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Atlantic caps of Hall of Fame Day with a win over ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic softball team had a great Friday at the ballpark. The Trojans beat Kuemper Catholic in the first game of a triangular 5-4 in comeback fashion. They followed that with an induction ceremony to add two more members to the Trojan Softball Hall of Fame. Then they capped off the night with a 3-1 win over Class 3A #8 Estherville-Lincoln Central.

Zoey Kirchhoff was phenomenal in the nightcap with 11 strikeouts with just one walk and only 3 hits allowed. Atlantic Head Coach Terry Hinzman was very proud of her effort in the circle.

Kirchhoff said she felt pretty confident out there.

Ava Bruckner started the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Jada Jensen reached on an error to drive in a run in the fifth when the bases were loaded and Madison Huddleson followed with an RBI single to bring the lead to 3-0 at that point. Coach Hinzman thought they battled well at the plate as a team.

The Midgets plated their lone run on an RBI single by Kaitlyn Tendal in the 6th. Atlantic improved to 6-2 on the season and will play two more games on Saturday as they host the Trojan Tournament at the Atlantic Little League Complex.

Program pioneer Mel Allen and original team member Karen Hoffmann were inducted into the Trojan Softball Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony and original team co-captain Deb Wheatley Field threw out the first pitch. You can hear interview with Karen, Deb, and Mel’s daughter during the early innings of our broadcast. Watch and listen back on our KJANTV broadcast HERE.

2022 All-Western Iowa Conference Soccer Teams


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

Girls First Team
Miranda Ring (Tri-Center)
Clara Teigland (Treynor)
Marissa Ring (Tri-Center)
Peyton Scott (Treynor)
Georgia Paulson (Underwood)
Madison Ehrens (Underwood)
Tieler Hull (Underwood)
Zoe Heim (Lo-Ma)
Rachel Hundtofe (Tri-Center)
Madison Eckmann (AHSTW)
Leslie Morales – Foote (Underwood)
Josie Davidson (Treynor)
Sophie Caniglia (Missouri Valley)

Girls Second Team
Regan Ward (Underwood)
Mariah Nolting (Lo-Ma)
Tatum Carlson (Tri-Center)
Grace Porter (AHSTW)
Jozie Lewis (Treynor)
Brooke Daughenbaugh (Tri-Center)
Cassidy Cunningham (Underwood)
Preslie Arbaugh (Tri-Center)
Lola Paulson (Underwood)
Kendra Kuck (Underwood)
Sadie Schaaf (Treynor)
McKenna Witte (Lo-Ma)
Devon Koyle (Missouri Valley)

Boys First Team
Raydden Grobe (AHSTW)
Kaden Ogle (Underwood)
Thomas Schwartz (Treynor)
Jacob Downey (Lo-Ma)
Danny Kinsella (Treynor)
Evan Honan (Underwood)
Brock Poland (Treynor)
Sam Burmeister (Treynor)
Ethan Flaharty (Tri-Center)
Baker Lally (Lo-Ma)
Hayden Fischer (AHSTW)
Rhett Bentley (Riverside)
Ryder Davidson (Treynor)

Boys Second Team
Nicio Adame (Lo-Ma)
Owen Mieska (Treynor)
Dyson Rasmussen (Underwood)
Mason Ogle (Underwood)
Nate Petersen (Treynor)
Aidan Martin (AHSTW)
Ramon Ciurana (AHSTW)
Austin Kremkoski (Riverside)
Sebastian Caniglia (Missouri Valley)
Charlie Schrage (Treynor)
Connor Murray (Missouri Valley)
Sam Onate (Missouri Valley)
Ethan Schneckloth (Tri-Center)

Boys State Soccer Semifinal Scoreboard 06/03/2022


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

Class 1A

#1 Western Christian 3, #4 West Liberty 0
#6 Assumption 2, #2 Beckman Catholic 0

Class 2A

#1 Pella 2, #5 Gilbert 1 (PK’s 4-3)
# 3 Lewis Central 2, #7 Newton 1

Class 3A

#8 Waukee Northwest 2, #5 Ankeny Centennial 1
#6 Pleasant Valley 3, #7 Prairie 0

Championship Schedule 06/04/2022

Class 1A: #1 Western Christian (17-1) vs. #6 Assumption (15-5) 1:00 p.m.
Class 2A: #1 Pella (19-2) vs. #3 Lewis Central (17-3) 3:30 p.m.
Class 3A: #8 Waukee Northwest (10-10) vs. #6 Pleasant Valley (19-1) 6:00 p.m.

