Category Archives: Local Sports

Friday May 26th Local Sports

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Clear Lake softball vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows — 7:20



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Matt Hoeg hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning and Iowa beat Maryland 9-8 on Thursday in their Big Ten Tournament baseball opener.

Iowa (35-19) was ahead 6-1 before Maryland scored six in a row to take the lead. Solo home runs by Robert Neustrom and Chris Whelan put Iowa up 8-7 in the top of the sixth.

Maryland’s Marty Costes then tied it on a homer, but the Terrapins (34-20) left the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth.

Josh Martsching (4-0) got the win for Iowa, which will face Nebraska in the winner’s bracket on Friday. Mason City native Ryan Erickson is scheduled to get the start in that game, which is scheduled for 12:30 this afternoon.

Thursday May 25th Local Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) – Jose Berrios took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Kennys Vargas drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday to complete their first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1996.

Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Twins, who have won six of seven and are a major league best 14-5 on the road.

Berrios (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven. He was pulled in the seventh after solo homers by Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop got Baltimore to 4-3.

Wednesday May 24th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Newman baseball vs. North Butler — 7:20


CLEAR LAKE — Newman scored in all but the first inning, taking advantage of eight errors as the #3/1A Knights downed #1/2A Clear Lake 15-3 in six innings last night in Clear Lake, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Peyton Scott knocked in three runs while Ben Fitzgerald and Josh Thilges each had two RBI. Clear Lake took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but Newman scored twice in the top of the second.

Tuesday May 23rd Local Sports

= AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB — #1/2A Clear Lake at #3/1A Newman — 6:45



ALGONA — The Clear Lake girls golf team is headed back to the state tournament. The Lions shot a 358 to win the 3A regional tournament held at the River Road Golf Course in Algona. Clear Lake’s Emily Snelling was the medalist, shooting an even-par 72. MOC-Floyd Valley was the other team qualifier with a 378.

Monday May 22nd Local Sports


= AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Clear Lake baseball vs. Charles City — 7:15



DES MOINES — The state track meet wrapped up over the weekend in Des Moines with several placewinners from Saturday’s final session of the joint boys and girls meet:

=== Girls
1A 100 hurdles — Lexi Groe (Lake Mills), 3rd, 15.90; Caitlyn Juhl (St. Ansgar), 6th, 16.30

1A 100 — Caitlyn Juhl (St. Ansgar), 4th, 12.82

2A 200 — Brenna Jacobs (Osage), 4th, 12.90

1A 1500 — McKenna Weaver (West Fork), 5th, 4:58.94

Friday May 19th Local Sports

DES MOINES — Day one of the state track meet has been completed at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Looking at local place winners from Thursday:

=== Girls
1A Shot Put — 2nd, Nicole Heeren (North Butler) 40-4 1/2; 7th, Abby Marr (Riceville), 38-0 ¼

1A 3000 — 7th, McKenna Weaver (West Fork), 11:05.22

2A 400 — 7th, Brenna Jacobs (Osage), 1:00.28

4A Discus — 8th, Katrina Cornick (Mason City High), 117-4

Thursday May 18th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The game between the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed due to stormy weather.

Dark clouds rolled in right around the scheduled first pitch and heavy rains, wind and lightning pelted Target Field for the next hour before officials called the game. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.

It’s already the fourth postponement for the Twins this season. The Rockies have now had two postponements.

Wednesday May 17th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Charlie Blackmon hit a towering two-run homer during a four-run sixth inning and finished with three hits to lead the Colorado Rockies over the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Blackmon had three RBIs, Gerardo Parra added a solo homer and Kyle Freeland pitched six innings as first-place Colorado earned its 12th win in 17 road games.

Tuesday May 16th Local Sports

GARNER — Emily Snelling took the medalist honors to lead Clear Lake to the Class 3A Region 1B girls golf tournament championship in Garner on Monday. Snelling, returning from a knee injury earlier in the year in basketball, was able to use a driver for the first time and fired a 74, five shots better than runner-up Carlee Frayne of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.

Monday May 15th Local Sports

WATERLOO — The NIACC baseball team’s season came to an end over the weekend as they lost twice in the Region XI tournament in Waterloo. NIACC on Saturday night came back from a 9-2 deficit but lost 12-11 to Iowa Central. NIACC scored six runs in the fifth to cut the lead to 9-8. Iowa Central scored twice in the seventh to make it 11-8, but then NIACC tied it in the top of the eighth with a two-run homer from Brandon Michie to tie it at 11-11.

