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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 25)



SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Houston Rockets guard James Harden has come away with the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award after pacing the NBA in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games. He helped the Rockets win 65 games during the regular season and two playoff rounds before falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won rookie of the year honors, Los Angeles Clippers standout Lou Williams is the sixth man of the year and Dwane Casey is the coach of the year just over a month after being let go by the Toronto Raptors.


Spencer at Le Mars – ppd. to July 2nd

Gehlen Catholic at South O’Brien  – cancelled


Spencer at Le Mars – ppd. to June 30th

Gehlen Catholic at South O’Brien – ppd.

(little league)

all games postponed

(college baseball World Series)

at T-D Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska

Arkansas vs. Oregon State, ppd.

(major league baseball)

N-Y Yankees 4, Philadelphia 2
Tampa Bay 11, Washington 0
Texas 7, San Diego 4
St. Louis 4, Cleveland 0

Oakland 5, Detroit 4
Kansas City 2, L-A Angels 0
Seattle 5, Baltimore 3
Toronto 6, Houston 3

Miami 9, Arizona 5
Pittsburgh 6, N-Y Mets 4
Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 4, 11 innings
L-A Dodgers 2, Chicago Cubs 1





Spencer 12, Le Mars (9-13/1-6) 9

(#10-2A) West Sioux 4, Gehlen Catholic (10-13/5-4) 3

SPENCER — Spencer scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 9-all tie and the Tigers clipped Le Mars 12-9 in Lakes Conference softball Tuesday.  The game was a make-up from a June 21st rain out.  Le Mars scored seven runs in the second inning, sending eleven batters to the plate, to take an 8-2 lead after an inning and a-half.  Spencer scored two more runs in the bottom of the second to trim the deficit to 8-4 and went ahead 9-8 with five runs in the third.  Grace Milbrodt knotted the score in the fifth for Le Mars with a two-out, RBI single to center.  Katelyn Nissen’s RBI single put the Tigers ahead to stay in the sixth.  Another run scored on a ground out and a third run on a throwing error.  Annie Ellis had three hits and Jenn Schneider delivered a two-run single for the Lady Bulldogs.  Josie Heisinger belted two home runs for the Tigers and Katelyn Nissen added a solo blast.  Le Mars falls to 1-and-6 in the Lakes Conference and 9-and-13 for the season.

IRETON — No. 10 (2A) West Sioux rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to avoid being upset by Gehlen Catholic as the Falcons edged the Lady Jays 4-3 in War Eagle Conference softball action at Ireton Tuesday night.  Chloe Bunkers singled home two runs in the top of the sixth to put Gehlen in front 3-2.  Rylee Schnepf took the loss as Gehlen falls to 10-and-13 for the season and 5-4 in the War Eagle Conference.


Sioux Center at Le Mars – cancelled

Unity Christian at Gehlen Catholic – cancelled

(little league)

Raptors 5, Grasshoppers 4
Bulls 5, River Bandits 0
Iron Birds 3, Tin Cups 0
Bats 4, Red Wings 1

Mariners 10, Reds 3
Rays 4, Royals 1

Foxes 17, Raiders 2
Falcons 8, Hawks 6

Broncos 18, Eagles 17
Rockets 18, Spartans 12

Yankees 8, Mets 2
Cubs 7, Phils 6

(College World Series in Omaha)

Arkansas 4, Oregon State 1 (Arkansas leads best-of-three series, 1-0)

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 1, Washington 0
N-Y Yankees 6, Philadelphia 0
San Diego 3, Texas 2
Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 1
St. Louis 11, Cleveland 2

Seattle 3, Baltimore 2
Oakland 9, Detroit 7
Boston 9, L-A Angels 1
Houston 7, Toronto 0
Chicago White Sox 8, Minnesota 4

N-Y Mets 4, Pittsburgh 3, 10 innings
Arizona 5, Miami 3
Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 3
Chicago Cubs 9, L-A Dodgers 4
San Francisco 3, Colorado 2





Le Mars (10-13/2-6) 8, Cherokee Washington 1

Gehlen Catholic (11-13) 15, Harris-Lake Park 3, six innings

LE MARS — Brook Berkenpas took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning before giving up an unearned run and finishing with a four-hitter to pitch Le Mars to an 8-1 upset of Cherokee Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Cherokee didn’t have a base runner reach second base until the seventh.  Berkenpas appeared to have struck out JeMae Nichols for the game’s final out but the third strike was dropped and Nichols reached base to prolong the inning.  The next two hitters singled to drive in Nichols before Megan Boger grounded out to end the game.  Berkenpas also had two hits and a RBI at the plate.  Christina Konz had two hits and a RBI and Emily Carlson doubled her hit total for the season with two hits.  Le Mars nearly ambushed Cherokee on the road June 11th but a four-run sixth inning by the Braves rallied them to a 6-5 victory.  Le Mars improves to 10-and-13 for the summer and 2-and-6 in the Lakes Conference.  Cherokee falls to 17-and-6 and 6-and-3 in the league.  Three of their losses have been in Le Mars this summer after they lost back-to-back games in the Lady Bulldog Classic in early June to Bishop Heelan and Akron-Westfield.

