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KLEM Local Schedule (week of July 6)




HULL — Gehlen Catholic returned to the diamond after a 17-day quarantine due to a Covid 19 positive test last month and the Jays won at Trinity Christian 15-8.  Gehlen squandered a six-run lead and were down to their final three outs, trailing 8-7.  But the Jays erupted for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning and won by seven in a game that was halted by rain for about twenty minutes in the fourth inning and limited to six innings due to darkness.  Ethan Peters picked up the win on the mound after following Derek Von Arb and Dylan Lehmann.  Von Arb and Keaton Logan led a ten-hit attack with three hits each.  Von Arb drove in two runs on a pair of doubles.  Zach Kraft, who had four home runs in 2019, hit his first of 2020, a two-run shot that capped the Jays eight-run sixth inning.  Gehlen improves to 2-2 and 1-1 in the War Eagle Conference.  Trinity falls to 5-4 and 4-4 in league play.  Gehlen returns to Hull Tuesday to play a non-league game against Western Christian.

Gehlen Catholic (2-2/1-1) 15, Trinity Christian 8
(#2-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 11, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0, 5 innings
Unity Christian 9, MMCRU 8
West Sioux 15, Harris-Lake Park 0


HULL — The Gehlen Catholic girls softball team returned to full strength Monday night and celebrated with an 18-0, four-inning ‘Mercy Rule’ victory over Trinity Christian at Hull.  Rylee Schnepf returned to the pitching circle for the Lady Jays and allowed two hits, with no walks and six strike outs.  Addison Weber went 3-for-3 at the plate and Sydney Livermore had two hits, including a double and drove in four runs.  Alyssa Kolbeck returned to the Gehlen line-up and had two hits and scored three runs.  The Lady Jays improve to 7-6 for the season and 5-2 in the War Eagle Conference.  Gehlen plays No. 5 (1A) Akron-Westfield Tuesday night in Akron.

Gehlen Catholic (7-6/5-2) 18, Trinity Christian 0, 4 innings
Remsen St. Mary’s 19, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2, 4 innings
Unity Christian 6, MMCRU 4
West Sioux 16, Harris-Lake Park 4, 4 innings

Glenwood 5, Council Bluffs T-J 2
Council Bluffs St. Albert 7, Council Bluffs A-L 4





LE MARS — No. 4 (3A) Sergeant Bluff-Luton took over sole possession of the Missouri River Conference lead with a doubleheader sweep of the Le Mars Bulldogs Tuesday night, 11-3 in the opener and 6-0 in the second game at the Bulldogs Sports Complex.  The two Warrior victories, coupled with Bishop Heelan’s first-game victory over Sioux City East, left the Warriors all alone atop the M-R-A-C standings.  Ben Freiberg threw a complete-game victory for S-B-L in the opening game, scattering seven hits and striking out eight.  Ethan Kuiken tagged Freiberg for a fourth inning, two-run homer to trim the Warriors 3-0 lead to 3-2.  But Sergeant Bluff-Luton pounded out ten hits and scored ten runs over the final three innings to win 11-3.  Senior Daniel Wright, a 6’8″ right-hander for S-B-L, threw a six-hit shutout in Game two with eleven strike outs in a 6-0 victory.  Josh Pratt was also effective for the Bulldogs, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in five innings.  He was relieved in the sixth by eighth-grader Aiden Hoag, who was touched four runs in the final two innings.  Sergeant Bluff-Luton improves to 14-1 with their 11th straight victory, while improving to 11-1 in the M-R-A-C.  Le Mars, who have lost six straight now, falls to 6-8 for the season and 5-7 in league play.  The Bulldogs close out conference play Thursday at Sioux City East.

HULL — Western Christian rallied from a 5-3 deficit to forge a 5-5 tie through seven innings and won a walk-off victory in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Gehlen Catholic 6-5 Tuesday night in Hull.  David Begnoche made his first start of the season for Gehlen, working four innings, giving up four hits, two runs with four walks and four strike outs.  Offensively, Jeff Augustine went 2-for-4 with a double.  Dylan Lehmann had a two-run hit.  The Jays take a 2-3 record into a match-up Wednesday night against unbeaten, No. 2 (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s at the Riverview Complex.  The game will be carried on KLEM at 7:30.

