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Atlantic Archery State Tournament results


March 12th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic middle school and high school archery teams competed at the state tournament on Saturday and Sunday March 10th and 11th at the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines.

The high school team finished 16th out of 28 teams. The middle school team finished 14th out of 28 teams.

The top middle school boys finish was Cooper Jipsen placing 6th out of 408 middle school boys. Jipsen scored a 285 and hit 15 tens. Zane Berg scored a 279 and Alex Mata had a 277.

The top middle school girls finish was Josie Colton placing 22nd out of 321 middle school girls. Colton scored a 275 and hit 15 tens. Halle Copeland scored a 268 and Dayna Dreager had a 259.

The top high school boys finish was Clayton Jipsen 26th out of 336 high school boys. Jipsen scored a 282 with 17 tens hit. Dustin Dreager scored a 280 and Zach Colton had a 277.

The top girls high school finish was Heather Freund 73rd our of 332 high school girls. Freund shot a score of 275 with 12 tens hit. Bailey Roland scored a 272 an Lia Lillard a 271.

Find a full list of results here: https://nasptournaments.org/tournamentdetail.aspx?tid=2896#collapseOne

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/12/2018

Podcasts, Sports

March 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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

(Please note: There is no 7am news podcast available this morning)


Drake women repeat win over N Iowa for repeat MVC title


March 11th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Apparently it doesn’t matter who is in the game for Drake, the result is the same. Nicole Miller, Sara Rhine and Maddy Dean, all reserves, each scored in double figures and top-seeded Drake won its second straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and NCAA berth on Sunday with a 75-63 win over third-seeded Northern Iowa.

Miller and Rhine scored 12 points apiece and Dean and starter Becca Jonas added 10 as the Bulldogs (26-7) won their 21st straight game, their seventh MVC tournament and earned their 12th trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Dean was named tournament MVP after hitting 10 of 21 from distance and averaging 17 points. She was joined on the all-tournament team by Rhine and Becca Hittner, the regular-season MVP who had nine points and six rebounds in the title game.
So for the second straight year Drake (26-7) rolled through the regular season and conference tournament without a loss — and for good measure knocked off Northern Iowa in the title game — though not with the dramatics of last year’s 74-69 win in overtime.

No player scored in double figures for the Panthers (19-13), who had won six straight.
Miller’s 3-pointer highlighted a game-opening 7-0 run and Drake led 20-12 after one quarter, hitting four 3-pointers. Northern Iowa crawled back within one late in the second quarter but Hannah Fuller and Dean hit 3s 23 seconds part to make it 43-36 at the half.

Northern Iowa, which has lost six straight to Drake, took its only lead midway through the third quarter on a 3-pointer and 3-point play from Kennedy Kirkpatrick in an 11-1 run. But almost as soon as Taylor Hagen’s jumper put the Panthers on top 49-48, Miller’s layup and Paige Greiner’s 3-point play started a 12-2 run for the Bulldogs.
Mikaela Morgan’s trey pulled the Panthers within four barely a minute into the fourth quarter and a Megan Maahs basket 90 seconds later made it 64-61. But Jonas hit a jumper, Miller followed with a 3 and an 8-0 burst made it 72-61 with 3:22 left.

The Maahs bucket was the Panthers’ last as they missed their last 10 shots. They ended up shooting 33 percent for the game. Maahs, a sophomore who finished with eight points and 11 rebounds, and teammate Ellie Howell made the all-tournament team.

The teams combined for 33 assists on 47 baskets and just 26 turnovers. They also combined for 20 3-pointers. Drake shot 43 percent and its nine 3s pushed their school and MVC record total to 318 and the 17 assists extended the school record to 749.

