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ISU’s Christofferson Named a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award


October 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Iowa State senior women’s basketball player Hallie Christofferson has been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

Christofferson holds a 3.41 grade point average while majoring in graphic design. She was a member of the Big 12 honor roll and was named an ISU Scholar-Athlete in 2013.

Christofferson has participated in various community service projects during her time at Iowa State. The senior has volunteered with the St. Jude’s Walk the past three years, the I-35 Program and assisted with Jr. Cyclone clinics among other activities.

On the court, Christofferson has established herself as one of the best players in the country. She was named an honorable mention All-American by the AP and WBCA last season. Her performance also did not go unnoticed by league coaches as she was one of just four student-athletes in the Big 12 to be named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team. She was most recently named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list, which is given to the nation’s top player.

Christofferson is also the only returning player in the nation to have led her team in field goal percentage (.516), three-point percentage (.401), free-throw percentage (.862) and points per game (15.6).

Christofferson is one of 30 student-athletes named to the list, which will be narrowed to 10 midway through the regular season. At that point, fan voting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

Iowa State is one of just five schools in the country to have a student-athlete named to the initial list the last two seasons joining California, Baylor, Penn State and Kentucky. Chelsea Poppens represented the Cyclones last season and was named as one of 10 finalists.

Chiefs waive Brock, make series of roster moves


October 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have waived tight end Kevin Brock and elevated offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. The Chiefs also signed tight end Dominique Jones to the practice squad Wednesday.

Brock had three catches for 36 yards in four games for the Chiefs this season. He’d become expendable with the return of Anthony Fasano from an ankle sprain a couple of weeks ago. Watkins has been on the practice squad since Sept. 1. He played in one game for the St. Louis Rams as a rookie a year ago.

Jones started three of the 10 games he played in two seasons with the Colts. The former undrafted free agent has three catches for 42 yards.

8AM Sportscast 10-30-2013

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October 30th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


HS Football Playoffs Begin Tonight


October 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

The 2013 high school football playoffs get underway tonight in all the classes.  There are a number of teams from the KJAN area battling to advance.  In class A on KJAN tonight, we’ll bring you the re-match between Riverside and Audubon.  The Wheelers will host the game hoping to exact some revenge from a season opening 15-14 loss to the Bulldogs.  Audubon carries a mark of 7-2 in to tonight’s game and is the District 7 champion.  Riverside is 5-4 and is a number four seed.  We’ll have the final “Who’s Gonna Win?’ show of the season on a little earlier tonight.  The playoff edition will be gin at 5:30 pm.  We’ll have a one hour pre-game show beginning at 6:00 pm as we’ll take a look at many of the area games and get you ready for our broadcast game.  Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm from Chis Jones Field.  You can hear the game live on AM 1220, FM 101.1, on the web at kjan.com and on your smart phones with the free KJAN app.

Other match-ups tonight include:

Class A:  Woodward-Granger at East Mills and Guthrie Center at A-H-S-T.

Class 1-A:  Treynor at Van Meter, Mount Ayr at Panorama, Pella Christian at St. Albert and Nodaway Valley at Ogden.

Class 2-A:  Red Oak at Gilbert, Nevada at Kuemper Catholic and Clarinda at West Marshall.

Class 3-A:  LeMars at Harlan, ADM at Carroll, Creston at Bishop Heelan Catholic and Spencer at Lewis Central.

8-Man:  CAM at Exira/EHK, Coon Rapids-Bayard at Fremont-Mills, Boyer Valley at Southwest Valley, Sidney at Glidden-Ralston and Meskwaki Settlement at Adair-Casey.

Iowa furbearer season begins this weekend

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s fur trapping season will begin Saturday, and the Department of Natural Resources says trappers should have good luck with strong populations of most species. The DNR says fur harvesters should find plenty of raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, river otters and mink. Furbearer biologist Vince Evelsizer says only muskrats and gray fox will be scarce.

The furbearer season will end for most species on Jan. 31. The DNR says there has been an increase in the number of Iowa trappers in each of the past three years and the number will likely top 19,000 this season.

Regional Volleyball Scores from Tue., Oct. 29 2013


October 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson


  • (3-1) Boyer Valley 25-20-25-25, Woodbine 19-25-23-22
  • (3-2) Griswold 24-18-25-25-15, Essex 26-25-17-16-12
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 23-25-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-21-20-23
  • (3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 7-7-7
  • (3-0) Martensdale-St. Marys 25-25-25, Adair-Casey 16-23-19
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Bedford 16-15-10
  • (3-1) Fremont-Mills 25-17-25-25, Sidney 21-25-14-13


  • (3-0) Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 16-17-21
  • (3-0) Council Bluffs St. Albert 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 19-23-18
  • (3-0) Lawton Bronson 25-25-25, West Monona 15-21-23
  • (3-0) Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 25-25-25, IKM-Manning 18-18-18
  • (3-0) Treynor 25-25-25, Tri-Center 14-22-21
  • (3-0) Underwood 25-25-25, Audubon 17-18-20
  • (3-1) Des Moines Christian 25-25-23-25, Earlham 20-15-25-15

Iowa State Ranked 20th in the USA Today Preseason Top 25 Poll


October 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team debuted at No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches preseason rankings.

The Cyclones return three starters from last year’s team and eight letter winners. Iowa State also returns senior Hallie Christofferson, who was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team and named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30.

Iowa State returns 61 percent of its scoring and 58 percent of its rebounding from last season’s team, which advanced to the NCAA second round.

USA Today Top 25:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Duke
  3. Stanford
  4. Tennessee
  5. Louisville
  6. Maryland
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Kentucky
  9. California
  10. Baylor
  11. North Carolina
  12. Nebraska
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Penn State
  16. Dayton
  17. LSU
  18. Michigan State
  19. Colorado
  20. Iowa State
  21. South Carolina
  22. Georgia
  23. Purdue
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. UCLA

LB James Morris key to revitalized Hawkeyes


October 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Linebacker James Morris has been a fixture on Iowa’s defense since 2010, emerging as a star freshman on a team that finished well below expectations. Morris is closing an up-and-down career with one of the better seasons in recent school history.

Morris was honored as the Big Ten’s defensive player of the week for second time in 2013 on Monday. He had 2½ tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery last week in a 17-10 overtime win over Northwestern.

Morris and the Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) head into Saturday’s home game against No. 22 Wisconsin (5-2, 3-1) with a shot at bowl eligibility after missing out on the postseason in 2012.

Hopes high at ISU despite changing roster


October 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State lost four of its top six scorers from last season and was still picked to finish fourth in the Big 12. It looks like the rest of the league is through doubting Fred Hoiberg and the Cyclones. Despite yet another major overhaul of its roster, Iowa State is expected to compete for its third straight NCAA tournament berth in 2013-14.

The Cyclones bring back senior forward Melvin Ejim, a preseason first-team All-Big 12 selection, and emerging sophomore Georges Niang. Transfer DeAndre Kane will take over at point guard after averaging 15 points a game last season at Marshall, and guards Monte Morris and Matt Thomas should contribute immediately as freshmen.

8AM Sportscast 10-29-2013

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October 29th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field