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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/22/2017

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March 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Area Basketball Players/Coaches Named IBCA All-Sub State


March 22nd, 2017 by Jim Field

The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association has announced the All-Sub State boys and girls basketball selections for the 2016-2017 season.

Two Hawkeye Ten boys coaches were named as sub-state coaches of the year, Alan Jenkins of Atlantic was named the Class 3-A Sub-State 8 coach of the year and Kuemper Catholic’s Sean Minnehan was tabbed in Class 2A Sub-State 8.

Local players that were named to an All-Substate boys team include:

Class 4-A Substate 1

  • Chad Moran, SR, Lewis Central
  • Kyle Arrington, SR, Lewis Central

Class 3-A Substate 8

  • Garrett Franken, SR, Atlantic
  • Nate Mohr, JR, Glenwood
  • Andrew Blum, JR, Glenwood
  • Caleb Rasmussen, SR, Harlan
  • Kylan Smallwood, SO, Creston

Class 2-A Substate 7

  • Isaiah Humphrey, SR, Underwood
  • R.J. Harris, JR, AHSTW
  • Steven Martin, SR, Shenandoah
  • Dillon Faubel, JR, Treynor

Class 2-A Substate 8

  • Matt Dentlinger, SR, Kuemper Catholic
  • Parker Badding, JR, Kuemper Catholic
  • Jon Brandt, SR, IKM-Manning
  • Ben Wegner, SR, IKM-Manning

Class 1-A Substate 7

  • Drake Johnson, SO, Stanton
  • Sam Phillips, SR, Fremont-Mills
  • Spencer Lamb, SO, Nodaway Valley
  • Kaleb Anderson, SR, Lenox
  • Brennan Sefrit, FR, Bedford

Class 1-A Substate 8

  • Joe Weber, JR, Boyer Valley
  • Thomas Hensley, JR, CAM
  • Drew Buckholdt, SR, Exira/EHK
  • Derek Schurke, SR, Ar-We-Va
  • Ben Obert, SO, Coon Rapids-Bayard
  • Tyler Blaha, JR, St. Albert

The IBCA also announced the All-Region girls teams:

Class 4-A Region 1

  • Maegan Holt, JR, Lewis Central
  • Megan Witte, FR, Lewis Central

Class 4-A Region 2

  • Alex Mohr, SO, Denison-Schleswig

Class 4-A Region 8

  • Allison Bruck, SR, Harlan

Class 3-A Region 2

  • Logan Hughes, SO, Shenandoah
  • Logan Ehlers, SR, Shenandoah
  • Cammy Rutherford, SR, Creston
  • Sierra Athen, JR, Red Oak

Class 3-A Region 3

  • Aimee Adams, SO, Kuemper Catholic

Class 2-A Region 3

  • Kenzie Cunard, JR, Logan-Magnolia
  • Kia Rasmussen, JR, IKM-Manning
  • Jose Clarke, SR, Nodaway Valley
  • Paige McElfish, SR, Nodaway Valley

Class 2-A Region 4

  • Madelyn Deitchler, JR, Treynor
  • Konnor Sudmann, SO, Treynor
  • Kalyn Wettengel, JR, St. Albert

Class 1-A Region 1

  • Sophia Peppers, JR, Exira/EHK
  • Maggie Rasmussen, SR, Exira/EHK
  • Mara Burmeister, SR, Exira/EHK
  • Sydney Obermeier, SR, Audubon

Class 1-A Region 8

  • Madison Gettler, SO, CAM
  • Felicity Jackson, SR, CAM
  • Julia Fleecs, SR, Glidden-Ralston
  • Holly Handlos, SR, Glidden-Ralston
  • Madison Whitver, SR, Glidden-Ralston
  • Samantha Brown, SO, Glidden-Ralston
  • Tina Lair-Van Meter, SR, Coon Rapids-Bayard

Council Bluffs OHV Park to reopen April 1

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

March 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports the River Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park in Council Bluffs is scheduled to reopen for riding Saturday, April 1st. The park was closed due to safety concerns over flood-damaged trees. Loggers recently completed work removing potentially hazardous trees and trails are now re-established.

More than 80 volunteers recently helped with final clean-up and preparation for opening. Due to safety concerns and to sustain the work recently completed, riders are reminded they cannot go off trail or make new trails.

River Valley is open to ATV, off-road motorcycles and side-by-sides that are 65 inches in width or less. Riders must have their machines registered with their county recorder’s office or with an ELSI vendor for nonresident user permits. ELSI vendors can be found where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

Riders who are ages 12 through 17 are required to have a valid ATV education certificate in their possession. Operators of side-by-sides must possess a valid driver’s license. For more information about park rules, go to www.dnriowa.gov/ohv

Ferentz looking to fill in loses on the perimeter as Iowa spring practice starts


March 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media Monday, as the teams prepares to begin spring drills Wednesday. The Hawkeyes lose five starters on offense, three on defense and must find a new punter.Ferentz says the good thing about graduation is that it creates new opportunities for the returning players as they says goodbye to those who graduated.

