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Cardinals KO Kershaw, World Series-bound

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals stunned Clayton Kershaw with a four-run third inning, rookie Michael Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the NL championship series Friday night.

Matt Carpenter sparked St. Louis’ big inning with a one-out double on the 11th pitch of his at-bat. Beltran singled him home and the Cardinals quickly removed all the suspense surrounding a team that squandered a 3-1 series lead in the NLCS last fall against San Francisco.

Game 1 of the World Series is Wednesday at the winner of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. After losing Game 5 in Los Angeles, the Cardinals turned to Wacha once again. The right-hander was even better in outpitching Kershaw for the second time this series.

Area football scores from Fri., Oct. 18th 2013

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October 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A-H-S-T, Avoca 27, Logan-Magnolia 18

Adair-Casey 78, Ankeny Christian Academy 23

Audubon 40, Martensdale-St. Marys 0

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 42, Denison-Schleswig 14

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 28, Woodbine 21

Carroll 27, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6

Clarinda 42, Shenandoah 0

Coon Rapids-Bayard 63, Charter Oak-Ute 20

Creston-Orient-Macksburg 32, Winterset 20

East Mills 32, Griswold 0

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 56, Ar-We-Va, Westside 6

Glenwood 28, Lewis Central 17

Greene County 55, Clarinda Academy 8

Guthrie Center 35, Earlham 18

Harlan 42, Atlantic 7

IKM-Manning 41, Pocahontas Area 13

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58, Red Oak 7

Madrid 73, Bedford 18

Melcher-Dallas 34, Lenox 33

Murray 60, East Union, Afton 6

Nishnabotna 27, Essex 12

Ogden 34, Mount Ayr 22

Panorama, Panora 38, Tri-Center, Neola 27

Riverside, Oakland 48, West Monona, Onawa 8

Sidney 63, Stanton 34

Southwest Valley 34, Fremont Mills, Tabor 27

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 14, Nodaway Valley 12

Treynor 24, Missouri Valley 20

Valley, West Des Moines 88, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0

Van Meter 50, West Central Valley, Stuart 14

Waukee 23, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14

Westwood, Sloan 22, Underwood 20

8AM Sportscast 10-18-2013

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October 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Hawkeye 10 XC Meet Results

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October 18th, 2013 by Jim Field

Lewis Central edges Harlan for the girls team title and Shenandoah slipped past Harlan for the boys team crown at the meet Thursday in Red Oak.  The girls champion was Megan Hart of Shenandoah and the boys winner was Cooper McDermott of Creston.  Click the links below for the results of each division.

H-10 XC Varsity Girls

H-10 XC Varsity Boys

H-10 XC JV Girls

H-10 XC JV Boys

H-10 XC MS Girls

H-10 XC MS Boys

Western Iowa Conference XC Meet Results

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October 18th, 2013 by Jim Field

Griswold won the girls title and Riverside was the boys team champ at the meet Thursday.  Michelle Mumm of Tri-Center was the girls individual champion and Wyatt Schulz of Logan-Magnolia won the boys title.  Click the link below to see the entire results.

Western Iowa Conference Cross Country Meet Result

Chiefs’ Smith eschews gaudy stats for simple wins

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Every time Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is flushed from the pocket, it seems that one of two things happens. Either he uses his fleet feet to scramble for yards, or he throws it away. Neither of which is a bad thing. The Chiefs have never had a quarterback who can make things happen on the ground with the same nimbleness as Smith. Nor have they had one in recent years who is smart enough to throw the ball into the third row of seats rather than take a sack or force a pass into coverage.

It’s an example of how selfless Smith has played this season. He has thrown just three interceptions during their 6-0 start. The Chiefs play Houston on Sunday. You can hear the game on KJAN. Kick-off is set for 3:25-p.m.

Cardinals need 1 more big start from Wacha

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For four straight starts, Michael Wacha has been all but untouchable and appeared totally oblivious to the stakes. The St. Louis Cardinals need one more just like that from the pressure-proof rookie to get to the World Series for the second time in three years.

