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Atlantic rolls past ADM into Substate Final


February 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans boys basketball team rolled to a win on Thursday night over ADM 68-46.  The Trojans will now play for a trip to the state tournament on Monday night against Glenwood in the Substate 8 Final.

Atlantic opened up the game against ADM in strong fashion by working the ball inside to Scott Leonard who had 16 first half points and finished with a team high 24 points. Atlantic Head Coach Alan Jenkins thought Leonard was a big key and was proud of his teams overall effort.

Garrett Franken finished with 22 points and Austin Alexander dropped in 12 in the win. ADM was led by Matthew Larson with 17 and Tajen Ross with 15 in the loss. Their season ends with a record of 12-11. It was a well rounded team win for Atlantic and Coach Jenkins though his team came into the game with a great mindset.

Atlantic will now face the team that knocked them out of the postseason last year in the Glenwood Rams.  The Trojans have been able to beat the Rams twice during the regular season this year and Coach Jenkins knows it will be a tough task to beat them again.

We’ll have coverage of the Trojans and Rams on Monday night on KJAN. The game is set to be played in Harlan at 7:00pm.

Iowa State defensive back suspended following assault arrest


February 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive back Mike Johnson has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a domestic assault charge involving his live-in girlfriend.

A criminal complaint filed by a university police officer says Johnson was arrested early Thursday following an argument with his girlfriend over social media posts and the music each was playing on their phones. Police say the altercation became physical when the two grabbed and damaged the other’s cellphone.

Police say the woman told police that Johnson choked her, and officers noted she had a swollen upper lip and bruises to her face and head.

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in a statement that the program has “zero tolerance for domestic violence” and that Johnson has been suspended from all team activities, including practice.

Atlantic hosts ADM in District Final tonight


February 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans will play host to the ADM Tigers in a Class 3A District 15 boys basketball final tonight.  The Trojans came up with a solid second half effort in the first round to beat Winterset 58-45 in the first round.  ADM beat Harlan in the opening round in Atlantic Monday 65-51. Despite just a 12-10 record on the season Atlantic Head Coach Alan Jenkins says ADM presents a good challenge for the 17-5 Trojans.

The game is set to tip-off at 7:00pm at Atlantic High School. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the broadcast tonight on KJAN with pre-game set to begin at 6:50pm.

IGCA All-District basketball honorees


February 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls Athletic Coaches Association announced their All-District honorees for the 2016-17 basketball season.  Area honorees include:

Class 1A

West Central
Sophia Peppers, Exira-EHK
Kealey Nelson, Exira-EHK
Maggie Rasmussen, Exira-EHK
Mara Burmeister, Exira-EHK
Madison Gettler, CAM
Felicity Jackson, CAM
Erin Weber, Boyer Valley
Julia Fleecs, Glidden-Ralston
Holly Handlose, Glidden-Ralston
Sydney Obermeier, Audubon
Coach of the Year: Tom Petersen, Exira-EHK

Maddy Duncan, Sidney
Maryn Phillips, Sidney
Jescenia Mosley, Essex
Daiton Martin, Essex
Coach of the Year: Amy McClintock, Sidney

Class 2A

Alli Masters, Central Decatur
Emma Atwood, Central Decatur
Madelyn Deitchler, Treynor
Konnor Sudmann, Treynor
Kia Rasmussen, IKM-Manning
Kelcie Shields, Mt. Ayr
Bailey Beckman, Panorama
Devyn Kemble, Panorama
Josie Clarke, Nodaway Valley
Kenzie Cunard, Logan-Magnolia
Coach of the Year: Curtis Boothe, Central Decatur

Class 3A

Logan Hughes, Shenandoah
Logan Ehlers, Shenandoah
Sierra Athen, Red Oak
Aimee Adams, Kuemper Catholic
Brielle Baker, Creston
Catherine Leonard, Atlantic
Cammy Rutherford, Creston
Coach of the Year: Jon Weinrich, Shenandoah

Class 4A

Maegan Holt, Lewis Central
Alex Mohr, Denison-Schleswig

Check out the full list of winners in each class at these links: 1A | 2A | 3A | 4A | 5A

Postseason basketball schedule Thursday 2/23/2017


February 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Boys postseason basketball play continues tonight with Class 1A and 3A District Finals.

