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State Qualifying Cross Country Meets on tap tonight


October 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks

It’s time for cross country runners across the state to try to earn their way to the state meet tonight with qualifying meets taking place. The top 3 teams and top 15 individual runners from each of five sites will qualify for the state meet in Fort Dodge on October 28th. Races are scheduled to begin at 4:00pm today. A list of qualifying meet sites featuring area teams is listed below.

Class 1A

Mount Ayr
AHSTW, Audubon, Baxter, Bedford, CAM, Central Decatur, Clarinda Academy, Diagonal, Earlham, East Mills, East Union, Exira-EHK, Griswold, IKM-Manning, Lenox, Martensdale-St. Marys, Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Orient-Macksburg, Panorama, Riverside, SW Valley, Stanton, Treynor, Wayne, West Central Valley, Woodward Academy, Woodward-Granger

Ridge View @ Holstein CC
ACGC, Alta-Aurelia, Boyer Valley, Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, Logan-Magnolia, MMC/RU, Paton-Churdan, Ridge View, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, Siouxland, Christian, South O’Brien, St. Albert, St. Edmond, St. Mary’s, Tri-Center, Trinity Chrisitan, West Bend-Mallard, West Harrison, West Monona, West Sioux, Westwood, Whiting, Woodbine

Class 2A

South Central Calhoun
Aplington-Parkersburg, Clarinda, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, East Sac County, Greene County, Okoboji, Pocahontas Area, Red Oak, Sheldon, Shenandoah, South Central Calhoun, SE Valley, Southwest Iowa, Van Meter

Class 3A

Atlantic @ AGCC
ADM, Ballard, Bondurant-Farrar, Boone, Carlisle, Creston, Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Kuemper Catholic, Perry, Winterset

Class 4A

Abraham Lincoln
Ankeny Centennial, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis Central, Waukee, Souix City East, Sioux City North, Sioux City West

Atlantic hopes to cap season with marquee win


October 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans (5-3, 3-3) will finish off the 2017 football season with a home game against the Harlan Cyclones (7-1, 6-0) on Friday night. The senior class was able to place their stamp on program improvement with a win last week at Carroll that guaranteed them the first winning season since 2012. They don’t want to stop there though, and will look to knock off the 6th ranked Cyclones to put an exclamation point on the season.

In order to get a win the Trojans will try to slow down Harlan star running back Nick Foss who has rushed for 1,464 yards on the season with 24 touchdowns. Foss has also caught 9 passes for 205 yards and three more scores. Atlantic Head Coach Mike McDermott said the Trojans know what he brings to the game.

Atlantic will counter with the passing game led by quarterback Jaxson Eden who has hit on 69% of his passes for 1,315 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Chase Mullenix has been a big play threat with 453 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns to go along with three rushing scores.  Coach McDermott said it will start up front on offense with the line being able to create some seams in the run game and being able to pass protect.

Harlan already knows their fate as they have locked up the District title but there is never any lack of motivation when the Trojans and Cyclones get together. Coach McDermott expects a great atmosphere for the game.

The Trojans and Cyclones are set for a 7:30pm kickoff at the Trojan Bowl Friday. Listen to a full interview with Coach McDermott on Trojan Preview at 4:45pm.

CAM travels to Fremont-Mills with playoff spot on the line


October 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The CAM Cougars (6-3, 4-2) football team will travel to Tabor on Friday night to face the Fremont-Mills Knights (6-2, 5-1) with a playoff spot on the line.  The winner will grab the runner-up spot in 8-Man District 7 behind the Sidney Cowboys. The Cougars put themselves in the position to win and get in with a big home win last week over Exira-EHK 58-47 in a shootout.

CAM has battled through a load of big injuries this season and Head Coach Joe Wollum said that has brought his team closer.

Fremont-Mills has put up some big offensive numbers behind star quarterback Mason Vanatta who has thrown for 1,073 yards and 14 touchdowns, and rushed for 826 yards and 16 more scores. Coach Wollum wants his defense to be able to slow down Vanatta and the Knights to give them a chance to win.

Injuries were an issue for the Knights early in the season as well but they have gotten healthier as the year progressed.  The offense has become more diverse for the Knights in recent weeks and F-M Head Coach Jeremy Christiansen says that is partly due to those early season struggles.

CAM has a dynamic quarterback of their own in senior Thomas Hensley. He leads the entire state in Total offense (rushing and passing) with 2,991 yards racked up to go along with a state-leading 49 touchdowns.  Coach Christiansen said he isn’t sure how you slow a player like Hensley down, but they want to try to contain him.

