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Area Boys High School District Basketball Scores from 2/26/15


February 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

1-A District 12 Championship
Earlham 74, Murray 48

1-A District 13 Championship
Nodaway Valley 66, Paton-Churdan 48

1-A District 14 Championship
Fremont Mills 67, Sidney 62

1-A District 15 Championship
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 74, Ar-We-Va 59

3-A District 15 Championship
Denison-Schleswig 68, Carroll 65

3-A District 16 Championship
Glenwood 58, Harlan 56, OT

No. 17 Iowa women hold on, 78-74 over Wisconsin


February 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bethany Doolittle scored 22 points, Samantha Logic finished an assist short of a triple-double Thursday night and No. 17 Iowa held off Wisconsin 78-74 to remain in second place in the Big Ten with one game remaining. Logic, a Wisconsin native who had her career high of 30 points in the last meeting, had 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Hawkeyes (22-6, 13-4 Big Ten). Ally Disterhoft added 17 points.

The Badgers (8-19, 4-13) trailed by 13 with 3:27 to play but after Nicole Bauman’s 3-pointer made it 73-70 at 56 seconds, Doolittle scored. Bauman made two free throws at 23 seconds, and then Logic fed Disterhoft for a five-point lead at 21 seconds. Jacki Gulczynski had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Bauman finished with 18 points for the Badgers.

Iowa can finish unbeaten at home for the fifth time and match the 1992-93 team’s 15-0 record with a win over Minnesota on Sunday.

Cards’ Adam Wainwright diagnosed with abdominal strain


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals’ opener at Wrigley Field on April 5. Wainwright strained the muscle on Monday while putting a 45-pound weight back on a rack. General manager John Mozeliak said Thursday the strain is about belt high.

Wainwright said the pain originally felt like a twinge when it first occurred and the injury bothered him when he ran or lunged but did not affect his pitching. He walked off a practice field Tuesday following the team’s stretch, returned to St. Louis on Wednesday and was examined by Dr. Michael Brunt on Thursday.

Chiefs waive tight end Fasano to free up salary cap space


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs waived veteran tight end Anthony Fasano on Thursday, freeing up about $2 million in salary cap space that they could use to keep All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston. The Chiefs have been unable to come to a long-term deal with Houston, making it likely that they will place the franchise tag on him. But the deadline for that designation is Monday, and the Chiefs needed to free up salary cap space to do it.

If franchised, Houston would play next season on a one-year deal worth about $13 million. Fasano, who turns 31 this year, caught 25 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns last season. He had two years left on his four-year contract.

Mechanical problem forces team plane to return to Waterloo


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – A mechanical problem forced a charter plane carrying the Evansville University men’s basketball team to turn around and land in Waterloo. Waterloo television station KWWL reports that the team spent Wednesday night at a hotel after an uneventful landing at Waterloo airport. The team was headed home to Indiana after losing to Northern Iowa 68-57 in nearby Cedar Falls. On board were three crew members and 22 passengers.

The turboprop was chartered from Corporate Flight Management, of Smyrna, Tennessee. Spokesman Matt Chaifetz told The Associated Press on Thursday that the plane had gotten blowing snow inside the mechanism that spins the blades. The pilots noticed a vibration they couldn’t identify after takeoff, so they returned to Waterloo.

Chaifetz says the plane will be back in the air later today (Thursday).

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports report, 2/26/15

Podcasts, Sports

February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Thursday Boys District Basketball Schedule


February 26th, 2015 by Jim Field

Earlham vs. Murray @ Truro (7:00)
Ar-We-Va vs. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto @ Odeboldt (7:00)
Paton-Churdan vs. Nodaway Valley @ Panora (7:00)
Fremont-Mills vs. Sidney @ Shenandoah (7:00)

Glenwood vs. Harlan @ Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (7:00)
Denison-Schleswig vs. Carroll @ Kuemper Catholic (7:00)

White scores 29 points in Iowa’s 68-60 win over Illinois


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night. White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead. Iowa has won three straight games.

Rayvonte Rice scored 20 points to lead Illinois (17-11, 7-8), which made only one field goal in the final five minutes. Ahmad Starks matched a career high with 19 points on five 3-pointers for Illinois. White hit a career-best three 3-pointers and made 10 of 12 free throws. The senior scored 20 points in the second half — including all of Iowa’s points during a 5½-minute stretch.

Jarrod Uthoff added six points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes.

No. 19 Baylor upsets No. 12 Iowa State 79-70


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 points and 19th-ranked Baylor upset No. 12 Iowa State on the road 79-70 for its third straight win Wednesday night. The Bears (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) shot 14 of 26 from 3-point range, becoming the first team other than Kansas to win in Ames since 2012.

Baylor hit five straight 3s late in the second half, the last two by Prince, to take a 72-66 lead with 4:41 left. The Bears held Iowa State to just four points in the final 6:26. Jameel McKay had a career-high 21 points for the Cyclones (20-7, 10-5), who are now a game behind the first-place Jayhawks in the Big 12 with just three games to play.

No. 10 Northern Iowa beats Evansville 68-57


February 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and No. 10 Northern Iowa beat Evansville 68-57 on Wednesday night, setting up a showdown with 11th-ranked Wichita State for the Missouri Valley title. Paul Jesperson added 11 points for the Panthers (27-2, 16-1 MVC), who are tied with the Shockers atop the conference. The two teams will meet Saturday in Wichita for the regular season championship and the top spot in the league tournament.

After Evansville went on a 13-1 run early in the second half to cut the Panthers lead to 45-40 with 12:02 left, the Panthers scored eight straight over the next 2:54 to put the game away. D.J. Balentine had 16 Points to lead Evansville (19-10, 9-8). Egidijius Mockevicius had his 17th double-double of the season for the Purple Aces with 10 points and 10 rebounds.