Class 1A

District 13 @ Van Meter: Grand View Christian vs. Earlham 7:00pm
District 14 @ Shenandoah: Fremont-Mills vs. Southwest Valley 7:00pm
District 15 @ IKM-Manning: Ar-We-Va vs. Exira-EHK 7:00pm
District 16 @ Westwood: Siouxland Community Christian vs. Maple Valley Anthon-Oto 5:30pm

Class 3A

District 15 @ Atlantic: Atlantic vs. ADM 7:00pm – ON KJAN
District 16 @ Glenwood: Glenwood vs. Carroll 7:00pm

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/23/2017

Podcasts, Sports

February 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Indiana State beats Northern Iowa 69-59


February 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Niels Bunschoten had 20 points and made 6 of 10 from the field and Indiana State never trailed on its way to a 69-59 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points and Everett Clemons scored 12 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sycamores (11-18, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) who led 69-59 at the break and kept the lead in double digits for most of the second half.

Bennett Koch had 16 points for the Panthers (14-14, 9-8), Jeremy Morgan added 14 and Jordan Ashton 13. Indiana State made 11 of 18 from 3-point range and finished 25 for 49 from the field. Northern Iowa made just 8 of 26 from 3-point range.

Loyola-Chicago’s balanced attack downs Drake 80-65


February 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Richardson, Milton Doyle, and Aundre Jackson each scored 16 points, and Donte Ingram scored 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds and Loyola of Chicago beat Drake 80-65 on Wednesday.

With a 33-32 lead at halftime, Loyola of Chicago (18-12, 8-9 Missouri Valley) took control after the break on a pair of Doyle 3-pointers. Jackson had a 3-point play and layup and Richardson’s layup made it 45-34 with 16:27 remaining.

Reed Timmer made a 3-pointer for Drake (7-22, 5-12) to bring it within 56-47 but that was the last time the Bulldogs would trail by less than double digits. Richardson nailed a 3, and Cameron Satterwhite made two free throws and the Ramblers led 75-53 with 4:55 left.

The Ramblers outrebounded Drake 40-29 and shot 33 for 65 (51 percent) from the floor. Richardson was 6-for-7 shooting including 3 for 3 from 3-point range.

Graham Woodward led Drake with 14 points and Timmer chipped in 13.

New Cyclones coach Kevin Dresser saw chance to “come home.”


February 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser saw the opportunity to leave a secure gig at Virginia Tech to lead the scuffling Cyclones as a “chance to come home.” Dresser, a native of Humboldt, Iowa and a former All-American for the Hawkeyes, was introduced Wednesday. Dresser left Virginia Tech after 11 seasons to take over a Cyclones program that had fallen substantially during the final years of Kevin Jackson’s eight-year tenure.

Iowa State has won just one of 13 dual meets this season. Dresser noted, “We have to understand patience a little bit.”

Class 4A and 5A girls state basketball pairings


February 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the pairings for the Class 4A and 5A state basketball tournaments following regional final play on Tuesday night.



Nevada vs. North Scott Tuesday, February 28th 6:45pm
Grinnell vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier Tuesday, February 28th 8:30pm
Marion vs. Boone Wednesday, March 1st 10:00am
Pella vs. Lewis Central Wednesday, March 1st 11:45am



Indianola vs. Johnston Wednesday, March 1st 1:30pm
Iowa City High vs. Cedar Falls Wednesday, March 1st 3:15pm
West Des Moines Valley vs. Dowling Catholic Wednesday, March 1st 5:00pm
Iowa City West vs. Waukee Wednesday, March 1st 6:45pm