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Molina, Wacha lead Cardinals past Pirates


September 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with five RBIs, Michael Wacha pitched eight strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday. St. Louis, which has won three in a row and seven of eight, moved 2 1/2 games behind Chicago in the NL Central. The Cardinals are also 2 1/2 behind Colorado for the second NL wild card.

Randal Grichuk added a solo homer for St. Louis, which moved to a season-high seven games over .500. Pittsburgh dropped its fifth in a row and slumped to 10 games under .500 for the first time since the end the of 2011 season. Molina pushed the lead to 4-0 with his drive off Ivan Nova (11-13) in the fourth inning. He had an RBI single in the first and a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Wacha (12-7) allowed five hits while striking out seven and did not walk a better in getting his third win in three starts.

Ridge View Tim Thomas Cross Country Classic 09/09/2017


September 10th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Ridge View xc Varsity A Boys

Ridge View xc Varsity A Girls

Ridge View XC Varsity B Boys

Ridge View xc Varsity B Girls

Lewis Central Cross Country Invite 9/9/2017


September 10th, 2017 by Chris Parks

LC CC Invite varsity boys results 2017

LC CC Invite varstiy girls results 2017

High School Volleyball tournament scoreboard Saturday 09/09/2017


September 10th, 2017 by Chris Parks


  1. St. Albert 5-0
  2. Treynor 4-1
  3. Glenwood 3-2
  4. Winterset 2-3
  5. Atlatnic 1-4
  6. Underwood 0-5
  • Glenwood 21-21 Atlantic 12-10
  • St. Albert 21-21 Atlantic 11-7
  • Treynor 21-21 Atlantic 12-17
  • Atlantic 21-16-15 Underwood 17-21-13
  • Winterset 21-10-15 Atlantic 18-21-10
  • St. Albert 21-21 Glenwood 19-13
  • Treynor 21-21 Glenwood 14-18
  • Glenwood 21-21 Underwood 16-7
  • Glenwood 21-21 Winterset 19-15
  • St. Albert 21-21 Underwood 6-8
  • St. Albert 14-21-15 Treynor
  • St. Albert 21-21 Winterset 17-15
  • Treynor 21-21 Underwood 14-18
  • Winterset 12-21-15 Underwood 21-18-12
  • Treynor 21-21 Winterset 10-16


  1. IKM-Manning 5-0
  2. Southwest Valley 4-1
  3. Griswold 3-2
  4. AC/GC 2-3
  5. Riverside 1-4
  6. Heartland Christian 0-5
  • Griswold 21-21 Heartland Christian 13-6
  • IKM-Manning 21-21 Griswold 15-12
  • Griswold 22-18-15 Riverside 20-21-10
  • Southwest Valley 21-21 Griswold 10-15
  • Griswold 21-21 ACGC 18-19
  • IKM-Manning 21-21 Heartland Christian 4-9
  • Riverside 21-21 Heartland Christian 17-6
  • Southwest Valley 21-21 Heartland Christian 10-19
  • ACGC 19-21-15 Heartland Christian 21-13-11
  • IKM-Manning 21-21 Riverside 13-16
  • IKM-Manning 21-21 Southwest Valley 14-12
  • IKM-Manning 21-21-15 ACGC 18-23-10
  • Southwest Valley 21-21 Riverside 13-6
  • Southwest Valley 22-21 ACGC 20-16
  • ACGC 21-21 Riverside 16-14


  • IKM-Manning 22-21 Southwest Valley 20-11


North Pool

  • Shenandoah 21-21 Rock Port 9-7
  • Shenandoah 21-21 Lenox 7-12
  • Shenandoah 21-21 Stanton 7-9
  • Rock Port 21-15-15 Lenox 13-21-6
  • Stanton 14-21-15 Rock Port 21-18-9
  • Stanton 20-21-15 Lenox 22-19-12

South Pool

  • Creston 21-21 Essex 15-16
  • Creston 21-21 Bedford 15-12
  • Creston 18-21-15 Fremont-Mills 21-17-8
  • Essex 21-21 Bedford 17-11
  • Bedford 12-21-15 Fremont-Mills 21-13-13
  • Essex 21-21 Fremont-Mills 14-12

Consolation Round

  • Semifinal: Bedford 21-23 Lenox 14-21
  • Semifinal: Fremont-Mills 21-21 Rock Port 12-7
  • Final: Fremont-Mills 21-21 Bedford 18-14

