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If you have any questions or have a sports idea to pass along, email KGRN's Sports Director, Chris Varney at  Please note that all games aired on KGRN are available on demand, go to "Play by Play On Demand" on the website.


7-30 Coaches Corners

Softball:  BGM Head Coach Jill Hulsing  
Baseball:  English Valleys Head Coach Jeremy Thomas  
Baseball:  Benton Head Coach Derrick Anderson  
Baseball:  Williamsburg Head Coach Ben Grier   
Baseball:  Lynnville Sully Head Coach Bob Scandridge  
Baseball:  HLV Head Coach Josh Smith   
Baseball:  Grinnell Head Coach Chris Coffman  

7-27 Monday's Coaches Corners

Baseball:  Montezuma Head Coach Tyler Lown  
Baseball:  North Mahaska Head Coach Kevin Kelderman   
Baseball:  Belle Plaine Head Coach Shawn Welsh  
from Friday
Softball:  East Marshall Head Coach Jary Hoskey   

7-23 Extra Point Interviews

Softball:  Benton Head Coach Eric Stenberg on advancing to the 3A finals  
Football:  Grinnell Head Coach Aaron Shipley   

7-23 Thursday's Coaches Corners

Softball:  Lynnville Sully Head Coach Stacy Alberts  
Softball:  HLV Head Coach Karla Cheney   

7-22 Wednesday's Coach's Corner

South Tama County softballl coach Seth Koch 
Benton Community softball coach Erik Stenberg 

7-21 Tuesday's Coaches Corners

Substate Final Baseball tonight, BGM v. Pleasantville live from Pella.  Game time at 7:30 on 1410 KGRN.
Baseball:  BGM Head Coach Colin Gisel   


7-20 Monday's Coaches Corners

Softball:  Montezuma Head Coach Josh Anderson wraps up the season   
Softball:  North Mahaska Head Coach Chris Sampson wraps up the season   

Softball:  Belle Plaine Head Coach Cathy Cronbaugh wraps up the season   

7-20 BGM Baseball

BGM beat Iowa Valley 12-3 on Saturday in the District Finals
Post-Game interview with Bears Junior Tanner Jansen   

Bears versus Pleasantville, Tuesday night in Substate finals.  Coverage on 1410 KGRN, first pitche at 7pm.


7-17 Friday's Coaches Corners

Baseball Playoffs:  Grinnell v. Clear Creek Amana @ 5 pm and Washington @ Williamsburg at 7 pm on KGRN
Baseball:  Grinnell Head Coach Chris Coffman   

Baseball:  East Marshall Head Coach Justin Frost   


7-17 Extra Point Interviews

Softball:  Benton Junior Pitcher Amber Fiser   
Softball:  Lynnville Sully Senior Pitcher Madison Rassmusson   

Baseball:  Belle Plaine Senior Trey Squiers   

7-2 Extra Point

Baseball:  Williamsburg Junior Vic Malloy   
Baseball:  BGM Junior Tanner Jansen   

Baseball:  Grinnell Senior Garrett Jay   
Baseball:  East Marshall Senior Sam Benzing   

6-25 Extra Point Interviews

Softball:  Grinnell High 8th grader Macy Harris   
Softball:  HLV Freshman Emma Cheney   

Softball:  BGM Sophomore Hope Beck   

6-18 Extra Point Interviews

IHSAA Executive Director Alan Beste on reducing the High School Football playoffs beginning in 2016   
Baseball:  English Valleys Senior Pitcher Adam Kerkove   
Boys Basketball:  Outgoing Williamsburg Head Coach Dave Schlabaugh   

6-5 Extra Point Interviews

From Thursday's show
Radio Iowa's Todd Kimm on candidates to replace Fred Hoiberg at Iowa St.   
Boys Soccer:  South Tama Head Coach Ian Tayner on beating Sioux City Heelan in the first round of the state tournament   
Baseball:  South Tama Head Coach Seth Koch   
Softball:  East Marshall Senior Pitcher Mariah Fritz   


6-2 Girls State Golf

Grinnell Senior Sarah Frischmeyer finishes 5th in the Class 4A event @ Marshalltown   
North Mahaska Senior Mackenzie Fuller finishes 9th in the Class 1A event @ Ames   
Williamsburg finishes 7th in the Class 3A event in Marshalltown   

5-29 Extra Point

Thursday's show live from the Pizza Ranch with Senior Sarah Frischmeyer and Mark Kivett with Grinnell Girls Golf and Senior Caitlyn Criswell, Junior Brielle Beck and Head Coach Mike Doty of Grinnell Softball    

State Track Interviews

All interviews from last week's Co-Ed State Track Meet
East Marshall's Haley Fye after the 3000    

Grinnell's Jackson Schulte after the 3200    
Benton's Shelby Hulsebus after the 400    
South Tama's Belle Tyynnismaa after the 400    
Grinnell's Sam Allen after the 400    
Montezuma's Katie Maschmann setting a state meet record in the 100    
BGM's Jolissa Kriegel after qualifying in the 100 finals    
Lynnville Sully's Sage Ehresman after qualifying in the 100 finals    
GMG's Bryce Newcomb wins a state title in the long jump    
BGM's Jolissa Kriegel finishes 2nd in the 400    
Extra Point:  Grinnell High Girls Track Head Coach John Dayton   

Extra Point:  Williamsburg's Brianna Dellamuth and Julie Hollensbe    
Extra Point:  Williamsburg Girls Track Head Coach Nick Nordheim    

East Marshall's Girls Distance Medley    
Grinnell's Girls Distance Medley    
Williamsburg Girls Distance Medley    
Grinnell's Jessica Moore after the long jump and qualifying in the 4x100 finals    
Belle Plaine's Justin Jacobi after qualifying in the 110 hurdles    
HLV's Louis Kriegel and Wade Van Otegham after the 110 hurdles       
Newton's Deonne Harris after qualifying in the 110 hurdles    
Lynnville Sully Girls 4x200 relay    
Lynnville Sully's Elizabeth Van Manen in the discus    
BGM's Boys Distance Medley team    

BGM's Girls Sprint Medley relay    
North Mahaska's Chris Kubli in the 800    
Grinnell's Christa Follette in the 800    
Williamsburg Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay    
Monteuzma's Katie Maschmann after winning the 100    
Lynnville Sully's Sage Ehresman after the 100    
Belle Plaine's Justin Jacobi after the 110 hurdles    
BCLUW's Will Garber after winning the 110 hurdles    
Montezuma's Katie Maschmann and BGM's Jolissa Kriegel after going 1 and 2 in the 200 finals    
Williamsburg's Brianna Dellamuth after the 200   

GMG's Bryce Newcomb after the 200    
Belle Plaine's Trey Squiers in the 1600    
BGM's Geert Boelen in the 1600    
Williamsburg Boys 4x100 wins the state title    
Benton's Girls 4x400    


State Track Meet Local Qualifiers

Click on the headline for Class 3A qualifiers for Grinnell, Williamsburg, South Tama and Benton.    

4-9 Extra Point Interviews

Voice of Northern Iowa Gary Rima on Spring Football and the Men's Basketball Season     
Legendary Sports Broadcaster and former Owner/GM of KGRN Radio Frosty Mitchell