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Monday Golf/Soccer Results


April 7th, 2015 by Jim Field

Boys Golf:

  • CAM 204, Southwest Valley 210 (Medalist: Ryan Carlson, Southwest Valley 44)
  • Griswold 164, Missouri Valley 185 (Medalist: James Reynolds, Griswold 37)
  • Tri-Center 194, St. Albert 204 (Medalist: Rhyan Klabunde, St. Albert 42)

Girls Golf:

  • Southwest Valley 203, CAM 262 (Medalist: Kim Hults, Southwest Valley 49)
  • Griswold 220, Missouri Valley No Team Score (Medalist: Marlia Rossell, Griswold, 50)
  • Tri-Center 191, St. Albert 226 (Medalist: Kara Johnson, Tri-Center 43)

Boys Soccer:

  • Harlan 7, Treynor 0
  • Creston 4, St. Albert 1

Girls Soccer:

  •  Kuemper Catholic 1, Atlantic 0 (2OT)
  • St. Albert 8, Creston 0
  • Treynor 6, A-H-S-T-W 1
  • Underwood 6, Riverside 1
  • Nodaway Valley/WC Valley/Adair-Casey 3, Missouri Valley 1

UNI men’s basketball team honored at statehouse


April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa House and Senate, Monday, honored the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team for its championship season. U-N-I won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and won 31 of its 35 games — breaking the school record of most victories in a season. Senator Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls shook coach Ben Jacobson’s hand as he handed the team leader a copy of the senate resolution honoring the team.

“Thank you so much for your leadership, not only on the court but off the court. We understand you’ve signed a long term contract,” Danielson said, as other senators cheered and clapped. “We’re happy to hear that.” Representative Bob Kressig, of Cedar Falls, read from the resolution that passed the House early Monday afternoon.

“Eleven of the 16 UNI men’s basketball team members are native Iowans,” Kressig said. The section of the resolution that Representative Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls read noted the Panther’s undefeated record at home in the McLeod Center.  “The team’s 16 consecutive wins and seven consecutive road wins ignited UNI fans and alumni not only in the Cedar Valley that UNI calls home, but across the state, the nation and the world,” Roger said. Coach Jacobson was allowed to speak on the senate floor.

“We are the University of Northern Iowa. We are extremely proud of it. We also understand that we represent the entire state of Iowa when we have the opportunity to go out and play in the NCAA tournament. We also understand we represent everybody in the things that we do every day on and off the floor,” Jacobson said, then he gestured to his team. “These guys are absolutely tremendous in everything that they do.”

Jacobson’s team beat Wyoming by 17 points in their first N-C-Double-A tournament game this March, but the Panthers lost to Louisville in the following round. Jacobson was named “coach of the year” in the Missouri Valley Conference.

(Radio Iowa/Learfield Sports)

Iowa linebackers look to improve


April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Added experience at linebacker should help the Iowa defense make strides next season. The Hawkeyes’ linebacker Coach Jim Reid says ” I think we’re going to be playing hard, we’ve got to be physical, we’ve got to make more plays, and I think we’ve got the guys there to do it.” The unit features five players who gained valuable experience in 2014. Last year an inexperienced group was exploited for several big plays.

Reid says “We all believe that we’re headed in the right direction with this crowd, adn it’s a fun crowd to coach because they are into it – big time. I know Coach Parker feels good about anything, you know we’re going in the right direction.” In the run game,  Reid says the linebackers need to do better job of setting the edge.

“It’s an 11-man responsibility,” he says, “To defend the pass, to defend the run on the flanks, do defend the run inside. It’s an 11-man responsibility. We all have to get to the football.”

A year ago the Hawkeyes were hurt by several teams who were able to fun on the flanks. Reid says “We have to defend, is the big play, which most of them did happen on the flank, in terms of the run game. But I think what you’re gonna see, is basically the same scheme, and all we gotta do is change the numbers…on the jerseys.”

The Hawkeyes travel to West Des Moines on Saturday for a practice at Valley Stadium.

(Learfield Sports)

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Podcasts, Sports

April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

With Sports Director Jim Field.


Darien Williams Granted Release From ISU National Letter of Intent


April 6th, 2015 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg announced Saturday that junior college forward Darien Williams has been granted a release from his National Letter of Intent with Iowa State University and will not be a part of the men’s basketball program.

“Darien informed me recently that he felt it was in his best interests to attend another school,” Hoiberg said. “We have granted him the release.”

Williams, a 6-8 forward from San Francisco, California, played the 2013-14 season at Iowa Western Community College before attending City College of San Francisco this year, while recovering from shoulder surgery. Williams averaged 16.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 2013-14 for the Reivers.

