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Cyclones Sign Darien Williams


November 12th, 2014 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced the signing of junior college player Darien Williams to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 season.

Williams (6-8, F, So., San Francisco, Calif.), widely considered to be one of the top freshman junior college players a year ago, will enroll at Iowa State with three seasons of eligibility left. He played the 2013-14 season at Iowa Western Community College and is currently attending City College of San Francisco. Williams is sitting out the 2014-15 after having shoulder surgery last summer.

Iowa State Men’s Basketball 2015-16 Recruits
Darien Williams, F, 6-8, So., San Francisco, Calif. (City College of San Francisco/St. John Bosco)

Darien Williams
F, 6-8, San Francisco, Calif., So.
(City College of San Fransisco/St. John Bosco)
Played one season at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa before transferring to City College of San Francisco…averaged 16.1 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Reivers…shot 51 percent from the field in his only season at IWCC…also connected on 41.1 percent of his three-point attempts…earned All-Region XI honors as well as ICCAC Academic All-Region XI honors…scored in double figures in 21 games, including a season-high 37 points against State Fair Community College…played his high school ball at St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California.


(Podcast) KJAN Sports, 11/12/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With JIm Field.


ISU Football: Jack Trice Stadium Changes for Final Two Home Games


November 11th, 2014 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Progress on the Jack Trice Stadium south end zone (SEZ) project will cause changes for fans attending the final two games (Texas Tech, Nov. 22; West Virginia, Nov. 29) of the 2014 Iowa State football home slate.

The most significant changes involve the discontinuance of seating on the south hillsides and entrances at the south end for the remaining two home games of the season. Fans who have purchased season hillside tickets will be directed to the north hillsides or sections S and R in the NE corner of Jack Trice Stadium.

The south end zone bleachers will still be in use for the final two games, however access to the seats will be altered because of construction. Fans will no longer be able to enter the south end zone bleachers from the south side of the stadium or south hillsides. Fans with seats in the south bleachers will be directed to use the stairs from the concourse on either the east or west side of the stadium.

Also, there will be no ADA ramp on the south side of the stadium. Patrons who are mobility impaired are encouraged to enter on the north side of the stadium where they will be driven to the concourse level by stadium staff members.

The Iowa State Athletics Department would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the construction process of the SEZ project of Jack Trice Stadium.

(ISU Athletic Department Press Release)

Tuesday State Volleyball First Round Matches


November 11th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 5-A First Round

  • (3-1) Bettendorf 25-15-25-25, Iowa City West 21-25-16-18
  • (3-1) Ankeny Centennial 24-25-25-25, Iowa City High 26-13-10-11
  • (3-1) Johnston 25-25-17-26, Ankeny 20-17-25-24
  • (3-2) CB Abraham Lincoln 20-25-30-13-16, Dowling Catholic 25-19-28-25-14

Class 4-A First Round

  • (3-0) Harlan 25-25-25, Lewis Central 22-12-16
  • (3-0) West Delaware 25-25-25, Indianola 15-20-19
  • (3-2) Clear Creek Amana 25-27-8-22-15, Bishop Heelan 13-25-25-25-13
  • (3-1) Marion 27-28-25-25, Charles City 25-30-21-20

Class 3-A First Round

  • (3-0) Mount Vernon 25-25-25, Union 16-16-21
  • (3-0) Solon 25-25-25, Iowa Falls-Alden 17-15-16

Thursday’s Semifinals Schedule (11/13/14)

Class 5-A
10:00 a.m. –  Bettendorf (37-0) vs. Johnston (38-6)
10:00 a.m. –  Ankeny Centennial (42-3) vs. CB Abraham Lincoln (40-13)
Class 4-A
Noon –  Harlan (39-2) vs. Clear Creek-Amana (27-9)
Noon. –  West Delaware (44-2) vs. Marion (34-7)
Class 3-A
2:00 pm – Mount Vernon (32-7) vs.
2:00 p.m. –  Solon (31-8) vs.

