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Shorter shot clock won’t affect Hawkeyes


October 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery told the Big Ten basketball media day gathering in Chicago that a shorter shot clock will not change the way his Hawkeyes play offense but it may change the way some teams play defense. The college shot clock is moving from 35 to 30 seconds beginning this season and McCaffery says more teams may use full court pressure as a result.

Mccaffery says the Hawkeyes won’t look for quicker shots with the 30 second clock. The Hawkeyes debut with an exhibition game against the University of Sioux Falls on October 29th.

Area volleyball scores from Thu., 10/15/15


October 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

(3-0) St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Clarinda 18-13-15

Corner Conference

(3-2) Essex 25-17-17-25-15, East Mills 22-25-25-23-13
(3-0) Fremont-Mills over Nishnabotna
(3-0) Sidney 30-25-25, Stanton 28-19-20

Rolling Valley Conference

(2-0) AR-WE-VA, Westside 21-21, CAM, Anita 6-13
(2-1) AR-WE-VA, Westside 21-21-15, Paton-Churdan 19-23-8
(2-0) Boyer Valley 21-21, Adair-Casey 17-16
(2-0) Boyer Valley 21-21, Exira-EHK 15-16
(2-0) Boyer Valley 21-21, West Harrison 11-13
(2-1) Coon Rapids-Bayard 10-21-15, Paton-Churdan 21-16-12
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, CAM, Anita 12-11
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-22, AR-WE-VA, Westside 17-20
(2-0) Glidden-Ralston 21-21, Woodbine 12-14
(2-0) Paton-Churdan 21-22, CAM, Anita 17-20

Western Iowa Conference Tournament

Consolation: (3-2) IKM-Manning 25-25-21-26-15 Underwood 22-22-25-28-7
Championship: (3-2) Tri-Center 25-20-20-25-16 Treynor 23-25-25-19-14

Other Scores

(3-1) Dallas Center-Grimes 21-25-25-25, A-D-M, Adel 25-23-14-22
(3-2) Earlham 25-24-25-25-15, West Central Valley, Stuart 20-26-18-27-11
(3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 15-9-20
(3-0) Lawton-Bronson 25-25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 19-13-16
(3-0) Westwood, Sloan 25-25-25, OA-BCIG 10-16-18

Star Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina having thumb surgery


October 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Star Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is having surgery for a ligament injury to his left thumb. General manager John Mozeliak says Molina is expected to be restricted from baseball activities for two to three months following Thursday’s operation. He anticipates Molina will be ready for spring training. Mozeliak doesn’t believe Molina worsened the injury by returning to the lineup for the NL Division Series.

Molina was hurt making a tag play in Chicago on Sept. 20. He played the first three games of the NLDS with a splint and a bat shaped more like an ax handle. He did not play in Game 4. Reliever Matt Belisle will have arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove bone chips from his elbow. Pitcher Carlos Martinez will not need surgery. He was shut down before the end of the season with a shoulder injury.


High School Football schedule – Week 8 – 10/16/2015


October 16th, 2015 by Chris Parks

2015 High School Football Schedule
Week 8 – October 16

Class 3-A, District 8
Winterset @ Atlantic
Harlan @ Glenwood
Creston @ Dallas Center-Grimes
ADM @ Norwalk

Class 2-A, District 8
Shenandoah @ West Central Valley
Clarinda @ Red Oak
East Sac County @ Kuemper Catholic
SE Valley @ St. Edmond

Class 1-A, District 1
A-H-S-T-W @ Treynor
IKM-Manning @ Missouri Valley
OA-BCIG @ Underwood
West Monona @ Hinton

Class A, District 1
Logan-Magnolia @ Maple Valley
Tri-Center @ Audubon
St. Albert @ Westwood
Riverside @ Griswold

Class A, District 8
Clarinda Academy @ Earlham
Martensdale-St. Marys @ Bedford
Mount Ayr @ Pleasantville
SE Warren @ Nodaway Valley

8-Man, District 1
Boyer Valley @ Exira/EHK
West Harrison @ River Valley
Newell-Fonda @ Woodbine
Kingsley-Pierson @ Ar-We-Va

8-Man, District 7
Adair-Casey @ East Union
Ankeny Christian @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Glidden-Ralston @ Murray
Charter Oak-Ute @ Guthrie Center

8-Man, District 8
Fremont-Mills @ CAM
Stanton @ Lenox
Nishnabotna @ Sidney
East Mills @ Essex

Hawkeye 10 Cross Country meet results, Atlantic’s Tiffany Williams repeat champion


October 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Hawkeye 10 Cross Country meet was held on Thursday night at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club in Atlantic.


