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Tuesday Boys Basketball Results


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Kuemper Catholic 66, Atlantic 49
  • Creston 76, Clarinda 39
  • Glenwood 56, Red Oak 32
  • Lewis Central 59, Denison-Schleswig 53
  • Shenandoah 76, St. Albert 65

Western Iowa:

  • A-H-S-T-W 64, Underwood 55
  • Griswold 49, Logan-Magnolia 45 (OT)
  • IKM-Manning 71, Riverside 27
  • Missouri Valley 60, Audubon 49
  • Treynor 68, Tri-Center 43

Rolling Valley:

  • Adair-Casey 79, West Harrison 46
  • Boyer Valley 58, Coon Rapids-Bayard 51
  • CAM 76, Woodbine 65
  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 69, Charter Oak-Ute 37
  • Ar-We-Va 72, Paton-Churdan 60


  • Bedford 59, Southwest Valley 39
  • Earlham 56, Panorama, Panora 49
  • Lenox 66, Nodaway Valley 42
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 66, Abraham Lincoln 63

Corner Conference TournamentFirst Round

  • Clarinda Academy 57, East Mills 51
  • Fremont Mills 72, Heartland Christian 50
  • Sidney 63, Essex 52
  • Stanton 57, Nishnabotna 39

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 1/20/15

Podcasts, Sports

January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The morning sportscast with Jim Field.


Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches


January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras. The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras’ initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras’ hometown of Sosua.

Area high school basketball scores from 1/19/2015


January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson


Central Decatur 75, Clarinda 59
Earlham 62, Saydel 43
Lewis Central 67, CB Thomas Jefferson 38
Murray 61, Mount Ayr 60
West Monona 90, Logan-Magnolia 60


Central Decatur 68, Clarinda 54
Creston 63, Clarke 28
Lewis Central 56, CB Thomas Jefferson 19
Logan-Magnolia 55, West Monona 27
Mount Ayr 54, Murray 47
Saydel 84, Earlham 43

Corner Conference Tournament
First Round

Essex 60, East Mills 20
Fremont Mills 81, Heartland Christian 22
Sidney 39, Stanton 30
South Page 44, Nishnabotna 41

IGHSAU/Heartland AEA to Offer Coaching Endorsement Clinic June 15-18


January 19th, 2015 by Jim Field

The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau and Heartland Area Education Agency will offer the 11th annual coaching authorization/endorsement clinic June 15-18, 2015, at Drake University in Des Moines.

The clinic provides the opportunity for 80 individuals to earn their coaching authorization or endorsement. A $30 fee will be charged to each participant to cover administrative fees. The cost of the course, books, lunch and dinner will be covered by the IGHSAU. Housing will be available in the Drake University dorms for $30/night. Rooms are single occupancy. Additional housing information will be provided online when registering for the coaching clinic.

After successful completion of this course, participants may apply for a coaching authorization by submitting all the required forms (application for coaching authorization, course transcript, waiver form and fingerprint card) and the required fees to the Board of Educational Examiners. A background check is required. The application and background check forms will be provided during the clinic and are the financial responsibility of the participant. The application fee is $85 and the background check fee is $52 if fingerprints are done electronically at the Board of Educational Examiners’ office in Des Moines. Otherwise, the background check fee is $65 if fingerprinting is done at a local police department.

The coaching authorization expires five years after the date of issuance. It may be renewed upon application and verification of successful completion of five planned renewal activities related to athletic coaching (i.e. rules meetings, coaching clinics, coaching workshops). The renewal fee is currently $85.

Those interested in registering for the clinic can do so starting February 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at IGHSAU.org. Please note that 100% attendance is required for all sessions. An online portion of the clinic is required to be completed prior to the start of the four-day clinic. The clinic will be in session from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

If you have questions about the coaching authorization and endorsement clinic, please contact Lisa Brinkmeyer at (515) 288-9741 or Lisa@ighsau.org.


(Podcast) KJAN Sportscast, 1/19/2015

Podcasts, Sports

January 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. sports report with Jim Field.


Paddle fish season returning to western Iowa rivers

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

January 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

One of the stranger looking fish in Iowa waterways will once again be a target of anglers in March on the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers in western Iowa. D-N-R fisheries biologist, Van Sterner, says it will be the first time you can legally go after paddlefish on those two rivers since 1986 when fishing was cut off out of concern for their survival.  “The Missouri River has undergone a lot of changes over the last several decades with the channelization for commercial barge traffic, the construction of the reservoirs.

The river experienced some very dramatic habitat loses and changes in habitat diversity and that sort of thing,” Sterner says. “So, the thinking back then was the paddlefish population would have difficulty, was in jeopardy, because of these changes.” The fish has a flat front that looks kind of like a paddle. They are referred to by many as a spoonbill, it’s got a long nose or rostrum that measures out to 15 inches sometimes, it’s a scaleless it actually has not bones as well, it’s skeletal system is all cartilage. So it is a unique looking fish,” Sterner explains.

He says the fish now found in the Missouri River will range between 15 and 20 pounds at a length of 30 to 40 inches. There is a length limit on the fish. Fish between 35 and 45 inches have to be immediately released to protect their ability to reproduce. Sterner can’t say how the fish uses its unique nose. “Nobody knows for sure. There’s been some things speculated that it has something to do with finding prey species, speculation that it gives the younger fish some protection from predation by making them appear larger than they are, but nobody is certain,” Sterner says. He says there should be some good areas of habitat for the fish.

