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Tuesday Soccer Results


May 20th, 2015 by Jim Field

Underwood 10, Riverside 0
Tri-Center 2, Denison-Schleswig 0
Winterset 10, Creston 0
Thomas Jefferson 4, Treynor 0

St. Albert 13, Nodaway Valley 0
Underwood 5, Riverside 1
Sioux City West 4, Abraham Lincoln 1

Seattle sends Yoervis Medina to Cubs for Welington Castillo


May 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners bolstered their depth behind the plate, acquiring catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs for right-handed relief pitcher Yoervis Medina. Castillo will back up Mike Zunino, who brought a .179 batting average into Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles.

Castillo appeared in 24 games with the Cubs this season, including eight starts, as one of two backups to Miguel Montero. He played parts of six seasons with the Cubs, appearing in 223 games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Castillo is a .252 hitter with 29 home runs and 110 RBIs in 310 career games, all with the Cubs.

Medina will report to Triple-A Iowa with the Cubs organization. Medina was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 relief appearances with Seattle before being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on May 3. Medina has made 141 relief appearances with the Mariners the past three seasons.


Chiefs sign 4 players, waive 3 others after rookie minicamp


May 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have signed four players from their rookie minicamp this past weekend and waived three other players to make room for them on their roster. With a big need for depth on the offensive line, the Chiefs kept former Kansas center Daniel Munyer, South Alabama offensive guard Melvin Meggs and Baylor offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer. The Chiefs also signed Sam Houston State running back Keshawn Hill.

To make room for them, the Chiefs waived offensive lineman Charles Sweeton along with fullback Manasseh Garner and tight end Earnest Pettway. The Chiefs begin their optional full-squad workouts next week.


Grichuk, Cardinals rough up Niese in 10-2 win


May 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Randal Grichuk had three extra base hits and drove in three runs a night after striking out five times, Mark Reynolds homered among his three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals teed off on Mets starter Jonathon Niese for a 10-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night.

Michael Wacha (6-0) gave up a two-run homer to Daniel Murphy in seven innings of four-hit ball to join the Mets’ Bartolo Colon and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez for most wins in the majors. The six wins are a career-high for the 23-year-old right-hander.

After his team went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1, 14-inning loss Monday night, Cardinals manager Matheny loaded his lineup with right-handers to face the lefty Niese, leaving Jason Heyward, Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams on the bench.


Chastain’s No. 4 Xfinity team penalized after Iowa incident


May 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series car driven by Ross Chastain at Iowa has been penalized following a scary incident during practice last week. Crew chief Gary Cogswell has been fined $15,000 because a weight flew off of Chastain’s JD Motorsports car on Saturday. The ballast crushed the window of Jamie Dick, who was behind Chastain, and struck Dick in the helmet.

Cogswell and crew chief Charles Kent were also put on probation through the end of the year. Chastain finished Sunday’s race in 32nd place.

Incoming UNI basketball recruit charged with drunken driving


May 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An incoming recruit for the Northern Iowa basketball team has been charged with operating under the influence. Ames police spokesman Jason Tuttle says Aarias Austin is also facing a possession of marijuana charge following an incident on May 1st. According to a police report, a clerk at a convenience store called police about a customer who reportedly smelled like marijuana. Officers located Austin’s vehicle and arrested him following a field sobriety test.

Officers say they also found a small amount of marijuana in Austin’s vehicle. Panthers coach Ben Jacobson tells the Des Moines Register that he won’t take any action until the legal process is complete. Austin’s attorney, Scott Michels, declined comment.

Austin spent the past two seasons playing for Des Moines Area Community College.

