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KLEM Local Sports (week of June 7)


(high school baseball)

Le Mars (3-3/1-1) 12 Storm Lake 10

Gehlen (6-4/4-3) 9 West Sioux 5

(STORM LAKE) — Tanner Dowling ran a fly ball down in the left-center field gap to snuff out a bases-loaded, seventh inning threat and preserve a 12-10 Le Mars victory over Storm Lake Monday night in Lakes Conference basball action.  The Bulldogs nearly squandered a seven-run lead in the final two innings, giving up four runs in the sixth and then watching as the Tornadoes loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh and their three best hitters coming to bat.  Zach Reuter earned a save by getting all three on fly balls.  Bryce Dahm led the offense with a double and triple and two RBI’s.  Storm Lake pitchers issued twelve walks and had nine wild pitches.

(LE MARS) — Gehlen had only four hits but received eleven walks and three hit batsman to post a 9-5 War Eagle Conference baseball win over West Sioux Monday.  Mitch Christoffel had a pair of doubles and drove in one run for the Jays.  He was also the winning pitcher.

(high school softball)

Le Mars (5-4/1-2) 10 Storm Lake 0, 6 innings

Gehlen (8-5/4-3) 7 West Sioux 1

(STORM LAKE) — Le Mars continued their hot-hitting from the weekend, pummeling Storm Lake 10-0 in six innings Monday in Lakes Conference softball action.  Kirstie Ruhland had two hits and drove in four runs and Kelby Klein had three hits and three RBI’s.  Jordan Heidebrink threw a two-hit shutout for the Lady Bulldogs.

(LE MARS) — Gehlen beat West Sioux 7-1 in War Eagle Conference softball action Monday night.  Rachel Tilley, who missed a couple of games last week with illness, found her hitting eye again with four hits and a RBI.  Kaitlin Langel had three hits and two RBI’s.  Lexi Wiltgen, who scattered six hits to get the win in the pitching circle, also had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.

LITTLE LEAGUE at the West Floyd Complex

Senior Boys
Orioles 8 Marlins 1
Giants 9 Reds 8

Senior Girls
Foxes 14 Falcons 6
Foxes 11 Falcons 9

Major Girls
Eagles 12 Lions 4
Rockets 16 Broncos 1
Spartans 12 Lions 11
Rockets 11 Eagles 8






(high school baseball)

Le Mars (4-3) 12 Okoboji 0

Unity Christian 9 Gehlen (6-5/4-4) 8

(MILFORD) — Austin Homan threw a three-hit shutout and struckout five to pitch the Le Mars Bulldogs to a 12-0 win over Okoboji in a non-conference baseball matchup in Milford Tuesday night.  Keaton Rowe led an 11-hit attack with three hits and three RBI’s for the Bulldogs and Judd Herzberg drove in three runs.

(ORANGE CITY) — Unity Christian took advantage of some shakey defense to score five unearned runs enroute to a 9-8 victory over Gehlen in War Eagle Conference baseball in Orange City Tuesday.  Devin Groenhagen and Michael Lemoreaux drove in two runs each for the Jays.

(high school softball)

Gehlen (9-5/5-3) 14 Unity Christian 0, 4 innings

(ORANGE CITY) — Lexi Wiltgen and Amber Timmins combined on a two-hit shutout and struck out seven as Gehlen handed Unity Christian a 14-0 War Eagle Conference loss in four innings Tuesday.  Shannon Smith had three hits for the Lady Jays with Steph Rohe and Kaitlin Langel driving in two runs each on a pair of hits.

LITTLE LEAGUE at the West Floyd Complex

Senior Boys
Mariners 14 Cards 8
Orioles 11 Giants 7

Major Boys
Angels 6 Pirates 5
Cubs 6 A’s 0
Mets 12 Braves 3
Yankees 6 Dodgers 5
Rockies 8 White Sox 4




(high school baseball)

Le Mars (5-3/2-1) 11 Emmetsburg 10

Gehlen (7-5/5-4) 12 Remsen-Union 1, 5 innings

(LE MARS) — Le Mars opened a three-game home stand with an 11-10 Lakes Conference baseball win over Emmetsburg Wednesday night.  A six-run fifth inning put the Bulldogs in front 9-5 but the E-Hawks rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 10-9 lead.  Le Mars answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth for their second come-from-behind win this week.  Mike Ahlers drove in four runs for the Bulldogs and Chris Eckstaine had three hits.  Jeremy Bohlke got the win in relief and Zach Reuter picked up his second save of the week.

(REMSEN) — Eighth-grade left-hander Blake Wiltgen posted his second win in as many varsity starts, throwing a three-hitter as Gehlen beat Remsen-Union 12-1 in five innings Wednesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Marv Thelen Field.  Devin Groenhagen led the Jays seven-hit attack with two hits.  Gehlen scored four runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to break the game open.

(high school softball)

Le Mars (6-4/2-2) 2 Emmetsburg 0

Gehlen (10-5/6-3) 11 Remsen-Union 1

(LE MARS) — Jordan Heidebrink won a classic pitcher’s duel against all-stater Maddie Woodruff as Le Mars upset number-two rated (2A) Emmetsburg 2-0 Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Emily Anderson had two of Le Mars’ four hits and scored both runs.  Heidebrink threw a three-hit shutout with three strike outs and two walks.  The win was the fourth in a row for Le Mars.

