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Chiefs announce moves within scouting department


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs shook up their scouting department Thursday by hiring Will Lewis as director of pro scouting and Marvin Allen as the director of college scouting. Lewis spent 13 years with the Seahawks, most recently as vice president of football operations. Allen spent the past four years as a national scout with the Falcons.

The Chiefs also hired Randy Ball to be their pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an area scout, and promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green to assistant director of college scouting, Brett Veach to pro and college personnel analyst and Ryan Poles to college coordinator.

Mets snap 6-game skid, beat Wainwright, Cardinals


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Murphy and David Wright combined for five hits and three RBIs against Adam Wainwright and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Jonathan Niese (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the season. He ended his four-game losing streak over five starts since a win at Minnesota on April 12.

The Mets avoided a four-game sweep by getting to the Cardinals ace, who was coming off a two-hit shutout in which he no-hit the Rockies for 7 1-3 innings. Murphy doubled twice and singled with an RBI and walk and was 9 for 15 in the series. Wright singled and doubled with two RBIs.

Drake signs Marshalltown’s Caird


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown Community College guard Chris Caird has signed a letter of intent with Drake. Drake says Thursday that Caird, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard from Daventry, England, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Caird should give the Bulldogs a major boost on the perimeter for first-year coach Ray Giacoletti.

Caird averaged 18 points and six rebounds a game for Marshalltown a year ago, connecting on 41 percent of his 3s. Caird spent three years at Marshalltown, missing the 2011-12 season because of injury.

State Track and Field Championships Day 1 Session 2


May 16th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Girls 2A Shot Put

  • Kaylee Blake, IKM-Manning. 7th, 37’9″, 38’5.75″
  • Cristyn Eischeid, IKM-Manning. 17th, 35’2.25″

Girls 3A Discus

  • Valerie Johnson, Denison. 8th, 116’01″, 110’04″
  • Ashton Weyer, Harlan. 18th, 102’02″
  • Bailey Starner, Glenwood. 20th, 98’02″

Boys 2A Long Jump

  • Chase Rupiper, Kuemper Catholic. 12th, 20’2.5″
  • Casey Burg, IKM-Manning. 18th, 19’7.75″
  • Dane Livengood, Treynor. 22nd, 19’0.25″

Boys 3A High Jump

  • Mitch Bowden, Glenwood. 12th, J6’2″.
  • Tony Dawson, Harlan. 16th, J6’2″.

Boys 2A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

Boys 3A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

  • Harlan. 2nd, 58.30. Qualified for finals. Tony Dawson, Conner Clayton, Will Lansman, Austin Hess.
  • Glenwood. 3rd, 58.38. Qualified for finals. Dane Kruse, Mitch Bowden, Kyle Bowden, Sam Jameson.

Girls 2A 3000 Meter Run Final

  • Kaitlan Killinger, Treynor. 10th, 11:39.54
  • Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley. 14th, 11:53.18

Girls 3A 3000 Meter Run Final

  • Tiffany Williams, Atlantic. 15th, 11:30.26

Boys 2A 3200 Meter Run Final

  • Evan Siegrist, St. Albert. 15th, 10:19.08
  • Colton Graham, Nodaway Valley. 20th, 10:40.47

Boys 3A 3200 Meter Run Final

  • Brandon Phipps, Creston. 13th, 10:07.86
  • Phillip Scrianko, Harlan. 17th, 10:26.06

Girls 2A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Jaedra Moses, Clarinda.  23rd, 13.53.  Did not qualify.

Girls 3A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Kecia Caudill, Glenwood. 12th, 13.24.  Did not qualify.
  • Courtney Magnussen, Glenwood. 13th, 13.26. Did not qualify.
  • Megan Ellerbeck, Denison. 24th, 13.97. Did not qualify.

