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MCC outscores Guilford in baseball doubleheader

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team collected a combined 22 run in its doubleheader, and the Tigers needed just about all of them to pick up a pair of wins Saturday. A seven-run third inning propelled MCC to a 13-12 win against Guilford Technical Community ...

Iowa State upends No. 9 Baylor, 72-69

AMES — Iowa State star Deonte Burton often takes shots that his coaches wish he wouldn’t. With a potential win over a top 10 opponent slipping away, Burton banked in the biggest basket of his career. Burton scored 22 points, including a crucial 3 off the glass with just over a minute ...

Bohannon scores 24 to help Hawks top No. 24 Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The best performance of Jordan Bohannon’s college career coincided with another ego-deflating effort by No. 24 Maryland. As a result, Iowa got a feel-good victory and the Terrapins were left wondering how such an uplifting season could so quickly go awry. Bohannon ...

Illinois State whips UNI 63-42, shares MVC title

CEDAR FALLS — MiKyle McIntosh scored 15 points, Paris Lee and Keyshawn Evans scored 14 apiece and Illinois State won a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title for the first time in 19 years with a 63-42 win against Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Redbirds (25-5, 17-1), who share their ...

Thomas double-double leads Bradley past Drake

DES MOINES — Donte Thomas scored 22 points to match his career high and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley completed its regular season with an 82-74 win over Drake and clinched the No. 6 seed into the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday afternoon. The victory, coupled with Missouri ...

No. 21 Drake outlasts UNI to clinch MVC regular-season title

DES MOINES — For the first time since 2000, the Drake women’s basketball team is atop the Missouri Valley Conference, alone and still untouched. The 21st-ranked Bulldogs (23-4, 16-0) clinched the outright, regular-season title in the MVC after a 70-57 win against in-state rival Northern ...

Cyclones score highest ranked road win

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State missed the NCAA Tournament last season after a nine-year run. On Friday night, the Cyclones took a big step toward making a return. Seanna Johnson scored 22 points, including 10 straight for the Cyclones in the third quarter, and they upset No. 6 Texas 70-66 ...

Rebels weather Royal rumble

GRUNDY CENTER — There wasn’t enough sustenance to help both the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball teams weather each other’s storms. In the end, it was the Rebels who gained enough nourishment to withstand the Royals’ final blows and come away with a Class 1A District ...

Iowa State defensive back suspended following arrest

AMES — Iowa State defensive back Mike Johnson has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a domestic assault charge involving his live-in girlfriend. A criminal complaint filed by a university police officer says Johnson was arrested early Thursday following an argument with ...

Only Panthers can prevent Drake’s title

DES MOINES — With three home games remaining and a two-game lead in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, the No. 21 Drake women’s basketball team is on the brink of securing the top seed for the league tournament. The only team that can spoil the Bulldogs’ celebration is the one ...

KDAO’s call featured on Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show, a nationally syndicated radio show, selected a play from East Marshall’s Class 2A District 11 final win Tuesday, as its Local Play of the Week on Thursday that was called by KDAO broadcaster Andy Jennings. The Mustangs won 55-53. The call features the last 24 seconds ...

SPORTS SHORTS: UNI volleyball hosting youth clinics

CEDAR FALLS — The UNI Panther Volleyball Academy is hosting a pair of clinics on March 5. The camps will be for youth up to eighth grade. The first clinic will run from noon to 2 p.m., and is for volleyball players third through eighth grade. Cost of the camp is $25. The general skills camp ...

’Cats come blasting back

DES MOINES — The Richie Thomas “Jethro’s Speech” will go down as one of the top pep talks in Marshalltown High School history. Heck, it might have even rival President Thomas J. Whitmore’s inducement before leading the U.S. military to fight off an alien horde in Independence Day. ...

Dresser saw chance to ‘come home’ with ISU

AMES — New Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser saw the opportunity to leave a secure gig at Virginia Tech to lead the scuffling Cyclones as a “chance to come home.” Dresser, a native of Humboldt and a former All-American for the Hawkeyes, was introduced Wednesday. Dresser left ...

MCC rally spoiled in extras

WENTWORTH, N.C. — A five-run eighth inning powered the Marshalltown Community College baseball team to a late rally, but the Tigers fell 10-9 in extra innings to Rockingham Community College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers drop to 5-4 on the year. Sophomore Enmanuel Lopez went 3-for-6 at ...

Sycamores go coast-to-coast on UNI, 69-59

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Niels Bunschoten had 20 points and made 6 of 10 from the field and Indiana State never trailed on its way to a 69-59 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points and Everett Clemons scored 12 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sycamores (11-18, ...

Ramblers’ balanced attack downs Drake

CHICAGO — Ben Richardson, Milton Doyle, and Aundre Jackson each scored 16 points, and Donte Ingram scored 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds and Loyola of Chicago beat Drake 80-65 on Wednesday. With a 33-32 lead at halftime, Loyola of Chicago (18-12, 8-9 Missouri Valley) took control ...

Disterhoft’s milestone overshadowed in loss

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Iowa senior Ally Disterhoft scored a game-high 23 points to eclipse 2,000 for her career, but the Hawkeyes lost 80-77 in double-overtime at Indiana in Big Ten Conference play Wednesday. Disterhoft scored six points in a row in the first overtime to give Iowa (16-12, 8-9) ...

Mustangs make a move

ANKENY — Call them the Cardiac Mustangs, because the East Marshall boys’ basketball team did it again. After converting an alley-oop layup with 1.8 seconds left to beat PCM in the district semifinal, the Mustangs needed late-game heroics to come out on top of Des Moines Christian. Zaine ...

Rebels outrun Belle Plaine

REINBECK — A hiccup in defense let Belle Plaine hang around a little longer than the Rebels would’ve liked, but at the end of the day, the outcome was all that mattered. The Class 1A fourth-ranked Rebels held on to advance to the District 6 finals with an 89-75 win against Belle Plaine on ...