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Iowa Association of Track Coaches Pre-Season Cross Country Rankings


August 16th, 2017 by Jim Field

Boys 4-A

  1. Pleasant Valley
  2. Dowling Catholic WDM
  3. Prairie Cedar Rapids
  4. Johnston
  5. Valley WDM
  6. Dubuque Hempstead
  7. Cedar Rapids Washington
  8. Iowa City West
  9. Iowa City City High
  10. Linn-Mar Marion
  11. Dubuque Senior
  12. Indianola
  13. Waukee
  14. Ankeny
  15. Cedar Falls

Girls 4-A

  1. Johnston
  2. Dubuque Hempstead
  3. Cedar Falls
  4. Iowa City City High
  5. Dowling Catholic WDM
  6. Waukee
  7. Ankeny Centennial
  8. Iowa City West
  9. Dubuque Senior
  10. North Scott Eldridge
  11. Pleasant Valley
  12. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  13. Valley WDM
  14. Ankeny
  15. Linn-Mar Marion

Boys 3-A

  1. Mount Vernon-Lisbon
  2. Grinnell
  3. Gilbert
  4. Dallas Center-Grimes
  5. Marion
  6. Decorah
  7. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  8. Carlisle
  9. Dubuque Wahlert
  10. Humboldt
  11. Sergeant Bluff Luton
  12. Mount Pleasant
  13. Clear Creek Amana
  14. Pella
  15. Sioux City Heelan

Teams to Watch:  Atlantic, Glenwood

Girls 3-A

  1. Bishop Heelan
  2. Decorah
  3. Wahlert
  4. North Polk
  5. Pella
  6. Humboldt
  7. Dallas Center-Grimes
  8. Denison Schleswig
  9. Gilbert
  10. Charles City
  11. Ballard
  12. Spencer
  13. Solon
  14. Assumption
  15. Mount Vernon-Lisbon

Teams to Watch:  Atlantic

Boys 2-A

  1. Mid-Prairie
  2. George-Little Rock
  3. Western Christian
  4. Tipton
  5. Aplington-Parkersburg
  6. East Marshall
  7. Roland-Story
  8. Monticello
  9. South Hamilton
  10. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
  11. Unity Christian
  12. Waukon
  13. Regina, Iowa City
  14. Des Moines Christian
  15. Osage

Teams to Watch:  Shenandoah

Girls 2-A

  1. Monticello
  2. Mid-Prairie
  3. Okoboji, Milford
  4. Shenandoah
  5. Underwood
  6. Cascade
  7. Roland-Story
  8. Osage
  9. Unity
  10. Aplington-Parkersburg
  11. Emmetsburg
  12. Pocahontas Area
  13. Regina, Iowa City
  14. George-Little Rock
  15. Tipton

Boys 1-A

  1. Nodaway Valley
  2. South Winneshiek
  3. Starmont
  4. Denver
  5. AC/GC
  6. Pekin
  7. Calamus Wheatland
  8. Bellevue
  9. Hudson
  10. St Mary’s Remsen
  11. Earlham
  12. West Fork
  13. Panorama
  14. Boyer Valley
  15. Eagle Grove

Girls 1-A

  1. Central Elkader
  2. Hudson
  3. South Winneshiek
  4. Springville Central City
  5. Pekin
  6. Baxter
  7. Marquette
  8. Denver
  9.  North Linn
  10. St Edmond
  11. Newman Mason City
  12. Panorama
  13. Griswold
  14. AC/GC
  15. West Fork

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 8/16/2017

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August 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Red Sox use triple play, 8-run inning to down Cardinals 10-4


August 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday night. Boston blew the game open courtesy of a wild fifth inning, tallying eight hits and eight runs against Cardinals starter Mike Leake and reliever Matt Bowman. It came an inning after the Red Sox turned their first triple play in six years .

The Red Sox have won 11 of their last 13. Rick Porcello (7-14) was mostly able to cruise, giving up eight hits and three runs over seven innings to pick up the victory. He has won his past three starts after going winless for more than a month.

Leake (7-11) got the loss and has failed to win in his last four starts. He has yielded 28 hits and 15 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings over his last three outings.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 8/15/2017

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August 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Iowa closes European trip with a win


August 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa basketball team completed a trip to Europe with a 4-0 record after an 88-49 win over the Vicenza Al-Stars in Italy. The Hawkeyes won despite making only four of 21 from three point range. The team will spend the final two days of the trip sight seeing. Freshman center Luka Garza had 24 points and 14 rebounds and sophomore forward Tyler Cook also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

(Learfield Sports)

