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A former Harlan Cyclones Coach passed away

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March 29th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Our sister station KNOD in Harlan reports former Harlan coach Bill Hosack has died after a battle with cancer. The 66-year old Hosack was a longtime assistant football and head girls track coach, spending 38 years coaching in the Harlan football program and 25 in girls track.

Hosack was a part of the football program’s 11 state championships from 1977 to 2014 while leading the girls track squad to eight Hawkeye Ten championships in a nine-year span between 2005 and 2013.

Tributes to the former coach have been pouring in throughout social media, including from Harlan alum and Glenwood activities director Jeff Bissen: “He was a great coach, a great educator and an even better person.”

7AM Sportscast 03/28/2020

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March 28th, 2020 by Chris Parks

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/27/20

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March 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

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Midwest Sports Headlines: 3/27/20

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March 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This was supposed to be the first opening day for the Royals under new owner John Sherman. The fulfillment of a lifelong ambition. Instead, Kauffman Stadium sat empty under sunny skies and amid continued uncertainty whether baseball will be played at all this year. The outbreak of the new coronavirus has brought the sports world to a halt. That includes baseball, which is hard at work planning for an abbreviated season that executives hope will begin later this year.

UNDATED (AP) — A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The sixth game on the list is Kansas’ 75-68 victory against Memphis in the 2008 national championship game. Mario Chalmers tied the game with a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation and the Jayhawks pulled away in overtime to win their first title in 20 years. The late heroics nullified an explosive second half for the Tigers’ Derrick Rose, who finished with 18 points.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to one-year deals with defensive tackle Mike Pennel and fullback Anthony Sherman, continuing their trend of keeping low-cost valuable contributors to their Super Bowl run on the roster. The cash-strapped Chiefs have been relatively quiet in free agency, though they have retained several of their own. That includes franchising defensive tackle Chris Jones and signing backup quarterback Chad Henne on a two-year deal.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Cariter Diarra is leaving the basketball program with the intention of turning professional. Diarra is leaving open the option of transferring to another school for his senior season. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber says in a statement Thursday that his leading primary ball-handler and second-leading scorer will graduate this spring. That would allow Diarra to play elsewhere next season without having to redshirt. Diarra was often seen at odds with Weber during a difficult season in Manhattan though both brushed off their verbal spats as simply heat-of-the-moment situations.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Athletics Inc. contends in a newly unsealed court filing that it has evidence former football coach David Beaty “allowed and encouraged NCAA violations” while at the University of Kansas. The memo was filed by the university’s lawyers in January and unsealed this past week. It says those alleged violations has “resulted in several hundred thousand” dollars in legal fees for Kansas Athletics. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the filing includes transcripts of interviews with players and members of the football staff that that the university says suggest that NCAA rule violations occurred under Beaty.

Area 2020 High School Football Schedules

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March 26th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Here is a look at area 2020 high school football schedules released on Thursday by the IHSAA. You can check out links to all schedules on our other story on the sports page.

ACGC
Week 1, August 28th, at Earlham
Week 2, September 4th, vs IKM-Manning
Week 3, September 11th, vs South Central Calhoun
Week 4, September 18th, at Interstate-35
Week 5, September 25th, vs Woodward-Granger
Week 6, October 2nd, vs Kuemper Catholic
Week 7, October 9th, at Van Meter
Week 8, October 16th, at Panorama
Week 9, October 23rd, vs West Central Valley

AHSTW
Week 1, August 28th, vs Shenandoah
Week 2, September 4th, at Missouri Valley
Week 3, September 11th, at Underwood
Week 4, September 18th, vs IKM-Manning
Week 5, September 25th, at SW Valley
Week 6, October 2nd, at Sidney
Week 7, October 9th, vs St. Albert
Week 8, October 16th, vs Riverside
Week 9, October 23rd, at Tri-Center

Atlantic
Week 1, August 28th, at Underwood
Week 2, September 4th, at Kuemper Catholic
Week 3, September 11th, vs Mount Ayr
Week 4, September 18th, vs Treynor
Week 5, September 25th, at Greene County
Week 6, October 2nd, vs Clarinda
Week 7, October 9th, at DM Christian
Week 8, October 16th, at Shenandoah
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Red Oak

Audubon
Week 1, August 28th, at St. Mary’s, Remsen
Week 2, September 4th, at Newell-Fonda
Week 3, September 11th, vs Exira-EHK
Week 4, September 18th, vs Ar-We-Va
Week 5, September 25th, at West Harrison
Week 6, October 2nd, at Boyer Valley
Week 7, October 9th, vs Glidden-Ralston
Week 8, October 16th, at Coon Rapids-Bayard
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Woodbine

CAM
Week 1, August 28th, vs Grand View Christian
Week 2, September 4th, at Martensdale-St. Marys
Week 3, September 11th, at Griswold
Week 4, September 18th, vs Bedford
Week 5, September 25th, vs East Union
Week 6, October 2nd, at East Mills
Week 7, October 9th, at Lenox
Week 8, October 16th, vs Fremont-Mills
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Stanton/Essex

