Friday January 27th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO, — Mason City vs. Marshalltown — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake at St. Edmond — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Nebraska — pre-game 11:45, tipoff 12:00


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Rutgers — pre-game 12:00, tipoff 1:00



EAST LANSING — Michigan State locked down Iowa at crunch time and beat the Hawkeyes 63-61 in East Lansing last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Iowa missed seven of its last eight shots and Payton Sandfort misfired on two three-pointers in the final eight seconds as the Hawks fall to 4-5 in the Big Ten.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hawkeyes made only three of 17 from three point range and were just six of 13 from the line.

Ahron Ulis had a career high 17 points for Iowa but he did have six turnovers.

Iowa hosts Rutgers on Sunday.




AMES — The 12th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones step out of the Big 12 race to visit Missouri on Saturday. It is part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and starts a busy weekend that will see ISU travel to Lubbock to play Texas Tech Monday night.

That’s Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger who says they are approaching this just like a conference game.

Otzelberger says a key against Mizzou will be limiting easy baskets.

The Cyclones are 15-4.



DES MOINES — Drake coach Darian DeVries is looking for ways for the Bulldogs to become more consistent as they get ready for Sunday’s game at Missouri Valley co-leader Belmont. The Bulldogs have struggled in the second half of a number of games and in their last two home contests they squandered double digit halftime leads.

Drake is 7-4 in the Valley after getting a game winning three pointer from D.J. Wilkins in a 70-68 win over Indiana State. The Bulldogs escaped after leading by 18 at halftime.

Belmont is 9-2 and shares the Valley lead with Southern Illinois.



— boys basketball Thursday night
Northwood-Kensett 61, North Iowa 60
Forest City 56, Eagle Grove 39



— girls basketball Thursday night
Forest City 60, Eagle Grove 35
Charles City 46, North Butler 30



DECORAH — For the first time in Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union history, girls regional wrestling meets will take place today with eight regionals wrestling at four different sites. All north-central Iowa teams will be wrestling at Luther College in Decorah, with Mason City, North Butler-Clarksville, the combined North Central Trailblazers program made up of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood-Kensett and St. Ansgar, as well as West Fork wrestling in Region 7; while Charles City, Clear Lake and Osage are in Region 8. The top four wrestlers from each region will advance to the state tournament next Thursday and Friday in Coralville. Wrestling today in Decorah as well as the other regional sites in Sioux City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids starts at 11:00 AM



LAKE MILLS — Clear Lake won nine matches as they beat Lake Mills 43-24 in boys high school wrestling last night. The Lions picked up pins from Hayden Rieck at 170, Kaleb Hambly at 182, Max Currier at 132 and Aiden Hippen at 138. Clear Lake is off until February 11th when they wrestle in the Class 2A district tournament in Iowa Falls.




IOWA CITY — The top two wrestling teams in the country collide tonight when Iowa visits Penn State. The gap between these two appears substantial. The top-ranked Nittany Lions are 10-0 and their closest dual was a 22-12 victory over Iowa State. The 2nd-ranked Hawkeyes are 12-0 but three of their duals have been decided by six points or less as injuries have forced coach Tom Brands to constantly juggle his lineup.

The Hawkeyes don’t mind the role of underdog.

With the Big Ten Championships about five weeks away the stretch run is underway.

Tonight’s dual features 19 ranked wrestlers.