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AP Source: Talks ongoing to hire Hornacek as coach


May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns appear close to hiring former ISU basketball standout and player for the NBA Jeff Hornacek, as their head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the Suns are in contract negotiations with Hornacek, although no deal has been finalized. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no public announcement had been made. The comments came after azcentralsports reported Sunday that Hornacek reached agreement on a three-year contract.

Hornacek, assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, played six seasons for the Suns and was part of the trade that sent Charles Barkley to the Suns from Philadelphia. Hornacek went on to have his best pro seasons as a sharpshooting guard alongside John Stockton in the Utah backcourt.

As a point guard for the Cyclones, Hornacek guided the team to the Sweet 16 in the 1986 NCAA Tournament. Hornacek left ISU with a Big-8 record of 665 career assists, still an Iowa State school record, and 1,313 career points. He was the fourth player in Cyclone basketball history to have his number retired when his No. 14 jersey was hung from the rafters of Hilton Coliseum in 1991.

Cardinals beat Kershaw, Dodgers 5-3


May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Carpenter drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and Pete Kozma hit a three-run double against Clayton Kershaw, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of their series. The Cardinals improved the major league’s best record to 32-17 and increased their NL Central lead over Cincinnati to 1 1/2 games.

Kozma led off the seventh with a bloop double off the glove of shortstop Dee Gordon as he dived for the ball in short center field. One out later, Carpenter grounded a single off the glove of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Kozma to score. Pinch-hitter Matt Adams added an RBI single in the ninth.

Seth Maness (4-1) got credit for the victory in relief of starter Shelby Miller despite retiring only two of the six batters he faced.

State Tennis/District Golf results from Sat., May 25th 2013


May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

At the State Tennis Championship in Waterloo, Saturday, Red Oak Senior Pete Walker was defeated in the Singles semi-final round of play in Class 1-A. Walker lost to Ft. Dodge Senior Aaron Chalstrom, 64, 1-6, 6-2. Walker also lost his bid for a third place finish, after being beaten by his opponent from Fairfield/Maharishi. Chalstrom would eventually move on during the course of the day to become the Singles Champion in Class 1-A tennis.

In high school district Golf, Saturday, Creston/Orient-Macksburg took first place in team scoring in Class 3-A, during a two-day event held at the Ames Golf and Country Club. The Panthers shot a total of 647. In second place, was Decorah, with a 650. Clear Lake came in third, with a two-day score of 653. Atlantic placed eighth, with a team score of 675. There were no Trojan players in the top ten individuals.

In Class 2-A District Golf held at the Spring Valley Golf Course, Waterloo/Columbus Catholic the winner in the two-day event, PCM/Monrow was second, followed by Jewell/South Hamilton. Odebolt/Arthur-BCIG was in the next to last place in team scoring, among the eight teams participating.

And, in Class 1-A District Golf at the Lake Panorama National Resort, Sibley-Ocheyden took first place in team scoring for the two-day event, rounding out the weekend with a 673. New London and Inwood/West Lyon followed in 2nd and 3rd place. Oakland-Riverside place 7th with a team total of 756, followed by Boyer Valley, with a two-day total of 760.


Area softball scores from Sat., May 25th 2013


May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Akron-Westfield 6, Westwood, Sloan 5
Earlham 3, A-D-M, Adel 2
LeMars 12, Lewis Central 1
LeMars 9, Woodbury Central 3
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 14, River Valley 12
Westwood, Sloan 14, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 6
Woodbury Central 5, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 1

Dodgers blow 2-run lead but beat Cardinals 5-3


May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated St. Louis 5-3 on Saturday to snap the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak. The last-place Dodgers, who had lost five of seven, blew a two-run lead before Ellis’ two-out hit off Seth Maness (3-1) scored Carl Crawford from first base to make it 4-3.

