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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 6)



(high school softball)

Le Mars (5-8/2-1) 6, Spencer 5

Harris-Lake Park 11, Gehlen Catholic (6-5/1-2) 5

SPENCER — The Le Mars Lady Bulldogs continued their recent trend of allowing their opponents to rally in the late innings and either blowing a lead or barely holding on for a victory.  Monday night proved to be the latter, as Le Mars held off a seventh inning rally for a 6-5 win at Spencer in Lakes Conference softball action.  Brandi Botcher’s two-run single closed a 6-2 deficit to 6-4 and she scored on an error to close the Lady Tigers to within one run before Brook Berkenpas closed the deal with a ground out and a called third strike, stranding the tying run at second base.  Le Mars’ Kalin Hardyk had RBI hits in the both the third and fourth innings to help Le Mars rally from a 2-0 deficit to a 5-2 lead.  Katy Leusink made it 6-2 with a RBI hit in the fifth.  Le Mars improves to 5-and-8 for the season and 2-and-1 in the Lakes Conference.

LAKE PARK — Harris-Lake Park stunned the Gehlen Catholic girls with a five-run fifth and five more runs in the sixth to wipe out a 4-1 deficit and the Lady Wolves beat the Lady Jays 11-5 in War Eagle Conference softball at Lake Park Monday night.  Kiersten Carpenter led the game-winning rally with a three-run homer to key the five-run fifth.  Katherine Ihnen and Maddy Brevik combined to  strikeout nine Gehlen batters while allowing just five hits.  No one had more than one hit for the Lady Jays but  Paris Schroeder drove in two runs.  Gehlen falls to 6-and-5 for the season and 1-and-2 in the War Eagle Conference.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (4-6/1-2) 3, Spencer 1

Harris-Lake Park 4, Gehlen Catholic (4-4/1-3) 3

SPENCER — Junior Trent Hilbrands scattered six hits and threw a complete game to pitch Le Mars to a 3-1 Lakes Conference baseball victory at Spencer Monday night.  Hilbrands, now 1-and-1 for the season, didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.  Kade Carpenter limited Le Mars to just three hits while striking out nine.  The Bulldogs capitalized on his wildness in the second when Le Mars scored twice on wild pitches.  The Bulldogs added a third run in the fourth on a well executed double steal as Jacob Pottebaum raced home from third base while Spencer made a play on Chris Deiterman, attempting to steal second.  Spencer bunched three of their six hits into the fifth inning when Kade Carpenter drove in their lone run.  The Tigers put the tying runs on in the bottom of the seventh before Hilbrands got a ground out to end the threat.  Le Mars improves to 4-and-6 for the season and 1-an-2 in Lakes Conference play.  Spencer, who won the league title in 2015 with a 13-and-1 conference mark, is off to an 0-and-3 start in the conference race this season.

LAKE PARK — Harris-Lake Park struck for three runs in the fifth inning Monday night and edged Gehlen Catholic 4-3 in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Lake Park.  The Jays, feeling the effects of a long road trip to the C-Y-O Tournament over the weeknd, could muster only five hits while striking out 15 times.  Cole Wiltgen and D.J. Loutsch had RBI hits for the Jays and Lucas McCarty had a triple.  Cooper Davis threw a six-hitter for Gehlen, striking out five and surrendering just one earned run.  The Jays fall to 4-and-4 for the season and 1-and-3 in the W-E-C.

(Little League game at the John Britton Complex)

Foxes 11, Falcons 7
Hawks 13, Foxes 5

Broncos 10, Eagles 3
Chargers 15, Lions 9
Spartans 12, Panthers 7
Warriors 8, Rockets 6

Storm 0, Heat 0, tie
Stars 3, Liberty 2
Sparks 11, Rockers 4
Comets 4, Sting 3

(N-H-L Stanley Cup Finals)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Pittsburgh Penguins are within one victory of their fourth Stanley Cup and first in seven years after taking Game 4 of the final, 3-1 at San Jose. Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winner on a power play and had an assist after failing to collect a point in the first three games of the series. Ian Cole and Eric Fehr also tallied, and Phil Kessel (KES’-ul) had two assists to help the Pens take a 3-1 series lead.

