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Tuesday October 8th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last time the New York Yankees won the World Series, a full decade ago, Gleyber Torres was not yet a teenager in Venezuela.

Boosted by an age-defiant performance by their 22-year-old star second baseman, the Yankees moved one step closer to that elusive trophy.

Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored after each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night that finished yet another Division Series sweep of the Twins.

Didi Gregorius hit two RBI singles, Cameron Maybin homered and Aroldis Chapman struck out three batters in a five-out save for the Yankees, who completed the three-game wipeout and pushed their postseason winning streak over the Twins to 13 games.

Following a 103-win regular season and their first AL East title since 2012, the Yankees will start the AL Championship Series on Saturday, either at Houston or at home against Tampa Bay.

AL Central champion Minnesota became the first 100-win team swept in the Division Series and dropped to 2-16 against the Yankees in the playoffs, including 0-13 since winning the 2004 ALDS opener. Outscored 23-7 in the series, the Twins batted just .218. After hitting a record 307 homers, they had just four in the Division Series, all solo shots.

Minnesota went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11, falling to 3 for 28 in the series with 25 left on base.

Minnesota has lost 16 consecutive postseason games, tying the North American major sports record set by the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks from 1975-79.

 

 

DES MOINES — Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/7/19

Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (6-0), LW #1 vs C.B. Abe Lincoln
2. Dowling Catholic (5-1), LW #2 @ Sioux City East
3. Cedar Falls (6-0), LW #3 vs Waterloo West
4. Bettendorf (5-1), LW #4 @ #5 CR Kennedy
5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-1), LW #5 vs #4 Bettendorf
6. Ankeny Centennial (5-1), LW #6 vs Fort Dodge
7. Southeast Polk (4-2), LW #7 vs Sioux City West
8. Ankeny (3-3), LW #8 @ DSM Lincoln
9. Waukee (3-3), LW #10 vs Ottumwa
10.Des Moines Roosevelt (5-1), LW (X) vs Marshalltown

 

Class 3A
1. Western Dubuque (6-0), LW #1 vs #3 Xavier
2. Solon (6-0), LW #2 @ Mount Pleasant
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6-0), LW #3 @ #1 Western Dubuque
4. Lewis Central (6-0), LW #4 @ Harlan
5. Dallas Center-Grimes (5-1), LW #5 vs Boone
6. North Scott (5-1), LW #6 @ Clinton
7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (5-1), LW #7 vs Spencer
8. Independence (6-0), LW #9 vs Charles City
9. Norwalk (5-1), LW #10 vs Bondurant-Farrar
10.Glenwood (5-1), LW (X) @ Adel ADM

 

Class 2A
1. Waukon (6-0), LW #1 @ #4 Waterloo Columbus
2. Clear Lake (6-0), LW #2 @ Forest City
3. Algona (6-0), LW #3 vs Estherville Lincoln Central
4. Waterloo Columbus (6-0), LW #4 vs #1 Waukon
5. Des Moines Christian (6-0), LW #5 vs PCM Monroe
6. Greene County (6-0), LW #6 @ Atlantic
7. OABCIG (6-0), LW #8 @ Shenandoah
8. Nevada (5-1), LW #10 @ West Marshall
9. Benton (5-1), LW #7 vs Roland-Story
10.Monticello (5-1), LW (X) vs Anamosa

 

Class 1A
1. Dike-New Hartford (6-0), LW #2 @ Jesup
2. Van Meter (6-0), LW #3 @ #10 Panorama
3. West Branch (6-0), LW #4 vs Northeast Goose Lake
4. West Lyon (6-0), LW #5 @ #7 West Sioux
5. Western Christian (6-0), LW #7 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
6. South Central Calhoun (6-0), LW #6 @ Madrid
7. West Sioux (5-1), LW #1 vs #4 West Lyon
8. Iowa City Regina (5-1), LW #8 vs North Linn
9. Treynor (6-0), LW #10 @ Missouri Valley
10.Panorama (6-0), LW (X) vs #2 Van Meter

 

 

Class A
1. West Hancock (6-0), LW #1 vs West Fork
2. Saint Ansgar (6-0), LW #2 @ #7 South Winneshiek
3. North Tama (6-0), LW #3 vs GMG Garwin
4. South O’Brien (6-0), LW #7 @ LeMars Gehlen
5. Grundy Center (5-1), LW #5 @ Mason City Newman
6. MFL MarMac (6-0), LW #8 @ Lisbon
7. South Winneshiek (5-1), LW #9 vs #2 Saint Ansgar
8. Earlham (5-1), LW #10 vs Southwest Valley
9. Edgewood-Colesburg (5-1), LW (X) vs Alburnett
10.Woodbury Central (5-1), LW (X) vs Logan Magnolia

 

 

Eight-man
1. Don Bosco (6-0), LW #1 vs Dunkerton
2. Turkey Valley (6-0), LW #2 @ West Central (Maynard)
3. Remsen St. Mary’s (6-0), LW #3 @ West Bend-Mallard
4. Audubon (6-1), LW #5 @ West Harrison
5. Easton Valley (6-0), LW #7 vs Lansing Kee
6. CAM (6-0), LW #10 vs Boyer Valley
7. Coon Rapids-Bayard (5-1), LW #4 vs Glidden-Ralston
8. Newell-Fonda (5-1), LW #9 vs #10 Harris-Lake Park
9. AGWSR (5-1), LW (X) vs Baxter
10.Harris-Lake Park (5-1), LW #8 @ #8 Newell-Fonda

 

 

AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell expects center Colin Newell to play in this week’s game at West Virginia. Newell suffered a sprained knee in the opener against UNI and dressed but did not play in the win over TCU.

Campbell says how much Newell will play is yet to be determined.

Campbell says the play of quarterback Brock Purdy has helped the offense develop an identity sooner than past seasons. Purdy passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in a 49-24 win over TCU.

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Under first year coach Neal Brown West Virginia is 3-2 after a 42-31 loss at home to Texas. Brown says the dual threat of Cyclone quarterback Brock Purdy is a concern.

Brown says the Mountaineers will need tackle well when Purdy runs with the football.

Brown says the Mountaineers will need to mix up their defenses.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock.

 

 

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team is ranked No. 20 in the latest junior college Division II poll released Monday.

NIACC (20-6) was 4-1 last week, including a win over then No. 14 Kirkwood.

NIACC was ranked No. 19 in the Sept. 16 poll and that was the first time the Lady Trojans appeared in the national rankings since the final poll of the 1995 season.

Other Iowa Community College Athletic Conference teams ranked this week are Iowa Central (11th) and Kirkwood (19th).

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at home against Northeast Community College in a conference match.


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