AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — NIACC hosts Konigsmark Klassic — women vs. Illinois Central at 6:00, followed by men vs. Dakota County at about 8:00
93.9-FM KIA, 939kia.com, KIA mobile app — Class A quarterfinal, Newman at AHST — pre-game 6:30, kickoff 7:00
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” — 10:00-11:30
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa football at Purdue — pre-game 12:30, kickoff 2:30
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men’s basketball vs. Guilford College — pre-game 1:00, tipoff 2:00
AVOCA — Newman hits the road for the quarterfinal round of the Class A state football playoffs tonight as they’ll face 3rd-ranked AHST of Avoca. The 7th-ranked Knights rallied from 21 points down last week to beat 4th-ranked North Tama in overtime. They’ll face an AHST squad that features a balanced offensive attack from quarterback Blake Osbahr, who has thrown for about 1900 yards, while running back Gabe Pauley has rushed for over 1400 yards. You can hear the Newman-AHST game on 93.9 The Country Moose, 939kia.com and via the KIA mobile app starting with the pre-game at about 6:30 tonight, with kickoff scheduled for 7 o’clock..
AKRON — Also in Class A, West Hancock travels to Akron-Westfield in a matchup of a pair of 8-2 teams. Both teams won by similar scores in their playoff openers, with the Eagles beating Hinton 42-20 and Akron-Westfield beating Westwood 42-21.
GILBERVILLE — In Eight-Man, Rockford faces Don Bosco in a rematch from the third week of the season. The Warriors had their only loss of the season at the hands of the Dons, 80-6. Both teams are 9-1 coming into the game.
— Tonight’s high school football playoff schedule. Find scores of the games Friday night here:
Bracket A — #3 New London (9-1) at #1 Iowa Valley (10-0)
Bracket B — #5 Southeast Warren (11-0) at #2 Ar-We-Va (10-0)
Bracket C — #9 Fremont-Mills (9-1) at Exira-EHK (9-1)
Bracket D — Rockford (9-1) at #4 Don Bosco (9-1)
Bracket A — Highland (8-2) at #1 Hudson (10-0)
Bracket B — #5 Edgewood-Colesburg (9-1) at #2 Bishop Garrigan (10-0)
Bracket C — #10 West Hancock (8-2) at Akron-Westfield (8-2)
Bracket D — #7 Newman (8-2) at #3 AHSTW (10-0)
Bracket A — #6 West Sioux (9-1) at #3 South Central Calhoun (10-0)
Bracket B — Pella Christian (7-3) at #4 Bellevue (10-0)
Bracket C — #2 Dike-New Hartford (10-0) at #8 Interstate 35 (10-0)
Bracket D — #7 West Branch (9-1) at #1 Van Meter (10-0)
Bracket A — Williamsburg (7-3) at #1 PCM (10-0)
Bracket B — #8 Southeast Valley (8-2) at #2 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (9-1)
Bracket C — #9 Algona (9-1) at #3 Waukon (9-1)
Bracket D — West Liberty (7-3) at #5 Benton Community (9-1)
Bracket A — Spencer (8-2) at #5 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (9-1)
Bracket B — Harlan (8-2) at #1 Lewis Central (10-0)
Bracket C — #8 Decorah (8-2) at #2 Cedar Rapids Xavier (10-0)
Bracket D — Epworth Western Dubuque (8-2) at #4 North Scott (9-1)
Bracket A — Southeast Polk (5-5) at #8 Johnston (8-2)
Bracket B — #6 West Des Moines Dowling (8-2) at #1 West Des Moines Valley (10-0)
Bracket C — #7Waukee (8-2) at #2 Cedar Falls (10-0)
Bracket D — #4 Bettendorf (9-1) at #5 Iowa City West (9-1)
MASON CITY — The NIACC basketball teams open up the regular season this weekend hosting the Konigsmark Klassic. The NIACC women are ranked 10th in the junior college Division II pre-season poll released earlier in the week and they’ll face 7th-ranked Illinois Central tonight before facing Bay College on Saturday. The Lady Trojans only return one sophomore to the squad in Tahya Campbell, but head coach Todd Ciochetto says a number of freshmen are ready to step up.
Ciochetto says he has a number of players who can shoot the ball.
NIACC and Illinois Central have played each other 11 times over the past five seasons with the Cougars holding a 6-5 advantage. Ciochetto says this is one of the better Cougar teams they’ll be facing.
The NIACC-Illinois Central game is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight, a game you can hear on AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com and via the KGLO mobile app.
=== The NIACC men face Dakota County Technical College tonight and Bay College tomorrow as part of the Konigsmark Klassic. The Trojans ended up with a 14-16 record last year after starting the season 7-1. Coach Mark Mohl says he’ll have a young team this year but it should be one that can push the ball up the floor.
Mohl says he wants this year’s team to play a more up-tempo style.
Part of this weekend’s Konigsmark Klassic includes Saturday’s reunion of NIACC men’s basketball players who played for former Trojans coach Herb Konigsmark from 1967-1993. Mohl says it will be great to see a number of players coming back for the event.
You can hear tonight’s NIACC-Dakota County game on AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com and via the KGLO mobile app starting at about 8 o’clock.