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KLEM Schedule (week of June 17)



(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic 4, MMCRU 3

GRANVILLE — Anna Britt beat out a two-out grounder to short in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Sydney Livermore from third base and Gehlen Catholic beat MMCRU 4-3 in a walk-off at Granville Monday night in War Eagle Conference softball.  The victory kept the Lady Jays unbeaten in the W-E-C at 5-and-0 and improved their season mark to 11-and-4.  Rylee Schnepf struck out eleven batters and allowed just four hits and one earned run to improve her record to 11-and-1.  Josie Kolbeck led the offense with two hits and three RBI’s.  Taylor Harpenau had two hits and three RBI’s for the Royals, who fall to 9-and-7 for the season.  Molly Reuter threw a three-hitter for MMCRU.

Le Mars at Spirit Lake – ppd. to June 25

(high school baseball)

MMCRU 8, Gehlen Catholic 4

GRANVILLE — Jordan Marks, Byron Carrillo and Joel Johnson drove in two runs each to lead MMCRU to an 8-4 War Eagle Conference baseball win over Gehlen Catholic Monday night at Vosburg Field in Granville.  The Royals had a pair of three-run innings to build an 8-1 lead before the Jays made things interesting with a three-run seventh inning before Jeff Augustine popped out to shortstop Andrew Prescott in shallow centerfield to end the game with the bases loaded.  Joel Johnson earned the pitching win for MMCRU, allowing four hits in five innings with no walks and four strikeouts.  Zack Kraft took the loss but pitched well in his 5 2/3 innings.  He allowed four hits and only two earned runs.  Ethen Peters had two hits to lead Gehlen, who falls to 1-and-10 for the season and 1-and-3 in the W-E-C.  MMCRU improves to 6-and-6 with a 2-and-4 conference mark.

Le Mars at Spirit Lake – ppd. to July 2

(little league games)

Hawks 12, Foxes 5
Raiders 17, Falcons 6

Warriors 14, Lions 7
Eagles 17, Spartans 9
Panthers 9, Broncos 2
Chargers 17, Rockets 1

Storm 4, Comets 3
Sparks 6, Lightning 1
Stars 5, Hurricanes 1




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic at Clay-Central-Everly – cancelled

(little league games)

Orioles 3, Rays 2
Mariners 9, Reds 4

Rockies 6, Mets 0
Phils 13, Yankees 2
Angels 10, Dodgers 4
White Sox 8, A’s 2
Cubs 3, Pirates 1

Raptors 3, Timber Rattlers 3, tie
Grasshoppers 4, River Bandits 4, tie
Bats 5, Iron Birds 1
Knights 6, Red Wings 4
Bulls 3, Tin Cups 3, tie




(high school softball)

Unity Christian 13, Gehlen Catholic (11-5/5-1) 8

Orange City — Unity Christian stunned Gehlen Catholic with a pair of six-run innings to wipe out an early 4-0 lead by the Lady Jays and the Knights avenged a 16-0 loss back in May with an 13-8 War Eagle Conference victory Wednesday night in Orange City.  Anna Britt’s two-run single and Katie Peters’ two-run homer on back-to-back pitches in the third inning staked Rylee Schnepf and the Lady Jays to an early four-run lead.  Unity got to Schnepf for six runs in the fourth on four walks, a hit-batter and four hits to take a 6-4 lead.  Molly Zylstra followed a pair of bases-loaded walks with a tie-breaking two-run single.  Unity added six more runs in the fifth and sent Schnepf to an early exit.  The Knights got another bases-loaded walk and a bases-loaded hit-batter.  Gehlen put a dent in a 13-4 deficit with a four-run seventh inning, capped by Emily Kellen’s first career home run.  The Lady Jays fall to 11-and-5 for the season and 5-and-1 in the W-E-C while Unity Christian improves to 3-and-15.

