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Hawkeyes Ready for Trip to Minnesota

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September 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Last year, Minnesota finished its nonconference schedule without a loss. Then the Gophers were beaten badly by rival Iowa.

They’re in the same situation now, though their four wins were more decisive than last season. They host the Hawkeyes on Saturday, trying to win the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after surrendering it last fall.

The bronze pig has been awarded to the winner of this rivalry since 1935, and this will be the 107th time that Iowa and Minnesota have played in football. The first meeting was in 1891.

The Hawkeyes lost their opener to Northern Illinois but have been solid since, beating Western Michigan last week 59-3. They’re relying on their usual power running game, with Mark Weisman leading the nation with 95 carries.

Chiefs’ McGrath Helping Fill Void at Tight End

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September 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs’ backup tight end has few rivals when it comes to facial hair. He’s not doing too bad at catching the football, either.

Sean McGrath is quickly becoming known for his gnarly whiskers, and a hero to Chiefs fans for the way he’s filled in for banged-up starters Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce.

A product of Division II Henderson State, McGrath was claimed just before the season and has filled in admirably. He had the first two catches of his NFL career two weeks ago against Dallas, and last week had four catches for 31 yards in a win over Philadelphia.

Then there’s the facial hair, which sprouts out of his chinstrap at all sorts of crazy angles. McGrath has been growing it since St. Patrick’s Day and has no plans to trim it soon.

Exira/EHK @ Glidden-Ralston Live Tonight on KJAN!

Sports, TV

September 27th, 2013 by Jim Field

We’ll bring you Exira/EHK @ Glidden-Ralston live tonight in high school football on KJAN.  Both teams are 4-0 on the year and played two great games last year, including an exciting playoff match-up won by Exira/EHK on a late field goal.

Our high school football coverage begins at 4:45 pm with “Trojan Preview,” our weekly visit with Atlantic Coach Nick Ross.  We continue our high school football coverage tonight at 6:00 with “Who’s Gonna Win?”  Join Matt Mullenix, Doug Leonard, Chris Parks and Jim Field as we look at some area match-ups.  Our “Football Friday Night” pre-game show begins at 6:30 tonight, with kick-off set for 7:00 pm from Glidden.

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call and you can listen live on AM 1220 or FM 101.1.  We are streaming live audio on www.kjan.com.  You can listen on your smart phone with the FREE KJAN app for iphone and android.  And, you can watch the Exira/EHK @ Glidden-Ralston game on the TV page at www.kjan.com as we’ll be streaming live video on KJAN TV!

IGHSAU 5th Volleyball Rankings

Sports

September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

No.
School
Record
LW
1
Holy Trinity Catholic
21-1
1
2
Janesville
12-3
2
3
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
14-7
3
4
New London
17-3
5
5
Central Lyon
18-3
6
6
Tripoli
11-9
4
7
Stanton
17-4
7
8
Lisbon
15-3
9
9
Grandview Park Baptist
12-6
8
10
Murray
12-0
10
11
Algona Bishop Garrigan
12-7
11
12
Iowa Mennonite
11-6
12
13
Harris-Lake Park
18-7
14
14
Martensdale-St. Marys
14-4
13
15
Fremont-Mills
11-3
NR
Dropped Out:  Springville (15) 
Class 2-A
No.
School
  Record
LW
1
Dike-New Hartford
20-1
1
2
Western Christian
19-1
2
3
Sumner-Fredericksburg
13-2
3
4
Council Bluffs St. Albert
14-2
4
5
Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont
22-2
5
6
Grundy Center
14-2
8
7
South Central Calhoun
26-3
9
8
Hinton
14-5
6
9
Ridge View
16-3
10
10
Lake Mills
19-3
11
11
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
18-4
14
12
Des Moines Christian
20-6
13
13
West Branch
14-3
NR
14
Wapsie Valley
11-5
15
15
Iowa Valley
12-4
NR
Dropped Out: Edgewood-Colesburg (7), Hudson (12)
Class 3-A
No.
School
  Record
LW
1
Sheldon
17-0
1
2
Kuemper Catholic
17-1
3
3
MOC-Floyd Valley
13-3
4
4
Union
12-4
2
5
Red Oak
11-3
5
6
Nevada
12-8
6
7
Mount Vernon
11-4
8
8
Sioux Center
14-4
9
9
Center Point-Urbana
19-5
7
10
Unity Christian
11-4
10
11
East Sac County
21-3
11
12
Bondurant-Farrar
13-5
12
13
Iowa Falls-Alden
10-3
14
14
Independence
16-3
15
15
Algona
19-4
NR
Dropped Out: Camanche (13)
Class 4-A
No.
School
  Record
LW
1
Harlan
12-2
1
2
Solon
14-1
2
3
Waverly-Shell Rock
19-4
3
4
Davenport Assumption
13-2
4
5
West Delaware
19-3
5
6
Charles City
15-2
7
7
Cedar Rapids Xavier
15-5
8
8
Indianola
11-7
6
9
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
13-11
11
10
Marion
10-8
12
11
Webster City
17-5
10
12
Lewis Central
7-8
9
13
LeMars
8-2
13
14
Clear Creek-Amana
7-4
14
15
Pella
11-10
15
Dropped Out: None
Class 5-A
No.
School
 Record
LW
1
Bettendorf
19-0
1
2
Ankeny
18-2
3
3
Johnston
14-1
4
4
Dubuque Hempstead
14-2
6
5
Urbandale
20-3
7
6
Ankeny Centennial
20-5
NR
7
Dowling Catholic
17-2
2
8
Pleasant Valley
10-3
9
9
Cedar Falls
14-5
5
10
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
21-5
NR
Dropped Out: Muscatine (8), Iowa City High (10)

