Wednesday March 8th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — Region XI women’s quarterfinals — NIACC vs. DMACC — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 5:20, tipoff 5:30


MASON CITY — The NIACC women open up Region XI tournament play tonight hosting DMACC in the tournament’s quarterfinal round. The teams split their two games in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play, NIACC winning 65-48 in Mason City on December 3rd, with DMACC winning in Boone 71-63 on January 25th. Kameron Jones leads the fourth-seed NIACC with 12.8 points per game, with Kourtney Manning and Jackie Pippett averaging just over 10 points per contest. For the tournament’s fifth-seed DMACC, freshman Jaden Ainley of Clear Lake leads the Bears with 14.1 points per game. You can hear the NIACC-DMACC game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO and starting with the Pritchard’s Pre-Game at about 5:20 with the tipoff slated for 5:30.

== The other quarterfinal round games tonight
#8 Ellsworth at #1 Kirkwood
#6 Northeast at #3 Iowa Lakes
#7 Iowa Central at #2 Iowa Western

The semifinals and finals will be held this weekend on the home court of the highest remaining seed after tonight’s play.




DES MOINES — A handful of area athletes were named to All-State girls basketball teams on Tuesday by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association:

== Class 1A
First Team — Emma Martinek, West Fork
Third Team — Mallory Leerar, West Hancock; Joy Beran, Riceville

== Class 4A
Third Team — Reggi Spotts, Mason City



DES MOINES — Boys state basketball tournament
== Tuesday’s Class 2A quarterfinals
Roland-Story 60, Carroll Kuemper 52
Western Christian of Hull 69, Monticello 44


== Tuesday’s Class 3A quarterfinals
Bondurant-Farrar 81, Algona 52
North Polk 49, Newton 31
Bishop Heelan of Sioux City 68, Marion 59
Xavier of Cedar Rapids 49, Des Moines Hoover 38


== Today’s Class 4A quarterfinals
10:30—#2 Waukee vs. #7 Ames
12:15—#3 Waukee Northwest vs. #6 Ankeny Centennial
2:00—#1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. #8 Pleasant Valley
3:45—#4 Valley West Des Moines vs. #5 Norwalk


== Tonight’s Class 1A semifinals
5:30—#1 Grand View Christian vs. #4 West Harrison
7:15—#2 North Linn vs. #6 Remsen St. Mary’s




IOWA CITY — Iowa will need to win four games in four days to win a second straight Big Ten Tournament title. The Hawkeyes open Thursday afternoon as the five seed in Chicago and play the winner of today’s game between Ohio State and Wisconsin. It is a mountain the Hawkeyes climbed a year ago in an unlikely run to the championship.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says handling quick turnarounds is a key.

McCaffery says depth is a must for a deep run.

McCaffery believes this team has the depth it needs.

Tipoff for Iowa’s game Thursday is scheduled for 1:30, with the pre-game starting at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO.



IOWA CITY (AP) —- The attorney representing a dozen former Iowa football players who settled their racial discrimination lawsuit with the university’s athletic department says Black Hawkeye players will continue to be at risk of harassment “as long as Kirk Ferentz is in charge.”

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said in a news release Tuesday that his clients have been vindicated and he is pleased with the state Appeal Board approving the $4.175 million settlement, which uses $2 million in taxpayer funds.

Ferentz said Monday he was “greatly disappointed” in how the matter was resolved and “there is no admission of any wrongdoing.”



CEDAR FALLS — The Mason City High boys 4×400 meter relay team won the Dickinson Relays title on Tuesday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The team of Kale Hobart, Kaden Tyler, Ra’shaun Wynter and James Fingalsen had the winning time of 3:26.15. The Riverhawks 4×800 relay team of Tyler, Wynter, Tate Millsap and Fingalsen finished fourth in a time of 8:27.70. Hobart also placed in two individual events, finishing third in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.50 and seventh in the high jump with a leap of six-feet even. Looking at other area athletes who finished in the top ten:

== Isaac Swenson, Belmond-Klemme — 7th in 800, 2:02.55
== Zeke Nelson, Clear Lake — 9th in 60 hurdles, 8.66