Wednesday September 6th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Cleveland — pre-game 11:30, first pitch 12:10

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 6:30



CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a tie-breaking sacrifice fly and Donovan Solano added a three-run triple in Minnesota’s five-run eighth inning as the Twins pushed their lead in the AL Central over second-place Cleveland to seven games with an 8-3 win over the Guardians. By winning the first two games of the critical three-game series, Minnesota moved seven games above .500 for the first time in 2023. More importantly, they probably put away the defending division champion Guardians with just 23 games left. Christian Vázquez homered for the Twins. Rookie Bo Naylor hit a two-run shot for the Guardians.




IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the series with Iowa State has been competitive the past 24 years and he does not see that changing. The Hawkeyes have a 13-11 edge in the last 24 games of a series that once saw the Hawkeyes win 15 straight.

Ferentz actually lost his first four games to the Cyclones as the Iowa head coach.

Ferentz says there is always a lot of emotion for in-state games.

Iowa’s run game could only manage 88 yards in a win over Utah State and running it against the Cyclones will not be easy.

The last five games in the series have been decided by an average of just over five points. You can hear more from Ferentz during “Hawk Talk” tonight at 6:30 on AM-1300 KGLO.




AMES — In the changing landscape of college athletics, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell hopes there is still a place for the Cy-Hawk Series. Oklahoma’s move to the SEC means it’s ending its series with Oklahoma State and the recent round of expansion is threatening several others. The Cyclones host Iowa on Saturday in the 70th meeting in the series.

Campbell says there is no way to predict how future changes will affect the series.

Campbell says the series is unique in terms of where it appears on the schedule.

The Cyclones snapped Iowa’s six game win streak in the series with a 10-7 victory but Campbell says they did not look at it as “getting the monkey off their back”.

Redshirt freshman Rocco Becht took the majority of snaps at quarterback in the win over Northern Iowa but true freshman J.J. Kohl could also get some playing time as well.

Kickoff in Ames is scheduled for 2:30 on Saturday, with the pre-game starting at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO





CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says the Panthers need to develop a rhythm on offense as they prepare to host 9th ranked Weber State. The offense struggled in a 30-9 loss at Iowa State.

Farley says ISU ‘s defense was a factor in those problems.

Farley says the Panthers need to step up on both sides of the ball.

Farley expects Weber State to be a contender in the Big Sky Conference.

Weber State opened with a 35-10 win over Central Washington.



— high school volleyball last night
Marshalltown 3-0 Mason City (25-15, 26-24, 25-14)
Clear Lake 3-1 Hampton-Dumont-CAL (22-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21)
Newman 3-1 West Fork


Rockford 3-0 Northwood-Kensett (26-24, 25-23, 25-21)
Central Springs 3-0 Nashua-Plainfield (25-20, 25-18, 25-15)
St. Ansgar 3-0 North Butler (25-14, 25-12, 25-16)
Forest City 3-0 North Iowa (25-22, 25-13, 25-13)
North Union 3-0 West Hancock (25-13, 25-16, 25-14)
Bishop Garrigan 3-0 Eagle Grove (25-12, 25-23, 25-0)


Belmond-Klemme 3-2 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (25-18, 17-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13)