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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 29 2014 5:13AM
Bettendorf 41 Davenport Assumption 6
Dike New Hartord 27 Applington Parkersburg 7
Sioux City East 31 Bishop Heelan 21

 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 28 2014 10:13AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Barnstormers have relegated themselves.

The Barnstormers announced Wednesday that they'll be moving from the Arena Football League to the lower-tier Indoor Football League for the 2015 season.

President Jeff Lamberti says the "economic aspects" of the IFL are more fitting for the team in Des Moines, which was among the smallest markets in the AFL. The IFL is largely based in the Midwest and includes teams in nearby Cedar Rapids and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Barnstormers competed in the AFL from 1995-2000 before returning to Iowa in 2008 as an af2 franchise.

Iowa rejoined the AFL in 2010 but failed to post a winning record.

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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 28 2014 5:10AM
Chicago Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler homered in his first major league at bat
Thursday night for the Chicago Cubs.
The young prospect hit a two-one pitch from Matt Latos over the center field fence
at the Great American Ball Park against the Reds, it was also his first ever swing.
Despite that the Cubs lost to the Red 7-5 and had a four game winning streak snapped.



 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 28 2014 4:56AM
In college football Thursday night: Georgia State rallied with 21 points in the fourth
quarter to take away a 38-37 win over Abilene Christian on Thursday night.
They snapped out of a lengthy losing streak in doing so.


 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 27 2014 10:02AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's biggest concern could be at kicker. And punter.

Iowa opens on Saturday against Northern Iowa with a remarkably settled depth chart. Aside from the kicking game and a bit of jostling at linebacker, the Hawkeyes already know exactly who they'll be counting on in 2014.

Marshall Koehn (kane) will open the season as Iowa's kicker, and junior college transfer Dillon Kidd will start at punter.

As long as Iowa stays healthy, it appears to have enough depth and experience to contend for the Big Ten West title.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 27 2014 10:01AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she stands by the controversial firing of women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.

Mason told reporters Tuesday that she understands that Griesbaum was a successful coach with many supporters, but that she "also understand the reasons" why athletic director Gary Barta removed her.

Barta said this month that he fired the 14-year coach after an investigation identified concerns and issues in the program. One professor says Griesbaum created a culture of intimidation.

Giresbaum has said that a few former players have falsely accused her of mistreating them.

Current team members issued a statement last week expressing support for Griesbaum, and many former players, parents and even rival programs have called for her reinstatement.

Griesbaum's longtime assistant, Lisa Cellucci, has been named interim coach.

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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 27 2014 8:44AM
The Marshalltown Bobcats high school football team will start its nine game regular season Friday night against East Waterloo on Friday night.

The team which is hoping for better fortunes this year will play an old rival as they start the
year with a 7:30 p-m kick off at Leonard Cole Field at Marshalltown.

KFJB for the first time will offer streaming audio of the broadcast around the world at
this website with Lance Renaud at the microphone.

The weekly MHS Quarterback Club will be held Friday at noontime at the Best Western here in Marshalltown.


 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 27 2014 5:49AM
In the American League Tuesday night the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1. Detroit also one their game however the Royals remain in 1st place in the A-L Central at this hour. The Royals continue their series against the Twins tonight witha play ball of 7:10 at the K in Kansas City.


 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 27 2014 5:40AM
College football scheduled for a Wednesday night:

Abilene Christian
Georgia State

Kick off is at 6pm Iowa time.

 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 27 2014 5:06AM
Marshalltown swept Des Moines North in Volleyball by scores of 25-10, 25-2, and 25-12, the Cats are 2-0 on the young season.

The Marshalltown girls swim team lost to Waukee 169-35 and beat Oskaloosa 158-27 in a meet that was contested at the Waukee YMCA.

Also in high school volleyball South Hardin beat Colo Nesco by scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-16.





 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 26 2014 11:33AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she stands by the controversial firing of women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.

Mason told reporters Tuesday that she understands that Griesbaum was a successful coach with many supporters, but that she "also understand the reasons" why athletic director Gary Barta removed her.

Barta said this month that he fired the 14-year coach after an investigation identified concerns and issues in the program. One professor says Griesbaum created a culture of intimidation.

Giresbaum has said that a few former players have falsely accused her of mistreating them.

Current team members issued a statement last week expressing support for Griesbaum, and many former players, parents and even rival programs have called for her reinstatement.