LAKE PARK — The Gehlen Catholic girls improved to 11-and-13 for the season after routing Harris-Lake Park 15-3 in six innings Wednesday night in non-conference softball play at Lake Park.  Addison Weber led the Lady Jays offensively with five hits.  Brooke Woerdehoff earned the pitching win with relief help from Rylee Schnepf.


Le Mars (9-11/5-2) 13, Cherokee Washington 3, five innings

Gehlen Catholic (6-12) 3, Harris-Lake Park 2

LE MARS — Le Mars got off to a fast start Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex, scoring six runs in the first inning and then adding five more in the fourth before bringing an end to a ‘Ten-Run Rule’ verdict over Cherokee, 13-3 in Lakes Conference baseball action   The victory keeps Le Mars in contention for the conference title at 5-and-2 with a 9-and-11 mark for the season.  Camden Schroeder and Alec Dreckman combined on a four-hitter for the Bulldogs with five strike outs.  Schroeder earned the win.  Brandon Hager led a nine-hit attack with three hits and two RBI’s.  Gabe Eckstaine and Jakob Bixenman had two hits and two RBI’s each.

LAKE PARK — Collin Budden and Isaac Herbst combined on a three-hitter and Gehlen Catholic held off a seventh inning threat to edge Harris-Lake Park 3-2 Wednesday night in a non-league baseball match-up.  Jeff Augustine’s two-run single in the third erased a 1-0 deficit and Isaac Herbst’s RBI double in the fifth extended the Jays’ lead to 3-1.  The Wolves scored once in the bottom of the seventh before Herbst nailed down the victory to earn a save.  Budden got the win.  The two combined to strike out eight.  Gehlen improves to 6-and-12 for the season.

(little league)

MINOR GIRLS – make-up games from June 13th
Thunder 1, Storm 1, tie
Sparks 8, Stars 1
Hurricanes 8, Lightning 1
Heat 5, Comets 0

Giants 4, Reds 3
Rays 7, Orioles 1

Spartans 16, Chargers 15
Broncos 10, Panthers 9

Rockies 5, Dodgers 4
Cubs 8, Pirates 5
Angels 6, A’s 0
Mets 6, White Sox 5

(College World Series at Omaha)

Oregon State 5, Arkansas 3 (best of three series tied, 1-1)

(major league baseball)

Kansas City 5, Milwaukee 4
Philadelphia 3, N-Y Yankees 0
Texas 5, San Diego 2
Cleveland 5, St. Louis 1

Houston 7, Toronto 6
Seattle 8, Baltimore 7, 11 innings
Oakland 3, Detroit 0
Boston 9, L-A Angels 6
Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 1

Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 5
Arizona 2, Miami 1
Pittsburgh 5, N-Y Mets 3
L-A Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 5
San Francisco 1, Colorado 0





(#11-3A)Spirit Lake 8, Le Mars (10-14/2-7) 5, eight innings

MMCRU 7, Gehlen Catholic (11-14/5-5) 5

Gehlen Catholic (12-14) 12, Whiting 2, 5 innings

LE MARS — Le Mars erased a 5-0 deficit with a five-run seventh inning Thursday night to send their Lakes Conference softball game with Spirit Lake to extra innings but three defensive errors in the eighth inning led to three unearned runs and the No. 11 (3A) Indians escaped the Bulldogs Complex with an 8-5 win.  Payton Ahrenstorff’s two-run homer in the fourth put Spirit Lake in front 5-0.  Katy Kannenberg took a no-hitter in the last of the seventh for the Indians.  But Le Mars erupted for seven hits to score five runs, knotting the score at 5-all.  RBI hits by Brook Berkenpas, Christina Konz and Kady Leusink trimmed the deficit to 5-3.  Katelyn Raymond then tied it with a two-run double to right center.  Le Mars put two runners on base in their half of the eighth inning but could score.  The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 10-and-14 for the season and 2-and-7 in the Lakes Conference.

LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic played a pair of games Thursday at the Riverview Complex and split the outcomes.  The Lady Jays lost 7-5 to MMCRU in a War Eagle Conference make-up game and then beat Whiting 12-2 in five innings in the regularly scheduled game.  The Royals dropped Gehlen to 5-and-5 in the War Eagle Conference, scoring twice in the seventh to snap a 5-all tie.   Sydney Livermore had four hits, stole four bases and drove in two runs for the Lady Jays.  Freshman Tiffany Woerdehoff led a 12-hit attack with three hits against Whiting and scored three runs.  The Jays scored five in the first and never looked back.  Eighth-grader Rylee Schnepf fired a three-hitter for Gehlen with four walks and seven strike outs.  Gehlen’s season record stands at 12-and-14 heading into their regular season finale Friday at Akron-Westfield.  The Lady Jays open 1A Regional play Monday at home against Trinity Christian.


Le Mars (10-11/6-2) 12, Spirit Lake 4

Gehlen Catholic (7-12) 12, Whiting 1, five innings

LE MARS — Jakob Bixenman keyed a seven-run third inning Thursday night with a bases-loaded single to center field that was then mis-played into a three-base error, leading to all three runners as well as Bixenman scoring on the play and Le Mars beat Spirit Lake 12-4 in a make-up Lakes Conference baseball game.  Bixenman finished with two hits and a walk and two RBI’s.  Alec Dreckman drove in three runs on two hits from the No. 9 position in the batting order.  Gabe Eckstaine and Brandon Hager also had two hits each.  Trevor Renken (3-2) worked the first six inning to get the win on the mound with Gabe Eckstaine pitching a scoreless seventh for the Dogs.  Le Mars improves to 10-and-11 for the season and 6-and-2 in the Lakes Conference.

LE MARS — Cole Linden threw a five-inning no-hitter for Gehlen Catholic Thursday as the Jays won a 12-1 decision over Whiting in non-conference baseball action at the Riverview Complex.  Linden walked four but struck out nine.  A seven-run fourth inning helped end the game on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’.  Cole Wiltgen, Jordan Von Arb and James Kellen drove in two runs each for Gehlen, who improves to 7-and-12 for the season.

(little league)

MINOR GIRLS (make-up games from Monday)
Hurricanes 6, Storm 1
Thunder 4, Lightning 2
Stars 7, Heat 2
Sparks 11, Comets 0

Orioles 7, Royals 6
Mariners 8, Giants 4

Lions 7, Rockets 5
Warriors 14, Eagles 3

Pirates 12, Phils 11
Rockies 8, A’s 1
White Sox 5, Yankees 4
Angels 8, Dodgers 7

(College World Series at Omaha)

Oregon State 5, Arkansas 0 (Oregon State wins series, 2-1)

OMAHA, Neb. — Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State — a night after escaping on the ninth-inning, two-out foul ball fiasco, beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for its third title.  Abel was the fourth pitcher in the CWS’ 71-year history to throw a shutout in a title game, and the first to do it allowing so few hits.  He retired the last 20 batters, catching Luke Bonfield looking at strike three on a 3-2 pitch to end it.

(major league baseball)

Oakland 4, Detroit 2
Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 11 innings
Seattle 4, Baltimore 2, 10 innings
Houston 1, Tampa Bay 0
Boston 4, L-A Angels 2

Arizona 4, Miami 0
Chicago Cubs 11, L-A Dodgers 5
Colorado 9, San Francisco 8
Philadelphia 4, Washington 3
Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 4





Western Christian 10, Le Mars (10-15/2-8) 4

(#3-1A) Akron-Westfield (23-4/9-1) 10, Gehlen Catholic (12-15/5-6) 0, five innings

HULL — Alyssa Buren checked Le Mars on a four-hitter in the pitching circle and at the plate belted a pair of three-run homers to guide Western Christian past the Lady Bulldogs 10-4 Friday night in Lakes Conference softball in Hull.  Buren’s second homer keyed a five-run fifth inning that extended a 5-4 Western lead.  One of the four hits for the Lady Bulldogs was a two-run homer off the bat of Brook Berkenpas, the first of her career.  The home run ignited a three-run fourth inning for Le Mars that drew them to within a run.  Berkenpas was the losing pitcher , getting roughed up for 14 hits.  Le Mars saw their record slip to 10-and-15 and their Lakes Conference mark is now 2-and-8.

