SPORTS APRIL 4, 2013

Written by on April 4, 2013 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers softball team and Culver-Stockton College Wildcats split a doubleheader on Wednesday at IWC.

 The Wildcats won the opener 6-1. Ayla Serrano was the losing pitcher, Tory Beaver had 2 hits to lead the Wesleyan offense one being a double. The Tigers won the second game 8-4, picking up 8 hits, Tory Beaver had 2 hits and 4 rbi’s.  Winning pitcher was Sonja Holmes.

 IWC is now 10-10.

 

The girls’ golf meet that was postponed Tuesday of this week has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 30th, at Fairfield at 4:00 p.m.

 

Here is the IWC sports schedule for this week.   

Thursday Baseball @ Graceland @ 3:00 DH

Friday-Men’s golf @ Ashford Invite @ Riverside

Saturday Men’s golf @ Riverside

                   Softball @ Grinnell @ 2;00 and 4;00

                   Men’s/Women’s track @ Ashford Invite, Clinton, IA

Sunday Softball @ Grinnell

 

The Burlington Bees open up the 2013 season tonight at home against Clinton

 

Iowa won their semi final game in the N.I.T. in New York Tuesday night 71-60 over Maryland, led by Devin Marble with 21 points.  Baylor from the Big 12 won the other semi 76-70 over BYU.  The Hawks will battle for the championship tonight in the Big Apple at 8 p.m.

 

The NCAA women’s final four field is set for Sunday, the semi finals will be played in New Orleans with Louisville against California and Notre Dame plays U-Conn.

 

Men’s NCAA final four Saturday night will feature at 5 p.m. Louisville vs Wichita State, followed by Michigan vs Syracuse.

 

IMCA Late Model racers will take to the 34 Raceway

Saturday, April 6 for the Fifth Annual Slocum 50.

The Saturday show will be the 48th Deery event held at West

 Burlington’s 34 Raceway.

Also competing for track points will be the 4 Cylinders.

Pit gates open at 4, grandstand at 5. Adults $15 ($1 of every adult

 grandstand admission will be donated to the Brent Slocum Scholarship

 fund). Seniors & Students $13, Kids 10 and under FREE. Pit pass $30.

For more information www.34raceway.com

 

 

 The new guidelines for pre-season football practices have been explained to Iowa High School Athletic Association member school’s athletic directors and administrators and will go into effect this fall. 

     The new measures incorporate many of the recommendations from research and studies by the medical community relative to the length of practice, the amount of contact in pre-season drills.

     In December, the new regulations were discussed and approved by the Football Playoff Committee, a group representing school administrators and the Iowa Football Coaches Association. The regulations were approved by the Board of Control and in March explained to the Representative Council.

    Specifically, the new regulations during the acclimatization period that effect the state’s 342 programs and 21,200 athletes addresses the following areas:

     (1) There shall be no more than one practice per day.

     (2) A practice is defined as a period of time in which a student participates in physical activity.

     (3) A practice cannot exceed three (3) hours in length. Warm-up, stretching, speed and agility rules, strength training, and cool down are all considered part of a practice.  Optional weight training activities that are available to all students are not considered part of the practice.

     (4) On the first two (2) days of practice helmets and mouth guards may be worn and no activities that require protective equipment shall be done.

     (5) During days three through five (3-5), helmets, mouth guards, and shoulder pads may be worn and contact with blocking sleds, tackling dummies and technique drills for blocking and tackling may begin, but no full contact. Above the waist contact between players focusing on proper tackling and blocking techniques may occur.

     (6) Starting on day six (6), all protective equipment may be worn and full contact drills may begin.

     (7) The first two Sundays during the 14-day acclimatization period shall be days of complete rest (no practice, stretching, conditioning, speed and agility drills, strength training, etc.)

     Todd Tharp, assistant executive director at the IHSAA and the administrator for football noted, “We had great discussions with the football committee and representatives of the coaches association”, he said. “The health and safety of athletes is always everyone’s number one priority and these new measures apply equally to all schools.”

     Several states implemented many of the above measures in 2012.

     Iowa has been among the national leaders in addressing player safety and health issues including being among the first to define illegal helmet contact, heat and hydration issues, and addressing protocol for dealing with possible concussions/head injuries. 

     IN OTHER Board of Control action related to football, four other items were approved effective this fall. They are: (1) The IHSAA and the Football Coaches Association will work jointly to produce a football safety video; (2) Schools are now allowed to have a scrimmage with another school prior to the first legal playing date and after 10 days of practice; (3) In games where the continuous clock is being used the clock will stop for the administration of penalties; and (4) The UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls will be used only for semifinal and championship round contests unless the host school uses the UNI-Dome as their primary home facility.

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