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Who’s Gonna Win? – Week 6 – 10/04/2019

Podcasts, Sports, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Chris Parks, Jim Field, Matt Mullenix, and Doug Leonard take a look at 8 area high school football games each week. We try to provide some insight into the match-ups while competing for top prognosticator and the Whosman Trophy.

Who’s Gonna Win? is brought to you in 2019 by Ag Business Associates and Rush CPA and Associates.

Last Week:

Jim Field 7-1
Doug Leonard 6-2
Chris Parks 5-3
Matt Mullenix 4-4

Season Records:

Jim Field 30-10
Chris Parks 29-11
Doug Leonard 29-11
Matt Mullenix 24-16


Trojan Preview – Week 6 – 10/04/2019

Podcasts, Sports, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

KJAN Sports Director Chris Parks’ weekly discussion with Atlantic Head Football Coach Mike McDermott. This week they talk about the road win against Kuemper Catholic and look forward to this week’s road game against the OA-BCIG Falcons.


Flooding could impact duck season

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The duck season is set to open this weekend and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that access to several of their popular public wildlife management areas have been cut off by floodwater. D-N-R wildlife biologist Matt Dollison says parts of the Riverton area’s Jensen Tract south of County Road J-46 are blocked due to flooding. “The boat ramp there, and the walk-in parking lot that’s very popular — both of those have been cut off by floodwater,” Dollison says “The road is closed there due to water coming in through a previous levee blowout on the south end of that area. So, that’s kind of a new one.” Many other areas are also blocked by Missouri River flood water.

“Including the M.U. Payne Wildlife Management Area, the Auldon Bar Wildlife Management Area, Copeland Bend and Forney Lake and Noddleman Island,” he says. “Several of the roads that go to those are currently still underwater also. I guess people just need to be aware as they head out for the duck opener this Saturday there could be limited access. They might want to get out maybe beforehand and ensure they can get where they want to go.” Dollison anticipates a slight reduction in the number of hunters coming into the area. “The main area at Riverton north of the highway is our most popular area,” Dollison says, “and it’s currently still accessible–both by boats at the boat ramp, and by walk-in hunters. I’m sure we’re still have quite a few hunters going there. People can still walk in basically anywhere they can get on the other parts of the areas.”

Dollison says the flooding isn’t good for people — but it could be a boost for ducks and other waterfowl. “Waterfowl use water — so having a bunch more water around–especially these flooded, weedy crop fields that weren’t able to be planted and that sort of thing–those are going to be great areas for the waterfowl to use. There’s going to be a lot of migratory habitat for ducks and geese with all this water. So, they’ll be good that way,” Dollison says. “But, it will probably spread the birds out quite a bit more than usual.” Likewise, Dollison doesn’t believe the flooding will significantly impact the area’s deer population. He believes most of the deer herds along the Missouri River have relocated to other areas, such as the Loess Hills.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/4/19

Podcasts, Sports

October 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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


Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/4/19


October 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each had two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense to extend Atlanta’s postseason misery, holding on for a wild 7-6 victory in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. The Braves didn’t go quietly in their half of the ninth. Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a two-run homer and Freddie Freeman added a solo shot. But Carlos Martinez got the final two outs to put the Cardinals ahead in the best-of-five series.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The popularity of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has soared into the stratosphere in just over one season as the starter, each no-look or left-handed passes drawing a fresh chorus of acclaim. It’s not just the fans that are the fans, either. The truth is even opposing players and coaches are in awe at what the league MVP has done so far.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The primetime showdown Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs was supposed to be a matchup of Super Bowl contenders with young quarterbacks poised to begin a rivalry that could stretch the next decade or more. But that was thrown into jeopardy when Andrew Luck retired. Now, with the emergence of Jacoby Brissett, there is still plenty of intrigue when the Colts visit Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday night.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 14 Iowa and No. 19 Michigan have at least one thing in common, failing to finish first since the schools shared the Big Ten title in 2004 Iowa is in its longest conference championship drought since going two-plus decades between the titles won by the Forest Evashevski-led team in 1960 and coach Hayden Fry’s first of three conference championships in 1981. Michigan is in its longest skid without a conference title in program history.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 finally has a full slate of conference games this weekend. And by Sunday, the league should have a pretty good idea of who will be the favorites to challenge Oklahoma or Texas for spots in the league championship game in December. The No. 6 Sooners and No. 11 Longhorns remain the favorites to reach the title game, but they meet in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 12. That brings pressure to avoid another loss that could disrupt a title rematch.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a Spanish-language radio broadcast for a football game when the Cornhuskers play Northwestern this weekend. The state of Nebraska, by percentage, has one of the highest Hispanic populations in the Big Ten footprint. Husker Sports Network general manager David Witty said affiliates have told him there is demand for a Spanish-language broadcast. Eight schools in Power Five conferences have Spanish broadcasts for all or some of their games.

