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Atlantic gets past Underwood in close softball battle


July 4th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans softball team was able to pull out a win over the Underwood Eagles 2-1 on Friday night in Atlantic. All three runs scored in the game came on free bases given by the pitcher.

Defense dominated much of the early portion of the game with Atlantic notching 4 hits and Underwood with 2 hits through the first four innings. Atlantic got their two runs in the 5th with a two-out rally. Madi Botos got it started with a single, followed by an Olivia Engler single and a walk for Lauren Nicholas. Underwood pitcher Sierra Fox then walked Kennedy Goergen to bring home Botos. Maleana Woodward was then hit by a pitch and that brought home Ava Rush who was base-running for Engler.

Underwood would fight back in the 7th inning with Allie Robertson’s third lead-off single of the game. That was followed by a walk for Grace Pierce and Erin McMains reaching on a fielder’s choice that got Robertson out at third. A single by Taylor Nelson loaded the bases. Olivia Engler came up with a big strikeout of Macy Vanfossan then walked in a run against Maddie Pierce. Clinging to that one-run lead Engler got Peyton Cook to ground out to first and Kennedy Goergen made the play to end the game.

Atlantic finished off a big 5-0 week and are now 13-1 on the season. Atlantic Head Coach Terry Hinzmann said it was another great test for his team.

Madi Botos said she is so grateful to get to play with this group.

The Eagles fell to 9-3 with the loss.

High school baseball and softball scoreboard 07/03/2020


July 4th, 2020 by Chris Parks


Rolling Valley Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 12, Glidden-Ralston 11
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 6, Woodbine 3 (11 innings)
West Harrison 12, Ar-We-Va 0

Pride of Iowa Conference

Central Decatur 4, Mount Ayr 2
East Union 10, Southwest Valley 3
Martensdale-St. Marys 15, Bedford 5
Southeast Warren 12, Nodaway Valley 7
Wayne 9, Lenox 1

Other Scores

Atlantic 2, Underwood 1
Lewis Central 8, CB Thomas Jefferson 1
St. Albert 4, Sidney 3



Hawkeye Ten Conference

Atlantic 6, Shenandoah 5 (Ethan Sturm 2 hits and 2 RBI. Gunner Kirchoff 2 RBI. Brody O’Brien 7 K, allowed 4 hits)

Rolling Valley Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 16, Glidden-Ralston 1
West Harrison 9, Ar-We-Va 1
Woodbine 6, Exira-EHK 0

Pride of Iowa Conference

East Union 16, Southwest Valley 9
Lenox 7, Wayne 3
Martensdale-St. Marys 8, Bedford 5
Mount Ayr 3, Central Decatur 1
Southeast Warren 8, Nodaway Valley 1

Other Scores

Mormon Trail 12, Orient-Macksburg 0
CB Thomas Jefferson 5, Lewis Central 1

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/3/20

Podcasts, Sports

July 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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


Area High School Softball Scores from 7/2/20


July 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Shenandoah 8 Kuemper Catholic 2

Clarinda 4 St. Albert 3

Harlan 8 Red Oak 1

Glenwood 10 Denison-Schleswig

Atlantic 5 Creston 2

Atlantic 9 Creston 8

Griswold 20 Essex 2

Fremont-Mills 5 East Mills 4

Sidney 8 Stanton 1

AHSTW 12 IKM-Manning 1

Riverside 6 Logan-Magnolia 5 — 8 inn

Treynor 10 Missouri Valley 0

Audubon 9 Tri-Center 4

Lenox 7 Bedford 0

East Union 4 Central Decatur 2

Abraham Lincoln 14 Sioux City West 2

Abraham Lincoln 8 Sioux City West 7

Sioux City East 18 Thomas Jefferson 3

Sioux City East 6 Thomas Jefferson 3

Moravia 15 Orient-Macksburg 9

Westwood 8 West Harrison 4

Area High School Baseball Scores from 7/2/20


July 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Kuemper Catholic 15 Shenandoah 5

St. Albert 6 Clarinda 3

Harlan 8 Red Oak 1

Denison-Schleswig 7 Glenwood 3

Atlantic 11 Creston 1

Griswold 15 Essex 5

Fremont-Mills 6 East Mills 5

Stanton 8 Sidney 4 (resumption of Corner Conference Tournament Championship)

