MONDAY RESULTS – May 27 (Memorial Day)
Sioux City West 3, Le Mars 0
SIOUX CITY — Colby Nieman and Conner James combined on a three-hit shutout to pitch Sioux City West to a 3-0 win over the Le Mars Bulldogs in high school baseball action on Memorial Day. Nieman also drove in one of the Wolverines runs with a single. Matt Elgert had a RBI in West’s two-run sixth inning and another run scored on a Bulldog error. Jakob Bixenman had two of the three Le Mars hits. Camden Schroeder threw a complete-game, three-hitter for Le Mars but got no run support. Le Mars falls to 0-and-3.
(little league games)
Orioles 4, Rays 3
Reds 9, Mariners 3
White Sox 8, Mets 5
Phils 6, Dodgers 5
Angels 7, A’s 0
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins took Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final by turning a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Second-period goals by Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy tied it before Sean Kuraly gave the Bruins their first lead 5:21 into the third. Vladimir Tarasenko’s power-play goal put the Blues ahead by a pair one minute into the middle stanza.
TUESDAY RESULTS – May 28
1A STATE TEAM TOURNAMENT AT DES MOINES
Cedar Rapids Xavier def. Le Mars 5-0. SINGLES RESULTS: Zach Wingert lost 0-6, 1-6 .. Kaden Wingert lost 3-6, 3-6 .. Josh Pratt lost 1-6, 2-6 .. Christian Owen lost 2-6, 2-6 .. Matt Ahlers lost 2-6, 0-6 .. Noah Wiltgen (match wasn’t finished because the outcome had been decided)
Pella def. Norwalk 5-1.
(consolation match) Norwalk def. Le Mars (12-3) 5-2. — SINGLES RESULTS: Zach Wingert won 6-2, 6-2 .. Kaden Wingert lost 1-6, 2-6 .. Josh Pratt won 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) .. Christian Owen lost 6-1, 0-6, 6-7(5) .. Matt Ahlers lost 3-6, 3-6 .. Noah Wiltgen lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(1). DOUBLE RESULTS: Zach Wingert/Josh Pratt lost 3-6, 1-6. (the other two doubles match weren’t finished).
(championship match) Cedar Rapids Xavier def. Pella 5-4.
(1A @ Marshalltown) – play was suspended
(2A @ Ames) – play was suspended
(3A @ Ankeny) – play was suspended
(4A @ Ames) – play was suspended
Gehlen Catholic 16, Unity Christian 0, three innings
Le Mars at Sergeant Bluff-Luton – postponed to June 20th
GRANVILLE — Rylee Schnepf threw a three-inning no-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts to pitch Gehlen Catholic (2-1) to a 16-0 win over Unity Christian in a game shortened to three innings due to the ‘Mercy Rule’. Anna Britt led the offensive onslaught with three hits and two RBI’s. Tiffany Woerdehoff, Sydney Livermore and Addison Weber had two hits and two RBI’s each. Unity Christian was missing several players due to the State soccer tournament.
Unity Christian 6, Gehlen Catholic (0-3) 4
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley at Le Mars – postponed to Thursday
GRANVILLE — Unity Christian scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night to snap a 3-3 tie and the Knights clipped Gehlen Catholic 6-4 in non-conference baseball in Granville. The Jays tallied one run in the bottom of the seventh but stranded two runners as the rally fell short. Zach Kraft belted a two-run homer in the second and also had a rbi double for the Jays. Derek Von Arb had a solid start for Gehlen but got a no decision. Conner Kraft took the loss. The Jays fall to 0-and-3 for the season.
