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State Football Semifinals Thursday


November 12th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Thursday (11/12/2015)

Don Bosco, Gilbertville 30, Newell-Fonda 7
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 35, Glidden-Ralston 21

Norwalk vs Sergeant Bluff-Luton at UNI-Dome @ 5:36 PM
Pella vs West Delaware, Manchester at UNI-Dome @ 8:21 PM

Iowa Association of Track Coaches announce Coach of the Year honors


November 12th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches recently announced their track & field and cross country Coaches of the Year honors ahead of their Hall of Fame Banquet on December 5th in Ames.  An overall State Coach of the Year is named in each class for boys and girls along with five other coaches being recognized. Honorees are listed below.


State Coach of the Year – Keith Harms – Hudson
At-Large Theresa Penick BCLUW
At-Large Bob Mudd North Linn
At-Large Josh Roudabush Pekin
At-Large Kendall Rachuy Sioux Central
At-Large Brett Welsch Nodaway Valley
State Coach of the Year – Angie Cook – Clayton Ridge
At-Large Pat Healy Northeast Gooselake
At-Large Tom Muller Osage
At-Large Kadrian Hardersen Sioux Center
At-Large Maggie Willems Mount Vernon
At-Large Phil Baldus Saint Ansgar
State Coach of the Year – Tim O’Neill, Davenport Assumption
At-Large Dave Hutchcroft Mount Pleasant
At-Large Dana Hogan Decorah
At-Large Scott Kiesel Boone
At-Large Brad Rasmussen Glenwood
At-Large Dak Rasmussen Pella
State Co-Coach of the Year – Jane Wheeler, Pleasant Valley
State Co-Coach of the Year, Kenny Wheeler, Pleasant Valley
At-Large Nathan Hopp Linn-Mar
At-Large Bill Calloway Cedar Rapids Jefferson
At-Large Randy Hutchison Urbandale
At-Large Mike Parker Iowa City West
At-Large Jesse Hunt Waukee
The Phil Hummel CLASS 1A
State Coach of the Year – Casey Baxa – Lisbon
At-Large Brad Elliott Mount Ayr
At-Large Chase Moseman Lawton Bronson
At-Large Gabe Bakker Pleasantville
At-Large Davis Eidahl Pekin
At-Large Wendell Larson Alta-Aurelia
State Coach of the Year – Corey Lamm – West Burlington Notre
At-Large Brock Lehman Sioux Center
At-Large Greg Williams Monticello
At-Large Mike Wehde Tipton
At-Large Ryan Whitman Mount Vernon
At-Large Jarrod Schott/Karl Bahrke Kingsley Pierson-
Woodbury Central
State Coach of the Year – Amy Marshall – Center Point-Urbana
At-Large Mitch Anderson Mount Pleasant
At-Large Gregg Wellman Algona
At-Large Jared Fletcher Carlisle
At-Large Brent Van Hauen Pella
At-Large Mark Sovers Solon
State Coach of the Year – Brent Heitland, Waukee
At-Large Ben Duea Ames
At-Large Brian Martz Iowa City West
At-Large Dirk Homewood Cedar Falls
At-Large Tim TeBrink Urbandale
At-Large Norm Anderson Dubuque Hempstead
State Coach of the Year – Mark Bauder – Central Elkader
At-Large Mark Twedt West Fork
At-Large Davis Eidahl Pekin
At-Large Dan Schleisman Treynor
At-Large Mike Schutt Newman Catholic, Mason City
At-Large Mike Szalat Fort Dodge Saint Edmond
State Coach of the Year – Bob Davidshofer – Cascade
At-Large Dan Sauser Monticello
At-Large Brent Jennings Osage
At-Large Liz Skillern Shenandoah
At-Large Nick Nordheim Williamsburg
At-Large Kevin Kearney/Scott Conway South Winnishiek
State Coach of the Year – Alex Flores – Davenport Assumption
At-Large Cynthia Wagner Dubuque Wahlert
At-Large Bryant Rasmussen Denison-Schleswig
At-Large Dean Clasen Humboldt
At-Large Douglas Cutler Pella
At-Large Justin Droppert Dallas Center-Grimes
State Coach of the Year – Dan Davis – Urbandale
At-Large Jane Wheeler Pleasant Valley
At-Large Pat Hennes Johnston
At-Large Mike Parker Iowa City West
At-Large Erin Flynn Bettendorf
At-Large Tom Mittman Iowa City High
State Coach of the Year – Darrell Burmeister – Nodaway Valley
At-Large Chad Swope Iowa City Regina
At-Large Sandy Sabelka Denver
At-Large Sherri Selenke Hudson
At-Large Scott Jess Bellevue
At-Large Davis Eidahl Pekin
State Coach of the Year – Jeff Short
Garner Hayfield-Ventura
At-Large Josh Husted Davis County
At-Large Karl Kaemingk Unity Christian
At-Large Steve Leach North Polk
At-Large Mark Hostetler Mid-Prairie
At-Large Ben Demuth Eagle Grove
State Coach of the Year – Kory Swart – Mount Vernon-Lisbon
At-Large Mitch Anderson Mount Pleasant
At-Large Douglas Cutler Pella
At-Large Matt Pries Dallas Center-Grimes
At-Large Marty Mitchell Carlisle
At-Large Trent Edsen Grinnell
State Coach of the Year – Tim Ives – Dowling West Des Moines
At-Large Tom Trygstad Valley, West Des Moines
At-Large Troy Becker Cedar Falls
At-Large Bill Schwarz Cedar Rapids Prairie
At-Large Kevin Barnes Indianola
At-Large Erik Belby Pleasant Valley

