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KLEM Local Schedule (week of July 5)



(high school baseball)

South O’Brien at Gehlen – cancelled


(high school softball)

(#3-3A) Bishop Heelan at Le Mars – cancelled


Gehlen at South O’Brien – cancelled




(high school baseball)

Le Mars (13-13/8-6) 5 Cherokee 4

(CHEROKEE) — Mike Ahlers’ fourth home run of the season decided it and Gage Crosgrove claimed his first win in five decisions this season with a complete game pitching performance as Le Mars held off Cherokee 5-4 Tuesday night in Cherokee.  Ahlers greeted Braves’ reliver Cody Ege with a lead off home run in the third inning to lift the Bulldogs to a 5-2 lead.  That would be the only hit off Ege, who struck out nine of the next twelve hitters he faced in a four inning relief stint to tune up for the tournament opener Saturday for Cherokee.  Le Mars erased a 2-0 deficit with a four-run second inning off starter Matt Pitts.  A pair of two-out walks and a single by Eric Havey loaded the bases.  Keaton Rowe drove in one run with a single followed by Jeremy Bohlke’s two-run single.  Tanner Dowling capped the scoring with a RBI single, one of three hits for Dowling.  Cosgrove, who has been averaging about eight walks a game this season, limited the Braves to one free pass Tuesday night while scattering seven hits.  He retired Division I prospect Cody Ege on a foul out down the left field line to end the game with the potential tying run at second base.  The Braves were held hitless after a fourth inning double by Zac Woods drew Cherokee to within 5-4.  Le Mars ends the Lakes Conference season at 8-and-6.

(high school softball)

Le Mars (24-10/9-5) 11 Cherokee 4

(CHEROKEE) — Le Mars closed out the regular season with their 24th win of the season, an 11-4 pounding of Cherokee in a Lakes Conference softball matchup in Cherokee Tuesday night.  The 24 wins matches last year’s school record win total and gives the Lady Bulldogs a 9-and-5 Lakes Conference finish.  Kelby Klein and Erin Kommes drove in two runs each for Le Mars while Klein led the hitting attack with three hits.  Jordan Heidebrink scattered ten hits and picked up the complete game victory in the pitching circle.  Le Mars opens 3A Regional play Saturday against M-O-C/Floyd Valley at the Bulldog Complex with a 24-and-10 record.


(little league tournaments)

Major Boys 12-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Le Mars All-Stars 12 Morningside National 11

NOTE:  Le Mars scored six runs in the sixth inning to rally from an 11-6 deficit



(high school baseball)

Le Mars (14-13) 5 Glenwood 4

Gehlen (16-12/12-9) 6 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 4


(LE MARS) — Mike Ahlers singled off the fence in left to drive in the winning run from second base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night to lift Le Mars to a 5-4 upset win over number-four (3A) Glenwood in high school baseball action at the Bulldog Complex.  Glenwood had tied the game in the top of the seventh.  Austin Homan got the win in relief.  Homan combined with starter Zach Reuter on a six-hitter.

(LE MARS) — Blake Wiltgen and Aaron Schlesser combined on a four-hitter and struckout eleven as Gehlen closed out the regular season with a 6-4 victory over Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn Wednesday night in Le Mars.  Wiltgen returned to winning form with a three-hit, seven strikeout performance through five innings.  The Jays scored four runs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of two walks, two hits, three wild pitches and three passed balls to go in front 6-0.  Michael Whitehead, Devin Groenhagen and Michael Lemoruex led a nine-hit attack with two hits each for Gehlen.  The Jays closed out the regular season at 16-and-12 and finish at 12-and-9 in the War Eagle Conference.  Gehlen plays Remsen St. Mary’s next Tuesday in Remsen at 7 pm in the 1A Districts.