Pittsburgh 3, San Jose 1, Pittsburgh leads series 3-1

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 12, Winnipeg Goldeyes 2

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 6, Arizona 4

Baltimore 4, Kansas City 1
N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 2
Detroit 11, Toronto 0
Texas 6, Houston 5
Cleveland 3, Seattle 1

Chicago Cubs 6, Philadelphia 4
N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, ppd., 2nd game
Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 1
San Diego 7, Atlanta 2




(Little League games at the John Britton Complex)

Giants 7, Reds 1
Rays 7, Royals 4
Mariners 9, D’Backs 8

A’s 7, Cubs 1
Angels 4, Pirates 3
Phils 12, Mets 4
Yankees 6, Dodgers 2
Rockies 7, White Sox 4

Spartans 12, Lions 6, finish of suspended game from May 30th

Blue Jays 0, Padres 0, tie
Nationals 4, Twins 0
Red Sox 6, Rangers 1
Cards 4, Astros 0
Braves 7, Indians 0

(American Association baseball)

Winnipeg Goldeyes 11, Sioux City Explorers 1

(major league baseball)

Boston 5, San Francisco 3, 10 innings
Washington 10, Chicago White Sox 5
Milwaukee 5, Oakland 4
Minnesota 6, Miami 4, 11 innings
Arizona 5, Tampa Bay 0

Baltimore 9, Kansas City 1
N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 3
Detroit 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings
Texas 4, Houston 3
Seattle 7, Cleveland 1

Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 1, 1st game
Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 1, 2nd game
Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 6
Philadelphia 3, Chicago Cubs 2
L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 3
San Diego 4, Atlanta 3




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (7-5) 4, Unity Christian 2

Cherokee 7, Le Mars (5-9/2-2) 2

ORANGE CITY — Brooke Woerdehoff had one strike out Wednesday night but it came with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and it closed out a 4-2 Gehlen Catholic victory over Unity Christian in a non-conference softball match-up in Orange City.  Woerdehoff also escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth without giving up a run.  The Lady Jays scored twice in the second on Paris Schroeder’s RBI ground out and a error.  Jaci Alesch tripled home a run in the third for Gehlen and she scored on a Megan Kellen’s single.  Sara Dekkers drove in Unity’s first run in the second and the Lady Knights scored again in the seventh on a fielder’s choice ground out before Woerdehoff closed the game with her lone strike out.  Woerdehoff scattered seven hits, gave up one earned run and walked two.  Gehlen improves to 7-and-5 for the season.  The victory over Unity avenged a May 27th, 15-10 loss to the Knights.

CHEROKEE — Cherokee scored five runs in the third inning to open an early 7-0 lead and the Braves went on to post a 7-2 Lakes Conference softball win over Le Mars Wednesday night in Cherokee.  Kassidy Pingel had a two-run double to key the third inning uprising.  Pingel also had a triple in the fifth for Cherokee.  Lindsay Williams checked Le Mars to three hits while striking out seven.  She also had a first inning RBI double in the game.  Le Mars tallied their two runs in the sixth on RBI’s by Kalin Hardyk and Brook Berkenpas.  The Lady Bulldogs fall to 5-and-9 for the season and 2-and-2 in Lakes Conference play.

(high school baseball)

Unity Christian 5, Gehlen Catholic (4-5) 2

Cherokee 15, Le Mars (4-7/1-3) 10

ORANGE CITY — Unity Christian strung together five consecutive hits and a walk before adding another hit as the Knights scored three fifth inning runs to rally from a 2-1 deficit to a 5-2 victory over Gehlen Catholic in a non-conference baseball game at Orange City Wednesday night.  The Knights added an insurance run in the sixth before closing out a win that avenged a 6-5 loss in May to the Jays.  Gehlen was held to five hits in the game with Roman Freking collecting two of those hits.  Evan Buddin and Gerardo Beltran pitched for the Jays with Buddin taking the loss.  Gehlen falls to 4-and-5 for the season.

CHEROKEE — Cherokee erupted for six runs in the third inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and seven more in the fourth to again rally from a 7-6 deficit and the Braves went onto beat Le Mars in a wild, high-scoring Lakes Conference baseball encounter in Cherokee, 15-10, Wednesday night.  Four errors, two walks and a hit-batsman fueled the six-run Cherokee third.  Joshua Nichols, Adam Cedar and Jack Benson had RBI hits in the seven-run fourth for Cherokee plus another Bulldog error sent another runner across the plate.  For Le Mars, their four-run fourth featured RBI hits by Logan Lancaster, Gabe Eckstaine and Keaton Candor that temporarily put the Dogs back in front 7-6.  Candor finished with three hits and a RBI, Eckstaine and Collin Nemmers had two hits each with Nemmers driving in two runs.  Trevor Renken had a two-run homer in the game for Le Mars.  Renken, the second of three Bulldog pitchers to work in the game, took the loss on the mound.  Le Mars falls to 4-and-7 for the season and 1-and-3 in Lakes Conference play.

