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(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, Oct. 24 2014

Podcasts, Sports

October 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Area Cross Country State Qualifiers


October 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A @ Panorama
1. Griswold 74
2. Panorama 77
3. Underwood 118

Top 10 Individual Finishers
1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold 15:20
2. Karley Larson, Underwood 16:17
3. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning 16:27
4. Devyn Kemble, Panorama 16:30
5. Kristen Weber, Earlham 16:35
6. Alyx Flippin, Griswold 16:47
7. Emily Copic, Exira/EHK 16:50
8. Emma Harper, East Union 16:52
9. Hannah Appleseth, Panorama 16:52
10. Jacey Martin, St. Albert 17:01

Class 2-A @ Panorama
1. North Polk 58
2. Red Oak 76
3. West Central Valley 82

Top 10 Individual Finishers
1. Amelia Lesher, North Polk 17:13
2. Shelby Hunemiller, West Central Valley 17:29
3. Kate Walker, Red Oak 17:37
4. Jana Willard, Eagle Grove 17:44
5. Abbey Harris, West Central Valley 17:52
6. Gillian Stanley, West Central Valley 17:59
7. Sophie Blanchard, North Polk 18:02
8. Paige Shirley, Red Oak 18:04
9. Kenzie Alberts, Clarion-Goldfield/Dows 18:07
10. Nikki Graber, Red Oak 18:08

Class 3-A @ Perry
1. Gilbert 32
2. Winterset 84
3. Humboldt 90

Top 10 Individual Finishers
1. Grace Gibbons, Gilbert 14:46
2. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic 15:16
3. Carly Rahn, Gilbert 15:19
4. Karli Rastetter, Gilbert 15:19
5. Lexi Smith, Dallas Center-Grimes 15:20
6. Dianna Slight, Boone 15:31
7. Maria Mostek, Creston 15:35
8. Layken Gurwell, Winterset 15:36
9. Maddie Kampen, Humboldt 15:52
10. Dominque Fleming, Winterset 16:14

Class 3-A @ Kuemper Catholic
1. MOC-Floyd Valley 60
2. Sioux City Bishop Heelan 64
3. Harlan 84

Top 10 Individual Finishers
1. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig 16:26
2. Caroline Ascherl, MOC-Floyd Valley 16:39
3. Sammy Blum, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 16:51
4. Olivia Hamilton, Spencer 16:56
5. Tess Lord, Bishop Heelan 16:59
6. Marissa Klindt, Harlan 17:04
7. Kelsey Lang, MOC-Floyd Valley 17:04
8. Jaycee Vander Berg, MOC-Floyd Valley 17:07
9. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan 17:10
10. Sara Bauermeister, Spencer 17:15

Class 4-A @ Lewis Central
1. Johnston 31
2. Urbandale 38
3. Dowling Catholic 63

Top 10 Individual Finishers
1. Jordyn Kleve, Johnston
2. Elyse Prescott, Urbandale
3. Jessica McKee, Johnston
4. Vivian Broderick, Dowling Catholic
5. Trina Moreno, Urbandale
6. Julia Noah, Urbandale
7. Hannah Thomas, Dowling Catholic
8. Maddy Bradley, Johnston
9. Sara Ness, Johnston
10. Anna Toot, Johnston

IAHSAA will use new format to set playoff pairings


October 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The pairings for the upcoming high school football playoffs will have a much different look this season. Gone is the format from the past few years where the entire bracket is released for all six classes and instead the pairings will be put together after each round. Todd Tharp of the Iowa High School Athletic Association says the new format is designed to limit travel.

He says school administrators have shared their concerns with schools traveling over three-hours to a ball game that their patrons have a hard time traveling to. The IHSAA visited with its Football Advisory Committee and Board and discussed putting in place the 125-mile travel limitation for the 8-Player through 3-A games.

Tharp says the new system won’t change the pairings when it comes to seeding but there could be district rematches in the first two rounds. He says “There’ll still be the District Champion. We’ll still play the 4th place team. The district runner-up will still play the 3rd place team. Unfortunately in some areas of the State, there might be some district rematches that will take place where the District 1 champion will still have to play the District 1st 4th place team on that first Wednesday night.”

Tharp says they will no longer be automatically matching teams from neighboring districts. “The number one team might be in the southern part of one district, and the number four is in the northern parts of another district. They might get matched-up, and maybe the number two is one the east side and the number three is one the west side from another district. You could combine maybe three different districts together to get those games in the first round,” according to Tharp.