(#4-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11/6, Le Mars 3/0 (DH)
(#7-3A)Bishop Heelan 10/3, (#4-4A)Sioux City East 1/0 (DH)
Council Bluffs T-J 13/4, Sioux City West 3/7 (DH)
Sioux City North 9/11, Council Bluffs A-L 5/8 (DH)

Western Christian 6, Gehlen Catholic 5, 8 innings
(#2-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 10, Spirit Lake 0
Newell-Fonda 11, MMCRU 0
Hinton 6, South O’Brien 1
West Sioux 5, Trinity Christian 0
Unity Christian 7, Harris-Lake Park 4
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 6, West Bend-Mallard 3

Lawton-Bronson 12, (#8-1A)Kingsley-Pierson (10-1) 5
(#8-1A)Kingsley-Pierson (11-1) 9, Woodbury Central 8


LE MARS — Le Mars remains tied for the Missouri River Conference lead with Sergeant Bluff-Luton after the two split their M-R-A-C doubleheader in Le Mars Tuesday night.  Le Mars won a back-and-forth battle in the opener, 10-8 while No. 6 (4A) Sergeant Bluff-Luton won the second game, 10-1.  In Game One, freshman Lizzie Koonce scattered nine hits and give up four earned runs.  The Lady Bulldogs took advantage of two Warrior errors in the sixth inning to break an 8-all tie with a pair of unearned runs.  Le Mars had gone ahead 8-6 with a four-run fifth inning on RBI hits by Maggie Allen and Alivia Milbrodt and a two-run single by Libby Leraas.  S-B-L tied it in the top of the sixth with a pair of runs.  Leraas had four RBI’s for Le Mars in the opening game.  In Game Two, the Warriors Abby Lewis checked the Lady Bulldogs to seven hits and one earned run.  The Warriors roughed up Alivia Milbrodt and Lizzie Koonce for 13 hits with Chloe Black going 4-for-5 and Kinzey Foley driving in three runs for S-B-L.  Milbrodt suffered her first loss of the season in the pitching circle for Le Mars.  Brooke Haage had two hits, including her first home run of the season, to lead Le Mars offensively.  The Lady Bulldogs fall to 11-2 for the season and 10-2 in the M-R-A-C.  Sergeant Bluff-Luton is now 14-2 for the season and 10-2 in league play.  Le Mars travel to play Sioux City East Thursday to close out league play.

AKRON — Natalie Nielsen tossed a two-hit shutout with one walk and six strikeouts to pitch No. 5 (1A) Akron-Westfield to a 4-0 War Eagle Conference softball victory over Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night in Akron.  The two Lady Jays hits off Nielsen came in the first two innings.  Alyssa Kolbeck had a single in the first and Rylee Schnepf had a single in the second.  Schnepf suffered her first loss in the pitching circle, giving up just two earned runs with two walks and five strike outs.  The Westerners improve to 13-1 for the season and 8-1 in league play, keeping A-W tied with Remsen St. Mary’s for the league lead.  Gehlen Catholic slips to 7-7 for the season and 5-3 in league play.  The Lady Jays host Remsen St. Mary’s Wednesday at the Riverview Complex before closing out the regular season Friday at No. 2 (1A) Newell-Fonda.  The Lady Jays host Woodbury Central Monday in the 1A Regional opening round at 7 pm.

Le Mars 10/1, (#6-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8/10 (DH)
Bishop Heelan 20/0, Sioux City East 7/3 (DH)
Sioux City West 3/13, Council Bluffs T-J 7/8 (DH)
Council Bluffs A-L 5/2, Sioux City North 4/3 (DH)

(#5-1A)Akron-Westfield 4, Gehlen Catholic 0
Kingsley-Pierson 10, Hinton 8
West Sioux 8, Trinity Christian 4