Boys 2A Shot Put

  • Riley Bach, Kuemper Catholic. 11th, 48’0.5″
  • Jared DeVoe, Clarinda. 17th, 46’3.25″

Boys 3A Discus

  • Andrew Overton, Denison.  5th, 156′
  • Cameron Joy, Glenwood. 14th, 145’5″.
  • Connor Fikes, Glenwood. 17th, 137’7″.
  • Cale Stork, Harlan. 21st, 127’4″.

Girls 2A Long Jump

  • Callie Calfee, Treynor. 9th, 16’3″.
  • Josie Carter, Nodaway Valley.  14th, 16’1.75″.
  • Kaitlyn Pearce, St. Albert.  17th, 15’7″.
  • Blake Bergren, Red Oak.  24th, 14’11.5″

Girls 3A High Jump

  • Dena Baughman, Harlan. 8th, 5″.
  • Liz Riessen, Harlan. 13th, J5″.

Boys 2A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Eric Johnson, St. Albert. 12th, 11.73. Did not qualify.
  • Dane Livengood, Treynor. 15th, 11.78. Did not qualify.
  • Joe Racine, Shenendoah. 23rd, 12.07. Did not qualify.

Boys 3A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Joey Foss, Harlan. 20th, 12.06. Did not qualify.

Girls 2A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Tri-Center. 5th, 09:59.85. Emily Baatz, Alex Larsen, Nikki Paulson, Michell Mumm.
  • Treynor. 18th, 10:16.93. Lexis Rogers, Alyssa Carley, Madison Huff, Tracy Purdy.

Girls 3A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Harlan. 4th, 09:46.26. Bailey Kuhl, Elle Kloewer, Marissa Klindt, Jess Feldman.
  • Creston. 11th, 09:59.91.  Maria Mostek, Emily Wignall, Briley Taylor, Natalie Mostek.
  • Glenwood. 18th, 10.17.11.  Carlie Cooper, Bailey Starner, Hayley Matthews, Molly Dean.

Boys 2A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • St. Albert. 20th, 08:32.60. Lucas Luke, Ryan Hansen, Gus Doll, Evan Siegrist.
  • Treynor. 23rd, 08:40.91. Kellin Chambers, Michael Wesley, Ryan Hempel, Ed Talbott.

Boys 3A 4×800 Meter Relay Final

  • Glenwood. 6th, 08:11.41. James Fuller, Jeff Reeve, Brady Wheeler, Jared Cook.
  • Creston. 11th, 08:17.19. Brice Briley, Travis Miller, Briar Evans, Jay Wolfe.
  • Harlan. 21st, 08:27.73.  Jacob Feldman, Andrew Mumm, Nick Hough, Levi Preston.

Girls 2A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Kari Witt, Tri-Center. 15th, 26.98.  Did not qualify.

Girls 3A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

Boys 2A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Ryan Wettengel, St. Albert.  16th, 23.34. Did not qualify.

Boys 3A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Grant May, Glenwood. 19th, 23.52. Did not qualify.
  • Matt Evers, Harlan. 17th, 23.36. Did not qualify.
  • Joey Foss, Harlan. 22nd, 23.55. Did not qualify.

Girls 2A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Sarah Schlichte, IKM-Manning. 7th, 1:00.45

Girls 3A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Mikayla Evers, Harlan. 8th, 59.42.
  • Alyssa Rihner, Denison. 13th, 1:00.54.

Boys 2A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Tucker Culjat, St. Albert. 13th, 52.12.
  • Casey Dykes, Red Oak. 19th, 52.88.
  • Doug Hoke, Tri-Center. 21st, 53.13.

Boys 3A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Derek Jones, Glenwood. 5th, 49.60.
  • Jay Wolfe, Creston. 11th, 50.75.
  • Brogan Weddum, Glenwood. 22nd, 52.60.

