United Group Insurance

KJAN Sports

Listen Monday – Saturday for KJAN Sports at 7:18 am, 8:15 am, 12:20 pm, 1:20 pm, 2:20 pm and 5:20 pm!

Catch St. Louis Cardinal Baseball on KJAN — Check out the schedule!

Listen to the Kansas City Chiefs on KJAN — See the schedule!

Iowa Hawkeye Football & Basketball is on KJAN — View More Information!

 

KJAN Sports Schedule/Audio Archive

Want to watch some of your favorite games again?  Check out our video archives HERE!

Softball Scores from Saturday, 7/11/20

Sports

July 12th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Non-Conference/Regular Season scores:

  • Bishop Heelan Catholic 10 Lewis Central 9
  • East Union 15 Des Moines North 0
  • Des Moines North 11 East Union 10
  • Winterset 11, Clarke 0

Sports Headlines: 7/12/2020

Sports

July 12th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon earned his third straight victory Saturday with an improbable triumph in the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America, as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season. Dixon has won each of the three IndyCar races to take place thus far during this pandemic-delayed season. He’s the first IndyCar driver to start a season with at least three consecutive victories since Sebastien Bourdais reeled off four straight to start the 2006 campaign.

HOUSTON (AP) —Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. New York manager Aaron Boone says Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.” Hours after Chapman’s diagnosis, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was scratched from a simulated game with a stiff neck. New York is also without infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa due to the virus. The AL East champion Yankees open the season July 23 at Washington.

UNDATED (PA) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. worked out with his teammates at training camp for the first time after being sidelined by the COVID-19 virus. DeShields had experienced some “mild symptoms” after testing positive with the virus before the Indians reported to Cleveland for the re-start of training camp last week. DeShields arrived a few days ago, but he was only cleared Saturday after twice testing negative. DeShields is one of 10 outfielders trying to win a spot on the club’s 30-man roster. He batted .249 and stole 24 bases in 118 games for the Rangers last season.

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes says he’s sure he’ll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets. Out of the lineup for almost two years, the 34-year-old slugger said Saturday that he’s finally close to fully recovered from a string of injuries to his feet and legs. The Mets open at home July 24 against Atlanta. And with the designated hitter available in the National League this year, Céspedes is a prime candidate for that role during a shortened schedule of 60 games.

UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar says he won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. As part of the NBA’s recognition of the nationwide invigoration of the social justice movement sparked by the death of George Floyd, NBA players are allowed to choose from a lengthy list of possible messages for their jerseys during the league’s restart. James is among just a few who declined to choose one of the messages.

UNDATED (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan is handling the coronavirus. Popovich says he hopes the Tokyo Games, which were delayed until 2021, could still happen — especially if a vaccine or other remedies are developed beforehand. The NBA plans to start next season in December, which could complicate Olympic availability for players. It’s not clear if the playoffs would be finished before the Olympics would begin on July 23, 2021.

Playoff baseball scoreboard Saturday 07/11/2020

Sports

July 11th, 2020 by Chris Parks

CLASS 1A

District 13

@ Anita
CAM 17, Orient-Macksburg 0 (4 innings) -ON KJAN (Lane Spieker 2HR, 5RBI. Cade Ticknor 8 K’s, No-hitter, 1 walk)
Nodaway Valley 10, Lenox 9 (9 innings) -ON KJAN (Tyler Vandewater game winning RBI single. Wolverines never trailed but Lenox scored 6 in the bottom of the 7th to keep game alive.)

@Corning
Stanton 8, East Union 5
Bedford 21, Southwest Valley 0 (3 innings)

District 14

@ St. Albert, Council Bluffs
St. Albert 17, Essex 0
Exira-EHK 7, Fremont-Mils 4 (Tyler Petersen 12 K’s in complete game)

@ Sidney
Sidney 22, Griswold 1
East Mills 10,Riverside 9

District 15

@ Audubon
Audubon 7, Ar-We-Va 0 (Derek Porsch 2RBI)
Boyer Valley 8, IKM-Manning 7

@ Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids-Bayard 15,Glidden-Ralston 5 (6 innings)
Logan-Magnolia 10, Woodbine 6

District 16

@Kingsley
Kingsley-Pierson 12, West Monona 2 (5 innings)
Lawton-Bronson 6, West Harrison 5

@Moville
Hinton 10, River Valley 0 (6 innings)
Westwood 4, Woodbury Central 3

CLASS 2A

District 12

West Central Valley @ Pleasantville

District 14

@Dayton
ACGC 3, Manson-NW Webster 1
Southeast Valley vs. South Central Calhoun

District 15

@Clarinda
Treynor 15, AHSTW 0 (4 innings)
Clarinda 11, Red Oak 1 (6 innings)

