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DePaul survives late charge by Drake, wins 74-71


December 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billy Garrett Jr scored 19 points on 7 of 8 shooting to help lead DePaul past Drake, 74-71, on Wednesday night. Eli Cain and Tommy Hamilton IV each had 13 points for the Blue Demons (5-3), who have won four straight. Reed Trimmer scored a career-high 30 points for Drake (4-5).

Drake’s Graham Woodward hit a 3-pointer and Trimmer made two free throws to cut the Bulldogs deficit to 71-68 with 19 seconds left in the game. But Myke Henry hit three of his four free throws in the final 15 second for DePaul to push the lead back to 74-68 and effectively ice the game. Woodward hit a final 3-pointer as time expired.

The Blue Demons led 38-37 at the break and trailed for only 18 seconds in the second half, after a layup by Drake’s Jacob Enevold Jensen briefly gave the Bulldogs a 41-40 lead.

Big 12 Football season awards announced


December 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Big 12 Conference announced their 2015 Football Award Winners on Wednesday.  Iowa State Junior Nose Tackle Demond Tucker was named Defensive Newcomer of the Year and Freshman Running Back Mike Warren was named Offensive Freshman of the Year.

Tucker in his first year as a Cyclone tallied 28 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks.  Warren was the leading Freshman rusher in the nation amassing 1,339 yards on the season.  He also led all Big 12 rushers in league play with 131.7 yards per game.

Iowa State Senior Offensive Lineman Jamison Lalk was named as an All Big 12 Second Teamer and Senior Defensive End Dale Pierson was a Second-Team Honoree as well.

Other conference award winners were:

CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (17th season)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Jr., Austin, Texas
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Andrew Billings, Baylor, DT, Jr., Waco, Texas
Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, DE, Jr., Houston, Texas
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Jr., Brenham, Texas
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Demond Tucker, Iowa State, DL, Jr., Hazelhurst, Miss.
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Mike Warren, Iowa State, RB, Lawton, Okla.
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB, Mesquite, Texas
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Morgan Burns, Kansas State, KR/PR, Sr., Wichita, Kan.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Spencer Drango, Baylor, Sr., Cedar Park, Texas
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Andrew Billings, Baylor, Jr., Waco, Texas

High School Wrestling results Tuesday, December 8th


December 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Quad at Missouri Valley

Logan-Magnolia 42, Thomas Jefferson 40
Logan-Magnolia 45, Missouri Valley 30
Logan-Magnolia 72, West Harrison 6
Thomas Jefferson 39, Missouri Valley 31Thomas Jefferson 72, West Harrison 6
Missouri Valley 72, West Harrison 3

Double Dual at Omaha Westside

Underwood 53, Omaha Westside 24
Creighton Prep 42, Underwood 36

Quad at Guthrie Center

Audubon 39, Guthrie Center 36
Audubon 36, Van Meter 34
Woodward-Granger 54, Audubon 26

Atlantic Girls stay unbeaten with win over Red Oak


December 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Girls Basketball team improved to 4-0 on Tuesday night with a win on the road at Red Oak.  The Trojans jumped out to a 22-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.  Hot shooting started the charge for Atlantic as Skye Thompson hit 4 first half three pointers and Erin Olsen had 13 first half points to lead the charge.

Altantic head Coach Kelly Juhl was pleased with the balanced scoring he continues to get from his team saying “Any one of those five starters we put out on the floor can lead us in scoring and you bring Stephanie (Sandbothe) off the bench and she could lead us in scoring too.  We just have to keep teams guessing.”

The Trojans did get a little sloppy with their play in the second half and Coach Juhl said part of that is they are not experienced in playing with a large lead yet. “We aren’t used to playing with a double digit lead.  I think we are still practicing on what we are supposed to do.  We want to still be aggressive but we don’t want to just pump up three point shots and let them back in the game. Something that we need to acclimate ourselves to a little better. We still want to run our offense and still be patient. It gives us something to work on as we build for Creston on Friday.”

The Trojans were led on the night by 16 total points from Erin Olsen who did go down a little awkwardly guarding a sideline play toward the end of the game.  Skye Thompson had 12pts and Stephanie Sandbothe finished with 9.

The Trojans are on the road to Creston on Friday night for a Hawkeye 10 Conference game.

