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Tuesday Volleyball Scores from 9/2/14

Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3-0) Audubon 25-25-25, Guthrie Center 12-14-12
(3-0) Carroll 27-25-26, East Sac County 25-19-24
(3-0) Creston 25-25-25, Norwalk 23-18-20
(2-0) Griswold 25-25, East Mills 12-19
(2-0) Griswold 25-25, Fremont-Mills 16-23
(2-0) Griswold 25-25, Sidney 18-10
(2-0) Lenox 25-25, Interstate 35 23-15
(3-2) Nodaway Valley 24-23-25-25-15, Martensdale-St Marys 25-25-17-23-9
(2-0) Winterset 25-25, Interstate 35 13-13
(2-0) Winterset 25-25, Lenox 8-9

Iowa DNR says pheasant population is high

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa wildlife officials say the pheasant population is high ahead of hunting season. The state Department of Natural Resources says the annual August roadside pheasant count recorded the highest number of birds since 2008. That’s a statewide average of about 17 birds per 30 miles. A record low 40,000 hunters pursued pheasants last year. The latest roadside index indicates hunters could harvest more than 250,000 birds.

The department says it is working to enhance the state’s habitats for pheasant and quail. That includes grant funding and a partnership with the Pheasants Forever group. The regular pheasant season is Oct. 25 through Jan. 10. The state’s youth pheasant season is set for Oct. 18 and Oct. 19.

Chiefs give Santos shot to fulfill father’s dreams

Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Less than a year after his father was killed in a plane crash in Brazil, Cairo Santos has fulfilled both of their dreams. The undrafted rookie out of Tulane will be the starting kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday against Tennessee. Santos beat out incumbent Ryan Succop for the starting nod. And in a twist of fate, Succop has signed with the Titans and will be kicking in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, too.

Santos arrived in the U.S. as an exchange student who had dreams of playing soccer. Turned out that he was a pretty good kicker in football, too. He won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best in college, and will now get to show what he can do in the NFL.

Wacha to start Thursday for Cardinals

Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha will replace Justin Masterson in the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation on Thursday and make his first start since mid-June. Manager Mike Matheny said Wacha, a breakout rookie star last year who was the NL championship series MVP, will be limited to around 60 pitches at Milwaukee. He’s 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts and has been on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder stress reaction.

Rookie Marco Gonzales and Tyler Lyons, lefties who were among five players added Tuesday, will be ready for long relief in that game. The Cardinals activated reliever Jason Motte from DL from a lower back strain and also recalled lefty Nick Greenwood and catcher Tony Cruz before Tuesday’s game against the Pirates.

Chiefs sign Coleman, place Mays on injured reserve

Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran safety Kurt Coleman on Tuesday and placed linebacker Joe Mays on injured reserve with a designation to return. Coleman made 29 starts and appeared in 59 games over four seasons in Philadelphia, three of those under current Chiefs coach Andy Reid. He was released by the Vikings during the final round of cuts on Saturday after spending the offseason and training camp with them.

Mays had surgery to repair damage in his wrist that he sustained during a preseason game. The veteran linebacker, who has played in 61 games over the course of six seasons, was being counted on to start alongside Derrick Johnson in the middle of the Chiefs’ defense.

Kansas City opens the regular season Sunday against Tennessee.

Wainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates

Sports

September 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The bottom of the order was the difference in the fourth win in a row for the NL Central leaders. Eighth-place hitter Peter Bourjos singled twice with an RBI, and seventh-place hitter Daniel Descalso walked twice and scored twice.

Wainwright (16-9) prevailed despite allowing three home runs to match his career worst. He left after Starling Marte’s two-run shot shaved the lead to 5-4 with none out in the seventh. It was the first time he had allowed more than one homer all season.

Russell Martin and Jordy Mercer homered with the bases empty for the Pirates, who have lost three in a row.

Iowa defense struggles in opener

Sports

September 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The hope for Iowa was that a deep and talented defensive line would help mask its inexperience at linebacker and in the secondary. A line can only do so much.

The back end of the Hawkeyes defense was exposed in last weekend’s 31-23 win over FCS rival Northern Iowa. Quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen threw for 380 yards, and nearly half of that total came on three short throws to running back David Johnson over the middle.

Iowa (1-0) knows it’ll have to get those glaring mistakes corrected this week as it prepares to host Ball State (1-0) on Saturday.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 9/2/2014

Podcasts, Sports

September 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN Sports Director Jim Field.

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Armed with new deal, Chiefs’ Smith looks forward

Sports

September 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith didn’t have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. He had the final say when it came to staying with the Chiefs, though. One day after signing a four-year extension that should solidify his future through the 2018 season, Smith expressed relief at being able to focus solely on football — rather than negotiations that had been going on for months, and that were threatening to bleed into the regular season.

Smith said he made it clear to his agent, Tom Condon, he wanted an agreement done before the start of the season. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said that was also his goal. The Chiefs open the regular season against Tennessee on Sunday.

