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KLEM Local Sports (week of June 10)



(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic 11, Clay Central-Everly 1, five innings

GRANVILLE — Josie Kolbeck jump-started the Gehlen offense with a two-out, three-run double in the first inning and Gehlen Catholic strolled to an 11-1, five inning victory over Clay Central-Everly Monday night in a War Eagle Conference softball match-up.  Meredith Kellen added a RBI single in the first and Sydney Livermore had a two-run double in the third.  Rylee Schnepf struck out six while twirling a three-hitter for the Lady Jays.  Gehlen improves to 9-and-3 for the season and 3-and-0 in the W-E-C.

Le Mars 4, Cherokee 3

LE MARS — Brook Berkenpas ended both the sixth and seventh innings with called third strikes with two runners on base and a double play in the fifth halted yet another threat and Le Mars held off Cherokee to win 4-3 Monday in Lakes Conference softball.  The Lady Bulldogs scored three runs in the first inning on consecutive RBI hits by Annie Ellis, Libby Leraas and Payton Marienau and took a 4-1 lead in the second, scoring on a Cherokee error.  Le Mars bunched six of their seven hits into the first two innings.  Cherokee’s Teagan Slaughter allowed only three base runners the rest of the way.  Berkenpas gave up eleven hits and walked four but struck out nine for the Lady Bulldogs.  Her record improves to 8-and-4 for the season.  Le Mars goes to 8-and-6 for the year and 3-and-2 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars 14, Cherokee 4, five innings

LE MARS — Alex Irwin drove in a career-best five runs on three hits to pace a 14-hit attack as Le Mars smothered Cherokee 14-4 in five innings Monday night in Lakes Conference baseball at the Bulldog Complex.  The Bulldogs scored five runs in the first inning but Cherokee drew to within 5-4 in the third.  Le Mars answered with four runs in the bottom of the third and added five more runs over the final two innings to end the game on the ten-run rule.  Josh Pratt, Mason Parrott and Carter Arens had two hits and two RBI’s each.  Camden Schroeder threw a complete-game six-hitter to get the win.  The Bulldogs improve to 3-and-2 in the Lakes Conference and 4-and-6 for the season.

(little league games)

Foxes 12, Raiders 11
Falcons 10, Hawks 8

Broncos 12, Eagles 11
Warriors 16, Rockets 1
Panthers 13, Spartans 12
Chargers 15, Lions 0

Hurricanes 5, Storm 1
Stars 3, Lightning 2
Comets 1, Sparks 0

(N-B-A Finals)

Golden State Warriors 106, Toronto Raptors 105   (Toronto leads series, 3-2)

TORONTO (AP) – Stephen Curry poured in 31 points and Klay Thompson added 26 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors, 106-105 to force a Game 6 in the NBA Finals. The Raptors led by six with about three minutes remaining until Curry and Thompson combined to hit three straight 3-pointers. Kevin Durant returned to the lineup after missing nine games with a strained calf, but his season is clearly over after he injured his right Achilles in the second quarter.




(high school softball)

M-O-C/Floyd Valley 9, Le Mars (8-7) 7

LE MARS — M-O-C/Floyd Valley withstood a seventh inning rally by Le Mars Tuesday night to beat the Lady Bulldogs 9-7 in non-conference softball action at the Bulldog Complex.  Le Mars scored three runs in the seventh.  The Lady Dutch broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the fifth and added two more in the sixth to take a 9-4 lead into the seventh.  Brook Berkenpas and Morgan Marienau had three hits each to pace a 13-hit Le Mars attack.  Berkenpas hit her first career home run and finished with two RBI’s.  Annie Ellis had a two-run double.  Taryn Nothem belted a home run for M-O-C/Floyd Valley and was one of four hitters with two hits in a 12-hit attack.  Le Mars falls to 8-and-7 for the season while the Dutch improve to 8-and-3.

(high school baseball)

M-O-C/Floyd Valley 7 Le Mars (4-7) 5

LE MARS — M-O-C/Floyd Valley scored six runs in the first two innings for an early 6-0 lead and then held off a late rally by Le Mars to win a 7-5 decision in a non-league baseball match-up Tuesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Le Mars scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning before Adam DeBoer wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the final inning with a strikeout to end the game.  The Bulldogs’ record falls to 4-and-7 while M-O-C/Floyd Valley improve to 12-and-2.

