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KLEM Local Schedule (week of October 2)



(N-F-L football)

Kansas City 29, Washington 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an earlier miss and helping Kansas City to a 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins. Alex Smith threw for 293 yards with touchdowns on the ground and through the air, and it was his 37-yard strike to Albert Wilson on a broken play that set up Butker’s go-ahead kick.




(cross country)

Gehlen Catholic at the Kingsley-Pierson Invitational – cancelled, muddy conditions

Cherokee Invitational

girls varsity results)  TEAM – 1. Le Mars (39)  ..  2. Okoboji (71)  ..  3. Unity Christian (89)  ..  4. Spirit Lake (89)  ..  5. Western Christian (132)  ..  6. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (140)  ..  7. Cherokee Washington (144).  Individual champion:  Kourtney Delperdang (Spirit Lake) (20:13.05).  Le Mars results:  5th-Kara Albrecht (20:48.15), 6th-Chloe Calhoun (20:59.43), 7th-Maddie Hurt (21:10.38), 8th-Sarah Meis (21:14.94), 14th-Caroline Meis (21:58.70), 18th-Paige Washburn (22:11.63) and 38th-Jessica Hinds (24:18.34).  J.V. results:  TEAM – 1. Unity Christian  ..  2. Le Mars.  Individual champion:  Madison Blankespoor (Unity Christian) (23:36.61).  Top Le Mars finishers:  5th-Hailey Plueger (24.26.61) and 13th-Joan Meis (25:11.26).

(boys varsity results)  TEAM – 1. Sioux Center (70)  ..  2. Le Mars (80)  ..  3. Sheldon (94)  ..  4. Unity Christian (94)  ..  5. Okoboji (100)  ..  6. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (139)  ..  7. Spirit Lake (161)  ..  8. Western Christian (167).  Individual champion:  Sam Harrison (Sioux Center) (17:07.92).  Le Mars results:  9th-Landen Parmalee (17:48.45), 10th-Andrew Tonner (17:48.78), 12th-Ethan Hulinsky (17:51.40), 19th-Jason Sudtelge (18:00.03), 30th-Alec Rieken (18:30.09), 47th-Luke Skov (19:08.26) and 55th-Kyle Herbst (19:30.89).  J.V. results:  TEAM – 1. Le Mars.  Individual champion:  Jake Crumrine (Sioux Center) (18:53.44).  Top Le Mars finishers:  3rd-Eric Grasz (19:08.96), 5th-Tate Hogrefe (19:56.39), 11th-Jacob O’Dwyer (20:16.31) and 12th-Scott Ferguson (20:17.73).


Spirit Lake def. Le Mars (10-10/2-2) 3-2    (25-19, 25-17, 20-25, 18-25, 15-9).  Le Mars statistical leaders:  KILLS- Jecenta Sargisson 21, Jenn Schneider 11, Pypr Stoeffler 9 and Maddie Pippett 6.  ASSISTS- Brooke Haage 42.  BLOCKS- several with 1 each.  DIGS- Brooke Haage 15, Jenn Schneider 14, Jecenta Sargisson 13, and Pypr Stoeffler & Chandler Grosenheider had 9 each.  SERVING- Pypr Stoeffler (19-21/3 aces), Brooke Haage (15-17/3 aces), Jenn Schneider (16-16/2 aces), Jecenta Sargisson (13-14/0 aces) and Grace Milbrodt (10-11/0 aces).

4A REGIONAL PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN RELEASED BY THE IGHSAU:  Le Mars has a first round bye and will  host the winner of the Spencer/Storm Lake match (Oct. 18) on Tuesday, Oct. 24th.


(#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic (22-4/7-0) def. MMCRU 3-0   (25-10, 25-14, 25-15).  Gehlen statistical leaders:  KILLS- Katelyn Langel 10, Katie Peters 9, Sydney Livermore, Brooklyn Heissel & Krista Lipp had 4 each and Kayla Mayer 3.  ASSISTS- Anna Britt & Sydney Livermore had 12 each.  BLOCKS- several had 1 each.  DIGS- Sydney Livermore 8 and Katie Peters & Chloe Bunkers had 6 each.  SERVING- Kayla Mayer (15-16/1 ace), Brooklyn Heissel (13-15/3 aces) and Sydney Livermore (12-14/1 ace).