Paco Rodriguez (1-2) earned his first major league victory, getting three outs on 10 pitches. Brandon League worked the ninth to earn his 10th save in 12 chances. The NL Central-leading Cardinals tied the game at 3 on David Freese’s broken-bat RBI double and Pete Kozma’s infield single in the sixth. Nick Punto made a diving stop behind third base, but he couldn’t throw out Kozma.

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Boys Singles/Doubles Tennis Results from Friday, May 24th 2013


May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Boys State Tennis Tournament continues today (Saturday) at the Bryne’s Park Tennis Complex in Waterloo(weather permitting). In Class 1-A Singles action, Friday, Red Oak Senior Pete Walker advances from 1st and 2nd round wins into today’s 10-a.m. semi-final round against Aaron Chalstrom, a Senior from Ft. Dodge/St. Edmond. 

Atlantic’s doubles team of Tyler Fisher & Noah Welter made it into the second round of play Friday, but lost their bid for the semi-finals, while the Atlantic doubles team of Jake Arneson and Adam Weiser failed to make it into the second round of play.

Boys State Golf Results from Fri., May 24th 2013


May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A @ the Ames Golf and Country Club – Team results after Friday’s 1st round

Clear Lake                      320
Creston/O-M                323
Williamsburg                328
Decorah                          329
Grinnell                           331
Centerville                     336
Central Clinton, DeWitt     336
Atlantic                           339
Ballard                             348

Individual Results are available here: https://www.iahsaa.org/golf/13_GOLF_SCORES_CLASS%203A.htm

Class 2A @ Spring Valley Golf Course – Team Scores after the 1st round on Friday:

Columbus Catholic, Waterloo     313
PCM, Monroe                                     316
South Hamilton, Jewell                 320
Mount Vernon                                  325
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge               337
Des Moines Christian                     348
OA-BCIG                                              349
Durant                                                  358

Class 1A @Lake Panorama National Result – Team Scores after Friday’s 1st round

Sibley-Ocheyedan        344
New London                   347
West Lyon, Inwood     359
Dunkerton                       363
Winfield-Mt. Union     372
Boyer Valley                  381
Riverside, Oakland     383
Grundy Center             387

Individual results can be found here: www.iahsaa.org/golf/13_GOLF_SCORES_CLASS 1A.htm

Area baseball/softball scores from Fri., May 24th 2013


May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Baseball Scores
Bedford 13, Griswold 12
Corning 6, Clarinda 5
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 10, Stanton 1
Martensdale-St. Marys 16, Earlham 9
Nishnabotna 6, Sidney 2
Riverside, Oakland 11, Griswold 3
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 7, Lewis Central 1
Tri-Center, Neola 12, Missouri Valley 9
Underwood 5, A-H-S-T, Avoca 3
West Central Valley, Stuart 11, Adair-Casey 1

Softball Scores
Atlantic 10, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 1
Atlantic 5, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 1
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 2, Lewis Central 0
Carroll 12, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0
Carroll 8, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3
Chariton 10, Nodaway Valley 1
Essex 13, Villisca 3
Logan-Magnolia 7, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1
Missouri Valley 7, Tri-Center, Neola 6
Sidney 3, Nishnabotna 2
Stanton 5, Fremont-Mills 2
Treynor 5, Audubon 0
Underwood 8, A-H-S-T, Avoca 3

Cardinals beat Dodgers 7-0 behind Lance Lynn


May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball over six innings, and David Freese and Allen Craig each homered and drove in three runs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 on Friday night for their third win in a row. The last-place Dodgers’ fifth loss in seven games came a few hours after team president Stan Kasten said manager Don Mattingly was not in immediate danger of being fired.

Lynn (7-1) struck out nine and walked one for the NL Central leaders. The only hits he gave up were a single to Carl Crawford to open the game and a double to Juan Uribe in the third. Chris Capuano (1-3) allowed six runs — five earned — and six hits in five-plus innings. The left-hander struck out four and walked three.