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Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/13/2018

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December 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL won’t pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence and defended the league’s handling of those investigations. Goodell said the NFL’s approach to dealing with domestic violence is “extraordinary.” The league came under scrutiny again when surveillance video showed former Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February. Hunt wasn’t disciplined before the video was released by TMZ.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs can clinch their third straight AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye with a victory over the Chargers on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Los Angeles can forge a tie in the division and clinch its first postseason berth since 2013 with a win at Arrowhead Stadium. The matchup features the two teams with the AFC’s best records.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team. Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten. Humble because for all the success they’ve had getting out to an 8-2 start, they still have a couple disappointing losses to remind them they aren’t good enough to win most nights unless they bring their best effort.

UNDATED (AP) — It will be a classic mentor-mentee matchup when defending national champion Nebraska and Illinois meet in the NCAA volleyball semifinals in Minneapolis on Thursday night. John Cook has coached the Cornhuskers to their fourth straight final four. Chris Tamas has led the Illini to the semifinals in his second year after serving as an assistant to Cook. Top-seeded Stanford plays BYU in the other semifinal. The winners will play for the championship on Saturday night.

Atlantic’s Jalen Petersen signs to run cross country and track at NIACC

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December 12th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Jalen signing his letter of intent with parents Chuck and Wendy and sister Maria Petersen, NIACC Head Coach Curtis Vais, and Atlantic Head Coach Dan Vargason.

Atlantic senior Jalen Petersen officially signed on Wednesday to continue his cross country and track career at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Petersen was joined by his family and coaches for the ceremony at the Atlantic High School.

Jalen is coming off back to back individual trips to the State Cross Country Meet and also helped his team reach the meet this season as well. Petersen finished 67th in both trips to the Class 3A state meet. He has been a solid performer for the Trojans since his freshman year. Jalen talked about why he chose NIACC.

Petersen will be a two season runner at NIACC in both cross country and track. NIACC head coach Curtis Vais said Jalen fits into their program very well.

Atlantic Head Cross Country Coach Dan Vargason said Jalen deserves this opportunity because of the work that he has put in.

Petersen is currently in the midst of a strong season with the Trojan basketball team and will participate in track next spring before focusing on heading to Mason City.

Iowa State Wins 2018 NIVC, Schaben named MVP

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December 12th, 2018 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State claimed the 2018 National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) title with a 3-0 (25-21, 30-28, 25-16) sweep of Tulane Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win gives ISU a record of 21-13 to finish the season, with the Cyclones claiming their last nine matches. Tulane finishes the season at 29-9.

Iowa State was led by NIVC All-Tournament Team MVP Jess Schaben, who posted 14 kills and 10 digs for her fifth-straight double-double. Josie Herbst finished with 14 kills at .414 hitting and Eleanor Holthaus, another All-Tournament Team member, had 13 kills at .522 hitting.

Set One: Iowa State 25 Tulane 21

Iowa State broke open a close set with a 4-0 run to get ahead 13-7. The Cyclones offense stayed balanced to get ahead with four Cyclones recording kills and hitting over .400 to build the advantage. The Green Wave did good work behind the service line to bring the Cyclones within two at 16-14, but the Cyclones strung three in a row to get back ahead by five at 21-16. The Cyclones hit .382 in the first, led by five kills from Eleanor Holthaus. ISU moved ahead 1-0 when TU’s Lexie Douglas hit it into the net at 25-21 ISU.

Set Two: Iowa State 30 Tulane 28

The Cyclones attack got off to a slow start, with three-straight hitting errors allowing the Green Wave to move ahead 6-3. Hannah Bailey’s trip behind the service line resulted in a 3-0 run to tie the match at 10-10 on a block by Holthaus and Candelaria Herrera. ISU moved back ahead at 13-12 when Herrera put down a kill on the slide. Tulane moved back ahead at 18-17 when Schaben fired long, but ISU was able to get the lead again at 22-21 when Erika Hansel hit it into the net. Tulane got to set point first at 24-23, but Iowa State was able to survive five set points to stay in the set. The Cyclones got to a set point at 29-28 on a Josie Herbst kill to the back corner, which ISU put away on first asking when Schaben pulled out a roll shot from the back row to take it 30-28.

