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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

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October 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with another dominant performance.

After Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon’s drive for a single and two-base error, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop foul to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the final out. The Giants ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. San Francisco took this pairing of wild-card teams after earning titles in 2012 and 2010.

Pitching on two days’ rest after his shutout in Game 5, Bumgarner entered in the fifth with a 3-2 lead. After giving up a leadoff single to Omar Infante, he shut down the Royals and earned a save to go with his two wins in the Series.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m KJAN Sports, 10/29/2014

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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First Round High School Football Playoffs Tonight!

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October 29th, 2014 by Jim Field

The 2014 Iowa High School State Football Playoffs begin tonight with 16 games in each class.  On KJAN tonight, we are featuring an 8-Man match-up with Exira/EHK visiting Sidney.  Both the Spartans and the Cowboys are 7-2.  Exira/EHK will be playing it’s first ever road playoff game after two late season losses.  Quarterback Drew Peppers is not expected to be available tonight as he continues to recover from a knee injury.  Chris Parks will have the call of the game on AM 1220, FM 101.1 and online at www.kjan.com.  Also tonight, Jim Field will be at Class A match-up as Griswold plays at Logan-Magnolia.  The Panthers beat the Tigers 48-16 just three weeks ago in district play and Griswold hopes to get off to a better start this time.  You can hear the game exclusively on the TV page at www.kjan.com.  We can’t provide live video but you can hear the game through our TV channel.  All game tonight begin at 7:00 pm.  Pre-game for our broadcasts begin at 6:00 pm, right after the final edition of “Who’s Gonna Win?” at 5:30 pm.  Here is the complete playoff schedule for tonight.

Class 4-A

  • Ames (5-3) vs. Urbandale (5-4)
  • Ankeny Centennial (7-2) vs. Johnston (6-3)
  • Ankeny (7-2) vs. Des Moines Lincoln (3-6)
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-5) vs. Bettendorf (9-0)
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2-7) vs. Muscatine (7-2)
  • Clinton (2-7) vs. Cedar Rapids Washington (9-0)
  • CB Abe Lincoln (4-5) vs. Lewis Central (8-1)
  • Davenport Central (4-5) vs. Linn Marr (8-1)
  • Des Moines East (4-4) vs. West Des Moines Valley (8-1)
  • West Des Moines Dowling (8-1) vs. Indianola (5-4)
  • Dubuque Hempstead (6-3) vs. North Scott (7-2)
  • Dubuque Senior (5-4) vs. Cedar Falls (7-2)
  • Fort Dodge (6-3) vs. Southeast Polk (5-4)
  • Ottumwa (5-4) vs. Iowa City West (5-4)
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-5) vs. Pleasant Valley (6-3)
  • Sioux City East (6-3) vs. Waukee (8-1)

Class 3-A

  • ADM (5-4) @ Carroll (8-1)
  • Davenport Assumption (5-4) @ Solon (8-1)
  • Boyden Hull/Rock Valley (5-4) @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton (6-3)
  • Charles City (5-4) @ Cedar Rapids Xavier (6-3)
  • Epworth Western Dubuque (6-3) @ Waverly Shell Rock (7-2)
  • Fairfield (6-3) vs. Pella (9-0)
  • Gilbert (7-2) @ Humboldt (8-1)
  • Greene County (4-5) @ Creston (7-2)
  • Independence (6-3) @ Washington (6-3)
  • Knoxville (4-5) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (8-1)
  • Newton (6-3) @ Clear Creek-Amana (7-2)
  • Norwalk (5-4) @ Bondurant Farrer (6-3)
  • Spencer (4-5) @ Sioux City Heelan (8-1)
  • Dubuque Wahlert (3-6) @ West Deleware (8-1)
  • Webster City (4-5) @ Ballard (7-2)
  • Winterset (5-4) @ Carlisle (7-2)

