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Area basketball scores from Thursday, 2/4/16


February 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson


Hawkeye Ten Conference

Harlan 79, Atlantic 68
Shenandoah 78, Red Oak 75, OT
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 60, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 37

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 61, Missouri Valley 54
IKM-Manning 66, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 62
Logan-Magnolia 67, Tri-Center, Neola 57
Treynor 71, Griswold 40
Underwood 88, Riverside, Oakland 59

Rolling Valley Conference

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 50, CAM, Anita 48
Glidden-Ralston 60, West Harrison, Mondamin 47

Corner Conference

Lenox 76, Clarinda Academy 64
Nishnabotna 49, Tarkio, Mo. 37
Sidney 55, Essex 51
Whiting 69, Heartland Christian 43

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 68, Southwest Valley 50
Lenox 76, Clarinda Academy 64
Nodaway Valley 81, Mount Ayr 55

Other Scores
ADM, Adel 74, Perry 68
Ballard 66, Carroll 46
Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 70, Orient-Macksburg 42
Woodward Academy 66, West Central Valley, Stuart 45

Western Valley Conference Tourney
Kingsley-Pierson 64, West Monona, Onawa 54
OA-BCIG 82, River Valley, Correctionville 32
Siouxland Community Christian 59, Westwood, Sloan 30


Hawkeye Ten Conference

Creston 61, Clarinda 18
Shenandoah 66, Red Oak 46
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 45, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 43

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 49, Missouri Valley 32
IKM-Manning 74, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 35
Logan-Magnolia 61, Tri-Center, Neola 52, OT
Treynor 58, Griswold 31
Underwood 71, Riverside, Oakland 26

Rolling Valley Conference

Glidden-Ralston 63, West Harrison 20
Guthrie Center 55, Coon Rapids-Bayard 49, OT

Corner Conference

Essex 49, Sidney 48
Nishnabotna 50, Tarkio, Mo. 21

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 55, Southwest Valley 39
Nodaway Valley 66, Mount Ayr 53

Other Scores

ADM, Adel 55, Perry 34
Ballard 76, Carroll 28

Western Valley Conference Tourney
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 64, Woodbury Central, Moville 58
OA-BCIG 57, River Valley, Correctionville 55
Ridge View 47, Westwood, Sloan 38
West Monona, Onawa 52, Siouxland Community Christian 44

Harlan and Atlantic boys meet on hardwood tonight


February 4th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Boys Basketball team is set to square off against the Harlan Cyclones tonight in Harlan.  The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back due to the winter weather conditions.

Atlantic is excited to get another crack at the Cyclones after Harlan won the first meeting 57-50 at the Atlantic High School gym back on January 5th.  Caleb Rasmussen had 16 points in the first meeting while Ethan Knudson chipped in 14.  Ryan Hawkins had 23 points in the loss.

Atlantic Junior Garrett Franken talked about the opportunity after a win at Red Oak Friday. “We definitely want to go in there and get a win in there gym.  They beat us in our home gym, so it’d be nice to go in there and return the favor.”

Atlantic Coach Alan Jenkins says his team will be ready, “Everybody knows how tough Harlan is in their gym.  We feel like we have a lot to prove.  We got beat up there last year in double overtime in a game we really felt like we could of/should of won. Harlan is not in our substate so for a lot of our guys we don’t know if we are going to get to play them again.  This is who we want to play, we want to play the best teams.   We’ll be ready. We are going to have to hit open shots and keep the ball moving.  There is nothing to lose, we are going to be well prepared and we are going to fly around the court and have fun.”

The Trojans and Cyclones are set for a 7:30pm tip-off at Harlan Community High School. We will have coverage for you here on KJAN AM 1220 and FM 101.1.  You can also listen online or on the KJAN mobile app and live video can be found on our TV page at kjan.com.

IGHSAU names Berger new Executive Director


February 4th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have selected Winterset native Jean Berger as the organization’s fifth executive director.  Berger succeeds Mike Dick, who is retiring on August 31.

Berger currently serves as the Interim Director of Athletics at the University of Northern Iowa, succeeding former IGHSAU Executive Director Troy Dannen.

