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8AM Sportscast 08-04-2014

Podcasts, Sports

August 4th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Chiefs’ Berry, Cooper return to practice


August 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and starting cornerback Marcus Cooper are practicing again at training camp following minor injuries. Berry missed time with a sore right heel. Cooper tweaked a hamstring. Their return Sunday was the first positive injury news in a while for the Chiefs. They have been struggling with injuries, especially in their suspect secondary.

Backup safety Sanders Commings is out after surgery for a severe high ankle sprain and fractured fibula. Reserve defensive backs David Van Dyke, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Phillip Gaines also have missed time with various injuries.

Linebacker Dezman Moses left Sunday’s workout after hurting his elbow.

Lackey wins debut, Cardinals nip Brewers 3-2


August 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – John Lackey won his St. Louis debut when the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, capped by a go-ahead from rookie Oscar Taveras to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday. The Cardinals took two of three from NL Central-leading Milwaukee and pulled within one game of the division lead.

Lackey (1-0) was the Cardinals’ big catch at the trade deadline that capitalized on Boston’s sell-off. The right-hander won the clinching Game 6 of the World Series against St. Louis last fall allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and is 12-7 overall. Trevor Rosenthal struck out Carlos Gomez with two on for his major league-leading 34th save in 38 chances.

Milwaukee starter Matt Garza was pulled after allowing one hit in six innings. Matt Holliday homered off Zach Duke with one out in the seventh. Recently acquired A.J. Pierzynski hit a tying single off Jeremy Jeffress (0-1) and Taveras singled up the middle.

State Baseball Championship results, 8/2/2014


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Second-seeded Twin Cedars defeated top-seeded and defending state champion Mason City Newman Catholic 8-2 in the Class 1A finals Saturday afternoon at Principal Park, finishing the season with a perfect 36-0 record.

North Polk ended Beckman Catholic’s two-year reign as state champion as the Comets defeated the Trailblazers 2-0 in the Class 2A state championship game Saturday afternoon at Principal Park, earning their school’s first state baseball championship. The two teams had met for the 2A title in 2012 and 2013, with Beckman winning by scores of 3-1 and 2-1.

Fifth-seeded Davenport Assumption won the Class 3A state championship in walk-off fashion, defeating sixth-seeded Dallas Center-Grimes 1-0 Saturday evening at Principal Park.

A pitcher’s duel was front and center of the Class 4A state championship game, as two runs in the top of the first inning were all the sixth-seeded Southeast Polk Rams needed to defeat the fifth-seeded Iowa City West Trojans, 2-0, to claim the title.

Chiefs’ Cooper latest defensive back to go down


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Marcus Cooper joined the lengthy list of Chiefs defensive backs that were forced to watch practice Saturday after tweaking his hamstring during an early portion of the workout. Cooper has been starting at one of the cornerback positions throughout camp.

The Chiefs were already missing Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who hurt his right heel during Thursday’s drill. Backup safety Sanders Commings is out after having surgery on a severe high ankle sprain and for a fracture to his fibula.

Reserve defensive backs David Van Dyke, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Phillip Gaines have also missed time with injuries. All the banged-up bodies forced the Chiefs to sign veteran defensive back Steve Gregory earlier this week.

(Podcast) 7:20-sports, 8/2/2014

Podcasts, Sports

August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Ric Hanson.


2014 Iowa Hunting Seasons Released

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa deer hunters will notice fewer seasons and changes in certain seasons this year. Officials with the Iowa DNR say the January antlerless deer season has been eliminated, the number of antlerless deer tags has been reduced and hunters in 27 northwest counties are allowed only antlered deer during the first shotgun and early muzzleloader seasons. Crossbows were allowed as a legal method of take for resident Iowa hunters during the late muzzleloader season.

Iowa waterfowl hunters have an experimental September teal only season from Sept. 6-21 in all three waterfowl zones. The remaining waterfowl seasons will be set during the August 14 meeting of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Commission after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues their season requirements to the states.

