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No. 25 Iowa powers past Illinois 81-56


March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Theairra Taylor scored 17 points and Ally Disterhoft added 14 more to propel No. 25 Iowa to an 81-56 rout over Illinois on Sunday. Leading by 18 at the break, Iowa (23-7, 11-5 Big Ten) continued to pull away in the second half, using a 23-3 run bookended by a Bethany Doolittle layup and a Taylor jumper to take its largest lead of the game, 65-30 with 9:57 to go. The Hawkeyes then protected the advantage down the stretch.

Samantha Logic contributed 12 points and seven rebounds and Doolittle had 11 points for Iowa, which hit 27 of 48 (56 percent) from the field, including 11 of 27 from 3-point range, in its third straight win. Logic also had five assists, giving her a career total of 577 to set a program record.

Illinois (9-20, 2-14) was led by Amber Moore, who scored 14 points.

No. 20 Iowa holds off Purdue 83-76


March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Number 20 Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Purdue 83-76 on Sunday. Aaron White and Mike Gesell added 15 points each for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten), who have recorded consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time in eight years.

Iowa blew a 13-point halftime lead, but an 8-0 run put the Hawkeyes back ahead 68-64 with 5:56 left. Gesell then hit five free throws in the final 41 seconds to help the Hawkeyes narrowly avoid losing their fourth home game in five tries.

HSBB: Nodaway Valley vs. East Mills Boys 1A Substate 03-01-2014

Podcasts, Sports

March 2nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the Boys Class 1A Substate Final played at Atlantic High School.

Boys Basketball Class 1A and 2A Substate Finals Saturday


March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks


  •  1A Substate 4 Championship: Easton Valley 55, Danville 33
  •  1A Substate 5 Championship: Keota 53, Van Buren, Keosauqua 42
  •  1A Substate 6 Championship:  Lamoni 64, Pleasantville 41
  •  1A Substate 7 Championship: East Mills 66, Nodaway Valley 65 OT- on KJAN
  •  1A Substate 8 Championship: Newell-Fonda 66, Ar-We-Va, Westside 54
  •  2A Substate 4 Championship: Cascade,Western Dubuque 41, MFL-Mar-Mac 38
  •  2A Substate 5 Championship:  North Cedar, Stanwood 63, Mount Vernon 48
  •  2A Substate 6 Championship: Albia 61, Notre Dame, Burlington 50


  •  1A Substate 1 Championship:  West Lyon, Inwood vs. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars, ppd. to Mar 3.
  • 1A Substate 2 Championship: Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs. Belmond-Klemme, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  1A Substate 3 Championship:   Jesup vs. Dunkerton, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  2A Substate 1 Championship:  Western Christian, Hull vs. Sioux Center, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  2A Substate 2 Championship:  South Hamilton, Jewell vs. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  2A Substate 3 Championship:  West Fork, Sheffield vs. New Hampton, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  2A Substate 7 Championship:  Des Moines Christian vs. West Marshall, State Center, ppd. to Mar 3.
  •  2A Substate 8 Championship: Kuemper Catholic, Carroll vs. Treynor, ppd. to Mar 3. –Will be played at Atlantic High School


K-State Knocks Off Iowa State in Manhattan


March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Shane Southwell had 13 points and Kansas State overcame a huge game by Iowa State star Melvin Ejim to beat the 15th-ranked Cyclones 80-73 on Saturday night.

Thomas Gipson and D.J. Johnson added 12 points apiece for the Wildcats (20-9, 10-6 Big 12), who can still earn the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. They play at Oklahoma State on Monday and then host Baylor on Saturday to end the regular season.

Kansas State has won 15 straight at Bramlage Coliseum, its longest home winning streak since the 1981-82 season.

Ejim had 30 points and 16 rebounds, and DeAndre Kane added 24 points and eight rebounds to pace the Cyclones (22-6, 10-6).

Drake Defeats Bradley Saturday


March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Richard Carter, who finished with 18 points, hit a jump shot and made two free throws in the final 14 seconds to give Drake a 71-66 victory over Bradley Saturday.

