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Atlantic @ Harlan – Live Tonight on KJAN


January 6th, 2015 by Jim Field

Catch live Hawkeye 10 boys basketball tonight on KJAN as we feature Atlantic @ Harlan.  Jim Field and Chris Parks will have the call as the 6-1 Trojans meet the 3-3 Cyclones in a conference showdown.  The varsity boys game is scheduled for 7:30 pm and you can hear it live on AM 1220 or FM 101.1.  You can also listen to the game on www.kjan.com or you can watch it with us on the TV page with our live streaming video!

17th ranked Cyclones set for Big 12 opener


January 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

After posting a 10-2 record in non conference play the Iowa State Cyclones get ready for the grind of a tough Big 12 Conference race. The Cyclones open at home on Tuesday night against Oklahoma State. The Cyclones will be looking to bounce back from a 64-60 loss to South Carolina. Oklahoma State enters the game with a record of 11-2.

The Cowboys have not posted a win in Hilton Coliseum since 2010. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford  says the Cyclones are a versatile team. Ford expects the Cyclones to be motivated coming off a loss.

(Learfield Sports)

Area high school basketball scores from Mon., 1/5/2015


January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Creston 61, Lewis Central 51
Lenox 48, Diagonal 35
Nishnabotna 58, Rock Port, Mo. 57 (5OT)
West Nodaway, Mo. 72, South Page 53
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto vs. IKM-Manning, ppd.
Clarke vs. Mount Ayr, ppd.

Lenox 45, Diagonal 34
Rock Port, Mo. 39, Nishnabotna 34
South Page, College Springs 59, West Nodaway, Mo. 26
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto vs. IKM-Manning, ppd.
Clarke vs. Mount Ayr, ppd.

Iowa downs Nebraska 70-59


January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaaron White had 23 points, Gabe Olaseni scored a career-high 18 and Iowa beat Nebraska 70-59 on Monday for its first 2-0 start in the Big Ten in 12 years. Jarrod Uthoff had 15 for the Hawkeyes (11-4, 2-0 Big Ten), who prevailed thanks largely to a 31-13 edge on made free throws. Nebraska’s Shavon Shields led all scorers with 25 points. But the Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-2) had just two points in the final 2:43, and Iowa held Cornhuskers star Terran Petteway to just 11 points.

Iowa holds the rare distinction of two road wins over ranked opponents after winning at Ohio State last week. The Huskers made the Hawkeyes work to earn their best league start since 2002-03. Shields helped Nebraska take a one-point lead midway through the second half. Iowa rallied with an 11-3 run to move back in front 61-54 with 4:39 left.

A-P IA Boys High School Basketball Poll 1/5/2015


January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll
The Associated Press
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City, West (16) 7-0 169 1
2. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 6-0 134 7
3. North Scott, Eldridge (1) 5-1 121 5
4. Pleasant Valley 7-0 107 4
5. Des Moines, Hoover 7-0 106 3
6. Ankeny Centennial 6-1 84 2
7. Waukee 6-3 70 6
8. Urbandale 6-1 47 9
9. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 7-1 44 NR
10. Linn-Mar, Marion 5-1 28 10

Others receiving votes: Dubuque, Hempstead 9. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5. Des Moines, North 4. Cedar Falls 3. Valley, West Des Moines 3. Dubuque, Senior 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waverly-Shell Rock (14) 7-0 166 1
2. MOC-Floyd Valley (2) 8-0 138 2
3. Wahlert, Dubuque (1) 4-3 119 4
4. Spirit Lake 6-1 91 3
5. Le Mars 6-1 69 NR
6. Gilbert 7-0 64 NR
7. Humboldt 6-1 41 10
(tie) Creston 4-1 41 7
9. Central Clinton, De Witt 5-2 38 6
10. Denison-Schleswig 7-1 29 NR

