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Greene County Cross Country Invitational Results


September 12th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Greene County Cross Country Invitational was held in Jefferson last night.  The girls class AA team title went to Ballard with Atlantic placing third.  Abby Kohut-Jackson of Ballard won the race with Tiffany Williams of Atlantic second.  The girls class A team crown was won by Panorama and the champion was Sydney Clark of Des Moines Christian.  On the boys side, the class AA team champion was Winterset with Atlantic seventh.  individually, Luke Kohut-Jackson of Ballard was first.  In the boys class A division, Soueast Valley won the title with Trey Thompson pf Ogden the champion.  The complete results are in the files below:

girls class aa results greene county

girls class a results greene county

boys class aa results greene county

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Atlantic @ Glenwood Football Tonight on KJAN!


September 12th, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic will try to build off of last week’s home victory with a trip to Glenwood tonight to open up district play. Glenwood coach Cory Faust says he sees tremendous improvement in Atlantic from week one to week two.

Both teams are 1-1 for the year, and Atlantic coach Eric Waldstein feels Glenwood is very similar to his squad.

Waldstein says Glenwood sophomore quarterback Kolten Wilwerding looks very familiar.

You can hear more from Atlantic coach Eric Waldstein at 4:45 this afternoon on “Trojan Preview.” Our high school football coverage begins with “Who’s Gonna Win?” at 6:00. Then our one hour long pre-game show begins at 6:30. Kick-off is at 7:30. You can listen live at AM 1220 or FM 101.1, online at kjan.com or on your smartphone with the free KJAN app. You can also watch our live streaming video of the game on the TV page at kjan.com.

2014 High School Football Schedule – Week 3, September 12


September 12th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A District 8
Dallas Center-Grimes @ ADM
Atlantic @ Glenwood
Winterset @ Creston
Lewis Central @ Harlan

Class 2-A District 8
Clarinda @ A-H-S-T-W
Prairie Valley @ East Sac County
West Central Valley @ Kuemper Catholic
Red Oak @ Shenandoah

Class 1-A District 1
Clarinda @ A-H-S-T
Treynor @ IKM-Manning
Underwood @ Missouri Valley
West Monona @ OA-BCIG

Class 1-A District 8
Central Decatur @ Des Moines Christian
Interstate 35 @ Woodward-Granger
Panorama @ Southwest Valley
Ogden @ Van Meter

Class A District 1
Griswold @ Audubon
St. Albert @ Logan-Magnolia
Tri-Center @ Maple Valley
Westwood @ Riverside

Class A District 8
SE Warren @ Bedford
Clarinda Academy @ Mount Ayr
Earlham @ Nodaway Valley
Pleasantville @ Martensdale-St. Marys

8-Man District 1
West Harrison @ Ar-We-Va
Newell-Fonda @ Boyer Valley
Exira/EHK @ River Valley
Woodbine @ Kingsley-Pierson

8-Man District 7
NE Hamilton @ Adair-Casey
Glidden-Ralston @ Ankeny Christian Academy
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Guthrie Center
Murray @ East Union

8-Man District 8
Stanton @ CAM
Nishnabotna @ East Mills
Essex @ Lenox
Sidney @ Fremont-Mills

Iowa’s deer population levels off, number of hunting licenses to be cut

News, Sports

September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

State wildlife officials say hunters in Iowa have sufficiently thinned down the deer herds, so the number of hunting licenses that will be issued is being scaled back to stabilize the population. Iowa Department of Natural Resources director Chuck Gipp says all signs indicate the statewide deer population declined between 2006 and 2013. “Reported harvest is down by 33%. Number of road kills of deer hit by vehicles is down by 39%,” Gipp says. “The number of deer that are observed by bow hunters, which is a good way because they’re up in the tree individually, is down by 22%.”

Some parts of Iowa are still overrun by deer, what are considered “hot spots,” while the animals are very scarce in other areas. Gipp says striking a balance with hunters isn’t easy. “We’re getting shot at from both sides, some people are saying there’s not enough deer and others say there’s too many depending on where you sit on this issue,” Gipp says, “We feel very comfortable where the deer herd is and we still have to work on those hot spots.” He says the D-N-R may expand the number of so-called depredation licenses issued which allow landowners to kill animals that cause property damage.

The D-N-R plans to scale back the number of so-called “antlerless” deer licenses, which were designed to thin herds by targeting female deer.

