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CAM @ Exira/EHK 8-Man Football Live Tonight on KJAN & KJAN.com!


September 5th, 2014 by Jim Field

CAM and Exira/EHK will try to build on their season opening wins as they tangle in Exira tonight.  The Cougars beat rival Adair-Casey while the top-ranked Spartans downed Nishnabotna in week 1.
Both coaches expect a tough football game.
You can catch all the action tonight with our football coverage beginning at 6:00 with “Who’s Gonna Win?” Our pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 tonight with Jim Field and Chris Parks and leads up to kick-off at 7:00. In addition to listening to the game on KJAN, we will again this season provide live, streaming video of the game on our TV page at KJAN .com.
You can also hear from Atlantic’s Eric Waldstein this afternoon on “Trojan Preview” at 4:45.

Thursday’s (9/4/14) area volleyball scores


September 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:
(3-0) Glenwood 25-25-25, Atlantic 15-18-15
(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 18-22-21
(3-0) Creston 25-25-25, Clarinda 11-16-18
(3-0) Shenandoah 27-25-25, Denison 25-20-23
(3-1) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25-23-25, St. Albert 17-18-25-19

Western Iowa:
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, Sioux City, North 21-13
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, West Monona 16-18
(2-1) Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25-16-15, Missouri Valley 14-25-10
(2-0) Riverside 25-25, Essex 12-17
(2-0) Bedford 25-25, Riverside 15-22

Rolling Valley:
(3-0) Boyer Valley 25-25-25, Adair-Casey 15-13-17
(3-1) CAM 29-25-13-25, Ar-We-Va 27-22-25-21
(3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-26-25, Charter Oak-Ute 13-24-20
(3-1) Glidden-Ralston 22-25-25-25, West Harrison 25-8-22-17

(2-0) Bedford 25-25, Essex 12-17
(3-2) East Mills 18-25-25-25-15, Southwest Valley 25-16-27-23-12
(3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Sidney 20-13-22
(3-0) Martensdale-St. Marys 25-25-25, Lenox 17-18-21
(3-1) Orient-Macksburg 23-25-25-25, Diagonal 25-16-17-13
(3-1) West Central Valley 15-25-25-25, Southeast Warren 25-10-8-21

2014 High School Football Schedule – Week 2, September 5


September 5th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A District 8
ADM @ Ballard
Denison @ Atlantic
Creston @ Clarinda
Dallas Center-Grimes @ Pella
Glenwood @ Thomas Jefferson
Carroll @ Harlan
Winterset @ Norwalk

Class 2-A District 8
Creston @ Clarinda
South Central Calhoun @ East Sac County
Greene County @ Kuemper Catholic
Eagle Grove @ Prairie Valley
Riverside @ Red Oak
Mount Ayr @ Shenandoah
Nodaway Valley @ West Central Valley

Class 1-A District 1
A-H-S-T-W @ Tri-Center
IKM-Manning @ Audubon
Maple Valley @ Missouri Valley
OA-BCIG @ Lawton-Bronson
Treynor @ St. Albert
Logan-Magnolia @ Underwood
Sibley-Ocheyedan @ West Monona

Class 1-A District 8
PCM @ Central Decatur
Des Moines Christian @ Ogden
Martensdale-St. Marys @ Interstate 35
NW Webster @ Panorama
Southwest Valley @ Bedford
Van Meter @ Earlham
Madrid @ Woodward-Granger

Class A District 1
IKM-Manning @ Audubon
Griswold @ Clarinda Academy
Logan-Magnolia @ Underwood
Maple Valley @ Missouri Valley
Riverside @ Red Oak
Treynor @ St. Albert
A-H-S-T-W @ Tri-Center
Westwood @ Akron-Westfield

Class A District 8
Southwest Valley @ Bedford
Griswold @ Clarinda Academy
Van Meter @ Earlham
Martensdale-St. Marys @ Interstate 35
Mount Ayr @ Shenandoah
Nodaway Valley @ West Central Valley
Pleasantville @ Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Woodward Academy @ SE Warren

8-Man District 1
Clay Central-Everly @ Ar-We-Va
Boyer Valley @ Fremont-Mills
CAM @ Exira/EHK
Remsen St. Mary’s @ Kingsley-Pierson
Newell-Fonda @ Harris-Lake Park
River Valley @ Remsen-Union
West Harrison @ East Mills
Woodbine @ Sidney

8-Man District 7
Nishnabotna @ Adair-Casey
Seymour @ Ankeny Christian Academy
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ M-M-C
East Union @ Essex
Glidden-Ralston @ Laurens-Marathon
Guthrie Center @ Melcher-Dallas
Wayne @ Murray
Colo-Nesco @ NE Hamilton

8-Man District 8
CAM @ Exira/EHK
West Harrison @ East Mills
East Union @ Essex
Boyer Valley @ Fremont-Mills
Mormon Trail @ Lenox
Nishnabotna @ Adair-Casey
Woodbine @ Sidney
Lamoni @ Stanton

5 ex-Chiefs back at Arrowhead Stadium with Titans


September 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It’ll be a reunion Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Tennessee Titans are visiting Kansas City in what amounts to a homecoming for wide receiver Dexter McCluster, kicker Ryan Succop and a slew of other former Chiefs players. In this modern era of free agency, it’s not uncommon for players to face their former teams. A few members of the Chiefs have a history with Tennessee, including wide receiver Donnie Avery.

