Category Archives: Local Sports

Wednesday August 23rd Local Sports

CHICAGO (AP) – Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins’ three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Polanco led off the fourth inning with his sixth homer of the season after going deep in both ends of a doubleheader Monday.

Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario added home runs against rookie Lucas Giolito (0-1) in his White Sox debut. The Twins remained in playoff position with their fifth win in six games.

Tuesday August 22nd Local Sports

== The first sign of the high school fall sports season starting is the release of the pre-season polls for high school football and volleyball, which happened on Monday afternoon:


— Radio Iowa sports broadcasters high school football poll
Class 4A
1. Dowling Catholic vs Ankeny
2. Ankeny Centennial vs Johnston
3. Iowa City West @ S.E. Polk
4. WDM Valley @ Bettendorf
5. Cedar Rapids Washington vs #8 C.R. Prairie

Monday August 21st Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a nine-run first inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Bartolo Colon (5-10) allowed four runs over six innings for his third win in five decisions since being signed by the Twins. The 44-year-old righty became the 18th pitcher in major league history to defeat all 30 teams.

Thursday August 10th Local Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Bartolo Colón pitched seven innings for his second consecutive win since joining the Twins, Brian Dozier added a home run, double and single and Minnesota beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Colón (2-1) scattered five hits, struck out five and walked one in his sixth career start at Miller Park. Milwaukee failed to advance a batter past second.

The oldest active player in the majors, Colón made his 518th career start and fifth for the Twins. He was 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts for Atlanta before being released July 4. Three days later, the 44-year-old right-hander signed with Minnesota. He pitched the 37th complete game of his career in his last start and beat Texas 8-4.

Wednesday August 9th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Brian Dozier hit his first career grand slam and Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each homered twice, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Tuesday night for a two-game sweep.

Matt Garza (5-6) turned in his shortest and worst start of the season with eight hits and eight runs allowed in 3 1/3 innings for the Brewers, who fell to 4-11 in their last 15 road games. They entered the night 1 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.

Tuesday August 8th Local Sports

MASON CITY — Nine local baseball players have been selected to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State teams, with two players from Newman being selected to the All-State “Super Team”.


== Newman seniors Peyton Scott and Ben Fitzgerald received the honors. Fitzgerald was named as a utility player to the Super Team as well as the captain of the Class 1A team after hitting .524, slugging .935, hitting six homers and accumulating a state-best in all classes 71 runs batted in.

Monday August 7th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Max Kepler, Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario homered to help the Minnesota Twins dig out of a five-run hole and beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday.

Jose Berrios (10-5) gave up five runs on six hits and struck out six in five innings, Trevor Hildenberger threw two innings of scoreless relief and Robbie Grossman drove in the go-ahead run for the Twins, who were missing slugger Miguel Sano for the second straight game because of a sore left hand.

Friday August 4th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Joey Gallo hit another massive homer, a three-run shot in the fourth inning on Thursday night that spurred the Texas Rangers on to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

A.J. Griffin (5-2) made his first start in more than two months, giving up one run on two hits over six innings in a resounding return from a muscle strain around his chest. He last started on May 26 and last won on May 9.

Thursday August 3rd Local Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Ervin Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

The Twins won for just the second time in nine games. They went 2-6 on a trip through Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego.

Wednesday August 2nd Local Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Austin Hedges hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and Jhoulys Chacin combined with two relievers on a three-hitter for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Tuesday night.

The Padres had only two hits and led 1-0 going into the eighth before Hunter Renfroe singled off Alan Busenitz with one out and Hedges homered to right-center, his 14th.

Tuesday August 1st Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The first-place Washington Nationals have added another late-inning reliever by acquiring right-hander Brandon Kintzler from the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota gets 24-year-old left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Watson and $500,000 in international bonus pool allocation in the deal. The teams announced the trade just after Monday’s deadline to make trades without waivers.

Monday July 31st Local Sports (AUDIO)

DES MOINES — Newman beat Martensdale-St. Marys 8-3 in the Class 1A state championship game at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. For the Knights, it’s their third state championship in the last five years and their sixth in school history. Newman trailed early 3-0 but coach Alex Bohl says his team did what they needed to do to pick up the win.


Newman had their troubles the first time through the batting order, but as has been the norm for the Knights, they had a big inning, exploding in the bottom of the fourth for seven runs on five hits, with the first six batters reaching. Bohl says his team made the adjustments that were necessary and it paid off.

