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Monday March 8th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — Class 1A boys state quarterfinals — Lake Mills vs. Montezuma — pre-game 1:45, tipoff 2:00


IOWA CITY — Iowa lost Joe Wieskamp to injury in the opening half and a 12 point lead in the second half but the 5th-ranked Hawkeyes gutted one out in a 77-73 win over 25th-ranked Wisconsin. It was a game that featured endless reviews and a bizarre double foul in the waning seconds. With the win the Hawks are the third seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

That’s Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery. Iowa is 20-7 and will open the Big Ten Tournament Friday night.

Wieskamp suffered an ankle injury midway through the opening half and did not return.

Jordan Bohannon scored 10 points in the final four minutes, including three free throws in the final minute after being fouled on a jump shot to give Iowa the lead for good. Bohannon finished with 16 points. Luka Garza led the way with 21 points and 16 rebounds. After the game, the University of Iowa announced that Garza’s jersey number 55 would be retired at the conclusion of the season.



ST. LOUIS — Loyola outscored Drake 12-4 to start the second half as the 20th ranked Ramblers beat the Bulldogs 75-65 in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Loyola connected on 59 percent for the game, including 10-of-17 from three point range.

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Tremell Murphy and D.J. Wilkins had 20 points each to lead the Bulldogs. DeVries says the Bulldogs have done more than enough to earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Drake is 25-4.



DES MOINES — The boys state basketball tournament gets underway today in Des Moines. For Lake Mills, it’s back-to-back state tournament berths for the Bulldogs, who are the second-seed in the Class 1A state tournament and will face the seventh-seed Montezuma this afternoon. Lake Mills is 25-0 and led by Dashawn Linnen who averages 19 points per game while Wyatt Helming averages 13 points and Caleb Bacon 12 points and 10 rebounds per contest. Montezuma is 22-2, led by seniors Trey Shearer and Cole Watts who average 25 and 19 points per game respectively. You can hear live and local coverage of Lake Mills boys state tournament basketball this afternoon starting at about 1:45 with the tipoff scheduled for 2 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO and


— rest of the 1A quarterfinals today
10:00 — North Linn (25-0) vs. South Winneshiek (18-6)
12:00 — Martensdale St. Marys (24-0) vs. Easton Valley (22-0
4:00 — Grand View Christian (20-1) vs. Remsen St. Mary’s (22-3)

— 2A quarterfinals tonight
6:00 — Boyden-Hull (24-0) vs. South Central Calhoun (19-5)
8:00 — Aplington-Parkersburg (21-3) vs. Van Meter (17-6)


DES MOINES — Girls state basketball wrapped up over the weekend with championship games:
1A — Newell-Fonda 66, Bishop Garrigan 52
2A — Dike-New Hartford 47, Maquoketa Valley 42
3A — Unity Christian 48, West Lyon 31
4A — Ballard 47, Glenwood 45
5A — Waukee 71, Johnston 43


NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — The NIACC basketball teams split their conference doubleheader at Northeast Community College in Norfolk Nebraska on Saturday. After trailing by one after the first quarter, Northeast in the women’s game outscored the Lady Trojans 64-45 in the final three quarters for an 83-65 win. Abby Leach led NIACC with 18 points as the Lady Trojans drop to 3-11 overall and 2-10 in the conference. The NIACC men got a steal and a layup from Jordan Jones with 52 seconds to go to give NIACC the lead for good, with McKelary Robertson sinking two free throws with three seconds to go as the Trojans picked up a 70-67 win. Robertson had a career-high 32 points to lead the Trojans, who are now 3-12 overall and in the conference. NIACC hosts Kirkwood on Wednesday.



UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — The top ranked Iowa Hawkeye wrestling crowned four individual champions to win a second straight Big Ten championship. The Hawkeyes were coming off a nearly one-month break due to a COVID pause. Iowa coach Tom Brands.

The Hawkeyes will try to win the national title that eluded them a year ago when the NCAA Championships were cancelled in the early days of the pandemic.

The NCAA Championships are March 18th through the 20th in St. Louis.



COUNCIL BLUFFS — NIACC crowned three champions on Sunday at the NJCAA North Central District wrestling tournament in Council Bluffs. Title winners were Quentrevion Campbell at 141 pounds, Christian Minto at 165, and Jose Valdez at 197. Two other Trojans were in championship matches, with Clarence Lee-Green finishing second at 125 and Chase McCleish being the runner-up at 184 pounds. NIACC finished fourth in the team standings with 108.5 points, with Indian Hills winning the district title with 127 points. NIACC returns to action on Friday with a dual at Ellsworth.


CRESTON — The NIACC volleyball team swept Southwestern on Sunday 25-17, 25-14, 25-16. NIACC was led by freshman Grace Tobin with 13 kills, nine digs and two blocks. Becca Steffen had 25 assists, 10 digs, five kills, three ace serves and one block. NIACC is 7-6 overall and in the conference and will host Kirkwood on Thursday.


MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls announced over the weekend that the team will be moving up to the North American Hockey League starting next season. The Bulls have been competing in the NA3HL since 2011, a Tier 3 hockey league, and now will be moving up to the Tier 2 NAHL. With nearly 30 member teams geographically spread across the entire continent, the NAHL is a top destination for players from around the world who are 20 years old and under and have the talent to play NCAA Division I hockey. The team’s move to the NAHL also marks a return to Mason City for the league, as the North Iowa Outlaws were a league member from 2005 to 2010.


WILLMAR, MINNESOTA — The Bulls split their weekend series at Willmar, winning on Saturday night 3-1 before dropping a 7-5 decision on Sunday. North Iowa returns to action this coming weekend with a two-game series at New Ulm.

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