But when McCluster and Succop are lumped together with safety Bernard Pollard, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua and running back Jackie Battle, well, that’s a whole lot of familiarity. What makes it even stranger? Succop was waived by the Chiefs just this past weekend.

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 to win 6th straight


September 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marco Gonzales and his fellow St. Louis relievers worked out of several jams in combining for six innings of one-run ball, and the Cardinals held off the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday night for their sixth straight win. The Cardinals moved to a season-high 14 games above .500 and extended their lead to four games in the NL Central over the Brewers, who lost their ninth straight.

St. Louis used the bullpen early after Michael Wacha was limited to three innings in his first start off the disabled list. Gonzales went 2 1-3 innings for the win. The Brewers stranded potential tying runs in scoring position from the sixth through the ninth. St. Louis never trailed after Yadier Molina’s two-run single in the first off Wily Peralta.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated Michael Wacha from the disabled list to start Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The move was expected for the 23-year-old Wacha, who was on the disabled list since June 18 with a right shoulder stress reaction. He is 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts.

St. Louis also called up first baseman Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A Memphis. Scruggs, who was batting seventh Thursday, was hitting .286 with 21 home runs and 87 RBIs in the minors. The Cardinals moved outfielder Shane Robinson from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

St. Louis has won five straight to take a three-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee.

2014 IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings – Week 2


September 4th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A:

  1. Holy Trinity Catholic
  2. Janesville
  3. Central Lyon
  4. Grandview Christian
  5. LeMars Gehlen Catholic
  6. Tripoli
  7. Turkey Valley
  8. Don Bosco
  9. New London
  10. Guthrie Center
  11. Algona Bishop Garrigan
  12. Northwood-Kensett
  13. Springville
  14. Iowa Valley
  15. Murray

Class 2-A:

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Unity Christian
  4. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
  5. Grundy Center
  6. Council Bluffs St. Albert
  7. South Central Calhoun
  8. Wapsie Valley
  9. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  10. West Branch
  11. Treynor
  12. Jesup
  13. Denver
  14. Lake Mills
  15. Woodward-Granger

Class 3-A:

  1. Solon
  2. Mount Vernon
  3. Iowa Falls-Alden
  4. Independence
  5. Red Oak
  6. Nevada
  7. Mediapolis
  8. Kuemper Catholic
  9. West Liberty
  10. Dyersville Beckman Catholic
  11. Union
  12. Forest City
  13. North Polk
  14. Sioux Center
  15. Algona

Class 4-A:

  1. Harlan
  2. West Delaware
  3. Marion
  4. LeMars
  5. Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic
  6. Indianola
  7. Clear Creek-Amana
  8. Charles City
  9. Boone
  10. Lewis Central
  11. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  12. Davenport Assumption
  13. Waverly-Shell Rock
  14. Central DeWitt
  15. ADM

Class 5-A:

  1. Ankeny Centennial
  2. Dowling Catholic
  3. Bettendorf
  4. Johnston
  5. Ankeny
  6. Iowa City West
  7. Linn-Mar
  8. Southeast Polk
  9. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
  10. Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Iowa State RT Jacob Gannon leaves team


September 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State says right tackle Jacob Gannon has left the team just two days before it hosts No. 20 Kansas State. Cyclones spokesman Mike Green tells The Associated Press on Thursday that Gannon quit for “personal reasons.”

Gannon, a three-time academic All-Big 12 selection, started eight games last season and was in the lineup for last week’s 34-14 season-opening loss to North Dakota State. Highly-touted redshirt freshman Jake Campos is expected to start in place of Gannon.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports w/Jim Field, Thu. 9/4/2014

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September 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson


Cardinals beat Pirates in ninth inning, 1-0


September 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — ST. LOUIS (AP)— Peter Bourjos singled home the winning run in the ninth inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a series sweep and their fifth straight win with a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon (2-4), in his second inning of work, got the first two men before Yadier Molina drew a walk. John Jay singled to left. Bourjos followed with a single to center and Molina easily beat the throw home.

St. Louis grabbed the Central Division lead Monday and increased it to 2 1-2 games over the Milwaukee Brewers. It is largest lead this season for the defending division champs. Trevor Rosenthal (2-6) pitched the ninth for the win.

Chiefs turn undrafted rookies into key players


September 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — They play quarterback and wide receiver, tight end and offensive line. They can be found on the both sides of the ball, first on the depth chart and last. There are 16 of them on the Kansas City Chiefs this season, and what they all have in common in this: They starred in college, went through the entire draft without anybody willing to take a shot on them, and then managed to scratch and claw their way into the NFL anyway.

They’re undrafted free agents. The unwanted who managed to become indispensable. The Chiefs have four who will be starting on Sunday against Tennessee, not including kicker Cairo Santos and long-snapper Thomas Gafford. They’ve had at least one newcomer make the roster each of the last 12 seasons.