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September 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Area Volleyball Scores from Tue., Sept. 29, 2015


September 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(3-0) Adair-Casey 25-25-25, Woodbine 18-16-9
(3-1) A-D-M, Adel 21-25-25-25, Winterset 25-12-21-24
(3-0) Audubon 25-25-25, Riverside, Oakland 11-9-8
(3-0) Bedford 25-25-25, Lenox 21-18-11
(3-0) Boyer Valley 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 23-21-23
(3-1) CAM, Anita 25-21-25-25, Paton-Churdan 14-25-19-19
(3-0) Carroll 25-25-25, Perry 12-19-19
(3-1) Clarinda 25-25-20-25, Denison-Schleswig 15-18-25-15
(3-0) Creston 25-27-25, Atlantic 10-25-6
(3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, South Page 12-3-11
(3-1) East Union 23-26-25-25, Southwest Valley 25-24-16-16
(3-2) Essex 18-22-26-25-15, Stanton 25-25-24-16-11
(3-1) Glenwood 25-25-20-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 23-17-25-8
(3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 23-23-23
(3-2) Harlan 23-25-24-25-15, Red Oak 25-23-26-22-12
(3-0) Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Shenandoah 8-13-6
(3-1) Lewis Central 25-22-25-25, Creston 20-25-21-20
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Atlantic 23-7-11
(3-1) Logan-Magnolia 17-26-25-25, Griswold 25-24-11-22
(3-2) Mount Ayr 25-25-16-23-15, Nodaway Valley 20-21-25-25-12
(3-0) North Tama 25-25-25, Meskwaki Settlement School 14-12-22
(3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 1-2-13
(3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, AHSTW 9-11-11
(3-1) Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25-25, IKM-Manning 27-21-15-15
(3-1) Underwood 26-23-25-25, Missouri Valley 24-25-19-13
(3-1) Van Meter 14-25-25-25, Panorama 25-23-19-13

Cardinals vs. Pirates double-header today on KJAN


September 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The St. Louis Cardinals were forced to wait a day before resuming their charge toward the NL Central title. The Redbirds and second-place Pirates were rained out Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, keeping the Cards’ magic number at two. The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader today, with the first game getting underway at 12:35. We’ll begin our coverage with the pre-game show at 11:40-a.m., here on KJAN.

The Cardinals will start Michael Wacha (17-6, 3.15 ERA) in the opener against Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (18-8, 2.60). St. Louis will send Tyler Lyons (2-1, 3.96) in the second game against Charlie Morton (9-8, 4.54). The second game is slated to start at 6:05-p.m.  The Cardinals will take the division with a victory in either game.

St. Louis is expected to activate right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright today. The three-time All-Star has been on the disabled list since April after tearing the Achilles tendon in his left leg.


Cowboys add defensive end Irving from Chiefs’ practice squad


September 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have signed defensive end David Irving off Kansas City’s practice squad a day after releasing defensive tackle Davon Coleman. Irving is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Iowa State. Dallas also released guard Ronald Patrick from its practice squad Tuesday, replacing him with defensive end Lavar Edwards.

Dallas was missing defensive end Jeremy Mincey because of a concussion last weekend against Atlanta, but Mincey is expected to return against New Orleans on Sunday. The Cowboys also get free agent pass rusher Greg Hardy back next week following his four-game suspension in a domestic violence case.


Ferentz previews Wisconsin


September 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Wisconsin opened this season as the favorite to win the Big Ten West Division and that won’t draw an argument from Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The Badgers have made a habit of appearing in the Big Ten Championship game and have won three league titles in the past five years. Ferentz says the Badgers have been the dominant team in the division and one of the top programs in the Big Ten.

Paul Chryst is the third different Badger coach in four years but Ferentz says the style remains the same. Ferentz says the players did a good job of bouncing back after a disapointing season in 2014 and now need to show they can handle success after a 4-0 start.

