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AP College Football Poll 12/02/2018


December 2nd, 2018 by Jim Field

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1 total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (61) 13-0 1525 1
2. Clemson 13-0 1460 2
3. Notre Dame 12-0 1405 3
4. Oklahoma 12-1 1327 5
5. Ohio St. 12-1 1254 6
6. Georgia 11-2 1247 4
7. UCF 12-0 1158 7
8. Michigan 10-2 1076 8
9. Washington 10-3 992 10
10. Florida 9-3 894 11
11. LSU 9-3 847 12
12. Washington St. 10-2 845 12
13. Penn St. 9-3 773 14
14. Texas 9-4 763 9
15. West Virginia 8-3 694 15
16. Kentucky 9-3 639 16
17. Syracuse 9-3 516 18
18. Mississippi St. 8-4 375 20
19. Fresno St. 11-2 373 25
20. Utah 9-4 362 17
21. Texas A&M 8-4 359 22
22. Army 9-2 209 23
23. Boise St. 10-3 144 19
24. Missouri 8-4 133 NR
25. Iowa St. 8-4 110 24

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 109, Utah St. 86, NC State 54, Cincinnati 39, Stanford 28, Appalachian St. 19, UAB 4, Iowa 4, Troy 1, Oregon 1.

Hunt apologizes in interview


December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt has acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation.

Hunt was preparing to play Oakland this week when TMZ Sports posted the grainy, graphic security video Friday. In the course of a few hours, Hunt was sent home from the facility, placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exemption List, and finally released by the AFC West-leading Chiefs.

Hunt said during the interview that he may have anger issues and is seeking professional help, and that he isn’t sure another NFL team will give him an opportunity. He said several times he was “embarrassed” by the video and insisted, “I know right from wrong.”

High School Wrestling Scoreboard 12/01/2018


December 2nd, 2018 by Chris Parks

Coach Riley Invitational @ Greenfield

Van Meter/Earlham was the team champion followed by ACGC, AHSTW, Clarinda, and Clarke.

Nodaway Valley’s Elliot Cooney was the champ at 106. AHSTW’s Gabe Pauley took the title at 182. Clarinda’s Crew Howard was the 195lb winner. Bedford/Lenox had two champions: Drew Venteicher at 160 and Chance Strough at 220.

Dan Hill Invitational @ Harlan

Logan-Magnolia took the team title with 240 points. Harlan (209), Glenwood (175), Gretna (166.5), and Winterset (159) were the rest of the top 5.

Logan-Magnolia boasted five champs: Sean Thompson (106), Hagen Heistand (113), Brady Thompson (120), Briar Reisz (126), and Chase Maguire (160).

Glenwood had two champions with Brett Mower at 182 and Cole Mayberry at 195.

Harlan’s Joseph Arkfeld was a champion at 220 and his teammate Derec Weyer won at 285.

Bob Murphy Invitational at West Deleware

Red Oak competed at the Bob Murphy Invite at West Deleware and finished in 6th place as a team. Cam Vanderhoof was a champion at 138 and Justin McCunn won at 160. Johnathon Erp (113) and Thomas Bentley (195) were both Runners-up.

Pekin Invitational

Riverside finished fourth at the Pekin Invite with 115.5 points. Albia was the champion. The Bulldogs had one champion with Jace Rose at 113. Mick Schroder (106), Nolan Moore (126), and Gabe Smith (138) were all second place finishers.

Treynor Invitational

Underwood ran away with the title in Treynor with 269.5 points. Treynor (186.5), Panorama (164), Archbishop Bergan (159.5), and Southwest Iowa (142) rounded out the top five.

Underwood had a host of champions: Stevie Barnes (113), Westin Allen (120), Nick Stephens (126), Logan James (132), Nick Hamilton (138), Blake Thomsen (145), Michael Baker (160).

Treynor had a couple champs with Dawson Goss at 106 and Corey Coleman at 195. East Mills’ Jack Anderson won at 220.

DCG Mustang Inivitational

Creston O-M finished 10th at the DCG Invite. Sam Chapman was 3rd for the Panthers at 195.

Dennis Field Invitational @ Woodward

Coon Rapids-Bayard finished 6th in the team race.

