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Comets catch Cougars by the tail

CONRAD — BCLUW senior guard Jesse Moore dribbled the ball out to half-court and watched the clock strike zero. Clutching the ball to his side, he let out a scream as his teammates started to celebrate their 57-53 comeback win over the rival AGWSR Cougars Friday night. It was a big win ...

BCLUW can’t get going against AGWSR in conference opener

CONRAD — Nothing was falling for BCLUW girls basketball Friday night, particularly for star junior Allison Engle. Engle scored a season-low eight points in the Comets’ 48-31 loss to conference rivals AGWSR (2-1). It’s a season low in points for the Comets (1-2). BCLUW’s offensive ...

Iowa St seniors cap steady climb with home finale

As the old man on the roster, Landen Akers has been at Iowa State even longer than fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1 Big 12) are ...

Panthers pummel St. Ambrose for first win

CEDAR FALLS — Five players scored in double figures for the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team and the Panthers picked up their first win of the season, an easy 98-53 victory over St. Ambrose on Friday night at the McLeod Center. Trae Berhow led all players with 18 points for UNI (1-3), ...

MHS boys swimming not taking anything for granted

Marshalltown boys’ swimming returned to practice Monday, possibly in a better place than most other swimming teams in the state, as well as the other teams at MHS. The reason why? It partly has to do with the swimmers’ ability to participate in lap swims at the Marshalltown YMCA. Head ...

Hawkeyes lay into Leathernecks

IOWA CITY — Luka Garza and Jack Nunge came to Iowa in the same recruiting class. It’s a connection that Garza, the Big Ten player of the year last season, appreciates. And with Nunge now back with the Hawkeyes, Garza couldn’t be happier — for a lot of reasons. Garza scored 35 ...

Edler ties for fourth on opening night of NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas — The nerves that come with being a newcomer at the National Finals Rodeo can be a bit troubling to some first-timers playing on ProRodeo’s biggest stage for the first time. Jacob Edler isn’t a typical newcomer. He’s got a different mentality than most, and it paid off ...

Walden wowed by Cyclones’ success

Jim Walden once said if a football coach stays at Iowa State, two things will happen: he will lose and he will get fired. Walden predicted in the early 1990s that the Cyclones might be headed toward dropping to Division I-AA, now known as the Football Championship Subdivision. Weeks before he ...

No. 24 Iowa fully prepared for Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is taking nothing for granted after seeing what Illinois did to a Nebraska team his Hawkeyes hung on to beat 26-20 last week. The Illini beat the Cornhuskers 41-23 two weeks ago and were idle this past weekend after their game against Ohio State was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Neuroth notches 24 in Mustang victory

COLFAX — East Marshall freshman Morgan Neuroth broke onto the scene with 24 points in her varsity girls basketball debut, leading the Mustangs to a season-opening 50-42 victory over Colfax-Mingo on Thursday night. Neuroth made five 3-pointers for East Marshall (1-0), scoring 10 points in the ...

Bobcat wrestling navigating weird offseason

As always, 2020 has been unpredictable for Marshalltown High School sports teams. The Bobcats are just coming off of an enforced two-week absence due to a heightened level of COVID-19 cases at the school. On Monday, school activities returned and the Marshalltown athletics teams were allowed to ...

Hawkeyes drive past Drake

DES MOINES — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit and finished off Drake from the free-throw line in a 103-97 victory on Wednesday night at the Knapp Center. Former Dowling Catholic standout Caitlin Clark shined in a homecoming of sorts, ...

South Dakota St tops Iowa St. for 2nd time in program history

AMES — Noah Freidel scored 23 points, making five 3-pointers, Baylor Scheierman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, and South Dakota State beat Iowa State 71-68 on Wednesday night for the program’s eighth victory over a Power Five team. SDSU led by at least nine points for the ...

Joens leads ISU’s 91-68 rout of TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ashley Joens scored 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 23 Iowa State to a 91-68 victory over TCU on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference opener. Joens, who was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List on Wednesday, was 10-of-15 shooting and made all ...

Panthers bounced by Bison, 85-68

FARGO, N.D. — Heaven Hamling and Emily Dietz scored 20 points apiece to lead the North Dakota State women’s basketball team to a victory in its opener, an 85-68 triumph over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night at the Scheels Center. Ryan Cobbins and Reneya Hopkins added 11 points apiece for ...

In the nick of time

GARWIN — The ball fell to GMG freshman Jabari Woodbury with less than one second left. There was literally no time to waste. He put it up and the buzzer sounded. The ball caromed off the backboard and in, leaving it up to the officials on the court to decide whether or not Woodbury got the ...

GMG girls outmatched by Baxter in 61-22 loss

GARWIN — When did Tuesday night’s game against the Baxter girls team slip away from the GMG girls? It was as early as the first quarter, said coach Justin Hornberg, and it got worse from there. The Wolverines (1-1) got behind early, briefly fought back and were then swallowed up by the ...

Helmet in hand: Iowa’s Smith-Marsette rebuilds trust after his arrest

IOWA CITY — Ihmir Smith-Marsette knew he messed up when Iowa City police pulled him over after clocking him driving 74 mph in a 30 mph zone in the wee hours of Nov. 1. “I was thinking my football career was probably done,” the Iowa receiver said. Smith-Marsette’s blood-alcohol ...

UI’s Garza, Wieskamp on Wooden Watch List

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball players Luka Garza and Joe Wieskamp have both been named to the John Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List. On Monday, Garza received the first Big Ten Conference Player of the Week honor after averaging 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3 ...

ISU’s Joens on Wooden Watch List

LOS ANGELES — Iowa State women’s basketball player Ashley Joens has been named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List, the award committee announced Tuesday. Joens, a 6-foot junior, is averaging 30.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game one week into the 2020-21 season. She scored 36 ...