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Iowa State promotes Henry to coaching staff


June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has promoted Charlie Henry to assistant coach, replacing Doc Sadler. Henry spent the past two seasons with the Cyclones as a graduate assistant and as the director of player development. Henry fills the void left when Sadler took over as the head coach at Southern Mississippi in April.

Henry previously worked as a graduate manager at Utah and as a video coordinator with the Indiana Pacers. Hoiberg says Henry is among the best young basketball minds he’s ever met.

Sioux City runners get workout, blast of color

News, Sports

June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – More than 2,500 runners in Sioux City got a blast of color as well as a workout from a 5 kilometer race. The Sioux City Journal reports runners who ran in the charity race Sunday morning were blasted with colored cornstarch at a number of spots, leaving their skin and clothing streaked with different shades. The run was a fundraiser for the Boys Club of Sioux City.

Organization board member Jim Palmer says the organization hoped to raise up to $25,000 from the race. Runner Scott Andrew, of Norfolk, Nebraska, didn’t realize he’d be sprayed with colored cornstarch but didn’t mind, saying “I didn’t know what to expect, but it was fun.”

Monday Girls Regional Soccer Finals


June 9th, 2014 by Jim Field

Western Christian @ Bishop Heelan Catholic (6:00)
Tri-Center vs. St. Albert @ Treynor (7:00)
Clear Lake @ Nevada (6:00)
Gilbert @ Bondurant-Farrar (6:00)
Center Point-Urbana vs. Waterloo Columbus Catholic @ Denver (6:00)
Gladbrook-Reinbeck @ Solon (6:00)
Clear Creek-Amana vs. Iowa City Regina @ Iowa City West (5:00)
Dubuque Wahlert @ Davenport Assumption (5:00)

Lewis Central vs. Sioux City West @ Treynor (5:00)
Spencer vs. Ankeny Centennial @ Fort Dodge (6:00)
ADM @ Dallas Center-Grimes (6:00)
Winterset @ Ankeny (6:00)
Decorah @ Waverly-Shell Rock (6:00)
Pella @ Cedar Rapids Xavier (5:00)
Maquoketa @ North Scott (6:00)
Keokuk @ Pleasant Valley (6:00)

Sioux City East vs. WDM Dowling Catholic @ Fort Dodge (8:00)
DM Roosevelt @ WDM Valley (6:00)
Cedar Falls @ Johnston (6:00)
SE Polk @ Waukee (6:00)
Cedar Rapids Kennedy @ Linn-Mar (6:00)
Cedar Rapids Prairie @ Dubuque Hempstead (6:00)
Clinton @ Bettendorf (5:00)
Muscatine @ Iowa City West (7:00)

Hawkeye 10 Boys All-Conference Soccer


June 9th, 2014 by Jim Field


  • F – Payton Kalambokidis, SR, Glenwood
  • F – Conner Pals, JR, Creston
  • F – Matt Smith, JR, Atlantic
  • MF – Scout Crow, SR, Glenwood
  • MF – Brandon Bichel, SR, Glenwood
  • MF – Jordan Voge, SR, Harlan
  • MF – Cooper Kanne, SR, Kuemper Catholic
  • MF – Francisco Barajas, SR, St. Albert
  • D – Andy Staiert, SO, Glenwood
  • D – Zach Shelton, SR, Harlan
  • D – Logan Maxwell, SR, Harlan
  • D – Sam Sneed, SR, St. Albert
  • D – Tayler Pettit, JR, Creston
  • GK – Conner Weis, SO, Glenwood
  • GK – Josh Brelje, JR, Harlan


  • F – Nate Suhr, SR, Lewis Central
  • F – Cole McBride, JR, St. Albert
  • F – Jorge Partida, SR, Denison-Schleswig
  • MF – Leo Luna, SR, Denison-Schleswig
  • MF – Jacob Anderson, SR, Glenwood
  • MF – Kirby Axman, JR, Kuemper Catholic
  • MF – Mike Thomsen, SR, Atlantic
  • MF – Rene Gallo, SR, Denison-Schleswig
  • D – Colton McNeel, SR, Glenwood
  • D – Gage Bowman, JR, St. Albert
  • D – Trevor Frain, SR, Creston
  • D – Ryan Reis, JR, Denison-Schleswig
  • D – Zach Brooks, JR, Atlantic
  • GK – Josh Ahrens, JR, Kuemper
  • GK – Alex Nielsen, JR, Creston


  • Karl Clemons, SO, Harlan
  • Brandon Wilke, JR, Harlan
  • Daniel Leu, SR, Glenwood
  • Ben Irr, FR, Creston
  • Josh Irlbeck, SR, Kuemper
  • Jose Duran, SR, Denison-Schleswig
  • Zach Schaefer, FR, Lewis Central
  • Bailey Waler, FR, Lewis Central
  • McClain Hames, JR, Creston
  • Eli Williams, JR, Harlan
  • Josh Tigges, JR, Kuemper
  • James Olson, SR, Harlan
  • Tayler Patten, SR, St. Albert
  • Taylor Niehaus, SR, Kuemper

Garcia gets win as Cardinals beat Blue Jays 5-0


June 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORONTO (AP) – Jaime Garcia and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Sunday. Garcia (2-0) allowed three hits in seven innings, walked three and struck out four to win for the first time in three starts.

