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Cards rally for a 10-9 win over the Dodgers


October 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery NL Division Series opener Friday.

It was 92 degrees at gametime, and things quickly got more heated during a surprising slugfest. St. Louis overcame a five-run deficit against Kershaw and held on when Trevor Rosenthal blew an 100 mph fastball past Yasiel Puig with a runner on third to end a back-and-forth game that lasted nearly four hours.

In a matchup of 20-games winners, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright hit Puig with a pitch leading off the third, triggering a bench-clearing scrum. There was shoving and shouting, but no punches were thrown. Wainwright succumbed first on the mound, allowing six runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings. But Kershaw failed once again in the postseason.

High School Football Scoreboard – Week 6 – 10/03/2014


October 3rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Class 3-A District 8
Creston 50, ADM 35
Dallas Center Grimes 47, Atlantic 7
Glenwood 10, Denison 7
Winterset 23, Harlan 0

Class 2-A District 8
Clarinda 63, West Central Valley 6
East Sac County 55, Shenandoah 0
Southeast Valley 17, Kuemper Catholic 7
Red Oak 35, Treynor 14

Class 1-A District 1
A-H-S-T-W 51, Missouri Valley 7
IKM-Manning 44, OA-BCIG 6
Red Oak 35, Treynor 14
West Monona 26, Underwood 0

Class 1-A District 8
Central Decatur 60, Southwest Valley 30
Des Moines Christian 34, Interstate 35 0
Van Meter 14, Panorama 12
Woodward-Granger 31, South Hamilton 28

Class A District 1
Audubon 54, Riverside 12
Griswold 48, St. Albert 28
Logan-Magnolia 48, Tri-Center 0
Westwood 34, Maple Valley 12

Class A District 8
Mount Ayr 38, Bedford 24
Nodaway Valley 66, Clarinda Academy 20
Earlham 42, Pleasantville 20
Martensdale-St. Marys 49, SE Warren 14

8-Man District 1
Newell-Fonda 39, Ar-We-Va 33
Boyer Valley 40, River Valley 22
Exira/EHK 67, Woodbine 22
Kingsley-Pierson 19, West Harrison 18

8-Man District 7
Adair-Casey 68, Glidden-Ralston 12
Guthrie Center 58, Ankeny Christian Academy 18
Coon Rapids-Bayard 68, Murray 7
East Union 34, NE Hamilton 14

8-Man District 8
CAM 28, Nishnabotna 16
Lenox 22, East Mills 20
Sidney 74, Essex 30
Fremont-Mills 51, Stanton 6

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, Fri. 10/3/2014

Podcasts, Sports

October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Thursday Volleyball Results


October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Atlantic 15-15-15
  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 18-14-13
  • (3-1) St. Albert 25-25-28-25, Shenandoah 17-27-26-18
  • (3-0) Glenwood 25-25-25, Clarinda 11-14-20

Western Iowa:

  • (3-1) Audubon 25-26-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 14-28-23-14
  • (3-1) Griswold 25-23-25-25, Riverside 11-25-11-8
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, A-H-S-T-W 11-10-10
  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Underwood 17-18-22

Rolling Valley:

  • (3-0) Boyer Valley 25-25-25, Woodbine 18-13-16
  • (3-1) Exira/EHK 25-25-20-25, Adair-Casey 18-19-25-17
  • (2-0) Guthrie Center 25-25, Exira/EHK 17-21
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 11-17-20
  • (3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-25, Ar-We-Va 18-21-11


  • (3-0) Carroll 25-25-25, Ballard 10-12-13
  • (3-1) Nodaway Valley 25-18-25-26, Pleasantville 14-25-21-24
  • (3-1) Sidney 25-25-21-25, Nishnabotna 16-21-25-18
  • (3-0) South Page 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 15-11-9
  • (3-2) Stanton 25-25-15-9-15, East Mills 19-18-25-25-10

Riverside @ Audubon Live Tonight on KJAN!

Sports, TV

October 3rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Our high school football game of the week tonight is in Audubon as the Wheelers play host to Riverside in Class A District play.  Both teams have faced tough early schedules with the Bulldogs 0-5 and the Wheelers 3-2.  Riverside features a no-nonsense ground attack led by running backs Tucker Bluml and Brock Bentley, while Audubon depends on the running and throwing of quarterback Trevor Smith and running back Jake Mulford.  Our pre-game show begins at 6:30 tonight with the kick-off set for 7:00 from Chis Jones Field.  You can listen to the game on AM 1220, FM 101.1, online at kjan.com or on your smartphone with the free KJAN app.  We will also feature live, streaming video of the game.  If you can’t make it to the stadium, watch it live on the TV page at kjan.com!  Jim Field and Chris Parks will have the call.

