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KLEM Local Schedule (week of December 9)



(N-F-L football)

Philadelphia 23, N.Y. Giants 17, OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Carson Wentz tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz in overtime to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 23-17 win over the New York Giants. Wentz threw for 325 yards and a pair of TDs, including a 5-yard toss to Ertz to tie it at 17-17 with 1:53 left in the fourth quarter. The Eagles trailed 17-3 at halftime before improving to 6-7, putting them in a tie with Dallas for first place in the NFC East.

(high school basketball)

(G) Bishop Heelan 71, Sioux City North 30
(B) Sioux City North 59, South Sioux City (NE) 58
(G) Cherokee Washington 87, West Sioux 34

(college basketball)

(W) Nebraska-Kearney 90, York 31  —  former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (13 pts./9 reb.)




(high school basketball)

ORANGE CITY — Unity Christian opened the War Eagle Conference race with a doubleheader sweep against Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night in Orange City, winning the girls game 73-41 and the boys game 68-33.  In both cases the Knights led wire-to-wire.  In the girls game, Unity scored the first six points of the game and led by 26 at halftime and by 35 going into the final quarter.  Freshman Gracie Schoonhoeven led the Knights with 20 points while sister Janie Schoonhoeven added 16.  Tyra Hulstein dropped in 14 for Unity.  Sydney Livermore led Gehlen’s scoring with 12 while Addison Weber scored 10.  Gehlen falls to 3-1 while Unity Christian improves to 1-1.

Unity Christian started the boys game with a 7-0 burst out of the gates and never looked back, leading 21-10 after the first quarter, 38-21 at halftime and 53-27 going into the fourth quarter.  Ethan Klompien paced a balanced scoring attack for the Knights with 15 points with Logan Francken and Brody Rens adding ten each.  Freshman Keaton Bonderson led all scorers with 18 for Gehlen Catholic.  The Jays fall to 1-3 while Unity Christian improves to 2-0.

LE MARS — Council Bluffs A-L claimed a pair of Missouri River Conference wins from Le Mars in their first-ever visit to the Bulldogs Competition gym.  The Lynx used an 18-9 third quarter advantage to erase a three point halftime Le Mars lead and beat the Lady Bulldogs 56-46.  Jaelynn Dreckman had 17 points for Le Mars and Shaniah Temple 13.  The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 2-1 and 1-1 in the MRAC.  The Le Mars girls travel to Bishop Heelan Thursday night.

In the boys game, CBAL won 57-43 over Le Mars.  The Lynx opened with a 21-7 first quarter before Le Mars battled back to within three by halftime.  But A-L held off the Dogs in the second half to win by 14.  Alec Dreckman led Le Mars with 12 points and Aisea Toki had 9.  Le Mars falls to 0-2 for the season as well as in the Missouri River Conference.  The Bulldogs play at Bishop Heelan Friday

(G) Unity Christian 73, Gehlen Catholic (3-1/0-1) 41
(B) Unity Christian 68, Gehlen Catholic (1-3/0-1) 33

(G) West Sioux 60, Akron-Westfield 45
(B) West Sioux 124, Akron-Westfield 41

(G) Hinton 51, Remsen St. Mary’s 39
(B) Remsen St. Mary’s 54, Hinton 39

(G) MMCRU 73, Harris-Lake Park 17
(B) Harris-Lake Park 68, MMCRU 43

(G) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 33, Trinity Christian 29
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 45, Trinity Christian 43

(G) Council Bluffs A-L 56, LeMars (2-1/1-1) 46
(B) Council Bluffs A-L 57, LeMars (0-2/0-2) 43

(G) Sioux City East 61, Council Bluffs T-J 14
(B) Sioux City East 60, Council Bluffs T-J 15

(G) Sioux City West 65, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 60, Sioux City West 58

(B) Bishop Heelan 50, Sioux City North 39

(G) Westwood 60, Kingsley-Pierson 52
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 57, Westwood 27

