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Saturday’s IA High School Football Scores (from 8/30/14)


August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Westwood, Sloan 54, West Monona, Onawa 32

BCLUW, Conrad 42, GMG, Garwin 14

Hinton 40, Akron-Westfield 0

Muscatine 31, Dubuque, Hempstead 16

North Iowa, Buffalo Center 36, Harris-Lake Park 33


Chiefs waiver K Succop as they reach 53-man limit


August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have waived veteran kicker Ryan Succop and placed quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve as they trimmed to the 53-man roster limit. Succop was engaged in a heated competition for the kicking job with undrafted free agent Cairo Santos.  Ultimately, Succop’s contract may have played a big part in the decision. He was due $2 million this season while Santos will make just $422,000 with the Chiefs. Bray and Williams were hurt in the Chiefs’ preseason finale against Green Bay.

Other players cut Saturday were defensive backs Malcolm Bronson, Jonathon Amaya, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Justin Rogers; linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson; defensive linemen Kyle Love, Kona Schwenke and Dominique Hamilton; offensive linemen Ricky Henry and J’Marcus Webb; wide receivers Mark Harrison and Fred Williams; fullback Jordan Campbell; and running back Charcandrick West.

Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener


August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago’s three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs hit four home runs Friday, giving them seven in two games against the Cardinals.

St. Louis has lost four in a row for the second time this season. The Cardinals began the day one game ahead of Atlanta and 1 1/2 up on Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card.

The Cubs have won nine of 13.

N. Dakota State beats Iowa State 34-14


August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14 on Saturday. The Bison lost 12 starters and their head coach after winning their third straight FCS championship last season, but they looked just as efficient as ever under new coach Chris Klieman, rallying from a 14-0 deficit for their fifth consecutive victory against FCS competition.

Crockett charged through a hole in the middle of the line and sped 80 yards for his team’s first touchdown early in the second quarter — the longest run of his career — and the Bison dominated from then on. Carson Wentz, the backup quarterback the last two seasons, showed impressive poise as he picked apart an inexperienced Iowa State defense and finished 18 of 28 for 204 yards with no interceptions.

Iowa holds off Northern Iowa 31-23


August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jake Rudock threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa hung to beat Northern Iowa 31-23 on Saturday. Kevonte Martin-Manley added eight catches for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who survived despite allowing 203 yards receiving to Panthers running back David Johnson. Iowa moved ahead by eight with 6:50 left on a 12-yard touchdown reception from Rudock to Damond Powell. Greg Mabin’s late interception sealed the win for the Hawkeyes.

Sawyer Kollmorgen had 380 yards passing for the Panthers (0-1), who fell to 1-16 against the rival Hawkeyes. Iowa opened the second half with a slim 17-13 lead and in need of a boost, when Tevaun Smith took a reverse to the left sideline and cut back across the field, avoiding a slew of charging Panthers for a 35-yard gain. He then caught a Rudock pass in the back of the end zone with one hand to put Iowa ahead 24-13.

Changes to Iowa Hunter Education website

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Shelby County Conservation Board want to make the public aware of a slight change to the Hunter Safety Education Online Field Day class. The website for students to sign-up is iowadnr.gov/huntered.

In order for persons 12 years of age and older to complete a hunter education course, you must register for the field day online (as the link above). You will also be required to COMPLETE the online class before coming to the Sept. 27th Field Day at the Nishna Bend Recreation Area (1.5-miles southeast of the Harlan Airport), and, bring your online completion voucher to the Field Day, in order to be admitted.

