== FRIDAY– 93.9 KIA, 939kia.com — Newman vs. South Winneshiek — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00
– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City High vs. Ottumwa — pre-game 7:00, kickoff 7:30
– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake vs. Iowa Falls-Alden — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30
== SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Iowa at Northwestern — pre-game 9:00, kickoff 11:00
CLEAR LAKE — 2nd-ranked Clear Lake and 8th-ranked Iowa Falls-Alden match up in the Class 2A District 3 championship game tonight at Lions Field in Clear Lake. The Lions are 4-0 in the district and face a Cadet team that has won three straight games after losing their district opener against Crestwood. The Lions were edged out of an at-large playoff spot last year, but Clear Lake coach Jared DeVries says that’s not on his team’s mind heading into this key game.
DeVries says the running back tandem of Karson Sharar and Kyler Hadwiger will be the focus of the Lions defense.
You can hear the Clear Lake/Iowa Falls-Alden game tonight on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at 6:45, with kickoff from Lions Field scheduled for 7 o’clock.
MASON CITY — The Mason City High football team will try to wrap up their season with a win tonight as they host Ottumwa. The Mohawks are 0-8 on the season an Ottumwa team that’s 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the district after edging Des Moines East last week. Mason City coach Brandon Krusey says he’s told his team to treat tonight as a one-game season and try to finish out on top.
Krusey wants his club to play their best football of the season for a couple of different reasons.
You can hear the Mason City-Ottumwa game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 7 o’clock, with kickoff from Mohawk Field scheduled for 7:30.
MASON CITY — Newman closes out the season hosting South Winneshiek. The Knights have lost three straight, including a 57-0 loss at 2nd-ranked St. Ansgar last week. It’s an important game for South Winn, as they sit in second place in the district at 4-1, and with an RPI index of 13, they are hoping to work their way into the playoffs as a wild card. You can hear the Newman-South Winn game on 93.9 KIA The Country Moose starting with the pre-game at 6:45 with kickoff slated for 7 o’clock.
— Week 9 schedule in area football districts
= 4A District 6
Ottumwa at Mason City
Des Moines East at Indianola
#8 Waukee at Johnston
= 3A District 3
Waverly-Shell Rock at Charles City
Decorah at #8 Independence
West Delaware at Waterloo East
= 2A District 3
#8 Iowa Falls-Alden at #2 Clear Lake
Crestwood at Forest City
New Hampton at Hampton-Dumont-CAL
= 2A District 2
Spirit Lake at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Southeast Valley at #3 Algona
Estherville Lincoln Central at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
= 1A District 3
Aplington-Parkersburg at Osage
Denver at Lake Mills
Sumner-Fredericksburg at North Butler
= A District 3
Belmond-Klemme at #1 West Hancock
Graettinger-Terril at Bishop Garrigan
West Fork at North Union
= A District 4
South Winneshiek at Newman
#2 Saint Ansgar at Central Springs
Postville at Nashua-Plainfield
Starmont at GMG (non-district)
= 8-Man District 2
Rockford at Northwood-Kensett
Janesville at North Iowa
Riceville at #1 Don Bosco
Tripoli at Dunkerton
MARSHALLTOWN — West Fork and Newman qualified their boys cross country teams for the state meet. The Warhawks finished second while the Knights finished third at the 1A qualifier at Marshalltown on Thursday. Madrid won the team title with 35 points, West Fork had 87 and Newman had 116. Josh Reiter had West Fork’s best finished, ending 8th in 17:30. Braden Petree had Newman’s best finish, ending 14th in 17:52.
1A Boys-Marshalltown results
MARSHALLTOWN — The Newman girls finished fifth at the 1A cross country qualifier in Marshalltown. Aplington-Parkersburg was the team champ with 59 points, with Hudson and Madrid also qualifying as teams. Only one area individual qualified for state from this meet, as Kacie Eisentrager finished 12th.
1A Girls-Marshalltown results
CEDAR FALLS — The St. Ansgar boys finished 3rd at the Class 1A qualifier in Cedar Falls and qualified as a team for the state meet. South Winneshiek won with 47 points, Denver was second with 68, St. Ansgar was third with 109. Riley Witt of St. Ansgar won the race in 17:25. Also qualifying as individuals from the area were Bryce McDonough of Central Springs who finished third, Carson Rygh of Lake Mills finished eighth, and Colby Wilkerson of North Butler finished 13th.
1A Boys-Cedar Falls results
CEDAR FALLS — A pair of Nashua-Plainfield girls qualified from the 1A meet in Cedar Falls as Chloe Matthews finished eighth and Jennah Carpenter finished 12th. Kee, Denver and Sumner-Fredericksburg were the team qualifiers
1A Girls-Cedar Falls results
WEST UNION — Osage and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura had qualifiers from the 2A meets at North Fayette Valley. On the girls side, Abby Christians of GHV finished second, Katelyn Johnston of Osage finished sixth, and Talia Stangel of Osage finished 15th. In the boys race, Caleb Sledd of Osage finished 10th, Jake Hejlik of GHV finished 12th and Joey Hovinga of Forest City finished 14th.
2A Boys-North Fayette Valley results
2A Girls-North Fayette Valley results
INDEPENDENCE — The Charles City girls qualified for the state meet, finishing third at the 3A qualifier in Independence yesterday with 75 points. Walhert of Dubuque was first with 28, followed by Decorah. Clear Lake finished 11th as a team with 311 points. Kiki Connell won the girls race in 19:01. Jaydn Heesch had Clear Lake’s best finish, ending 34th in 21:59. The Charles City boys finished fifth while Clear lake finished seventh at the 3A meet in Independence yesterday, Justin Wright of Clear Lake did qualify as an individual, finishing 11th in a time of 17:09, about 30 seconds behind the winner Brady Hogan of Decorah. Walhert, Decorah and Marion were the team qualifiers.
3A Boys & Girls-Independence
MARSHALLTOWN — The Mason City High girls and boys did not qualify any runners at the 4A meet in Marshalltown. On the girls side, Mason City finished seventh with 186 points. Johnston, Indianola and Cedar Rapids Prairie were the team qualifiers. Hannah Thomas had Mason City’s best finish, ending 27th in 21:01. The Mohawk boys finished seventh with 205 points. Prairie, Johnston and Iowa City Liberty were the top three teams. Christian Rodrigez and David Johnson had Mason City’s best finishes, ending in 35th and 36th place in times of 17:54 and 17:56.
4A Boys-Marshalltown results
4A Girls-Marshalltown results
MASON CITY – The 18th-ranked NIACC volleyball team picked up its 30th victory of the season with a 3-0 sweep of the Wartburg College junior varsity during Think Pink night on Thursday.
Set scores were 25-21, 25-18 and 25-13 in the Lady Trojans’ final home match of the regular season.
Leading the Lady Trojans offensively was Kennedy Meister, who recorded 17 kills while adding 21 digs and two service aces.
NIACC is 30-8 and returns to action on Wednesday when the Lady Trojans travel to Fort Dodge to face 12th-ranked Iowa Central in their Iowa Community College Athletic Conference finale. The teams are tied atop the conference with 7-1 records.