Berger has been at Northern Iowa since 2008.  She is the direct supervisor for five Panther sports: women’s basketball, softball, tennis, soccer and volleyball. She oversees academic services and athletic training while monitoring Northern Iowa’s gender equity plans.

Prior to coming to Northern Iowa, Berger spent 17 years at Drake University. She was named Drake’s senior women’s administrator in 1994 and was assistant athletic director for internal affairs.  In 2005, she was promoted to associate athletic director. Berger supervised 11 programs at Drake.

Nationally, Berger was the Missouri Valley Conference representative to the the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issue Committee and served on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. She began a term on the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee in 2012.

Prior to beginning her administrative career, Berger was an assistant in the Drake sports information office. She served in a similar capacity at Wichita State and was the sports information director at Wayne State from 1985-to-1990.

Berger is a graduate of the University of Iowa, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a master’s degree in physical education and sports studies. Berger has two daughters, Jessica (27) and Jenna (21).

Cyclones welcome 36 newcomers on signing day


February 4th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Iowa State Cyclones welcomed in 36 newcomers to their football program during a signing day event at Jack Trice Stadium’s Sukup End Zone Club on Wednesday.

New Head Coach Matt Campbell and staff put together one of the Cyclones highest rated classes ever in just a short 2-month time span since coming to Ames.

The Cyclone signed 11 players on Offense including consensus 4-star Offensive Tackle Sean Foster from Mundelein, Ill.  The Cyclones also beat out Michigan for TE Chase Allen from Nixa, MO.  Allen is the son of former ISU assistant and UNI Head Coach Terry Allen.  Quarterback signee Jacob Park is expected to compete for time and add depth to the position.  Park is a former 4-star recruit who spent time at Georgia and NE Oklahoma A&M and will come in as a Sophomore in class standing.

On the defensive side the Cyclones signed 12 players including an emphasis on the line with 3 Defensive Ends and 2 Defensive Tackles.  The Cyclones got a nice surprise with the signing of Twin Brothers JaQuan and Joshua Bailey from Jacksonville, Florida whom are both three star prospects on the defensive line and were swayed by the chance to play together.

The Cyclones also signed one specialist in Long Snapper Steve Wirtel of Orland Park, Illinois.  Iowa State also welcomed in 5 mid-year signees and 6 players signed financial aid agreements as preferred walk-ons.

Iowa State will host their Spring Game on April 16th at 1:00pm at Jack Trice Stadium.


Iowa signs 24 on national signing day


February 4th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Hawkeyes Football team added a group of 24 players to the roster yesterday on national signing day.  Kirk Ferentz and staff once again brought in a class mostly focused on kids from the midwest, signing five from the states of Iowa and Illinois, four from Michigan, and three from Wisconsin.

The Hawks put an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball and signed five defensive linemen, five linebackers, and four defensive backs.  That group includes Defensive Ends Cedrick Lattimore, a 250-pounder out of Detroit and Illinois product Romeo Knight.

On the offensive side of things the Hawkeyes signed three linemen, three tight ends, two running backs, a wide receiver, and a quarterback.  The first commitment of the class was Quarterback Nathan Stanley from Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Stanley turned down his home-state Badgers to sign with Iowa but his family does have ties to Iowa as both of his parents attended Wartburg College in Waverly.  The Hawkeyes also held on to a commitment from Offensive Alaric Jackson from Detroit despite late overtures from other Big Ten schools including Michigan.

Iowa begins spring practice the last week in March with the annual open practice scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd at Kinnick Stadium.  Iowa also plans to hold an open practice in Des Moines again the weekend of April 8-10.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/4/2016

Podcasts, Sports

February 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Uthoff leads No. Iowa over Penn State 73-49


February 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jarrod Uthoff scored 14 points and Adam Woodbury had a career-high 15 rebounds to help No. 5 Iowa roll past Penn State 73-49 on Wednesday night. Peter Jok scored 12 points and Anthony Clemmons had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Hawkeyes (18-4, 9-1 Big Ten), who won their 15th straight home game. Iowa shot 46 percent from the field and held Penn State to 30 percent shooting.