(little league games)
Orioles 9, Mariners 1
Rays 6, Reds 4
Cubs 14, Angels 10
Dodgers 9, A’s 6
White Sox 8, Yankees 2
Rockies 2, Phils 0
Mets 6, Pirates 5
Foxes 13, Raiders 10
MINOR BOYS & PEE WEE BOYS PPD. TO THURSDAY
WEDNESDAY RESULTS – May 29
(1A @ Marshalltown) TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Bishop Garrigan (727) .. 2. Akron-Westfield (742) .. 4. Alta-Aurelia (757) .. 7. Woodbury Central (788). INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Annika Patten (Alta-Aurelia) 148. SIOUXLAND RESULTS: 4. Sally Gallagher (Woodbury Central) 163 .. 12. Brooke Koele (A-W) 174 .. 19. Alayna Mullinix (A-W) 184 .. 22. Sidney Tritz (Remsen St. Mary’s) 188 .. 34. Tori Galles (Remsen St. Mary’s) 192 .. 35. Hannah Vondrak (Hinton) 192 .. 37. Makenna Harding (Westwood) 192 .. 38. Autumn Bundy (A-W) 193 .. 41. Taryn Wilken (A-W) 194 .. 45. Kayla Johnson (A-W) 202 .. 56. Natalie Nielsen (A-W) 213.
(2A @ Ames) TEAM STANDINGS: 1. New Hampton (662) .. 2. Okoboji (721) .. 3. Emmetsburg (730) .. 4. Unity Christian (734). INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Morgan Weber (Dike-New Hartford) 147. SIOUXLAND RESULTS: 5. Hannah Butler (Okoboji) 164 .. 8. Justine Malenke (Unity Christian) 165 .. 14. Laura Beltman (Unity Christian) 171 .. 15. Grace Butler (Okoboji) 172 .. 16. Molly McCain (Emmetsburg) 165 .. 27. Kerri Kroeze (Unity Christian) 189 .. 28. Emily Hulshof (West Sioux) 189.
(3A @ Ankeny) TEAM CHAMPION: Dubuque Wahlert (653). INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Britta Snyder (Gilbert) 135. SIOUXLAND RESULTS: 61. Riley Prohar (Spencer) 227.
(4A @ Ames) TEAM CHAMPION: West Des Moines Valley (631). INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Paige Hoffman (WDM Valley) 137.
Le Mars at Sioux City North – ppd. to Friday, May 31st
Gehlen Catholic at Clay Central-Everly – ppd. to June 18th
All Le Mars Little League games – ppd. to Friday, May 31st
(Stanley Cup Finals)
BOSTON (AP) – Carl Gunnarsson scored 3:51 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, tying the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece. Gunnarsson’s tally was the first goal since teammate Vladimir Tarasenko scored late in the first period. Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots and was perfect after Joakim Nordstrom beat him midway through the first period.
THURSDAY RESULTS – May 30
Le Mar 4, Estherville/L-C 3
LE MARS — Brooke Haage went 4-for-4 with a double and her first career home run, finishing with three RBI’s to lead Le Mars to a 4-3 Lakes Conference win over Estherville/Lincoln Central Thursday night. Haage’s two-run homer in the first put the Lady Bulldogs ahead to stay and her RBI double in the second extended a 2-1 lead to 3-1. Libby Leraas drove in what would be the deciding run in the fourth on a RBI infield single. Brook Berkenpas (4-0) tossed a four-hitter for Le Mars and was helped by three outstanding defensive plays by left fielder Kady Leusink. Leusink threw a runner out at the plate to end the second, keeping Le Mars in front 2-1. She made two shoe string catches on sinking liners, one to end the sixth with a runner on base and the other in the seventh with a runner on. Le Mars improves to 4-and-1 with a 1-and-0 conference record.
Le Mars 7, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 3
LE MARS — The Le Mars Bulldogs broke into the win column Thursday night with a come-from-behind 7-3 victory over the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks. The game was a makeup of Tuesday’s postponed game. The Bulldogs struck for three runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit. The Dogs broke a 3-3 tie on a pair of wild pitches to lead 5-3 going into the sixth inning. Brayden Hurd’s two-run, bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth extended the lead. Josh Pratt earned the victory on the mound, throwing four innings of hitless, shutout relief with ten strike outs, including striking out the side in the seventh inning. Ethan Kuiken started for Le Mars and pitched the first three innings, giving up three hits while striking out three. Le Mars improves to 1-and-3 with the victory.
