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Warm temps not a concern for ice fishing

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

December 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Cold temperatures have frozen over most of the state’s lakes and ponds — setting off the ice fishing season. Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries chief, Joe Larschied, says you should be able to ice fish in most areas of the state. He says there are still some lakes in southeast Iowa that haven’t fully frozen, but most of the lakes and impoundments have five to six inches of ice on them.

The forecast is calling for the temperatures to rise into the 40s in some areas of the state, but Larschied says that won’t melt everything away. “We’re still going to be making ice at night and we are going to be in the 30s and maybe 40s for a couple of days. For a short periods of time they’re not going to be melting a lot of ice. When you have good, hard, clear ice it takes a lot of warming days to really whittle that down,” Larschied says. “I’m going to predict that we are going to be making ice instead of losing ice.”

But Larschied isn’t giving a guarantee that all the ice will be good. “We can never say it is 100 percent safe to go ice fishing — because the conditions can vary in the lake or impoundment,” Larschied says. “But generally, four inches of hard, clear ice is safe to fish on for foot traffic. Anything of six inches and above is safe for A-T-Vs. And over eight to ten inches is safe if you want to drive larger vehicles on the ice.”

He says there are a couple of warning signs that the ice may not be safe. “If the ice looks dark, there’s nobody fishing it, be very careful,” Larschied says. He says you should punch plenty of holes in the ice to test its thickness. And always take a friend with you so you have help if you get into trouble on the ice.

He says bring these safety items along in the bucket: ice picks, about 50 feet of rope and a throwable floatation seat cushion for use in case of rescue.

(Radio Iowa)

Atlantic Boys Swimming with strong performance at Des Moines Roosevelt


December 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Boys Swimming team competed in a double dual at Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday night and had a strong showing.

The Trojans got first place finishes from Damon Miller in the 100 Yard and 200 Yard Freestyle, and Nick Landhuis in the 100 Yard Backstroke.  Atlantic also took first in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.  Jacob Redler was 2nd in the 200 Yard Individual Medley. Ben Henriksen was 2nd in the 100 Yard Fly.

The Trojans ended up losing the dual meet only due to sheer numbers. 3 lanes were scored in each event allowing Roosevelt to rack up some extra points with more swimmers.

Des Moines Roosevelt 91, Atlantic 78.

Full results here: 2016-12-20-newton-atlantic

High School Wrestling Scoreboard Tuesday 12/20/2016


December 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Quad at Carroll

Carroll 54, Audubon 30
Carroll 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 30
Coon Rapids-Bayard 54, Audubon 30
Kuemper Catholic 45, Carroll 36
Kuemper Catholic 52, Audubon 21
Kuemper Catholic 49, Coon Rapids-Bayard 30

Dual at Glenwood

Glenwood 42, Plattsmouth 37

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/21/2016

Podcasts, Sports

December 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Area high school basketball scores from Tue., 12/20/16


December 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson


A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 63, IKM-Manning 55

ADM, Adel 74, Carroll 60

Audubon 61, Missouri Valley 58

CAM, Anita 71, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 70

Charter Oak-Ute 59, Woodbine 27

Coon Rapids-Bayard 59, Paton-Churdan 56

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 60, Harlan 48

East Mills 77, Essex 41

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 66, West Harrison, Mondamin 33

Glenwood 76, Red Oak 39

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 77, Atlantic 66

Lenox 64, Bedford 62, OT

Logan-Magnolia 49, Treynor 46

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 57, South Central Calhoun 50

Mount Ayr 57, Southwest Valley 45

Nodaway Valley 56, East Union, Afton 53

Perry 58, Winterset 46

Shenandoah 65, South Page, College Springs -Clarinda 46

Stanton 60, Sidney 41

Tri-Center, Neola 66, Griswold 27

Underwood 77, Riverside, Oakland 49

Woodward Academy 64, West Central Valley, Stuart 61


ADM, Adel 64, Carroll 45

Audubon 59, Missouri Valley 44

Bedford 38, Lenox 33

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 70, CAM, Anita 55

Charter Oak-Ute 53, Woodbine 40

Coon Rapids-Bayard 47, Paton-Churdan 23

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 59, Harlan 58

Essex 50, East Mills 28

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 71, West Harrison, Mondamin 15

IKM-Manning 63, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 26

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 59, Atlantic 39

Mount Ayr 65, Southwest Valley 39

Nodaway Valley 49, East Union, Afton 12

Panorama, Panora 57, Woodward-Granger 26

Perry 55, Winterset 54, OT

Red Oak 59, Glenwood 53

Shenandoah 75, Clarinda 41

Sidney 64, Stanton 33

Sioux City, East 63, West Monona, Onawa 48

Sioux City, West 62, Westwood, Sloan 59

South Central Calhoun 48, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 28

