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Wednesday January 27th Local Sports

CLARION — Clear Lake swept Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in a North Central Conference doubleheader on Tuesday night to keep both Lions teams in first place in the conference, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and In the girls game, Jaden Ainley had 21 points while Emily Theiss added 19 as the Lions downed the Cowgirls 75-37. #4/3A Clear Lake is now 13-1 overall and 9-0 in the conference and will travel to #9/3A Roland-Story on Thursday in a game you’ll hear on KRIB starting at 5:45. The Lions boys had their largest point total of the year as Clear Lake beat the Cowboys 89-78. Andrew Formanek had a career-high 28 while Jagger Schmitt had 19. Clear Lake is 12-1 overall and 7-1 in the conference and will host West Fork on Thursday night.


— other girls scores from Tuesday night
West Fork 54, Central Springs 48
Osage 74, North Butler 35
Bishop Garrigan 60, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 51
Waverly-Shell Rock 57, Forest City 37


— other boys scores from Tuesday night
Newman 80, Rockford 37
Osage 54, North Butler 38
West Fork 74, Central Springs 47
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 52, Bishop Garrigan 48
West Hancock 45, North Iowa 36
Humboldt 60, Algona 48



SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — A three week layoff was no problem as Drake remains unbeaten. The Bulldogs erased a 17-point first half deficit to beat Missouri State 68-61 and move to 14-0 on the season.

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Roman Penn scored 20 points as the Bulldogs outscored the Bears 42-20 in the second half to move to 5-0 in the Missouri Valley.

The teams close out their two game series tonight.



WATERLOO — The 15th-ranked NIACC volleyball team fell three sets to two at 18th-ranked Hawkeye Community College last night in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference action. In the deciding fifth game, the score was tied at 10-10, 11-11, 14-14 and 15-15 before Hawkeye claimed the conference match 17-15. NIACC sophomore Becca Steffen, who is from Vinton, recorded 45 assists to push her career total to 1,009 as she became the 12th player in school history with 1,000 career assists. Steffen now ranks 11th on the school’s career assist list with 1,009. NIACC (1-1 overall, 1-1 in ICCAC) returns to action Thursday at home against No. 17 Northeast Community College (1-0, 1-0).


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a physical exam. Simmons is a four-time Gold Glove winner. The 31-year-old played the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. He spent his first four years in the majors with the Atlanta Braves. Simmons is the most difficult active player in the major leagues to strike out. His career rate is one per 10.24 at-bats.

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