Griesbaum's longtime assistant, Lisa Cellucci, has been named interim coach.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 26 2014 10:44AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The key to the upcoming season is clear for Iowa State.

The Cyclones defense will need to play much better than it did a year ago for the program to have any hope of escaping the Big 12 basement.

For all the talk about new coordinator Mark Mangino's revamped offense, it's Iowa State's defense that should be under the heaviest scrutiny. The Cyclones allowed 36 points a game last season — ranking 109th out of 125 Bowl Subdivision teams — and surrendered at least 41 points five times in nine league games.

Iowa State knows that can't happen again this season, which starts on Saturday at home against FCS power North Dakota State.

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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 26 2014 9:21AM
Hawk Talk will air Wednesday night on KFJB, air time will be seven p-m.

KFJB will carry the game between UNI and Iowa on Saturday, airtime will be nine a-m
for an 11 a-m kickoff time.

KIX 101.1 will carry the Iowa State/North Dakota State game on Saturday, an air time of nine a-m for an 11 a-m kick off.



 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 26 2014 7:11AM
The Iowa Cubs beat Tacoma 8-0 last night in game two of a four game. Iowa is barely alive in the divisional race with 7 games to go trailing both Omaha and Oklahoma by three games with time running out.

The Marshalltown High School Volleyball team won its season opener at Pella Christian by scores of 25-22, 25-13 and 25-11.

The Marshalltown Boys High School Golf team won an invite at Mason City. Senior Michael Scrempf won medalist honors by carding a 75.



 
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Location : IowaMason CityOklahomaOmaha
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 25 2014 9:30AM
The Iowa Cubs play at Tacoma tonight after losing the opener of a series last night in 14 innings 5-4.

Time is running out for Iowa to stay in the divisional race with seven games remaining in the regular season schedule.

Last night third baseman Kris Bryant hit his 21st homer of the season with the I-Cubs and his 43rd of the season in the minor leagues between West Tennessee and Iowa, he leads all of the minor leagues this year in total home runs and rbi`s.

Game two of a four game set is at 9:05 Iowa time. After the four game set with Tacoma, Iowa will come home to Principal Park Friday to play the final homestand of the year against Oklahoma City including a game on Labor Day.



 
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by Chuck Shockley posted Aug 25 2014 5:17AM
The Marshalltown Boys Golf Team will be playing in the Mason City invitational in Mason City today.

The Marshalltown Volleyball team will play Pella Christian in Pella tonight.


 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 21 2014 9:09AM
NFL: Pittsburg at Philadelphia 6:30
 
MLB today:
Houston at the Yankees 12:05
Cleveland at Minnesota 12:10
Detroit at Tampa Bay 12:10
San Francisco 0 4:05
Cubs          2 complete suspended game
Then regular game at 7:05
 
Little League World Series:
Guadalupe
Tokyo 2pm
 
Chicago
Philadelphia 630
 
PGA Tour: The Barclays 1st round at NJ
 
Iowa Minors:
Iowa at Reno
Cedar Rapids at Burlington
Quad City at Beloit
Clinton at Kane County
 
 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 21 2014 5:10AM
There will be Auto Racing in Marshalltown Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway.
Organzers say the action will get underway at 7:30 p-m.
 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 21 2014 5:03AM
The Pittsburg Steelers play the Philadephia Eagles tonight in the NFL. The Steelers are 1-1 while Philly is 0-2. The game kicks off at 6:30 Iowa time.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 21 2014 4:49AM
The Iowa Cubs lost Wednesday night to Reno 11-4. They have lost 13 of 14 games and are 3 games in back of Omaha in their divisional race at 67-66. They play Reno again tonight in Nevada, play ball is 9:05 p-m.

 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:57AM

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

Players on David Belisle's team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night's 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.

Belisle told the players they were one of the best teams in the world and they had their hometown and the state of Rhode Island jumping with excitement. One YouTube video of the speech had more than 350,000 views early Wednesday.

Belisle told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that he wanted the boys to walk off that field as proud as could be.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:57AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's winningest prep baseball coach is calling it a career.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association says coach Gene Schultz has resigned after 45 years and 1,754 wins at Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.

Schultz took over at Kee in 1969 and led them to nine state titles, tied for the most in school history. Schultz helped put the Hawks in the state championship game 16 times, and his 32 state tournament wins is also an Iowa record.

Schultz also coached boys basketball at Kee, racking up 398 wins.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 9:56AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.

Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release Wednesday before practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. The decision ends weeks of competition and analysis.

