Monday July 20th Local Sports

first_imgIOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says he agrees with the Big Ten’s decision to play a conference only football schedule even though it cost the Hawkeyes two games against in-state foes. Iowa was scheduled to open the season at home against Northern Iowa and was also set to host the annual Cy-Hawk game against Iowa State.KGLO News · 7 – 20 – Kfconf – 1It will be the first time since 1976 the Hawkeyes and Cyclones have not met.KGLO News · 7 – 20 – Kfconf – 2Ferentz says he is more focused on just having a season.KGLO News · 7 – 20 – Kfconf – 3Sophomore center and Solon native Tyler Linderbaum says it is disappointing to lose the in-state games.KGLO News · 7 – 20 – Kfconf – 4 TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 1A softball Region 4 championship — Newman at Bishop Garrigan — 7:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 4A baseball substate semifinal — Mason City vs. Valley West Des Moines — 7:00 DECORAH — The Mason City High softball team led from start to finish but had to hold on for a 17-14 win at Decorah on Saturday night in a Class 4A regional semifinal softball game, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Sami Miller socked a grand slam in the second to put the Mohawks ahead 7-1. In the fifth, Shaye Theobald hit a three-run homer followed by a two-run homer by Adyson Evans to give the Mohawks a 16-8 advantage. Decorah scored four in the bottom of the seventh but could not complete the comeback. Mason City is now 10-14 on the season and will travel to Charles City for the 4A Region 5 championship game Tuesday night, which you’ll hear on KRIB. Charles City beat Center Point-Urbana 11-3 in the regional semifinal round on Saturday night in Charles City. — 4A substate semifinal baseball tonight7:00 — Valley West Des Moines at Mason City High (AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com) — 3A Substate 3 District 6 tonight7:00 — South Tama County at Charles City NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden led nearly wire-to-wire Saturday night to win the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway, giving team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the double-header and his fourth victory across three series this weekend. Will Power finished second after wrecking out of the doubleheader opener. Graham Rahal finished third for his first podium in more than a year. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos will start the season opener for the Minnesota Twins. Manager Rocco Baldelli made the announcement Friday, one week before the Twins begin their 60-game schedule abbreviated by the virus outbreak. They’ll play the White Sox in Chicago. The 26-year-old right-hander is coming off a career-best season in 2019, when he went 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 200 1/3 innings. MASON CITY — Doug Taylor and Jacob Nelson combined on a five-hit shutout as Newman beat AGWSR 6-0 in a Class 1A baseball district championship game Saturday night in Mason City, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Taylor pitched six-and-a-third innings, striking out six and walking two, while Nelson pitched the final two-thirds of an inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. Jack Maznio had two hits and two runs batted in to lead Newman, who improves to 16-5 on the season and will travel to Nevada on Tuesday night to face Madrid in the 1A substate final. It’s a game you’ll hear on KGLO starting shortly before 7 o’clock. — Regional championship softball games tonight (all 7:00 PM starts)1A Region 4 — Newman at Bishop Garrigan (AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com)2A Region 5 — Emmetsburg at Central Springslast_img

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