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T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • East Marshall’s Bobbi Amendt (top) shoots over BGM’s Lizzy Worthington during the second half of Monday night’s game. Amendt had five points in the Mustangs’ 43-38 loss to the Bears.

Bears break free of Mustangs, 43-38

LE GRAND — For 28 minutes and 53 seconds, the East Marshall girls did all they could to keep visiting BGM at bay. But with 3:07 remaining, the Bears (2-5) took a 36-34 lead on a layup by Lyla Kriegel and never looked back, as BGM went on to win 43-38 Monday night in Le Grand. It was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 1 Gladbrook-Reinbeck goes to 5-0

REINBECK — Joe Smoldt tallied team-highs of 25 points, 11 assists and six steals as the Class 1A No. 1 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team improved to 5-0 with a 67-36 whitewashing of Janesville here Monday night. The Rebels outscored the Wildcats 26-11 in the opening quarter and ...

Daum with 20 as SDSU sends Drake to 10th loss

DES MOINES — Mike Daum scored 20 points and Andre Wallace 19 as South Dakota State won a road game for the first time this season, defeating Drake 83-75 on Monday night. Daum, Wallace and A.J. Hess were a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line in the final 1:15 as South Dakota State (7-7) ...

Ingle, Hittner help Drake sweep weekly awards

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A day after defeating in-state rival Iowa, the Drake women’s basketball team swept the Missouri Valley Conference’s weekly awards. Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle was named the league’s Player of the Week, while freshman Becca Hittner was selected as the MVC’s ...

ISU’s Johnson makes it back-to-back honors

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State senior Seanna Johnson has been named the Big 12 Conference’s women’s basketball Player of the Week for the second-straight week, the league announced Monday. This marks Johnson’s third such honor and eighth weekly laurel overall. She was named the ...

Balanced Bulldogs top Hawks

DES MOINES — A balanced attack was all the Drake women’s basketball team needed as it held on to take down in-state rival Iowa on Sunday in an 81-76 win at the Knapp Center. Caitlin Ingle had 20 points and seven assists while Becca Hittner had a double-double with 14 points and 10 ...

ISU women dominate Delaware St

AMES — Iowa State continued cruising through its non-conference schedule with a rout of Delaware State 88-57 at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday. Seanna Johnson led the Cyclones (8-2) with 25 points and 10 rebounds with her 29th career double-double. It also happened to be Johnson’s 100th career ...

UNI’s guards score at will against UND

CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team shot 41 percent from the field and was led by Madison Weekly’s 23 points and Ellie Herzberg’s 21 in the 74-53 win against North Dakota on Sunday. Megan Maahs had seven rebounds with her nine points to lead the Panthers (6-4) on ...

ISU adds third JUCO player in a week

AMES — Iowa State kept its recruiting successes rolling with the addition of another top junior college commit on Sunday afternoon. Ray Lima, a defensive lineman from West/El Camino Community College in California, is a three-star recruit and ranked as one of the country’s best JUCO ...

AP PHOTO • University of Iowa guard Peter Jok (14) puts up a 3-pointer over Northern Iowa defender Jeremy Morgan during the first half of Saturday’s opening game of the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Jok shot 9-of-15 from the floor, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc, en route to a game-high 21 points in the Hawkeyes’ 69-46 win.

Hawkeyes’ state

DES MOINES — Iowa, left for dead just two weeks ago, has found some life by figuring out to how play defense. Peter Jok scored 21 points in his final game in his hometown and the Hawkeyes thumped rival Northern Iowa 69-46 Saturday for its third straight win. Nicholas Baer had 11 points ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long shoots a 3-pointer over Drake forward Billy Wampler during the first half of Saturday night's finale at the Hy-Vee Classic inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Mitrou-Long made 8 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points in a 97-80 win.

Mitrou-Long’s 37 points help Iowa State defeat Drake

DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career. The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake. Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and Iowa State held off Drake 97-80 on ...

Hungry Hawkeyes face in-state test with prominent Panthers

DES MOINES — The last time Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa men’s basketball teams met in the Hy-Vee Classic, it was a tale of two halves for both squads. The Hawkeyes were coming off a blowout loss to No. 14 Iowa State two weeks prior, but managed to hold a six-point lead at the ...

Cyclones seek to get back on track against Bulldogs

DES MOINES — On paper, Iowa State is the better team — the much better team. So when the Cyclones meet Drake in the second game of a doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena tonight for the Hy-Vee Classic, it wouldn’t be surprising if the score is a little lopsided. Then again, that was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MOBI spots still available for girls teams

A limited number of spots are open in the girls’ section of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational, according to event chairman Larry Park. Openings remain for teams in grades 5-8 for the Jan. 21, 2017, tournament. Deadline to enter is Jan. 9, but teams are encouraged to register ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown swimmer Brad Barkema swims a leg of the 100-yard breaststroke during a double dual against Dowling Catholic and Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella Thursday at Marshalltown High School. Barkema finished in 1 minute, 20.49 seconds, posting a season-best time as MHS topped NCMP, but fell to Dowling.

Bobcats go shoulder-to-shoulder to beat Cardinals

The competitive edge the Marshalltown boys’ swim team continues to maintain is catching the attention of the coaching staff. When MHS head coach Mike Loupee timed out the projected lineups ahead of the Bobcats’ double dual with Dowling Catholic and Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella on Thursday, ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Souf Mensah (2) drives in for a layup against Iowa Central Community College’s Prince Moss, right, during the first half of Thursday’s matchup. Mensah had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while adding seven assists in the 93-82 win.

Tigers triple-up on Tritons

It was a rebound win the Tigers needed and a rebound win they got — as they outrebound Iowa Central Community College 49-34 — and Marshalltown Community College grabbed a 93-82 victory at the Student Activity Center on Thursday night. Mohamed Thiam tallied 34 points, while not playing ...

Bobcats knock down high-roller Urbandale

In its final dual of the 2016 season, the Marshalltown boys’ bowling team grabbed a 3,170-3,073 win against Urbandale, while the girls’ team lost by just 28 pins, 2,354-2,326. The J-Hawks touted the best match average coming into Thursday’s meet at the Totem Bowl. But Ray Wiegand had ...

Chayton French

French’s win leads MHS mat loss to Dowling

WEST DES MOINES — A Dowling Catholic lineup featuring four ranked wrestlers warded off the Marshalltown Bobcats on Thursday night, winning 51-15 in a CIML Iowa Conference dual. The visiting Bobcats (1-2) managed to knock off one of those ranked opponents, however, as MHS junior Chayton ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Storm matmen still perfect in NICL

PARKERSBURG — The South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team moved to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in NICL duals with two wins against Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama and Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center on Thursday night. The Storm won 46-30 against the RebelHawks and 60-21 against A-P/GC. G-R/NT ...

Promising youth

IOWA CITY — After losing four senior starters, Iowa is in the midst of a major rebuild this season. The recent performances of its freshmen suggest that those efforts might not take very long. The Hawkeyes (5-5) have had serious struggles so far, most notably losing to Nebraska-Omaha at ...