1A REGIONAL PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN RELEASED BY THE IGHSAU:  Gehlen Catholic has a first round bye and will  host the winner of the Akron-Westfield/Siouxland Christian  match (Oct. 17) on Monday, Oct. 23rd.

(major league baseball playoffs)

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD GAME:  N.Y. Yankees 8, Minnesota 4

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge homered in his first postseason game and the New York Yankees advanced to the A-L Division Series by thumping Minnesota, 8-4. Didi Gregorius  smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the first after Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario went deep to give the Twins a 3-0 lead.




(major league baseball playoffs)


PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks earned an 11-8 win over the Colorado Rockies to advance to the N-L Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt slammed a three-run homer and Daniel Descalso’s two-run blast put the DBacks ahead 6-0 by the third inning. Pitcher Archie Bradley and A.J. Pollock added two-run triples for the Diamondbacks, who also got a pair of triples and an RBI from Ketel Marte.

(N-H-L hockey – season openers)

Toronto 7, Winnipeg 5
St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4, OT
Edmonton 3, Calgary 0
Philadelphia 5, San Jose 3





Le Mars (11-10/3-2) def. Cherokee Washington 3-2   (16-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-18, 19-17).  Le Mars statistical leaders:  KILLS- Jecenta Sargisson 14, Pypr Stoeffler 13, and Jenn Schneider 11.  ASSISTS- Brooke Haage 41.  BLOCKS- Jenn Schneider 2.  DIGS- Brooke Haage 17, Jenn Schneider 15, Pypr Stoeffler 14 and Jecenta Sargisson 12.  SERVING- Brooke Haage (20-22/1 ace), Jenn Schneider (19-19/3 aces), Grace Milbrodt (15-18/2 aces), Haylee Cooper (15-17/0 aces), Jecenta Sargisson (14-16/3 aces) and Pypr Stoeffler (12-12/2 aces).

(#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic (23-4/8-0) def. Akron-Westfield 3-0   (25-13, 25-21, 25-18).  Gehlen statistical leaders:  KILLS- Katelyn Langel 8, Katie Peters & Krista Lipp had 7 each and Sydney Livermore 5.  ASSISTS- Sydney Livermore 17 and Anna Britt 12.  BLOCKS- several had 1 each.  DIGS- Chloe Bunkers 21, Kayla Mayer 15, Katie Peters 12 and Sydney Livermore 9.  SERVING- Kayla Mayer (17-19/1 ace), Sydney Livermore (15-15/3 aces) and Chloe Bunkers (14-14/3 aces).

(cross country)

Gehlen Catholic results from the West Sioux Invitational (boys) 1st-Will Roder (17:03), 4th-Jeff Augustine (18:44), 9th-Matyas Pavel (19:52), 20th-Eric Nam (20:07), 28th-Justin Schmit (22:18), 29th-Trever Oloff (22:41) and 31st-Jacob Koob (23:11).  (girls) 5th-Addison Weber (23:59.48), 12th-Melinda Zubrod (26:30.75), 17th-Sarah Stegge (28:38.69) and 20th-Whitney Shrader (29:57.30)

(major league baseball playoffs)

A-L-D-S – Houston 8, Boston 2  (Houston leads best-of-five series, 1-0)
A-L-D-S –
Cleveland 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 (Cleveland leads best-of-five series, 1-0)

HOUSTON – Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve became the ninth player in major league history to homer three times in a postseason game, leading an 8-2 rout of Boston in Game 1 of the A-L Division Series. Altuve hit a pair of solo homers off Red Sox starter Chris Sale and added a third against reliever Austin Maddox. Alex Bregman also homered and Justin Verlander allowed two runs over six innings to improve to 7-0 since being acquired by Houston on Aug. 31.

HOUSTON – Red Sox designated hitter Eduardo Nunez will miss the rest of the A-L Division Series against Houston after reinjuring his right knee in the first inning of Thursday’s loss to the Astros. Nunez missed 19 of the Red Sox’s last 20 regular-season games with a knee injury and was wearing a heavy brace when he pulled up running to first base on a groundout. M-L-B has allowed the Red Sox to replace Nunez with outfielder Chris Young on the series roster.

