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Tuesday, Aug. 4 schedule Subject to change

Major League Baseball
Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays, 6:07 p.m.

WNBA
Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks, 9 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 3 results

American Legion baseball
State Division I tournament
At Chanhassen

Semifinal
Eden Prairie 16, New Ulm Gold 4 (7 innings)
Championship
Wayzata 5, Eden Prairie 4 (12 innings)

Major League Baseball
American League

Toronto Blue Jays 5, Minnesota Twins 1
Texas 12, Houston 9
Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Baltimore 9, Oakland 2
L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 4
National League
Arizona 6, Washington 4
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain
N.Y. Mets 12, Miami 1
Atlanta 9, San Francisco 8, 12 innings
San Diego 13, Milwaukee 5
Interleague
Seattle 8, Colorado 7


Irish win deciding game from Bulls Aug. 4, 2015

MILROY - Host Milroy scored three runs in the first inning and went on to beat Jackson 5-3 Sunday in the deciding game of their Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series.

Andy Wolf had two hits including a double and was hit by a pitch for the Bulls. Blaise Jacobsen had a hit and walked twice.

Ryan Rasche had an RBI double. Also getting hits were Caleb Rossow and Shad Wacker.

Tom Hady took the pitching loss. Pat Boggess and Mitch Peschon also pitched for Jackson.


Sunday, Aug. 2 results

Amateur baseball
Milroy Irish 5, Jackson 3
(Milroy wins series 2-1)

Fairmont 8, Wilmont 2
(Fairmont wins series 2-1)

American Legion baseball
State Division II tournament
At Morris

Semifinals
Moose Lake 6, LaCrescent 5 (9 innings)
Foley 1, Giant Valley 0
Championship
Moose Lake 2, Foley 0

State Division I tournament
Winner's bracket
Wayzata 7, Eden Prairie 6
Loser's bracket
New Ulm Gold 13, Hutchinson 5
Chanhassen 12, Austin 4
New Ulm Gold 10, Chanhassen 4

Major League Baseball
American League

Seattle Mariners 4, Minnesota Twins 1 (11 innings)
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Detroit 6, Baltimore 1
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3
New York Yankees 12, Chicago White Sox 3
Oakland 2, Cleveland 1 (10 innings)
National League
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 0
Miami 5, San Diego 2
Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 2
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 3
Saint Louis 3, Colorado 2
New York Mets 5, Washington 2
Interleague
Houston 4, Arizona 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Los Angeles Angels 3 (10 innings)
Texas 2, San Francisco 1

WNBA
Phoenix 71, Atlanta 68
New York 78, Seattle 62
Los Angeles 80, San Antonio 78
Chicago 71, Washington 68
Indiana 83, Connecticut 70


Saturday, Aug. 1 results

Amateur baseball
Hadley 10, Heron Lake 7
(Hadley wins series 2-0)

American Legion baseball
State Division II tournament
At Morris

Pool A
Foley 8, BOLD 6
Pool B
Giant Valley 13, Jordan 11
Pool C
Moose Lake 2, Morris 1

State Division I tournament
Winner's bracket
Eden Prairie 12, New Ulm Gold 3
Wayzata 5, Austin 2
Loser's bracket
Alexandria 8, Tri-City Red 4
Hutchinson 8, Princeton 4
Prior Lake 4, North Saint Paul 39ers 2
Chanhassen 6, Woodbury Blue 4
Hutchinson 17, Alexandria 7 (8 innings)
Chanhassen 16, Prior Lake 0 (7 innings)

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Championship games
Class 1A
Mason City Newman Catholic 10, Pleasantville 0 (5 innings)
Class 2A

Clear Lake 11, Waterloo Columbus Catholic 1 (5 innings)
Class 3A

Waverly-Shell Rock 11, Harlan 1 (5 innings)
Class 4A

Southeast Polk 6, Iowa City West 2


Irish even series with Bulls Aug. 1, 2015

JACKSON - Milroy scored four runs in the first inning and five more in the second and the Irish went on to beat Jackson 12-4 in the Region 13C amateur baseball playoffs Friday night.

