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8AM Sportscast 10/12/2019

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October 12th, 2019 by Chris Parks

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Sánchez shines as Nationals beat Cards 2-0 in NLCS opener


October 12th, 2019 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four.

Don’t forget about Aníbal Sánchez.

The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night in the NL Championship Series opener.

“Tonight was obviously vintage Aníbal,” first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said.

Sánchez had allowed just three runners when he took the mound for the eighth. Zimmerman robbed Tommy Edman with an outstanding diving grab at full stretch for the first out, but pinch-hitter José Martínez cleanly singled to center with two down for the Cardinals’ first hit.

“I just tried to keep focused on every pitch that I’m going to throw,” Sánchez said. “I don’t want to miss any kind of pitch in the middle in the zone against those guys.”

Sánchez thought he was going to finish the no-hitter after the big grab.

“When Zimmerman caught the ball I said, ‘OK, I’ve got it,'” the pitcher recalled.

Sean Doolittle relieved and got four straight outs to finish the one-hitter for his first postseason save in two years.

Sánchez and Doolittle made life easy on manager Dave Martinez after the Nationals placed closer Daniel Hudson on the paternity list before the franchise’s first appearance in the NLCS since the Montreal Expos moved to Washington ahead of the 2005 season.

“I think the mood of the guys in the bullpen, we really wanted to find a way to pick him up and allow him to enjoy a really special moment with his wife and his family,” Doolittle said.

Game 2 is back at Busch Stadium on Saturday. Washington ace Max Scherzer starts in his hometown, and Adam Wainwright gets the ball for St. Louis. Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin will follow when the series moves to Nationals Park.

“People were talking about the Big Three,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said, “but we got a guy tonight that we got to contend with and not overlook him.”

St. Louis wasted a solid performance by Miles Mikolas, who pitched six innings of one-run ball in his second career playoff start.

Washington scored each of its runs with two outs. Kendrick doubled and came home on Yan Gomes’ double in the second. Kendrick then singled in Adam Eaton in the seventh after Eaton reached on a one-out triple against Giovanny Gallegos.

Kendrick also had the big blow in Washington’s Game 5 victory at Los Angeles on Wednesday night, a 10th-inning grand slam.

“It’s going to be a fun series,” Kendrick said. “Hopefully we can continue to play really good baseball and put up runs and get some wins.”

Gomes finished with two hits while subbing for catcher Kurt Suzuki, who left the Nationals’ clinching victory against the Dodgers with a head injury.

Sánchez became the first pitcher to start two postseason games with six hitless innings. Facing Boston for Detroit in the 2013 AL Championship Series opener, he was replaced by Al Alburquerque at the start of the seventh. The Tigers won 1-0, allowing their only hit when Daniel Nava singled off Joaquin Benoit with one out in the ninth.

Sánchez got his first playoff win since he struck out 12 in that game. He threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins in his 13th big league start as a rookie in 2006 and also has pitched four one-hitters.

He started this year 0-6 in his first nine starts but went 11-2 in his final 19.

For a while, it looked as if he might be headed to the third no-hitter in postseason history.

“He was good,” Edman said. “He was just hitting his spots and keeping us off balance all night, and we just didn’t execute our plan very well.”

Sánchez retired his first 10 batters before Kolten Wong walked in the fourth on a chilly, breezy evening.

Wong stole second and took third on Gomes’ throwing error, but Marcell Ozuna hit an inning-ending foulout.

Pinch-hitter Randy Arozarena was hit by a pitch with one out in the sixth, but the 35-year-old Sánchez retired Dexter Fowler and Wong. He plunked Yadier Molina in the seventh before Matt Carpenter bounced out.

“He was spot on with everything he threw today,” Gomes said.

Sánchez struck out five in his ninth career postseason start. He threw 67 of 103 pitches for strikes.


Mikolas retired Juan Soto on a bouncer to second for the final out of the fifth, leaving the bases loaded. The pitcher then grabbed his crotch briefly in the direction of the slugger.

“To me it’s not good,” Soto said. “I don’t care. He can do whatever he wants. We’re going to keep going.”


Nationals: Suzuki and OF Victor Robles (strained right hamstring) were out of the starting lineup after they got hurt in the Division Series. Dave Martinez said Robles is about 80 to 85 percent. “To me it’s worth him missing another day or two to get him fully back, hopefully,” he said.


Scherzer struck out 10 while pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Dodgers. Wainwright threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves.

CAM dominates Boyer Valley from wire to wire


October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The CAM Cougars improved to 7-0 with a blowout win over Boyer Valley on Friday night 68-14. The Cougars took advantage of some Bulldog mistakes early in the game and had a 10-0 lead before the offense even ran a play.

