Thursday February 8th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — Class 1A girls regional first round — Newman vs. North Butler — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Penn State — joined in progress after girls tournament basketball (tipoff at 8:00)



— The girls basketball post-season begins tonight with opening round regional games in Class 1A:

== 1A Region 6
North Butler at Newman (KGLO 7:00)
Northwood-Kensett at St. Ansgar
North Iowa at West Hancock
Janesville at Clarksville
Don Bosco at Waterloo Christian
Nashua-Plainfield at Gladbrook-Reinbeck


— junior college basketball last night
NIACC women 75, Marshalltown Community College 63



IOWA CITY — The Iowa men are on the road tonight in Big Ten play to take on Penn State. The Nittany Lions are coming off road wins at Indiana and Rutgers and leading scorer Kanye Clary missed both games due to injury.

That’s Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery who says with Clary out other players have stepped up for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State is 11-11 overall under first year coach Mike Rhoades.

Both teams are 5-6 in the Big Ten.




CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa opened the second half on an 8-0 run and beat Missouri State 72-65 in Cedar Falls as the Panthers snapped a three game losing skid.

That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson. Nate Heise had 17 points and junior center Jacob Hutson added 14 points and eight rebounds.

UNI improves to 7-6 in the Missouri Valley.



DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries scored 27 points, five in the overtime, as Drake took down Southern Illinois 92-88 on Wednesday night. DeVries had five rebounds for the Bulldogs (19-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Darnell Brodie scored 18 points while Atin Wright finished with 15 points. DeVries put up 10 points in the first half for Drake, which led 38-37 at halftime. Brodie led Drake with 14 second-half points and DeVries hit the game-tying layup with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. DeVries scored their five overtime points while finishing 2 of 4 from the floor.



IOWA CITY — The 2nd-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women host a much improved Penn State team tonight. After winning only four conference games last season the Nittany Lions are 7-4 in the Big Ten.

That’s Iowa senior guard Gabbie Marshall who says the Nittany Lions will be difficult to guard.

The Hawkeyes are 10-1 and tied with Ohio State at the top of the Big Ten race. You can hear the Iowa-Penn State women’s game on KGLO after Newman girls tournament basketball.




CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women are at home tonight in Missouri Valley Conference play to host Illinois State. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 88-77 on the road two weeks ago.

That’s Panther coach Tanya Warren who is proud of the way her team has performed during an injury plagued season.

Warren says having met just two weeks ago makes the preparation easier.

The Panthers are 6-4 in the Valley.



DES MOINES — The Drake Relays is taking a pole vault competition back to a West Des Moines mall this spring. The Vault at the Mall will take place at Jordan Creek Towncenter.

That’s Drake Relays director Blake Bolden. Jordan Creek has hosted pole vault events in the past with the last one in 2014.

Bolden says they have had discussions about returning to Jordan Creek for several years.

Bolden says COVID prevented them from holding an event in the mall in 2020 and 2021.

The Vault at the Mall will take place on Monday April 22nd.