Le Mars (9-9/4-4) 6, Storm Lake 2

Le Mars — Brook Berkenpas limited Storm Lake to two hits and one earned run as Le Mars halted a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Tornados Wednesday night in Lakes Conference softball at the Bulldog Complex.  Berkenpas also drove in a pair of runs on two hits.  A first inning double by Berkenpas started the Lady Bulldogs to a three-run first inning and they never looked back.  Libby Leraas also had two hits and two RBI’s.  Skylar Cole had one of the hits off Berkenpas, a solo home run in the fifth inning.  Le Mars improves to 9-and-9 for the season and 4-and-4 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Unity Christian 10, Gehlen Catholic (1-11/1-4) 5

Orange City — Unity Christian scored nine runs in the first three innings and went on  to beat Gehlen Catholic 10-5 in War Eagle Conference baseball action in Orange City Wednesday night.  The Jays scored two runs in the top of the first before walks and errors allowed the Knights to answer with a five-run bottom of the first.  Gehlen drew to within 9-5 with two runs in the fourth but after that left the bases loaded twice.  Ryan Livermore, the third pitcher used by coach Greer Milledge, turned in 4 innings of two-hit relief in his varsity pitching debut.  Derek Von Arb had two hits for the Jays and Drew Paulson drove in two runs.  The Jays fall to 1-and-11 for the season and 1-and-4 in league play.

Le Mars (7-8/5-2) 3, Storm Lake 0

Le Mars — Junior Josh Pratt threw a nifty four-hit shutout with one walk and eleven strikeouts as Le Mars surprised one of the Lakes Conference front-runners with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Anthony Lamoreux had a RBI double and Ethan Kuiken drove in a run with a single to pace a nine-hit Bulldog attack.  Le Mars keeps their own Lakes Conference title hopes alive with win as they improve to 5-and-2 in league play and 7-and-8 for the season.

(little league games)

Raiders 16, Foxes 15
Falcons 14, Hawks 8

Spartans 13, Lions 12
Panthers 17, Chargers 13
Warriors 7, Eagles 1
Broncos 19, Rockets 3

Sparks 5, Stars 0
Hurricanes 3, Comets 1
Lightning 9, Storm 5




(high school softball)

(#12-1A)South O’Brien 6, Gehlen Catholic (11-6/5-2) 4

PAULLINA — No. 12 (1A) South O’Brien rallied for three runs in the fifth inning Thursday night to erase a 4-3 deficit and the Wolverines handed Gehlen Catholic their second War Eagle Conference loss with a 6-4 victory.  The Lady Jays fall to 5-and-2 in the league, leaving Akron-Westfield and West Sioux to battle it out for the top spot in the league.  Gehlen is 11-and-6 for the season.  Anna Britt led Gehlen with three hits.

Le Mars (10-9) 10, (#8-4A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1

SERGEANT BLUFF — Kady Leusink and Annie Ellis led a 16-hit Le Mars attack with three hits each as Le Mars handed No. 8 (4A) Sergeant Bluff-Luton a 10-1 setback Thursday night in a make-up non-conference softball match-up in Sergeant Bluff.  Brook Berkenpas and Alivia Milbrodt combined on a six-hitter with seven strikeouts.  Berkenpas keyed a five-run second inning with a two-run single.  The Lady Bulldogs improve to 10-and-9 for the season.

(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic (2-11/2-4) 7, South O’Brien 5

PAULLINA — Dylan Lehmann picked up his first varsity pitching win, giving Gehlen Catholic four innings of shutout relief, as the Jays turned back South O’Brien 7-5 Thursday night in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Paullina.  Jeff Augustine went 2 for 3 for Gehlen and broke a 5-all tie with a fifth inning RBI single to right.  Derek Von Arb added some insurance with a run-scoring single in sixth after the two War Eagles rivals battled to a 5-5 tie through the first four innings.  Von Arb drove in two runs and Zack Kraft belted a two-run homer for the Jays.  Gehlen improves to 2-and-11 for the season and 2-and-4 in league play.  South O’Brien, who got four RBI’s from losing pitcher Jett Keith, drops to 2-and-10 and 1-and-6 in the W-E-C.

(little league games)

Reds 10, Orioles 7
Rays 9, Mariners 0

Rockies 4, A’s 3
Cubs 15, Mets 5
Phils 13, Dodgers 0
Pirates 8, Yankees 4
Angels 4, White Sox 3

Timber Rattlers 3, Tin Cups 1
Knights 2, Raptors 0
Iron Birds 1, Grasshoppers 1, tie
Bulls 3, Bats 3, tie
Red Wings 5, River Bandits 2


NEW YORK (AP) – Duke players were chosen with two of the first three picks in the NBA Draft last night, beginning with the New Orleans Pelicans’ selection of forward Zion Williamson at No. 1. The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed Murray State sophomore Ja Morant with the second overall selection, and Blue Devils swingman RJ Barrett went third to the New York Knicks. The Hawks moved up to the fourth choice and came away with Virginia forward De’Andre Hunter.