Championship Round 

  • Semifinal: Creston 21-21 Stanton 18-19
  • Semifinal: Shenandoah 21-21 Essex 17-15
  • Third Place: Essex 21-21 Stanton 13-7
  • Championship: Shenandoah 21-21 Creston 11-11


Pool B

  • Kuemper Catholic 21-21 East Sac County 13-7
  • Kuemper Catholic 21-21 Ridge View 5-8
  • Kuemper Catholic 21-21 Kingsley-Pierson 16-4

Championship Bracket

  • Kuemper Catholic 21-21 St. Edmond 13-9
  • Kuemper Catholic 21-21 South Central Calhoun 11-8


Pool A

  • Abraham Lincoln 21-21 Southeast Polk 15-19
  • Abraham Lincoln 21-21 North Polk 19-15
  • Pella 21-21 Abraham Lincoln 17-15

Bracket Play

  • Abraham Lincoln 25-25 Oskaloosa 20-20
  • Abraham Lincoln 30-22-15 North Polk 28-25-10
  • Waukee 25-25 Abraham Lincoln 21-18


Pool A

  • Boyer Valley 21-21 West Monona 8-17
  • MMCRU 21-13-15 Boyer Valley 17-21-13
  • OABCIG 27-21 Boyer Valley 25-16
  • West Monona 21-21 MMCRU 14-9
  • West Monona 21-13-15 OABCIG 18-21-12
  • OABCIG 21-21 MMCRU 9-13

Pool B

  • Logan-Magnolia 21-21 Sioux City West 11-12
  • Logan-Magnolia 21-21 West Harrison 13-8
  • Logan-Magnolia 21-21 Woodbine 8-8
  • Sioux City West 21-21 Woodbine 9-16
  • West Harrison 21-21 Woodbine 19-18
  • Sioux City West 21-10-15 Woodbine 9-21-8


  • West Monona 25-25 Sioux City West 15-23
  • Logan-Magnolia 25-25 OA-BCIG 12-21


  • Logan-Magnolia 26-25 West Monona 24-16



Midwest Sports Headlines: 9/10/17


September 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Saturday night to gain ground in the NL Central. St. Louis pulled within three games of division-leading Chicago with its sixth victory in seven games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in a three-run eighth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2. Lorenzo Cain led off the eighth with a single against Ryan Pressly, and Melky Cabrera walked. Hosmer’s single off Buddy Boshers scored pinch-runner Terrance Gore.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Herbert threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, and the Oregon Ducks spoiled Mike Riley’s homecoming with a 42-35 victory over Nebraska. Royce Freeman rushed for 153 yards and two scores while Charles Nelson caught eight passes for a career-high 117 yards as the Ducks handed first-year coach Willie Taggart his second straight win to open the season.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Stanley threw a 5-yard TD pass to Ihmir Smith-Marsette in overtime and Iowa rallied to stun Iowa State 44-4, its third straight win over the rival Cyclones. Stanley threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in his first road start for the Hawkeyes, who blew an early 11-point lead before rallying to force overtime. Stanley then found Nick Easley for a 10-yard completion, and his pass to Smith Marsette capped one of the most thrilling games this rivalry had ever seen.

Stanley, Hawkeyes rally to stun Iowa State 44-41 (OT)


September 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Stanley threw a 5-yard TD pass to Ihmir Smith-Marsette in overtime and Iowa rallied to stun Iowa State 44-41 on Saturday, its third straight win over the rival Cyclones.

Stanley threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in his first road start for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who blew an early 11-point lead before rallying to force overtime on a brilliant catch and run by Akrum Wadley.

Iowa’s defense forced the Cyclones to settle for a field goal to open OT. Stanley then found Smith-Marsette to cap one of the most thrilling games this rivalry had ever seen.

Hakeem Butler caught a 74-yard touchdown pass with 4:36 left in the fourth quarter to give the Cyclones a 38-31 lead. But Wadley, one of the nation’s most dangerous players in space, caught a short pass over the middle and shredded Iowa State’s defense to tie it up with 1:09 left. Jacob Park had 347 yards and four TD passes for Iowa State (1-1), and David Montgomery rushed for 112 yards and caught five passes.

The Hawkeyes host North Texas on Saturday. Iowa State travels to face Akron on Saturday.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 9/9/2017

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Weaver, Nicasio pitch Cardinals past Pirates 4-1


September 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Luke Weaver pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and also drove in a run Friday night, helping the St. Louis Cardinals improve their postseason hopes with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals have won seven of nine, pulling within four games of the NL Central-leading Cubs. St. Louis is even closer in the chase for the second wild-card spot. The Pirates have lost three in a row.

