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Fernando’s tip-in lifts No. 24 Terps past No. 21 Iowa

IOWA CITY — Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon knew the ball would be in Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon’s hands. The No. 24 Terrapins were ready in the final 7.8 seconds, and they turned the No. 21 Hawkeyes away from a third-straight buzzer beater with a 66-65 victory on Tuesday night. “The ...

Butler helps Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa St., 73-69

AMES — Iowa State might have blown its shot at the Big 12 title because it suddenly and somewhat inexplicably can’t win in Ames. Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie had 14 and Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa State 73-69 on Tuesday night. Makia Mason scored 14 points on 18 shots in ...

Adding to the collection

Eight pins. That number has been stuck in the heads of the Marshalltown boys bowling team after missing out on its second state title in program history a year ago. After a tough start to the individual series, and after trailing by more than 100 pins after the third Baker game the Bobcats ...

Third-quarter collapse sinks Bobcats

At halftime the Marshalltown boys basketball team was up 28-24 against Mason City in their Class 4A Substate 2 opener in the Roundhouse on Monday night. The Bobcats had played their game and frustrated the Mohawks on the defensive end while hitting enough shots to stay in front on offense. ...

O’Hare steps down from MHS girls basketball

Stacy O’Hare told her team in the afternoon and informed her Facebook friends Monday night that she was resigning as the Marshalltown High School head girls basketball coach. She made the decision more than a year ago. O’Hare, a 1992 MHS graduate, officially stepped down from her ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys bounced by Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA — The South Tama County boys basketball team lost its Class 3A Substate 5 opener to fifth-ranked Oskaloosa on Monday, 65-28. Keith Keahna had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the team in his final game with the Trojans (0-21). Austin Hafner and Rian Yates both had 15 points ...

Hawkeyes repel Terrapins

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa women’s basketball star Megan Gustafson is used to drawing a lot of attention on the court. So Sunday was just business as usual. Gustafson scored 24 of her 31 points in the second half, and No. 14 Iowa beat No. 7 Maryland 86-73 to move into a tie with the ...

Hawkeyes hammer Badgers on the mat

MADISON, Wis. — The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship with a 35-2 win over No. 16 Wisconsin on Sunday at the UW Field House. The Hawkeyes improved to 14-0 overall and 9-0 in the Big Ten, tying Iowa with Penn State for ...

Green scores 21 to lift Panthers past Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — AJ Green had 21 points as the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team beat Evansville 73-58 on Sunday. Trae Berhow had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Northern Iowa (12-15, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Spencer Haldeman added ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Pep rally for state-bound MHS bowlers

The Marshalltown High School boys bowling team will hold a pep rally and state tournament send-off on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Wayward Social. The Bobcats are headed to the Class 3A state tournament for the fifth year in a row. The tournament will be held at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo starting at ...

Third time’s a charm

CONRAD — Three hundred and sixty-four days earlier, for the second year in a row, the West Marshall girls’ basketball team tasted bitter defeat in the Class 3A regional finals. The Trojans finally found the charm the third time through. West Marshall overtook eighth-ranked Iowa ...

Comets blaze by STC in regional final

PLEASANTVILLE — The North Polk girls basketball team came into Saturday’s Class 3A Region 7 final ranked No. 1, and it showed South Tama County just why it was considered the best team in the class. After the first quarter the Trojans trailed the Comets by eight points at 17-9, but in ...

Bobcats proudly bow out to Rams

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown bench erupted in laughter as junior forward Gabby Himes hit the hardwood, falling to the court in a loud, clumsy manner. It was just one of the trick plays the Marshalltown girls basketball team tried against one of the most prolific teams in the state, but ...

Bandstra caps Mustang career with fifth-place performance

DES MOINES — After losing in both the semifinals and the consolation semifinals, East Marshall/GMG senior Noah Bandstra had one last chance to feel good about his time at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament by winning the fifth-place match in the Class 2A 195-pound bracket. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fall to No. 2 Central Decatur

PLEASANTVILLE — The East Marshall girls basketball team saw its season come to an end in the Class 2A Region 6 semifinals on Friday with a 73-43 loss to No. 2 Central Decatur. Even in the loss, Melinda Puumala went out with a bang. The Mustang senior went for a career-high 20 points, going ...

Wieskamp hits last-second 3-pointer, helps No. 21 Iowa win

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days. Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The ...

ISU’s 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Iowa State was drilled at home by TCU a week ago, then had to sit around without another game until Saturday, left to brood over its uphill climb to get back into the Big 12 race. The Cyclones finally released that pent-up angst against No. 18 Kansas State. Lindell ...

Carleton leads No. 18 ISU past Oklahoma St. 89-69

AMES — Bridget Carleton scored 24 points, Kristin Scott added 17 with 12 rebounds and No. 18 Iowa State rolled to an 89-67 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Alexa Middleton had 15 points and Ashley Joens 14 for the Hawkeyes (19-6, 9-3 Big 12 Conference), who improved to 15-1 at home for ...

Ellingson scores 21 to lift Drake over Valparaiso

DES MOINES — Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday. Nick McGlynn had 16 points and nine rebounds for Drake (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added five assists. Deion Lavender had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders ...

Bobcats out after day two

DES MOINES — Marshalltown junior Bennett Hageman had his run at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament come to an end on Friday in the second round of the Class 3A 120-pound consolation bracket. Hageman was pitted against Aiden Evans from Bettendorf, who came into state ranked No. ...