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No. 2 Baylor goes for 20th home win in a row vs Iowa State

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October 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WACO, Texas (AP) — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads knows it will be difficult trying to stop second-ranked Baylor’s big-play offense. The 2-4 Cyclones on Saturday play one of the nation’s top three offenses for the third week in a row. Baylor is the best of the bunch by a large margin, piling up 720 total yards and 64 points a game.

Only halfway through the regular season for 6-0 Baylor, Corey Coleman already has a school-record 16 touchdown catches. Seth Russell leads the FBS with his 27 touchdown receptions and Shock Linwood leads the Big 12 with 134 yards rushing per game. The Bears have an FBS-best 19-game home winning streak. They won 62-38 last week over West Virginia, the only team to beat them in the regular season last year.

Chiefs find depth tested as injuries pry open roster holes

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October 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid was never under any pretense that Jamaal Charles was irreplaceable. Shortly after the four-time Pro Bowl running back went down with a season-ending ACL injury, the Chiefs coach was among the first to acknowledge the difficulty in replacing him. So far, that challenge has proven to be bigger than even Reid estimated.

In their first game without No. 25 in the backfield, the Chiefs were bottled up a week ago by the Minnesota Vikings. Charcandrick West ran for 33 yards, Knile Davis managed just 13 more on five carries, and the Chiefs finished with 57 yards rushing in a 16-10 defeat. In the five games before Charles was hurt? The Chiefs averaged 110 yards on the ground.

“There were some positive things that are going to get overlooked because we didn’t win the game,” Reid said. “Charcandrick did some nice things — nice things, really.” Then again, he also fumbled late in the game, squandering a chance at a go-ahead touchdown.

 

High School Football Schedule – Week 9 – 10/23/2015

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October 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

2015 High School Football Schedule
Week 9 – October 23

Class 3-A, District 8
Atlantic @ Creston
ADM @ Harlan
Dallas Center-Grimes @ Glenwood
Bondurant-Farrar @ Winterset

Class 2-A, District 8
Kuemper Catholic @ Shenandoah
Southeast Valley @ Clarinda
Red Oak @ East Sac County
West Central Valley @ Missouri Valley

Class 1-A, District 1
West Monona @ A-H-S-T-W
Underwood @ IKM-Manning
Treynor @ OA-BCIG

Class A, District 1
Westwood @ Logan-Magnolia
Griswold @ Tri-Center
Audubon @ St. Albert
Maple Valley @ Riverside

Class A, District 8
Pleasantville @ Clarinda Academy
Bedford @ Nodaway Valley
Earlahm @ Martensdale-St. Marys
Mount Ayr @ SE Warren

8-Man, District 1
Exira/EHK @ Kingsley-Pierson
Woodbine @ Boyer Valley
Ar-We-Va @ River Valley
Newell-Fonda @ West Harrison

8-Man, District 7
Guthrie Center @ Adair-Casey
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ East Union
Charter Oak-Ute @ Glidden-Ralston
Murray @ Ankeny Christian

8-Man, District 8
Essex @ Fremont-Mills
CAM @ Lenox
Sidney @ East Mills
Nishnabotna @ Stanton

Cross Country Qualifying Meet Results

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October 22nd, 2015 by Chris Parks

Cross Country Qualifying Meets were held around the state on Thursday.  The Top 15 Individuals and Top 3 Teams from each site qualify for the State Meet on October 31st in Fort Dodge.

Class 1A @ Treynor

Boys Individual Qualifiers

  1. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  2. Evan Wilson, Exira-EHK
  3. Connor Garrett, Boyer Valley
  4. Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor
  5. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley
  6. Otis Majeka, Riverside
  7. Zach Amrose, Boyer Valley
  8. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley
  9. Tim Brink, Riverside
  10. Landon Foster, Guthrie Center
  11. Brycen Wallace, Nodaway Valley
  12. Cale Billheimer, Adair-Casey/CAM
  13. Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon
  14. Jacob Bolinger, Lenox
  15. Nathan Venteicher, Nodaway Valley

