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Regional Volleyball Schedule Wednesday 10/18/2017


October 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Classes 3A-5A will get their postseason volleyball tournaments started on Wednesday. Here’s a look at area matches. All matches are set for 7:00pm starts.

Class 3A

Region 2

Atlantic @ Kuemper Catholic
OA-BCIG @ East Sac County
Greene County @ Roland-Story
Southeast Valley @ South Central Calhoun

Region 3

Clarke @ Red Oak
Creston @ Shenandoah
Saydel @ Gilbert
Chariton @ North Polk

Class 4A

Region 1

Denison-Schleswig @ Carroll
Storm Lake @ Spencer

Region 2

Perry @ Harlan
Boone @ ADM

Class 5A

Region 2

Des Moines East @ Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

High School Volleyball Tournament Scoreboard Tuesday 10/17/2017


October 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Class 2A

Region 2
(3-1) Logan-Magnolia 25-25-16-25, MVAOCOU18-17-25-9

Region 3
(3-2) Underwood 25-20-26-21-15, AHSTW 11-25-24-25-12
(3-0) Madrid 30-25-25, Panorama 28-12-15

Region 4
(3-1) Southwest Valley 25-25-23-25, Nodaway Valley 13-14-25-17
(3-1) I-35 20-25-25-25, West Central Valley 25-20-11-16
(3-0) Mount Ayr 25-25-25, Wayne 8-14-7
(3-0) Pleasantville 25-25-25, Martensdale St Marys 21-13-20

Class 1A

Region 2
(3-0) Riverside, Oakland 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 6-7-6
(3-0) Stanton 25-25-25 , South Page 15-20-19
(3-1) Lenox 25-26-25-26, Bedford 17-24-27-24
(3-2) Griswold 17-24-25-25-25, Fremont-Mills 25-26-22-22-8
(3-0) West Harrison 25-25-25, Woodbine 13-16-17
(3-1) Boyer Valley 25-25-22-25, Heartland Christian 17-12-25-19

Region 3
(3-0) Newell-Fonda 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 23-19-15
(3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 12-10-23

Region 4
(3-1) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-22-25 Glidden-Ralston 11-20-25-20
(3-0) Exira-EHK 25-25-25 Audubon 19-20-19 ON KJAN
(3-0) Ankeny Christian 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 12-12-15

Final Class 1A and 2A Volleyball Rankings 10/17/2017


October 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Final HS Volleyball Rankings
Class 1A and 2A
Tuesday, October 17
Class 3A/4A/5A final rankings will be released Wednesday, Oct. 18

Class 1A

1 Janesville 31-7 1
2 Springville 35-2 2
3 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 24-6 3
4 Starmont 27-5 4
5 Holy Trinity Catholic 33-5 7
6 New London 34-4 5
7 Tripoli 22-13 6
8 North Tama 26-7 8
9 Iowa Valley 26-10 10
10 Dunkerton 18-7 11
11 Montezuma 29-5 9
12 Algona Garrigan 17-11 13
13 East Mills 21-8 NR
14 HLV 14-7 12
15 Westwood 21-8 NR

Dropped Out: Essex (14), Harris-Lake Park (15)

Class 2A

1 Dike-New Hartford 44-3 1
2 Western Christian 34-6 2
3 Grundy Center 33-6 3
4 Counci Bluffs St. Albert 24-3 4
5 Unity Christian 21-10 7
6 Sidney 28-5 5
7 Lake Mills 37-3 6
8 Tri-Center 27-2 8
9 Hinton 21-10 10
10 Treynor 28-5 9
11 Iowa City Regina 25-8 11
12 Wilton 32-5 12
13 Des Moines Christian 21-8 NR
14 Clarinda 15-13 14
15 Alta-Aurelia 22-3 NR

Dropped Out:  North Cedar (13), Wapsie Valley (15)

Exira-EHK wins at Audubon to move on in Class 1A Region 4 Volleyball


October 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans avenged an earlier loss to the Audubon Wheelers on Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 1A tournament 3-0.  The Spartans jumped out to a quick start in the first set and played with leads most of the first two sets on their way to the three set sweep 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.

Sophia Peppers came up big all night long for the Spartans as she seemed to find the right moments to get big points.  Peppers finished the match with 15 kills. Bailey Robertson had a great setting night for the Spartans as well and finished with 19 assists.

Audubon had taken a 2-0 win over Exira-EHK in tournament play back on September 16th in Guthrie Center.  Spartan Head Coach Hillary Runyan said they didn’t even talk about that previous loss and just went out and tried to play confident.

The Spartans improve to 15-17 on the season and will move on to the Region 4 Quarterfinals on Monday night.  The Spartans will play at Coon Rapids-Bayard at 7:00pm on Monday. The Crusaders picked up a 3-1 win over Glidden-Ralston in their opening match Tuesday.

Audubon sees their season end at 5-24.

Rule change allows bow hunters with permit to carry to have a handgun during archery season

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A rule change approved by the administrative rules committee during 2017 Iowa legislative session allows hunters who have a valid permit to carry to carry a handgun while hunting deer under an archery tag. The change was included as part of a gun rules package approved by the committee. Hunters may not use a handgun to shoot a deer during the Oct. 1-Dec. 1 portion of the archery season. Hunters who do not have a permit to carry may not have a handgun in their possession while hunting under an archery tag.

