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Jesperson’s 8 3s lead Northern Iowa past Bradley 68-50


January 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Paul Jesperson hit 8 3-pointers and scored 28 points — both career highs — and Northern Iowa limited Bradley to just 18 second-half points as the Panthers took a 68-50 victory Wednesday night. Jesperson and Matt Bohannon each knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as Northern Iowa took a 12-4 lead, but Bradley kept pace. Antoine Pittman hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 32-32 with 1:06 left in the first half. Jesperson hit a late 3 to give Northern Iowa a 35-32 halftime advantage.

Bradley took a 38-37 lead on Pittman’s 3-pointer less than three minutes into the second half, but the Braves scored on just two Pittman 3-pointers over the next eight minutes. Northern Iowa (11-11, 3-6 Missouri Valley) built a 54-44 advantage and Jesperson hit three straight 3s to make it 63-47. Ronnie Suggs scored 15 and Pittman added 14 points for Bradley (3-19, 1-8).


Packers’ McCarthy can’t coach in Pro Bowl, cites illness


January 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Mike McCarthy pulled out of his Pro Bowl coaching assignment Wednesday, saying doctors have advised him not to travel as he battles a stomach illness. The Packers said associate head coach Winston Moss will handle head-coaching responsibilities at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu this week, including Sunday’s game.

The Packers staff will coach one team and the staff of the Kansas City Chiefs will be on the other sideline. Rosters will be assigned after a Pro Bowl draft set for Wednesday night with Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin serving as the non-playing captains.

Players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players, a format first used in the 2014 game.


Atlantic Archery Club home meet results


January 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Archery Club hosted a home meet on Saturday, January 23rd.  It was the largest home event to date with 18 schools participating.  The Atlantic High School squad placed 4th overall and the Middle School team placed 5th overall.

Atlantic was led by Jacob Park who earned a 274 score, finishing 1st out of 48 of 8th Grade Boys, 5th out of 110 Middle School Boys, and 24th out of 233 overall.  Tyler Petty shot a 268 and was 27th out of 86 High School Boys and 37th overall.

Tomma Jessen shot a 267 to be 15th among High School Girls and 22nd out of 156 Girls overall.  Clayton Jipsen scored 265, Carly Westphalen 265, Derek Dreager 261, and Dustin Dreager 259.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 1/27/16

Podcasts, Sports

January 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Iowa U. fight song plays 7 hours a day at vacant NY building

News, Sports

January 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – An instrumental rendition of the University of Iowa fight song has been playing for several hours every day since last summer over speakers mounted on a vacant building in the city of Niagara Falls. And it’s driving the neighbors crazy. The music starts in the mid-afternoon and repeats in about 50-second loops for the next seven hours before turning off.

The owners of a restaurant directly across the street from the building say they have been told by police that the music’s volume and the time it’s being played don’t violate any city noise ordinances. Kevin Robertson, the restaurant’s chef, lives above the eatery. He says being subjected to hours-long daily doses of the Iowa fight song is torture.

The company that owns the building hasn’t responded to media requests for comment.

High School Wrestling results Tuesday 1/26/2016


January 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

High School Wrestling results from Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Double Dual at Harlan

The Atlantic/CAM wrestling team won two duals in Harlan to improve to 14-4 in duals on the season.  Zac Stork picked up his 100th career win for the Trojans.  Atlantic beat Denison 64-13 and took down Harlan 39-35.  The Trojans next will host Senior night in Anita Thursday.

Quad at East Mills

Shenandoah 51 Griswold 24
Shenandoah 42 East Mills 24
Shenandoah 51 Exira-EHK 6
East Mills 36 Exira-EHK 12
East Mills 38 Griswold 12
Griswold 36 Exira-EHK 18

Quad at Clarke

Clarke 36 Clarinda Academy 33
Mt. Ayr 42 Clarinda Academy 24
Mt. Ayr 45 Clarke 30
Mt. Ayr 42 West Central Valley 36
West Central Valley 40 Clarke 30

Quad at Missouri Valley

Missouri Valley 51 Riverside 22
Missouri Valley 60 Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12
Missouri Valley 78 West Harrison 6
Riverside 54 MVAO 15
Riverside 78 West Harrison 6
MVAO 60 West Harrison 12