(G) Woodbury Central 44, Lawton-Bronson 32
(B) Lawton-Bronson 58, Woodbury Central 42

(college basketball)

Top-10 results:
Texas Tech 70, (1),Louisville 57
(2),Kansas 95, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 68
Penn State 76, (4) Maryland 69





SAN DIEGO (AP) – A person with knowledge of the contract says All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon has accepted a seven-year, $245 million package from the Los Angeles Angels. Rendon finished third in the National League MVP voting this year after batting .319 with 34 home runs, a league-high 44 doubles and a major league-best 126 RBIs for the Washington Nationals. He also hit well during the World Series, posting a .276 average with two homers and eight RBIs as the Nats knocked off Houston in seven games.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Major League Baseball is pushing ahead with a rules’ change for 2020 that requires pitchers to face at least three batters or finish a half-inning. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred also says the injured list for pitchers will revert to 15 days from 10 days, and pitchers optioned to the minors will have to spend 15 days there before they can be recalled unless they replace a pitcher going on the IL. Active rosters will increase by one to 26 from opening day through Aug. 31, but expanded September rosters will drop from 40 to 28.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Captain Tiger Woods won his match on the first day of Presidents Cup, but it was the only victory for the United States as the International team built a 4-1 lead. Woods carded his sixth birdie in 15 holes as he and Justin Thomas beat Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann, 4-and-3. But Abraham Ancer and Louis Oosthuizen also earned a 4-and-3 win over Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland to help the International team take control.

UNDATED (AP) – Willie Taggart has been hired as head football coach at Florida Atlantic, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Lane Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. Taggart has been to one bowl game in 10 seasons as a head coach, recording a 56-62 record that includes a 9-12 mark in one-plus season at Florida State. The Seminoles fired him in November after a 27-10 loss to Miami.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have fired Peter DeBoer amid an 0-4-1 slide that leaves them 15-16-2. DeBoer was 198-129-4 in parts of five seasons with San Jose, leading the team to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season in 2015-16. He is the fifth NHL coach to lose his job this season and the third for performance reasons. Bob Boughner will serve as interim coach, beginning tonight against the New York Rangers.

(college basketball)

(M) Morningside 72, Concordia (NE.) 71  —  former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (28 pts./10 reb./3 BS) and Will Pottebaum (2 pts./3 reb.)

Top-25 results:
Illinois 71 (5)Michigan 62
(15)Arizona 99 Nebraska-Omaha 49




(high school bowling)

(G) Le Mars (3-0) 2753, OA-BCIG 2212  —  HIGH SERIES:  Olivia Schiefen (377)  ..  Alyssa Williams (359)  ..  & Kaitelin Konz (353).  HIGH GAMES:  Emily Peters (222)  ..  Olivia Schiefen (201)  ..  Alyssa Williams (187)  ..  & Kaitelin Konz (181).

(B) Le Mars (3-0) 3139, OA-BCIG 2731    HIGH SERIES:  Lane Poulson (447)  ..  Evan Berkenpas (426)  ..  Trey Whiddon (413)  ..  & Brody Vanderloo (407).  HIGH GAMES:  Lane Poulson (238 & 209)  ..  Trey Whiddon (234)  ..  Evan Berkenpas (226 & 200)  ..  Brody Vanderloo (215)  ..  & Jorden Presnall (204).

(high school basketball)

SIOUX CITY — No. 4 Bishop Heelan rolled to a 58-42 Missouri River Conference victory over visiting Le Mars Thursday night, earning their first victory in their newly opened O’Gorman Fieldhouse.  The Crusaders jumped to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, leading from start-to-finish to even their record at 2-2 and 2-1 in the M-R-A-C.  The lead grew to 26 points midway through the third quarter.  Ella Skinner led a balanced Heelan scoring attack with 18 points while Katie Cook dropped in 15 and Katelyn Stanley 10.  Kylie Dreckman led Le Mars with 14 and Jaelynn Dreckman added 13.  Le Mars drops to 2-2 for the season and 1-2 in the conference.  Le Mars hosts Western Christian Saturday night.

