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Wednesday October 23rd Local Sports

— High school tournament volleyball

== 1A Region 5 last night
Clarksville 3-2 Newman (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 12-25, 15-10)
North Butler 3-1 Rockford (23-25, 25-7, 25-23, 30-28)
St. Ansgar 3-0 Northwood-Kensett (25-11, 25-16, 25-11)
North Iowa 3-0 Graettinger-Terril (25-12, 25-15, 25-16)

== 2A Region 2 last night
Central Springs 3-2 West Hancock (25-14, 25-7, 18-25, 20-25, 15-10)

== 3A Region 4 tonight
Hampton-Dumont-CAL at Dike-New Hartford
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura at Forest City

== 3A Region 5 tonight
Clear Lake at Crestwood

== 4A Region 6 tonight
Charles City at Mason City



IOWA CITY — A struggling Iowa offense will be without its top receiver in Saturday’s game at Northwestern. Brandon Smith suffered an ankle injury in a win over Purdue and coach Kirk Ferentz says he could be sidelined for up to a month.

Smith has 33 receptions, including four touchdowns. He will be replaced by redshirt freshman Tyrone Tracy.

Ferentz says Smith’s absence won’t change the Iowa offense.

Iowa has converted on all 24 trips to the red zone. Ferentz says the problem is they are settling for too many field goals.

The Northwestern offense has struggled in a 1-5 start but Ferentz says the Wildcats remain a solid defensive team.

Kickoff in Evanston is scheduled for 11 o’clock on Saturday, with the pre-game starting at 9:00 on AM-1300 KGLO




AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclone offense has grown up during a three game winning streak. The Cyclones are 5-2 and have averaged just over 40 points the last three games heading into a game against Oklahoma State.

Sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy leads an offense that has become one of the most prolific in the country.

Campbell says he would like to see more consistency out of the kicking game.

Kickoff in Ames is scheduled for 2:30



CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says a demanding early schedule has helped the Panther offense mature. The 12th ranked Panthers hit on several big plays in a 42-27 win over South Dakota.

The Panthers will be in search of their first road win this week with a visit to Missouri State.

UNI’s three road losses have been at Iowa State, fifth ranked Weber State and top ranked North Dakota State.

Missouri State is 1-5 and the Bears are coming off a 22-0 loss at North Dakota State.

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