— high school tournament volleyball
== Class 4A Region 5 last night
Decorah 3-0 Mason City (25-7, 25-8, 25-17) (MC finishes season 4-21)
== Class 4A Region 6 last night
Charles City 3-0 Waterloo East (25-16, 25-23, 25-15)
== Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinals tonight
Newman at #13 North Butler
Bishop Garrigan at West Bend-Mallard
Paton-Churdan at AGWSR
Clarksville at #1 Janesville
== Class 1A Region 6 quarterfinals tonight
Nashua-Plainfield at #9 St. Ansgar
Tripoli at Turkey Valley
Edgewood-Colesburg at Dunkerton
Don Bosco at #2 Wapsie Valley
== Class 2A Region 5 quarterfinals tonight
Central Springs at Lake Mills
Belmond-Klemme at #15 Aplington-Parkersburg
Pleasantville at Pella Christian
Colfax-Mingo at #3 Dike-New Hartford
== Class 3A Region 5 semifinals tonight
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura at #15 Forest City
New Hampton at #1 Osage
— Joint boys and girls cross country regionals take place in Classes 3A and 4A today:
== Class 3A at Waverly — Clear Lake, Charles City, Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Benton Community, Center Point-Urbana, Decorah, Independence, Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR, Marion, South Tama County, Vinton-Shellsburg, Waverly-Shell Rock, Webster City
== Class 4A at Southeast Polk — Mason City, Ames, Dowling, Fort Dodge, Norwalk, Ottumwa, Southeast Polk, Urbandale
Qualifying meets in Classes 1A and 2A take place on Thursday
IOWA CITY — A season like none Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has experienced is set to open . A nine game Big Ten sprint begins Saturday with a visit to Purdue.
It marks the first time since 1980 the Hawkeyes have opened the season with a Big Ten foe.
Ferentz says the off again, on again Big Ten plan has made it difficult to get the team ready.
Ferentz says the team and staff will be tested on Friday before they leave for the game and then will be tested the morning of the game.
Iowa sophomore receiver Tyrone Tracy says he will kneel during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the Hawkeyes’ season opener at Purdue. It has been a topic since charges of racial disparities in the program came to light during the summer.
Tracy says he believes the program is moving in the right direction when it comes to the issue of race.
Tracy says there could be other players who join him in taking a knee.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says players have the option to stand or kneel during the anthem.
Kickoff on Saturday between Iowa and Purdue is scheduled for shortly after 2:30, with the pre-game starting at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO. Tonight on KGLO is the first “Hawk Talk” program of the season, and you can hear that starting at 6:30.
MASON CITY — A pair of NIACC cross country runners have gained weekly awards. Freshman Melvin Kipkemboi has been selected as both the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and the national Division II cross country men’s athlete of the week. Kipkemboi placed fourth at last Friday’s Indian Hills Invitational with the top three runners being Division I runners from Iowa Central and Iowa Western. It marks the third time that a NIACC men’s cross country runner has earned the national award. The Lady Trojans’ Sarah Bertry has earned the conference weekly honors for the fourth time this season after placing second at Indian Hills last Friday. Both NIACC teams are preparing for the Region XI cross country meet on November 1st in Fort Dodge.