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AP High School Boys Basketball Poll


February 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

The Associated Press Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll

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 4-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City West (9) 21-0 80 1
2. North Scott 18-5 72 3
3. Des Moines Hoover 19-1 66 4
4. Linn-Mar 17-4 59 6
5. Ankeny Centennial 18-3 57 7
6. Pleasant Valley 19-2 46 2
7. Waukee 16-5 44 8
8. Urbandale 17-5 24 5
9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 16-5 23 9
10. West Des Moines Valley 16-4 7 NR

Others receiving votes: Western Dubuque 4, Council Bluff, Abraham Lincoln 2, Ames 1.

Class 3-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (4) 18-2 79 2
2. Williamsburg (4) 20-1 78 1
3. Waverly-Shell Rock (1) 19-2 75 3
4. Fort Madison 19-2 58 5
5. MOC-Floyd Valley 18-3 43 6
6. Le Mars 17-4 34 4
7. Cedar Rapids Xavier 13-8 28 NR
(tie) Davenport Assumption 16-5 28 9
9. Spirit Lake 18-3 27 8
10. Dubuque Wahlert 12-9 22 7

Others receiving votes: Keokuk 13, Carroll 3, Gilbert 4, Dallas Center-Grimes 1.

Iowa point guard Dickerson to leave after less than a season


February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Trey Dickerson is leaving the program after less than a year in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes announced Monday that Dickerson has been granted a release from his scholarship. Dickerson, a sophomore, will finish out the year academically before transferring to a new school.

Dickerson, a junior college transfer, never quite fit in with the Hawkeyes. He struggled to find playing time behind juniors Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons and wound up playing just 15 games at Iowa, averaging 2.7 points. Dickerson’s departure will free up an extra scholarship that Iowa could possibly use in the increasingly important spring signing season.

Atlantic Posts First Archery Tournament Win


February 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

The Atlantic High/Middle School Archery Club participated in the Central Decatur Archery Club Shoot on Thursday Feb 19th.

Team Places for high/middle school-

Atlantic finished as a team in 1st place for the High School Division with a score of 3134- Note this is the first of hopefully many more championships to come.

Individual places for Atlantic Male- High School

Taylor Kirchner- 272- 3rd place
Logan Russell- 266- 5th
Colin Julesgaard-257- 8th
Nathan Gray- 255- 10th
Luke Frisbie- 254- 18th Place
Tyler Petty- 241- 15th
Zechariah Westphalen- 237- 16th
Dawson Dreager-232- 20th
Kyle Redinbaugh- 224- 21st place

Individual places for Atlantic Females- High School

Heather Freund – 265- 3rd Place-
Bailey Roland- 260- 4th
Tomma Jessen-257- 5th-
Carly Westphalen-254- 6th
Alexis Schulte-249- 9th-
Kaylee Pappal- 242-12th
Mariah Stillman- 234- 14th

Atlantic Middle School Individual Shooters-

Middle school male division-
Jordan Zarbano- 273- 3rd place- Middle school Medalist
Brandon Westphalen-265- 6th
Kenny Jimerson- 256-14th
Dustin Dreager- 237- 25th place
Derek Dreager- 232- 29th place
Tyler Kieky-228- 31st
Clayton Jipsen-228- 32nd
Stephen Pappal-113- 47th

Middle school Female Division-
Chamilla Colton-207-21st
Alyssa Derby- 201- 24th place

Congrats to all of the medalist but more important the team on their hard work and dedication to the sport and their school way to represent Atlantic CSD.

For the archery season we have 4 archery members who have qualified for state- Heather Freund, Luke Frisbee , Taylor Kirchner, and Jordan Zarbano.  The entire team did have a qualifying score however it was late in the season and all shooting spots have been taken. The Archery Team did have a qualifying national shoot during this contest and now may attend the National Shoot in Kentucky. We are hoping Saturdays score will allow us a chance to register sooner.

Thanks to All of those who have given positive feedback and press to this season’s team.