Area Volleyball Scores from 10/3/19


October 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

(3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Atlantic 17-15-17
(3-0) Clarinda 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 15-23-23
(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 22-21-14
(3-1) St. Albert 25-25-21-25, Shenandoah 15-15-25-12

Western Iowa Conference

(3-2) AHSTW 25-18-25-23-15, IKM-Manning 22-25-21-25-13
(3-1) Logan-Magnolia 13-25-25-25, Underwood 25-22-21-22
(3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 20-23-13
(3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Riverside 18-18-17 (Riverside Stats: Izzy Bluml had 9 kills and served 9/12 with 3 aces, Veronica Andrushyshyn had 8 kills, Kenna Ford had 20 assists, Gracie Bluml had 12 digs)

Rolling Valley Conference

(2-1) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-27-25, CAM 15-25-18
(3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-25, Woodbine 23-14-17
(3-0) Paton-Churdan 25-25-26, Boyer Valley 21-17-24

Corner Conference Championships

Consolation: (3-0) Stanton 26-25-25, Griswold 24-20-22 (Makenna Askeland, Griswold was 9 for 9 from the service line with 1 ace serve)
Championship: (3-0) Sidney 25-25-26, East Mills 17-17-24

Other Scores

(3-2) ADM 14-25-25-20-17, Carlisle 25-22-20-25-15
(3-0) Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Bishop Heelan 11-13-16
(3-2) Madrid 21-25-21-25-15, Earlham 25-14-25-22-12

Atlantic boys 10th, girls 11th at SE Polk Cross Country Invite


October 3rd, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic cross country teams competed at the Southeast Polk Cross Country Invite on Thursday.

In the girls race the Trojans finished 11th. Ava Rush was the top finisher in 29th place. Waukee was the team champion.

In the boys race Atlantic finished 10th. Craig Alan Becker led the way with a top ten finish. Becker took 7th place with a time of 17:05.70. Ames was the team champ.

Check out full results HERE


Atlantic looks to keep momentum rolling at OA-BCIG


October 3rd, 2019 by Chris Parks

Trojan LogoThe Atlantic Trojans (2-3) football team hopes to keep momentum rolling from a thrilling road win over Kuemper Catholic last week into this week’s road test at the OA-BCIG Falcons (5-0). Atlantic played a strong complete game against the Knights and came up with some big plays late to seal a win. The Trojans stuffed Kuemper Catholic on a 2-point conversion attempt in the final minute to secure that opening district win. Atlantic Head Coach Mike McDermott said that experience will be valuable.

Tyler Moen led the offense again last week for the Trojans with 224 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He also came up big on special teams with the first two field goal makes of the year for Atlantic. OA-BCIG Head Coach Larry Allen said they know the offense runs through Moen and they will need to try to slow him down.

The OA-BGIG offense goes through their quarterback Cooper Dejean. He’s thrown for 1,183 yards, 19 touchdowns, and just 1 interception this season. DeJean has completed 65% of his passes and Coach Allen said he has orchestrated the offense very well.

The Atlantic defense has shown improvement throughout the year and Coach McDermott said everyone is building confidence and understanding their defensive roles better.

The Trojans and Falcons are scheduled to kickoff at 7:00pm in Ida Grove. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the call beginning with the Dvorak Tire and Service Pregame at 6:30pm. Catch the game on-air, online, on the web app, or watch on KJANTV. You can catch our weekly pick ’em show “Who’s Gonna Win?” at 6:00pm and then stay tuned after the game for all the scores around the state on the “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” from 10:00pm-11:30pm. You can hear a full rundown with Coach McDermott on “Trojan Preview” at 4:45pm on KJAN.

High School Football Schedule – Week 6 – 10/04/2019


October 3rd, 2019 by Chris Parks

High School Football Schedule for Friday (10/04/2019)


District 7
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln at Ames
Des Moines, North at Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson
Valley, West Des Moines at Urbandale


District 1
Denison-Schleswig at Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City

District 2
Boone at Carroll

District 9
Creston-O/M at A-D-M, Adel
Harlan at Glenwood
Winterset at Lewis Central


District 9
Atlantic at OABCIG- ON KJAN
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll at Greene County
Shenandoah at Red Oak


District 8
Clarinda at ACGC
Mount Ayr at Panorama, Panora
West Central Valley, Stuart at Van Meter

District 9
East Sac County at Cherokee, Washington
Missouri Valley at MVAOCOU
Underwood at Treynor


District 2
IKM-Manning at Manson Northwest Webster

District 9
Earlham at AHSTW
Nodaway Valley at Riverside, Oakland
St. Albert, Council Bluffs at Southwest Valley

District 10
Logan-Magnolia at Lawton-Bronson
West Monona at Tri-Center, Neola
Woodbury Central, Moville at Westwood, Sloan


District 1
Newell-Fonda at Ar-We-Va

District 6
East Union at Murray
Lamoni at Seymour
Lenox at Southeast Warren
Mormon Trail at Moravia

District 7
Fremont-Mills at Bedford
Sidney at East Mills
Stanton-Essex at Griswold

District 8
CAM at Woodbine
Coon Rapids-Bayard at Audubon
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton at West Harrison
Glidden-Ralston at Boyer Valley

IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings 10/03/2019


October 3rd, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the latest volleyball rankings on Thursday.

In Class 1A Sidney is top ranked. St. Albert is 2nd, East Mills 11th, Coon Rapids-Bayard 12th.

In Class 2A Western Christian is top ranked. Underwood is 10th.

In 3A Davenport Assumption holds the top spot. Kuemper Catholic is 7th, Red Oak 9th.

In Class 4A Sergeant Bluff-Luton is top ranked. Lewis Central is 7th, Glenwood is 13th.

In 5A Cedar Falls is number 1 and CB Abraham Lincoln is 8th.

Take a look at the full list here: 10-3-19-volleyball-rankings