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(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, Mon. Oct. 20 2014

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October 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN’s Jim Field.


Pheasant season prospects are good in Iowa

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October 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowa pheasant hunters should see more of what they came for, as they step into the field this fall. More pheasants. The Iowa DNR says a strong rebound in August roadside counts of Iowa’s most popular game bird has buoyed expectations, heading toward the October 25 opener.DNR pheasant biologist Todd Bogenschutz says “We have the best pheasant numbers since 2008. People are telling me that more birds are flushing; that they are hearing more crowing and cackling out there.”

Counts this summer averaged 17.4 pheasants per 30 mile survey route, up 151 percent from last year’s 6.9…an all-time low. Of the nine regions monitored, eight had increases ranging from 102-290 percent. Only northeast Iowa showed no change.

Bogenschutz says drought conditions across the past two summers probably kept pheasants in the fields on August mornings, rather than pushing up to road edges, to escape heavy dew. That may have kept many from being tallied on the 200 gravel road routes surveyed. Hunters harvested 10,000 more pheasants in 2013, despite the record low counts.

Bogenschutz predicts “The best habitat will hold birds; good winter cover, good nesting cover, too. Hunters should be happy hunting those areas, over just decent nesting cover.”  He suggests hunters conduct their hunts around the best habitat, and urges hunters to “Talk to the farmers where you will be hunting. Ask what they have seen while harvesting the crops.”

With a better bird outlook, the numbers of hunters should climb, too. Last year, only 41,000 pheasant hunters were in the fields. Early in the season, standing crops are going to be a factor. Bogenschutz says “Harvest is running a little behind. The season is starting a couple days earlier, too. That could be a challenge for hunters, until the corn is out. Our counts were up; hens with broods were way up. There will be a lot of young roosters, who aren’t wise to the ways of the wild, yet.”

Hunting hours for Iowa’s pheasant seasons are 8 a.m. until 4:30 each day. The daily limit is three rooster pheasants. The season closes on January 10th.

Missouri Valley Invitational Cross Country Results


October 20th, 2014 by Jim Field

Griswold won the girls team title Saturday at the Missouri Valley Invitational Cross Country Meet.  IKM-Manning was the runner-up.  Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the raceWith Alexis Cook of Missouri Valley second and Alyx Flippin of Griswold third.  On the boys side, Boyer Valley won the title with Tri-Center second.  Tim Brink of Riverside won the race with Zach Ambrose of Boyer Valley second and Dion Coffey of Tri-Center third.  Click this link for the complete results:  2014 Missouri Valley Inv. Cross Country Meet Results (1)

Santos’ 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts


October 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers’ five-game winning streak. The Chiefs moved into field goal range thanks to Alex Smith, who completed three straight passes on the drive for 43 yards, including a 29-yarder to Dwayne Bowe.

Smith was playing on the same field where he led Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships. Coming off their bye, the Chiefs (3-3) made the AFC West a three-team race, pulling within 1 ½ games of San Diego (5-2). The Denver Broncos (4-1) hosted San Francisco on Sunday night.

The Chargers flunked their sternest test in a month and lost for the first time since a defeat at Arizona in the season opener.

South Dakota St holds off Northern Iowa, 31-28


October 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) —Melvin Taveras intercepted a Brion Carnes pass at his 3-yard line to seal a 31-28 South Dakota State win over Northern Iowa. Kicker Justin Syrovatka made a 44-yard field goal with 1:47 left to play and was perfect on four PATs. His game winning kick helped the Jackrabbits notch their first FCS win at UNI.

SDSU (5-2, 2-1 MVFC) led 28-14 with 8:58 to play after scoring 21 straight points. But UNI (3-4, 1-2) got a 2-yard TD run by David Johnson and minutes later a 58-yard interception return for a score by Ray Mitchell with 3:29 left to tie it 28-28.

Johnson, who ran for 78 yards for UNI, scored on a 50-yard run and Barkley Hill caught a 2-yard TD pass to give the Panthers a 14-7 halftime lead. UNI’s Sawyer Kollmorgen and Brion Carnes were 20-for-35 for 178 yards. But they were intercepted three times.