Boys Team Qualifiers

  1. Nodaway Valley 35pts
  2. Boyer Valley 103pts
  3. Tri-Center 134pts

Girls Individual Qualifiers

  1. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  2. Brianna Hoffman, Panorama
  3. Katlyn Holaday, Adair-Casey/CAM
  4. Emma Harper, East Union
  5. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  6. Emma Swanson, Guthrie Center
  7. Emily Copic, Exira-EHK
  8. Morgan Allen, Earlham
  9. Katlyn Tremel, Boyer Valley
  10. Devyn Kemble, Panorama
  11. Rose Andersen, Exira-EHK
  12. Lauryn Embleton, Guthrie Center
  13. Alexis Post, Riverside
  14. Shyanne Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  15. Anna Young, Griswold

Girls Team Qualifiers

  1. Panorama 86pts
  2. Treynor 129pts
  3. Griswold 155pts

Class 3A @ Glenwood

Boys Individual Qualifiers

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Alex Thompson, Dallas Center-Grimes
  3. Derek Koster, Winterset
  4. Jared Bravard, Dallas Center-Grimes
  5. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic
  6. Curtis Harryman, Winterset
  7. Ryan Hawkins, Atlantic
  8. David Parker, Saydel
  9. Nathan Nelson, Saydel
  10. Tyler Boneman, Dallas Center-Grimes
  11. Michael Sciranko, Harlan
  12. Blake Schaben, Dallas Center-Grimes
  13. Jacob Cline, Dallas Center-Grimes
  14. Ben Irr, Creston
  15. Ean Followwill, Dallas Center-Grimes

Boys Team Qualifiers

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 41pts
  2. Winterset 70pts
  3. Harlan 106pts

Atlantic Finished 4th with 133pts

Girls Individual Qualifiers

  1. Lexi Smith, Dallas Center-Grimes
  2. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  3. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig
  4. Raegan Anderson, Denison-Schleswig
  5. Sami Sterbenz, Dallas Center-Grimes
  6. Kaitlyn Murano, Dallas Center-Grimes
  7. Greichaly Kaster, Harlan
  8. Aubrey McIntyre, Glenwood
  9. Molly Eyerly, Winterset
  10. Layken Gurwell, Winterset
  11. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan
  12. Sydney Kaufman, Winterset
  13. Alyssa Wyman, Harlan
  14. Grace Stewart, Perry
  15. Jessica Beatty, Creston

Girls Team Qualifiers

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 57pts
  2. Harlan 72pts
  3. Denison-Schleswig 96pts

Atlantic finished 6th with 122pts

Class 2A @ Shenandoah

Boys Individual Qualifiers

  1. Spencer Warehime, Southeast Valley
  2. Tyler Ketcham, Des Moines Christian
  3. Austin Smith, North Polk
  4. Rylan Heffernan, West Central Valley
  5. Dominic Cresta, I-35
  6. Desmond Edwards, Woodward Academy
  7. Jacob Wilcox, North Polk
  8. Alec Selberg, Red Oak
  9. Will McCormick, North Polk
  10. Josh Johnson, Southeast Valley
  11. Zach Goering, I-35
  12. Patrick Breitsprecher, Southeast Valley
  13. Tyler Mckibbin, West Central Valley
  14. Michael Gabbard, Woodward Academy
  15. Thomas Conn, Underwood

Boys Team Qualifiers

  1. North Polk 58pts
  2. Southeast Valley 93pts
  3. Woodward Academy 117pts

Girls Individual Qualifiers

  1. Karley Larson, Underwood
  2. Oksana Covey, Des Moines Christian
  3. Claire Campbell, Shenandoah-Essex
  4. Emily Patterson, North Polk
  5. Natalie Lamber, Southeast Valley
  6. Carlie Manrose, Shenandoah-Essex
  7. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  8. Kiley Cook, Underwood
  9. Mary Grace Martin, Underwood
  10. Sydney Clark, Des Moines Christian
  11. Erica Rittgers, Southeast Valley
  12. Abbey Harris, West Central Valley
  13. Adrianna Holmes, Shenandoah-Essex
  14. Sophie Blanchard, North Polk
  15. Rachel Zimmermann, North Polk