(REMSEN) — Lexi Wiltgen allowed four hits and one unearned run through six innings of work before handing the ball to Amber Timmins for the final inning as Gehlen kept Remsen-Union winless with an 11-1 victory Wednesday in Remsen.  Wiltgen retired the final twelve batters she faced.  Steph Rohe led the Lady Jays 14-hit attack with three hits and a RBI and Wiltgen drove in a pair of runs with a couple of hits.

LITTLE LEAGUE at the West Floyd Complex

Senior Boys
Marlins 17 Reds 16

Senior Girls
Foxes 11 Hawks 9
Hawks 17 Falcons 10

Major Boys
Yankees 9 Angels 2

Major Girls
Lions 9 Rockets 3
Eagles 17 Spartans 7




(high school baseball)

Central Lyon at Le Mars – postponed

(high school softball)

Le Mars (7-4/3-2) 10 Spirit Lake 0, 5 innings

Gehlen 12 South O’Brien 0, 4 innings

(LE MARS) — Emily Ellefson drove in four runs and hit her second home run of the season to back Jordan Heidebrink’s three-hit shutout as Le Mars beat Spirit Lake 10-0 in five innings Thursday in Lakes Conference softball play.  Bailey Heidebrink added two RBI’s and Emily Anderson scored four runs.  The win was the fifth in a row for Le Mars and their third straight shutout.

(LE MARS) — Lexi Wiltgen threw a one-hitter and drove in three runs to guide Gehlen past South O’Brien 12-0 in four innings in War Eagle Conference softball Thursday in Le Mars.  Sarah Jentz and Abby Freking also had three RBI’s for the Lady Jays.  Jentz had three hits, including a pair of doubles.  Gehlen has also won five in a row.

LITTLE LEAGUE at the West Floyd Complex

Senior Boys
Mariners 17 Giants 11
Orioles 7 Cards 1

Major Boys
Yankees 8 A’s 6
White Sox 8 Cubs 4
Braves 15 Pirates 4
Dodgers 15 Mets 4
Rockies 10 Angels 8





(high school baseball)

Spirit Lake 17 Le Mars (5-4/2-2) 12

South O’Brien 8 Gehlen (7-6/5-5) 3

(LE MARS) — Mitch Peschon’s three-run homer keyed a twelve-run first inning for Spirit Lake and the Indians held off Le Mars to win 17-12 in Lakes Conference baseball action Friday night.  The Bulldogs did close to within 12-10 after scoring six runs in the second inning but that’s as close as they got for the rest of the night.  Both teams had 13 hits but the five Bulldog errors proved too costly.

(PAULLINA) — Ryan Brasser no-hit Gehlen for the first four innings and finished with a five-hitter as South O’Brien beat the Jays 8-3 in War Eagle Conference baseball action in Paullina Friday night.  The Jays trailed 7-0 before staging a late-game rally.  They left the bases loaded in both the fifth and sixth innings.

(high school softball)


Sioux City North 9 Gehlen 6
Hinton 10 Cherokee 0
Sioux City North 9 Cherokee 6
Spencer 10 Hinton 4
Gehlen 10 Spencer 3

Storm Lake 9 Sioux City West 2
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8 Storm Lake 3
Akron-Westfield 12 Sioux City West 0
Le Mars 7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4
Akron-Westfield 4 Le Mars 3

(LE MARS) — Gehlen split their two games in Friday’s Lady Bulldog Classic schedule.  Sioux City North used an eight-run second inning to establish an early 9-0 lead and beat the Lady Jays 9-6.  Gehlen scored five runs in the fourth inning to get back in the game.
In the nightcap, Gehlen bounced back with a 10-3 win over Spencer.  Amber Timmins allowed five hits and struck out a career-high eleven batters.  Katelin Langel had two hits and three RBI’s for the Lady Jays.

(LE MARS) — Le Mars won one and lost one in the opening day of their Lady Bulldog Classic.  The Lady Bulldogs moved their winning streak to six straight with a 7-4 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton.  Kirstie Ruhland smacked a three-run homer in the first inning for the Dogs and they never looked back. 
In the second game of the evening, Le Mars lost to unbeaten and top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield, 4-3.  The Westerners rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning to improve to 13-and-0.  Melissa Krosch’s squeeze bunt tied the game and Danielle Bursell’s ground ball chased home Tasha Johnson with the go-ahead run.  Erica Westhoff had given Le Mars the lead with a two-run single in the fourth.




(high school softball)

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7 Sioux City North 4
Cherokee 10 Gehlen (12-7)
Hinton 4 Le Mars (8-6) 3

(LE MARS) — Cherokee scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to wipe out a 9-4 Gehlen lead and the Braves stunned the Lady Jays 10-9 at the Bulldogs Complex on the final day of the Lady Bulldog Classic.  Steph Rohe drove in a pair of runs for Gehlen.

(LE MARS) — Hinton scored a run in the seventh inning Saturday, thanks to a pair of errors, to snap a 3-all tie and send the Hinton Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over Le Mars in the final day of the Lady Bulldog Classic.  Kirsti Ruhland hit her third home run of the season and second of the Classic for Le Mars.  Emily Ellefson had two RBI’s for the Lady Bulldogs.  Kelsey Anfinson had three hits and drove in one run for the Blackhawks.