Monday April 29th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40



DES MOINES — Clear Lake’s Reese Brownlee won two titles and was just edged from a third title at the Drake Relays over the weekend in Des Moines. Brownlee won the 400 hurdles in a time of 61.95, as well as the long jump with a best of 18 feet, three-and-three-quarters inches. Brownlee finished second in the 400 with a time of 55.93. Brownlee’s winning leap in the long jump came on her final attempt.

The competition finished moments before the meet was shutdown for an 89 minute weather delay.

Charlee Morton of Hampton-Dumont-CAL was a double-winner as well, as she followed up her shot put win on Thursday with winning the discus on Friday with a throw of 141 feet-2 inches. Morton’s winning toss occurred on her fifth attempt.

It is the second straight year Morton has doubled as shot put and discus winner.

Morton’s focus now turns to next month’s State meet at Drake Stadium.





DES MOINES — Several area high school athletes competed in the Drake Relays over the weekend. Looking at local top ten finishers:

== Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay — Northwood-Kensett, 10th, 67.43
== Girls High Jump — Keely Collins, Charles City, tied 8th, 5-foot-3
== Boys Long Jump — Josiah Cunnings, Charles City, 3rd, 22 feet-5.50 inches




DES MOINES – NIACC freshman Terrence Thomas placed eighth in the long jump Saturday in the university/college division at the Drake Relays.

Thomas earned his eighth-place finish with a leap of 7.22 meters. Joshua Rivers of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was the long jump champion with a leap of 7.56 meters.

On Friday at the Drake Relays, Thomas was 16th in the triple jump with a jump of 13.36 meters.

Also on Friday at Drake for the Trojans, Quinton Ellis placed 10th in the 400-meter dash in the university/college division in a time of 47.96 seconds.

The NIACC men’s sprint medley team of Tyreese James, Quinton Ellis, Bruce Huggins and Jacob Vais placed 13th in the college division in a time of 3:22.95.




DES MOINES — A total of 27 records were broken at the Drake Relays over the weekend, including one of the oldest. John Reniewicki (ren-ih-wick-ee) won the men’s 15 hundred meter run and broke Steve Scott’s 40-year old record in the process.

Reniewicki was focused on the win and not the record.

Reniewicki also competed in the U-S Road Mile Championship last week and says the two races were good preparation as he bids for a spot on the U-S Olympic team.




IOWA CITY — Iowa All-American Cooper DeJean is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. DeJean was taken in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Eagles with the 40th pick.

DeJean is known for his versatility, He may be looked at as a corner, slot corner and safety with the Eagles. He was also one of the nation’s top punt returners before getting injured late in the season.

DeJean does not care where he ends up playing on defense.

DeJean says playing a variety of roles at Iowa prepared him for the NFL.

DeJean says playing in the Big Ten was also a benefit.

Other Hawkeyes selected in the draft were: tight end Erick All, selected in the fourth round by Cincinnati; punter Tory Taylor, selected by Chicago in the fourth round; and defensive lineman Logan Lee, taken by Pittsburgh in the sixth round. Iowa State’s T.J. Tampa was selected by Baltimore in the fourth round.




PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 40 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away late to beat the Phoenix Suns 122-116 and sweep the first-round playoff series. Edwards scored 29 of his points in the second half. He finished 12 of 22 from the field, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range. The franchise’s first playoff series win in 20 years came after coach Chris Finch left the game late in the fourth after an inadvertent collision with Wolves guard Mike Conley. The team said he had a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee.




ANAHEIM — The Minnesota Twins are on a seven-game winning streak after sweeping the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend, capping it with an 11-5 victory on Sunday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Twins strung together 17 hits for the second day in a row and compiled 32 in the series. Minnesota now heads to Chicago to face the White Sox for three games starting tonight at 6:40 with the pre-game at 6 o’clock on KGLO.




NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — The NIACC baseball team only took one of three games against 19th-ranked Northeast Community College on the road over the weekend. After dropping a 12-11 decision on Friday, NIACC split Saturday’s two games. The Trojans received a complete-game shutout from Zach Dohrmann in winning the opener 3-0. Northeast took game two 3-1. NIACC is 20-28 overall and 12-16 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and will host Kirkwood in a conference twinbill on Wednesday afternoon.



MASON CITY — The 19th-ranked NIACC softball team dropped a doubleheader to 7th-ranked Kirkwood on Saturday at home. In the opener, Kirkwood took a 6-3 decision despite home runs from sophomores Madi Elwood and Katy Olive. Kirkwood used a two-run homer in the seventh to take the nightcap 2-0. NIACC is now 31-19 overall and 20-6 in the conference. They’ll host Iowa Central for a doubleheader this afternoon in their final two regular season games before the opening of the regional tournament on Friday.