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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 24)




UNDATED (AP) – Kevin Durant became the first marquee All-Star to switch teams when the NBA free-agent period began yesterday. Durant says on Instagram that he has worked out a max deal of four years and about $164 million with the Brooklyn Nets. The All-Star forward could have gotten five years and $221 million from the Golden State Warriors if he stayed with them.

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have hung onto two of their key components of a lineup that finished first overall in the NBA last season. Khris Middleton plans to agree to a five-year deal worth nearly $179 million to remain with the Bucks. Milwaukee says it is keeping center Brook Lopez after working out a deal that ESPN says is worth $52 million over four years.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Alex Bowman has raced to his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a Hendrick Motorsports performance that saw the team place four drivers among the top 11. Kyle Larson put together another memorable run a year after he lost an epic last-lap duel with Kyle Busch on the same track. Larson passed Bowman with about seven laps left, but Bowman quickly regained the lead and smartly navigated his way to the finish. Joey Logano finished third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

DETROIT (AP) – Nate Lashley has managed to pull off a wire-to-wire win at the PGA’s Rocket Mortgage Classic only after getting into the field as an alternate Wednesday. Lashley closed with a 2-under 70 for a 25-under total and a six-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Doc Redman. The 353rd ranked player in the world picked up his first victory despite failing to originally qualify for the tournament.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Steve Stricker’s U.S. Senior Open debut was one for the record book. He closed with a 1-under 69 for a six-stroke victory over Jerry Kelly and David Toms. Stricker set the 72-hole tournament record with a 19-under 261, three better than the previous mark set by Kenny Perry at Salem Country Club two years ago. The 52-year-old Stricker won a PGA Tour Champions major for the second time this year.




(high school softball)

(#5-1A)Akron-Westfield (17-10/7-0) 5, Gehlen Catholic (13-9/5-3) 4, eight innings

LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic had No. 5 (1A) Akron-Westfield on the ropes for most of the game Monday evening before the Westerners tied the game in the 6th before winning in eight innings 5-4 in War Eagle Conference softball action at the Riverview Complex.  The Lady Jays led 2-1 for the first four innings before the Westerners tied it in the top of the fifth only to see Gehlen reclaim the lead at 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth.  A run in the top of the sixth tied the game at 3-all, sending it into extra innings.  A-W scored two in the top of the eighth and the Lady Jays could only answer with a run in the bottom of the eighth, leaving two on when the game ended.  Rylee Schnepf allowed just four hits to the Westerners but walked nine while striking out 8.  Katie Peters had a pair of doubles and two RBI’s for Gehlen.  Tori Nemesio had two hits, including a double, and two RBI’s to lead the Westerners.  Natalie Nielsen scattered nine hits and got the win for Akron-Westfield with Megan Meinen getting the final out for a save.  The Westerners remain tied for the W-E-C lead with West Sioux.  Both are unbeaten in league play while Gehlen falls to 5-3 in the W-E-C and 13-9 for the season.  Akron-Westfield improves to 17-10 for the season.

Spencer 5, Le Mars (12-11/4-5) 4, eight innings

Spencer — Allison Piercy’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning earned Spencer a 5-4 walk-off victory over Le Mars Monday night in Lakes Conference softball action at Spencer.  The Lady Bulldogs carried a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning before Spencer tied it with a pair of runs in their half of the sixth.  Brook Berkenpas had three of the five Le Mars hits and drove in a pair of runs.  She worked all eight innings in the pitching circle, giving up six hits and striking out ten.  Le Mars falls to 12-11 for the season and 4-5 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Akron-Westfield (11-8/4-3) 5, Gehlen Catholic (3-13/2-5) 1

LE MARS — Hard throwing senior pitcher Nick Jacobs combined with Jack Anderson on a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Akron-Westfield defeated Gehlen Catholic in baseball for the second time this summer, 5-1 Monday night at the Riverview Complex.  Jacobs worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a pair of walks with eleven strikeouts.  The Westerners took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning where they added a pair of runs on RBI singles by Aaron Hartman and Sawyer Drent for a 5-0 cushion before the Jays mustered up a rally in the last of the seventh, scoring their lone run and leaving runners stranded at second and third.  Sawyer Drent led A-W with two hits.  The Westerners improve to 11-8 with a 4-3 War Eagle Conference mark.  Gehlen slips to 3-13 and 2-5 in the league.