Iowa State has four scholarships available for the 2015-16 season.

Pre-Season Boys Soccer Rankings


April 6th, 2015 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

1. Iowa City Regina

2. Beckman Catholic

3. Clear Lake

4. (tie) West Liberty

4. (tie) MOC-Floyd Valley

6. Mid-Prairie

7. Riverside

8. Columbus Community

9. Danville

10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck

11. Albia

12. (tie) Postville

12. (tie) St. Albert

14. Solon

15. West Central Valley

16. West Sioux

Class 2-A

1. Norwalk

2. Cedar Rapids Xavier

3. Perry

4. Waverly-Shell Rock

5. Pella

6. Central Clinton-DeWitt

7. Clear Creek-Amana

8. Glenwood

9. Sioux City Bishop Heelan

10. Spencer

11. Dallas Center-Grimes

12. Davenport Assumption

13. ADM

14. Dubuque Wahlert

15. Webster City

16. Marion

Class 3-A

1. Iowa City West

2. Johnston

3. Linn-Mar

4. Iowa City High

5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy

6. WDM Valley

7. Ankeny Centennial

8. Cedar Rapids Washington

9. Bettendorf

10. Pleasant Valley

11. Sioux City West

12. Dubuque Hempstead

13. Ames

14. Waukee

15. Dowling Catholic

16. Cedar Rapids Prairie

Iowa baseball stays unbeaten in B1G


April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team is 6-0 in the Big Ten for the first time. The Hawkeyes had nine hits and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Calvin Mathews to complete a three game sweep of Purdue on the road with a 4-1 victory.

Iowa coach Rick Heller says the Hawkeyes won despite struggling to string hits together. The Hawkeyes return to action Wednesday night at home against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

(Learfield Sports)

Wainwright, Cardinals beat Cubs 3-0 on opening night


April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six innings of five-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday night in the major leagues opener. Jason Heyward had three hits in his St. Louis debut and Matt Holliday drove in two runs as the Cardinals won their first game for the second straight year. Throw in Matt Carpenter’s two hits at new-look Wrigley Field, and the top third of the lineup for the NL Central champs went 7 for 14 with three RBIs.

Playing their most anticipated opener in years, manager Joe Maddon’s Cubs went 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position. Ace left-hander Jon Lester was pulled with one out in the fifth inning in his Cubs’ debut.


Sports Headlines (4/5/15): Badgers end Wildcats’ bid at perfection…Duke advances to final…Indians settle with Kluber


April 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Wisconsin Badgers have moved into the NCAA title game for the first time since 1941 by handing Kentucky its only loss of the season, 71-64 at Indianapolis. AP Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Wisconsin, who were tied at 60 before closing on an 11-4 run in the final 1:42. Kentucky was trying to become the first unbeaten NCAA champion since Indiana in 1976.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke is back in the NCAA title game after freshmen Justice Winslow and Jahlil Okafor combined for almost half of the Blue Devils’ points in an 81-61 rout of Michigan State. Winslow got off to a poor start before finishing with a team-high 19 points, one more than Okafor. Senior Quinn Cook had 17 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 51 percent and dominated the game after falling behind 14-6.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a five-year contract. The deal includes two club options and is contingent upon him passing medical tests, which should be concluded within the next few days. Kluber went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA last season, his first full year in the majors.

HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Speith has the lead after three rounds of the PGA’s Houston Open. He shot a third round 5-under-67 to stand 14-under par, one shot in front of three players, Scott Piercy, Johnson Wagner and Austin Cook. Phil Mickelson entered the round one stroke back before carding a 75 that puts him six off the pace.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Sei Young Kim carded a pair of late birdies to take a three-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis through three rounds of the ANA Inspiration, the first LPGA major of the year. She holed a downhill 18-footer from the fringe on the par-4 16th and made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th to take command. Kim is 10-under following a 3-under 69.


Hawks baseball team looks to sweep the Boilermakers, Sunday


April 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The number 24 University of Iowa Hawkeye baseball team used an eight-run eighth inning to rally past the Purdue Boilermakers for a 10-5 series-clinching victory on Saturday afternoon, at Alexander Field in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Hawkeyes are 5-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1989 and alone atop the league standings. Hawkeye Sports.Com says the Hawks finished with 12 hits in the game and matched a season-high with 10 runs. Three players posted multi-hit games, and eight different players scored at least one run.

Iowa goes for its second-straight series sweep Sunday in a noon (Central Time) start. You can hear that game following our Sunday morning church services, here on KJAN.