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No. 19 Iowa’s passing game finally flying

IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa’s passing game was stuck in a rut. The Hawkeyes have finally gotten untracked. No. 19 Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) moved into the Top 25 for the first time this year on the strength of back-to-back road wins powered by junior quarterback Nate Stanley and a passing ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Trojans taken out by Iowa Falls-Alden

IOWA FALLS — The West Marshall volleyball team fell to Class 3A No. 10 Iowa Falls-Alden in the 3A Region 4 tournament in three sets on Wednesday, 25-23, 25-17, 25-14. With the win, the Cadets (27-6) eliminate the Trojans (17-18) from the postseason for a second-straight season. Teresa ...

Rebels gouge GMG in regional opener

REINBECK — Early on in the first set of the Class 1A Region 3 volleyball tournament opener between No. 11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG, the Rebels and Wolverines were knotted at 4-4. That was essentially the last time the match ever felt in doubt for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, as the Rebels ...

Indian Hills too tall an order for MCC

Winning the first set was supposed to be the tidal wave of momentum the Tigers could ride to victory, but Indian Hills had built the levee too high. Indian Hills stood tall and turned away the fast-starting Marshalltown Community College volleyball team on Tuesday night, winning their Iowa ...

Iowa State to appeal Big 12 fine

AMES — Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 Conference for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a 30-14 home win over No. 6 West Virginia last weekend. The league told Iowa ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Belle Plaine fights off Mustangs in 3

BELLE PLAINE — The East Marshall volleyball team lost in the first round of the Class 2A Region 4 tournament to Belle Plaine on Tuesday in straight sets, 25-15, 25-23, 25-20. Juliana Arifi had 10 kills, five blocks and 15 digs to lead in all three statistics for the Mustangs (10-20). ...

Twinning Trowbridges

PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown diving twins Alli and Sami Trowbridge have plenty of accolades over the past four years, including back-to-back state qualifications, but neither had a conference diving title to their name. That was until Monday night, however, as Alli recorded her best 11-dive ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Purdy, Bailey win Big 12 grid honors

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Cyclones’ win over No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday. Bailey spearheaded a dominating defensive effort, limiting the previously unbeaten Mountaineers ...

Prep Football Rankings

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: CLASS 4A Record Pts Prv 1. WDM Valley (10) 8-0 109 1 2. Cedar Falls (1) 8-0 97 2 3. ...

Final Prep Volleyball Rankings

Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Eighth Rankings – Oct. 15 CLASS 1A 1. Janesville 40-5 1 2. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 24-4 2 3. Holy Trinity Catholic 32-3 3 4. Starmont 26-6 5 5. North Tama 25-7 6 6. Tripoli 20-15 5 7. Montezuma 27-6 7 8. East Mills 25-5 8 9. ...

Iowa State bounces back after bad start, crushes WVU

AMES — Iowa State spent much of last season as college football’s plucky underdog. After a strange and sluggish start to 2018, the Cyclones appear ready to burst back onto the national scene — and they looked more dominant than endearing in throttling then-No. 6 West Virginia. Iowa ...

Blacked out

AMES — Based on rankings, it should have been the Mountaineers looking elite. But with Iowa State’s defensive force Saturday, it was the Cyclones who defeated No. 6 West Virginia in Ames 30-14. “That right there, that was amazing,” said defensive end JaQuan Bailey, who had two sacks in ...

Trowbridges both top 10 at Bobcat Diving Invite

The Marshalltown girls diving team and athletes from nine other diving programs across the state got their first look at the 2018 state diving venue on Saturday at the Bobcat Diving Invite held in the Linda Bloom Natatorium at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA. The Bobcats faced a tough 29-diver ...

Tigers’ trial run a success

In a matter of four days, the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team suffered its worst loss of the season and started practicing with a new lineup to atone for injuries. On Saturday, the Tigers found their new groove and looked particularly comfortable in it. MCC scored a pair of ...

Stanley’s Hawkeyes steamroll Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Nate Stanley is becoming the type of household name Iowa fans won’t soon forget. After the Hawkeyes 42-16 win over Indiana on Saturday, neither will Hoosier fans. Stanley torched the Indiana secondary through the air, passing for 320 yards and tying an Iowa record for ...

MHS volleyball closes with 0-4 trip to Johnston

JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown volleyball team headed south to compete in the Johnston Invitational to wrap up the regular season, and it finished the day at 0-4. The Bobcats (12-20) lost to Class 5A No. 15 Johnston (21-19, 20-22, 15-11), 4A No. 10 Clinton (21-19, 21-12), 5A No. 15 Southeast ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG goes 1-1 at Iowa Star Tourney

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The GMG volleyball team finished 1-1 in the silver bracket of the Iowa Star Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Wolverines (7-17) lost to Riceville in straight sets, 21-17, 21-19, to start the day, but they beat Valley Lutheran in straight sets, 21-7, 21-10, to ...

Dunne’s 5 TDs lead UNI past South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. — Eli Dunne threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns, ran for a fifth and piloted Northern Iowa to a 42-28 Missouri Valley Conference victory over South Dakota on Saturday night. The Coyotes took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 13-7 advantage after Austin Simmons ...

Stetson shocks Drake with last-play touchdown

DES MOINES — Steven Burdette scooped up teammate Jack Bowen’s lateral and scooted eight yards into the end zone as time ran out to lift Stetson to a stunning 23-21 win over Drake on Saturday. The Hatters (4-1, 2-1 Pioneer League) had a first-and-10 at the Drake 15 with nine seconds to ...

Southeast Polk runs wild on Marshalltown, 56-7

PLEASANT HILL — This wasn’t the type of hype head coach Adam Goodvin was hoping to get from a football team trying to secure its first winning season since 2012, but it wasn’t the lack of effort the final score reflected either. Southeast Polk ran the ball down the Bobcats’ throats as ...