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Rule change allows bow hunters with permit to carry to have a handgun during archery season

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A rule change approved by the administrative rules committee during 2017 Iowa legislative session allows hunters who have a valid permit to carry to carry a handgun while hunting deer under an archery tag. The change was included as part of a gun rules package approved by the committee. Hunters may not use a handgun to shoot a deer during the Oct. 1-Dec. 1 portion of the archery season. Hunters who do not have a permit to carry may not have a handgun in their possession while hunting under an archery tag.

A handgun is a legal method of take for the late muzzleloader season.

(IA DNR Press Release)

Iowa’s youth enjoy special pheasant season Oct. 21-22

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s young hunters will get to experience the first cackle and flush of the year during the youth only pheasant season Oct. 21st-22nd The residents-only youth season gives Iowans age 15 and younger the opportunity to hunt for rooster pheasants without purchasing a license, habitat fee or taking hunter education. Youths must hunt under direct supervision of an adult age 18 or older that has a valid hunting license and habitat fee. Special youth only seasons allows young hunters an opportunity for success without pressure or competition from other hunters. Only the youth are allowed shoot pheasants and they may bag one rooster per day.

Tips for a Safe Hunt

  • Iowa law requires hunters to wear at least one of the following articles of visible, external apparel with at least 50 percent of its surface area solid blaze orange: hat, cap, vest, coat, jacket, sweatshirt, shirt or coveralls.
  • Hunters should stay in communication with each other and to stay in a straight line while pushing a field.
  • Discuss the hunting plan that spells out how the hunt will take place, each person’s role in the hunt and where each person will be at all times.
  • Know exactly where standers will be located, especially when hunting standing corn or tall switch grass to avoid having the standers get shot by the pushers as they near the end of the field and the birds begin to flush.
  • Make sure to unload the gun when crossing a fence or other obstacle to avoid it accidentally discharging.
  • Properly identify the target and what is beyond it especially if hunting in fields that still have standing corn.
  • If hunting with a dog, never lay a loaded gun against a fence.  Hunting dogs are usually excited to be in the field and could knock the gun over causing it to discharge.

Share the hunt. Take someone new along to help keep Iowa’s great hunting tradition alive.

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back into hunting, or for passionate hunters to share their favorite pastime with a beginner. According to Dale Garner, division administrator of the DNR’s Conservation and Recreation Division, the number one reason someone tries hunting for the first time is because they received an invitation from an experienced hunter; often a parent, family member or adult mentor.

“Many people think of passing on hunting traditions to kids, and that’s definitely important,” said Garner. “But we are encouraging hunters to also consider inviting an adult friend, co-workers or spouse, really anyone who has an interest in the outdoors, in discovering a new organic meat source, or even just spending quality time with friends and family.”

The multi-channel campaign includes the development of new videos that showcase “why” people hunt, along with a web page and a social media photo contest, among other campaign components. The campaign will also promote hunter education, the Apprentice License, and hunting-related links and applications, including the DNR’s online license sales site.

Campaign partners include Izaak Walton League, the National Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Raised Hunting, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International-Iowa Chapter and Whitetails Unlimited. The campaign kicked off on October 16 and will run through mid-December.  To view videos and connect with helpful hunting information to get started, go to: www.iowadnr.gov/letsgohunting

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/17/2017

Podcasts, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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Area Volleyball scores from Monday, 10/16/17

Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

(2-0) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 14-9
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, Sioux City, West 15-19
(3-1) Greene County 21-25-25-25, Perry 25-21-21-18
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Glenwood 15-13-16
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Shenandoah 12-18-15
(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Creston 14-15-9
(2-0) Sioux City, North 25-25, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 16-21

Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/17/17

Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs’ perfect start ended Sunday against Pittsburgh. Now, they must heal up in short order before facing Oakland on Thursday night. It is a particularly grueling turnaround considering the physical nature of the Chiefs’ game against the Steelers, one that left them with even more players on the injury list.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is giving up the fewest points and the fewest yards in Big 12 play so far. After facing Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, Iowa State has given up an average of just 16 points and 310.3 yards per game. Texas is a distant second at 389.3 yards a game. The Cyclones will face another challenge this Saturday against high-scoring Texas Tech.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a true center. The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post. Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely see plenty of playing time this winter as the Hawkeyes look to rebuild following the loss of Peter Jok, the Big Ten’s leading scorer in 2016-17.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needs only to look to last season for inspiration in turning around a season. The Wildcats were 3-3 but finished with six wins in their final seven games, including a win in the Texas Bowl. They are 3-3 again with No. 9 Oklahoma coming to town. They hope a similar strong finish can get them to another bowl game.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Mark Andrews is much more than a red zone target for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. The 6-foot-5 junior often has broken defenses down the field. The big tight end scored from 59 yards out in the fourth quarter to beat Texas 29-24. He has 23 catches and 459 yards heading into Saturday’s game at Kansas State.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wichita State is ready for a tougher conference in the American Athletic. But coaches say Cincinnati is actually the team to beat in the league, slightly ahead of the Shockers in preseason picks. Wichita State switched conferences from the Missouri Valley.

