Thursday November 21st Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO, — Class A football state championship game — West Hancock vs. Grundy Center — pre-game 1:00, kickoff 1:30

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



CEDAR FALLS — West Hancock faces Grundy Center in the Class A state football championship game this afternoon at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. It’s the first trip to the state title game for the Eagles since 2011, who have had a perfect 12-0 season after falling in last year’s semifinal round to Hudson. Coach Mark Sanger says his team had a bad taste in their mouth after that loss to Hudson and have been working hard since the first week of practice to get to the championship game.

Sanger says Grundy Center is a very athletic ballclub that will give his team a challenge.

Grundy Center is 11-1 after beating St. Ansgar in last week’s semifinals. You can hear live and local coverage of West Hancock football today on AM-1300 KGLO and, with the pre-game show starting at about 1 o’clock, with kickoff at the UNI-Dome scheduled for shortly after 1:30.



— Today’s other championship games
10:00 — 8-Man — #1 Audubon vs. #3 Don Bosco
7:00 — 3A — #1 Solon vs. #2 Epworth Western Dubuque



IOWA CITY — Iowa’s seniors hope their final game in Kinnick Stadium ends with a victory when they host Illinois. Offensive lineman Levi Paulsen says it will be an emotional day for him.

Quarterback Nate Stanley says the key will be to focus on the outcome.

Kickoff between Iowa and Illinois on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO



AMES — A senior class that has helped turn Iowa State into a consistent winner will play its final game in Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday when the Cyclones host Kansas. Linebacker Marcel Spears is part of a class that endured a coaching change shortly after getting to campus.

Spears says a winning attitude has been installed in the program.

Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock.



IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points and the Iowa Hawkeye women erased a 13 point deficit to edge Princeton 77-75 in overtime in Iowa City. Hawkeye coach Lisa Bluder,

Iowa is 3-1 and heads to the Puerto Rico Classic next week.

Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 39 minutes, scoring 19 points, grabbing seven rebounds and handing out three assists. Megan Meyer did not play. You can hear Iowa’s two games at the Puerto Rico Classic next Wednesday and Thursday on KGLO, with Wednesday’s game against Cincinnati starting at 2:30 and Thursday’s game against Townson starting at noon.



IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team plays host to North Florida later tonight. The Hawkeyes are 2-1 while North Florida is 4-1 and made 21 three pointers in its last game.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who would like to see sophomore Joe Weiskamp get it going offensively. Weiskamp is averaging just over 10 points per game and is just three of 11 from three point range.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight, with the pre-game at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.



CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Trae Berhow had 20 points as Northern Iowa rolled past Cornell College 88-66 on Wednesday night.

James Betz had 16 points for Northern Iowa (6-0), which earned its sixth consecutive victory to open the season. AJ Green added 15 points. Spencer Haldeman had 11 points for the home team.

Marcus Quirk had 12 points for the Rams. Devin Davis added 11 points. Jordan Magnani had 10 points.

Northern Iowa takes on West Virginia on Tuesday.



MASON CITY — 2nd-ranked NIACC won seven of ten matches to down 19th-ranked Iowa Western 26-15 in a conference dual last night at the campus gym. Christian Minto at 165 pounds scored a 19-3 third-period technical fall win over Noah Rutjens, with Holtan Truax the other wrestler for NIACC scoring bonus points with a pin at 197. Other winners by decision for NIACC were Clarence Lee-Green at 125, Brock Luthens at 133, Hunter Luke at 141, Tony Mendoza at 149 and Rendon Miller in overtime at 184. NIACC is 2-0 in duals this year and will wrestle at the Coe College Invitational on Saturday in Cedar Rapids.