Spencer 9, Le Mars (7-10/5-4) 2

SPENCER — Marcus Klemme drove in five runs on a pair of hits and Michael Storey had three hits, including a home run, to lead Spencer to a 9-2 blitz of Le Mars in Lakes Conference baseball play in Spencer Monday night.  Mason Parrott continued his hot hitting for the Bulldogs, collecting three doubles and a RBI.  Le Mars saw their season record fall to 7-10 and their Lakes Conference mark to 5-4.

(little league games)

Mariners 11, Rays 10, ten innings
Orioles vs. Reds – ppd. to Tuesday

Dodgers 9, Mets 5
Rockies 7, Angels 3
Yankees 7, A’s 5
Cubs 9, White Sox 1

Rockets 17, Lions 8
Broncos 15, Spartans 7

Hurricanes 6, Lightning 3
Storm 8, Sparks 7
Comets 10, Stars 0

(College World Series at Omaha)

(best-of-three series)
Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4  (Michigan leads series , 1-0)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away.  Jimmy Kerr got it back.  Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night.  The Wolverines (50-20), who barely got into the NCAA Tournament after a poor finish to the regular season, are seeking the school’s first baseball championship since 1962. Ohio State is the last Big Ten school to take home the title, winning it all in 1966.




(high school softball)

(#15-3A)Spirit Lake 8, Le Mars (12-12/4-6) 5

SPIRIT LAKE — No. 15 (3A) Spirit Lake dealt Le Mars their third straight loss, 8-5, in Lakes Conference softball Tuesday night at Spirit Lake.  The game was a make-up from a June 17th postponement.    The Indians built an 8-1 lead going into the seventh inning before the Lady Bulldogs rallied for four runs on back-to-back, two-out RBI hits by Annie Ellis and Libby Leraas.  Leraas finished with three hits to pace a 10-hit Le Mars offensive attack while Ellis had a single and double.  Izzy Backhaus drove in three runs for Spirit Lake.  Le Mars saw their record drop to 12-and-12 while their conference mark tumbled to 4-and-6.

(little league games)

Reds 5, Orioles 4

Raiders 13, Falcons 12
Foxes 12, Hawks 5

Pirates 10, Yankees 3
Phils 8, Mets 5

Panthers 13, Warriors 4
Chargers 10, Eagles 9

Bats 3, Red Wings 0
Iron Birds 7, Tin Cups 0
Bulls 9, River Bandits 0
Raptors 4, Grasshoppers 2
Knights 9, Timber Rattlers 0

(College World Series at Omaha)

(best-of-three series)
Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1 (series tied 1-1)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night.  The Commodores forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park.




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (14-9) 10, Harris-Lake Park 0, five innings

LE MARS — Katie Peters and Alyssa Kolbeck led a 13-hit attack with three hits each and Addison Weber drove in four runs with a pair of hits to send Gehlen Catholic to a 10-0, five-inning victory over Harris-Lake Park Wednesday in a non-conference softball match-up at the Riverview Complex.  Rylee Schnepf and Emily Kellen combined on a two-hitter with seven strikeouts for the Lady Jays, who improve to 14-and-9 for the season.

Le Mars (13-12/5-6) 6, Cherokee 4

CHEROKEE — Kady Leusink accounted for three of the five Le Mars hits Wednesday night as the Lady Bulldogs returned to the win column with a 6-4 victory at Cherokee.  Leusink had a double and a pair of singles and drove in one run.  Emily Carlson had two RBI’s for Le Mars.  Senior Brook Berkenpas checked the Braves to two hits but had to survive a six-walk night while striking out five.  The Lady Bulldogs improve to 13-and-12 for the season and 5-and-6 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic (4-13) 5, Harris-Lake Park 2

LE MARS — Derek Von Arb threw a two-hitter and struck out nine batters to pitch Gehlen Catholic to a 5-2 victory over visiting Harris-Lake Park in a non-conference baseball match-up Wednesday night.  The Jays had only four hits but Drew Paulsen’s two-run single led the way for the Jays offensively.  Zach Kraft and Keaton Logan also had RBI hits for Gehlen.  The Jays improve to 4-and-13 with the win.

