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Trojan Preview – Week 4 – 09/15/2017

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September 15th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Chris Parks’ weekly discussion with Atlantic Head Football Coach Mike McDermott. They discuss the close loss to Denison-Schleswig last week and preparations for the Winterset Huskies in week 4.


IGHSAU high school volleyball rankings 9/14/2017


September 15th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Class 1A

  1. Janesville 9-1
  2. Holy Trinity Catholic 4-0
  3. Springville 13-1
  4. Starmont 16-2
  5. Gehlen Catholic 10-2
  6. New London 8-0
  7. Tripoli 13-1
  8. North Tama 12-1
  9. Dunketon 9-2
  10. Montezuma 14-3
  11. Iowa Mennonite 7-3
  12. Iowa Valley 11-7
  13. Bishop Garrigan 7-3
  14. East Union 11-2
  15. Harris-Lake Park 6-4

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford 16-2
  2. Western Christian 9-3
  3. Grundy Center 17-0
  4. St. Albert 14-1
  5. Sidney 11-2
  6. Unity Christian 5-4
  7. Lake Mills 16-1
  8. Wilton 15-1
  9. Hinton 6-2
  10. Treynor 11-2
  11. Clarinda 10-3
  12. Pella Christian 6-7
  13. Iowa City Regina 14-3
  14. Sumner-Fredericksburg 8-5
  15. Tri-Center 10-0

Class 3A

  1. Kuemper Catholic 15-0
  2. Sioux Center 14-2
  3. Columbus Catholic 13-4
  4. Davenport Assumption 7-1
  5. Mount Vernon 9-5
  6. Tipton 10-2
  7. Gilbert 8-6
  8. Osage 6-4
  9. Red Oak 3-4
  10. West Liberty 11-2
  11. Beckman Catholic
  12. South Central Calhoun 21-3
  13. Iowa Falls-Alden 10-1
  14. New Hampton 14-3
  15. Camanche 17-4

Class 4A

  1. Cedar Rapids Xavier 11-3
  2. Pella 12-2
  3. Dubuque Wahlert 6-2
  4. Waverly-Shell Rock 13-3
  5. Bishop Heelan 7-5
  6. Lewis Central 8-3
  7. Center Point-Urbana 16-5
  8. Independence 13-1
  9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 9-0
  10. Charles City 7-6
  11. Dallas Center-Grimes 11-3
  12. Marion 7-5
  13. North Scott 13-7
  14. Fairfield 7-4
  15. Bondurant-Farrar 7-2

Class 5A

  1. Cedar Falls 14-1
  2. Ankeny Centennial 16-2
  3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 14-1
  4. Linn-Mar 17-3
  5. Dubuque Hempstead 12-3
  6. West Des Moines Valley 19-4
  7. Pleasant Valley 11-1
  8. Iowa City West 12-6
  9. Bettendorf 11-1
  10. Dowling Catholic 16-5
  11. Indianola 12-4
  12. Ankeny 8-8
  13. Waukee 13-10
  14. Urbandale 13-6
  15. Johnston 5-6

Cross Country Rundown Thursday 9/14/2017


September 15th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Southwest Valley XC Meet

Boys Team

  1. Red Oak 51
  2. Shenandoah 54
  3. Clarinda 78
  4. Southwest Iowa 80

Boys Individual

  1. Adam Thompson, Southwest Iowa
  2. Noah Jorgenson, Southwest Iowa
  3. Nick Stanley, Shenandoah
  4. Liam Eubank, Red Oak
  5. Tyler Halloran, Clarinda

Girls Team

  1. Shenandoah/Essex 28
  2. Red Oak 58
  3. Southwest Valley 89

Girls Individual

  1. Janette Schraft, East Mills
  2. Emma Lucas, Bedford
  3. Carlie Manrose, Shenandoah/Essex
  4. Alexis Post, Riverside
  5. Chloe DeVries, Red Oak

