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(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 7/31/21

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July 31st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

With Ric Hanson.

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State Baseball Scores (7/30) and Schedule (7/31)

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July 30th, 2021 by Chris Parks

Scores from Friday, July 30th

Class 3A Semifinals

Marion 9, Central DeWitt 2

Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 10, Xavier, Cedar Rapids 7

Class 4A Semifinals

Pleasant Valley 4, Prairie, Cedar Rapids 3

Johnston 5, Ankeny 0

Schedule for Saturday, July 31st

Class 3A Championship: #1 Marion vs. #3 Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 12:00 p.m.

Class 4A Championship: #1 Pleasant Valley vs. #3 Johnston 2:30 p.m.

State Baseball Scores 7/30 and Schedule 7/31/2021

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July 30th, 2021 by Chris Parks

Scores from Friday, July 30th

Class 3A Semifinals

Marion 9, Central DeWitt 2

Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 10, Xavier, Cedar Rapids 7

Class 4A Semifinals

Pleasant Valley 4, Prairie, Cedar Rapids 3

Johnston 5, Ankeny 0

Schedule for Saturday, July 31st

Class 3A Championship: #1 Marion vs. #3 Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 12:00 p.m.

Class 4A Championship: #1 Pleasant Valley vs. #3 Johnston 2:30 p.m.

ISU softball coach Pinkerton receives contract extension

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July 30th, 2021 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State softball coach Jamie Pinkerton has agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2025.

Pinkerton completed his fourth season at the helm of the Cyclones in 2021, leading Iowa State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988. After a 34-23 season in 2021, Pinkerton has a record of 105-94 at Iowa State, including a Covid-19 shortened season in 2020. The Cyclones won a pair of games at the 2021 NCAA Regional, advancing to the regional championship for the first time in program history.

“I am very thankful and grateful for the opportunity that President Wintersteen, Jamie Pollard and Calli Sanders have given me to continue to lead the softball program at Iowa State,” Pinkerton said. “Iowa State is where I want to be. I believe we have the softball program going in the right direction, both in the classroom and on the field. I am excited about the future of our program.”

Iowa State also earned its first-ever ranking in the NFCA Top-25 Coaches poll on Feb. 23, 2021, debuting at No. 25 in the country. ISU’s unprecedented success has been sparked by Pinkerton engineering the greatest offense ever seen in Ames. For the third time in his four seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones set a new school record for home runs – hitting 64 in just 57 games.

Under Pinkerton, Iowa State produced a two-time all-American in Sami Williams. The Cyclones have also had seven All-Big 12 selections and six NFCA All-Midwest Region selections.

(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 7/30/21

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July 30th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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UI grad student wins Tillman scholarship

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July 30th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – A University of Iowa student and military veteran has won the prestigious Pat Tillman Scholar Award. Fort Dodge native Jake Schillo is working on his P-H-D after serving six years in the U-S Air Force as a nuclear weapons specialist. Schillo says he hopes winning the scholarship will open doors for other veterans from Iowa. “Iowa has a large community of veterans pursuing an education that would have incredible applications for the scholarship,” Schillo says. “I’m fortunate enough that the foundation saw something in me that they wanted to invest in and I hope that being the first scholar at Iowa helps to pave the way for future Tillman scholars within our state.”

The award is named after a former N-F-L player who gave up his pro football career to enlist in the U-S Army following the Nine Eleven attacks of 2001. Tillman was killed in 2004 while serving in Afghanistan. Schillo is working on his doctorate in the field of cancer genetics and hopes to open his own cancer research facility in the future. “I’m really focusing on creating new technologies that allow us to understand why patients relapse in cancer therapies,” he says, “so a lot of my research is just in that technology development.”

Schillo is among the 2021 Class of Tillman Scholars, 60 students who were selected from a group of several thousand applicants. Schillo says he’s on pace to graduate from the U-I in May of 2022. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2005, and has a degrees in biology and chemistry from Minot State University in North Dakota.

Drake’s Darian DeVries on coaching his son

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July 30th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Drake coach Darian DeVries got to see up close what it was like to coach your son while serving as an assistant at Creighton. Doug McDermott was a three time All-American and the national player of the year in 2014 while playing for his father, Greg. Tucker DeVries joins the Bulldog program after leading Waukee High School to the class 4A state championship.

