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Atlantic Cross Country Meet Results


October 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans hosted their annual Cross Country meet on Thursday, October 8th at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club.  Results are as follows.


  1. Lexi Smith, Dallas Center-Grimes
  2. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  3. Kye Madsen, Lewis Central
  4. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig
  5. Sami Sterbenz, Dallas Center-Grimes
  6. Kaitlyn Murano, Dallas Center-Grimes
  7. Raegan Andersen, Denison-Schleswig
  8. Abby McIntyre, Glenwood
  9. Claire Jones, Abraham Lincoln
  10. Claire Campbell, Shenandoah

20th Karsyn Rush, Atlantic
21st Ashley Wendt, Atlantic

Team Results

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 51pts
  2. Shenandoah  124pts
  3. Denison-Schleswig 124pts
  4. Glenwood 131pts
  5. Harlan 140pts
  6. Atlantic 152pts


  1. Brenden O’Brien, Lewis Central
  2. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  3. Jon Dahlheimer, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
  4. Evan Wilson, Exira-EHK
  5. Alex Thompson, Dallas Center-Grimes
  6. McGwire Midkiff, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
  7. Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor
  8. Curtis Harryman, Winterset
  9. Michael Sciranko, Harlan
  10. Andrew Dick, Winterset

19th Ryan Hawkins, Atlantic
35th Phoenix Shadden, Atlantic

Team Results

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 54pts
  2. Winterset 86pts
  3. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 108pts
  4. Harlan 152pts
  5. Atlantic 245pts

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Exira-EHK prepares for battle of unbeaten at Newell-Fonda


October 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans Football team is gearing up for a big 8-Man District 1 road game at Newell-Fonda on Friday night.  Both teams come into the game sporting 6-0 records and a win would go a long way toward winning a district title.  The Mustangs are the defending State Champions in 8-Man football and Exira-EHK Head Coach Tom Petersen says he knows his team will need to play a great game in order to knock off a great team. Newell-Fonda returns 7 of 8 offensive starters from last season and Quarterback Jason Hess actually entered the championship game at that position last year due to injury.  Hess has thrown for 737 yards and 13 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions this season.  Newell-Fonda likes to keep the ball on the ground though and they are lead in rushing by Senior Cole Wise wtih 680 yards and 13 scores on the year.

The Spartans have also gotten some great play out of a Running Back in Junior Drew Buckholdt whom is averaging over 8 yards per carry and has rushed for 10 touchdowns and caught 4 more.  Newell-Fonda Head Coach Brian Wilken says he has a lot of respect for the Spartans and expects a tough game from them.  The Mustangs come into the game having won 17 straight games and Coach Petersen says his team knows the type of focus and execution they need to try get the win.

We’ll have coverage of the game on KJAN.  Chris Parks and Seth Christensen will bring you the broadcast with a 6:30pm Pregame and 7:00pm Kickoff from Newell.  You can listen on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, or on the KJAN mobile app.  You can also watch a live video stream of the game online on the KJANTV page at kjan.com.  Our football night begins with our weekly high school pick ’em show Who’s Gonna Win? at 6:00pm.

Atlantic looks to bounce back for Homecoming versus Shenandoah


October 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojan football team gets a different kind of match-up this week, that is one not against a top ten ranked opponent.  The Trojans have lost big the last two weeks to top ten rated foes Harland and Dallas Center-Grimes.  This week the Trojans get to take a break from District play and take on fellow Hawkeye Ten Conference member Shenandoah whom is 4-2 on the season. Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein says his team is ready to bounce back and prove they can win this week.

The Trojans (1-5) have battled through a wide variety of injuries forcing a lot of young players to see the field in a variety of positions.  The Trojans are hopeful that they will be a little healthier this week after making it through the Dallas Center-Grimes game with no major setbacks.  The Trojans will rely on leaders like Wide Receiver Brenden Holmes and Running Back Drake Roller to get the Trojans back in the win column.

The Trojans will try to slow down the Mustang rushing attack that is led by Running Back Logan Roberts (574 yards, 4 touchdowns) and Quarterback Jake Johnson (462 yards, 6 touchdowns). Coach Waldstein says assignment defense will be the key and thinks the Trojans offense can have some success on the ground themselves.

