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Friday April 23rd Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND:

== FRIDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10

== SATURDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh — pre-game 12:30, first pitch 1:10

== SUNDAY
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh — Inside Twins 12:00, pre-game 12:30, first pitch 1:10

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS — NIACC sophomore Christian Minto became the school’s 14th national champion on Thursday night as he won the 165 pound weight class at the junior college national wrestling tournament in Council Bluffs. Minto picked up a major decision on Thursday afternoon 15-1 over Collin Smith of Western Wyoming in the semifinals, and then beat Iowa Central’s Keaton Geerts 13-6 in the championship match. Minto completed a perfect 13-0 season and was 35-1 in his two-year NIACC career. Before Minto’s national title, NIACC’s last national champion was 141-pounder Austin Anderly in the 2018 season. NIACC’s other finalist, Jose Valdez, fell 3-2 in overtime to Cloud County’s Zach Ferris in the 197 pound championship match last night. Valdez was called for three stalling calls in the third extra session to give Ferris the national title. Valdez earlier in the day knocked off the top-ranked wrestler Tarik Sutkovic of Clackamas College 3-2 in the semifinals. Clackamas won the national team title with 152.5 points. Western Wyoming was second with 147, Iowa Central was third with 129. NIACC finished in 12th place with 57 points.

 

DES MOINES — Charles City’s Ian Collins cleared six-foot-seven on his final attempt to win the boys’ high jump at the Drake Relays on Thursday.

Collins also finished second in the long jump, an event he took up this season.

Other area high school athletes competed on Thursday in the first day of the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Looking at their results:

=== Boys
— 400 — Braden Powers, St. Ansgar, 12th, 51.03
— 1600 — Riley Witt, St. Ansgar, 10th, 4:26.37
— 400 hurdles — Christian Rodriguez, Mason City High, 12th, 57.49
— 4×400 relay — Mason City, 11th, 3:28.47
— Shuttle Hurdle relay — Mason City, 13th, 64.18
— Discus — Tino Tamayo, Charles City, 21st, 141-06; Sage Hulshizer, St. Ansgar, 23rd, 135-05

=== Girls
— 100 — Jada Williams, Mason City, 24th, 13.23
— 400 — Kiki Connell, Charles City, 16th, 2:24.19
— 1500 — Kiki Connell, Charles City, 6th, 4:47.09
— 100 hurdles — Paige Kisley, Osage, 7th, 15.55
— Shuttle Hurdle relay — Osage, 13th, 70.24
— Shot Put — Carly Stevenson, Charles City, 21st, 35-11.75

 

 

DIKE – The NIACC men’s golf team placed fourth at the Red Tail Shootout Thursday at the Fox Ridge Golf Club with a 604. Kirkwood won the event with a 579.

NIACC was led by freshman John Doherty with a 146, which tied for sixth in the individual medalist competition. NIACc sophomore Beau Thompson also finished in the top 10 with a ninth-place finish with a 149.

Also for the Trojans, Kai Nelles shot 54, JJ Wickman shot 157, Jack Barragy shot 60, Tyler Eaton shot 69 and Hunter Heintz shot 77.

The Trojans return to action May 1-2 at the Region XI tournament at the Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Kalona.

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Ryan Hartman to a three-year, $5.1 million contract extension. Hartman was eligible to become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer. The deal with an average annual value of $1.7 million will give him the most stability he’s had in his NHL career. He’s on his fourth team at age 26. In his second season with Minnesota, Hartman has six goals, 12 assists and 25 penalty minutes in 40 games.

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