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October 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the San Diego Chargers the embarrassment of having Thursday night’s NFL Network game against the Kansas City Chiefs blacked out locally. The Chargers said the sponsors, including the local CBS affiliate, guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout. Those tickets will be donated to local military bases and military hospitals. The team wouldn’t say how many tickets had to be sold by the deadline of 5:20 p.m. Monday, but it was believed to be approximately 10,000. The NFL Network began showing Thursday night games in 2006 and has never had one blacked out locally. The Chargers have had one game blacked out this season, a loss to Atlanta on Sept. 23. San Diego (3-4) has lost three straight games, including two in which it blew double-digit leads in the second half. Kansas City is 1-6.

HS Football 2nd Round Playoff Scores (Updated Live)


October 29th, 2012 by admin

8 Player    
Coon Rapids Bayard  7  final
Exira-EHK  56  
Glidden-Ralston  42  final
Sidney  23  
Adair Casey  52  final
HLV Victor  20  
Colo-Nesco  40  final
Murray  64  
Class A    
Griswold  13  final
Woodward Granger  24  
AHST  14  final
Logan Magnolia  41  
Class 1A    
Van Meter  7  final
CB St. Albert  42  
Class 2A    
North Polk  7  final
Kuemper Catholic  32  
Class 3A    
Carroll  19  final
Lewis Central  22  

Iowa State’s defense shines


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The buzz surrounding Iowa State’s ever-changing quarterback situation has obscured the most important development yet for the Cyclones. They’ve played excellent defense so far. Iowa State (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) is one win shy of its third bowl bid in four years heading into Saturday’s game against Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1) because it has played strong defense in a league full of offense.

The Cyclones are allowing 19.8 points per game, good for third in the Big 12. Coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will work hard to pick up the slack after linebacker Jake Knott was lost for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Optimistic Hawkeyes eager for NCAA tournament bid


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa re-energized its weary fan base last season with 18 wins and a spot in the NIT. The optimistic Hawkeyes are hoping that this will be the year they return to the NCAA tournament. This is the most anticipated season in years at Iowa, which hasn’t won 20 games or reached the NCAA tournament since its infamous first-round exit in 2006.

The Hawkeyes have a promising core of emerging players like Devyn Marble and Aaron White that will be augmented by a standout freshman class. It includes a pair of likely starters in center Adam Woodbury and point guard Mike Gesell. Iowa (18-17, 8-10 Big Ten in 2011-12) opens its season on Nov. 9 against Texas Pan-American.

Iowa St LB Knott likely out for the season


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior linebacker Jake Knott is likely out for the season with a torn left shoulder. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads says Knott, the reigning Big 12 defensive player of the week and a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2011, had surgery Monday in Chicago. Rhoads says Knott might make it back for a potential bowl game. But the Cyclones won’t know more until later in the week. Knott injured his shoulder on Oct. 20 against Oklahoma State, but he returned and had 11 tackles and forced a fumble in Iowa State’s 35-21 win on Saturday over Baylor. Rhoads says Knott was a selfless team player whose leadership will be missed.

Chiefs QB Quinn being evaluated for concussion


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his status for Thursday night’s game at San Diego remains uncertain.  Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Quinn will start against the Chargers if he’s cleared to play. Otherwise, Matt Cassel will be back under center for the Chiefs.

Quinn was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders, though it’s unclear when the injury occurred. He was sacked by Rolando McClain late in the first quarter and then took another shot while floating a pass that was picked by Matt Giordano.

Crennel said that Quinn wasn’t at the practice facility Monday while he underwent tests, and Cassel would run the first-team offense during a walk-through practice.

8AM Sportscast 10-29-2012

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October 29th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Griswold Captures Girls Class 1-A State XC Title


October 29th, 2012 by Jim Field

Griswold is the class 1-A girls state cross country champion.  The Tigers won the title with 86 points Saturday to edge Pekin who had 102.  Individually, Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the individual crown with teammates Jordyn Sindt placing sixth, Alyx Flippin placing 19th, Allison Young 53rd and Larissa Backhaus 55th.  The title adds to the state track championship Griswold won last spring.

In class 3-A girls, Atlantic’s Tiffany Williams placed 62nd overall.

Click the link below to see complete results from all class.


Area High School Football Playoff Schedule – Second Round Monday, Oct. 29th 2012


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(All games start at 7:00 pm)


  • Exira-EHK (10-0) vs. Coon Rapids Bayard (7-4) at Exira
  • Sidney (10-0) vs. Glidden-Ralston (8-2) at Sidney
  • H-L-V (9-0) vs. Adair-Casey (9-1) at Victor

Class A:

  • Logan-Magnolia (9-1) vs. A-H-S-T (7-3) at Logan
  • Woodward Granger (10-0) vs. Griswold (7-3) at Wooward*

* on KJAN and KJAN.com beginning with the pre-game show at 5:30-p.m.

Class 1-A:

  • IKM-Manning (10-0) vs. South O’Brien (8-2) at IKM-Manning
  • St. Albert (9-1) vs. Van Meter (8-2) at St. Albert

Class 2-A:

  • Kuemper Catholic (10-0) vs. North Polk (7-3) at Kuemper

Class 3-A:

  • Carroll (4-6) vs. Lewis Central (8-2) at Lewis Central
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic (9-1) vs. Spencer (7-3) at Sioux City

Palmer leads Raiders to 26-16 win over Chiefs


October 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Oakland Raiders stuffed the struggling Kansas City Chiefs 26-16 on Sunday for their sixth straight win at Arrowhead Stadium. Sebastian Janikowski was perfect on four field-goal attempts, and the Raiders (3-4) nearly became the third straight team to keep the Kansas City offense out of the end zone.

The Chiefs (1-6) scored their only touchdown with 2:27 left in the game. Darren McFadden ran for 114 yards, and Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey had touchdown catches for Oakland, which has won two straight after losing four of its first five. Matt Cassel threw for 218 yards in place of Brady Quinn, who left in the first half with what the team called a “head injury.” Quinn had started his second straight game. The Chiefs have lost four straight and still have not led in regulation this season.