The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


August 16, 2013

Iowa State to lean on young WRs


All indications are that Bundrage will be Richardson’s top target to start 2013.

“We’re a young team, so I know that someone has to step up and be a leader. If we don’t, it’s going to cause problems somewhere,” Bundrage said.

Even though Jarvis West opened camp as a backup to unheralded senior Justin Coleman, he and senior Albert Gary should provide experience to a unit that desperately needs it.

The Cyclones are hoping they’ll prove to be more than just that.

West was tied for third on the Cyclones with 31 catches last season while sharing the kick returner role with Gary, who had 18 receptions a year ago.

Still, both find themselves competing with Coleman for starting spots.

Coleman only transferred to Iowa State after his former school, Nebraska-Omaha, dropped football. After redshirting in 2011 and playing mostly special teams last season, Coleman has unexpectedly emerged as a No. 1 receiver.

“All these different situations you get to in football, he always seems to do the right thing,” Sturdy said of Coleman. “He’s always where he’s supposed to be when he’s supposed to be there. Sometimes he gets there in different ways, but he gets there, and then he catches the ball consistently. Smart guy, smart player.”

The Cyclones have also given extensive looks to a number of redshirt freshmen, with 6-foot-1 Dondre Daley leading the way as camp winds to a close.

But it’ll be quite a while before anyone can tell whether Iowa State’s inexperienced receivers can upgrade the program’s struggling passing game.

“I’m basically sitting here saying Quenton Bundrage is the bell cow and the leader of the whole room — and he’s a redshirt sophomore. So that’s what it is,” Sturdy said.

Text Only
  • 7-22-14 15 or 17-Airborne tag A rally fit for Kings (with VIDEO)

    ELDRIDGE — It would have been easy for Clinton sophomore Nick Houzenga to be discouraged as he took the mound in the bottom of the first inning of the River Kings’ Class 4A substate semifinal against North Scott.After all, the Lancers had already bui

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • 7-22-14 Photo, Bowlsby Big 12 Commissioner issues warning about future DALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.“You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.”During his opening address

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trio of Queens earn honors ELDRIDGE -- Three members of the Clinton High softball team were named to the All-Mississippi Athletic Conference honorable mention squad Monday.Junior Cara Brewer and sophomores Sydney Davis and Jenna Stremlow received the honors.Brewer, a catcher-t

    July 22, 2014

  • Assumption spoils Sabers' strong start MAQUOKETA—Things fell apart quickly for the Central DeWitt Sabers on Monday night, as they fell 5-4 to the Davenport Assumption Knights in the Iowa Class 3A District 7 baseball final, ending their 2014 season.The Sabers (21-19-1) had complete control

    July 22, 2014

  • Win completes 4-2 road trip for LumberKings LANSING, Mich. – One day after a walk-off home run spoiled an opportunity for a series win, the Clinton LumberKings responded with a 2-1 series-clinching victory over the host Lansing Lugnuts in a Monday Midwest League baseball matinee at Cooley Law

    July 22, 2014

  • Sale pitches White Sox past Royals CHICAGO — About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn’t make Monday night was his case for the American League’s Cy Young Award.Then again, if he keeps pitching like he has so far this season, he won’t have to say much.Sale pitched seven effective in

    July 22, 2014

  • 7-21-14 9-Photo, Cubs Rizzo's big catch backfires PHOENIX — Things are going so badly for the Chicago Cubs, even a spectacular play backfires.First baseman Anthony Rizzo tumbled over a railing and into a camera well to make a catch, but a rule allowed the go-ahead run to score from third and the Cub

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-21-14 8-Photo, Cordova burnout Nitro Jam delivers thrills CORDOVA, Ill. -- Another beautiful night in Illinois gave way to a massive turnout to watch the final rounds of professional drag racing in the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals on Saturday night at Cordova Dragway Park.The event, returning to Cordova

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-21-14 10-Photo, British Open McIlroy wire-to-wire at British HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.In the record book, he is listed behin

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-21-14 8-Photo, Marquette softball Last year motivates Marquette WILTON -- Marquette Catholic barely missed making a second consecutive trip to the Iowa softball state tournament a year ago. But, the 3-2 regional final loss to Gilbertville Don Bosco that prevented the return trip is a key reason the Mohawks are he

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

High School Sports