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T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Luke Appel (50) works in the paint to put in a basket through contact by Des Moines Roosevelt players Thon Kueth (33) and Burke Pitz (21) during the second quarter of the Bobcats’ loss to the Roughriders on Tuesday night.

Missed it by that much

After watching the girls lose a nail biter just before taking the court, the Marshalltown boys basketball team also lost in heartbreaking fashion to Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday night, allowing a late Roughrider comeback in the fourth quarter to lose 51-49. The Bobcats (1-4) had chances to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown sophomore Madi Finch, middle, puts up a shot between Des Moines Roosevelts’ Sanaa Smith (1) and Kate Claypool (2) during the Bobcats’ last-minute loss to the Roughriders on Tuesday night.

Bobcat girls come up just short against Roughriders

With less than one minute left on the clock in Tuesday’s matchup between the Marshalltown girls basketball team and Des Moines Roosevelt, the Bobcats clung to a one-point advantage after fighting all the way back from an early deficit to the Roughriders. With MHS in possession and just ...

Jacob Park

Campbell would grant Park transfer from Iowa St

AMES — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell said he will support quarterback Jacob Park if he intends to transfer to another school. Campbell released a statement Monday night after the Des Moines Register quoted Park as saying he asked for a release from his scholarship. Park, a ...

Panther pair selected as All-American

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa seniors Jared Farley and Elijah Campbell have been named FCS All-Americans by The Associated Press, the media outlet announced Tuesday. This marks the first time the UNI football team has had multiple AP FCS All-Americans since 2014, when four players were ...

Spartans tip Trojans in OT showdown

STATE CENTER — The Class 2A No. 9 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team used balanced scoring and steady defense to defeat 3A No. 11 West Marshall in overtime, prevailing 44-41 in Tuesday’s clash between two of last year’s three co-champions. Brooke Flater led the visiting ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hames helps Cougars get past Comets

ACKLEY — Alex Hames scored a career-high 19 points to help the AGWSR boys’ basketball team get its first NICL West Division win of the season, beating BCLUW 66-49 on Tuesday night. Liam Stubbe and Tanner Weichers added 11 points apiece for the Cougars (2-4, 1-3), who snapped a four-game ...

Hawkeye freshman nabs Big Ten’s weekly award

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa redshirt freshman Alex Marinelli has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Marinelli, ranked 13th in the country at 165 pounds, won twice last week in his collegiate debut. He helped the Hawkeyes beat Rutgers ...

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

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 ...

Lindell Wigginton

Iowa State frosh Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...