Wednesday September 8th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Cleveland — pre-game 4:30, first pitch 5:10


CLEVELAND (AP) — John Gant pitched five solid innings to get his first win since joining Minnesota and spoil Cleveland starter Aaron Civale’s impressive return from injury, leading the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Indians. Brent Rooker homered for the Twins, who have won six of their past seven against the Indians. Gant, who came over from St. Louis in a July trade, didn’t allow a run on three hits. The right-hander had been winless since May 26 — a span of 27 appearances. Cleveland’s loss was softened by Civale’s comeback outing, his first since he sprained his right middle finger in a June 21 start.


AMES — Iowa State’s rise has lifted the Cy-Hawk series to a national level. Once considered a rivalry of regional interest, the 68th meeting will be a top ten clash and ESPN’s GameDay will make another stop in Ames. Iowa State enters the game ranked 9th in the Associated Press Poll while Iowa is 10th.

That’s Cyclone coach Matt Campbell who says there is a sense of pride in how far the Cyclone program has come.

Iowa has won five straight in the series and in those five games have not committed a turnover.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the national attention the game is getting is a positive.

Ferentz says this has always been a hard fought game.

Iowa has won five straight but Ferentz says most of them have been close.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3:30, with the pre-game starting at 1:30 on AM-1300 KGLO.



— high school volleyball last night
Mason City High 3-0 Fort Dodge (25-18, 27-25, 25-16)
Clear Lake 3-1 Iowa Falls-Alden (25-17, 26-24, 17-25, 25-14)
West Fork 3-0 Newman

Nashua-Plainfield 3-0 Central Springs (25-11, 25-23, 27-25)
St. Ansgar 3-0 North Butler (25-15, 25-18, 25-18)
Rockford 3-0 Northwood-Kensett (25-16, 25-20, 25-13)
Forest City 3-0 North Iowa (25-9, 25-18, 25-15)
North Union 3-0 West Hancock (25-5, 25-11, 25-17)
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 3-1 Belmond-Klemme (25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 25-18)


BELMOND — The Clear Lake boys took home the team title from the Belmond-Klemme cross country meet on Tuesday at the Belmond Country Club. The Lions had four in the top 13 as they had 46 points. Forest City was second with 84 points while Hampton-Dumont-CAL was third with 93. Joey Hovinga of Forest City won the boys race with a time of 17:57. For Clear Lake, Joe Faber finished fourth in a time of 18:34 while Leo Tolentino was fifth with 18:37. The Lions girls team finished second with 50 points as Roland-Story took the girls title with 35 points. Lily Nelson of Forest City won in a time of 21:07. Freshmen Addison Doughan and Reese Brownlee finished third and fourth for Clear Lake in times of 21:20 and 21:38. You can see full results by heading to the local sports section at

Boys results —- Girls results 


MASON CITY — A pair of NIACC cross country runners have earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference athlete of the week honors. Sarah Bertry was the Division II female athlete of the week after finishing 16th at the Augustana Twilight meet last Friday night in Sioux Falls. Melvin Kipkemboi was the Division II male athlete of the week after placing 14th at the Augustana event.


— junior college soccer Tuesday
#5/DI Iowa Lakes men 9, NIACC 0
Iowa Lakes women 5, NIACC 1


MASON CITY — The NIACC golf teams opened up the fall season hosting the NIACC Fall Invitational at the Mason City Country Club on Tuesday. The NIACC women finished second with a 358 behind team champion Iowa Lakes who had a 336. Hailey Panos finished fourth with an 86. Iowa Lakes’ Isabella Santistevan won the medalist honors with a 75. The NIACC men were eighth with a team score of 327, with Iowa Central being the team champion with a 293. For NIACC, Jack Barragy and Bryce Malchow led the way with each having an 81. Iowa Central’s Liam Ross and Justin Schipper shared the medalist honors with 72s. Both NIACC teams travel to Waterloo on Thursday for the Hawkeye Community College Fall Invitational.


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