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UNI prepares for South Dakota

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

UNI coach Mark Farley says the Panthers need to do a better job of finishing drives and that was a factor in their loss at Indiana State in their Missouri Valley Football Conference opener. The Panthers dropped their conference opener a year ago and that began a five game losing skid. Farley does not think Saturday’s loss will linger. Farley says the Panthers need to be more consistent in the games. They fell behind 14-0 in the opening quarter at Indiana State.

UNI visits South Dakota on Saturday and the Coyotes are expected to regain the services of junior quarterback Kevin Earl. He passed for 370 yards in South Dakota’s overtime win in Cedar Falls last year. South Dakota coach Joe Glenn expects the game to go down to the wire.

The last two years have feature close games, including a South Dakota overtime victory in 2013. Like UNI, the Coyotes are 2-3 overall. South Dakota lost at Southern Illinois 41-10 last week.

(Learfield Sports)

Ferentz previews Indiana

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says everyone will find out together how effective the Hawkeyes’ two quarterback system will be and how long it lasts. Iowa hosts Indiana on Saturday and Jake Rudock will get the start after missing the Big Ten opener at Purdue. C.J. Beathard is also expected to play after leading the Hawks to a pair of road victories. Ferentz says there is no set plan right now on how much each quarterback will play.

He’s not concerned that the system will damage the confidence of both players. Indiana is 3-2 and Ferentz says the Hoosiers are starting to turn the corner under Kevin Wilson. In a year with few impressive non conference wins for Big Ten teams the Hoosiers may have posted the most impressive one with an upset victory at Missouri.

It is important to keep a defense fresh against Indiana’s up tempo offense and Ferentz hopes the Hawkeyes depth on the offensive line is an advantage.

(Learfield Sports)

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

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October 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

Following their 3-1 win in the best-of-five series, the Cardinals await San Francisco or Washington with their rotation well-rested for the NLCS, which starts Saturday. They would open at home against the Giants or at the Nationals.

Trevor Rosenthal allowed two runners in the ninth before getting Carl Crawford on a game-ending groundout for his third save of the series. Kershaw allowed one homer to left-handed hitters while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA in the regular season. He gave up two to the Cardinals, with Matt Carpenter connecting in the opener. The left-handed ace is 0-3 with a 9.72 ERA in his last three postseason appearances, including St. Louis’ clinching Game 6 victory in the NLCS last year.

Chiefs’ Hali lends support as Ebola epidemic rages

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October 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) – Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali is lending his support to a humanitarian organization that plans to open a clinic in his native Liberia to help combat the Ebola epidemic. Hali was joined Tuesday by officials from Heart to Heart International, which is based in suburban Kansas City, to announced the construction of a clinic near the capital of Monrovia that will offer 70 beds for patients stricken by the disease.

Liberia has been among the hardest-hit of the West African nations at the center of the months-long outbreak, which has killed at least 3,500 people. Hali fled with his father from Liberia at the age of 10, when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. He still has family there but they have not been infected with Ebola.

Rolling Valley Conference/Woodbine Cross Country Meets

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October 7th, 2014 by Jim Field

Woodbine High School hosted both the Rolling Valley Conference Cross Country Championships and it’s own cross country meet Monday night.  Check out the complete results of those meets by clicking the links below:

Rolling Valley Conference Varsity Girls 2014

Rolling Valley Conference MS Girls 2014

Rolling Valley Conference Varsity Boys 2014

Rolling Valley Conference MS Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Varsity Girls 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational JV Girls 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Girls MS 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational Varsity Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational JV Boys 2014

Woodbine XC Invitational MS Boys 2014

Shenandoah Cross Country Meet Results

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October 7th, 2014 by Jim Field

Tiffany Williams of Atlantic won the girls varsity cross country race in Shenandoah last night.  Lewis Central captured the girls team title.  Michael Sciranko of Harlan won the boys race with Harlan winning the team crown.  Check out the complete results by clicking the links below:

Shen Varsity Girls Results

Shen JV girls results

Shen MS girls results

Shen Varsity Boys Results

Shen JV boys results

Shen MS boys results

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October 7th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Area volleyball scores from Mon., 10/6/2014

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October 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3-0) Diagonal 25-26-25, Orient-Macksburg 19-24-20
(3-1) East Mills 25-25-23-25, Essex 11-16-25-13
(3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 6-4-8
(3-0) Grand View Christian 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 18-9-11
(3-0) Heartland Christian 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 11-12-19
(3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Audubon 13-17-13
(3-0) Murray 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 13-20-19
(3-0) Sidney 25-28-25, Nishnabotna 20-26-19
(3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 20-12-10

Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

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October 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series.

