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Area Drake Relays Qualifiers


April 20th, 2015 by Jim Field

Girls (CLICK HERE for complete list of qualifiers)
Shot Put: Jacy Embray, Glenwood; Serena Parker, Shenandoah
Discus: Linnaea Konfrst, Glenwood
High Jump: Kelsey Hurley, Fremont-Mills
Long Jump: Mikayla Evers, Harlan
100: LaKendra Black, Thomas Jefferson
800: Rebekah Topham, Griswold
1500: Rebekah Topham, Griswold
3000: Rebekah Topham, Griswold
100 Hurdles: Laura Hempel, Treynor
4 x 100: Clarinda; Denison-Schleswig; Harlan; Thomas Jefferson
Shuttle Hurdle: Glenwood

Boys (CLICK HERE for complete list of qualifiers)
High Jump: Alec Hayes, Atlantic; Sam Obert, Coon Rapids-Bayard; Colt Scott, Bedford; Sam Wegner, IKM-Manning
Long Jump: Avery Thomas, Abraham Lincoln
100: Emmitt Wheatley, Adair-Casey; Mavrick Decker, Glenwood; James Fuller, Glenwood
800: Bryce Briley, Creston; Eldon Warner, Thomas Jefferson; Jay Wolfe, Creston
110 Hurdles: Dane Kruse, Glenwood
4 x 100: Carroll; Clarinda; Glenwood; Harlan; Lewis Central
4 x 400: Harlan
1600 Medley: Thomas Jefferson
Shuttle Hurdle: Glenwood

Cardinals place Grichuk on DL, recall IF Dean Anna


April 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems. Grichuk, who was batting .200 with a homer and two RBIs in 10 at-bats, was injured lifting weights and was placed on the DL retroactive to Friday. Infielder Dean Anna, a left-handed hitter, was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in time for Sunday night’s game against the Reds.

Matheny said Grichuk altered the plan after hurting the back in spring training and now will have to do things “probably radically different.” The 28-year-old Anna was batting .393 with two doubles and two RBIs in seven games as the leadoff man in the minors. He appeared in 12 games with the Yankees last season and could be used at second base, shortstop and third base.


Wainwright, Cardinals nip Reds 2-1


April 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright outpitched Mike Leake, and Kolten Wong had a tiebreaking sacrifice in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Sunday night to finish a three-game sweep. Matt Carpenter hit his fifth career leadoff homer and singled for his eighth multi-hit effort this season as the Cardinals won their fifth straight. Jordan Walden worked around a leadoff hit by Brennan Boesch in the ninth to earn his first save and end the game in 2 hours, 2 minutes.

Wainwright (2-1) gave up one run and seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks, improving to 3-0 against the Reds the last two seasons. Leake (0-1) gave up both runs and four hits in eight innings for the Reds, who have totaled four runs during a four-game losing streak. Brandon Phillips had two hits and an RBI and Joey Votto singled in his first two trips.


Tank named “Beautiful Bulldog” in Iowa contest

News, Sports

April 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A 2-year-old dog from Des Moines named Tank won the Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University. The 36th annual tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant, which featured 50 dogs Sunday, is the kickoff event for the Drake Relays track meet.

Pageant organizers narrowed a pool of over 100 hopeful pups by a lottery held last month.  Judges weren’t looking for beauty though. They wanted to see the slobber, drool and bulging bloodshot eyes synonymous with English bulldogs. They got all that and more from Tank, a dog owner Duane Smith said he found by searching on Craigslist a year ago.

Guthrie Center man injured while turkey hunting Saturday

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

April 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources report a man from Guthrie Center was injured while turkey hunting Saturday morning in rural Guthrie County. Authorities say 51-year old Richard Groom suffered a wound to his upper torso after being hit by shot fired from another hunter he was hunting with approximately 10 miles west of Panora. The incident happened at around 7:30 a.m., Saturday.

Groom was airlifted to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The incident is still under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

National Sports Headlines: Sun., 4/19/2015


April 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors opened their NBA playoff schedule by carrying a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter before holding off New Orleans 106-99. Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry scored 34 points and Klay Thompson chipped in 21 to help the Warriors withstand Anthony Davis’ game-high 35 points for the Pelicans. Also in the Western Conference playoffs, James Harden delivered 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter of Houston’s 118-108 victory against Dallas.

UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards have won their opening games in the NBA’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Jimmy Butler poured in 25 points and Derrick Rose added 23 and seven assists as the Bulls downed Milwaukee 103-91. Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime to lead the Wizards’ 93-86 win at Toronto.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning have squared their respective Stanley Cup first-round series at a game apiece. Sidney Crosby scored twice in a three-goal second period that pushed the Pens past the Rangers 4-3 in New York. Tyler Johnson also had a two-goal game and Ben Bishop earned his first playoff win by turning back 23 shots in the Lightning’s 5-1 rout of the Red Wings.

UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis and Minnesota are knotted at a game apiece in their Stanley Cup first-round series after Vladimir Tarasenko registered his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-1 triumph over the Wild. Tarasenko scored twice in a 4:43 span of the first period and completed his hat trick with an empty-netter. And Jakob Silfverberg scored with just 21 seconds remaining to give Anaheim a 2-1 victory and a two-games-to-none lead over Winnipeg.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant collected his first two major league hits and reached base five times in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-6, 11-inning win over San Diego. Bryant’s first hit was an RBI single, and he also had an infield single in the 11th before Starlin Castro won it with a single. Bryant was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his big league debut on Friday.


Pacific Coast League Baseball Scores from 4/18 & 4/19 Schedule


April 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s Games

New Orleans at Omaha, ppd., rain

Oklahoma City at Iowa, ppd., rain

Today’s (Sunday) Games

Oklahoma City at Iowa, 2:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Omaha, 3:05 p.m., 1st game

New Orleans at Omaha, 5:35 p.m., 2nd game


Martinez, Heyward, Cardinals beat Reds for 4th win in row


April 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win. Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning after a 3-3 start.

Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton left in the eighth inning after beating out an infield single. Martinez (1-0) gave up one run on three hits, striking out four and walking two.

Trevor Rosenthal picked up his fourth save in as many opportunities. He struck out Joey Votto with two on to end the game. Homer Bailey (0-1) surrendered five runs and nine hits over 5 2-3 innings. He made his first start after beginning the season on the disabled list while recovering from surgery on a torn flexor tendon.

Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Saturday’s game against Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of tightness in his back. Holliday doubled and scored before leaving. He has hit safely in all 10 games for St. Louis this season, and his double was his first extra-base hit. He is batting .363. Jon Jay moved from center to left field and Peter Bourjos entered the game.

(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 4/18/2015

Podcasts, Sports

April 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds 6-1


April 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. With the score 1-1, Matt Holliday led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field. He went to third on a one-out double by Jhonny Peralta. After Jon Jay was intentionally walked, Molina lined the first pitch from Johnny Cueto down the left-field line that scored three.

Joey Votto gave Cincinnati a first-inning lead with his fourth homer, his third against St. Louis. Matt Carpenter tied the game in the bottom of the inning after doubling, going to third on a groundout and scoring when he somersaulted over catcher Brayan Pena on Holliday’s fly to center.

The Cards and Red are in action again today (Saturday) in St. Louis. Pre-game coverage on KJAN is at 12:20-p.m., with the 1st pitch at around 1:15.