The Cougars forced a three and out for the Bulldogs to start the game and on the punt Lane Spieker took it back 58 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for the rest of the game. The Cougars tacked on a 2 point conversion and then pushed the Bulldogs bag to their own 2 line on their next possession. A combination of negative plays and penalties backed Boyer Valley up and then on the punt the snap sailed over Dylan Berens head out of the back of the endzone for a safety. 10-0 Cougars before the offense stepped on the field.

CAM would go on to score on a touchdown on 6 of 7 possessions the rest of the first half to lead 54-16 at the break. The Cougars picked off Gavin Reineke twice and forced a turnover on downs during the half. Lane Spieker added 4 rushing touchdowns to his early punt return score to lead the way for the Cougars. The lone mistake of the first half for CAM came on the opening play of the second quarter when Nate Hensley’s pass to the flat was picked off by Dylan Berens and returned 22 yards for the Bulldogs lone score in the half.

The second half disappeared in a hurry with the running clock mercy rule in place. CAM would tack on two more scores and the Bulldogs punched one more touchdown in as well in that second half.

Next up for CAM is a home contest against Coon Rapids-Bayard and then will finish up the regular season the following week at Audubon.

Boyer Valley falls to 2-5 on the season and will host Exira-EHK next week.

Listen to the postgame interview with CAM Head Coach Joe Wollum below.


High School Football Scoreboard – Week 7 – 10/11/2019


October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Friday (10/11/2019)


District 7
Ames 48, CB Thomas Jefferson 7
Valley, West Des Moines 49, CB Abraham Lincoln 6
Urbandale 47, Des Moines, North 12


District 1
Storm Lake 24, Denison-Schleswig 0

District 2
Carroll 49, Perry 0

District 9
Glenwood 54, A-D-M 18
Harlan 14, Lewis Central 6
Winterset 41, Creston-O/M 32


District 9
Greene County 26, Atlantic 0
OABCIG 54, Shenandoah 7
Kuemper Catholic 45, Red Oak 0


District 8
ACGC 50, West Central Valley 14
Mount Ayr 35, Clarinda 3
Van Meter 20, Panorama 0

District 9
Underwood 20, East Sac County 0
Cherokee, Washington 44, MVAOCOU 0
Treynor 36, Missouri Valley 6


District 2
IKM-Manning 21, Alta/Aurelia 7
Ridge View 21, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 14
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 8, Manson Northwest Webster 0

District 9
AHSTW 34, Nodaway Valley 14
St. Albert 27, Riverside 6 (Game site moved to Oakland)
Earlham 42, Southwest Valley 6

District 10
Woodbury Central 27, Logan-Magnolia 0
Tri-Center 35, Lawton-Bronson 12
Westwood 21, West Monona 0


District 1
Ar-We-Va 54, Siouxland Christian/Whiting 38

District 6
Lamoni 44, East Union 6
Lenox 70, Murray 6
Seymour at Moravia
Southeast Warren 60, Mormon Trail 7

District 7
Fremont-Mills 58, East Mills 21
Stanton-Essex 42. Sidney 28

District 8
Audubon 55, West Harrison 14
CAM 68, Boyer Valley 14- ON KJAN and CAM COUGAR CHANNEL
Coon Rapids-Bayard 33, Glidden-Ralston 14
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 28, Woodbine 12

Who’s Gonna Win? – Week 7 – 10/11/2019

Podcasts, Sports, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Chris Parks, Jim Field, Matt Mullenix, and Doug Leonard take a look at 8 area high school football games each week. We try to provide some insight into the match-ups while competing for top prognosticator and the Whosman Trophy.

Who’s Gonna Win? is brought to you in 2019 by Ag Business Associates and Rush CPA and Associates.

Last Week:

Jim Field 6-2
Chris Parks 6-2
Matt Mullenix 6-2
Doug Leonard 3-5

Season Records:

Jim Field 36-12
Chris Parks 35-13
Doug Leonard 32-16
Matt Mullenix 30-18


Trojan Preview – Week 7 – 10/11/2019

Podcasts, Sports, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

KJAN Sports Director Chris Parks’ weekly discussion with Atlantic Head Football Coach Mike McDermott. This week they talk about the loss to OA-BCIG last week and preview the Homecoming contest against the Greene County Rams.


Iowa sees more federal land opening for fishing and hunting

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — More federal land is being opened up for fishing and hunting in Iowa as part of the Trump administration’s move to make public land more accessible. Margaret Everson, of the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, says one-point-four million acres were added to open areas this year, including at Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge east of Des Moines.

