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IGHSAU releases postseason volleyball pairings


October 10th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Early this week the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the postseason volleyball pairings for all classes. First round matches in Class 1A and 2A will be on Tuesday, October 22nd. First round matches in Class 3A, 4A, and 5A will be on Wednesday, October 23rd. Area first round match-ups are listed below. A number of area teams have first round byes as well depending on class.

Class 1A 

Region 2
Woodbine @ Heartland Christian
Whiting @ West Harrison
Ar-We-Va @ Boyer Valley
Paton-Churdan @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Audubon @ Glidden-Ralston
Exira-EHK @ Riverside
Orient-Macksburg @ CAM

Region 3
Essex @ Bedford
Diagonal @ Lenox
Central Decatur @ Lamoni
Fremont-Mills @ East Mills
Mormon Trail @ East Union
Murray @ Southwest Valley
Griswold @ Stanton

Class 2A

Region 3
Missouri Valley @ West Monona

Region 4
AHSTW @ Tri-Center

Region 5
Panorama @ West Central Valley

Class 3A

Region 2
Greene County @ Kuemper Catholic
Bishop Heelan @ OABCIG

Region 3
Atlantic @ Red Oak
Shenandoah @ Clarinda
Saydel @ Des Moines Christian
Clarke @ Creston

Class 4A

Region 1
Spencer @ Denison-Schleswig

Region 2
ADM @ Harlan
Winterset @ Norwalk

Class 5A

Region 2
Sioux City West @ CB Thomas Jefferson

Follow the links below to see all of the pairings in each class.

Class 1A Pairings

Class 2A Pairings

Class 3A Pairings

Class 4A Pairings

Class 5A Pairings

Scott, Joens earn Preseason All-Big 12 Accolades


October 10th, 2019 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball center Kristin Scott was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, while incoming sophomore Ashley Joens was named honorable mention preseason All-Big 12, the league announced Wednesday.

Scott appeared in all 35 games for the Cyclones and was ISU’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Her contributions in 2018-19 earned the Kasson, Minn. native second-team All-Big 12 honors.

Scott also positioned herself as Iowa State’s best shooter, leading the team in field-goal percentage, knocking down 56.1 percent from the floor. She also led the Cyclones in 3-point percentage, going 38.1 percent from downtown and connecting on 45 triples.

Last season against Oklahoma State, she went a school-record 11-of-11 for a career-high 31 points and 12 rebounds in ISU’s win at Oklahoma State. She became just the third player and first power five player to score 31 points, while remaining perfect from the floor and earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for her efforts.

Joens on the other hand, started in all 35 games last season for the Cyclones, averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. She was named to the Big 12’s All-Freshman Team for her efforts.

The Iowa City, Iowa native is also a two-time gold medalist with USA Basketball. She helped USA Basketball capture gold this summer at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup.

The Cyclones will officially kick off the 2019-20 season on Thursday, Nov. 7 against Southern at 6:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/10/19

Podcasts, Sports

October 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.


Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/10/19


October 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann says he is retiring after completing his 15th season, including 10 with his hometown Atlanta Braves. McCann said he was “really proud” to wear the Atlanta uniform again after playing his first nine seasons with the Braves.

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. Before many fans had settled into their seats, the Cardinals were already booking their plans for the NL Championship Series to face the Washington Nationals on Friday. The Nats beat the L.A. Dodger 7-3 Wed. night to secure the NLCS.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs could get star wide receiver Tyreek Hill back for Sunday’s game against Houston, though that may be just about the end of the positive news on the injury front. The Chiefs placed defensive tackle Xavier Williams on injured reserve after he sustained a high ankle sprain in last weekend’s 19-13 loss to the Colts. He was among a handful of crucial players that went down during the game, many of whom could still be out this week.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program with his actions in a recent promotional video. Self wore an Adidas jersey and a golden chain in the video. The Jayhawks are facing allegations of wrongdoing from the NCAA and have been tied to an FBI investigation into Adidas, the school’s longtime sponsor.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In an era when many college athletes want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa’s Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season. Nunge redshirted as a sophomore with the Hawkeyes, and they hope that will help him blossom into an impact player this winter. The 6-foot-11 Nunge, who started 14 games as a freshman in 2017-18, stepped aside last season in part because Iowa looked to balance out its frontcourt depth.

