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Iowa women’s basketball team wins WNIT 1st round 95-74 over Missouri State

Sports

March 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Ally Disterhoft has gone from a 9-year-old poster child to the greatest scorer in University of Iowa women’s basketball history, when her 21-points pushed her career mark to 2,061. The hometown senior became the Hawkeyes’ career scoring leader Thursday in Iowa’s 95-74 victory over Missouri State in a first-round Women’s NIT game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes, now 18-13, advance to host a second-round game against defending WNIT champion South Dakota on Saturday on Mediacom Court. Tipoff is 3 p.m.

The previous scoring record for the Lady Hawks was held Cindy Haugejorde, who racked-up 2,059 points from 1976-80. Disterhoft wasn’t the only one to establish a record Thursday. Sophomore center Megan Gustafson had her 16th double-double, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She set a school record for rebounds in a season with 307. Amy Herrig had set the previous mark of 306 during the 1998-99 season.
Iowa scored 50 points in the paint, to go with 25 bench points. The Hawkeyes also set a WNIT record by shooting 62.3 percent from the field. The Hawkeyes had 23 assists on 38 made baskets. Iowa had five players score in double figures. Kathleen Doyle added 18 points, Makenzie Meyer 14, and Hannah Stewart 10.

Tickets are on sale for the WNIT Second Round game against South Dakota through the UI Athletics Ticket Office at 800-IA-HAWKS or via hawkeyesports.com.

(HawkeyeSports.Com)

Morris leads Iowa State past Nevada in NCAA Tournament

Sports

March 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Monte Morris had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Iowa State outlasted Nevada 84-73 on Thursday night to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Deonte Burton added 14 points and eight rebounds as the fifth-seeded Cyclones won for the 10th time in their last 11 games, building off their impressive run through the Big 12 Tournament. Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas had 13 points apiece.

Iowa State (24-10) will try for its third Sweet 16 appearance in four years when it takes on No. 4 seed Purdue on Saturday.

Cameron Oliver scored 22 points for Nevada (28-7), which had won nine straight by an average of 15 points. Jordan Caroline had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Marcus Marshall finished with 16 points on 5-for-16 shooting.

Iowa Hawkeye women host Missouri State tonight in the WNIT

Sports

March 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Missouri State tonight, in the first round of the 2017 WNIT. Our coverage on KJAN begins at 6:45, with the tip-off set for 7-p.m. inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang will have the call on the Hawkeye Radio Network.

Pitching clinic returns to Atlantic

News, Sports

March 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Trevor Frederickson Foundation reports 2003 Atlantic High School graduate, Shawn O’Brien, is coming back to help the Atlantic Baseball program. O’Brien, who was an assistant baseball coach at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge for many years, is bringing his knowledge to Atlantic for a 5 week pitching clinic.

He’s set up programs with the Atlantic Little League and the Atlantic High School team to help youth from 4th grade up to the Trojans Varsity pitchers. O’Brien will stress the mechanics of pitching, pick off plays, arm strengthening drills, wind ups, stretch, and pitch placement.

Funds for the Foundation’s scholarships and other activities are raised at the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament. The 9th Annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August12th, 2017.

Pictured below: Grant Petty, of the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund, presented a $500 check to Shawn O’Brien.

Two men plead guilty in Greene County poaching case

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

March 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Two men have pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges in Greene County after a trespassing report to conservation officers. Forty-one-year-old Brett Cranston of Jefferson admitted to spotting a deer six miles south of Jefferson in December and firing shots at the animal. He followed the deer on county roads for around nine miles and firing shots at it until he was able to catch the buck in a cornfield southeast of Cooper.

Cranston pleaded guilty to trespassing while deer hunting, using motor vehicle to hunt deer and shooting within 200 yards of residence. He was fined 665 dollars, assessed eight-thousand dollars in damages, had his hunting privileges suspended for one year and forfeited his shotgun and the deer.

Forty-two-year-old Jeramiah Pedersen of Greene Mountain helped Cranston chase the deer and pleaded guilty to not having a hunting license and trespassing while hunting deer. Pedersen was fined 416 dollars.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/16/2017

Podcasts, Sports

March 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.

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Iowa beats South Dakota 87-75 to open NIT

Sports

March 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshmen Jordan Bohannon scored 19 points with 11 assists, fellow newcomer Tyler Cook scored 18 with eight rebounds and Iowa opened the NIT with an 87-75 win over South Dakota on Wednesday. Senior Peter Jok had 20 to lead the Hawkeyes (19-14), one of four top seeds in the 32-team event.

Iowa couldn’t quite shake South Dakota, which excelled at crashing the offensive glass and getting to the free-throw line. But the Hawkeyes finally took a double-digit lead on Ahmad Wagner’s layup with 8:31 left, and Wagner’s layup a minute later made it 68-54.

Bohannon’s 3 with just over a minute left put Iowa ahead 82-70. Iowa, one of the last four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament, got 59 points from first-year-players — with Isaiah Moss adding 16. Matt Mooney had 23 points for the Coyotes (22-12), who earned an NIT bid after winning the Summit League regular-season crown.

Atlantic Boys’ Swim Team recognized during School Board meeting

News, Sports

March 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Trojan Boys’ Swim Team was recognized Wednesday evening by the School Board for their outstanding season. Athletic Director Matt Alexander introduced Coach Dean Junker, Assistant Volunteer Coach Jennifer Miller, and the Nishna Valley YMCA’s Jackie Sampson, who he said does a lot of behind the scenes work, including the organizational details.

Coach Junker introduced some of the swim team members who were able to make it to the meeting. Those same members were honored earlier in the evening at the Atlantic City Council meeting, including Nik Landuis, from Clarinda, Cody McCreedy, Tyson Parker, Cole Sampson, Jake Redler, Damon Miller and Avery Anderson. Coach Junker said the boys team ended up 16th in the State Swimming Meet, with several better, individual performances.

Some members of the Atlantic Boys Swim Team and Coach Dean Junker (Far right).

Junker said when Atlantic first began showing up at the meets, no one knew who they were or why they were even there. He said “But once ya thump ‘em a little bit, they wake up real fast.” They competed against much larger schools and made a name for themselves in winning three State records. The coach said he’s very proud of the boys and how their success and has inspired much younger kids.

There’s an 8 (years old) and Under Boys Relay team as well, which the Coach says he’s never had before. This year, they were lucky to have six participants, only four of which may compete in the relay event. He says the boys won the title of State Champions in the 8 and Under category, and they were thrilled.

Jackie Sampson says the YMCA’s “Feeder program” for the High School Swim Team had 67 swimmers this past year, or, the “Sharks” program. 66 swam in the sectional meet and 40 made it to State. She said “These kids come to swim for Dean and for their teammates.” She said kids are coming from all over southwest Iowa just to swim and train with Coach Junker.

CCHS Healthy U March 23rd focuses on Athletic Training

News, Sports

March 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

March is National Athletic Training Month, and Athletic Trainer Andrew Niemann will be presenting at the next session of Healthy U at noon on March 23rd, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic.  Nieman who joined CCHS last fall, says “What we do as athletic trainers really extends beyond the sidelines.”  He’ll talk about the role of athletic trainers, both in sports and a clinic, as well as information on exercising and aging.

Healthy U is a free educational lunch series at Cass County Health System held monthly in CCMH Conference Room 2. The public is invited and welcome to attend, but reservations are required as lunch is provided for all attendees. Call 712-243-7479 to reserve your seat.

Andrew Niemann (Photo submitted)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/15/2017

Podcasts, Sports

March 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.

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