LE MARS — No. 2 (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s closed out their 2020 regular season unbeaten Wednesday night but not before Gehlen Catholic gave the Hawks a scare.  St. Mary’s needed a four-run eighth inning to beat the Jays 7-3 at Gehlen’s Riverview Complex.  The Jays served notice early on Wednesday that they had brought their ‘A Game’ to the match-up.  Keaton Logan led off the bottom of the first inning with his first career home run and the Jays made it 2-0 in the second on Zach Kraft’s RBI double off the center field fence.  The Hawks were held hitless through five innings by freshman Connor Kraft and reliever Jeff Augustine but St. Mary’s had ample scoring opportunities in every inning thanks to eight walks and three Gehlen errors.  A two-out, bases-loaded dropped infield fly in the fourth  allowed the Hawks to tie the game at 2-2.  The no-hit bid ended with Blaine Harpenau’s single to lead off the sixth.  Both teams scored a run in the seventh, sending the game to an extra frame where Xavier Galles’ RBI single put the Hawks in front 4-3 and Spencer Schorg cleared the bases with a three-run double later in the inning.  Skylar Waldschmitt struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win while Jeff Augustine took the loss.  Remsen St. Mary’s finishes the regular season at 15-0 and 10-0 in the W-E-C.  The Hawks open 1A District play Saturday night at 7 o’clock against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in Remsen.  Gehlen falls to 2-4 and 1-2 in the War Eagle Conference.  The Jays have added a game at Hinton Thursday night to close out the regular season and play their tournament opener Saturday night in Remsen against South O’Brien starting at 4:30.

(#2-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 7, Gehlen Catholic 3, 8 innings
West Sioux 12, Akron-Westfield 1
Hinton 4, Unity Christian 0
MMCRU 7, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 6
South O’Brien 12, GTRA 2
Sibley-Ocheyedan 9, Trinity Christian 8

Lewis Central 17/10, Sioux City North 0/0 (DH)


LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic closed out the War Eagle Conference portion of their 2020 schedule with a 4-1 victory over Remsen St. Mary’s Wednesday night at the Riverview Complex.  Gehlen’s Rylee Schnepf outdueled the Hawks’ Marina Cronin to get the pitching win.  Schnepf checked the St. Mary’s bats to three hits while the Lady Jays got to Cronin for seven hits.  Chloe Bunkers had a two-run double for Gehlen while Alyssa Kolbeck and Sydney Livermore drove in a run each.  Bunkers and Addison Weber had two hits each.  Gehlen improves to 8-7 for the season and finished at 6-3 in the W-E-C.  The Lady Jays travel to #2-Newell-Fonda Friday to close out their season before Monday Regional Tournament opener against Woodbury Central at the Riverview Complex.  The loss drops Remsen St. Mary’s to 9-2 and 8-2 in the conference.  The Hawks shared the War Eagle Conference title with Akron-Westfield thanks to West Sioux’s 7-2 win over the No. 5 Westerners Wednesday night.  St. Mary’s closes out their regular season Thursday at Sibley-Ocheyedan before meeting MMCRU in the 1A Regionals Monday at Remsen.

Gehlen Catholic (8-7/6-3) 4, Remsen St. Mary’s (9-2/8-2) 1
West Sioux 7, (#5-1A)Akron-Westfield (13-2/8-2) 2
Hinton 6, Unity Christian 1
MMCRU 6, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 5
South O’Brien 3, Sioux Center 1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 13, Trinity Christian 1




(Iowa City, IA) — For the first time since 1976, there will be no Iowa-Iowa State football game. The Big Ten announced it will be moving to a conference only schedule for football and other fall sports. That would force the cancelation of the Cyclone-Hawkeye game set to be played in Iowa City September 12th. University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes “fully support” the actions being taken by the Big Ten Conference. The schedule change also means Iowa’s September 5th opener at home against U-N-I will be canceled, as will a third home game against Northern Illinois.


SIOUX CITY —No. 4 (4A) Sioux City East swept their Missouri River Conference baseball doubleheader from Le Mars Thursday night, 8-2 and 11-1 in five innings in Sioux City.  The losses extend the Bulldogs losing streak to eight in a row and drops the Dogs to 6-10 for the season and closed out M-R-A-C play at 5-9.  In Game One, the Black Raiders catcher, Alec Patino had a double and triple among his four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead East to an 8-2 victory.  Carter Arens and Braiden Hurd had two hits each for Le Mars.  Hurd took the loss on the mound.  In Game Two, Cael Boever had a double and triple and finished with three hits and three RBI’s in an 11-1, five inning victory over Le Mars.  Caleb Nutt four-hit the Bulldogs.  Braiden Hurd drove in the lone Le Mars run.  Ethan Kuiken took the loss.  Le Mars hosts Storm Lake Friday at the Bulldog Sports Complex starting at 7 pm.  It will be a varsity game only.  The Bulldogs learned Thursday that they will open 3A District tournament action at Spencer on July 17 at 7 pm.