(little league games)
Rays 8, Reds 7
Orioles 9, Mariners 8
Angels 6, Mets 5
Rockies 8, Dodgers 7
Yankees 8, Cubs 2
Pirates 10, A’s 5
White Sox 7, Phils 2
Iron Birds vs. Knights – no score turned in
Bulls 18, Red Wings 3
Tin Cups 12, Raptors 5
Timber Rattlers 9, Grasshoppers 5
Bats 6, River Bandits 1
FRIDAY RESULTS – May 31
Trinity Christian at Gehlen Catholic – ppd.
Sioux City North 6, Le Mars 3
SIOUX CITY — Fourth inning RBI singles by Courtney Johnson and Olivia O’Brien broke up a 3-3 tie and Sioux City North handed Le Mars their second loss of the season, 6-3 Friday night in Sioux City. The game was a make-up game from Wednesday’s rainout. Le Mars (4-2) took a 3-0 lead in the third on a pair of errors and Brooke Haage’s RBI triple. The Stars answered with three runs in their half of the third on Makayla Black’s two-run single and then a passed ball. Johnson drove in a second run on a seventh inning ground out. North outhit Le Mars 13-5 as Brook Berkenpas (4-1) suffered her first loss of the season. Annie Ellis had two hits for Le Mars.
Trinity Christian at Gehlen Catholic – ppd.
Le Mars 16, Spirit Lake 6, five innings
LE MARS — Le Mars used a pair of six-run innings to beat Spirit Lake 16-6 in five innings to open the Lakes Conference baseball race on a winning note Friday night at the Bulldog Complex. Jakob Bixenman ended the game with a bases-loaded single to cap a six-run fifth inning. Bixenman reached base in all five of his at bats and drove in two runs. Alec Dreckman, who earned the pitching win, went 4-for-4 with four RBI’s. On the mound, Dreckman worked 3 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, six walks and four strikeouts before turning the ball over the Braiden Hurd. Le Mars had 13 hits but were also aided by nine walks, two hit-batsman, six wild pitches, four balks and an errant pick off throw. Le Mars (2-3) will take a two-game winning streak into Monday’s game at Storm Lake.
(little league games)
Foxes 12, Falcons 6
Hawks 13, Raiders 10
Chargers 20, Spartans 10
Panthers 12, Eagles 8
Rockets 11, Lions 10
Warriors 12, Broncos 8
Sparks 13, Lightning 7
Storm 12, Comets 12, tie
Stars 20, Hurricanes 3
SATURDAY RESULTS – June 1
Sioux City West Earlybird Classic
Sioux City North 9, Le Mars 7, six innings
Le Mars 14, Westwood 3, five innings
SIOUX CITY — The Le Mars Lady Bulldogs split their two games Saturday in the Sioux City West Earlybird Classic at the SYA Complex in North Sioux City. Sioux City North held off a sixth inning rally by Le Mars to beat the Lady Bulldogs 9-7 in the opener. Le Mars scored three runs in the top of the sixth before the Stars claimed the win. Kady Leusink and Brooke Haage had two hits and two RBI’s each and Alivia Milbrodt drove in a pair of runs for Le Mars. Milbrodt took the loss in the pitching circle. In the second game of the day Saturday, Le Mars routed Westwood 14-3 in five innings, scoring eight runs in the third inning to break the game wide open. Annie Ellis had a two-run triple to key the eleven-batter third inning. Ellis also had a RBI single. Brooke Haage added two hits and two more RBI’s. Brook Berkenpas threw a six-hitter to earn the pitching win as she improved her record to 5-and-1 for the season. Le Mars is 5-and-3.
