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Western Iowa Conference Wrestling Championships begin tonight with new format


December 14th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Western Iowa Conference Wrestling Championships will be contested tonight and Saturday in Avoca. The format for this year has changed a bit. Friday will be a dual tournament with teams seeded and bracketed. Each school will get three duals with action starting at 5:00pm.

Saturday will be a traditional tournament with matches starting at 10:00am. Two champions will be crowned team wise for the weekend. The Dual Team Champion on Friday and a traditional Team Champion on Saturday.

Individual champions on Saturday at each weight class will be considered All-WIC wrestlers.

Audubon travels to Tri-Center for double-dip tonight on KJAN


December 14th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Audubon Wheelers will travel to fave the Tri-Center Trojans in a Western Iowa Conference doubleheader tonight and we’ll have coverage on KJAN.

The girls game will feature the 2-5 Wheelers against the 3-2 Trojans. Audubon has been led by 10 points per game from Aleah Hermensen and are averaging 43 points per game as a team. The Trojans’ scoring leader is Marissa Anderson who has dropped in 14 points per game. The Trojans have dropped in 49 points per game so far this season.

The boys match-up will pair two 4-2 squads. The Wheelers’ Tate Killeen is averaging 24 points per game and two others have averaged in double figures: Lane Lawson (16ppg) and Kaiden Smith (10ppg). Tri-Center has two players averaging in double-digits with Leyton Nelson at 14 and Ethan Alfers at 11 points per game.

Tune in to KJAN for both games tonight as Chris Parks has the call from Neola. Pregame will begin at 5:50pm prior to the girls game at 6:00pm. The boys will follow at about 7:30pm. You can catch the broadcast on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, and on the web app.

High School Wrestling Scoreboard 12/13/2018


December 14th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Kuemper Catholic, Lewis Central at Atlantic/CAM

Atlantic-CAM 57, Kuemper Catholic 18
Atlantic-CAM 52, Lewis Central 20
Lewis Central 58, Kuemper Catholic 23

2x winners on the night for Atlantic/CAM included: Joe Weaver (120), Steele McLaren (126), Chase McLaren (138), Kadin Stutzman (145), Connor Pellett (152), Kenny Jimerson (170), Mitchell Williamson (195/220), Cale Roller (220/285).

Clarinda, Harlan at Shenandoah

Clarinda 56, Shenandoah 12
Harlan 75, Shenandoah 15
Harlan 59, Clarinda 18

Denison-Schleswig, St. Albert at Red Oak

Red Oak 72, Denison-Schleswig 6
Red Oak 72, St. Albert 6
Denison-Schleswig 52, St. Albert 24

Coon Rapids-Bayard, Greene County, Nevada at Saydel

Nevada 43, Coon Rapids-Bayard 42
Saydel 42, Coon Rapids-Bayard 24
Greene County 58, Coon Rapids-Bayard 15

Corner Conference Duals

Griswold 31, Clarinda Academy 30
East Atchison 48, Clarinda Academy 30
East Atchison 42, Griswold 12
East Mills 42, Clarinda Academy 30
East Mills 30, Griswold 24
East Mills 36, East Atchison 30
Southwest Iowa 60, Clarinda Academy 12
Southwest Iowa 48, East Mills 24
Southwest Iowa 54, Griswold 17
Southwest Iowa 54, East Atchison 24

All-Conference Honorees

106 – Lucas Joesting, East Atchison
113 – Kyle Kesterson, Southwest Iowa
120 – Jayden Clark, East Atchison
126 – Emily Vance, East Atchison
132 – Layne Ettleman, Southwest Iowa
138 – Colton Hauschild, Southwest Iowa
145 – Jackson Wray, East Mills
152 – Hunter Way, East MIlls
160 – Derek Mueller, Griswold
170 – TJ Ellington, Southwest Iowa
182 – Brady Mullins, Southwest Iowa
195 – Seth Butler, Griswold
220 – Jack Anderson, East Mills
285 – Thomas Wilson, Southwest Iowa

Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Wayne at East Union

Mount Ayr 48, East Union 18
Nodaway Valley 57, Mount Ayr 18
Nodaway Valley 36, East Union 24
Wayne 54, East Union 21
Wayne 60, Mount Ayr 24
Wayne 51, Nodaway Valley 28

Thomas Jefferson, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City East at Abraham Lincoln

Bishop Heelan Catholic 68, Abraham Lincoln 12
Bishop Heelan Catholic 48, Thomas Jefferson 26
Thomas Jefferson 52, Sioux City East 30
Sioux City East 52, Abraham Lincoln 18

Woodbine, West Monona-Whiting at Ridge View

West Monona-Whiting 60, Woodbine 24
Ridge View 51, Woodbine 24


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/14/18

Podcasts, Sports

December 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.