Area high school basketball scores from Saturday, 12/1/18


December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Boys Basketball

Ankeny Christian Academy 113, West Central Valley, Stuart 29
Orient-Macksburg 44, Moulton-Udell 43

Girls Basketball

Moulton-Udell 51, Orient-Macksburg 47
West Central Valley, Stuart 59, Ankeny Christian Academy 24

UC Davis wins first FCS playoff, beats Northern Iowa 23-16


December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Jake Maier threw for 310 yards and a touchdown and UC Davis beat Northern Iowa 23-16 on Saturday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. It was the first FCS playoff appearance for No. 6 seed UC Davis (10-2), which will play at third-seeded Eastern Washington (10-2) in a quarterfinal on Friday or Saturday. The date will be determined later. It was the first meeting between the schools.

Eli Dunne was 22-of-40 passing for 273 yards and threw two interceptions for Northern Iowa (7-6). Trevor Allen ran for 62 yards and a touchdown. Austin Errthum made 3 of 5 field goals.

South Dakota State drubs Northern Iowa 82-50


December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Daum scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead South Dakota State in an 82-50 drubbing of Northern Iowa Saturday night. Daum was 11 of 12 from the free-throw line for the Jackrabbits (7-2) while notching his seventh double-double of the season. He led four players in double-figure scoring including Skyler Flatten with 17 points, David Jenkins with 16 and Alex Arians with 11.

Trae Berhow scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (3-5).

Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/2/2018


December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are headed to Oakland after releasing star running back Kareem Hunt. He was seen in a video shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February. The Chiefs have capable backups ready to take over. The future for Hunt is much more unclear. The 23-year-old player is on the NFL’s exempt list while the league investigates.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Iowa State survived a near-upset by non-scholarship FCS school Drake, winning 27-24. Brock Purdy had 53 yards passing and a TD for the Cyclones. They fought through persistent rain and a sloppy field to win their sixth straight home game to tie a school record.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, and top-ranked Gonzaga wiped out an early double-digit deficit and beat Creighton 103-92. The Bulldogs took over the No. 1 ranking this week after beating Duke in the Maui Invitational. They overcame a boisterous crowd of more than 18,000 to win in their first true road game.

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Jake Maier threw for 310 yards and a touchdown and UC Davis beat Northern Iowa 23-16 in the second round of the FCS playoffs. It was the first FCS playoff appearance for No. 6 seed UC Davis (10-2), which will play at third-seeded Eastern Washington (10-2) in a quarterfinal.

No. 24 Iowa State barely survives, beats FCS Drake 27-24


December 1st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State insisted on playing 12 games, cycling through a pair of FCS opponents before settling on tiny Drake. That decision nearly resulted in the most embarrassing loss in school history. David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Iowa State survived a near-upset by the non-scholarship Bulldogs on Saturday, winning 27-24.

Brock Purdy had 153 yards passing and a TD and ran for another score for the Cyclones (8-4), who fought through persistent rain and a muddy, torn-up field for their seventh win in eight games.
It hardly felt like a victory, though, against a team that agreed to play this makeup game only two weeks ago, and Iowa State coach Matt Campbell blamed the close call on execution instead of effort.
“I don’t know that we played with great detail on a surface like that, where every inch matters,” Campbell said.

It was so muddy that Iowa State’s band wasn’t allowed to perform at halftime. Still, the Cyclones looked uninspired at best — and it might have made them less desirable when bowls make their picks on Sunday. “If it does, so be it. All we can be is us,” Campbell said.

Atlantic/CAM finishes third at Joe Fitch Tourney


December 1st, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic/CAM Wrestling team took third at the Joe Fitch Wrestling Tournament at Humboldt on Friday. The Trojans finished with four champions and three runners-up. Emmetsburg was the team champion with 281 points, followed by Humboldt (265.5), Atlantic/CAM (256), Sheldon-South O’Brien (175) and Forest City (121) the top five.

Chase McLaren won his fourth title in four years at the Joe Fitch Tournament by winning at 138. Connor Pellett took the 160 crown. Kenny Jimerson won at 170, and Cale Roller took the 220 title.

Aybren Moore (113), Joe Weaver (120), and Steele McLaren (126) were all runners-up.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/01/2018

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December 1st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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