The best-of-three series is tied 1-1. Game 3 will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Irish Yard near Milroy.

Caleb Rossow had two hits and an RBI for the Bulls. Blaise Jacobsen also had two hits.

Andy Wolf had an RBI single and was hit by a pitch three times.

Also getting hits for Jackson were Ray Zalabowski, Mike Wierson, Ryan Rasche and Shad Wacker.


Friday, July 31 results

Amateur baseball
Region 13C Playoffs

Milroy Irish 12, Jackson 4
(Best-of-3 series tied 1-1)

Luverne 9, Lakefield 0
(Luverne wins best-of-3 series 2-0)

Wilmont 5, Fairmont 1
(Best-of-3 series tied 1-1)

American Legion baseball
State Division II
At Morris
Pool B

Jordan 5, Wells 1
Giant Valley 5, Wells 3
Pool A
Foley 8, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 2
BOLD 5, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 0
Pool C
LaCrescent 3, Moose Lake 2
LaCrescent 4, Morris 0

State Division I tournament
First round

New Ulm Gold 8, Alexandria 7
Prior Lake 3, Sartell 0
Eden Prairie 13, Grand Rapids 8
Woodbury Blue 8, Princeton 2
Austin 7, North Saint Paul 39ers 6
Tri-City Red 26, Maple Grove 2 (7 innings)
Hutchinson 6, Champlin 2
Wayzata 5, Chanhassen 4
Winner's bracket
New Ulm Gold 7, Prior Lake 2
Eden Prairie 18, Woodbury Blue 12
Austin 12, Tri-City Red 11
Wayzata 12, Hutchinson 1 (7 innings)
Loser's bracket
Alexandria 10, Sartell 0 (7 innings)
Princeton 6, Grand Rapids 5
North Saint Paul 39ers 13, Maple Grove 3
Chanhassen 13, Champlin 3 (8 innings)

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 3A

Waverly-Shell Rock 12, Boone 2 (5 innings)
Harlan 6, Pella 5
Class 4A
Southeast Polk 14, Waukee 10
Iowa City West 5, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2

Major League Baseball
American League

Seattle Mariners 6, Minnesota Twins 1
Baltimore 8, Detroit 7
Toronto 7, Kansas City 6 (11 innings)
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5
New York Yankees 13, Chicago White Sox 6
Cleveland 2, Oakland 1
National League
Philadelphia 9, Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4
San Diego 8, Miami 3 (11 innings)
New York Mets 2, Washington 1 (12 innings)
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1
Saint Louis 7, Colorado 0
Interleague
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
Arizona 6, Houston 4 (10 innings)
Texas 6, San Francisco 3

WNBA
Minnesota Lynx 86, Atlanta Dream 70
Connecticut 67, Seattle 66
Washington 88, San Antonio 53
Los Angeles 88, Chicago 77


Area players compete in all-star series July 31, 2015

SAINT CLOUD - Three area players were part of the White team that compiled a 3-1 record at the 28th annual Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Match at St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck Hall.

Playing on the team were Jackson County Central graduates Kaylee Burmeister and Kathryn Nasby, along with Courtney Place of Heron Lake-Okabena.

The Red team was 2-2 and the Blue team was 1-3.

The White team split with Red (25-20, 17-25).

Place had five kills, one ace and seven digs; Burmeister had two kills, one assist, one block and three digs; and Nasby recorded 10 digs, two aces and one kill.

The White squad then won two from Blue (25-19, 27-25).

Burmeister had four kills, one assist and eight digs in that match, Nasby had eight digs and Place posted five kills, three blocks and nine digs.


Huskies receive votes in preseason 2A volleyball poll July 31, 2015

SAINT CLOUD - Jackson County Central received votes in the Class 2A preseason poll by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. The Huskies were the only team in Section 3AA to receive mention in the ratings.

JCC opens its season at home vs. Mankato East on Aug. 31.

