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Deer hunts set at DeSoto, Boyer Chute refuges

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

August 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there will be deer hunts this fall at DeSoto and Boyer Chute national wildlife refuges. There will be two hunts at DeSoto: Oct. 18-19 and Dec. 20-21. Both hunts are muzzleloader and antlerless deer only.

All hunters must possess a DeSoto access permit for the hunts. These are free and can be obtained on the DeSoto’s website, http://www.fws.gov/refuge/desoto/, at the visitor center or by contacting Mindy Sheets at mindy_sheets@fws.gov or 712-388-4802.

The Boyer Chute hunt will run Dec. 13-21. This hunt also will be antlerless and muzzleloader only. DeSoto and Boyer Chute national wildlife refuges sit north of Omaha, Nebraska, along U.S. Highway 30 between Missouri Valley, Iowa, and along U.S. Highway 75 near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.

Tournament of Champions Friday Results (FINAL)

Sports

August 8th, 2014 by Jim Field

Championship Division:
Chris Nelson, Atlantic Golf & CC 63 (-6)
Zach Christianson, Atlantic Golf & CC 67 (-2)
Jeff Gude, Atlantic Golf & CC 69 (E)
Jared Cochran, Terrace Hills GC 69 (E)
Barry Smith, Pine Knolls CC 69 (E)
Darby McLaren, Atlantic Golf & CC 70 (+1)
Matt Miller, Fairview Hills 71 (+2)
Derek Jacobsen, Top 25 71 (+2)
Taylor Wheatley, 5 X 80 CC 72 (+3)
Andrew Martin, Nishna Hills GC 72 (+3)
Sam Pieczynski, Waveland GC 72 (+3)
John Hanks, Twin Lakes GC 72 (+3)
Steve Davie, Majestic Hills GC 72 (+3)
Tim Murphy, Onawa GC 72 (+3)
Kramer Samuelson, Clarinda CC 73 (+4)
Cary Cochran, Quail Run CC 73 (+4)
Ryan Clark, Briarwood Club 73 (+4)
Ross Martens, Shelby County GC 72 (+3)
Matt Haley, Happy Hollow CC 74 (+5)
Kurt Matthewson, Honey Creek GC 74 (+5)
Matt Berg, Kalona GC 74 (+5)
Walker Adams, Osceola CC 75 (+6)
Brad Hartkopf, Past Champion 75 (+6)
Aaron King, Sac City CC 75 (+6)
Shane Burmeister, Atlantic Golf & CC 75 (+6)
Ryan Kirchhoff, Griswold Golf & CC 76 (+7)
Jason Branham, Quail Run CC 76 (+7)
Gabe Huff, Crestwood Hills GC 76 (+7)
Rob Langfelt, Nishna Hills GC 76 (+7)
Colin Weaver, Griswold Golf & CC 77 (+8)
Mitch Engelbarts, Gruis Area 77 (+8)
Carter Trewet, Briarwood Club 78 (+9)
Chad Buresh, Woodward GC 78 (+9)
Dave Pratt, Lake Panorama National 79 (+10)
Evan Baldwin, Villisca CC 80 (+11)
Barry Jacobsen, Harlan Golf & CC 81 (+12)
Kolby Beemer, Bedford GC 81 (+12)
Luke Fry, Osceola CC 81 (+12)
Dan Meggison, Fairview Hills 82 (+13)
Douglas Kouba, Leon Golf & CC 83 (+14)
Eric Brown, Mount Ayr CC 84 (+15)
Jason Calhoun, Crestwood Hills GC 84 (+15)
Scott Hummel, Fremont County GC 85 (+16)
Marv Fangman, Willow Creek GC 86 (+17)

Senior Division:
Gene Capps, Indianola CC 68 (-1)
Darron Baker, Eagle Grove GC 69 (E)
John Willmore, Past Champion 70 (+1)
Arnie Leistad, Atlantic Golf & CC 72 (+3)
Rick Thompson, Past Champion 72 (+3)
Del Miller, Past Champion 74 (+5)
Rick Carter, Crestmoor CC 74 (+5)
Jim Wood, Red Oak CC 74 (+5)
Jim Turner, Audubon CC 75 (+6)
Victor Garza, Gruis Area 75 (+6)
John Ashley, Fremont County GC 76 (+7)
Kim Peters, Crestwood Hills GC 76 (+7)
Daryl Armstrong, Crestwood Hills GC 76 (+7)
Mike Martin, Nishna Hills GC 77 (+8)
Jeff Morenz, Atlantic Golf & CC 79 (+10)
Blair Hoegh, Otter Creek GC 80 (+11)
Jim Sachs, Gruis Area 80 (+11)
Paul Huddleson, Nishna Hills GC 81 (+12)
Ken Portsche, Beaver Creek GC 81 (+12)
Alan Adkisson, Lenox GC 84 (+15)
Frank Rodriguez, Harlan Golf & CC 92 (+23)

Super Senior Division:
Allen Hjelle, Atlantic Golf & CC 74 (+5)
John Holmes, Atlantic Golf & CC 74 (+5)
Jim Redemske, Clarmond CC 78 (+9)
Richard Mitchell, Nishna Hills GC 80 (+11)
Keith Moore, Crestmoor CC 81 (+12)
Perry Paulsen, Atlantic Golf & CC 82 (+13)
Ed Leistad, Nishna Hills GC 82 (+13)
Jerry Hoff, Oakland CC 82 (+13)
Frank Gunsolley, Mount Ayr Golf & CC 83 (+14)
Donald Perrin, Happy Hollow CC 84 (+15)

Chiefs unsteady, uneven in preseason opener

Sports

August 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Depending on which part of the Chiefs’ preseason opener Andy Reid chose to watch, he could have come away thrilled about the prospects for the upcoming season or deeply depressed.

