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SPORTS SHORTS: ISU’s Burton invited to Portsmouth

AMES — Iowa State senior Deonte Burton will attend the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational in April, representing one of eight different teams in the field. Burton was named to the All-Big 12 third-team selection, as he averaged career-highs with 15.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, while ...

Kathleen Brown

MCC AD arrested, charged with OWI

Authorities have arrested and charged the Marshalltown Community College athletic director with drunken driving. According to a Marshalltown Police Department report, an officer stopped Kathleen A. Brown, 31, for allegedly speeding 11-15 miles per hour over the posted 55 mile-per-hour speed ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College softball players Josie Carpenter, left, and Lexy Gatewood (24) celebrate after Gatewood scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh innning in the second game of a doubleheader against Ellsworth Community College Monday at MCC. The Tigers won both games 9-8 and 7-6.

Tigers elude Ellsworth

It wasn’t pretty, but something about a win is a win is a win. The Marshalltown Community College softball team went back and forth with Ellsworth Community College for both parts of a doubleheader Monday afternoon, and the Tigers needed late-game heroics in the nightcap to come out the ...

Aspen Chadderdon

Chadderdon selected to all-CIML Iowa squad

Marshalltown High School’s Aspen Chadderdon has been selected as an honorable mention to the all-CIML Iowa Conference girls’ basketball squad. The MHS senior led the Bobcats in assists with 23, while tallying 22 steals and 59 rebounds this year. Chadderdon averaged 3.0 points per game ...

Iowa opens spring workouts with new OC, QB

IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will open his 19th spring camp with a new offensive coordinator who is looking for a new starting quarterback. This might be among the most pivotal springs in Ferentz’s tenure with the Hawkeyes. Iowa (8-5 in 2016) promoted Brian Ferentz, the coach’s ...

Iowa’s West Des Moines practice set

IOWA CITY — The Iowa football team will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 7. The practice will begin at 6:15 p.m. with an autograph session on the field at 5:30 p.m. before the practice. The practice is free to the public with the West and Southeast gates ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • MCC pitcher Juan Carlos Gonzalez (23) hugs catcher Max McCay after Gonzalez completed throwing a five-inning no-hitter in game two of a doubleheader against Milwaukee Area Technical College Sunday afternoon at Shawn Williams Field. Gonzalez allowed no walks and struck out nine in the 14-0 win.

Home-opening no-no

Having not played in six days and having not won a game in 21 days, the Marshalltown Community College baseball team was desperately seeking a victory. Juan Carlos Gonzalez dealt while the MCC offense delivered to give the Tigers what they were looking for. Gonzalez tossed a five-inning ...

AP PHOTO • TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) tries to block a shot by Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) during the second half of a second-round game in the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. TCU won 94-92.

Horned Frogs hold off Hawkeyes in overtime, 94-92

IOWA CITY — This season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Hawkeyes. Now that it’s over, Iowa can start pushing toward a potentially long run as an NCAA Tournament program. Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime ...

Jadda Buckley

ISU’s Buckley to forego last season of eligibility

AMES — After the Iowa State women’s basketball season came to an end at the hands of Syracuse on Saturday, junior Jadda Buckley announced she will forego her senior year of eligibility to pursue other avenues outside. “I would like to thank Cyclone Nation for all of the support the last ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Richardson leads Bobcats at Central

PELLA — The Marshalltown boys’ track and field team was once again led by senior thrower Maddux Richardson, who was first in the shot put at the 2017 Central College Boys’ High School Meet on Friday. Richardson was first with a throw of 49 feet, 7 inches, beating out second-place ...

AP PHOTO • Purdue’s Isaac Haas blocks a shot by Iowa State’s Darrell Bowie (10) during the first half of a men’s NCAA Tournament second-round game Saturday night in Milwaukee. Haas had 14 points as the Boilermakers beat the Cyclones 80-76.

Boilers block ISU comeback

MILWAUKEE — Caleb Swanigan had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Purdue reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years with a wild 80-76 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night. The Cyclones erased a 19-point deficit in the second half, taking their first lead of the ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa’s Cory Clark throws associate head coach Terry Brands, at Brands’ request, in celebration of Clark’s victory over South Dakota State’s Seth Gross in their 133-pound championship match at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday in St. Louis.

Iowa’s Clark captures NCAA crown

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — University of Iowa senior Cory Clark defeated South Dakota State’s Seth Gross by a 4-3 decision Saturday night to win the 133-pound title at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Clark, a four-time All-American making his third-straight finals appearance, scored the ...

Megan Gustafson and Kathleen Doyle

Hawkeyes knock out reigning WNIT champs

IOWA CITY — In its Women’s National Invitation Tournament opener, University of Iowa senior Ally Disterhoft became the school’s all-time leading scorer. In Saturday’s second-round contest against South Dakota, the Hawkeyes got a inspiring glimpse into the future. Sophomore post ...

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Iowa’s sellout crowd awaits TCU in the NIT

IOWA CITY — A sellout crowd of 15,400 patrons will help the Iowa men’s basketball team welcome TCU in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. The host Hawkeyes have never lost a home game in the NIT under head coach Fran McCaffery (4-0), including an 87-75 victory over ...

AP PHOTO • Kansas State’s Karyla Middlebrook gets past Drake’s Brenni Rose (12) for a layup during the first half of a first-round game in the women’s NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

K-State turns back Drake, 67-54

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State was on the defensive end late in its NCAA Tournament opener, and Breanna Lewis was standing near the lane with Drake guard Paige Greiner waving a hand right in her face. Lewis looked at the nearby official and ruefully smiled. The size mismatch between the ...

AP PHOTO • Syracuse’s Brittney Sykes, right, attacks the basket against Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton in the first half of a first-round game in the women’s NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Storrs, Conn.

Sykes helps Syracuse shoot down ISU

STORRS, Conn. — Syracuse’s Gabby Cooper had a feeling she might get a few open shots on Saturday. Iowa State left the freshman by herself early as it concentrated its defense on the Orange’s two biggest scoring threats, guards Brittney Sykes and Alexis Peterson. Cooper hit five ...

AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa forward Megan Maahs (50) attempts a shot past DePaul guard Tanita Allen (24) during the first half of a first-round game in the women’s NCAA Tournament on Friday in Starkville, Miss.

DePaul pins down Panthers

STARKVILLE, Miss. — DePaul’s Tanita Allen snagged a loose ball under the basket, but then lost her balance, awkwardly flipping the ball toward the rim as she was falling down and being fouled. Somehow, it bounced a few times on the rim and went through the hoop. It was that kind of ...

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Clash of the styles: ISU vs. Purdue

MILWAUKEE — Iowa State starts four senior guards, and each of them averages in double figures. Purdue might have the most imposing frontcourt in the country. Big 12 versus Big Ten. A clash of styles in the NCAA Tournament. Monte Morris and the speedy Cyclones take on Caleb Swanigan and ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • West Marshall’s David Disney drives to the basket in the second half of the NICL Senior All-Star games Friday night in Reinbeck. Disney won the dunk contest after completing a 360-degree slam.

East Division sweeps at NICL Senior series

REINBECK — In a showcasing of talents one last time for the basketball seniors from the North Iowa Cedar League, the East Division reigned supreme on the girls’ and boys’ side at the NICL Senior All-Star games held Friday at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School. The East girls got by the West ...

PSU’s Retherford among seven unbeaten finalists

ST. LOUIS — Penn State’s Zain Retherford was among seven wrestlers remaining unbeaten and advancing to the finals in the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Friday night. Retherford, the reigning champion in the 149-pound division, was joined in the final round by fellow top seeds Dean Heil ...