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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/7/2016

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October 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Drake and Giacoletti need breakthrough season


October 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Drake fans are a patient bunch when it comes to the men’s basketball program. But even a fanbase that has enjoyed only four winning seasons since 1987 is going to expect progress this season. Ray Giacoletti enters his fourth year at the helm and the Bulldogs return eight players that saw significant minutes a year ago during a 7-24 campaign that included only two Missouri Valley Conference wins. (click on the left side of the audio player to listen to each cut)

Also returning is redshirt sophomore Kory Kuenstling. The 6-11 native of Dunkerton played in 30 games as a freshman before redshirting last season.

Giacoletti says the door is open for the Bulldogs to climb the ladder in the Valley.

Drake opens November 11 at home against South Dakota.

Area Volleyball scores from Thursday, 10/6/16


October 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(3-1) A-D-M, Adel 25-25-11-25, Dallas Center-Grimes 22-13-25-22
(3-1) Audubon 25-26-15-25, Underwood 14-24-25-16
(3-0) CAM, Anita 25-25-25, Woodbine 19-9-6
(3-1) East Mills 25-23-25-25, Stanton 15-25-20-22
(3-0) Glenwood 25-25-28, Creston 18-20-26
(3-1) Harlan 25-25-20-25, Clarinda 16-23-25-17
(3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 14-23-22
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 14-13-17
(3-1) Red Oak 25-15-25-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 18-25-23-21
(3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Essex 21-19-15
(3-1) Treynor 25-19-25-25, Missouri Valley 14-25-23-18
(3-0) Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Griswold 11-7-15

High School Football Schedule – Week 7 – 10/07/2016


October 7th, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 High School Football Schedule
Week 7 – October 7th

Class 3A, District 7

Atlantic @ ADM
Creston @ Glenwood
Denison-Schleswig @ Carroll
Winterset @ Harlan

Class 2A, District 7

Clarinda @ East Sac County
Southeast Valley @ Shenandoah
Kuemper Catholic @ Red Oak
Underwood @ South Central Calhoun

Class 1A, District 7

Treynor @ Tri-Center
IKM-Manning @ AC-GC
Logan-Magnolia @ Missouri Valley

Class A, District 7

Griswold @ Earlham- Cancelled
Nodaway Valley @ Southeast Warren
Riverside @ Martensdale St. Marys
St. Albert @ Southwest Valley

Class 8-man, District 6

East Union @ Bedford
Lenox @ Stanton
Mormon Trail @ Wayne
Murray @ Lamoni

Class 8-man, District 7

Clarinda Academy @ CAM
Essex @ East Mills
Exira-EHK @ Fremont-Mills
Woodbine @ Sidney

Class 8-man, District 8

Boyer Valley @ Ar-We-Va
Charter Oak-Ute @ West Harrison
Glidden-Ralston @ Audubon
River Valley @ Coon Rapids-Bayard

ISU’s Morris named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year


October 6th, 2016 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior guard Monté Morris has been named the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, becoming the second Cyclone to earn the recognition. Morris joins Jamaal Tinsley, also a point guard, prior to the 2000-01 season as the only ISU players to be named the league’s top player in the preseason. Tinsley went on to win the award at the end of the season as well.

Morris was also the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

Morris, a Flint, Michigan, native, was second on the Cyclone roster as a junior averaging 13.8 points. An All-Big 12 Second Team choice, he is the top returning scorer in the league this season. He led the Big 12 in assists (6.9) and minutes played (38.0) in 2015-16, while finishing second in steals with 62. He also had the nation’s third-best assist-to-turnover ratio (4.23).

Morris starts his final season at ISU ranked No. 25 all-time at the school with 1,133 career points. He is sixth in assists (551) and eighth in steals (172), with both records well within striking distance.

Preseason Player of the Year
Monté Morris, Iowa State, G, Sr., 6-3, 175, Flint, Mich./Beecher

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr., 5-11, 175, Brussels, Belgium/Athene des Pagodes/Miami (Fla.)

Preseason Freshman of the Year
Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr., 6-8, 270, Detroit, Mich./Prolific Prep [Calif.]

2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Name, School    Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  Class Hometown/Previous School(s)   
Johnathan Motley, Baylor F 6-10 230 Jr. Houston, Texas/North Shore
Monté Morris, Iowa State* G 6-3 175 Sr. Flint, Mich./Beecher
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas G 6-2 185 Jr. Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.]
Frank Mason III, Kansas G 5-11 190 Sr. Petersburg, Va./Massanutten Military Academy
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State G 6-1 185 So. Dallas, Texas/Kimball

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school):
Josh Jackson, Kansas; Jordan Woodard, Oklahoma; Jarrett Allen, Texas; Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr., West Virginia

* – Unanimous Selection

(From cyclones.com)

Atlantic excited for next challenge at ADM


October 6th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans are gearing up for a road test this week at ADM.  The Tigers come in with a 2-4 record and fresh off a win last week over Denison-Schleswig.  Atlantic is 1-5 overall and is trying to bounce back after two big losses to state rated Creston and Glenwood in back to back weeks.  Atlantic Head Coach Mike McDermott said despite the recent losses the kids are still focused and excited for their next challenge. Atlantic has really struggled to get their offense going this year and Coach McDermott hopes they can do a few different things to turn that around this week.