Panorama XC Meet

Boys Team

  1. Nodaway Valley 43
  2. Madrid 90
  3. Tri-Center

Boys Individual

1st- Sean McDermott, Madrid
2nd- Brycen Wallace, Nodaway Valley
5th- Skyler Rawlins, Nodaway Valley
6th- Justin Ambrose, Boyer Valley
7th- Josh Baudler, Nodaway Valley
11th- Brett McGee, Tri-Center
13th- Kade Jensen, Audubon
15th- Tyler Breheny, Nodaway Valley
16th- Ben Breheny, Nodaway Valley

Girls Team

  1. Panorama 43
  2. AC/GC 91
  3. Tri-Center 96

Girls Individual

1st- Kate Crawford, AC/GC
2nd- Ella Waddle, Panorama
3rd- Payton Pogge, Tri-Center
6th- Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
12th- Mallory Kuhns, Nodaway Valley
14th- Sophia Broers, Nodaway Valley
17th- Zoey Hasty, CAM
19th- Erin Weber, Boyer Valley

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 9/15/2017

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September 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Midwest Sports Headlines: 9/15/17


September 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win, 3-2 over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. With their first walk-off win in the streak, the Indians remained unbeaten since Aug. 23 and now have the second-longest streak in baseball history, trailing only the 1916 New York Giants’ 26-gamer.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Luke Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2. Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases for St. Louis. The Cardinals have won five of their last six and nine of 12. They are chasing the first-place Cubs in the NL Central and the Rockies in the wild-card standings.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The student meets the teacher on Sunday when Doug Pederson leads the Philadelphia Eagles against Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Reid gave Pederson his first starting job in the NFL and later his first coaching gig, too. Pederson hopes to repay Reid with a loss.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs racked up 537 yards of offense against the New England Patriots. Center Mitch Morse says that game plan won’t matter all that much against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Chiefs say the Eagles place a priority on the pass rush, while the Patriots often drop linemen into pass coverage. The Chiefs hope to build a reputation of having an offensive line that’s versatile and adaptable. They also want their running game to keep the Eagles off balance.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska believes it can build off the second half of its loss to Oregon when Northern Illinois visits Lincoln. The Cornhuskers have given up more than 1,000 yards in their first two games, but they shut out the Ducks after halftime in a 42-35 loss last week. Northern Illinois will try to beat a Big Ten opponent for the fourth time in five games under coach Rod Carey.

Area Volleyball Scores from Thursday, 9/14/17


September 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

(3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Atlantic 21-15-17
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 28-25-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 26-17-17
(3-2) Creston 12-25-20-25-15, Denison-Schleswig 25-14-25-16-10

Western Iowa Conference

(3-2) IKM-Manning 25-25-23-23-15, Logan-Magnolia 20-16-25-25-7
(3-1) Riverside, Oakland 18-25-25-25, Underwood 25-13-16-22
(3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, Audubon 13-9-12
(3-0) Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 21-20-7

Corner Conference

(3-0) Stanton 25-25-27, Bedford 22-19-25

Pride of Iowa Conference

(3-0) Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Martensdale-St Marys 11-19-8
(3-1) Earlham 25-25-22-25, Lenox 23-15-25-16
(2-0) Van Meter 21-21, Mount Ayr 14-12

Other Scores

(3-1) Bondurant-Farrar 25-25-19-25, Winterset 23-19-25-13
(3-0) Carroll 25-25-25, Greene County 20-20-19
(3-0) East Sac County 25-25-25, St. Mary, Storm Lake 10-11-17
(3-0) Gilbert 25-25-25, Carroll 14-18-12

High School Football Schedule -Week 4- 09/15/2017


September 15th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Friday (09/15/2017)


District 1

Sioux City, East at Lewis Central (ND)

District 2

Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson at Sioux City, West (ND)
Sioux City, North at Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln (ND)


District 7

Carroll at ADM, Adel
Denison-Schleswig at Creston/O-M
Harlan at Glenwood
Winterset at Atlantic


District 7

Clarinda at Kuemper Catholic, Carroll
East Sac County at Underwood
Shenandoah at South Central Calhoun
Southeast Valley at Red Oak


District 6

Madrid at West Central Valley, Stuart
Ogden at Panorama, Panora

District 7

IKM-Manning at Logan-Magnolia
Missouri Valley at Treynor
Tri-Center, Neola at OA-BCIG


