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8-Player District 7 All-District Football Honors


November 19th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Following Fremont-Mills’ appearance in the 8-Player Championship on Thursday the All-District honors for 8-Player District 7 were released. Here’s a look at the full list of honorees.




























Wrigley Field Designated as a National Historic Landmark


November 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON —  Today (Thursday), U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt designated Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark, recognizing the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports.  National Historic Landmarks are buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture.

“The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation’s story and a key part of what has become America’s beloved pastime for over a century,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “It is with great enthusiasm that I designate this iconic national treasure, the site of many legendary events, innovations and traditions in baseball history, as a National Historic Landmark.”

“Wrigley Field is a special place in the hearts of generations of fans,” said Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts. “That’s why, from our first day as owners, we committed to preserving Wrigley, which will now take its well-earned place in the lineup of American history and culture as a national treasure.”


Built in 1914, Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916, a National League charter franchise dating to 1876. Two years younger than Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and the oldest in the National League.  Wrigley Field is the only remaining ballpark connected to the Federal Baseball League, the short-lived rival to the National and American Leagues. It also hosted the first tryouts and organization of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. And, it was home to the Chicago Bears from 1921 to 1970, one of the original franchises in the National Football League.

Several innovations in baseball history have their origins in the ballpark. In 1916, the original owner Charles Weeghman started the custom of permitting fans to keep balls hit into the stands as mementos. Wrigley Field was the first ballpark to have refreshment booths behind the stands, and the first to use an organ on-site to entertain fans during games. The Chicago Cubs were among the first to embrace broadcasting home games on radio in 1925 and on television in 1946. These broadcasts drew fans from across the globe and contributed to the popularity of the Chicago Cubs and American baseball.

Many legendary events have taken place in the ballpark, including baseball’s only “Double No-Hitter” in 1917, Babe Ruth’s supposed “Called Shot” during the 1932 World Series and Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin’” that helped propel the Chicago Cubs to the 1938 National League pennant. It was also the location in 1933 of the first National Football League championship, the forerunner to today’s Super Bowl.

Wrigley Field’s ivy-covered, brick outfield wall and well-known bleachers behind it were constructed during renovations in 1937. The 27-foot-high outfield scoreboard was also added at that time. Other improvements include seating renovations, the addition of an upper deck, and the addition of lights for night games in 1988. Renovations during the multi-year restoration and expansion project initiated in 2014 further enhanced the iconic features of Wrigley Field.

Haliburton adds to list of recent Cyclone NBA draft success stories


November 19th, 2020 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 12 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. He is the third-highest draft pick in school history.

Haliburton was selected with the No. 12 pick to become the 41st Cyclone to be drafted. Iowa State has had 14 players drafted since the Big 12 was formed in 1996-97, the third-best total in the league.

The Oshkosh, Wisconsin native’s story is one for the movies.

Haliburton arrived at Iowa State as the No. 172 ranked player in the nation following a successful prep career at Oshkosh North High School. As a freshman, he averaged just 6.8 points but his impact on the floor was impossible to ignore. He ranked second nationally and led the Big 12 Conference with a 4.5 assist-to-turnover ratio, while leading all conference freshmen in minutes played (33.2 per game).

The summer following his freshman season saw Haliburton lead the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team to a Gold Medal in Greece. He was named to the All-Star Five of the tournament, averaging 7.9 points and a tournament-best 6.9 assists. His efficiency was off the charts, connecting on 68.9 percent of field-goal attempts and 10-of-18 three-pointers.

As a sophomore, Haliburton took on a heavier load of the offense and responded. He averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals before his season was cut short after 22 games due to a left wrist fracture. He earned All-Big 12 Second-Team accolades.

At the time of his injury he was sixth in the big 12 in scoring, second in field goal percentage (50.4), first in assists, first in steals, second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3), third in 3-point field goal percentage (41.9) and 13th in rebounding.

Haliburton had four double-doubles and posted the sixth triple-double in school history, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists at TCU.

He was a Cousy Award Finalist and on the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 and the Lute Olson Award Midseason Watch List. He earned all-district honors from both the USBWA and NABC despite his shortened season.

An all-around student-athlete, Haliburton was an Academic All-Big 12 First-Team honoree and an ISU Scholar-Athlete last season.

Haliburton is the eighth player that Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm has had drafted in his nine years as a college coach (Murray State and Iowa State), which includes six Cyclones. Haliburton is Prohm’s fourth point guard to be drafted, giving him the second-most point guards selected since he became a head coach.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/19/20

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November 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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


IATC announces 2020 cross country Academic All-State honors


November 18th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches released their Academic All-State honorees on Wednesday. Here is a look at area athletes that made the list. Requirements are the athlete must be a senior, attain a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA, and be a State Coed meet qualifier or finish in the top thirty at a State Qualifying Meet during the year of application.