  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Brenden O’Brien, Lewis Central
  3. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic
  4. Michael Sciranko, Harlan
  5. Reagan Hansen, Harlan
  6. Ben Irr, Creston
  7. Ryan Hawkins, Atlantic
  8. David Salazar, Denison-Schleswig
  9. Alec Selberg, Red Oak
  10. Parson Covington, Glenwood

Team Results

  1. Harlan 56
  2. Lewis Central 110
  3. Atlantic 116
  4. Kuemper Catholic 122
  5. Shen-Essex 145
  6. Glenwood 159
  7. Denison-Schleswig 169

H10 JV Boys 10.15.15    H10 MS Boys 10.15.15    H10 V Boys 10.15.15


  1. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  2. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig
  3. Reagan Andersen, Denison-Schleswig
  4. Kye Madsen, Lewis Central
  5. Claire Campbell, Shenandoah-Essex
  6. Greichaly Kaster, Harlan
  7. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan
  8. Jacey Martin, Lewis Central
  9. Aubrey McIntyre, Glenwood
  10. Carlie Manrose, Shenandoah-Essex

Teams Results

  1. Denison-Schleswig 66
  2. Harlan 68
  3. Lewis Central 75
  4. Shenandoah-Essex 80
  5. Glenwood 97
  6. Atlantic 108
  7. Creston 183
  8. Red Oak 246
  9. Clarinda 267
  10. Kuemper Catholic 267

H10 JV Girls 10.15.15    H10 MS Girls 10.15.15    H10 V Girls 10.15.15

Atlantic looks to show improvement versus Winterset


October 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans Football (1-6, 0-4) team is coming off a disappointing loss on Homecoming to Shenandoah and hopes to show improvement in another home game this week against Winterset (2-5, 1-4).

Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein says he likes the fight in his team and hopes they can continue to improve at the end of the season.  The Huskies like to keep the ball on the ground with a rushing game led by Brad Benshoof (449 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Jack Barker (397 yards, 4 touchdowns).

Kickoff Friday night is set for 7:00pm at the Trojan Bowl.

CAM hosts Fremont-Mills in important 8-Man battle


October 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The CAM Cougars (4-3, 3-2) will play host to the Fremont-Mills Knights (6-1, 4-1) Friday night in an important 8-Man District 8 battle.  The Cougars need to win at least one of their last two games, which are both against top 10 rated opponents, in order to have a shot at the playoffs. CAM Head Coach Joe Wollum says his team knows what is stake at the end of the season and he expects a physical game from the Knights.

Fremont-Mills is coming off their first and only loss of the season to Lenox.  The Tigers connected on a touchdown pass with only 25 seconds left to knock off the Knights on their home turf.

The Knights will try to bounce back against a CAM team also coming off a loss in week 7 at East Mills.  Both teams will try to overcome injuries to get a win as both team’s quarterbacks left their respective week 7 games with injuries. CAM QB Drew Ticknor is expected to play while F-M QB Sam Phillips will be a game-time decision.  Fremont-Mills Head Coach Jeremy Christainsen knows a big key will be to try to slow down Ticknor.

We will have coverage of the game for you on KJAN with pregame at 6:30pm and Kickoff at 7:00pm.  You can listen to the game on AM1220, FM101.1, online, or on the KJAN mobile app.  You can also watch a live video stream of the game on KJANTV online.

Big 12 Men’s Basketball preseason poll released


October 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Big 12 Conference released their preseason coaches poll on Thursday, ahead of next week media days in Kansas City.  Kansas was a unanimous selection to win their 14th consecutive regular season title.  Iowa State has won the last two postseason tournament titles and the Cyclones received the other first place vote and came in third overall in the poll just 2 points behind Oklahoma.

2015-16 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Team (First-place votes)     Points
1. Kansas (9)* 81
2. Oklahoma 70
3. Iowa State (1) 68
4. Texas 51
5. Baylor 49
6. West Virginia 47
7. Oklahoma State 33
8. Kansas State 18
TCU 18
10. Texas Tech 15

Nine points were awarded for first place, eight for second, etc.

Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/15/2015

Podcasts, Sports

October 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Vikings’ Peterson, Chiefs’ Charles relate on ACL injuries


October 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vikings star Adrian Peterson offered encouragement to Jamaal Charles on Wednesday, three days after his Chiefs counterpart sustained a torn ACL in his right knee against Chicago. It was Charles who, after tearing his left ACL four years ago, reached out to Peterson later in the season. Minnesota’s running back had just torn the same ligament in his knee that December. Both players returned from their injuries the following season.

Peterson said he can’t imagine having to go through the painful hours of rehabilitation for a second torn ACL, which Charles is facing. But he also said that his fellow Texan has the “God-given ability” to come back from such a devastating injury. The Chiefs visit the Vikings on Sunday.