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 58, Interstate 35,Truro 55

Treynor 68, Logan-Magnolia 52

Tri-Center, Neola 62, Griswold 30

Underwood 74, Riverside, Oakland 25

Bohannon, Jok lead Iowa over North Dakota 84-73


December 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon and Peter Jok each scored 18 points and Iowa held on for an 84-73 win over North Dakota on Tuesday night. Cordell Pemsl had nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds to help the Hawkeyes (7-5) win their fourth straight.

Iowa pulled away with a 16-0 run in the middle of the first half when North Dakota went six minutes without scoring. The Hawkeyes forced eight turnovers during that stretch. North Dakota (5-5) got the deficit as close as seven in the second half, but Iowa always had an answer.

Quinton Hooker scored 18 points to lead the Fighting Hawks. Conner Avants added 17 points and Drick Bernstine had 10 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Jok, the top scorer in the Big Ten, shot only 4 of 15 from the floor. But he made all 10 of his foul shots. Iowa’s bench outscored North Dakota 29-9.

Thomas leads Iowa State past MVSU 88-60


December 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Senior Matt Thomas scored a career-high 23 points to lead Iowa State past Mississippi Valley State 88-60 on Tuesday, helping the Cyclones post back-to-back wins for the first time in a month. Naz Mitrou-Long had 19 points and Monte Morris scored 13 for the Cyclones (8-3), who shot 50 percent from 3-point range.

But Iowa State, plagued by turnovers, let winless Mississippi Valley State (0-12) rip off a 16-3 run in the first half and trailed the winless Delta Devils 25-24 at one point. The Cyclones eventually overwhelmed MVSU, jumping ahead 78-53 on a Thomas layup with just over six minutes left. Isaac Williams and Darrell Riley each scored 18 for the Delta Devils. They were outrebounded 43-28.

Kuemper Catholic makes second half plays to beat Atlantic Boys Tuesday


December 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Kuemper Catholic Knights made more plays in the second half than Atlantic and came away with a 73-66 win on Tuesday night.  It was a very well played game from the onset as the two top 10 ranked teams traded baskets throughout.

The Knights led by 1 at the intermission 40-39 after the half ended with a missed shot by Chase Mullenix that was put back in by Scott Leonard but officials ruled it came after the horn.  Atlantic’s shooting went a bit cold at the start of the second half which allowed Kuemper to extend the lead. But the Trojans would rally and tie it up later in the quarter before the Knights got a couple buckets from Matt Dentlinger to lead 55-49 at the end of the 3rd.  The Trojans tried to play catch up the rest of the way but couldn’t make up enough ground. Atlantic Head Coach Alan Jenkins thought depth was a difference as the Trojans expended a lot of energy playing catch-up.

Garrett Franken was fouled on a three and knocked down three free throws to cut the lead to 4 with a couple of minutes left but they wouldn’t get closer. Franken missed a three in traffic on the next possession and Kuemper headed to the free throw line to ice it down the stretch. Coach Jenkins thought his team played well, they just ran into a tough opponent.

The Knights were led by Matt Dentlinger with 23 points that included some big shots and free throws late. Parker Badding finished with 16 as the Knights improve to 5-1 heading into the Christmas break.

Atlantic was led by Garrett Franken with 31 points as the Trojans suffer their first loss of the season and are now 6-1.  The Trojans travel to face St. Albert on Thursday before the break. Coach Jenkins says the loss will help them grow as a team.

Atlantic hosts Kuemper Catholic in ranked showdown tonight on KJANTV


December 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans Boys Basketball team may face their toughest test of the season so far tonight as they play host to the Kuemper Catholic Knights.  The latest AP Top 10 rankings were released yesterday and Atlantic is still ranked #5 in Class 3A, while the Knights checked in at #6 in Class 2A.

Atlantic comes into the game with a 6-0 record with strong wins over Hawkeye 10 members St. Albert, Creston, and Glenwood.  Kuemper is 4-1 with their lone loss coming to Class 4A 8th ranked Lewis Central.  The Knights are coming off an impressive win over Creston last Friday 75-46.

We’ll have coverage of the game for you tonight on our TV page at kjan.com. Tip-off is set for around 7:30pm and we will get the stream going for you about 7:20pm.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/20/2016

Podcasts, Sports

December 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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