IGHSAU Softball Rankings 06/03/2022


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

2022 SECOND Iowa High School Softball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
June 3, 2022


No. School Record LW
1 North Linn 9-0 1
2 Lisbon 6-1 3
3 Southeast Warren 6-1 4
4 Newell-Fonda 8-2 2
5 Collins-Maxwell 5-0 5
6 Wayne 7-0 6
7 Remsen St. Mary’s 4-0 8
8 Martensdale-St, Marys 4-0 10
9 Sigourney 5-1 7
10 Clarksville 7-0 11
11 Belle Plaine 6-1 NR
12 Highland 4-2 12
13 Akron-Westfield 6-0 13
14 Central City 10-2 14
15 Griswold 3-0 15

Dropped Out: North Butler 9


No. School Record LW
1 Central Springs 5-0 1
2 Van Meter 9-2 4
3 North Union 6-0 6
4 Iowa City Regina 3-1 8
5 West Monona 8-1 9
6 Wilton 7-2 3
7 Interstate-35 4-3 5
8 Pella Christian 3-4 7
9 Earlham 3-5 2
10 Louisa-Muscatine 8-1 12
11 Jesup 7-1 15
12 Waterloo Columbus 7-2 NR
13 Alburnett 6-3 10
14 Mount Ayr 4-1 14
15 Hudson 5-2 11

Dropped Out: Durant (13)


No. School Record LW
1 Davenport Assumption 5-1 1
2 Mount Vernon 10-0 2
3 Williamsburg 8-2 3
4 West Burlington/Notre Dame 6-0 5
5 Northeast 7-1 8
6 Anamosa 2-3 4
7 West Liberty 3-3 6
8 Estherville-Lincoln Central 5-2 7
9 Davis County 5-1 10
10 Sioux Center 4-1 11
11 Ballard 3-3 NR
12 Roland-Story 3-3 9
13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7-2 12
14 Spirit Lake 10-1 NR
15 Sumner-Fredericksburg 6-1 NR

Dropped Out: West Delaware (13), Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (14), Harlan (15) 

Class 4A

1 Winterset 5-1 1
2 ADM 9-0 4
3 Clear Creek-Amana 8-0 7
4 Carlisle 3-1 9
5 Indianola 2-3 3
6 Bondurant-Farrar 4-1 8
7 Fairfield 4-2 5
8 Western Dubuque 5-6 2
9 Oskaloosa 1-4 6
10 North Polk 4-2 12
11 Creston 2-1 10
12 Dallas Center-Grimes 4-1 13
13 Norwalk 4-1 NR
14 Knoxville 4-0 NR
15 Bishop Heelan 6-3 11

Dropped Out: Marion (14), Solon (15)

Class 5A

No. School Record LW
1 Waukee Northwest 5-1 5
2 Fort Dodge 6-2 1
3 Johnston 5-1 3
4 Muscatine 5-1 4
5 Ankeny Centennial 6-3 2
6 West Des Moines Valley 5-2 7
7 Linn-Mar 7-0 8
8 Southeast Polk 3-2 9
9 Iowa City Liberty 11-1 11
10 Pleasant Valley 2-2 10
11 Bettendorf 1-4 6
12 Cedar Rapids Prairie 5-1 13
13 Ames 6-1 15
14 Waukee 6-1 NR
15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5-1 NR

 Dropped Out: Des Moines East (12), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (14)

IGCA releases 2022 All-District Soccer Teams


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

2022 IGCA All-District Soccer Teams

3A West All-District First Team

Anna VanWyngarden (WDM Valley)
Ella Anliker (Dowling)
Hanna Shimmer (CBAL)
Natalie Gallagher (Waukee Northwest)

