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No. 4 TCU takes care of business vs Iowa State


December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as No. 4 TCU earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and did nothing to hurt its case to be included in the College Football Playoff with a 55-3 victory against lowly Iowa State on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) came into championship weekend ranked third in the selection committee’s rankings. TCU was the only playoff contender not playing a ranked team this weekend. There wasn’t much the Frogs could do help themselves against the Cyclones (2-10, 0-9), but they avoided the type of clunker that could have caused the committee to downgrade them.

Iowa State finished winless in the Big 12 for the first time since 2008, and the first time under sixth-year coach Paul Rhoads.

Iowa blasts UMBC 77-47


December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Peter Jok and Gabe Olaseni each tied career highs with 15 points apiece and Iowa trounced Maryland-Baltimore County 77-47 on Saturday. Aaron White had 14 points in just 17 minutes for the Hawkeyes (7-2), who’ve won five straight since back-to-back losses to Texas and Syracuse

Iowa went on a 20-0 run midway through the first half, turning the rest of the game into a glorified exhibition. The Hawkeyes led by as many as 35 points.  Cody Joyce had nine points to lead the winless Retrievers. UMBC (0-8) committed 26 turnovers.

HSBB: Atlantic at St. Albert Boys 12-05-2014

Podcasts, Sports

December 6th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played at St. Albert High School.


(Podcast) 7:18-a.m. KJAN Sports, 12/6/2014

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December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Ric Hanson.


Shotgun deer season opens today (12/6/14)

News, Sports

December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The first shotgun deer season opens today (Saturday), and while the number of deer taken each year has dropped 33-percent since 2006, a D-N-R expert says the prospects for this season remain good. “Deer numbers are definitely down from what they were a few years ago, but there is lots of good hunting available. And because last year we had probably a little bit reduced harvest in some areas, there should be some good hunting opportunity. And with the weather, it will be a great time to be out there,” according to D-N-R wildlife research supervisor, Willie Suchy. He says your success in the deer hunt depends on where you go.

“We’ve got good deer numbers in much of the state where there is good deer habitat. And the best habitat is in southern Iowa and northeast Iowa and parts of western Iowa,” Suchy says. “One change this year would be from northwest Iowa, the first-season shotgun hunters can only shoot antlered deer. That’s a restriction to try and protect that herd up there a little bit.” The state had increased the number of licenses for does or female deer when they wanted to trim the herd, and now have cut antlerless tag quotas in 72 counties.

“Outside northwest Iowa hunters can still shoot does, they just have to kind of think about what’s the best thing to do for where they hunt,” Suchy explains. “We adjust those things annually based on harvest and that’s an important part of what hunters can do as well to help us manage deer, is to report their harvest.” Hunters are required to report taking a deer within 24 hours. Suchy says Iowa deer hunters tend to have some experience. “In general, hunters are reflective of our society. We’ve got a lot of traditional hunters who started when they were young like me, who are in their 50’s and 60’s and 70’s. And we’ve got some newer ones — don’t have a good handle on the younger hunters — but we do a lot to try and encourage hunting,” Suchy says. He says they getting young people involved in hunting is a challenge, the same as it is for other pursuits.

“Having opportunities available seems to be the biggest thing, the thing that keeps hunters from going into the field is they just have so many other things to do and opportunities to spend their time at,” Suchy says. “If its too hard of a thing to get access to hunting or know how to do it, it becomes a bit of a problem.” Whether you are young or old, Suchy says you have to follow the proper precautions when hunting.

Suchy says the biggest thing they emphasize is safety. “Wearing hunter orange is the best first step, and then the second step…you should always know where you are shooting, so you are not shooting at somebody else in the party,” Suchy says. The first shotgun deer season runs through December 10th.

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Show off some trophies…even if they’re not yours

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December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Area residents have a chance to take home the gold and a piece of history from Treynor Community School’s sports teams. The Daily NonPareil reports more than 400 trophies will be auctioned off on Dec. 9th beginning at 4-p.m.,  at Treynor High School, 102 E. Main St.

According to business teacher Jennifer Travis, the school has hundreds of old trophies that have been in storage for years. In an effort to make them more visible to the public, all past trophies are being photographed and categorized into an electronic digital display, which will be shown on a monitor in the trophy case. Trophies mostly range from 1960 to 2008, though a few from 1930 to 1957 are on auction.

Basketball, track, golf, softball tournaments and other activities such as the Brain Bowl are up for grabs. However, trophies from state tournaments, district titles and other major accomplishments will continue to be on display with the school and are not for sale.