(Radio Iowa)

Thursday Volleyball Scores


September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Western Iowa:

  • (3-1) Griswold 25-24-25-25, Missouri Valley 18-26-12-16
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 6-9-14
  • (3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, Riverside 11-5-10
  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Audubon 14-16-17

Rolling Valley:

  • (3-0) Adair-Casey 29-25-25, Ar-We-Va 27-22-20
  • (3-1) Exira/EHK 25-27-21-25, Glidden-Ralston 23-25-25-14
  • (3-0) Boyer Valley 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 13-18-9
  • (2-0) Dallas Center-Grimes 21-21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 5-15


  • (3-0) Central Decatur, Leon 25-25-25, Lenox 15-22-21
  • (3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 5-4-5
  • (2-1) Panorama 22-19-15, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 20-21-11
  • (2-0) Sidney 25-25, Wymore Southern, NE 19-12
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 11-5-9
  • (2-1) Weeping Water, NE 13-25-25, Sidney 25-13-21

Dissecting the Kansas City Chiefs’ downward spiral


September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Was last year a smoke-and-mirrors mirage? Did the Kansas City Chiefs go from 2-14 to 11-5 and the playoffs on the strength of dumb luck? There’s an argument to be made for it after their season-opening loss to Tennessee.

Alex Smith threw three interceptions after receiving a big contract extension. Running ball Jamaal Charles touched the ball 11 times after getting his own new deal. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended. First-round draft pick Dee Ford got on the field for just three snaps.

Defensive starters Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito were lost to season-ending injuries, too. Now, the Chiefs will have to pull out of a downward spiral at arguably the toughest place in the AFC: Denver. They visit the Broncos in Week 2 on Sunday.

Cueto outlasts Lynn as Reds beat Cardinals 1-0


September 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched eight scoreless innings to beat Lance Lynn and send the St. Louis Cardinals to their third consecutive loss 1-0 Thursday. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 33rd save and third in the last three games.

Cueto allowed just three hits and hit a batter to help the Reds win their second series in the last 13 against Central Division-leading St. Louis. The Cardinals have lost three straight for the first time since a four-game losing streak Aug. 26-30 and finished their eight-game road trip 4-4 after winning three out of four in Milwaukee.

Lynn retired 15 straight before Brandon Phillips led off the eighth inning with the Reds’ first walk of the game. He went to third on Jay Bruce’s single to center field and scored on Ramon Santiago’s sinking liner to short center that John Jay got a glove on but couldn’t hold. Bruce had to hold up to see if the ball was caught and was forced at second.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 9/11/2014

Podcasts, Sports

September 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN Sports Director Jim Field.


Bowe, new additions give Chiefs new look in Week 2


September 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was back on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice field Wednesday after serving his weeklong suspension following an arrest last November. He wasn’t the only player who wasn’t there a week ago. After getting routed by Tennessee in their season-opener, and losing Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito to season-ending injuries, the Chiefs were forced to frantically retool ahead of Sunday’s game in Denver.

Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, who spent the past four seasons with the Broncos, was signed on Monday, while linebacker Jerry Franklin has been elevated to the practice squad. The Chiefs also turned over half of their practice squad in the search for help.

Simon uses arm, bat to lift Reds over Cardinals


September 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon shook off a rough start but lasted seven innings and drove in the go-ahead run with the second of his two doubles as the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Ryan Ludwick hit a solo home run to help the Reds win back-to-back games for the first time since Aug. 27-28 against the Chicago Cubs. The Central Division-leading Cardinals hadn’t sustained consecutive defeats since a four-game losing streak from Aug. 26-30.

Simon allowed five hits and two runs with three walks and five strikeouts for his second win in eight decisions over 11 starts since the All-Star break. Sam LeCure and Ryan Dennick pitched the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth for his 32nd save. Terry Lyons took the loss after Cardinals starter John Lackey was ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes.


CINCINNATI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey was ejected from his start against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning. Lackey appeared to question several ball-strike calls by plate umpire Tom Hallion before a 2-1 pitch to Brayan Pena was called a ball with the score 2-all on Wednesday night. The right-hander apparently questioned that call, and Hallion — the crew chief — ejected him.

Lackey allowed four hits and two runs with two walks and one strikeout. Left-hander Tyler Lyons replaced him.