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Wednesday, July 29 schedule Subject to change

Amateur baseball
Region 13C Playoffs
Jackson at Milroy Irish, 7:30 p.m.
Lakefield at Luverne, 7:30 p.m.
Hadley vs. Heron Lake at Worthington, 7:30 p.m.
Wilmont at Fairmont, 7:30 p.m.

Iowa state baseball tournament
Class 3A
First round
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Boone (23-10) vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (26-14), 9 a.m.
At Southeast Polk
Pella (33-4) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (21-13), 9 a.m.
Harlan (26-7) vs. Dubuque Wahlert (21-19), 11:30 a.m.

Class 4A
At Principal Park, Des Moines
First round

Waukee (36-4) vs. North Scott (20-20), 11 a.m.
Sioux City East (33-9) vs. Southeast Polk (30-13), 1:30 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy (29-11) vs. Davenport North (19-14), 5 p.m.
Iowa City West (32-11) vs. Des Moines East (23-20), 7:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
Pittsburgh Pirates at Minnesota Twins, 12:10 p.m.

WNBA
Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, July 28 results

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 2A
First round
Davis County 6, Roland-Story 0
Class 3A
First round

Waverly-Shell Rock 6, Vinton-Shellsburg 0

Major League Baseball
Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Minnesota Twins 7
Baltimore 7, Atlanta 3
Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2
Arizona 8, Seattle 4
Oakland 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
American League
Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4
Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2
Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1
New York Yankees 21, Texas 5
Houston 10, Los Angeles Angels 5
National League
New York Mets 4, San Diego 0
Miami 4, Washington 1
Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2
Cincinnati 4, Saint Louis 0
Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2

WNBA
Indiana 75, Connecticut 73 (OT)
Phoenix 89, Chicago 87 (OT)


Region 13C amateur baseball pairings set July 28, 2015

JACKSON - Pairings are set for the Region 13C amateur baseball playoffs.

There are four best-of-three series that start Wednesday.

Three teams from the region will advance to the state tournament

No. 5 Jackson vs. No. 4 Milroy Irish

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Milroy, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Jackson, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Milroy, 2 p.m.

No. 8 Lakefield vs. No. 1 Luverne

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Luverne, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Lakefield, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Luverne, 2 p.m.

No. 7 Heron Lake vs. No. 2 Hadley

  • Schedule to be announced.

No. 6 Wilmont vs. No. 3 Fairmont

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Fairmont, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Lismore, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Fairmont, 2 p.m.

Draftees:

  • Luverne: Brandon Alfson, Pipestone
  • Hadley: Collin Lovell, Windom
  • Fairmont: Joey Fitzgerald, Martin County
  • Milroy: Austin Evans, Pipestone
  • Jackson: Tyler Knutson, Windom
  • Wilmont: Adam Munkel, Worthington
  • Heron Lake: Greg Quist, Pipestone
  • Lakefield: Ryan Lee, Worthington

Monday, July 27 results

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 2A
First round

Cascade 6, Mediapolis 2
Waterloo Columbus Catholic 3, Hinton 0
Clear Lake 5, Treynor 0

Major League Baseball
American League
Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8
Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2
Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4
New York Yankees 6, Texas 2
National League
Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8
Saint Louis 4, Cincinnati 1
San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2
Interleague
Baltimore 2 Atlanta 1 (11 innings)
Arizona 4 Seattle 3 (10 innings)


Three from county to play in all-star volleyball match July 27, 2015

SAINT CLOUD - Three players from Jackson County will be playing in the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Match Wednesday at Halenbeck Hall at Saint Cloud State.

Jackson County Central graduates Kaylee Burmeister and Kathryn Nasby will play on the White team, as will Courtney Place of Heron Lake-Okabena.

The Red team will be coached by Marty Kiebel of Maple Lake and Marshall's Dan Westby.

Burmeister will play college volleyball at Southwest Minnesota State, Nasby at Wartburg and Place at North Dakota.