Girls 2A Shuttle Hurdle Prelims

  •  Treynor. 1st, 1:06.88.  Top Qualifier. Lexis Rogers, Lexi Killinger, Laura Hempel, Chaley Rath.,
  • Nodaway Valley. 20th, 1:12.56.  Did not qualify. Josie Carter, Katy Ersham, Kenna Lundy, Sidney Hohertz.
  • IKM-Manning. 22nd, 1:14.63.  Did not qualify. Bethany Luensman, Carley McConnell, Nicole Langel, Alex Bornhoft.

Girls 3A Shuttle Hurdle Prelims

  • Glenwood. 11th, 1:09.13.  Did not qualify. Miranda Ruth, Ashely Konfrst, Halie Darrow, Olivia Scarborough
  • Harlan. DQ. Did not qualify. Jordyn Moser, Dena Baughman, Whitney Boldan, Courtney Scheffler.

Iowa to play back-loaded slate in 2014


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa will play five games in November but just twice in October in 2014. The Big Ten released its revamped football schedule on Thursday, which in 2014 will include new members Maryland and Rutgers.  The Hawkeyes play just one home game in the first five weekends of Big Ten play – but they’ll get two bye weeks.  Iowa will play Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois on the road and host Indiana, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

The conference will split into East and West divisions after this season, with the Hawkeyes in the West division.  Iowa is scheduled to open with home games against Northern Iowa, Ball State, Iowa State before a road trip to Pitt. The Hawkeyes begin this season on Aug. 31 against Northern Illinois.

State Track and Field Championships Day 1 Session 1


May 16th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Girls 1A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

  • Griswold- 7th overall. 1:10.94  Qualified for Finals. Kinzey Nicklaus, Justine Freund, Jeana Freund, Trisha Huerta.
  • Fremont Mills- 12th overall.  1:11.77.  Did not qualify. Taryn Williams, Andrea McClary, Madison Powers, Kalyn Madison.
  • Audubon- 13th overall. 1:12.01.  Did not qualify. Emma Konkler, Carly Johnston, Kyra Obermeier, Emily Nelsen.

Girls 1A 3000 Meter Run Final

  • Leah Sievert, Sibley-Ocheydan.  1st.  9:56.54.  New State Record.  Old record was 10:08.96 in 2006 by Brooke Dinsdale of North Tama.
  • Rebekah Topham, Griswold.  2nd.  10:34.67
  • Tiffany Shepherd, Corning.  6th.  11:01.94
  • Jordyn Sindt, Griswold.  11th.  11:16.48
  • Therese Frels, Guthrie Center. 22nd. 11:38.40.

Girls 1A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Emma Konkler, Audubon.  17.77.  Did not qualify.
  • Kelsey Hurley, Fremont-Mills.  13.33. Did not qualify.
  • Avery Taylor, Stanton.  13.69.  Did not qualify.
  • Hailey Cook. Coon-Rapids Bayard.  13.70. Did not qualify.

Boys 1A 100 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Nick Pittmon, East Mills.  11.09. Top qualifier, defending champ.
  • Clayton Plowman, Adair-Casey.  11.65.  12th, Did not qualify.
  • Tyler Robinson, AHST.  11.81.  Did not qualify.

Girls 1A 4×800 Meter Dash Finals

  • Underwood. 9th overall, 1st in heat.  Gabby Myers, Madeline Stephens, Hannah Shipp, Erin Shapcott.
  • Audubon.  14th overall, 2nd in heat.  Ruby Johnson, Miranda Nelsen, Megan Deist, Kiara Sporrer.
  • Exira-EHK.  15th overall, 3rd in heat.  Adriel Hoflen, Jennifer Neville, Claire Paulsen, Chansea Nelson.
  • Griswold.  21st overall.  Allison Young, Bridget Mauer, Payton Rush, Leah Lappe.

Boys 1A 4×800 Meter Dash Finals

  • Griswold. 10th, 08:29.65.  Mason Anstey, Tanner Potter, Jordan Vetter, Xavier Olivo.