CLEVELAND – Trevor Bauer and Jay Bruce were the stars as the Cleveland Indians took the opener of their A-L Division Series, 4-0 over the New York Yankees. Bauer carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and limited the Yanks to a pair of hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3s. Bruce smacked a two-run homer and hit a sacrifice fly after scoring the game’s first run on a double-play grounder.

(college football)

(24) North Carolina 39,  (17) Louisville 25

RALEIGH, N.C. – Nyheim Hines ran for two touchdowns and Ryan Finley threw for another to help No. 24 North Carolina State beat No. 17 Louisville 39-25 on Thursday night. Hines ran for 102 yards and had a 48-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter that helped set up a touchdown drive for the Wolfpack. The defensive front also kept the pressure on reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

(N-F-L football)

New England 19, Tampa Bay 14

TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady passed for a touchdown and Stephen Gostkowski hit four field goals as the New England Patriots earned a 19-14 win over Tampa Bay. The Patriots surrendered 409 total yards but just two scores after entering the game with the NFL’s worst defense. Buccaneers kicker Nick Folk missed three field goals, including a 31-yarder that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six in the closing minutes.

(N-H-L hockey)

Boston 4, Nashville 3
Montreal 3, Buffalo 2, SO
Colorado 4, N.Y. Rangers 2
Washington 5, Ottawa 4, SO
Detroit 4, Minnesota 2
Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 1
Anaheim 5, Arizona 4
Los Angeles 2, Philadelphia 0




(high school football)

SPENCER — Isaiah Spencer returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and then ran 16 yards for another score to cap the Tigers’ first drive to lead Spencer to a 21-14 Class 3A, District 1 victory Friday night over the Le Mars Bulldogs.  Quarterback Cade Hopkins finished off Spencer’s second offensive possession with a one-yard run in the opening minute of the second quarter for an early 21-point lead.  Le Mars scored their first touchdown in three weeks with 13-seconds to play in the first half on a one-yard TD-pass from Tate Westhoff-to-Tyson Weiler.  Weiler set up the score when he batted a lateral out of the air and scooped it up, returning the ball to the Spencer two-yard line.  Westhoff added a two-point conversion pass to Aisea Toki to cut the Tigers lead to 21-8.  Le Mars scored again in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Cody Franck, however the two-point conversion failed.  Aisea Toki set up the scoring opportunity with an 80-yard catch and run on a bubble-pass from Westhoff before being run out of bounds at the one yard line.  The Bulldogs had a potential game-tying fourth quarter drive end in an interception at the Tiger 30 yard line.  Le Mars falls to 1-and-6 for the season and 0-and-5 in district play.  The Dogs host Algona next Friday in their last home appearance of the season.

LE MARS — A week after being shutout at Hawarden while suffering their first loss of the season, Gehlen Catholic rebounded with 476 yards of offense in a 48-23 win over Akron-Westfield Friday night in a Class A District 1 match-up at Jim Lorenzen Field.  Adam Ellensohn ran for two touchdowns and Cole Wiltgen threw a pair of TD-passes to lead the Jays.  Ellensohn led a 246-yard ground attack with 136 yards and Wiltgen threw for 230 yards while connecting on 11-of-21 passes.  Elijah Freking had a two-touchdown night, catching one of Wiltgen’s TD-tosses and adding a 19-yard run in the third quarter.  Adam Schuch also returned an interception 55 yards for another Gehlen touchdown.  The Gehlen defense held the Westerners to 193 yards of offense.  A.J. Nemesio threw for 149 yards but connected on only 13-of-35 passes.  He hit Conner Anderson with a 48-yard TD-strike in the first quarter.  Nick Jacobs ran for a fourth quarter touchdown for A-W and Regan Frankl returned a kick-off 80 yards for the Westerners.  Gehlen Catholic remains tied with Westwood for the second play-off spot in district 1 with a 4-and-1 district record while improving to 6-and-1 for the season.  The Jays meet Westwood in the regular season finale.  Gehlen travels to Lawton-Bronson next Friday.  Akron-Westfield falls to 4-and-3 for the season and 3-and-2 in district play.