The teams will play a round-robin format of best-of-three matches starting at 6 p.m. with White vs. Red. That will be followed by Red vs. Blue and White vs. Blue.

Following are the roster for the teams. Listed are player, position, high school and college attending.

White

Players

  • Kaylee Burmeister, OH, Jackson County Central, Southwest Minnesota State
  • Morgan Malley, S, Fillmore Central, Augsburg
  • Courtney Place, OH, Heron Lake-Okabena, North Dakota
  • Taylor Reiss, MH, Minneota, South Dakota State
  • Emily Goerdt, OH-S, Melrose, Saint Benedict
  • Jessica Wolf, OH, Waconia, Green Bay
  • Callie Schapekahm, MH, Eagan, Minnesota-Crookston
  • Cori Kennedy, L, Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota State, Mankato
  • Kathryn Nasby, L, Jackson County Central, Wartburg

Coaches

  • Marty Kiebel, Maple Lake
  • Dan Westby, Marshall

Blue

Players

  • Makayla Wenzel, S, Chaska, Minnesota State, Moorhead
  • Jody Noreen, L, Hawley, University of Sioux Falls
  • McKenzie Tibbetts, L, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, Minnesota
  • Erin Schindler, OH, Chaska, Minnesota-Duluth
  • Sarah Kelly, MH, Chaska, Minnesota-Duluth
  • Monica Burich, MH, Roseville, Colorado
  • Kinlee Swanson, OH, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Stephanie Cannon, OH, Mora, Wisconsin-Stout
  • Kaitlin Sikkink, MH, Saint Charles, Minnesota-Crookston

Coaches

  • Sue Murphy, Chaska
  • Greg Ueland, Roseville

Red

Players

  • Morgan Koshiol, OH, Rocori, Bemidji State
  • Clara Krenz, L, North Saint Paul, Saint Cloud State
  • Anna Peterson, L, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Winona State
  • Payton Schultz, OH, Bethlehem Academy, Wisconsin-Stout
  • Nicole Brouwer, S, Central Minnesota Christian, Northwestern (Saint Paul)
  • Lexi Scott, MH, Central Minnesota Christian, University of Sioux Falls
  • Erin Orred, RS, Central Minnesota Christian, Oral Roberts
  • Lauren Mathews, MH, Bethlehem Academy, Saint Benedict
  • Bria Barfnecht, OH, Delano, University of Sioux Falls

Coaches

  • Katie Gervais, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
  • Franz Boelter, Bethlehem Academy

Johnson competes in Ironman Canada July 27, 2015

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Canada - Jeff Johnson of Jackson competed in Ironman Canada Sunday.

Johnson completed the 2.4 mile swim in 1:13:13, 112-mile bike ride in 6:34:59 and the 26.2-mile run in 4:06:05 for a total time of 12:21:39.

He placed 55th in the 45-49 year-old male age group and 423rd overall out of 1,949 athletes.


Sunday, July 26 results

Amateur baseball
Milroy Irish 10, Martin County 0 (8 innings)
(Milroy wins series 2-1)

Heron Lake 3, Adrian 1
(Heron Lake wins series 2-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
New York Yankees 7, Minnesota Twins 2
Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 2
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 5, Houston 1
Los Angeles Angels 13, Texas 7
Seattle 6, Toronto 5 (10 innings)
Boston 11, Detroit 1
National League
New York Mets 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Atlanta 3, Saint Louis 2
Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 5
Colorado 17, Cincinnati 7
San Diego 3, Miami 2
Arizona 3, Milwaukee 0
Interleague
San Francisco 4 Oakland 3


Bulls close out Express in two straight July 27, 2015

TRACY - Jackson defeated Tracy 17-4 in eight innings Saturday to win their amateur baseball playoff series in two straight games.

The Express led 4-3 after six innings, but the Bulls scored nine runs in the seventh inning and five in the eighth.

Brett Larson had three hits, walked once and had four runs batted in; Andy Wolf had three hits, was hit by a pitch, had a sacrifice fly and three RBI; and Blaise Jacobsen had two hits including a double, walked and had three RBI.