Everson says, “We’ve expanded 300 acres here for new opportunities for white tail deer for example, for pheasants, being able to, again, open new areas that have not been open before.” The Department of the Interior will also allow more big game hunting at De Soto Bend in western Iowa. Ducks Unlimited C-E-O Adam Putnam says making that land accessible to the public promotes outdoor recreation and conservation.

Putnam says, “Without that connection to the land, we’re not going to have a strong base of support for protecting the environment going forward.” Federal officials say they’re also trying to match state and federal regulations to encourage more hunting and fishing.

(Thanks to Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio)

Cardinals announce 25-man roster for NLCS


October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS, MO., October 11, 2019 – The 2019 National League Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon their 25-man active roster for their best-of-seven National League Championship Series against the National League Wild Card Champion Washington Nationals.

The following is the Cardinals 25-man active roster:

PITCHERS (12): 60 – John Brebbia-RHP, 61 – Genésis Cabrera-LHP, 22 – Jack Flaherty-RHP, 66 – Giovanny Gallegos-RHP,  43 – Dakota Hudson- RHP, 56 – Ryan Helsley-RHP, 18 – Carlos Martínez- RHP, 39 – Miles Mikolas-RHP , 21 – Andrew Miller-LHP, 62 – Daniel Ponce de Leon-RHP, 50 – Adam Wainwright- RHP; 30 – Tyler Webb- LHP

CATCHERS (2): 4 -Yadier Molina, 32 – Matt Wieters;

INFIELDERS (6): 13 – Matt Carpenter, 12 – Paul DeJong, 19 – Tommy Edman,  46 – Paul Goldschmidt, 34 – Yario Muñoz, 16 – Kolten Wong;

OUTFIELDERS (5): 66 – Randy Arozarena,  46 – Harrison Bader, 25 – Dexter Fowler, 38 – José Martínez,  23 – Marcell Ozuna.

Western Iowa Conference Volleyball Tournament on tap next week


October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Western Iowa Conference Volleyball Tournament is set to be played next week. Quarterfinal matches are set to be played on Monday, October 14th with the Semifinals on Tuesday, October 15th and the Finals on Thursday, October 17th.

There is one pigtail game in the bracket on Monday between the 8 seed IKM-Manning and the 9 seed Audubon. That match will be at 6:00pm in Treynor with the winner moving on to immediately face the top seed Treynor in the Quarterfinals. The other Quarterfinal matches will be as follows:

(4) Underwood vs. (5) Riverside 6:00pm (@ Tri-Center)
(2) Tri-Center vs. (7) Missouri Valley (following above match)
(3) Logan-Magnolia vs. (6) AHSTW 6:00pm (@ Logan-Magnolia)

The Semifinals and Finals are scheduled to be played at Missouri Valley.

2019 WIC VB Tournament Bracket

CAM hosts Boyer Valley tonight on KJAN and the CAM Cougar Channel

CAM Cougar Channel, Sports

October 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The CAM Cougars (6-0) play host to the Boyer Valley Bulldogs (2-4) tonight in Anita and we’ll have coverage on KJAN. The Cougars have played solid football so far this season and that play is starting to turn some heads statewide, CAM is up to #6 in the latest Radio Iowa poll.  Boyer Valley Head Coach Cody Malone thinks the Cougars deserve to be in that top 5 discussion from what he has seen. Malone says he expects the Cougars offense to keep his team guessing tonight.

Lane Spieker and Cade Ticknor have been impressive on the ground for the Cougars, Spieker with 912 yards and 14 touchdowns and Ticknor with 293 yards and 11 scores. Coach Malone said that kind of success for two young runners is a credit to the guys up front.

Quarterback Gavin Reineke leads the way offensively for Boyer Valley. He’s thrown for 1,209 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions on the season. Coach Malone said his team has leaned on the pass a bit too much this season and are looking to get some different things going on the ground to have success at the end of the season.

The Cougars and the Bulldogs are set for a 7:00pm kickoff tonight in Anita. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the call on KJAN with the Dvorak Tire and Service Pregame Show starting at 6:30pm. You can also tune in for our pick ’em show “Who’s Gonna Win?” starting at 6:00pm. Stay tuned after the game for postgame coverage and all the scores around the state on “The Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” from 10:00pm-11:30pm. You can catch the game on-air, online, or on the web app tonight on KJAN. You can also watch the video broadcast of the game over on the CAM Cougar Channel tonight. Find the link under the KJAN Video Network tab at kjan.com.

It’s also the annual Tackle Hunger game for the CAM squad. Those planning to attend the game can bring non-perishable items or cash donations to the gate tonight to support their annual effort to support area food pantries and the CAM Backpack Program.