Anyone born after Jan. 1st, 1972 must complete a hunter education safety course in order to obtain an Iowa hunting license. For more information, call 712-744-3403.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports Report, 8/30/2014

Podcasts, Sports

August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


Area football quick-look scoresheet from Fri., 8/29/14


August 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADM, Adel 15, Perry 9
Albia 39, Mount Ayr 8
Alta/Aurelia 35, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12
Audubon 13, A-H-S-T, Avoca 6
Bedford 36, Griswold 14
CAM, Anita 48, Adair-Casey 24
Carroll 34, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 0
Central Decatur, Leon 33, Nodaway Valley 12
Central Lyon 49, West Lyon, Inwood 14
Clarinda 60, Atlantic 14
Coon Rapids-Bayard 48, Laurens-Marathon 0
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 42, Sioux City, North 27
Creston-Orient-Macksburg 27, Norwalk 17
Dallas Center-Grimes 27, Carlisle 24, OT
Des Moines Christian 24, West Central Valley, Stuart 6
East Mills 20, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 0
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 58, Nishnabotna 6
Fremont Mills, Tabor 50, Woodbine 20
Glenwood 41, Red Oak 24
Guthrie Center 52, Stanton 28
Harlan 45, Denison-Schleswig 14
IKM-Manning 28, East Sac County 7
Lamoni 52, Essex 22
Lawton-Bronson 35, Treynor 20
Lenox 36, East Union, Afton 32
Lewis Central 35, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 28
Logan-Magnolia 42, Missouri Valley 6
Ogden 23, Panorama, Panora 13
Shenandoah 28, Riverside, Oakland 7
Sidney 43, West Harrison, Mondamin 26
Southwest Valley 40, Clarinda Academy 0
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 20, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 13
Tri-Center, Neola 19, Underwood 8
Winterset 15, Oskaloosa 14
West Monona, Onawa vs. Westwood, Sloan, ppd. to Aug 30.

Iowa State gets FCS champion Bison in opener


August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The only Football Championship Subdivision opponent on Iowa State’s schedule is a three-time defending national champion that opens the season ranked No. 1. Even the easy ones aren’t easy for the Cyclones.

Iowa State will begin its sixth season under Paul Rhoads at home on Saturday against North Dakota State, which has won 24 straight games. The Bison have also won their last three on the road against opponents from the so-called power five conferences, including a win at Kansas State in 2013.

Registration begins Sept. 1st for the 1st ever “Color Run,” in Atlantic

News, Sports

August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It’s been described as “The Happiest 5k in the World,” and it’s coming to Atlantic in October. Atlantic High School Seniors Erin Shannon and Steph Freund are part of the AHS Student Council, who is sponsoring the “Color Run” in Atlantic, on October 11th.

Color Run course

Color Run course (Click on image to enlarge)

The event begins at 8-a.m. Shannon says most of the runs typically take place in larger cities, but the Student Council wanted to bring it closer to home so area residents can experience the fun.

A recent Color Run in Bakersfield, CA. (Photo's courtesy Patricia Borjon)

The Bakersfield, CA. Color Run in Dec. 2013 (Photo’s courtesy Patricia Borjon)

She says since it’s a 5k event, there will be four different stations who will throw colored powder at you as you partake in the event. Participants usually wear white so the colors are more vivid. She says it’s not a “Super competitive run…it’s just something fun you can go out and do.” And, you don’t even have to run. Walkers and joggers are welcome enjoy the event.

Steph Freund said she participated in a Color Run at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City a couple of years ago. 40-thousand people participated in that event, which was the biggest run they ever had at the time. She said it brings people together and can draw people from outside of Atlantic who may never have had the chance to enjoy it.

She said if it works out, the Student Council hopes to make it an annual event. Erin Shannon said other than for people to have fun, their goal is to raise money for the Student Council. She said they wanted to boost the “School spirit,” while at the same time boosting community spirit and raising money for Prom.

As with any walk or run event, there is a registration fee. It’s $30, which includes your registration, a commemorative bag to carry your personal items in, a t-shirt and a color packet to use at the end of the event. The run begins and ends at the Atlantic High School. Afterward, there’ll be music, snacks and when everyone is finished with their run or walk, they’ll open their color packets and throw them into the air, making for a bright, powdery rainbow. The powder is safe and washes easily from your clothes. It’s merely dyed corn starch which comes right off when you wash. Some people even water themselves down beforehand, so the powder sticks better for the culmination of the event.

Registration takes place from Sept. 1st through the 14th . Fliers will be posted around Atlantic in the days to come with more information, or follow the Atlantic Student Council on Twitter at “Atlantic StuCo.”