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T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Kamrin Chizek high-fives MHS bowling teammate Ray Wiegand, right, after picking up a difficult split during the Bobcats’ dual with Ankeny on Thursday. The Bobcats won 3,020-2,729.

Bobcat bowlers complete sweep

The Totem Bowl was indeed “dynamite” Thursday night. The omnipresent cheer from both the Marshalltown girls’ and boys’ bowling teams egged on a clean sweep of Ankeny Thursday, with the boys taking a 3,020-2,729 win and the girls posting a 2,252-2,024 victory on Senior Night. Richie ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • South Tama County girls’ basketball player Kaitlyn Berger gets a shot off in the second quarter despite a double team from Marion Thursday night in Tama. STC fell against the Class 4A No. 2 Indians, 74-25.

STC no match for Marion

TAMA — All the Trojans can do is tip their cap to Marion, and move on to the next one. The South Tama County girls’ basketball team was overpowered by Class 4A’s No. 2 team, as the Indians took Thursday’s WaMaC West contest by a convincing 74-25 score. The only thing the Trojans can ...

T-R PHOTO BY DALE PUUMALA • East Marshall senior Dru Boliver, left, goes over 1,000 points for his career with this basket against Iowa Valley on Thursday night in Marengo. Boliver ended the game with nine points to settle at 1,001 for his career after the Mustangs’ 74-29 win.

SPORTS SHORTS: Boliver nets 1,000th point in victory

MARENGO — East Marshall’s Dru Boliver surpassed 1,000 career points with his nine-point affair Thursday, helping the Mustangs to a 74-29 win against Iowa Valley. Boliver now sits at 1,001 points as he hit three field goals (two 3-pointers) and was 1-of-2 from the free-throw line Thursday. ...

Dragons win every race to sink MHS swimmers

JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown boys’ swimming team recorded 35 season-best times and 11 lifetime-bests when it took to the pool against No. 4 Johnston on Thursday night. However, it wasn’t enough to come away with a win, falling 115-55. Junior Gage Petty had two lifetime-bests in the ...

AP PHOTO • Maryland’s Anthony Cowan (0) grabs a loose ball in front of Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon during the second half of Thursday’s Big Ten Conference game in Iowa City. Maryland won 84-76.

No. 25 Terrapins outlast Iowa 84-76

IOWA CITY — With a bad loss looming, Maryland turned to its best player to maintain its unlikely lead atop the Big Ten. Melo Trimble scored 20 points and No. 25 Maryland rallied after blowing a 15-point lead to outlast Iowa 84-76 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory. Trimble ...

AP PHOTO • Green Bay Packers defensive back Micah Hyde celebrates after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

Versatility is key

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers’ jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season — playoff playmaker. He is listed as a safety on the Packers roster, but really plays more of a slot cornerback role, at least when he’s not needed to ...

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Iowa suffering growing pains

IOWA CITY — Nearly every program is forced to start from scratch every once in a while. Inexperienced Iowa is suffering through one of those seasons in 2016-17. The departure of four key seniors has left Iowa with four freshmen starters whose talent is often overshadowed by their ...

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Iowa RB Mitchell to transfer

IOWA CITY — Iowa running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. is leaving the program and plans to play his final season at another school. The Hawkeyes announced Wednesday that Mitchell will graduate in May and then transfer with a year of eligibility remaining. Mitchell began his Iowa career as a ...

AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa’s Jeremy Morgan, right, congratulates Bennett Koch, center, after he was fouled in overtime during a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game against Loyola on Wednesday night at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Panthers tip Ramblers in double overtime, 72-69

CEDAR FALLS — It took two overtimes, but the Panthers got it done. Despite the final 30 seconds of their double-overtime game against Loyola looking like that of the second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Texas A&M last March, the Panthers (7-11, 2-5 MVC) held on for a 72-69 win at the ...

AP PHOTO • Baylor’s Kristy Wallace and Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton, bottom, compete for a loose ball in the second half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game Wednesday in Waco, Texas.

