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Oregon State’s Mike Riley is Nebraska’s new coach

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December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska has hired Oregon State’s Mike Riley as its new football coach, replacing the fired Bo Pelini. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley’s hiring on Thursday. Riley has spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in bowl games.

Riley is a native of Idaho and a graduate of Alabama, where he played for Paul “Bear” Bryant. Riley will be introduced at a news conference Friday. He’ll take over immediately but will not coach the Cornhuskers in their bowl game. Nebraska assistant Barney Cotton is interim head coach.

Oregon State finished this season 5-7 overall, 2-7 in the Pac-12.

ATV, Snowmobile Registrations Due December 31

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) say customers who have snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-road utility vehicles (ORVs), or off road motorcycles (ORMs) registered with the DNR, will need to renew their registrations by December 31st. Registrations can be renewed by any county recorder office or on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov. User permits can be purchased at any location where hunting licenses are sold including the Iowa DNR website. After December 31 customers can still renew their registration but they will pay a $5 penalty.

Resident Snowmobiles

Iowa residents are required to have and display a current Iowa DNR registration and user permit on their snowmobile in order to lawfully operate on any public land or public ice in Iowa.

Nonresident Snowmobiles

Nonresident snowmobilers are required to have and display a current registration from their home state and display a current Iowa DNR user permit. If a nonresident resides in a state that does not require or offer snowmobile registration, the only requirement is to display an Iowa DNR user permit.

Resident Off-Highway Vehicles

Iowa residents must have and display a current Iowa DNR registration on their ATV, ORV, or ORM to operate on any designated public land or ice in Iowa. Residents are not required to display an Iowa DNR user permit.

Nonresident Off-Highway Vehicles

Non-residents are required to have their machines registered in their home state and display an Iowa DNR user permit.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports report, 12/4/2014

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December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Cardinals GM not opposed to improving Lackey deal

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December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have John Lackey at a bargain price next season, but may be willing to sweeten the deal. General manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday he’d meet with the agent for the 36-year-old right-hander at the winter meetings next week. “I wouldn’t rule anything out there,” Mozeliak said.

Lackey’s contract calls for a $500,000 salary next season, the major league minimum, because he missed the 2012 season while recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. The right-hander just completed an $82.5 million, five-year contract he signed with Boston. Lackey was traded from the Red Sox to St. Louis last July. He went a combined 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA and was 1-0 in two postseason starts for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Mozeliak also said former Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter would not return to the front office after serving one season after his retirement. “I think in Carp’s case, he wasn’t ready to truly commit to the job,” Mozeliak said. “For all of you who know Chris Carpenter, it’s all-in or he prefers to be all-out.”

Iowa upsets No. 12 North Carolina, 60-55

Sports

December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Gesell finished with 16 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who outfought the Tar Heels (5-2) on a night when both teams struggled to shoot straight.

Gesell’s basket was the team’s first after a 4-minute drought, but it ended up providing the winning margin on a night when the Hawkeyes won despite shooting 33 percent and going 3 for 20 from 3-point range. After UNC’s Marcus Paige missed a 3-pointer for the tie, Gesell hit two free throws with 1 second left to seal a win that had Hawkeyes players running onto the court to celebrate at the horn.

Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and 12 rebounds for UNC, which shot just 28 percent and never found any type of offensive rhythm.

Local High School Wrestling Rankings by The Predicament

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December 3rd, 2014 by Jim Field

The Predicament’s Class 1-A State Tournament Team Rankings (CLICK HERE for full 1-A rankings)

1. Alburnett (5)
2. Woodbury Central (6)
3. SE Warren (6)
4. Clarion-Goldfield (3)
5. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (4)
6. Lisbon (4)
7. Wilton (5)
8. West Marshall (5)
9. Sumner-Fredericksburg (3)
10. Underwood (2)

The Predicament’s Class 1-A Preseason Individual Rankings (Local only)
106
5. Tatem Bluml (Jr.) Oakland Riverside
9. Wyatt Crocker (Fr.) Logan Magnolia

113
2. Alex Thomsen (Fr.) Underwood

120
6. Craig Rice (Sr.) Southwest Iowa

126
3. Christian Polley (Sr.) Tri Center-Neola

138
5 Brad Kerkhoff (Sr.) Audubon
8. Jacob Vogel (Sr.) Oakland Riverside

145
6. Jake Mulford (Jr.) Audubon
9. Brady Charbonneau (Sr.) Logan Magnolia

152
4. Trevor Smith (Sr.) Audubon
7. Josh Hopkins (Jr.) East Mills

160
1. Cody Kingery (Sr.) Underwood

170
6. Riley Wohlers (Jr.) Logan-Magnolia

182
1. Evan Hansen (Sr.) Exira/EHK
3. Austin Laabs (Sr.) Guthrie Center

195
9. Wilson Solorzano (Sr.) Panorama

220
3. Cale Crowder (Sr.) Guthrie Center

The Predicament’s Class 2-A State Tournament Team Rankings (CLICK HERE for full 2-A rankings)

1. Mediapolis (8)
2. Union (6)
3. Davenport Assumption (7)
4. Clear Lake (4)
5. Central Lyon (6)
6. Osage (3)
7. Albia (3)
8. Independence (5)
9. Dubuque Wahlert (3)
10. Crestwood (5)

