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Atlantic squares off against Glenwood in District Boys Basketball Final tonight

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February 25th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans Boys Basketball team will try to keep their season moving tonight in a Class 3A District 16 Final tonight against Glenwood. The game is set for a 7:00pm tip-off at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School. This is the rubber match on the season as both teams won on the other’s home floor.

Atlantic won the first matchup 57-48 on December 15th in Glenwood.  Senior Ryan Hawkins had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks in that game.  Junior Garrett Franken also had a big game with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks.  Glenwood Sophomore Andrew Blum had 18 points in that first game.

The second meeting was played on January 12th in Atlantic with Glenwood picking up a 75-65 win.  Sophomore Guard Nate Mohr had 25 points and 8 assists for the Rams in the win while Andrew Blum had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.  Ryan Hawkins had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 block in that second clash.

Both teams are coming off impressive wins in their District Semi-Final games that were played Monday at Glenwood High School.  Atlantic took a 59-39 win over Winterset that was fueled by a monster night from Sophomore Center Scott Leonard who dropped in 21 points.  Glenwood made quick work of Creston 76-38 as Andrew Blum dropped in 25 points.

It’s a top ten rated battle tonight as Glenwood comes in ranked 6th in the final Class 3A poll of the season, Atlantic is ranked 8th.  We will have complete coverage for you on KJAN AM 1220, FM 101.1, online at kjan.com and on the mobile app. Pregame with Chris Parks and Seth Christensen will start at 6:45pm.

Atlantic Archery Program sends strong numbers to State

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February 25th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The eighth annual National Archery in Schools Program State Shoot will be held on March 5th at the Richard O. Jacobson Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds and the Atlantic Archery Team will have a strong representation. This will be the culminating state event for NASP in Iowa and will feature individual and team competition for elementary (4th and 5th), middle (6th – 8th) and high school (9-12) students from schools with NASP as part of their school curriculum. The Iowa Bowhunters Association and  Iowa State Archery Association  are providing two, $1,500 scholarships (one for the top senior boy archer and one for the top senior girl archer) as well as providing two, $1000 to the runner-up senior boy and girl archer.

The participating Atlantic Archers and the times they will be competing are listed below. Information from Coach Justin Williams:

NAME GENDER GRADE TEAM DIVISION TEAM GROUP FLIGHT
CLARK, DALTON M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
COLTON, ZACH M 7 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
DREAGER, DAWSON M 10 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
DREAGER, DAYNA F 5 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #1 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
DREAGER, DEREK M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #3 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
DREAGER, DUSTIN M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #3 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
EBLEN, LINDY F 5 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
FREUND, HEATHER F 10 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
GALAN, MARCO M 7 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
GRAY, NATHAN M 11 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
JESSEN, TOMMA F 10 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
JIPSEN, CLAYTON M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #1 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
JIPSEN, COOPER M 6 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
LILLARD, LIA F 7 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
OLIVER, HARLEY M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
PARK, JACOB M 8 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #3 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
PETTY, TYLER M 11 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
REDINBAUGH, KYLE M 11 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
ROLAND, BAILEY F 10 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
SMITH, CARTER M 5 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #2 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
SONNTAG, JOSEPH M 7 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)
WESTPHALEN, CARLY F 11 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #2 11 am Flight 4 (3/5 11:00AM)
ZARBANO, JORDAN M 9 INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL Group #4 Friday 7 pm (3/4 7:00PM)

Anyone interested in volunteering help for this event, or becoming an event sponsor please contact Donise Petersen, Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator for the Iowa DNR at 515-205-8709 or at Donise.Petersen@dnr.iowa.gov.

Arkansas hires Rhoads as new defensive backs coach

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February 25th, 2016 by Chris Parks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads as its new defensive backs coach.

Rhoads, 49, was fired by the Cyclones in November after seven seasons at the school, compiling a 32-55 record, including 3-9 in his final season. The position was Rhoads’ first as a head coach, following a combined nine seasons as a defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh and Auburn.

While at Pittsburgh, Rhoads coached future NFL Pro Bowl selection Darrelle Revis, one of six defensive backs Rhoads has coached who have been selected in the NFL draft.

Rhoads replaces Clay Jennings, who left Arkansas for the same position at Texas last week.

 

(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 2/25/16

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February 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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Wisconsin upsets No. 8 Iowa 67-59

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February 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bronson Koenig scored 15 points and Wisconsin upset eighth-ranked Iowa 67-59 on Wednesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their third loss in four games. Nigel Hayes had 10 points for the Badgers (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten), whose streak of nine wins in 10 now includes a victory in Iowa City that should help their NCAA Tournament hopes immensely.