Sidney 10 Stanton 4

Logan-Magnolia 13 Riverside 2

Treynor 4 Missouri Valley 2

Audubon 3 Tri-Center 1

Bedford 6 Lenox 1

Central Decatur 11 East Union 0

Sioux City West 5 Abraham Lincoln 4

Sioux City West 12 Abraham Lincoln 4

Moravia 21, Orient-Macksburg 9

CAM 12  Southwest Valley 2

Martensdale-St. Marys 23 ACGC 2

Martensdale-St. Marys 10 ACGC 4

Coon Rapids-Bayard 10 Southeast Valley 5

Winterset 11, Carlisle 1

Sports Brief: 7/3/20


July 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Cubs left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday after he cut himself washing dishes and is out indefinitely. The Cubs said Quintana lacerated his thumb at his home in Miami on Saturday and needed five stitches. He had surgery in Chicago on Thursday morning. The 31-year-old Quintana is expected to resume throwing in about two weeks. The Cubs will then get a better idea of how much time he will miss.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association more than doubled its liquid investments over two years to nearly $160 million as the sport heads toward collective bargaining that could lead to a spring training lockout in 2022. Union head Tony Clark earned a $2.25 million base salary, an increase of $100,000, according to the disclose form. Bruce Meyer earned $1 million in his first full year as senior director of collective bargaining and legal. Baseball’s labor contract expires on Dec. 1, 2021.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. In a statement Thursday, FedEx said they “have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.” The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. In addition to the stadium name and sponsorship agreement, FedEx CEO Frederik Smith is a minority owner. Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he’ll change the name since buying the team in 1999. Thursday night Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. The other 31 NFL teams were listed and a search for “Redskins” came up with no results.

UNDATED (AP) — Fewer preseason games following an offseason without on-field workouts creates more challenges for new coaches, players who changed teams and rookies. The NFL is cutting the exhibition schedule in half and pushing back the start of the preseason to allow teams more time to train because the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of organized team activities and minicamps. An official announcement on the exact length of preseason still hasn’t been made. Players are strongly considering asking for even fewer exhibition games.

COLLEGE STATION (AP) — The NCAA has put Texas A&M’s football program on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher has been given a six-month show-cause order. The Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. The NCAA says Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit. Fisher was banned from phone calls, emails and texts with prospects for nine days in January. The school was fined $5,000 and given other recruiting restrictions.

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share a one-shot lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman closed his first round Thursday with four straight birdies and seven over the last eight holes at the Detroit Golf Club. He went from being a Monday qualifier to finishing second at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic last year. The 22-year-old Redman is shooting to take the next step with his first PGA Tour victory.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — American women players suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay have hired a pair of appellate lawyers, even before a trial. Nicole Saharsky and Brian Netter of Mayer Brown have joined the legal team. Netter is a former clerk of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Players sued in March 2018 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they asked for more than $66 million in damages. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner threw out the pay claims in May but allowed discriminatory work conditions allegations to go to trial. That’s scheduled for Sept. 15.

Regional softball pairings released by IGHSAU


July 2nd, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the 2020 Regional softball pairings on Thursday. Regional tournament dates for each class are as follows.

Class 1A and 2A: July 13, 15, 17, 20
Class 3A:  July 15, 17, 20
Class 4A and 5A: July 16, 18, 21

The State Tournament is scheduled for July 27-31 in Fort Dodge for all classes. Area first round pairings are listed below.

CLASS 1A (First Round July 13th)

Region 2

Whiting @ Westwood 7:00 p.m.
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Audubon 7:00 p.m.
Ar-We-Va @ Glidden-Ralston 7:00 p.m.
Griswold @ CAM 7:00 p.m.
Woodbine @ Riversdie 7:00 p.m.
Boyer Valley @ West Harrison 7:00 p.m.
Newell-Fonda and Exira-EHK have byes into 2nd Round.

Region 3

Southwest Valley @ Lamoni 7:00 p.m.
Fremont-Mills @ Bedford 7:00 p.m.
East Mills @ Lenox 7:00 p.m.
Mormon Trail @ Diagonal 7:00 p.m.
Essex @ Central Decatur 7:00 p.m.
Stanton @ Sidney 7:00 p.m.
Wayne and Twin Cedars have byes into 2nd Round.

Region 5

GMG @ Colo-Nesco 7:00 p.m.
Orient-Macksburg @ East Union 7:00 p.m.
Murray @ Melcher-Dallas 7:00 p.m.
BGM @ Baxter 7:00 p.m.
Collins-Maxwell, Southeast Warren, Martensdale-St. Marys, and Grand View Christian have byes into the 2nd Round.

CLASS 2A (First Round 7/13, Second Round 7/15)

Region 1

First Round
AHSTW @ IKM-Manning 7:00 p.m.
Missouri Valley @ Tri-Center 7:00 p.m.

