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Central College Indoor Meet Boys results


March 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Central College Indoor Track and Field Meet was held on Saturday, March 19th.  The Atlantic Boys team had 8 top five finishers on the day and Gratt Reed took home the title in the 60m hurdles.  Full results can be found here.

8th Jake Cerven, Shenandoah, 7.37

5th David Thomsen, Atlantic, 24.18
8th Gratt Reed, Atlantic, 24.36

4th Logan Roberts, Shenandoah, 53.66
6th Dillon Sonntag, Atlantic, 54.73

5th Ryan Hawkins, 2:13.38
7th Chase Mullenix, Atlantic, 2:14.99
10th Gabe Richey, Panorama, 2:15.94

4th Jaxson Eden, Atlantic, 4:58.37

6th Nick Stanley, Shenandoah, 11:30.29
7th Bridger Nebel, Shenandoah, 11:30.67
15th Tim Rogers, Shenandoah, 12:39.70

60M Hurdles
1st Gratt Reed, Atlantic, 8.61

2nd Atlantic, 1:38.51 (David Thomsen, Gratt Reed, Jaydin Barnwell, Brendan Holmes)
4th Shenandoah, 1:40.00 (Jake Cerven, Logan Roberts, Taylor Rogers, Austin Wittrock)

2nd Atlantic, 3:41.88 (Gratt Reed, Brendan Holmes, Jaxson Eden, David Thomsen)
10th Shenandoah, 3:49.58 (Logan Roberts, Tyler Hoyt, Nick Stanley, Harley Martin)

5th Shenandoah, 9:23.06 (Tyler Hoyt, Nick Stanley, Bridger Nebel, Harley Martin)
6th Atlantic, 9:25.53 (Jaxson Eden, Ryan Hawkins, Chase Mullenix, Kole Schmitt)

High Jump
3rd Alec Hayes, Atlantic, 6-04
Tie-4th Gabe Richey, Panorama, 6-00
Tie-8th Tyler Hoyt, Shenandoah, 5-08

Long Jump
Tie-4th Jake Cerven, Shenandoah, 19-07
Tie-10th Austin Wittrock, Shenandoah, 18-05

Atlantic Girls with some strong performances at Central College meet


March 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Central College Indoor Track and Field Meet was held on Saturday, March 19th.  The Atlantic Trojans had several top ten finishes including a win by Tiffany Williams in the 3000m.  A few other area athletes had strong performances as well.  Full results can be seen here.

5th Tiffany Williams, Atlantic, 1:05.62
8th Lexi Freund, Atlantic, 1:07.85
9th Adrianna Holmes, Shenandoah, 1:08.03

3rd Taylor Briley, Creston, 2:36.59
7th Devyn Kemble, Panorama, 2:41.66
8th Brianna Hoffman, Panorama, 2:41.77
9th Jessica Jackson, Shenandoah, 2:45.39
10th Jessica Beatty, Creston, 2:45.86

7th Claire Campbell, Shenandoah, 5:28.00

1st Tiffany Williams, Atlantic, 11:15.43

60M Hurdles
5th Morgan Johnk, Panorama

9th Panorama, 1:57.43 (Faith Powell, Morgan Johnk, Miranda Mleynek, Devyn Kemble)

8th Atlantic, 4:34.07 (Lexi Fruend, Karsyn Rush, Taylor Hansen, Tiffany Williams)
9th Panorama, 4;34.12 (Bailey Beckman, Morgan Johnk, Michelle Mleynek, Miranda Mleynek)

8th Creston, 11:05.65 (Jessica Beatty, Taylor Briley, Stephanie Hemsworth, Kristy Powers)

High Jump
Tie-2nd. Morgan Johnk, Panorama, 5-00
Tie-8th. Alexis Brockman, Atlantic, 4-08
Tie-8th. Jessica Jackson, Shenandoah, 4-08

Long Jump
6th Karmyn Pickens, Shenandoah, 14-11

9th: Cheyenne Elliott, Atlantic,  32-7.5

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/21/2016

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March 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Tejada debuts for Cardinals in loss to Marlins


March 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – New St. Louis shortstop Ruben Tejada got a hit and made a couple of slick plays in the field Sunday during the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. Tejada joined the NL Central champions Saturday, three days after being released by the Mets. Star Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is expected to miss two to three months after having thumb surgery. St. Louis starter Mike Leake gave up one run and five hits in five innings.