Sterner says the fish seek out deep and slow waters as they strain plankton from the water and often can be found in the calmer water behind the many wing dikes that line the Missouri River. It’s a unique fish and it’s not caught in the standard method of baiting a hook and tossing it in the water to wait for the fish to bite. “The method is actually snagging, where you pull a treble hook through the water hoping to actually snag the fish in the body, hoping to retrieve it that way,” Sterner says. He says those who find a keeper paddlefish will enjoy a good meal.

“They’re very good to eat, a good firm white flesh,” Sterner says. “When you clean this fish, there will be a little bit of red meat right below the skin, and you’ll want to trim that off and get down to the good white stuff.” A special license is required for the paddlefish on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers, but they can be caught on the Mississippi and Des Moines rivers without a license. Sterner says they learned some things about the fish through a program that tags some of the western Iowa fish.

“We put that into the lower jaw…part of it is for a mark and recapture population estimate, so recovering those tags is important for us actually getting a population estimate, it also gives us interesting information on movement. We’ve had tagged fish recovered down in Memphis, and also up in South Dakota. It’s a highly mobile, migratory fish,” Sterner says. He asks anyone who catches a fish with a tag to report it to the D-N-R.

(Radio Iowa)

No. 22 Iowa holds on against Michigan State 52-50


January 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon scored 13 points apiece and Number 22 Iowa survived a shaky and wild finish to beat Michigan State 52-50 on Sunday. The Spartans kept the high-powered Hawkeye offense (79.8 points a game) in check but couldn’t come up with a final key play down the stretch.

Lexi Gussert’s layup with 2:31 left pulled Michigan State (9-9, 1-6 Big Ten) within 49-45 but the Spartans had turnovers on their next three possessions. Meanwhile the Hawkeyes (14-3, 5-1) couldn’t score and Logic (74 percent) and Dixon (86 percent) missed the front end of one-and-one free throws.

Anna Morrissey hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 20 seconds left to make it 49-48 but Michigan State couldn’t get the ball back until after Dixon made two free throws at eight seconds. Down three, the Spartans’ Tori Jankoska was fouled with a half-second to go and she made both free throws, the second on a bank when she was trying to miss.

Ally Disterhoft, who had 12 points, made a last free throw.

No. 23 Northern Iowa beats Missouri State 60-46


January 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and No. 23 Northern Iowa cruised past Missouri State 60-46 on Sunday for its fifth straight win. Deon Mitchell had 11 points for the Panthers (16-2, 5-1 MVC), who moved into a tie for second place in the Valley with Indiana State with the win.

Northern Iowa made quick work of the overmatched Bears (8-10, 2-4), who only dressed nine players. The Panthers pushed a 12-point halftime lead to 47-30 midway through the second half and won by double digits for the fourth consecutive game.

Austin Ruder had 13 points for Missouri State, which played its second game without suspended star Marcus Marshall.

Saturday Wrestling Results


January 18th, 2015 by Jim Field

ADM Tourney

  1. Ames 206.5
  2. Atlantic/CAM 183
  3. Dallas Center-Grimes 174
  4. ADM 151.5
  5. PCM 122

152 – 1st place – Reid Nichols (Atlantic/CAM)

Griswold Dual Tourney

  1. East Mills 5-0 (Exira/EHK 36-31, Treynor 37-34, Tri-Center 38-36, Southwest Valley 54-18, Griswold 44-16.)Other known results are below:
  2. Tri-Center 3-1 (Griswold 60-15, Southwest Valley 54-24, Exira/EHK 42-27)
  3. Treynor 2-1 (Southwest Valley 41-30, Griswold 40-36)
  4. Exira/EHK 2-2 (Southwest Valley 46-24, Griswold 33-27)
  5. Griswold 1-4 (Southwest Valley 34-33)

Kuemper Catholic Dual Tourney

  1. Johnston JV 5-0 (Kuemper Catholic 50-24, Guthrie Center 48-33, Missouri Valley 42-33, Audubon 57-21, Storm Lake 46-24)
  2. Storm Lake 4-1 (Guthrie Center 38-36, Audubon 48-27, Kuemper Catholic 48-18, Missouri Valley 33-32
  3. Kuemper Catholic 3-2 (Missouri Valley 39-24, Guthrie Center 37-33, Audubon 54-24)
  4. Missouri Valley 2-3 (Audubon 40-21, Guthrie Center 42-27)
  5. Guthrie Center 1-4 (Audubon 42-27)
  6. Audubon 0-5

Underwood Tourney

  1. Gretna, NE 229.5
  2. Thomas Jefferson 228.5
  3. Ogden 173
  4. Denison-Schleswig 113
  5. Nodaway Valley 101.5
  6. Underwood 66.5

Area Champions:

  • 106 – McGwire Midkiff, Thomas Jefferson
  • 113 – Alex Thomsen, Underwood
  • 126 – Colton Downing, Thomas Jefferson
  • 138 – Colton Clingenpeel, Thomas Jefferson
  • 145 – Robert Daley, Thomas Jefferson
  • 152 – Jason Wallace, Thomas Jefferson
  • 182 – Brendan Anderson, Thomas Jefferson