Zach Copley was the winning pitcher, going the first six innings. Kevin Holm and Pat Boggess each pitched an inning in relief.

The Bulls advance to the Region 13C Playoffs, which start Wednesday.


Saturday, July 25 results

Amateur baseball
Jackson 17, Tracy 4
(Jackson wins series 2-0)

Heron Lake 6, Adrian 3
(Series tied 1-1)

Hadley 10, Windom 8
(Hadley wins series 2-0)

American Legion baseball
District II Division II tournament
At Saint James
Championship

Wells 7, Saint James 6

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 1A
First round
Pleasantville 5, West Sioux 4 (9 innings)
North Linn 6, Van Buren 3 (8 innings)


Friday, July 24 results

American Legion baseball
Second District Division II tournament
At Saint James
Loser’s bracket

Saint James 3, Truman 1
Saint James 3, Jackson 0

Amateur baseball
Lakefield 5, Pipestone 3
(Lakefield wins series 2-0)

Wilmont 12, Worthington 2 (7 innings)
(Wilmont wins series 2-0)

Milroy Irish 12, Martin County 8
(Series tied 1-1)

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 1A
First round
Mason City Newman Catholic 14, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4 (6 innings)
Martensdale Saint Mary's 8, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
Championship

AGWSR 12, Logan-Magnolia 0 (3 innings)
Third place
New London 4, River Valley 0

Class 2A
Championship

Iowa City Regina 3, Cascade 0
Third place
Fort Dodge Saint Edmond 5, IKM-Manning 1

Class 3A
Championship

Solon 3, Benton Community 1
Third place
Greene County 7, Center Point-Urbana 6

Class 4A
Championship

Dallas Center-Grimes 5, Winterset 2
Third place
Creston 9, Pella 0

Class 5A
Championship

Waukee 6, Johnston 4
Third place
West Des Moines Valley 6, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 5

Major League Baseball
AL

Minnesota Twins 10, New York Yankees 1
Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 0
Boston 2, Detroit 1 (11 innings)
Houston 4, Kansas City 0
Texas 4, Los Angeles Angels 2
Seattle 5, Toronto 2
NL
Philadelphia 5, Chicago Cubs 3 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 7, Washington 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, New York Mets 2
Saint Louis 4, Atlanta 2
Colorado 6, Cincinnati 5
Milwaukee 2, Arizona 1
San Diego 3, Miami 1
Interleague
San Francisco 9, Oakland 3


Zomer wins NSL feature at Jackson Speedway July 24, 2015

By BILL WRIGHT
National Sprint League

JACKSON - Dusty Zomer became the sixth different winner in as many events for the FVP National Sprint League when he captured the feature victory at Jackson Speedway Thursday night.

The Sioux Falls driver’s win during the Jackson County Fair race supported by Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP was his first with the series, making Thursday the fourth straight NSL event with a new winner.

Zomer shot out immediately in the 25-lap main event ahead of pole-sitter, Lynton Jeffrey and Bryan Clauson. The pilot of the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82 was a rocket and by lap five, had opened up almost a three second lead on Jeffrey.

On lap eight, Clauson used the low side of turn two to jet by Jeffrey for second. Three laps later, Dakota Hendrickson slowed high in turn two to bring a caution flag. Zomer led Clauson, Bill Balog who had captured third, Jeffey and Brian Brown back to green.

Zomer’s domination continued as he got back into lapped traffic. Meanwhile, a battle emerged between Clauson, Balog and Danny Lasoski, who had taken over fourth. That trio put on an entertaining battle for position. One last caution came out with two laps to go for Logan Forler, who stopped in turn one.

Zomer was never threatened, pulling away for his first FVP National Sprint League win. Clauson went to the cushion in one and two to try to make a bid for the lead. Balog shot under him to claim second. Following the lead trio were Lasoski and Jeffrey. Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier and KSE hard-charger, Terry McCarl, rounded out the top ten. Brown was running sixth on the final restart, but had a tire go down as he faded to twelfth.

