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Thursday Golf/Tennis/Soccer Results


April 24th, 2015 by Jim Field

Girls Golf:
Atlantic 188, Clarinda 205 (Medalist: Erin Olsen, Atlantic 42)
CAM 258, Exira/EHK 310 (Medalist: Morgan Ferguson, CAM 54)
Underwood 208, IKM-Manning 214 (Medalist: Rachel Teten, Underwood 47)
Lewis Central 218, Red Oak 230 (Medalist: Shelbie Perez, Red Oak 45)
Creston 194, Southwest Valley 221 (Medalist: Madison Hance, Creston 45)
Kuemper Catholic 192, Denison 234
Tri-Center 225, Missouri Valley NTS (Medalist: Sierra Ford, Missouri Valley 52)

Boys Golf:
Clarinda 158 Atlantic 164 (Medalist: Carlton Rahn, Clarinda 36; Zac Stork, Atlantic 39)
Exira/EHK 193, CAM, Anita 209 (Medalist: Connor Geib, Exira/EHK 46)
Missouri Valley 177, Tri-Center 209
IKM-Manning 177, Underwood 199 (Medalist: Zach Dreier, IKM-Manning 40)
Creston 144, Shenandoah 160, Southwest Valley 207
Glenwood 161, Nebraska City 186 (Medalist: Kobe Rhodes, Glenwood 35)
Denison 166, Kuemper Catholic 173 (Medalist: Parker Eller, Denison 34)

Girls Tennis:
Clarinda 9, Atlantic 0
Shenandoah 9, Harlan 0
Creston 7, Audubon 2
Red Oak 7, Lewis Central 2
Denison-Schleswig 9, Sioux City East 0

Boys Tennis:
Atlantic 5, Clarinda 4
Shenandoah 9, Harlan 0
Red Oak 6, Lewis Central 3
Glenwood 9, Thomas Jefferson 0
Lewis Central 6, St. Albert 3
Creston 9, Audubon 0
Denison 9, Sioux City Heelan 0
Girls Soccer:
Atlantic 5, Denison-Schleswig 1
Riverside 3, Creston 1
Tri-Center 1, Underwood 0
Missouri Valley 2, A-H-S-T-W 0

Boys Soccer:
Atlantic 7, Nodaway Valley 3 (Matt Smith scored 4 goals)
A-H-S-T-W 6, Missouri Valley 2
Underwood 5, Tri-Center 4 (OT)
West Central Valley 5, Treynor 0
Abraham Lincoln 3, Riverside 0
Kuemper Catholic 2, Glenwood 0
Denison 2, Harlan 0

Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings after brawl


April 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. With two outs, Hosmer’s hit off Chicago’s Jake Petricka (0-1) brought in Jarrod Dyson. Wade Davis then pitched a scoreless 13th for his fourth save, giving Franklin Morales (2-0) the victory.

Kansas City won for the fourth time in five games in a game in which tempers flared. Yordano Ventura snagged a grounder from Chicago outfielder Adam Eaton and they appeared to exchange words before Ventura threw to first to end the seventh inning. Eaton was restrained from Ventura. Players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field and punches were thrown during a fight that lasted a couple of minutes.


Ziemek wins decathlon to Drake Relays


April 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Zack Ziemek, a redshirt senior from the University of Wisconsin, won the decathlon Thursday at the Drake Relays with 7,964 points — the second-highest total in the world this season.

Ziemek, who competed unattached, opened his meet by winning the 100 meters Wednesday in 10.68 seconds. He set personal bests Thursday in the discus at 158 feet, 6 inches and the pole vault at 17-4 1/2.

Heather Miller-Koch won the heptathlon with 5,860 points.

Wacha outdoes Scherzer as Cardinals beat Nationals 4-1


April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer in a pitcher’s duel, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win. Matt Carpenter had two hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight. St. Louis took two of three from the Nationals in a matchup of 2014 division champions and remained unbeaten in series play this year (4-0-1).

Wacha (3-0) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings while lowering his ERA to 1.33. The right-hander walked two and struck out six, including Jose Lobaton three times. Scherzer (1-2) also went seven innings, giving up two runs and six hits. It was the first time in his four starts with Washington that the 2013 Cy Young winner surrendered more than one earned run.


Mullin signs 3 transfers for St. John’s


April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin, the coach at St. John’s for less than a month, signed three transfers Thursday, two of whom will be eligible right away. Darien Williams, 6-foot-8 forward, played one season at Iowa Western Community College then sat out last season at City College of San Francisco while recovering from shoulder surgery. Ron Mvouika, a 6-6 native of France, is a graduate transfer from Missouri State who was limited to two games last season by injuries.

They will be both eligible immediately for the Red Storm, who lost five seniors from last season’s team that went 21-12 and played in the NCAA Tournament under coach Steve Lavin. He mutually parted ways with St. John’s in March after five seasons.

Tariq Owens, a 6-10 forward, left Tennessee after one season and, after sitting out next season under NCAA transfer rules, will three seasons of eligibility remaining.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/23/2015

Podcasts, Sports

April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Frederickson Foundation donates to Trojan Sports Locker

News, Sports

April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Grant Petty, representing the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund, recently donated several baseball and softball items to Rolly Parrott ,with the Atlantic Trojan Sports Locker.

Trevor, who lived to play the game of baseball would be so impressed that something like this is available so that all kids have the chance to play sports. Melanie Petty, with the Frederickson Foundation, asks you to bring your good, used shoes and equipment to Rolly, and he will make sure it finds a new home.

Drake Relays Thursday High School Schedule


April 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

The Drake Relays will begin this afternoon for high school qualifiers today with area athletes participating in discus, high jump, long jump and the 300 meters.

In the girls discus, Linnaea Konfrst of Glenwood will throw when the event begins at 3:00 pm.

The boys high jump also begins at 3:00 today and features several area athletes, including: Alec Hayes of Atlantic, Sam Obert of Coon Rapids-Bayard, Colt Scott of Bedford and Sam Wegner of IKM-Manning.

Also at 3:00 this afternoon, Mikayla Evers of Harlan will be in the girls long jump.

On the blue oval, the girls 3000 meters will begin at 4:10 and feature Rebekah Topham of Griswold.

Griswold’s Topham, Flippin Sign Letters


April 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

Rebekah Topham and Alyx Flippin, a pair of senior long distance runners from Griswold will continue to run in college. The pair signed National Letters of Intent yesterday.

Topham signed a letter of intent to run both track and cross country at Wichita State.  Topham is a four-time individual cross country state champion and has won eight state track titles.

Flippin signed a letter to run for Central Missouri.

Both were members of the Tigers 2012 cross country and track state championship teams.

US Olympic wrestling trials headed back to Iowa City


April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are returning to Iowa City in 2016. USA Wrestling spokesman Gary Abbott told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the meet staged to set the American team headed to the 2016 Rio Games will be held at the University of Iowa next April. The U.S. staged the trials in Iowa City, home of the nationally prominent Iowa Hawkeyes, to sellout crowds back in 2012.

The Americans won a pair of gold medals in London later that year, including a dominant showing by star Jordan Burroughs. Burroughs is expected to headline the latest crop of wrestlers competing for a spot on the team for Rio.