Others receiving votes: Dallas Center-Grimes 28. Perry 20. Pella 13. Assumption, Davenport 13. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 11. Williamsburg 11. Crestwood, Cresco 10. Fort Madison 6. Carroll 5. Webster City 5. Mount Pleasant 4. Atlantic 4. Decorah 3. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 3. Algona 1. Mount Vernon 1. Keokuk 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. IKM-Manning (2) 7-0 136 2
2. Western Christian, Hull (4) 5-1 134 3
3. Regina, Iowa City (3) 6-0 127 4
4. Monticello (7) 10-0 119 5
5. Cascade,Western Dubuque (1) 7-1 97 1
6. Aplington-Parkersburg 8-0 95 9
7. New Hampton 7-1 68 6
8. Treynor 6-1 36 NR
9. Pella Christian 5-1 32 7
10. Anamosa 5-3 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 13. Roland-Story, Story City 13. Panorama, Panora 11. Sheldon 8. Albia 5. Des Moines Christian 5. Dike-New Hartford 5. Hinton 4. Ridge View 4. Forest City 3. West Fork, Sheffield 1. South Hardin 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Central Lyon (5) 7-1 138 4
2. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars (3) 8-0 131 2
3. Danville (4) 7-0 124 5
(tie) Gladbrook-Reinbeck (4) 6-0 124 3
5. Colo-Nesco (1) 8-0 101 6
6. West Hancock, Britt 7-1 65 1
7. Janesville 8-0 62 8
8. Nodaway Valley 8-0 56 7
9. Ar-We-Va, Westside 7-0 31 9
10. Boyden-Hull 5-2 30 NR

Others receiving votes: Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 24. Earlham 12. Sigourney 8. Meskwaki Settlement School 7. Belle Plaine 7. Maquoketa Valley 5. Van Buren, Keosauqua 4. West Central, Maynard 2. Newell-Fonda 2. Boyer Valley, Dunlap 2.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 1/5/2015

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January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Iowa seniors contemplate future


January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The seniors on the Iowa football team are now considering what they’ll do next with their careers after the bowl game loss to Tennessee on January 2nd. Tackle, Brandon Scherff, won the Outland trophy as the nation’s best college lineman and was a consensus All-American, who will be moving to the next level. But Scherff wasn’t thinking about the N-F-L right after his final game.

“I’m gonna actually go deep sea fishing tomorrow, so I’m going to relax than I will worry about that after that,” Scherff says. He was asked if he has line up an agent to prepare for the N-F-L draft. “There’s a couple in mind yeah, but I am going to worry about catching fish tomorrow, and then I am going to start training on Thursday,” Scherff says. Runnnig back Mark Weisman went form walk-on to starter and is not the sure N-F-L prospect that Scherff is, but wants to give it a shot.

“I’m just going to see where my life goes, gonna try to play in the N-F-L, see if that works out, if not, then I’ll do something else.,” Weisman says. “I’m going to go 100 percent towards that and see where it takes me.” Weisman and ended up finishing second in the number of career touchdowns, one short of the record.

(Learfield Sports)

Hawkeyes host Nebraska in Big 10 hoops


January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes return to Big Ten action at home this (Monday) evening against Nebraska. The Hawkeyes opened the Big Ten race with a win at Ohio State and this will be the first of two home games this week for coach Fran McCaffery’s team. The Hawkeyes take on a Nebraska team known for its defense.

McCaffery says the key will be ball movement and quality shots. The Huskers have a potent one-two combination in juniors Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields. The combine for nearly 37 points per game.
Nebraska opened Big Ten play with a loss at home to Indiana. The Huskers are 8-5 overall. You can hear the game on KJAN beginning tonight at 7.

(Learfield Sports)

No. 23 Northern Iowa beats Loyola 67-58


January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Jeremy Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and No. 23 Northern Iowa beat Loyola of Illinois 67-58 on Sunday for its third win in four games. Deon Mitchell added 13 points and the Panthers (12-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) bounced back from their first conference loss by holding off the upstart Ramblers (11-3, 1-1) late in the second half.

Northern Iowa pushed a four-point halftime lead to 59-41 on Seth Tuttle’s layup with 5:31 left. Loyola responded with 11 quick points before its late rally fell short. Milton Doyle had 13 points for Loyola. The Ramblers fell a victory short of their first eight-game winning streak in 30 years.

No. 20 Iowa holds off No. 16 Rutgers 79-72


January 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Melissa Dixon scored 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers to give her the school record, leading No. 20 Iowa to a 79-72 win over 16th-ranked Rutgers on Sunday. Samantha Logic added 17 for the Hawkeyes (11-2, 2-0 Big Ten) and Ally Disterhoft and Bethany Doolittle had 14 apiece.

Rutgers was within 54-52 with 12 minutes left but went cold and an 11-2 run put the Hawkeyes ahead by 11 with 6:45 left. Iowa shot 52 percent from the field but an 11 of 24 performance at the foul line gave Rutgers hope down the stretch, although the Scarlet Knights couldn’t convert. Kahleah Copper had 22 points and Tyler Scaife 20 for Rutgers (10-4, 1-2). Betnijah Laney had 13 rebounds.

Dixon now has 263 3-pointers, two more than Lindsey Meder. Dixon also surpassed Rutgers assistant Tia Jackson on the Iowa career scoring list (1,180 points). Logic had six assists to surpass 700 for her career.