Thursday October 11th Local Sports

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense is run first but the Hawkeyes showed they can rely on the pass if needed in a victory over Minnesota. Held to just 106 yards on the ground the Hawkeye pass game tallied 314 yards in a 48-31 win.

Sophomore tackle Tristan Wirfs. Sophomore receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette says the Hawkeyes are equipped to take what the defense gives them.

Football is about matchups and the Indiana offense has been a tough one for a normally stout Iowa defense. In the last three meetings in the series the Hoosiers have averaged 435 yards and 27 points. This week the Hawks will try to contain a balanced Indiana attack led by quarterback Peyton Ramsey. Safety Amani Hooker.

In the last two meetings the Hoosiers have rushed for more than 200 yards. Defensive end Parker Hesse.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock



AMES — The Iowa State defense has been a strength through the first half of the season but that unit faces a big test Saturday night against sixth ranked West Virginia. Mountaineer quarterback Will Grier is averaging 364 yards of passing per game and has 21 touchdown passes.

That’s ISU linebacker Willie Harvey who says Grier directs a very efficient offense.

The Cyclone offense is coming off its most impressive performance in a 48-42 win at Oklahoma State and center Colin Newell says a healthy offensive line is starting to gel.

Newell says the ability of freshman quarterback Brock Purdy to run gave the offense a spark.

Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 6 o’clock.



WATERLOO — The NIACC volleyball team was swept on the road at Hawkeye Community College last night, falling 25-21, 26-24 and 25-16. Kennedy Meister had 10 kills, three assists and 11 digs; Connor Gauch had 18 digs, while Hannah Wagner had 12 kills and 20 digs. NIACC is now 16-11 overall and 2-5 in conference play. The Lady Trojans will play four matches this weekend at the Iowa Central Invitational. They’ll face Carl Sandburg College and Rock Valley College on Friday evening, and then take on Cowley County Community College and the Grand View JV on Saturday afternoon.



MASON CITY — The Top of Iowa Conference Cross Country meet that was scheduled to be held at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City today has been postponed due to poor course conditions caused by rain in the last week. The meet will now take place on Monday. The junior high girls and boys will start at 3:30, varsity girls at 4:00, varsity boys at 4:45, followed by the JV girls and boys combined at 5:15. The North Central Conference cross country meet takes place this afternoon at Iowa Falls-Alden


— Iowa Association of Track Coaches team cross country rankings

Boys 1A
1 Madrid
2 Nodaway Valley
3 Calamus Wheatland
4 Newman Mason City
5 Sibley
6 South Hamilton
7 Pekin
8 South Winneshiek
9 Earlham
11 Denver
12 Maquoeka Valley
14 West Fork
15 St. Albert
= Teams to Watch
Central Springs
Tri Center
Woodward Academy


Girls 1A
1 Logan Magnolia
2 Regina Iowa City
3 Kee High
4 Denver
5 Hudson
6 South Winneshiek
7 Pekin
8 Starmont
9 North Linn
10 Newman Mason City
12 Tri Center
13 Marquette
14 East Marshall
15 St. Edmond Fort Dodge
= Teams to Watch
Collins Maxwell
Nashua Plainfield
West Fork


Boys 2A
1 Tipton
2 Sioux Center
3 Bellevue
4 Okoboji
5 Camanche
6 George-Little Rock/Central Lyon
7 Monticello
8 Roland-Story
9 Williamsburg
10 Sheldon
11 Unity Christian
12 Davis County
13 Des Moines Christian
14 Albia
15 Waukon
= Teams to Watch
Dike-New Hartford
Grundy Center/ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Red Oak
South Hardin


Girls 2A
1 Mid Prairie
2 Williamsburg
3 Panorama
5 Dike-New Hartford
6 Cascade
7 Aplington Parkersburg
8 Crestwood
9 Jesup
10 Waukon
11 CC-Springville
12 Danville-New London
13 Unity Christian
14 Shenandoah
15 Okoboji
= Teams to Watch
Davis County


Boys 3A
1 Gilbert
2 Clear Creek Amana
3 Carlisle
4 Marion
5 Dallas Center Grimes
6 Decorah
7 Dubuque Wahlert
8 Grinnell
9 Humboldt
10 Pella
11 LeMars
12 Waverly-Shell Rock
13 Mount Vernon Lisbon
14 Sergent Bluff-Lutton
15 Glenwood
= Teams to Watch
Center Point Urbana
MOC-Floyd Valley


Girls 3A
1 Wahlert
2 Ballard
3 Pella
4 Heelan
5 Glenwood
6 Harlan
8 Decorah
9 North Polk
10 Charles City
11 Atlantic
12 Solon
13 Grinnell
14 Carlisle
15 Spencer
= Teams to Watch


Boys 4A
1 Dowling Catholic WDM
2 Dubuque Hempstead
3 Waukee
4 Pleasant Valley
5 Ankeny
6 Prairie CR
7 Johnston
8 CR Washington
9 Ames
10 Cedar Falls
11 Ankeny Centennial
12 Valley WDM
13 CR Kennedy
14 Indianola
15 Sioux City North
= Teams to Watch
Dubuque Senior
Iowa City West
Linn-Mar Marion
Southeast Polk



Girls 4A
1 Johnston
2 Waukee
3 Southeast Polk
4 Pleasant Valley
5 Dubuque Senior
6 Valley WDM
7 Dowling Catholic WDM
8 Prairie CR
9 DM Roosevelt
10 Urbandale
11 Ankeny Centennial
12 Iowa City West
13 Cedar Falls
14 Iowa City Liberty
15 CR Kennedy
= Teams to Watch
Dubuque Hempstead
Iowa City City High
Linn-Mar Marion



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler returned to practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time this season, and told ESPN in an interview that he was “brutally honest” with teammates and other officials in that workout.

Butler asked the Timberwolves to trade him elsewhere last month, and said during an interview that was taped and aired on Wednesday that much of an earlier ESPN report that he had outbursts during the practice was largely accurate.

Minnesota has engaged many teams in trade talks, Miami in particular, before those negotiations broke down over the weekend.

Butler is a four-time All-Star who can become a free agent after the season. His impasse with the Timberwolves is now in its fourth week, starting when he told coach Tom Thibodeau before training camp that he wants to be traded.



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