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Mayfield is top Big 12 offensive player again

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is the unanimous pick as The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the second time in three seasons, and the Heisman Trophy finalist is also the first quarterback to be a first-team pick in the league three straight years. The playoff-bound ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 9 Spartans stifle BCLUW girls

GRUNDY CENTER — Hailey Wallis compiled 16 points, nine steals and six rebounds in her second game back from an injury to lead the Class 2A No. 9 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team past BCLUW 46-27 in NICL West Division action here Friday. Brooke Flater added 13 points for the Spartans ...

Hawkeyes overtake Rutgers late, 23-15

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The University of Iowa wrestling team won six of the final seven bouts to rally past No. 16 Rutgers on Friday night in front of a record 6,754 fans at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Hawkeyes fell behind 12-0 after losses at 125, 133, and 141 pounds, but strung together ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Brayden Arnote, top, works on pinning Des Moines Roosevelt’s Prince Nyean during the Bobcats’ 66-9 dual win over the Roughriders on Thursday in the Roundhouse.

MHS matmen dominate Roughriders

A week removed from losing its first dual meet of the season, the Marshalltown wrestling team returned to the Roundhouse Thursday night to hand Des Moines Roosevelt a 66-9 thrashing for its first dual-meet win of the year. Of the 14 matches between the Bobcats (1-1) and Roughriders (0-2), MHS ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton (5) shoots over Iowa’s Brady Ellingson (24) during the first half of a college basketball game Thursday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

’Clones capitalize on error-prone Hawkeyes

AMES — If Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton’s Cy-Hawk debut was any indication, Iowa might its hands full with the Cyclones’ newest star for years to come. Wigginton scored 24 points, becoming the first Cyclones freshman with at least 20 in three straight games since Marcus Fizer, ...

Bobcat bowlers earn sixth-straight win

The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned yet another win to start the season on Thursday, as it took out Mason City 3,261-2,386 in its fourth-straight home win. The Bobcats (6-0) also had yet another athlete lead the way in individual scoring, as Jonathan McKeever bowled a season-high series ...

Appel’s 33 not enough for Bobcats

NEWTON — The Newton boys’ basketball team had a counterattack for every Marshalltown offensive. The Cardinals captured victory in their home opener Thursday night, turning back the Bobcats 73-64 in non-conference play. Garrett Sturtz scored 31 points to lead Newton (3-0), offsetting the ...

Bobcat girls bounced by host Newton, 42-31

NEWTON — The Marshalltown girls basketball lost a third-straight road game on Thursday night, as Newton outlasted the Bobcats 42-31. Erica Johnson had her third double-digit scoring effort in the loss with 12 points, while Alyvia Chadderdon came in second for MHS (1-3) with seven. Grace ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 11 Trojan girls tame Falcons 53-46

PARKERSBURG — The Class 3A No. 11 West Marshall girls basketball team earned a second-straight victory on Thursday night as it hit the road to take down Aplington-Parkersburg, 53-46. Isabelle Gradwell led the team in scoring for the fourth-straight game with a game-high 16 points, and she ...

AP PHOTO • University of Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle celebrates during the second half of the Hawkeyes’ basketball game against Iowa State on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones 61-55 to claim their first win in Ames since 1989.

Flex on the hex

AMES — Iowa coach Lisa Bluder and Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly have been rivals for nearly two decades. Bluder finally got the best of Fennelly on his home floor on Wednesday night — and fittingly, it was an Iowa-born player who led the way. Mason City’s Makenzie Meyer scored 18 ...

T-R FILE PHOTO • North Tama sophomore right-side hitter Katie Kopriva, left, sends an attack over the net during the Redhawks’ Class 1A state volleyball tournament quarterfinal match against Springville on Nov. 8 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Redhawks’ Kopriva is Iowa Star Elite

North Tama sophomore Katie Kopriva highlighted the area choices for the All-Iowa Star Conference volleyball selections, as she was just one of two players from the South Division to be named to the all-conference elite team. Kopriva was the major offensive threat for a Redhawks team that made ...

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Siliga earns second ICCAC Player of the Week nod

AMES — Marshalltown Community College sophomore Loralei Siliga has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. Siliga averaged 19.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in the three games during that span, including a ...

Barkley, Jewell highlight AP All-Big Ten team

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took the other two top honors. Freshman running ...

MCC women dropped by seventh-ranked Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost a road matchup with NJCAA Division II No. 7 Kirkwood Community College on Wednesday, falling 75-43 to the Eagles. MCC (5-7) trailed Kirkwood 51-18 at the half, but outscored the Eagles 21-11 out of halftime ...

Simpson leads South Dakota past Drake men

VERMILLION, S.D. — Triston Simpson matched his career high with 18 points, Trey Burch-Manning added 17 points and nine rebounds and South Dakota took over in the second half to defeat Drake 93-65 on Wednesday. Tyler Hagedorn added 16 points and Matt Mooney added 14 for the Coyotes (8-3), ...

UNI women edged by Nebraska Omaha, 78-74

OMAHA, Neb. — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team clawed to push Nebraska Omaha to the brink on Wednesday, but eventually the Panthers’ comeback fell short as the Mavericks won 78-74. UNI erased an 11-point halftime deficit to take a 54-53 lead with 3:08 left in the third quarter, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cougars stay unbeaten by topping G-R

ACKLEY — The AGWSR girls’ basketball team continued its hot start to the year, taking down NICL West Division rival Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62-27 on Tuesday. Four players scored in the double digits for the Cougars (3-0, 2-0), with Mandy Willems leading the way with her game-high 16 points. ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown bowlers Richie Thomas, right, and Carson Potter high-five after a strike from Thomas during the Bobcats’ win over Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday night. Thomas and Potter had the highest scores for MHS respectively on the day.

Bobcat bowling blows by Roosevelt

Every meet so far for the Marshalltown boys bowling team, a different Bobcat has stepped up and led the team in scoring. That trend continued on Tuesday, as senior Richie Thomas rolled back-to-back 257 scores to pace the Bobcats with a 514 set score, all while bowling for the first time on ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Luke Appel, left, puts up a shot over Ankeny Centennial guard Zach Kluver to start the third quarter in the Bobcats’ home-opening loss to the Jaguars on Tuesday night.

Jags pull away from MHS

At the start of the second half of Tuesday’s game between the Marshalltown boys basketball team and Ankeny Centennial, the Jaguars held on to a slim three-point lead. The Bobcats roared out to start the third quarter to take back the lead, but eventually Centennial retook the lead and ...

State Fair slips past MCC men

Tyreek Scott-Grayson made 3-of-4 free-throw attempts in the last 34 seconds to break a tie and help the State Fair Community College men’s basketball team defeat Marshalltown CC 81-78 on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. MCC freshman guard Oscar Kao made a 3-pointer and then a ...