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Boys 1-A, 2-A Basketball Pairings


January 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the post season pairings for class 1-A and 2-A teams Wednesday afternoon.  Early games will be played beginning February 11 with teams hoping to reach the state tournament March 4-9 in Des Moines.  Class 3-A and 4-A pairings are to be announced next week.  Local pairings include:

Class 2-A District 14
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Clarke @ Central Decatur, Panorama @ West Central Valley
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – CD/Clar winner @ Interstate-35, WCV/Panorama winner @ Nodaway Valley
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Creston

Class 2-A District 13
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Collins-Maxwell @ Roland-Story, Colfax-Mingo @ Van Meter
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – RS/CM winner @ North Polk, VM/CM winner @ Des Moines Christian
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Urbandale

Sub-state 7 Final @ WDM Valley on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 2-A District 15
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Clarinda Academy @ Clarinda, Shenandoah @ St. Albert
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – Clarinda/CA winner @ Red Oak, St. Albert/Shenandoah winner @ Treynor
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ CB Abraham Lincoln

Class 2-A District 16
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Tri-Center @ Maple Valley, Missouri Valley @ OA-BCIG
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – MV/T-C winner @ IKM-Manning, OA/MoV winner @ Kuemper Catholic
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Denison

Sub-state 8 Final @ Harlan on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 1-A District 12
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Orient-Macksburg @ Corning, Mormon Trail @ East Union
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Corning/O-M winner @ Murray, Martensdale-St. Mary’s @ Lenox, EU/MT winner @ Lamoni, Diagonal @ Mount Ayr
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Clarke

Class 1-A District 11
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Madrid, Woodward Academy @ Iowa Christian Academy
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Madrid/CR-B winner @ Ankeny Christian, Adair-Casey @ Earlham, ICA/WA winner @ Grandview Park Baptist, Woodward-Granger @ Guthrie Center
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Interstate-35

Sub-state 6 Final @ Urbandale

Class 1-A District 13
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Essex @ Bedford, Heartland Christian @ Nishnabotna
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Bedford/Essex winner @ Villisca, Stanton @ South Page, Nishnabotna/HC winner @ Sidney, Fremont-Mills @ East Mills
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Red Oak

Class 1-A District 14
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Logan-Magnolia @ Woodbine, Audubon @ Griswold
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Woodbine/Lo-Ma winner @ Underwood, Exira/EHK @ West Harrison, Griswold/Audubon winner @ Riverside, CAM @ A-H-S-T
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Treynor

Sub-state 7 Final @ CB Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 1-A District 15
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Charter Oak-Ute @ Whiting, Westwood @ Siouxland Community Christian
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Whit/COU winner @ Woodbury Central, Boyer Valley @ West Monona, Siouxland/Westwood winner @ Lawton-Bronson, River Valley @ Ar-We-Va
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
District Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Maple Valley

Class 1-A District 16
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Paton-Churdan @ Glidden-Ralston, Southeast Webster-Grand @ Prairie Valley
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – P-C/G-R winner @ Storm Lake St. Mary’s, Alta/Aurelia @ Laurens-Marathon, PV/SEWebster winner @ Newell-Fonda, West Bend-Mallard @ Pocahontas Area
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Manson-NW Webster

Sub-state 8 Final @ Cherokee Washington on Saturday, February 23rd

Oklahoma State edges Iowa State 78-76


January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 21 points and hit the winning layup with 3.1 seconds left to lift Oklahoma State to a 78-76 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night. Smart zipped back and forth beyond the free throw line trying to lose Iowa State’s Will Clyburn before knifing into the lane and releasing a runner over Georges Niang that banked off the glass and in for the Cowboys (14-5, 4-3 Big 12).

Tyrus McGee missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Cyclones (14-6, 4-3), who had two chances in a wild final few seconds. For a moment, it appeared Chris Babb would have a chance at two free throws to tie it up with less than a second left before officials huddled and ruled that Iowa State should instead get the ball out of bounds. Babb ended up with a season-high 19 points to lead Iowa State.