(Little League games at the John Britton Complex)

Falcons 8, Hawks 2

Warriors 10, Panthers 0
Spartans 5, Rockets 4
Eagles 9, Chargers 7
Broncos 17, Lions 11

Storm 2, Comets 0
Rockers 0, Stars 0, tie
Sparks 3, Liberty 2
Heat 1, Sting 0

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 9, Winnipeg Goldeyes 0

(N-B-A Finals)

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers are within two games to one in the NBA Finals following a 120-90 blowout over Golden State. LeBron James poured in 32 points and Kyrie Irving added 30 while the Cavs held Stephen Curry under 20 points for the third straight game. J.R. Smith hit five 3-pointers and had 20 points for the Cavaliers, who host Game 4 on Friday.

Cleveland 120, Golden State 90, Golden State leads series 2-1

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 6, Arizona 3
Washington 11, Chicago White Sox 4
Milwaukee 4, Oakland 0
Minnesota 7, Miami 5
San Francisco 2, Boston 1

Toronto 7, Detroit 2
Baltimore 4, Kansas City 0
N.Y. Yankees 12, L.A. Angels 6
Houston 3, Texas 1
Seattle 5, Cleveland 0

Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 4, San Diego 2
N.Y. Mets 6, Pittsburgh 5, 10 innings
St. Louis 12, Cincinnati 7
Colorado 1, L.A. Dodgers 0




(high school softball)

(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (11-0/5-0) 7, Gehlen Catholic (7-6/1-3) 3

(#5-3A)Spirit Lake 16, Le Mars (5-10/2-3) 2, three innings

LE MARS — Ann Hedlund and Bailey Davis combined on a two-hitter with 13 strike outs to lead top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield to a 7-3 War Eagle Conference softball win at Gehlen Thursday night.  The Westerners improve to 11-and-0 for the season and 5-and-0 in the W-E-C.  Gehlen falls to 7-and-6 with a 1-and-3 league mark.  Jill Kessenich and Jolee Linden had Gehlen’s hits while Katie Johnson, Hannah Boehme, Bryn Van Eldik, and Courtney Waterbury paced A-W’s 11-hit attack with two hits each.  The Lady Jays trimmed the Westerner’s 5-0 lead to 5-3 with a three-run fourth inning, thanks to a pair of wild pitches and errors.

LE MARS — Josie Fagan and Mackenzie Thate belted home runs to lead No. 5 (3A) Spirit Lake to a 16-2 pounding of Le Mars in a Lakes Conference game shortened to three innings by the ‘Mercy Rule’ Thursday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Thate smacked a two-run homer in the first and added a RBI single during a six-run second inning.  Fagan followed Thate’s single with a three-run homer.  Whitlee Reitz and Kailee Jenness added two-run hits to highlight an eight-run third for the Indians.  Bailee Newman limited Le Mars to two hits,  a double by Kalin Hardyk in the first and Kady Leusink’s two-run double in the second.  Brook Berkenpas and Kalin Hardyk split the pitching chores for Le Mars.  Only three of the 16 runs were earned runs.  Le Mars falls to 5-and-10 for the season and 2-and-3 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Akron-Westfield (11-2/3-2) 6 Gehlen Catholic (4-6/1-4) 0

Spirit Lake 13, Le Mars (4-8/1-4) 8 (make-up)

LE MARS — Austin Allard turned in a dominant pitching performance Thursday night at the Riverview Complex, tossing a one-hitter with two walks and 15 strikeouts, to pitch Akron-Westfield to a 6-0 War Eagle Conference baseball victory over Gehlen Catholic.  Allard struck out eight of the first nine batters in the game, including seven in a row at one point.  The lone Gehlen hit game in the seventh when Gerardo Beltran doubled to left to lead off the inning.  The Westerners parlayed three Gehlen errors and a wild pitch into three fourth inning runs and added three more in the fifth on a two-run double by Montana Jackson and a RBI single by Kyle Johnson.  The victory extended Akron-Westfield’s winning streak to seven straight, five by shutout.  They improve to 11-and-2 for the season and 3-and-2 in league play while Gehlen falls to 4-and-6 for the season and 1-and-4 in War Eagle Conference play.  The Jays have dropped five of the last six.  Gehlen returns to action Monday night with a home date against MMC/RU.  A-W hosts Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Saturday before traveling to Remsen St. Mary’s Monday.

