AP Top 25: Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio St 8th

Sports

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama. Notre Dame is fourth and Oklahoma is fifth. The unbeaten Hawkeyes (11-0) have their best ranking since being No. 3 in 2002. They have clinched the Big Ten West and a spot in the conference title on Dec. 5.

Michigan State jumped three spots to No. 6 after upsetting Ohio State 17-14 on Saturday. The Buckeyes, who began the season as a unanimous No. 1 and slipped to No. 2 earlier this month, fell to eighth. Oklahoma State’s 45-35 loss to Baylor dropped the Cowboys from fourth to ninth and pushed Baylor to seventh.

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads dismissed

Sports

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is out after seven seasons. Iowa State says athletic director Jamie Pollard told Rhoads on Sunday that he’s making a change. Rhoads went 32-54 with the Cyclones. But he won just eight games in his final three seasons as the program slipped back into mediocrity.

Rhoads led Iowa State to just its third bowl win in his first season. But Iowa State is 3-8 this season; blowing a 35-28 lead with 1:31 to go in Saturday’s loss at Kansas State. Iowa State signed Rhoads to a 10-year, $20 million contract before the 2012 season. Rhoads is due a $4.5 million buyout under the terms of that deal.

Rhoads will coach his final game with Iowa State on Saturday at West Virginia.

 

Villisca man arrested Saturday on drug-related charge

News

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a man from Villisca was arrested Saturday afternoon on an Adams County warrant. 33-year old Carlton John Dolph was taken into custody at around 1:50-p.m. on a warrant charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine. Dolph was turned over to  Adams County authorities and was being held on $1,000 bond.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sun., 11/22/15

Weather

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. Light east southeast wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Areas of fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy.

Northern Iowa beats Southern Illinois 49-28

Sports

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Aaron Bailey threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 49-28 on Saturday night. Bailey had 181 yards passing and 131 yards rushing for the Panthers (7-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Tyvis Smith ran for 166 yards and a score on 23 carries.

Smith ran for a 51-yard score and Bailey hit Michael Malloy from 49 yards for another and Northern Iowa led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter on its way to a 28-7 advantage at the break. In the third quarter, Bailey took the Panthers 91 yards in 10 plays to score on a 21-yard pass to Daurice Fountain, extending their lead to 35-21 with 9:56 left in the period. Six minutes later, he ran it in himself from 25 yards to make it 42-28.

Mark Iannotti finished with 264 yards and two touchdowns for the Salukis (3-8, 2-6).

UMKC rallies to beat Drake 79-73

Sports

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — LaVell Boyd scored 16 points and shot 4 of 8 from behind the arc and Missouri-Kansas City rallied in the second half to beat Drake 79-73 on Saturday. Martez Harrison scored 13 and Darius Austin added 10 for the Kangaroos (2-2), who got 36 points from their bench compared with 12 for Drake and outscored the Bulldogs 40-22 in the paint.

Trailing 41-37 at halftime, UMKC pulled ahead 45-42 on Boyd’s back-to-back 3-pointers. Thaddeus Smith’s dunk sparked a 17-6 run for a 69-62 lead with 6:18 to play and the Kangaroos led by 10 with 43 seconds left.

Drake led by 10 early, but UMKC went up 15-10 on a 3-pointer by Kyle Steward. Drake’s Kale Abrahamson scored five straight to spark a 15-3 run and the Bulldogs led at halftime. Reed Timmer scored 23 for the Bulldogs (1-2), Abrahamson added 18 and Graham Woodward 14.

 

After the snow, Midwest gets deep freeze

News, Weather

November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A deep freeze is setting in across the Midwest with low temperatures forecast in the single digits and a few below zero, turning the season’s first major snow into ice that made some roads treacherous to travel.

After snow on Friday and Saturday across much of the region, temperatures plunged behind the front on Sunday. The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois. Fargo, North Dakota could dip to 11 degrees by early Sunday. Madison, Wisconsin could see 7 degrees, Des Moines 12 and Chicago 9.

Parts of Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin could reach zero or below, the weather service said.

Cantele kicks 42-yard FG; Kansas St. beats Iowa St. 38-35

Sports

November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Jack Cantele kicked a 42-yard field goal with three seconds left to cap Kansas State’s 38-35 come-from-behind victory over Iowa State on Saturday.  Kansas State (4-6, 1-6 Big 12 Conference) recovered three Iowa State (3-8, 2-6) fumbles in the final seven minutes and rallied from a 35-14 first-half deficit.

Charles Jones ran for a 5-yard touchdown to tie it at 35 with 42 seconds following two Iowa State turnovers. Marquel Bryant then sacked and forced a Joel Lanning fumble. It was recovered by Charmeachealle Moore on the Cyclone 25 to set up Cantele’s game-winner two plays later.

Joe Hubener had 216 yards passing and a touchdown to lead Kansas State, who needed the win to stay bowl eligible. Lanning threw for 195 yards and three touchdown passes, two to Allen Lazard in the first half. Mike Warren ran for 195 yards with a 76-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Kansas State has won eight straight against the Cyclones.

Trio of citations for teen who left the scene of an accident

News

November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A teenager from Red Oak was cited for three offenses following a non-injury accident Friday afternoon. Authorities say following an investigation, 16-year old Clayton Darenel Lecinski was cited for Following Too Closely, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and for Violating the terms of his instruction permit, after the 2003 Buick Century he was driving collided with the rear of a 2010 Chevy Aveo, driven by 44-year old Brandie Lynn Woodyard, of Shenandoah.

The accident happened at around 12:35-p.m. Friday, at the intersection of Highway 34 and N. 4th Street, in Red Oak. Officials say both vehicles were traveling west on Highway 34 , when the Chevy slowed down. The Buick struck the Chevy in the rear, causing it to spin around. Lecinski took off westbound on Highway 34, but returned to the scene about 40 minutes later, along with the owner of the vehicle, who was not with him when the accident occurred.

Damage from the collision amounted to $11,000.

No. 6 Iowa tops Purdue 40-20, clinches Big Ten West

Sports

November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and No. 6 Iowa clinched a share of the Big Ten West title and a spot in the league championship game with a 40-20 win over Purdue on Saturday. LeShun Daniels Jr. ran for two TDs for the Hawkeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP), who’ll play at Nebraska next week in search of their first 12-0 regular season.

Iowa let Purdue get within 20-13 in the third quarter. But Beathard’s 22-yard TD pass to Henry Krieger-Coble with 8:40 left sealed yet another victory for the Hawkeyes. Austin Appleby had 259 yards passing to lead Purdue (2-9, 1-6), which will play for the Old Oaken Bucket next week against Indiana.