Area High School Basketball Scores from Tue., 12/8/15


December 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson


Hawkeye 10 Conference

Atlantic 70, Red Oak 32 (Ryan Hawkins 24 points, 17 rebounds)
Glenwood 77, Lewis Central 54
Harlan 65, Blair, Neb. 35
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 41
Maryville, MO 74, Clarinda 32
Shenandoah 81, Creston 44

Western Iowa Conference

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 52, Logan-Magnolia 43
IKM-Manning 63, Audubon 46
Missouri Valley 53, Riverside, Oakland 33
Treynor 66, Underwood 45
Tri-Center, Neola 70, Griswold 36

Rolling Valley Conference

Ar-We-Va 70, Woodbine 39
CAM, Anita 66, Adair-Casey 36
Coon Rapids-Bayard 42, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 40
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 64, Glidden-Ralston 33

Corner Conference

Essex 55, Clarinda Academy 50
Fremont Mills, Tabor 52, East Mills 33
Stanton 77, Heartland Christian 23

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 63, Southwest Valley 56
Earlham 58, Panorama, Panora 55
Lenox 60, Nodaway Valley 55
Mount Ayr 57, East Union, Afton 54

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 56, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 20


Hawkeye 10 Conference

Atlantic 57, Red Oak 28 (Erin Olsen 16pts, Skye Thompson 12pts)
Denison-Schleswig 51, Carroll 37
Lewis Central 50, Glenwood 13
Maryville, Mo. 46, Clarinda 34
Shenandoah 43, Creston 31
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 60, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 38

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 56, IKM-Manning 52 (Emily Haubrich 20pts Audubon)
Treynor 75, Underwood 52
Tri-Center, Neola 53, Griswold 38
Logan-Magnolia 58, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 24
Missouri Valley 35, Riverside, Oakland 22

Rolling Valley Conference

Ar-We-Va 51, Woodbine 24
Adair-Casey 63, CAM, Anita 39
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 55, Coon Rapids-Bayard 42
Charter Oak-Ute 54, West Harrison, Mondamin 18
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 49, Glidden-Ralston 37

Corner Conference

Fremont Mills, Tabor 37, East Mills 35
Sidney 28, South Page, College Springs 18
Stanton 76, Heartland Christian 18

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 67, Southwest Valley 26
Mount Ayr 75, East Union, Afton 19
Nodaway Valley 52, Lenox 9
Panorama, Panora 57, Earlham 27
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 52, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 43

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/9/2015

Podcasts, Sports

December 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Northern Iowa pulls away late to beat George Mason 73-65


December 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Paul Jesperson scored nine of his 19 points in the final two minutes to help Northern Iowa pull away and beat George Mason 73-65 on Tuesday night. Jesperson made three 3-pointers and grabbed 12 rebounds. Wes Washpun had 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting for Northern Iowa (6-2).

Marquise Moore had 15 points and Otis Livingston II 13 for George Mason (4-6). Shevon Thompson added eight points with 10 rebounds. Jesperson made a 3 to stretch the Panthers’ lead to 53-47 with eight minutes left. Thompson made a layup and Livingston a 3-pointer to pull George Mason to 53-52 with five minutes to play. Matt Bohannon answered with a 3, and Washpun made a layup to make it 58-52.

Jesperson made a 3-pointer and six free throws, and the Panthers led 67-54 with a minute left. Livingston’s first shot in the opening minute gave the Patriots their only lead.


Big 12 teams will have to play non-conference vs. Power 5


December 8th, 2015 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 football teams will now be required to play at least one non-conference game against a team from one of the other Power Five leagues.

The Big 12 announced Tuesday that teams will have to annually play against a team from the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 or SEC, or Notre Dame.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the move will strengthen the resumes for all 10 of the Big 12 teams. Schedule strength is a key component in College Football Playoff selections.

No. 4 Oklahoma is in the four-team playoff this season. But Baylor and TCU were both left out of the first playoff last year when both went 11-1 and shared the Big 12 title.

The new requirement doesn’t affect existing non-conference game contracts, including next season’s games.


Cardinals trade Jon Jay to Padres for Jedd Gyorko


December 8th, 2015 by Chris Parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko and cash from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jon Jay.

The 27-year-old Gyorko hit .247 with 16 homers and 57 RBIs this year, spending time at second base, shortstop and first base. He has a .236 average in three big league seasons with 49 homers and 171 RBIs.

Under a deal Gyorko signed in April 2014, he is guaranteed $4 million next season, $6 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018 and $13 million in 2019. The contract includes a $13 million club option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout.

Jay, 30, helped the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series title but hit .210 last season, his lowest average in six big league seasons and down from .303 in 2014. He has a .287 career average.

Jay has a $6,225,000 salary next season, then can become a free agent.


High School Basketball tonight on KJAN

Sports, TV

December 8th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Tonight we will bring you a match-up of Hawkeye 10 foes in Girls Basketball as Atlantic travels to Red Oak.  The Trojans come in to the game with a 3-0 record after an exciting conference victory over St. Albert on Friday night.  The Tigers are 1-1 after a loss to Lewis Central Friday.  We’ll have coverage of the game beginning at 7:20pm tonight with tip-off set for 7:30pm.  You can listen in on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com or on the KJAN mobile app.  You can also catch a live video stream of the game on KJANTV.