A silent auction will be held for most of the high school trophies. A number of junior high trophies are available for $1 each. Proceeds will go to the Treynor Athletic Department. To view the trophies, go to treynorschools.org. People who are unable to attend the Dec. 9 basketball game and would like to place a bid can email Travis at jrtravis@treynorcardinals.org with information before 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

High School basketball scores from Fri., 12/5/2014


December 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 60, Logan-Magnolia 42
ADM, Adel 73, Winterset 66
Ar-We-Va, Westside 80, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 77
Atlantic 61, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 52
Bedford 62, Lenox 30
Bondurant Farrar 65, Carroll 62
Coon Rapids-Bayard 61, Glidden-Ralston 50
Creston 46, Glenwood 44
Earlham 75, Madrid 34
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 65, Woodbine 34
Fremont Mills, Tabor 76, Clarinda Academy 45
Harlan 76, Shenandoah 45
IKM-Manning 74, Audubon 34
Lewis Central 78, Red Oak 41
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 63, Lawton-Bronson 35
Mount Ayr 70, Southwest Valley 38
Nishnabotna 54, Essex 51
Nodaway Valley 59, East Union, Afton 36
OA-BCIG 84, Westwood, Sloan 18
Ogden 72, Guthrie Center 32
Orient-Macksburg 66, Melcher-Dallas 37
Paton-Churdan 81, Charter Oak-Ute 47
Stanton 65, South Page, College Springs 37
Treynor 70, Missouri Valley 49
Tri-Center, Neola 43, Griswold 39
Underwood 79, Riverside, Oakland 45
West Monona, Onawa 64, Siouxland Community Christian 51
Assumption, Davenport 61, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 59

Atlantic 52, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 38
Bedford 64, Lenox 27
Bondurant Farrar 50, Carroll 32
Creston 62, Glenwood 45
Earlham 51, Madrid 30
Fremont Mills, Tabor 65, Clarinda Academy 12
Harlan 53, Shenandoah 37
IKM-Manning 71, Audubon 38
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58, Clarinda 37
Lewis Central 52, Red Oak 47
Logan-Magnolia 68, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 33
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 63, Lawton-Bronson 59
Melcher-Dallas 41, Orient-Macksburg 29
Mount Ayr 60, Southwest Valley 48
Nishnabotna 47, Essex 22
Panorama, Panora 61, West Central Valley, Stuart 45
Sioux City, East 74, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 26
Stanton 58, South Page, College Springs 16
Treynor 61, Missouri Valley 48
Tri-Center, Neola 52, Griswold 31
Underwood 44, Riverside, Oakland 38
West Monona, Onawa 51, Siouxland Community Christian 45
Westwood, Sloan 43, OA-BCIG 37
Winterset 52, ADM, Adel 41

No. 4 TCU tries to avoid slipping up vs Cyclones


December 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Fourth-ranked TCU has it easy this weekend, relatively speaking. All the other College Football Playoff contenders are playing ranked teams this weekend. The Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 3 CFP), on the other hand, will wrap up their regular season Saturday at home in Fort Worth, Texas, against lowly Iowa State (2-9, 0-8).

They hope to hold onto their spot in the selection committee’s top four and earn the right to play for the national championship. TCU even gets an early kickoff at 11 a.m. CT. The Horned Frogs can take care of business and still have plenty of time to get in front of a big screen and watch the other big games on Championship Saturday.

Nebraska Football Player Bitten by Raccoon


December 5th, 2014 by Jim Field

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska football player is recovering after being attacked by an apparently camera-shy raccoon.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Husker defensive end Jack Gangwish spotted the animal on the side of the road Wednesday night as he was driving north of Lincoln and decided to take a picture of himself with the raccoon using his cellphone.

When he approached the animal, it attacked, biting the 21-year-old Gangwish on the calf.

Gangwish killed the animal with a crescent wrench he grabbed from his truck.

Authorities are testing the raccoon for rabies.

Riley’s Nebraska Deal: 5 years, $2.7 Million Per Year


December 5th, 2014 by Jim Field

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mike Riley has a five-year contract at Nebraska paying him $2.7 million a year.

The terms were announced Friday before Riley was introduced at a news conference at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska hired the 61-year-old Riley away from Oregon State on Thursday.

Riley will receive automatic $100,000 increases in each of the five years of a contract that runs through Feb. 28, 2020. Riley had been the lowest-paid coach in the Pac-12, making a reported $1.5 million this year.

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was paid $3.1 million this year.

Riley was 93-80, with wins in six of eight bowl games during two stints totaling 14 years at Oregon State. The Beavers were 5-7 this season.