Thursday September 13th Local Sports

MASON CITY — Mason City High School Athletic Hall of Famer Eddie Kline has died. The 1953 graduate was a three-time state wrestling champion who compiled a 58-1 record with 39 pins in those three seasons. Kline was inducted into the Iowa High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979, was honored with a Mason City High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000, was honored with Eddie Kline Day in Mason City on September 6th 2013, and was inducted into the Mason City High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s first class in 2014. Kline worked as a custodian in the Mason City school district for 38 years, retiring in 1994. Kline died on Wednesday at the age of 85. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 Monday morning at the Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church in Mason City.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi’s no-hit bid was broken up when Greg Bird hit a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Yankees 3-1 to take two of three from New York. The Yankees’ lead over Oakland for the top AL wild card was cut to one game as they completed a 4-5 trip. A tiring Odorizzi walked Luke Voit before Bird lined the next pitch deep into the left-center gap.



IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense looks to make strides this week against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 2-0 and riding a defense that has yielded only 10 points and registered nine sacks. The passing game has struggled and quarterback Nate Stanley is only connecting on 53 percent.

Stanley says the offense is trying to improve and not concerned about the start of Big Ten play next week.

Tight end T.J. Hockenson says it is about improving in a number of areas.

Jake Gervase says the Hawkeyes won’t be looking past the Panthers.

Kickoff at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday evening is scheduled for 6:30, with the pre-game starting at 4:30 on AM-1300 KGLO



AMES — Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland says he will be working with Kyle Kempt even if he is called upon to be the starter against fifth ranked Oklahoma. Kempt is nursing a knee injury suffered in last week’s loss at Iowa and Noland says the two developed a bond last year when they were competing to be the backup to Jacob Park.

Noland says that relationship will help this week as they get ready for the Sooners.

The Cyclones need to find more offense than they had in a 13-3 loss to the Hawkeyes.

Tight end Chase Allen says the Cyclone offense needs to develop rhythm and they way to do that is to get some first downs.

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



AMES (AP) — Iowa State will host The University of the Incarnate Word on Dec. 1 unless the Cyclones qualify for the Big 12 title game or Incarnate Word reaches the FCS playoffs.

Iowa State said Wednesday it will pay Incarnate Word $300,000 for the game — which will serve as a replacement for its canceled opener — and provide use of a charter aircraft to fly its opponent from San Antonio Texas to Iowa for the contest.

The Cyclones’ Sept. 1 opener against South Dakota State was called off due to lightning.

Iowa State said fans who purchased tickets to the South Dakota State game will receive new tickets to the Dec.
1 game.

Incarnate Word went 1-10 last season. The Cardinals play in the Southland Conference and are 0-2 so far in 2018, losing to New Mexico 62-30 and North Texas 58-16.



MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Southeastern Community College in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference match on Wednesday night in the NIACC gym.

Southeastern won 16-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 15-13.

Southeastern jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the fifth and deciding game by two points.

NIACC was led by freshman Kennedy Meister with 25 kills, 16 digs and four blocks. Sophomore Hannah Wagner had 15 kills, 16 digs and four ace serves.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Sydney Roush had 21 assists and 10 digs, Connor Gauch had 31 digs, Ashley Groe had 18 assists and 12 digs, Jamie Brenner had five blocks and Sarah Kimberly had three blocks.

NIACC (10-5 overall, 1-2 in the ICCAC) returns to action Sunday at home against Dakota County Technical College (2 p.m.) and the Grand View Junior Varsity (3:30 p.m.)



MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s soccer team topped Northeast Community College 4-1 Wednesday in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest on the NIACC campus.

NIACC jumped out to a 2-1 lead at the half and added two insurance goals in the second 45 minutes.

NIACC received first-half goals from Lewis Saunders and Alex Scarano. The Trojans’ second-half goals came from Harry Holland and Aleksander Trujic.

Matthew Janke picked up the win in goal for the Trojans.

The Trojans (2-3-1, 1-0-1) return to action Friday at home against Riverland CC in a nonconference match, which is slated to start at 4 p.m.



MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Northeast Community College Wednesday afternoon in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest.

Northeast CC led 2-0 at the half and held on for the two-goal victory. Northeast received goals from Blair Buckingham at the 36:52 mark of the first half and Mary Perez at the 26:30 mark of the first half.

The NIACC women (3-3 overall, 1-1 in the ICCAC) return to action Sept. 19 at the Grand View University Junior Varsity in a nonconference contest.



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