Friday December 9th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO, — Newman vs. West Fork — ***POSTPONED***

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake girls at Hampton-Dumont-CAL — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 7:20, tipoff 7:30


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Minnesota — pre-game 7:45, tipoff 8:00


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Wisconsin — pre-game 4:30, tipoff 5:30


IOWA CITY — A shocker in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Playing without injured leading scorer Kris Murray Iowa ambushed 20th-ranked Iowa State with a 26-4 start and rolled to a 75-56 victory, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. It was career win #500 for Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

Murray was ruled out with what was called “a lower body injury” and McCaffery was pleased with the way his team stepped up.

With Murray out, senior center Filip Rebraca  stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He made nine of 11 shots.

After a poor shooting performance in a loss to Duke the Hawkeyes made 12 of 23 from three point range and shot 50 percent from the field. Iowa State never recovered after the Hawkeyes delivered the early punch.

That’s Cyclone coach T.J. Otzelberger. The Cyclones finished three of 22 from behind the arc and were on their heels the entire game.

Otzelberger says it is a game the Cyclones need to learn from.

It was Iowa’s fourth straight win at home in the series. Both teams are 7-2.



CEDAR FALLS — The UNI men take a 3-5 record into tonight’s game at home against McNeese State. A bright spot early has been the play of freshman guard Trey Campbell. The Cedar Falls product is averaging just over seven points per game and is coming off a career high 15 in a Tuesday night loss to Toledo.

That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson who has had to use a variety of lineups in the early going due to injury and illness.

McNeese State has struggled to a 2-6 record.



CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake boys held off Waverly-Shell Rock 69-62 in non-conference basketball last night in Clear Lake, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Travaughn Luyobya had 19 while Cael Stephany added 16 and Titan Schmitt had 10 as Clear Lake is now 3-0 on the season and will travel to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Tuesday. The Clear Lake girls were held to five points in the fourth quarter in a 48-34 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock in the first game of the evening. Jordan Mayland and Xada Johnson each had 11 to lead the Lions, who are now 2-2 on the season and are scheduled to play at Hampton-Dumont-CAL tonight weather permitting.


— other boys basketball played last night
St. Ansgar 61, Central Springs 55
Lake Mills 64, West Hancock 57


— other girls basketball played last night
Nashua-Plainfield 59, Rockford 21
St. Ansgar 52, Central Springs 44
Lake Mills 55, West Hancock 49



FOREST CITY — Osage coach Brent Jennings picked up his 500th career victory and three wrestlers hit milestone wins as the Green Devils boys wrestlers swept a Top of Iowa Conference quadrangular last night in Forest City, beating Forest City 73-4, Newman 84-0 and West Hancock 69-9. Nick Fox picked up his 150th career win while Tucker Stangel and Chase Thomas each had their 100th victory. In the other duals:

West Hancock 45, Forest City 21
West Hancock 50, Newman 18
Forest City 60, Newman 18



— other high school wrestling
@ Lake Mills
Lake Mills 46, Central Springs 24
Lake Mills 60, St. Ansgar 20
Central Springs 57, St. Ansgar 24


@ North Butler (GHV, Rockford)
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, North Butler-Clarksville 21
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 60, Rockford 0
North Butler-Clarksville 66, Rockford 6




WAVERLY — The Wartburg College football team visits 2nd-ranked Mount Union on Saturday in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Knights beat Aurora of Illinois 45-17 and will make its first appearance in the semifinals.

That’s Wartburg quarterback Nile McLaughlin (Mic-lock-lin). It will put a Knights offense that averages 41 points per game against a Mount Union defense that gives up just over seven points per game.

Mount Union has won 13 national titles.

Kickoff is set for 11:00 AM Iowa time.