There were two touchdowns by the defense – and many more blown coverages. There were three-and-outs and fumbles by the offense – along with long touchdown passes and dynamic runs. On special teams, there was an electrifying punt return touchdown but several boneheaded decisions.

The Chiefs wound up beating Cincinnati 41-39 on Thursday night, but the result was mostly a moot point. Reid said there were positives and negatives from the preseason opener, and plenty of work to do before the Chiefs visit Carolina on Aug. 17.

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Chiefs beat Bengals 41-39 in preseason opener

Sports

August 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 in their preseason opener Thursday night. Andy Dalton was sharp in his only series for the Bengals after signing a new six-year deal this week. He hit wide receiver A.J. Green for a 53-yard pass to set up the opening field goal.

He quickly gave way to backup Jason Campbell, who was just 6 of 15 for 72 yards. And while he threw a pair of touchdown passes, he also was responsible for the pick-6s by Smith and Bronson before getting banged up midway through the third quarter. The Bengals’ Dre Kirkpatrick also returned an interception for a touchdown.

Cardinals use Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

Sports

August 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

Jhonny Peralta’s two-run double keyed a three-run first off Brandon Workman and Wong had his first multihomer game. The Cardinals took two of three from their stripped-down opponents, who beat them in the World Series last fall but are in last place in the AL East.

Wainwright needed 66 pitches to slog through the first three innings after the start was delayed by rain for more than an hour for the second straight night.

Cyclones with plenty of receiving options

Sports

August 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Those who think Mark Mangino can fix Iowa State’s offense point to the program’s wide receivers as a major reason for their optimism. The Cyclones look like they’ve got a lot of potential targets in the passing game.

Iowa State’s receiving corps could be as deep as it’s been in years. Led by junior Quenton Bundrage, the Cyclones should have multiple options for whoever wins the starting quarterback competition between Grant Rohach and Sam Richardson.

Iowa State opens on August 30th against North Dakota State, the three-time defending FCS champion.

56th Annual Tournament of Champions Tees Off Friday

Sports

August 7th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Golf & Country Club will host the 56th annual Tournament of Champions Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The 54 hole event features golfers in three divisions: Championship, Senior and Super Senior, competing for titles.  Golfers qualify through their home club tournaments.  Defending champion Brad Hartkopf of Atlantic will battle in the 43-man Championship divison.  21 golfers will compete for the Senior title and 10 others are in the Super Senior division.  KJAN will have live coverage all weekend long on AM 1220 & FM 101.1.  You can also listen to our live stream at www.kjan.com or on your phone with the free KJAN app for iphone or android.  Follow the results each day on our sports page at www.kjan.com.  And, check out the KJAN TV page for live video from the first tee.  Listen Thursday afternoon at 4:30 for live interviews with area golfers at catch our live tee-to-green coverage beginning Friday morning at 8:35.

Click this link for the first round tee times:  2014 TofC Round 1

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UNI looks for redemption in football

Sports

August 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Redemption was a big theme Wednesday in Cedar Falls, as the U-N-I football team held their annual Media Day activities. The Panthers suffered through an injury-plagued, 7-5 season last year. But the Panthers have eighteen starters back this season, Panther coach Mark Farley says that group will play a large role in dictating how the new season goes. “That will be the basis of this football team. There’s good talent at some of the younger positions, but it always goes back to if you’ve got talent and leadership — guys that are invested in the program because they’ve been here — those are the ones who will battle for you in those tight situations that will make the difference between a good season and a great season,” Farley says. “The opportunity is there. We have to take advantage of that opportunity.”

The 2013 season saw the Panthers lose starters to injury at several key positions, including wide receiver, middle linebacker, and in their secondary. But according to Farley, the upside of dealing with those setbacks is a deeper team this season. Farley says they probably have more depth and more talented depth this year than they have had in the past. He says those are players who have the ability to come in and have the knowledge to play the game.

The Panthers open their season at Iowa on August 30. Farley says that playing an F-B-S team to begin the season presents a whole separate set of challenges. “We have to get this team to a very high level again for that first football game. If we don’t it’s going to be a very long afternoon. So we’ve got to get to a very high level,” Farley says. “Once we get to that level now you’ve got to sustain that for 12 more weeks — very hard to do. Sometimes the way you want to build a program is to keep growing it through the season and then everybody says you are better in the second game than you were in the first. We’d better be good in the first or we won’t have anything left in the second.”

According to Farley, 105 U-N-I players spent their summer in Cedar Falls preparing for the season. He says that shows their commitment on and off the field. “Now that’s different from other universities because at the F-B-S you get scholarships in the summer. At the F-C-S, if you stay, you pay. And you stay there because you want to be there, you stay there because you want to be there for your teammates. That number changes at F-C-S,” Farley says. “When you have 105 guys in the weight room all summer long working, when it is on them, that just shows the commitment and what they want to do with their team and what they want to do with their talent. That says a lot for them.”

U-N-I was picked to finish 3rd in the Missouri Valley Football Conference by the league’s coaches. The Panthers are 15th in the preseason F-C-S poll released by The Sports Network.

(Radio Iowa)