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Atlantic hopes to bounce back for Homecoming


September 21st, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans football team wants to bounce back from a disappointing outing in week 4 against Winterset. Atlantic Head Coach Mike McDermott said the defense played well enough in that game to give them a chance to win but the offense didn’t execute well. The Trojans will face a Creston Orient-Macksburg team this week for Homecoming that is also coming off a disappointing effort with a 35-14 week four loss to Denison-Schleswig.  Atlantic (2-2) did a good job of containing Winterset quarterback Casey Kleemeier last week and will have a similar challenge with Creston QB Kylan Smallwood this week. Coach McDermott also knows a big challenge is matching up against the size that the Panthers have up front.

The Atlantic offense sputtered to only 121 yards last week and were unable to take care of the ball, turning it over five times against the Huskies.  Taking care of the ball is an obvious area for improvement and McDermott said the line will need to be more consistent this week. Coach McDermott knows it will be tough sledding in the middle against Creston’s big guys but hopes they can get the ball to some of their quick athletes on the edges.

Coach McDermott expects a great atmosphere at the Trojan Bowl on Homecoming and knows the players will be motivated to put out their best effort for the crowd.

You can hear a full interview with Coach McDermott on Trojan Preview at 4:45pm Friday afternoon on KJAN. Homecoming festivities on Friday will begin with the Coronation/Pep Assembly at 12:15pm. The Homecoming Parade down Chestnut Street will begin at 2:30pm. The Varsity football game between the Trojans and the Panthers is set for a 7:30pm kickoff at the Trojan Bowl.

AHSTW hosts improving Treynor team Friday on KJAN


September 21st, 2017 by Chris Parks

The AHSTW Vikings are off to a great start this football season with a 4-0 record. Their next challenge will be taking on an improving Treynor Cardinals team at home on Friday night. The Cardinals are 2-2 on the season but have a lot of young players that are gaining valuable experience with each week of play. The Cardinals are coming off a nice win over Missouri Valley last week 20-14.  Treynor Head Coach Jeff Casey said he has been pleased with the improvement that his team has shown each time they have taken the field this year.  He knows this week is a big challenge against a traditionally strong AHSTW team.

The Cardinals have put a lot of effort into making their offense more balanced this season and Coach Casey said they will just need to keep working at executing their plays well in order to have success against an aggressive AHSTW defense.

AHSTW has shut out their last three opponents and have done it by playing their typical swarming defense. 11 different Vikings have double digit tackle numbers on the season led by Gabe Pauley. Vikings Head Coach Davis Pattee thinks they will need to be ready for the run and pass with talented players in the backfield for the Cardinals.

The Vikings offense has also had some good balance with RJ Harris leading the team at Quarterback and Gabe Pauley leading the ground attack. Coach Pattee says his team will just need to stick to their game and be patient against the Cardinals.

Coach Pattee also added that a big reason the Vikings have been so successful is their ability to step up one part of their play when another is struggling. They’ve been able to step up play on offense, defense, and special teams at the right times this year to compensate for another unit having a bad night.

We’ll have coverage of the Cardinals and Vikings on Friday night on KJAN. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the call on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, on the KJAN mobile app, and live video on KJANTV. Our pick ’em show Who’s Gonna Win? gets the night rolling at 6:00pm with pregame following at 6:30pm and kickoff at 7:00pm in Avoca.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 9/21/2017

Podcasts, Sports

September 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


City of Atlantic Bow Hunting permit applications available

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Dave Erickson reports anyone interested in bow hunting within the Atlantic City limits for the 2017-18 hunting year, may receive a permit application from the Atlantic Police Department during their regular business hours (8-a.m. to 4-p.m., M-F). The permit will allow you to harvest antlerless deer, and once you have reported the harvest to the Atlantic Police Dept., you will be allowed to harvest a buck.

Bow hunters who qualified last year with the P-D do not need to do so this year, but you still need to pick up the permit application, fill it out and return it to the Police Department. New Hunters will have to contact the A-PD and set up a time with Chief Erickson, in order to qualify. Land owners who wish to allow bow hunters to hunt on their land, should contact the Police Department at 712-243-3512 during regular business hours, in order to sign-up.