Join us also for “Who’s Gonna Win?” at 6:00 pm and our weekly visit with Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein, “Trojan Preview” at 4:45 pm.

2014 High School Football Schedule – Week 6, October 3


October 3rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A District 8
ADM @ Creston
Dallas Center Grimes @ Atlantic
Glenwood @ Denison
Harlan @ Winterset

Class 2-A District 8
West Central Valley @ Clarinda
Shenandoah @ East Sac County
Kuemper Catholic @ Prairie Valley
Treynor @ Red Oak

Class 1-A District 1
A-H-S-T-W @ Missouri Valley
IKM-Manning @ OA-BCIG
Treynor @ Red Oak
West Monona @ Underwood

Class 1-A District 8
Southwest Valley @ Central Decatur
Interstate 35 @ Des Moines Christian
Panorama @ Van Meter
South Hamilton @ Woodward-Granger

Class A District 1
Riverside @ Audubon
Griswold @ St. Albert
Tri-Center @ Logan-Magnolia
Maple Valley @ Westwood

Class A District 8
Bedford @ Mount Ayr
Nodaway Valley @ Clarinda Academy
Earlham @ Pleasantville
Martensdale-St. Marys @ SE Warren

8-Man District 1
Ar-We-Va @ Newell-Fonda
River Valley @ Boyer Valley
Exira/EHK @ Woodbine
Kingsley-Pierson @ West Harrison

8-Man District 7
Adair-Casey @ Glidden-Ralston
Guthrie Center @ Ankeny Christian Academy
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Murray
East Union @ NE Hamilton

8-Man District 8
CAM @ Nishnabotna
Lenox @ East Mills
Essex @ Sidney
Fremont-Mills @ Stanton

Refs union criticizes NFL inconsistency on calls


October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — The union representing NFL on-field officials criticized the league Thursday for inconsistencies in grading calls, including two high-profile penalties from recent games. In a release, the NFL Referees Association says the NFL has “caused confusion for NFL officials as to what the league does and doesn’t want called.”

The union referred to penalties on Washington’s Chris Baker for a hit on Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Sept. 21, and to Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah last Monday night for going to his knees to celebrate an interception return for a touchdown. Abdullah actually had gone to his knees to pray — an act exempted from celebration penalties.

The union says both calls were graded as correct even after NFL executives announced that they were incorrect. Baker got a 15-yard penalty and was ejected from the game at Philadelphia. Abdullah also received a 15-yard penalty.

Kershaw vs Wainwright in stellar matchup


October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers met the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason. A year later and a round earlier, Kershaw has a chance to erase those memories in Friday’s NL Division Series opener against Adam Wainwright.

Kershaw was 10-2 with a 1.70 ERA at Dodger Stadium during the regular season. Wainwright hasn’t been nearly as successful at Chavez Ravine. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA in seven games, including six starts. Kershaw says losing 9-0 to the Cardinals in Game 6 of last year’s NLCS stuck with him for much of the winter.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Kershaw uses every setback as extra incentive to fuel him.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Wainwright already is setting off alarms at Dodger Stadium. The Cardinals ace had barely answered his first question from the media on Thursday’s workout day when a fire alarm began screeching in the interview room. “I have this effect on people,” Wainwright joked. The alarm continued wailing and a female voice announced that an emergency was occurring.

“There is smoke in the hallway,” Wainwright said, smiling. The alarm finally quieted, and Wainwright finished his session. Wainwright will start Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Friday (Today) against Kershaw.

With Christofferson gone, ISU needs new leaders


October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — With Hallie Christofferson gone, the Iowa State women’s basketball is looking for a new leader. Seniors Brynn Williamson and Nikki Moody say they’re ready to take on that responsibility. Both have been regulars for the past three seasons and will lead a team that should have excellent guard play and almost no experience in the post.

Christofferson is the only one missing from what essentially was a six-player rotation last season. But all of those coming back play on the perimeter. Coach Bill Fennelly hopes freshmen Bryanna Fernstrom and Claire Ricketts can give the team a presence inside.

But Fennelly says it’s likely the Cyclones will play five guards at times.

Iowa guard Jok hopes to overcome shaky offseason


October 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore Peter Jok has enough talent to become the face of the program someday. But first, he’ll look to rebuild his reputation following a pair of offseason arrests. Jok was arrested on his moped twice since the end of last season — once for drunk driving, once for driving it with a revoked license. He pleaded guilty to both charges. He also served a four-day jail sentence last month.

There’s little doubt that the 6-foot-6 Jok has a chance to develop into an All-Big Ten player for the Hawkeyes. But another slip-up could put Jok’s future with the Hawkeyes in jeopardy. Jok was suspended by coach Fran McCaffery in July and reinstated six weeks later. He and the Hawkeyes (20-13, 9-9 Big Ten in 2013-14) open the season on November 14th against Hampton.