2nd Round
IKM-Manning/AHSTW @ West Monona 7:00 p.m.
Treynor @ St. Albert 7:00 p.m.
Missouri Valley/Tri-Center @ Underwood 7:00 p.m.
MVAOCOU @ Logan-Magnolia 7:00 p.m.

Region 2

First Round
West Central Valey @ Madrid 7:00 p.m.

2nd Round
Nodaway Valley @ Mount Ayr 7:00 p.m.
ACGC @ Woodward-Granger 7:00 p.m.
WCV/Mount Ayr @ Earlham 7:00 p.m.
Panorama @ Van Meter 7:00 p.m.

CLASS 3A (First Round 7/15)

Region 2

Southeast Valley @ Humboldt 7:00 p.m.
Greene County @ Kuemper Catholic 7:00 p.m.
Cherokee, Washington @ MOC-Floyd Valley 7:00 p.m.
OABCIG @ Bishop Heelan 5:00 p.m.

Region 3

Saydel @ North Polk 7:00 p.m.
Des Moines Christian @ Creston 7:00 p.m.
Clarinda @ Atlantic 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak @ SHenandoah 7:00 p.m.

CLASS 4A (First Round 7/16)

Region 1

First Round
Denison-Schleswig @ Carroll 7:00 p.m. (Winner plays @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton)
Spencer @ Storm Lake 7:00 p.m. (Winner plays at LeMars)

Region 4

First Round
Pella @ Knoxville 7:00 p.m. (Winner plays at Carlisle)
Lewis Central @ Glenwood 7:00 p.m. (Winner plays at Harlan)

CLASS 5A (First Round 7/16)

First Round
CB Thomas Jefferson @ CB Abraham Lincoln 7:00 p.m. (Winner plays at Johnston)

See full pairings for all classes HERE.

IHSAA releases baseball playoff brackets for Class 1A and 2A


July 2nd, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the baseball playoff brackets for Classes 1A and 2A. The Preliminary round for Class 1A will be July 9th. First Round games will be held on Saturday, July 11th. Second Round is Tuesday, July 14th. District Finals on Saturday, July 18th. Substate Finals will be Tuesday, July 21st. Area First Round match-ups are listed below.


District 13

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

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

District 14

Exira-EHK vs. Fremont-Mills (@ St. Albert) 4:30 p.m.
Essex @ St. Albert 7:00 p.m.

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

District 15

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

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



District 12

West Central Valley @ Pleasantville 7:00 p.m.
Van Meter, I-35, and Clarke all have byes into 2nd Round.

District 14

Manson NW Webster vs. ACGC (@ Gowrie) 4:30 p.m.
South Central Calhoun @ Southeast Valley 7:00 p.m.
Woodward-Granger and Panorama have byes into 2nd Round.

District 15

Treynor vs. AHSTW (@ Clarinda) 4:30 p.m.
Red Oak @ Clarinda 7:00 p.m.
Tri-Center and Shenandoah have byes into 2nd Round.

District 16

Missouri Valley vs. OABCIG (@ Carroll) 4:30 p.m.
MVAOCOU @ Kuemper Catholic 7:00 p.m.
Underwood and East Sac County have byes to 2nd Round.

Full brackets for both classes can be seen HERE.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/2/20

Podcasts, Sports

July 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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


$2,500 donation to Atlantic Little League by Frederickson Mem. Fund

News, Sports

July 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund recently donated $2,500 to the Atlantic Little League.  Fund spokesperson (Trevor’s mom) Melanie Petty, says the money will be used for fencing improvements to the fields.  Although a normal season wasn’t held this year due to COVID-19, Petty says the board continued to do work on the fields and grounds to update them and have them ready to go for the clinics that were held along with different travel teams and this year,  the AHS Softball program.  She says “Atlantic should be very proud of the facilities that are available for our children to play on.”

Pictured: Grant Petty and Sara Wood (President of Little League) (Photo submitted)

Petty says baseball is one of the fund’s favorite things to help with, as Trevor played ball from the time he was 5 years old all the way through college.  After college he continued to play ball on town leagues.  It was a true passion of his.

The annual TFred Memorial Golf Tournament will be happening in just over a month on August 8th at Nishna Hills Golf Course.  Melanie Petty says “We are looking forward to a great day of golf and hope to see a lot of people out there.  There is still time to sign up your team to golf, donate an item for our silent auction or sponsor a hole.  All money raised is given back to the community that Trevor loved.”

The Trevor Frederickson Fund ia a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Petty says they look forward to another year of giving back [to the community].