SPORTS SHORTS: MCC hosting fundraiser for coach’s son
The Marshalltown Community College basketball teams are hosting a fundraiser event for Pablo Martinez, son of Tigers head soccer coach Rafael Martinez, on Feb. 10.
Pablo was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September of 2017, and he has been receiving treatment at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines since his diagnosis. Rafael has been involved with the MCC men’s soccer program for over 10 years, and he has been head coach for the last seven.
Donations to support Pablo and his family will be accepted during the women’s game against Black Hawk Community College and the men’s conference matchup against NJCAA No. 2 Indian Hills. Tickets are $10 at the door, with half of those proceeds going to the Martinez family, and there will be a 50/50 raffle for attendees with half of the pot also going to the Martinez family.
Games will start at 5 p.m.
South Tama secures WaMaC West title
TAMA — The South Tama County boys basketball team secured the WaMaC Conference West Division title on Tuesday by downing Independence at home, 67-58.
The Trojans (12-5, 11-1) actually trailed 29-24 at halftime, but they outscored the Mustangs (11-7, 7-5) 24-9 to take the lead in the third quarter.
Sterling Tyon led STC with 22 points, while Gabe Shields had 16 points and seven rebounds and Kaiden Buffalo scored 12.
Meskwaki boys beat back CAL, 52-43
LATIMER — The Meskwaki boys’ basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division tilt over CAL on Tuesday, 52-43.
Jarius Bear led the Warriors (10-6, 9-6) with 19 points against the Cadets (0-17, 0-7) while Taurice Grant had 10 points and six rebounds. Taté Bear, Evan Nelson and Tiernan Wanatee each finished with six points for Meskwaki.
STC girls trample Independence, 62-36
INDEPENDENCE — The South Tama County girls basketball team won a WaMaC Conference West Division game over Independence on Tuesday, 62-36.
Jessica Musgrave nearly had a double-double for the Trojans (11-7, 8-4), finishing with 24 points and nine rebounds in the win. Jaelin Berger also had 10 points for STC while Madison Rohach led the way with 10 rebounds against the Mustangs (1-18, 1-11).
ISU’s Parker nabs weekly Big 12 honor
IRVING, Texas — Iowa State redshirt freshman Ian Parker has been named the Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.
Parker becomes the first Cyclone to earn the honor in almost exactly two years, as Lelund Weatherspoon won on Feb. 1, 2016.
Parker bumped up a weight class to 141 pounds to help Iowa State absorb the transfer of Kenan Storr, and promptly picked up a 4-2 decision over Oklahoma’s three-time NCAA qualifier Mike Longo. He followed with a 3-1 victory over Oklahoma State’s two-time national champion Dean Heil.
Parker accumulated a 15-6 record wrestling at 133 prior to the lineup change.
Ex-Hawkeyes set for All-Star Challenge
IOWA CITY — Former University of Iowa football players Josh Jackson and sean Welsh will participate in the 2018 All-Star Football Challenge on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The 20th edition of the event will be televised on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Friday. For the second consecutive year, the skills competition will feature 24 of college football’s brightest stars divided into six teams based on their college conference.