Erickson said the number of deer causing damage to plants and vegetation inside the Atlantic City limits have been down in recent years, due to the success of the Urban Deer Control program.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 9/21/17


September 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

CINCINNATI (AP) – Dexter Fowler homered for the third straight game while Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong also homered as the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in their National League playoff push with a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Tommy Pham finished with two doubles, a single and two RBIs and Yadier Molina added a two-run double as the third-place Cardinals (79-72) gained a game on Colorado in the wild-card race.

TORONTO (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Steve Balboni’s Royals record, and Kansas City routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5. Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected for the Royals. Moustakas went 3 for 4 and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle. He eclipsed Balboni’s 1985 record with a solo blast to right off Carlos Ramirez in the sixth.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt watched every team pass on him in the draft, many of them multiple times. But after Kansas City traded up to select him in the third round, he made it his mission to silence his doubters. And so far, his record-setting start has the Chiefs 2-0 heading into Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Lewis Central downs Atlantic in girls swimming


September 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic girls swimming team played host to Lewis Central on Tuesday night and came up short. The Titans won 8 events on the night with the Trojans grabbing 3 top finishes.

500 Freestyle

  1. Rebecca Weis, Lewis Central, 5:39.68
  2. Sarah Gann, Lewis Central, 5:48.05
  3. Bryer Rose, Atlantic, 5:59.68
  4. Sydney Clair, Lewis Central, 6:16.15

200 Freestyle Relay

  1. Lewis Central, 1:42.90
  2. Atlantic (Mycala Kickland, Jessica Hartwig, Kate Landhuis, Cambry Miller), 1:43.49
  3. Atlantic (Erin Barrick, Morgan Altman, Cora Zikuda, Bryer Rose), 1:53.79
  4. Lewis Central 1:57.72
  5. Lewis Central 2:19.21

100 Breaststroke

  1. Jessica Hartwig, Atlantic, 1:11.60
  2. Waren Graeve, Lewis Central, 1:13.00
  3. Aubry Bach, Lewis Central, 1:24.52
  4. Morgan Altman, Atlantic, 1:31.47
  5. Taylor French, Lewis Central, 1:31.85

400 Freestyle Relay

  1. Lewis Central, 3:47.70
  2. Lewis Central, 4:04.29
  3. Atlantic (Erin Barrick, Hunter Kelly, Cora Zikuda, Bryer Rose), 4:15.17
  4. Lewis Central, 4:22.80

100 Backstroke

  1. Kylie Collins, Lewis Central, 1:02.11
  2. Anna Lowary, Atlantic, 1:02.39
  3. Kate Landhuis, Atlantic, 1:07.49
  4. Isabella Milone, Lewis Central, 1:10.52
  5. Allee Rounds, Lewis Central, 1:11.39

200 Medley Relay

  1. Atlantic (Anna Lowary, Jessica Hartwig, Clare Christensen, Kate Landhuis), 1:55.73
  2. Lewis Central, 2:03.39
  3. Lewis Central, 2:14.75
  4. Lewis Central, 2:37.82

200 Freestyle

  1. Cambry Miller, Atlantic, 2:02.68
  2. Rebecca Weis, Lewis Central, 2:09.17
  3. Elaine Morgan, Lewis Central, 2:11.10
  4. Bryer Rose, Atlantic, 2:14.56
  5. Erin Barrack, Atlantic, 2:15.13
  6. Isabella Milone, Lewis Central, 2:23.01

200 IM

  1. Waren Graeve, Lewis Central, 2:18.75
  2. Anna Lowary, Atlantic, 2:18.94
  3. Sarah Gann, Lewis Central, 2:28.19
  4. Jessica Hartwig, Atlantic, 2:34.73
  5. Emma Erlbacher, Lewis Central, 2:35.97

50 Freestyle

  1. Zoe Pawloski, Lewis Central, 25.06
  2. Mycala Kickland, Atlantic, 25.45
  3. Abby Bruck, Lewis Central, 26.54
  4. Clare Christensen, 26.73
  5. Aubry Bach, Lewis Central, 27.67
  6. Cora Zikuda, Atlantic, 27.88

