Wednesday September 14th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan and reliever Jovani Moran combined to pitch no-hit ball until Bobby Witt Jr. doubled with one out in the ninth inning as the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 last night at Target Field, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Ryan was pulled after seven innings and 106 pitches, four shy of his big league high. There has never been a no-hitter at Target Field, and the crowd of 19,005 booed when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli sent Moran to the mound to start the eighth. Moran worked a perfect eighth. He struck out Drew Waters to begin the ninth before walking pinch-hitter Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez. The Royals hadn’t come close to a hit until Witt lined a 1-2 fastball for a clean drive to left for an RBI double, setting off more boos from the fans.



IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is sticking with Spencer Petras as the starting quarterback against Nevada. Through two games, Petras has completed 23 of 51 passes for 201 yards and two interceptions for a Hawkeye offense that has scored one touchdown. In his last eight games, Petras has one touchdown pass and nine interceptions.

Ferentz says he has looked at the entire body of work for Petras and not just the last eight games in which the offense has cratered.

Ferentz is sticking with Petras even though in the two complete games Alex Padilla started in last season the Hawkeyes scored 27 and 33 points.

Petras expects to be the starter on Saturday.

Petras says criticism comes with the position.

Petras says he is focused on improvement.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 6:30 with the pre-game at 4:30 on AM-1300 KGLO.



AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says upsets happen every week and the Cyclones look to avoid being involved in the next one. ISU is at home on Saturday to take on an Ohio team that is coming off a 46-10 loss at Penn State.

Marshall won at Notre Dame last week and Appalachian State beat Texas A&M. Campbell says the Ohio players will come to Jack Trice Stadium believing they can win.

Mistakes were a concern in last week’s win at Iowa. The Cyclones had two punts blocked.

Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 1 o’clock.



— high school volleyball on Tuesday
Fort Dodge 3-1 Mason City (25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 26-24)
Humboldt 3-0 Clear Lake (25-9, 25-23, 25-17)

Osage 3-0 Nashua-Plainfield (25-17, 25-5, 25-15)
Central Springs 3-0 Rockford (25-12, 25-10, 25-14)
Lake MIlls 3-0 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (25-8, 25-12, 25-11)
Forest City 3-0 West Hancock (25-16, 25-15, 25-19)
Algona 3-0 Hampton-Dumont-CAL (25-9, 25-14, 25-21)

Belmond-Klemme 3-2 North Iowa (15-25, 14-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-12)



OSAGE — New Hampton won both team titles at the Osage Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. In the girls race, Katelyn Johnston of Osage won in a time of 19:30, with Kadence Huck of Nashua-Plainfield being the runner-up in 20:00. The Chickasaws had three place in the top seven for a total of 63 points. Forest City was second with 73 points, followed by Osage with 87, Crestwood 100, Newman 108, Central Springs 110, Nashua-Plainfield 150 and Lake Mills 177. Justin Rygh of Lake Mills won the boys race in 17:19, with Owen Almelien of North Butler being the runner-up four seconds behind. New Hampton had three place in the top 11 to end with 54 points. Forest City was second with 67, followed by Osage with 116, Lake Mills 117, Crestwood 126, and Newman 129. You can see the full results by clicking here


BLAINE, MINNESOTA — The North Iowa Bulls open the regular season this evening with the first of four games at the NAHL Showcase at the National Sports Center Super Rink in Blaine Minnesota. The Bulls won three of their four pre-season contests last week. They’ll face the Wisconsin Windigo this afternoon at 5 o’clock, as the former Minnesota Magicians moved from Richfield to the far northeastern Wisconsin community of Eagle River. After today’s game, the Bulls face Shreveport on Thursday, Odessa on Friday and Janesville on Saturday.