HINTON — Hinton handed Gehlen Catholic their third straight loss Thursday night, 4-2, in Hinton as both teams closed out the regular season ahead of the start of the Class 1A District tournament Saturday.  The Jays fall to 2-5 while Hinton improves to 11-2.  Hinton sophomore Gavin Nelson limited the Jays to three hits with 13 strike outs in six innings of work.  Justin Kirwin worked the final inning and had a strike out.

(#4-4A)Sioux City East 8/11, Le Mars 2/1 (DH) (2nd game, 5 inn.)
(#7-3A)Bishop Heelan at Council Bluffs A-L (DH) – cancelled due to Covid 19
(#4-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0/9, Sioux City West 6/1 (DH)
Council Bluffs T-J 19/ , Sioux City North 16/ (DH)

Hinton 4, Gehlen Catholic (2-5) 2
Sioux Center 8, Akron-Westfield 0
Trinity Christian 10, Harris-Lake Park 0
West Sioux 10, Western Christian 2


SIOUX CITY — Le Mars split their final Missouri River Conference softball doubleheader of the season at Sioux City East Thursday night, winning Game One, 14-1 in six innings and dropping Game Two, 15-5 in five innings.  The outcome, coupled with Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s sweep at Sioux City West Thursday night, hands the M-R-A-C outright title for 2020 to the Warriors.  The Lady Bulldogs finish a game behind S-B-L with an 11-3 conference mark while dropping to 12-3 for the season.  In Game One, Freshman Lizzie Koonce fired a four-hitter at the Black Raiders with two walks and five strike outs.  Offensively, Alivia Milbrodt had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs.  A five-run, 11-batter second inning broke it open early.  In Game Two, Raelyn Angerman contained the Lady Bulldogs bats to seven hits while Alivia Milbrodt and Lizzie Koonce were roughed up for 15 hits and 13 earned runs in a 15-5, five inning trouncing.  Angerman had three hits and three RBI’s for the Lady Raiders.  Kady Leusink, Maggie Allen and Payton Wright each had two hits and one RBI for Le Mars.  East scored six runs in the first inning and added nine more in the third.  Le Mars plays Friday at M-O-C/Floyd Valley in a jv/varsity doubleheader.  KLEM will broadcast the varsity game to close out their regular season broadcast schedule.

Le Mars (12-3/11-3) 14/5, Sioux City East 1/15 (DH)  (game1, 6 inn. / game 2, 5 inn.
Bishop Heelan 6/7, Council Bluffs A-L 1/1 (DH)
(#8-4A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10/18, Sioux City West 2/8 (DH)
Sioux City North 10/10, Council Bluffs T-J 6/5 (DH)

(#7-1A)Akron-Westfield 6, Sioux Center 5
Remsen St. Mary’s at Sibley-Ocheyedan
(#14-3A)Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 15, MMCRU 0
Hinton 3, Westwood 2
M-O-C/Floyd Valley 12, Unity Christian 5
Trinity Christian 15, Harris-Lake Park 5
South O’Brien 7, Sioux Central 6

Ridge View 14, Kingsley-Pierson 11





ORANGE CITY — Addison Wierda drove in two runs and Carlin Smith scattered six hits and struck out six to lead M-O-C/Floyd Valley to a 4-1 non-conference softball victory in Orange City Friday night.  Brooke Haage tied the game at 1-1 in the third inning with a double off the center field fence but that would be the extend of the offensive highlights for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped back-to-back games for the first time this summer.  Wierda’s second RBI of the game in the fourth inning put the Lady Dutch ahead to stay.  They added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings off Alivia Milbrodt on a RBI hit by Carlin Smith and on a wild pitch.  Le Mars falls to 12-4 for the season and close out the regular season Monday at Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley.  The Lady Bulldogs begin 4A Regional play next Saturday.  M-O-C/Floyd Valley improves to 9-6 heading into their 3A Regional opener against Cherokee next Wednesday.

FONDA — No. 2 (1A) Newell-Fonda proved to be a handful for Gehlen Catholic Friday night, beating the Lady Jays 11-1 in six innings to close out the regular season for both teams.  The Mustangs played a split doubleheader in Fonda Friday, beating Sioux Central 15-12 after the Gehlen game.  Eighth-grader, Kiera Jungers checked the Gehlen offense while the Mustangs staked her to an early lead with a six-run second inning.  Macy Sievers drove in three runs for N-F while Mary Walker had three hits, including a double and triple.  Newell-Fonda improves to 13-2 for the season.  The Lady Jays take an 8-8 record into 1A Regional play Monday, hosting Woodbury Central at 7 pm at the Riverview Complex.  The game will be broadcast on KLEM starting at 6:55.

