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No. 18 Iowa beats Iowa State, 98-84

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December 7th, 2018 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 22-point loss at Michigan State left many wondering if the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes were for real.

Iowa answered its critics on Thursday night by stomping archrival Iowa State — almost literally — to snap a two-game losing streak.

Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and the Hawkeyes cruised to a 98-84 victory in a game marked by skirmishes in the first half and after the whistle.

Nicholas Baer had 11 of his 14 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (7-2), who shot 57.4 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Cyclones 44-24.

“We wanted to establish our running game. We wanted to establish our ability to move the ball, and get a lot of people involved — and then we had to rebound,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said.
Iowa took control with a 16-2 run late in the first half, and the Hawkeyes pushed their lead to 63-47 on Baer’s 3-pointer early in the second half. Baer, who finished 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, then buried another 3 to make it 68-49.

Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker briefly pulled the Cyclones (7-2) within eight with 6:05 left, but Iowa responded with eight quick points to put the game out of reach.

Horton-Tucker scored 21 points and Marial Shayok had 19 for Iowa State, which had won its previous four games.

“We missed some bunnies. We could have scored 90. But you can’t give up 98 and win on the road anywhere,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.

Iowa junior Cordell Pemsl, who had planned to redshirt this season, made a surprise return to the lineup and had eight points and six boards off the bench. Freshman Joe Wieskamp also played after spraining his ankle in Monday’s 90-68 loss at Michigan State and had seven points.

UP NEXT

Iowa plays Northern Iowa in Des Moines on Dec. 15.
Iowa State hosts Southern on Sunday.

Thursday Wrestling Scoreboard 12/07/2018

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December 7th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Riverside 63, Southwest Valley 17
Riverside 63, Griswold 18
Riverside 72, Audubon 12
Audubon 19, Southwest Valley 18
Audubon 25, Griswold 24
Southwest Valley 27, Griswold 12

Denison-Schleswig 42, Bone 34
Carroll 72, Denison-Schleswig 3
East Sac County 64, Denison-Schleswig 12

AC/GC 53, Bedford/Lenox 30
AC/GC 42, Coon Rapids-Bayard 22
Bedford/Lenox 46, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21

Nodaway Valley 36, Martensdale-St. Marys 34
Nodaway Valley 42, Pleasantville 40
Pleasantville 39, Martensdale-St. Marys 35

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/7/18

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December 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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High School Basketball Scoreboard 12/06/2018

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December 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Boys Basketball

AHSTW 80, Shenandoah 73, OT
Central Decatur, Leon 77, Lenox 36
Clarinda 87, Southwest Valley 49
Coon Rapids-Bayard 52, Woodward Academy 44
East Atchison, Mo. 63, Sidney 61
OA-BCIG 66, East Sac County 60
Riverside 60, Essex 49

Girls Basketball

Bedford 50, College Springs South Page 34
Central Decatur, Leon 77, Lenox 36
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 52, Underwood 26
East Atchison, Mo. 58, Sidney 48
East Sac County 64, OA-BCIG 37
Southwest Valley 60, Clarinda 26
West Monona 61, Kingsley-Pierson 51

Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/7/2018

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December 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and 18th-ranked Iowa cruised past Iowa State 98-94, snapping a two-game losing streak. Nicholas Baer had 11 of his 14 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes, who shot 57.4 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Cyclones 44-24.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nick McGlynn and Nick Norton combined for 29 points to lead Drake to its fifth straight win, a 75-61 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night. McGlynn had 15 points and Norton drained 4 of 7 from deep to total 14 points.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s highest-scoring offense will face the league’s top-ranked defense when the Kansas City Chiefs welcome the Baltimore Ravens to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. The Chiefs are averaging nearly 40 points per game behind their young star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. The Ravens are allowing fewer than 20 points per game on the other side of the ball.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Ravens are among the best teams in the NFL when it comes to controlling the ball. The Chiefs prefer to score in a hurry. So when the two playoff contenders meet at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, expect Baltimore to try everything possible on offense to keep Kansas City’s high-flying attack on the sideline.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self is hopeful injured center Udoka Azubuike will be back on the floor by the time the second-ranked Jayhawks open Big 12 play against Oklahoma on Jan. 2. The 7-footer sustained a severe high ankle sprain against Wofford on Tuesday night. He was still not putting much weight on the ankle Thursday. Kansas plays New Mexico State on Saturday night.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Owings has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, five days after the utilityman was cut loose by Arizona. The 27-year-old Owings hit .206 in 106 games this year.

SEATTLE (AP) — Delante Jones and Matej Kavas scored 26 points apiece and Seattle shot 61 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away for a 90-71 victory over Omaha. Jones made 9 of 14 shots from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, on his way to a career-high total.

Lewis Central’s Max Duggan earns Gatorade Iowa Football Player of the Year Award

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December 6th, 2018 by Chris Parks

CHICAGO  (December  6, 201 8 )  — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade  Company, today announced  Max Duggan of Lewis Central High School as its  2018 – 19 Gatorade Iowa Football Player of the Year. Duggan is the first Gatorade Iowa Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Lewis Central High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic  achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Duggan as Iowa ’s best high school football player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award to be announced in December, Duggan joins an elite alumni association of state award – winners in 12 sports, including Emmitt Smith (1 986 – 87, Escambia High School, Fla.), Matthew Stafford (2005 – 06 Highland Park High School , Texas) and Christian McCaffrey (2012 -13, 2013-14, Valor Christian High School, Colo.)

The 6 -foot-2, 195 -pound senior quarterback passed for 2,130 yards and 24 touch downs this past season, leading the Titans (11 – 1) to the Class 3A semifinals. Duggan completed 123 of 186 passes with just three interceptions, also rushing for 1,223 yards and 25 touchdowns on 113 carries. A First Team All – State selection, he was an Elite 11 national finalist and was twice named to the Des Moines Register Iowa Eight.

