Tuesday July 2nd Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Newman softball at Mason City High — 7:30
WAUKEE — A day after finding their way into the Class 4A rankings, the Mason City High baseball team dropped a doubleheader at Waukee. The Mohawks had a three-run homer late in the opener from Dylan Miller, but Mason City fell 5-4 in eight innings. The Mohawks then dropped game two 6-2. Dawson Wedeking had three hits and three runs batted in on the night. Mason City drops to 18-10 on the season and will host Marshalltown in a doubleheader that starts at 3 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon at Roosevelt Field.
CLEAR LAKE — Ethan McHenry delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh to give Clear Lake a 7-6 win over Algona in North Central Conference baseball last night. McHenry finished the night with two runs batted in while Andrew Formanek also drove in two. Mac Adams picked up the win, going five-and-a-third innings, striking out three. Clear Lake is now 10-11 overall and 6-3 in the conference. The Lions travel to Cherokee later today.
— other baseball from Monday
Newman 15, North Butler 0 (4 innings)
Forest City 2, Lake Mills 1
Lake Mills 14, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5
West Fork 7, Northwood-Kensett 3 (Game 1)
West Fork 7, Northwood-Kensett 0 (Game 2)
CLEAR LAKE — Kameryn Etherington hit a two-run homer in the top of the first and fired a shutout to lead Algona to a 6-0 win over Clear Lake last night in North Central Conference softball, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Etherington had a three-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking two. Clear Lake drops to 8-12 overall and 4-8 in the conference and will travel to St. Ansgar tonight
— other softball
North Butler 4, Newman 2
Waukee 12-2, Mason City High 0-0
Central Springs 25, North Iowa 2
Rockford 7, Central Springs 3
Charles City 5, Crestwood 0
Forest City 12, Lake Mills 2
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 8, Lake Mills 3
Iowa Falls-Alden 7, Hampton-Dumont 4
Nashua-Plainfield 10, Riceville 9 (9)
DES MOINES — A year ago at this time Darian DeVries was trying to put a roster together just to be competitive. After a surprising first season that included a share of the Missouri Valley regular season title the Drake Bulldogs men’s basketball team is much more experienced heading into next season.
DeVries says nobody is satisfied after last season.
DeVries says despite having an experienced nucleus there are several new faces in summer workouts.
MASON CITY – Michael Donovan will take over as the head coach for the NIACC men’s soccer program.
Donovan takes over for Leo Driscoll, who was NIACC’s head men’s and women’s coach in 2018.
Donovan will be the sixth men’s head coach in the NIACC men’s program, which started in 2001.
Donovan was an assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs at NIACC in the 2018 season. He will also be the women’s assistant coach in 2019.
Donovan played for the Trojans in the 2016-17 seasons. He was a second-team all-region defender during his freshman season.
Donovan won seven state championships as a youth playing for Pace FC and AFC Totton in England. He also won five state championships and one national title playing for Southampton Development academy.
NIACC will begin workouts in the first week of August. The Trojans open their exhibition season Aug. 13 at Waldorf University and kick off the regular season Aug. 25 at home against Lake Superior College.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild zeroed in on Mats Zuccarello in free agency for a top-six forward group in need of a new look. With a five-year, $30 million contract the right wing agreed when the market opened, Zuccarello has given the Wild another 30-plus core player on a major deal. General manager Paul Fenton is upbeat about the makeup of the roster, though, stressing the importance of experience and competitiveness to surround the young players on the roster. The Wild also added right wing Ryan Hartman.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Karima Christmas-Kelly will miss the rest of the season with an injury to her right knee. The Lynx said Monday that an MRI taken at Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis revealed the injury. The team says Christmas-Kelly will have surgery tomorrow. The eight-year veteran out of Duke University appeared in six games in her first season with the Lynx, averaging 2.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.