== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Class A first round — St. Ansgar hosting Edgewood-Colesburg — 7:00 PM kickoff
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 5:30; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:00; Class 2A first round — Clear Lake hosting Spirit Lake — 6:15 pre-game, 7:00 kickoff; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” — 10:00-11:30
== SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC basketball at Dale Howard Classic in Iowa Falls, both teams facing Bryant & Stratton of Wisconsin — 11:00 AM
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk hockey hosting Dubuque — 3:15 pre-game, 3:30 opening faceoff
== SUNDAYAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk hockey hosting Dubuque — 11:00 AM opening faceoff
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Winona State — pre-game 1:45, tipoff 2:00
CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake hosts Spirit Lake in a Class 2A first round matchup tonight. The 2nd-ranked Lions are 9-0 and back into the playoffs after a one-year hiatus after being edged out of the 2018 playoffs due to the RPI rankings. Clear Lake coach Jared DeVries says those returning from last year’s squad used that as fuel to prepare for 2019.
Spirit Lake quarterback Brent Scott has passed for almost 2000 yards and rushed for another 600, but DeVries says Scott certainly is not the only player for the Lions defense to focus on.
Spirit Lake coach Josh Bolluyt says he knows his team will face a very talented Clear Lake squad tonight.
You can hear the Clear Lake-Spirit Lake game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at 6:15 with the kickoff slated for 7 o’clock. The winner of this game will face either Columbus of Waterloo or Williamsburg in next Friday’s quarterfinal round.
ST. ANSGAR — In Class A tonight, 2nd-ranked St. Ansgar hosts 8th-ranked Edgewood-Colesburg. The Saints are 9-0 and finished with a perfect record in District 4, led by senior Jack Sievert and junior Ryan Cole, who combined to rush for over 2400 yards and 46 touchdowns. Edgewood-Colesburg is 7-2 on the season and have a balanced offensive attack, with quarterback Parker Rochford throwing for 990 yards, and leading rusher Keegan Hansel carrying the ball 155 times for 1078 yards and 15 touchdowns. You can hear the St. Ansgar/Edgewood-Colesburg game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:45 this evening, with kickoff from St. Ansgar scheduled for 7 o’clock. The other side of Class A’s Bracket D has 9th-ranked BGM at 6th-ranked Earlham.
BRITT — Class A’s top-ranked team West Hancock hosts IKM-Manning in a first round game tonight. The District 3 champion Eagles cruised through district play, outscoring their opponents 280-35. West Hancock is second in the state in all classes for rushing yards with 3757 yards and 55 touchdowns, led by senior Tate Hagen, who has rushed for 1549 yards and 23 touchdowns. IKM-Manning was 1-3 in non-district play but swept their way through District 2. They are led by junior Kyler Rasmussen and sophomore Amos Rasmussen, who combined have rushed for 1540 yards. Kickoff in Britt is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight. The other side of Bracket A has South O’Brien hosting Tri-Center or Neola.
OSAGE — In Class 1A, Osage hosts 6th-ranked West Lyon. The Green Devils started out the season 0-4 with losses to playoff qualifiers Clear Lake, St. Ansgar, and West Hancock as well as a Garner-Hayfield-Ventura team that just missed making the post-season. Osage then swept through district play, including a 30-20 win last week over Aplington-Parkersburg in a district title game. They’ll face a West Lyon team that’s 8-1 and tied for the District 1 title. The other side of Class 1A’s Bracket C has Dike-New Hartford hosting Panorama.
JACKSON JUNCTION — In Eight-Man, 2018 state finalist Rockford hopes to make another run through the playoffs. They’ll travel to second-ranked Turkey Valley tonight in a rematch from last year’s first round. Will Bushbaum has been the offensive leader for Rockford, passing for 868 yards and rushing for 910 more. Turkey Valley is led by Eli Reicks and Dylan Elsbernd, who both have rushed for just under 800 yards. Rockford took last year’s game by a 64-58 margin. Kickoff in Jackson Junction is scheduled for 7 o’clock. The other side of Bracket B has HLV of Victor hosting Midland.
View the entire playoff schedule here
— Regional semifinal volleyball last night
== 2A Region 2
#5 Osage 3-0 Lake Mills (25-11, 25-13, 25-20)
Emmetsburg 3-1 Pocahontas (25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 25-22)
— Regional Final on Tuesday at Garner
== 1A Region 5
#3 Janesville 3-0 North Butler (25-18, 25-12, 25-13)
#11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3-1 Bishop Garrigan (23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-14)
— Regional Final on Tuesday at Clarksville
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the suspensions a day after the undefeated 76ers’ 117-95 home victory over the Timberwolves.