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KJAN Sports report, 11/1/14

Podcasts, Sports

November 1st, 2014 by admin

w/Mark Saylor


ISU suspends women’s basketball guard Nikki Moody


November 1st, 2014 by admin

(AP) – Iowa State University says it has suspended indefinitely senior women’s basketball guard Nikki Moody for violations of team rules.

Coach Bill Fennelly says in a statement Friday Moody’s “attitude in the team setting has become a distraction to our learning environment.”

He says the team has high behavioral standards and Moody’s “behavior has been inconsistent with those values.” He says she can return to the team activities if and when improvement is seen.

There was no further explanation of what type of behavior led to the suspension.

Moody, a communications studies major, started 30 games last season for the Cyclones, averaging 12.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Regional Volleyball 10/31/14


November 1st, 2014 by admin


Class 1-A

(3-0) Fremont Mills 25-25-25, Ar-We-Va 23-9-16

(3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 16-15-23

(3-1) Stanton 22-25-26-25, Griswold 25-23-24-22
Class 2-A

(3-2) Tri-Center 23-28-25-23-15, Lawton-Bronson 25-26-17-25-11

(3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, Southwest Valley 9-16-18

(3-1) Treynor 25-25-21-25, St. Albert 17-22-25-21

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports report, 10/31/14

Podcasts, Sports

October 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Friday Regional Volleyball Schedule


October 31st, 2014 by Jim Field

@ Atlantic: Fremont-Mills vs. Ar-We-Va
@ Griswold: Stanton vs. Griswold
@ Coon Rapids: Exira/EHK vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard

@ Neola: Lawton-Bronson vs. Tri-Center
@ Treynor: St. Albert vs. Treynor
@ Stuart: Southwest Valley vs. Woodward-Granger

Regional Volleyball Scores from Thu., 10/30/14


October 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3-1) Kuemper Catholic 16-25-25-25, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 25-23-15-23
(3-0) Shenandoah 25-25-25, Chariton 13-13-10
(3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, West Central Valley 11-15-16
(3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Carlisle 5-11-11
(3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Creston 16-20-20
(3-0) Bishop Heelan 25-25-25, Carroll 21-14-23
(3-0) CB Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Sioux City North 5-12-11
(3-0) Sioux City East 25-25-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 8-12-14

Iowans, especially hunters, warned to steer clear of railroad tracks

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Railroad officials whose trains travel on several hundred miles of track across Iowa are urging hunters to resist the temptation to hunt on railroad property. Mark Vaughn, assistant general manager for the Iowa Northern Railroad, says walking on or near the tracks is illegal and it’s dangerous because it can take a mile or more for a train to stop. “We urge everyone to only cross the tracks at approved public crossings,” Vaughn says. “If you have to get to your favorite hunting spot or fishing hole, we also caution everyone on the dangers of walking across railroad trestles and bridges. Those areas are particularly dangerous because there is no place to go when a train approaches.”

Vaughn say the company’s trains often carry unusual and oversized freight, like wind turbine components and tractors from the Deere Assembly plant in Waterloo. He says those items could be dangerous if someone is walking nearby. Vaughn says, “Locomotives and railcars typically overhang the track by at least three feet on either side and the various cargos we carry can extend over even further, in addition to loose straps and tie-downs or cables that could extend farther over than those limits as well.”

Besides facing the dangers, Vaughn says those who trespass on railroad property could be arrested and fined. Union Pacific railroad crews in Iowa have been busy in recent weeks touching up “No Trespassing” signs along the tracks. The railroad has also launched a project called U-P CARES which stands for Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety.

(Radio Iowa)

Cards exercise Lackey option at big league minimum


October 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with Boston in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to specified injury. Lackey did not pitch in 2012 after reconstructive elbow surgery.

The major league minimum next year will be $500,000 plus a cost-of-living adjustment to be determined Nov. 20, which is likely to be $9,000 to $10,000. Lackey, who turned 36 on Oct. 23, was 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA last year with the Red Sox and Cardinals and was 1-0 in two postseason starts for the NL Central champions.

Lackey was acquired at the trade deadline in July in a deal that sent outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the contract option was a key to the deal.

Iowa’s Furharvester Season Begins Saturday

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

October 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) say Iowa’s furharvester season begins at 8 a.m., Nov. 1 and hunters and trappers can expect to find a significant increase in the raccoon population over last year. Other furbearing animals have a mixed outlook population-wise.IA DNR Outdoor logo

Vince Evelsizer, furbearer and wetland biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says “Muskrat numbers are better, but not like the heyday of 30 or 40 years ago. The coyote harvest nearly doubled last year and their numbers are relatively stable to slightly lower. Our red fox numbers vary by region with better numbers in central Iowa.”

The fur market outlook is weak for raccoon pelts going in to the season, while muskrat, coyote and fox seem pretty decent. According to Evelsizer, time will tell if the market improves for raccoons later in the season. He says harvest is highest during the first 2-3 weeks of the season and drops off significantly after Thanksgiving. The number of trappers has increased each of the past four years topping 20,000 last year. And he says “I suspect the numbers of furharvesters will remain stable or slightly decrease this year, due to the fur market, especially raccoon pelt prices.”

Furharvester are reminded to work with their local DNR contact to get their CITES tag and to collect the intact skull or complete lower jaw of otters and bobcats. Evelsizer said furharvesters should go through their equipment and brush up on the rules and regulations before going out.

Final Pre-State Meet IATC Cross Country Individual Rankings (Locals)


October 30th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 4-A Boys:

  • 26.  Eldon Warner, Thomas Jefferson

Class 3-A Boys:

  • 8.  Cooper McDermott, Creston
  • 11.  Jay Wolfe, Creston
  • 27.  Josef Rogers, Denison

Class 1-A Boys:

  • 11.  Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  • 17.  Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley
  • 25.  Sam Bassett, Panorama
  • 30.  Tim Brink, Riverside

Class 3-A Girls:

  • 10.  Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  • 21.  Maria Mostek, Creston
  • 23.  Ellie Mendlik, Denison

Class 1-A Girls:

  • 2.  Rebekah Topham, Griswold
  • 9.  Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  • 21.  Karley Larsen, Underwood
  • 26.  Megan Masske, Woodbine
  • 27.  Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  • 28.  Devyn Kemble, Panorama
  • 30.  Alex Flippin, Griswold