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning


October 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) — With a stunning outburst their first time up, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

Before many fans had reached their seats, the Cardinals were already booking their plans for the NL Championship Series, where they will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Washington Nationals in a best-of-seven set beginning Friday. Those teams were meeting in their own Game 5 at Dodger Stadium. It will be St. Louis’ first NLCS trip since 2014.

For the Braves, it might take a while to get over this debacle. After pitching seven scoreless innings in a Game 2 win, Mike Foltynewicz retired only one hitter before getting yanked. First baseman Freddie Freeman made a crucial error that might have limited the damage. The Cardinals scored their final run of the inning on a strikeout — a wild pitch in the dirt that skipped away from catcher Brian McCann.

It was Atlanta’s 10th straight postseason round loss since its last victory 18 long years ago, tying the ignominious mark set by the Chicago Cubs between 1908 and 2003. No team had ever scored 10-plus runs in the very first inning of a postseason game. It is the first time the Braves franchise has allowed that many first-inning runs in any game since the Boston Braves did it July 2, 1925 against the Brooklyn Robins.
The Braves did not distribute their traditional red foam tomahawks to fans following criticism by St. Louis pitcher Ryan Helsley. The foam cutouts are used when Braves fans perform their Tomahawk Chop chant in games. The Braves said in a statement the change is “out of respect for the concerns” expressed by Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation who said he finds the chant insulting.

Atlantic Athletic Facilities’ Steering Committee honored Wed. night

News, Sports

October 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic Athletic Facilities’ Steering Committee were recognized Wednesday evening, during a meeting of the Atlantic School Board. Atlantic School District Superintendent Steve Barber said “About a year ago we started a Steering Committee. We had a lot of conversations about a pre-existing plan that was put together a couple of years beforehand, and they’ve been on-board since that time.” Committee members Kip Harris, Nicholas Hunt, Bob Sweeney and Jennifer Saathoff, were presented with plaques by School Board President Josh McLaren.

Members of the Athletic Facilities Steering Committee pose with the Atlantic School Board (10/9) Ric Hanson photo

A bond issue for Athletic Facilities Improvement was passed by the voters on April 2nd. Barber said “A lot of work and effort took place from these four folks during that time period, in regards to not only making some decisions about what the current plans were, but getting a lot of stakeholders together and getting their opinion and feedback throughout that process…communicating with the [School] Board, meeting of their expectations and resolutions,” and he says they “Worked hard in communicating not only with a public hearing, but also with District Staff and getting the word out to the voters.”

Barber said “They went above and beyond. Spent many hours getting it to the finish line.” Currently, Little League is removing the Aglime from the baseball and softball fields, along with the batting cages. In fact, on Monday, Oct. 14th, the Rochon Corporation will be starting on the Baseball/Softball fields.

Next Summer, Atlantic’s home Softball games will be played at the Little League Complex (across from KJAN). Athletic Director Andy Mitchell is working with area schools to determine where our home Baseball games will be played. Griswold has offered to work the schedule out, CAM and Avoca are looking into it as well, according to Steve Barber. As for the Trojan Bowl, Brad Devore will be taking down the white fence, prior to the start of the project. A pre-construction meeting is set for Oct. 17th, where details will be further discussed and decisions made moving forward. Barber said that will be the official “Kick-off” to the construction season.

Work on the Trojan Bowl will begin once the last game is played on the football field.

