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Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Joe Smoldt shoots during the first round of the 3-point contest at Saturday’s Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series at Dallas Center-Grimes High School in Grimes. Smoldt finished second in the boys competition.

Smoldt plays a role for IBCA all-star champs

GRIMES — Joe Smoldt will graduate from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School as the seventh-leading scorer in the history of Iowa boys basketball. He received the coveted 2017 Mr. Basketball award on top of countless other honors during his career, and his playing days will continue thanks to a ...

Hawkeyes prep for WNIT Final Four run

The Iowa women’s basketball team will take on a steady Washington State team today at 2 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a trip to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Final Four on the line. The Hawkeyes (20-13) have powered through their first three rounds, besting North Dakota, ...

Iowa St. extends Prohm, Fennelly

AMES — Iowa State has given coach Steve Prohm a contract extension and a raise. The Cyclones announced Friday that Prohm’s deal will now run through 2022 with an annual compensation of $2 million. Prohm was set to make $1.6 million next season and top out at $1.75 million in 2021 under ...

Colo-NESCO grad named new director at Iowa Hall of Pride

Taylor Anderson, a social studies teacher and coach at Ankeny Centennial High School, has been named the new Director of the Iowa Hall of Pride. Anderson will assume his new duties Aug. 1, replacing Jack Lashier, who was hired by the Iowa High School Athletic Association in 1996 and has ...

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Riding the Blue Wave to regionals

Fourteen Blue Wave swimmers will compete in the 2017 YMCA North Central Regional Short Course Championships this weekend in Iowa City. The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Blue Wave swim squad qualified 34 individual swims and 13 relays. Pictured are, front row: Beckham DeSotel and Noah DeSotel; middle ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Tess Cheetham connects on a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning in game two of Thursday’s doubleheader with NIACC. Cheetham was 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in the second game of the twinbill sweep.

Tigers run-rule Trojans twice

The Marshalltown Community College softball team played a tale of two contests Thursday afternoon against NIACC, coming out the victor on both ends of a blustery doubleheader. Dion Shirley went 5-for-6, reaching on six different plate appearances and striking out just once, while four ...

Megan Gustafson

Hawkeyes advance to WNIT Elite 8

IOWA CITY — The Iowa women’s basketball team is headed to the Elite Eight of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, after an 80-62 win against Colorado on Thursday night. Reserve Alexa Kastanek posted a season-best 19 points to lead the Hawkeyes (20-13) to the Sweet Sixteen win, ...

ISU’s Burton chosen for Reese’s All-Star game

AMES — Iowa State senior Deonte Burton was selected to play in the 2017 Reese’s College All-Star Game, which will be held March 31 at the Final Four games at the university of Phoenix Stadium. Burton, one of 20 seniors selected to play, averaged 15.1 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per ...

Maddux Richardson

Richardson posts top performance for ’Cats

Senior Maddux Richardson took first place in the shot put with a distance of 54 feet, 2 inches, to lead the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team at Thursday’s Waukee Relays in Des Moines. Richardson scored 14 points for the Bobcats, who were sixth of eight teams with a final of 53 ...

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Team Thumper goes 3-0

The Team Thumper FRECO Wrestling Club recently competed in the ninth annual Eastern Iowa Freestyle Duals at North Linn High School in Troy Mills, going 3-0 on the day by defeating Waverly-Shell Rock 35-30, Team Knucklehead (from Independence) 38-26, and the City High Little Hawks 38-29. Team ...

Bright future

IOWA CITY — Iowa won 10 conference games in the Big Ten this season despite starting its youngest team in decades. That’s among the many reasons Hawkeyes fans are buzzing about the future. Iowa (19-15) wrapped up its season Sunday with a 94-92 overtime loss to TCU in the second round of ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • MCC pitcher JJ Stephens (20) puts the tag on Kirkwood’s Lorenzo Elion after Elion tried to score from third on a wild pitch in the second inning of the nightcap during a doubleheader at Shawn Williams Field Wednesday. Kirkwood took the first game 11-5 and scored late in game two to win 2-0.

Opportunistic Eagles pounce on MCC’s miscues for 2

The Tigers got hit with a case of whatever could go wrong, did go wrong. Inability to find the strike zone combined with untimely hitting marred the Marshalltown Community College baseball team in both games of a doubleheader against Kirkwood Community College Wednesday afternoon at Shawn ...

Maddux Richardson

Bacon, Bobcats up to the challenge

Inside the Roundhouse, the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team is facing a similar challenge as last year. Youth coupled with inexperience will test the athletes throughout the season, however, that’s not letting first-year head coach Doug Bacon shy away from the test. Bacon, who ...

Drake Relays tweaks prep events schedule

With the 2017 Drake Relays just more than a month away, first-year director Blake Bolden announced a series of changes to their year’s schedule and competition Wednesday in a news conference. Highlighting a series of changes and tweaks to this year’s Relays, which will be held April ...

Smoldt, Lindeman tabbed to IBCA All-Star tourney

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Joe Smoldt has accepted his invitation and will play in Saturday’s 2017 IBCA All-Star Games. Smoldt, who was named the 2017 Mr. Basketball, an award named to the best senior player in the state each year, will help headline the Northeast Boys’ team. The NE ...

Clayton Rosenberger

STC’s Rosenberger earns all-WaMaC West Division

Four South Tama County boys’ basketball players have earned All-WaMaC Conference West Division honors, including Clayton Rosenberger, Gabe Shields, Justus Ward and Riley Davenport. The Trojans were 13-9 this season, securing their first .500 season in 15 years. Rosenberger headlined the ...

Drake football promotes Petrilli to O-line coach

DES MOINES — Chris Petrilli has been promoted to offensive line coach and video coordinator for the Drake football program, head coach Rick Fox announced Wednesday. Petrilli was the program’s defensive backs coach last year. In addition to coaching the Bulldogs’ defensive backs last ...

Ever forward

AMES — Nearly seven years to the day he was hired, the Fred Hoiberg era is over at Iowa State. Steve Prohm is now completely in control of the Cyclones’ future. The last of Hoiberg’s recruits completed their careers Saturday in an 80-76 loss to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA ...

AGWSR girls crown two at NICL Indoor

WAVERLY — The AGWSR girls’ track team touted a pair of individual titles with some bronze-medal relay teams at the 2017 North Iowa Cedar League Indoor Invite on Tuesday. Bethany Lippert won the 3,000-meter final and the high jump final at Wartburg College. Lippert’s time of 11 minutes, ...

Cougars’ throwers lead locals at NICL Indoor

WAVERLY — The AGWSR boys’ track and field team was led by two champions in the field events at the 2017 North Iowa Cedar League Indoor Invite on Tuesday. Dalton June was first in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 10 inches to lead the field. Caleb Meinders followed that up with a ...