AKRON — No. 3 (1A) Akron-Westfield took advantage of four errors by Gehlen Catholic in the first three innings to score five unearned runs as the Westerners cruised to a 10-0, five inning victory Friday night as the curtain came down on the War Eagle Conference softball race.  The Westerners used their bunt and slap hitting game to perfection to put the pressure on the young Jays, building an 8-0 lead after three innings and closing out a ‘Ten-Run Rule’ verdict with two runs in the fifth.  Akron-Westfield eighth-grader, Natalie Nielson, retired the first ten batters she faced, seven by strike outs, and finished with a two-hitter, striking out nine.  Tiffany Woerdehoff broke up the no-hit bid in the fourth, dropping a sinking line drive at the feet of shortstop Brynn Van Eldik.  An inning later, Anna Britt doubled into left center for the Lady Jays, who would load the bases with one out before Nielsen got a strike out and a foul out to end the threat.  Kiana Appley led the Westerners with four hits and Brynn Van Eldik had three hits, including a pair of doubles.  Gehlen finishes the regular season with a 12-and-15 record and 5-and-6 conference mark.  Akron-Westfield improves to 23-and-4 and 9-and-1 in the W-E-C.  The Westerners have shutout their last four opponents.


Le Mars (11-11/7-2) 12, Western Christian 0, five innings

Akron-Westfield (14-5) 8, Gehlen Catholic (7-13/4-5) 3

HULL — Le Mars rolled past Western Christian 12-0 in five innings Friday night to reach the .500 mark at 11-and-11.  The Bulldogs move to 7-and-2 in the Lakes Conference.  Cade Webner dominated the Wolfpack line-up, tossing a three-hit shutout with nine strike outs.  Offensively, Gabe Eckstaine belted a home run among his three hits and drove in three runs.  Jakob Bixenman and Trevor Renken had RBI triples.  Bixenman finished with three RBI’s.

AKRON — Jack Anderson and Nick Jacobs combined on a six-hitter to pitch Akron-Westfield to an 8-3 War Eagle Conference baseball victory over Gehlen Catholic Friday night in Akron.  The Westerners scored three runs in the first and added single runs in every inning for the rest of the game.  A.J. Nemesio led the Westerners 11-hit attack with a pair of doubles and a single while Quinn Bundy and Reagan Frankl drove in two runs each.  Nick Jacobs clubbed a home run for the Westerners.  For Gehlen, Isaac Herbst had a RBI double and Lucas McCarty had a run-producing single.  McCarty took the loss on the mound.  The Jays fall to 7-and-13 for the season and 4-and-5 in the W-E-C.  Akron-Westfield, who has now won seven straight, improves to 14-and-5 for the season.  Their War Eagle record is unavailable.

(little league)

Hawks 10, Raiders 8
Foxes 12, Falcons 2

Panthers 10, Warriors 9
Chargers 14, Lions 8

Rockies 5, Angels 4
Cubs 10, Yankees 1

(major league baseball)

Chicago Cubs 10, Minnesota 6

L-A Angels 7 Baltimore 1
N-Y Yankees 8, Boston 1
Toronto 3, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Houston 2
Texas 11, Chicago White Sox 3
Oakland 3, Cleveland 1
Seattle 4, Kansas City 1

Washington 17, Philadelphia 7
Miami 8, N-Y Mets 2
Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 2
Atlanta 5, St. Louis 1
San Francisco 2, Arizona 1
Colorado 3, L-A Dodgers 1
Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 3





Spencer 7, Le Mars (11-12/7-3) 3

LE MARS — Spencer completed a season sweep of their Lakes Conference series with Le Mars, beating the Bulldogs 7-3 Saturday afternoon in a make-up game at the Bulldog Complex.  Kade Carpenter scattered eight hits to earn a complete game victory and also drove in a run for the Tigers.  A two-run double by Brendan Ellis in the fourth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and put Spencer ahead to stay.  Gabe Eckstaine took the loss for the Bulldogs, scattering seven hits and striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings.  Eckstaine had four of the Bulldogs eight hits, including an RBI double.  The setback dropped Le Mars out of a share of the Lakes Conference lead at 7-and-3.  The Bulldogs take an 11-and-12 record to Estherville/Lincoln Central Monday in an attempt to reclaim a share of the lead with the Midgets.  There are three teams tied for second place with three league losses.

(little league)

Rays 8, Mariners 2 (championship)
Giants 5, Orioles 1
Reds 8, Royals 4

All-STAR TEAM:  Keeyan Butcher, Drayden DeBoer, Caleb Eckstaine, Brandon VanderSluis, Serek Allen, Joshua Scheitler, Cameron Daggett, Reese Spieler, Connor Kraft, Brayden Dreckman, Caleb Dreckman, Brady Williams.  Manager-Brian Williams, coaches-T.J. Britton & Don Butcher.