District 7

Martensdale-St. Marys at Earlham
Riverside, Oakland at Nodaway Valley
Southwest Valley at Griswold
St. Albert, Council Bluffs at Southeast Warren, Liberty Center


District 6

Baxter at East Union, Afton (ND)
Lamoni at Bedford
Murray at Lenox
Wayne, Corydon at Stanton

District 7

East Mills at CAM, Anita
Essex at Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
Sidney at Fremont-Mills, Tabor
Woodbine at Clarinda Academy

District 8

Collins-Maxwell at Boyer Valley, Dunlap (ND)
Coon Rapids-Bayard at Ar-We-Va, Westside
River Valley, Correctionville at Glidden-Ralston
West Harrison, Mondamin at Audubon

Trojans use loss to Denison-Schleswig as learning experience


September 14th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans football team is using the close loss to Denison-Schleswig in week 3 as a learning experience to prepare for their next game at home against Winterset.  Atlantic fought hard and made a lot of big plays last Friday but the Monarchs came up with a couple more at the end to out-duel the Trojans. Atlantic Head Coach Mike McDermott said they were obviously disappointed to lose the game but they were pleased with the team’s compete level.  He said it wasn’t a lack of effort that cost the Trojans the game and ultimately a game like that can be a valuable learning tool to clean up the details.

The Trojans get their next opportunity to show that improvement on Friday night at the Trojan Bowl against Winterset. The Huskies are 2-1 on the season and are coming off a nice win over ADM last week. Coach McDermott says the Winterset offense uses a lot of variety which makes them tough to prepare for.

Winterset quarterback Casey Kleemeier has completed 63% of his passes for 481 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season. He has also rushed for two scores and Coach McDermott said keeping him in the pocket will be a big key.

Offensively Atlantic hopes that the line can continue to improve and give quarterback Jaxson Eden time to be comfortable for throws throughout the game. Coach McDermott also said the run game will need to improve to have success.

The Trojans and Huskies will meet up for a 7:30pm kickoff at the Trojan Bowl. Catch a full interview with Coach McDermott on Trojan Preview at 4:45pm on Friday evening on KJAN.

Rookie Luke Weaver shines again, Cardinals top Reds


September 14th, 2017 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Luke Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Thursday afternoon.

The Cardinals, who are chasing the first-place Cubs in the National League Central and the Rockies in the wild-card standings, have won five of their last six and nine of 12.

Weaver (6-1), a rookie right-hander who has boosted the St. Louis rotation, allowed one unearned run, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Weaver was 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in four appearances, including three starts, in June. He’s now 3-0 with a 0.99 ERA through his first three starts in September.

Rookie left-hander Amir Garrett (3-8) was charged with four runs in four innings. He struck out seven and walked five.

Griswold excited for challenge against Southwest Valley


September 14th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Griswold Tigers got their ground game running full bore last week against Riverside and hope to carry that momentum into a tough challenge against Southwest Valley on Friday night. The Tigers (1-2, 1-0) had four players top the 100-yard mark on the ground last week. Griswold Head Coach Andy Everett said they were finally able to get their full line together for a game and they played really well in the week 3 win.

Southwest Valley Head Coach Anthony Donahoo knows slowing down the run game is paramount against Griswold and he told his team the Tigers will be coming into the game with a lot of confidence after their performance last week.

The Timberwolves (3-0, 1-0) have been able to keep some balance in their offense through a tough stretch of games to open the season and Coach Donahoo says it all starts up front.

Senior quarterback Chance Cobb has thrown for four touchdowns and rushed for two more in the Timberwolves 3-0 start. Griswold Head Coach Andy Everett thinks Southwest Valley is talented across the board but had really high praise for Cobb.

The Timberwolves have strong numbers in their program and that allows them to platoon a few guys on either side of the ball to keep everyone fresh. Coach Everett says that will make them a tough team as the season moves along but more importantly he thinks his line will need to make proper reads to give the Tiger offense a chance to have success against a tough Timberwolf defense.

We’ll have coverage of the Tigers versus the Timberwolves on KJAN. Pregame starts at 6:30pm with kickoff from Griswold at 7:00pm. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the call on AM 1220, FM 101.1, online at kjan.com, on the KJAN mobile app, and live streaming video on KJANTV.