Area Volleyball Scores from Sat., Oct. 18 2014


October 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Knoxville Tournament:

  • (2-0) Grinnell 25-25, Atlantic 21-17
  • (2-0) Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Atlantic 5-7
  • (2-0) Knoxville 21-21, Atlantic 13-19

Rolling Valley Conference Turnament:

  • (2-0) Ar-We-Va 21-21, Paton-Churdan 14-14
  • (2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Adair-Casey 11-18
  • (2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira/EHK 10-18
  • (2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira/EHK 11-15
  • (2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Woodbine 13-11
  • (2-1) Exira/EHK 19-21-17, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-18-15
  • (2-1) Exira/EHK 21-19-16, Boyer Valley 18-21-14
  • (2-0) Exira/EHK 21-21, Boyer Valley 12-13
  • (2-1) Exira/EHK 9-21-15, CAM 21-7-6

Lewis Central Tournament:

  • (2-1) Abraham Lincoln 21-17-15, Lewis Central 12-21-10
  • (2-0) Abraham Lincoln 21-21, IKM-Manning 7-12
  • (2-0) Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 18-8
  • (2-0) Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Red Oak 15-10
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-21, Abraham Lincoln 14-6
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-21, IKM-Manning 6-10
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-21, Lewis Central 13-15
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 5-7
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-21, Red Oak 11-15
  • (2-0) Harlan 21-22, Dike-New Hartford 19-20
  • (2-0) IKM-Manning 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 10-18
  • (2-0) Lewis Central 21-21, IKM-Manning 15-11
  • (2-0) Lewis Central 21-22, Red Oak 16-20
  • (2-0) Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 10-12
  • (2-0) Red Oak 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 9-14
  • (2-0) Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Abraham Lincoln 12-12
  • (2-0) Dike-New Hartford 21-21, IKM-Manning 5-6
  • (2-0) Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Red Oak 14-16

Drake finishes off Valparaiso 17-9


October 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Quarterback Andy Rice scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter and Drew Ormseth later sealed it with an interception return for a touchdown, giving Drake a 17-9 win over Valparaiso Saturday. Drake (4-3, 3-1 Pioneer) erased a 9-0 deficit, pushing ahead 10-9 on Rice’s run, capping a 14-play, 79-yard drive.

Valparaiso (2-5, 0-3) then forced two punts and blocked a field goal, getting the ball back with 2:04 left. Scott Staal was picked off five plays later by Ormseth, who returned it 39 yards for the score. The Crusaders had one more chance with 44 seconds remaining, but Brad Duwe intercepted Staal’s second-down pass to end it.

Rice threw for 265 yards with two interceptions and Michael Hudson had 93 yards on eight receptions. Staal threw for 52 yards in relief of the injured Ben Lehman, who threw an 8-yard touchdown to Ryan Shea for a 6-0 lead.

Maryland rallies past Iowa 38-31 in Big 10 clash


October 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Will Likely returned an interception 45 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Maryland rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat Iowa 38-31 Saturday for its first Big Ten home victory. The Terrapins (5-2, 2-1) scored 24 straight points after falling behind by two touchdowns with 8½ minutes elapsed. It was 24-21 before Likely picked off a Jake Rudock pass and sprinted untouched into the end zone with 12:29 left.

Stefon Diggs caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown for Maryland, playing its first season in the Big Ten after leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Terps are now 1-1 at home in league play after losing 52-24 to Ohio State two weeks ago.

Iowa (5-2, 2-1) committed three turnovers, sputtered offensively after its quick start and had its three-game winning streak end. Rudock went 32 for 56 for 317 yards and two touchdowns.

Rose kick sends Texas over Iowa State 48-45


October 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nick Rose kicked a 21-yard field goal with 3 seconds left, sending Texas to a wild 48-45 victory over Iowa State, snapping a two-game losing streak in what had been the worst start for the Longhorns in nearly 60 years.

Iowa State had tied it 45-45 with 28 seconds left on E.J. Bibbs’ second touchdown catch. Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes then threw two long passes to Jaxon Shipley and John Harris to set up Rose’s winning kick.

Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) first had to see if Harris’ sideline catch would hold up under review. Once confirmed, Texas sent out Rose rather than run another play. Swoopes passed for 321 yards and also ran for 95 yards and a touchdown. Sam Richardson passed for 345 yards for Iowa State (2-5, 0-4). The teams combined for more than 1,000 yards total offense.

Texas’ 2-4 start was its worst since 1956.

7AM Sportscast 10-18-2014

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October 18th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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