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Tournament of Champions Preview Show Tonight

Sports

August 8th, 2013 by Jim Field

Listen to KJAN AM 1220/FM 101.1 tonight for a live preview of the Tournament of Champions at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club.  The preview will feature live interviews with some of the area golfers participating in the weekend tourney.  You can also watch the program live on the KJAN TV page.  We will be streaming live video.  The program begins at 5:05 tonight.

First Round Tournament of Champions Tee Times

Sports

August 8th, 2013 by Jim Field

Here is a list of the Tee Times for Friday’s First Round of the Tournament of Champions at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club:  TOC pairing sheet round 1

Here the alphabetical list of players with Friday Tee Times for the first round of the Tournament of Champions at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club: Start Times Alphabetical TOC Round 1

Here is a link to live scoring for the Tournament of Champions:  T of C Live Scoring

Pranks land Iowa high school program on probation

Sports

August 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LAWTON, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa high school softball team’s pranks at a state tournament have landed the school’s athletic program on probation.  The Sioux City Journal says probation for the Lawton-Bronson High School girls program will last for a year. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union says that if there’s misconduct during the probation, the school faces a year’s suspension from all state and regional tournaments.

The pranks occurred in Iowa Central Community College dormitories, where the girls stayed during the tournament July 22-26 in Fort Dodge.  Lawton-Bronson district superintendent Jeff Thelander says the players covered a dorm door in plastic wrap and placed dozens of paper cups filled with water outside doors of opposing players. Thelander also says inappropriate notes were stuck to players’ dorm room doors.

8AM Sportscast 08-08-2013

Podcasts, Sports

August 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Dodgers knock out Miller, whip Cardinals 13-4

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August 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carl Crawford line-drive double off Shelby Miller’s right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter’s night after just two pitches and the Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie’s replacements, too, in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night.

Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best four hits and a walk. The Dodgers had 18 hits to top their previous best by one, a night after the Cardinals ended their franchise-record 15-game road winning streak, and are 16-3 since the All-Star break.

X-rays were negative for the 22-year-old Miller, among the league leaders with a 2.89 ERA while going 11-7 in 22 starts, on what the team described as an elbow contusion. Miller pivoted after the pitch to Crawford, but couldn’t get his arm out of the way of the liner that bounded into shallow left field for a double.

Chiefs banking on more production from tight ends

Sports

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The top tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs a year ago currently resides third on the depth chart, trailing a veteran newcomer and a rather unheralded draft pick.  That alone is illustrative of a couple points.

First, the Chiefs didn’t get a whole lot of production out of the position last year, when they fielded one of the worst offenses in the NFL. And second, new coach Andy Reid intends to get a whole lot more out of it this season, perhaps to take some of the load off his wide receivers.  That’s why he refused to stand pat with Tony Moeaki this offseason, paying big money to lure free agent Anthony Fasano to Kansas City and then spending a third-round draft pick on Travis Kelce.

All three are expected to contribute to the Chiefs’ revamped offense beginning Friday night, when they open their preseason schedule in New Orleans.

T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Aug. 10th

News, Sports

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund Committee has announced plans for it’s 5th Annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament to be held this Saturday, August 10, at the Nishna Hills Golf Course. Frederickson, the son of Darrin and Melanie Petty of Atlantic and Gary and Kari Frederickson of Council Bluffs, was 21 years old when he lost his life in a 2009 home fire.

In his memory, a four person best ball tournament will begin at 9 a.m with prizes awarded in four flights and on every hole. A silent auction, merchandise sales, 50/50 raffle, and free will donation meal will be held all day in the club house. The meal will consist of a hot dog or hamburger, chips, and homemade cookie or bar. The public is invited to attend.

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded to give back to the projects and organizations that best represent Trevor’s interests. The golf tournament and silent auction, held annually the second Saturday in August, is the Fund’s only fundraiser. To date, over $69,000 have been given back to the community Trevor loved. Photos recapping the donations will be on display in the club house.

For more information, contact Melanie Petty at 712-249-3696. Updates on the Fund’s activities can be found on the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund page, on Facebook.

 

8AM Sportscast 08-07-2013

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August 7th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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NW Iowa high school football team testing iPad app for assessing concussions

Sports

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A small school in northwest Iowa will be the first in the state to test an iPad application to assess concussions. Doctor Jay Alberts, with the Cleveland Clinic, helped develop the app called “C3.” He’ll be doing baseline testing this (Wednesday) morning on the roughly 100 players on the Boyden-Hull Rock Valley football team. Alberts says the iPad app is designed to diagnose concussions in a quantifiable, objective way. “You know, it doesn’t matter how you score a touchdown, a touchdown is always worth six points. That’s really what we’re trying to get at here. We’re trying to develop metrics and use the electronics within the iPad to remove the subjectivity from the assessment of these athletes,” Alberts says.

Data collected by the C3 app will be used to help officials determine when a player who suffers a concussion is ready to return to school and the football field. One of the features of the app is it tests balance by strapping the iPad to a athlete’s back. “We use the accelerometer and the gyroscope that are built into the iPad,” Alberts explains. “With that data, we can test balance and give them a very objective way to assess balance, rather than using the standard approach, which is ‘well, I think his balance is a little off.’ How do we know it wasn’t off before he was injured?”

In addition to balance, the app measures four other areas. Alberts says rather than relying solely on the subjective grading of a trainer, coaches can use the app to make sure an athlete is fully healed. “I think if we can remove the subjectivity from the assessment and improve the integrity of the assessment, we can keep our athletes safer and get them back, first, in the classroom faster and then on the playing field faster and safer,” Alberts says. Alberts is a native of Sanborn in northwest Iowa. He partnered with the Boyden-Hull Rock Valley football squad because the son of one of his lifelong friends is on the team. Alberts believes the C3 app will “level the playing field” by allowing anyone, anywhere to access state-of-the-art diagnostic tools — even in rural areas like Rock Valley.

“There’s a fundamental challenge in the translation of advances in health care to rural areas and I think this is where the iPad and other systems…come into play and have a real opportunity here,” Alberts says. C3 is already being used by the Cleveland Clinic to monitor more than 6,000 athletes in 56 high schools in northeast Ohio, along with several colleges in Ohio.

(Radio Iowa)

Andre Reed giving Chiefs wide receiver new outlook

Sports

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Longtime Bills wide receiver Andre Reed is trying to break into coaching.  Reed is helping out the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp as a volunteer intern, working with their young wide receivers in preparation for their first preseason game.

Reed says that he had his pick of where he wanted to go, but that Chiefs coach Andy Reid made it clear to him that he was wanted in Kansas City. Reed says that coaching has already been an eye-opening experience, particularly when it comes to the behind-the-scenes work.

He doesn’t know how long his internship will last, or whether it will turn into a full-time job, but he appreciates the chance to get a fresh perspective on the game.