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Cyclones fall to Texas in controversial ending – Reaction

Sports

October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Texas scored with :51 seconds to go in the ballgame and converted the extra point to hold off the upset bid by Iowa State Thursday night 31-30 in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The tying touchdown came after a play at the goal line with 1:08 to play where it looked like ISU linebacker Jeremiah George had pulled the ball away from the Texas running back, but the officials ruled the back was down by contact and a video review upheld the call A very emotional Cyclone coach Paul Rhoads, thought his team had the turnover.  “I’ve got pretty good eyesight. The view I had of that gigantic screen in the north end zone showed their guy was not down and our guy with the football,” Rhoads says.

He was asked what the officials told him about the play. “I got the same explanation that everybody in the stadium got– the call was confirmed,” Rhoads replied. Rhoads says the conference will review the play like they do all such disputed plays and will decide what happened. Rhoads was asked what he told his team after the close loss. “I tell them to get ready for Texas Tech. To keep doing the things they’re doing, to keep giving it up for their teammates, to keep working with extreme emotion and effort,” Rhoads says.

George talked about the controversial play after the game and says the Texas player never stopped. “He was trying to score, okay, he was trying to score a touchdown. As a defender you don’t stop until you hear the whistle, the whistle never blew. The whistle never blew until I had the ball in my hand and was 30 yards down the field,” George says.

George says he asked an official about the call after the play stopped. “As they were reviewing the play I was ‘like what’s the rule and how could you call it any other way? And he was like ‘his momentum stopped or something like that’,” George says. “But his momentum didn’t stop. If he were to continue to push and cross the goal line they would have said “touchdown.” Why didn’t they call a fumble? I don’t understand that rule.”

George says they can’t dwell on the loss and have to move on to the next game. “We can’t let it linger because if you think that the Texas Tech Red Raiders care about Iowa State getting a game stolen from them, they really don’t,” George says. “It’a ranked team on the road, it’s going to be a very hostile environment, and we’re going to have to win this football game.”

Iowa State falls to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12.

(Radio Iowa)

Area Volleyball Scores from Thursday

Sports

October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Atlantic 17-5-11
  • (3-1) Lewis Central 25-25-19-25, Creston 11-23-25-17
  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 20-12-21
  • (3-0) St. Albert 25-25-25, Shenandoah 21-18-7
  • (3-1) Clarinda 19-25-25-28, Glenwood 25-6-16-26

Western Iowa:

  • (3-0) Audubon 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 21-10-16
  • (3-1) Griswold 25-25-22-25, Riverside 11-19-25-19
  • (3-0) Treynor 25-27-25, Missouri Valley 22-25-15
  • (3-0) Underwood 25-25-25, Tri-Center 20-21-17

Rolling Valley:

  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 12-18-21
  • (3-0) Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 15-18-18
  • (3-2) Woodbine 25-23-25-15-15, Boyer Valley 19-25-22-25-12
  • (3-0) Ridge View 25-25-25, Woodbine 7-13-15
  • (2-0) Ridge View 25-25, Boyer Valley 11-13

Others:

  • (3-0) Mormon Trail 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 13-11-5
  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 17-11-18
  • (3-0) Sidney 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 19-12-14
  • (3-0) Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, South Page 8-16-12

Texas rallies past Iowa State, 31-30

Sports

October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Case McCoy scored on a 1-yard plunge with 51 seconds left and Texas rallied to beat Iowa State 31-30 on Thursday night. McCoy threw for 244 yards for the Longhorns, (3-2, 2-0), who will head into next week’s game against Oklahoma with at least a share of first place in the Big 12.

McCoy led Texas on the winning 75-yard drive in just under 3 minutes. It was aided by two pass-interference penalties and two near fumbles at the 1 by Johnathan Gray. Sam Richardson had 262 yards passing and Aaron Wimberly had 117 yards rushing and a touchdown for Iowa State (1-3, 0-1). The Cyclones dropped their 11th straight Big 12 opener — but none as heartbreaking as this one.

Atlantic @ ADM Football Live Tonight on KJAN!

Sports

October 4th, 2013 by Jim Field

We’ll bring you Atlantic @ ADM live tonight in high school football on KJAN.  Both teams are coming off tough losses last week and are hoping to get back in the win column.  Atlantic comes in to the game 1-4 overall and 0-2 in district play while ADM is 3-2 and 2-1.

Our high school football coverage begins at 4:45 pm with “Trojan Preview,” our weekly visit with Atlantic Coach Nick Ross.  We continue our high school football coverage tonight at 6:00 with “Who’s Gonna Win?”  Join Matt Mullenix, Doug Leonard, Chris Parks and Jim Field as we look at some area match-ups.  Our “Football Friday Night” pre-game show begins at 6:30 tonight, with kick-off set for 7:30 pm from Adel.

