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Surprising ISU clamping down on Big 12 offenses

AMES — Take a peek at the latest Big 12 Conference football statistics and focus on the defensive numbers for a moment. Yep, that’s Iowa State giving up the fewest points and the fewest yards in league play. The Cyclones are getting stingy on that side of the ball, a surprise given that ...

SPORTS SHORTS: ISU’s Ryen earns Big 12 weekly award

IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Iowa State senior Trever Ryen was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Ryen, a native of Ida Grove, made his mark on special teams in a number of areas in Iowa State’s 45-0 win over Kansas on Saturday. He had ...

PREP FOOTBALL: GMG football falls to North Tama

GARWIN — The GMG football team lost a Class A Division 5 football game at home on Friday to North Tama, 37-6. The Wolverines (0-8, 0-6) were led offensively by Brayden Peterson, who had six catches for 72 yards and the lone touchdown of the game. Kolton Gill finished 8-for-13 with 85 ...

Beathard gets shot at 49ers’ starting QB job

LANDOVER, Md. — Now that C.J. Beathard has thrown his first NFL pass and accounted for his first touchdown, the rookie quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers will get a chance to make his first NFL start. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said that Beathard did enough to earn the team’s QB job ...

South Hardin shut out in season finale

ELDORA — The South Hardin football team suffered its eighth-straight loss to end the season, falling 35-0 to Roland-Story in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 contest. The Tigers (1-8, 0-6), who have a Week 9 bye after rearranging their schedule to accommodate for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s ...

IHSSN adds streaming to coverage

WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa High School Sports Network announced on Wednesday the addition of over-the-top content streaming packages to the IHSSN Championship Network. Viewers will now be able to access all 88 hours of live Iowa high school state championship programming on Sling TV, Hulu, ...

Ehlers spearheads Spartans’ sprint to third

REINBECK — Saturday’s running of the North Iowa Cedar League meet at Oak Leaf Country Club resembled more of a Tough Mudder race than a cross country one, with the athletes in attendance battling wind, rain, and, of course, mud. Those less-than-ideal conditions didn’t seem to bother the ...

Mustangs score silver, as does Comets’ Silver

REINBECK — In taking one of head coach Trent Taylor’s three pre-meet focal points to heart, East Marshall senior Seth Kilborn accidentally ignored the other two. Attempting to familiarize himself with the wet and muddy conditions at Oak Leaf Country Club, Kilborn tried to hop over a puddle ...

Montgomery, ISU throttle Kansas

AMES — The challenge for Iowa State after stunning Oklahoma on the road was to see if it could handle success. Kansas made sure the Cyclones didn’t have to face much adversity on a soaking wet Saturday in Ames. David Montgomery ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Iowa State ...

MHS netters close regular season in Johnston event

JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown volleyball finished its regular season play on Saturday in the Johnston Invite, going 3-2 in its five matches. The Bobcats took down Clinton (21-19, 23-21), Ames (21-13, 21-16) and Johnston (21-16, 21-19) while losing to Class 2A No. 1 Dike-New Hartford (21-7, ...

MCC volleyball splits weekend triangular

The Marhsalltown Community College volleyball team hosted both the Grand View University junior varsity and Southeast Community College on Saturday, splitting the two games of the triangular. The Tigers (18-10) took home a three-set victory over Grand View (25-19, 25-19, 25-23) while falling ...

Weymiller leads Panthers past South Dakota State

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Marcus Weymiller ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries and Northern Iowa jumped on top early, cruising to a 38-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday. The Panthers (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) turned the tables on South Dakota State by scoring 17 ...

PREP FOOTBALL: West Marshall rolls Saydel 46-8

DES MOINES — The West Marshall football team earned another Class 2A District 3 win over Saydel on the road on Friday, winning 46-8. Quarterback Cameron Bannister had 201 yards passing for the Trojans (5-3, 3-2), as well as two passing touchdowns. He also led West Marshall in rushing with ...

Southeast Polk shuts out Bobcats, 52-0

PLEASANT HILL — Shane Starcevich threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns as Southeast Polk blanked Marshalltown 52-0 in Friday’s Class 4A District 4 contest. The host Rams (5-3, 3-1) had their way offensively, scoring 28 first-quarter points and cruising to the shutout win. They handed ...

Royals’ fast start foiled by Moravia, 30-22

COLO — At one point in the first half of Friday’s 8-Man District 5 football game between Colo-NESCO and Moravia, the Royals owned a 22-6 lead over the Mohawks, but that wasn’t enough to secure the lead as Moravia scored the final 24 points in the game to take a 30-22 victory. Colo-NESCO ...

Surging Iowa State tries to sustain success against reeling Kansas

AMES — Iowa State has long been accustomed to responding to failure. How will the Cyclones handle success? For once, Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) is on a roll heading into a game it is expected to win easily. Iowa State is a 21-point favorite for Saturday’s matchup against Kansas ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels rebound by blanking Belle Plaine

INDEPENDENCE — Just six days after its first loss of the season — and first loss in several seasons — the Class A No. 8 Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team got back to its winning ways with a Class A District 5 win over Belle Plaine, 43-0, on Friday night at Independence High ...

SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama netters hold off Rebels

TRAER — Katie Kopriva and Karly Jans combined for 38 kills as Class 1A No. 8 North Tama took down Gladbrook-Reinbeck in four sets here Thurday night, 21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-13. Kopriva came away with 22 kills on 46 swings for the Redhawks (26-7), adding 15 digs and a team-leading three ...

Finish with a bang

In its final home game of the season on Thursday night, the Marshalltown volleyball team got the job done against CIML Iowa Conference foe Johnston in three very different ways to earn a 3-0 sweep victory. To open the game, the Bobcats (18-10, 4-2) and Dragons (12-16, 2-2) fought to a ...

Conference field gets away from Bobcats

The Marshalltown cross country teams faced arguably their toughest challenge of the season on Thursday night in the CIML Iowa Conference meet at the Marshalltown Community College course, though it was also their smallest pool of competition. Two of the best cross country teams in the state ...