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/12/2015

Podcasts, Sports

November 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Cardinals great Lou Brock recovering after leg amputation


November 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a former base stealing champion, has had his left leg amputated below the knee due to an infection related to diabetes. The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed that the 76-year-old Brock had had the procedure done. Brock is undergoing therapy at an area hospital and will be fitted for a prosthetic leg. Zitzmann says the operation was done Oct. 27. Brock was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 15 years ago.

Brock stole a National League-record 938 bases, including 118 in 1974. He had 3,023 hits, becoming a star after a celebrated trade from the Cubs in 1964 for pitcher Ernie Broglio. Brock batted .391 with four home runs and 10 steals in 21 World Series games.


Atlantic’s Hawkins signs with Wayne State


November 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Atlantic Senior Ryan Hawkins signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to continue his basketball career at Wayne State University.   The Wildcats are an NCAA Division II program playing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  Hawkins signed on Wednesday at the Atlantic high school surrounded by the Atlantic coaching staff and his Mother Rhonda.

Hawkins Signs

Pictured: Ryan Hawkins, Rhonda Hawkins, Head Coach Alan Jenkins, Activities Director Matt Alexander

Ryan said he felt that Wayne State was a great fit for him because the coaching staff really wanted him to get to know the players and made him feel welcome.

Hawkins said he first knew he would have the possibility of playing at the collegiate level when he was a Sophomore and the team really worked hard to come together and motivated him to work toward that goal.

He said he worked hard to improve and felt he had a great summer in AAU competition.  He stated that he looked at a few other schools in the area but felt Wayne State was where he belonged and likes the fact that he won’t be too far from home.

Atlantic Head Coach Alan Jenkins said it is a great honor for a player to achieve a scholarship to play basketball at the next level.

Jenkins gave all the credit to Hawkins saying that he didn’t get attention from colleges by luck or accident but by hard work.  He also touched on Hawkins’ leadership in the program.

Coach Jenkins also talked about what he tries to do as a coach to blend improving the team along with helping a player individually to help them get to the next level.

Hawkins will now focus on his Senior season with the Trojan squad and is looking forward to seeing what they can achieve.