2017-18 Hawkeye Ten Boys Basketball All- Conference Honors


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks


1 Parker Badding** Kuemper Catholic 12th Guard
2 Shane Chamberlain** Harlan 12th Guard/Forward
3 Nate Mohr** Glenwood 12th Guard
4 Austin Alexander Atlantic 12th Guard
5 Andrew Blum Glenwood 12th Forward
6 Jake Carley St. Albert 12th Guard
7 Evan Jacobson Creston 12th Guard
8 Scott Leonard Atlantic 12th Center
1 Sam Auen Kuemper Catholic 12th Guard
2 Tyler Blaha St. Albert 12th Guard
3 Cole Jensen Lewis Central 11th Forward
4 Chase Mullenix Atlantic 11th Guard
5 Josh Simmons Lewis Central 11th Guard
6 Kylan Smallwood Creston 11th Guard/Forward
7 Christian Stanislav Glenwood 11th Guard
8 Charlie Wiebers Denison-Schlewswig 10th Guard
1 Zach Carr Glenwood 10th Guard
2 Matt Fagan St. Albert 12th Forward
3 Nate Kennedy Glenwood 12th Guard
4 Logan Klaassen Harlan 12th Guard
5 Nathan Lindsay Clarinda 10th Forward
6 Deren Schmitz Harlan 12th Forward
7 Mason Silence Shenandoah 12th Guard
8 Jared Tigges Kuemper Catholic 12th Guard
9 Cameron Webb Denison-Schleswig 12th Forward
10 Evan Wiebers Denison-Schleswig 12th Guard
11 Seth Wineland Lewis Central 11th Guard
12 Owen Vondielingen Red Oak 12th Guard
** denotes unanimous selection – Selections are listed alphabetically by last name

Western Iowa Conference 2017-18 Basketball Awards


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

WIC Girls – Final Basketball Standings

^*Treynor                  18-0                  23-2
Logan-Magnolia        15-3                  19-4
IKM-Manning           15-3                  18-5
Underwood               12-6                  15-8
AHST/W                    10-8                  11-11
Griswold                   7-11                  9-13
Tri-Center                 7-11                  9-14
Missouri Valley         4-14                  4-17
Riverside                   1-17                  4-19
Audubon                  1-17                  3-20
* 2017-18 WIC Regular Season Champions
^ 2018 Girls State Tournament Qualifier.

2017-18 Western Iowa All-Conference Girls Basketball Teams

First Team: Kayla Chapman, Treynor, Jr.; Madelyn Deitchler, Treynor, Sr.; Kenzie Cunard, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.; Kia Rasmussen, IKM-Manning, Sr.; Kylan Straight, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.; Lauren Shapcott, Underwood, Sr.; Konnor Sudmann, Treynor, Jr.

Second Team: Karley Larson, Underwood, Sr.; Kylie Morrison, Logan-Magnolia, Soph.; Shauna Reitan, IKM-Manning, Sr.; Kinsey Scheffler, AHST/W, Soph.; Delaney Ettleman, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.; Brittany Beebe, Griswold, Jr.; Danielle Elliot, Tri-Center, Sr..

WIC Boys – Final Basketball Standings

*^Treynor                  18-0                  26-1
Tri-Center                  12-6                  17-7
Logan-Magnolia        12-6                  16-7
AHST/W                     12-6                  16-7
Underwood                11-7                  15-9
IKM-Manning             11-7                  15-9
Audubon                    8-10                  10-12
Missouri Valley           4-14                  4-17
Riverside                    1-17                  4-19
Griswold                     1-17                  2-20
* 2017-18 WIC Regular Season Champions
^ 2018 Boys State Tournament Qualifier.

2017-18 Western Iowa All-Conference Boys Basketball Teams

First Team: R.J. Harris, AHST/W, Sr.; Dillon Faubel, Treynor, Sr.; Jared Johnson, IKM-Manning, Sr.; Kolby Morrison, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.; Luke Clausen, Treynor, Sr.; Thomas Conn, Underwood, Sr.; Jackson Nelson, Tri-Center, Sr.

