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Chiefs’ Andy Reid believes holding should have been no-call

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January 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called. After watching film of the decisive play in the Steelers’ 18-16 playoff victory, Reid said Monday that “I don’t want to be fined any money, but I’d lean a different way.”

Fisher appeared to hook Steelers pass rusher James Harrison on the conversion attempt with less than 3 minutes left in the game. But the play was not cut-and-dried: Harrison dipped especially low and may have been losing his balance, and he likely would not have gotten to the quarterback anyway.

Still, the flag negated the successful 2-point conversion. And when the Chiefs tried again from the 12-yard line, Alex Smith’s throw fell incomplete and the Steelers were able to run out the clock.

A-P Iowa Boys High School Basketball Poll (1/16/17)

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January 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A

Record Pts Prv

1. Iowa City, West (6) 8-1 101 1
2. Sioux City, East (4) 10-0 98 3
3. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy (1) 8-1 94 2
4. Dubuque, Senior 9-1 80 5
5. Waukee 9-2 57 7
6. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 8-1 47 4
7. Valley, West Des Moines 9-3 43 8
8. Bettendorf 9-2 39 9
9. Cedar Falls 7-3 29 6
10. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 8-1 5 NR

Others receiving votes: Lewis Central 4. Des Moines, Hoover 4. North Scott, Eldridge 3. Ames 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waverly-Shell Rock (10) 12-0 109 1
2. Pella (1) 10-1 95 3
3. West Delaware, Manchester 11-0 93 4
4. Mount Pleasant 10-1 68 6
5. Dallas Center-Grimes 9-2 53 2
6. Mount Vernon 8-2 48 7
7. Assumption, Davenport 7-4 35 9
8. Charles City 9-1 33 8
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8-4 22 NR
(tie)Spirit Lake 9-2 22 5

Others receiving votes: Xavier, Cedar Rapids 13. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 6. Oskaloosa 4. Forest City 2. Le Mars 2.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Western Christian, Hull(5) 10-1 103 T1
(tie)Pella Christian (6) 10-1 103 T1
3. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 9-1 77 T3
4. Cascade,Western Dubuque 11-0 74 5
5. Van Meter 11-0 46 7
6. Sheldon 11-1 44 10
7. Camanche 12-1 43 9
8. Osage 12-0 42 8
9. Jesup 11-1 17 NR
10. South Hamilton, Jewell 9-1 12 6

Others receiving votes: Hinton 10. Des Moines Christian 7. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 6. Northeast, Goose Lake 6. Rock Valley 6. West Lyon, Inwood 4. Sioux Center 2. West Burlington 2. Dike-New Hartford 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. North Linn, Troy Mills (10) 11-0 109 1
2. New London 11-0 91 3
3. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1) 8-1 83 2
4. St. Mary’s, Remsen 10-0 70 5
5. Grand View Christian 11-1 57 7
6. Ar-We-Va, Westside 13-0 55 6
7. Lynnville-Sully 12-1 40 8
8. Murray 12-0 32 9
9. West Fork, Sheffield 9-2 17 NR
10. Don Bosco, Gilbertville 11-1 13 NR

Others receiving votes: Montezuma 9. Siouxland Community Christian 8. West Hancock, Britt 6. St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6. Boyden-Hull 5. George-Little Rock 2. Lone Tree 1. Stanton 1.

 

AP Women’s Basketball Top 25 1/16/2107

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January 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

Record Pts Prv
1. UConn (33) 16-0 825 1
2. Baylor 17-1 786 2
3. Maryland 17-1 744 3
4. Mississippi St. 18-0 728 4
5. South Carolina 15-1 696 5
6. Notre Dame 16-2 668 6
7. Florida St. 17-2 628 7
8. Washington 18-2 591 8
9. Louisville 16-4 528 9
10. Stanford 15-3 489 13
11. Oregon St. 16-2 482 10
12. Texas 12-4 422 16
13. UCLA 13-4 415 17
14. Miami 14-4 401 14
15. Duke 15-3 367 12
16. Ohio St. 15-5 348 11
17. Virginia Tech 15-1 322 15
18. Arizona St. 13-4 265 19
19. DePaul 16-4 230 21
20. Oklahoma 14-4 202 22
21. NC State 14-5 140 23
22. Kansas St 14-4 121 25
23. South Florida 14-2 102 20
24. West Virginia 14-4 78 18
25. Texas A&M 14-4 42