Belle Plaine is the top-ranked team in 2A, followed by Stewartville and Kasson-Mantorville.

Bethlehem Academy leads Class 1A, with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton second.

Prior Lake is the Class 3A leader.

For the complete ratings, click here.


Thursday, July 30 results

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 1A
Semifinals

Mason City Newman Catholic 11, Martensdale-Saint Mary's 1 (6 innings)
Pleasantville 6, North Linn 3
Class 2A
Semifinals

Waterloo Columbus Catholic 5, Cascade 3
Clear Lake 20, Davis County 1 (4 innings)

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota Twins 9, Seattle Mariners 5
Detroit 9, Baltimore 8
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2
Texas 7, New York Yankees 6
Houston 3, Los Angeles Angels 0
Cleveland 3, Oakland 1
National League
San Diego 8, New York Mets 7
Washington 1, Miami 0
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5
Saint Louis 9, Colorado 8
Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2

WNBA
Phoenix 78, Tulsa 66


Bulls win series opener over Irish July 30, 2015

MILROY - Jackson won the first game of its best-of-three Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series over the Milroy Irish 4-1 Wednesday night at the Irish Yard.

Ryan Rasche was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits, walking three and striking out eight.

Pat Boggess went two-thirds of an inning, striking out all four batters he faced.

Mike Wierson had two hits and walked once. Brett Larson also had two hits.

Andy Wolf had a two-run double and Kyle Luhmann had an RBI double.

Game Two in the series is at Wacker Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Redbirds pull away late from Frogs July 30, 2015

LUVERNE - Top-seeded Luverne scored five runs in the eighth inning as the Redbirds pulled away late in claiming a 10-3 win over Lakefield in the opening game of their Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series.

Nolan Luhmann and Colyn Hohenstein had two hits apiece for the Frogs.

Phil Pronk took the pitching loss for Lakefield, which hosts the second game in the best-of-three series at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

If a third game is necessary, it would be played at 2 p.m. Sunday in Luverne.


Wednesday, July 29 results

Amateur baseball
Region 13C Playoffs
Game 1 of best-of-3 series
Jackson 4, Milroy Irish 1
Luverne 10, Lakefield 3
Hadley 8, Heron Lake 7 (13 innings)
Fairmont 8, Wilmont 4

Iowa state baseball tournament
Class 3A
First round
Boone 9, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Pella 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1
Harlan 4, Dubuque Wahlert 0
Class 4A
First round

Waukee 6, North Scott 5
Southeast Polk 12, Sioux City East 0
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, Davenport North 2
Iowa City West 11, Des Moines East 3

Major League Baseball
Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Minnesota Twins 4
Arizona 8, Seattle 2
Baltimore 2, Atlanta 0
Toronto 8, Philadelphia 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 10, Oakland 7
American League
Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1
Cleveland 12, Kansas City 1
Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2
Texas 5, New York Yankees 2
Houston 6, Los Angeles Angels 3
National League
Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2
San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 0
San Diego 7, New York Mets 3
Washington 7, Miami 2
Cincinnati 1, Saint Louis 0

WNBA
Minnesota Lynx 82, Los Angeles Sparks 76
Washington 87, Seattle 74
Indiana 84, New York 72
San Antonio 102, Atlanta 85


Tuesday, July 28 results

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 2A
First round
Davis County 6, Roland-Story 0
Class 3A
First round

Waverly-Shell Rock 6, Vinton-Shellsburg 0

Major League Baseball
Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Minnesota Twins 7
Baltimore 7, Atlanta 3
Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2
Arizona 8, Seattle 4
Oakland 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
American League
Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4
Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2
Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1
New York Yankees 21, Texas 5
Houston 10, Los Angeles Angels 5
National League
New York Mets 4, San Diego 0
Miami 4, Washington 1
Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2
Cincinnati 4, Saint Louis 0
Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2

WNBA
Indiana 75, Connecticut 73 (OT)
Phoenix 89, Chicago 87 (OT)


Region 13C amateur baseball pairings set July 28, 2015

JACKSON - Pairings are set for the Region 13C amateur baseball playoffs.

