious.”

Iowa State announced Tuesday an internal investigation found 79 improper calls between 2008 and 2011, and 1,400 calls that should have been documented. It has asked the NCAA for two years of probation as punishment.

Chiefs sign former Packers linebacker Zombo

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April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs added depth at linebacker Thursday by signing Frank Zombo, who had spent the past three seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Zombo will be reunited with longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey, who was hired as the Chiefs’ general manager in January and has been aggressively overhauling the team’s roster.

A former undrafted free agent, Zombo played college football at Central Michigan before signing with Green Bay. He played in 25 games and made nine starts, racking up 53 tackles and five sacks while forcing a pair of fumbles while dealing with several injuries.

On Wednesday, the Chiefs signed reserve offensive lineman Tommy Draheim, who spent time with the Packers in training camp last season.