Monday December 6th Local Sports

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake at Mason City — girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Illinois — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Twins teammates Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat were among those elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Oliva and Kaat were named as well as Buck O’Neil, a champion of Black ballplayers during a monumental, eight-decade career on and off the field, Minnie Miñoso, Gil Hodges and Bud Fowler. Among the six players selected, only the 83-year-old Kaat and the 83-year-old Oliva are still living. Kaat and Oliva were teammates on the Twins from 1962-73. The six newcomers will be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, next July along with any new members elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. This was the first meeting of both the Early Baseball Era and Golden Days Era Committees. The Early Baseball Era Committee considered candidates who made their contributions to baseball prior to 1950, while the Golden Days Era Committee considered candidates from 1950-69.



IOWA CITY — The 15th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will play 22nd ranked Kentucky on New Year’s Day in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. It is the Hawks’ first appearance in the game since the miracle Tate to Holloway game winner in 2005 against LSU.

That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says the Hawkeyes are looking forward to the return trip.

Mark Stoops was the youngest of the three Stoops brothers to play for Iowa. He has been the head coach at Kentucky since 2013. The Hawkeyes had the Music City Bowl game a year ago postponed due to a COVID outbreak at Missouri.

The Hawkeyes are 10-3 after getting trounced by Michigan in the Big Ten Championship. Ferentz is happy his team gets another chance to claim an 11th win.

Kickoff in Orlando on New Year’s Day is scheduled for noon Iowa time.



AMES — Iowa State will play Clemson in the Cheez-It Bowl December 29th in Orlando against Clemson. The Cyclones are 7-5 and return to the game they lost to Notre Dame in 2019.

That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones take on a Clemson team that finished with a record of 9-3.

Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney must settle for a bowl game after reaching the College Football Playoff the past six years.

Kickoff on December 29th in Orlando is scheduled for 4:45 Iowa time.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caleb Grill scored a season-high 16 points, Izaiah Brockington had all 12 of his points in the second half and No. 19 Iowa State stayed unbeaten with a grinding 64-58 victory over Creighton in Omaha on Saturday. The Cyclones are 8-0 under first-year coach T.J. Otzelberger and an overhauled roster after going 2-22 last season. Ryan Hawkins scored a season-high 25 points to lead Creighton and Ryan Nembhard had 10. But the Bluejays (7-2) lost for the first time in 24 non-conference home games after committing 21 turnovers.



CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa made only three of 22 shots from three point range and lost at home to Richmond 60-52. Noah Carter led the Panthers with 13 points but he missed all four of his three point attempts.

After beating nationally ranked St. Bonaventure the Panthers have dropped two straight and are now 2-5.

UNI is off until December 14th when they host Jackson State.



DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries had 21 points as Drake defeated St. Thomas of Minnesota 74-64. ShanQuan Hemphill had 17 points and seven rebounds for Drake, which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Riley Miller had 22 points for the Tommies.



IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark had her second triple-double of the season with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and McKenna Warnock had 21 points as No. 9 Iowa beat Michigan State 88-61 for coach Lisa Bluder’s 800th career victory. Monika Czinano added 19 points as the Hawkeyes bounced back from Thursday’s 79-64 loss to Duke. That was their first game since Nov. 17 after a COVID-19 outbreak within the program forced the cancellation of three games. Bluder is 800-377 in her career and 444-235 at Iowa. Nia Clouden led Michigan State with 18 points.



AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sisters Aubrey and Ashley Joens had double-doubles and No. 14 Iowa State bounced back from its first loss with a 94-56 win over Longwood. Sophomore Aubrey Joens had career highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and senior Ashley Joens had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Beatriz Jordao, a senior transfer from South Florida, scored a career-high 14 points and Emily Ryan and Lexi Donarski 13 for the Cyclones, who play host to No. 9 Iowa on Wednesday. Iowa State lost to LSU 69-60 on Wednesday. Kyla McMakin scored 19 points for the Lancers (3-4).



NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — In junior college basketball on Saturday, freshman Myles Tucker drained eight 3-point goals, tying a single-game school record, and scored a career-high 28 points to lift the NIACC men’s basketball team to a 93-80 victory over Northeast Community College in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest Saturday. Tucker was 6 of 6 from 3-point range in the first half and scored 20 of his 28 points in the first 20 minutes. Tucker was 8 of 10 from beyond the arc as the Trojans opened the league season with a 13-point victory. NIACC is 7-2 overall and will travel to Dakota County Technical College this evening. In the women’s game, NIACC edged Northeast 67-62. NIACC was led by freshman Ziyannah Conner with 20 points, nine rebounds, one assist and five steals. The Trojans’ Alyssa Hames scored 18 points with eight rebounds and two steals. NIACC is 6-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play and will travel to Iowa Western for a conference contest on Wednesday. 1



— high school boys basketball Saturday
Algona 79, Charles City 76
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 66, St. Ansgar 34
Central Springs 63, Belmond-Klemme 33
West Hancock 61, Estherville Lincoln Central 39



— high school girls basketball Saturday
Algona 46, Charles City 39
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 56, St. Ansgar 38
Belmond-Klemme 40, Central Springs 33
Estherville Lincoln Central 62, West Hancock 39




IOWA CITY, Iowa — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 13 Iowa State 22-11 on Sunday in the annual Cy-Hawk Series. The dual win was Iowa’s 21st straight overall and 17th straight against Iowa State. The Hawkeyes won six-of-10 matches, earned major decisions at 141 and 165, and punctuated the dual with a stalling disqualification at 285. Iowa returns to action Dec. 20-21 at the Rokfin duals in Destin Florida.



MASON CITY — hockey results from the weekend:
== North Iowa Bulls
Friday in Mason City — St. Cloud 4, North Iowa 2
Saturday in St. Cloud — St. Cloud 3, North Iowa 2

== Mason City Toros
Friday at Breezy Point — Mason City 12, Minnesota Loons 2
Saturday at Breezy Point — Mason City 8, Minnesota Loons 0

== The Mason City Mohawk high school hockey club had their weekend series at Cedar Rapids postponed due to a number of sick Mason City players. The games will be rescheduled at a later date.