There are four best-of-three series that start Wednesday.

Three teams from the region will advance to the state tournament

No. 5 Jackson vs. No. 4 Milroy Irish

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Milroy, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Jackson, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Milroy, 2 p.m.

No. 8 Lakefield vs. No. 1 Luverne

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Luverne, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Lakefield, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Luverne, 2 p.m.

No. 7 Heron Lake vs. No. 2 Hadley

  • Schedule to be announced.

No. 6 Wilmont vs. No. 3 Fairmont

  • Game 1: Wednesday at Fairmont, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday at Lismore, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday at Fairmont, 2 p.m.

Draftees:

  • Luverne: Brandon Alfson, Pipestone
  • Hadley: Collin Lovell, Windom
  • Fairmont: Joey Fitzgerald, Martin County
  • Milroy: Austin Evans, Pipestone
  • Jackson: Tyler Knutson, Windom
  • Wilmont: Adam Munkel, Worthington
  • Heron Lake: Greg Quist, Pipestone
  • Lakefield: Ryan Lee, Worthington

Monday, July 27 results

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 2A
First round

Cascade 6, Mediapolis 2
Waterloo Columbus Catholic 3, Hinton 0
Clear Lake 5, Treynor 0

Major League Baseball
American League
Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8
Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2
Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4
New York Yankees 6, Texas 2
National League
Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8
Saint Louis 4, Cincinnati 1
San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2
Interleague
Baltimore 2 Atlanta 1 (11 innings)
Arizona 4 Seattle 3 (10 innings)


Three from county to play in all-star volleyball match July 27, 2015

SAINT CLOUD - Three players from Jackson County will be playing in the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Match Wednesday at Halenbeck Hall at Saint Cloud State.

Jackson County Central graduates Kaylee Burmeister and Kathryn Nasby will play on the White team, as will Courtney Place of Heron Lake-Okabena.

The Red team will be coached by Marty Kiebel of Maple Lake and Marshall's Dan Westby.

Burmeister will play college volleyball at Southwest Minnesota State, Nasby at Wartburg and Place at North Dakota.

The teams will play a round-robin format of best-of-three matches starting at 6 p.m. with White vs. Red. That will be followed by Red vs. Blue and White vs. Blue.

Following are the roster for the teams. Listed are player, position, high school and college attending.

White

Players

  • Kaylee Burmeister, OH, Jackson County Central, Southwest Minnesota State
  • Morgan Malley, S, Fillmore Central, Augsburg
  • Courtney Place, OH, Heron Lake-Okabena, North Dakota
  • Taylor Reiss, MH, Minneota, South Dakota State
  • Emily Goerdt, OH-S, Melrose, Saint Benedict
  • Jessica Wolf, OH, Waconia, Green Bay
  • Callie Schapekahm, MH, Eagan, Minnesota-Crookston
  • Cori Kennedy, L, Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota State, Mankato
  • Kathryn Nasby, L, Jackson County Central, Wartburg

Coaches

  • Marty Kiebel, Maple Lake
  • Dan Westby, Marshall

Blue

Players

  • Makayla Wenzel, S, Chaska, Minnesota State, Moorhead
  • Jody Noreen, L, Hawley, University of Sioux Falls
  • McKenzie Tibbetts, L, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, Minnesota
  • Erin Schindler, OH, Chaska, Minnesota-Duluth
  • Sarah Kelly, MH, Chaska, Minnesota-Duluth
  • Monica Burich, MH, Roseville, Colorado
  • Kinlee Swanson, OH, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Stephanie Cannon, OH, Mora, Wisconsin-Stout
  • Kaitlin Sikkink, MH, Saint Charles, Minnesota-Crookston

