Wednesday September 1st Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered for the second straight game, Ian Happ added a towering homer into the third deck, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Manuel Rodríguez (3-2) earned the win for Chicago with two scoreless innings of relief. Rowan Wick earned his first save of the season. Cubs second baseman Matt Duffy ended a threat for Minnesota in the eighth when he tracked down Max Kepler’s pop-up into medium right field, spun and threw Luis Arraez out at the plate trying to score from third. John Gant (4-9) pitched five innings and allowed two runs for Minnesota.
MASON CITY — Clear Lake took home the boys and girls team titles from the Newman Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at the Newman campus. On the boys side, Clear Lake edged New Hampton for the championship, 75 to 77 points, with Newman finishing third with 117 points. Riley Witt of St. Ansgar was the individual champion in a time of 16:35. Bryce McDonough of Central Springs was second with a 17:04. Clear Lake was led by Leo Tolentino who finished seventh in a time of 18:24. On the girls side, the Lions won the title with 54 points, Newman was second with 76, with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura ending third with 104. Katelyn Johnston of Osage was the individual champion with a time of 19:24. Teah Miller of Iowa Falls-Alden was the runner-up with a time of 20:13. Addison Doughan had Clear Lake’s best finish, ending fifth in a time of 20:54. You can see the full results by clicking here
— high school volleyball
Mason City High 3-0 Marshalltown (25-23, 25-20, 25-23)
North Butler 3-0 Newman (25-8, 25-17, 25-19)
Osage 3-0 Central Springs (25-12, 25-7, 25-15)
West Hancock 3-0 Eagle Grove (25-19, 25-15, 25-18)
Forest City 3-0 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Lake Mills 3-0 Belmond-Klemme (25-9, 25-12, 25-13)
Nashua-Plainfield 3-0 Northwood-Kensett (25-7, 25-17, 25-9)
North Union 3-0 North Iowa (25-21, 25-17, 25-15)
West Fork 3-0 Rockford (25-21, 25-18, 25-12)
Decorah 3-2 St. Ansgar (25-7, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-11)
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says his 18th-ranked Hawkeyes face a big challenge in Saturday’s opener. The Hawkeyes host a 17th-ranked Indiana team that has made major progress under Tom Allen.
Ferentz says starting with a Big Ten foe will let the Hawkeyes know where they stand.
After having last season cut short by an ACL injury Michael Penix junior returns to direct a potent Hoosier passing attack.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30 with the pre-game at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO
IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says he has talked with Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard about the Big Ten alliance with the ACC and PAC 12 and how that could affect the future of the Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones are signed to play through the 2025 season.
Barta says there is no reason to make a decision on the future of the series right now.
The Alliance could mean eight Big Ten games plus two games against the other two leagues. That would leave the other two non-conference games as question marks.
This year’s Iowa-Iowa State game is scheduled for September 11th at 3:30 in Ames.
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is happy to have the fans back. After playing before limited crowds a year ago, Jack Trice Stadium will be packed when the 7th-ranked Cyclones host UNI.
Campbell says the UNI defense is talented and well coached.
After stumbling out of the gate last year against Louisiana, the Cyclones are hoping for a better start.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3:30