(little league games)

Reds vs. Orioles – suspended, tied 1-1 in bottom of 7th inning
Rays vs. Mariners – ppd. to Wednesday and will follow the completion of Reds/ Orioles game

Cubs 12, A’s 0
Angels 6, Pirates 3
Phils 14, Mets 6
Dodgers vs. Yankees – ppd. to Friday at 7:30
Rockies vs. White Sox ppd. to Friday at 7:30

Grasshoppers 3, Bulls 2
River Bandits 2, Knights 1
Raptors 1, Bats 0
Timber Rattlers vs. Iron Birds – no score turned in
Tin Cups 1, Red Wings 1, tie




(high school softball)

Western Christian 11, Le Mars (8-8/3-3) 10

HULL — Western Christian squandered an 8-2 lead, fell behind 10-8 and then scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for an 11-10 Lakes Conference softball win over visiting Le Mars.  Hannah Jansma drove in five runs, including a two-run game-tying single in the seventh, and then scored the winning run from second base on the lone error committed by the Lady Bulldogs.  Jansma’s three-run homer in the third extended a 4-2 lead to 7-2.  The Wolfpack added another run an inning later on Jadyn Faber’s double before Le Mars rallied for four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth for a 10-8 advantage going into the seventh.  Annie Ellis drove in four runs for Le Mars, three coming during the two four-run innings.  Brook Berkenpas had two RBI’s and Kady Leusink and Avery Pratt had two hits each to lead the Lady Bulldogs.  Le Mars falls to 8-and-8 for the season and 3-and-3 in conference play.  Western improves to 3-and-6 with a 1-and-3 conference mark.

(#11-2A)West Sioux 5, Gehlen Catholic (9-4) 4

IRETON — No. 11 (2A) West Sioux built a 5-0 lead through the first three innings before rebuffing a late rally by Gehlen Catholic to win 5-4 in a non-conference softball clash Wednesday night at Ireton.  The Lady Jays scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to put the Falcons in their crosshairs going into the seventh.  But West Sioux held off a seventh inning threat, stranded two Gehlen runners on base.  Rylee Schnepf suffered her first loss of the season despite giving up just five hits and striking out seven.  She did give up a season-high six walks though.  Anna Britt led the Gehlen offensive attack with three hits, including an RBI double.  Sydney Livermore had a two-run single.  Avery Coyle led the Falcons with two hits while Erica McKinney earned the win in the pitcher’s circle.  West Sioux improves to 13-and-3 while Gehlen slips to 9-and-4.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (5-7/4-2) 6, Western Christian 2

HULL — Cade Webner and Carter Alcorn combined on a three-hitter with 15 strike outs to pitch Le Mars to a 6-2 Lakes Conference baseball victory over Western Christian Wednesday night at Hull.  Webner worked the first six innings and recorded 13 strike outs.  Alcorn worked a scoreless seventh inning, striking out two batters in a three up-three down inning.  Josh Pratt, Alec Dreckman and Ethan Kuiken had two hits and a RBI each for the Bulldogs, who improve to 5-and-7 for the season and 4-and-2 in the Lakes Conference.

West Sioux 12, Gehlen Catholic (0-9) 0, five innings

HAWARDEN — Seth Salker threw a five-inning no-hitter as West Sioux kept Gehlen Catholic winless in high school baseball action at Hawarden Wednesday night with a 12-0 non-conference victory.  Ethan Peters took the loss for the Jays, who fall to 0-and-9.

(little league games)

Orioles 4, Reds 3
Mariners 5, Rays 2

Raiders 13, Hawks 10
Foxes 13, Falcons 5

Panthers 12, Warriors 6
Broncos 17, Lions 12
Spartans 16, Rockets 15
Eagles 17, Chargers 12

Comets 4, Lightning 3
Hurricanes 6, Sparks 5
Storm 5, Stars 3

(Stanley Cup Final)

St. Louis Blues 4, Boston Bruins 1   (St. Louis win series, 4-3)

BOSTON (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues knocked off the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston to win their first Stanley Cup since joining the N-H-L in 1967. O’Reilly led the Blues with 23 points in the postseason and received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots while becoming the first rookie to win 16 games in his first postseason.




(high school softball)

(#15-3A)Spirit Lake 7, Le Mars (8-9/3-4) 4

LE MARS — No. 15 (3A) Spirit Lake escaped a serious upset bid by the Le Mars Lady Bulldogs Thursday by scoring three runs in  the seventh inning to snap a 4-4 tie as the Indians won 7-4 at the Bulldog Complex in Lakes Conference softball action.  Spirit Lake scored four runs in the first inning on two hits, a walk and two Le Mars errors.  Senior hurler for Le Mars, Brook Berkenpas, recovered from that shaky beginning and allowed only one base runner over the next four innings until walking the first two batters in the sixth.  She got out of that jam and her team responded with a four-run bottom of the sixth to tie the game.  A run scored on a ground out, another on a wild pitch and then Paige Washburn, just 1-for-12 this season, doubled down the right field line to score a pair of runs to forge the 4-all tie.  Spirit Lake opened the seventh with a strikeout, a single and another strikeout before Berkenpas walked Payton Ahrenstorff, putting runners at first and second.  Clean-up hitter, Izzy Backhaus swung and missed at a third strike but the ball ended up at the backstop, creating the need for a throw to first base.  The throw was late and Spirit Lake scored on the play to go back in front.  Two more bloop singles plated two additional runs before Berkenpas recorded her career-best 14th strikeout.  Le Mars failed to score in their half of the seventh.  Spirit Lake continues to lead the Lakes Conference at 5-and-1 as they improve to 15-and-3 for the season.  Le Mars now has their first three-game losing streak of the season to fall to 8-and-9 and to 3-and-4 in the conference race.  Le Mars returns to action Monday with a trip to Spirit Lake for a rematch.