Brandon Taylor had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Penn State (11-12, 2-8). Taylor shot 6 of 18 from the field. The Nittany Lions made only one 3-pointer in 20 attempts. The Hawkeyes have won by double figures in eight of their nine conference wins.

Washpun, Morgan lead Northern Iowa over Evansville 57-54


February 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Wes Washpun scored 14 points and made the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds left, and Northern Iowa held on to beat Evansville 57-54 on Wednesday night. The Panthers built an 11-point lead and never trailed in the first half. The Purple Aces opened the second half on a 20-8 run and led 44-40 with 11 minutes left. Blake Simmons scored five points, and Egidijus Mockevicius and D.J. Balentine chipped in four apiece during the stretch.

There were four lead changes before Washpun gave the Panthers the lead for good. Jeremy Morgan blocked Jaylon Brown’s potential game-tying jump shot with three seconds left. Morgan grabbed the rebound and then made two free throws to seal it.

Matt Bohannon added 13 points for Northern Iowa (13-11, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference). Morgan finished with 12 points and two of the Panthers’ five blocks. Mockevicius led Evansville (18-6, 7-4) with 14 points.

State senator demanding apology from Stanford over ‘corn show’ at Rose Bowl halftime

News, Sports

February 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A state senator says Iowa shouldn’t stand for what Stanford’s band did at halftime during the Rose Bowl last month. The Stanford band put on what it called a “Farmers Only…corn show” — complete with cow tipping — to mock its Rose Bowl opponents: the University of Iowa. Senator Mark Chelgren, a Republican from Ottumwa, married into a family of Hawkeye fans and he was not amused.

“This was very disrespectful not only to the fans of the University of Iowa, but also to Iowans in general,” Chelgren says. “I was disappointed and I would like to see Stanford have the courage to stand up and say: ‘This was wrong,’ and to make a public apology.” Chelgren’s sponsoring legislation that calls on the University of Iowa and the other two universities that get state tax-dollar support to cut ties with any Stanford researchers until that apology is made.

“There are areas of the country that apparently don’t share our Iowa values and I think we need to stand up for those virtues and values,” Chelgren says, “and this is one way to do that.” Chelgren’s daughter — who went to the University of Iowa — was at the game. “We’ve always taught our family to cheer as loud as you can for your team, but not really boo the other team, because they’re someone’s kids,” Chelgren says. “This just showed such a lack of respect for any kind of sportsmanship that I thought a statement had to be made.”

State Senator Bob Dvorsky, a Democrat from Coralville, represents the University of Iowa. He was watching the Rose Bowl and saw the halftime show on T-V — until E-S-P-N cut away from the performance before it concluded. “I think what they did was offensive, but I don’t think you can blame the institution of Stanford for that,” Dvorsky says. That’s because the Stanford band is not a university-sanctioned group.

“It’s not like the Hawkeye Marching Band,” Dvorsky says. “…It’s just some loosely-organized student organization.” Stanford officials had prohibited the band from traveling to The Cardinal’s road games this past season because of bad behavior, but the band was at the Rose Bowl for Stanford’s 45-to-16 victory over the Hawkeyes. Chelgren’s bill isn’t likely to pass the state senate, but Dvorsky isn’t suggesting Chelgren withdraw it.

“It sends a message,” Dvorsky says. “We didn’t like that.” Chelgren, who grew up in California, is running for congress this year — hoping to defeat Dave Loebsack, the lone Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation who also happens to live in Iowa City.

(Radio Iowa)

Mother of Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer dies

News, Sports

February 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The mother of Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has died. Rutgers announced the death of Thelma Stoner on Wednesday. The school gave no other details. Stringer missed a game on Jan. 16 against Nebraska to be with her mother in Atlanta during her illness.

The 67-year-old Stringer thanked her “friends, fans and members of the Rutgers Athletics community who have reached out with sympathy and support during these past difficult weeks.” Assistant coach Timothy Eatman will take over head coaching duties when the Scarlet Knights travel to Minnesota and Penn State this week.

Stringer has entered her 21st season at Rutgers. She’s the first basketball coach — male or female — to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney, Iowa, Rutgers).