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Iowa searching for answers on offense

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September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This was supposed to be the year that Iowa flourished under offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Three games in, the Hawkeyes look inept. Iowa (2-1) scored just 17 points against Ball State and Iowa State and is just 102nd out of 128 FBS teams in scoring at 21.7 points per game.

What’s troubling about those numbers is the Hawkeyes basically brought back their entire offense, and Davis is now in his third year calling plays for Iowa. Coach Kirk Ferentz reiterated his support for Davis on Tuesday as the Hawkeyes prepare for their toughest test yet, a date with unbeaten Pittsburgh (3-0) on Saturday.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 9/16/14

Podcasts, Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Red Oak Cross Country Results

Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Harlan won both the boys and girls titles at the Red Oak Cross Country meet on Monday.

On the girls side, Harlan had 47 points to narrowly defeat Griswold with 49.  Atlantic placed third with 75 points.  Alyx Flippin of Griswold was the champion with Tiffany Williams of Atlantic placing second.

The Harlan boys scored 19 points to dominate the meet.  Red oak with 59 was second and Atlantic was third with 68 points.  Michael Sciranko of Harlan was the champion.  Atlantic’s Phoenix Shadden placed 9th and Ryan Hawkins was 11th.

See the full meet results by clicking the links below:

ROHS XC Girls Varsity 2014

ROHS XC Boys Varsity 2014

ROHS XC Girls JV 2014

ROHS XC Boys JV 2014

RO XC Invite Middle School 2014

Area Volleyball Scores from Mon., 9/15/14

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September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

  • (3-1) Clarinda 23-25-25-27, Atlantic 25-23-5-25
  • (3-0) Earlham 25-27-26, Nodaway Valley 12-25-24
  • (3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-7-7
  • (2-0) Mount Ayr 26-25, Pleasantville 24-21
  • (2-1) Mount Ayr 27-24-16, Interstate 35 25-26-14
  • (2-0) Nishnabotna 25-25, Rock Port 16-18
  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 10-20-9
  • (3-2) Glidden-Ralston 22-23-25-25-15, Paton-Churdan 25-25-15-20-8

TCU, West Virginia and Iowa St show Big 12′s depth

Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — TCU, West Virginia and Iowa State weren’t expected to do much in the Big 12 this season. Last weekend’s performances might change that perception. The Horned Frogs, Mountaineers and Cyclones each beat a fellow power conference team on Saturday — and West Virginia and Iowa State did it on the road.

The teams picked 7th, 8th and 9th in the preseason poll respectively had three of the Big 12′s four wins over power five teams, showing that the league might be deeper than originally thought.

Chiefs down 7 starters to injuries, suspensions

Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain and safety Eric Berry also has an ankle sprain, throwing their status into question for Sunday’s game in Miami.

Charles was hurt on his second carry of the Chiefs’ 24-17 loss to Denver over the weekend, and Berry left the game later in the first half. X-rays came back negative but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that he could not provide a timetable for their return.

The loss of Charles and Berry means the Chiefs (0-2) are down seven starters to injuries and suspensions. Those seven players have combined to start 355 games, play in 492 games and appear in nine Pro Bowls over 43-plus seasons in the NFL.

Iowa St RT Gannon rejoins team

Sports

September 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State lineman Jacob Gannon has rejoined the Cyclones less than two weeks after quitting the team. Coach Paul Rhoads announced Gannon’s return on Monday. Gannon says in a statement released by the school that he has been diagnosed with anxiety issues and is receiving treatment.

Gannon opened the season as Iowa State’s starting right tackle. But he left the team just days before a loss to Kansas State. Rhoads announced Gannon’s return just hours after he said backup lineman Jacob Dunning would miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patella tendon.

The Cyclones (1-2) next host No. 7 Baylor on Sept. 27.

Iowa State’s Dunning, Harris likely out for year

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September 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State offensive lineman Jacob Dunning and wide receiver P.J. Harris are likely out for the season. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads says Dunning ruptured his patella tendon and Harris broke his leg during Saturday’s 20-17 win at Iowa.

Dunning is a backup at left tackle. Harris had nine catches for 55 yards through three games. Dunning and Harris join linebacker Levi Peters, center Ben Loth and standout wide receiver Quenton Bundrage as Cyclones who are expected to miss the rest of 2014.

Iowa State has a bye before hosting No. 7 Baylor on Sept. 27.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 9/15/2014

Podcasts, Sports

September 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN Sports Director, Jim Field.

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Saturday Volleyball Results

Sports

September 15th, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic Invitational
Atlantic 16-21-18, Winterset 21-16-16
Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 9-9
Treynor 21-21, Underwood 7-14
Treynor 21-21, Winterset 11-11
Treynor 21-25, St. Albert 9-23
St. Albert 15-21-15, Underwood 21-15-9
St. Albert 21-13-15, Glenwood 10-21-5
St. Albert 21-21, Winterset 10-10
St. Albert 22-21, Atlantic 20-16
Glenwood 21-21, Atlantic 16-17
Glenwood 21-21, Treynor 19-13
Glenwood 21-23, Winterset 9-21
Underwood 17-21-15, Atlantic 21-8-11
Underwood 21-17-15, Winterset 12-21-9

Griswold Tournament
Griswold 21-21, Clarinda 12-18
Griswold 21-21, Guthrie Center 18-16
Griswold 21-21, Riverside 3-14
IKM-Manning 21-11-15, Audubon 17-21-7
IKM-Manning 21-21, A-H-S-T-W 8-13
IKM-Manning 25-25, Griswold 16-15
Red Oak 21-21, A-H-S-T-W 7-16
Red Oak 21-21, Audubon 6-12
Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 17-16
Red Oak 25-25, Guthrie Center 17-12
Guthrie Center 21-21, Clarinda 14-10
Guthrie Center 21-21, Riverside 6-18
Audubon 21-21, A-H-S-T-W 12-10
Red Oak 25-25, IKM-Manning 11-15 (Championship)

Shenandoah Tourney
Shenandoah 21-21, Lenox 11-15
Shenandoah 21-21, Stanton 17-16
Creston 21-21, Bedford 10-11
Creston 21-21, Stanton 14-8
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Bedford 17-19
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Lenox 12-9
Fremont-Mills 21-21-15, Bedford 16-23-12
Stanton 19-21-17, Southwest Valley 21-17-15
Bedford 19-21-15, Southwest Valley 21-18-11
Bedford 21-21, Lenox 15-9
Bedford 21-21-15, Essex 23-11-13
Stanton 21-21, Essex 16-17
Stanton 21-21, Lenox 14-17