Thursday May 18th Local Sports
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls golf team is headed back to the state tournament after winning the Class 3A regional at Storm Lake on Wednesday. The Lions shot a 339, 42 shots better than runner-up MOC-Floyd Valley. Meghan DeLong and Rebecca DeLong were the medalist and runner-up of the regional, shooting a 77 and 78 respectively. Macey Holck had an 87 and placed 6th. Megan Paine had a 97, Lily James had a 101 while Annika Nelson had a 105 for the Lions. The 3A girls state golf tournament takes place May 25th and 26 at the Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls
LIVERMORE — Newman’s Aubree Sellers finished third at the Class 1A regional golf tournament at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore, punching her ticket to next week’s state tournament. Sellers had a 91, seven shots behind the medalist Grace Erickson of Newell-Fonda. Newell-Fonda won the team title with a 368 with Akron-Westfield second with a 403. Newman was third with a 410.
COLESBURG — Paige Franzen of Nashua-Plainfield was the medalist while Reagan Mulder of North Butler was the runner-up at the Class 1A regional golf tournament in Colesburg. Franzen fired an 80 to win the championship with Mulder having an 89. The Huskies qualified as a team to the 1A state tournament with a team score of 412, with Easton Valley being the team champion with a 395. The 1A state tournament takes place at the Cedar Pointe Golf Course in Boone.
FOREST CITY — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura just missed the state tournament cut at the 2A regional golf tournament in Forest City but they had two individuals that qualified being in the top six in the medalist race. The Cardinals had a team score of 389, ten shots behind runner-up New Hampton and 15 shots back of champion Sumner-Fredericksburg. GHV’s Audrey Overgaard and Sydney Helgeson finished fourth and fifth with scores of 87 and 89. The 2A state tournament will take place at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.
WATERLOO — The Mason City High girls finished eighth at the Class 4A regional golf tournament in Waterloo. Linn-Mar had a 334 and Cedar Rapids Washington had a 353 to be the team qualifiers. The Riverhawks ended with a 448 with no individuals making the state tournament cut.
— high school girls regional soccer last night
== Class 1A Region 6
Clear Lake 10, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0
#11 Dike-New Hartford 8, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 3, Humboldt 0
#4 Gilbert 9, East Sac County 0
MASON CITY — The 6th-ranked Mason City High boys tennis team was upset by Cedar Falls 5-0 on Wednesday in a substate final. Cedar Falls only needed to win the singles matches to move on to the state tournament. Mason City ends their season with a 12-1 team record.
DES MOINES — Mike Jay has served as public address announcer at the US Olympics Trials, the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships as well as the Drake Relays. The native of Columbus Junction has a special affinity for the Iowa High School Track and Field Championships. Jay will be on the microphone for the 21st straight year when the state meet begins today at Drake Stadium.
Jay announces between 35 and 40 meets annually and says the Iowa High School Championships are the best.
Jay first had an announcing role in 2003 when the girls and boys competed on separate weekends. Two years later they merged to accommodate renovations at Drake Stadium and the coed meet has become the most well attended state meet in the country.
Jay says the crowds and performances are proof that Iowa is an outstanding track and field state.
Click here for live results from the state track meet.
CHARLES CITY — Breyden Baker had a two-hit complete game to lead Mason City past Charles City 4-1 in high school baseball last night in Charles City. Baker struck out ten in the contest. Jake Gold had two doubles and two runs batted in as the Riverhawks improve to 2-0 on the season and will travel to Central Springs tonight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Outman hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Byron Buxton and Joey Gallo homered for the Twins, who dropped two of the three in a matchup of division leaders. The Dodgers trailed 3-2 in the seventh before scoring five runs all with two outs. Will Smith tied it after Emilio Pagan walked Miguel Vargas with the bases loaded and Outman put them on top when he drove a first-pitch fastball over the wall in center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minnesota Twins center fielder Nick Gordon is heading to the injured list after he fractured his right shin during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The injury occurred when Gordon fouled a pitch by Dylan Covey off his leg during the fifth inning. Gordon’s injury wasn’t the only one that happened to the Twins during the series finale between division leaders. Second baseman Jorge Polanco left in the seventh inning due to a mild strain to his left hamstring. Right fielder Joey Gallo also fouled a pitch off his right leg with two outs in the ninth inning, but an X-ray showed only a contusion.
CLEAR LAKE — Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly says he was thrilled that a great 2023 season was capped off with a Big 12 tournament title and two players being drafted by the WNBA.
Stephanie Soares was selected by the Washington Mystics with the fourth pick of the draft but then was shipped to the Dallas Wings, who selected teammate Ashley Joens with the 19th pick in the second round. Fennelley says it’s two unique stories of Cyclones making the WNBA.
Fennelly says after a 22-10 season and another trip to the NCAA tournament, it’s time to turn the page and get ready for next year.
Iowa State will head to Italy and Greece August 7th through the 17th. Fennelly made his comments at the Cyclone Tailgate Tour stop at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake last night.