Wednesday September 22nd Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago Cubs — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back injury to help last-place Minnesota end a two-game slide. Byron Buxton had two hits and scored twice as the Twins rode a 16-hit attack to win for just the third time in nine games. Willson Contreras and Trayce Thompson cracked solo shots for the Cubs at breezy Wrigley Field.
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz expects senior guard Kyler Schott to see more action on Saturday when the 5th-ranked Hawkeyes close out non-conference play against Colorado State. Schott missed the first two games after suffering a broken foot in the summer. He saw limited action in the win over Kent State.
Ferentz took responsibility for a botched fake punt in the win over Kent State.
Ferentz says the Iowa offense took some big steps last week.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30 with the pre-game at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES — Iowa State gets ready for the start of Big 12 play when the Cyclones visit Baylor. ISU is 2-1 after a win at Nevada-Las Vegas while the Bears are 3-0 after opening the league race with a 45-7 win at Kansas.
That’s Cyclone coach Matt Campbell. It begins a conference stretch of nine games over 10 weeks.
Campbell feels good about the experience and depth heading into conference play.
Kickoff in Waco is scheduled for 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.
MASON CITY — Gilbert won the girls title while Waverly-Shell Rock won the boys title at the Mason City cross country invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Hampton-Dumont-CAL’s Lydia Maas won the girls race in 20:20, while Gilbert won the team title with 21 points as they placed five runners in the top ten. Newman was second with 74 while Mason City was third with 84 points. On the boys side, Waverly-Shell Rock had 51 points, Mason City was second with 65, while Newman was fifth with 120 points. Joey Hovinga of Forest City won the boys race in a time of 16:33.
HUMBOLDT — Clear Lake won the boys title and finished second in the girls team race at the Humboldt Invitational on Tuesday. The Lions boys had five runners in the top 15 to finish with 39 points, easily outdistancing second-place St. Edmond’s 118 point total. The Lions Joe Faber, Leo Tolentino and Jack Crane finished in third, fourth and fifth places. St. Edmond took the girls title with 62 points while Clear Lake was second with 74. Addison Doughan and Reese Brownlee finished in the top ten.
— high school volleyball last night
Ames 3-2 Mason City High (15-25, 25-16, 25-14, 21-25, 15-7)
Central Springs 3-0 Northwood-Kensett (25-8, 25-7, 25-20)
Osage 3-0 West Fork (25-9, 25-11, 25-8)
St. Ansgar 3-0 Rockford (25-9, 2512, 25-20)
Forest City 3-0 Belmond-Klemme (25-19, 25-18, 25-15)
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 3-0 Eagle Grove (25-20, 25-22, 25-20)
Lake Mills 3-0 North Union (25-12, 25-17, 25-14)
Bishop Garrigan 3-2 North Iowa (23-25, 26-28, 25-20, 25-14, 15-10)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract. The deal ends a stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp. Kaprizov topped the Wild and all NHL rookies with 27 goals in 55 games last season. Kaprizov also had 24 assists and led all Wild forwards in average time on ice per game. The native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, set franchise rookie records in several categories even while playing a schedule shortened by the pandemic.