Iowa Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Deer Seasons

Youth: Sept. 20-Oct. 5

Disabled Hunter: Sept. 20-Oct. 5

Archery: Oct. 1-Dec. 5 AND Dec. 22-Jan. 10

Early Muzzleloader: Oct. 11-19

Late Muzzleloader: Dec. 22-Jan. 10

First Shotgun: Dec. 6-10

Second Shotgun: Dec. 13-21

Nonresident Holiday: Dec. 24-Jan. 2

 Small Game and Upland Seasons

Youth Rooster Pheasant: Oct. 18-19

Rooster Pheasant: Oct. 25-Jan. 10

Bobwhite Quail: Oct. 25-Jan. 31

Gray Partridge: Oct. 11-Jan. 31

Ruffed Grouse: Oct. 4-Jan. 31

Cottontail Rabbit: Aug. 30-Feb. 28

Fox and Gray Squirrel: Aug. 30-Jan. 31

Crow: Oct. 15-Nov. 30 AND Jan. 14-March 31

Pigeon: Continuous Open Season

Migratory Game Bird Seasons

Mourning Dove: Sept. 1-Nov. 9

September Teal Season: Sept. 6-21 in all three zones. Additional regulations apply.

Furbearer Hunting Seasons

Raccoon: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Opossum: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Red and Gray Fox: Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Bobcat: Nov. 1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Coyote: Continuous Open Season

Groundhog: Continuous Open Season

Trapping Seasons

Raccoon: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Muskrat: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Red and Gray Fox: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Coyote: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Badger: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Mink: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Weasel: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Opossum: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Striped Skunk: Nov.1-Jan. 31

Beaver: Nov. 1-April 15

Otter: Nov.1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Bobcat: Nov.1-Jan. 31 Additional regulations apply.

Former U-I player Brady Schnell shoots 59 in PGA Tour Canada event


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Brady Schnell shot a 13-under 59 on Friday in the ATB Financial Classic, holing out from 122 yards for eagle on the par-4 ninth hole to become the second player in PGA Tour Canada history to break 60.

The 29-year-old Schnell, a former University of Nebraska player from Milford, Iowa, used a 52-degree gap wedge on the final hole at Sirocco Golf Club. He fell a stroke short of the tour record of 58 set by Jason Bohn on a par-71 course in the 2001 Bayer Championship.

Schnell opened with a 71. He was tied for third – two strokes behind leader Brock Mackenzie – at 14 under.

Mackenzie followed his opening 65 with a 63.

Elliott looking to maintain NASCAR Nationwide lead


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Chase Elliott is in the midst of one of the best rookie seasons in NASCAR Nationwide series history. The race Saturday at the Iowa Speedway could go a long way in determining whether Elliott ends such a promising year with a title.

Though Elliott has three wins in 19 races this season, his points lead has been reduced to just four heading into this weekend in Iowa. Elliott has finished outside the top five in four of his last five races. This week he learned that his crew chief, Greg Ives, is leaving to fill the same position on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup team in 2015.

Elliott says he isn’t worried the impending departure of Ives will be a distraction to the No. 9 team, which remains on track to make Elliott the first rookie to win a NASCAR series title.

State Baseball Tournament Scores (8/1) & Championship Schedule (8/2)


August 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Saturday, August 2
Noon — Newman Catholic (36-3) vs. Twin Cedars (35-0)


Saturday, August 2
2 p.m. — North Polk (31-5) vs. Beckman Catholic (29-13)

Friday, Aug. 1 Semifinals
Assumption 8, Waverly-Shell Rock 5
Dallas Center-Grimes 2, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1

Saturday, August 2
6 p.m. — Assumption (25-15) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (24-14)

Friday, Aug 1st Semifinals
Iowa City West 7, Johnston 6
Southeast Polk 5, Dubuque Hempstead 2

Saturday, Aug 2
8 p.m. — Iowa City West (34-9) vs. Southeast Polk (31-13)