Wacha outpitched NL Cy Young front-runner Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 and the Cardinals won 1-0 on an unearned run. They’re matched again in Game 6 tonight (Friday night), the precocious right-hander and the lefty who’d be at the top of anyone’s list to work a must-win. The Dodgers brought the series back to St. Louis by muscling up on offense. Adrian Gonzalez hit two of their four homers in a 6-4 Game 5 victory Wednesday.

Runs should be a lot harder to come by in Game 6.

Volleyball Scores from Thu., Oct 17 2013

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (2-0) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Shenandoah 23-17
  • (2-0) Shenandoah 25-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 13-11
  • (2-0) Shenandoah 25-25, Southwest Valley 13-23
  • (3-1) St. Albert 17-25-25-29, Clarinda 25-20-20-27

Western Iowa Tourney:

  • (3-1) Underwood 25-17-25-25, Treynor 15-25-21-23(Championship)
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 15-21-22 (3rd Place)

Rolling Valley Tourney:

  • Adair-Casey 2, Woodbine 0
  • Adair-Casey 2, Boyer Valley 0
  • (2-1) Adair-Casey 17-25-18, Ar-We-Va 25-15-16
  • (2-0) Ar-We-Va 21-24, CAM 19-22
  • (2-1) Charter Oak-Ute 19-21-15, West Harrison 21-14-6
  • (2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25, Paton-Churdan 12-9
  • (2-0) Exira-EHK 21-21, Glidden-Ralston 12-19
  • (2-0) Exira-EHK 21-21, West Harrison 9-6
  • (2-1) Paton-Churdan 9-21-15, Exira-EHK 21-16-8
  • (2-1) Woodbine 16-25-15, Glidden-Ralston 21-15-13
  • (2-1) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-22-15, Adair-Casey 21-25-10 (Championship)
  • (2-0) Ar-We-Va 21-21, Paton-Churdan 17-11 (3rd Place)
  • (2-0) Exira-EHK 21-21, Boyer Valley 18-17 (5th Place)

Others:

  • (3-1) Earlham 23-25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 25-13-13-10
  • (3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 10-3-10
  • (3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, South Page 9-4-17
  • (3-1) Fremont-Mills 23-25-25-25, Essex 25-22-21-22
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 26-25-16-25, Woodward-Granger 24-19-25-13
  • (3-1) Stanton 25-21-25-25, Sidney 9-25-18-15

 

Ease with which No. 12 Baylor moves impresses ISU

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October 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WACO, Texas (AP) — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is impressed with more than just all the offense for 12th-ranked Baylor. Rhoads says there is just a relative ease with how the Bears “accomplish all these absurd numbers.” The Cyclones will be at Baylor on Saturday night. The Bears have won nine games in a row, one short of matching the 76-year-old school record.

The Bears are the nation’s most productive offense, averaging 715 total yards and 63 points a game. And those are updated numbers after Baylor was held to 451 yards and had to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win 35-25 at Kansas State in the Bears’ first road game last Saturday. That was 241 yards and 34 points below their previous season-low totals.

Atlantic @ Harlan Live Tonight on KJAN!

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October 18th, 2013 by Jim Field

We’ll bring you Atlantic @ Harlan live tonight in high school football on KJAN.  Harlan is on the way to the playoffs and Atlantic stands in their way.  Harlan comes in to the game 6-1 overall and 4-0 in district play while Atlantic is 1-6 and 0-4.

Our high school football coverage begins at 4:45 pm with “Trojan Preview,” our weekly visit with Atlantic Coach Nick Ross.  We continue our high school football coverage tonight at 6:00 with “Who’s Gonna Win?”  Join Matt Mullenix, Doug Leonard, Chris Parks and Jim Field as we look at some area match-ups.  Our “Football Friday Night” pre-game show begins at 6:30 tonight, with kick-off set for 7:30 pm from Harlan.

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call and you can listen live on AM 1220 or FM 101.1.  We are streaming live audio on www.kjan.com.  You can listen on your smart phone with the FREE KJAN app for iphone and android.  And, you can watch the Atlantic @ Harlan game on the TV page at www.kjan.com as we’ll be streaming live video on KJAN TV!