Craig Alan Becker, Atlantic
Zach Dixon, Earlham
Trey Gross, Harlan
Connor Keller, IKM-Manning
Brett McGee, Tri-Center
Kayden Pearson, Lewis Central
Nathan Rohrberg, Glenwood
Clayton Stafford, Creston

Taylor McCreedy, Atlantic
Abi Albertsen, Harlan
Olivia Anderson, Harlan
Haley Bach, Lewis Central
Lauren Becker, Glenwood
Paige Davis, Creston
Liv Freund, Harlan
Jorja Hoover, AC/GC
Emma Hughes, Glenwood
Kennedy Kjergaard, Harlan
EmmaKay McClain, AC/GC
Katie Noah, Earlham
Kylie Petersen, Boyer Valley
Erin Schultz, Glenwood
Rylee Sloss, AC/GC
Brecken VanBaale, Harlan
Ella Waddle, Panorama

State Football Finals Schedule/Scoreboard Thursday 11/19/2020


November 18th, 2020 by Chris Parks

2020 State Football Championships Thursday, Nov. 19

Eight-Player: St. Mary’s, Remsen 48, Fremont Mills 0 BOX SCORE
St. Mary’s, Remsen scored on 7 of their first 8 possessions of the game on their way to their first title since 2004. Blaine Harpenau led the Hawks with 8 of 9 passing for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns along with 85 yards rushing and two more scores. The Hawks rolled up 336 yards of offense and held the Knights to 119 total yards. The Hawks defense bottled up the Knights star tailback Seth Malcom, holding him to just 58 yards on 18 carries. Fremont-Mills ends the season with an 8-2 record. Remsen, St. Mary’s takes the title at 12-0.

Class A: Grundy Center vs. Regina, Iowa City 2:00 p.m.

Class 3A: Harlan Community vs. North Scott, Eldridge 7:00 p.m.

Kings take Haliburton in NBA draft, add depth to backcourt


November 18th, 2020 by Chris Parks

By MIKE WAGAMAN Associated Press

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton drives up court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi Valley State in Ames, Iowa. The Sacramento Kings selected Tyrese Haliburton with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night, Nov. 18, 2020 adding depth to a backcourt that is almost certain to undergo significant changes. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

The Sacramento Kings have selected Tyrese Haliburton with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft, adding depth to a backcourt that is almost certain to undergo significant changes. Haliburton averaged 15.2 points and 6.5 assists during his sophomore season at Iowa State. He shot better than 42% from 3-point range during his college career. The 6-foot-5 Haliburton was projected to go as high as the Top 5 but fell to the Kings, where he will join point guard De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento’s backcourt.


Iowa, Big Ten release 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule


November 18th, 2020 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced Wednesday its 2020-21 men’s basketball Big Ten schedule. Click HERE to view the complete schedule.

Iowa, ranked fifth nationally in The Associated Press Preseason Poll, plays six of its seven nonconference games on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including the first six of the season.

The Hawkeyes begin the season a week from today, hosting North Carolina Central on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. (CT). Two days later, Iowa will entertain Southern University on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. (CT) as part of its multi-team event. Southern will challenge North Carolina Central on Thanksgiving. Both Iowa games will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network.

The Hawkeyes will entertain North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 8 and Northern Illinois on Dec. 13. The home dates for Iowa’s contest against Western Illinois and the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game against Iowa State are being finalized and will be announced later.

Iowa closes its nonconference slate versus top-ranked Gonzaga on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. (CT) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Iowa’s first of 20 conference games is scheduled for Dec. 22 in Iowa City against Purdue. The Hawkeyes will play the Boilermakers, Nebraska, Penn State once at home, while playing Illinois, Michigan and Maryland once on the road. Iowa will play the other seven league teams twice.

Iowa’s second conference game will be played on Christmas Day at Minnesota. It marks just the third time in program history that the Hawkeyes will play on Christmas; the previous two times were in holiday tournaments in Hawaii in 1984 and 1988.

The Hawkeyes have seven players returning with starting experience, including All-American senior center Luka Garza, and upperclassmen all-conference honorees Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp, and Connor McCaffery, who led all Division I players in assist-to-turnover ratio a year ago.Game times and television information for each game will be announced later.


  • Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be no men’s and women’s basketball general admission single game or season ticket sales to home games at this time
  • Visit to purchase a fan cutout(s) for all winter sports in Carver-Hawkeye Arena; 20 percent of the revenue will benefit UI Dance Marathon, with the remainder of the profits supporting the UI student-athletes’ scholarship fund
  • Programs, posters, and magnets will not be printed this season

IGCA announces All-State Volleyball Teams


November 18th, 2020 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has released the 2020 All-State Volleyball Teams on Wednesday. Here is a look at area honorees. See the full lists by following these links:

1A  I   2A   I   3A   I    4A   I   5A    I   ELITE 


Player of the Year: Allie Petry, St. Albert

1st Team
Allie Petry, St. Albert

2nd Team
Tara Peterson, Stanton

3rd Team
Rachel Drake, East Mills
Lauren Williams, St. Albert

Honorable Mention
Emily Williams, East Mills


2nd Team
Macy Vanfossan, Underwood

3rd Team
Chloe Largent, ACGC


2nd Team
Lexi Johnson, Red Oak

Honorable Mention
Abbey Jones, Red Oak


1st Team
Elle Scarborough, Glenwood

Honorable Mention
Brynlee Arnold, Glenwood
Madisyn Havermann, Lewis Central
Grace Boles, Glenwood


Honorable Mention
Kayla Schleifman, CB Abraham Lincoln

Iowa State players preview Kansas State


November 18th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy believes this Iowa State team is built to handle the stretch run. The 17th ranked Cyclones sit at the top of Big 12 standings as they get set to host Kansas State.

Purdy says added experience should help during the final three games.

Junior defensive back Anthony Johnson says limiting mistakes will be a key the rest of the way.

Johnson says the Cyclone defense is concerned about the K-State combination of freshman running back Deuce Vaughn and freshman quarterback Will Howard.