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(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 11/26/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Chris Parks.

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Northern Iowa’s Balance Sinks Virginia Tech 73-54

Sports

November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Bohannon scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack and Northern Iowa defeated Virginia Tech 73-54 in the Riviera Division of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday. Seth Tuttle had 11 points and Marvin Singleton and Nate Buss had 10 apiece for the Panthers (5-0), who are off to their best start in 14 years. Joey van Zegeren had 15 points to lead Virginia Tech (2-2).

Buss and Bohannon scored 10 points apiece in the first half as Northern Iowa shot 60 percent to take a 40-31 lead. Bohannon’s 3-pointer 4 minutes into the second half started a 12-0 run that put the Panthers up 57-35. Singleton turned a put-back into a three-point play and added a layup during the surge. Wes Washpun capped the run with a layup and as soon as Malik Muller ended the drought for the Hokies with a 3-pointer Washpun answered with a three-point play.

No. 17 Iowa surges past Northern Iowa 73-45

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November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ally Disterhoft scored 18 points and Samantha Logic added 13 with seven rebounds as No. 17 Iowa rolled past Northern Iowa 73-45 on Tuesday night. The Hawkeyes improved to 5-0 on the season, shooting 43.3 percent from the field and hitting eight 3-pointers. Whitney Jennings added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four assists. Logic also had four assists and Disterhoft grabbed six boards.

After leading by five at halftime, Iowa pulled away in the second half as Logic, Alexa Kastanek and Jennings each hit 3-pointers to fuel a 21-3 run. After Stephanie Davison’s layup at the 17:54 mark, Northern Iowa (1-2) went on a scoreless drought until she hit another layup with 10:38 left. Kali Peschel’s pair of free throws capped the Iowa surge, making it 49-28.

Jen Keitel led the Panthers with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Davison also chipped in 13 points.

Maryland beats No. 13 Iowa St 72-63 in CBE Classic

Sports

November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jared Nickens and Jake Layman scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, and Maryland beat No. 13 Iowa State 72-63 on Tuesday night in the championship game of the CBE Classic. Dez Wells added 14 points and Melo Trimble scored 11 for the Terrapins (5-0), who built a 15-point lead with three minutes left before hanging on down the stretch.

It was a happy homecoming for Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who grew up in Topeka and starred at Kansas before coaching at Wichita State. He improved to 6-0 in his career against Iowa State, the majority of those wins coming while he was coaching at then-Big 12 rival Texas A&M.

Bryce Dejean-Jones had 17 points to lead the Cyclones (3-1), who won the Big 12 title in the same building in March. Georges Niang added 10 points, but was 4 of 14 from the floor.

Drake cruises to 73-60 win over IUPUI

Sports

November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jacob Enevold Jensen scored 10 points and hauled in 12 rebounds to lead Drake to its first win of the season with a 73-60 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday night. Drake (1-3) opened with a 9-2 spurt to capture a lead it never relinquished, then took control with a 13-2 run early in the second half that included a Chris Caird 3-pointer and was capped with an Envold Jensen layup that made it 47-27 with 16:12 to play.

Reed Timmer contributed 12 points and C.J. Rivers added 11 points for Drake, which shot 60.9 percent from the floor to snap a four-game skid stretching back to last season. It was Enevold Jensen’s first career double-double.

IUPUI (2-3) came into the game after a 71-69 overtime win Saturday over Ball State but hit just 20 of 56 from the floor Tuesday and had no players in double figures.

Area Girls High School Basketball Scores from Tue., 11/25/14

Sports

November 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADM, Adel 55, Van Meter 42
Atlantic 45, Denison-Schleswig 44 – (On KJAN- Erin Olsen- 14pts. including game winning free throws)
Bedford 68, Stanton 42
Clarinda 62, Lenox 21
Creston 64, Mount Ayr 40
Glenwood 64, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 17
Interstate 35,Truro 77, Earlham 70
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 69, Carroll 23
Lamoni 41, Orient-Macksburg 23
Lewis Central 47, Sioux City, North 22
Logan-Magnolia 67, Woodbine 44
Nodaway Valley 54, West Central Valley, Stuart 36
Panorama, Panora 49, Bondurant Farrar 34
Red Oak 59, Riverside, Oakland 13

Iowa won’t identify fan booted for heckling coach

Sports

November 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa is refusing to identify the fan booted out of a Kinnick Stadium suite for yelling at offensive coordinator Greg Davis at halftime of Saturday’s game. Iowa spokesman Steve Roe said the individual was a guest in a hospitality booth of Learfield Sports, which handles Hawkeye sports marketing.