Set Three: Iowa State 25 Tulane 16

A 5-0 run keyed by a pair of Herrera solo stuffs allowed ISU to get ahead 8-3. It was all Iowa State from there, as the Green Wave attack was smothered for the remainder of the evening. The Green Wave was restricted to .000 hitting in the final set. Match point came up at 24-16 and was put away on the first asking via Holthaus’ 13th kill of the night at 25-16, Cyclones.

Player of the Match

Jess Schaben. In her 120th and final match as a Cyclone, Schaben put up yet another strong performance, finishing with 14 kills and 10 digs for her fifth-straight double-double and 20th of the season. The NIVC MVP, Schaben finished the tournament with an NIVC-record 99 kills.

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Iowa State head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch and the rest of the Cyclone volleyball program thanks the fans for their support throughout the 2018 season. Please be sure to check back in with cyclones.com throughout the winter for updates heading into the spring and next fall.

High School Wrestling Scoreboard 12/11/2018

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December 12th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Creston/Orient-Macksburg 43 Glenwood 28
Creston/Orient-Macksburg 72 Treynor 12
Glenwood 58 Treynor 22
Underwood 46 Glenwood 36
Underwood 53 Creston/Orient-Macksburg 24
Underwood 49 Treynor 21

East Sac County 60 Audubon 24
South Central Calhoun 54 Audubon 30
West Central Valley 46 Audubon 21

Centerville 63 Bedford/Lenox 12
Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas 42 Bedford/Lenox 24
Wayne 54 Bedford/Lenox 21
Wayne 48 Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas 21
Centerville 47 Southeast WarrenMelcher-Dallas 24

Logan-Magnolia 45 Red Oak 33
Logan-Magnolia 60 Riverside 21
Logan-Magnolia 84 Clarinda Academy 0
Red Oak 72 Clarinda Academy 0
Red Oak 51 Riverside 30

Nodaway Valley 57 Griswold 12
Missouri Valley 78 Griswold 0
Missouri Valley 62 Nodaway Valley 16

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/12/18

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December 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

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Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/12/18

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December 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team. Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten. Humble because for all the success they’ve had getting out to an 8-2 start, they still have a couple disappointing losses to remind them they aren’t good enough to win most nights unless they bring their best effort.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have finalized a $5.25 million contract that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. His deal calls for a $4.25 million salary next year and a $7.5 million mutual option with a $1 million buyout He can earn $100,000 each for making 325 plate appearances and every additional 25 through 550.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill returned from a wrist injury and a heel injury to help Kansas City beat the Ravens in overtime last week. In doing so, Hill proved he has more in his arsenal than simply world-class speed.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Melvin Gordon wants to suit up for the Los Angeles Chargers’ biggest game of the season Thursday at Kansas City, but he says his status will likely not be decided until 90 minutes before kickoff. The fourth-year running back was listed as limited on the team’s Tuesday practice report, which was the first time he has participated in a practice since the injury.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s 94-year-old mother dies in western IA

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December 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died Monday in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll. He plans to coach tonight (Wednesday night) at Golden State before returning to Iowa.

In June, Nurse was promoted from assistant to head coach of the Raptors after Dwane Casey was fired. He has led the team to a record of 21-7, best in the NBA. “She had a big impact because she had nine of us and I was the last one,” the 51-year-old coach said. “Lots of games — 94 years, nine kids and about 80,000 games watched are her final stats.”

Marcella Nurse lived in Carroll for more than 60 years. She endured a suspenseful wait in June before Nurse was elevated to head coach of the Raptors. “The anticipation was just something you wouldn’t imagine,” she told the Daily Times Herald newspaper in Carroll. Marcella Nurse followed her youngest son’s playing exploits in basketball, football, baseball and track and field. “He was always busy, trying to learn about all kinds of sports,” she said.

Marcella Nurse was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice. He died in July 2015 at age 89.

