Category Archives: Local Sports

Friday April 21st Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.

Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35. Andrew Miller pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and the Indians took all three games in a series that included a rainout Wednesday night.

Thursday April 20th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday because of rain.

Team President Dave St. Peter said Wednesday’s game will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on June 17, when the Indians return to Minnesota. Rain was falling by mid-afternoon, and the evening forecast for Minneapolis showed no sign of a letup that could create a dry window in which to play.

Wednesday April 19th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Francisco Lindor broke the game open with a two-run triple in the sixth and struggling slugger Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the Indians. Tomlin (1-2) allowed seven hits and struck out two after entering the game with an 18.47 ERA from his first two starts.

Tuesday April 18th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night.

Salazar (1-1) struck out seven and retired 15 of his last 18 batters after allowing five hits and one walk over a seven-batter stretch spanning the first two innings. Brantley’s groundout tied it in the third, and Edwin Encarnacion’s single gave the reigning AL champions the lead on their way to only their third win in 10 games.

Monday April 17th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Avisail Garcia had a career-high four hits, including an opposite-field, two-run homer in the 10th inning that led the Chicago White Sox over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday. Leury Garcia doubled off Ryan Pressly (0-2) leading off the 10th and advanced on Tyler Saladino’s sacrifice. Jose Abreu struck out and Garcia drove a high fastball over the seats and into the right field plaza.

Friday April 7th Local Sports


— Friday at 6:30 — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

— Saturday at 12:30 — Minnesota Twins a Chicago White Sox

— Saturday at 6:30 — NCAA Men’s Hockey championship — Minnesota-Duluth vs. Denver

— Sunday at 12:00 — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jason Castro and Jorge Polanco hit consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins dented Kansas City’s bullpen again and beat the Royals 5-3 Thursday to sweep the season-opening series. The Twins are 3-0 for the first time since 2007, handing the Royals their first 0-3 start since 2001.

Thursday April 6th Local Sports

– 11:30 pre-game, 12:10 first pitch — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City

– 4:30 pre-game, 5:00 faceoff — NCAA Frozen Four — Minnesota-Duluth vs. Harvard

– 8:15 pre-game, 8:30 faceoff — NCAA Frozen Four — Denver vs. Notre Dame

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eduardo Escobar homered and drove in four runs and Miguel Sano added a bases-loaded triple to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Hector Santiago (1-0) gave up one run and four hits and struck out four in five innings for the Twins. After starting last season 0-9 to set the stage for a miserable 103-loss season, the Twins are 2-0 for the first time since 2007.

Wednesday April 5th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — pre-game 11:30, first pitch 12:10


MASON CITY – NIACC and Iowa Central split a conference baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Roosevelt Field and spilt the four-game series 2-2. Iowa Central (14-11 overall, 4-4 in the ICCAC) won the first game 5-3 and No. 18 NIACC (18-11 overall, 5-3) won the nightcap 12-8.

Tuesday April 4th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Miguel Sano homered and drew the third bases-loaded walk for Minnesota during a dreadful seventh inning for Kansas City’s bullpen as Ervin Santana and the Twins beat the Royals 7-1 on Monday for their first opening victory in nine years. Santana (1-0) gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings, aided by two diving catches of sinking line drives by center fielder Byron Buxton that highlighted a stellar afternoon of defense by the Twins.

Monday April 3rd Local Sports

2:30 pre-game, 3:05 first pitch — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City

Following baseball — NCAA men’s national championship game, North Carolina vs. Gonzaga




MASON CITY – The No. 18 NIACC baseball team split a ICCAC doubleheader with Iowa Central on Saturday in its home opener at Roosevelt Field.

Iowa Central (13-10 overall, 3-3 in the ICCAC) won the first game 5-2 and NIACC (17-10, 4-2) took the nightcap 10-1 in eight innings.

Games three and four of the series are set for this afternoon with the twinbill scheduled to get underway at 4:00 PM.