Second Team: Tate Killeen, Audubon, Jr.; Jessup Lake, Logan-Magnolia, Jr.; Ben Sorensen, Tri-Center, Sr.; Jake Martin, AHST/W, Sr.; Jack Stogdill, Treynor, Soph.; Jon Schwarte, Treynor, Soph.; Jack Paulson, AHST/W, Sr.; Alex Lingle, IKM-Manning, Jr.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/10/2018

Podcasts, Sports

March 10th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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


Cedar Falls topples Iowa City West for 4A Title


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

(From IHSAA) DES MOINES – Cedar Falls can be sure its first championship was convincing.

The Tigers were facing off against defending champion and Mississippi Valley Conference rival Iowa City, West on Friday night, and instead of being unnerved by the occasion or competition, they led wire-to-wire in a 65-45 win at Wells Fargo Arena. Led by stellar senior A.J. Green, Cedar Falls jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the opening seconds on seven-time champion West (21-5) and never looked back. Green scored a game-high 24 points, including four made 3-pointers, and was named Class 4A’s All-Tournament Team captain for his three-game performance.

Top-seeded West struggled to cut into a six-point halftime deficit, with Cedar Falls taking a decisive in the large-school title matchup. The Tigers (21-5) also won the regular season meeting, 55-54, in front of their home crowd on Jan. 16. Patrick McCaffery scored 13 points to lead the Trojans. The 6-foot-8 junior forward was the only returning starter from his squad’s 2017 title team.

Logan Wolf and Ben Gerdes joined Green in double figures for the Tigers, scoring 14 and 12 points respectively. Coach Ryan Schultz’s squad shot 51 (74-of-145) percent in three games at Wells Fargo Arena this week.

West finished as runner-up for the third time in 10 title game appearances, including 2016’s loss to Valley, West Des Moines. Coach Steve Bergman is still third all-time in state championship victories and now holds the record for most consecutive state tournament appearances.


Seybian Sims, Iowa City, West

Logan Wolf, Cedar Falls

Noah Hart, Waukee

Joe Wieskamp, Muscatine

Patrick McCaffery, Iowa City, West

A.J. Green, Cedar Falls (captain)

Glenwood makes history with 1st ever State Championship


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

(From IHSAA) DES MOINES – A state title is finally going back to Glenwood. In one of the most thrilling, noisy, and up-tempo championship games of the last decade, the Rams (25-2) escaped fellow first-time finalist Oskaloosa for a 66-62 win on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

A massive crowd took in the back-and-forth contest, as the lead changed 13 times and score was level 11 times before Glenwood had claimed their final advantage and made two late free throws to clinch the title. Oskaloosa and Glenwood were tied at halftime (38-38) and after the third quarter (51-51), so a tense finish felt right, and a flow of dunks, 3-pointers, and standout effort delivered.

Oskaloosa was led by Jarad Kruse’s 21 points, while Cole Henry added 16, and star sophomore Xavier Foster finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots in defeat. Oskaloosa’s seven previous visits to state never included a final, and four were from 1923-30. Coach Ryan Parker’s squad stood up to the environment, shooting a scorching 82 percent in the first quarter and 68 percent for the first half. They cooled after intermission, but still hit eight 3-pointers and had several rim-rattling finishes by Henry and Foster.

Glenwood’s win completed a program turnaround, as coach Curt Schulte brought a freshman class that appeared in Des Moines in 2015 full circle to Friday’s championship. Andrew Blum hit four 3-pointers and recorded a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to earn All-Tournament Team captain honors. Christian Stanislav, Nate Mohr, and his freshman brother Ryan Blum all finished in double-digits scoring, too. After being down 20 points to Norwalk in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, raising up a title trophy was sweet for a group that raised their program and community on Friday.