IATC Weekly Cross Country Team Rankings

Sports

September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Girls:

  1. Griswold
  2. Pekin
  3. Pochahontas
  4. Central Elkader
  5. North Linn
  6. South Winneshiek
  7. Lynnville-Sully
  8. South Hamilton
  9. St. Albert
  10. Tri-Center
  11. Underwood
  12. Denver
  13. Woodbine
  14. Durant
  15. Emmetsburg

Class 1-A Boys:

  1. Denver
  2. Trinity Christian
  3. Boyer Valley
  4. St. Albert
  5. Riverside
  6. West Fork
  7. Turkey Valley
  8. BCLUW
  9. South Hamilton
  10. North Butler
  11. South Winneshiek
  12. Wapello
  13. West Lyon
  14. Earlham
  15. Nodaway Valley

Girls Class 2-A:

  1. Western Christian
  2. Unity Christian
  3. Northeast
  4. Gilbert
  5. Cascade
  6. East Marshall
  7. Davis County
  8. Iowa City Regina
  9. Osage
  10. Panorama
  11. Dike-New Hartford
  12. Monticello
  13. North Fayette
  14. North Polk
  15. Roland-Story

Boys Class 2-A:

  1. Monticello
  2. North Polk
  3. Osage
  4. Gilbert
  5. East Marshall
  6. Mid Prairie
  7. Tipton
  8. Shenandoah
  9. St. Edmond
  10. Unity Christian
  11. Iowa City Regina
  12. Spirit Lake
  13. Western Christian
  14. Panorama
  15. Albia

Class 3-A Girls:

  1. Davenport Assumption
  2. Decorah
  3. Pella
  4. MOC-Floyd Valley
  5. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  6. Williamsburg
  7. Spencer
  8. Oskaloosa
  9. Grinnell
  10. Solon
  11. Mount Vernon-Lisbon
  12. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  13. Humboldt
  14. Dallas Center-Grimes
  15. Crestwood

Class 3-A Boys:

  1. Boone
  2. Charles City
  3. Pella
  4. Algona
  5. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  6. Decorah
  7. Center Point-Urbana
  8. Harlan
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Grinnell
  11. Mount Vernon-Lisbon
  12. Garner-Hayfield
  13. Williamsburg
  14. Perry
  15. Oskaloosa

Class 4-A Girls:

  1. WDM Dowling Catholic
  2. Ames
  3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  4. Pleasant Valley
  5. Iowa City West
  6. Johnston
  7. Linn-Mar
  8. Waukee
  9. Duquque Senior
  10. Muscatine
  11. Urbandale
  12. Iowa City High
  13. Ankeny Centennial
  14. DM Roosevelt
  15. Bettendorf

Class 4-A Boys:

  1. Johnston
  2. Cedar Rapids Prairie
  3. Waukee
  4. Cedar Falls
  5. WDM Dowling Catholic
  6. Linn-Mar
  7. WDM Valley
  8. Pleasant Valley
  9. Iowa City West
  10. Ames
  11. Dubuque Hempstead
  12. Dubuque Senior
  13. Iowa City High
  14. Burlington
  15. Muscatine

Iowa State Visits Tulsa Tonight

Sports

September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

If familiarity breeds contempt then Thursday night’s matchup between Iowa State and Tulsa should feature plenty of intensity. It will be the teams third meeting in a little more than a year and last December the Golden Hurricane beat the Cyclones 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl.

ISU coach Paul Rhoads hopes quarterback Sam Richardson’s ankle has healed up enough to make him more of a factor in the running game. Richardson has only 86 yards in the first two games.

Rhoads says a concern for the Cyclone defense is the big play ability of Tulsa leading rusher and receiver Trey Watts.

At 0-2 this is a big game for the Cyclones.

Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship says these are not the same teams that played last December.

Tulsa rushed for more than 300 yards in their Liberty Bowl victory but they are averaging only 120 on the ground this season.

It is a 6:30 kickoff on Thursday night.

Cardinals Win 4-1, Sweep Nats to Close in on Title

Sports

September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.

Jordan Zimmermann missed his only shot at 20 wins, allowing four runs in seven innings. The Nationals had five hits one day after breaking up rookie Michael Wacha’s bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning.

Matt Adams hit his eighth home run since replacing injured Allen Craig and doubled for the Cardinals, who led the Pirates by 2½ games with three games to go. The Reds lost 1-0 to the Mets on Wednesday and were eliminated from the divisional race.

Playmakers Key Hawkeyes Improvement

Sports

September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has stayed healthy this season and found some playmakers, key developments in the team’s improvement.

The Hawkeyes (3-1) scored four touchdowns on returns last week in a 59-3 win over Western Michigan, highlighting their new-found explosiveness heading into Saturday’s game at Minnesota (4-0).

Iowa has already scored TDs in five different ways this season, including punt, interception and fumble returns. The Hawkeyes are averaging 35.3 points through four games — including three straight wins.

Tri-Center Cross Country Meet Results

Sports

September 25th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Boyer Valley 31
  2. Riverside 48
  3. Tri-Center 71
  4. Logan-Magnolia 89
  5. Missouri Valley 113
  6. Underwood 151
  7. A-H-S-T 172

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Girls Team Scores:

  1. Underwood 40
  2. Logan-Magnolia 48
  3. Tri-Center 59
  4. West Harrison 87
  5. Boyer Valley 105

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Creston Cross Country Meet Results

Sports

September 25th, 2013 by Jim Field

Boys Class A:

  1. Thomas Jefferson  45
  2. Creston  50
  3. Shenandoah  64
  4. Kuemper Catholic  106
  5. Winterset  122
  6. Red Oak  152
  7. Atlantic  184
  8. Clarke  226
  9. Clarinda  244

Cooper McDermott, Creston is the champion.  Morgan Munsey was 28th and Josiah Williams was 29th to lead Atlantic.

Girls Class A:

  1. Winterset  43
  2. Glenwood  92
  3. Creston  94
  4. Shenandoah  103
  5. Atlantic  106
  6. Kuemper Catholic  159
  7. Thomas Jefferson  177
  8. Red Oak  189
  9. Clarinda  193
  10. Clarke  279

Atlantic’s Tiffany Williams placed fourth, Savannah Sorenson was 14th and Alexis Brockman was 18th.

Boys Class B:

  1. Earlham  42
  2. Nodaway Valley  46
  3. Southwest Valley  80
  4. Orient-Macksburg  94
  5. Mount Ayr  95

Noah Larsen of Mount Ayr is the champion.  Brayten Funke and Heath Downing of Nodaway Valley placed third and fourth.

Girls Class B:

  1. Adair-Casey  36
  2. Bedford  47
  3. Southwest Valley  57
  4. Mount Ayr  85

Destiny Scar of Nodaway Valley was the champion.  Adair-Casey’s Kassidy Chandler and Katlyn Holaday were eighth and ninth.