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T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College midfielder Jose Izarra (18) fights for the ball with Northeast Community College’s Nickolas Gamma (11) during the Tigers’ 7-2 rout of the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon.

MCC finishes home schedule with 7-2 rout of Northeast

After bad weather pushed its final home game back, the NJCAA No. 9 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team returned to the pitch on Tuesday to close out its home schedule with an ICCAC game against Northeast Community College. Things were tight between the Hawks and Tigers for the ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb waits to have his photo taken during Iowa State’s annual men’s college basketball media day Tuesday in Ames.

ISU turns to Wiggington to run show

AMES — Iowa State lost the best point guard in school history to graduation in Monte Morris. The Cyclones compensated by signing freshman Lindell Wigginton, one of the biggest recruits in program history. Iowa State will be without Morris, who broke the NCAA career record with a 4.65 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals volleyball bounced by Bolts

BAXTER — The Colo-NESCO volleyball team was eliminated in the first round of the Class 1A Region 3 tournament on Tuesday as the Royals were swept by Baxter on the road in three sets, 25-10, 25-12, 25-12. Molly Barten and Halley Buseman each led Colo-NESCO (5-16) offensively with three kills ...

AP PHOTO • Freshmen Jack Nunge (2) and Luka Garza (55) pose for photographers during the Iowa men’s basketball team’s annual media day Monday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Hawkeyes thinking big in 2017-18

IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a traditional center. The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post. Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely ...

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G-R’s Olson named to U.S. Cellular coaching list

REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck football head coach John Olson was recently named to the U.S. Cellular Top 15 Most Valuable Coaches list, a campaign launched to highlight and recognize current high school head and assistant coaches who have made a profound impact on their schools and ...

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Surprising ISU clamping down on Big 12 offenses

AMES — Take a peek at the latest Big 12 Conference football statistics and focus on the defensive numbers for a moment. Yep, that’s Iowa State giving up the fewest points and the fewest yards in league play. The Cyclones are getting stingy on that side of the ball, a surprise given that ...

SPORTS SHORTS: ISU’s Ryen earns Big 12 weekly award

IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Iowa State senior Trever Ryen was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Ryen, a native of Ida Grove, made his mark on special teams in a number of areas in Iowa State’s 45-0 win over Kansas on Saturday. He had ...

PREP FOOTBALL: GMG football falls to North Tama

GARWIN — The GMG football team lost a Class A Division 5 football game at home on Friday to North Tama, 37-6. The Wolverines (0-8, 0-6) were led offensively by Brayden Peterson, who had six catches for 72 yards and the lone touchdown of the game. Kolton Gill finished 8-for-13 with 85 ...

AP PHOTO • San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of an NFL game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday in Landover, Md.

Beathard gets shot at 49ers’ starting QB job

LANDOVER, Md. — Now that C.J. Beathard has thrown his first NFL pass and accounted for his first touchdown, the rookie quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers will get a chance to make his first NFL start. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said that Beathard did enough to earn the team’s QB job ...

South Hardin shut out in season finale

ELDORA — The South Hardin football team suffered its eighth-straight loss to end the season, falling 35-0 to Roland-Story in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 contest. The Tigers (1-8, 0-6), who have a Week 9 bye after rearranging their schedule to accommodate for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s ...

IHSSN adds streaming to coverage

WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa High School Sports Network announced on Wednesday the addition of over-the-top content streaming packages to the IHSSN Championship Network. Viewers will now be able to access all 88 hours of live Iowa high school state championship programming on Sling TV, Hulu, ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Lily Ehlers, left, approaches the finish line strong at the North Iowa Cedar League meet on Saturday while East Marshall’s Melinda Puumala, center, gains on the girls in front of her. Ehlers would finish fourth in the meet, while Puumala came in fifth.

Ehlers spearheads Spartans’ sprint to third

REINBECK — Saturday’s running of the North Iowa Cedar League meet at Oak Leaf Country Club resembled more of a Tough Mudder race than a cross country one, with the athletes in attendance battling wind, rain, and, of course, mud. Those less-than-ideal conditions didn’t seem to bother the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • East Marshall junior Cam Hungerford, left, leads a pack of runners during the North Iowa Cedar League meet in a rainy Reinbeck on Saturday.

Mustangs score silver, as does Comets’ Silver

REINBECK — In taking one of head coach Trent Taylor’s three pre-meet focal points to heart, East Marshall senior Seth Kilborn accidentally ignored the other two. Attempting to familiarize himself with the wet and muddy conditions at Oak Leaf Country Club, Kilborn tried to hop over a puddle ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt (17) looks to pass over Kansas safety Mike Lee during the first half of a Big 12 Conference football game Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Montgomery, ISU throttle Kansas

AMES — The challenge for Iowa State after stunning Oklahoma on the road was to see if it could handle success. Kansas made sure the Cyclones didn’t have to face much adversity on a soaking wet Saturday in Ames. David Montgomery ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Iowa State ...

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MHS netters close regular season in Johnston event

JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown volleyball finished its regular season play on Saturday in the Johnston Invite, going 3-2 in its five matches. The Bobcats took down Clinton (21-19, 23-21), Ames (21-13, 21-16) and Johnston (21-16, 21-19) while losing to Class 2A No. 1 Dike-New Hartford (21-7, ...

MCC volleyball splits weekend triangular

The Marhsalltown Community College volleyball team hosted both the Grand View University junior varsity and Southeast Community College on Saturday, splitting the two games of the triangular. The Tigers (18-10) took home a three-set victory over Grand View (25-19, 25-19, 25-23) while falling ...

Weymiller leads Panthers past South Dakota State

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Marcus Weymiller ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries and Northern Iowa jumped on top early, cruising to a 38-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday. The Panthers (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) turned the tables on South Dakota State by scoring 17 ...

PREP FOOTBALL: West Marshall rolls Saydel 46-8

DES MOINES — The West Marshall football team earned another Class 2A District 3 win over Saydel on the road on Friday, winning 46-8. Quarterback Cameron Bannister had 201 yards passing for the Trojans (5-3, 3-2), as well as two passing touchdowns. He also led West Marshall in rushing with ...

T-R PHOTO BY REESE STRICKLAND • Marshalltown’s Blake Linsenmeyer, right, brings down Southeast Polk’s Nathan Marchand (23) during the host Rams’ 52-0 shutout of the Bobcats on Friday night at Rams Stadium in Pleasant Hill.

Southeast Polk shuts out Bobcats, 52-0

PLEASANT HILL — Shane Starcevich threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns as Southeast Polk blanked Marshalltown 52-0 in Friday’s Class 4A District 4 contest. The host Rams (5-3, 3-1) had their way offensively, scoring 28 first-quarter points and cruising to the shutout win. They handed ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Colo-NESCO running back Philip Bower races down the sideline on his way to scoring a 65-yard touchdown on Friday while Moravia junior Cole Ballenger gives chase during the Mohawks’ 30-22 win over the Royals.

Royals’ fast start foiled by Moravia, 30-22

COLO — At one point in the first half of Friday’s 8-Man District 5 football game between Colo-NESCO and Moravia, the Royals owned a 22-6 lead over the Mohawks, but that wasn’t enough to secure the lead as Moravia scored the final 24 points in the game to take a 30-22 victory. Colo-NESCO ...