Friday October 21st Local Sports


– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Radio Iowa Scouting Report 6:00; Class 2A first round, Clear Lake at Prairie City-Monroe — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:15, kickoff 7:00; Iowa High School Scoreboard Show 10:00-11:30

– 93.9 The Country Moose, — Class A first round, Newman vs. Hudson — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:40, kickoff 7:00

– AM-1300 KGLO, — Mason City at Western Dubuque — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 7:00, kickoff 7:30


– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa at Ohio State — pre-game 9:00, kickoff 11:00



MONROE — The football post-season begins for Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8-Man tonight across Iowa. In a matchup of Class 2A teams who finished second and third in their respective districts, a 4-4 Clear Lake team travels to central Iowa to face 5-3 Prairie City-Monroe. Clear Lake was able to secure third place in District 3 after beating a previously-ranked New Hampton team. Coach Jared DeVries says their young offensive line has made improvements in each game, highlighted by their efforts in the New Hampton victory.

After facing two high-octane rushing teams the last two weeks of the regular season, DeVries says his team should be ready to face a PCM team that has rushed for over 1900 yards this season.

You can hear the Clear Lake-PCM game on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and starting with the Pritchard’s Pre-Game at 6:15 with the kickoff from Monroe slated for 7 o’clock. In the other local Class 2A playoff game, District 3 champion #8 Osage will host Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.



MASON CITY — Newman hosts Hudson in a Class A first round game tonight. The Knights are 7-1 on the season, with their only loss being to top-ranked West Hancock in District 2 play. Since their loss to the Eagles, Newman has averaged 49 points per contest. Hudson comes in at 4-4, being the third place team in District 3. The Pirates are coming off of a 20-14 win over Nashua-Plainfield in a non-district game last week. You can hear the Newman-Hudson game on 93.9 The Country Moose and starting with the Pritchards Pre-Game at 6:40 with the kickoff from Newman at 7 o’clock.



BRITT — West Hancock starts the defense of their Class A title tonight by hosting Nashua-Plainfield. While the Eagles are averaging over 400 yards per game, with 330 of those yards on the ground, West Hancock’s defense has also been stellar. The Eagles lead all levels of Iowa high school football with 17 fumble recoveries. Nashua-Plainfield is 5-3 on the season after falling to Hudson in the regular season finale.



FAIRBANK — St. Ansgar as the third seed in Class A District 2 travels to Fairbank to face Wapsie Valley tonight. The Saints won three of their last four games of the regular season, only falling to West Hancock, averaging 55 points per game in those three wins. Senior Tate Mayer and junior Connor King lead the way in the St. Ansgar rushing attack, combining for almost 1900 of the Saints’ 2700 yards rushing this season. Wapsie Valley is 6-2 on the season, finishing runner-up to District 3 champion #3 Grundy Center.



EPWORTH — In regular-season action, Mason City tries to keep their playoff hopes alive with a trip to 10th-ranked Western Dubuque in Class 4A District 2 play. Mason City dropped into a tie for third in the district with Marion after Marion’s 28-7 win over the Riverhawks last week. If Mason City were to beat Western Dubuque and Marion would win against Waterloo East, there would be a three-way tie for second with 3-2 records, but Mason City would need help in the Ratings Percentage Index as right now Western Dubuque and Marion hold a higher rating. While the district champions and runners-up automatically qualify, there are also four at-large spots available. You can hear the Mason City-Western Dubuque game on AM-1300 KGLO and starting with the Pritchard’s Pre-Game at about 7 o’clock with the kickoff from Epworth scheduled for 7:30.


— Rest of Week 9 regular season games:
== Class 3A District 3
West Delaware at Charles City
Hampton-Dumont-CAL at South Tama


== Games involving teams in smaller classes who did not qualify for playoffs
Lake Mills at Belmond-Klemme
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura at Oelwein
Thursday — Forest City 42, Okoboji 6
Thursday — North Butler 39, Central Springs 21


MANLY — St. Edmond won both the girls and boys team titles at the Class 1A state qualifying cross country meets held in Manly on Thursday afternoon, with Lake Mills being the second team qualifier in the boys competition and North Iowa of Buffalo Center being the second team qualifier on the girls side. In the boys competition, St. Edmond won with 56 points, Lake Mills was second with 69, edging Newman for the second team qualifying spot by one point. Belmond-Klemme was fifth, Central Springs was sixth, North Iowa was eighth and West Fork was 11th. Ryan Kelly of Newman won the boys competition in 16:23, edging Justin Rygh of Lake Mills by one second. Other local runners qualifying as individuals included Gavin Grunhovd of North Iowa who finished fourth, Joey Ringo of Newman who finished fifth, and Isaac Swenson of Belmond-Klemme who finished seventh. In the girls competition, St. Edmond won with 49 points, North Iowa was second with 80, Newman was third with 88, while Central Springs was fifth, Belmond-Klemme was eighth, St. Ansgar was ninth, and Lake Mills and West Hancock finished tenth with Lake Mills winning the placement tiebreaker. Alyssa Richman of Manson Northwest Webster won the girls race in 19:15, one second ahead of Kadence Huck of Nashua-Plainfield. Other local runners qualifying as individuals include Lauren Hillesland and Becca Hofmann of North Iowa finishing seventh and eighth and Claire Rye of Central Springs finishing ninth.

Manly girls resultsManly boys results


OELWEIN — At the 2A cross country qualifier at Oelwein, Katelyn Johnston of Osage won the girls race in a time of 19:10 and will be joined by freshman teammate Scarlett Byrnes who finished fifth. Osage finished sixth as a team with 160 points. Denver was the champion with 68, while Williamsburg was the runner-up with 78. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was eighth as a team. On the boys side, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura qualified as a team in a tight race for the top three places. Oelwein won the team title with 63 points, Denver was second with 66, and the Cardinals were third with 69. Connor Hammit had GHV’s best finish, ending third with a time of 17:03. Teammate Zach Flatebo was fifth in 17:19 The Osage boys finished eighth as a team.

Oelwein girls resultsOelwein boys results


ORANGE CITY — At the 2A at Orange City, the Forest City boys team punched their ticket to state by finishing third with 117 points. Okoboji was the champion with 25, while host Unity Christian was second with 59. Ethan Johnson had Forest City’s best time, finishing 17th in 18:13. The Forest City girls finished sixth while Cherokee was the girls team champ with 60 points. Indian senior Lilian Nelson was a state qualifier as she finished seventh in a time of 20:19.

Orange City girls resultsOrange City boys results



— 4A Region 6 volleyball
Charles City 3-2 Decorah (25-19, 14-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-13)
Western Dubuque 3-0 Webster City (25-13, 25-18, 25-12)
= Regional final on Tuesday at Western Dubuque



IOWA CITY — The goal for the Iowa defense is to make 2nd-ranked Ohio State drive the ball. The Buckeye offense ranks second nationally by averaging over 543 yards per game. Ohio State has scored 41 touchdowns in six games. Iowa has seven.

That’s senior corner Riley Moss who says a talented receiving corps is a threat on every play.

You can hear the Iowa-Ohio State game tomorrow on AM-1300 KGLO and starting with the pre-game at 9 o’clock with the kickoff from Columbus slated for 11 o’clock.