Le Mars (8-10/6-4) 11, Cherokee 7

CHEROKEE — Braiden Hurd drove in four runs with a triple and a pair of singles and Mason Parrott belted his third home run of the season to lead Le Mars to an 11-7 Lakes Conference baseball win at Cherokee Wednesday night.  Parrott’s two-run homer in the first was countered by a three-run bottom of the first by Cherokee for a 3-2 lead after an inning.  The Bulldogs scored three runs in the third to reclaim the lead at 5-3.  Cherokee pulled to within 5-4 with a run in their half of the third and it took six runs by the Bulldogs over the final two innings to fend off a pesky Cherokee team that fell to 2-and-21 with the loss.  Cade Webner (2-2) worked the first five innings on the mound for the Dogs to get the win, allowing five hits and seven strikeouts.  The Braves pitchers issued eight walks and threw four wild pitches to aid the Le Mars cause.  The Bulldogs improve to 8-and-10 for the season and 6-and-4 in the Lakes Conference.

(little league games)

Orioles 6, Mariners 4
Rays 3, Reds 2

White Sox 11, Rockies 10
Phils 8, Dodgers 2
Angels 8, Cubs 0
Pirates 8, A’s 6

Eagles 12, Broncos 6
Lions 17, Warriors 10

(College World Series at Omaha)

Vanderbilt 8, Michigan 2   (Vanderbilt wins series, 2-1)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt has captured its second College World Series title in tis four appearances, and the first since 2014.  Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts as the Commodores clobbered Michigan, 8-2.  Hickman struck out 10 in six innings and limited the Wolverines to one hit after he gave up three in a row to start the game.  Pat DeMarco homered for Vandy.






(high school softball)

Le Mars (14-12) 8, Sheldon 0

LE MARS — Brook Berkenpas and Alivia Milbrodt combined on a three-hit shutout as Le Mars beat Sheldon 8-0 Thursday night at the Bulldog Complex.  The game was a make-up game from a May 22nd postponement.  Berkenpas allowed just one hit through five innings before turning the ball over to her heir apparent Milbrodt for the final two innings.   Seniors Brooke Haage and Annie Ellis led the way offensively with two hits and two RBI’s each.  Morgan Marienau and Emily Carlson also had two hits each and each drove in a run.  Le Mars improves to 14-and-12 with the win.

(little league games)

Hawks 14, Raiders 6
Foxes 14, Falcons 9

Phils 9, Cubs 2
Angels 10, Pirates 7

Chargers 16, Spartans 15
Panthers 20, Rockets 7

(major league baseball all-star game)

NEW YORK (AP) – Barring injury, the Houston Astros will make up one-third of the American League’s starting lineup for the All-Star Game at Cleveland on July 9. Outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley will join teammate and third baseman Alex Bregman in the A-L lineup, along with Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and New York second baseman DJ LeMahieu. The rest of the A-L starters announced yesterday are Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco, Texas designated hitter Hunter Pence and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves each have two players in the National League starting lineup for the July 9 All-Star Game in Cleveland. Catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Javier Baez will represent the Cubs, while the Braves will send first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. Also named N-L starters are Arizona second baseman Ketel  Marte, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (15-9/7-3) 7, Remsen St. Mary’s (11-13/5-5) 0

REMSEN — Rylee Schnepf fired a three-hit shutout with one walk and eleven strikeouts and Sydney Livermore led the offense with three hits as Gehlen Catholic beat Remsen St. Mary’s 7-0 Friday night in War Eagle Conference softball at Remsen.  Schnepf gave up a lead off single to Bailey Penning in the first inning and then proceeded to mow down 15 of the next 17 batters she faced, striking out nine of them.  The Lady Jays peppered the scoreboard with all seven of their runs in the final five innings, taking advantage of six St. Mary’s errors to score six unearned runs.  Emma Galles deserved a better fate than taking the loss for the Hawks Friday night, turning in her best performance of the season in only her fourth start.  She scattered seven hits in a complete game effort, with one walk,eight strikeouts and one earned run.  Livermore scored a run in the third and fifth innings after getting on with singles and then unloaded a double to the gap in left center to drive in Gehlen’s fifth run.  Alyssa Kolbeck had two RBI’s on two hits for the Lady Jays.  Bailey Penning had two of the Hawks three hits.  Gehlen improves to 15-and-9 and 7-and-3 in conference play while St. Mary’s falls to 11-and-13 for the season and 5-and-5 in league play.  Both teams close out conference play on Monday with Gehlen hosting West Sioux and St. Mary’s travelling to Hinton.