The fan caused a stir when he yelled at Davis to throw the ball down the field as Davis was getting on an elevator. Roe says the fan also directed comments at Wisconsin’s staff. Roe called for security. Athletic officials asked the fan to leave and he did so on his own. Roe says the school isn’t identifying the individual because police weren’t involved.

UI Police spokesman Dave Visin says the incident was over by the time officers responded.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 11/25/2014

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November 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Junker approved as Boys Varsity High School Swim Coach in Atlantic

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November 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic School District’s Board of Education Monday night, approved the hiring of Head Girls Swimming Team Coach Dean Junker, as the head Boys Varsity High School Swimming Coach for the current, Winter season, which started Monday. The recommendation came from High School Activities Director/Assistant Principal Matt Alexander, and was forwarded to the Board by Superintendent Mike Amstein. The Board however, had many questions about the program, before approving the hiring of Junker.

They asked f the number of students participating in the program could be sustained throughout the season. Alexander said they are “locked-in” to the current season, so regardless of whether they lose a couple of members along the way, they will still be able to participate in district events.  Board member Phil Hascall said told Alexander he has trouble approving programs and positions more than three months after the school year began, given the fact they are looking at ways to cut the budget.

Hascall told Alexander “You come to us after the season started, with no discussion about any of this.” Alexander said the Swim Team was approved by the Board last year, but acknowledged they probably really wanted to see what the number of participants were before the agreed in total to having the program. He said there originally more than a dozen students interested in the team, but later found it a struggle to sign-up more than eight.

Alexander said there are currently 10 students participating in the program. Board member Rod Hartwig said they agreed to the program if a minimum of 10 Atlantic students were involved. He asked, since it was difficult to sign-up kids this first year, if it wouldn’t be better to look to surrounding districts for participants.  Alexander said Junker has looked to the areas to our north and east – Exira and Audubon, for instance – that are farther away from Lewis Central. They might look at approaching Red Oak, Griswold and CAM, at prior to next year’s season.

He says he’s already had initial talks with some of the district officials.

Heroes from Iowa & Nebraska are named to be recognized at Friday’s football game in Iowa City

News, Sports

November 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

During Friday’s Iowa-Nebraska football game, the American Red Cross will honor two men, one from each state, who went above and beyond in the face of crisis. Red Cross spokeswoman Kara Kelly says the Iowan who’s being singled out for recognition as a “citizen hero” is 18-year-old Austin Benson of Winterset, a senior at Winterset High School. “Austin acted with great bravery when his friend was thrown from her horse,” Kelly says. “The horse rolled on top of her and the saddlehorn punctured her leg. It ended up being very critical injuries. Austin applied pressure to the wound and kept her awake while waiting for the ambulance. According the medical professionals, he reallys saved her life.”

The honoree from Nebraska is Gene Willers, the president of the Midwest Bank Branch in Pilger, a town that was forever changed on June 16th. “You may remember, there was a very large tornado that went through that town this summer,” Kelly says. “Gene put eight people in the bank safe. It only locks from the outside so he locked them inside and then went into the basement. The bank was in fact destroyed but luckily, everybody survived.”

Benson and Willers will be honored during the Hawkeye-Cornhusker game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. “We have a great presentation that will happen during halftime at Friday’s game,” Kelly says. “We have two videos that will show their stories. They’ll also have their names engraved on the Hy-Vee Heroes game trophy and then they’ll receive honorary plates from both athletic directors. It’s really a wonderful tribute to these two men.”

Benson, Willers and members of their families will be guests of the Hawkeyes and the Huskers at the game and will participate in a variety of special pregame activities. Fans of both schools were invited to nominate residents of Iowa and Nebraska who have performed extraordinary acts of heroism and service in their communities. Staff and volunteers from the Red Cross selected the winners.

(Radio Iowa)