District 16

@Carroll
Kuemper Catholic 10, MVAOCOU 0 (5 innings)
OABCIG 2, Missouri Valley 1

Baseball playoffs start tonight for Class 1A and 2A

Sports

July 11th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The playoffs start tonight for some Class 1A and 2A schools around the state. Here is a look at the area match-ups. We’ll have a doubleheader from Anita in Class 1A District 13 on KJAN. Lenox faces Nodaway Valley at 4:30 p.m., followed by CAM hosting Orient-Macksburg. Tune in for coverage on  AM 1220, FM 101.1, and online at kjan.com starting at about 4:20 p.m.

CLASS 1A

District 13

@ Anita
CAM vs. Orient-Macksburg 7:00 p.m. -ON KJAN
Lenox vs. Nodaway Valley 4:30 p.m. -ON KJAN

@Corning
Stanton vs. East Union 4:30 p.m.
Bedford vs. Southwest Valley 7:00 p.m.

District 14

@ St. Albert, Council Bluffs
St. Albert vs. Essex 7:00 p.m.
Fremont-Mills vs. Exira-EHK 4:30 p.m.

@ Sidney
Sidney vs. Griswold 7:00 p.m.
East Mills vs. Riverside 4:30 p.m.

District 15

@ Audubon
Audubon vs. Ar-We-Va 7:00 p.m.
IKM-Manning vs. Boyer Valley 4:30 p.m.

@ Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids-Bayard vs. Glidden-Ralston 7:00 p.m.
Logan-Magnolia vs. Woodbine 4:30 p.m.

District 16

@Kingsley
Kingsley-Pierson vs. West Monona 7:00 p.m.
Lawton-Bronson vs. West Harrison 4:30 p.m.

@Moville
Hinton vs. River Valley 7:00 p.m.
Woodbury Central vs. Westwood 4:30 p.m.

CLASS 2A

District 12

West Central Valley @ Pleasantville 7:00 p.m.

District 14

@Dayton
ACGC vs. Manson-NW Webster 4:30 p.m.
Southeast Valley vs. South Central Calhoun 7:00 p.m.

District 15

@Clarinda
AHSTW vs. Treynor 4:30 p.m.
Clarinda vs. Red Oak 7:00 p.m.

District 16

@Carroll
Kuemper Catholic vs. MVAOCOU 7:00 p.m.
OABCIG vs. Missouri Valley 4:30 p.m.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/11/20

Podcasts, Sports

July 11th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Ric Hanson.

Play

Sports Headlines: 7/11/20

Sports

July 11th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — Pro hockey’s return is potentially three weeks away, and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026. In separate votes announced Friday, the NHL board of governors and members of the NHL Players’ Association ratified a return-to-play plan slated to have games begin in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug. 1. The voting process also included both sides approving a four-year extension to the current collective bargaining agreement which provides the league a comprehensive path out of the economic challenges raised by the new coronavirus pandemic.

UNDATED (AP) — The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time on Friday. None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida, area with their usual travel party. Leaving families behind for several weeks or months during a pandemic isn’t the only hardship that teams are dealing with during this restart. Space limitations within the quasi-bubble at Disney also meant that teams had to cut their official traveling parties down to 37 personnel, including players. That means many people who usually travel with a club aren’t on this trip.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group, a day after the Big Ten opted to eliminate nonconference games for all fall sports. The Atlantic Coast, Big 12 and Southeastern conferences are still weighing options for fall sports. The decision covers football, women’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Conference-only schedules will be announced no later than July 31.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa takes a three-shot lead into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open. He made nine birdies Friday for a 66 and leads over Justin Thomas and Kevin Streelman. Storms twice halted play at Muirfield Village, so the second round wasn’t completed. That means Brooks Koepka has to wait to see if his big finish allowed him to make the cut. Koepka birdied five of his last seven holes for a 69 and was one-shot outside the cut. Nearly three dozen players were to return Saturday morning to complete their rounds.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond Virginia’s Monument Avenue, a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe interrupted the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans. But after someone painted “White Lives Matter” on Ashe’s statue, city officials considered a request from Ashe’s family to temporarily remove the statue to protect it. Ashe’s nephew said Friday that the request was a “contingency plan” and the statue isn’t going anywhere.

