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Iowa State lands Nebraska transfer Jacobson


May 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Former Nebraska forward Michael Jacobson is transferring to Iowa State. Jacobson, who grew up just down the road from Ames in Waukee, Iowa, is a 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward. He made 56 starts in two seasons with the Cornhuskers, averaging 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds a game.

Jacobson also pulled down 153 offensive rebounds for Nebraska, an area Iowa State struggled with last season. Jacobson will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. He’ll have two seasons left to play for the Cyclones.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 5/24/2017

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May 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.


Regional Girls Team Tennis Scores/Schedule


May 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Some Regional Girls Team Tennis matches were completed on Saturday around the state but some sites were impacted by rainy weather and moved to Monday. Due to the delays First-Round State matches have been moved to Tuesday, May 23rd so that Regional Finals can be finished on Monday.

Saturday, May 20th Scores

1A Region 1 @ Harlan: Shenandoah 5, Denison-Schleswig 0
1A Region 2 @ Atlantic: Glenwood 5, Clarke 1

2A Region 2 @ West Des Moines Valley: Urbandale 5, Abraham Lincoln 0
2A Region 2 @ Pleasant Hill: Dowling Catholic 5, Lewis Central 0

Monday, May 22nd Regional Finals

1A Region 1 @ Spencer: Spirit Lake/Okoboji 5, Cherokee 1
1A Region 2 @ Decorah: Waverly-Shell Rock 5, Decorah 0

Tuesday, May 23rd First Round State

1A Region 1 @ Denison/Red Oak (Moved mid-match due to rain): Shenandoah 5, Spirit Lake/Okoboji 1
1A Region 2 @ Johnston (Moved due to Rain): Waverly-Shell Rock 5, Glenwood 0

Shenandoah advances to the Class 1A Team State Final Four on June 3rd at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City. Play will begin at 9:00am that morning for Semifinal matches, with Finals being played at 2:00pm or an hour after the end of Semifinals.

1A Final Four: Shenandoah, Waverly-Shell Rock, Waterloo Columbus, Dubuque Wahlert.

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 5/23/2017


May 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Perry 3, Atlantic 1
Boone 2, Carroll 1 (2OT)
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 4, Treynor 0
Denison-Schleswig 5, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1
Lewis Central 7, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0
Nodaway Valley/ACGC/WCV 3, Harlan 2 (OT)
Tri-Center, Neola 2, Glenwood 1

High School Baseball/Softball Scoreboard 5/23/2017


May 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks


ADM, Adel 8, Des Moines, Roosevelt 2
Glenwood 8, Creston 2
Harlan 8, Kuemper Catholic 0
IKM-Manning 3, AHSTW, Avoca 1 (called in 5th inning due to rain)
Lenox 6, Sidney 5
Lewis Central 10, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12, OA-BCIG 4
Martensdale-St. Marys 11, Coon Rapids-Bayard 0 (5 Innings )
Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2 (10 Innings )
Missouri Valley 19, Riverside, Oakland 2
Mount Ayr 21, East Mills 11
Norwalk 9, Nodaway Valley 0
Shenandoah 6, Red Oak 2
Spencer 8, Denison-Schleswig 0
Treynor 26, Griswold 1 (5 innings)


ADM 10, Des Moines, Roosevelt 0
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 16, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3
Denison-Schleswig 4, Carroll 0

Glenwood 19, Creston 1
Glidden-Ralston 11, South Central Calhoun 0 (5 innings)

IKM-Manning 6, AHSTW 0
Lenox 3, Sidney 2
Lewis Central 16, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0 (3 innings)
Missouri Valley 14, Riverside, Oakland 0
Mount Ayr 12, East Mills 0
Orient-Macksburg 9, East Union 7
Red Oak 12, Shenandoah 9

Treynor 12, Griswold 0

Iowa’s Jake Adams is Big Ten Player of the Year


May 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa junior Jake Adams is the Big Ten player of the year. Adams is a rare combination of average and power. He finished fourth in the conference with a .344 average and led the Big Ten in home runs and RBI. His 24 homers broke Iowa’s single season record. His numbers also show how far the Iowa program has progressed. Four years ago the Hawkeyes had two home runs, as a team.