High School Basketball Scoreboard 12/11/2018

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December 12th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Girls Hoops

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Glenwood 67, Atlantic 39
Creston 47, Harlan 38
Denison-Schleswig 37, Red Oak 36
Lewis Central 47, Shenandoah 31

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 63, Clarinda 26

Western Iowa Conference

AHSTW 63, Underwood 38
IKM-Manning 59, Riverside 12
Logan-Magnolia 54, Missouri Valley 29
Treynor 56, Audubon 25

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM 64, Exira-EHK 53
Boyer Valley 56, Glidden-Ralston 18
Paton-Churdan 63, West Harrison 36
Woodbine 52, Coon Rapids-Bayard 50 2OT

Corner Conference

East Mills 42, Heartland Christian 29
Griswold 44, South Page 23

Sidney 62, Fremont-Mills 28
Stanton 51, Essex 33

Pride of Iowa Conference

Nodaway Valley 61, Bedford 29

ADM, Adel 67, Carlisle 37
Southwest Valley 56, Lenox 42

Other Scores

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 70, Sioux City, North 36
Earlham 64, ACGC 56 (OT)
OA-BCIG 70, River Valley 38
Panorama 45, Van Meter 33
Pleasantville 52, West Central Valley, Stuart 49
Westwood, Sloan 71, Lawton-Bronson 40
Woodbury Central 67, MVAOCOU 14

Boys Hoops

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Atlantic 85, Glenwood 74
Denison-Schleswig 54, Red Oak 31
Harlan 63, Creston 55
Lewis Central 83, Shenandoah 36
St. Albert 63, Clarinda 42

Western Iowa Conference

AHSTW 60, Underwood 49
IKM-Manning 70, Riverside 22
Logan-Magnolia 46, Missouri Valley 39
Treynor 70, Auudbon 62

Rolling Valley Conference

Exira-EHK 67, CAM 52
Coon Rapids-Bayard 58, Woodbine 45

Corner Conference

East Mills 67, Heartland Christian 30
Sidney 50, Fremont-Mills 38
Stanton 77, Essex 29

Pride of Iowa Conference

Nodaway Valley 69, Bedford 45
Southwest Valley 54, Lenox 36

Other Scores

Pleasantville 68, West Central Valley, Stuart 27
Van Meter 67, Panorama, Panora 27
Westwood, Sloan 43, Lawton-Bronson 41

3rd quarter barrage leads Atlantic past Glenwood in boys hoops

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December 11th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic boys basketball team climbed out of a 6-point halftime deficit to Glenwood by erupting for a *29-8 advantage in the third quarter Tuesday night. The Trojans were efficient down the stretch and secured an 85-74 victory over the Class 3A 8th rated Rams. The Trojans led 18-16 at the end of the first quarter but the Rams grabbed back some momentum in the second. A shot at the buzzer before halftime by Cade Van Ness gave Glenwood a 41-35 halftime lead.

Halftime would flip a switch for the Trojans. Atlantic got hot from downtown and forced some timely turnovers in the third quarter to grab a lead that would grow to as much as 15. Chase Mullenix hit a three late in the quarter and Atlantic got the ball back with just a few seconds left in the period. Skyler Handlos fresh off the bench nailed a three from the right side at the horn to give Atlantic a ton of momentum heading into the fourth. The Trojans hit 6 threes off the hands of five different players in that big third quarter run.

Glenwood would get it all the way back to a three point game late in the fourth but Atlantic secured the win at the foul line. The Trojans went 13 of 17 at the charity stripe in the fourth, including six straight makes from Chase Mullenix.

Chase Mullenix was the leading scorer with 31 points on the night for the Trojans. Tyler Moen dropped in 23 and Logan Reilly had 11 for Atlantic. With the win Atlantic moves to 3-2 on the season and will host Shenandoah on Friday night.

Christian Stanislav led the Rams with 34 points and Zach Carr had 15. Glenwood falls to 3-2 and will host Denison-Schleswig on Friday.

Listen to full postgame interviews with Atlantic’s Nathan Behrends, Coach Jeff Ebling, and Jalen Petersen below.

(*Original story had incorrect 3rd quarter total for Atlantic and typo on halftime score)

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Glenwood girls run past Atlantic

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December 11th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Glenwood girls basketball team grabbed control early and never looked back in a 67-39 win over Atlantic on Tuesday night. The Rams raced out to a 19-2 lead by the end of the first and led 32-8 at halftime. Turnovers were a huge factor as the Trojans had 17 giveaways in the first half and 28 for the game.

Glenwood spread the scoring out as well with all but one Ram in the scorebook getting some points on the night. Elle Scarborough led the way with 15 points and Brooklyn Taylor had 9. The Rams improved to 4-2 on the season and will next host Denison-Schleswig on Friday.

Atlantic was led by McKenzie Waters with 12 points. The Trojans fell to 0-6 on the season and they will travel to Shenandoah on Friday.

Listen to a postgame interview with Atlantic Head Coach Dan Vargason below.

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