We’ll have coverage of the Cougars and Knights on KJAN with pregame at 6:30pm and kickoff at 7:00pm. We’ll start the night with our pick ’em show Who’s Gonna Win? at 6:00pm. Catch the action on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, on the KJAN mobile app, or live video on KJANTV. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the call from Tabor.

Final Volleyball Rankings Classes 3A, 4A, 5A 10/18/2017


October 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Final High School Volleyball Rankings from IGHSAU
Classes 3A, 4A, 5A

Class 3A

1 Sioux Center 29-5 1
2 Kuemper Catholic 35-2 2
3 Columbus Catholic 30-8 3
4 Mount Vernon 24-10 4
5 Gilbert 29-11 5
6 Osage 22-9 6
7 Davenport Assumption 23-8 7
8 Tipton 29-6 8
9 Beckman Catholic 28-12 11
10 MOC-Floyd Valley 24-9 9
11 Forest City 27-3 14
12 Iowa Falls-Alden 28-5 12
13 Red Oak 20-13 10
14 Camanche 31-8 NR
15 South Central Calhoun 33-7 NR

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 29-9 1
2 Dubuque Wahlert 17-9 2
3 Waverly-Shell Rock 40-5 5
4 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 38-3 6
5 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 31-10 3
6 Lewis Central 30-5 8
7 Center Point-Urbana 31-10 7
8 Dallas Center-Grimes 26-7 NR
9 Pella 31-6 4
10 North Scott 22-8 9
11 Marion 25-13 12
12 Independence 31-8 10
13 Charles City 24-14 11
14 Western Dubuque 21-13 13
15 Harlan 22-12 15

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 Cedar Falls 38-2 1
2 West Des Moines Valley 37-7 2
3 Ankeny Centennial 27-7 3
4 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 37-6 4
5 Linn-Mar 28-10 5
6 Dubuque Hempstead 26-7 6
7 Dowling Catholic 32-9 10
8 Pleasant Valley 27-4 7
9 Ankeny 22-13 13
10 Bettendorf 27-5 9
11 Iowa City West 21-15 8
12 Indianola 29-9 11
13 Waukee 25-20 12
14 Urbandale 21-13 14
15 Marshalltown 21-12 NR

Dropped Out: Cedar Rapids Prairie (15)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/19/2017

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October 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/19/17


October 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The future of embattled Nebraska coach Mike Riley has been the hottest topic in the state and among Cornhusker fans everywhere this week. The Huskers are coming off a 56-14 loss to Ohio State that was their most lopsided defeat at home since 1949. Bill Moos was hired away from Washington State to be Nebraska’s athletic director. Moos will decide after the season whether to bring back Riley for a fourth year.

UNDATED (AP) — The same technological advances that tempt fans to stay home rather than heading to the stadium also make it easy for programs to start new college football traditions. Social media enables traditions to begin much sooner nowadays. The latest example is Florida getting fans to sing along to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” after the third quarter.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders came into the season trying to chase the Kansas City Chiefs for AFC West dominance. The Raiders head into the first meeting between the rivals this season on a four-game losing streak and desperate for any kind of win. Oakland has lost its last five meetings against the Chiefs. It can ill afford another if the team wants to compete for a playoff berth.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Bill Snyder coached his first game as Kansas State’s head coach in 1989. Lincoln Riley was six years old. Snyder is oldest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Riley is the youngest. Their teams will face off this week.

UNDATED (AP) — Wichita State’s move to the American Athletic Conference left the Missouri Valley looking like a one-bid league. Northern Iowa doesn’t seem like a team content to rely on the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers open the season at North Carolina, play in a Thanksgiving weekend tournament against Power Five teams, host UNLV and Xavier, and play Iowa State on a neutral floor.

Wednesday’s Regional Volleyball Scores (10/18)


October 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A

Region 2

(3-0) Kuemper Catholic def. Atlantic, 25-10 25-18 25-6
(3-1) East Sac County def. OA-BCIG, 25-16 25-17 23-25 25-10
(3-0) Roland-Story def. Greene County, 25-11 25-13 25-22
(3-2) South Central Calhoun def. Southeast Valley, 25-19 25-13 15-25 23-25 15-10

Region 3

(3-0) Red Oak def. Clarke, 25-7 25-6 25-9
(3-2) Shenandoah def. Creston, 25-13 18-25 25-18 28-30 15-8
(3-0) Gilbert def. Saydel, 25-11 25-8 25-8
(3-0) North Polk def. Chariton, 25-14 25-9 25-19

Class 4A

Region 1

(3-0) Carroll def. Denison-Schleswig, 26-24 25-23 25-18
(3-2) Storm Lake @ Spencer, 25-18 25-17 14-25 19-25 15-12