(high school softball)


(region 1)

Gehlen (19-18) 16 Trinity Christian 0, 4 innings

Remsen St. Mary’s 11 Remsen-Union 3

Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 1 Granville Spalding 0

Woodbury Central 3 Whiting 0

Kingsley-Pierson 10 River Valley 7

West Harrison at Charter Oak-Ute – ppd. to Thursday

#9-Woodbine at Boyer Valley – ppd. to Thursday


(LE MARS) — Amber Timmins threw a four-inning perfect game as Gehlen opened Regional Tournament play with a 16-0 whitewashing of Trinity Christian Wednesday night at the Riverview Complex.  A nine-run, 15 batter fourth inning broke the game open.  Steph Rohe led an eleven-hit attack with three hits and two RBI’s.  Jess and Amber Timmins both had two-run singles and Shannon Smith delivered a two-run single.  Timmins struck out four batters and allowed only one ball to be hit out of the infield.  The Lady Jays take a 19-and-18 record to Akron Friday night to test the top-rated Akron-Westfield Westerners (31-1) in the Regional quarterfinals at 7 pm.


(little league tournaments)


Le Mars Senior All-Stars 13 Doon 6


Westside 7 Le Mars Major All-Stars 4




(high school softball)


(region 1)

West Lyon 14 Sioux Center 0, 6 innings

West Sioux 3 #15-Western Christian 2

Lawton-Bronson 14 Unity Christian 2

Hinton 7 #9-Westwood 1

Sheldon 11 George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 10

Spirit Lake 9 Sibley-Ocheyedan 2

Okoboji 13 South O’Brien 0, 6 innings

Estherville/Lincoln Central 10 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1


(region 2)

Carroll Kuemper 7 East Sac County 2

South Central Calhoun 6 Ridge View 5

Cherokee 10 Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 9

#2-Emmetsburg 11 Sioux Central 0

Missouri Valley 8 Tri-Center 3

Logan-Magnolia 7 Underwood 3

Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 6 OA-BCIG 4

IKM-Manning 12 West Monona 0


(region 1)

Charter Oak-Ute 10 West Harrison 0, 6 innings

#9-Woodbine 6 Boyer Valley 3


(little league tournaments)


Le Mars Senior All-Stars (3-0) 12 Hull 2

Major Boys 11-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Le Mars All-Stars 9 Northwest 7





(high school baseball)

Harlan 8 Le Mars (14-14) 4, 8 innings

(LE MARS) — Number-nine rated Harlan scored four runs in the eighth inning Friday night to escape with an 8-4 victory over Le Mars at the Bulldog Complex in a non-league baseball matchup.  Le Mars, making a bid for their second straight win over a state-rated team this week, tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.  Bryce Dahm led a six-hit Bulldog hitting attack with two hits.  Le Mars played without leading hitter Keatin Rowe.  Mike Ahlers took the loss in relief of starter Judd Herzberg.  The two combined for a five-hitter with nine strikeouts but eight walks and a season-high eleven Bulldog errors eventually decided Le Mars’ fate in this one.  The Bulldogs return to regular season action Monday at Sioux City West.

(high school softball)


(region 1)

#1-Akron-Westfield (32-1) 11 Gehlen (19-19) 0, 5 innings

Remsen St. Mary’s 4 Marcus-Meriden Cleghorn 1

Woodbury Central 12 Kingsley-Pierson 2

#9-Woodbine 2 Charter Oak-Ute 1


(AKRON) — Top-rated Akron-Westfield took the first step toward an eighth straight trip to the state softball tournament with an 11-0 win over Gehlen in five innings Friday night.  Sarah Parkinson popped a three-run homer to key a four-run first inning and the Westerners never looked back.  A-W added five more runs in the second inning and were just a hit away from winning the game on the twelve-run rule in three innings.  Parkinson finished with four RBI’s in her first tournament game back in a Westerners uniform following a two-year stint at Bishop Heelan.  Tasha Johnson drove in three runs.  Jordan Harris threw a two-hit shutout with no walks and five strikeouts.  Becca Vonnahme and Rachel Tilley had Gehlen’s only hits.  A-W reached Amber Timmins for nine hits and took advantage of five walks and five errors.  Akron-Westfield advances to a Monday night semifinal game in Akron.  The Lady Jays end the season at 19-and-19.