Alanna Pennington (Ankeny Centennial)
Avery Galloway (WDM Valley)
Kennedy Macke (Ankeny)
Zoey Mahoney (Waukee Northwest)

Ana Spaine (WDM Valley)
Bella Leon (SC West)
Brookelyn Buttolph (WDM Valley)
Courtney Kovacs (Ankeny Centennial)
Eden Gibson (Ankeny)
Macy Davis (Waukee Northwest)
Paige Bracker (CBAL)

Jasmine Moser (Ankeny)

3A West All-District Second Team

America Munguia (DM East)
Annaliese Miller (Indianola)
Averi Porter (Ankeny Centennial)
Brissa Valadez (DM Lincoln)
Cady Compton (Ankeny Centennial)
Emma Hampton (Johnston)
Emma Smallcomb (SC West)
Isadora Castaneda (SC East)
Lexi Smith (CBTJ)
Liberty Bates (CBAL)
Maria Long (Urbandale)
Reggi Spotts (Mason City)
Sarah Fleming (DM Roosevelt)

Alexandra Flattery (SC East)
Alli Macke (Ankeny)
Annie McDevitt (Waukee Northwest)
Daniela Raya (SC West)
Isabel Andreotti (Ames)
Jazmin Martinez Rangel (CBAL)
Julia Moore (Dowling)
Karma McMorris (Mason City)
Nevaeh James (SC East)
Rita Danner (Waukee)
Shay Polson (Johnston)
Sydney Rexius (SC North)
Taylor Mulligan (Urbandale)

Allie McKoy (Waukee)
Cami Graves (SC East)
Grace Smith (DM Roosevelt)
Josie Patton (Dowling)
Lillian Cote (SC East)
Riley Anderson (Urbandale)
Sayli Simms (DM Lincoln)
Trinity Minor (CBTJ)

Camryn Hosick (CBTJ)
Eneyda Vazquez (SC West)
Kate Bergan (Ankeny Centennial)
Lydia Anderson (WDM Valley)
Meredith Downs (Johnston)

3A West District Coach of the Year
Rob Chapman (WDM Valley)

2A West All-District First Team

Alexa Johnson (Spencer)
Brooke Lowe (Ballard)
Hana Daoudi (Lewis Central)
Jada Jensen (Atlantic)
Madisson Watts (Carlisle)
Nora Dougherty (Glenwood)

Addison Hoben (Spencer)
Ainsley Erzen (Carlisle)
Aubrey Guyer (Atlantic)
Ava Scott (Glenwood)
Whitlee Auen (Denison-Schleswig)

Della Wiseman (Winterset/Earlham)
Lauren Case (ADM)
Lauren Roenfeldt (Glenwood)
Maleah Kompsie (Glenwood)

Grace Nightser (Glenwood)

2A West All-District Second Team

Alex Putney (Winterset/Earlham)
Emersyn Walsh (Carroll)
Gracie Hays (Lewis Central)
Jada Grove (ADM)

Claire Landmesser (Ballard)
Darci Wiseman (Winterset/Earlham)
Tessa Erzen (Carlisle)

Aliza Edwards (Spencer)
Kadence Lisk (Carlisle)
Kyra Hawn (Denison-Schleswig)
Mary Perkins (Carroll)
Morgan Catron (Ballard)
Quinn Grubbs (Atlantic)

Dani Person (ADM)
Jayden Kirsch (Carroll)
Leah Olinger (Carlisle)

2A West District Coach of the Year
John Hansel (Spencer)

1A West All-District First Team

Clara Teigland (Treynor)
Ella Klusman (CBSA)
Georgia Paulson (Underwood)
Miranda Ring (Tri-Center)
Raegen Wicks (Harlan)

Jada Newburgh (Bishop Heelan)
Lily Krohn (CBSA)
Mariah Nolting (Logan-Magnolia)
Marissa Ring (Tri-Center)
Sadie Schaaf (Treynor)

Anna Helton (CBSA)
Gracie Rooney (Bishop Heelan)
Laura Wurdemen (Tri-Center)
Lola Paulson (Underwood)

Preslie Arbaugh (Tri-Center)

