G-LR-CL Falls To 5th Ranked E-LC In Softball Regional Final

Sheldon, Iowa — George Little Rock Central Lyon saw their season come to a close in the Class 3A Region 1 title game as 5th ranked Estherville Lincoln Central took a 2-0 lead after the first inning and pushed it to a 4-0 advantage with 2 more runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Some late inning fireworks put the game away as lead off hitter Kristin King launched a two out grand slam to left field giving the Midgets an 8-0 lead.

The game ended in the bottom of the sixth when Kendall Bosch connected on a two run shot to left field to make the score 10-0.

Bosch who came into the contest with a .71 era struck out 9 batters and gave up just one hit in the ballgame. Lexi Ackerman drove it to the base of the fence in centerfield for a double. Abbie Eben took the loss giving up 6 hits in the contest.

With the win E-LC improves to 27-6 on the year while G-LR-CL ends a 20 win season at 21-8.

In the 3A District 2 title game at Wall Lake 9th ranked Ballard ended 11th ranked MOC Floyd Valley’s season with a 10-4 win.

In Class 1A the upset of the night happened in LeMars as unranked LeMars Gehlen handed top ranked and defending State Champion Akron Westfield just their second loss of the season with a 4-1 win.

In Class 2A at Algona Garrigan 7th ranked Emmetsburg won the Region 1 title with a 3-1 win over Lake Mills.

Sports Schedule For Tuesday 7/10/12

District Baseball reaches the semifinal round in Class 2A and the quarterfinal round in 1A. The 2A finals will be decided on Saturday with the 1A semis set for Thursday and the Finals on Saturday as well.





Class 2A Baseball District Semi Finals

District 1 at Sioux Center Upper Bracket

5pm Sheldon vs. Boyden Hull Rock Valley

7pm Western Christian vs. Unity

Winners meet Saturday at Sioux Center for District title

We’ll bring you the doubleheader broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 4:50 with first pitch at 5pm. We’ll stream from the website as well at

Class 1A District 1 quarterfinals Upper Bracket at West Lyon

5pm Central Lyon vs George Little Rock

7pm West Lyon vs West Sioux

Winners meet in the semis Thursday at West Lyon

Lower Bracket at Remsen St Mary’s

5pm Remsen Union vs Spalding

7pm Marcus Meriden Cleghorn vs. Remsen St Mary’s

Winners meet in the semis Thursday at Remsen St Mary’s

Class 1A District 3 Upper Bracket at HMS

5pm Clay Central Everly vs South O’Brien

7pm Harris Lake Park vs Hartley Melvin Sanborn

Winners meet in the semis Thursday at HMS

Lower Bracket at Storm Lake St Mary’s

5pm Newell Fonda vs Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire

7pm Laurens Marathon vs Storm Lake St Mary’s

Winners meet in the semis Thursday at Storm Lake St Mary’s

Ronald J. Hinrichs

Ronald J. Hinrichs, age 64, of Ellsworth, MN died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the Sanford Luverne Hospital in Luverne, MN. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth with Reverend Calvin Hsu officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth, MN.

Visitation will be Friday, July 13th from 2-8 pm with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, MN. The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is handling services.



State Softball Tournament Berths Will Be Earned Monday Night

State Softball Tournament trips are on the line tonight. In the Class 3A Region 1 championship George Little Rock Central Lyon will meet 5th ranked Estherville Lincoln Central at Sheldon tonight.

G-LR-CL comes in at 21-8 following a 5-4 semifinal win over Boyden Hull Rock Valley. E-LC comes in at 26-6. The two teams met at the Spirit Lake Tournament on June 9th with E-LC pulling out an 8-6 win.

Comparing some team numbers G-LR-CL boast a team batting average of .350 with a team era of 3.54. the Mustangs have three players hitting .400 on the season with 3 more above .300.

E-LC has a team batting average of .339 and a team era of 1.42. The Midgets have one player hitting above .500 another above .400 and three more hitting over .300.

We’ll bring you the broadcast tonight on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:50 and first pitch at 7:00.

In Class 3A Region 1 MOC Floyd Valley will meet Ballard at Wall Lake for the championship. MOC Floyd Valley goes in at 23-5 on the year. They have a team era at 3.30 and a team batting average of .338. Ballard counters with a 31-9 record. The team era stands at 1.10 and the team batting average is at .341.

In Class 1A Region 1 defending State Champion and top ranked Akron Westfield will meet LeMars Gehlen at the LeMars public high school field.

In Class 2A Region 1 it’s Emmetsburg against Lake Mills with the game to be played at Algona Garrigan.