Zomer set quick time over the field. Madsen, Dobmeier and Tasker Phillips won heat races. Sprint Car Racing on Facebook donated $50 to the third place car of Clauson.

“The car was really good,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “My hat’s off to my crew chief, Greg McCormick. He gave me a great car. He worked his butt off this week. We missed a couple shows, but we wanted to come in here nice and strong. We did that. We’ve been so close to getting a win in this NSL deal. It feels really good to get a win. We wanted to get out front and build some speed…get out as far as possible. I’m really happy for the team. I can’t thank Todd and Susan LaHaise enough. It’s a blast. Hopefully, we can keep this momentum up.”

“Speedweek has been good to us,” said Balog, who also picked up a win Tuesday in Britt, Iowa. “We’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time. We saw we were close in hot laps to having the speed we needed. It feels good to finish second. We’re not really big track guys.”

“We kind of felt like we had one shot to win it and left the door open,” said Clauson of the last restart. “We’re hungry for a win. We’ve ran on the podium a few times here. We ran pretty well. We probably could have putted the bottom and ran second, but we wanted to go for the win.”

Results from Jackson Speedway

FVP A main (started), 25 Laps: 1. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD; 2. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI; 3. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.; 7. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River; 8. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA; 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks; 10. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 11. 09, Matt Juhl,, Tea, SD; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO; 13. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield; 14. 16, Travis Whitney, Blaine; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 17. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls; 19. 15, Joe Riedel, Ramona, SD; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 21. 4x, Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls; 22. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise ID; 23. 14, Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids; 24. 7, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL; 25. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha.

Heat one, 8 Laps: 1. Ian Madsen; 2. Bill Balog; 3. Bryan Clauson; 4. Logan Forler; 5. Dylan Peterson; 6. Jody Rosenboom; 7. Joe Riedel; 8. Skylar Prochaska.

Heat two, 8 Laps: 1. Mark Dobmeier; 2. Matt Juhl; 3. Danny Lasoski; 4. Travis Whitney; 5. Lynton Jeffrey; 6. Dakota Hendrickson; 7. Kaley Gharst; 8. Brooke Tatnell.

Heat three, 8 Laps: 1. Tasker Phillips; 2. Brian Brown; 3. Dusty Zomer; 4. Craig Dollansky; 5. Terry McCarl; 6. Tim Kaeding; 7. Austin Johnson; 8. Austin McCarl; 9. Eric Schulz.

The Jackson Speedway Touring Series also ran at Jackson Thursday night.

Feature
1. Cody Ledger, Omaha
2. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls
3. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield
4. Casey Heser, Jackson
5. Brandon Halverson, Jackson
6. Jordon Martens, Sioux Falls
7. Dean Brown, Springfield
8. Dale Furby, Sioux Falls
9. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls
10. Sawyer Phillips, Knoxville

Heat 1
1. Sawyer Phillips, Knoxville
2. Derrik Lusk, Jackson
3. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield

Heat 2
1. Scott Winters, Butterfield
2. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls
3. Bruce Anderson, Trimont

Saturday at Jackson Speedway will be Hall of Fame Night and the Barb Wieskus Memorial.

The Midwest Sprint Touring Series will be on hand. More than $4,000 has been added to the 360 sprint car purse. Fireworks will follow the races.


Thursday, July 23 results

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
Semifinals

Logan-Magnolia 4, New London 1
AGWSR 9, River Valley 1
Class 2A
Semifinals

Iowa City Regina 4, Fort Dodge Saint Edmond 1
Cascade 6, IKM-Manning 2
Class 3A
Semifinals

Solon 7, Center Point-Urbana 1
Benton Community 8, Greene County 1
Class 4A
Semifinals

Winterset 10, Creston 0
Dallas Center-Grimes 9, Pella 3
Class 5A
Semifinals

Waukee 4, West Des Moines Valley 3 (9 innings)
Johnston 2, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota Twins 3, Los Angeles Angels 0
New York Yankees 9, Baltimore 3
Seattle 3, Detroit 2 (12 innings)
Toronto 5, Oakland 2
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 1
Houston 5, Boston 4
National League
Pittsburgh 7, Washington 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, New York Mets 0
Arizona 8, Milwaukee 3
Miami 4, San Diego 0
Interleague
Saint Louis 4 Kansas City 3


Bulls claim home win over Express July 23, 2015

JACKSON - Four Jackson players had multiple-hit games as the Bulls were 13-2 winners over Tracy in the first game of their of best-of-three amateur baseball series Wednesday night at Wacker Field.

