Thursday June 8th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay — pre-game 11:30, first pitch 12:10


MANLY — #2/2A Central Springs handed #9/1A Newman their first Top of Iowa Conference East Division softball loss last night, as the Panthers picked up a 10-0, six-inning victory in Manly. Cooper Klaahsen fired a four-hit shutout, striking out four in picking up the win. Sharli Fessler had two home runs and five runs batted in for Central Springs, as the Panthers improve to 11-1 overall and 8-0 in the conference. Newman with the loss drops to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play.


— other softball last night
Webster City 9, Clear Lake 6
Osage 12, Rockford 0
North Butler 8, West Fork 3
North Iowa 1, Lake Mills 0
Belmond-Klemme 9, West Hancock 4
Bishop Garrigan 15, Forest City 2
North Union 13, Eagle Grove 0
St. Edmond 12, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0
Algona 12, Iowa Falls-Alden 0
Humboldt 12, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 0


MANLY — #1/1A Newman beat Central Springs 21-0 in four innings in Top of Iowa Conference East Division baseball last night in Manly. The Knights improve to 15-1 overall and lead the conference with a 6-0 record. Newman hosts St. Ansgar on Friday night.


CLEAR LAKE — Andrew Theiss had a 93-pitch shutout as Clear Lake beat Webster City 1-0 last night at Lions Field in North Central Conference baseball play. Theiss struck out six, allowed eight hits, three hit batsmen and a walk in picking up the victory. Dylan Bieber knocked in the lone run of the contest in the second inning. Clear Lake improves to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference and will travel to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura tonight in non-conference play.


— other baseball last night
North Butler 2, West Fork 1
Osage 4, Rockford 1
St. Ansgar 8, Northwood-Kensett 0
West Hancock 21, Belmond-Klemme 5
Bishop Garrigan 3, Forest City 2
Lake Mills 11, North Iowa 0
Algona 10, Iowa Falls-Alden 0
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 7, St. Edmond
Humboldt 12, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 0



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered leading off the ninth inning to give the major league-best Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 victory over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. After Minnesota tied it in the top of the inning, Arozarena sent an 0-1 pitch from Jhoan Duran (1-2) to the opposite field into the stands in right-center field. Jason Adam (1-2) blew his fourth save opportunity in 13 chances when the Twins rallied in the ninth. Adam hit Donovan Solano with one out and walked Max Kepler after pinch-runner Michael A. Taylor stole second. Taylor then swiped third before Royce Lewis tied it with an RBI single. Isaac Paredes also homered for Tampa Bay, and six Rays pitchers combined on a three-hitter.



IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will play Virginia Tech in the Ally Tipoff on Nov. 9, 2023, in Charlotte, North Carolina, inside the Spectrum Center. The neutral site contest will air on ESPN Platforms with specific details announced at a later date.

Both teams are coming off appearances at the 2023 Women’s Final Four and projected to be top 10 programs for the 2023-24 season. It will be the first matchup between Iowa and VT since 2011 in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 2-1.

Tickets will go on sale later in the summer and fans can sign up for more information and presale opportunities at

The Iowa women’s basketball team is coming off a historic season in which it won a school-record 31 games en route to a NCAA national runner-up finish.

Iowa senior guard Caitlin Clark, who was the consensus National Player of the Year, averaged 27.8 points, 8.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game. Gabbie Marshall and Kate Martin also are set to return to the Hawkeyes, along with 2023 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year, Hannah Stuelke. Marshall, Martin, and Stuelke were pivotal pieces in the program’s second Final Four appearance.



TAMPA — Former Iowa star Tristan Wirfs is making the adjustment to left tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wirfs spent his first three seasons at right tackle and has twice been named All-Pro.

Wirfs did play some left tackle while at Iowa.

He knows the move to left tackle brings a higher level of pressure.

Wirfs is a native of Mount Vernon