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call and you can listen live on AM 1220 or FM 101.1.  We are streaming live audio on www.kjan.com.  You can listen on your smart phone with the FREE KJAN app for iphone and android.  And, you can watch the Atlantic @ ADM game on the TV page at www.kjan.com as we’ll be streaming live video on KJAN TV!

2013 High School Football Schedule – Week 6, October 4

Sports

October 4th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 3-A, District 1

  • Atlantic @ ADM
  • Glenwood @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  • Creston @ Harlan
  • Lewis Central @ Perry

Class 2-A, District 8

  • OA-BCIG @ Clarinda Academy
  • Shenandoah @ Kuemper Catholic
  • Clarinda @ Red Oak
  • Roland-Story @ Greene County

Class 1-A, District 8

  • St. Albert @ Treynor
  • Nodaway Valley @ Tri-Center
  • Panorama @ Des Moines Christian
  • West Central Valley @ Missouri Valley

Class A, District 7

  • Martensdale-St. Marys @ Bedford
  • Madrid @ Woodward Academy
  • Audubon @ Guthrie Center
  • Woodward-Granger @ Earlham

Class A, District 8

  • Underwood @ East Mills
  • Logan-Magnolia @ Westwood
  • Riverside @ A-H-S-T
  • West Monona @ Griswold

Eight Man, District 6

  • Lamoni @ East Union
  • Adair-Casey @ Grandview Park Baptist
  • Meskwaki @ Ankeny Christian
  • Murray @ Moravia
  • Mormon Trail @ Colo-Nesco

Eight Man, District 7

  • Glidden-Ralston @ Charter Oak-Ute
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Exira/EHK
  • Ar-We-Va @ Woodbine
  • West Harrison @ Nishnabotna

Eight Man, District 8

  • Sidney @ Fremont-Mills
  • Stanton @ Essex/South Page
  • CAM @ Lenox

Sunnyside Tennis Court ribbon cutting ceremony set for Sunday

News, Sports

October 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Department Board of Directors will formally open the newly resurfaced tennis courts at Sunnyside Park Sunday afternoon, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The public event takes place at 1-p.m., weather permitting, and is expected to last about 45-minutes.

The program will include dignitaries from the United States Tennis Association, and a brief explanation of the 10 and under Tennis Program that will be in place during next summer’s park and rec tennis program.

Beltran HR keys Cards’ rout of Pirates in Game 1

Sports

October 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.

The first eight Cardinals reached safely in the third to chase A.J. Burnett, saddling the right-hander with the second-shortest outing of his career and putting Game 1 out of reach early. A sellout crowd roared early and then settled in for an easy victory.

Lance Lynn (15-10) faces Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole (10-7) in Game 2 Friday. The Pirates ended a 21-year postseason drought and entered their first division series with apparent momentum after beating the Reds in the wild-card game Tuesday. But they never threatened to rally against the Cardinals’ ace.

Kelly named Game 3 starter for Cardinals

Sports

October 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Kelly is going to start Game 3 of the NL division series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Mike Matheny made the announcement Thursday prior to the opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kelly appeared to be the likeliest choice given rookies Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were set to be available out of the bullpen in Game 1.

Kelly was 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA and was perhaps the strongest link in the rotation for about a month-and-a-half.

McCluster finding niche with new Chiefs regime

Sports

October 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dexter McCluster figures he watched his shake-and-baking punt return about 500 times last weekend, a dynamic touchdown run that helped his Kansas City Chiefs beat the New York Giants. Don’t think for a second that he was exaggerating, either.

It was the kind of dynamic return that the Chiefs have been hoping to get out of McCluster, their former second-round draft pick who has struggled to find his niche in the NFL. McCluster believes that he’s starting to get on track under new coach Andy Reid, though, and besides: The Chiefs are off to a 4-0 start. As McCluster points out, that’s what really matters.

ISU’s Ejim Earns Spot On Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Sports

October 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim has been named to the 2013-14 Preseason All-Big 12 Team in a vote of the league’s coaches. Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Ejim, a Toronto, Ontario native, returns for his senior season after leading the Big 12 in rebounding (9.3) and double-doubles (15) last season. He also averaged 11.3 points and shot 50.4 percent from the field en route to earning All-Big 12 Third-Team honors. Ejim recorded a double-double against all nine Big 12 teams last season and is the league’s active career leader with 22 in his first three seasons.

Ejim and the Cyclones open with an exhibition game against Augustana (S.D.) on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. The regular season opener for Iowa State is Nov. 10 against UNC-Wilmington at noon.

Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Tarik Black, Kansas

Preseason Freshman of the Year: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

2013-14 Preseason All-Big 12 Team:

  • Isaiah Austin, Baylor
  • Cory Jefferson, Baylor
  • Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
  • Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
  • Markel Brown, Oklahoma State
  • Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State**

Honorable Mention: Perry Ellis and Joel Embiid, Kansas; Shane Southwell, Kansas State; Michael Cobbins and Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State; Eron Harris, West Virginia.

(A tie in the voting resulted in six players being named to the team.)

**Unanimous selection