Ray Zalabowski had three hits including a home run and a double and three runs batted in, while Mitch Peschon had three hits with a home run, double and two RBI.

Zach Copley had two hits and two RBI, while Mike Wierson had two hits and one RBI.

Caleb Rossow had a double and was hit by a pitch and had two RBI, Shad Wacker had a hit and an RBI, while Andy Wolf also had a hit.

Ryan Rasche went the first five and one-third innings to claim the win. Pat Boggess went two-thirds of an inning and Peschon pitched one inning.

The second game of the series will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tracy.


Frogs win series opener over A's July 23, 2015

LAKEFIELD - Host Lakefield hit a pair of home runs in a 9-1 win over Pipestone in the opening game of their best-of-three amateur baseball playoff series Wednesday.

Colyn Hohenstein hit a three-run homer and Bryce Christopher a solo shot for the Frogs.

Taylor Christopher had a two-run double and Phil Pronk had an RBI single. Pronk was also the winning pitcher.

The second game of the series will be played at Pipestone Friday.


NSL to make second stop at Jackson Speedway July 23, 2015

JACKSON - The National Sprint League will make the second of three trips to Jackson Speedway this year Thursday night.

Also running will be the Jackson Speedway Touring Series 360 sprints.

Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with time trials to follow.

Wednesday night, the NSL was at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines.

Craig Dollansky won the 20-lap A Main, with Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Danny Lasoski and Tim Kaeding rounding out the top five.

Dollansky also won the Dash. Brown, Terry McCarl and Lasoski were heat winners. Lynton Jeffrey had Minnesota Mafia Quick Time.

McCarl won the Spring Nationals at Jackson Speedway on May 22. The NSL returns Sept. 4-5 for the Jackson Sprint Car Nationals.


Wednesday, July 22 results

Amateur baseball
Jackson 13, Tracy 2 (7 innings)
(Jackson leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Lakefield 9, Pipestone 1
(Lakefield leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Adrian 5, Heron Lake 4 (10 innings)
(Adrian leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Wilmont 10, Worthington 6
(Wilmont leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Martin County 7, Milroy Irish 4
(Martin County leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Hadley 6, Windom 5
(Hadley leads best-of-3 series 1-0)

Iowa high school baseball
Class 3A Substate 1
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Spencer 0

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
Consolation semifinals

Newell-Fonda 5, Don Bosco 4
Lynnville-Sully 11, Marquette Catholic 0
Fifth place
Lynville-Sully 12, Newell-Fonda 3
Seventh place
Marquette Catholic 5, Don Bosco 3

Class 2A
Consolation semifinals

Durant 6, Interstate 35 4
North Union 4, Central Springs 3
Fifth place
Durant 9, North Union 0
Seventh place
Central Springs 6, Interstate 35 2

Class 3A
Consolation semifinals

Clarke 12, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 9
Mount Vernon 2, Crestwood 1
Fifth place
Mount Vernon 11, Clarke 4
Seventh place

Boyden Hull-Rock Valley 5, Crestwood 0

Class 4A
Fifth place

Fairfield 4, Mount Pleasant 3
Seventh place
Fort Dodge 10, Waverly-Shell Rock 0 (6 innings)

Class 5A
Consolation semifinals

Urbandale 6, Ankeny 5 (9 innings)
Bettendorf 3, Linn-Mar 1
Fifth place
Bettendorf 5, Urbandale 1
Seventh place
Ankeny 9, Linn-Mar 0