UNDATED (AP) — An AP survey finds that more than two dozen universities and conferences with major basketball programs responded to news of the sport’s bribery scandal by conducting internal reviews of their compliance operations. The arrests and details of a federal probe have triggered uncomfortable soul-searching across the sport.

UNDATED (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach says he was as surprised as anyone when he learned athletic director Bill Moos had taken a new job at Nebraska. But Leach says he has no plans to follow Moos, noting Nebraska already has Mike Riley to lead the football program. Moos hired Leach before the 2012 season to turn the Cougars program around.

Iowa adds pair of young bigs in Garza, Nunge

Sports

October 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a traditional center. The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post.

Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely see plenty of playing time this winter as the Hawkeyes look to rebuild following the loss of Peter Jok, the Big Ten’s leading scorer in 2016-17.

Iowa, which earned a top seed in the NIT last season before losing to eventual champion TCU, opens its season on Nov. 10 against Chicago State.

AP High School Football Poll 10/16/2017

Sports

October 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2017 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City West (14) 8-0 149 2
2. West Des Moines Dowling 7-1 115 1
(tie) West Des Moines Valley (1) 7-1 115 3
4. Bettendorf 7-1 106 4
5. Cedar Falls 7-1 92 5
6. Johnston 7-1 86 6
7. Cedar Rapids Prairie 7-1 43 8
8. Ankeny Centennial 6-2 42 NR
9. Eldridge North Scott 7-1 26 9
10. Council Bluffs Lewis Central 7-1 22 10
Others receiving votes: Southeast Polk 17. Waukee 10. Pleasant Valley 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Solon (8) 8-0 136 1
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (3) 8-0 135 2
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3) 8-0 117 3
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1) 8-0 103 5
5. Pella 7-1 102 4
6. Harlan 7-1 65 6
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 7-1 64 8
8. Glenwood 7-1 34 9
9. Webster City 7-1 32 10
10. Carlisle 7-1 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Davenport Assumption 7. Washington 4. Decorah 3. Manchester West Delaware 3. Sioux City Heelan 2. Spencer 2. Marion 1. Norwalk 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (10) 7-1 133 1
2. Cascade (3) 8-0 127 3
3. Mount Vernon 7-1 120 2
4. Clear Lake 7-1 89 5
5. Monroe PCM (2) 7-1 74 6
6. Williamsburg 7-1 71 7
7. Waukon 7-1 56 10
8. South Central Calhoun 7-1 47 9
9. Sioux Center 7-1 46 4
10. Union, La Porte City 6-2 29 8
Others receiving votes: Aplington-Parkersburg 22. Sheldon 11.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Inwood West Lyon (10) 8-0 144 1
2. Van Meter (3) 8-0 128 2
3. Pella Christian (1) 8-0 124 3
4. Iowa City Regina (1) 6-2 96 4
5. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 8-0 95 5
6. West Branch 8-0 77 6
7. Denver 7-1 60 7
8. Bellevue 7-1 42 8
9. Hull Western Christian 6-2 26 10
10. Jewell South Hamilton 7-1 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Belmond-Klemme 7. Pleasantville 5. Emmetsburg 3. Truro Interstate 35 1. IKM-Manning 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hawarden West Sioux (11) 8-0 140 1
2. Hudson (1) 8-0 113 3
3. Southwest Valley (1) 8-0 109 2
4. Fairbank Wapsie Valley (2) 8-0 103 5
5. Algona Garrigan 8-0 81 4
6. Council Bluffs St. Albert 7-1 73 7
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 7-1 69 8
8. Lynnville-Sully 7-0 60 6
9. St. Ansgar 8-0 52 9
10. Winthrop East Buchanan 7-1 18 10
Others receiving votes: Packwood Pekin 5. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 1. Alburnett 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (10) 8-0 141 1
2. Audubon (2) 8-0 129 3
(tie) Remsen Saint Mary’s (3) 8-0 129 2
4. Tripoli 8-0 92 4
5. Newell-Fonda 7-1 82 5
6. Sidney 8-0 76 6
7. Riceville 7-1 46 7
8. Baxter 7-1 39 8
9. Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven-Ayrshire 5-2 38 9
10. Stanton 7-1 25 10
Others receiving votes: Lone Tree 16. HLV, Victor 5. Fremont Mills, Tabor 2. Moravia 2. Janesville 1. Harris-Lake Park 1. Wyoming Midland 1.

Big 12 names ISU’s Ryen Special Teams Player of the Week

Sports

October 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

(Irving) — The Big 12 Conference announced today that senior WR/PR Trever Ryen was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. A native of Ida Grove, Iowa, Ryen made his mark on special teams in a number of areas of Iowa State’s 45-0 win over Kansas on Saturday.