Zak Showalter’s layup with 1:15 left put Wisconsin ahead 64-58, and a steal and two free throws by Koenig put the game out of reach. Peter Jok scored 21 points and Adam Woodbury had 18 rebounds for Iowa (20-7, 11-4), which fell a full game behind league-leading Indiana after shooting just 27 percent in the second half.

Missouri State downs Drake 61-52

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February 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Camyn Boone scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds as Missouri State downed Drake 61-52 Wednesday night. Jarred Dixon and Chris Kendrix added 10 points apiece for the Bears (12-17, 8-9 Missouri Valley Conference). Dixon led the team with 10 rebounds. The Bears hit 34.5 percent from the field overall and 83.3 percent from the line.

Drake led 29-27 at the break and stretched it to 35-29 early in the second half. Missouri State responded with a 14-3 run capped by an Obediah Church dunk to put the Bears on top 43-38 with 10:01 to play. They led the rest of the way, and a Boone dunk followed by a Dequan Miller 3-pointer extended their lead to 59-47 with 1:33 remaining. Ore Arogundade scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Dominik Olejniczak added 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-23, 1-16) who have lost seven straight.

Northern Iowa subdues Indiana State 66-44

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February 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Wes Washpun scored 16 points and Matt Bohannon tallied 14 points to lead Northern Iowa in convincing fashion past Indiana State 66-44 Wednesday night. Northern Iowa (18-12, 10-7) forced a tie for fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois (10-7), which lost 73-50 to Illinois State Wednesday night.

Khristian Smith’s early 3 gave the Sycamores its last lead of the game at 8-7. From there Northern Iowa seized control and went on a 21-7 run. Washpun’s two free throws made it 28-14, and the Panthers proceeded to take a 34-19 lead at the break. A Bohannon 3 in the second half put Northern Iowa up 45-21 with 16:52 remaining. A Klint Carlson layup made the lead 60-30 with 8:47 to go.

 

Northern Iowa tabs David Harris as A.D.

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February 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa has hired David Harris as its new athletic director. Harris, who is currently a senior associate athletic director at Iowa State, will take over for Troy Dannen at the end of March. Dannen left to become the athletic director at Tulane in December.

Harris has been with the Cyclones since 2006. He’s the sports administrator for football, men’s basketball and wrestling, and is in charge of oversight for NCAA compliance and other areas for Iowa State.

Harris also worked at Wisconsin under current Cyclones director Jamie Pollard and at Mississippi, where he played football.

Spartans come up short, Wheelers hit halftime wall

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February 24th, 2016 by Chris Parks

IKM-Manning High School was the site of two Class 1A Boys Basketball District 14 Semi-finals on Tuesday night.

In the first game Exira-EHK came up a point short against Paton-Churdan as the Rockets grabbed a 38-37 victory.  The Spartans took the lead in the second quarter with Paton-Churdan big man Noah Juergensen on the bench with three fouls but let their 5 point halftime lead slip away in the third quarter.  The two teams see-sawed back and forth down the stretch and the Spartans had multiple opportunities to win the game but couldn’t get a few short chances to roll home. The Spartans had the ball down one with about 30 seconds remaining after Joe Towers missed the front end of a 1 and 1.  After a timeout Freshman Cole Burmeister took advantage of a match-up and got into the lane for a layup but saw it roll off, Freshman Dakota Rold grabbed the rebound and tried to put it back in but that was no good as well.  The ball then ended up back to the Spartans and they called their final time out with 12 seconds left.  The ball ended up being in bounded from underneath instead of the sideline as Coach Doug Newton anticipated and the Spartans ended up having the inbound pass stolen by Noah Juergensen.  Towers then hit two free throws on the other end before a desperation three by Brady Hansen came up short, Rold put the rebound back in as time ran out.  Towers led Paton-Churdan with 12 points as they move on to the District 14 final on Thursday.  Senior Brady Hansen and Rold both finished with 12 points for the Spartans as their season ends with a 17-6 record.

AudubonvsIKMManning02232016The Rockets will face the IKM-Manning Wolves on Thursday after they pulled away from the Audubon Wheelers in the second half of the nightcap. The Wheelers were down 10 after one quarter but rallied to trail by only 4 at halftime.  The second half though was all Wolves.  They raced away to a 15 point lead after three quarters and won the game 76-43.  IKM-Manning was led by star Senior Guard Kyle Wagner who poured in 38 points in the win.  Jared Vollstedt also added 12 points for the Wolves.  Audubon got 10 points apiece from Lake Hacker and Mitchell Nelsen in the loss. The Wheelers end their year at 14-7.

IKM-Manning and Paton-Churdan will now square off in the District 14 final on Thursday night at 7:00pm in Guthrie Center.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/24/2016

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February 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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