Quad at Glenwood

Glenwood 62, Clarinda 7
Glenwood 72, Bedford/Lenox 12
Glenwood 66, Underwood 18
Clarinda 49, Underwood 27
Clarinda 54, Bedford/Lenox 26
Underwood 40, Bedford/Lenox 37

Girls High School Basketball Scores Tuesday 1/26/2016


January 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Girls High School Basketball Scores for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Glenwood 60, Clarinda 30
Harlan 65, Denison-Schleswig 43
Newell-Fonda 52, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 45
St. Albert 83, Red Oak 64

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 45, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 21 (Sydney Obermeier 12pts for Audubon)
IKM-Manning 50, Griswold 29
Logan-Magnolia 66, Underwood 52
Treynor 74, Missouri Valley 38

Rolling Valley Conference

Adair-Casey 76, Woodbine 15
Boyer Valley 75, West Harrison 43
CAM, Anita 41, Charter Oak-Ute 15
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 72, Coon Rapids-Bayard 29
Glidden-Ralston 58, Paton-Churdan 44

Corner Conference

Essex 45, Tarkio, MO 23
Fremont-Mills 66, Heartland Christian 15
Sidney 44, Nishnabotna 39
Stanton 52, East Mills 40
South Page 61, Clarinda Academy 22

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 73, Mount Ayr 64
Nodaway Valley 60, Southwest Valley 21
Lenox 51, East Union 43

Other Scores

Sioux City, North 61, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 59
Van Meter 56, West Central Valley, Stuart 36

Boys High School Basketball Scores Tuesday 1/26/2016


January 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Boys High School Basketball Scores from Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hawkeye Ten Confernce

Glenwood 107, Clarinda 46
Harlan 74, Denison-Schleswig 43
Kuemper Catholic 77, Newell-Fonda 39
St. Albert 51, Red Oak 41

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 69, AHSTW 63 (Mitchell Nelsen 20pts Aud, RJ Harris 25pts AHSTW)
IKM-Manning 73, Griswold 55 (Kyle Wagner 20pts)
Treynor 70, Missouri Valley 40
Tri-Center, Neola 73, Riverside, Oakland 33
Logan-Magnolia 63, Underwood 62

Rolling Valley Conference

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 64, West Harrison, Mondamin 58
CAM, Anita 52, Charter Oak-Ute 48
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 37, Coon Rapids-Bayard 29
Paton-Churdan 59, Glidden-Ralston 58
Ridge View 57, Ar-We-Va 34
Stanton 67, East Mills 36

Corner Conference

Essex 56, Tarkio, Mo. 36
Nishnabotna 48, Sidney 46
Stanton 67, East Mills 36

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 73, Mt. Ayr 54
Lenox 53, East Union, Afton 41
Nodaway Valley 81, Southwest Valley 42

Other Scores

ADM, Adel 76, Carroll 71, OT
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 73, Sioux City, North 52
Van Meter 85, West Central Valley, Stuart 36

Illinois State hands Drake its 9th straight loss, 76-64


January 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — MiKyle McIntosh scored 25 points with four 3-pointers and three steals, Deontae Hawkins added 17 points with five 3s and Illinois State beat Drake 76-64 on Tuesday night to win its third straight.

Justin McCloud scored 12 with four 3-pointers, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell added 10 points and Tony Wills had a career-high seven assists for the Redbirds (12-10, 6-3 Missouri Valley), who shot 15 of 28 from long distance.

Drake led 15-13 on Ore Arogundade’s 3-pointer, but the Redbirds hit three straight 3-pointers and a dunk and surged to a 40-35 halftime lead.

Illinois State led by 20 on McCloud’s 3-pointer with 13:46 left in the second half and cruised from there.

The Redbirds outscored Drake on fast-break points, 13-2, and used 18 assists in making 26 of 58 field goals (45 percent).

Reed Timmer scored 19 and Graham Woodward added 12 for the Bulldogs (5-16, 0-9), who have lost nine straight.


Coralville to vote on plans for Hayden Fry statue

News, Sports

January 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Coralville’s City Council is set to vote on an agreement with a company to design and create a life-sized bronze statue in honor of former University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday. The city intends to hire Max-Cast, a fine arts foundry, to create the $36,000 statue that would be placed along a street known as Hayden Fry Way.

Max-Cast owner Steve Maxon has been working with the University of Iowa to develop conceptual drawings for the statue. Fry, who now lives in Mesquite, Nevada, retired from coaching following the 1998 season. He led the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl three times and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.