Monday August 30th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Detroit — pre-game 12:30, first pitch 1:10
CLEAR LAKE — Carson Toebe passed for three touchdowns, ran for two, and had a game-ending interception as Clear Lake was able to hold off Iowa Falls-Alden 41-38 in non-district football on Saturday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Toebe was 11-for-23 passing for 349 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 167 yards. Ben Loge had six receptions for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Clear Lake will host Algona on Friday night.
MASON CITY — Newman scored three times in the second quarter to beat Central Springs 33-8 on Saturday afternoon, as you heard on 93.9 The Country Moose and 939kia.com. Newman will host West Hancock this coming Friday night.
— other Saturday high school football games
Osage 20, St. Ansgar 13
AGWSR 21, Belmond-Klemme 6
Northwood-Kensett 28, Riceville 16
Bishop Garrigan 56, Rockford 20
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes hang their hat on defense and that unit should be strong once again as the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes get set to host 17th-ranked Indiana. Defensive coordinator Phil Parker says a key is building depth along a defensive line that has some holes to fill. Zach Van Valkenburg and John Waggoner are the most experienced players at the end spots
Iowa leads the nation in interceptions since 2017 and Parker says two of the keys are a good pass rush and playing zone in the secondary.
Senior corner Matt Hankins says film study has been a big part of their success.
Junior safety Kaevon Merriweather says they are thrilled to have fans back in Kinnick Stadium.
Merriweather says being in the right place leads to interceptions.
Kickoff on Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30, with the pre-game at 12:30 on KGLO.
AMES — Iowa State hosts UNI on Saturday and the Cyclones enter game week with a #7 national ranking and monster expectations. ISU coach Matt Campbell says it is a new season but they don’t want to forget the past.
Campbell says many of the players are the same and the formula for success remains the same.
Campbell calls it winning in the margins.
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy says past success and experience gives the Cyclones confidence.
Purdy says “winning in the margins” begins with limiting mistakes.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3:30 from Jack Trice Stadium.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith to a four-year contract extension. The deal secures the team’s longest-tenured player for what could be the remainder of his decorated career. Smith has a league-leading 28 interceptions among all safeties since he entered the NFL in 2012. Only Hall of Famer Paul Krause has started more games at safety in Vikings history than Smith. The contract will put Smith among the top five highest-paid safeties in the league.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit a three-run home run as the Milwaukee Brewers muscled their way out of a three-game losing streak and beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2. Aaron Ashby recorded his first major league win. Luis Urías also homered, and Kolten Wong hit a two-run double for the Brewers. Their first seven hits went for extra bases to help stop their first losing streak longer than two games since the All-Star break. Griffin Jax took the loss. Miguel Sanó hit a two-run homer for the Twins.