1A West All-District Second Team

Ali Hess (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura)
Aubrey Deshaw (MOC- Floyd Valley)
Ava McIntyre (Humboldt)
Brooke Daughenbaugh (Tri-Center)
Eden Brooklyn (Clear Lake)
Sierra Neilsen (Western Christian)
Trelyn White (Bishop Heelan)
Zoe Heim (Logan-Magnolia)

Ava Brensal (Underwood)
Ella Nielson (Clear Lake)
Hailey Triplet (West Sioux)
Hannah Hulstein (MOC- Floyd Valley)
Katelyn Knoll (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura)
Kendra Kuck (Underwood)
Kenya Prescott (Kuemper Catholic)
Tieler Hull (Underwood)

Claire Bleeker (Western Christian)
Claire Schmitz (Harlan)
Elizabeth De los Santos (Bishop Heelan)
Ella Olson (Humboldt)
Josie Davidson (Treynor)
Kristina Miller (Clear Lake)
Mallory Rieken (Hampton-Dumont-CAL)
Olivia Fausnaugh (Clear Lake)
Sophie Messerschmidt (Missouri Valley)

Chloe Frank (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura)
Lauren Lafleur (Bishop Heelan)
Madison Eherens (Underwood)
Rylie Visser (Unity Christian)
Shauna Salker (West Sioux)

1A West District Coach of the Year
Tyler L. Nelson (Underwood)

Iowans may be able to bet online on races at nearly every US horse track


June 3rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – State regulators have approved a contract that may soon allow Iowans to place online bets on races at most horse tracks in the United States. A handful of companies are already licensed in Iowa to accept online bets on horse races outside the state. Prairie Meadows, the only parimutual horse track in Iowa, is working with Churchill Downs Technology to license the company’s TwinSpires smart phone app and website for use in Iowa. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says TwinSpires not only offers betting on the Kentucky Derby that’s run at Churchill Downs, but on races at nearly every one of the country’s horse tracks.

“That would be another parimutual online company that could be operating in the state soon and it’s something that I think a number of the horse players will be excited about,” Ohorilko says. Iowa law requires revenue sharing at Prairie Meadows, so the owners and trainers of horses that race at the Altoona track get a percentage of gambling proceeds. Ohorilko says before now, that had been a stumbling block in negotiations between Prairie Meadows and TwinSpires.

“So there is, also, a little bit of excitement from the horse industry in that it could generate additional dollars for their stakeholders in the form of purse money,” Ohorilko says. A 300-thousand dollar purse will be paid out to the top finishers in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap on July 9th. The live horse racing season at the track began in May and ends in early October. TwinSpires recently launched an online casino and an app to take bets on college and professional sports. TwinSpires draws its name from the two steeples that top the grandstand at Churchill Downs.

Big 12 Conference and Kansas City Sports Commission announce two-year extension for basketball championships


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

The Big 12 Conference has approved a two-year extension to the multi-year agreement for Kansas City to serve as host site for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. The extension keeps the tournaments in KC through 2027.

It’s also been reported that starting in 2024 the women’s tournament will move from Municipal Auditorium to the T-Mobile Center and play the week before the men’s tournament. Both tournaments were held the same week at the two different facilities last year.

The women’s tournament had it’s highest number of attendees since 2013 last season and the men’s tourney has averaged more than 18,000 fans over the last two years at T-Mobile Arena.

Any Iowan can fish without a license this weekend

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

June 3rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans can try their hand at fishing this weekend without having to buy a license. Joe Larscheid, the Iowa D-N-R fisheries bureau chief, says it’s a free fishing weekend, so folks can grab their best fishing pole and head for their favorite fishing hole. “There’s a lot of fish close to shore right now. Bluegills and crappies are easy to catch. Large mouth bass are cruising the shoreline,” Larscheid says. “This is a free fishing weekend so any Iowa residents can fish for free and try out fishing and hopefully make it a lifetime pursuit.”

