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Lake Manawa No-Wake Restriction Removed

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The no-wake restriction for boaters on Lake Manawa was removed today (Friday) after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources determined the lake was back down to acceptable levels.  The no-wake restriction had been in place since June 27th, to minimize the impact of the high water to infrastructure around the lake. Many of the docks were submerged and posed a safety hazard to boats operating at higher speeds.

Dan Jacobs, park manager for Lake Manawa, said they will place a boat dock on the west boat ramp that will remain in place through the winter, but the docks on north and south boat ramps will be removed next week.

(DNR Press Release)

No. 13 Michigan Kicks Off November Grind at Iowa


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – No. 13 Michigan just finished its best October in years, winning three games after taking just two in its last two years under Rich Rodriguez.  But the Wolverines (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) know the true measure of their season will come during four-game grind that starts Saturday at reeling Iowa (5-3, 2-2).  The Hawkeyes are coming off a stunning 22-21 loss at Minnesota.  They’ve struggled stopping the run, while Michigan ranks among the best running teams in the country.  But Iowa is unbeaten at home this season, and six of Michigan’s seven wins have come in the Big House.  Michigan closes the season at Iowa and Illinois before a two-game home stand against Nebraska and Ohio State.

Iowa State Wary of Upset-Minded Kansas


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State went on the road last week as a double-digit underdog that hadn’t won a Big 12 game – and won by 34 points. Kansas hits the road this week as a double-digit underdog that hasn’t won a Big 12 game.  On Saturday, the Jayhawks (2-6, 0-5 Big 12) face Iowa State, the one team that knows how dangerous a supposedly weaker team can be in this league.  Iowa State (4-4, 1-4) stunned the Big 12 by throttling Texas Tech 41-7 in Lubbock last week. The Cyclones insist they’re on guard against letting Kansas (2-6, 0-5) pull off a similar feat.  The Jayhawks have lost six straight and gained just 46 yards in a 43-0 loss at Texas last week.

No. 9 Huskers Expect Test Against Northwestern Spread


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Northwestern brings its spread offense to Nebraska on Saturday, the kind the ninth-ranked Huskers used to go against week after week in the Big 12.  Cornhuskers defensive coordinator says Northwestern’s Dan Persa is close to if not the best quarterback Nebraska has faced.  Persa has been sharing time with the versatile Kain Colter, and the pair has combined to throw for 289 yards a game in Big Ten play.  Nebraska has been playing some of its best defense the last two games, holding Minnesota and Michigan State under 300 total yards.  Nebraska (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) has won three straight to move into a three-way tie for the lead in the Big Ten’s Legends Division.  Northwestern (3-5, 1-4) is playing its final road game and needs to win three of its last four to become bowl eligible.

Former Cardinals Star Bob Forsch Dies at 61


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Bob Forsch, who threw two no-hitters for the St. Louis Cardinals and is the third-winningest pitcher in team history, has died at the age of 61.  Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow said Forsch died Thursday at his home near Tampa, Florida.  A cause was not immediately known.  The death came less than a week after Forsch threw out the first  pitch at Game 7 of the World Series.  The Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last Friday to win the championship.  Forsch won 163 games for the Cardinals from 1974 to 1988, trailing only Bob Gibson and Jesse Haines, before ending his career in Houston in 1989. He threw no-hitters in 1978 and 1983, the only Cardinals pitcher to accomplish the feat twice.

ISU Guard Christopherson on Lowe’s Watch List


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Iowa State senior guard Scott Christopherson is one of 30 men’s basketball candidates eligible for the 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence- community, classroom, character and competition.
A native of LaCrosse, Wis., Christopherson averaged 13.7 ppg and made 86 3-pointers while earning All-Big 12 honorable mention honors in 2010-11. Christopherson, who is Iowa State’s all-time leader in 3-point percentage (43.7 pct.), achieved over a 3.5 GPA in finance in the spring of 2011 and has been extremely active in the Ames community in his four years at Iowa State.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The 30 men’s basketball candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I men’s and women’s coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

8AM Sportscast 11-04-2011

Podcasts, Sports

November 4th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Friday HS Football Playoff Quarter-Finals