Making his first start and second appearance of the season, Miami’s David Phelps allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out five in three innings. Matt Carpenter homered and doubled for the Cardinals. Christian Yelich had three hits for the Marlins, equaling his total for the spring entering the game.

Texas A&M uses furious comeback to down Northern Iowa, 92-88


March 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A and M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to come back for a 92-88 double overtime victory over Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night. The win puts the third-seeded Aggies (28-8) in the Sweet 16 for the third time in school history, the first since 2007.

Danuel House scored all 22 of his points in the second half and overtime, while Jalen Jones finished with 16 for Texas A and M — which has now won 10 of its last 11 games. Jeremy Morgan had career highs of 36 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers (23-13), who led 69-59 in the final minute of regulation before committing four turnovers in the final 29 seconds to spark the Aggies comeback.

Villanova back into Sweet 16 with 87-68 rout of Iowa


March 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Hart scored 19 points and second-seeded Villanova advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009 with an 87-68 rout of seventh-seeded Iowa on Sunday in the South Regional. Villanova’s senior class, led by Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu, made it to the tournament’s second weekend for the first time. They were upset in the round of 32 the last two seasons and didn’t make it that far as freshmen. The Wildcats (31-5) will meet third-seeded Miami on Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky.

There was no doubt in this one. Villanova led 54-29 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. The closest Iowa (22-11) got was 16 points in the final minutes.

Iowa takes on Villanova for a chance at the “Sweet 16”


March 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(HawkeyeSports.Com says) It’s been 17 years since the University of Iowa men’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet 16, but there is a chance that could change today (Sunday).  After Friday’s thrilling first-round victory over Temple, the 24th ranked Hawkeyes return to Barclay’s Center for a second-round bout with the sixth-ranked Villanova Wildcats. A trip to the “Sweet 16” in Louisville is on the line.

If history between the Hawkeyes and Wildcats points to anything, you can expect another tough, back-and-forth battle. The last time these two programs met was in the title game of the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Villanova squeaked by with an 88-83 overtime victory in a game that saw eight lead changes.

Pre-game coverage on KJAN begins today at 10-a.m., with the tip-off set for 11:10.

Cardinals sign SS Ruben Tejada to 1-year deal for $1.5M


March 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed free-agent shortstop Ruben Tejada to a one-year, $1.5 million guaranteed contract. Tejada hit .261 with 23 doubles, three homers and 28 RBIs with the New York Mets last year. His season ended when the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley broke Tejada’s right leg with a takeout slide in the NL Division Series.

Tejada signed with the Mets in 2006 and spent parts of six big league seasons in New York. But after the Mets offered him a contract on Dec. 2, they signed free-agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and acquired second baseman Neil Walker from Pittsburgh. With Wilmer Flores also on the roster, Tejada’s future with the team became uncertain and he was released on Wednesday.

The Cardinals’ roster now stands at 40 players.


Experienced Panthers eager to carry momentum forward


March 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Northern Iowa took center stage at the NCAA Tournament late Friday night when Paul Jesperson’s buzzer-beating shot from half court ousted Texas in the opening round. Now the 11th-seeded Panthers (23-12) must quickly regroup if they hope to reach the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history when they face third-seeded Texas A and M tonight (Sunday).

Northern Iowa enters the second round having won 13 of its last 14 games since falling to 10-11 after four straight losses in January. Awaiting the Panthers are the Aggies (27-8), who defeated Green Bay in the opening round and have won nine of their last 10 games.

Niang leads Iowa State past Little Rock 78-61


March 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DENVER (AP) — Georges Niang scored 28 points and Iowa State kept Josh Hagins from any more second-half heroics in a 78-61 win over Little Rock in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The Cyclones (23-11) advanced to their second Sweet 16 in three years. They will play the Virginia-Butler winner in Chicago next weekend.

Niang, the winningest player (97) in Cyclones history and Iowa State’s only two-time All-American, was simply too much for the 12th-seeded Trojans (30-5) of the Sun Belt. For the second straight game, Hagins had just two points at halftime. Unlike last time, when he went off for 29 more in a double-overtime win against Purdue, Hagins added just six after the break.