Exira-EHK
Week 1, August 28th, vs Newell-Fonda
Week 2, September 4th, at Kingsley-Pierson
Week 3, September 11th, at Audubon
Week 4, September 18th, vs Coon Rapids-Bayard
Week 5, September 25th, vs Glidden-Ralston
Week 6, October 2nd, at Woodbine
Week 7, October 9th, at West Harrison
Week 8, October 16th, vs Ar-We-Va
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Boyer Valley

Griswold
Week 1, August 28th, vs Melcher-Dallas
Week 2, September 4th, at Grand View Christian
Week 3, September 11th, vs CAM
Week 4, September 18th, at Fremont-Mills
Week 5, September 25th, vs Lenox
Week 6, October 2nd, at Stanton/Essex
Week 7, October 9th, vs East Union
Week 8, October 16th, vs Bedford
Week 9, October 23rd, at East Mills

Harlan
Week 1, August 28th, vs Thomas Jefferson
Week 2, September 4th, at ADM
Week 3, September 11th, vs Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Week 4, September 18th, at Spencer
Week 5, September 25th, vs Glenwood
Week 6, October 2nd, vs Denison-Schleswig
Week 7, October 9th, at Carroll
Week 8, October 16th, at Creston/O-M
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Lewis Central

Nodaway Valley
Week 1, August 28th, at West Central Valley
Week 2, September 4th, vs Mount Ayr
Week 3, September 11th, vs Central Decatur
Week 4, September 18th, at SW Valley
Week 5, September 25th, vs Madrid
Week 6, October 2nd, at Ogden
Week 7, October 9th, at Wayne
Week 8, October 16th, vs Earlham
Week 9, October 23rd, vs Woodward Academy

Riverside
Week 1, August 28th, vs Red Oak
Week 2, September 4th, at West Monona
Week 3, September 11th, at Westwood
Week 4, September 18th, vs Shenandoah
Week 5, September 25th, vs St Albert
Week 6, October 2nd, at Tri-Center
Week 7, October 9th, vs Sidney
Week 8, October 16th, at AHSTW
Week 9, October 23rd, vs SW Valley

Tri-Center
Week 1, August 28th, at IKM-Manning
Week 2, September 4th, vs. Underwood
Week 3, September 11th, vs. Missouri Valley
Week 4, September 18th, at Logan-Magnolia
Week 5, September 25th, at Sidney
Week 6, October 2nd, vs. Riverside, Oakland
Week 7, October 9th, vs. Southwest Valley
Week 8, October 16th, at St. Albert, Council Bluffs
Week 9, October 23rd, vs. AHSTW

2020 Atlantic football schedule includes five road trips, no Harlan match-up

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March 26th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2020 high school football schedules on Thursday morning. The Atlantic Trojans will be in 2A District 9 along with Clarinda, Des Moines Christian, Greene County, Red Oak, and Shenandoah. The schedule includes five road games and will not include the traditional annual contest with the Harlan Cyclones.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for the Trojans.

Atlantic 2020 Schedule:
Aug. 28 — at Underwood
Sept. 4 — at Kuemper Catholic, Carroll
Sept. 11 — vs. Mount Ayr
Sept. 18 — vs. Treynor
Sept. 25 — at Greene County
Oct. 2 — vs. Clarinda
Oct. 9 — at Des Moines Christian
Oct. 16 — at Shenandoah
Oct. 23 — vs. Red Oak

IHSAA releases 2020 Football districts and schedules

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March 26th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Assocation has released the 2020 high school football districts and schedules. Follow the links below to find information for each class.

Football classifications for 2020: Class 4A | Class 3A | Class 2A | Class 1A | Class A | Eight-Player

Schedules, organized by classification and alphabetically by team, can be viewed through the links below.
Games listed “vs.” are home. Games listed “at” are away.

CLASS 4A

CLASS 3A

CLASS 2A

CLASS 1A

CLASS A

EIGHT-PLAYER 

ALL SCHOOLS

Practice is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10. Playing dates are Fridays, but subject to change for Thursdays or Saturdays depending on host school and site availability. Regular season playing dates and their corresponding weeks are below.

Week 1: August 28
Week 2: September 4
Week 3: September 11
Week 4: September 18
Week 5: September 25
Week 6: October 2
Week 7: October 9
Week 8: October 16
Week 9: October 23

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/26/20

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March 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/25/20

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March 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

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Midwest Sports Headlines: 3/25/20

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March 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta’amu, the highest-rated quarterback during the abbreviated XFL season. He will compete with veteran Chad Henne for a backup job next season. The 22-year-old Ta’amu was undrafted out of Mississippi last year and spent time in training camp with the Texans. He was released in August and signed with the St. Louis Battlehawks. He led the XFL with an 82.8 passer rating and 72.4% completion percentage and was third with 1,050 yards passing in five games.