Baseball/Softball Scores from 7/10/20

Sports

July 11th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Baseball Scores

Abraham Lincoln 2 Glenwood 1

CAM 14 West Central Valley 0

Carroll 9 Underwood 6

Harlan 1 Denison-Schleswig 0

Lewis Central 14 Creston 2

St. Albert 5 Thomas Jefferson 1

Softball Scores

Bishop Heelan Catholic 3 Denison-Schleswig 1

CAM 5 West Central Valley 0

Kuemper Catholic 4 Carroll 2

Panorama 16 Coon Rapids-Bayard 6

Shenandoah 9 Stanton 3

Sidney 11 Bedford 4

St. Albert 7 Thomas Jefferson 6

Southwest Valley 8 Clarinda 7

Treynor 9 Red Oak 4

IGHSAU high school softball rankings 07/10/2020- Final Class 1A and 2A poll

Sports

July 10th, 2020 by Chris Parks

2020 FIFTH Softball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Thursday, July 9
FINAL Rankings for Class 1A, 2A, (Final rankings for 3A/4A/5A will be posted July 15)

Class 1A
School Record LW
1 Collins-Maxwell 14-1 1
2 Newell-Fonda 12-2 2
3 Clarksville 12-1 3
4 Lynnville-Sully 15-1 4
5 Wayne 13-3 7
6 Algona Bishop Garrigan 10-4 6
7 Akron-Westfield 13-2 5
8 Lisbon 16-3 8
9 Exira-EHK 12-0 11
10 Martensdale-St. Marys 13-4 15
11 Twin Cedars 17-4 12
12 Mason City Newman Catholic 14-2 10
13 Central City 9-4 13
14 AGWSR 8-3 9
15 River Valley 16-2 NR
Dropped Out: Winfield-Mount Union (14)

Class 2A
School Record LW
1 North Linn 20-0 1
2 Louisa-Muscatine 15-3 2
3 Ogden 15-3 3
4 Northeast 15-2 4
5 West Monona 16-1 5
6 Central Springs 12-3 7
7 Jesup 13-3 8
8 West Lyon 9-2 9
9 Earlham 16-4 10
10 Mount Ayr 7-4 6
11 Emmetsburg 10-2 13
12 East Marshall 12-2 NR
13 Wilton 10-3 NR
14 Interstate-35 6-4 11
15 North Union 10-3 14
Dropped Out: Sioux Central (12), Waterloo Columbus Catholic (15)

Class 3A
School Record LW
1 Albia 14-1 3
2 Davenport Assumption 13-4 1
3 Humboldt 15-1 2
4 Williamsburg 18-4 5
5 Mount Vernon 15-4 4
6 Algona 12-1 6
7 West Liberty 11-1 7
8 Anamosa 11-1 9
9 North Polk 14-2 8
10 Spirit Lake 10-2 10
11 Atlantic 14-1 11
12 Crestwood 11-0 12
13 West Burlington/Notre Dame 10-2 14
14 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 9-1 NR
15 Estherville-Lincoln Central 5-3 15
Dropped Out: Solon (13)

Class 4A
School Record LW
1 Carlisle 15-3 1
2 West Delaware 16-4 4
3 North Scott 12-6 2
4 ADM 10-3 3
5 Charles City 10-2 7
6 Fairfield 18-1 9
7 Norwalk 15-5 10
8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-2 6
9 Dallas Center-Grimes 14-7 5
10 Oskaloosa 12-7 8
11 Winterset 9-6 12
12 Western Dubuque 9-3 15
13 Ballard 7-6 NR
14 Burlington 14-4 NR
15 Harlan 12-4 13
Dropped Out: Bondurant-Farrar (11), Clear Creek-Amana (14)

Class 5A
School Record LW
1 Fort Dodge 23-3 1
2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 17-1 3
3 Iowa City High 14-2 4
4 West Des Moines Valley 17-3 6
5 Waukee 20-2 2
6 Ankeny Centennial 17-8  5
7 Johnston 13-7 7
8 Muscatine 12-2 12
9 Bettendorf 12-2 13
10 Pleasant Valley 11-6 11
11 Ottumwa 12-7 10
12 Indianola 14-49
13 Dubuque Hempstead 13-5  8
14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 10-4 NR
15 Ankeny 15-9 15
Dropped Out: Iowa City Liberty (14)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/10/20

Podcasts, Sports

July 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

Play

Area baseball scores from 7/9/20

Sports

July 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 9, Glenwood 5

Earlham 7, Audubon 3

Nodaway Valley 11, Stanton 0

Underwood 10, Clarinda 0