(G) Bishop Heelan 58, Le Mars (2-2/1-2) 42
(G) Sioux City East 55, Sioux City West 46

Other games:
(G) Storm Lake St. Mary’s 51, Remsen St. Mary’s 33

(G) Kingsley-Pierson 68, West Monona 60

(college basketball)

Iowa 84, Iowa State 68 

AMES (AP) — Luka Garza had 21 points and 11 rebounds and led five Iowa players scoring in double figures as the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 84-68. Iowa snapped an eight-game losing streak at Hilton Coliseum. The Hawkeyes hadn’t won in the Cyclones’ home since a victory in the 2003 NIT. Iowa opened the game on an 18-4 run and led 37-16 with 3:01 left before the break.

(W) Nebraska-Kearney 106, Central Christian 43  —  former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (8 pts./6 reb.) for UNK

(N-F-L football)

Baltimore 42, N.Y. Jets 21 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson threw for five more touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North with their 10th consecutive win, 42-21 over the New York Jets. The 12-2 Ravens took control with touchdowns on their first three possessions before Jackson increased his NFL-leading total of touchdown passes to 33. Jackson also broke Michael Vick’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback, gaining 86 on eight carries.



FRIDAY RESULTS – December 13

(high school bowling)

Council Bluffs T-J Holiday Tournament

(girls results)  Le Mars finished 2nd out of 8 teams with a 2568 score.  HIGH SERIES:  Alyssa Williams (369), Kaitelin Konz (358), Emma Jacobs (345).  HIGH GAMES:  Alyssa Williams )186 & 183), Emma Jacobs (184), Sam Schiefen (181) & Kaitelin Konz (179 & 179).

(boys results) Le Mars finished 2nd out of 8 teams with a 2987 score.  HIGH SERIES:  Evan Berkenpas (440), Jorden Presnall (406) & Brody Vanderloo (405).  HIGH GAMES:  Evan Berkenpas (241 & 199), Trey Whiddon (226), Jorden Presnall (218), Brody Vanderloo (214), & Lane Poulson (197).

(high school basketball)

SIOUX CITY — The Le Mars Bulldogs took charge after halftime Friday night, erasing a two-point halftime deficit by out scoring Bishop Heelan 36-15 over the final two quarters for a 55-36 victory at the O’Gorman Fieldhouse. Le Mars closed the game on a 14-0 run over the final five and a-half minutes to extend a 41-36 lead to a 19-point winning margin. Alec Dreckman and Trevor Smith keyed a defensive effort in the final two quarters that limited the Crusaders to 15 points in the second half and just four points in the fourth quarter. The victory was only the third in the series for t
he Bulldogs over the last 20 meetings and improved Le Mars to 1-2 for the season and 1-2 in the Missouri River Activities Conference. Spencer Mackey led the Le Mars scoring attack with 19 points while Aisea Toki and Alec Dreckman added 10 each. Kevin Candia had 14 for Heelan, who falls to 1-3 for the season and 1-2 in the M-R-A-C. Le Mars hosts Western Christian Saturday night in a girl/boy doubleheader.

LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic divided a War Eagle Conference doubleheader with Harris-Lake Park Friday night at the Deb Campbell Memorial gymnasium. The Lady Jays improved to 4-1 with a 1-1 W-E-C record, beating the Lady Wolves 63-13. Gehlen led 26-4 after the opening quarter and expanded that lead to 40-7 by halftime. Addison Weber had 18 points and Sydney Livermore scored 10 for Gehlen.