100 Butterfly

  1. Kylie Collins, Lewis Central, 1:03.94
  2. Clare Christensen, Atlantic, 1:06.30
  3. Elaine Morgan, Lewis Central, 1:08.92
  4. Kelsey Meyer, Lewis Central, 1:11.08
  5. Erin Barrack, Atlantic, 1:12.34
  6. Morgan Altman, Atlantic, 1:14.97

100 Freestyle

  1. Zoe Pawloski, Lewis Central, 53.93
  2. Cambry Miller, Atlantic, 55.57
  3. Mycala Kickland, Atlantic, 56.87
  4. Abby Bruck, Lewis Central, 58.57
  5. Kate Landhuis, Atlantic, 59.00
  6. Emma Erlbacher, Lewis Central, 1:02.95

Iowan develops smartphone app to improve your golf swing


September 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A mechanical engineer from central Iowa has invented a system to help golfers improve their swing and he’s turning to crowdsourcing to get the idea off the tee and onto the green. Nick Mahowald, of Des Moines, is C-E-O and founder of SwingLync, which he created after helping a friend in Wisconsin learn how to play golf over the phone. “SwingLync is a wearable training technology for the average golfer,” Mahowald says. “The way it works is, you wear three small sensors which connect to your smartphone, you take a swing and the system will analyze the swing.”

Those sensors are worn on the wrist, waist and back to measure things like shoulder and hip rotation as well as spine and pelvic angles. After weeks, months and even years of practice, a smooth golf swing can be extremely difficult to master.

(Radio Iowa)

IATC Week 5 individual cross country rankings


September 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches has released their latest individual cross country rankings. Area athletes that are ranked are listed below.

Class 3A Girls

6th: Raegan Anderson, Denison-Schleswig
20th: Taylor McCreedy, Atlantic

Class 2A Boys

24th: Adam Thompson, Southwest Iowa
26th: Gage Graeve, Missouri Valley
29th: Jordan Hustak, Missouri Valley

Class 2A Girls

3rd: Karley Larson, Underwood
26th: Alexa McCunn, Red Oak
28th: Carlie Manrose, Shenandoah
29th: Chloe DeVries, Red Oak

Class 1A Boys

2nd: Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor
5th: Evan Wilson, Exira-EHK
6th: Brycen Wallace, Nodaway Valley
10th: Tyler Breheny, Nodaway Valley
18th: Josh Baudler, Nodaway Valley
21st: Noah Nelsen, AC/GC
25th: Skyler Rawlings, Nodaway Valley

Class 1A Girls

1st: Kate Crawford, AC/GC
7th: Reagan Weinheimer, Nodaway Valley
12th: Ella Waddle, Panorama
13th: Janette Schraft, East Mills
15th: Peyton Pogge, Tri-Center
16th: Taylor Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia
17th: Emma Lucas, Bedford

IATC Week 5 cross country team rankings


September 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Boys 4A

Rank School
1 Dowling
2 Pleasant Valley
3 Prairie CR
4 Johnston
5 Dubuque Hempstead
6 Valley WDM
7 Ankeny Centennial
8 Iowa City City High
9 Waukee
10 Iowa City West
11 Linn-Mar
12 CR Kennedy
13 Ames
14 Ankeny
15 CR Washington

Girls 4A

Rank School
1 Johnston
2 Dowling
3 Iowa City West
4 Dubuque Senior
5 Cedar Falls
6 Dubuque Hempstead
7 Waukee
8 Iowa City City High
9 Pleasant Valley
10 North Scott Eldridge
11 DM Roosevelt
12 Ankeny Centennial
13 Linn-Mar
14 Urbandale
15 Ankeny

Boys 3A

Rank School
1 Dallas Center-Grimes
2 Gilbert
3 Decorah
4 Grinnell
5 Carlisle
6 Dubuque Wahlert
7 Waverly Shell Rock
8 Cedar Rapids Xavier
9 Mount Vernon-Lisbon
10 Clear Lake
11 Sergeant Bluff Luton
12 Clear Creek Amana
13 Bondurant Farrar
14 LeMars
15 Humboldt

