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Wednesday March 24th Local Sports

SAN ANTONIO — The Iowa Hawkeye women are headed back to the Sweet 16. Freshman Catlin Clark scored 35 points as the Hawkeyes beat 18th ranked Kentucky 86-72 on Tuesday afternoon as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. It was a game that Iowa led by 27 points at halftime.

Clark says hard work paid off for a young team that entered the season with few expectations.

The Hawkeyes shot a sizzling 57 percent as they improve to 20-9 on the season. It is the Hawkeyes’ third trip to the Sweet 16 in their last four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.

The Hawkeyes jumped out to an 11-0 lead at the outset and put the game away by outscoring Kentucky 26-11 in the second quarter.

Next up for Iowa is a matchup with top-ranked UConn, who beat Syracuse last night 83-47. The game will be played on either Saturday or Sunday.



SAN ANTONIO — The Iowa State women play fourth ranked Texas A&M tonight in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio. The Cyclones advanced with an opening round win over Michigan State. ISU coach Bill Fennelly.

Fennelly says the Cyclones need to keep the Aggies off the offensive glass and the free throw line.

Fennelly says rebounding will be the biggest key.

The Cyclones are 17-10. It will be a 6:00 PM tip off tonight.



MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team stopped Southeastern 3-1 on sophomore night Tuesday in the NIACC gym, 25-12, 25-13, 21-25, 25-23.

Before Wednesday’s match, NIACC sophomores Katelin Adams, Hannah Hanson, Megan Hollander, Bri Powers and Becca Steffen were honored.

NIACC was led by freshman Grace Tobin with 14 kills, 13 digs, three assists, three ace serves and three blocks. Steffen had 28 assists, 12 digs, six kills and three ace serves.

Powers had had eight digs, two assists and two ace serves, Samantha Coron had 12 digs, Ilyanna Fillspipe had three ace serves and three digs, Hollander had five kills and two blocks and Adams had three kills and three digs.

NIACC returns to action at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the opening round of the Region XI-A tournament against Hawkeye Community College in a match to be played in Waterloo.




MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have optioned prized prospect Alex Kirilloff to their alternate training site. The move leaves a wide-open competition for playing time in left field. It also gives the 2016 first-round draft pick more time to develop. Jake Cave, Kyle Garlick and Brent Rooker are the primary candidates at that position. It was opened when Eddie Rosario was released during the offseason. Luis Arraez, who is in a super-sub role this year, has also been in the mix in left field.

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