THIS WEEKEND ON AM-1300 KGLO:
== FRIDAY — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10
== SATURDAY — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — pre-game 12:30, first pitch 1:10
== SUNDAY — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — Inside Twins 12:00, pre-game 12:30, first pitch 1:10
FORT DODGE — Lake Mills is in first place after the first day of the Class 2A boys state golf tournament at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The Bulldogs ended the first day with a 31-over 319, two shots better than West Branch and three shots better than Grundy Center. Drew Van Roekel of Boyden-Hull leads the medalist race with a one-over 73. Bennett Berger had the best round of the day for Lake Mills and is tied in second place with a four-over 76. Garrett Ham and Casey Hanson are tied for ninth with a seven-over 79, Kinser Hanson is tied for 29th with an 85, Payton Severson is tied for 39th with an 87, and Denton Kingland is tied for 49th with a 91.
MARSHALLTOWN — Clear Lake is in seventh place at the Class 3A boys state golf tournament at the Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The Lions shot a 348, 37 shots behind team leader Grundy Center, who fired a 311. Solon is second with a 325 with Spirit Lake third with a 328. Hogan Hansen of Waverly-Shell Rock leads the medalist race with a two-over 72. For Clear Lake, Andrew Crane had the best round of Thursday with a 14-over 84 and is tied for 19th place, Eric Ritter is in 31st place with an 88, and Easton DeVries is tied for 44th with a 92.
NEWTON — Newman is in sixth place at the 1A boys tournament at the Westwood Golf Course in Newton. The Knights had a 353, 20 shots back of first-day team leader AGWSR. Newell-Fonda is second with a 338. Hogan Henrich of Newell-Fonda and Lucas Gunderson of Harris-Lake Park are tied for the medalist lead after an opening round 76. For Newman, Bennett Suntken is tied for 20th with an 87, Nash Holmgaard is tied for 24th with an 88, Owen Casey and Tim Castle are tied for 26th with an 89, and Cade Schilling is tied for 42nd with a 97.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Seven start times for the 2021 University of Iowa football team were announced on Thursday by the Big Ten Conference in conjunction with BTN, ESPN, ABC, and FOX television networks. Four of the seven announced start times will be mid-afternoon kickoffs.
Iowa will host Indiana at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, Sept. 4, with the game airing on BTN. This year marks the first time in 41 years that Iowa opens a full-scheduled season against a Big Ten opponent. The Hawkeyes opened at Purdue last season in an abbreviated schedule due to the pandemic. The last time Iowa opened a season at home against a Big Ten foe was 1979 versus Indiana in Hayden Fry’s first game as head coach of the Hawkeyes.
FryFest is also part of opening weekend. Slated for Friday, Sept. 3, FryFest is held at the Iowa River Landing and celebrates everything Hawkeye. The National Iowa Varsity Club will celebrate the Hall of Fame class throughout the weekend.
Following the opening contest, the Hawkeyes travel to in-state rival Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. The annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game will be televised on ABC.
Iowa welcomes Kent State to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Gold Game. That contest is also slated to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on BTN. Fans are encouraged to wear gold.
The Homecoming contest versus Purdue, presented by GreenState Credit Union, is Saturday, Oct. 16. That game is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start. The Hawkeyes are the Homecoming opponent at Wisconsin on Oct. 30, with that game designated to begin at 11 a.m.
Iowa’s regular season finale at Nebraska on Black Friday (Nov. 26) will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. and air on BTN.
IOWA CITY — Iowa receiver Tyrone Tracy says he is more concerned about winning than his individual numbers. Tracy had 36 catches for 589 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2019. Those numbers dropped during a COVID shortened 2020 campaign to 14 catches for 154 yards.
As he prepares for his junior season, Tracy is the leader of a receiving group that lost Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith off last year’s team.
Tracy admits he was frustrated last season when the ball was not coming his way.
Hawkeye receiver coach Kelton Copeland says Tracy’s strength is his versatility. He can play any of the four receiver spots.
Copeland says Tracy has stepped up as a leader.
The Hawkeyes open next season at home against Indiana on September 4th.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is expressing confidence the NBA team will remain in Minnesota under new ownership. One of his investors has sued Taylor in federal court, alleging breach of contract because of the sale. Taylor also owns the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. He recently finalized an agreement to sell the basketball clubs to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez for $1.5 billion. Taylor is being sued by minority partner Meyer Orbach, who currently owns about 17% of the teams. Orbach contends Taylor is denying his right to sell his stake to the prospective new owners.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The payoff for sharing the NHL’s best record comes Friday night for the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas will host a Game 7 for the first time when it plays the Minnesota Wild, who have staved off elimination by winning the past two games. The winner of the first-round series will advance to face the Colorado Avalanche.