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Area Girls Basketball Scores from Monday, 11/21/16


November 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson


Audubon 40, AC/GC 27

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 62, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 37

Carroll 70, Atlantic 67

Mount Ayr 49, Creston 39

West Sioux, Hawarden 62, Siouxland Community Christian/Whiting 45


Norwalk vs. ADM, Adel, ppd.

Atlantic lets lead slip away in opener against Carroll


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

20161121_atlantic-girlsvscarroll2 The Atlantic Girls Basketball team let one slip away to start the 2016-17 season at home against Carroll Monday night. The Trojans led by 10 at the end of the third quarter but let that lead slip away in a 70-67 loss.

The two teams traded the lead back and forth down the stretch and Atlantic lead by 1 before Madison Lingle nailed one of her 4 fourth quarter 3-pointers to put the Tigers back up by 1.  Catherine Leonard was then fouled on the other end and went to the line for two free throws for Atlantic. She made the first but missed the second and the ball ended up tied up on a fight for the rebound. The possession arrow belonged to Carroll and they in-bounded the ball and ran off about five seconds until Atlantic was able to foul Tiger Sophomore Taylor Mohr with 9 seconds left. Mohr, who was playing much of the final quarter with four fouls, knocked down the 1-and-1 freebies and pushed the lead out to 3.  Atlantic had one final three point heave from Baylee Newell that fell short and time ran out.

Atlantic Coach Kelly Juhl was disappointed that his team broke down defensively in the fourth quarter and said Carroll found the right moment in the game to get hot.

Carroll was led in the win by Lingle with 19 points. Taylor Mohr finished with 16.  Atlantic was led in the loss by Baylee Newell with 18 points and Brooke Newell with 13. The Trojans really struggled in the fourth quarter to get out on the hot shooters for the Tigers and Coach Juhl said they didn’t execute the defensive game-plan the Trojans wanted to.

Atlantic doesn’t get any time to dwell on the loss as they head to Denison tonight for a tough game against the Lady Monarchs. Coach Juhl knows they will need to have a short memory to put the tough loss behind them and be ready for another big test.

20161121_atlanticgirlsvscarroll1We’ll have coverage of the Trojans and Lady Monarchs for you tonight on KJAN. Pre-Game scheduled for 7:15pm with Tip-off at 7:30pm.

Cardinals sign free-agent reliever Brett Cecil


November 21st, 2016 by Jim Field

Photo Credit Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals

Photo Credit Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 21, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed free-agent left-handed reliever Brett Cecil to a four-year deal that extends through the 2020 season.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Adding a proven late-game performer like Brett Cecil, who has consistently been among the game’s top set-up relievers, gives us another solid option late in games,” stated Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak.   “Having multiple bullpen options during the crucial latter portions of games is an area that we have placed significant importance on over the years, and to know that Brett is now going to be part of that mix is very exciting.”

Cecil, 30, has been used exclusively as a reliever since 2013, ranking among American League relief leaders in strikeouts (261, 7th), strikeouts per nine innings pitched (11.46, 10th), games pitched (243, 8th) and Holds (53, T13th).

The 6-3, 235-pound Maryland native was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (38th player overall) in 2007 and debuted with the Jays in 2009.   He has pitched his entire Major League career with Toronto, compiling a 41-42 mark with a 4.20 ERA and 11 saves in 330 games (74 games started), striking out 585 in 656.0 innings pitched.

Cecil, who was named an American League All-Star in 2013 ranks among the majors Top-10 active leaders in career strikeouts/9 innings (11.05) and strikeout to walk ratio (5.63) among left-handed relievers.   Since moving into the bullpen exclusively in 2013, he’s allowed just one earned run in 28.2 innings pitched (0.31 ERA) in September while striking out 48 and he is unscored upon in his eight career postseason appearances between 2015 and 2016.

Last season, Cecil appeared in 54 games (36.2 IP) and struck out 45 batters while walking eight and he worked six scoreless appearances during the Blue Jays run to the American League Championship Series last month.  Forty-five of his 54 appearances this past season came in the 7th and/or 8th innings and 192 of his 243 relief appearances since 2013 have been in either of those two innings.

Since 2013, Cecil has limited left-handed batters to a .218 batting average, while right-handers have hit just .221.   He’s limited the opposition to a .177 batting mark with runners in scoring position over the past four seasons.  Cecil had a record string of 38 consecutive appearances between 2015 and 2016 during which he allowed no earned runs.

Cecil will wear uniform no. 21 as a Cardinal.

The Cardinals also announced today that they have designated catcher Brayan Pena for assignment to make room for Cecil on the team’s 40-man Major League roster.

Daniels Jr. and McCarron both earn weekly Big Ten honors


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Iowa Running Back LeShun Daniels Jr. was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Wide Receiver Riley McCarron was named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week following their performances against Illinois.

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
LeShun Daniels Jr., Iowa
Sr., RB, Warren, Ohio/Harding

  • Matched a career high with 26 carries for season-high 159 rushing yards in Iowa’s victory over Illinois
  • Scored on runs of one and 50 yards in the contest to notch his sixth career multi-touchdown game
  • Recorded more than 100 rushing yards for the fifth time in his career
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Akrum Wadley (Oct. 19, 2015)

Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Riley McCarron, Iowa
Sr., WR, Dubuque, Iowa/Wahlert

  • Returned an Illinois punt 55 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to open the scoring
  • Finished the contest with 72 yards on two punt returns
  • Added one catch for 16 yards
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Nov. 14, 2016)


ISU’s Cotton-Moya named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his outstanding performance vs. Texas Tech on Saturday.

