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Disterhoft’s milestone overshadowed in loss

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Iowa senior Ally Disterhoft scored a game-high 23 points to eclipse 2,000 for her career, but the Hawkeyes lost 80-77 in double-overtime at Indiana in Big Ten Conference play Wednesday. Disterhoft scored six points in a row in the first overtime to give Iowa (16-12, 8-9) ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • East Marshall’s Zane Johnson goes up with a shot early in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Class 2A District 11 final against Des Moines Christian in Ankeny. Johnson led all scorers with 22 points, and the Mustangs won 55-53 on a Dru Boliver buzzer-beater.

Mustangs make a move

ANKENY — Call them the Cardiac Mustangs, because the East Marshall boys’ basketball team did it again. After converting an alley-oop layup with 1.8 seconds left to beat PCM in the district semifinal, the Mustangs needed late-game heroics to come out on top of Des Moines Christian. Zaine ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior guard Joe Smoldt (20), shoots a jumper over Belle Plaine defender Garrett Straight (13) during the second half of Tuesday’s Class 1A District 6 semifinal in Reinbeck. Smoldt scored 28 points to lead the fourth-ranked Rebels to an 89-75 win.

Rebels outrun Belle Plaine

REINBECK — A hiccup in defense let Belle Plaine hang around a little longer than the Rebels would’ve liked, but at the end of the day, the outcome was all that mattered. The Class 1A fourth-ranked Rebels held on to advance to the District 6 finals with an 89-75 win against Belle Plaine on ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Colo-NESCO junior Jacob Clatt (25) shoots for two of his team-leading 17 points over Hudson’s Jacob Murray during Tuesday’s Class 1A District 6 semifinal in Reinbeck. Clatt and the Royals advanced with a 47-44 victory against the Pirates.

Royals’ defense deters Hudson

REINBECK — It wasn’t pretty or conventional, but Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball coach Pat Wynja will take what he can get. After losing one of their leading scorers Garret Tiarks with a nose injury in the second quarter, the Royals had to scrap and claw their way to a 47-44 win against ...

Bobcats committed to bowling’s emergence

When Joshua Arment walks through the doors of Totem Bowl on any given weekday morning, his Eggo is still warm while his spirits still frozen by the bitter Iowa winter he’s forged through to get to the bowling alley. His story isn’t that much different of any teenager, waiting until the ...

Isabelle Gradwell

Gradwell gets NICL West’s top accolade

West Marshall junior guard Isabelle Gradwell played in only half of her team’s NICL West Division girls’ basketball games this season because of injury, but she made such an impact that the conference coaches voted to award her accordingly. Gradwell was named the Outstanding Player of the ...

Wapsie Valley vaults past AGWSR in district semis

DUNKERTON — Jay Janssen had four 3-pointers and went for a team-high 20 points in the AGWSR boys’ basketball team’s 71-58 loss to Wapsie Valley on Tuesday night. Nathan Karsjens had 13 and three others had six in the season-finale loss in Class 1A District 5 action. While the opening ...

Jok scores 35; Iowa beats Indiana in OT

IOWA CITY — In one of Iowa’s most hectic games of the year, senior Peter Jok’s calmness at the stripe proved to be the difference. Jok scored 35 points as Iowa rallied from 13 down to beat Indiana 96-90 in overtime on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Jok made a ...

Balanced Cyclones jolt Jayhawks 90-75

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Getting double digit scoring figures from five different players, the Iowa State women’s basketball team topped Kansas 90-75 Tuesday night. The win was ISU’s third in a row, all three wins coming by 11 points or more. Meredith Burkhall led the Cyclones (16-11, 7-9 Big ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • AGWSR junior Mandy Willems fights back her emotions as she walks away from the jubilant Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team and the 2016-17 season. The 14th-ranked Cougars lost to No. 2 Turkey Valley 48-33 on Monday night in the Class 1A Region 3 final.

