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Griswold Tiger Co-Ed Track Results

Sports

April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Boy’s Team Scores:

  1. St. Albert 152
  2. Nodaway Valley 104
  3. Griswold 96
  4. Missouri Valley 86
  5. Stanton 81
  6. Corning 26

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Griswold 138
  2. Shenandoah 104
  3. Stanton 59
  4. Villisca 58
  5. Nodaway Valley 29

Chiefs Go With Memphis DT Dontari Poe

Sports

April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, filling one of their biggest needs with one of the biggest gambles in the NFL draft. The Chiefs went with the 6-foot-4, 346-pound tackle with the No. 11 pick Thursday night after his impressive performance at the scouting combine. The massive Poe pushed 44 reps with 225 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.98 seconds. General manager Scott Pioli has established a reputation for being risk-averse with his draft philosophy. But in choosing Poe, Pioli gambled on the raw athletic ability of a player who managed only 33 tackles, eight tackles for loss and one sack in Conference USA last season. He’s expected to slide into the Chiefs’ 3-4 defense immediately.

Lions Draft Iowa OT Riley Reiff No. 23 Overall

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April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have selected Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff with the No. 23 pick overall in the NFL draft. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew vowed the team would stick to its philosophy of taking the top player available on its draft board Thursday night unless he was a quarterback. Mayhew insisted he wouldn’t put a need, such as cornerback, ahead of a better player at a position of strength on the roster. With the top corners off the board, the Lions added depth on their aging offensive line. Detroit had its lowest first-round pick since 1992 when it drafted Robert Porcher 26th overall. The franchise ended its 11-year playoff drought last season with its first 10-win season since 1995.

Dunne Impresses in Comeback at Drake Relays

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April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, (AP) — Iowa native and former Missouri star Amanda Dunne crossed first in the 5,000 meters at the Drake Relays Thursday night, blowing away the field by nearly 11 seconds. The official victory went to Oklahoma’s Jessica Engel because the race was in the university/college division. But Dunne finished in 16:04.53 in the first 5,000 of her comeback. Dunne first won at the Drake Relays while at Pleasant Valley High 12 years ago. She has returned to track this season after a four-year absence. The Iowa women’s 6,400-meter relay team won the instate meet for the first time in school history, snapping Minnesota’s three-year winning streak. Obsie Birru of Grand View, a small school in Des Moines, won the women’s 10,000 by 15 seconds. Illinois senior Colin Mickow won the men’s 10,000 for the second time in three years. Anthony Rotich of Texas-El Paso won the men’s 5,000 in 13:57.09.

2012 Fourth Soccer Rankings

Sports

April 26th, 2012 by Jim Field

Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Class 1-A
School
Record
LW
1
Davenport Assumption
7-0
1
2
Waterloo Columbus Catholic
6-0
2
3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
3-1
3
4
Council Bluffs St. Albert
5-2
4
5
Gilbert
7-3
6
6
Nevada
5-1
9
7
Dubuque Wahlert
3-5
5
8
Center Point-Urbana
4-2
8
9
Solon
6-0
10
10
Denver
4-2
7
11
Bondurant-Farrar
5-2
11
12
Iowa City Regina
6-1
12
13
Unity Christian
5-1
15
14
Clear Creek-Amana
5-2
14
15
Burlington Notre Dame
4-1
13
Dropped Out: None

Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
5-1
1
2
Glenwood
6-0
2
3
Pleasant Valley
3-2
3
4
Pella
9-2
4
5
ADM
5-0
5
6
Sioux City East
6-0
6
7
Union
7-2
7
8
Lewis Central
5-3
8
9
Des Moines Hoover
3-3
9
10
Spencer
6-0
10
11
Dallas Center-Grimes
6-1
11
12
Cedar Rapids Prairie
7-3
12
13
Indianola
5-3
13
14
North Scott
3-5
14
15
Waverly-Shell Rock
3-4
15
Dropped Out: None

Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
Ankeny
5-0
2
2
Iowa City West
6-0
4
3
Bettendorf
7-1
1
4
Dowling Catholic
3-0
6
5
Johnston
4-1
8
6
West Des Moines Valley
4-2
3
7
Waukee
2-1
7
8
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
5-1
5
9
Cedar Rapids Washington
4-1
9
10
Muscatine
5-2
10
Dropped Out: None

Sears, former ISU Coach becomes interim FB coach at Weber State

Sports

April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State has selected Jody Sears as its interim football coach to replace John L. Smith. Smith left Monday to take the Arkansas job following that school’s firing of Bobby Petrino. The 44-year-old Sears joined the Wildcats staff this spring and has been working as the team’s defensive coordinator. He will continue in that role as well. Sears spent the previous three seasons at Washington State, where he was co-defensive coordinator. He also is no stranger to the Big Sky Conference as he spent five seasons as defensive coordinator at Eastern Washington. He began his collegiate coaching career at Iowa State in 1994. Sears was a two-year letter-winner at Washington State after walking on as a wide receiver. Weber State opens its season Sept. 1 at Fresno State.

Regents approve $37M U of I football facility

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April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has received the approval of the Iowa Board of Regents to spend $36.6 million to build a facility to house weight rooms, squad meeting space, and coaches’ offices. The regents approved of the spending Thursday on the UI Football Operations Facility. University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta says the money comes from fundraising and athletic department revenue. No general university dollars or increased student fees will be used. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2013, with completion in summer 2014. The building will be south of the new Indoor Athletics Practice and Recreation Facility, now under construction. The operations facility also will include space for video editing, lockers for players and coaches, and reception space.

8AM Sportscast 04-26-2012

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April 26th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Forecasts Threaten Drake Relays

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April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The 103rd Drake Relays begin with a full schedule today (Thursday), though concerns about cool temperatures and rain might prompt some of the Olympic hopefuls to sit out.  Meet director Brian Brown says he’s hopeful that a packed Drake Stadium and the aura associated with one of the nation’s top meets will push those athletes to compete no matter how bad the conditions are.  Des Moines native Lolo Jones, decathlete and Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay and Iowan Jenny Simpson, the world champion the 1,500 meters, will headline the meet.

Obama Says he’s Glad Iowa Opens Season in Chicago

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April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – College football season is still more than four months away, but Barack Obama is drawing applause just for mentioning Iowa’s opening game. During his stop in Iowa City on Wednesday, Obama told University of Iowa students he’s glad the Hawkeyes open play at Soldier Field in his hometown of Chicago against Northern Illinois on Sept. 1.  Obama says Iowa has shown him great hospitality during his political career, and he hopes Chicago returns the favor to Iowa players and thousands of fans who are expected to attend. Iowa rarely plays at neutral sites. Obama made the remark at the beginning of his 30-minute speech at the Field House.