Foxes 14, Hawks 10 (champions)
Falcons 10, Raiders 8

ALL-STAR TEAM:  Lizzie Koonce, Sarah Brown, Jasmine Lubben, Libby Leraas, Averie Morgan, Payton Wright, Jayden Barthole, Jade Susemihl, Makenzi Alesch, Lillian McNaughton, Bailey Brady, Calla Langel, Miyah Whitehead.  Manager-Dave Leraas, coaches-Gabe Morgan & Gary Brady.

Warriors 14, Broncos 8 (championship)
Spartans 14, Eagles 9
Rockets 15, Panthers 14
Lions 10, Chargers 10, tie


(10-year old team) Taia Holzman, Holly McNaughton, Jennie Ferguson, Aubree Leusink, Haley Feldman, Jayde Kunkel, Madison DeRocher, Breanna Leraas, Alexa Wurth, Mya Skov, Haley Gries, Kylie Hofmann.  Manager-Zach Davis, coaches-Lauren Hannasch & Heath Husk.

(11 & 12-year old team)  Emma Anderson, Zoe Wittkop, Addison Bogh, Sophie Buhman, Madison Huls, Natalie Vanderloo, Chari Grosenheider, Stella Hector, Kirsten Tyler, Metta Skov, Alyssa Dreckman, Haley Lubben, Ava Spencer.  Manager-Tyler Huls, coaches-T.J. Buhman, & Travis Anderson.

Cubs 6, Rockies 0  (championship)
Pirates 10, A’s 4
Yankees 11, Angels 1
Phils 7, Dodgers 2
Mets 6, White Sox 5


(10-year old team) Isiah Tolzin, Brayden Horkey, Dane Lehmann, Karter Melvin, Landen Kneip, Jarett Forbes, William Hartman, Mason Puetz, Kane Kerns, Brett McInnis, William Sitzmann, Tycen Augustine.  Manager-Greg McInnis, coaches-Graham Forbes & Aaron Tolzin.

(11-year old team) Dylan Bosma, Austin Hall, Colby DenHartog, Christian Cook, Carter Baumgartner, Alex Peters, Jake Bogen, Jacob Plueger, Graden Van Essen, Tegan Doelman, Tate Murphy, Sebastian MacGregor.  Manager-Jacob Hall, coaches-Skyler Wheeler & Matt Reuter.

(12-year old team) Braeden Bosma, Cooper DenHartog, Teagen Kasel, Chase Peterson, Ayden Hoag, Cole McCarty, Ryan Augustine, Jaxten Kramer, Beau Wadle, Evan Jalas, Evan Pratt, Kole Carpenter.  Manager-Benji Kasel, coaches-Jeff Kramer, Jay Pratt.

(major league baseball)

Chicago Cubs 14, Minnesota 9

Toronto 4, Detroit 3
Oakland 7, Cleveland 2
L-A Angels 6, Baltimore 2
Tampa Bay 5, Houston 2
Boston 11, N-Y Yankees 0
Texas 13, Chicago White Sox 4
Seattle 6, Kansas City 4

Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 3
Miami 5, N-Y Mets 2
Philadelphia 3, Washington 2
Atlanta 11, St. Louis 4
Colorado 3, L-A Dodgers 1
San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 7, Arizona 0



CLEVELAND — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team.  The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, joining one of the league’s most storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy.  For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him.

(little league)

Timber Rattlers 4, Red Wings 4, tie
Bats 2, Raptors 1
Bulls 4, Iron Birds 2
Grasshoppers 6, Tin Cups 4
River Bandits 1, Knights 0

Sparks 6, Heat 4
Storm 3, Lightning 3, tie
Hurricanes 6, Thunder 1
Stars 2, Comets 0

(major league baseball)

Chicago Cubs 11, Minnesota 10

Baltimore 8, L-A Angels 2
Detroit 9, Toronto 1
Tampa Bay 3, Houston 2
Chicago White Sox 10, Texas 5
Cleveland 15, Oakland 3
Seattle 1, Kansas City 0
N-Y Yankees 11, Boston 1

Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 2
N-Y Mets 5, Miami 2
Philadelphia 4, Washington 3, 13 innings
Atlanta 6, St. Louis 5
L-A Dodgers 6, Colorado 4
Pittsburgh 7, San Diego 5
San Francisco 9, Arizona 6