Chiefs promote West, sign Supernaw after injuries


November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have promoted running back Charcandrick West from the practice squad and signed tight end Phillip Supernaw after losing Cyrus Gray and Demetrius Harris to season-ending injuries. West signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent this season, and had spent nine weeks on their practice squad. Supernaw has played four games in two seasons with the Ravens and Texans, and has spent time on both practice squads.

Gray, a special teams standout, tore an ACL in Sunday’s victory in Buffalo. Harris broke a bone in his foot during pregame warmups before facing the Bills. Both were put on injured reserve. The Chiefs signed tight end Adam Schiltz to fill their open spot on the practice squad. Winners of four straight, Kansas City plays Seattle on Sunday.

2014 Class 1-A, District 1 All-District Football


November 11th, 2014 by Jim Field

1st Team
Sam Wegner (Sr., IKM-Manning); Tameron McGuren-Leal (Jr., AHST/W); Cash Wilke (Sr., OA-BCIG); Tyler Conn (Jr., Underwood); Zane Harvey (Sr., Missouri Valley); Jacob Flathers (Sr., Treynor); John Gibson (Sr., West Monona); Nick Petersen (Sr., IKM-Manning); Terry Shannon (Jr., AHST/W); John Schnack (Jr., Underwood); Justin Miller (Jr., Missouri Valley); Michael Dietchler (Jr., Treynor).
Cody Eischeid (Sr., IKM-Manning); Nathan Herbst (Jr., AHST/W); Wes Swanger (Sr., OA-BCIG); Justin Wilkins (Sr., Underwood); Colten Hacker (Sr., IKM-Manning); Dylan Robinson (Sr., AHST/W); Hunter Behrens (Soph., IKM-Manning).
Specialists: Luke Kalal (Sr., Missouri Valley). Kicker: Steven Jacobsen (Sr., AHST/W). Punter: Miles Gebel (Jr., OA-BCIG).

2nd Team
Jacob Thraen (Jr., IKM-Manning); Adam Kiesel (Jr., AHST/W); Adam Grote (Soph., OA-BCIG); Nick Pedersen (Jr., Underwood); Reid Kirlin (Sr., Missouri Valley); Kyle Young (Jr., Treynor); Austin Reitz (Sr., West Monona); Trey Wiese (Sr., IKM-Manning); Dustin Engel (Jr., AHST/W);
Dane Trieber (Sr., OA-BCIG); Thad Buhbot (Soph., Underwood); Seth Jimmerson (Jr., Missouri Valley); Steven Gregory (Jr., Treynor); Dennis Parsley (Jr., West Monona); Kyle Wagner (Jr., IKM-Manning); Lee Whyte (Sr., AHST/W); Parker Clausen (Soph., OA-BCIG); Dakota Cadwell (Sr., IKM-Manning).
Kicker: Colten Hacker (Sr., IKM-Manning).

Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Wegner (Sr., IKM-Manning).

Defensive Player of the Year: Cody Eischeid (Sr., IKM-Manning).

Head Coach of the Year: Tom Casey (IKM-Manning).

Assistant Coaches of the Year: Cory McCarville (IKM-Manning), Brian Knott (Missouri Valley).

Honorable Mention
IKM-Manning: Pete Langel (Sr.), Austin Dahlgren (Jr.).
AHST/Walnut: Steven Jacobsen (Sr.), Cain Francois (Jr.); Jake Freeman (Jr.), Chase Jacobsen (Jr.), Zach Hagedorn (Jr.).
OA-BCIG: Ben Dotzler (Jr.), Elliot Bengford (Soph.), Rhett Ketelsen (Soph.).
Underwood: JT Waters (Jr.), Isaiah Humphrey (Soph.), Noe Guzman (Jr.), JJ Martin (Soph.).
Missouri Valley: Wesley Dillinger (Sr.), Logan King (Jr.).
Treynor: Matt Dietchler (Jr.), Trey Castle (Soph.), Trey Robinson (Sr.).
West Monona: Braiden Tank (Jr.), Avery Nelson (Sr.).

