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Iowa State suspends Jameel McKay for violating team rules


February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State star Jameel McKay has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Cyclones spokesman Matt Shoultz told The Associated Press that the 6-foot-9 senior did not make the trip for Saturday’s game at Oklahoma State. McKay is averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds a game. His absence will further stress a roster that’s been thin all year.

The 13th-ranked Cyclones are 16-6 and 5-4 in the Big 12. They likely will move forward Abdel Nader to the post and give Deonte Burton his first start of the year against the Cowboys.  In that case, Iowa State’s first post player off the bench could be freshman Simeon Carter. He hasn’t played in any of the nine league games.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/6/2016

Podcasts, Sports

February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.


Cyclones visit Okie State, Saturday


February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 13th ranked Iowa State Cyclones try to bounce back from another home loss when they visit Oklahoma State today (Saturday). The Cowboys are 2-7 in the Big-12 and may be without standout point guard Jawun Evans. He injured a shoulder in Wednesday’s loss at Texas Tech. The Cyclones are 5-4 in the league race after a loss at home to West Virginia. They’re are 16-6 overall. Tipoff in Stillwater is 1:00p.m

(Learfield Sports)

Hawkeyes travel to Illinois Sunday


February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The fifth ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road in the Big Ten on Sunday afternoon to play Illinois. The Hawkeyes are 9-1 in the Big Ten after a lopsided win over Penn State and senior center Adam Woodbury says they have been successful by putting together consistent efforts.

Illinois is 3-7 in the Big Ten and coming off a triple overtime win at Rutgers. It will be a 12:00p.m. tipoff Sunday in the State Farm Center. You can hear the game Sunday following our church services, on KJAN.

(Learfield Sports)

Area girls high school basketball scores from Friday, 2/5/16


February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 46, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 41
Bedford 66, Wayne, Corydon 22
Boone 60, ADM, Adel 33
CAM, Anita 46, Coon Rapids-Bayard 38
Central Decatur, Leon 78, Southwest Valley 53
Creston 65, Red Oak 38
Denison-Schleswig 62, Clarinda 46
Des Moines Christian 66, West Central Valley, Stuart 37
Essex 74, Clarinda Academy 41
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 60, Adair-Casey 47
Fremont Mills, Tabor 39, East Mills 38
Harlan 70, Glenwood 40
Lewis Central 51, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 43
Logan-Magnolia 64, Griswold 40
Martensdale-St. Marys 48, Lenox 23
Mount Ayr 68, Pleasantville 39
Murray 49, Orient-Macksburg 24
Nodaway Valley 61, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 39
Panorama, Panora 49, Ogden 32
Sioux City, East 61, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 37
Stanton 71, Heartland Christian 23
Treynor 70, IKM-Manning 58
Underwood 56, Audubon 48
Van Meter 58, Guthrie Center 21
Woodward-Granger 60, Earlham 36

Area boys high school basketball scores from Friday, 25/16


February 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ADM, Adel 64, Boone 58
Audubon 66, Underwood 59
Bedford 79, Wayne, Corydon 62
Carroll 67, Carlisle 59
Central Decatur, Leon 65, Southwest Valley 29
Clarinda Academy 61, Essex 40
Coon Rapids-Bayard 45, CAM, Anita 44, OT
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 64, Papillion-LaVista, Neb. 58
Creston 77, Red Oak 68
Denison-Schleswig 66, Clarinda 47
Des Moines Christian 80, West Central Valley, Stuart 46
East Mills 58, Fremont Mills, Tabor 51
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 65, Adair-Casey 49
Harlan 78, Glenwood 70
IKM-Manning 68, Treynor 67
Iowa Christian Academy 54, Diagonal 51
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 87, Shenandoah 64
Lenox 64, Martensdale-St. Marys 53
Lewis Central 57, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 37
Logan-Magnolia 54, Griswold 30
Missouri Valley 72, Tri-Center, Neola 51
Murray 65, Orient-Macksburg 45
Nodaway Valley 76, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 49
Panorama, Panora 76, Ogden 45
Pleasantville 56, Mount Ayr 52
Sioux City, East 65, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 20
Stanton 89, Heartland Christian 29
Van Meter 56, Guthrie Center 37
West Harrison, Mondamin 69, Whiting 62
Western Valley Conference Tournament
Kingsley-Pierson 59, River Valley, Correctionville 37
Siouxland Community Christian 66, Lawton-Bronson 47
West Monona, Onawa 46, OA-BCIG 44
Woodbury Central, Moville 66, Westwood, Sloan 61

Exira-EHK earns sweep over Adair-Casey


February 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans picked up a girls and boys basketball win at Adair-Casey on Friday night.

