Tuesday April 30th Local Sports

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


CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 for their eighth straight win. Byron Buxton doubled to lead off the ninth against John Brebbia (0-1). Kepler, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, then drove him in with a line-drive single to right. Caleb Thielbar pitched out of a first-and-third jam in the ninth, striking out Korey Lee to end the game after walking Tommy Pham and giving up a two-out single to Robbie Grossman.




FORT DODGE — The NIACC softball team dropped a doubleheader at Iowa Central on Monday, 8-4 and 11-5. Emily Jones was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the opener, while Katy Olive had a home run and two RBI in the nightcap. NIACC ends the regular season with a 31-21 overall record and finish 20-8 and in third place in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. They are the second-highest seed in the Region 11-B tournament that starts on Friday in Boone. NIACC will face Iowa Lakes, while the highest seed DMACC will face Hawkeye Community College in the double-elimination tournament.





DODGE CITY, KANSAS — Emma Weiner shot an opening round of 95 at the NJCAA Plains District Championships in Dodge City Kansas on Monday, while freshman Paige Danger shot a 97. NIACC shot a 418 as a team on the first day of the two-day event. Dodge City Community College is in the team lead with a 305 while Iowa Western is second with a 313. The tournament is scheduled to wrap up today.




— HIgh school boys golf Monday
@ Northwood — North Butler 190, Newman 193, Northwood-Kensett 198 (Nolan Reser, NB, 39)

@ Sheffield — Osage 164, West Fork 180, Central Springs 200 (Heath Voigt, Osage, 40)

@ Nashua — Rockford 186, St. Ansgar 192, Nashua-Plainfield 196, Riceville 226

@ Garner — Forest City 166, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 166, Eagle Grove 184 (Konner Leitz, FC, 39)




SPENCER — The Mason City High girls golf team finished seventh at the Spencer Invitational on Monday. The Riverhawks had a team score of 440. Spencer won the tournament with a 360. Angelina Frank had Mason City’s lowest score, finishing 13th with a 101.





— High school girls golf Monday
@ Northwood — Newman 201, North Butler 212, Northwood-Kensett 244 (Reagan Mulder, NB, 45)

@ Sheffield — Osage 222, West Fork 231, Central Springs 238 (Leah Hauge, Central Springs, 52)

@ Nashua — Nashua-Plainfield 213, Riceville 263, Rockford & St. Ansgar no team scores (Paige Franzen, NP, 41)

@ Garner — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 169, Eagle Grove 223, Forest City 235 (Audtry Overgaard, GHV, 36)





GARNER — Forest City won both the girls and boys team titles at the Don Hoppel Coed Relays on Monday in Garner. The Indians boys team had 148.5 points, while Clear Lake was second with 114. The host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was third with 107. On the girls side, Forest City had 156 points, followed by Clear Lake with 113 and Osage with 81.




— Boys soccer Monday
Clear Lake 7, Iowa Falls-Alden 2
Webster City 3, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 1




— Girls soccer Monday
Iowa Falls-Alden 2, Clear Lake 1
Webster City 7, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0




— Boys tennis
Mason City 11, Ankeny 0
Mason City 8, Waukee 3
Nevada 9, Clear Lake 0
Iowa Falls-Alden 9, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0





INDIANAPOLIS — Former Iowa star Caitlin Clark is preparing for her pro debut Friday night when the Indiana Fever visit the Dallas Wings in a WNBA exhibition game. Training camp is underway in Indianapolis.

Clark is just three weeks removed from the end of her college career.

The expectations are high for Clark and a Fever team that has not made the playoffs in eight seasons.

Clarks says a key for the Fever will be building team chemistry.

Indiana hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2016, hasn’t posted a winning season since 2015 and has been mostly irrelevant nationally since Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings’ retirement. Over the past five seasons, the Fever won 28 games.





AMES — Former Iowa State corner T.J. Tampa says he is motivated by his slide in the NFL Draft. Projected as a second or third round selection, Tampa was not taken until the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

Tampa says he is ready to show the Ravens what they are getting.

Tampa on what his strengths as a corner are.

Tampa says the Ravens have a history of outstanding defenses.

Tampa was a third-team All-American this past season for the Cyclones.





CEDAR FALLS — Former UNI defensive lineman Khristian Boyd says playing for the Panthers has prepared him for the next level. Boyd was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He is the 10th UNI player to be drafted during Mark Farley’s tenure as head coach.

Boyd’s draft stock soared with his performances at the Hula Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl.

Known as a run stopper in college Boyd wants to improve his ability in the pass rush.

Boyd believes he has the mental approach needed to succeed in the NFL.

Boyd had 43 tackles, including three-and-a-half sacks last season for the Panthers.