CLASS 3A – District 1
Spencer 21, Le Mars (1-6/0-5) 14
Humboldt at #5-Sergeant Bluff-Luton – postponed to Saturday
Bishop Heelan 42, Algona 6
Spirit Lake at Storm Lake – postponed to Saturday

CLASS A – District 1
Gehlen Catholic (6-1/4-1) 48, Akron-Westfield (4-3/3-2) 23
#3-West Sioux 58, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 2
Westwood 21, Woodbury Central 6
Lawton-Bronson 20, West Monona 0

CLASS A – District 2
MMCRU (1-5/1-3) at South O’Brien – postponed to Saturday
Ridge View at #5-Bishop Garrigan – postponed to Saturday
Sioux Central 28, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 21
Fort Dodge St. Edmond 12, North Union 0

CLASS 1A – District 1
Hinton (4-3/3-2) 35, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0
#1-West Lyon 55, #5-Western Christian 14
Emmetsburg 20, Alta-Aurelia 13
Unity Christian 44, Okoboji 0

CLASS 2A – District 1
#2-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 40, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 13
#5-Sioux Center 41, Sheldon 40
Estherville/Lincoln Central 24,  Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon 7
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 48, Cherokee Washington 8

Sioux City East 30, Des Moines Roosevelt 27 (District 1)
#6-Johnston 42, Sioux City North 6  (District 1)
Des Moines Lincoln 47, Sioux City West 0 (District 2)

8-MAN – District 1
#2-Remsen St. Mary’s (7-0/5-0) 57, Kingsley-Pierson (4-3/1-3) 8
#5-Newell-Fonda 20, #6-Harris-Lake Park 7
#9-Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 48, Clay Central-Everly 6
West Bend-Mallard was idle

(major league baseball playoffs)

A-L-D-S – Houston 8, Boston 2  (Houston leads best-of-five series, 2-0)
A-L-D-S –
Cleveland 9, N.Y. Yankees 8, 13 innings  (Cleveland leads best-of-five  series, 2-0)
N-L-D-S –
Chicago Cubs 3, Washington 0  (Cubs lead best-of-five series, 1-0)
N-L-D-S –
L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 5 (Dodgers lead best-of-five series, 1-0)

HOUSTON – Carlos Correa homered, doubled and drove in four runs, Jose Altuve got two more hits and the Houston Astros hammered the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Friday to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the A-L Division Series. George Springer also homered to help Dallas Keuchel coast in Houston’s second straight romp by the exact same score. The Astros will go for a sweep in the best-of-five matchup Sunday at Fenway Park.

CLEVELAND – Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 Friday and snatch a 2-0 lead in the A-L Division Series. Jackson drew a leadoff walk in the 13th from Dellin Betances and stole second. Gomes went to a full count before pulling his bouncer just inside the third-base bag, easily scoring Jackson. The Indians poured out of their dugout to mob Gomes, who ended the 5-hour, 8-minute thriller.

WASHINGTON – Kyle Hendricks outpitched Stephen Strasburg, and the Chicago Cubs opened defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Friday in Game 1 of their N-L Division Series. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo produced RBI singles in the sixth inning for the first two hits off an otherwise-dominant Strasburg. Hendricks was even better, giving up only two singles in seven strong innings.

LOS ANGELES – Justin Turner homered and drove in five runs, Clayton Kershaw won despite giving up four homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers roared to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night in their N-L Division Series opener.  Turner hit a three-run homer and Yasiel Puig added an RBI double before the Dodgers made their first out against Arizona starter Taijuan Walker, who lasted just one inning in his playoff debut.

(N-H-L hockey)

Columbus 5, N.Y. Islanders 0
Tampa Bay 5, Florida 3
Vegas 2, Dallas 1





Western Christian Invitational (at Hull)

(#15-4A)Harlan def. Le Mars 21-10, 21-9                                                                      Bondurant-Farrar def. Le Mars 21-18, 25-23                                                                 (#2-2A)Western Christian def. Le Mars 21-15, 21-7                                                                   (#3-4A)Bishop Heelan def. Le Mars 21-7, 21-11                                                                          Le Mars (12-14) def. Sioux City East 21-15, 15-21, 15-9

Le Mars statistical leders on the day:  KILLS- Jecenta Sargisson 18 and Jenn Schneider & Pypr Stoeffler had 10 each.  ASSISTS- Brooke Haage 35.  BLOCKS- Jenn Schneider 7 and Brooke Allen 3.  DIGS- Jecenta Sargisson 30, Jenn Schneider 23, Brooke Haage 20, Pypr Stoeffler 17, Grace Milbrodt 15 and Haylee Cooper 13.  SERVING- Brooke Haage (28-31/5 aces), Haylee Cooper (25-26/0 aces), Jenn Schneider (22-25/1 ace), Jecenta Sargisson (15-19/1 ace), Grace Milbrodt (17-17/1 ace) and Chandler Grosenheider (14-17/5 aces).

