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State Dual Team Wrestling Championships Today


February 15th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The State Dual Team Wrestling Championships will take place today at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  The Dual Team Championships are being held as the opening of the state wrestling tournament this year with the state meet beginning on Thursday and continuing through Saturday.  The schedule for today’s dual championships is as follows:

  • 9:00am 1A and 2A Quarterfinals
  • 11:00am 3A Quarterfinals and 1A/2A Consolations
  • 1:00pm 1A/2A/3A Semifinals and 3A Consolations
  • 5:00pm 7th and 5th Place Duals
  • 7:00pm Championships and Consolation Finals

Locally Atlantic will start off the day in 2A at 9:00am against Denver-Tripoli.  Creston O-M will face Charles City at 9:00am also in 2A.  Underwood will wrestle at 9:00am against Alburnett in Class 1A.

We will have full play by play coverage of the Atlantic Trojans at the State Dual Meet today on KJAN with Jim Field and Justin Williams.

Area High School Basketball Scores from Tue., Feb. 14 2012


February 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 63, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 45
Carroll 49, Denison-Schleswig 46
Council Bluffs Lewis Central 67, Glenwood 51
Harlan 51, Creston 34
Sioux City Heelan 76, Council Bluffs Jefferson 46

Class 2A Region 1Regional Quarterfinal
Cherokee, Washington 69, Orange City Unity Christian 36
Hull Western Christian 70, Sibley-Ocheyedan 39
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 73, East Sac County 45
Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 56, Sheldon 53

Class 2A Region 7Regional Quarterfinal
Des Moines Christian 59, Alleman North Polk 48
IKM-Manning 41, Audubon 16
Leon Central Decatur 56, Greenfield Nodaway Valley 42
Panora Panorama 56, Osceola Clarke 34

Class 2A Region 8Regional Quarterfinal
Lawton-Bronson 73, Hinton 54
Missouri Valley 43, Council Bluffs St. Albert 35
OA-BCIG 65, Moville Woodbury Central 49
Shenandoah 31, Neola Tri-Center 29

Class 1A Region 2Regional Quarterfinal
Correctionville River Valley 53, Charter Oak-Ute 36
Hawarden West Sioux 52, Remsen Saint Mary’s 41
Newell-Fonda 88, Glidden-Ralston 24
Southeast Webster-Grand, Burnside 51, Blairsburg NE Hamilton 

Class 1A Region 7 - Regional Quarterfinal

Bedford 57, Afton East Union 37
Coon Rapids-Bayard 36, Exira-EHK 35 (CR-B: Katie Dentlinger 19pts.  Exira-EHK: Maddy Peppers 17pts.)
Martensdale-St. Marys 50, Earlham 42
Murray 56, Mount Ayr 47


Class 1A Region 8Regional Quarterfinal
Corning 42, Villisca 40
Oakland Riverside 46, Avoca AHST 43
Tabor Fremont-Mills 59, Stanton 56
Westside Ar-We-Va 67, Dunlap Boyer Valley 30

Christofferson Among 5 Cyclones on Academic All-Big 12 Team


February 14th, 2012 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas – The Iowa State women’s basketball team placed five members on the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 teams. The Cyclones had three first-team honorees, while two student-athletes were named to the second team.

First-team honorees included sophomores Hallie Christofferson and Kelsey Harris and junior Anna Prins. Senior Lauren Mansfield and junior Chelsea Poppens earned spots on the second team.

Prins, a center on the court and elementary education major in the classroom has played in 76 career games. The Broomfield, Colo. native is averaging 7.9 points per game this season.

Christofferson, a forward from Hamlin, Iowa, is a graphic design major. The honor is the first for the Christofferson, who also averages 10.3 points and has started 18 games this season for the Cyclones.

Harris, a guard from Brea, Calif., took home first-team honors as a child, adult, and family services major. Harris, who is being recognized for the first time, has seen action in 20 games. She scored 11 points in the Cyclones’ most recent game at Texas Tech.

Mansfield, a guard from Adelaide, Australia, is an advertising major. She has started 53 of 56 career games and has dished out 238 assists in her career. Mansfield is averaging 6.8 points per game this season and is third on the team with 31 three-pointers.

Poppens, a forward from Aplington, Iowa, earned the honors as a kinesiology and health major. One of the Big 12′s top players, Poppens leads the league in rebounding with 11.0 boards per game to go along with a team-best 14.6 points.

Prins was honored for the second time in her career, while the others were recognized for the first time.