A member of his school’s student council, Duggan has volunteered locally on behalf of a campus clean – up initiative and a wheelchair athletes program. “Duggan is the toughest, best player and athlete on the field at all times,” said Cory Faust, head coach at Glenwood High. “He’s like an elite running back who plays quarterback. He takes great care of the ball and I’ve never seen him lack composure or class.”

Duggan has maintained a 3.53 GPA in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at Texas Christian University next fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field,  and awards one National Player of the Year  in each sport.  From the 12 national winners, one male and one female athlete are each named Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year. In all, 607 athletes are honored each year.

Duggan joins recent Gatorade  Iowa Football Players of the Year Evan Flitz (2017 – 18,  Iowa City West High School ),  Oliver Martin (2016 – 17,  Iowa City West High School ), Noah Clayberg (2015-16, Pella High School ), and Ryan Boyle (2014 -15 &  2013-14, Dowling Catholic High School) among the state’s list of former award winners.

As a part of Gatorade’s cause marketing platform “Play it Forward,” Duggan has the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national youth sports organization of his choosing. He is also eligible to submit an essay to win one of twelve $10,000 spotlight grants for the organization of choice, which will be announced throughout the year.

Since the program’s inception in 1985, Gatorade Player of the Year award recipients have won hundreds of  professional and college championships, and many have also turned into pillars in their communities, becoming  coaches, business owners and educators.

To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate student – athletes, visit www.Gatorade.com/POY, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow us on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/Gatorade.

ISU Advances to NIVC Semifinals With 3-1 Win Over North Texas

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December 6th, 2018 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State advanced to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship semifinals with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20) win over North Texas on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones are now 19-13 on the season, while the Mean Green end 2018 at 19-17.

Iowa State will play the winner of the UNLV-Portland match taking place tomorrow night in the Rose City. Site, date and time of the match will be announced following the conclusion of tomorrow night’s quarterfinal round.

ISU was led by senior Hannah Bailey, who in her first career start at middle blocker notched seven kills, five digs, four blocks and two aces. Her fellow senior, Jess Schaben, tied her season-high with 26 kills at .429 hitting and got 11 digs for her 18th double-double of the season.

Player of the Match

Hannah Bailey. Moved to middle blocker for the first time in her career, the senior shined to help lead Iowa State to victory. Bailey got seven kills at .545 hitting, and posted career-highs in blocks (four), digs (five) and aces (two).

Up Next

Iowa State will play the winner of tomorrow night’s UNLV-Portland match in the NIVC Semifinals. Site, date and time of the match will be announced following the conclusion of the quarterfinals tomorrow night.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/6/2018

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December 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/6/18

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December 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tania Davis drilled the game-winning 3 with 2.3 seconds to go and 16th-ranked Iowa held off Iowa State 73-70, giving the Hawkeyes three straight wins in the series for the first time in over two decades. Kathleen Doyle scored 22 points in her first game back from a broken hand and Megan Gustafson had 13 with 16 rebounds for Iowa (6-2), which won 10 in a row from 1982-96.

UNDATED (AP) — Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson is the Mackey Award winner as the best tight end in the country. Hockenson is the first sophomore to win the award in its 19-year history and the second player from Iowa, joining Dallas Clark in 2002.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spencer Ware lost his starting job with the Chiefs after a devastating injury in a preseason game. He got it back after Kareem Hunt’s release. Now, the veteran running back is prepared to start against Baltimore on Sunday having had a full week as the No. 1 in practice, rather than the handful of reps allotted to the backup.

PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade. The Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona in the deal.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL’s Rams will pay $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis who filed a class-action lawsuit after the team moved to Los Angeles. The settlement notice was filed in federal court last week but details weren’t released until Wednesday. The class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of thousands of fans who bought PSLs.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Amir Coffey scored a career-high 32 points, Jordan Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota rallied to beat No. 24 Nebraska 85-78. Isaac Copeland led Nebraska with 17 points and seven rebounds. The Huskers led by as many as 13 in the second half, but the Gophers came back with the support of a raucous home crowd.

No. 16 Iowa women hold off Cyclones 73-70

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December 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tania Davis drilled the game-winning 3 with 2.3 seconds to go and 16th-ranked Iowa held off Iowa State 73-70 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawkeyes three straight wins in the series for the first time in over two decades. Kathleen Doyle scored 22 points in her first game back from a broken hand and Megan Gustafson had 13 with 16 rebounds for Iowa (6-2), which won 10 in a row from 1982-96.

But the Cyclones made the Hawkeyes sweat out their sixth consecutive home win in the rivalry.
Iowa State star Bridget Carleton fought through traffic for a layup that gave Iowa State a 69-68 lead with 49 seconds to go, but Doyle — who missed the first seven games — swung the advantage back to Iowa with free throws 13 second later.

Carleton tied it 70-all on a free throw. But she missed a second one, giving Iowa the ball with the shot clocks turned off. The Hawkeyes drained the seconds down, and Davis used a step-back to find just enough space to drain a 3 from the wing. The Hawkeyes then all converged on Carleton, leaving freshman Ashley Joens — who grew up in Iowa City — wide open for a corner 3. But Joens’ effort went long as the buzzer sounded. Carleton had 21 points and Alexa Middleton scored 20 to lead Iowa State (6-2).

The Hawkeyes needed this one. They followed a close loss to Florida State with a blowout defeat at No. 1 Notre Dame, and three losses before the middle of December would’ve been tough to swallow in a season with such high expectations.
UP NEXT: Iowa faces IUPUI at home on Saturday.