C-Y-O Classic at Carroll
Gehlen Catholic 7, Kuemper Catholic 0
Bishop Garrigan 8, Gehlen Catholic 1
Gehlen Catholic 12, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 3
CARROLL — Gehlen Catholic finished with a 2-and-1 record at the C-Y-O Classic in the Carroll Saturday and improved their season mark to 4-and-2. Rylee Schnepf’s two-hit shutout in the opening game of the day led to a 7-0 win over Kuemper Catholic. Anna Britt had three hits and a RBI, Emily Kellen drove in three runs with a triple and Addison Weber went 2-for-4. In Game Two, Bishop Garrigan won an 8-1 decision over Gehlen, holding the Lady Jays to three hits. Emily Kellen started in the pitching circle for the Lady Jays but nine walks shortened her day. Rylee Schnepf returned to the pitching circle in Game Three, a 12-3 pounding of Fort Dodge St. Edmond, and struck out eight while limiting the Gaels to four hits. Sydney Livermore and Katie Peters drove in three runs each. Livermore, Tiffany Woerdehoff and Katie Kolbeck had two hits each for Gehlen.
C-Y-O Classic at Carroll
Council Bluffs St. Albert 19, Gehlen Catholic 6, five innings
Remsen St. Mary’s 16, Gehlen Catholic 6
CARROLL — Council Bluffs St. Albert scored nine runs in the first inning and had another nine-run inning in the fourth to rout Gehlen Catholic 19-6 Saturday at the C-Y-O Classic in Carroll. The Jays drew to within 9-6 after three innings before the roof caved in with the Falcon’s nine-run fourth inning. In Gehlen’s second game against Remsen St. Mary’s Saturday, St. Mary’s eighth-grader Brenden Fisch drove in five runs to back Brayden Ricke’s pitching performance as the Hawks beat the Jays 16-6 in five innings. Conner Kraft had two of the Jays six hits off Ricke. Ricke struck out seven batters. The Jays fall to 0-and-5 with the losses while Remsen St. Mary’s improves to 6-and-3.
(Stanley Cup Final)
Boston Bruins 7, St. Louis Blues 2 (Boston leads series 2-1)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Boston Bruins routed the St. Louis Blues 7-2 Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final in St. Louis. Defenseman Torey Krug scored a goal and had three assists, top-line center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand got on the scoresheet and the top power-play unit was a perfect 4 for 4 — on four shots as Boston took a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 is Monday night in St. Louis.
SUNDAY RESULTS – June 2
Golden State Warriors 109, Toronto Raptors 104 ( series tied, 1-1)
TORONTO (AP) – Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Stephen Curry added 23 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Raptors, 109-104 to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece. The Warriors took control with a 20-0 run, including the first 18 points of the second half. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 34 points and grabbed 14 boards for the Raptors, who take on Golden State on Wednesday at Oakland.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Kyle Busch has pulled even with Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list by taking Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the dominant car down the stretch to earn his 55th Cup win and first in nearly two months. He took off on the final restart with nine laps left and cruised to the finish line for his 13th top-10 finish in 14 races this season. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Patrick Cantlay closed with an 8-under 64 to capture the PGA’s Memorial in comeback fashion. Cantlay began the round in a four-stroke hole before posting a two-shot win over Adam Scott. It was the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history, and it moved the 27-year-old Californian into the top 10 in the world. Martin Kaymer started with a two-shot lead as he sought his first victory in five years, but he never recovered from back-to-back bogeys on the back nine.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Jeongeun Lee6 shot a 1-under 70 to hold off third-round co-leader Celine Boutier and win the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, South Carolina. Lee6 was ahead by three after a birdie on the par-5 15th, but she took bogeys on the 16th and 18th to give Boutier a chance over the final two holes. Boutier missed a long birdie attempt on the 17th and put her approach to the par-4 18th in a bunker.
PARIS (AP) – Men’s second seed Rafael Nadal and No. 3 Roger Federer have advanced to the French Open quarterfinals with Sunday’s straight-sets victories. Both won by 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 scores, although Nadal faced a tougher test from Juan Ignacio Londero than Federer experienced against Leonardo Mayer. The women’s quarterfinals will include seventh seed Sloane Stephens after she coasted to a 6-4, 6-3 win against No. 19 Garbine Muguruza.