Pettine delayed his decision after both Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday. During that game, Manziel gave the finger to the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine said was factored into the decision.

Hoyer didn't win the job over Manziel as much as he hung onto it after beginning training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. Hoyer made three starts before a season-ending knee injury in 2013.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 4:49AM
The Chicago Cubs downed the San Francisco Giants 2-0 Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
It was a rain shortened affair. The game went five innings before the rains came.
The Cubs are now 55-70 on the year and will play San Francisco again tonight at Wrigley Field.

 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 4:28AM
The Iowa Cubs dropped a day game to the Salt Lake Buzz at Principal Park in their latest outing 4-2. The team has lost 12 of 13 games. They find themselves 3 games in back of Omaha in a divisional race. Iowa plays at Reno tonight. Game time is 9:05 p-m Iowa time.
Iowa is 67-65, Reno is 70-61.

 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 20 2014 4:21AM
This weeks stop on the Nascar circuit is an event called the Irwin Tools Night Race being contested Saturday at Bristol Tennessee.

There will also be racing Friday night in Marshalltown at the Marshalltown Raceway.
Action will startat 7:30 p-m.


 
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 19 2014 10:28AM

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015.

The team also added Daniel Suarez, who will drive a full-time Nationwide Series entry for Gibbs and run a partial schedule in the Truck Series. Suarez becomes the first Mexican driver to race full-time in NASCAR's second tier series.

The ARRIS Group will sponsor Edwards' No. 19 Toyota for 17 races. The company will also support Suarez.

JGR also launched a diversity initiative with the Escuderia Telmex team to provide development opportunities to Mexican and Latin American drivers in the NASCAR Toyota Series in Mexico.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 19 2014 10:28AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.

If the choice is based on maturity, the hot-shot rookie's obscene gesture lost him some ground to the nondescript sixth-year veteran.

Manziel raised his middle finger toward the opponents' bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter of Monday night's 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. Truth be told, it was one of the few times a Browns QB actually found his intended target.

"It does not sit well," Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said. "It's disappointing, because what we talk about is being poised and being focused. ... That's a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback."

Manziel called the moment a "lapse of judgment" and suggested it was brought about by another game of unprintable verbal grief from another team's players and fans. He was openly mocked by Brian Orakpo in the first quarter when the Redskins linebacker raised both hands and performed the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's "money" gesture after a sack by Ryan Kerrigan.

"I get words exchanged throughout the entirety of the game, every game, week after week, and I should've been smarter," Manziel said. "It was a 'Monday Night Football' game, and cameras were probably solid on me, and I just need to be smarter about that.

"It's there, and it's present every game, and I just need to let it slide off my back and go to the next play."

Meanwhile, Pettine needs to pick a starting quarterback. The performances were so unspectacular that the coach suggested he might audible from his previously stated plan of announcing his regular-season starter on Tuesday.

"All the options are still on the table," Pettine said.

Hoyer started Monday night and completed 2 of 6 passes for 16 yards. His self-assessment: "It probably couldn't have been any worse. It's disappointing. It was embarrassing."

Manziel, the No. 22 pick in the NFL draft, was 7 for 16 for 65 yards and a touchdown. Of his series early in the game, he said: "I really tried to force everything and not let it fly like I should have. I need to get better at that and throw the dang ball."

Those stats, as mediocre as they are, were padded by series against the Redskins' backups. In the first quarter — when Washington's starters were in the game — Manziel was 2 for 7 for 29 yards, and Hoyer was 0 for 2.

"They both missed some throws," Pettine said.

If there's any hint as to which way Pettine is leaning, it's worth noting that Hoyer started for the second consecutive game and played mostly with the first-team offense. Manziel was sent out with the reserves to play in the second half.

Manziel took advantage by leading a 16-play, 68-yard drive capped by an 8-yard pass to Dion Lewis for Cleveland's first touchdown.

But the six points were overshadowed by the one finger.

"A lot of people just scream out things that are very, very disrespectful," Browns cornerback Joe Haden said. "He's just got to zone it out."

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 19 2014 10:27AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.

The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.

It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns.

Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it's good."

Protesters have gathered daily in Ferguson since Brown was fatally was shot by a police officer Aug. 9.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 18 2014 10:27AM

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.

Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.

The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had been told by doctors to wear a cast on his wrist for two to three weeks, but he hoped to be able to return in time for the U.S. Open.

The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.

It's only the fourth time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that the reigning U.S. Open men's champion is not in the field.

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