Midwest Sports Headlines: 8/15/17


August 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cam Gallagher hit a grand slam for his first career home run and second big league hit, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Monday night. Gallagher’s shot into the left-field seats in the sixth inning marked the first grand slam by a Royals rookie since Paulo Orlando connected in the first game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on July 7, 2015.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ athletics department plans to fund a new scholarship program for nonathletes. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green says Nebraska Athletics will contribute $5 million annually. The first scholarships will be awarded in time for the 2018-19 school year.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The two quarterbacks competing for the starting job at Kansas happen to be roommates and best of friends. Carter Stanley is the sophomore who started three games last season, while Peyton Bender is the transfer who began his career at Washington State. Kansas coach David Beaty has been in no hurry to appoint a starting quarterback.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo’s 33rd homer of the season and a second straight strong outing from Martin Perez lifted the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers in Arlington. Perez trailed 2-0 just two batters into the game but gave up no more runs in Texas’ 6-2 victory.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 8/14/2017

Podcasts, Sports

August 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Midwest Sports Headlines: 8/14/17


August 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

ST. LOUIS (AP) — R.A. Dickey held St. Louis to one run in seven innings, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves stopped the Cardinals’ season-high, eight-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory Sunday. Atlanta stopped a five-game losing streak, beat the Cardinals for the first time in six meetings this year.

CHICAGO (AP) — Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Kansas City Royals pounded the Chicago White Sox 14-6 Sunday. Drew Butera had four of Kansas City’s 16 hits, helping the Royals climb back over .500 at 59-58. Jorge Bonifacio hit his 15th homer, and Lorenzo Cain had two hits and two RBIs.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid’s offense took on a distinct dink-and-dunk quality last season. The Chiefs coach appears intent to change that in the preseason, airing it out in the opener with the promise of more aggressive play-calling to come

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is back for another season, despite a cancer scare earlier this year. The 77-year-old coach believes he has a team capable of contending for a Big 12 title and even a national championship, and no amount of chemotherapy was going to keep him from leading the Wildcats for the 26th year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities are reminding hunters that state recreation areas are closed to hunting until September 5th. Several hunting seasons, including one for archery deer, open September 1st, and the early teal season opens September 2nd.

Atlantic’s Martin takes Tournament of Champions title, Miller and Leistad repeat in Senior and Super Senior Divisions


August 13th, 2017 by Chris Parks

2017 Tournament of Champions Winner Andrew Martin

Atlantic native Andrew Martin shot a solid (-1) 68 on Sunday to take the 2017 Tournament of Champions title at Atlantic Golf and Country Club. Martin had a consistent three day run on his way to the crown shooting 71-69-68 to finish at (+1) 208. Martin first lead the tournament after the 16th hole when he birdied and playing partner Steve Davie bogeyed. That was right after Jake Olsen took a


double bogey on 15 to lose the lead.  Martin then parred both 17 and 18 on his way to the title.

Jake Olsen

Jake Olsen started the day as the leader by five strokes at 3-under ahead of six golfers that started the day at 2-over. Olsen double-bogeyed the first hole after hitting is tee shot out of bounds but was steady after that up through 14. Olsen then got into some trouble on 15 when his tee shot went into an evergreen tree on the left side. He had to take a relief drop and ended up with a 5 and he double-bogeyed the 16th as well to fall back.  Olsen ended up with a birdie on 17 and would have needed an eagle on the final hole to tie Martin. He bogeyed the final hole and ended up tied with Steve Davie for third place at 4-over.

Last year’s champion Alex Bireline had a nice round of 2-under 67 on Sunday to be runner-up at 2-over 209 total.

The Senior Division title came down to a sudden death playoff between Rick Thompson and defending champion Del Miller who both finished 18 at (+10) 217 total. Miller parred the 1st hole and Thompson bogeyed to allow Miller to defend his title.

In the Super Senior Division Arnie Leistad fought back to defend his title as well. Leistad overcame a four-stroke deficit heading into the day to Jim Redemske of Clarmond CC. Leistad shot a 75 on Sunday while Redemske shot 81. Leistad finished at (+19) 226 for the weekend, while Redemske was (+21) 228.

2017 Open Division Champion Andrew Martin, Senior Division Champion Del Miller, Super Senior Division Champion Arnie Leistad



Collection of Champions that played in the 59th Annual T of C


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Dickey helps Braves win 6-3, stops Cards’ 8-game win streak


August 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — R.A. Dickey held St. Louis to one run in seven innings, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves stopped the Cardinals’ season-high, eight-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory Sunday. Dickey (8-7) allowed seven hits — none for extra bases until his final inning. The 42-year-old knuckleballer has given up one or no earned runs in eight of 23 starts.

Atlanta stopped a five-game losing streak, beat the Cardinals for the first time in six meetings this year and avoided getting swept in the season series for the first time. Arodys Vizcaino pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since Aug. 5 and his sixth in eight tries.