The Predicament’s Class 2-A Preseason Individual Rankings (Local only)
106
6. Wil Beach (Sr.) Harlan

113
4. Jared Hensley (So.) Bedford-Lenox
10. Carter Cox (So.) Atlantic

132
6. Dusten Reed (Sr.) Bedford-Lenox

152
10. Luke Strong (Sr.) Clarinda

170
6. JJ Clark (Jr.) Clarinda

195
5. Seth Maitlen (Jr.) Creston
9. Christian Lauritsen (Sr.) Clarinda

220
8. Kadon Hulett (So.) Creston

The Predicament’s Class 3-A State Tournament Team Rankings (CLICK HERE for full 3-A rankings)
1. SE Polk (12)
2. Bettendorf (8)
3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (7)
4. Cedar Rapids Prairie (6)
5. Iowa City West (5)
6. Fort Dodge (5)
7. Linn Mar (5)
8. North Scott (5)
9. Dowling Catholic (4)
10. CB Thomas Jefferson (3)

The Predicament’s Class 3-A Individual Preseason Rankings
106
1. McGwire Midkiff (So.) CB Thomas Jefferson
4. Paxton Whiteaker (Jr.) Lewis Central

138
4. Colton Clingenpeel (Jr.) CB Thomas Jefferson
10. Mac Southard (So.) Lewis Central

145
4. Jason Wallace (Sr.) CB Thomas Jefferson
8. Justin Kaltved (Jr.) Carroll

152
4. Matt Malcom (Jr.) Glenwood

160
8 Anthony Sherry (Fr.) Glenwood

182
10. Hayden Waldstein (Jr.) Lewis Central

195
7. Chris Thomas (Sr.) Lewis Central

Deer Hunters waiting to Purchase Licenses

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hunters planning to be in the timber for Saturday’s opening day of the first shotgun deer season should consider buying their license soon to avoid waiting in line at the license sales counter. Officials with the Iowa DNR say fewer than half of the expected 70,000 hunters have purchased their deer license as of Wednesday morning. A weekend weather forecast with temperatures favorable for hunting could lead to additional hunters choosing to go during the first shotgun season rather than second.

“Good weather usually means more people will be hunting and staying in the field longer which can lead to higher success rates,” said Willie Suchy, wildlife research supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Successful hunters are reminded to report their deer harvest by midnight the day after the deer is recovered. For hunters with Internet access, the online harvest reporting is the easiest way to register the deer. Hunters can report their deer online at www.iowadnr.gov, by calling the toll free reporting number 1-800-771-4692, or at any license vendor.

Accurately reporting the harvest is an important part of Iowa’s deer management program and plays a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities. Reporting the harvest is required by law. Hunters will be checked for compliance.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 12/3/2014

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December 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Tuesday Wrestling Results

Sports

December 3rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Creston/O-M 70, Nodaway Valley 12
Creston/O-M 57, Interstate 35 21
Winterset 70, Nodaway Valley 12
Winterset 49, Interstate 35 25

Tuesday High School Basketball Results

Sports

December 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rolling Valley:

  • Ar-We-Va 61, Adair-Casey 36
  • Boyer Valley 65, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 45
  • Glidden-Ralston 72, CAM 43

Corner:

  • East Mills 69, South Page 30
  • Nishnabotna 73, Heartland Christian 50
  • Sidney 53, Clarinda Academy 48
  • Stanton 58, Essex 38

Others:

  • CB Abraham Lincoln 67, Treynor 64
  • Carroll 53, Kuemper Catholic 48
  • Denison-Schleswig 72, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 43
  • Glenwood 85, CB Thomas Jefferson 49
  • Madrid 64, Guthrie Center 50
  • Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 70, Missouri Valley 43
  • Nodaway Valley 67, Clarinda 49
  • Shenandoah 63, Southwest Valley 62
  • Sioux City, East 61, Lewis Central 51
  • South Central Calhoun 60, Audubon 55
  • Southeast Valley 59, Paton-Churdan 47
  • Underwood 58, Fremont Mills 55 (OT)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Rolling Valley:

  • Adair-Casey 58, Ar-We-Va 44
  • Charter Oak-Ute 66, Woodbine 52
  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 75, Boyer Valley 29
  • Glidden-Ralston 38, CAM 37

Corner:

  • Essex 49, Stanton 45
  • East Mills 42, South Page 27
  • Nishnabotna 71, Heartland Christian 10
  • Sidney 61, Clarinda Academy 4

Others:

  • Carroll 51, Storm Lake 41
  • Fremont Mills 64, Underwood 33
  • Glenwood 56, CB Abraham Lincoln 37
  • Harlan 51, Dowling Catholic 48
  • Lenox 51, Orient-Macksburg 34
  • Lewis Central 44, Sioux City, East 38
  • Madrid 27, Guthrie Center 26
  • Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 53, Missouri Valley 38
  • Nodaway Valley 57, Clarinda 53
  • Panorama 35, Des Moines Christian 34
  • Shenandoah 84, Southwest Valley 51
  • South Central Calhoun 60, Audubon 20
  • St. Albert 47, Tri-Center 35
  • Southeast Valley 52, Paton-Churdan 46

Postponements:

  • Bedford vs. Griswold (scoreboard malfunction)
  • Logan-Magnolia vs. West Harrison