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Midwest/Regional Sports Headlines: 4/18/18

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April 18th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright outpitched Tyler Chatwood in frigid conditions at Wrigley Field, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 for their fifth consecutive victory. The gametime temperature was 35 degrees, and a 10 mph wind made it feel like 29. There were heaters on in each dugout, and the announced crowd of 35,103 bundled up in winter coats, hats and blankets.

TORONTO (AP) — Luke Maile singled down the right-field line with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays walked off with a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals to sweep a rare doubleheader at Rogers Centre. Toronto won the opener 11-3 and has swept all three doubleheaders at its retractable-roof stadium, which opened in 1989. Tyler Clippard worked a scoreless 10th for his 50th career victory.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The biggest hole Iowa will have to fill by September is at linebacker, where three multi-year starters have graduated and are preparing for a shot at the NFL. The Hawkeyes have gotten some clarity in the middle of their defense this spring. Defensive coordinator Phil Parker says Nick Niemann, Amani Jones and Aaron Mends have put themselves in position for starting jobs as spring workouts wrap up this week with an open practice Friday at Kinnick Stadium.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles has been given a one-year contract extension through 2020-21. The Huskers were 22-11 and played in the National Invitation Tournament this past season. Their 13-5 record in Big Ten play was good for a tie for fourth place. Athletic director Bill Moos said last season’s performance merited the contract extension.

Spring Sports Scoreboard 04/16/2018

Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Girls Golf

Glenwood 200, Red Oak 274

Boys Golf

Glenwood 158, Red Oak 215
Waverly 187, Southwest Iowa 190, Nebraska City 202

Girls Tennis

Abraham Lincoln 6, Thomas Jefferson 3
Clarinda 9, Creston 0
Glenwood 6, Red Oak 3

Boys Tennis

Clarinda 6, Creston 3
Glenwood 9, Red Oak 0
Maryville 9, Southwest Valley 0

Girls Soccer

Abraham Lincoln 4, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2
Lewis Central 10, Kuemper Catholic 0
Missouri Valley 2, Harlan 1

Boys Soccer

Glenwood 2, Atlantic 1
Creston 10, Nodaway Valley 0
Harlan 6, Greene County 0
Lewis Central 7, Underwood 0
Riverside 5, Missouri Valley 3

Underwood takes the crown at Riverside Lady Dawgs Invitational

Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Underwood girls track team was able to edge out close scores from MVAO-COU and Riverside to win the Riverside Lady Dawgs Invitational on Monday in Oakland.

Team Scores

  1. Underwood 116
  2. MVAO-COU 113.50
  3. Riverside 111.50
  4. Tri-Center 88.50
  5. Audubon 83
  6. Missouri Valley 80.5
  7. West Harrison 58
  8. Heartland Christian 48

Full Results: 2018 Lady Dawgs Invitational

St. Albert boys win Clarinda Cardinals Relays

Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The St. Albert boys won the boys side of the Clarinda Cardinal Relays on Monday by racking up 214 points. The next closest competitor was Shenandoah at 111 points.

Team Scores

  1. St. Albert 214
  2. Shenandoah 111
  3. Griswold 109
  4. Clarinda 88
  5. Clarinda Academy 81
  6. Red Oak 50
  7. Stanton 35
  8. Glenwood 34

Full Results: 2018 Clarinda Cardinal Relays

Team effort leads Atlantic girls track to win at Clarinda

Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic girls track team only had one champion at the Clarinda Cardinal Relays on Monday night but a wealth of other place-winners led the Trojans to the team title.  Atlantic had eight 2nd place finishers, three 3rd place winners, and seven 4th place finishes to help them rack up 151 points to win the meet. Creston was second in the team standings with 129.

The lone victory on the night was the 4x800M relay team for Atlantic that ran 10:40.69. 2nd place finishers included: Alyssa Derby-200M, Caroline Pellett-100M Hurdles, Taylor McCreedy-1500M, Haley Rasmussen-Long Jump, 4x100M Relay, 4x200M Relay, 4x400M Relay, Shuttle Hurdle Relay.

Team Scores

  1. Atlantic 151
  2. Creston 129
  3. Shenandoah 124
  4. CB Thomas Jefferson 101
  5. Red Oak 49
  6. CB St. Albert 46
  7. Clarinda 45
  8. Bedford 38
  9. Stanton 35
  10. South Page 6
  11. Clarinda Academy 4

Full Results: Cardinal Relays

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/17/2018

Podcasts, Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

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Midwest/Regional Sports Headlines, 4/17/18

Sports

April 17th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs began their offseason program in earnest, though quarterback Patrick Mahomes II has been at it for a while. The second-year pro is taking over following the trade of Alex Smith to Washington, and already he’s taken on a big leadership role by gathering his skill position teammates for impromptu workouts at local high schools.

CHICAGO (AP) — The series opener between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed because of poor weather, Monday. With light snow falling and the temperature around 30 degrees, the game was postponed about six hours before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 21.

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have postponed their series opener against Kansas City because of chunks of ice crashing down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday. It’s the first postponement at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium’s moving roof on April 12, 2001.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Iowa youth basketball coach who’s accused of secretly recording some of his players undressing. Federal court records say 42-year-old Greg Stephen has pleaded not guilty to knowingly transporting child pornography. His trial is scheduled to begin June 4.

NAIA votes to move to one division in basketball

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April 17th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The NAIA Council of Presidents has voted to merge divisions for men’s and women’s basketball beginning in 2020. The NAIA has offered championships in division one and division two since 1992. Corey Westra is Commissioner of the Great Plains Athletic Conference which competes at the division two level.

The GPAC has enjoyed a run of success, especially in women’s basketball.

It also brings about a change in scholarships. Currently, division one teams may offer 11 scholarships in basketball and six for division two.

Basketball was the lone remaining sport in the NAIA offering multiple divisions. Football made a similar move two decades ago.

Westra says the plan is for 64-team tournament for the men and women. Graceland won the NAIA men’s division one tournament this past season.

(Learfield Sports)

Former UI wrestler pleads guilty to computer fraud charge

News, Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa wrestler has pleaded guilty to a federal computer fraud charge related to actions he took that let him access university computers and change course grades. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Trevor J. Graves pleaded guilty Monday to transmission of a command to damage a protected computer.

In a plea agreement, Graves admitted that from March 7, 2015, to Nov. 15, 2016, he manipulated the university’s computer network and obtained professors’ user names and passwords. He then changed course grades for himself and five other students.
Graves, who will be sentenced Aug. 23, last participated on the Iowa wrestling team in the 2015-2016 season.

Tonight’s Cardinals-Cubs Game is Postponed

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April 16th, 2018 by Jim Field

The opener of a three game series between National League Central Division rivals the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs has been postponed tonight due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day and wind chills in the 20’s this evening in Chicago.

Tonight’s game will be made-up on Saturday, July 21 as the first game of a split doubleheader at Wrigley Field.  The make-up game will be played at 12:05 pm CDT and will be followed by the regularly scheduled night game at 6:15 pm.

We will have the other games of this series on KJAN, with Tuesday’s game time at 7:05 pm and Wednesday afternoon game at 1:20 pm.