With no local sports on the calendar last night, we begin today’s report with a look at what is on our area sports scheduled tonight. The Osage Green Devil volleyball team will finish up their regular season tonight with a home triangular meet against Aplington-Parkersburg and Janesville. The Green Devils are ranked sixth in Class 3A and come in with an overall record of 21-8. Aplington-Parkersburg is 6-20 and Janesville comes in ranked number one in Class 1A and they have a record of 29-7. Osage will play Aplington-Parkersburg at 6pm and then the will play Janesville in the third match of the night.
The Rockford Warrior volleyball team will be at home tonight for a non-conference match against Belmond-Klemme. The Warriors are 6-13 overall this season and Belmond comes in at 1-22 on the season. First serve from Rockford tonight is scheduled for 7pm.
The Saint Ansgar Saints volleyball team will have their final match of the season tonight when they host Riceville in non-conference action. The Saints come in with an overall record of 8-12 while the Wildcats are 9-16. This match is also set to begin at 7pm.
There are a pair of new top ranked teams in the latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll. Todd Kimm reports.
Now on to some college football, Kyle Kempt is expected to start at quarterback when the Iowa State football team hosts Kansas on Saturday. The fifth year senior led the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 win at third ranked Oklahoma. The depth chart lists Kempt or Jacob Park as the starter but Park remains inactive while he deals with a personal health issue.
That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who says he can’t speculate on when Park might return.
Kempt completed 18 of his 24 attempts through the air for 343 yards in his first start for the Cyclones.
Campbell says Kempt’s with ethic gave the coacbes confidence in his ability.
Campbell says the key this week is to turn the page and focus on Kansas.
Campbell says they will try to continue to use Joel Lanning on both sides of the ball but plan to do it in a way that does not harm the defense or wear Lanning down.
You can tune into the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas football game this Saturday right here on KCHA.