Nate Mohr, Glenwood

Jarad Kruse, Oskaloosa

Matthew Mims, Xavier, Cedar Rapids

Xavier Foster, Oskaloosa

Andrew Blum, Glenwood (captain)

Late run lifts Cascade over Treynor in 2A Title game


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

(From IHSAA) DES MOINES – Cascade, Western Dubuque has one of Iowa’s most storied basketball programs. Now, it finally has a Class 2A championship to go with its winning history. The sixth-seeded Cougars (26-1) knocked off previously unbeaten Treynor on Friday afternoon, using a second half scoring spurt and its trademark zone defense to win a 49-38 title game.

Treynor (26-1) was the 2015 champion and Cascade the 2016 runner-up in 2A. They had a close clash on Friday, including a 20-20 tie at halftime, and the game featured just two total fast break points. That pace favored Cascade, which set its 2-3 zone and allowed Treynor to make just 12 field goals in 32 minutes. Treynor’s usual top scorer, senior guard Dillon Faubel, was held to nine points, while Luke Clausen led the Cardinals with 20.

Cascade got double-digits scoring from Gannon O’Brien (12 points), Johnny Supple (11), and Haris Hoffman (10), the latter of whom was named All-Tournament Team captain. The program was making its 10th appearance at the state tournament this week, but had not won the top prize until Friday under head coach Jacob Brindle. His predecessor, Al Marshall, ranks third in state history with 738 career victories at Cascade and Aquin Cascade over 47 seasons.

Treynor led 32-23 with 4:24 left in the third quarter, but more than halfway through the fourth quarter, found itself trailing 41-32. The untimely 18-0 run was too much to rebound from, and a loud celebration from the navy and gold side of Wells Fargo Arena erupted.



Luke Clausen, Treynor

Gannon O’Brien, Cascade

Carter Cuvelier, Aplington-Parkersburg

Dillon Faubel, Treynor

Haris Hoffman, Cascade (captain)

Grand View Christian takes 1A crown


March 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

(From IHSAA) DES MOINES – North Linn got one last look at a state championship and perfect season. It just fell short, off the rim from 3-point range as time expired in Friday’s Class 1A title game, starting up a celebration from Grand View Christian for the second year in a row at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Thunder (25-1) slowed the pace in a 49-46 win, played excellent defense, and leaned on star center Issa Samake when it mattered most, repeating as champions in the Iowa’s small-school class. North Linn entered the contest averaging 91.5 points per game. It left frustrated, held to half that, on 32 percent shooting and unable to unleash its dangerous fast break attack.

North Linn’s engine Jake Hilmer racked up 17 points with six rebounds, six assists, and four steals in defeat, earning All-Tournament Team captain honors. Senior Ryan Miller, who shot the game’s last heave from the left wing on a side out-of-bounds play with two seconds remaining, added 15 points to the Lynx (28-1) cause.

The day belonged to Grand View Christian, as guard Grant DeMeulenaere played his most efficient game of the tournament with 21 points, and Samake threw down multiple impressive alley-oops in a 12-point, 18-rebound, four-block effort. The 6-foot-7 Samake was a difference-maker in the middle of a long zone defense, which North Linn struggled to penetrate, held to just 19 points in a slow first half.

The game was North Linn’s first appearance for the state title. Their closest game of this high-powered season was a 23-point margin in Wednesday’s semifinals against Don Bosco, Gilbertville. They were led by the state’s winningest coach, Bob Hilmer, and his son and co-coach, Mike. But their style was stymied on Friday, with Grand View becoming the first team to repeat in 1A since Boyden-Hull accomplished the feat in 2012-13.

Coach Dave Stubbs was the first head coach for the four-year-old program, which has now made three straight tournaments on its way to back-to-back titles.



Ryan Miller, North Linn

Issa Samake, Grand View Christian

Derrick Schorg, St. Mary’s, Remsen

Jack Kelley, Don Bosco, Gilbertville

Grant DeMeulenaere, Grand View Christian

Jake Hilmer, North Linn (captain)