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead to explore the possibility of playing a split season between St. Petersburg and Montreal. There is no timetable for the possible plan. An idea under consideration is for the Rays to play early in the season in Tampa Bay and later in Montreal. Tampa Bay is averaging fewer than 14,600 fans per home game, ahead of only the Miami Marlins.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Drew Campbell singled home Danny Oriente in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Louisville a 4-3 victory against Mississippi State, eliminating the Bulldogs in the College World Series. Mississippi State led 3-2 in the ninth until Oriente singled home the tying run. Louisville made up a three-run deficit to advance past a third game for the first time in their five CWS appearances.




(high school softball)

Westwood Classic in Sloan
Gehlen Catholic (12-6) 8, Western Christian 4
Gehlen Catholic (13-6) 7, Kingsley-Pierson 5

SLOAN — Gehlen Catholic got back on the winning track Friday afternoon with a pair of wins in the two-day Westwood Softball Classic in Sloan.  The Lady Jays improve to 13-and-6 with an 8-4 win over Western Christian and a 7-5 victory over Kingsley-Pierson.

In Game One, Rylee Schnepf threw a five-hitter with two walks and nine strike outs to run her record to 12-and-3 as she pitched a complete game in an 8-4 win over Western Christian.  The Lady Jays broke a 4-4 tie with a fifth inning run and then added three more in the sixth to seal the outcome.  Anna Britt had two hits for Gehlen and Chloe Bunkers drove in a pair of runs.

In Game Two against Kingsley-Pierson, Gehlen Catholic scored four runs in the first inning to get the upper hand early and peppered the scoreboard with enough runs the rest of the way to fend off the Panthers attempts at a comeback.  Katie Peters had three hits, including a RBI double and scored two runs.  Sydney Livermore had a double and drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Jays.  Emily Kellen and Rylee Schnepf combined on a five-hitter in the pitching circle.  Schnepf (13-3) got the win in relief after K-P had taken a 5-4 lead in the fifth.  Gehlen reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fifth.

Spencer Classic
Le Mars (11-9) 10, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 7
Le Mars (12-9) 2, Estherville/L-C 0

SPENCER — Le Mars won their first two games at the Spencer Softball Classic Friday, beating Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 10-7 and then dropping Estherville/Lincoln Central 2-0.  In the opener, the Lady Bulldogs scored seven runs in a 12-batter third inning.  The inning opened with three walks and then RBI singles from Kady Leusink, Brook Haage, Annie Ellis and Payton Marienau plus a RBI groundout from Brook Berkenpas put Le Mars in front 10-1.  Berkenpas got the win, allowing three hits in three innings working the first two innings and then returning to work the final inning after the Nighthawks reached reliever Alivia Milbrodt for five runs to tighten the game up.

In Game Two, Berkenpas threw a one-hit shutout with three walks and ten strikeouts to guide Le Mars to a 2-0 win over Lakes Conference rival, Estherville/Lincoln Central.  Berkenpas took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Jayden Moore singled to  right-center with one out.  Kady Leusink opened the game with her second home run of the season and then added a RBI single in the fifth.  The Lady Bulldogs improve to 12-and-9.

(high school baseball)

Estherville/Lincoln Central 7, Le Mars (7-9/5-3) 3

LE MARS — Estherville/Lincoln Central scored six runs in a ten batter second inning to take an early 7-0 lead against Le Mars and the Midgets maintained their Lakes Conference lead with a 7-3 victory Friday night at the Bulldog Complex.  The loss drops Le Mars to 5-and-3 in the league and two games off the pace with a week to go in the race.  Winning pitcher Blake Miller drove in three runs on two hits in the first two innings and worked into the seventh inning to improve to 3-and-1 on the mound this year.  Hard throwing lefty, Briar Rowley, got the final two outs to put down a Bulldog threat in the seventh.  Josh Pratt had two hits and a RBI for Le Mars while losing pitcher Alec Dreckman led a seven-hit attack with two hits.  Dreckman was roughed up for ten hits and seven earned runs in three innings to fall to 3-and-1.  Ethan Kuiken turned in his best pitching performance of the season with four hitless, shutout innings of relief.  E-L-C improves to 16-and-1 with their 12th straight win and 8-and-1 in league play.