Thursday’s High School Basketball Scores (from 12/13/18)


December 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Boys Scores

AC/GC 70, Glidden-Ralston 28

Murray 52, Lenox 38

West Sioux 91, Woodbury Central, Moville 48

Girls Scores

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 53, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 31

Glidden-Ralston 57, AC/GC 45

Kingsley-Pierson 63, St. Mary’s, Remsen 30

Lenox 54, Murray 42

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 71, Sioux City, East 63

South Sioux City, Neb. 70, Sioux City, West 62

Woodbury Central, Moville 63, West Sioux 44

Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/14/18


December 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Injured Iowa State star Lindell Wigginton met with reporters for the first time in weeks wearing a shirt that read “Then What?” That’s a question the Cyclones will soon be asking themselves about Wigginton and Solomon Young. Both players could be back within a week, leaving Iowa State coach Steve Prohm with some decisions to make with a roster that will soon feature about a dozen Big 12-caliber players.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns in the final minutes, then hit Mike Williams for the go-ahead 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to give Los Angeles a 29-28 victory over the Chiefs. The Chargers clinched a playoff berth while forging a first-place tie with Kansas City in the AFC West. The Chargers also ended a nine-game losing streak to their longtime division rivals.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs collapsed in the fourth quarter against the Chargers, giving up two touchdown drives in the final minutes of a 29-28 defeat. That not only cost Kansas City an opportunity to clinch the AFC West title, it also made the team’s final two games against Seattle and Oakland much more important.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before routing Michigan to win their second national championship in three years. Both teams have much different rosters this season, and the game Saturday will be played at Allen Fieldhouse rather than the Alamodome in San Antonio.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reigning Most Outstanding Player Mikaela Foecke ripped her 19th kill to cap defending champion Nebraska’s rally for a 22-15, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Illinois in the NCAA volleyball semifinals. The Cornhuskers (29-6) will go for their sixth title Saturday night against Stanford (33-1), which swept BYU in the other semifinal.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro League could have a chance to commemorate some of its stars through a series of bobbleheads. The effort is designed to help mark the upcoming centennial of baseball’s Negro National League, which began in Kansas City in February of 1920. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro League stars who would be honored with bobbleheads if the campaign raises enough money.

Chargers score 2 TDs in last 3:49 to beat Chiefs


December 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Things just got a little more interesting in the AFC West after Philip Rivers engineered a very late comeback. The Los Angeles Chargers scored two touchdowns in the final 3:49 before Rivers hit Mike Williams for a two-point conversion with just four seconds left to lead a 29-28 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City.

The Chiefs led 28-14 and were looking at their 10th straight win over the Chargers until Justin Jackson scored on a three-yard run. Following a Kansas City punt, Rivers kept the winning drive alive with a fourth-down pass to Travis Benjamin, and Los Angeles received some help from a questionable pass interference call that gave the Chargers first-and-goal at the Kansas City 1 with eight seconds remaining.

Rivers was 26 of 38 for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Chargers moved into a virtual tie with Kansas City for the division lead at 11-3. Williams accounted for 20 points with three touchdowns and the game-winning conversion catch that allowed Los Angeles to clinch a playoff berth.

Patrick Mahomes threw for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and was 24 of 34 for 243 yards and no picks.

IGHSAU girls basketball rankings 12/13/2018


December 13th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The IGHSAU released their weekly girls basketball rankings on Thursday. Ranked teams from the KJAN listening area include CAM at #9 in Class 1A. Glidden-Ralston checks in at #13 in 1A as well. Treynor is ranked #2 in Class 2A and Panorma is 6th. Red Oak comes in at #7 this week in 3A with Shenandoah dropping two spots to #13. Lewis Central jumped two spots to #8 in Class 4A.

Check out the full rankings here: GBBrankings121318

Iowa State’s Schaben Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American


December 13th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Jess Schaben

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Jess Schaben was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the third time in her career, the AVCA announced Wednesday morning.

Schaben wraps up her Iowa State career with another award to her stuffed mantle of prizes. She finishes her Cyclone tenure as a three-time AVCA Honorable Mention All-American to go with her three AVCA All-Midwest Region team nods. The AVCA also recognized Schaben as the Midwest Region Freshman of the Year back in 2015. She was also a three-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree.

The Defiance, Iowa native finished up her senior season leading the Cyclones to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) title last night, earning Tournament MVP honors in the process. For the season, Schaben finished 2018 with 516 kills at 4.20 per set, both the No. 4 marks for a single season in ISU history, at .250 hitting. She also posted 362 digs at 2.94 per set, racking up 20 double-doubles across the season.

For her career, Schaben finishes fourth in Iowa State history with her 1,548 career kills, second with her 3.57 kills per set. Last night in the sweep of Tulane, Schaben became the 16th player in ISU history to record over 1,000 digs, finishing with 1,005 for her career. She is the third player in Cyclone history to finish their careers with at least 1,500 kills and 1,000 digs, joining Krisitin Hugdahl (1992-95) and Steph McCannon (1992-95).

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/13/18

Podcasts, Sports

December 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.