The players have 15 spring practices to show their stuff. “One thing about football, our opportunities to practice football, to be in helmets is so limited. So, be it in the spring and then certainly preseason — those opportunities are very limited. Each and every workout is important, each and every practice, the meetings that we have that go along with it, as well as our strength and conditioning work that continues is very important to the players. And I think they understand that,” Ferentz says.

Ferentz says the lines return experience, but they’ll need to find players to complement them. He says they are very young and inexperienced on the perimeter from the receivers to the defensive backs. “I’d throw the quarterback situation right in there with it… we will have a new quarterback, I”m not sure who that’s going to be right now.”

Receiver Matt Vandeberg won a redshirt year after being injured last year, but has been sidelined again with another foot injury and will miss the spring practices. Ferentz says it wasn’t a matter of him trying to come back too early. “He really had a chance to play in the bowl game, that thing was well healed when he got back in January. That’s just one of those things that happens occasionally and there’s not much we can do about it,” according to Ferentz.

The Hawkeyes announced they will hold an open practice for the fifth year in a row at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 7th. Ferentz says they are excited to go back to central Iowa and says it’s a small way to says thank you to the fans who come from the area to Iowa City in the fall. He says they also decided to move the spring game to Friday night as something the fans might like.

Iowa is coming off an 8-5 season where they lost their fifth straight bowl game. They open the 2017 football season September 2nd hosting Wyoming.

(Learfield Sports)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/21/2017

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March 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


St. Louis Cardinals trim roster to 44


March 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The St. Louis Cardinals announced three transactions following Monday night’s 12-6 win over the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. Outfielder Todd Cunningham and catcher Gabriel Lino were re-assigned to minor league camp while infielder Breyvic Valera was optioned to Memphis (AAA). The transactions reduce the number of players in the team’s Major League camp to 44, including 12 non-roster invitees.

Sunday afternoon, the Cards optioned outfielder Anthony Garcia and right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick to the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) roster and re-assigned right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas and left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips to their minor league camp.

Cards-Astros game at new park briefly delayed by sprinklers


March 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was bound to be a glitch or two during the first spring training at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new facility shared by the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. That includes the sprinkler system.

With the St. Louis Cardinals one out from winning the first night game in the history of the ballpark Monday, the sprinklers along the right-field line came on prematurely, delaying the team’s game against Houston for a couple of minutes.

“First year,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said afterward with a smile. Once the sprinklers turned off, Miguel Socolovich induced a groundout to end St. Louis’ 12-6 victory over the Astros.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/20/2017

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March 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


TCU advances to NIT quarters with 94-92 OT win over Iowa


March 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime against No. 1 seeded Iowa on Sunday to advance to the NIT quarterfinals. TCU was playing without starting guard Jaylen Fisher, who broke his wrist and is out for the season.

The Horned Frogs (21-15) led 84-82 in the final seconds when Iowa’s Tyler Cook finished a layup to tie it and send the game to overtime.

TCU never trailed in the extra period, and a Kenrich Williams dunk with 3:02 left gave the Horned Frogs an 88-86 lead they held the rest of the way. TCU built a six-point lead with 24 seconds left. A Jordan Bohannon 3 for Iowa trimmed the lead to two (94-92), but the Hawkeyes ran out of time.

The Horned Frogs (21-15) will host the Oakland-Richmond winner Tuesday for a spot in the NIT final four. Bohannon had a career-high 25 points for Iowa (19-15) and hit seven 3-pointers. Peter Jok added 22 in his final game as a Hawkeye. The win is TCU’s first ever against Iowa and the first meeting between the schools since 1948.

Swanigan powers Purdue into Sweet 16


March 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Caleb Swanigan had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Purdue reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years with a wild 80-76 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.

The Cyclones erased a 19-point deficit in the second half, taking their first lead of the game on Deonte Burton’s two free throws with 3:11 left. But P.J. Thompson responded with a critical 3-pointer for the Boilermakers, and Swanigan made several huge plays in the final minutes.

After Dakota Mathias missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 11 seconds left and Purdue clinging to a 78-76 lead, Swanigan tracked down the rebound to set up Thompson’s free throws with 7 seconds remaining. Monte Morris missed a 3 on the other end, and time ran out for Iowa State.

Vince Edwards had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue (27-7), and Isaac Haas finished with 14 points.