A handgun is a legal method of take for the late muzzleloader season.

(IA DNR Press Release)

Iowa’s youth enjoy special pheasant season Oct. 21-22

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s young hunters will get to experience the first cackle and flush of the year during the youth only pheasant season Oct. 21st-22nd The residents-only youth season gives Iowans age 15 and younger the opportunity to hunt for rooster pheasants without purchasing a license, habitat fee or taking hunter education. Youths must hunt under direct supervision of an adult age 18 or older that has a valid hunting license and habitat fee. Special youth only seasons allows young hunters an opportunity for success without pressure or competition from other hunters. Only the youth are allowed shoot pheasants and they may bag one rooster per day.

Tips for a Safe Hunt

  • Iowa law requires hunters to wear at least one of the following articles of visible, external apparel with at least 50 percent of its surface area solid blaze orange: hat, cap, vest, coat, jacket, sweatshirt, shirt or coveralls.
  • Hunters should stay in communication with each other and to stay in a straight line while pushing a field.
  • Discuss the hunting plan that spells out how the hunt will take place, each person’s role in the hunt and where each person will be at all times.
  • Know exactly where standers will be located, especially when hunting standing corn or tall switch grass to avoid having the standers get shot by the pushers as they near the end of the field and the birds begin to flush.
  • Make sure to unload the gun when crossing a fence or other obstacle to avoid it accidentally discharging.
  • Properly identify the target and what is beyond it especially if hunting in fields that still have standing corn.
  • If hunting with a dog, never lay a loaded gun against a fence.  Hunting dogs are usually excited to be in the field and could knock the gun over causing it to discharge.

Share the hunt. Take someone new along to help keep Iowa’s great hunting tradition alive.

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back into hunting, or for passionate hunters to share their favorite pastime with a beginner. According to Dale Garner, division administrator of the DNR’s Conservation and Recreation Division, the number one reason someone tries hunting for the first time is because they received an invitation from an experienced hunter; often a parent, family member or adult mentor.

“Many people think of passing on hunting traditions to kids, and that’s definitely important,” said Garner. “But we are encouraging hunters to also consider inviting an adult friend, co-workers or spouse, really anyone who has an interest in the outdoors, in discovering a new organic meat source, or even just spending quality time with friends and family.”

The multi-channel campaign includes the development of new videos that showcase “why” people hunt, along with a web page and a social media photo contest, among other campaign components. The campaign will also promote hunter education, the Apprentice License, and hunting-related links and applications, including the DNR’s online license sales site.

Campaign partners include Izaak Walton League, the National Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Raised Hunting, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International-Iowa Chapter and Whitetails Unlimited. The campaign kicked off on October 16 and will run through mid-December.  To view videos and connect with helpful hunting information to get started, go to: www.iowadnr.gov/letsgohunting

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/17/2017

Podcasts, Sports

October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Area Volleyball scores from Monday, 10/16/17


October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

(2-0) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 14-9
(2-0) Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, Sioux City, West 15-19
(3-1) Greene County 21-25-25-25, Perry 25-21-21-18
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Glenwood 15-13-16
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Shenandoah 12-18-15
(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Creston 14-15-9
(2-0) Sioux City, North 25-25, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 16-21

Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/17/17


October 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs’ perfect start ended Sunday against Pittsburgh. Now, they must heal up in short order before facing Oakland on Thursday night. It is a particularly grueling turnaround considering the physical nature of the Chiefs’ game against the Steelers, one that left them with even more players on the injury list.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is giving up the fewest points and the fewest yards in Big 12 play so far. After facing Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, Iowa State has given up an average of just 16 points and 310.3 yards per game. Texas is a distant second at 389.3 yards a game. The Cyclones will face another challenge this Saturday against high-scoring Texas Tech.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a true center. The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post. Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely see plenty of playing time this winter as the Hawkeyes look to rebuild following the loss of Peter Jok, the Big Ten’s leading scorer in 2016-17.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needs only to look to last season for inspiration in turning around a season. The Wildcats were 3-3 but finished with six wins in their final seven games, including a win in the Texas Bowl. They are 3-3 again with No. 9 Oklahoma coming to town. They hope a similar strong finish can get them to another bowl game.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Mark Andrews is much more than a red zone target for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. The 6-foot-5 junior often has broken defenses down the field. The big tight end scored from 59 yards out in the fourth quarter to beat Texas 29-24. He has 23 catches and 459 yards heading into Saturday’s game at Kansas State.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wichita State is ready for a tougher conference in the American Athletic. But coaches say Cincinnati is actually the team to beat in the league, slightly ahead of the Shockers in preseason picks. Wichita State switched conferences from the Missouri Valley.

UNDATED (AP) — An AP survey finds that more than two dozen universities and conferences with major basketball programs responded to news of the sport’s bribery scandal by conducting internal reviews of their compliance operations. The arrests and details of a federal probe have triggered uncomfortable soul-searching across the sport.

UNDATED (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach says he was as surprised as anyone when he learned athletic director Bill Moos had taken a new job at Nebraska. But Leach says he has no plans to follow Moos, noting Nebraska already has Mike Riley to lead the football program. Moos hired Leach before the 2012 season to turn the Cougars program around.