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Audubon pep rally tonight for State Football


November 19th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Audubon Wheelers are prepping for the 8-Man State Football Championship Game on Thursday morning against Don Bosco. A pep rally and free will donation meal will be held Tuesday night for proud Wheeler fans and supporters.

The event will be held at the Audubon High School with the meal in the lunch room from 5:30pm-6:45pm and the pep rally in the gym at 7:00pm. Money raised tonight will go towards lodging and travel costs for the team.

A public sendoff for the team will be held following classes on Wednesday and the public is encouraged to come out to support the team then as well. The charter bus will be guided down Stadium Drive to Albert the Bull Park then towards the Elementary to the square and down main street back to Highway 71.

The Wheelers meet the Dons for the title on Thursday morning at 10:00am at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. We’ll have coverage on KJAN with pregame at 9:00am.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/19/19

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November 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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


T-Fred Fund reports on SWCC annual dinner & scholarships

News, Sports

November 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Melanie Petty, spokesperson for the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund report, everyone had a great time last week at the Southwestern Community College annual dinner. Petty says they were able to meet the Fund’s three scholarship recipients and new coaches for the Spartans baseball program. Petty says back in 2008, Trevor received a baseball scholarship and it made all the difference in him continuing to play his second year.

She says they are thankful to the SWCC community for being such a huge part of Trev’s life and happy that they are able to pay it forward. Thanks for a great night to: Jordan Camp, Mitchell McIntyre, Luiz Torres, Robert Ortiz and Brian Soto.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 11/19/19


November 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium. Daniel Sorensen picked off Philip Rivers’ fourth interception near the goal line with 18 seconds to play to secure the Chiefs’ 10th win in 11 meetings with the Chargers. Patrick Mahomes passed for 182 yards and hit Travis Kelce for his only touchdown. Rivers passed for 353 yards during his first four-interception game since November 2016 for the Chargers.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Philip Rivers went down slinging in Mexico in his first four-interception game in three years for the Chargers. Los Angeles’ playoff hopes are looking grim after the team’s longtime franchise quarterback and his offense came up empty at Azteca Stadium on plenty of opportunities to turn around this game and their season. Rivers surpassed 3,000 yards passing for the 14th consecutive season, but couldn’t make enough plays near the goal line to save the Bolts.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Left tackle Russell Okung is out for a second straight week when the Los Angeles Chargers face the Kansas City Chiefs at Azteca Stadium. Okung has a groin injury that kept him out against Oakland 11 days ago. Running back Darwin Thompson and cornerback Kendall Fuller were inactive for the Chiefs.

UNDATED (AP) — Duke has moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll following Kentucky’s surprising loss to Evansville. The Blue Devils moved up a spot after a pair of wins last week. The Wildcats dropped to No. 9. Louisville is second, followed by Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Javan White had 24 points and 15 rebounds and UMBC rolled past NAIA member Bacone 111-38. The 73-point margin of victory is a school record.

Assalley named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas – The Big Conference announced today that Iowa State junior placekicker Connor Assalley is the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.

Assalley played a huge role in Iowa State’s 23-21 victory over No. 22 Texas on Saturday. Assalley was 2-of-2 on field goals and 2-of-2 on PATs in the victory, including connecting on one of the most historic kicks in the Cyclone annals.

With Iowa State down 21-20, Assalley booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to clinch the Cyclone victory. It was the first regulation walk-off score for Iowa State since 1983.

Assalley also had a successful 35-yarder in the second quarter.

The Naperville, Ill., native ranks fourth in school history in field goal percentage (71.1 pct.) and his 27 career field goals is ninth in school history.

Kolar named Mackey Award Semifinalist


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

NEW YORK – The Friends of John Mackey have announced today eight semi-finalists for the 2019 John Mackey Award and Iowa State sophomore tight end Charlie Kolar made the list.

The eight semi-finalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end and the recipient will be announced on Dec. 11.

Kolar is having the greatest season by a tight end in Iowa State history in 2019, leading the Big 12 in receptions (41), receiving yards (549) and receiving touchdowns (7). Kolar’s season receiving yard total is a school record by a tight end and his seven touchdowns is one shy from the school mark set by E.J. Bibbs (8) in 2014.

Among tight ends nationally, Kolar ranks fourth in touchdown catches (7), seventh in receiving yards per game (54.9) and eighth in receptions per game (4.1).

A native of Norman, Okla., Kolar has played at an All-American rate all season. His Pro Football Focus (PFF) receiving grade of 90.6% is No. 1 nationally (200 snaps) and his overall offensive grade is at 86.0%, the second-best total nationally among tight ends (200 snaps).

Kolar has been Davey O’Brien Award semi-finalist Brock Purdy’s favorite target. The 6-6, 252-pounder has routinely come up with big plays with his outstanding hands and precise routes. A total of 32 of his 41 receptions have resulted in first downs or touchdowns and he’s been on the receiving end of 13 3rd/4th down conversions, including three of ISU’s four 4th down conversion receptions.

Kolar, who has four 70-yard receiving games this season, has an active streak of a touchdown catch in four-straight games to tie for the third-longest string in school history.

