T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Matt Roeding, center, celebrates with the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team after winning the Class 1A Substate 3 game against Wapsie Valley 68-62 in overtime, to advance to its third-straight state tournament Saturday night.

Rebel three-peat

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CEDAR FALLS — There’s not a cardiothoracic surgeon willing to check the pulses and heart health of Rebel fans after Saturday night’s pandemonium in the Class 1A Substate 3 final. Fourth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck survived an upset scare from unranked Wapsie Valley, defeating the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • East Marshall’s Tyler DeBondt fights back the emotions following the Class 2A Substate 6 final against South Hamilton Saturday in Nevada. South Hamilton won in the final seconds, 53-51, to advance to the state tournament.

Mustang heartbreaker

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NEVADA — Adam Bauder had the right play call or words of encouragement for every occasion except this one. Facing a locker room full of brokenhearted teenagers, the East Marshall boys’ basketball coach had little to offer. The Mustangs’ frenetic run through the Class 2A playoffs came to ...

MCC basketball splits twinbill with Northeast

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Jamir Coleman sank the go-ahead free throw with seven-tenths of a second left on the clock, and the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a 77-76 Iowa Community College Athletic Conference victory against Northeast Community College Saturday ...

MCC outscores Guilford in baseball doubleheader

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JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team collected a combined 22 run in its doubleheader, and the Tigers needed just about all of them to pick up a pair of wins Saturday. A seven-run third inning propelled MCC to a 13-12 win against Guilford Technical Community ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Monte Morris (11) celebrates with fans after an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Saturday in Ames.

Iowa State upends No. 9 Baylor, 72-69

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AMES — Iowa State star Deonte Burton often takes shots that his coaches wish he wouldn’t. With a potential win over a top 10 opponent slipping away, Burton banked in the biggest basket of his career. Burton scored 22 points, including a crucial 3 off the glass with just over a minute ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon, right, shoots over Maryland’s Jaylen Brantley during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in College Park, Md.

Bohannon scores 24 to help Hawks top No. 24 Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The best performance of Jordan Bohannon’s college career coincided with another ego-deflating effort by No. 24 Maryland. As a result, Iowa got a feel-good victory and the Terrapins were left wondering how such an uplifting season could so quickly go awry. Bohannon ...

Illinois State whips UNI 63-42, shares MVC title

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CEDAR FALLS — MiKyle McIntosh scored 15 points, Paris Lee and Keyshawn Evans scored 14 apiece and Illinois State won a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title for the first time in 19 years with a 63-42 win against Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Redbirds (25-5, 17-1), who share their ...

Thomas double-double leads Bradley past Drake

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DES MOINES — Donte Thomas scored 22 points to match his career high and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley completed its regular season with an 82-74 win over Drake and clinched the No. 6 seed into the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday afternoon. The victory, coupled with Missouri ...

AP PHOTO • Drake seniors Lizzy Wendell and Caitlin Ingle, right, hug at the end of a Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball game against Northern Iowa on Friday night at the Knapp Center in Des Moines. Wendell scored a game-high 21 points and Ingle added nine points and eight assists in the No. 21 Bulldogs’ 70-57 win, clinching the MVC regular-season title outright for the first time since 2000.

No. 21 Drake outlasts UNI to clinch MVC regular-season title

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DES MOINES — For the first time since 2000, the Drake women’s basketball team is atop the Missouri Valley Conference, alone and still untouched. The 21st-ranked Bulldogs (23-4, 16-0) clinched the outright, regular-season title in the MVC after a 70-57 win against in-state rival Northern ...

Iowa State guard Bridget Carleton (21) and teammates celebrate a 70-66 win over Texas in an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Cyclones score highest ranked road win

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AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State missed the NCAA Tournament last season after a nine-year run. On Friday night, the Cyclones took a big step toward making a return. Seanna Johnson scored 22 points, including 10 straight for the Cyclones in the third quarter, and they upset No. 6 Texas 70-66 ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Joe Smoldt puts up a 3-point shot attempt against Colo-NESCO in the first quarter of Thursday’s Class 1A District 6 final in Grundy Center. Smoldt scored 37 points, including six 3-pointers, guiding the Rebels to a 64-56 win.

Rebels weather Royal rumble

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GRUNDY CENTER — There wasn’t enough sustenance to help both the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball teams weather each other’s storms. In the end, it was the Rebels who gained enough nourishment to withstand the Royals’ final blows and come away with a Class 1A District ...

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Iowa State defensive back suspended following arrest

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AMES — Iowa State defensive back Mike Johnson has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a domestic assault charge involving his live-in girlfriend. A criminal complaint filed by a university police officer says Johnson was arrested early Thursday following an argument with ...

Only Panthers can prevent Drake’s title

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DES MOINES — With three home games remaining and a two-game lead in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, the No. 21 Drake women’s basketball team is on the brink of securing the top seed for the league tournament. The only team that can spoil the Bulldogs’ celebration is the one ...

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KDAO’s call featured on Dan Patrick Show

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The Dan Patrick Show, a nationally syndicated radio show, selected a play from East Marshall’s Class 2A District 11 final win Tuesday, as its Local Play of the Week on Thursday that was called by KDAO broadcaster Andy Jennings. The Mustangs won 55-53. The call features the last 24 seconds ...

SPORTS SHORTS: UNI volleyball hosting youth clinics

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CEDAR FALLS — The UNI Panther Volleyball Academy is hosting a pair of clinics on March 5. The camps will be for youth up to eighth grade. The first clinic will run from noon to 2 p.m., and is for volleyball players third through eighth grade. Cost of the camp is $25. The general skills camp ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • The Marshalltown boys’ bowling team poses with its runner-up banner and trophy Wednesday after the Class 3A state meet at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Zachariah Liskowiak holds the trophy in front while, from left: Ray Wiegand, Carson Potter, Richie Thomas, Joshua Arment and Kamrin Chizik hoist the banner.

’Cats come blasting back

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DES MOINES — The Richie Thomas “Jethro’s Speech” will go down as one of the top pep talks in Marshalltown High School history. Heck, it might have even rival President Thomas J. Whitmore’s inducement before leading the U.S. military to fight off an alien horde in Independence Day. ...

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Dresser saw chance to ‘come home’ with ISU

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AMES — New Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser saw the opportunity to leave a secure gig at Virginia Tech to lead the scuffling Cyclones as a “chance to come home.” Dresser, a native of Humboldt and a former All-American for the Hawkeyes, was introduced Wednesday. Dresser left ...

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MCC rally spoiled in extras

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WENTWORTH, N.C. — A five-run eighth inning powered the Marshalltown Community College baseball team to a late rally, but the Tigers fell 10-9 in extra innings to Rockingham Community College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers drop to 5-4 on the year. Sophomore Enmanuel Lopez went 3-for-6 at ...

Sycamores go coast-to-coast on UNI, 69-59

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Niels Bunschoten had 20 points and made 6 of 10 from the field and Indiana State never trailed on its way to a 69-59 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points and Everett Clemons scored 12 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sycamores (11-18, ...

Ramblers’ balanced attack downs Drake

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CHICAGO — Ben Richardson, Milton Doyle, and Aundre Jackson each scored 16 points, and Donte Ingram scored 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds and Loyola of Chicago beat Drake 80-65 on Wednesday. With a 33-32 lead at halftime, Loyola of Chicago (18-12, 8-9 Missouri Valley) took control ...