Class 2-A

  • Aplington-Parkersburg (6-3) @ Dyersville Beckman (7-2)
  • Center Point-Urbana (6-3) @ Union LaPorte City (7-2)
  • Central Lyon/George Little Rock (6-3) @ Sioux Center (8-1)
  • Clarion Goldfield/Dows (6-3) @ East Sac County (7-2)
  • Estherville Lincoln Center (5-4) @ Clear Lake (9-0)
  • Carroll Kuemper (4-5) @ Clarinda (8-1)
  • MOC Floyd Valley (5-4) @ Spirit Lake (9-0)
  • Mid Prairie, Wellman (4-5) @ Albia (8-1)
  • Monticello (4-5) @ North Fayette (8-1)
  • Mount Vernon (5-4) @ Mediapolis (8-1)
  • New Hampton (6-3) @ Anamosa (7-2)
  • North Polk (5-4) @ South Tama County (7-2)
  • PCM (4-5) @ Williamsburg (9-0)
  • South Hardin (4-5) @ CMB (9-0)
  • Southeast Valley (5-4) @ Hampton-Dumont (8-1)
  • West Burlington (4-5) @ Western Dubuque (8-1)

Class 1-A

  • Alburnett (5-4) @ Iowa City Regina (8-1)
  • Bellevue (7-2) @ Dike New Hartford (7-2)
  • Central Decatur (7-2) @ Pella Christian (6-3)
  • Eddyville-Blakeburg (5-4) @ Panorama (6-3)
  • Hudson (6-3) @ North Cedar (8-1)
  • Lake Mills (3-6) @ South Winneshiek (9-0)
  • Madrid (6-3) @ IKM-Manning (9-0)
  • OA-BCIG (6-3) @ Hinton (8-1)
  • Ogden (7-2) @ A-H-S-T-W (7-2)
  • Pocahontas Area (5-4) @ South Central Calhoun (6-3)
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan (4-5) @ West Lyon (8-1)
  • Sigourney-Keota (5-4) @ West Branch (9-0)
  • Sumner-Fredricksburg (6-3) @ St. Ansgar (9-0)
  • Underwood (3-6) @ Van Meter (6-3)
  • Western Christian (5-4) @ Emmetsburg (6-3)
  • Woodward-Granger (5-4) @ Fort Dodge St. Edmond (9-0)

Class A

  • Akron Westfield (4-5) @ Woodbury Central (8-1)
  • Belle Plaine (6-3) @ Van Buren (7-2)
  • Belmond-Klemme (6-3) @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8-1)
  • Bishop Garrigan (6-3) @ AGWSR (8-1)
  • Colfax Mingo (6-3) @ Mount Ayr (8-1)
  • Denver (5-4) @ West Hancock (5-4)
  • Earlham (6-3) @ Bedford (8-1)
  • Edgewood-Colesburg (4-5) @ BGM (7-2)
  • Griswold (5-4) @ Logan-Magnolia (9-0)
  • Lone Tree (6-3) @ Lisbon (6-3)
  • North Linn (4-5) @ Pekin (9-0)
  • Pleasantville (5-4) @ Montezuma (9-0)
  • Wapsie Valley (4-5) @ Nashua-Plainfield (8-1)
  • West Sioux (7-2) @ South O’Brien (7-2)
  • Westwood (6-3) @ Audubon (7-2)
  • Winfield Mt. Union (5-4) @ Maquoketa Valley (9-0)

8-Man

  • Ar-We- Va (5-4) @ Glidden-Ralston (9-0)
  • Clarksville (7-2) @ Turkey Valley (8-1)
  • Colo Nesco (5-4) @ Melcher-Dallas (7-2)
  • East Union (5-4) @ Fremont-Mills (9-0)
  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (7-2) @ Sidney (7-2)
  • G-T-R-A (8-1) @ Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn (7-2)
  • Guthrie Center (7-2) @ Newell-Fonda (6-3)
  • Harris Lake Park (5-4) @ Boyer Valley (7-2)
  • Lansing Kee (6-3) @ Janesville (9-0)
  • Lenox (7-2) @ Coon Rapids-Bayard (8-1)
  • Maskwaki Settlement (5-4) @ Central Elkader (9-0)
  • North Iowa (5-4) @ West Bend Mallard (8-1)
  • Stanton (3-6) @ Lamoni (8-1)
  • Twin Cedars Bussey (5-4) @ Don Bosco (9-0)
  • Wayne (7-2) @ HLV (8-1)
  • West Central (4-5) @ Northwood-Kensett (6-3)

Iowa set for make-or-break stretch

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) is still in control of its destiny in the West division.  But a collapse could be imminent if the Hawkeyes don’t make major progress over the next few weeks. Iowa’s rush defense was broken down repeatedly in its last two games. The Hawkeyes are also thinner at linebacker now that Reggie Spearman is suspended for the next two games after he was charged with drunk driving last weekend.