2014 Academic All-District (3.25 GPA, Jr., Sr.)

Underwood: JT Waters (Jr.), Alex Wade (Sr.), John Schnack (Jr.), Nick Pedersen (Jr.), Noe Guzman (Jr.).
IKM-Manning: Colton Hacker (Sr.), Sam Wegner (Sr.), Cody Eischeid (Sr.), Trey Wiese (Sr.), Nick Petersen (Sr.), Jared Vollstedt (Jr.), Kyle Wagner (Jr.), Ridge Muhlbauer (Jr.), Reese Hansen (Jr.), Jacob Thraen (Jr.), Steve Schlichte (Jr.), Austin Dahlgren (Jr.).
Missouri Valley: Seth Jimmersen (Jr.), Harrison Kersey (Jr.), Logan King (Jr.), Reid Kirlin (Sr.), Garrett Mace (Jr.), Justin Miller (Jr.), Marshall Stirtz (Jr.), Monty Veatch (Sr.), Winston Veatch (Jr.), Cody Weiskircher (Jr.).
OA-BCIG: Austin Schreiber (Jr.), Ben Dotzler (Jr.), Conner Musel (Jr.), Jake Wulf (Jr.), Miles Gebel (Jr.), Parker Rasmussen (Sr.), Tanner Hemer (Sr.), Wesley Swanger (Sr.).
Treynor: Michael Deitchler (Jr.), Chandler Earls (Jr.), Kaleb Elwood (Jr.), Nathan Hill (Jr.), Jakob Honig (Jr.), Brandt Moore (Sr.), Luke Schnepel (Sr.), Kyle Young (Jr.).
West Monona: Austin Reitz (Sr.), Dennis Parsley (Jr.).
AHST/W: Cain Francois (Jr.), Jakob Freeman (Jr.), Nathan Herbst (Jr.), Chase Jacobsen (Jr.), Adam Kiesel (Jr.), Henry Nagengast (Sr.), Dylan Robinson (Sr.), Lee Whyte (Sr.).

2014 Class 1-A, District 1 Final Standings
*^IKM-Manning 6-0, 11-1
^AHST/Walnut 5-1, 8-3
^OA-BCIG 4-2, 6-4
^Underwood 2-4, 3-7
Missouri Valley 2-4, 4-5
Treynor 1-5, 1-8
West Monona 1-5, 1-8
* 2014 District Champion. ^2014 State Playoff Qualifier.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 11/11/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.


Veterans Appreciation Tailgate during this Saturday’s Hawks vs. IL game

News, Sports

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Veterans and their families are invited to watch the Iowa-versus-Illinois (away) football game this weekend at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City. The opportunity is being presented as part of a “Veterans Appreciation Tailgate” event sponsored by the Johnson County Commission of Veterans Affairs, along with the Cedar and Jefferson County Veterans Affairs offices.

Attendees will be able to enjoy the Nov. 15th game from the Kinnick Stadium Press Box on 24 TV’s. They’ll also get a tour of the Press Box, along with a free, tailgating lunch and refreshments. Veterans benefits information will be available, along with a tour of the Mobile Veterans Center.

Free parking is available on the west side of Kinnick Stadium. The facilities will be open 30-minutes before and after the game, with kick-off slated for 11-a.m., Saturday. If you have any questions, call Gary Boseneiler at 319-356-6049.

Chiefs lose Gray, Harris to injuries vs Bills


November 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have lost backup running back Cyrus Gray for the season with a torn knee ligament. Tight end Demetrius Harris is also sidelined with a broken foot. Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed that Gray, a special teams standout, will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ALC in the third quarter of Sunday’s 17-13 victory over Buffalo. Harris, a former basketball player in college, broke his foot during warmups prior to the game.

Reid said the rest of the team came out relatively healthy heading into Sunday’s showdown against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Running back Jamaal Charles had a neck stinger and tight end Anthony Fasano a bruised knee, but both would have been able to practice Monday.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. KJAN Sports, 11/10/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Chris Parks.