Facing elimination in St. Louis for the second consecutive postseason, the Dodgers will turn to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest Tuesday night in Game 4. Shelby Miller makes his first career postseason start for the Cardinals, one win from a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

The Cardinals finished off Los Angeles in a six-game NLCS last fall, knocking out Kershaw in the fifth inning of a 9-0 blowout in the final game. Two runners reached against Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth before he earned his second save of the series — with an assist from the grounds crew on a rainy night.

The Associated Press Iowa Prep Football Poll

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October 6th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bettendorf (8) 6-0 124 1
(tie) Cedar Rapids Washington (2) 6-0 124 2
3. West Des Moines Dowling (4) 5-1 115 3
4. West Des Moines Valley 5-1 107 4
5. Waukee 5-1 86 5
6. Ankeny Centennial 5-1 59 7
7. Johnston 5-1 55 8
8. North Scott 5-1 28 9
9. Cedar Falls 5-1 18 NR
10. Linn-Mar 5-1 15 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Dubuque Hempstead 9. 12, Ankeny 8. 13, Southeast Polk 7. 13, Fort Dodge 7. 15, Sioux City East 6. 16, Ames 2.

Class 3-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (11) 6-0 136 2
2. Carroll (2) 6-0 116 4
3. West Delaware (1) 6-0 113 3
4. Sioux City Heelan 5-1 95 5
5. Solon 5-1 72 6
6. Cedar Rapids Xavier 4-2 71 1
7. Dallas Center-Grimes 5-1 48 10
8. Western Dubuque 4-2 32 NR
9. Newton 5-1 24 NR
10. Humboldt 5-1 15 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Davenport Assumption 13. 12, Waverly-Shell Rock 7. 13, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6. 13, Carlisle 6. 15, Gilbert 5. 15, Clear Creek-Amana 5. 17, Charles City 3. 18, Creston-Orient-Macksburg 2. 19, Bondurant Farrar 1.

Class 2-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (12) 6-0 137 1
2. Spirit Lake (2) 6-0 127 2
3. Albia 6-0 96 5
4. Williamsburg 6-0 92 4
5. Hampton-Dumont 6-0 79 6
6. Sioux Center 5-1 57 3
7. New Hampton 5-1 53 7
8. North Fayette 5-1 52 8
9. Cascade 5-1 27 9
10. CMB 6-0 19 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Mediapolis 12. 12, Clarion-Goldfield 6. 13, Tama South Tama 4. 14, Central Lyon-GLR 3. 15, Union, La Porte City 2. 15, Center Point-Urbana 2. 17, Clarinda 1. 17, Anamosa 1.

Class 1-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (9) 5-1 134 1
2. South Winneshiek (1) 6-0 121 2
3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (3) 6-0 115 3
4. West Branch (1) 6-0 96 4
5. St. Ansgar 6-0 80 5
6. IKM-Manning 6-0 64 6
7. Ogden 6-0 62 7
8. West Lyon 5-1 48 9
9. Dike-New Hartford 5-1 21 10
10. North Cedar 5-1 14 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Hinton 6. 12, Hudson 3. 12, South Central Calhoun 3. 14, Pella Christian 2. 15, Leon Central Decatur 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Logan-Magnolia (9) 6-0 132 1
2. Maquoketa Valley (4) 6-0 122 2
3. AGWSR 6-0 113 3
4. Pekin (1) 6-0 100 4
5. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5-1 82 6
6. Montezuma 6-0 64 7
7. Westwood 6-0 53 9
8. Nashua-Plainfield 5-1 44 5
9. Mount Ayr 5-1 20 NR
10. Algona Garrigan 4-2 17 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Belle Plaine 8. 12, Moville Woodbury Central 7. 13, Hawarden West Sioux 5. 14, Bedford 2. 15, Brooklyn BGM 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (9) 6-0 126 1
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (3) 6-0 119 2
3. Fremont Mills (1) 6-0 117 3
4. Coon Rapids-Bayard (1) 6-0 84 5
5. Janesville 6-0 83 4
6. Elkader Central 6-0 70 9
7. Glidden-Ralston 6-0 54 7
8. MMC 5-1 41 10
9. Lamoni 6-0 30 NR
10. HLV 5-1 18 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 11. 12, West Bend-Mallard 7. 13, Colo-NESCO 6. 14, Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 3. 15, Lenox 1.