Major League Baseball
American League

Los Angeles Angels 5, Minnesota Twins 2
Los Angeles Angels 5, Minnesota 2
New York Yankees 4, Baltimore 3
Detroit 9, Seattle 4
Houston 4, Boston 2
Oakland 4, Toronto 3 (10 innings)
National League
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 9, Chicago Cubs 1 (first game)
Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 5 (second game)
Washington 4, New York Mets 3
San Francisco 7, San Diego 1
Miami 5, Arizona 3
Interleague
Kansas City 5, Pittsburgh 1
Saint Louis 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 4 (10 innings)
Cleveland 7, Milwaukee 5
Texas 10, Colorado 8

WNBA
Connecticut Sun 78, Minnesota Lynx 77 (OT)
New York 59, Los Angeles 53


Tuesday, July 21 results

Iowa high school baseball
Class 2A Substate 1
At Sioux Center

Hinton 3, Okoboji 0

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
First round

AGWSR 6, Marquette Catholic 5
River Valley 3, Lynville-Sully 2
Class 2A
First round

Fort Dodge Saint Edmond 3, Interstate 35 0
Iowa City Regina 2, Durant 1
IKM-Manning 8, Central Springs 7
Cascade 9, North Union 4
Class 3A
First round

Solon 18, Clarke 0 (3 innings)
Center Point-Urbana 10, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 5
Greene County 5, Crestwood 0
Benton Community 5, Mount Vernon 2
Class 4A
Consolation semifinals

Mount Pleasant 3, Waverly-Shell Rock 1
Fairfield 2, Fort Dodge 0

Major League Baseball
American League

Los Angeles Angels 7, Minnesota Twins 0
New York Yankees 3, Baltimore 2
Seattle 11, Detroit 9
Houston 8, Boston 3
Toronto 7, Oakland 1
National League
New York Mets 7, Washington 2
Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4 (13 innings)
Atlanta 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Miami 3, Arizona 0
San Francisco 9, San Diego 3
Interleague
Tampa Bay 1, Philadelphia 0
Milwaukee 8, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 3, Pittsburgh 1
Saint Louis 8, Chicago White Sox 5
Texas 9, Colorado 0

WNBA
San Antonio 80, Indiana 62
Washington 76, Tulsa 69
Chicago 97, Atlanta 92
New York 81, Seattle 77
Los Angeles 70, Phoenix 65


Rutt named to Iowa wrestling coaching staff July 21, 2015

IOWA CITY - Former Jackson County Central wrestler Travis Rutt has joined the University of Iowa wrestling staff as interim strength and conditioning coach. Iowa head coach Tom Brands made the announcement Monday.

“I am excited for the opportunity coach Brands has given me,” said Rutt. “I am eager to begin working with the program and do everything I can to bring another national championship to Iowa City.”

Rutt won two state titles while wrestling for JCC. He also placed third as a sophomore and fourth as a freshman. His career high school record was 181-12.

He was a Cadet freestyle all-American in 2006 and was first at the 2008 Junior Greco-Roman National Championships and fourth in freestyle. In addition, Rutt earned academic all-state honors twice.

Rutt was an All-American at Wisconsin in 2011. He took an Olympic redshirt in 2012 and sat out the 2013 season after transferring to Oklahoma. In 2014, he was Big 12 runner-up at 197 pounds, qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career, and earned a master of science degree from OU.

“It is a privilege to work with great athletes and become part of such a successful program,” said Rutt. “I know my experience wrestling in the Big Ten and Big 12 is going to be an asset to this team. Coach Brands and the entire program have been very welcoming and I am excited for the season to begin.”

Prior to joining the UI staff, Rutt served as the director of strength and fitness at Pinnacle Strong, a private business designed to improve sports performance through strength training for prep and college athletes.

He worked in the strength and conditioning office and served as assistant wrestling coach at Augsburg College during the 2014-15 season, and previously served as the Greco-Roman/strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Storm Wrestling Club.

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