(little league games)

Orioles 6, Mariners 3
Rays 5, Reds 3

Phils 13, Pirates 4
White Sox 7, Cubs 5
Yankees 14, A’s 9
Mets 10, Dodgers 1
Rockies 6, Angels 0

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

(N-B-A Finals)

Toronto Raptors 114, Golden State Warriors 110   (Toronto wins series, 4-2)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have captured the first NBA championship in the team’s 24-season history while denying the Golden State Warriors a third consecutive title. Series M-V-P Kawhi Leonard capped his 22-point performance by draining three free throws in the final second to clinch the Raptors’ 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 at Oakland. Klay Thompson was high man for Golden State with 30 points before leaving the game for good in the third quarter with a knee injury.




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (10-4/4-0) 11, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0, five innings

HARTLEY — Freshman Rylee Schnepf turned in a dominant pitching performance Friday night to keep Gehlen Catholic unbeaten in War Eagle play and tied for first place in the conference race with an 11-0, five inning victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.  Schnepf allowed just three base runners and only one reached second base.  She two-hit the Hawks, walked none and struck out eight as she bounced back from her first loss of the season to improve to 10-and-1.  Anna Britt and Katie Peters drove in two runs each for Gehlen and Sydney Livermore, Addison Weber and Josie Kolbeck led an 11-hit attack with two hits each.  The Lady Jays improve to 10-and-4 for the season and 4-and-0 in conference play.

(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic (1-9/1-2) 11 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 7

HARTLEY —  Gehlen Catholic broke into the win column Friday night, beating winless Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11-7 in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Hartley.  The Jays needed three runs late in the game to extend an 8-7 lead against the Hawks.  Derek Von Arb and Dylan Lehmann combined on a six-hitter with seven strikeouts.  Drew Paulsen went 2 for 2 with three runs scored and two RBI’s and stole a pair of bases to lead the Jays offensively.  Keaton Logan and Derek Von Arb also had two hits each to lead a ten-hit attack. Gehlen improves to 1-and-9 for the season and 1-and-2 in league play.

(little league make-up games from Tuesday)

Yankees 11, Dodgers 10
White Sox 7, Rockies 5




(high school baseball)


Le Mars (6-7) 9, Clear Lake (Neb. ) 2

Council Bluffs St. Albert 14, Le Mars (6-8) 4, five innings

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Le Mars split their two games at the College World Series High School Baseball Classic in Council Bluffs Saturday, winning 9-2 over Clear Lake (Neb.) and then losing 14-4 in five innings to Council Bluffs St. Albert.  In Game One, Mason Parrott had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs to lead the Bulldogs to their win over Clear Lake.  Alec Dreckman and Alex Irwin combined on a six-hitter for the Dogs.  In Game Two, St. Albert scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win in a walk-off on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’.  Mason Parrott again had a big offensive game for Le Mars, smacking a three-homer in the first inning to stake the Bulldogs to a 3-0 lead.  He finished with three hits.  The Falcons scored four runs in the bottom of the first to take a 4-3 lead and extended the advantage to 6-3 in the fourth before erupting for their big fifth inning.  Four Bulldog pitchers got some work in the game with starter Braiden Hurd working the first 3 2/3 to take the loss.  Le Mars takes a 6-and-8 record into a Lakes Conference game Monday at Spirit Lake.





PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Gary Woodland has won the U.S. Open for his first major championship, finishing three strokes ahead of two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka. Woodland shot a 2-under 69 yesterday for a 13-under total to break the record for best score in a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie and Justin Rose finished in a four-way tie for third and 7 under.

CHICAGO (AP) – The New York Yankees’ acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion has been completed. The slugger is coming over from the Mariners for 19-year-old minor league pitcher Juan Then. Seattle is also picking up about $8.4 million of Encarnacion’s roughly $16.4 million contract he is guaranteed. The 36-year-old Encarnacion has hit 21 home runs this season and has averaged 37 homers and 109 RBIs in his last seven years.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets have placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring and activated second baseman Robinson Cano from the IL. Syndergaard reached for his right hamstring after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning of New York’s 8-7 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday. He is 5-4 with a 4.55 ERA this season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vanderbilt and Mississippi State were yesterday’s College World Series winners. Austin Martin homered twice and Drake Fellows scattered seven hits over seven innings to lead the Commodores past Louisville, 3-1. Marshall Gilbert hit a bases-loaded single to cap a four-run ninth and give the Bulldogs a 5-4 walk-off victory over Auburn.

PARIS (AP) – The U.S. has advanced to the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup by improving to 2-0. Carli Lloyd scored twice and the Americans followed Tuesday’s 13-0 thrashing of Thailand with a 3-0 shutout of Chile. All three goals came in the first half, and the celebrations were more muted after the team was criticized for celebrating goals even after victory against Thailand was well in hand.