Spalding Tournament at Granville
West Lyon 13, Gehlen Catholic (2-12) 0, six innings

GRANVILLE — West Lyon broke open a 1-0 game with a five-run fifth inning and added another seven runs in the sixth to beat Gehlen Catholic 13-0 in a game halted after six innings by the ‘Ten-Run Rule’ Friday at the Spalding Tournament in Granville.  The Jays were limited to just three hits as their record slips to 2-and-12 heading into a consolation game Saturday with Sioux Central.

(college World Series)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Michigan and Vanderbilt have advanced to the College World Series finals. Jimmy Kerr homered twice and had four hits as the Wolverines crushed Texas Tech, 15-3. Pat DeMarco provided an RBI single in the ninth to give the Commodores their first lead in a 3-2 win against Louisville.




(high school softball)

Westwood Classic in Sloan
(#5-2A)West Monona 1, Gehlen Catholic (13-7) 0
(#12-1A)Westwood 12, Gehlen Catholic (13-8) 0, three innings

SLOAN — Gehlen Catholic lost both games Saturday at the Westwood Softball Classic to state-rated ball clubs.  No. 5 (2A) West Monona edged Gehlen 1-0 in the first game of the day and then the host school, No. 12 (1A) Westwood, handed the Lady Jays a 12-0, three inning loss.  Gehlen falls to 13-and-8.

In the opener against West Monona, Lexi Lander and Rylee Schnepf hooked up in a terrific pitcher’s duel that was decided in the sixth inning on a RBI single by Megan Bonham for the game’s only run.  Lander threw a no-hitter with two walks and 12 strikeouts but had to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.  Schnepf allowed just two hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

In the second game, Westwood scored seven runs in the first inning and then added five more in the third to end the game on the ‘Mercy Rule’.  Emily Kellen pitched all three innings for the Lady Jays and gave up five hits while walking eleven.  Gehlen was limited to one hit by Katelyn Martian, a single by Josie Kolbeck.

Spencer Classic
(#4-1A)Newell-Fonda 5, Le Mars (12-10) 4

SPENCER — Olivia Larsen stole home in the seventh inning for a walk-off win as No. 4 (1A) Newell-Fonda edged Le Mars 5-4 Saturday morning at the Spencer Softball Classic.  Kady Leusink had a pair of doubles and a RBI to pace Le Mars offensively while Brook Berkenpas struck out nine and scattered nine hits.  Le Mars slips to 12-and-10 for the season.

(high school baseball)

Prange Classic at Johnston
Gilbert vs. Le Mars – cancelled, rain
Fort Dodge vs. Le Mars – cancelled, rain

Spalding Tournament at Granville
Gehlen Catholic (3-12) 8, Sioux Central 2

GRANVILLE — Zack Kraft threw a three-hitter with four walks and five strikeouts to pitch Gehlen Catholic to an 8-2 win over Sioux Central Saturday in the consolation bracket of the Spalding Catholic Tournament at Vosburg Field.  Kraft and Jeff Augustine had two hits each and Connor Kraft had two RBI’s for the Jays.  Gehlen broke open a 2-1 pitcher’s duel with a six-run sixth inning to secure the victory.  The Jays improve to 3-and-12.





SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight year, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for his fourth victory of the season. Truex won for the fourth time in the last eight points-paying races, and the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota teammates finished 1-2 for the seventh time in their careers. Ryan Blaney was third, followed by Matt DiBenedetto and Denny Hamlin.

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) – Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the French Grand Prix from the pole position for his sixth victory this season, while also extending his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 36 points. This was Hamilton’s fourth consecutive win and 79th overall. Bottas made a poor start from second on the grid before rallying to finish second.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Chez Reavie won the Travelers Championship for his second PGA Tour victory and first in 11 years. Reavie closed with a 1-under 69 for a four-stroke victory over Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher. The 37-year-old Reavie also the 2008 Canadian Open winner. He finished at 17-under 263 at TPC River Highlands a week after tying for third in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

CHASKA, Minn. (AP)- Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine National for a one-shot victory over defending champion Sung Hyun Park, whose 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole gave her a 68.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -Jerry Kelly has won his hometown PGA Tour Champions event, beating Retief Goosen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff in the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Kelly closed with a 6-under 66 to match Goosen and tournament host Steve Stricker at 15-under 201. Stricker was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra hole.