Bradley had a 37-26 halftime lead, but Drake started the second half with a 16-4 run to take the lead 42-41 with 14:32 remaining. The teams exchanged the lead until a Carter free throw with 3:39 left gave Drake a 64-63 advantage. Chris Caird hit a 3-point jumper for a 67-63 lead at the 2:58 mark. Walt Lemon Jr. dunked to close to 67-66 but Carter closed the door with his four points in the final seconds.

Aaron Hawley led Drake (15-15, 6-12 Missouri Valley Conference) with 23 points, hitting 5 of 8 3-point attempts.

Bradley (12-19, 7-11), which has now lost five of its last six games, was led by Lemon, Jr with 20 points.

Lynn solid for Cardinals, Marlins win 5-4


March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed one hit in two shutout innings Saturday as a split squad of Miami Marlins beat St. Louis 5-4. Lynn is coming off his first season of pitching at least 200 innings. He says he hasn’t experienced any ill effects following that workload. The Marlins won on Avery Romero’s game-ending single in the ninth. St. Louis hit Nathan Eovaldi hard but only managed one run off the Marlins starter.

Randal Grichuk, acquired in the trade that sent David Freese to the Angels, appeared to be fooled by Eovaldi’s offspeed pitch yet still generated enough power with a one-handed swing to send a line drive over the head of center fielder Marcell Ozuna for an RBI triple. Miami scored four times in the fourth, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Greg Dobbs, Jeff Mathis and Ozuna all getting RBIs. Scott Moore’s solo homer in the Cardinals eighth made it 4-all.

Northern Iowa beats Indiana State 71-69


March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 23 points Saturday as Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 71-69 in a game in which both teams lost double-digit leads. Indiana State (21-9, 12-16 Missouri Valley) had a chance to win, but Jake Odum’s 3-point try at the buzzer missed.

The win guarantees Northern Iowa (16-14, 10-8) the No. 3 seed in the MVC Tournament and gives coach Ben Jacobson his 166th victory, tying him with O.M. “Hon” Nordly (1938-43 and 1946-54) for all-time UNI wins. Nate Buss scored 14 and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Panthers and Deon Mitchell scored 10.

Odum led the Sycamores with 16, Khristian Smith had 15, Manny Arop and Dawon Cumming scored 10 apiece and Arop grabbed 11 rebounds. Northern Iowa had a 27-17 first-half lead, but Indiana State rallied to lead 39-35 at halftime. The Sycamores’ 11-point second-half lead fizzled and Tuttle’s 3 at 3:37 put Northern Iowa up 70-67.

7AM Sportscast 03-01-2014

Podcasts, Sports

March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks

Boys Class 1A and 2A Basketball Substate Finals Tonight


March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

All games scheduled for 7:00pm tip-offs Saturday, March 1st

Nodaway Valley vs. East Mills @ Atlantic – LIVE ON KJAN
Ar-We-Va, Westside vs. Newell-Fonda @ Denison-Schleswig
Belmond-Klemme vs. Gladbrook-Reinbeck @ Hampton-Dumont
Dunkerton vs. Jesup @ Independence
Pleasantville vs. Lamoni @ Indianola
Easton Valley vs. Danville @ Iowa City, West
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars vs. West Lyon, Inwood @ Le Mars
Keota vs. Van Buren, Keosauqua @ Oskaloosa

New Hampton vs. West Fork, Sheffield @ Cedar Falls High School
North Cedar, Stanwood vs. Mount Vernon @ Cedar Rapids, Jefferson
Treynor vs. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll @ Harlan
West Marshall, State Center vs. Des Moines Christian @ Johnston
Sioux Center vs. Western Christian, Hull @ MOC-Floyd Valley
Notre Dame, Burlington vs. Albia @ Ottumwa
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge vs. South Hamilton, Jewell @ Webster City
MFL MarMac vs. Cascade, Western Dubuque @ West Delaware, Manchester