Region 2

(3-0) Harlan def. Perry, 25-14 25-11 25-16
(3-0) ADM def.Boone, 25-15 25-17 25-14

Class 5A

Region 2

(3-0) Council Bluffs/Thomas Jeff. def. Des Moines East, 25-13 25-12 25-17

IATC final cross country team rankings 10/17/2017


October 18th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Boys 4A

Rank School
1 Dowling
2 Johnston
3 Prairie CR
4 Pleasant Valley
5 Dubuque Hempstead
6 Valley WDM
7 Waukee
8 Iowa City West
9 Linn-Mar
10 Ankeny
11 CR Kennedy
12 Ames
13 Cedar Falls
14 CR Washington
15 Ankeny Centennial

Girls 4A

Rank School
1 Johnston
2 Iowa City West
3 Waukee
4 Dubuque Senior
5 Dubuque Hempstead
6 Dowling
7 Cedar Falls
8 Linn-Mar
9 Pleasant Valley
10 Ankeny Centennial
11 Southeast Polk
12 North Scott Eldridge
13 Ottumwa
14 Urbandale
15 DM Roosevelt

Boys 3A

Rank School
1 Decorah
2 Gilbert
3 Dallas Center-Grimes
4 Mount Vernon-Lisbon
5 Cedar Rapids Xavier
6 Marion
7 Dubuque Wahlert
8 Carlisle
9 Clear Creek Amana
10 Grinnell
11 Bondurant Farrar
12 Waverly Shell Rock
13 ADM
14 Oskaloosa
15 Clear Lake

Girls 3A

Rank School
1 Wahlert
2 Decorah
3 Humboldt
4 North Polk
5 Ballard
6 Pella
7 Gilbert
8 Charles City
9 Dallas Center-Grimes
10 Bishop Heelan
11 Glenwood
12 Grinnell
13 Benton
14 Denison
15 Marion


Boys 2A

Rank School
1 George-Little Rock
2 Mid-Prairie
3 Tipton
4 Sioux Center
5 Williamsburg
6 South Hamilton
7 Aplington-Parkersburg
8 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
9 Okoboji
10 Forest City
11 Sheldon
12 Unity Christian
13 East Marshall
14 South Hardin
15 Des Moines Christian

Girls 2A

Rank School
1 Mid-Prairie
2 Woodbury Central-KP
3 Crestwood
4 Monticello
5 Williamsburg
6 Cascade
7 Emmetsburg
8 Regina, Iowa City
9 Okoboji, Milford
10 Waukon
11 Unity Christian
12 Grundy Center
13 Aplington-Parkersburg
14 North Cedar
15 Shenandoah

Boys 1A

Rank School
1 Nodaway Valley
2 Bellevue
3 South Winneshiek
4 Starmont
5 Pekin
6 Newman
7 Denver
8 Hudson
9 Woodward Academy
10 Calamus Wheatland
11 Madrid
12 Tri Center
13 Maquoketa Valley
15 Ogden

Girls 1A

Rank School
1 Kee Hgh
2 Hudson
3 South Winneshiek
4 Denver
5 Central Elkader
6 Pekin
7 Panorama
8 Marquette
9 St. Edmond
10 Alta Aurelia
12 Newman
13 Springville Central City
14 Eagle Grove
15 North Linn

IATC final cross country individual rankings 10/17/2017


October 18th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches released the final individual cross country rankings on Tuesday night. State Qualifying meets are set to be held on Thursday. See the full rankings here . Area ranked runners are listed below.

Class 1A Girls

2. Janette Schraft, JR, East Mills
3. Emma Lucas, JR, Bedford
14. Elise Emmick, SR, Southeast Warren
16. Peyton Pogge, FR, Tri-Center
20. Taylor Sporrer, SO, Logan-Magnolia

Class 1A Boys

2. Evan Wilson, SR, Exira/EHK
4. Jerry Jorgenson, JR, Treynor
6. Brycen Wallace, SR, Nodaway Valley
9. Tyler Breheny, SO, Nodaway Valley
20. Josh Baudler, SO, Nodaway Valley
27. Skyler Rawlings, SR, Nodaway Valley
28. Justin Ambrose, SR, Boyer Valley
29. Dalton Fischer, SR, AHSTW

Class 2A Girls

3. Karley Larson, SR, Underwood

Class 2A Boys

12. Adam Thompson, JR, Southwest Iowa
24. Jordan Hustak, JR, Missouri Valley
30. Gage Graeve, SR, Missouri Valley

Class 3A Girls

12. Raegan Andersen, JR, Denison-Schleswig
23. Taylor McCreedy, FR, Atlantic

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/18/2017

Podcasts, Sports

October 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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