A-P High School Football Poll after week 1 (released 9/1/14)

Sports

September 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Top Ten teams in the first 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 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Dowling (8) 1-0 89 -
2. Waukee (1) 1-0 80 -
3. Bettendorf 1-0 70 -
4. Cedar Rapids Washington 1-0 52 -
5. Ankeny Centennial 1-0 46 -
6. Johnston 1-0 36 -
7. West Des Moines Valley 0-1 28 -
8. Eldridge North Scott 1-0 27 -
(tie) Cedar Falls 1-0 27 -
10. Iowa City West 1-0 16 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Sioux City East (1-0) 13. 12, Urbandale (1-0) 3. 12, Marion Linn-Mar (1-0) 3. 14, Council Bluffs Lincoln (1-0) 2. 14, Ankeny (1-0) 2. 16, Ottumwa (1-0) 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (3) 1-0 80 -
2. Solon (3) 1-0 73 -
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3) 1-0 67 -
4. Manchester West Delaware 1-0 48 -
5. Harlan 1-0 46 -
6. Sioux City Heelan 0-1 33 -
(tie) Waverly-Shell Rock 1-0 33 -
8. Davenport Assumption 0-1 29 -
9. Gilbert 1-0 25 -
10. Humboldt 1-0 24 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Carroll (1-0) 23. 12, Bondurant Farrar (1-0) 8. 13, Boyden-Hull-RV (1-0) 3. 14, Huxley Ballard (1-0) 2. 15, Dallas Center-Grimes (1-0) 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (6) 1-0 85 -
2. New Hampton (1) 1-0 61 -
3. West Union North Fayette 1-0 58 -
4. Central Lyon-GLR (2) 1-0 57 -
5. Spirit Lake 1-0 53 -
6. Williamsburg 1-0 43 -
7. Cascade 1-0 39 -
8. Albia 1-0 31 -
9. Sioux Center 1-0 21 -
10. Mediapolis 1-0 16 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Hampton-Dumont (1-0) 12. 12, Dyersville Beckman (1-0) 10. 13, Baxter CMB (1-0) 5. 14, Tama South Tama (1-0) 3. 15, Clarion-Goldfield (1-0) 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (7) 0-1 81 -
2. Calmar South Winneshiek (1) 1-0 76 -
3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (1) 1-0 70 -
4. West Branch 1-0 56 -
5. Dike-New Hartford 1-0 47 -
6. St. Ansgar 1-0 38 -
7. Emmetsburg 1-0 31 -
8. Manson-NW Webster 1-0 20 -
9. Sigourney-Keota 1-0 16 -
10. Ogden 1-0 14 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Sumner-Fredericksburg (1-0) 13. 12, Hinton (1-0) 10. 13, Inwood West Lyon (0-1) 7. 14, IKM/Manning (1-0) 6. 15, Stanwood North Cedar (1-0) 4. 16, Jewell South Hamilton (1-0) 2. 16, Madrid (1-0) 2. 18, Pella Christian (1-0) 1. 18, South Central Calhoun (1-0) 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Delhi Maquoketa Valley (2) 1-0 83 -
2. Council Bluffs St. Albert (6) 1-0 81 -
3. Logan-Magnolia 1-0 55 -
4. Ackley AGWSR 1-0 52 -
5. Packwood Pekin (1) 1-0 47 -
6. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 1-0 36 -
7. Nashua-Plainfield 1-0 34 -
8. Lawton-Bronson 1-0 31 -
9. Lone Tree 1-0 16 -
10. Algona Garrigan 0-1 14 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Gladbrook-Reinbeck (0-1) 10. 12, Audubon (1-0) 8. 13, Mount Ayr (0-1) 7. 14, Earlham (1-0) 6. 14, Brooklyn BGM (0-1) 6. 16, Montezuma (1-0) 4. 17, Belmond-Klemme (1-0) 2. 18, Danville (1-0) 1. 18, Belle Plaine (1-0) 1. 18, Hawarden West Sioux (1-0) 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (1) 1-0 74 -
(tie) Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (4) 1-0 74 -
3. Fremont Mills, Tabor (2) 1-0 63 -
4. East Mills (2) 1-0 50 -
5. Janesville 1-0 49 -
6. Marcus MMC 1-0 40 -
7. HLV, Victor 1-0 30 -
8. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 1-0 27 -
(tie) Glidden-Ralston 1-0 27 -
10. West Bend-Mallard 1-0 21 -

Others receiving votes: 11, Springville (1-0) 8. 12, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (1-0) 7. 12, Melcher-Dallas (1-0) 7. 14, Elkader Central (1-0) 6. 15, Guthrie Center (1-0) 4. 15, Coon Rapids-Bayard (1-0) 4. 17, Anita CAM (1-0) 3. 18, Adair-Casey (0-1) 1.