T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College freshman Maria Cruz Uceda (44) scoops home a shot during the second half of the Tigers’ loss to Southeastern Community College on Monday. Uceda scored a career-high 13 points in the loss.

Tigers suffer fourth-straight loss

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Monday’s game between the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team and Southeastern Community College was a roller coaster of emotions for the Tiger faithful. MCC jumped out to an 8-0 lead right out of the gates on its way to winning the first quarter 19-9, but the Tigers ...

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Iowa State frosh Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations

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AMES — From the moment freshman Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit. Wigginton’s recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep him a secret much longer. Wigginton has been on a tear ever since ...

AP PHOTO • Drake guard De’Antae McMurray (4) looks to pass around Minnesota guard Amir Coffey (5) in the first half of a college basketball game Monday in Minneapolis.

Murphy’s double-double helps Gophers top Drake

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota was reminded of a valuable lesson on Monday night when Drake had the Golden Gophers on the ropes. When in doubt, get the ball to Jordan Murphy. Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota held off ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 13 AGWSR girls rout Rockford

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ROCKFORD — The Class 1A No. 13 AGWSR girls basketball team continued its undefeated start to the season on Saturday with a 65-38 win over Rockford on the road. The Cougars (5-0) scored 39 points in the first half to own a 25-point halftime lead, their third-straight game leading by 20 ...

Oklahoma boasts 3 1st-team AP All-Americans

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No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State’s Cameron Lard celebrates after dunking against Alcorn State in the first half of a college basketball game Sunday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

A win’s a win

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AMES — The Cyclones might remember Sunday’s game as the “Hawkeye Hangover.” Iowa State survived anyway, pushing its winning streak to seven games ahead of a key matchup against Northern Iowa. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa center Luka Garza, left, drives to the basket past Southern University guard Richard Lee, right, during the first half of a college basketball game Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The 6-foot-11 freshman had his second-career double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Iowa to a 91-60 win.

Garza helps Hawkeyes get by

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IOWA CITY — Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the first 10 games with a sprained ankle ...

Iowa LB Jewell wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The other finalists were Micah Kiser of Virginia, Harrison Phillips of Stanford and Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama. Jewell received the ...

UNI men romp to 80-47 win over D-III Dubuque

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CEDAR FALLS — Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. Koch opened the scoring with a layup, Brown followed with a pair of 3-pointers ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 7 Hawkeyes pin down Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Iowa wrestling team got six bonus-point victories out of nine match wins in pummeling Maryland 40-6 in Sunday’s Big Ten Conference dual inside the Xfinity Center. Second-ranked Brandon Sorensen pinned Peter Dedesco at 149 pounds and No. 13 Alex ...

Rally ’Cats

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Heading into Saturday’s Bobcat Invite at the Marshalltown High School pool, the West Des Moines Valley boys swimming team was the heavy favorite to take first but second place was up for grabs and the Marshalltown boys had their eyes on that runner-up spot. Things couldn’t have started ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Josh Melde (20) puts up a shot after hauling down a rebound during the second quarter of the Bobcats’ loss to Fort Dodge on Friday.

Fort Dodge outlasts MHS rally

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To start the fourth quarter in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference matchup between the Marshalltown boys basketball team and Fort Dodge, the Bobcats trailed the Dodgers 45-30 heading to the final frame. MHS would eventually shrink that lead to as much as five in the fourth, but Fort Dodge was ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown freshman Kyra Feldman (10) drives the ball on Fort Dodge’s Shareece Smith during the first half of the Bobcats’ loss to the Dodgers on Friday at the Roundhouse.

MHS girls dunked by Fort Dodge, 55-25

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A slow start in the first quarter put the Marshalltown girls basketball team behind the eight ball early in Friday’s matchup against Fort Dodge, as the Bobcats trailed the Dodgers 20-3 after the opening quarter on their way to losing 55-25 in their CIML Iowa Conference opener. Marshalltown ...

Mayfield is top Big 12 offensive player again

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Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is the unanimous pick as The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the second time in three seasons, and the Heisman Trophy finalist is also the first quarterback to be a first-team pick in the league three straight years. The playoff-bound ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 9 Spartans stifle BCLUW girls

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GRUNDY CENTER — Hailey Wallis compiled 16 points, nine steals and six rebounds in her second game back from an injury to lead the Class 2A No. 9 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team past BCLUW 46-27 in NICL West Division action here Friday. Brooke Flater added 13 points for the Spartans ...

Hawkeyes overtake Rutgers late, 23-15

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The University of Iowa wrestling team won six of the final seven bouts to rally past No. 16 Rutgers on Friday night in front of a record 6,754 fans at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Hawkeyes fell behind 12-0 after losses at 125, 133, and 141 pounds, but strung together ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Brayden Arnote, top, works on pinning Des Moines Roosevelt’s Prince Nyean during the Bobcats’ 66-9 dual win over the Roughriders on Thursday in the Roundhouse.

MHS matmen dominate Roughriders

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A week removed from losing its first dual meet of the season, the Marshalltown wrestling team returned to the Roundhouse Thursday night to hand Des Moines Roosevelt a 66-9 thrashing for its first dual-meet win of the year. Of the 14 matches between the Bobcats (1-1) and Roughriders (0-2), MHS ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton (5) shoots over Iowa’s Brady Ellingson (24) during the first half of a college basketball game Thursday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

’Clones capitalize on error-prone Hawkeyes

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AMES — If Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton’s Cy-Hawk debut was any indication, Iowa might its hands full with the Cyclones’ newest star for years to come. Wigginton scored 24 points, becoming the first Cyclones freshman with at least 20 in three straight games since Marcus Fizer, ...

Bobcat bowlers earn sixth-straight win

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The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned yet another win to start the season on Thursday, as it took out Mason City 3,261-2,386 in its fourth-straight home win. The Bobcats (6-0) also had yet another athlete lead the way in individual scoring, as Jonathan McKeever bowled a season-high series ...

Appel’s 33 not enough for Bobcats

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NEWTON — The Newton boys’ basketball team had a counterattack for every Marshalltown offensive. The Cardinals captured victory in their home opener Thursday night, turning back the Bobcats 73-64 in non-conference play. Garrett Sturtz scored 31 points to lead Newton (3-0), offsetting the ...