NIACC and IWCC advance to NJCAA World Series


May 19th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The North Iowa Area Community College Baseball team and former Atlantic player Chad Christensen are headed to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series.  NIACC (48-14) hit six home runs and had 20 hits in a 22-4 deciding game win over Southeast Community College in the North Plains District Tournament championship game played in Beatrice, NE Monday, May 18th.  Former Atlantic standout and Sophomore Pitcher Chad Christensen played a large part in the deciding win by coming on in relief in the 3rd inning and allowing no runs in 7 innings of work.  The Trojans won the three game series after hanging on for a 9-8 win in the opening game on Sunday.  SCC won the second game as part of a doubleheader Sunday 17-1 to force game three.

chad_christensenNIACC moves on the to NJCAA DII World Series in Enid, Oklahoma played May 23-30.  The World Series tournament features 10 teams and the opening game for the Trojans will be on Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00pm versus the Kellogg Community College Bruins (37-14) of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Iowa Western Community College also advanced to the NJCAA Division I World Series with a 7-3 victory over Kaskaskia in the Northern District championship game. It’s the Reivers’ 16th trip to the NJCAA World Series.  IWCC will take their 52-5 record to the NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, CO with an opening game against South Carolina Sumter (42-18) at 4:00pm Saturday, May 23rd.

NIACC’s Chad Christensen interview (5-18-15) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4m3tY_7J8w



Monday high school soccer scores


May 19th, 2015 by Chris Parks


  • Glenwood 7 Kuemper Catholic 2
  • Thomas Jefferson 2 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0
  • Tri-Center 2 Missouri Valley 1
  • Underwood 2 Treynor 1 (2 OT)


  • Kuemper Catholic 5 Atlantic 0
  • Glenwood 3 Denison-Schleswig 1
  • Harlan 2 Creston 0
  •  Riverside 7 Nodaway Valley 1
  •  St. Albert 9 AHSTW 2
  • Tri-Center 14 Missouri Valley 0
  •  Underwood 6 Treynor 1

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 5/19/2015

Podcasts, Sports

May 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.


Hawkeye 10 girls tennis tournament results


May 19th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Girls Tennis Teams in the Hawkeye 10 Conference competed in the conference tournament on Monday, May 18th.  Denison-Schleswig won the team title for the first time in school history by beating out Red Oak whom had won 15 titles in a row. Mara Pirscoveanu of Denison-Schleswig was the singles champion beating Abby Bergsten of Lewis Central in the finals.  The Red Oak doubles team of Grace Blomstedt and Micayla Taylor were champions, beating Amber Hrabik and Jacque Ingram of Denison-Schleswig in the finals.  Full results are listed below.

Final Team Standings

  • 1st Denison-Schleswig 26
  • 2nd Red Oak 19
  • 2nd Shenandoah 19
  • 2nd Clarinda 19
  • 2nd Creston 19
  • 6th Lewis Central 14
  • 7th Glenwood 12
  • 8th Harlan 11
  • 9th St. Albert 3
  • 10th Kuemper Catholic 2
  • 11th Atlantic 0

#1 Singles

  • 1st Mara Pirscoveanu, Denison-Schleswig
  • 2nd Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central
  • 3rd Kate Walker, Red Oak
  • 4th Jenna Taylor, Creston
  • 5th Abby Osterloh, Glenwood
  • 6th Maddie Hartley, Clarinda

#1 Doubles

  • 1st Grace Blomstedt/Micayla Taylor, Red Oak
  • 2nd Amber Hrabik/Jacque Ingram, Denison-Schleswig
  • 3rd Kayla Rogers/Sarah Cabeen, Clarinda
  • 4th Heidi Fichter/JaCee Hogue, Shenandoah
  • 5th Alli Thomsen/Sydney Dunphy, Creston
  • 6th Teresa Arkfeld/Halley Horne, Harlan

#2 Singles

  • 1st Sarah Wood, Shenandoah
  • 2nd Caitlin McIlravy, Creston
  • 3rd Ally Bergsten, Lewis Central
  • 4th Paige Lansink, Denison-Schleswig
  • 5th Maggie Finnegan, Glenwood
  • 6th Emma Steeve, Clarinda

#2 Doubles

  • 1st Jess DuVal/Maggie McGrath, Harlan
  • 2nd Abby Brown/Ashley Nordhues, Clarinda
  • 3rd Olivia Ipsen/Sophia Schultz, Denison-Schleswig
  • 4th Sarah Behrens/Tannah Halvin, Red Oak
  • 5th Jordan Major/Jordyn Lembrick, Shenandoah
  • 6th Gracie Russell/Ann Wargand, Creston