Friday May 12th Local Sports

GARNER — Forest City won the Class 2A boys district track meet in Garner last night. The Indians had 10 automatic qualifiers for next week’s state meet while rolling up 143 points. Central Springs was second with 85 points and six automatic qualifiers. Clear Lake finished fourth with 72 points and had four automatic qualifiers with Zach Lester winning the high jump and placing second in the 400 hurdles, Parker Crispin winning the 110 hurdles and the distance medley relay team picking up a win.



GARNER — In the girls regional meet also at Garner, Pocahontas won the team title with 137 points, while Osage finished second with 132 points and nine automatic qualifiers. Central Springs automatically qualified seven for 92 points and third place. Clear Lake finished 11th with 24 points

Thursday May 11th Local Sports

MASON CITY — A pair of NIACC baseball players signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to play Division I baseball next year. Des Moines native Connor Enochs signed with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville of the Ohio Valley Conference, while Ryan Huntington signed with Grambling State. They join Brandon Michie as players who have signed with NCAA Division I schools, as Michie signed with Mercer University back in the fall. NIACC coach Travis Hergert says it’s the goal of each Trojan to be able to advance his career after playing here.


Hergert says Division I schools look to the junior college level for quality players that can contribute right away.

Wednesday May 10th Local Sports

CHICAGO (AP) – Hector Santiago beat his former team once again, Byron Buxton had three hits and the Minnesota Twins rolled over the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Santiago (4-1) allowed two runs, three hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and dropped his ERA to 2.76. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 1.59 ERA against the White Sox, who drafted him in the 30th round in 2006 and traded him in 2013 to the Los Angeles Angels.

Tuesday May 9th Local Sports

FORT DODGE — Emily Snelling still can’t use a driver, but the Clear Lake senior won another North Central Conference girls golf title on Monday in Fort Dodge. Snelling tore her ACL in January and has returned to the course in the last two weeks. She fired a 77 to take the conference medalist honors, with her sophomore teammate Ashley DeLong being the runner-up with an 82.

Monday May 8th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sandy Leon hit a pair of two-run homers, Chris Sale struck out 10 and the Boston Red Sox romped out of town with a 17-6 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Twins fueled by a season-high five homers and finished with a 10-run ninth.

Sale (3-2) reached double-digit strikeouts for the sixth straight time, stretching his major league-leading 2017 total to 73. In 2015, he tied Pedro Martinez’s major league mark by fanning at least 10 for eight starts in a row.

Friday May 5th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jharel Cotton struck out nine in six innings and Ryon Healy hit his fourth home run of the season to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Thursday.

Cotton (3-3) gave up three runs and three hits, and Stephen Vogt had two hits and two RBIs to help the A’s avoid a three-game sweep. Santiago Casilla struck out Miguel Sano with the bases loaded in the ninth for his fifth save in six tries, Sano’s fourth strikeout of the afternoon.

Thursday May 4th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kennys Vargas tied his career high for Minnesota with five RBIs, including a three-run homer Wednesday night off erratic Oakland starter Kendall Graveman that propelled the Twins to a 7-4 victory over the Athletics.

Hector Santiago (3-1) finished six innings for the fourth time in six turns for the Twins, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

Wednesday May 3rd Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Ervin Santana struck out seven in six shutout innings and Brian Dozier hit two of Minnesota’s six home runs to lead the Twins to a 9-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Santana (5-0) lowered his ERA to 0.66 for the season and has allowed one run or fewer and gone at least six innings in all six of his starts. Fernando Valenzuela is the only pitcher to do it more when he went seven straight to start the 1981 season.

Miguel Sano, Jason Castro, Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer also went deep for the Twins, who have won three in a row and five of their last six.

Tuesday May 2nd Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Anthony Barr, but declined to do the same with injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The Vikings announced Barr’s option on Monday. Barr was drafted ninth overall in 2014 and has started 42 games in three seasons.

Monday May 1st Local Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Miguel Sano homered and drove in five runs, helping the Minnesota Twins beat slumping Kansas City 7-5 on Sunday for the Royals’ ninth straight loss.

Sano posted his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. He has 11 hits in his last 16 at-bats. He drove in nine runs in the two-game, rain-abbreviated series.

Sano connected in the third after Jason Hammel (0-3) walked Byron Buxton and Max Kepler. He added run-producing singles in the fourth and sixth innings.

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