T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • South Tama County junior Colton Vest tries to flip Sigourney-Keota’s Zech Boender to his back during the first period of their 138-pound match at Saturday’s East Marshall/GMG Mustang Duals in Le Grand. Vest, who earlier recorded his 100th career win, pinned Boender in 1 minute, 23 seconds, to help the Trojans rally past the Savage Cobras in their last dual of the day.

Trojans’ heavy hitters deliver at Mustang Duals

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LE GRAND — South Tama County wrestling coach Nathan Van Dyke didn’t sweat the 27-point deficit for a couple reasons. It’s still January. The season doesn’t hang in the balance yet. It’s the 126-pound match. Here comes the Trojans’ heavy hitters. A long Saturday ended with an ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College’s Estelle Eduardo (40) gets off a shot despite it being contested by Iowa Western Saturday at the Student Activity Center. Eduardo scored 11 points, but Western kept the Tigers at bay, taking the 71-50 win.

Reivers resist MCC’s second-half surge

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The Tigers fought back from one double-digit deficit, but couldn’t do it again. The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team fell behind 21-9 three minutes into the second quarter against Iowa Western Community College inside the Student Activity Center. The Tigers pulled ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Floyd Preito (11) sends up a jumper over Iowa Western’s Donovan Walker in the second half of Saturday night’s game. Preito finished with 10 points and two assists in the Tigers’ 79-69 loss to Iowa Western Community College on Saturday.

Iowa Western makes pivotal push past MCC

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Four minutes can easily decide a 20-minute game. Such was the case for the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team as it went from up 53-45 to down 60-53 to Iowa Western Community College and eventually lost 79-69 on Saturday night. Jamir Coleman came off the bench to score 19 ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Nazareth Mitrou-Long, right, hugs teammate Monte Morris as Oklahoma State guard Rashard Odomes (1) walks off the court following Saturday’s Big 12 Conference basketball game in Norman, Okla. Iowa State won in double overtime 92-87.

Cyclones survive in double overtime

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NORMAN, Okla. — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm liked what he learned about his team on Saturday. Deonte Burton scored a career-high 31 points, and Iowa State rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat Oklahoma 92-87 in double overtime. “I just want to say how proud I am of these ...

Bobcats drop times, take 5th at conference

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FORT DODGE — With 41 season-best times and 16 lifetime-bests, the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team scored 234 points at Saturday’s CIML Iowa Conference meet. Dowling Catholic won the team title with 458 points, Johnston was second with 426, Fort Dodge came in third with 339, Mason City ...

Bobcat matmen blanked at Ankeny

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ANKENY — Class 3A No. 10 Reese Hageman rolled through the Ankeny Duals Invitational on Saturday, winning all five of his matches to be the only Marshalltown wrestler undefeated through the afternoon. The Bobcats as a team, however, did not earn a win, going 0-5 on the afternoon in losses ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls roll to 16-0

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STATE CENTER — Brooke Snider went for 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Class 3A seventh-ranked West Marshall girls’ basketball team past Woodward-Granger, 65-36. The Trojans (16-0) jumped out to an early and substantial lead, never looking back, up 20-5 after the ...

Iowa State women top No. 22 Kansas St. 75-69

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AMES — Jadda Buckley scored 21 points, Seanna Johnson totaled 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high nine assists and Iowa State got its first victory against a ranked team in more than a year with a 75-69 win against No. 22 Kansas State on Saturday. Iowa State led 48-44 heading into ...

Iowa treats home crowd to victory against Gophers

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson had a double-double and three other Hawkeyes scored in double figures as the Iowa women’s basketball team, with a strong second half, defeated Minnesota 80-65 in front of a season-high crowd of 7,191 on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “First of all, I ...

Ashton’s free throws help Panthers hold off Salukis

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Jordan Ashton scored 14 points, including a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left, and Northern Iowa overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Southern Illinois 58-57 on Saturday night. Ashton scored 10 of his 14 in the second half for Northern Iowa (8-11, 3-5 ...

Illinois State beats Drake to stay unbeaten in MVC

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NORMAL, Ill. — Deontae Hawkins scored 19 points and Illinois State pulled away in the second half to beat Drake, 72-58 Saturday to keep its Missouri Valley Conference record unblemished. Graham Woodward hit a 3-pointer with one second left in the first half to get Drake within four at ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Erica Johnson (4) drives past Johnston’s Alma Hodzic (32) during the first half of Friday night’s CIML Iowa Conference game at the Roundhouse. Johnson had three points in the Bobcats’ 62-20 loss.

Better Bobcats still can’t hang

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Tayrn Knuth and the Class 5A 11th-ranked Johnston girls’ basketball team were too much for the Bobcats to handle Friday night, falling 62-20 in the Roundhouse. Knuth posted 22 points to lead the Dragons (12-3, 6-1 CIML Iowa), just 24 hours removed from a 40-point game in a double-overtime ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown boys’ basketball player Reid Nennig (34) fires up a contested shot in the first half against Johnston Friday night inside the Roundhouse. Turnovers plagued the Bobcats early, and Johnston took the 75-39 win.

Dragons bring too much heat for Bobcats

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Turnovers plagued the Bobcats and put the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team behind the 8-ball early. The Bobcats turned the ball over on their first seven possessions, and Johnston cashed in on the mistakes, jumping out to a 20-0 lead in the first seven minutes of Friday night’s CIML ...

No. 2 PSU pummels third-ranked Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY — The No. 2 Penn State wrestling team remained perfect after its bout with No. 3 Iowa on Friday night, coming away with a convincing 26-11 win. Penn State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) made it 25-straight dual wins, going back to the 2014-15 season. Iowa (7-2, 3-1 Big Ten) got off to a ...

18th-ranked Panthers pin Iowa State

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AMES — A shortlived deficit led to a result that’s been a long-time coming. The 18th-ranked Northern Iowa wrestling team overcame Iowa State’s brief advantage with four-straight match victories to secure the Panthers’ first win inside Hilton Coliseum since 2003 with Friday’s 20-12 ...

GIRLS HOOPS: Seventh-ranked Trojans rip Rebels 82-27

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REINBECK — Teresa Disney recorded her first-career double-double and the Class 3A No. 7 West Marshall girls’ basketball team soundly defeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck 82-27 in Thursday’s NICL West Division game. The freshman Disney was one of four Trojans to score in double figures, ...

BOYS HOOPS: No. 3 G-R withstands West Marshall challenge

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REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team squeaked by West Marshall 63-57, halting a two game skid Friday night in NICL West action. Joe Smoldt guided the Rebels (9-2, 6-0 NICL West) with 29 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Smoldt had 19 by ...

Wendell helps Bulldogs wallop Ramblers 89-46

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DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team remained perfect through conference play with another convincing victory, this time against visiting Loyola, 89-46 Friday night. Lizzy Wendell went for 25 points on 10-for-14 field-goal shooting to lead the Bulldogs (14-4, 7-0 MVC) to its ...

Herzberg propels UNI past Sycamores 59-47

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CEDAR FALLS — Ellie Herzberg came off Northern Iowa’s bench to post a career-high 23 points and pulled down four rebounds to help in the Panthers’ 59-47 win against Indian State on Friday night. Starter Madison Weekly helped out with 15 points and a team-high six assists to propel the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Shomo’s big night buoys Bobcats

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Austin Shomo scored a whopping 31 points as the Marshalltown freshman boys’ basketball team defeated Johnston 68-67 in overtime in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference game at Lenihan Intermediate School. Among Shomo’s 11 field goals were five 3-pointers, and he was 4-for-6 at the free-throw ...