Girls 3A

Rank School
1 Wahlert
2 Decorah
3 Humboldt
4 North Polk
5 Ballard
7 Charles City
8 Pella
9 Bishop Heelan
10 Gilbert
11 Grinnell
12 Glenwood
13 LeMars
14 Denison-Schleswig
15 Assumption

Boys 2A

Rank School
1 George-Little Rock
2 Tipton
3 Mid-Prairie
4 Sioux Center
5 Western Christian
6 Roland-Story
7 Unity Christian
8 Williamsburg
9 South Hamilton
10 Aplington-Parkersburg
11 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
12 Sheldon
13 East Marshall
14 Monticello
15 Okoboji

Girls 2A

Rank School
1 Mid-Prairie
2 Woodbury Central-KP
3 Monticello
4 Crestwood
5 Williamsburg
6 North Cedar
7 Cascade
8 Emmetsburg
9 Unity Christian
10 Waukon
11 Western Christian
12 Estherville-LC
13 PCM
14 Shenandoah
15 Pocahontas Area

Boys 1A

Rank School
1 Nodaway Valley
2 Bellevue
3 South Winneshiek
4 Hudson
5 Denver
6 Pekin
7 Starmont
8 Madrid
9 Calamus Whetland
10 Woodward Academy
11 Maquokata Valley
12 Tri-Center
13 AC/GC
14 Ogden
15 St. Albert

Girls 1A

Rank School
1 Hudson
2 Kee High
3 Central Elkader
4 Denver
5 South Winneshiek
6 Pekin
7 St. Edmond
8 Marquette
9 Panorama
10 Baxter
11 Newman Mason City
12 Alta Aurelia
13 Nashua Plainfield
14 Tri-Center
15 North Linn


Tri-Center XC Invite 09/19/2017


September 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Varsity Girls TC Invite 2017
Position Score Bib Name Team Grade Time
1 null 60 Janette Schraft EM 0 21:09.00
2 1 56 Peyton Pogge TC 0 21:24.00
3 2 40 Taylor Sporrer LM GV 0 21:59.00
4 3 20 Heidi Hall AHSTW VG 0 22:54.00
5 4 46 Violet Lapke LM GV 0 24:36.00
6 5 53 Amanda Brich TC 0 24:55.00
7 6 52 Tristen Hughes TC 0 25:12.00
8 7 21 Julia Kock AHSTW VG 0 25:19.00
9 8 41 Olivia Springhower LM GV 0 25:26.00
10 9 54 Tatum McKee TC 0 25:33.00

Girls Team Scores

  1. Logan-Magnolia 37
  2. Tri-Center 40
  3. AHSTW 55
  4. Missouri Valley 109
  5. West Harrison 128
  6. Exira-EHK 165
  7. Southwest Iowa 176

Full results: Varsity Girls TC Invite 2017

Varsity Boys TC Invite 2017
Position Score Bib Name Team Grade Time
1 null 300 Evan Wilson E-EHK 0 18:04.00
2 1 15 Justin Ambrose BV BV 0 19:02.00
3 2 1 Adam Thompson SWI BV 0 19:10.00
4 3 20 Dalton Fischer AHSTW BV 0 19:15.00
5 4 406 Gage Graeve MV 0 19:20.00
6 5 56 Brett McGee TC 0 19:32.00
7 6 55 Jon Franke TC 0 19:45.00
8 7 11 Joe Weber BV BV 0 19:47.00
9 8 404 Jordan Hustak MV 0 19:53.00
10 9 2 Noah Jorgenson SWI BV 0 20:09.00

Boys Team Scores

  1. Tri-Center 45
  2. Missouri Valley 73
  3. Woodbine 80
  4. Boyer Valley 98
  5. Swouthwest Iowa 111
  6. AHSTW 160
  7. Logan-Magnolia 178
  8. East Mills 186

Full Results: Varsity Boys TC Invite 2017