February 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

February 14, 2012 – With the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament starting tomorrow, officials are reminding fans traveling to Wells Fargo Arena of the various routes and parking options available to minimize wait times and ensure all fans have a positive experience in Des Moines from the time they drive in and park their car to the time they return home. This will be the first time since Wells Fargo Arena opened in 2005 that the State Team Dual Championships will take place on Wednesday, with the Individual tournament moving from four days to three (Thursday – Saturday). Signage will be available on Interstate 235 directing fans on which exits to use for easy access to parking and Wells Fargo Arena, while additional message boards located at major downtown access points will inform people which lots are full and which have availability. 

Parking for the tournaments is available at the following locations: 

-          Iowa Events Center Parking Lot ($7 each time you enter) – Directly north of the Iowa Events Center, this lot is the closest to Wells Fargo Arena with entrances off Third and Fifth streets.

-          Street Parking (metered) – Street parking is available throughout downtown with the convenience of parking meters. Pay attention to the location as many meters have different time limits, or parking restrictions during certain times (typically 4-6 p.m.)

-          Parking Garages ($5 as you enter each time) – City parking garages are located throughout downtown with convenient skywalk access to Wells Fargo Arena from most of them. Payment is collected each time you enter the garage. Pay attention to signage alerting you if the garage is full or has availability. 

There is a limited amount of tickets still available for the Wrestling State Finals Saturday night, February 18. Tickets for all three high school state tournaments can be purchased upon arrival at Wells Fargo Arena for the cost of $8, or in advance by visiting the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, all Dahl’s Foods locations, online at dahlstickets.com, or by phone 866-55-DAHLS.

UNT’s McCarney confirms stroke, expects recovery


February 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DENTON, Texas (AP) – North Texas football coach Dan McCarney says he had a stroke but expects a full recovery.  McCarney told The Des Moines Register that he felt his left side go numb after a workout Sunday morning. Doctors later confirmed he had a stroke.  McCarney continues to undergo tests, but says he’s told he won’t have any permanent damage and should be out of the hospital in a few days. He calls himself a “pretty lucky guy.”  The 58-year-old McCarney became coach at North Texas in November 2010. He was the coach at Iowa State from 1995 to 2006 and an assistant at Florida, South Florida, Wisconsin and Iowa.  The UNT athletic department declined to comment.

ISU releases 2012 football schedule


February 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State has released its 2012 football schedule, which had been held up as Big 12 officials worked to finalize West Virginia’s move to the league. The Cyclones will host the Mountaineers, who won the Orange Bowl last month, in their regular-season finale on Nov. 24.  Iowa State opens Big 12 play at home against Texas Tech on Sept. 29. The Cyclones also host Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma in Big 12 games.  Iowa State’s league road games will be at TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas and Kansas.

HSBB: Glidden-Ralston at Audubon 02-13-2012

Podcasts, Sports

February 14th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the 1A District 1st Round game played Monday, February 13th, 2012 at the Audubon High School.


8AM Sportscast 02-14-2012

Podcasts, Sports

February 14th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Tuesday Girls 1-A/2-A Regional Schedule


February 14th, 2012 by Jim Field

*** All games at 7:00 pm ***

1-A Region 7:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Exira/EHK  ***Live tonight on KJAN & KJAN.com***
  • Martensdale-St. Marys vs. Earlham (@ WDM Dowling Catholic)
  • Murray @ Mount Ayr
  • East Union @ Bedford

1-A Region 8:

  • Fremont-Mills @ Stanton
  • Corning @ Villisca
  • Riverside @ A-H-S-T
  • Boyer Valley @ Ar-We-Va

2-A Region 1:

  • East Sac @ Kuemper Catholic
  • Unity Christian vs. Cherokee (@ Sioux Center)
  • Sheldon @ Sioux Central
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan @ Western Christian

2-A Region 7:

  • Audubon @ IKM-Manning
  • North Polk @ Des Moines Christian
  • Clarke @ Panorama
  • Central Decatur @ Nodaway Valley

2-A Region 8:

  • St. Albert @ Missouri Valley
  • Shenandoah @ Tri-Center
  • Hinton @ Lawton-Bronson
  • Woodbury Central @ OA-BCIG

Monday Boys 1-A/2-A Basketball


February 14th, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 1-A District 1 First Round
Nishnabotna 57, Essex 47 — OT
St. Albert 76, Heartland Christian 8

Class 1-A District 2 First Round
West Harrison 57, A-H-S-T 55

Class 1-A District 15 First Round
Earlham 54, Orient-Macksburg 46
East Union 73, Diagonal 45

Class 1-A District 16 First Round
Lenox 64, Bedford 52
Stanton 48, South Page 36

Class 1-A District 6 First Round
Audubon 59, Glidden-Ralston 52
Madrid 66, Paton-Churdan 37

Class 2-A District 1 Quarterfinals
Clarinda Academy 66, Shenandoah 38
Tri-Center 51, Missouri Valley 45

Class 2-A District 2 Quarterfinals
Kuemper Catholic 86, Maple Valley 56