Iowa Girls High School Basketball Preseason Poll 2017-18

Sports

November 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The high school girls basketball season gets into full swing this week and the preseason rankings have been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

2017 Preseason Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Friday, November 17, 2017

Class 1A

School 2016-17 Record
1 Springville 25-2
2 Kingsley-Pierson 24-2
3 Central Decatur 24-1
4 North Mahaska 16-7
5 Dunkerton 17-5
6 West Hancock 19-4
7 Exira-EHK 24-2
8 Newell-Fonda 20-4
9 Montezuma 17-7
10 Kee 17-5
11 Janesville 24-1
12 Lynnville-Sully 21-3
13 Marquette Catholic 21-4
14 Algona Bishop Garrigan 16-7
15 Boyer Valley 18-5

Class 2A

School 2016-17 Record
1 North Linn 24-4
2 Iowa City Regina 26-1
3 Treynor 27-1
4 Western Christian 25-2
5 Logan-Magnolia 21-4
6 Panorama 22-2
7 Bellevue 17-7
8 West Sioux 22-2
9 Grundy Center 19-3
10 IKM-Manning 18-5
11 Cascade 23-3
12 Maquoketa Valley 19-5
13 Okoboji 15-8
14 Van Buren 16-7
15 Dike-New Hartford 13-10

Class 3A

School 2016-17 Record
1 Sioux Center 26-1
2 Crestwood 22-2
3 Clear Lake 21-4
4 Cherokee 21-4
5 Osage 17-5
6 Davenport Assumption 16-8
7 Camanche 16-8
8 Roland-Story 15-8
9 West Marshall 20-4
10 Nevada 22-2
11 Forest City 17-7
12 Kuemper Catholic 14-9
13 Monticello 14-9
14 Algona 18-5
15 Shenandoah 21-3

Class 4A

School 2016-17 Record
1 Marion 24-2
2 Lewis Central 22-2
3 Center Point-Urbana 22-4
4 Grinnell 19-5
5 LeMars 19-4
6 North Scott 21-5
7 Boone 19-6
8 Mason City 11-12
9 Western Dubuque 21-2
10 Pella 20-5
11 Denison-Schleswig 18-6
12 Bishop Heelan 13-10
13 Cedar Rapids Xavier 18-7
14 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-9
15 Harlan 11-11

Class 5A

School 2016-17 Record
1 Cedar Falls 23-2
2 Indianola 24-1
3 Iowa City West 21-4
4 Iowa City High 22-2
5 Dowling Catholic 19-5
6 West Des Moines Valley 24-2
7 Pleasant Valley 19-4
8 Johnston 19-5
9 Ankeny Centennial 17-6
10 Waukee 18-5
11 Bettendorf 15-7
12 Ames 15-8
13 Southeast Polk 14-9
14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 9-13
15 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 11-12

AP College Football Top 25 11/19/2017

Sports

November 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (58) 11-0 1522 1
2. Miami (3) 10-0 1433 2
3. Oklahoma 10-1 1370 3
4. Clemson 10-1 1355 4
5. Wisconsin 11-0 1328 5
6. Auburn 9-2 1203 6
7. Georgia 10-1 1157 7
8. Ohio St. 9-2 1064 8
9. Notre Dame 9-2 1023 9
10. TCU 9-2 906 11
11. Southern Cal 10-2 891 12
12. Penn St. 9-2 888 13
13. UCF 10-0 833 14
14. Washington St. 9-2 697 15
15. Washington 9-2 613 16
16. Mississippi St. 8-3 573 17
17. Memphis 9-1 496 18
18. Oklahoma St. 8-3 422 10
19. LSU 8-3 415 21
20. Stanford 8-3 407 20
21. Michigan St. 8-3 366 22
22. South Florida 9-1 247 23
23. Northwestern 8-3 232 NR
24. Virginia Tech 8-3 136 NR
25. Boise St. 9-2 96 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan 49, Iowa St. 47, South Carolina 30, NC State 9, San Diego St. 8, Wake Forest 7, Texas A&M 1, Fresno St. 1.

