Wednesday November 1st Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 6:30


CORALVILLE — The St. Ansgar Saints volleyball team’s season has come to an end after a five-set loss to BCLUW in the Class 1A state quarterfinals last night in Coralville. The Saints took the first set 25-18, then dropped a tough second set 29-27. St. Ansgar won the third set 25-20 but lost the final two sets, 25-16 and 15-11. Amelia Porisch had 14 kills while Sophie Urbatsch had 11 kills to lead St. Ansgar, as the Saints end their season with a 24-7 record. BCLUW improves to 35-10 and will face top-seed Ankeny Christian who downed Newell-Fonda in four sets.


== Class 1A quarterfinals Tuesday
#4 BCLUW 18-29-20-25-15, #5 Saint Ansgar 25-27-25-16-11
#1 Ankeny Christian 20-25-25-25, #8 Newell-Fonda 25-11-21-14
#2 Boyden-Hull 23-25-25-25, #7 Council Bluffs St. Albert 25-16-19-20
#3 Fort Madison Holy Trinity 25-25-25, #6 Don Bosco 21-17-21


== 1A semifinals tonight
6:00 p.m. – Ankeny Christian (37-3) vs. BCLUW (35-10)
6:25 p.m. – Boyden-Hull (22-11) vs. Fort Madison Holy Trinity (32-10)


== Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday
#1 Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, #8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 23-5-12
#4 Denver 25-25-25, #5 Sumner-Fredericksburg 18-16-11
#2 Hinton 25-25-25. #7 Aplington-Parkersburg 14-13-16
#3 Grundy Center 25-20-25-25, #6 Carroll Kuemper 19-25-19-22


== 2A semifinals this afternoon
4:00 p.m. – Dike-New Hartford (48-0) vs. Denver (35-10)
4:25 p.m. – Hinton (31-1) vs. Grundy Center (38-7)


== Class 3A quarterfinals Tuesday
#1 Mount Vernon 25-25-25, #8 Dubuque Wahlert 21-21-21
#4 Davenport Assumption 25-25-25. #5 Des Moines Christian 21-15-21
#7 Union LaPorte City 25-25-25, #2 Cherokee 21-21-15
#3 Western Christian of Hull 25-25-22-25, #6 Center Point-Urbana 14-19-25-22


== 3A semifinals this afternoon
4:00 p.m. – Mount Vernon (34-4) vs. Davenport Assumption (28-7)
4:25 p.m. – Union LaPorte City (39-11) vs. Western Christian of Hull (30-13)


== 4A semifinals today
Noon – #1 Clear Creek-Amana (46-0) vs. #4 North Scott (27-4)
12:25 p.m. – #2 Indianola (37-4) vs. #6 Lewis Central (32-2)


== 5A semifinals today
10:00 a.m. – #1 West Des Moines Dowling (31-7) vs. #4 Pleasant Valley (28-5)
10:25 a.m. – #2 Ankeny Centennial (31-6) vs. #3 Waukee Northwest (25-9)



IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Monday’s dismissal of his son Brian as offensive coordinator is a departure from his normal practice of making staff changes in the off-season. Interim athletic director Beth Goetz announced the current season will be Brian’s final one on the staff. The Hawkeyes have the nation’s lowest ranked offense.

Ferentz believes the off-season is the best time to make coaching changes.

Ferentz says he was notified of the decision over the weekend, and while he would prefer it be made after the season, he respects the chain of command.

Ferentz did not make any players available for interviews on Tuesday and says he wants them to remain focused on Saturday’s game against Northwestern at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Ferentz says Deacon Hill remains the starting quarterback. Hill is the nation’s lowest rated quarterback and is completing less than 38 percent of his passes.

Hill remains the starter even though he fumbled twice and threw an interception in a 12-10 loss to Minnesota.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30 with the pre-game at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO. You can hear more comments from Ferentz on Hawk Talk tonight at 6:30 on KGLO



IOWA CITY — Iowa interim athletic director Beth Goetz says outside pressure was not a factor in her decision to part ways with offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, who directs the nation’s lowest ranked offense.

Goetz says the decision on who becomes the next offensive coordinator will be up to head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Goetz has been Brian Ferentz’s direct supervisor because of university nepotism regulations.




AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell wants his players to remain focused on the process and not the standings. The Cyclones enter the final month of the regular season part of a five-way tie at the top of the Big 12 as they get ready to host Kansas.

Campbell says the Cyclones are doing what it takes to be successful.

It promises to be an electric atmosphere Saturday night under the lights against a Jayhawk team that is coming off an upset of Oklahoma.

ISU has won four of its last five and Campbell says it begins with protecting the football.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 6 o’clock




MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to acquire quarterback Joshua Dobbs in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals in the hours before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday. They’re adding another player with starting experience following the season-ending injury to Kirk Cousins. The deal was pending completion of a physical for Dobbs. The Vikings will send a 2024 sixth-round draft pick to the Cardinals and receive a conditional 2024 seventh-rounder. Dobbs was acquired on Aug. 24 by the Cardinals in a trade with Cleveland. He started all eight games as a fill-in for Kyler Murray. This is his seventh NFL team in seven seasons.