Le Mars (15-12/6-6) 10, Western Christian 5

LE MARS — Le Mars exploded for eight runs during a twelve-batter fifth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit and the Lady Bulldogs beat Western Christian 10-5 Friday night in Lakes Conference softball at the Bulldog Complex.  The Wolfpack had just scored four runs in the top of the fifth to seemingly break the game open.  The Le Mars fifth opened with an error and a walk before the Dogs reeled off four straight singles to that produced the first four runs to close the deficit to 5-4.  A ground out by Libby Leraas produced the tying run and the go-ahead run scored on a fielder’s choice by Payton Marienau.  Emily Carlson capped the big inning with a two-run double and Le Mars added two more runs in the sixth to cushion the lead.  Annie Ellis had three hits and two RBI’s to pace the Bulldogs eight-hit attack.  Le Mars improves to 15-and-12 and they finish the Lakes Conference season at 6-and-6.

(high school baseball)

Remsen St. Mary’s (18-6/9-0) 7, Gehlen Catholic (4-14/2-6) 1

REMSEN — Remsen St. Mary’s tuned up for their War Eagle Conference title showdown at Hinton Monday night with a solid 7-1 victory over Gehlen Catholic at Remsen Friday night.  The Jays served notice that they were not about to lay down for the Hawks, scoring a run in the top of the first for a 1-0 lead.  The Hawks, however answered with a Blaine Harpenau triple in the bottom of the first to tie the game and by the fourth inning had built a 4-1 advantage.  St. Mary’s the rode the pitching of Brayden Ricke and Levi Waldschmidt to solid win.  Ricke allowed three hits in six innings before Waldschmidt threw a shutout seventh.  Spencer Schorg had three of the nine Hawks hits while Waldschmidt had a two-run double among his two hits for the night.  Zach Kraft had a double for the Jays.  Freshman Ryan Livermore made his first start varsity start and took the loss.  St. Mary’s improves to 18-and-6 for the season and remains tied for first place in the W-E-C with Hinton.  Both are unbeaten in league play.  Gehlen falls to 4-and-14 with a 2-and-6 league mark.

Western Christian 7, Le Mars (8-11/6-5) 4

LE MARS — Le Mars waited until the seventh inning Friday night to get the bats going but Western Christian had built a 7-0 lead by then and held off the Bulldog rally to win 7-4.  Tyson Boer threw six shutout innings for the Wolfpack, allowing just three hits before he handed the ball to Ty Van Essen for the final inning.  Mason Parrott, Carter Arens and Ethan Kuiken all reached Van Essen for RBI hits in the seventh before he was able to put down the rally.  Alec Dreckman started for Le Mars and took the loss.  Ethan Kuiken and Josh Pratt led a seven-hit Le Mars attack with two hits each.  The Bulldogs fall to 8-and-11 for the season and 6-and-5 in the Lakes Conference.




(high school baseball)

Sioux City North 7, Le Mars (8-12) 3

LE MARS — Sioux City North rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning Saturday, erasing a 3-2 deficit and the Stars beat Le Mars 7-3 in a non-conference high school baseball match-up at the Bulldog Complex.  Bulldog starter Josh Pratt checked North for six innings before the wheels came off in the final inning.  Alex Irwin had a two-run double for Le Mars and Braiden Hurd had a pair of hits.  Payton Popken and Dante Hansen had two RBI’s each for the Stars.  The Bulldogs fall to 8-and-12 for the season.

(little league city tournament finals)

Orioles 6, Rays 5
Mariners 7, Reds 6

Hawks 12, Falcons 2
Foxes 12, Raiders 9

Mets 9, A’s 6
Yankees 13, White Sox 3
Rockies 14, Dodgers 5
Pirates 10, Cubs 8
(championship game) Angels 7, Phils 6

Warriors 14, Spartans 2
Lions 13, Rockets 11
Broncos 13, Eagles 9
(championship) Panthers 13, Chargers 3