Others receiving votes: Green Bay 35, Syracuse 21, California 20, Michigan 12, LSU 6, Kentucky 4, Northwestern 2, Temple 2, Drake 1, Georgia Tech 1, Texas Tech 1.

AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 1/16/2017

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January 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

Record Pts Prv
1. Villanova (28) 17-1 1580 3
2. Kansas (32) 16-1 1562 2
3. UCLA (3) 18-1 1472 4
4. Gonzaga (2) 17-0 1433 5
5. Kentucky 15-2 1357 6
6. Baylor 16-1 1315 1
7. West Virginia 15-2 1185 10
7. Creighton 17-1 1185 8
9. North Carolina 16-3 1063 11
10. Florida St. 16-2 964 9
11. Oregon 16-2 931 13
12. Louisville 15-3 900 14
13. Butler 15-3 823 12
14. Arizona 16-2 757 16
15. Notre Dame 16-2 748 20
16. Virginia 13-3 677 19
17. Wisconsin 14-3 644 18
18. Duke 14-4 614 7
19. Florida 14-3 405 23
20. Cincinnati 15-2 373 22
21. Purdue 14-4 309 17
22. Xavier 13-4 294 15
23. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 15-2 210 21
24. South Carolina 14-3 125
25. Maryland 16-2 121

Others receiving votes: TCU 29, Southern Cal 14, SMU 8, Nevada 7, Northwestern 7, UNC Wilmington 6, Iowa St. 5, Akron 1, Kansas St 1.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 1/16/2017

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January 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 8:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.

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NFL: Steelers eliminate Chiefs from playoffs; Packers pull-off upset in Big D

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January 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)— Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell set an NFL postseason record with six field goals and the Steelers eliminated the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 to become the second victorious road team in the postseason. The Steelers took advantage of a holding penalty to negate a successful Kansas City two-point conversion after the Chiefs moved within two points with 2:43 left. On the second try from the 12-yard line, Alex Smith threw an incomplete pass in the back of the end zone and the Steelers held on. The Steelers have won nine straight games.

Of note, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tied Mel Blount and Terry Bradshaw with his 19th postseason playoff game, the most in team history. Roethlisberger completed 20 of 31 for 224 yards. Big Ben will set the team record when the Steelers travel to Foxborough to play the Patriots next Sunday in the AFC championship. The Patriots beat the Steelers 27-16 on Oct. 23. Pittsburgh played without Roethlisberger, who was out with a knee injury.

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ARLNGTON, Texas (AP) — The first major upset of the NFL playoffs has occurred and the victims are the Dallas Cowboys, the top seed in the NFC. The Green Bay Packers stunned Dallas 34-31. The Cowboys have won just two playoff games since 1996.

Mason Crosby boomed a 51-yard field goal at the final gun to send the Packers to the NFC title game against Atlanta. Crosby had hit a 56-yarder with 1:33 left before the Cowboys tied it. The big play in Green Bay’s game-winning drive was a 35-yard completion from Aaron Rodgers to Jared Collins on a third-and-20 situation.

Rodgers threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the 12-6 Packers won their eighth straight. The Cowboys finished 13-4. The Packers will visit Atlanta in Rodgers’ third NFC title game.

Lindsey, Northwestern roll to easy win over Iowa

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January 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Scottie Lindsey scored 22, Bryant McIntosh had 20 and Northwestern rolled to a convincing 89-54 win over Iowa on Sunday. Lindsey had a career-high eight rebounds while McIntosh, who was honored before the game for scoring his 1000th career point on Jan. 5 against Minnesota, shot an efficient 9 for 11 from the field and added 10 assists for his first double-double this season.

