GARNER — Osage is headed back to the state volleyball tournament after sweeping Emmetsburg in the Class 2A Region 2 championship match last night held in Garner. The Green Devils took the first set 25-14 and then cruised through the final two sets, 25-9 and 25-10. Osage improves to 36-6 overall. They are the fourth seed in the Class 2A state tournament and will face fifth-seeded Grundy Center in the quarterfinal round next Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The Green Devils split a pair of matches against Grundy Center in the Waverly-Shell Rock tournament on October 5th, with each squad taking a two sets to one win. The winner of the Osage-Grundy Center match will face either top-seed Western Christian of Hull or eighth-seed Hudson in the semifinals. The other side of the bracket has second-seed Beckman of Dyersville facing seventh-seed Van Buren County, and third-seed Wilton taking on sixth-seed Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. The Cowgirls swept East Sac County 25-8, 25-20, 25-19 in the Region 3 championship in Manson last night.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Senior Michael Jacobson led seven Cyclones in double figures with 20 points and nine rebounds and Iowa State throttled Mississippi Valley State 110-74 in its season opener. Tyrese Haliburton had 12 points, 14 assists, seven rebounds and six steals for the Cyclones, who improved to 7-0 against the Delta Devils. Next up for Iowa State is a road trip to Oregon State on Saturday.
IOWA CITY — Iowa will try to climb back in the race in the Big Ten West when the 18th ranked Hawkeyes visit 16th rated Wisconsin. The recent history of this series has been all Wisconsin. The Badgers have won six of the last seven.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. An Iowa defense that has posted two Big Ten shutouts this season will try to slow down Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who ranks fifth in the country in yards per game.
The bye week did not help every injured Hawkeye. Leading receiver Brandon Smith is still out with an ankle injury and middle linebacker Kristian Welch will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury. Wisconsin’s defense has been tough to solve for the Hawkeye offense. Iowa’s offense has only scored a total of 32 points in the last four games.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3 o’clock, with the pre-game show at 1 o’clock on KGLO. Also tune in tonight at 6:30 on KGLO for Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz
AMES — The stretch run begins for Iowa State with a visit this week to ninth ranked Oklahoma. The Cyclones are coming off their bye week with a record of 5-3.
That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who says the Cyclones have put themselves in a position to play meaningful games.
The chore for the Cyclone defense will be to contain Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, who ranks second in the country in total offense.
Kickoff in Norman on Saturday night is scheduled for 7 o’clock.
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers are in a good position for the post-season as they get ready for this week’s visit from Indiana State. The Panthers are 6-3 after a win at nationally ranked Illinois State.
That’s coach Mark Farley. With a strong finish the Panthers will be in a good position to earn a first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.
Indiana State is 3-6 and lost Iowa transfer quarterback Ryan Boyle to a season ending injury. Farley says the Panthers know the Sycamores are better than their record.
Kickoff at the UNI-Dome on Saturday is scheduled for 4 o’clock.