LE MARS — Justin Jones and Keaton Leach each had two-run hits to key a six-run fourth inning for Spirit Lake Thursday night, breaking a 7-all tie and the Indians rolled past Le Mars 13-8 in Lakes Conference baseball action at the Bulldog Complex.  Leach finished with three RBI’s for the Indians and Gavin Kramer also drove in three runs for the winners.  Gabe Eckstaine had two hits and three RBI’s for Le Mars with Keaton Candor and Collin Nemmers collecting two hits and two RBI’s each.  Le Mars bunched seven of their eight runs into the first three innings and then added a final run in the seventh.  Tony Eckert struck out ten  and scattered eight hits to earn a complete game victory.  Gabe Eckstaine started for Le Mars and took the loss.  Le Mars falls to 4-and-8 for the season and 1-and-4 in the league.  The Bulldogs host Remsen St. Mary’s Saturday night in a non-conference game at the Bulldog Complex.  The game will be carried on KLEM.

(Little League games at the John Britton Complex)

Giants 9, Rays 3
Royals 10, Mariners 2
D’Backs 12, Reds 4

Pirates 6, Phils 5
White Sox 6, Cubs 1
A’s 7, Yankees 0
Mets 9, Dodgers 6
Angels 8, Rockies 6

Cards 5, Blue Jays 1
Nationals 0, Rangers 0, tie
Padres 0, Astros 0, tie
Braves 2, Twins 0
Red Sox 4, Indians 2

(N-H-L Stanley Cup Finals)

PITTSBURGH – The San Jose Sharks are still alive in the Stanley Cup Finals. Martin Jones made 44 saves and the Sharks captured a must-win Game 5 by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 to cut the Pens’ lead in the series to 3-2 entering Sunday night’s Game 6 back in San Jose.

San Jose 4, Pittsburgh 2, Pittsburgh leads series 3-2

(major league baseball)

Chi White Sox 3, Washington 1
Miami 10, Minnesota 3

Texas 5, Houston 3
N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 3
Baltimore 6, Toronto 5
Cleveland 5, Seattle 3

Colorado 11, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 2
N.Y. Mets 5, Milwaukee 2




(high school softball)

(at Gehlen’s Riverview Complex)

Sioux City North 9, Gehlen Catholic (7-7) 0
Bishop Heelan 1, Spencer 0
Gehlen Catholic (8-7) 10, Sioux City West 0, five innings
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 12, Spencer 0, four innings

(at the Bulldog Complex)
(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (12-0) 10, Bishop Heelan 4
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4, Cherokee 2
(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (13-0) 3, Cherokee 1
Sioux City North 5, Le Mars (5-11) 3
Woodbury Central 18, Sioux City West 1, three innings
Woodbury Central 7, Le Mars (5-12) 6

LE MARS — Gehlen went 1-and-1 for the day and Le Mars lost both of their games in the Lady Bulldogs Softball Classic Friday in Le Mars.  Top-rated Akron-Westfield was the only other Plymouth County school participating and Todd Colt’s Westerners finished 2-and-0 with wins over Bishop Heelan (10-4) and Cherokee (3-1).

Sioux City North’s Brook Gugat threw a one-hitter and the Stars scored six runs in the fifth inning in a 9-0 win over Gehlen Catholic to open play at the Riverview Complex.  Katie Peters had the lone hit for the Lady Jays.  In Gehlen’s second game of the day, the Lady Jays struck for nine runs in the first inning and went onto beat Sioux City West 10-0 in five innings.  Sydney Livermore, Jolee Linden and Paris Schroeder had two hits each for Gehlen with Linden driving in three runs with a double and triple.  Jill Kessenich had a two-run double.  Brooke Woerdehoff threw a five-hit shutout.  Gehlen Catholic improves to 8-and-7 heading into a War Eagle Conference date with MMC/RU Monday at the Riverview Complex.

Le Mars dropped a 5-3 decision to Sioux City North in their first game Friday as Brook Gugat and Hailey Hoogers combined to scatter seven hits and strike out five.  Hoogers earned a save after Crystal Eppling unloaded a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Le Mars to draw the Lady Bulldogs to within two.  Hoogers got a strike out and ground out, leaving runners stranded at first and second.  Jenn Schneider drove in the other Le Mars run with a sixth inning ground out.  In game two, Woodbury Central rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a walk-off, 7-6 victory as Le Mars fell victim to yet another seventh inning rally.  Sarah Crichton tied the game with an RBI single and Halle Gray won it with a single up the middle for the Wildcats.  Le Mars had taken a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh when they scored three runs.  Annie Ellis had a RBI single and then Kady Leusink’s two-run double gave Le Mars the lead. Brook Berkenpas started for Le Mars and then re-entered in the seventh in relief of Kali Berkenpas to take the loss. Le Mars slips to 5-and-12 for the season heading into Monday’s Lakes Conference date with Western Christian at the Bulldog Complex.