Cook highlights Iowa’s recruiting class


November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Four-star prep forward Tyler Cook is among the players who signed with Iowa and coach Fran McCaffery on Wednesday. Cook joins Iowa high school stars Ryan Kriener and Cordell Pemsl in the Hawkeyes latest class. Cook, who is 6-foot-8, is considered among the nation’s top power forwards. Kriener is a 6-foot-9 forward out of Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Pemsl, from Dubuque Wahlert, is also a forward who should help Iowa compensate for losing the likes of Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woodbury in the post following this season. The Hawkeyes open play Friday by hosting Gardner-Webb.

Junior college stars headline Iowa State’s class


November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two of the nation’s top junior college stars highlight the recruiting class signed by Iowa State coach Steve Prohm on Wednesday. Prohm signed four players; including junior college standouts Emmanuel Malou and Donovan Jackson.

Malou, a 6-foot-9 forward from Yuba College in California, was the nation’s second-best junior college player by recruiting service 247sports.com He averaged nearly 15 points and 8.5 rebounds last season and turned down Arizona and Kansas to play for Prohm. Jackson, a point guard from Iowa Western, shot 40 percent on 3s last season. Prohm also signed preps Jakolby Long and Solomon Young.

The Cyclones will likely need all four to contribute next season since they lose Georges Niang, Jameel McKay and possibly Monte Morris. No. 7 Iowa State faces Colorado Friday.

State Volleyball Quarterfinals Wednesday


November 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

(At the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids)

Class 3-A Quarterfinals

(3-0) West Liberty 25-25-25 vs. Forest City 23-18-20

(3-1) Nevada 22-25-25-25 vs. Columbus Catholic 25-22-20-16

(3-1) Mount Vernon 24-25-25-25, Center Point-Urbana 26-22-23-22

(3-1) Kuemper Catholic 25-23-25-25, Sgt. Bluff-Luton 15-25-15-23

Class 2-A Quarterfinals

(3-0) Western Christian 25-25-25, Council Bluffs/St. Albert 10-20-15

(3-1) Sumner-Fredericksburg 25-25-25-25, Unity Christian 19-27-18-21

(3-1) West Branch 23-25-25-25, Wapsie Valley 25-23-20-19

(3-0) Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25,  Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 21-20-16

Class 1-A Quarterfinals

(3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Springville 22-22-17

(3-1) Tripoli 23-25-25-25, Grand View Christian 25-16-17-18

(3-2) Central Lyon 25-22-25-22-15, Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 13-25-22-25-12

(3-1) Janesville 25-26-25-25, Holy Trinity Catholic 15-28-21-15

State Volleyball Championships – Quarterfinals Scores Tuesday


November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(At the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids)
Class 4A

(3-0) Harlan 25-25-25 , Pella 16-21-22
(3-0) West Delaware 25-26-25, Western Dubuque 21-24-19
(3-2) Lewis Central 13-25-25-18-15, Marion 25-22-20-25-10
(3-1) Bishop Heelan 18-25-25-25 Waverly-Shell Rock 25-20-21-8

Class 5A

(3-1) Dubuque Hempstead 22-27-25-25, Dowling Catholic 25-25-21-13
(3-0) Bettendorf 25-25-25, Iowa City West 18-22-15
(3-2) Ankeny Centennial 27-22-25-19-15, Johnston 25-25-22-25-12
(3-1) Cedar Falls 25-25-16-25. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 22-20-25-20

Semi-finals will be held Thursday, Nov. 12th

Class 5-A

10-a.m: Court 1 – Dubuque Hempstead vs. Ankeny Centennial

10-a.m.: Court 2 – Bettendorf vs. Cedar Falls

Class 4-A

Noon: Court 1 – West Delaware vs. Lewis Central

Noon: Court 2 – Harlan vs. Bishop Heelan

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/11/2015

Podcasts, Sports

November 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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