Category Archives: Local Sports

Tuesday October 17th Local Sports

MASON CITY — There’s a handful of opening-round games in Class 1A and 2A post-season volleyball in the area tonight, with most of the action taking place starting next week:

== Class 1A Region 5
Newman at Clarksville
Northwood-Kensett at Riceville
West Central Maynard at North Butler
West Hancock at North Iowa
CAL at Rockford

== Class 2A Region 6
West Fork at St. Ansgar
Belmond-Klemme at Central Springs
Postville at Nashua-Plainfield

 

Monday October 16th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Harrison Smith led Minnesota’s defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory that drastically altered the course of the NFC North.

Smith had 1 1/2 sacks on safety blitzes, a diving interception and two pass breakups, helping the Vikings (4-2) limit the injury-depleted Packers to a season-low 227 yards.

Anthony Barr, who later left with a concussion, delivered the game-changing hit on Green Bay’s second drive when he took Rodgers hard to the turf as the two-time NFL MVP followed through on a pass.

Friday October 13th Local Sports

TONIGHT
= AM-1300 KGLO & kgloam.com — Mason City High vs. Waterloo West — pre-game 7:05, kickoff 7:30

= 93.9 KIA-FM & 939kia.com — Newman vs. Nashua-Plainfield — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00

= AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB & kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake at Crestwood — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30

 

MASON CITY — Newman captured both the Top of Iowa Conference East Division cross country titles yesterday at the NIACC campus. The Newman girls won the TIC East team title and finished second overall to West champion Eagle Grove. The Eagles had 67 points, while Newman had 89. Sheridan Lacoste of Rockford was the girls overall winner in a time of 20:48.

Thursday October 12th Local Sports

AMES — Joel Lanning says it is time to turn the page to Kansas. The Iowa State senior has received national attention, including an appearance on Sportscenter, after playing on both sides of the ball in the Cyclones’ stunning upset at Oklahoma. He was named the Big-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Lanning says he expects to continue to get some snaps on offense.

Wednesday October 11th Local Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa says that athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer.

The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery for the disease, adding that he intends to return to “as soon as his health and recovery allow.”

The 54-year-old Barta has been Iowa’s director since 2006. In 2016, Barta received a contract extension through 2021.

Tuesday October 10th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins are bringing back Paul Molitor as manager after he led a historic turnaround.

The Twins announced Monday that Molitor is getting a new three-year deal that keeps him under contract through 2020. They went 85-77 this season, becoming the first team to make the playoffs after losing at least 100 games the previous year. They lost to the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game last week.

Monday October 9th Local Sports

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put Iowa State ahead with 2:19 left in the fourth quarter and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 upset of No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday.

The loss snapped Oklahoma’s nation-leading 14-game win streak and the Sooners’ 18-game winning streak against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. It was just Iowa State’s second victory against Oklahoma since 1961, and the Cyclones (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) did it without their starting quarterback.

Friday October 6th Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND

= FRIDAY
93.9 KIA-FM & www.939kia.com — Newman at St. Ansgar — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00

AM-1300 KGLO & www.kgloam.com — Mason City at Cedar Rapids Washington — pre-game 6:50, kickoff 7:15

UPDATED — AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB & www.kribam.com —  “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 5:00; Clear Lake vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows/CAL — pre-game 5:15, kickoff 6:00; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30

 

= SATURDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa vs. Illinois — pre-game 9:00, kickoff 11:00

 

 

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake host Clarion-Goldfield-Dows/CAL in a Class 2A District 2 matchup this evening. The Lions are alone on top of the district standings with a 4-0 record, with four other teams tied at 3-1. The Lions are leading the district in total yards with 2065 and points per game at just under 38. Clear Lake coach Jared DeVries says his team’s offense has done well despite having to battle through some injuries in losing running back Speed Toyne and lineman Dalton Mennenga earlier in the season.

Thursday October 5th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with 26 seconds to play, Lindsay Whalen had 17 points and eight assists and Seimone Augustus added 14 points, six assists and six boards to help the Lynx move into a tie with the Houston Comets for most titles in league history.

Wednesday October 4th Local Sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Didi Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the score after the Minnesota Twins chased Luis Severino in the first inning, a pumped-up Aaron Judge hit a two-run shot in his postseason debut and the New York Yankees were rescued by their brilliant bullpen during an 8-4 victory in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

Brett Gardner also homered for the Yankees, who knocked out Ervin Santana after two innings, won their first postseason game in five years and once again eliminated the Twins from the playoffs.

Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman combined for 8 2/3 innings of one-run relief.

