Category Archives: Local Sports

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.

Thursday March 16th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA Men’s First Round — 10:00 AM



MILWAUKEE — Iowa State opens NCAA tournament play late tonight facing Nevada in regional play at Milwaukee. Iowa State is 23-10 and coming off winning the Big 12 Tournament and face a Nevada squad that is 28-6 and finished 14-4 in the Mountain West. Cyclone senior Monte Morris says they know they can’t take for granted that being the higher seed means they’ll breeze to a victory.

Wednesday March 15th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA First Four — 5:30

AM-1300 KGLO — NIT — Iowa vs. South Dakota — pre-game 7:00, tipoff 8:00


IOWA CITY, Iowa ( — The University of Iowa men’s basketball team has something to prove when it opens National Invitation Tournament play Wednesday against eighth-seeded South Dakota in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes want to play like the team that closed out the regular season with four consecutive victories, wins over Indiana, No. 24 Maryland, No. 21 Wisconsin, and Penn State. Not like the team that had an early exit at the Big Ten Tournament in Washington D.C.

Tuesday March 14th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA First Four — 5:30



=== While the men’s selections for the NCAA and NIT tournaments were released on Sunday, the women’s teams found out their plans last night, with all four of Iowa’s “Big Four” teams landing a spot in the post-season.

AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team has been selected to play in its 17th NCAA Tournament, and 10th appearance in the last 11 years. The ninth-seeded Cyclones will face No. 8 Syracuse in the first round, Saturday March 18 in Storrs, Conn. The winning team will advance to play the winner of the other game, (#1) UConn vs. (#16) Albany, on Monday.

Monday March 13th Local Sports

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team is dancing again.

The Cyclones earned their school-record sixth-straight NCAA Tournament berth this evening, becoming the first Division I school in the state of Iowa to make it to the NCAA postseason in men’s hoops six years in a row.

Iowa State (23-10, 12-6 Big 12) earned the No. 5 seed in the Midwest Region and will face No. 12 seed Nevada (28-6, 14-4 Mountain West), March 16 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Friday March 10th Local Sports


4:15 — Big East championship game
7:30 — Big Sky championship game

10:45 — Ivy League championship game
2:00 — The American championship game
4:30 — NCAA Selection Sunday show



BOONE — The NIACC women’s basketball team knocked off 11th-ranked DMACC 90-80 in the semifinal round of the Region XI tournament, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB last night. The Lady Trojans led at the half 54-39 and were able to fight back against the comeback attempts by the Bears, who cut the NIACC lead to two with less than five minutes to go. Five players scored in double-figures for the Lady Trojans, led by Kelsie Willert who had 18. Hattie Davidson had 13 points, who says the team is excited to be able to pick up a win on the road and advance for the fourth straight year to the regional final.

Thursday March 9th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Big Ten second round, Iowa vs. Indiana — pre-game 4:30, tipoff 5:30

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Region XI semifinals, NIACC women at DMACC — 5:30

WASHINGTON — The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to play their way into the NCAA field when they open the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday against Indiana. The Hawkeyes put themselves into the conversation on the strength of a three game winning streak that saw them finish league play with a record of 10-8. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery likes the depth on his team but says it is not as big of an advantage in a tournament setting as some believe.

Wednesday March 8th Local Sports

DES MOINES — A 20-to-2 second quarter run gave Kuemper of Carroll all the momentum they needed to beat Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 51-31 in a Class 2A boys state basketball quarterfinal round game yesterday afternoon in Des Moines, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Cardinals coach Joe Albertson says it was tough to see his team’s season come to an end.


Albertson says a lack of offense impacted their defense in the second quarter.

Tuesday March 7th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Class 2A boys state quarterfinal — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura vs. Kuemper of Carroll — pre-game 12:00, tipoff 12:15

AM-1300 KGLO — Region XI quarterfinal — NIACC women vs. Iowa Central — pre-game 5:15, tipoff 5:30

AM-1300 KGLO — Region XI quarterfinal — NIACC men at Kirkwood — pre-game 7:15, tipoff 7:30



DES MOINES — Grand View Christian jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game and West Hancock never recovered as the Thunder beat the Eagles 59-36 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament, as you heard Monday afternoon on AM-1300 KGLO.