Fans ACvsExiraEHKGirls02052016packed the house for a top ten match-up in the girls game and the action did not disappoint.  After a slow start for both teams the game was knotted at 5 at the end of the 1st quarter.  The Spartans took a brief lead but the Bombers rallied back and took a 4 point lead into the halftime locker room after Zoey Dinkla hit a shot just before time expired off a nice assist from Madie Sorensen.  Adair-Casey was able to hang on to a lead of 3 points by the end of the third but much like the first time these teams met the Spartans owned the fourth quarter.   The Spartans outscored the Bombers 24-8 in the final period to stay undefeated.  Maggie Rasmussen led all scorers with 17 points.  Sophia Peppers had 15 points, all in the second half, and Kealey Nelson had 14 for the Spartans.  Miranada Plowman and Madie Sorensen each scored 11 for the Bombers.  Exira-EHK improves to 19-0 and Adair-Casey falls to 17-3.


The boys game ended up carrying over the excitement from the girls game for three quarters.  The Spartans raced out to a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter but Adair-Casey rallied to take a brief lead before Noah Pettepier ended the half with two three point buckets to put Exira-EHK up 30-26 at half.  It was still a tight game after three quarters at 42-37 Spartans but much like the girls contest the Spartans took over in the fourth quarter.  The Spartans outpaced the Bombers 23-12 in the fourth to pick up their 13th win on the year.  The Spartans had four players finish in double figures: Dakota Rold 18, Noah Pettepier 15, Drew Buckholdt 14, and Brady Hansen 14. Connor Westergaard was the Bombers top scorer with 16 points.  The Spartans are now 13-5 on the year while the Bombers dropped to 1-18.


We’ll have coverage of Exira-EHK’s next outing, a doubleheader Monday night against Boyer-Valley.  Girls game at 6:00pm, Boys at 7:30pm.  Catch it on air, online, or on the app.  Live video will be available as well on our TV page at kjan.com

Adair-Casey hosts Exira-EHK for hoops doubleheader tonight on KJAN


February 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Adair-Casey Bombers will play host to the Exira EHK Spartans in a varsity basketball doubleheader tonight that we will have for you on KJAN.

The girls game will be a battle of top ten ranked teams with Exira-EHK undefeated at 18-0 and ranked #2, while Adair-Casey is 17-2 and ranked #10 in the latest rankings just released on Thursday from the IGHSAU.  Exira-EHK won the first meeting in Elk Horn 49-36.  Kealey Nelson had 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Spartans to that win back on January 5th, Sophia Peppers also had 15 points and 7 rebounds in that game.  Bombers leading scorer Madie Sorensen had 13 points in the first meeting.

The boys game features a 12-5 Spartans team against a very young Bombers squad that is 1-17 on the year.  Exira-EHK won the first meeting of the season in Elk Horn by a score of 56-34.  Brady Hansen led the Spartans with 15 points in that game on January 5th.

We’ll have coverage of both games tonight on KJAN AM 1220 and FM 101.1.  You can also listen online or on the KJAN mobile app. You can also check out live video streaming of both games on our TV page at kjan.com

Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

News, Sports

February 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band’s Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate. Majority Leader Michael Gronstal told reporters Thursday that he wouldn’t schedule the measure for floor debate.

Stanford’s band is known for irreverent shows. It poked fun at Iowa in Pasadena on New Year’s Day, employing among other things a dancing cow and a frowning farmer formation. The Cardinal beat the Hawkeyes 45-16 in the game.

The bill by Ottumwa Sen. Mark Chelgren would ban collaboration between Iowa’s state universities and Stanford until Stanford officials apologize for the band’s behavior. The Des Moines Register reports that Gronstal told reporters “it would probably be good if senators from southern Iowa had a sense of humor.”

Postseason begins Saturday for wrestling and boys swimming


February 5th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The postseason is upon us for the winter sports season. Wrestlers in Classes 1A and 2A will be competing in Sectional meets around the state on Saturday.  Boys swimming teams will also be in action Saturday with District meets that will determine state qualifiers.

Wrestling sectional assignments can be found here:

Class 2A Sites & Assignments

Class 1A Sites & Assignments

The 1st and 2nd place winners in each weight class will advance to district meets on Saturday, February 13th. The Atlantic/CAM wrestlers will be competing in Winterset in Class 2A, Sectional 4 along with Central Decatur, Clarke, Creston O-M, Van Meter, and Winterset. Atlantic will be the host site for the district 2.  The other sectional competing to get to Atlantic is Sectional 3 in Glenwood that features Bedford/Lenox, Clarinda, Glenwood, Harlan, Red Oak, and Shenandoah.

Boys swimming teams will be competing Saturday at 6 district meets around the states.  Time will be compiled electronically in Des Moines from all of the meet sites and the top 24 times will qualify for the state meet on Saturday, February 13th.

The Atlantic Boys Swimming team will be competing in Indianola at 12:30pm.  Included in the district at Indianola are: Atlantic, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moine Roosevelt, Dowling Catholic, Indianola, Lewis Central, Oskaloosa, and Southeast Polk.

Listen in to our Saturday Morning Coaches Show at 8:30am to hear a preview from Atlantic Head Wrestling Coach Tim Duff and Atlantic Head Swimming Coach Dean Junker.