Iowa coach Rick Heller says Adams is a complete hitter. He says Adams is a professional level hitter already. The Hawkeyes are 34-19 and open the Big Ten Tournament tonight (Wednesday night) in Bloomington, Indiana against fourth seeded Maryland.

(Learfield Sports)

Forsythe, Dodgers win it in 13th after Kershaw duels Lynn


May 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday night after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn.

Forsythe played for the first time in a month and struck out in his first four at-bats before walking in the 11th and delivering the winning hit in the 13th. His double off Jonathan Broxton (0-1) scored Enrique Hernandez.

Kershaw and Lynn struck out 10 batters and allowed a run each, with Kershaw going nine innings and Lynn pitching eight. The Cardinals got just three hits against Kershaw, and the Dodgers had two off Lynn, including Yasmani Grandal’s homer in the first inning.

Kershaw missed out on his majors-leading eighth victory by giving up a run in the ninth. Randal Grichuk singled, advanced to second on a groundout then scored on a wild pitch to tie it at 1.

Josh Fields (1-0) pitched the 13th for Los Angeles.

Joc Pederson left the game after a frightening collision with Yasiel Puig in the 10th inning.


Cardinals activate lefty pitcher Tyler Lyons from D.L.


May 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS, MO., May 23, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Los Angeles that they have activated left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day disabled list.  The team optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis (AAA) following Sunday’s win.

Lyons, 29, who began the 2017 season on the disabled list while recovering from off-season right knee surgery, has appeared in just two games for St. Louis this season, allowing one run in 3.0 innings pitched.

Lyons made three injury rehabilitation appearances at three levels (Peoria-A, Memphis-AAA, Springfield-AA) after going on the 10-day disabled list May 28.   He was a combined 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA in those three appearances, striking out seven.   His last appearance came on May 20 in a 5.0 inning start for Springfield against Northwest Arkansas.

Tuivailala has logged 11.0 innings in his 10 appearances for the Cardinals this season, going 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA.

Underwood grappler Thomsen commits to Nebraska


May 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Underwood junior wrestler Alex Thomsen announced on Tuesday that he has committed to continue his wrestling career at the University of Nebraska.

Thomsen is an undefeated three-time state champion for the Eagles and plans to wrestle at 126 in his final high school season. He has a high school career record of 139-0 heading into his senior campaign.

Thomsen considered Oklahoma, North Carolina, Minnesota, Iowa, and Iowa State before choosing Nebraska.  He told multiple outlets that he wanted to make the decision now because he knew he felt the best fit was with the Huskers.

Thomsen could potential be a 125-pounder with the Big Red but potentially could move to 133.

High School Baseball/Softball Scoreboard 5/22/2017


May 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The first day that baseball and softball teams could get their season started was Monday, May 22nd and some teams in the area hit the diamonds.


CB Abraham Lincoln 11, St. Albert 2
Creston 9, Southwest Valley 2

Denison-Schleswig 10, Boyer Valley 5
Earlham 7, Exira-EHK 5
Harlan 13, Underwood 12
IKM-Manning 12, Charter Oak-Ute 0
Sidney 18, Bedford 5
Stanton 21, Essex 4
Westwood, Sloan 6, Logan-Magnolia 5


AHSTW 9, East Mills 6
CAM, Anita 9, Iowa Christian Academy 0 (Suspended in bottom of 2nd)
Creston 6, Southwest Valley 1
EHK-Exira 16, Logan-Magnolia 0
Harlan 14, Carroll 0
Lenox 9, Orient-Macksburg 5
Lewis Central 2, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0
Missouri Valley 13, Whiting 3
Shenandoah 4, Underwood 2
Sioux City, West 11, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1 (6 innings)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 3, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 2
Stanton 19, Essex 2
West Central Valley 7, Glidden-Ralston 5