Coaches

  • Sue Murphy, Chaska
  • Greg Ueland, Roseville

Red

Players

  • Morgan Koshiol, OH, Rocori, Bemidji State
  • Clara Krenz, L, North Saint Paul, Saint Cloud State
  • Anna Peterson, L, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Winona State
  • Payton Schultz, OH, Bethlehem Academy, Wisconsin-Stout
  • Nicole Brouwer, S, Central Minnesota Christian, Northwestern (Saint Paul)
  • Lexi Scott, MH, Central Minnesota Christian, University of Sioux Falls
  • Erin Orred, RS, Central Minnesota Christian, Oral Roberts
  • Lauren Mathews, MH, Bethlehem Academy, Saint Benedict
  • Bria Barfnecht, OH, Delano, University of Sioux Falls

Coaches

  • Katie Gervais, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
  • Franz Boelter, Bethlehem Academy

Johnson competes in Ironman Canada July 27, 2015

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Canada - Jeff Johnson of Jackson competed in Ironman Canada Sunday.

Johnson completed the 2.4 mile swim in 1:13:13, 112-mile bike ride in 6:34:59 and the 26.2-mile run in 4:06:05 for a total time of 12:21:39.

He placed 55th in the 45-49 year-old male age group and 423rd overall out of 1,949 athletes.


Sunday, July 26 results

Amateur baseball
Milroy Irish 10, Martin County 0 (8 innings)
(Milroy wins series 2-1)

Heron Lake 3, Adrian 1
(Heron Lake wins series 2-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
New York Yankees 7, Minnesota Twins 2
Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 2
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 5, Houston 1
Los Angeles Angels 13, Texas 7
Seattle 6, Toronto 5 (10 innings)
Boston 11, Detroit 1
National League
New York Mets 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Atlanta 3, Saint Louis 2
Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 5
Colorado 17, Cincinnati 7
San Diego 3, Miami 2
Arizona 3, Milwaukee 0
Interleague
San Francisco 4 Oakland 3


Bulls close out Express in two straight July 27, 2015

TRACY - Jackson defeated Tracy 17-4 in eight innings Saturday to win their amateur baseball playoff series in two straight games.

The Express led 4-3 after six innings, but the Bulls scored nine runs in the seventh inning and five in the eighth.

Brett Larson had three hits, walked once and had four runs batted in; Andy Wolf had three hits, was hit by a pitch, had a sacrifice fly and three RBI; and Blaise Jacobsen had two hits including a double, walked and had three RBI.

Zach Copley was the winning pitcher, going the first six innings. Kevin Holm and Pat Boggess each pitched an inning in relief.

The Bulls advance to the Region 13C Playoffs, which start Wednesday.


Saturday, July 25 results

Amateur baseball
Jackson 17, Tracy 4
(Jackson wins series 2-0)

Heron Lake 6, Adrian 3
(Series tied 1-1)

Hadley 10, Windom 8
(Hadley wins series 2-0)

American Legion baseball
District II Division II tournament
At Saint James
Championship

Wells 7, Saint James 6

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 1A
First round
Pleasantville 5, West Sioux 4 (9 innings)
North Linn 6, Van Buren 3 (8 innings)


Friday, July 24 results

American Legion baseball
Second District Division II tournament
At Saint James
Loser’s bracket

Saint James 3, Truman 1
Saint James 3, Jackson 0

Amateur baseball
Lakefield 5, Pipestone 3
(Lakefield wins series 2-0)

Wilmont 12, Worthington 2 (7 innings)
(Wilmont wins series 2-0)

Milroy Irish 12, Martin County 8
(Series tied 1-1)

Iowa state baseball tournament
At Principal Park, Des Moines
Class 1A
First round
Mason City Newman Catholic 14, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4 (6 innings)
Martensdale Saint Mary's 8, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
Championship

AGWSR 12, Logan-Magnolia 0 (3 innings)
Third place
New London 4, River Valley 0

Class 2A
Championship

Iowa City Regina 3, Cascade 0
Third place
Fort Dodge Saint Edmond 5, IKM-Manning 1

