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MCC baseball calls off Saturday games

The Marshalltown Community College baseball team has canceled today’s doubleheader with Milwaukee Area Technical College due to unplayable field conditions. Originally scheduled for a four-game weekend series between the teams, there will now be only a doubleheader on Sunday, tentatively ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State’s Monte Morris (11) goes up for a shot against Nevada’s Lindsey Drew during the first half of an NCAA Tournament first-round game Thursday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Sent packing

MILWAUKEE — Monte Morris delivered another solid all-around performance. Deonte Burton, Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas took turns coming up with big plays. A little experience goes a long way this time of year. Morris had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Iowa State ...

Luke Appel

Appel gets second-team all-CIML Iowa Conference

Marshalltown senior forward Luke Appel finished as the third-leading scorer and rebounder in the CIML Iowa Conference en route to second-team all-conference boys’ basketball honors. It’s the second all-conference accolade for Appel, who last season was named to the Central Iowa Conference ...

Ally Disterhoft

Disterhoft sets scoring record as Hawks win

IOWA CITY — Intent on avoiding another postseason dud, the Iowa women’s basketball team put its fate in the hands of its most experienced player and watched as she became the school’s all-time leading scorer. Ally Disterhoft scored a team-leading 21 points, passing Cindy Haugejorde ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa’s Thomas Gilman, left, goes on the attack against Campbell’s Nathan Kraisser in their 125-pound match in the second round of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Thursday in St. Louis.

Penn State off to good start at NCAA Championships

ST. LOUIS — Penn State’s chance to win its sixth NCAA Wrestling Championship in seven years took a hit when one of its most dependable point-scorers withdrew with an injury before the tournament even began. Then the rest of the Nittany Lions stepped up. The defending champions sent ...

Robinson hits 2 HRs to help MCC softball split

CLERMONT, Fla. — Freshman Shaena Robinson connected on a pair of home runs Thursday and the Marshalltown Community College softball team split a pair of games on its final day in Florida. The Tigers defeated Iowa Lakes CC, 4-3, but fell to Mott CC, 4-2. Robinson delivered two home runs in ...

Marshalltown Blue Wave swimmers win state title

The Marshalltown Blue Wave Swim Team won the Division 3 section of the 2017 YMCA State Swim Meet on March 5. The BWST scored 316 points on its way to tallying six team records and 32 lifetime bests. Beginning with Marcus Barker, he swam a 2 minute, 39.90 second breaststroke(13-14-year-olds), ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Dean, Hughes honored at DMACC

A pair of former area preps have been named to the all-NJCAA Region XI women’s basketball team, it was announced Monday. Colo-NESCO graduate Shayla Dean lead the DMACC Bears in scoring this season, averaging 11.7 points per game. The sophomore point guard also helped out by tallying 4.5 ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa guard Isaiah Moss, right, shoots over South Dakota’s Triston Simpson (3) during the first half of a first-round game in the men’s National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Moss scored 16 points as the Hawkeyes defeated the Coyotes 87-75.

Iowa buoyed by balanced attack

IOWA CITY — Iowa viewed the National Invitation Tournament as a chance in part for its youngsters to get their first taste of the postseason. The Hawkeyes survived the first round thanks to standout performances from three of its most promising freshmen. Jordan Bohannon scored 19 points ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa State forward Deonte Burton plays defense during the first half of a Big 12 Conference game against Oklahoma State on Feb. 28 in Ames.

Milwaukee pipeline pays big dividends for ISU

MILWAUKEE — Deonte Burton says his mother is with him all the time. He wears pink socks or shoes for breast cancer awareness when he plays for Iowa State. He says a prayer to ask her for strength before he takes the court. This week, Burton returns home. The NCAA Tournament brings Burton ...

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Hawkeyes try to refocus for WNIT

IOWA CITY — After missing a bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Iowa women’s basketball team readies for visiting Missouri State tonight, making it the 10th consecutive postseason bid for the Hawkeyes. Iowa (17-13) is making its second-straight WNIT berth, after falling to Ball State last year ...

Penn St. seeking 6th title in 7 years

Conventional wisdom held that Penn State would peak in March, just in time to win its sixth wrestling title in seven years. Ohio State and Oklahoma State will look to prove otherwise this weekend in St. Louis. The Nittany Lions, Buckeyes and Cowboys are among the teams to watch during the ...

MCC softball swept, drops third-straight

CLERMONT, Fla. — After six-straight wins, the Marshalltown Community College softball team found itself in a pinch Wednesday, dropping a pair of games to St. Ambrose JV and Madison Area Technical College. The Wolfpack (11-4) hung 10 runs on the Tigers (6-4) in the final four innings, three ...

Maddux Richardson, Marshalltown, and Kolbie Smith, South Tama County

Richardson leads ’Cats at ISU Indoor

AMES — Marshalltown’s Maddux Richardson led the way for the Bobcats at Tuesday’s indoor meet at Iowa State. The senior shot putter is returns this season after a state-qualifying bid last spring. He threw for 45 feet at the 24th Iowa State Boys High School Classic in Ames. He was 12th ...

Former Royal honored at DMACC

A former Colo-NESCO standout has been named to the all-NJCAA Region XI women’s basketball first team, it was announced Monday. Shayla Dean lead the DMACC Bears in scoring this year, averaging 11.7 points per game. The sophomore guard also helped out by nabbing 4.5 rebounds per game and 4.3 ...

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Hawkeyes host USD in NIT opener

IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team was presented with an opportunity to gain valuable postseason experience, and it all starts here tonight inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes open National Invitation Tournament play at home against South Dakota. Tip is now set for 8 p.m. ...

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Hill, Bear promoted to all-Iowa Star elite

With each member of last year’s all-Iowa Star Conference elite team gone to graduation, there was plenty of room for newcomers in 2017. And with four starters off to college from Colo-NESCO’s South Division championship boys’ basketball squad, Matthew Hill took advantage of his time to ...

Shaena Robinson

Tigers run win streak to six before walk-off loss

CLERMONT, Fla. — The Marshalltown Community College softball team extended its winning streak to six before falling in the team’s second game of Tuesday’s twinbill. MCC defeated Waubonsee CC, 7-5, before dropping a 10-9 contest to Madison College. The Tigers held off a late rally from ...

Luis Duran

MCC’s Duran signs with NAIA power Faulkner

Luis Duran of the Marshalltown Community College baseball team has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Faulkner University next season, becoming the third Tiger of this year’s team to sign with a four-year institution. A member of the NAIA, Faulkner is a traditional powerhouse ...

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Holy Smoldt!

The numbers speak for themselves. His commitment to his team speaks volumes. His love for the game is deafening. His numbers etched into the state’s record books, Joe Smoldt’s name is now synonymous with basketball. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior has been named as Iowa’s 2017 Mr. ...