Monday March 6th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — 1A boys state quarterfinal — West Hancock vs. Grand View Christian — pre-game 3:30, tipoff 3:45

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 7:00



IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Senior star Peter Jok scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half and Iowa throttled Penn State 90-79 on Sunday, closing the regular season with four straight wins. Nicholas Baer added 20 with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-13, 10-8 Big Ten), who finished above .500 in conference play for the third year in a row. Jok, starting his final scheduled home game, missed most of the first half after picking up two quick fouls. But the Hawkeyes reeled off a 14-0 run without him, jumping ahead 47-33 on a Jordan Bohannon 3 just before the end of the half. Jok then opened the second half with 11 points in just three minutes, helping negate four consecutive made baskets by Penn State after the break.

Friday March 3rd Local Sports

= Saturday
AM-1300 KGLO — NIACC vs. Southwestern — women at 1:00, men at 3:00

= Sunday
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Penn State — pre-game 11:00, tipoff 12:00



MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jordan Bohannon hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 9 seconds left, and Iowa capitalized on Number 22 Wisconsin’s sloppy final few minutes with a 7-0 run to beat the Badgers 59-57 Thursday night. After Ethan Happ missed two free throws that could have sealed the win for Wisconsin, Iowa’s Peter Jok missed a jumper in the lane. But Cordell Pemsl corralled the offensive rebound and Bohannon hit the 3 from the left wing, stunning the crowd at the Kohl Center after Wisconsin led by nine with 4:15 left.

Thursday March 2nd Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women at Big Ten Tournament vs. Northwestern — 10:45 pre-game, 11:00 tipoff

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Wisconsin — pre-game 7:00, tipoff 8:00

DES MOINES — West Hancock and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura found out yesterday afternoon their opponents at the boys state basketball tournament next week in Des Moines. West Hancock is the seventh seed in the Class 1A bracket and will face second-seed Grand View Christian. West Hancock is 19-6 overall after beating West Fork in the substate final, while Grand View Christian comes in with a 24-1 record. That game will take place at 3:45 Monday afternoon, a game you’ll hear on AM-1300 KGLO. In Class 2A, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura is the sixth seed and will face third seed Kuemper of Carroll at 12:15 Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals are 24-1 after beating Osage in the substate final, while Kuemper comes in at 22-2. You’ll hear that game as well on KGLO starting at 12:00 noon next Tuesday.

Wednesday March 1st Local Sports

DES MOINES — Pocahontas outscored Clear Lake 21-5 in the second half on their way to a 46-22 win in the Class 3A quarterfinal round of the girls state basketball tournament last night, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB last night. Clear Lake trailed 25-17 at halftime, but Pocahontas went on a 15-0 run in the third quarter to seal the victory. Lions coach Bart Smith says his while his team’s game plan worked well in the first half, Pocahontas took advantage of some opportunities in the second half.


After holding Iowa’s all-time leading five-player scorer Elle Ruffridge to only two points in the first half, Gretchen Jones hit a three-pointer at the end of the half to cut the lead to eight, but the Lions weren’t able to carry that momentum through to the second half.

Tuesday February 28th Local Sports

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — 3A girls state quarterfinal, Clear Lake vs. Pocahontas — pre-game 4:35, tipoff 5:00



CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls basketball team later this afternoon makes their third trip in four years to the state tournament, with a familiar opponent awaiting them in 2nd-ranked Pocahontas. The Lions come in ranked 8th in the state with a 21-3 record, riding an eight-game winning streak after losing their leading scorer Emily Snelling to a knee injury. Clear Lake coach Bart Smith says this is one of the most resilient groups of girls that he’s worked with and is proud of their efforts to regroup after Snelling’s injury.

Monday February 27th Local Sports

== Two teams from the Top of Iowa Conference’s West Division are heading to the boys state basketball tournament next week after picking up wins in substate championship games on Saturday night.


CLEAR LAKE — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura advanced to the state tournament by holding off Osage 47-43 in a 2A substate final in front of a standing-room only crowd at Clear Lake High School Saturday night, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Coach Joe Albertson says his team was able to survive a back-and-forth game between the two Top of Iowa Conference division champions.

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