He says they should have all 192 qualifiers and their seeding on the association website before midnight. It will then take a couple of hours to complete the pairings. Tharp says he’s “Hoping between two and two-thirty on Saturday morning, that we will have all 96 games on the website (at http://www.iahsaa.org/). The home team, visiting team, and their seed [will be there] for fans to see, at that particular time.”

The first round for all six classes is Wednesday night.

(Radio Iowa)

Area Volleyball Scores from Thu., Oct. 23 2014


October 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3-1) Carroll 25-25-17-25, ADM 20-21-25-20
(2-0) CB Abraham Lincoln 24-21, Sioux City East 22-8
(3-1) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25-13-25, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 15-15-25-20
(3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Clarinda 8-12-10

Tri-Center @ Griswold Tonight on KJAN!

Sports, TV

October 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Our broadcast game tonight on KJAN is basically a play-off game….the team that wins is in the play-offs!  Tri-Center visits Griswold tonight and both teams are hunting for the fourth and final play-off spot in Class A District 1.  The Trojans and the Tigers have identical records of 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the district.  We’ll have the game live tonight on AM 1220, FM 101.1 and on kjan.com.  You can also watch the game on your computer or smartphone with our live streaming video on the TV page at kjan.com!

2014 High School Football Schedule – Week 9, October 24


October 24th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A District 8
Harlan @ ADM
Creston @ Atlantic
Glenwood @ Dallas Center Grimes
Winterset @ Bondurant-Farrar

Class 2-A District 8
Clarinda @ Prairie Valley
East Sac County @ Red Oak
Shenandoah @ Kuemper Catholic
Missouri Valley @ West Central Valley

Class 1-A District 1
A-H-S-T-W @ West Monona
IKM-Manning @ Underwood
Missouri Valley @ West Central Valley
Treynor @ OA-BCIG

Class 1-A District 8
Central Decatur @ Van Meter
Des Moines Christian @ Woodward-Granger
Interstate 35 @ Southwest Valley
Woodward Academy @ Panorama

Class A District 1
St. Albert @ Audubon
Tri-Center @ Griswold
Logan-Magnolia @ Westwood
Riverside @ Maple Valley

Class A District 8
Nodaway Valley @ Bedford
Clarinda Academy @ Pleasantville
Martensdale-St. Marys @ Earlham
SE Warren @ Mount Ayr

8-Man District 1
River Valley @ Ar-We-Va
Boyer Valley @ Woodbine
Kingsley-Pierson @ Exira/EHK
West Harrison @ Newell-Fonda

8-Man District 7
Guthrie Center @ Adair-Casey
Ankeny Christian Academy @ Murray
East Union @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Glidden-Ralston @ NE Hamilton

8-Man District 8
Lenox @ CAM
East Mills @ Sidney
Fremont-Mills @ Essex
Stanton @ Nishnabotna

Iowa St G Hallice Cooke set for hip surgeries


October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke is having surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out 6-8 months. The Cyclones say Cooke, who is redshirting the 2014-15 season, will have surgery to repair one of his ailing hips in New York City on Monday. Cooke, who is from Union City, New Jersey, will have a second surgery four weeks later.

Cooke transferred from Oregon State in the offseason after averaging 8.2 points per game. He’ll have three years of eligibility left, starting with the 2015-16 season.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 10/23/2014

Podcasts, Sports

October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-all


October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura. Brandon Belt tied the score 2-all with an RBI double in the fourth.

Butler’s single off Jean Machi drove in his second run of the night and put the Royals ahead 3-2. Perez lined a two-run double to the left-center wall for a three-run lead, and Infante homered into the left-field bullpen off Hunter Strickland.

Game 3 is Friday night in San Francisco.

Chiefs’ Charles passes battery of concussion tests


October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs insisted Wednesday that Jamaal Charles has passed a battery of tests and does not show signs of a concussion, one day after the star running back said he exhibited symptoms in last weekend’s win over San Diego.

Charles took a blow from Brandon Flowers when he dove into the endzone Sunday. Charles popped up and trotted off the field, and trainers met him on the sideline. He remained in the game. On Tuesday, Charles told ESPN Radio that he saw “light bulbs” a few plays later, and that he tried to avoid going through the league’s concussion protocol.

After the Chiefs learned of the interview, they put Charles through a battery of tests. The team said he passed all of them.