You can hear an extended interview with Coach Waldstein on Trojan Preview at 4:45pm Friday on KJAN.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 10/9/15

Podcasts, Sports

October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Texas Tech hopes to rebound vs Iowa St after 2-game skid


October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech looks to rebound from back-to-back losses to top-five teams when the Red Raiders take on Iowa State on Saturday. The Cyclones are aiming for a second Big 12 road win after beating Kansas last week. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kinsgbury sees a much improved Iowa State (2-2, 1-0) team led by quarterback Sam Richardson. The Red Raiders are No. 124th in the nation — fourth from the bottom — in total defense, giving up 581 yards per game.

Texas Tech (3-2, 0-2 Big 12), which leads the nation in passing offense and ranked third in total offense, lost to then-No. 3 TCU two weeks ago and fell to then-No. 5 Baylor last week. The Cyclones hope a new defensive scheme will help stifle the Red Raiders.

No. 22 Iowa hosts Illinois in first ranked game in 5 years


October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is ranked for the first time in five years. With a win in Iowa City on Saturday, Illinois could make the Hawkeyes stay in the Top 25 a short one — and serve notice that it’s an early contender in the Big Ten West. The 22nd-ranked Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) host the Illini in a matchup that’s much more intriguing than it looked like it would be in August.

Iowa has been revitalized by the sweeping changes made by longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. Its defense has been among the best in league, holding Wisconsin to just a pair of field goals in last week’s 10-6 win. Illinois (4-1, 1-0) is fresh off what was technically a 14-13 upset of Nebraska at home last week.


St. Louis police to increase security for baseball playoffs


October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Baseball fans converging on downtown St. Louis for the first-round playoffs series between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs can expect a greater police presence. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers will be in greater numbers for the best-of-five series that gets under way Friday (today). Game 2 is on Saturday.

A local business promotion group, Downtown STL Inc., says it will provide guides who will be able to help direct fans to the city’s sites and assist them to their and from their vehicles, among other things.

Such services aren’t uncommon for big events in downtown St. Louis. But it comes two weeks after an Army veteran was shot and potentially paralyzed during a robber as he walked with his girlfriend to their vehicle after a Cardinals game.


Molina on Cardinals roster, will play wearing splint


October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is on the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the NL division series against the Chicago Cubs and will play wearing a splint to protect a strained ligament in his left thumb. Molina was injured on a tag play in Chicago on Sept. 20. The Cardinals roster includes four rookies — outfielder Randal Grichuk, outfielder-first baseman Stephen Piscotty, outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder Greg Garcia — for the best-of-five series that starts Friday night.

Lefty Tyler Lyons joins them after impressive outings down the stretch. Expected in the lineup for Game 1 are Grichuk in right field and Piscotty at first. Not on the roster: First baseman Matt Adams, who returned late in the season from a torn quadriceps; relievers Randy Choate and Steve Cishek and infielder Pete Kozmaby.


Illinois confirms Ferguson will miss game at No. 22 Iowa


October 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois said Thursday that starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss the Illini’s game Saturday at No. 22 Iowa because of a shoulder injury. Interim coach Bill Cubit had said earlier this week that he doubted Ferguson would play.

Ferguson injured the shoulder early in Illinois’ 14-13 victory over Nebraska and did not return. The senior has 397 yards and three touchdowns on 71 carries for the Illini (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten). Freshman Ke’Shawn Vaughn took over for Ferguson on Saturday and was the only other Illini back to carry the ball. Vaughn had 98 yards on 24 carries.

Cubit has said Illinois will need junior Henry Enyenihi to help pick up the rushing load at Iowa (5-0, 1-0).


Urban trout stocking set to begin

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A truck with a tank full of trout will start making the rounds to 17 ponds across the state Friday, including 1-p.m. at Big Lake, in Council Bluffs. Iowa Department of Natural Resources regional fisheries supervisor, Mike Steuck, says it’s the start of the annual program where they stock urban ponds with the trout. “At a minimum it’ll be 15-hundred fish, and it’ll be a combination of rainbow trout and brook trout. And they will all be about 10 to 12 inches or so,” Steuck says.730_fishing_trout2

He says the trout are sort of a bait to get people to seek out more fishing. Steuck works out of northeast Iowa. He says you may’ve seen people fly fishing for trout in waders, but he says that’s not necessary and you can use regular fishing gear.

He says you can catch them with a hook and bobber just like you would bluegills. Steuck says anything flashy you can put on your line will attract the trout. Steuck says the lakes and ponds appear to be ready for the stocking. You need to have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with an adult who has a license. They are limited to one trout daily. The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit.

(Radio Iowa)