Tuesday October 3rd Local Sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins are back in the postseason for the first time in seven years, facing the New York Yankees on Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game. New York eliminated Minnesota from the playoffs four times from 2003-10, but only Mauer remains from those Twins teams. Minnesota and New York are both in the playoffs after successful rebuilds, with Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton powering the Twins and Aaron Judge emerging as an MVP contender with the Yankees.

You can hear the Twins-Yankees game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO, with the pre-game starting at 6 o’clock, and the first pitch at about 7:10 PM.

 

AMES — Iowa State faces a tough challenge this week as the Cyclones prepare to visit third ranked Oklahoma.

Clear Lake #7/2A, St. Ansgar #8/A in Radio Iowa football poll

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/2/17

Class 4A
1. Dowling Catholic (6-0), LW #1 @ C.B. Abe Lincoln
2. Iowa City West (6-0), LW #2 vs C.R. Kennedy
3. WDM Valley (5-1), LW #3 vs Indianola
4. Bettendorf (5-1), LW #4 @ Davenport North (Thurs)
5. Cedar Rapids Prairie (5-1), LW #5 @ Linn-Mar

Monday October 2nd Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bartolo Colon made a final bid to be included in Minnesota’s postseason rotation, pitching one-run ball into the seventh inning to lead the Twins to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the regular-season finale Sunday.

Jason Castro homered and drove in three runs for the Twins, who play an AL wild-card game in New York against the Yankees on Tuesday night (6:00 pre-game, 7:10 first pitch on KGLO). A win would put the Twins in an ALDS against Cleveland, where Minnesota may need an experienced arm like Colon (5-6).

Friday September 29th Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND

= FRIDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City vs. Waterloo East — pre-game 7:00, kickoff 7:30

93.9-FM KIA — Newman vs. West Hancock — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00

AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview show 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake vs. Hampton-Dumont — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30

 

= SATURDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa at Michigan State — pre-game 1:00, kickoff 3:00

 

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake hosts Hampton-Dumont in Class 2A District 2 play tonight. The Lions in their first three district games have held each their opponents under 150 total yards while outscoring their opponents by a combined margin of 93-20. Lions coach Jared DeVries says it’s been fun to watch the progress of the team’s defense through the first five games.

Thursday September 28th Local Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Minnesota Twins became the first team to make the playoffs after losing at least 100 games the previous season, clinching an AL wild-card berth on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Angles lost 6-4 in 10 innings at Chicago.

The Twins couldn’t secure their first spot in the postseason by themselves, losing 4-2 to the Indians, but that hardly mattered for a team that has overcome adversity and defied expectations while joining October’s elite.

They won only 59 games a year ago, and it seemed as if the young Twins would be lucky to be competitive when the season began. But they got hot in August and haven’t looked back in becoming the 13th team – and first since the 2009 Seattle Mariners – to go from 100-plus losses to a winning record the following season.

Wednesday September 27th Local Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – Brian Dozier’s three-run homer in the eighth inning pushed Minnesota to the brink of a playoff berth as the Twins rallied for an 8-6 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. The Indians lost for just the third time in 32 games.

Dozier connected for his 33rd homer against Bryan Shaw (4-6) as the Twins lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to one.

Minnesota can wrap up its first trip to the postseason since 2010 if the Twins win tonight or if the Los Angeles Angels lose in Chicago.

Tuesday September 26th Local Sports

Radio Iowa High School Football Rankings 9/25/17

Class 4A
1. Dowling Catholic (5-0), LW #1 @ DSM Lincoln
2. Iowa City West (5-0), LW #2 @ Burlington
3. WDM Valley (4-1), LW #4 vs #10 S.E. Polk
4. Bettendorf (4-1), LW #7 vs Clinton
5. Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-1), LW #3 vs Ottumwa

Monday September 25th Local Sports

DETROIT (AP) – Jorge Polanco and Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that moved the Twins closer to securing a wild-card berth in the playoffs.

Polanco hit a solo homer in the first off Buck Farmer (4-5), and Escobar welcomed Victor Alcantara with a three-run drive in the sixth.

Friday September 22nd Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND:

== FRIDAY
93.9-FM KIA — Newman at Rockford — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00

AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City at Cedar Falls — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:15

AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake at Forest City — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30

== SATURDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa vs. Penn State — pre-game 4:30, kickoff 6:30

 

 

DETROIT (AP) – Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins extended their lead for the American League’s second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night.

The Twins are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Angels in the race for the AL’s final postseason spot. Los Angeles lost earlier in the day to Cleveland.

Thursday September 21st Local Sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

The game was briefly halted in the fifth inning when a foul ball down the third-base line off the bat of Todd Frazier struck a young girl, who was carried out of the stands and taken to a hospital. The protective netting at Yankee Stadium ends at the home plate side of each dugout, and the team said in July it is “seriously exploring” extending the netting for 2018.

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