In the boys game, Harris-Lake Park got out of the starting blocks fast, leading 22-4 in the first quarter and went on to throttle the Jays 72-33 Friday night. Keaton Bonderson scored 10 points for Gehlen while Dylan Lehmann added six. Lehmann was cleared by doctors earlier in the week to resume his athletic career after battling back issues that kept him sidelined for the entire football season. Gehlen falls to 1-4 for the season and 0-2 in the War Eagle. Gehlen travels to Trinity Christian Monday night for their second meeting with the Tigers in ten days and then wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with West Sioux Tuesday night at the Gehlen gym. Both dates will be conference counting doubleheaders. Tuesday’s games will be carried on KLEM.

(B) Le Mars (1-2/1-2) 55, Bishop Heelan 36

(B) Sioux City East 72, Sioux City West 61

(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 57, Sioux City North 46
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 85, Sioux City North 49

(G) Council Bluffs A-L 48, Council Bluffs T-J 36
(B) Council Bluffs A-L 64, Council Bluffs T-J 18

(G) Gehlen Catholic (4-1/1-1) 63, Harris-Lake Park 13
(B) Harris-Lake Park 72, Gehlen Catholic (1-4/0-2) 33

(G) Akron-Westfield 53, Trinity Christian 32
(B) Trinity Christian 66, Akron-Westfield 39

(G) South O’Brien 56, Remsen St. Mary’s 29
(B) Remsen St. Mary’s 51, South O’Brien 40

(G) MMCRU 69, Unity Christian 58
(B) Unity Christian 86, MMCRU 40

(G) West Sioux 52, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 12
(B) West Sioux 85, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 53

(G) Kingsley-Pierson 53, Ridge View 49, OT
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 54, Ridge View 48




(high school wrestling)

(B) Council Bluffs Lewis Central Classic

Le Mars results:  106#-Conner Peterson (6-8) – 28th  ..  113#-Riley Presuhn (2-10) – 30th  ..  120#-Blake Dirksen (9-7) – 25th  ..  126#-Daniel Hinds (6-9) – 26th  ..  132#-Matthew Vondrak (3-11) – 31st  ..  138#-Jackson Sudtelgte (10-6) – 22nd  ..  145#-Luis Paez (6-9) – 28th  ..  152#-Dylan Carlson (8-6) – 18th  ..  160#-Jake Francksen-Small (11-3) – 4th  ..  170#-Drayden DeBoer (0-6) – 31st  ..  182#-Robert Sadoski (5-8) – 16th  ..  195#-Colton Hoag (11-2) – 5th  ..  220#-Brennick Hoppe (13-2) – 7th  ..  285#-Justin Otto (10-4) – 18th.

(G) Riverside Tournament

Le Mars results:  96#-109#- Summer Gollhofer – 4th  ..   112#-119#- Calla Langel – 1st  ..  122#-126#- Jaycee Davison – 3rd  ..  124#-130#- Bailey Brady – 2nd  ..  131#-133#- Sidney Minar – 3rd and Jacey Theisen – 4th  ..  134#-139#- Josie Matgen – 3rd  ..  142#-149#- Juli Herrera – 1st  ..  146#-158#- Jasmine Garcia – 3rd  ..  160#-162#- Jecenta Sargisson – 2nd  ..  177#-250#- Brooke Rood – 4th.

(high school basketball)

LE MARS — Western Christian rolled into Le Mars Saturday afternoon armed with momentum from wins earlier in the week and swept a non-conference double dip at the Le Mars Competition gym.  The Wolfpack held off the Lady Bulldogs 41-35 in the girls game as Ally Postma’s three free throws in the final 19 seconds kept Western on top.  The game was tied at 31-all with six minutes to play.  Ally Postma finished with 12 points and Olivia Granstra 11 to lead Western’s double figure scorers.  Shaniah Temple dropped in eight points for Le Mars before fouling out in the fourth quarter.  Brooke Haage and Jaelynn Dreckman added seven each.  Le Mars drops their third in a row to fall to 2-3 for the season.  Western Christian is now 3-2.