Waver (5-1) has won four straight decisions, not allowing more than two runs in any of them. He gave up seven hits, walked none and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings. Weaver drove in the Cardinals’ first run with a broken-bat groundout and scored a run. Juan Nicasio made his St. Louis debut and got four outs for his third. The Cardinals got him from Philadelphia for a minor leaguer earlier in the week.

Nicasio pitched most of the season with Pittsburgh before being plucked off waivers by the Phillies in late August. He spent just six days with the Phillies, appearing in two games. Trevor Williams (6-8) allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Atlantic drops heart-breaker at Denison


September 9th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans came out on the short end of a nail-biter on Friday night at Denison-Schleswig 31-28. The game was a methodical back and forth battle for about two and a half quarters before big plays took over down the stretch.

After a 14-all halftime score the Monarchs would score on their first possession of the second half to grab a 20-14 after a botched extra point attempt. The Trojans took a while to get the offense going in the second half but took a 1 point lead on a Chase Mullenix touchdown grab from Jaxson Eden with 11;53 left in the game. Trey Cappel’s extra point put Atlantic up 21-20.  Erik Jaime popped in a 22-yard field goal to give Denison the lead back 23-21 on the next possession. The teams would then trade three straight interceptions before a Denison punt gave the ball back to Atlantic with 3:02 to go on their own 7-yard line.

The Trojans mounted an improbable six play drive that traveled 93 yards and scored with 1:47 left in the game to lead 28-23. The drive was capped off by a 52-yard hook up between Jaxson Eden and Tyler Moen as he broke a tackle down the home sideline and scampered to paydirt.

But the Monarchs would answer right back.  Jaden Langenfeld had a terrific kick return that came out to midfield and set Denison up for the would be winning drive. Monarch quarterback Drew Polzin would hit Evan Wiebers for a 36-yard pick up on the first play of the drive. Three plays later the Monarchs scored on a Polzin lob to Cesar Rodriguez in the corner of the end zone. Rodriguez was right along the sideline but managed to make the catch on a jump and get his feet down in-bounds before falling over outside the boundary. Denison then lead 31-28. On Atlantic’s ensuing drive Rodriguez got his third interception of the quarter to seal the win.

Drew Polzin finished 11-16 for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns. Luke Staley led the ground game for the Monarchs with 81 yards on 17 carries and two scores.  Evan Wiebers led the Monarchs with 129 yards receiving and 1 TD.  Denison-Schleswig improves to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in the district.

In the loss Atlantic’s Jaxson Eden threw for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chase Mullenix caught 5 balls for 104 yards and one score.  Atlantic falls to 2-1 on the season and 0-1 in Class 3A District 7 play.

The Trojans return home to the Trojan Bowl next week to face Winterset.

High School Football Scoreboard – Week 3 – 09/08/2017


September 9th, 2017 by Chris Parks


District 3

Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 33, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 8 (ND)
Lewis Central 35, Sioux City, North 0 (ND)


District 7

Denison-Schleswig 31, Atlantic 28
Glenwood 13, Carroll 12
Harlan 42, Creston/O-M 7
Winterset 34, ADM, Adel 13


District 7

Clarinda 27, Underwood 14
East Sac County 46, Red Oak 7
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 51, Shenandoah 21
South Central Calhoun 28, Southeast Valley 0


District 6

Eagle Grove 41, West Central Valley, Stuart 20
Madrid 21, Panorama, Panora 7
South Hamilton, Jewell 46, Manson Northwest Webster 24
Van Meter 56, Ogden 6

District 7

AHSTW 43, Tri-Center, Neola 0
IKM-Manning 21, OA-BCIG 13
Logan-Magnolia 44, Treynor 10
Missouri Valley 42, ACGC 6


District 7

Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 7, Martensdale-St. Marys 0
Southwest Valley 38, Earlham 15
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 59, Nodaway Valley 0
Griswold 74, Riverside 14


District 6

Murray 60, East Union, Afton 0
Stanton 60, Lamoni 12
Wayne, Corydon 26, Lenox 16

District 7

CAM, Anita 62, Woodbine 28
Clarinda Academy 52, Essex 22
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 46, East Mills 6
Sidney 61, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 25

District 8

Ar-We-Va, Westside 73, Collins-Maxwell 0 (ND)
Audubon 76, Coon Rapids-Bayard 14
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 60, River Valley, Correctionville 22
Glidden-Ralston 56, West Harrison, Mondamin 26