Wednesday January 24th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Maryland — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00



NEW YORK (AP) — Former Minnesota Twin Joe Mauer was joined by Todd Helton and Adrián Beltré as being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mauer joined Johnny Bench and Iván Rodríguez as the only first-ballot picks who primarily were catchers and at 40 became the youngest living Hall of Famer. He got 293 votes (76.1%), four more than the 75% needed, after batting .306 with 143 homers and 906 RBIs in 15 years, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins.

Mauer talked about his reaction to receiving the news yesterday.

Mauer says the five-year wait after a player retires helps voters look at a player’s entire career instead of just their final few seasons.

Mauer reflected on his career.

Mauer was a six-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and the 2009 AL MVP. An All-Star in six of his first 10 big league seasons and the only catcher to win three batting titles, Mauer moved to first base for his last five years following a concussion on a foul tip off the bat of the New York Mets’ Ike Davis on Aug. 19, 2013, an injury that ended Mauer’s season. Concussion symptoms returned on May 11, 2018, when he had whiplash while diving for a foul ball at Anaheim. He tried to play through it for a week but missed 25 games and retired after the season.




IOWA CITY — Beth Goetz was formally introduced as the new director of athletics at Iowa during a news conference on Tuesday.

Goetz takes over at a time of rapid change in college athletics, including the addition of four more schools to the Big Ten in July.

Goetz is the first woman to lead the entire athletic department and is the only female AD in the current Big Ten Conference.

As interim AD Goetz made the decision to move on from Hawkeye offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz in late October.

With the N-I-L, rising coaches salaries and increased travel there will be challenges ahead.

Goetz had been interim AD since the retirement of Gary Barta last August.




CLEAR LAKE — #1/3A Clear Lake had no problems with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows last night, picking up a 75-46 win in North Central Conference boys basketball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and watched on Lions TV at Titan Schmitt had 15 points while Thomas Meyer added 10. Clear Lake is 13-0 overall and 8-0 in the conference and will travel to St. Edmond on Friday.



DES MOINES — Des Moines East outscored Mason City 39-28 in the second half for a 64-57 win in Iowa Alliance Conference boys basketball last night. Drayden Witt had 16 points while Marcele Whitner added 12 for the Riverhawks, who drop to 1-13 on the season. Mason City travels to Marshalltown on Friday.




— other boys basketball last night
Newman 80, Rockford 67
West Fork 74, Central Springs 43
St. Ansgar 57, Nashua-Plainfield 47
Osage 45, North Butler 37
North Union 88, Belmond-Klemme 28
Charles City 65, Forest City 60
Lake Mills 107, Eagle Grove 68
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 62, Bishop Garrigan 60
West Hancock 49, North Iowa 48




DES MOINES — The Mason City High girls had no problem at Des Moines East last night, picking up a 65-14 victory in Iowa Alliance Conference play. The Riverhawks improve to 14-2 overall and travel to Marshalltown on Friday.



CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls snapped a two-game North Central Conference losing streak by beating Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 56-27 last night at home, as you heard on KRIB and watched on Lions TV at Madi Ott had 17 points while Ashleigh Amble added 11 off the bench for Clear Lake, as the Lions are now 8-7 overall and 7-3 in the conference. Clear Lake travels to St. Edmond on Friday.



— other girls basketball
St. Ansgar 47, Nashua-Plainfield 22
Osage 48, North Butler 36
Central Springs 58, West Fork 41
North Union 52, Belmond-Klemme 44
Bishop Garrigan 64, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 51
West Hancock 56, North Iowa 48
Waverly-Shell Rock 57, Forest City 34





BOONE — Several local teams will be wrestling in regional duals next week as the pairings were released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association on Tuesday:

== 2A at Osage
Semifinal — #16 Anamosa vs. #19 Crestwood
Final — winner vs. #1 Osage


== 2A at Algona
Semifinal — #10 Hampton-Dumont-CAL vs. #21 New Hampton-Turkey Valley
Final — winner vs. #7 Algona


== 1A at Lake Mills
Semifinal — #14 Denver vs. #18 Akron-Westfield
Final — winner vs. #4 Lake Mills


== 1A at Nashua-Plainfield
Semifinal — #22 Central Springs vs. #12 Emmetsburg
Final — winner vs. #5 Nashua-Plainfield


== 1A at West Hancock
Semifinal — #11 Wapsie Valley vs. #23 Riverside of Oakland
Final — winner vs. #6 West Hancock


== 1A at Jesup
Semifinal — #24 North Butler/Clarksville vs. #10 Lisbon
Final — winner vs. #7 Jesup





IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says the Hawkeyes need to bounce back in a hurry when they host Maryland tonight. The Hawkeyes had their three game winning streak snapped over the weekend with a loss at home to second ranked Purdue. The Terrapins are 3-5 in the Big Ten.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says Maryland guard Jahmir will be difficult to defend. He ranks second in conference play by averaging just over 23 and-a-half points per game.

McCaffery says the Hawkeyes will be without freshman forward Ladji Dembele tonight. He was injured in the game against Purdue and has given the Hawkeyes a boost on defense and the glass.

The Hawkeyes are 3-4 in the Big Ten.





AMES — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger says sophomore guard Tamin Lipsey is questionable for tonight’s game at home against Kansas State. Lipsey missed the 23rd ranked Cyclones’ victory at TCU with a sprained shoulder.

Otzelberger on what they will evaluate before making a decision on Lipsey’s status.

The Cyclones host seventh ranked Kansas on Saturday but Otzelberger says their focus right now is on a K-State team that is 4-1 in the Big 12.

K-State is tied at the top of the Big 12 standings despite featuring several new players this season.

The Cyclones are 3-2 in the Big 12