The Western Christian boys were just too big and physical inside against the smaller Le Mars line-up and the Wolfpack prevailed 66-54 Saturday afternoon in the lone meeting this season of the former Lakes Conference rivals.  The game turned when Dawson Feenstra drilled three straight three-pointers after Le Mars had erased a 33-28 halftime deficit to tie the game at 35-all two minutes into the second half.  The Bulldogs scrapped their way back to within 51-47 after three quarters but the ‘Pack’ opened the final quarter with a 10-0 run and were never seriously challenged again.  Feenstra finished with 31 points for Western Christian while Spencer Mackey had 23 for Le Mars.  Le Mars falls to 1-3 while Western improves to 3-2.  Le Mars hosts Council Bluffs T-J Tuesday night for their final home games before the Christmas break and then play a split conference doubleheader at Sioux City North Thursday (girls) and Friday (boys).

(G) Western Christian 41, LeMars (2-3) 35
(B) Western Christian 66, LeMars (1-3) 54

(G) Sioux City East 51, South Sioux City (NE) 42
(B) Sioux City East 81, South Sioux City (NE) 49

(B) Council Bluffs A-L 56, Ames 52

(G/ MMCRU 58, GTRA 56
(G) GTRA 80, MMCRU 67

(G) Lawton-Bronson 75, Hinton 52

(B) West Sioux 84, Alcester-Hudson (SD) 45

(B) South O’Brien 64, Westwood 36

(G) Woodbury Central 59, Alta/Aurelia 28
(B) Alta/Aurelia 68, Woodbury Central 60

(G) Cherokee Washington 83, Ridge View 55
(B) Cherokee Washington 66, Ridge View 51

(G) West Lyon 56, Gayville-Volin (SD) 26

(B) St. Thomas More (SD) 66, West Lyon 51

(college football)

NEW YORK — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in a record landslide vote, becoming the first Tigers’ player to take home college football’s most prestigious award in 60 years. Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes. Burrow broke Heisman records for percentage of first-place votes received, percentage of total points received and margin of victory. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was second with 762 points. Burrow transferred to LSU from Ohio State last season where he was a sparingly used reserve. After finishing strong in 2018, he broke out this season, setting a Southeastern Conference record with 48 touchdown passes and leading top-ranked LSU to its first College Football Playoff appearance.

Top 25 results:  (21) Navy 31, Army 7

(college basketball)

(W) Nebraska-Kearney 127, Manhattan Christian 39  —  former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (17 pts./7 reb./3 assts.) for UNK

(W) Whitman 72, Buena Vista 49  —  former Lady Bulldog, Jenn Schneider (6 pts./3 reb.) for BV

(M) Morningside 76, Jamestown 68 — former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (16 pts./8 reb./3 BS) and Will Pottebaum (0 pts.) for Morningside

(M) Northwestern 99, Midland Lutheran 86  —  former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (25 pts./7 reb./4 assts.) and former Bulldog Trent Hilbrands (9 pts./3 reb./3 assts.) for NW

Top 10 results:
(1) Louisville 99, Eastern Kentucky 67
(2) Kansas 98, UMKC 57
(10) Oregon 71, (5) Michigan 70, OT
(6) Gonzaga 84, (15) Arizona 80
(8) Kentucky 67, Georgia Tech 53



SUNDAY RESULTS – December 15

(N-F-L football)

New England 34, Cincinnati 13
Tampa Bay 38, Detroit 17
Green Bay 21, Chicago 13
Houston 24, Tennessee 21
Kansas City 23, Denver 3
N.Y. Giants 36, Miami 20
Philadelphia 37, Washington 27
Seattle 30, Carolina 24
Jacksonville 20, Oakland 16
Arizona 38, Cleveland 24
Minnesota 39, L.A. Chargers 10
Dallas 44, L.A. Rams 21
Atlanta 29, San Francisco 22
Buffalo 17, Pittsburgh 10

Monday: Indianapolis at New Orleans