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8AM Sportscast 12-21-2011

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December 21st, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Girls High School Basketball Results

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December 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Harlan 65, Atlantic 31
  • Glenwood 72, Clarinda 36

Western Iowa:

  • Audubon 50, Underwood 36
  • Missouri Valley 66, Riverside 36
  • Tri-Center 45, Griswold 34
  • Treynor 37, A-H-S-T 25

Rolling Hills:

  • Exira-EHK 48, CAM 28
  • Walnut 46, Paton-Churdan 31

Others:

  • Bedford 79, Lenox 28
  • Carroll 61, Boone 43
  • Nodaway Valley 56, East Union 19
  • Guthrie Center 49, Ogden 33
  • Omaha North, Neb. 46, Abraham Lincoln 37
  • Panorama 62, West Central Valley 35
  • Stanton 55, Sidney 15
  • Villisca 46, Fremont-Mills 41
  • Woodbine 59, Logan-Magnolia 24

Poppens Leads ISU Past UNI Women

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December 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa  – Iowa State had it going inside and outside and there wasn’t much Northern Iowa could do about it.  Chelsea Poppens scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Cyclones led the Panthers by 16 at halftime and pulled away in the second half for a 84-57 victory. Iowa State improves to 7-2 while Northern Iowa falls to 7-4.

Iowa State dominated on the boards, winning the rebound battle 48-20. Nikki Moody tallied 15 points, as the Cyclones outscored Northern Iowa 44-12 in the paint.

It became apparent early that Iowa State would have its way in the first half. The Cyclones pushed away from the Panthers with Poppens scoring in the lane four times in a four-minute span as Iowa State turned an 11-10 lead into a 25-13 advantage. Iowa State scored 15 second-chance points in the first half to Northern Iowa’s two points.  The Cyclones controlled the boards, outrebounding their intrastate foe, 25-10 in the first half.

Both teams shot the three well in the first half, with Iowa State hitting on 6-of-11 shots (.545 ) and UNI 5-10(.500). The difference was inside and the Cyclones led 46-30 at the break.

Iowa State will have a bit of Christmas break before playing host to New Hampshire on the first night of the Cyclone Challenge at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 in Hilton Coliseum.

HSBB: Harlan at Atlantic Boys 12-20-2011

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December 21st, 2011 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played Tuesday, December 20th.

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Iowa RB Coker suspended for Insight Bowl

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December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa running back Marcus Coker has been suspended from playing in the Insight Bowl later this month after violating the university’s student-athlete code of conduct. The university announced Coker’s suspension on its athletic department website Tuesday. The announcement says the issue involves university policies but did not elaborate. Coker, who is a sophomore from Beltsville, Md., will not travel with the team to Tempe, Ariz., for the Dec. 30 bowl game against Oklahoma. Coker was the Hawkeyes’ starting running back this season and was named to the all-Big 10 second team.

Iowa DL coach Kaczenski leaves program

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December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski has left the program to pursue another coaching job. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced Kaczenski’s departure Tuesday. Kaczenski, who played offensive line at Notre Dame, has been coaching at Iowa since 2005. He became the defensive line coach in 2007 after two seasons as a graduate assistant. Iowa’s defensive line was among the nation’s best during Kaczenski’s tenure. The Hawkeyes featured players such as Mitch King, Adrian Clayborn, Christian Ballard and Karl Klug and finished in the top-10 nationally in scoring defense from 2008-10. Kaczenski is the second defensive coach Iowa has lost in the last few weeks. Seventy-year-old coordinator Norm Parker recently announced he’ll retire after the Dec. 30 Insight Bowl against Oklahoma.

Ferentz reaffirms commitment to Iowa

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December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has reaffirmed his commitment to the Hawkeyes, saying he fully intends to coach in Iowa City in 2012 and “well beyond.” Ferentz released a statement late Tuesday night in response to another round of speculation about his future. Ferentz’s deal with Iowa runs through the 2020 season and pays him just under $4 million a year. Ferentz says he wants to emphasize that he’s very happy with the Hawkeyes, adding that he’s got a great staff and student-athletes, and strong support from university president Sally Mason and athletic director Gary Barta. Ferentz has been the head coach at Iowa since 1999 and is the longest-tenured coach in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes (7-5) will face No. 19 Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 30.

Tuesday Boys High School Basketball Results

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December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

Western Iowa:

  • Tri-Center 74, Griswold 60
  • Riverside 61, Missouri Valley 54
  • Treynor 61, A-H-S-T 41
  • Underwood 49, Audubon 32

Rolling Hills:

  • Adair-Casey 39, Orient-Macksburg 38 (OT)
  • CAM 55, Exira-EHK 49
  • Walnut 49, Paton-Churdan 34

Others:

  • St. Albert 62, Boyer Valley 39
  • Dakota Valley, S.D. 88, Thomas Jefferson 48
  • East Mills 61, South Page 37
  • Nodaway Valley 88, Afton East Union 38
  • Lenox 48, Bedford 44
  • Nishnabotna 68, Clarinda Academy 61
  • Ogden 55, Guthrie Center 41
  • Omaha North, Neb. 68, Abraham Lincoln 46
  • Sidney 44, Stanton 42
  • Fremont-Mills 65, Villisca 45
  • Whiting 45, Charter Oak-Ute 40
  • Woodward Academy 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 43

 

Baltic, Ohio knock off Northern Iowa 76-59

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December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Ivo Baltic scored a season-high 22 points as Ohio knocked off Northern Iowa 76-59 Tuesday night in a showdown of strong mid-major programs. The Bobcats (10-1) are off to their best start since the 1940-41 team opened 11-1 en route to a runner-up finish in the NIT. Ohio has also started 5-0 in road/neutral site games for the first time since 1920-21. D.J. Cooper added 13 points and his 200th career steal for the Bobcats, while Nick Kellogg had 11 points and five assists. Northern Iowa (10-2), which had its nine-game winning streak snapped, got 15 points from Jake Koch, 11 from Anthony James and 10 from Marc Sonnen. The Panthers struggled from the field, shooting 35 percent. Ohio, meanwhile, shot 52 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 on 3-point attempts. Baltic had 16 of his 22 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer that gave the Bobcats a 39-21 lead. Ohio was on top 44-32 lead at the break.

Western Iowa Conference Looking to Expand

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December 20th, 2011 by Jim Field

The Western Iowa Conference is in the mood to expand.   Superintendents and activities directors from the eight schools currently in the conference met last Friday and decided to send letters inviting Logan-Magnolia and IKM-Manning to join the conference in the fall of 2013.  The invitations must be accepted by February first.  IKM-Manning and Logan-Magnolia are currently members of the 17 school Western Valley Conference.  Conference leaders have cited geography, enrollment and a history of succesful programs as reasons to consider IKM-Manning and Logan-Magnolia for the conference.  The invitations are expected to be sent before the end of the month. The WIC currently includes Audubon, A-H-S-T, Griswold, Tri-Center, Riverside, Underwood, Missouri Valley and Treynor.