– Coach Justin Williams

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 2/23/2015

Podcasts, Sports

February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Monday Post-Season High School Basketball Schedule


February 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

Boys Class 3-A District Semi-Finals

@ Atlantic: (on KJAN)

  • 6:30 – Harlan vs. Creston
  • 8:00 – Atlantic vs. Glenwood

@ Carroll:

  • 6:30 – Denison vs. ADM
  • 8:00 – Carroll vs. Greene County

Girls Class 1-A Regional Finals:

@ Ida Grove:

  • 7:00 – #2 Exira/EHK vs. #8 George-Little Rock

@ Red Oak:

  • 7:00 – #4 Fremont-Mills vs. Adair-Casey

@ Truro:

  • 7:00 – Martensdale-St. Marys vs. #14 Bedford

Girls Class 2-A Regional Finals

@ Moville:

  • 7:00 – #2 Western Christian vs. Logan-Magnolia

@ Stuart:

  • 7:00 – #4 IKM-Manning vs. Central Decatur

@ Adel:

  • 7:00 – #7 Panorama vs. #9 Des Moines Christian

NE coach bans his players from locker room after loss to IA


February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles is so steamed about his team’s 28-point loss to Iowa that he’s locking his players out of their locker room. The Cornhuskers’ 74-46 loss Sunday was their fifth straight and seventh in eight games. They’re 13-14 overall and 5-8 and in 10th place in Big Ten after finishing fourth and making it to the NCAA tournament last year. Miles also said players would not speak to the media until further notice, adding, “If there’s anyone who’s going to represent us right now, it’s me.”

Nebraska’s $19 million training facility opened in 2011 and features a deluxe locker room with heated towel racks and I-pod plug-ins in the showers. Asked where the players will shower after practices, Miles said, “Good luck. They’re creative young people.”

Hospital rep: Wrestler who collapsed at meet heads home

News, Sports

February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A high school wrestler from southwest Iowa who collapsed at the state duals tournament has been released from a Des Moines hospital. Spokesman Gregg Lagan for Mercy Medical Center said Sunday night that Creston/Orient-Macksburg student Tayler Pettit is heading home. Pettit’s parents said in a statement released by Lagan that Tayler complained of a shortness of breath after his second match Wednesday. He then collapsed, experienced seizures and went into cardiac arrest.

Scott and Melissa Pettit said in the statement that doctors found Tayler has a previously unknown condition in which an extra electrical pathway in his heart caused a rapid heart rate. Their statement said Tayler underwent a procedure to correct the pathway and is expected to make a full recovery.

White’s double-double leads Iowa in 74-46 rout of Nebraska


February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Aaron White had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Iowa rode a 21-2 run to end the first half to a 74-46 victory over Nebraska on Sunday. Peter Jok scored 14 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 11 points and four blocked shots for the Hawkeyes (17-10, 8-6 Big Ten), who swept the season series against Nebraska (13-14, 5-10) and sent the Huskers to their fifth straight loss and seventh in eight games.

Iowa, which shot 50 percent and made 10 3-pointers, was the first Nebraska opponent in 38 games to make at least half its shots from the floor. Nebraska got 16 points from Terran Petteway and 10 from Walter Pitchford. The Huskers’ 32.7-percent shooting matched their season low, and they were just 2 of 18 on 3s.

Shavon Shields, who had 25 points in the first meeting with the Hawks, was held to three points on 1-of-6 shooting.

Drake coasts to 78-43 win over Missouri State


February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gary Ricks Jr. sank six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to help propel Drake to a 78-43 win over Missouri State on Sunday. Reed Timmer added 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds, Jacob Enevold Jensen and Chris Caird added 10 points apiece as Drake (9-19, 6-10 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 51.8 percent from the floor, including 13 of 21 from 3-point range, to snap a two-game skid.

The Bulldogs broke it open with a 19-2 run in the first half that included 3-pointers from Timmer and Caird and the margin never fell below double figures the rest of the way. Leading 35-14 at the break, Drake continued to pull away in the second half. Chris Kendrix scored 13 points and Camyn Boone had 12 and 10 rebounds for Missouri State (10-18, 4-12), which was held to 28.1 percent shooting, including just 3 of 19 from long range.

Lawsuit over planned sports complex reaches trial


February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The trial over plans to develop a sports complex at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in eastern Iowa is underway. Neighboring landowners filed the lawsuit to challenge the way city officials decided to rezone the area around the site for commercial use. The trial began last Monday and was expected to last seven days.

Opponents of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project worry about the increased traffic and noise that would accompany the planned complex of youth sports fields. The opponents say the city of Dyersville failed to consider the project’s negative impact on neighbors and didn’t follow proper procedure for the 2012 zoning decision. But Dyersville attorney Doug Henry says the city council didn’t do anything wrong.