Thursday September 1st Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk (tape delayed from Wednesday) — 6:30



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, J.D. Martinez also homered to back Michael Wacha’s strong start for Boston and the Red Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Bogaerts and Martinez went deep during a five-run third inning against Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Bogaerts added an RBI double in the sixth as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak. Wacha won his seventh straight decision, yielding two runs on four hits in six innings and striking out seven. Garrett Whitlock surrendered three runs in two relief innings. Matt Barnes allowed the first two batters in the ninth to reach but finished out his fourth save.


EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Wide receiver Jalen Reagor has been acquired by Minnesota in a trade with Philadelphia. The Eagles obtained two draft picks for the player who was selected immediately in front of Vikings star Justin Jefferson two years ago. The Vikings sent a seventh-round 2023 pick and a conditional fourth-round 2024 pick. Reager was chosen at No. 21 overall in 2020 to the delight of Vikings officials for the opportunity to take Jefferson next. Reagor also brings value as a punt returner. Wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who played at the University of Iowa, was waived to make room on the roster.




IOWA CITY — A veteran linebacking corps will help lead the Iowa defense in Saturday’s season opener against South Dakota State. Senior Jack Campbell says preseason camp helped get them ready for the challenge.

Campbell says practice has been physical the past month.

Campbell says the Hawkeyes are ready for a game.

Seth Benson says after a long offseason they are ready for a game.

Kickoff at Kinnick Stadium for Iowa and South Dakota State is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO



AMES —- Iowa State receiver Xavier Hutchinson says he is anxious for Saturday’s season opener at home against Southeast Missouri State.

The All-Big 12 receiver set an ISU single season record with 83 receptions but has worked on areas he feels need improvement.

Hutchinson is confident in new starting quarterback Hunter Dekkers.

Hutchinson on the defense they will see from Southeast Missouri State.

Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames is scheduled for 1 o’clock on Saturday.




AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLORADO — Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is concerned about Northern Iowa’s veteran defense. The Falcons have won 15 straight season openers and their option attack led the country in rushing last season at more than 327 yards per game.

Calhoun says the Panthers have a tough defense.

Calhoun says Panther quarterback Theo Day has an experienced receiver group to throw to.

Kickoff in Colorado is set for noon Iowa time.



IOWA FALLS — The NIACC volleyball team picked up their first conference win of the season with a five-set victory at Ellsworth last night. The Trojans took the first set 25-20, dropped the next two 24-26 and 16-25, but closed out the match with wins of 25-17 and 15-6. Jaida Hansen had 13 kills and two blocks, Kyla Moore had 11 kills, one ace, two digs and seven blocks, while Ryley Wetlaufer had nine kills, two aces, 36 assists, two blocks and 11 digs to lead NIACC. The Trojans are 3-6 overall and 1-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and will host the Wartburg JV today at 7 o’clock in the campus gym.