Ferentz says running back Jordan Canzeri is one of several seniors who have stepped up their game this season. The native of New York has eight touchdowns already this season after failing to reach the end zone all of last year. Iowa’s red zone production is off the charts this season. The Hawkeyes have converted touchdowns on 14 of 16 opportunities for an 88 percent clip. That compares to 64 percent a year ago.

With top running back Corey Clement sidelined with an injury the Badgers have been riding the arm of quarterback Joel Stave. The Redshirt senior is completing 66 percent of his passes and is 24-8 as a starter.

(Learfield Sports)

Northern Iowa seeks to replace star Seth Tuttle


September 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa broke into the top 10 last season thanks largely to the play of forward Seth Tuttle, arguably the best player in the school history. Tuttle has moved on and replacing him won’t be easy.

Tuttle’s departure will be the biggest challenge for the Panthers to overcome in 2015-16. Tuttle, a second-team All-American, anchored a team that won a school-record 31 games and was a dark horse Final Four candidate before falling to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

Tuttle isn’t the only frontcourt player the Panthers need to replace either. All three starters have moved on after combining for 27.7 points and 13.5 rebounds a game in 2014-15.

Orient-Macksburg Cross Country Invitational


September 29th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Orient-Macksburg Cross Country Invitational
Monday, September 28th

Boys Results

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  3. Evan Wilson, Exira-EHK
  4. Rylan Heffernan, West Central Valley
  5. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley
  6. Nathan Venteicher, Nodaway Valley
  7. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley
  8. Chance Webster, Panorama
  9. Cale Billheimer, Adair-Casey/CAM
  10. Skyler Rawlings, Nodaway Valley

Boys Team Reults

  1. Nodaway Valley 30pts
  2. Panorama 109pts
  3. West Central Valley 115pts
  4. Creston 115pts
  5. Earlham 134pts

Girls Results

  1. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  2. Jessica Beatty, Creston
  3. Bri Hoffman, Panorama
  4. Devyn Kimble, Panorama
  5. Morgan Allen, Earlham
  6. Emma Harper, East Union
  7. Rose Andersen, Exira-EHK
  8. Synthia Nelson, Ankeny Christian Academy
  9. Emily Copic, Exira-EHK
  10. Gillian Stanley, West Central Valley

Girls Team Results

  1. Creston 59pts
  2. Panorama 67pts
  3. Exira-EHK 96pts
  4. West Central Valley 100pts
  5. Earlham 132pts

Area Volleyball Scores from Mon., Sept. 28 2015


September 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(2-0) North Polk 21-21, Earlham 14-9
(2-0) West Central Valley, Stuart 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 19-17

Cardinals inch closer to NL Central title, top Pirates 3-0


September 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh outfielders mishandled Jon Jay’s single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night. The Cardinals saw their magic number to clinch a third straight NL Central drop to two after getting to Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon (3-2). St. Louis can clinch with a victory at Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was carted off the field following a violent collision with teammate Peter Bourjos. The team said Piscotty has a head contusion and was taken to a hospital for observation. Carpenter singled with one out and scored all the way from first when Pittsburgh right fielder Gregory Polanco overran Jay’s hit and center fielder Andrew McCutchen couldn’t pick the ball up cleanly.

Reynolds then drilled his 12th homer of the year. Jonathan Broxton (4-5) earned the win.


Rodgers throws for 5 TDs, Packers beat Chiefs 38-28


September 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, including three to Randall Cobb, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 38-28 on Monday night.

Rodgers led the Packers (3-0) on two successful first-quarter drives that ended with scoring passes to Cobb and rookie Ty Montgomery. He found James Jones for a 27-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter for a 17-point lead at the break.

Jamaal Charles rushed for three touchdowns for Kansas City (1-2), which followed its stunning, last-minute loss at home to Denver with a respectable fourth-quarter effort at raucous Lambeau Field. Charles’ 7-yard TD with 1:25 left got the Chiefs within 10. But the end result was the same for Kansas City, which lost its second straight. Rodgers was 24 of 35 in another masterful performance for the MVP quarterback.