Cougars clipped by Trojans again

CLARKSVILLE — For the AGWSR girls’ basketball team, the third time was not the charm. The Cougars concluded their 2016-17 campaign with a 48-33 defeat to No. 2 Turkey Valley in the Class 1A Region 3 final Monday night. The Trojans (21-2) qualified for their second-straight state ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown’s Blake Linsenmeyer (32) has his shot contested by Cedar Falls’ Isaiah Johnson (24) in the first quarter of Monday’s Class 4A Substate 3 opener in Cedar Falls. MHS fell to the Tigers 73-43.

Bobcats’ season ends at Tigers’ hands

CEDAR FALLS — It took a minute or so but the Tigers took off running, and the Bobcats couldn’t keep up in the first half. Cedar Falls utilized runs of 8-0 and 7-0 in the opening quarter to build a lead, and never looked back against the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team. The Tigers ...

PHOTO PROVIDED • Virginia Tech head coach Kevin Dresser addresses his wrestler during a dual meet against Edinboro in this Nov. 5, 2016, photo.

ISU hires Virginia Tech’s Dresser as wrestling coach

AMES — Kevin Dresser, who built Virginia Tech into an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling power, was hired Monday as Iowa State’s wrestling coach. He grew up in Humboldt and wrestled for the rival Hawkeyes. He succeeds Kevin Jackson, who announced on Jan. 31 he was stepping down after ...

Clayton Rosenberger

Vikings deny South Tama a third time

CENTER POINT — The South Tama County boys’ basketball team suffered defeat at the hands of Vinton-Shellsburg for the third time this season, dropping the Trojans from tournament play with a 51-49 loss in Monday’s Class 3A District 9 semifinal. Vinton-Shellsburg (12-10) broke free from a ...

Grand View JV turns tables on MCC women

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team fell on the road to the Grand View junior varsity, 88-64, on Monday night. Loralei Siliga and Estelle Eduardo led the MCC offense with 14 points apiece. Siliga added a team-high eight rebounds. Alyssa Roth went ...

AP PHOTO • Texas Tech’s Niem Stevenson (10) tries to shoot the ball over Iowa State’s Deonte Burton (30) and Monte Morris (11) during a Big 12 Conference basketball game Monday in Lubbock, Texas.

Cyclones dodge Texas Tech in OT

LUBBOCK, Texas — It was pointed out to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm that his team won at Kansas earlier this year. Still, he insisted, this 82-80 overtime win against Texas Tech Monday was the best road win of the season. “This is the best road win today, there’s no question about ...

Scott Schebler

Schebler settled in, ready to win

GOODYEAR, Arizona — Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he’s ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playing time in left field. “I think the biggest thing is I know people now,” Schebler said. “Not ...

Drake rips Ramblers for 16th-straight win

CHICAGO — Lizzy Wendell rebounded from a sub-par outing to score 19 points with seven assists and lead the No. 25 Drake women’s basketball team to an 86-42 victory over Loyola on Sunday that tied the school record of 16 consecutive wins. Wendell had her nation-leading string of 102 games ...

UNI completes comeback in overtime at Indiana St.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team had a little catchup to do, outscoring Indiana State 18-12 in the fourth period to force overtime and came away with a 61-59 win on the road Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (20-6, 13-2 MVC) were down by 15 in the second quarter, ...

Purdue pounds Iowa into second-half submission

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Megan Gustafson had 20 points and Makenzie Meyer went for 10, but the Iowa women’s basketball team gave up a 10-point lead at halftime and lost 72-52 to Purdue on Sunday. Gustafson snagged a team-high nine boards and Chase Coley had five assists to lead the ...

Cyclones end disastrous dual season with defeat

AMES — A dismal season came to a screeching conclusion for the Iowa State wrestling team with a 40-7 loss to No. 13 Minnesota on Sunday. Iowa State (1-12, 1-5 Big 12) suffered its first one-win season for the first time since 1942-43. The Gophers (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten) shot out to a 24-0 ...