Tuesday December 20th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City High basketball vs. Spencer — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, NFHS Network — Clear Lake basketball vs. Algona — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow


BOONE — The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Monday released the first edition of their inaugural basketball rankings for all four classes. The rankings will be determined throughout the season by official rankings committees as suggested by the IHSAA basketball advisory committee. The new rankings system will eliminate the early release of substate and district assignments by having the association coordinate all brackets throughout the postseason, using the regular season rankings as a primary tool for postseason assignments while maintaining school and geographic considerations. Clear Lake is the only area school appearing in the initial rankings, being 7th in Class 3A. Looking at the full rankings:

1 Grand View Christian
2 North Linn
3 Bellevue
4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
6 Lynnville-Sully
7 Remsen St. Mary’s
8 West Harrison
9 Dunkerton
10 Bellevue Marquette


1 Central Lyon
2 Aplington-Parkersburg
3 Roland-Story
4 West Burlington
5 Western Christian, Hull
6 Wilton
7 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
8 Sioux Central
9 Camanche
10 MFL MarMac


1 Cedar Rapids Xavier
2 Bondurant-Farrar
3 North Polk
4 Humboldt
5 MOC-Floyd Valley
6 Sioux City Heelan
7 Clear Lake
8 Sioux Center
9 Ballard
10 Davenport Assumption


1 Waukee Northwest
2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
3 Waukee
4 Ankeny Centennial
5 Valley West Des Moines
6 Indianola
7 Sioux City East
8 Dubuque Senior
9 Cedar Falls
10 Iowa City West


MASON CITY — There were some high school basketball games played last night in north-central Iowa. The Newman boys jumped out to a 20-10 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 71-47 win over Northwood-Kensett in Top of Iowa Conference action. The Knights are now a perfect 6-0 and are 5-0 in conference play. Northwood-Kensett took the girls game, outscoring Newman 16-4 in the first quarter on their way to a 40-26 win. Newman drops to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the conference. Both Newman teams will host West Hancock tonight.


— other boys basketball last night
Nashua-Plainfield 56, North Butler 52
Crestwood 71, Forest City 54
Bishop Garrigan 56, North Union 46


— other girls basketball last night
Forest City 65, Crestwood 51
Bishop Garrigan 71, North Union 26


IOWA CITY — With leading scorer Kris Murray sidelined with an injury, senior center Filip Rebraca has helped pick up the slack at Iowa. Rebraca has averaged nearly 21 points and more than nine rebounds the past three games. That includes a career high 30 points and nine boards in Saturday’s win over Southeast Missouri.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says Rebraca’s play has been important with Murray sidelined.

The Hawkeyes are 9-3 and host Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 o’clock with the pre-game at 6 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.



IOWA CITY — With final exams over, the Iowa football team has resumed preparations for the Music City Bowl. The Hawkeyes play Kentucky on New Year’s Eve in Nashville.

That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says the added practice time is a plus, especially for younger players.

Between players entering the transfer portal or opting out to enter the NFL Draft, roster management can be tricky for a bowl game.

Kickoff for the Music City Bowl is scheduled for 11 o’clock on New Years Eve, with the pre-game at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO



DES MOINES — The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced on Monday the four sites for wrestling super-regionals to be held on January 27th. Due to the large number of participants, each site will have two separate regional tournaments that will qualify the top four placewinners on to the state tournament.

Regions 1 and 2 — Tyson Events Center, Sioux City
Regions 3 and 4 — Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Regions 5 and 6 — Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Cedar Rapids
Regions 7 and 8 — Luther College in Decorah

The state tournament will be held at the Xstream Arena in Coralville on February 2nd and 3rd.



DES MOINES — The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association released the first set of in-season dual tournament rankings.

== In Class 2A, the top five teams are Osage, West Delaware, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Mount Vernon and Creston. Several North Central Conference squads are in the 2A rankings with Webster City 8th, Humboldt 9th, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 14th, and Algona 16th.

== In Class 1A, Don Bosco is the top team followed by Alburnett, Lisbon, Nashua-Plainfield, and Wilton in the top five. West Hancock is ranked 12th, Lake Mills 13th, and Central Springs is 27th.

== In Class 3A, the top five are Bettendorf, Southeast Polk, Waverly-Shell Rock, Ankeny and Linn-Mar.

Click on the graphic below to see the full rankings