Class 3A
Championship

Solon 3, Benton Community 1
Third place
Greene County 7, Center Point-Urbana 6

Class 4A
Championship

Dallas Center-Grimes 5, Winterset 2
Third place
Creston 9, Pella 0

Class 5A
Championship

Waukee 6, Johnston 4
Third place
West Des Moines Valley 6, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 5

Major League Baseball
AL

Minnesota Twins 10, New York Yankees 1
Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 0
Boston 2, Detroit 1 (11 innings)
Houston 4, Kansas City 0
Texas 4, Los Angeles Angels 2
Seattle 5, Toronto 2
NL
Philadelphia 5, Chicago Cubs 3 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 7, Washington 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, New York Mets 2
Saint Louis 4, Atlanta 2
Colorado 6, Cincinnati 5
Milwaukee 2, Arizona 1
San Diego 3, Miami 1
Interleague
San Francisco 9, Oakland 3


Zomer wins NSL feature at Jackson Speedway July 24, 2015

By BILL WRIGHT
National Sprint League

JACKSON - Dusty Zomer became the sixth different winner in as many events for the FVP National Sprint League when he captured the feature victory at Jackson Speedway Thursday night.

The Sioux Falls driver’s win during the Jackson County Fair race supported by Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP was his first with the series, making Thursday the fourth straight NSL event with a new winner.

Zomer shot out immediately in the 25-lap main event ahead of pole-sitter, Lynton Jeffrey and Bryan Clauson. The pilot of the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82 was a rocket and by lap five, had opened up almost a three second lead on Jeffrey.

On lap eight, Clauson used the low side of turn two to jet by Jeffrey for second. Three laps later, Dakota Hendrickson slowed high in turn two to bring a caution flag. Zomer led Clauson, Bill Balog who had captured third, Jeffey and Brian Brown back to green.

Zomer’s domination continued as he got back into lapped traffic. Meanwhile, a battle emerged between Clauson, Balog and Danny Lasoski, who had taken over fourth. That trio put on an entertaining battle for position. One last caution came out with two laps to go for Logan Forler, who stopped in turn one.

Zomer was never threatened, pulling away for his first FVP National Sprint League win. Clauson went to the cushion in one and two to try to make a bid for the lead. Balog shot under him to claim second. Following the lead trio were Lasoski and Jeffrey. Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier and KSE hard-charger, Terry McCarl, rounded out the top ten. Brown was running sixth on the final restart, but had a tire go down as he faded to twelfth.

Zomer set quick time over the field. Madsen, Dobmeier and Tasker Phillips won heat races. Sprint Car Racing on Facebook donated $50 to the third place car of Clauson.

“The car was really good,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “My hat’s off to my crew chief, Greg McCormick. He gave me a great car. He worked his butt off this week. We missed a couple shows, but we wanted to come in here nice and strong. We did that. We’ve been so close to getting a win in this NSL deal. It feels really good to get a win. We wanted to get out front and build some speed…get out as far as possible. I’m really happy for the team. I can’t thank Todd and Susan LaHaise enough. It’s a blast. Hopefully, we can keep this momentum up.”

“Speedweek has been good to us,” said Balog, who also picked up a win Tuesday in Britt, Iowa. “We’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time. We saw we were close in hot laps to having the speed we needed. It feels good to finish second. We’re not really big track guys.”

“We kind of felt like we had one shot to win it and left the door open,” said Clauson of the last restart. “We’re hungry for a win. We’ve ran on the podium a few times here. We ran pretty well. We probably could have putted the bottom and ran second, but we wanted to go for the win.”

Results from Jackson Speedway

FVP A main (started), 25 Laps: 1. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD; 2. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI; 3. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.; 7. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River; 8. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA; 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks; 10. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 11. 09, Matt Juhl,, Tea, SD; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO; 13. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield; 14. 16, Travis Whitney, Blaine; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 17. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls; 19. 15, Joe Riedel, Ramona, SD; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 21. 4x, Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls; 22. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise ID; 23. 14, Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids; 24. 7, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL; 25. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha.