Kolar was honored as an Academic All-District 6 selection by CoSIDA and is in the running for Academic All-America accolades. He maintains a 3.98 cumulative GPA in mechanical engineering.

The Mackey Award finalists are announced on Nov. 25.

2019 John Mackey Award Semifinalists
Charlie Kolar, So., Iowa State

Harrison Bryant, Sr., Florida Atlantic
Hunter Bryant, Jr., Washington
Brycen Hopkins, Sr., Purdue
Brevin Jordan, So., Miami (Fla.)
Albert Okwuegbunam, Jr., Missouri
Colby Parkinson, Jr., Stanford
Giovanni Ricci, Sr., Western Michigan

AP Women’s Basketball Top 25 11/18/2019


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Oregon (27) 3-0 723 1
2. Baylor (2) 3-0 697 2
3. Stanford 4-0 654 3
4. UConn 3-0 606 4
5. South Carolina 4-0 601 6
6. Texas A&M 3-0 576 5
7. Oregon St. 4-0 573 7
8. Louisville 3-0 506 9
9. Maryland 3-1 502 8
10. Mississippi St. 3-0 467 10
11. UCLA 3-0 427 11
12. Florida St. 4-0 393 12
13. Kentucky 4-0 375 13
14. NC State 3-0 373 14
15. Michigan St. 3-0 318 16
16. Miami 3-0 286 17
17. Syracuse 3-0 185 20
18. Indiana 3-0 176 21
19. DePaul 2-1 155 18
20. Arkansas 4-0 151 23
21. Michigan 4-0 120 24
22. South Florida 4-0 107 25
23. Gonzaga 2-1 74
23. Tennessee 4-0 74
25. West Virginia 3-0 68

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 62, Arizona 53, Arizona St. 46, South Dakota 26, Missouri St. 24, Minnesota 13, Drake 6, Texas 5, Rutgers 2, Northwestern 1.

AP Men’s College Basketball Top 25 11/18/2019


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Duke (52) 4-0 1608 2
2. Louisville (8) 4-0 1501 4
3. Michigan St. (4) 2-1 1496 3
4. Kansas 2-1 1389 5
5. North Carolina 3-0 1262 6
6. Maryland 3-0 1240 7
7. Virginia (1) 3-0 1232 9
8. Gonzaga 4-0 1227 8
9. Kentucky 2-1 1110 1
10. Ohio St. 3-0 1006 16
11. Oregon 4-0 998 14
12. Texas Tech 3-0 947 11
13. Seton Hall 3-1 837 12
14. Arizona 4-0 644 19
15. Utah St. 4-0 619 17
16. Memphis 3-1 574 13
17. Villanova 2-1 560 10
18. Xavier 4-0 463 21
19. Auburn 4-0 420 22
20. Tennessee 3-0 402
21. VCU 4-0 365
22. Texas 4-0 238
23. Colorado 2-0 208 25
24. Baylor 2-1 179 24
25. Washington 2-1 150 20

Others receiving votes: Florida St. 91, Florida 67, LSU 61, Saint Mary’s 55, Evansville 43, Oklahoma 29, Vermont 11, Michigan 11, Marquette 11, Purdue 11, Butler 10, Mississippi St. 9, Virginia Tech 7, West Virginia 6, Providence 5, Wisconsin 5, Liberty 4, Arkansas 3, Missouri 2, UConn 2, Southern Cal 2, New Mexico 2, San Diego St. 2, Dayton 1.

2019 Class 1A District 10 Football Awards


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The 2019 Awards for Class 1A District 10 football were doled out on Monday. Here is a look at area honors for Tri-Center and Logan-Magnolia.


First Team: Bryson Freeburg QB, Trevor Carlson LB, Gaven Heim WR, Alex Ausdemore G, Brecken Freeberg WR, Owen Osbahr DE.

2nd Team: Hunter Ward WR, Mason Rohatsch WR.

Honorable Mention: Ethan Bearley LB, Ashton McDermott LB.

District Offensive MVP: Bryson Freeberg QB.

District Co-Defensive MVP: Trevor Carlson LB.

District Lineman of the Year: Alex Ausdemore G.

District Assistant Coach of the Year: Dave Carlson.


First Team: Barret Pitt OL, Bryce Hanut LB, Gavin Maguire, RB.

2nd Team: Rex Johnson DL, Gabe Walski DB.

Honorable Mention: Dylan Cunard DB, Joe Hedger OL.

Full District Honors can be viewed here: Class 1A District 10 Awards

IKM-Manning lands strong number of Class A District 2 Football Award winners


November 18th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The IKM-Manning Wolves landed a strong number of players on the Class A District 2 All-District Awards list.

1st Team Offensive selections for the Wolves were: Running Backs Amos Rasmussen and Kyler Rasmussen, Offensive Lineman Will Jorgensen, and Wide Receiver Parker Behrens.

1st Team Defensive honorees for the Wolves are: Defensive Lineman Brody Swearingen and Linbacker Colten Brandt.

Amos Rasmussen was also named the First Team Specialist. Colten Brandt was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Head Coach Tom Casey was named Head Coach of the Year. Cory McCarville was honored as an Assistant Coach of the Year as well.

A number of Wolves were 2nd team choices as well. Take a look at the full list here: Class A District 2 Awards