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(KMAland) -- It's week seven of Pigskin Picks, and the race is getting closer and closer as we move down the stretch of the regular season.


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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Martin Daily Blog: Tuesday, October 6th
Posted: October 06, 2015

(KMAland) – I’ve been waiting two full weeks to write this blog again. Remember two weeks ago, after just four total and two district games, how I took a look at how each district was shaping up? Well, I’m going to do that again today – and then again in two weeks. Let’s go.

Class 8-Man District 8: The district championship is (basically) on the line on Friday night when Lenox (4-0, +52) visits Fremont-Mills (4-0, +34). Meanwhile, CAM (3-1, +24) stands in third place with meetings still to be had against East Mills (2-2, +11) and the top two in the final three weeks. Stanton (2-2, +5) has two of their three final games against winless Sidney and Nishnabotna and the other against Lenox.

Monday 10/05/2015
Cross Country Notebook: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(KMAland) -- Here's a look at the cross country action from KMAland on Monday night.

Nodaway Valley XC Invitational

High School Volleyball Recap: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(KMAland) -- Here's a look at the volleyball action in KMAland on Monday.


Times released for Royals and Cardinals playoff games through Sunday
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Kansas City/St. Louis) -- Major League Baseball released start times and television information for all playoff games through Sunday.

The Kansas City Royals will open the American League Division Series on Thursday evening at home against the winner of Tuesday's Yankees/Astros game. If the Yankees win, the game will start at 7:07. If the Astros are the opponent, the game will start at 6:37.

Rock Port eyes East Atchison in week 8
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Rock Port) -- The Rock Port high school football team aims to get back to .500 this week.

The Blue Jays (3-4) host the East Atchison Wolves (1-5) on Friday in a Highway 275 Conference matchup. Last week, the Blue Jays fell to South Holt/Nodaway Holt 54-40. In that game, sophomore quarterback Jase Hughes completed 10 of his 22 pass attempts for 225 yards and two touchdowns and senior running back Colby Linthicum carried the ball 20 times for 86 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

KMAland Super Six Football Rankings: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(KMAland) -- There weren't many changes in the latest KMAland Super Six Football Rankings. However, the battle for the top spot in 8-Man and 2A/3A/4A is getting tighter by the week.

Eleven voters have ranked the top six teams from KMAland in Class 8-Man, Class A/1A and Class 2A/3A/4A. The schools eligible for the rankings are from the Hawkeye Ten, Corner, Western Iowa, Pride of Iowa (West Division), and Rolling Valley Conferences, plus Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, West Monona and Westwood.

High School Football Rankings: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Des Moines) -- New high school football rankings were released on Monday by Radio Iowa.

Exira/EHK joins the Class 8-Man top ten while Underwood moves up two spots in Class 1A. The full top ten is below.

High School Fall Sports Schedule/Volleyball Standings: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(KMAland) -- Here's a look at the fall sports schedule of cross country and volleyball tonight in KMAland.


Iowa's King shares Big Ten weekly honor
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Iowa City) -- Iowa defensive back Desmond King was named the Big Ten Conference's Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

King recorded nine tackles and had two interceptions in Iowa's win over Wisconsin on Saturday.

Martin Daily Blog: Monday, October 5th
Posted: October 05, 2015

(KMAland) -- It was a busy, busy weekend with lots going on and most of it terrible. Let’s try to cover as much as we can.

Seven Points, coming at you.

Braves shut out Cardinals twice to take sweep
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Atlanta) --The St. Louis Cardinals enter the postseason with 100 wins - and a 27-inning scoreless streak for their batters.

Matt Wisler pitched four-hit ball over 8 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 2-0 Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Royals secure home-field advantage in win over Twins
Posted: October 05, 2015

(Minneapolis) -- Salvador Perez added to his career-high home run total, Johnny Cueto pitched five solid innings and the Royals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Sunday.

The Royals (95-67) posted their best record since the 1980 team went 97-65, besting the Toronto Blue Jays by two games for the top seed.

Sunday 10/04/2015
Gurley helps Rams stop undefeated Cardinals
Posted: October 04, 2015

(Glendale) -- St. Louis rookie Todd Gurley rushed for all but two of his 146 yards after halftime and the Rams held on to hand the Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-22 on Sunday.

Gurley saw his most extensive action as a pro and his 52-yard run set up what was the winning touchdown.

Chiefs routed in Cincinnati, fall to 1-3
Posted: October 04, 2015

(Cincinnati) -- Andy Dalton added to his streak of impressive game and big plays, throwing a 55-yard touchdown pass on the run, and the Cincinnati Bengals stayed unbeaten with a 36-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Bengals (4-0) matched the third-best start in franchise history, two wins shy of the club record.

Latest college football polls released
Posted: October 04, 2015

(KMAland) -- The latest college football polls have been released by the Associated Press and coaches. Iowa is into both polls this week for the first time this season, and there was plenty of movement elsewhere.

Here's a look at the latest polls, with regional teams highlighted in bold.

College Volleyball Recap: Saturday, October 3rd
Posted: October 04, 2015

(KMAland) -- Here's a look at the regional college volleyball action from Saturday.

(3) Texas 3 Iowa State 0

KMA Sports on YouTube
Posted: October 04, 2015

(KMAland) -- The month of October has started and the fall sports season is beginning its stretch run.

KMA Sports will be out and about a lot this month and make sure you don't miss a minute. Every game/match/meet we attend, we'll have a recap posted at our Local Sports News Page that will included video as well.

High School Football Standings through Week 6
Posted: October 04, 2015

(KMAland) -- The high school football regular season is 2/3 complete in Iowa. Some district races are taking shape while others aren't yet.

Updated district standings for every district featured during the Friday Night Scoreboard Show is below.

Saturday 10/03/2015
Campbell comes back to beat Drake
Posted: October 03, 2015

(Buies Creek) -- The Campbell Camels limited Drake to 154 yards of total offense in a 24-14 win on Saturday.

Andy Rice was back at quarterback for the Bulldogs, but completed just 12 of 27 passes for 114 and two touchdowns. Michael Hudson caught both scores for the Bulldogs.

High School Volleyball Recap: Saturday, October 3rd
Posted: October 03, 2015

(KMAland) -- Here's a look at the Saturday volleyball tournament action including KMAland teams.

Red Oak goes 5-0 to win T-C Tournament

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