Heat one, 8 Laps: 1. Ian Madsen; 2. Bill Balog; 3. Bryan Clauson; 4. Logan Forler; 5. Dylan Peterson; 6. Jody Rosenboom; 7. Joe Riedel; 8. Skylar Prochaska.

Heat two, 8 Laps: 1. Mark Dobmeier; 2. Matt Juhl; 3. Danny Lasoski; 4. Travis Whitney; 5. Lynton Jeffrey; 6. Dakota Hendrickson; 7. Kaley Gharst; 8. Brooke Tatnell.

Heat three, 8 Laps: 1. Tasker Phillips; 2. Brian Brown; 3. Dusty Zomer; 4. Craig Dollansky; 5. Terry McCarl; 6. Tim Kaeding; 7. Austin Johnson; 8. Austin McCarl; 9. Eric Schulz.

The Jackson Speedway Touring Series also ran at Jackson Thursday night.

Feature
1. Cody Ledger, Omaha
2. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls
3. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield
4. Casey Heser, Jackson
5. Brandon Halverson, Jackson
6. Jordon Martens, Sioux Falls
7. Dean Brown, Springfield
8. Dale Furby, Sioux Falls
9. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls
10. Sawyer Phillips, Knoxville

Heat 1
1. Sawyer Phillips, Knoxville
2. Derrik Lusk, Jackson
3. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield

Heat 2
1. Scott Winters, Butterfield
2. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls
3. Bruce Anderson, Trimont

Saturday at Jackson Speedway will be Hall of Fame Night and the Barb Wieskus Memorial.

The Midwest Sprint Touring Series will be on hand. More than $4,000 has been added to the 360 sprint car purse. Fireworks will follow the races.


Thursday, July 23 results

Iowa state softball tournament
At Fort Dodge
Class 1A
Semifinals

Logan-Magnolia 4, New London 1
AGWSR 9, River Valley 1
Class 2A
Semifinals

Iowa City Regina 4, Fort Dodge Saint Edmond 1
Cascade 6, IKM-Manning 2
Class 3A
Semifinals

Solon 7, Center Point-Urbana 1
Benton Community 8, Greene County 1
Class 4A
Semifinals

Winterset 10, Creston 0
Dallas Center-Grimes 9, Pella 3
Class 5A
Semifinals

Waukee 4, West Des Moines Valley 3 (9 innings)
Johnston 2, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota Twins 3, Los Angeles Angels 0
New York Yankees 9, Baltimore 3
Seattle 3, Detroit 2 (12 innings)
Toronto 5, Oakland 2
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 1
Houston 5, Boston 4
National League
Pittsburgh 7, Washington 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, New York Mets 0
Arizona 8, Milwaukee 3
Miami 4, San Diego 0
Interleague
Saint Louis 4 Kansas City 3


Bulls claim home win over Express July 23, 2015

JACKSON - Four Jackson players had multiple-hit games as the Bulls were 13-2 winners over Tracy in the first game of their of best-of-three amateur baseball series Wednesday night at Wacker Field.

Ray Zalabowski had three hits including a home run and a double and three runs batted in, while Mitch Peschon had three hits with a home run, double and two RBI.

Zach Copley had two hits and two RBI, while Mike Wierson had two hits and one RBI.

Caleb Rossow had a double and was hit by a pitch and had two RBI, Shad Wacker had a hit and an RBI, while Andy Wolf also had a hit.

Ryan Rasche went the first five and one-third innings to claim the win. Pat Boggess went two-thirds of an inning and Peschon pitched one inning.

The second game of the series will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tracy.


Frogs win series opener over A's July 23, 2015

LAKEFIELD - Host Lakefield hit a pair of home runs in a 9-1 win over Pipestone in the opening game of their best-of-three amateur baseball playoff series Wednesday.

Colyn Hohenstein hit a three-run homer and Bryce Christopher a solo shot for the Frogs.

Taylor Christopher had a two-run double and Phil Pronk had an RBI single. Pronk was also the winning pitcher.

The second game of the series will be played at Pipestone Friday.

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