McMurray has 23, Drake tops Drexel 90-88 in 2OT

Sports

November 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — De’Antae McMurray scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 15 seconds left, Drexel turned the ball over on its final two possessions and Drake held on for a 90-88 win in double overtime in the third place game of the relocated Paradise Jam on Sunday.

Tramaine Isabell, who scored 32 for Drexel, was called for traveling after McMurray’s basket. McMurray then missed a pair of free throws with five seconds left, but he made up for it with a steal before the Dragons got off a final shot.

McMurray had a 3-point play in the middle of a 7-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 88-85 with 47 seconds left. But Sammy Mojica, who opened the second overtime with a 3, hit one at 41 seconds to tie the game.

Nick McGlynn had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Graham Wood had 13 points as six players scored in double figures for Drake (3-1).

Kurk Lee had 21 points for Drexel (2-3) and Austin Williams had 14 rebounds.

The tournament was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

RICHARD “DICK” HOWARD, 88, of Atlantic (Svcs. Pending)

Obituaries

November 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

RICHARD “DICK” HOWARD, 88, of Atlantic died Monday, November 20th at Atlantic Specialty Care. Per Dick’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Memorial Services for DICK HOWARD is pending at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Online condolences may be left at www.RolandFuneralService.com

Man accused of killing Iowa woman found competent for trial

News

November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Mason City woman has been found competent to stand trial. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Whaley learned last week that two psychiatric experts who examined him say he understands the criminal process against him and is able to help his attorney defend him. Online court records don’t show that a new trial date has been set. He’s pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Authorities say Whaley used a handgun to shoot Samantha Teeter once in the head a little before 4 a.m. on Dec. 2 at his Mason City home. She died two days later at a hospital.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 11/20/2017

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November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Examiner says baby likely died of ‘positional asphyxia’

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November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a baby whose parents have been charged with child endangerment died after becoming wedged between her bed and a wall. The Des Moines Register reports that the Polk County medical examiner says the 7-month-old from Ankeny likely died of “positional asphyxia” last August and that the infant tested positive for cocaine metabolite, a breakdown product of cocaine. Examiner Gregory Schmunk says cocaine can be transmitted between baby and mother via breast milk, but he could not confirm how the drug got into the child’s system or when.

Thirty-three-year-old Michelle Atwell has been charged with child endangerment causing substantial risk, and several drug counts. Forty-eight-year-old Matthew Cohara has been charged with child endangerment causing no injury, and drug counts. Cohara has said their daughter’s death was an accident.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/20/2017

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November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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Creston Police report, 11/20/17

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November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports four recent arrests and two incidents of theft. At around 12:45-a.m. Sunday, 36-year old Bobbie Flynn, of Creston, was arrested at 619 N Birch on a charge of Public
Intoxication. Flynn was later released from the Union County Jail on a Promise to Appear in Court. Last Friday, 22-year old Jacob Davis, of Shannon City, was arrested at 604 W Montgomery, in Creston. Davis was arrested on an Adams County Warrant for the charge of Failure to Appear in Court. He was released to the custody of Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Also arrested Friday in Creston, was 49-year old Jack Davis, of Orient. Davis was arrested on a Union County Warrant for the charge of Failure to Appear on the original charges of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug and Driving While License Denied or Revoked. He remains held in the Union County Jail on a $2,000 bond. And, 53-year old Ronald Griffin II, of Creston, was arrested Friday for Possession of Paraphernalia and on two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance. He was later released from the Union County Jail on a $7,000 bond.

An Afton man reported to Creston Police Friday, that sometime between 1-pm Thursday and 10-a.m. Friday, someone stole several plumbing tools, mudding tools, painting supplies and cans of paint from a job site at 601 N. Walnut, in Creston. The loss was estimated at $600. On Saturday, a Creston man reported to Police that sometime between 7-p.m. Friday and 8-a.m. Saturday, someone stole  four, 100-foot extension cords,  six 50-foot extension cords, and one 25-foot extension cord. They were taken from his property at 100 Industrial Parkway. The loss was estimated at $350.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 11/20/2017

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November 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The area’s latest and/or top news stories at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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