AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Hernández walked three batters in the 13th inning, among a season-high 10 walks by Texas pitchers, and the Rangers dropped out of first place in the AL West for the first time since early April with a 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Texas wasted a 5-0 lead built with Jonah Heim’s grand slam and J.P. Martinez solo homer, and Royce Lewis started Minnesota’s comeback with a fourth-inning slam. The Rangers had held a share of first place in every day of the season except on April 8. Texas has lost nine of its last 10 games.
IOWA CITY — Hopes are high at Iowa where the Hawkeyes open on Saturday at home against Utah State. After featuring one of the nation’s worst offenses a year ago, the Hawkeyes are confident they will show improvement. Coach Kirk Ferentz said last week he is optimistic quarterback Cade McNamara will be ready to go after an injury during a Kids’ Day scrimmage. McNamara led Michigan to a Big Ten title two years ago.
McNamara says they are not focused on what happened last season.
McNamara is confident in what the offense will accomplish.
Kickoff on Saturday is slated for 11 o’clock with the pre-game at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES — Defense has been a strength at Iowa State and with a new quarterback and running back, the Cyclones will lean on that unit as they seek to rebound from a 4-8 record. Junior Myles Purchase is part of a secondary that may be the best in the Big12.
Purchase says he has made a lot of progress under first year secondary coach and former NFL veteran Hank Poteat (poh-teet).
ISU opens at home against Northern Iowa on Saturday. Panther coach Mark Farley has an experienced team that was ranked 20th in the FCS preseason poll. Farley says in-game adjustments are big in an opener
The Cyclones have won the last three in the series but the last two were nail biters.
MINNEAPOLIS — Former University of Iowa safety Jake Gervase (jer-VOSS) of Davenport was put in a unique situation with the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend. Gervase had spent his first three years in the N-F-L rotating between the full roster and the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams, playing in a total of 19 games from 2019-2022. He played in 14 games for L-A a year ago, but was not re-signed to a deal and was not in any N-F-L camp this fall until Thursday when the Vikings signed him. Minnesota was short on safeties for their final preseason game of the year and signed Gervase to play every snap of the game against the Cardinals on Saturday, making three tackles. Gervase says he knew the situation and knows he will be cut from the active roster. He was simply a “fill-in.”
Gervase says it was fun being on the field for the first time in a while
Gervase says he went from being home to playing in an NFL game in a short time
Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell, a former Rams assistant coach, talked about Gervase after Saturday’s exhibition game
Gervase hopes that his game was strong enough to earn a practice squad invitation from the Vikings. Gervase is a Davenport Assumption product who made 147 career tackles for the Hawkeyes from 2015-19.
IOWA FALLS — The Clear Lake cross country teams swept the Iowa Falls-Alden meet held on Saturday at Maynes Grove. On the girls side, the Lions took the team title with a 38, led by junior Addison Doughan, who won the individual competition in a time of 20:58, while senior Anna Feuerbach was the runner-up in a time of 21:17. Waukon was second with 68 points while Iowa Falls-Alden was third in the six-team event with 70 points. The Lions boys had five finish in the top ten to cruise to the team title with 25 points, outdistancing runner-up East Marshall who had 55 points, and Eagle Grove was third with 91. Sophomore Isaac Smith was second in a time of 18:56, junior Owen Smith was third in 19:02, senior Caleb Jones was fourth in 19:17, sophomore Aiden Hippen was sixth in 19:36, and freshman Aiden Burtness was tenth in a time of 19:46. See the full results by clicking here. Both Clear Lake teams head to South Hardin on Thursday.
ANOKA, MINNESOTA — The NIACC volleyball team dropped three of four matches at the Anoka-Ramsey Crossover Tournament over the weekend. The Trojans split on Friday, beating St. Cloud Technical and Community College three sets to one, but then being swept by Century College in three sets. On Saturday, Minnesota West Community and Technical College downed NIACC three sets to one, while Ridgewater needed five sets to beat the Trojans. NIACC drops to 4-4 on the season and will host DMACC in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference opener on Wednesday to be held at the Mason City High School gymnasium.