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Friday July 24th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox — 6:30 pre-game, 7:10 first pitch

AM-1300 KGLO, — 1A state quarterfinal baseball — Newman vs. St. Albert Council Bluffs — 10:15 pre-game, 10:30 first pitch
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox — 12:30 pre-game, 1:10 first pitch

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox — 12:30 pre-game, 1:10 first pitch



DES MOINES — Newman will start the defense of their Class 1A state baseball title on Saturday when they face St. Albert of Council Bluffs in the state quarterfinals. The Knights come in as the sixth seed with a 17-5 record after a thrilling, nine-inning win over Madrid in the substate round back on Tuesday night. St. Albert comes in at 21-1 after a 9-5 win over CAM of Anita in the substate. You can hear Saturday’s Newman-St. Albert game on AM-1300 KGLO and starting with the pre-game at about 10:15 with the first pitch scheduled for 10:30.



DES MOINES — State baseball tournament schedule (numbers are seeds)

=== Class 1A quarterfinals
10:30 — #1 Martensdale-St.Marys (26-1) vs #8 Kingsley-Pierson (15-2)
1:30 — #4 South Winneshiek (25-1) vs #5 Don Bosco (17-1)

10:30 — #3 Council Bluffs St.Albert (21-1) vs #6 Newman (17-5)
1:30 — #2 Remsen St.Mary’s (19-0) vs #7 Burlington Notre Dame (14-2)


=== Class 2A quarterfinals Monday
10:30 — #1 Van Meter (20-2) vs #8 Treynor (12-7)
1:30 — #4 Mid-Prairie (15-3) vs #5 West Lyon (14-3)
4:30 — #2 North Linn (18-2) vs. #7 Durant (13-4)
7:30 — #3 Dike-New Hartford (15-3) vs #6 Des Moines Christian (15-6)


=== Class 3A quarterfinals Tuesday
10:30 — #4 Norwalk (17-5) vs #5 Clear Creek Amana (16-5)
1:30 — #1 Sgt.Bluff-Luton (20-3) vs #8 Marion (10-10)
4:30 — #2 Dallas Center-Grimes (17-3) vs #7 Benton (13-11)
7:30 — #3 Gilbert (21-3) vs #6 ADM (12-7)


=== Class 4A quarterfinals Wednesday
10:30 — #4 Urbandale (17-9) vs #5 Waukee (14-12)
1:30 — #1 Johnston (21-3) vs #8 Cedar Falls (7-1)
4:30 — #3 Dubuque Hempstead (15-1) vs #6 Iowa City High (11-8)
7:30 — #2 Ankeny (19-8) vs #7 Pleasant Valley (13-11)



DES MOINES — All ticket sales for the state high school baseball tournament will be for reserved seats and there is a limit of around two thousand fans per game.

That’s Iowa Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe.  All the action is scheduled for Principal Park in Des Moines




MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Twins open up the shortened 2020 season tonight facing the White Sox in Chicago, they have placed right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list to start the season. Odorizzi has mild soreness in his upper back.  José Berríos, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Homer Bailey will comprise the initial rotation. Odorizzi is eligible to return to the active roster on July 30. Center fielder Byron Buxton was included on the 30-man opening day roster. He suffered a left mid-foot sprain on July 13 and is expected to join the team in Chicago.

Three-game weekend with White Sox — a 7:10 start with a 6:30 pre-game show on KGLO tonight; 1:10 starts on Saturday and Sunday.




DES MOINES — The 111th Drake Relays has officially been postponed to April 2021.

The event was first postponed March 18 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the ensuing months, Drake Relays Director Blake Boldons, in conjunction with local public officials and track & field governing bodies, worked to explore and plan for the potential of a 2020 event.

“Our entire staff has worked diligently to explore every possibility of hosting our events in 2020,” Boldon said. “The process has been challenging and the outcome is not what we desired. However, we have been reassured by the incredible show of support we’ve received from fans, coaches and athletes from Iowa, the nation and around the world. This support has been greatly appreciated. We want to share a special thank you to our partners at Mediacom, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Catch Des Moines and USATF, and all ticketholders, Baton Club members, our track and field officials and leaders at the City of Des Moines and Polk County. With the collaboration of those organizations and our passionate supporters, we look forward to the future of the Drake Relays presented by Xtream.”

In addition to the postponement of the 111th Drake Relays, Boldon announced that the Grand Blue Mile and Drake Road Races will be contested as virtual events in September and October.



AMES — After a breakout freshman campaign, Iowa State running back Breece Hall is looking for even more success as a sophomore. The native of Wichita burst onto the scene with 132 yards of rushing and three touchdowns in a week six win at West Virginia. He ended up leading the Cyclones in rushing with 897 yards in being named a Freshman All-American.

That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who says maturity allowed Hall to get on the field as a true freshman.

Campbell says Hall is not satisfied with last year’s performance.

Cyclone quarterback Brock Purdy says Hall was a game changer for the offense.

Purdy expects Hall to be even better this season.

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