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Iowa State recruit Malou to explore professional options


April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State recruit Emmanuel Malou has filed the paperwork necessary to enter the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, preserving his college eligibility. Cyclones spokesman Matt Shoultz confirmed Malou’s decision on Monday.

The 6-foot-9 Malou was the highlight of coach Steve Prohm’s first recruiting class. He averaged 14.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks as a freshman for Yuba College in California before transferring to Des Moines Area Community College to focus on academics.

Malou, who turned down Kansas, Arizona and others in favor of Iowa State, was expected to be a starter for the Cyclones if his grades are in order. Iowa State lost front court players Georges Niang, Jameel McKay and Abdel Nader to graduation.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/25/2016

Podcasts, Sports

April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Gyorko leads Cardinals hit parade in 8-5 win against Padres


April 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jedd Gyorko homered, tripled and singled, and rookie Aledmys Diaz had a homer among his three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 8-5 Sunday to take two of three. Gyorko, traded from San Diego to St. Louis in December, had two chances to complete the cycle but flied out to left and grounded out to third in his final at-bats. Randal Grichuk had three hits and three RBIs for St. Louis.

San Diego’s bullpen imploded for the second straight game. Kevin Quackenbush allowed consecutive homers to Gyorko and Diaz in the sixth to tie it, and Brandon Maurer (0-1) gave up three runs in the eighth, including Matt Carpenter’s go-ahead, RBI triple with one out and Grichuk’s two-run double with two outs.

Kevin Siegrest (3-0) pitched the seventh for the win. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.

Vincent named ‘Beautiful Bulldog’ and Drake Relays mascot


April 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 60-pound rescued English bulldog named Vincent has won the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University. The tongue-in-cheek contest Sunday featured 45 bulldogs dressed up in costumes.

It’s the opening event of the Drake Relays, a prestigious track and field meet to be held next week at Drake Stadium. Vincent, a brown and white pup who lives just up the road from the stadium, will serve as the meet’s mascot.

Vincent succeeds Tank, whose sturdy frame, gentle personality and camouflage outfit won over the judges in 2015.

Gyorko, Hazelbaker hit 3-run homers in Cardinals’ 11-2 win


April 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Aledmys Diaz had his first five-hit game, Jedd Gyorko and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Saturday night. Diaz had a two-run double in the ninth, while Gyorko homered off his old team and Hazelbaker snapped an 0-for-17 slump. Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty each had three hits, and Piscotty hit a solo homer in the sixth.

Gyorko and Hazelbaker homered off Carlos Villanueva, who pitched for the Cardinals last year before signing with the Padres as a free agent. Michael Wacha (2-0) and three relievers combined on a four-hitter. Kevin Quackenbush (1-1) allowed two runs and one hit in 1 1/3 innings for the loss.

Gyorko, traded to the Cardinals for outfielder Jon Jay on Dec. 8, reached the second deck in left field with a 436-foot shot, his third, with one out in the eighth.

High School Soccer Scoreboard Saturday 4/23/2016


April 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks


Grinnell 2, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1, Bondurant-Farrar 0


Atlantic 7, Carroll 2 (Trojan Tournament First Round)
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 6, Harlan 1 (Trojan Tournament First Round)
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 3, Atlantic 1 (Trojan Tournament Championship) (Atlantic now 5-4 on the season)

Iowa High School Girls Soccer Rankings 4/22/2016


April 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Check out the latest High School Girls Soccer Rankings released on Friday, April 22nd by the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union here.

Fremont County Boys Golf Invite 4/23/2016


April 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Fremont County Golf Invitational was played on Saturday in Sidney.

Team Scores

  1. Clarinda  340
  2. Nishnabotna  348
  3. Woodbine  433
  4. Southwest Iowa  445
  5. Nebraska City  450
  6. Auburn  452
  7. East Mills  463

Individual Scores

  1. Carlton Rahn, Clarinda 81
  2. Conner Pirtle, Clarinda 83
  3. Jared Williamson, Nishnabotna 84
  4. Eric Charbonneau, Nishnabotna 85
  5. Austin McFarland, Nishnabotna 85
  6. Trent Willis, Woodbine 86
  7. Benton Bielfeldt, Clarinda 88
  8. William Shull, Clarinda 88
  9. Bryce Neal, Clarinda 89
  10. Zach Benton, Nebraska City 94
  11. Bryson Duncan, Nishnabotna 94
  12. Kameron Wederquist, East Mills 96

Drake Relays High School Qualifiers announced


April 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

High School Qualifiers for the 2016 Drake Relays were released on Saturday.  Take a look at the full field of qualifiers here.

A few of the qualifying highlights include:

The Atlantic Boys will have two competitors in the Relays: Gratt Reed in the 110m Hurdles and Alec Hayes in the High Jump.

Mitchell Nelsen of Audubon will also compete in the 110m Hurdles.

Gage Clay of AHSTW also qualified in the 100m Dash.

Plenty of other area athletes especially from the Hawkeye Ten qualified so check out the link to the full list above.


Denison Boys Golf Tournament 4/23/2016


April 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Here are the results from the Denison Boys Golf  Tournament on Saturday, April 23rd.

  1. Atlantic 323
  2. Shenandoah 336
  3. Glenwood   336
  4. Carroll  347
  5. Harlan 349
  6. Denison-Schleswig  395

Kobe Rhodes of Glenwood was medalist with a round of 75.  The next three finishers were from Atlantic: Zac Stork, Jake Olsen and Kyle Nelson.

Atlantic Scores

Jake Olsen  81   3rd place
Ben Renaud  83  10th place
Kyle Nelson  81  4th place
Matt Gearheart  83  8th place
Zac Stork  78  Runner-up medalist  2nd
Nate Gifford  95

Comments on the tournament from Atlantic Boys Golf Coach Ed DenBeste: “Going into this meet, I knew they boys were pretty tired.  We had traveled around the state for several meets and I was hoping that we weren’t too tired.  Great to see our team get the win today with a good score of 323 in the wind.  Denison is a good course but very tough with a strong wind.  When you have 5 of your 6 golfers in the top 10, you know you have played a good solid round.  Zac played great.  He had some struggles earlier in the week but this was a great round for him.  Jake had played well all day and just had two bad holes at the end.  The par 3s on the back are difficult.  Ben and Kyle played solid today.  This was Matt Gearheart’s first round here so it was great to see him shoot a good score of 83.  Nate had a nice round as well especially after being sick yesterday.  I know he will get that score down.  Great win for our team!!!!!”