Tuesday February 20th Local Sports


== AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 4A girls regional final — Mason City High vs. Waverly-Shell Rock — 6:45 pre-game, 7:00 tipoff

== AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 3A boys substate quarterfinal at Waverly — Clear Lake vs. Crestwood — pre-game 5:45, tipoff 6:00



MASON CITY — The Mason City High girls look to make another trip to the state tournament as they face Waverly-Shell Rock in a Class 4A regional final tonight in Mason City. The 7th-ranked Mohawks downed Webster City 80-51 in regional semifinal play on Saturday night. The Go-Hawks are ranked 13th and come into tonight’s game after a 56-36 win over Decorah in Saturday’s regional semifinals. The teams met earlier this season, with Mason City picking up a 74-60 win in Waverly. You can hear tonight’s Mason City High vs. Waverly-Shell Rock game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 6:45 with the tipoff scheduled for 7 o’clock.



NEW HAMPTON — Last night’s Class 1A regional final between 6th-ranked West Hancock and 9th-ranked Kee High in New Hampton was postponed due to the weather. That game will be played tonight starting at 7 o’clock in New Hampton.


WATERLOOO — The Mason City High boys basketball team’s season came to an end last night with a 67-49 loss to Waterloo West in a 4A substate quarterfinal game that you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Mohawks were only able to score 16 points in the second and third quarters, trailing 50-28 at the end of the third. Javorius Toney and Jake Rood each had eight to lead the Mohawks, who end the season with a 4-18 record.


— In Class 3A Substate 2, two games were postponed from last night to tonight, while the two games scheduled in Charles City did get played last night:

@ Charles City
Webster City 50, Decorah 49
Charles City 67, Iowa Falls-Alden 56

@ Waverly tonight
6:00 — Clear Lake vs. Crestwood
7:30 — Humboldt vs. Waverly-Shell Rock


— In other boys tournament action tonight, Class 1A has district semifinal action while Class 2A sees district finals played this evening:

=== 1A District 3 @ Algona (Garrigan)
6:30 — Newman vs. West Fork
8:00 — St. Edmond vs. Garrigan

=== 1A District 4 @ Clarksville
6:30 — Rockford vs. Hudson
8:00 — AGWSR vs. Don Bosco

=== 2A District 5 @ Clear Lake
7:00 — Forest City vs. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura


AMES — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm says junior guard Nick Weiler-Babb went home to Dallas to have his ailing knee looked at by a doctor. Weiler-Babb played in both games last week but missed the previous four games with tendinitis.

Senior guard Donovan Jackson is at his home in Milwaukee after his father passed away over the weekend. Prohm says Jackson may be back in time for Wednesday’s game against TCU.

Wednesday night’s game at Hilton Coliseum is scheduled for a 7 o’clock start.


CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers hope to build momentum as they open the final week of the regular season at Valparaiso on Tuesday night.

The Panthers and Crusaders are tied at the bottom of the Missouri Valley race with 5-11 records. The Valley Tournament is next week.

The Panthers beat Valpo 81-76 in their first meeting in Cedar Falls last month.

UNI coach Ben Jacobson says both teams have plenty to play for.

That will be an 8:00 p.m. tipoff. The game will be carried by CBS Sports Network.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi joined the Minnesota Twins just in time for their first full-squad workout of spring training. He was happy to find a sense of optimism around his new team, after reaching the postseason in 2017. Odorizzi was in the rotation for Tampa Bay the last four years, and the Rays have been cutting salary this offseason. That created an atmosphere Odorizzi says felt like ‘a dark cloud.’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant. Downing returns to his hometown team after serving last year as offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Downing will begin his 18th season in the NFL, the first five of which were with the Vikings. He played quarterback for Eden Prairie High School, just a few miles from Vikings headquarters.


NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Cullen and Tyler Ennis scored in Minnesota’s three-goal second period, and the Wild beat the New York Islanders 5-3. Jason Zucker added two goals and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for the Wild


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