Tuesday October 25th Local Sports

— high school regional volleyball:

== Class 2A Region 5 semifinals last night
#9 Grundy Center 3-0 Lake Mills (25-21, 25-21, 25-11)
#5 Denver 3-1 Aplington-Parkersburg (16-25, 25-10, 25-13, 25-11)


== Class 3A Region 5 championship tonight
Dubuque Wahlert (14-17) at #7 Osage (28-6)


== Class 4A Region 6 championship tonight
Charles City (27-12) at #5 Western Dubuque (23-10)




CEDAR FALLS — After four straight games at home, the UNI Panthers head back out on the road this week with a visit to 24th-ranked Southern Illinois. The Panthers have won four of their last five games and are 3-2 in the Missouri Valley after a 41-20 win over Missouri State. UNI coach Mark Farley.

The Salukis are 4-1 in the Valley after a loss at South Dakota.

Saluki quarterback Nic Baker has passed for nearly 1800 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

Baker leads one of the top offenses in the conference.

Kickoff on Saturday in Carbondale is scheduled for 2 o’clock.




NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets running back Breece Hall, a rookie out of Iowa State, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Monday that Hall has a torn ACL in his left knee, which is what the team initially feared. An MRI revealed the severity of the injury, which happened in the second quarter of the Jets’ 16-9 victory at Denver on Sunday. Hall, a second-round pick out of Iowa State, was one of the NFL’s top rookies before the injury as a key playmaker in the offense of the surprising 5-2 Jets. He has a team-leading 463 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 80 attempts, including a 62-yard TD run against the Broncos during which he hit a top speed of 21.87 mph according to Next Gen Stats, the fastest by a ball carrier this season. He was the first Jets player since 2009 to run for a touchdown in four straight games. Hall also had 19 catches for 218 yards and a TD, providing a dual threat out of the backfield.



DES MOINES — The final Radio Iowa sports broadcasters high school football poll was released for Class 5A, 4A, and 3A teams on Monday after the conclusion of the regular season in those classes back on Friday night:

Class 5A (Final)
1. Pleasant Valley (9-0), LW #1 vs WDM Valley
2. Dowling West Des Moines (8-1), LW #2 vs Davenport West
3. Ankeny (8-1), LW #3 vs #9 Sioux City East
4. Southeast Polk (8-1), LW #4 vs Ames
5. Cedar Falls (7-2), LW #5 vs Ankeny Centennial
6. Johnston (6-3), LW #7 vs Iowa City High
7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (7-2) vs Waukee Northwest
8. Linn-Mar (6-3), LW #10 @ #10 Prairie
9. Sioux City East (8-2), LW #8 @ #3 Ankeny
10.Cedar Rapids Prairie (6-3), LW #9 vs #8 Linn-Mar


Class 4A (Final)
1. Lewis Central (10-0), LW #1 vs LeMars
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9-0), LW #2 vs CR Washington
3. Waverly-Shell Rock (9-0), LW #3 vs Fort Madison
4. Carlisle (7-1), LW #4 vs Newton
5. Iowa City Liberty (8-1), LW #5 vs Webster City
6. Bondurant-Farrar (8-1), LW #6 vs #9 Indianola
7. North Scott (7-2), LW #7 vs #9 Western Dubuque
8. Indianola (6-3), LW #9 @ #6 Bondurant-Farrar
9. Western Dubuque (6-3), LW #10 @ #7 North Scott
10.Glenwood (6-4), LW (X) @ Spencer


Class 3A (Final)
1. Harlan (8-1), LW #1 vs MOC-Floyd Valley
2. Mount Vernon (9-0), LW #2 vs #9 Central DeWitt
3. Independence (9-1), LW #3 vs Benton
4. Solon (7-2), LW #5 vs West Delaware
5. Humboldt (8-1), LW #6 vs #10 Hampton-Dumont/CAL
6. ADM (Adel) (8-1), LW #7 vs Grinnell
7. North Polk (7-2), LW #8 vs Creston
8. Nevada (7-2), LW #4 @ Sioux Center
9. Central DeWitt (6-3), LW (X) @ #2 Mount Vernon
10.Hampton-Dumont-CAL (6-3), LW (X) @ #5 Humboldt




DES MOINES — Drake women’s basketball coach Allison Pohlman believes the team fans watched at the end of last season will be the one picked to finish third in the Missouri Valley race. The Bulldogs overcame a rash of injuries and a 3-7 start to league play last season to finish 20-14 after winning eight of their last 10 games.

The Bulldogs will be tested by a demanding non-conference schedule that includes Iowa, Iowa State and two other teams that are nationally ranked.

Drake got an early start by playing three games during a trip to Italy over the summer.

They open at home on November 7th against Wisconsin-Green Bay.



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Vassell scored 23 points and Jakob Poeltl added 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-106 on Monday night. The Spurs jumped out to a 20-point lead in the second quarter and expanded the lead to 35 points early in the fourth quarter before the Timberwolves rallied. Karl Anthony Towns had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.