M-O-C/Floyd Valley 4, Le Mars 1
Bishop Heelan 3, Denison-Schleswig 1
(#8-2A)West Lyon 3, (#8-4A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0
(#10-3A)Spirit Lake 13, Sioux City North 3
Council Bluffs T-J at Council Bluffs St. Albert

(#2-1A)Newell-Fonda 11, Gehlen Catholic 1, six innings
West Sioux 10, (#14-3A)Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 0
Sheldon 11, South O’Brien 6

Kingsley-Pierson 11, Lawton-Bronson 1, 5 innings


LE MARS — Le Mars scored seven runs in the sixth inning Friday night to extend a 2-0 lead and went on to defeat visiting Storm Lake 9-1, to halt an eight-game Bulldog losing streak.  The Dogs improve to 7-10 for the season and close out the regular season Monday at home against Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley.  Le Mars opens 3A District play against Spencer next Friday night at 7 pm in Spencer.

Le Mars (7-10) 9, Storm Lake 1
(#4-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 9, 8 innings
(#7-3A)Bishop Heelan at Denison-Schleswig – cancelled due to Covid 19
Council Bluffs A-L 2, Glenwood 1
(#3-1A)Council Bluffs St. Albert 5, Council Bluffs T-J 1





REMSEN — Gehlen Catholic and No. 2 Remsen St. Mary’s were winners on the opening night of Class 1A District tournament baseball in Remsen.  Gehlen beat South O’Brien 12-7 to advance to Tuesday’s semifinals against Remsen St. Mary’s at 7 pm.  The Hawks beat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 12-0 in five innings on Carter Schorg’s perfect game.  Schorg struck out eight of the 15 batters he faced with only two balls hit out of the infield.  Xavier Galles drove in three runs for St. Mary’s while Jaxson Bunkers and Brady Homan both had two-run hits.  In the opening game, Gehlen broke up a 1-0 game with six runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth to open up a 12-1 lead and looking to close out the victory on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’ in the bottom of the sixth.  But South O’Brien scored six runs without the aid of a hit, to force a full seven innings.  Four walks, two hit batsman and a pair of errors led to the Wolverines drawing to within 12-7.  Neither team scored in the seventh.  Four Gehlen pitchers combined to two-hit South O’Brien with Derek Von Arb getting the win.  Ryan Livermore had a double and single and drove in two runs for the Jays and Mitchell Augustine had a three-run triple.  Gehlen will take a 3-5 record into Tuesday’s District semifinal against the unbeaten St. Mary’s Hawks, who are 16-0.

(district 1 / sub-state 1)
(at Remsen)
Gehlen Catholic 12, South O’Brien 7
#2-Remsen St. Mary’s 12, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0, 5 innings

(at Akron)
Trinity Christian 6, MMCRU (4-11) 2
Akron-Westfield (5-9) 7, George-Little Rock 1

(district 2 / sub-state 1)
(at Alta)
Bishop Garrigan 3, GTRA 1
Alta-Aurelia won by forfeit over Storm Lake St. Mary’s

(at Fonda)
Ridge View 14, Harris-Lake Park 3
Newell-Fonda 12, West Bend-Mallard 1

(district 15 / sub-state 8)
(at Audubon)
Boyer Valley 8. IKM-Manning 7
Audubon 7, Ar-We-Va 0

(at Coon Rapids)
Logan-Magnolia 10, Woodbine 6
Coon Rapids-Bayard 15, Glidden-Ralston 5

(district 16 / sub-state 8)
(at Kingsley)
Lawton-Bronson 6, West Harrison 5
#8-Kingsley-Pierson (12-1) 12, West Monona 2

(at Moville)
Westwood 4, Woodbury Central 3
Hinton (11-2) 10, River Valley 0

(district 1 / sub-state 1)
(at Milford)
Western Christian won by forfeit over Sibley-Ocheyedan
Okoboji 6, Central Lyon 3

(district 2 / sub-state 1)
(at Peterson)
Sioux Center 8, Cherokee 6
Sioux Central 8, Sheldon 1

regular season games
Lewis Central at (#7-3A)Bishop Heelan – cancelled


Bishop Heelan 10, Lewis Central 9




nothing scheduled locally