The offense remains among the worst in the Big Ten, and the sudden departure of wide receiver Derrick Willies will further test Iowa’s ability to push defenses. Iowa kicks off a stretch of five games in 28 days on Saturday against Northwestern (3-4, 2-2).

Hawkeyes look to put late collapse behind them

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Last year’s Hawkeyes could have been the team to revive the program. Instead, they’ll be remembered for crumbling down the stretch. Iowa was ranked 15th in the country before it dropped seven of its last eight games, including a first-round loss to Tennessee in the NCAA tournament. Then Hawkeyes finished 20-13 and 9-9 in the Big Ten.

Iowa has enough talent to make its loyal fan base forget about last season’s stumble, even with the loss of star guard Devyn Marble. The real question is whether the Hawkeyes can overcome adversity instead of being overwhelmed by it.

Iowa opens the season on Nov. 14 against Hampton.

Iowa WR Willies to transfer

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa freshman wide receiver Derrick Willies is leaving the program and sophomore running back LeShun Daniels Jr. is out for the rest of the season because of an undisclosed injury. Coach Kirk Ferentz says Willies is expected to transfer to be closer to his father, who is having health issues.

Willies caught four passes for 71 yards this season. The player from Rock Island, Illinois, was considered one of the program’s most promising young talents. Daniels rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries this season playing behind Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri.

The Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) host Northwestern (3-4, 2-2) on Saturday.

Regional Volleyball Quarter final scores, Tue., Oct. 28 2014

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CLASS 1A
(3-1) Stanton 21-25-25-25, Bedford 25-23-17-16
(3-2) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-24-22-25-15, Guthrie Center 25-27-9-22-9
(3-1) Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 25-25-20-25, Adair-Casey 22-16-25-20
(3-0) Griswold 25-25-25, Lenox 9-15-17
(3-2) Westwood 25-16-25-18-16, Boyer Valley 22-25-18-25-14
(3-2) Murray 25-17-25-22-16, Mount Ayr 16-25-14-25-14
(3-2) Fremont Mills 25-25-21-22-15, Sidney 10-15-25-25-10
(3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Woodbine 22-17-12

CLASS 2A
(3-0) Southwest Valley 25-26-25, Earlham 23-24-23
(3-0) South Central Calhoun 25-25-25, Audubon 12-11-9
(3-0) Lawton-Bronson 25-25-25, MVAO 14-13-16
(3-2) Tri-Center 22-25-18-26-15, Missouri Valley 25-18-25-24-10
(3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, IKM-Manning 18-18-16
(3-0) St.Albert 25-25-25, Underwood 12-22-16

Royals force Game 7

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have stretched the World Series to the limit. The Royals have forced a seventh game by erupting for seven runs in the second inning of a 10-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants. Eight Royals scored a run or drove in a run — or did both — during the rally. Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single and Eric Hosmer added a two-run double before Billy Butler capped the barrage with an RBI double.

Cain went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Mike Moustakas was 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Winning pitcher Yordano Ventura was outstanding over seven innings, giving up three hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Jason Frasor and Tim Collins each threw one inning of relief to complete the six-hitter.

Giants starter and loser Jake Peavy was chased in the second, charged with five runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings. Jeremy Guthrie starts Wednesday night for Kansas City against Tim Hudson in a rematch of Game 3, won by Kansas City 3-2. The 39-year-old Hudson will become the oldest Game 7 starter in Series history.

Thousands attend Cardinal’s funeral

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October 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic attended the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras. Among those at the funeral Tuesday was Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny.

The 22-year-old slugger was considered one of baseball’s top prospects. Taveras hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games in his only season in the majors. Taveras died Sunday after authorities say he lost control of his 2014 Chevrolet Camaro. His girlfriend also was killed in the crash.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 10/28/2014

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October 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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