Girls 1A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Kelsey Hurley, Fremont-Mills.  6th, 26.78. Qualified for finals.
  • Larissa Backhaus, Griswold. 27.31.  Did not qualify.
  • Emma Konkler, Audubon.  Did not run due to injury.

Boys 1A 200 Meter Dash Prelims

  • Nick Pittmon, East Mills. 1st, 22.46.  Top qualifier.
  • Emmitt Wheatley, Adair-Casey. 13th, 23.30.  Did not qualify.
  • Tyler Robinson, AHST. 23.60.  Did not qualify.

Girls 1A 400 Meter Dash Finals

  • Jennifer Neville, Exira-EHK 11th, 1:01.58.
  • Shaila Bird, AHST. 12th, 1:01.67
  • Katie Clarke, Adair-Casey.  13th, 1:01.93

Boys 1A 400 Meter Dash Final

  • Zach Morris, Riverside. 23rd, 53.26.
  • Travis Herzberg, Villisca. 24th, 54.32.

Boys 1A Shuttle Hurdle Relay Prelims

  • Underwood. 4th, 1:00.62. Qualified for finals.
  • Audubon. 14th, 1:02.79. Colby Rattenborg, Heath Irlmeier, Mitchell Nelsen, Dylan Jensen.
  • Griswold. 19th, 1:03.41.  Derek Kirchoff, Hadley Ogg, Jordan Vetter, Mason Anstey.

Boys 1A Shot Put

  • Ricky Williams, Riverside. 12th, 47’4.25″.
  • Collin Fast, Griswold. 19th, 43’7.25″.

Girls 1A Long Jump

  • Marganne Haer, Villisca.15th, 15’8.75″.



State Track & Field Championships Begin Today


May 16th, 2013 by Jim Field

Drake Stadium will host the Co-ed State Track & Field Championships beginning today in Des Moines.  The morning session will feature Class 1-A and 4-A boys and girls competitors.  The afternoon session will include the 2-A and 3-A teams.  Finals will be run today in the girls 3000, the boys 3200, the girls and boys 4 x 800 relay and the girls and boys 400.  Preliminaries will include the girls and boys 100 and 200 and the shuttle hurdle relay.  The field event finals are spread over today and tomorrow.

KJAN will have live coverage of the championships.  Chris Parks will be providing live reports today at 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:45 pm & 6:45 pm.  Chris will also be updating results immediately after each event on kjan.com, our twitter feed and our facebook page.

Here is the State Track schedule.

Cardinals get to Mets bullpen in 4-2 win


May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Rick Ankiel’s two-run homer off rookie Seth Maness (3-0) tied it in the top of the seventh and was his first against the team that converted the former left-handed pitcher to an outfielder in 2005.

Shaun Marcum (0-4) made it out of the fifth for the first time in four starts since beginning the year on the 15-day disabled list. He left the game with two on and two out in the seventh and Scott Rice’s wild pitch to pinch hitter Ty Wigginton allowed Daniel Descalso to score the go-ahead run.

Alex Smith already becoming leader of Chiefs


May 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It hasn’t taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs. The former No. 1 draft pick was sent from the San Francisco 49ers to the Chiefs during a topsy-turvy offseason. If he wasn’t considered the leader in the huddle then, he certainly is now, as the Chiefs toil away in blazing heat during the first full week of voluntary practices.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe compared his QB on Wednesday to Steve Young, and praised the way that Smith has helped the Chiefs pick up new coach Andy Reid’s offense.

Iowa names St John, Barnett as top athletes


May 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Wrestler Derek St. John and field hockey player Jessica Barnett have been named the University of Iowa’s male and female athletes of the year. St. John’s a junior from Parnell, Iowa, went 31-2 en route to winning the NCAA title at 157 pounds. Barnett, a senior, started 77 straight games and was named a second-team All-American last season.

St. John and Barnett will be Iowa’s nominees for Big Ten Athlete of the Year. The winners of that honor will be announced next month.