On the other side the ADM offense likes to spread the field out and are led by a dynamic player at the Quarterback spot in Sam McCartney.  McCartney has completed 54% of his passes this season for a total of 1,247 yards, 7 touchdowns compared to 2 interceptions.  He is also the Tigers’ leading rusher on the season and Coach McDermott knows the Trojan defense faces a unique challenge this week.

ADM Head Coach Mike Whisner says his team has become more balanced as the season has moved along but knows that McCartney is the key to the engine.

Coach Whisner sees a lot of similarities between the Denison team they faced last week and the Trojans.

We’ll have coverage of the Trojans and Tigers Friday night on KJAN! Chris Parks and Mike Smith bring you the call with the Dvorak Tire and Service Pre-Game Show at 6:30pm and Kickoff set for 7:30pm.  You can also catch our weekly pick ’em show Who’s Gonna Win? starting at 6:00pm.  Tune in on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, or on the free KJAN mobile app.  You can also watch the game with live streaming video on our TV page at kjan.com.

2016 Cross Country State Qualifying Assignments announced by IGHSAU


October 6th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Girls Athletic Association released the site assignments for the 2016 Cross Country State Qualifying meets on Thursday.  These meets will be run on Thursday, October 20th around the state.

Class 1A State Qualifying Assignments

Class 2A State Qualifying Assignments

Class 3A State Qualifying Assignments

Class 4A State Qualifying Assignments

Atlantic prepares to host Cross Country Invite (Update: Cancelled)


October 6th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Boys and Girls Cross Country teams was scheduled to host their Cross Country Invite tonight at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club but the stormy weather has forced cancellation of the meet.  The meet was to be held at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club. The following was a preview: spectators can enter and park on East 22nd Street in the driving range of the course.  27 teams and 850-900 runners are expected to participate in the 6 different races.

The schedule of races is set up like this. Middle School Boys 4:00pm, Middle School Girls 4:15pm, JV Boys 4:30pm, Varsity Girls 5:00pm, Varsity Boys 5:30pm, JV Girls 6;00pm. Awards will follow all the races.

The Girls Varsity race will feature two top-10 rated teams in Dallas Center-Grimes (#8) and Denison-Schleswig (#12).  Those two teams are likely to battle for the title with Atlantic, Abraham Lincoln, Glenwood, and Shenandoah-Essex all likely battling for 3rd. Karley Larsen of Underwood is ranked 6th in 2A and is the runner to beat. Reagan Anderson of Denison-Schleswig is ranked 15th and will challenge at the top. Atlantic’s Ashely Wendt, Exira-EHK’s Emily Copic, and Riverside’s Alexis Post will be aiming for top-10 finishes.

In the Boys Varsity race Dallas Center-Grimes comes in as a big favorite and are ranked #2 in the state. Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Atlantic, and Lewis Central are also expected to battle toward the top of the team standings. The individual title will be a good battle.  Jerry Jorgensen of Treynor is ranked 3rd in Class 1A and is likely to be near the top.  Alex Thompson of Dallas Center-Grimes (#9 in 3A), Scott Miles of Sergeant Bluff-Luton (#10 in 3A), and Tyler Bonneman of Dallas Center-Grimes (#12 in 3A) are also likely to be in contention. Phoenix Shadden and Bradley Dennis of Atlantic are likely top-10 contenders.

The Atlantic Invite also doles out a Co-Ed title for combined low score. Dallas Center-Grimes is the favorite for that crown with Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, and Atlantic all strong contenders.

ISU’s Seanna Johnson named to Preseason All-Big 12 team


October 6th, 2016 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball senior Seanna Johnson was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team by the Big 12 Conference coaches, the league announced Wednesday.

Johnson is the first Cyclone named to the preseason All-Big 12 team since Hallie Christofferson in 2013-14.

Johnson, who was selected to the All-Big 12 first-team last season, was second in the Big 12 in 2015-16 in points (17.0) and rebounds (9.4). She was also the only player in the nation to average over 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. She currently ranks 22nd in the Iowa State record books with 1,156 career points, eighth with 797 rebounds and fourth in double-doubles with 27. Johnson has also started all 90 games in her career.

Iowa State officially begins the 2016-17 season on Nov. 11 against UC-Santa Barbara at noon in Hilton Coliseum.

(From cyclones.com)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/6/2016

Podcasts, Sports

October 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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