DeVries calls it a unique situation.

He says a key is treating Tucker like the other players.

Drake runner ruled ineligible at Tokyo Olympics

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July 30th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – A Drake runner has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics. Yinka Ajayi won’t get the chance to fulfill her Olympic dream. According to the BBC Ajayi is one of 10 track and field standouts from Nigeria who have been ruled ineligible due to improper drug testing leading up to the games. None of the 10 athletes failed a drug test and many were based in the United States and compete collegiately in the U-S. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has accepted responsibility for the botched testing. Ajayi was hoping to be on the track this (Friday) morning to take part in the mixed 4×400 meter relay. Ajayi took part in a Zoom conference last week shortly after arriving in Tokyo.

Ajayi said she was proud to represent Drake at the Olympics.

Ajayi has won three Missouri Valley Conference titles in her first two years with the Bulldogs.

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza taken in NBA Draft

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July 30th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza were both selected in the second round of the NBA Draft. Wieskamp was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 41st pick. He became the first Hawkeye to be drafted since 2015 and the highest draft pick since Ricky Davis went 21st overall back in 1998.

Wieskamp felt going into the draft the Spurs would be a good fit.

Wieskamp helped his draft stock with a strong performance at the NBA Combine.

Garza was taken by the Detroit Pistons with the 52nd pick after a senior season in which he was named the National Player of the Year.

2021 All-Hawkeye Ten Conference Baseball Teams

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July 29th, 2021 by Chris Parks

2021 HAWKEYE 10 ALL CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
1 Cooper Neal** Clarinda 11 3B/P
2 Braiden Heiden** Denison Schleswig 12 SS/P
3 Blake Pottebaum** Kuemper 12 P/SS/Utility
4 Aron Harrington** Lewis Central 11 1B
5 Cy Patterson** St. Albert 12 SS
6 Isaac Sherrill** St. Albert 12 1B
7 Michael Shull Clarinda 12 CF/P
8 Carter Wessel Denison Schleswig 12 SS/2B/P
9 Kayden Anderson Glenwood 9 SS/P
10 Jayme Fritts Glenwood 11 1B/P/OF
11 Joey Moser Harlan 11 SS
12 Austin Tigges Kuemper 12 P/Utility
13 JC Dermody Lewis Central 11 Utility
14 Cael Malskeit Lewis Central 12 Utility
15 Jonah Pomrenke Lewis Central 12 OF
16 Hunter Dukes Shenandoah 9 OF/Utility
2ND TEAM
1 Grant Sturm Atlantic 12 SS
2 Lane Nelson Atlantic 11 P
3 Tadyn Brown Clarinda 10 2B
4 Wyatt Schmitt Clarinda 10 Utility
5 Gannon Greenwalt Creston 10 2B
6 Trey Brotherton Denison Schleswig 11 3B
7 Nathan Gallup Denison Schleswig 12 C
8 Austin Patton Glenwood 11 CF
9 Alex Monson Harlan 11 P / Utility
10 Isaiah Ahrenholtz Harlan 12 OF
11 Cal Wanninger Kuemper 11 P/Utility
12 Luke Meyer Lewis Central 12 DH
13 Casey Clair Lewis Central 10 C
14 Dawson Bond Red Oak 10 SS/P
15 Brendan Monahan St. Albert 10 OF
16 Colton Brennan St. Albert 10 2B
HONORABLE MENTION
1 Wyatt Redinbaugh Atlantic 11 P
2 Jon McCall Clarinda 12 OF
3 Cael Turner Creston 9 SS
4 Evan Turin Denison Schleswig 12 P
5 Jaxson Hildebrand Denison Schleswig 10 OF
6 Trent Patton Glenwood 9 3B/P
7 Luke Musich Harlan 11 OF
8 Teagan Kasperbauer Harlan 10 P
9 Luke Hicks Kuemper 12 P/Utility
10 Britton Bond Lewis Central 11 Utility
11 Garrett Couse Red Oak 12 OF/P
12 Braden Knight Shenandoah 12 SS
13 Eric Matthai St. Albert 12 P
14 Carter White St. Albert 11 OF
15 Luke Hubbard St. Albert 12 P
** denotes unanimous selection