Girls Team Qualifiers

  1. Shenandoah-Essex 55pts
  2. North Polk 60pts
  3. Southeast Valley 91pts

Class 4A @ Lewis Central

Boys Individual Qualifiers

7th- Jon Dahlheimer, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
14th- Brenden O’Brien, Lewis Central
15th- McGwire Midkiff, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

Girls Individual Qualifiers

13th- Kye Madsen, Lewis Central

Changes to softball game sites and soccer classification announced by IGHSAU

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October 22nd, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Board of Directors for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union met on Wednesday and announced a couple of changes.  Adjustments were made in regards to sites for regional final softball games and for soccer classification. Details from the Athletic Union are listed below.

Upon recommendation from the IGHSAU Softball Advisory Committee and approval by the IGHSAU Board of Directors, 2016 regional final softball games in all classes (1A – 5A) will be played on the home field of the highest seeded team remaining of the two regional final teams.  In order to secure the privilege to host, sites must have adequate lighting, and meet certain other minimum facility requirements.  The Committee and Directors believe this is positive step that will increase excitement and attendance at these state qualifying games.

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union approved a change in soccer classification at its October 21st meeting.

Beginning with the 2016 soccer season; Class 3A will consist of the 40 largest soccer schools; Class 2A will consist of the next largest 48 schools, while the remaining schools will play in Class 1A. Prior to this change, Class 3A consisted of the 32 largest soccer schools while 2A consisted of the next largest 48.

A tentative soccer classification will be posted on the IGHSAU website soon.

State Cross Country Qualifying Meets held today

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October 22nd, 2015 by Chris Parks

State Qualifying Cross Country Meets will be held tonight in all classes with most meets beginning at 4:00pm.  The top 3 teams and top 15 individuals from each site will qualify for the state meet which will be held in Fort Dodge on October 31st.  Follow the links below to see which teams are competing at where.

CLASS 1A   CLASS 2A   CLASS 3A    CLASS 4A

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/22/2015

Podcasts, Sports

October 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

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Chiefs’ Charles has surgery to repair torn ACL

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October 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has had surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, the first step toward what he hopes is a return to the field by the start of next season. The surgery was performed Tuesday by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that everything went according to plan and that “all reports are good.” Charles also posted a photo of him in the hospital on Instagram with a caption that read, “Surgery went well (and) now the road to recovery begins.”

Charles was hurt early in the third quarter of a loss to Chicago on Oct. 11. Charcandrick West and Knile Davis split the bulk of his carries last week in Minnesota.
Kansas City plays Pittsburgh on Sunday. You can hear the game following church services Sunday morning, here on KJAN.

Sports Headlines: 10/22/2015

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October 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Mets are going to the World Series for the first time since 2000. Lucas Duda launched a three-run home run and Travis d’Arnaud followed with a solo shot in the first inning. Daniel Murphy set a major league record by homering in his sixth straight postseason game as the Mets finished a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 8-3 rout at Wrigley Field.

TORONTO (AP)— The American League Championship Series is going back to Kansas City. The Toronto Blue Jays overpowered Kansas City 7-1 to cut the Royals’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven ALCS. Game 6 is Friday — David Price goes for Toronto against Yordano Ventura of the Royals.

CLEVELAND (AP)— The Cleveland Cavaliers and free-agent forward Tristan Thompson have agreed in principle on a five-year, $82 million contract, ending his holdout. Thompson helped the Cavs get to the NBA Finals last season when he filled in for an injured Kevin Love during the playoffs.

SAN ANTONIO (AP)— The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Jimmer Fredette (freh-DEHT’) among four cuts. Fredette was the 10th overall pick by Sacramento in 2011 after a sensational career at BYU. He has struggled in the NBA, bouncing around to Chicago and New Orleans as well before landing the tryout with San Antonio.

BOSTON (AP) — Claude Giroux’s (zheh-ROOZ’) second goal, on a power play 2:09 into overtime, rallied the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins. The Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period before Giroux one-timed a shot past Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask from the left circle for the game-winner.

 

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/21/2015

Podcasts, Sports

October 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

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