(high school football)

CLASS 3A – District 1
#5-Sergeant Bluff-Luton 40, Humboldt 7
Storm Lake 41, Spirit Lake 19

CLASS A – District 2
South O’Brien 40, MMCRU (1-6/1-4) 8
#5-Bishop Garrigan 26, Ridge View 20, OT

(major league baseball playoffs)

N-L-D-S – Washington 6, Chicago Cubs 3 (best-of-five series tied 1-1)
N-L-D-S –
L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 5 (Dodgers lead best-of-five series, 2-0)

(college football)

Iowa 45, Illinois 16
(9) Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 17
Iowa State 38, (3) Oklahoma 31
Western Illinois 38, U-N-I 29

Morningside 76, Dakota Wesleyan 21
Hastings 45, Briar Cliff 14
Northwestern 24, Midland Lutheran 21
Dordt 21, Doane 16
Buena Vista 44, Dubuque 41

Top 25 games:
(1) Alabama 27, Texas A&M 19
(2) Clemson 28, Wake Forest 14
(4) Penn State 31, Northwestern 7
(5) Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 14
(6) Washington 38, California 7
Michigan State 14, (7) Michigan 10
(8) T-C-U 31, (23) West Virginia 24
(10) Ohio State 62, Maryland 14
(11) Washington State 33, Oregon 10
(12) Auburn 44, Mississippi 23
(13) Miami 24, Florida State 20
(14) Southern Cal 38, Oregon State 10
(16) Virginia Tech 23, Boston College 10
(19) San Diego State 41, U-N-L-V 10
Stanford 23, (20) Utah 20
L-S-U 17, (21) Florida 16
(21) Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10
(25) U-C-F 51, Cincinnati 23

(N-H-L hockey)

New Jersey 4, Colorado 1
Washington 6, Montreal 1
Detroit 2, Ottawa 1, SO
Toronto 8, N.Y. Rangers 5
Pittsburgh 4, Nashville 0
Carolina 5, Minnesota 4, SO
N.Y. Islanders 6, Buffalo 3
Florida 5, Tampa Bay 4
St. Louis 4, Dallas 2
Chicago 5, Columbus 1
Vegas 2, Arizona 1, OT
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2
Philadelphia 3, Anaheim 2, OT
Calgary 6, Winnipeg 3
Los Angeles 4, San Jose 1




(major league baseball playoffs)

A-L-D-S – Boston 10, Houston 3  (Houston leads best-of-five series, 2-1)
A-L-D-S –
N.Y. Yankees 1, Cleveland 0 (Cleveland leads best-of-five series, 2-1)

(BOSTON) — David Price scattered four hits over four shutout innings of relief before Boston erupted for six runs in the seventh inning and the Red Sox remain alive in the A-L Division series against Houston with a 10-3 victory Sunday.  Hanley Rameriz had four hits and and three RBI’s as the BoSox cut the Astros lead to 2-1.

NEW YORK — Greg Bird homered in the seventh inning to produce the games only run and the Yankees got an outstanding pitching performance from Masahiro Tanaka to remain alive in the A-L Division series with a 1-0 win over Cleveland.  Tanaka held the Indians to three hits through seven shutout innings as he outdueled Carlos Carrasco.

(N-F-L football)

Philadelphia 34, Arizona 7
Carolina 27, Detroit 24
Indianapolis 26, San Francisco 20, OT
Jacksonville 30, Pittsburgh 9
Cincinnati 20, Buffalo 16
N.Y. Jets 17, Cleveland 14
Miami 16, Tennessee 10
L.A. Chargers 27, N.Y. Giants 22
Baltimore 30, Oakland 17
Seattle 16, L.A. Rams 10
Green Bay 35, Dallas 31
Kansas City 42, Houston 34
(open: Washington, New Orleans, Atlanta, & Denver)

(N-H-L hockey)

N.Y. Rangers 2, Montreal 0