Hines, Carter lead Drake past S. Illinois 61-56


January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Hines scored 12 points and Richard Carter hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as Drake defeated Southern Illinois 61-56 Wednesday night. Southern Illinois (8-13, 1-9 Missouri Valley) overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and tied the game at 54-54 when Josh Swan hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:33 remaining. But Carter followed with a 3 with 1:05 left and Drake (10-11, 4-6) hit 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to close the game on a 7-2 run.

Jordan Clarke added 11 points and Joey King had 10 for the Bulldogs, who hit 8 of 15 3-point attempts and shot 52 percent overall from the field. That helped overcome 20 turnovers. Desmar Jackson had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Salukis, who have lost five straight. T.J. Lindsay added 11 points and Swan had 10.

Kansas women beat No. 23 Iowa State 78-75 in OT


January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Angel Goodrich forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in regulation, then scored seven of her team’s 13 points in the extra session, as Kansas erased an 18-point second-half deficit Wednesday night and stunned No. 23 Iowa State 78-75. Iowa State looked to have the game in hand after Anna Prins’ layup gave the Cyclones (14-5, 5-4 Big 12) a 55-37 lead with 8:56 left. But the Jayhawks (13-6, 4-4) outscored ISU 28-10 the rest of regulation, capping the comeback with Goodrich’s 3-pointer.

In overtime, Goodrich — who finished with 24 points, 10 assists and five steals — made a jumper and a 3-pointer before hitting two free throws to help seal the win. Natalie Knight added 21 points and Carolyn Davis had 15 for Kansas. Brynn Williamson scored 19 points for Iowa State, while Hallie Christofferson added 18 and Chelsea Poppens had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Hawks host Nittany Lions Thursday night


January 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes seek to bounce back from a brutal overtime loss at Purdue when it hosts Penn State, Thursday night. The Nittany Lions are 0-8 in the league, while the Hawkeyes are 10-2 at home this season. Iowa has 53 starts by freshmen, which ranks sixth-highest nationally. But there’s a chance that Melsahn Basabe could earn the nod over struggling freshman Adam Woodbury, who has scored just 2 points in each of his last five games. Tip-time at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, is at 7-p.m. Thursday. You can hear the game on KJAN.

Franken Nominated for McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team


January 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic senior Dalton Franken has been nominated to the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team. This year marks the 36th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American Games. From the field of more than 800 nominees, 24 male and 24 female athletes will be chosen to compete in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Game held in Chicago, Illinois.

Franken, who has committed to Dordt College in Sioux Center, has helped lead the Trojans to a 16-1 record.  He is averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories.

The final team for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games will be announced on the nationally televised McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14th at 4:00 pm.

Proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, the McDonald’s All American Games have raised more than $10 million to support the  Ronald McDonald House Charities’ mission of improving the health and well-being of families and children.

HSBB: Atlantic vs. Harlan Boys 01-29-2013

Podcasts, Sports

January 30th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played at Atlantic High School


Dalton Franken Commits to Dordt College


January 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic senior forward Dalton Franken has committed to play his college basketball at Dordt College in Sioux Center.  Franken told KJAN that he liked the coach and felt very comfortable with the school.  He said it was the right decision for him.

The Dordt men’s basketball team, lead by coach Ross Douma, is currently ranked 18th in the NAIA Division II national coaches poll with a 17-5 record.  Franken has helped lead Atlantic to a 16-1 record a a #4 ranking in the Associated Press Class 3-A poll.

He was recruited by a number of schools, both large and small, and after weighing his options, Franken says he’s glad to have the recruiting process behind him.  He said it was a lot of pressure taking calls from coaches while trying to balance school and the current high school season.

Franken says he plans to major in either business or sports science.

8AM Sportscast 01-30-2013

Podcasts, Sports

January 30th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Tuesday Wrestling Results


January 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Shenandoah 48, Corning 24
  • Shenandoah 39, Bedford/Lenox 37
  • Shenandoah 47, Southwest Iowa 24
  • Southwest Iowa 42, Corning 23
  • Clarinda 78, Treynor 0
  • Clarinda 47, Riverside 33