Tuesday April 23rd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler had two hits and three RBIs in his return from the injured list and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 Monday night. Chris Paddack struck out 10 in seven innings to win as starter for the first time in nearly two years. Edouard Julien homered among his three hits for Minnesota. Blanked for the eighth time this season and once in each series, Chicago has lost 10 of 11. Nicky Lopez and Danny Mendick had two hits, and Gavin Sheets and manager Pedro Grifol were ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the eighth inning.



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent struggling starting pitcher Louie Varland to Triple-A St. Paul and reinstated right fielder Max Kepler from the 10-day injured list. Varland was 0-4 with a 9.18 ERA in four starts. He allowed four runs on three hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings on Sunday in a 6-1 loss to Detroit. Kepler missed 13 games because of a bruised right knee. He went 4 for 10 with three walks on a three-game rehabilitation assignment for St. Paul. Kepler had just one hit with one walk and six strikeouts in 20 at-bats before the injury.




IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Longtime Iowa football broadcaster Ed Podolak announced on Monday he will move out of the radio booth this season and limit his appearances to pregame shows and podcasts. The 76-year-old Podolak played quarterback and running back for the Hawkeyes before he became a fixture at running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1969-77. Podolak was a color commentator for NBC and ESPN before he joined the Iowa radio broadcast crew in 1982. He worked nearly 500 games alongside play-by-play men Jim Zabel and Gary Dolphin. Podolak was named first-team All-Big Ten and team MVP in 1968, when he set a then-conference record with 286 yards on 17 rushing attempts against Northwestern. He had nearly 4,500 yards rushing and 2,500 yards receiving and a combined 40 touchdowns in 104 games for the Chiefs. He is a member of the Chiefs Hall of Honor.




AMES — Iowa State quarterback Rocco Becht says an experienced Iowa State defense made it tough on the offense during spring drills. The Cyclones take high hopes into next season and return 18 starters from a team that finished 7-6.

Becht leads an experienced offense and is coming off a season where he had 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He was named the Big 12 freshman offensive player of the year. The Cyclones wrapped up spring drills on Saturday.

ISU opens at home on August 31st against North Dakota





WEST DES MOINES — American record holder KC Lightfoot kicked off Drake Relays week by winning the pole vault at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Lightfoot cleared 19-feet, four and a quarter inches. It was the second best vault of the year, second only to a world record mark set over the weekend by Sweden’s Mondo DuPlantis at a meet in China. For Lightfoot it was his first competition in two months.

Lightfoot talks about the unique setting of competing in a mall.

Bridget Williams won the women’s pole vault. The 2023 Pan American Games gold medalist cleared 15-feet, four and a quarter inches.

Williams feels it’s a good way to promote the sport.

The Drake Relays continues tonight with the Grand Blue Mile as well as the US Track and Field one-mile championships





— Boys golf Monday
@ Osage — Osage 154, North Butler 175, St. Ansgar 190 (Heath Voigt, Osage, 36)

@ Lake Mills — Lake Mills 159, Forest City 162, North Union 171 (Garret Ham, Lake Mills, 35)




AMES — The Clear Lake girls finished in a tie for 11th at the Turk Bowman Invitational in Ames on Monday. Gilbert won the team title with a 340, while Ames was second with 358. Clear Lake turned in a team score of 442. Meghan DeLong of Clear Lake was the medalist with an 81.




— other Girls Golf
@ Manly — Newman 193, Central Springs 226

@ Osage — Osage 210, North Butler 214 (Emily Myers, Osage, 46)

@ Belmond — Belmond-Klemme 216, Eagle Grove 218 (Taylor McVey, BK, 52)

@ Lake Mills — Lake Mills 207, North Union 215, Forest City 225 (Claire Levine, Lake Mills, 48)



— Boys Soccer
Cedar Falls 5, Mason City 1
Webster City 5, Clear Lake 0
Wright County 6, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 1
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 3, Iowa Falls-Alden 1



— Girls Soccer
Mason City 1, Cedar Falls 0
Clear Lake 2, Webster City 0
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4, Wright County 0
Iowa Falls-Alden 10, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0



— Boys Tennis
Mason City 10, Ames 1
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 6, South Hardin 3



— Girls Tennis
South Hardin 9, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0