No. 2 Baylor rips Iowa State for 16th-straight

WACO, Texas — Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly was ready to go ahead and play his team’s second scheduled game against second-ranked Baylor. The outcome certainly seems inevitable. “I think they’re bigger than our men’s team. That’s by far the best team we’ve played. It’s not ...

Drake outlasts Southern Illinois in OT

DES MOINES — Reed Timmer had a team-best 20 points while Ore Arogundade had 19 on 4-for-6 3-point shooting to lead the Drake men’s basketball team to an 88-84 overtime win against Southern Illinois on Wednesday. For their fifth-straight home win, the Bulldogs (6-13, 4-3) had to fight ...

Eduardo helps Tigers throttle LPTC 77-45

WINNENBAGO, Neb. — Estelle Eduardo posted 23 points and helped the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team to a 77-45 win against Little Priest Tribal College here on Wednesday night. Eduardo was one of three MCC players to post double-digit figures. Freshman Alyssa Roth ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Stormin’ Pointers push past STC girls

TAMA — A sluggish start hindered the South Tama County girls’ basketball team as it fell 72-49 to Class 3A No. 5 Center Point-Urbana on Tuesday. Jessica Musgrave went for 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the floor, and an 11-for-15 mark from the free-throw line to lead the Trojans ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Caden Kickbush (12) drives to the basket during the first half of Tuesday night’s game against South Hamilton in Reinbeck. Kickbush had 15 points in the 67-61 loss.

Rebels rejected by Hawks

REINBECK — For the second-straight year, the home team lost in another highly-anticipated matchup between a Class 1A power school and a Class 2A on-the-rise squad. When the final buzzer sounded, the 2A No. 10 South Hamilton boys’ basketball team upended Class 1A No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck, in ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown girls’ basketball player Alyvia Chadderdon, left, has her shot contested by Ames’ Kelly Friedrich Tuesday at the Roundhouse. Ames topped the Bobcats, 60-19.

No. 8 Little Cyclones swat Bobcats

Though it isn’t visible in the outcome of games, Stacy O’Hare is seeing the improvement in the Bobcats. With each passing contest, the Bobcat head coach is seeing the steps forward the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team is taking. There’s still improvements to be made, but one step ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown boys’ basketball player Josh Melde (20) puts up a shot over Ames’ Chuol Chuol, right, Tuesday night inside the Roundhouse. Marshalltown fell to the Little Cylcones, 62-23.

MHS has no answer for Ames

There was no answer for Joe Evans and Erik Steyer. The Ames duo accounted for more than half of the Little Cyclone scoring, as the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team fell 62-23 in Tuesday’s cross-CIML matchup inside the Roundhouse. Bobcat head coach Scott Smith gave Ames credit for its ...

Urbandale uses pins to overpower Bobcats

URBANDALE — Nine out of 14 matches ended with Bobcats counting ceiling tiles as the Urbandale J-Hawks hammered out a 57-21 victory against the Marshalltown wrestling team in Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference dual. Urbandale won 10 matches on the night, with nine coming by fall — five in ...

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Davis drives Iowa surge past Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — All the Hawkeyes had to do was maintain possession long enough to get a shot up. The Iowa women’s basketball team shot a season-best 62.5 percent from the field in rallying past Rutgers for a 71-59 win in Big Ten Conference play Tuesday at The RAC. The Hawkeyes ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Megan Swanson (11) drives in for a layup between defenders during the first half of Tuesday night’s game against South Hamilton in Reinbeck. Swanson had two points in the 54-28 loss.

Rebels left winless after clash with Hawks

REINBECK — In a battle of the winless, one team had to grab its first victory of the 2016-17 season. For the Rebels, it would not be them. The visiting South Hamilton girls’ basketball team took to task a venerable Rebel squad and earned a 54-28 win, their first of the season. Anna Moss ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Leedom leads Mustangs past BCLUW

CONRAD — Zaine Leedom came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points, helping East Marshall more than double up on BCLUW 64-31 in Tuesday night’s NICL West Division game. Zane Johnson filled in with 16 points and Dru Boliver had 13 more for the Mustangs (7-3, 5-1), who played their ...