A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Cotton-Moya was a key player in Iowa State’s dominating performance vs. one of the nation’s most potent offenses. Texas Tech was averaging 46.0 points per game prior to kickoff, but the Cyclones held the Red Raiders to season lows in points (10) and total offense (306).

Cotton-Moya had two takeaways in the game, including a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown, ISU’s first defensive touchdown in over two years. It was his second interception of the season.

The co-captain also forced a fumble and recovered it. He ended the game with six tackles and one TFL.

(From Cyclones.com)

Cyclones’ Morris named Big 12 Player of the Week


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior point guard Monté Morris has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after recording a triple-double against The Citadel Sunday afternoon. Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was named the newcomer of the week.

Morris, a Flint, Michigan native, recorded the fifth triple in ISU history and the 15th in the Big 12 record books in the win over The Citadel. Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and zero turnovers in 22 minutes versus the Bulldogs. It was the fifth time nationally since 2010-11 that a triple-double included 10 assists and no miscues.

For the week, Morris averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in a pair of Cyclone victories last week.

This is the third player award for Morris, who was picked as the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year.

(From Cyclones.com)

AP Women’s Basketball Top 25 11/21/2016


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

Record Pts Prv
1. Notre Dame (16) 4-0 804 1
2. UConn (16) 3-0 797 3
3. South Carolina (1) 2-0 755 4
4. Louisville 5-0 707 5
5. Baylor 3-1 704 2
6. Maryland 4-0 665 6
7. Mississippi St. 4-0 614 10
8. Ohio St. 3-1 591 7
9. UCLA 3-1 533 9
10. Florida St. 3-1 502 12
11. Stanford 3-1 448 11
11. Syracuse 3-0 448 14
13. Oklahoma 3-0 389 16
14. Texas 1-2 376 8
15. Washington 3-1 348 17
16. Florida 3-0 300 19
17. Tennessee 3-1 257 13
18. DePaul 3-0 256 20
19. West Virginia 3-0 214 21
20. Kentucky 3-1 205 15
21. Miami 3-1 155 22
22. Oregon St. 3-0 147 24
23. Arizona St. 2-1 98 18
24. Michigan St. 4-0 84
25. Gonzaga 3-0 62

Others receiving votes: Auburn 55, Missouri 52, Colorado 41, Indiana 27, Texas A&M 26, Marquette 18, South Dakota St. 12, South Florida 8, Green Bay 7, NC State 7, Saint Louis 6, Western Kentucky 3, California 2, Duke 1, Boise St. 1.

AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 11/21/2016


November 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (42) 4-0 1592 2
2. Villanova (21) 5-0 1561 3
3. Indiana (2) 3-0 1443 6
4. North Carolina 4-0 1399 5
5. Kansas 2-1 1374 7
6. Duke 4-1 1337 1
7. Virginia 3-0 1198 8
8. Arizona 3-0 1129 10
9. Xavier 5-0 1099 11
10. Louisville 3-0 947 12
11. Gonzaga 3-0 872 14
12. Creighton 4-0 770 22
13. Oregon 2-1 748 4
14. UCLA 4-0 735 16
15. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3-0 703 17
16. Wisconsin 2-1 666 9
17. Purdue 2-1 613 15
18. Syracuse 3-0 610 18
19. West Virginia 3-0 474 19
20. Baylor 3-0 371
21. Iowa St. 3-0 319 20
22. Texas 3-0 251 23
23. Rhode Island 4-1 217 21
24. Michigan St. 2-2 183 13
25. Michigan 4-0 89
25. Florida St. 4-0 89

Others receiving votes: California 56, Maryland 55, Miami 44, Cincinnati 39, Wichita St. 36, Florida 34, Seton Hall 15, Butler 14, Dayton 14, Virginia Tech 12, Notre Dame 6, Ohio St. 4, Colorado 4, Ohio 1, Tennessee St. 1, Rutgers 1.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/21/2016

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November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Jok’s 5 3s, 27 points lead Iowa to 95-67 win over UTRGV


November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Peter Jok scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and Iowa cruised to a 95-67 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sunday. Tyler Cook scored 15 points and Isaiah Moss had a career-high 14 for the Hawkeyes (3-1), who shot 51 percent from the field and scored 41 points off 26 Vaqueros turnovers.

Jok, Iowa’s top scorer, left a few minutes into the second half after a collision with a defender at the rim. Jok stayed in to shoot his two free throws, but did not play after that. He went to the locker room for a couple minutes before returning to the bench.

Jok was 9-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-8 3-pointers, in 19 minutes. Antonio Green scored 17 points to lead UTRGV (0-4), which out-rebounded Iowa 43-38. The Hawkeyes went on a 26-7 run in the middle of the game to pull away from the Vaqueros. Iowa’s Brady Ellingson scored 11 points. Iowa forward Dale Jones did not play after suffering a fractured wrist on Thursday against Seton Hall. Jones is expected to miss 8-9 weeks.