Larscheid says this event, held the first weekend of June, is always popular with those who enjoy spending time along the state’s rivers and lakes.  “It was kind of a cold, wet spring so there’s a lot of pent up desire to get out and go fishing,” Larscheid says. “If you don’t have your license yet, this is a good excuse to go out and try fishing again and hopefully buy a license after that.” In addition to free fishing, Larscheid says the weekend will feature fishing clinics and a chance for law enforcement officers to go fishing with kids as part of “Cops and Bobbers.”

“We have a lot of different local organizations that support free fishing clinics. You go to our website, www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing, and just look, there’s a calendar of events,” Larscheid says. “Normally, the rods and reels and baits are provided and there’s a lot of volunteers that help anglers that are not sure how to fish and get started fishing to be successful.”

The free fishing runs today (Friday) through Sunday at hundreds of Iowa lakes and thousands of miles of rivers. You may purchase a fishing license at the county recorder’s office, a sporting goods store or through the DNR.

High School Softball/Baseball Scoreboard 06/02/2022


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks


Hawkeye Ten Conference

Exira-EHK 4, Atlantic 3 (8 innings) (A: Zoey Kirchhoff 10 K’s. Madison Huddleson double and four stolen bases)
Creston 9, Glenwood 2
Harlan 1, Denison-Schleswig 0
Ridge View 7, Kuemper Catholic 0
Shenandoah 13, Red Oak 3

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 13, Coon Rapids-Bayard 3
IKM-Manning 6, Riverside 1
Logan-Magnolia 3, Missouri Valley 2 (9 innings)
Treynor 4, Tri-Center 3
Underwood 7, AHSTW 2

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM 11, Stanton 1
MVAOCOU 11, Glidden-Ralston 1
West Monona 19, West Harrison 0

Corner Conference

Fremont-Mills 5, Sidney 4

Pride of Iowa Conference

Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Central Decatur 4
Mount Ayr 15, Southwest Valley 1
Nodaway Valley 12, Bedford 1
Southeast Warren 14, Lenox 2
Wayne 11, East Union 1

Other Scores

Bishop Heelan 11, CB Thomas Jefferson 1
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5, CB Abraham Lincoln 3
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13, CB Abraham Lincoln 1


Hawkeye Ten Conference

St. Albert 24, Atlantic 1
Creston 10, Glenwood 9
Harlan 5, Denison-Schleswig 1
Kuemper Catholic 6, Ridge View 4
Red Oak 6, Shenandoah 5

Western Iowa Conference

IKM-Manning 13, Riverside 2
Missouri Valley 12, Logan-Magnolia 4
Tri-Center 12, Treynor 6
Underwood 13, AHSTW 2

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM 10, Stanton 0 (C: Cade Ticknor 9 Strikeouts. Colby Rich 2 hits)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 10, Audubon 7 (CRB: Tanner Oswald 2 singles and a HR)
Exira-EHK 2, Ar-We-Va 0

Corner Conference

Fremont-Mills 12, Sidney 2

Pride of Iowa Conference

Central Decatur 6, Martensdale-St. Marys 3
Mount Ayr 16, Southwest Valley 6
Nodaway Valley at Bedford (Suspended Bedford up 2-0 after 3 inn.)
Southeast Warren 5, Lenox 0
Wayne 8, East Union 2

Other Scores

Bishop Heelan 15, CB Thomas Jefferson 0 (Game 1)
Bishop Heelan 13, CB Thomas Jefferson 2 (Game 2)
CB Abraham Lincoln 13, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7 (Game 1)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 17, CB Abraham Lincoln 2 (Game 2)

Boys State Soccer Semifinal Schedule 06/03/2022


June 3rd, 2022 by Chris Parks

Class 1A

#1 Western Christian (16-1) vs. #4 West Liberty (14-3) 12:00 p.m.
#6 Assumption (14-5) vs. #2 Beckman Catholic (16-3) 12:10 p.m.

Class 2A

#1 Pella (18-2) vs. #5 Gilbert (17-2) 2:30 p.m.
# 3 Lewis Central (16-3) vs. #7 Newton (14-6) 2:40 p.m.

Class 3A

#8 Waukee Northwest (9-10) vs. #5 Ankeny Centennial (16-3) 5:00 p.m.
#6 Pleasant Valley (17-1) vs. #7 Prairie (17-3) 5:10 p.m.