November 4th, 2011 by Jim Field

Friday, November 4 (7:00 pm)


  • Murray (10-1) @ Adair-Casey (9-2) – Live on KJAN & KJAN.com (6:15 pm pre-game)
  • Fremont-Mills (10-0) @ East Mills (10-1)
  • Armstrong-Ringsted (11-0) @ West Bend-Mallard (10-1)
  • Clarksville (11-1) @ Janesville (9-2)

Class A:

  • Madrid (9-2) @ Bedford (9-2)
  • Gehlen Catholic (10-1) @ West Hancock (10-1)
  • Postville (10-1) @ Newman Catholic (10-1)
  • Lisbon (11-0) @ Lone Tree (10-1)

Class 4-A:

  • Dowling Caholic (9-2) @ West Des Moines Valley (11-0)
  • Southeast Polk (10-1) @ Ankeny (10-1)
  • Bettendorf (10-1) @ Iowa City West (9-2)
  • Cedar Falls (10-1) @ Cedar Rapids Washington (8-3)


Western Iowa Conference Volleyball/Academic Picks


November 3rd, 2011 by Jim Field

2011 Western Iowa All-Conference Volleyball Teams

1st Team:

  • Shelby Sullivan  (Jr., Tri-Center)
  • Molly Dollen (Sr., Tri-Center)
  • Emma Fiene (Jr., Treynor)
  • Gracie Myers (Soph., Treynor)
  • CourtneyCunard (Sr., Missouri Valley)
  • Chelsie Hardesty (Jr., Underwood)
  • Chaley Rath (Jr., Treynor)
  • Carlee McKee (Sr., Missouri Valley).

2nd Team:

  • Malory Christiansen (Jr., Tri-Center)
  • Amy Lintner (Sr., Underwood)
  • Emily Nelsen (Jr., Audubon)
  • Taylor Baggett (Sr., AHST)
  • TaylorGardner (Jr., Missouri Valley)
  • Shayley Smith (Sr., Riverside)
  • Rachel Landen (Soph., Underwood)
  • Regan Landen (Soph., Underwood)
  • Anna Hildebrand (Sr., Riverside)

Honorable Mention:

  • Anna Spomer (Soph., Tri-Center)
  • Abby Leighton (Sr., Griswold)
  • Ashley Nelson (Sr., Missouri Valley)
  • Emily Beatz (Jr., Tri-Center)
  • Susie Bylund (Sr., Audubon)
  • Lauren Baylor (Sr., AHST)
  • Lexis Rogers(Jr., Treynor)
  • Emily Frink (Sr., Riverside)
  • Rachel Denne (Sr.,Griswold)
  • Lea Crouse (Soph., Underwood)

2011 WIC All-Academic Honors

(Must be a senior and maintain 3.25 cumulative GPA)


  • AHST: Taylor Baggett, Jolene Bartlett, Lauren Baylor, Helen Johnson, Katelin Schroder, Caydee Woodward.
  • Audubon: Stacy Bruch, Afton Muhr, Brittany Rudolph.
  • Griswold: Rachel Denne, Abby Leighton.
  • Missouri Valley: Courtney Cunard, Janelle Smithson, Carlee McKee,Ashley Nelson.
  • Riverside: Anna Hildebrand, Shayley Smith, Jenny Taylor, Jacie Feigenbutz.
  • Tri-Center: Anna Armstrong, Molly Dollen,Elizabeth Masker.
  • Underwood: Amy Lintner.


  • Audubon: Riley Jensen, Dana Johnson, Rachel Jones, Brooke Obermeier.
  • Missouri Valley: Maggie Hawley, Devon Jensen, RaeLea Jones, LoganReinig.
  • Riverside: Ean Johnson.
  • Treynor: Justine Hiebner, Brad Bailey, Alyssa Kudron, Garrett Gibson,Michael Dunn.
  • Tri-Center: Ashtyn Alfers, Kaitlyn Vorthmann, TaylorTuel, Nathan Miller.
  • Underwood: Layne Goertz.

8AM Sportscast 11-03-2011

Podcasts, Sports

November 3rd, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field