Northwestern (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) opened the contest with a quick 8-0 advantage and seldom wavered from there. Iowa nearly closed the gap in the first half, cutting the deficit to three, but the Wildcats quickly answered with a 14-1 run.

Iowa (11-8, 3-3) entered Sunday averaging 83.0 points per game, but was stifled from start to finish, shooting just 35.3 percent. Peter Jok, who led the Big Ten with 22.9 points per game, was held to four points, snapping a streak of 22 games where he scored in double figures.

Steelers’ Mathews out; Chiefs have Houston for playoff game

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January 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Steelers are missing defensive end Ricardo Mathews because of a lingering ankle injury for their divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Mathews hurt his ankle in Pittsburgh’s regular-season finale and was inactive for last weekend’s wild-card win over Miami. But he returned to practice this week and was questionable for the game.

Kansas City’s Justin Houston is active for the first time since a loss to Tennessee on Dec. 18. The star linebacker has been dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. The Chiefs also had linebacker Justin March-Lillard active for the first time since he broke his hand Oct. 16 in Oakland. 16. March-Lillard returned from injured reserve a few weeks ago.

Koch, Morgan score 21 apiece as N Iowa beats Drake 79-60

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January 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch and Jeremy Morgan had 21 points apiece, Jordan Ashton scored 13 of his career-high 17 points in the first half and Northern Iowa snapped a seven-game skid with a 79-60 win over Drake on Sunday.

Koch made 8 of 8 from the field and Morgan hit 7 of 12 — including 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Ashton made all five of his first-half shots, including three 3s.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by De’Antae McMurray gave Drake a 7-4 lead but the Bulldogs went scoreless over the next six-plus minutes as Northern Iowa (6-11, 1-5 Missouri Valley) scored 18-straight points to start a 33-6 run that made it 37-13 with five minutes left in the half. The Panthers led by double figures the rest of the way.

Reed Timmer had 18 points, Ore Arongundade scored 16 and McMurray 13 for Drake (5-13, 3-3).

Northern Iowa shot a season-high 57 percent (29 of 51) from the field. The Bulldogs hits just 21 of 55 shots (38 percent).

Griswold Dual Tournament Results 1/14/2017

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January 15th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Griswold Dual Tournament
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Final Records

Southwest Valley 5-0
East Mills 3-2
Tri-Center 3-2
Exira/EHK 2-3
Griswold 1-4
Clarinda Academy 1-4

Dual Results

Southwest Valley 51 Exira/EHK 18
Southwest Valley 60 Griswold 6
Southwest Valley 54 East Mills 17
Southwest Valley 58 Clarinda Academy 12
Southwest Valley 48 Tri-Center 24
East Mills 31 Tri-Center 30 (Criteria H)
East Mills 31 Clarinda Academy 30 (Criteria I)
East Mills 33 Griswold 24
Tri-Center 30 Exira/EHK 18
Tri-Center 30 Clarinda Academy 24
Tri-Center 40 Griswold 24
Exira/EHK 31 Griswold 30 (Criteria H)
Exira/EHK 24 East Mills 18
Clarinda Academy 36 Exira/EHK 30
Griswold 36 Clarinda Academy 34|

Griswold Dual Tournament All-Tournament Team

106: Connor Attkisson, Tri-Center, 113: Levi Klenda, Exira/EHK, 120: John Seyler, Griswold, 126: Dalton Rose, Clarinda Academy|, 132: Bryson Freeberg, Tri-Center, 138: Trevor Nelson, Tri-Center, 145: Dylan Dalton, Southwest Valley, 152: Luke Stortenbecker, East Mills, 160: Cole Bruns, Exira/EHK, 170: Merik Gaule, Southwest Valley, 182: Chris Darnold, East Mills, 195: Bryson Rhamy, Southwest Valley, 220: Bryce Newton, Southwest Valley, 285: Cody Kommes, Exira/EHK