Friday March 31st Local Sports

Friday at 6:00 PM — Women’s Final Four — Stanford vs. South Carolina, followed by Mississippi State vs. UConn

Saturday at 3:30 PM — Men’s Final Four — South Carolina vs. Gonzaga, followed by Oregon vs. North Carolina

Sunday at 4:30 — NCAA women’s national championship game



ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS — Nick Klishko scored 49 seconds into overtime to give the North Iowa Bulls a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Junior Senators last night in the Silver Cup Tournament in suburban Chicago, keeping the Bulls hopes alive in advancing to the tournament’s semifinal round. Sean Mallonee scored in each of the first two periods to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead, but the Junior Senators’ Connor Landrigan scored a power play goal at the 12:59 mark and then scored with 2:32 left in regulation to tie it.

Thursday March 30th Local Sports

6:45 — NIT championship game, Georgia Tech vs. TCU


ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS — The Yellowstone Quake scored twice in the third period to give them a 4-2 win over the North Iowa Bulls in the first round of pool play at the Silver Cup Tournament in suburban Chicago. Yellowstone led 1-0 after the first period, with the Bulls taking a 2-1 lead after Brendan Studioso scored 48 seconds into the second period, followed by Connor Clemons finding the back of the net almost 14 minutes later.

Wednesday March 29th Local Sports

ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS — The North Iowa Bulls start play in the NA3HL Silver Cup Tournament tonight in suburban Chicago. The Bulls begin pool play tonight facing the Yellowstone Quake, and will face the Binghamton Junior Senators tomorrow night and the Long Beach Sharks Friday. Bulls coach Todd Sanden says there’s not necessarily a favorite in his mind heading into the tournament.

Tuesday March 28th Local Sports


5:45 PM — NIT Semifinals — Georgia Tech vs. Cal State-Bakersfield, followed by Texas Christian vs. Central Florida



BOONE – The #17 NIACC baseball team took the season-opening conference series against DMACC, 3-1. After winning the competition of Sunday’s suspended game 4-3 in 14 innings, the Trojans split a twinbill with the rival Bears on Monday. DMACC won the first game 6-2 on the strength of a five-run sixth inning.

Monday March 27th Local Sports

MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls have qualified for the Silver Cup Tournament once again after sweeping LaCrosse in the Central Division final playoff series over the weekend. On Friday night in Mason City, the Bulls scored three times in the second period for a 5-3 win. Brendan Studioso had back-to-back goals in the second period to lead the way for North Iowa. On Saturday night in LaCrosse, Connor Clemons scored twice but it was Mitch Dolter scoring the game-winner with 6:53 left in regulation to give the Bulls a 3-2 victory.

Friday March 24th Local Sports

– Friday 5:00 PM — NCAA men’s Sweet 16

– Saturday 1:45 PM — NCAA Division II championship, followed by Division I regional championship games

– Sunday 1:45 PM — Iowa women — NIT quarterfinal vs. Washington State

– Sunday after Iowa women’s basketball — NCAA Division I regional championship games




IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women have advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. Alexa Kastanek had 19 points and the Hawks took control with a 17-0 run in the second quarter to beat Colorado 80-62, as you heard last night on AM-1300 KGLO. The Hawkeyes never trailed and improved to 20-13 on the season. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says the Hawkeyes are enjoying their post season run.

Thursday March 23rd Local Sports


5:00 PM — NCAA men’s Sweet 16
6:45 PM — Iowa women’s basketball in WNIT vs. Colorado



IOWA CITY — Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder says her team is thrilled to be playing in late March and the Hawkeyes host Colorado tonight in the third round of the WNIT.

Wednesday March 22nd Local Sports

AMES — After starting 14 games at quarterback the past two years for Iowa State Joel Lanning is the Cyclones starting middle linebacker. ISU linebacker coach Tyson Veidt says Lanning is at the top of the depth chart heading into this weekend’s scrimmage. Lanning passed for more than 25 hundred yards and rushed for nearly 550 yards the past two seasons.

Tuesday March 21st Local Sports

IOWA CITY — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media Monday as the team prepares to begin spring drills Wednesday. The Hawkeyes lose five starters on offense, three on defense and must find a new punter. Ferentz says the good thing about graduation is that it creates new opportunities for the returning players as they says goodbye to those who graduated. The players have 15 spring practices to show their stuff.

Monday March 20th Local Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime against Number 1 seeded Iowa on Sunday to advance to the NIT quarterfinals. TCU was playing without starting guard Jaylen Fisher, who broke his wrist and is out for the season.The Horned Frogs (21-15) led 84-82 in the final seconds when Iowa’s Tyler Cook finished a layup to tie it and send the game to overtime.

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