Pat Neshek worked the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal finished for the Cardinals, who have a Major League-high 12 shutouts this season. Texas entered Sunday with 11. St. Louis won back-to-back games for the first time since May 24 and 25 against Cincinnati.

Iowa football player cited for disorderly conduct


June 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa defensive back Nico Law is facing a criminal charge and consequences at school for fighting outside an Iowa City restaurant. Law, who will be a senior this fall, was cited for disorderly conduct after the incident at 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Police say the 21-year-old football player assaulted another man after that man argued with a woman who was with Law.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement that Law will face discipline under the university’s student-athlete code of conduct once the facts are gathered. Law played in all 13 Iowa games last fall and recorded four tackles and one assist. He is from Clinton, Maryland.

Area Baseball/Softball Scores from Sat., June 7th 2014


June 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Baseball Scores:
Atlantic @ Winterset (game was cancelled due to rain)
Perry @ Nodaway Valley (Cancelled)
Orient-Macksburg @ Nodaway Valley (Cancelled)
Bishop Heelan Catholic 6, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 4
North Polk 3, Coon Rapids-Bayard 0

Softball Scores:
Kuemper Catholic 13, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 3
Missouri Valley 13, West Monona 1
Newell-Fonda 4, Charter Oak-Ute 0
Ft. Dodge/St. Edmond 10, Kuemper Catholic 4
Woodbine 6, Council Bluffs/St. Albert 5
Grandview Park Baptist 3 Coon Rapids-Bayard 0

Miller pitches 3-hitter, Cardinals beat Blue Jays


June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORONTO (AP) – Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and finished with a three-hit shutout as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Toronto 5-0 on Saturday, snapping the Blue Jays’ six-game winning streak. Randal Grichuk hit his first career home run as the Cardinals won for only the third time in 11 game. Miller (7-5) retired the first 13 batters before walking Adam Lind in the fifth.

Jose Reyes lined a single to right field with two outs in the sixth for Toronto’s first hit. Melky Cabrera followed with a ball that nicked first baseman Allen Craig’s glove for a double, but Miller struck out Jose Bautista swinging at a high fastball to end the inning.

Mark Buehrle (10-2) had won six straight decisions. Grichuk’s solo homer was the only run Buehrle allowed in seven innings.

(Podcast) 7:18-a.m. Sports, 6/7/2014

Podcasts, Sports

June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


BBB warns about online CWS tickets


June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

There are thousands of fans searching for tickets for the College World Series (CWS) that begins on June 14th in Omaha, Nebraska. Officials with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is alerting consumers to look out for fraudulent sellers when shopping for tickets online. The College World Series is big business for Omaha, and where there is big money to be made, scams always follow.BBB

BBB warns that sellers of game tickets on secondary ticket websites may be fraudulent. BBB President Jim Hegerty says “The most common ways secondary-ticket sellers scam college baseball fans is by delivering counterfeit tickets or simply not sending the tickets.”  Hegarty says “Even if the tickets do arrive, they are sometimes not for the seats the seller advertised – which can mean the fan is stuck with seats that aren’t next to each other or are not in the reserved section but are located in the general admission section, which may mean long waits in line and no guarantee to get in.”

Many consumers who did not yet purchase their tickets or may be looking for reduced ticket prices may go to the Internet and the secondary-ticket market. Fans must balance their passion for their team with awareness that not all online ticket sellers will deliver on their promises, and a bad transaction could leave them at home on the couch instead of at the big game. Fans should also be skeptical of the hundreds of online auctions, online classifieds, and bulletin boards using person-to-person sales.

The secondary-ticket market for sporting events, which includes tickets bought and sold by professional brokers, speculators and season-ticket holders, is a $10-billion-a-year industry, with online sales accounting for one-third of transactions, according to StubHub.com.

To avoid problems buying tickets, the NCAA advises CWS ticket seekers to check out ticket information at ncaa.com/cws to find out the latest on available tickets, prices, and fan-to-fan ticket exchange information. The NCAA and TD Ameritrade Park have also teamed up with Ticketmaster to provide secure tickets. If fans choose not to go through Ticketmaster or the TD Ameritrade Park ticket office for ticket purchases, the BBB provides advice below for purchasing tickets online for the CWS:

. When buying from a merchant, always check with the BBB to be sure that you’re dealing with a company that has a good reputation for satisfying customers and a secure website for processing your payment.

. When buying from an individual through an online exchange don’t be lured away from the website by the seller. Even if you met the seller on the exchange website, the company may not guarantee any lost money if a transaction occurs outside their domain.

. If you buy tickets through an online auction, choose a seller with a long, continuous history of satisfied customers. Scammers can hijack old accounts, so make sure they have recently bought or sold other items.

. Pay with a credit card or through PayPal, which offer some protection and potential reimbursement. Never pay with a cashier’s check or wire money to a seller; you’ll have no way to get your money back if the tickets do not arrive.

. Many sellers will include pictures of the tickets with their posts on auction sites or bulletin boards. Scrutinize the tickets closely for any inaccuracies or alterations, and cross-check the seat assignment with the map on the venue’s Web site before you buy.