Akron-Westfield improved to 13-and-0 for the season with a pair of wins Friday.  In the 10-4 win over Bishop Heelan, Ann Hedlund drove in three runs for the Westerners and also struck out ten in the pitching circle, combining with Jan Harris on a six-hitter.  Hedlund picked up a save in the 3-1 victory over Cherokee, coming in to relieve starter Bailey Davis in the fifth inning.  Hedlund recorded nine straight outs. five by strike out.

(N-B-A Finals)

CLEVELAND – The Golden State Warriors have a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals after Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson added 25 in a 108-97 triumph at Cleveland. Harrison Barnes had 14 points for the Warriors, who went on a 12-3 run to take a 95-83 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Kyrie Irving finished with 34 points for the Cavaliers, who will try to stave off elimination in Game 5 on Monday in Oakland.

Golden State 108, Cleveland 97, Golden State leads series 3-1

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 8, Gary-Southshore Railcats 5, 12 innings

(major league baseball)

Cincinnati 2, Oakland 1

N.Y. Yankees 4, Detroit 0
Toronto 4, Baltimore 3, 10 innings
Tampa Bay 4, Houston 3
Boston 8, Minnesota 1
Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 5
Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 2
Seattle 7, Texas 5

St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 3, 12 innings
Washington 9, Philadelphia 6
Atlanta 5, Chicago Cubs 1
N.Y. Mets 2, Milwaukee 1, 11 innings
San Diego 7, Colorado 5
L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2




(high school baseball)

Remsen St. Mary’s (8-4) 5, Le Mars (4-9) 2

LE MARS — Junior Jacob Wesselmann struck out 14 batters and limited Le Mars to five hits as Remsen St. Mary’s handed the Bulldogs a 5-2 setback in high school baseball Saturday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Wesselmann gave up a pair of unearned runs in the first inning on a two-out, two-run double down the right field line by Parker Magnussen.  But from there on was pretty dominant.  Senior Brady Harpenau wiped out the Bulldog lead with a bases-loaded double in the fourth inning that plated all three runners.  Three hit-batsman in that inning set the table for Harpenau’s two-out hit.  The Hawks added two more runs in the fifth on a bases-loaded hit-batsman and another RBI single by Harpenau.  Harpenau finished with three hits and four RBI’s.  Six hit-batsman and a pair of errors, mixed with ten St. Mary’s hits gave the Hawks plenty of scoring opportunities.  St. Mary’s stranded 15 base runners.  Jon Hovden worked the first 3 2/3 innings and took the loss while Trevor Mullally pitched the final 3 1/3 for Le Mars.  The Bulldogs fall to 4-and-9 and have now dropped three straight heading into Monday’s Lakes Conference match-up with Western Christian.  Remsen St. Mary’s improves to 8-and-4 and returns to War Eagle Conference action Monday night in Remsen against Akron-Westfield.

(Indoor Football League playoffs)

Bloomington Edge 65, Sioux City Bandits 45

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 12, Gary-Southshore Railcats 3

(major league baseball)

Cincinnati 2, Oakland 1

Toronto 11, Baltimore 6
Boston 15, Minnesota 4
Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 1
Houston 4, Tampa Bay 3
Detroit 6, N.Y. Yankees  1
L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3
Texas 2, Seattle 1, 11 innings

Washington 8, Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs  8, Atlanta 2
Milwaukee 7, N.Y. Mets 4
Colorado 5, San Diego 3
San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 4, 10 innings
St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 1
Arizona 5, Miami 3





(N-H-L Stanley Cup Finals)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second time since 2009. The Penguins won their fourth NHL title in team history by eliminating the San Jose Sharks in six games with a 3-1 victory last night.

Pittsburgh 3, San Jose 1, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2

(American Association baseball)

Gary-Southshore Railcats 4, Sioux City Explorers 3

(major league baseball)

Oakland 6, Cincinnati 1

Toronto 10, Baltimore 9
Tampa Bay 5, Houston 0
Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 1
Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 1
Minnesota 7, Boston 4, 10 innings
Cleveland 8, L.A. Angels 3
Texas 6, Seattle 4

Chicago Cubs 13, Atlanta 2
Milwaukee 5, N.Y. Mets 3
Washington 5, Philadelphia 4
Arizona 6, Miami 0
Colorado 2, San Diego 1
St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1