(region 1)

West Lyon 1 West Sioux 0

Hinton 7 Lawton-Bronson 1

Spirit Lake 5 Sheldon 4, 12 innings

Estherville/Lincoln Central 4 Okoboji 0

(region 2)

Carroll Kuemper 10 South Central Calhoun 0, 5 innings

#2-Emmetsburg 10 Cherokee 0, 6 innings

Missouri Valley 3 Logan-Magnolia 2

IKM-Manning 10 Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 2

(little league tournaments)


Sibley-Ocheyedan 8 Le Mars Senior All-Stars 7, 7 innings (Le Mars’ Levi TeBrink was named MVP)




(high school baseball)


(district 1 – substate 1)

(at Sioux Center)

Unity Christian 11 West Sioux 0

West Lyon 6 Sioux Center 5, 8 innings

(at Cherokee)

South O’Brien 6 Hinton 1

Cherokee 7 Sioux Central 2

(district 2 – substate 1)

(at Sheldon)

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 15 Sibley-Ocheyedan 3, 5 innings

Sheldon 4 Western Christian 1

(at Estherville)

Okoboji 6 Emmetsburg 3

Spirit Lake 7 Estherville/Lincoln Central 1

(district 15 – substate 8)

(at Missouri Valley)

#5-Logan-Magnolia 11 Tri-Center 5

IKM-Manning 4 Missouri Valley 2

(at Mapleton)

Lawton-Bronson 5 West Monona 0

Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 6 Westwood 0

(district 16 – substate 8)

(at Carroll)

Manson-NW Webster 7 East Sac County 4

Kuemper Catholic 15 South Central Calhoun 1, 5 innings

(at Alta)

#10-OA-BCIG 12 Ridge View 11

Alta 14 Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 4


(high school softball)


(region 1)

Le Mars (25-10) 8 M-O-C/Floyd Valley 3

#3-Bishop Heelan 10 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 0

Humboldt 6 Storm Lake 2

Algona 5 Spencer 4

(region 2)

#15-Harlan 2 Carroll 0

Denison-Schleswig 3 #7-Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, 10 innings

Jefferson-Scranton/Paton-Churdan 2 Webster City 1

#8-Boone 5 Perry 1


(region 1)

Sioux City North 15 Sioux City West 3

Council Bluffs A-L 12 Council Bluffs T-J 2


(LE MARS) — Jordan Heidebrink checked M-O-C/Floyd Valley to four hits and Kelby Klein and Emily Anderson combined for seven of the teams eleven hits as Le Mars won their 3A Regional softball opener 8-3 Saturday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Heidebrink walked one and struck out ten while improving to 19-and-7 on the season.  Anderson went 4-for-4 while Klein had three hits, including two doubles and drove in a pair of runs.  A five-run sixth inning, fueled by four Dutch errors, put Le Mars in front 8-1 going into the seventh.  Le Mars improves to a school-record 25-and-10 season mark and now play number-three Bishop Heelan (31-and-3) Monday night in Sioux City in the semifinals.


(little league tournaments)

Major Boys 12-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Le Mars All-Stars 7 Hinton 6, 7 innings

Major Boys 11-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Morningside American 9 Le Mars All-Stars 3

Major Girls Tournament at the West Floyd Complex in Le Mars

Moville 3 Le Mars All-Stars 2

Lawton-Bronson 8 Le Mars All-Stars 7

Le Mars All-Stars 7 Sioux City “Rampage” 5

(7th place game) Le Mars 7 Siouxland Sizzle 6




(little league tournaments)

Major Boys 12-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Northest 8 Le Mars All-Stars 3, 7 innings

Major Boys 11-Year Old District 6 Tournament at Pulaski Park

Headid 11 Le Mars All-Stars 2