IOWA FALLS – The No. 2 NIACC wrestling team topped No. 5 Ellsworth 24-19 in its season-opening dual on Wednesday in the Ellsworth gym.NIACC picked up wins from Clarance Lee-Green (125), Brock Luthens (133), Hunter Luke (141), Tony Mendoza (149), Christian Minto (174) and Holton Truax (197).Luthens, who is ranked third, took a 6-5 decision from top-ranked Hector Candelaria, who was the national runner-up at 133 pounds in 2019.Luthens now owns a 2-1 record against Candelaria. Luthens nipped Candelaria 8-7 in last season’s dual meet and Candelaria edged Luthens 3-1 at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.At 141, Luke, who is ranked third, pinned Ellsworth’s Jackson Wenberg in six minutes, 33 seconds.At 149 pounds, Mendoza, who placed fifth at nationals a year ago and is ranked second, improved his career record to 24-8 with a pin of the Panthers’ AJ Mills in 2:34.NIACC returns to action Nov. 16 at the Luther College Open. IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley gets a final crack at Wisconsin when the 18th ranked Hawkeyes visit the 16th rated Badgers. The native of Wisconsin has lost his first two starts in the series.Junior running back Toren Young is also a native of Wisconsin.Sophomore linebacker Djimon Colbert says the key for the Iowa defense is to slow down Badger running back Jonathan Taylor.Kickoff in Madison is scheduled for 3 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 1 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed safety Andrew Sendejo off waivers from Philadelphia to bring back a longtime piece of their secondary. They made the move the day after Sendejo was cut by the Eagles, for whom he played in all nine games. He had an interception against the Vikings on Oct. 13. Sendejo spent eight seasons with the Vikings, first cracking the starting lineup in 2013 and accumulating 59 starts. The 32-year-old will provide depth behind starters Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. AMES — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar will be going home this weekend when Iowa State visits ninth ranked Oklahoma. The redshirt sophomore from Norman, Oklahoma has 34 receptions this season, including five for touchdowns.Kolar says the Cyclones have tried to shore up the offense after a home loss to Oklahoma State.Kolar says with four games remaining it was a good time for a bye week.Kickoff in Norman is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday night. TONIGHT:== AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Flordia Atlantic — pre-game 6:15, tipoff 6:30 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and the Memphis Grizzlies held onto a lead to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-121. Rookie Brandon Clarke made all seven of his shots and scored 18 points, and Jae Crowder also had 18 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women open the season tonight by hosting Florida Atlantic. Coach Lisa Bluder will make one lineup change from Sunday’s exhibition. Senior Amanda Ollinger will move into the lineup and redshirt freshman Kate Martin will come off the bench.Bluder wants to see the Hawkeyes improve in rebounding and defensive transition.You can hear the Iowa-Florida Atlantic game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at about 6:15 with tipoff scheduled for 6:30.
== After making verbal commitments back in September of last year, Mohawk wrestlers Cullan and Colby Schriever signed their letters to attend The University of Iowa. Cullan is a two-time state champion, winning back-to-back state crowns at 106 pounds in 2017 and 2018 before being injured during the 2019 state tournament and finishing 6th at 120 pounds. Colby is a three-time state qualifier, placing 7th at 126 pounds in 2018 and 2nd at 138 in 2019. Colby and Cullan both say they’ve always wanted to wrestle at Iowa.Cullan and Colby talk about wrestling for Iowa coach Tom Brands and his staff.The Schrievers talk about what they are working on to improve in the upcoming high school wrestling season and beyond.Practice starts for the Mohawk wrestling team on Monday with the season opening up at home against Ankeny on Thursday December 5th. Listen to our full interview with the Schrievers here == Mohawk baseball player Avery Mellman is headed to South Dakota State. Mellman verbally committed earlier this summerMellman talks about the style of the Jackrabbit program.Mellman this past summer hit .310 with five homers and 18 runs batted in, stealing 21 bases. Listen to our full interview with Mellman here. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. North Alabama — pre-game 6:15, tipoff 6:30 MASON CITY — Four Mason City High School athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday afternoon: MASON CITY – The #3 NIACC women’s basketball team claimed a 89-63 victory over Iowa Western Wednesday night on Autism Awareness Night in the NIACC gym, as you heard on KGLO.Freshman guard Sierra Lynch led five Lady Trojans in double figures with 17 points in the non-conference win over the NJCAA Division I Reivers.Also in double figures for the Lady Trojans (5-0) were Sydney Wetlaufer with 16 points, including five 3-point goals, Sana’a Smith and Kelcie Hale both scored 15 points and Allie Negen scored 12 points.NIACC was 13 of 27 from 3-point range. Besides Wetlaufer’s five 3-point goals, Smith, Hale and Negen all had two 3-point goals and Lynch and Abby Leach both connected on one 3-point goal.NIACC’s win over Iowa Western was its first over the Reivers since the Lady Trojans claimed a 98-89 victory in the 2017-18 season. IOWA CITY — Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder says her team will need an outstanding defensive effort on Thursday night when the Hawkeyes host North Alabama. The Lions are 2-0 and scored 128 points in a win over Virginia-Lynchburg.Bluder wants to see improvement after the Hawkeyes opened a week ago with an 85-53 win over Florida Atlantic.You can hear the Iowa-North Alabama game on KGLO tonight starting with the pre-game at 6:15 — The Osage volleyball team swept Grundy Center in the 2A state quarterfinals yesterday in Cedar Rapids, 25-17, 25-14, 25-16. Paige Kisley had 16 kills and nine digs while Ellie Bobinet had 26 assists and 10 digs to lead the Green Devils into today’s semifinal round. Osage will face top-ranked Western Christian of Hull at 4 o’clock this afternoon, as Western Christian swept Hudson. In the other side of the 2A bracket, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows swept Wilton 25-23, 25-20, 25-17. The Cowgirls will face Beckman of Dyersville in the other semifinal as they swept Van Buren County.== 1A quarterfinals Wednesday#1 Sidney 25-25-25, Springville 15-17-11#5 North Tama 25-25-26, #4 Gehlen of LeMars 20-22-24#8 Holy Trinity of Fort Madison 25-25-19-25, #2 Council Bluffs St. Albert 16-23-25-15#6 Wapsie Valley 25-25-16-25, #3 Janesville 23-19-25-14== 3A quarterfinals Wednesday#13 Union LaPorte City 15-20-26-25-15 #1 Davenport Assumption 25-25-24-21-9#7 Mount Vernon 25-23-21-29-15, #5 West Liberty 13-25-25-27-11#2 Kuemper of Carroll 25-25-22-30, #12 Unity Christian of Orange City 18-23-25-28#3 Red Oak 26-26-26, #10 Nevada 24-15-19. MASON CITY – The #3 NIACC men’s basketball team topped the Luther College Junior Varsity 105-58 on Wednesday night on Autism Awareness Night in the NIACC gym.For the first time in school history, the NIACC men have started the season by scoring at least 100 points in five straight games. The 1971-72 team, which finished 22-5, started the season by scoring 100 points in its first four games.Sophomore Wendell Matthews recorded a double/double with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead NIACC. It was Matthews’ fourth double/double of the season and the 12th of his career.Also for NIACC, Deundra Roberson scored 14 points with seven steals and six assists. Chandler Dean scored 13 points with five rebounds, Trey Sampson scored 12 points with five rebounds and McKelary Robertson scored 10 points.NIACC returns to action Friday at home against the Grinnell College Junior Varsity. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym. == Anna Deets inked her letter to play basketball at Western Illinois. Deets says she considered a number of schools before making her choice.Deets says Western Illinois’ program is on the rise after some tough years.Deets talks about how she thinks she’ll fit into the Western Illinois program.Listen to our full interview with Deets here CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Spencer Haldeman posted 15 points as Northern Iowa defeated Cal State Bakersfield 67-55 on Wednesday night.AJ Green had 14 points for Northern Iowa (3-0). Trae Berhow added 14 points. Isaiah Brown had 11 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.Cameron Allen had 16 points for the Roadrunners (1-2).Northern Iowa plays Northern Colorado at home on Saturday. Cal State Bakersfield matches up against Life Pacific at home on Friday. DES MOINES (AP) — Liam Robbins had a career-high 23 points as Drake beat Kansas City 76-58 on Wednesday night.Robbins hit 8 of 10 shots. He added five blocks.Anthony Murphy had 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks for Drake (2-1). Garrett Sturtz added 11 points and seven rebounds. Roman Penn had eight rebounds and eight assists for the hosts.Jordan Giles had 15 points for the Roos (1-2). Javan White added 11 points and five steals. Brandon McKissic had 10 points.Drake faces Simpson at home on Sunday. Kansas City faces Milwaukee on the road on Friday.