Ryen had four punt returns for 86 yards, including a 68-yard return for a touchdown to give the Cyclones a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. It was Ryen’s second career punt return for a touchdown, tying for second in school history.

Ryen also made outstanding plays on the Cyclone offensive punt unit. He recovered his first career fumble when a Kansas returner couldn’t handle a Colin Downing punt. Ryen’s hustle also allowed him to down a pair of Cyclone punts inside the five-yard line (1-yard line and 4-yard line). Both plays were huge in helping the Cyclones win the field position battle.

The Paul Hornung Award candidate has the third-best career punt return average in Cyclone history (14.21).

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/16/2017

Sports

October 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/16/17

Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (8-0), LW #2 @ Ottumwa
2. Dowling Catholic (7-1), LW #1 vs Ames
3. WDM Valley (7-1), LW #3 @ Marshalltown
4. Bettendorf (7-1), LW #4 @ Davenport Central
5. Cedar Rapids Prairie (7-1), LW #5 vs CR Kennedy
6. Johnston (7-1), LW #6 @ Sioux City East
7. Cedar Falls (7-1), LW #7 vs Waterloo East
8. North Scott (7-1), LW #9 vs Davenport West
9. S.E. Polk (5-3), LW #10 @ Fort Dodge
10.Ankeny Centennial (6-2), LW (X) vs Sioux City West

Class 3A
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8-0), LW #1 vs South Tama
2. Solon (8-0), LW #2 vs Fairfield
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (8-0), LW #3 vs Storm Lake
4. Dallas Center-Grimes (8-0), LW #4 @ Gilbert
5. Pella (7-1), LW #5 vs Nevada
6. Harlan (7-1), LW #6 @ Atlantic
7. Webster City (7-1), LW #8 @ Boone
8. Waverly-Shell Rock (7-1), LW #9 @ Charles City
9. Davenport Assumption (6-2), LW #10 vs Marion (Thur)
10.Carlisle (7-1), LW (X) vs Norwalk

Class 2A
1. Cascade (8-0), LW #1 vs #9 Union
2. Mount Vernon (7-1), LW #2 vs #6 Williamsburg
3. Waukon (7-1), LW #3 vs North Fayette Valley
4. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (7-1), LW #4 vs Central Lyon/GLR
5. Clear Lake (7-1), LW #5 vs New Hampton
6. Williamsburg (7-1), LW #6 @ #2 Mount Vernon
7. South Central Calhoun (7-1), LW #8 vs East Sac County
8. PCM (Monroe) (7-1), LW #9 @ Clarke (Osceola)
9. Union (LaPorte City), LW #10 @ #1 Cascade
10.Aplington-Parkersburg (7-1), LW (X) vs Saydel

Class 1A
1. West Lyon (8-0), LW #1 @ Emmetsburg
2. Pella Christian (8-0), LW #2 @ Woodward-Granger
3. Van Meter (8-0), LW #3 vs Madrid
4. Iowa City Regina (6-2), LW #4 @ Louisa-Muscatine
5. AHSTW (Avoca) (8-0), LW #5 @ Missouri Valley
6. West Branch (8-0), LW #6 @ Clayton Ridge
7. Western Christian (Hull) (6-2), LW #8 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
8. Bellevue (7-1), LW #9 vs #10 Maquoketa Valley
9. Denver (7-1), LW #10 vs Central Springs
10.Maquoketa Valley (7-1), LW (X) @ #8 Bellevue

Class A
1. Lynnville-Sully (7-0), LW #1 @ Montezuma
2. West Sioux (8-0), LW #2 vs Akron-Westfield
3. Hudson (8-0), LW #3 @ Belle Plaine
4. Algona Garrigan (8-0), LW #4 vs Fort Dodge St. Edmond
5. Wapsie Valley (8-0), LW #5 vs North Linn
6. Saint Ansgar (8-0), LW #6 vs Rockford
7. Southwest Valley (8-0), LW #7 vs Riverside (Oakland)
8. Council Bluffs St. Albert (7-1), LW #8 @ Griswold
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-1), LW #9 @ Calfax-Mingo
10.East Buchanan (7-1), LW #10 @ Starmont

8-Man
1. Don Bosco (8-0), LW #1 vs #5 Tripoli
2. Audubon (8-0), LW #2 vs AR-WE-VA
3. Remsen St. Mary’s (8-0), LW #3 vs Clay Central-Everly
4. Sidney (8-0), LW #4 @ Clarinda Academy
5. Tripoli (8-0), LW #5 @ #1 Don Bosco
6. Newell-Fonda (7-1), LW #6 @ Collins-Maxwell
7. Riceville (7-1), LW #7 vs Dunkerton
8. Stanton (7-1), LW #8 vs Bedford
9. Baxter (7-1), LW #9 @ Easton Valley
10.Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire (5-2), LW #10 vs West Bend-Mallard