Kuemper competes at South Central Calhoun XC Meet


October 9th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Kuemper Catholic was among the teams competing at the South Central Calhoun Cross Country Meet on Tuesday night.

In the boys race the Knights finished in 2nd place. Tyler Putney led the way with a 2nd place finish. Jack Hagen and Michael Pottebaum were fifth and seventh, respectively, for the Knights. Kuemper Catholic scored 73 points to finish second behind Ogden’s 38 points.

The Knights were 11th in the girls team race, with Manson Northwest Webster winning it. Keziah Janssen was the top runner for the Knights in 33rd place.

View the complete results from the girls meet HERE and the boys meet HERE.

Perry Leon Fox XC Invitational 10/9/2019


October 9th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Leon Fox Cross Country Invitational was held on Tuesday night in Perry. Creston and Denison had teams competing in the meet.

Girls Team Scores

  1. Ballard 20
  2. Winterset 82
  3. Creston 95
  4. Bondurant-Farrar 116
  5. Roland-Story 126
  6. Newton 147
  7. Denison 180
  8. Perry 180
  9. Woodward-Granger 277
  10. Boone 279

Girls Individual Top 5

  1. Shewaye Johnson, Ballard 19:52
  2. Pautyn Noe, Ballard 20:06
  3. Braelyn Baker, Creston 20:31
  4. Brooke Lowe, Ballard
  5. Ellie Twedt, Ballard

Boys Team Scores

  1. Bondurant-Farrar 43
  2. Newton 63
  3. Ballard 87
  4. Winterset 105
  5. Denison 121
  6. Roland-Story 123
  7. Boone 208
  8. Woodward-Granger 211
  9. Creston 227
  10. Perry 265

Boys Individual Top 5

  1. Jackson Mace-Maynard, Newton 17:52
  2. Wynn Yeager, Winterset 17:54
  3. Treycen Garton, Newton
  4. Seth Vanbaale, Bondurant-Farrar
  5. Payton Rowe, Bondurant-Farrar

Full results: PerryLeonFoxXC2019

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/9/19

Podcasts, Sports

October 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.


Area Volleyball Scores from Tues., 10/8/19


October 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

(3-1) Denison-Schleswig 25-16-25-25, Atlantic 16-25-23-18
(3-2) Creston 25-22-26-21-15, Shenandoah 11-25-24-25-6
(3-1) Glenwood 25-17-25-25, Harlan 19-25-22-20
(3-2) St. Albert 25-25-19-21-15, Glenwood 19-20-25-25-10
(3-0) St. Albert 25-25-25, Harlan 17-22-22
(3-1) Lewis Central 25-26-25-25, Kuemper Catholic 16-28-3-22

Western Iowa Conference

(3-1) AHSTW 25-25-23-25, Audubon 14-8-25-20
(3-1) Logan-Magnolia 25-25-25-25, IKM-Manning 15-27-18-15
(3-1) Tri-Center 22-25-25-25, Missouri Valley 25-14-14-23
(3-0) Underwood 25-25-25, Riverside 15-22-16

Rolling Valley Conference

(3-0) Boyer Valley 25-30-25, Ar-We-Va 20-28-17
(3-0) Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 23-18-21
(3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-26, Coon Rapids-Bayard 12-10-24
(3-1) West Harrison 25-25-22-26, Woodbine 20-16-25-24

Corner Conference

(3-1) East Mills 25-25-25-25, Stanton 18-19-27-21
(3-0) Griswold 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 16-3-9
(3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Fremont-Mills 17-16-17

Pride of IA Conference

(3-2) East Union 25-16-25-17-15, Southeast Warren 14-25-20-25-4
(3-1) Nodaway Valley 21-25-25-25, Lenox 25-9-17-17
(3-0) Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 17-16-16

Other Scores

(3-0) Bedford 25-25-25, Murray 12-8-15
(3-0) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Sioux City West 15-4-12
(3-0) Sioux City North 25-26-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 20-24-19