Friday July 28th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — 1A state championship game — Newman vs. Martensdale-St. Marys — pre-game 10:30, first pitch 11:00


DES MOINES — Caden Kratz fired a three-hit shutout, striking out ten to lead Newman to their fifth state championship game in six years as the Knights beat St. Mary’s of Remsen 2-0 in the 1A semifinals at the state baseball tournament yesterday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Kratz gave a lot of credit to his teammates in picking up the win.

Thursday July 27th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — 4A state quarterfinal, Mason City High vs. Dowling — 8:30 AM pre-game, 9:00 AM first pitch

AM-1300 KGLO — 1A state semifinal, Newman vs. Remsen St. Mary’s — coverage follows MCHS-Dowling


DES MOINES — Rainy weather in the Des Moines area played havoc on the state baseball tournament on Wednesday. Three of the four Class 4A games did get played, with the final game of the night ending at 12:43 this morning, but state officials late in the afternoon postponed the final scheduled game of the night, Mason City against Dowling, to this morning. The Mohawks are 26-17 and will face a Dowling team that is second-ranked, has a record of 34-8, and beat Mason City four times during the regular season. The first pitch in this morning’s game is scheduled for 9 o’clock, with the pre-game show on AM-1300 KGLO starting at about 8:30.

Wednesday July 26th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — 4A baseball state quarterfinal — Mason City vs. Dowling — 7:00 pre-game, 7:30 first pitch (approximate times)


DES MOINES — The Mason City High baseball team faces Dowling of West Des Moines in the 4A quarterfinals of the state baseball tournament later today. The Mohawks come in 10th ranked in the state with a 26-17 record and will face a Dowling team that’s 34-8. At one point late in the season the Mohawks found themselves with a sub-500 record, but coach Troy Rood says there was one game that he can point back to as the turning point of the season.

Tuesday July 25th Local Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cody Bellinger continued his super rookie season, drilling a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

It was Bellinger’s 28th home run of the season, second in the National League behind Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton’s 32.

Edward Paredes, making his major league debut after 12 seasons in the minors, threw a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth to earn his 25th save.

Monday July 24th Local Sports

DES MOINES — The Newman baseball team trailed early but then beat CAM of Anita 10-2 in a Class 1A quarterfinal round game at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines on Friday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Evan Paulus threw a complete game, striking out ten, and sparking a nine-run bottom of the fifth inning with a two-run homer. CAM had taken a 2-0 lead early in the game off of a couple of fielding miscues by the Knights, but Newman coach Alex Bohl says his team stayed focused on the task at hand.

STATE BASEBALL — Newman uses big inning to win 1A opener

DES MOINES — Evan Paulus tossed a two-hitter and his two-run homer to left center ignited a nine run fifth inning as second ranked Newman beat CAM (Anita) 10-2 in the Class 1A opener at the state high school baseball tournament.

CAM took advantage of two Newman throwing errors to score twice in the top of thr first.


CAM led 2-1 before the Newman bats came alive in the bottom of the fifth. CAM coach Dan Daugherty.


Newman next plays on Thursday daytime in the 1A semifinals. For full state tournament information click here

Friday July 21st Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — 1A baseball state quarterfinal, Newman vs. CAM — 10:45 pre-game, 11:00 first pitch



DES MOINES — The Newman baseball team makes their tenth straight state tournament appearance when they face CAM of Anita in the opening game of the Class 1A state tournament today at Principal Park in Des Moines. The ten straight appearances and their 21st overall appearance are both state records.

Thursday July 20th Local Sports

== Both of Mason City’s high school baseball teams qualified for the state tournament with wins in substate finals last night.

ANKENY — Mason City High qualified for their first state tournament since 2011 with a 6-3 win over Ankeny Centennial in Ankeny, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. After a 30-minute lightning delay, the Jaguars took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Mohawks controlled the game after that. In the second, Dylan Voves had a two-run double to tie it, Carson Parker had an RBI single, and Weston Schultz had an RBI double to put the Mohawks up 5-2. Zach Henrdickson picked up the win, going six innings, striking out ten. Bryce Butler came in to pitch the seventh and pick up the save. Mohawk coach Troy Rood says it was one of Henrickson’s best performances. Mason City will face Dowling of West Des Moines in a 4A state quarterfinal scheduled to start at 7:30 next Wednesday night at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Listen to post-game comments from Troy Rood by clicking on the left side of the audio player below.

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