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SPORTS SHORTS: Local trio headed to NAIA nationals

SIOUX CENTER — Northwestern College won the Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championships on November 4, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championships this Saturday in Vancouver, Wash. Three local runners — Tim Rose from South Hardin, Dylan Hendricks ...

Iowa women drop 105 on N. Illinois

IOWA CITY — The Iowa women’s basketball team roled to its third victory of the season on Wednesday by taking out Northern Illinois 105-80 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes jumped out early on the Huskies, dropping 30 points in the first quarter on the way to six Iowa women scoring in ...

Koch’s 25 lifts Panthers past Knights

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa senior Bennett Koch posted a career-high 25 points in leading the Panthers to a 72-43 win over Division III Wartburg College in the McLeod Center on Wednesday night. The Panthers (2-1) took a 21-9 lead with 10:18 left in the first half following a steal and ...

Jewell named finalist for Nagurski Trophy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell is on of five finalists for the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Tuesday. Jewell, a native of Decorah, has played in nine of Iowa’s 10 games, leading the team with 104 tackles, ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa defensive backs Miles Taylor, center, and Josh Jackson (15) break up a pass intended for North Texas wide receiver Jalen Guyton (9) during the second half of their college football game Sept. 16 in Iowa City.

‘Action’ Jackson

IOWA CITY — The biggest question surrounding Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson entering 2017 was whether he could live up to the lofty standards set by his predecessors. The biggest question now is whether Jackson will leave for the NFL after the season. Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 192-pound junior ...

AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa’s Kennedy Kirkpatrick, left, and Megan Maahs (50) celebrate the team’s win over Iowa State during a women’s college basketball game Tuesday at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Panthers snap 15-year skid against Cyclones

CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa State women’s basketball team hit the road for the first time this season on Tuesday to take on Northern Iowa, and the Panthers defended their home court with a 57-53 win over the Cyclones, the first win for UNI over ISU since 2002. Iowa State was down as much as ...

Bobcat golf’s Johnson is 4A’s Coach of the Year

Marshalltown head boys’ golf coach Lucas Johnson was named the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association Coach of the Year recently, joining Bobcat golfers Cole Davis and Nate Vance as award recipients. Johnson led Marshalltown to its first state tournament berth as a team since 2003 and ...

Blackhawks fell Tiger women 56-47

KEOKUK — Winning and losing seems to come in spurts for the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team, as the Tigers have lost two straight now on the heels of a prior two-game winning streak. MCC lost to Southeastern Community College on Tuesday night, 56-47, despite a ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb is fouled by Milwaukee guard Jeremy Johnson, right, while driving to the basket during the first half of a college basketball game Monday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Panthers put boots to ISU

AMES — Everyone connected to Iowa State basketball knew this would be a rebuilding season. Hardly anyone thought things could look as dreadful as they did on Monday night. Brock Stull scored 17 points and Milwaukee thumped host Iowa State 74-56 on Monday, the Cyclones’ first defeat in a ...

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Kempt ‘day-to-day’ with Baylor looming

AMES — Iowa State has four guys who can play quarterback. But Joel Lanning is better as a linebacker, Jacob Park is on a leave of absence and Kyle Kempt is battling through an undisclosed injury, leaving freshman Zeb Noland as the possible starter for Saturday’s game at Baylor (1-9, 1-6 ...

UNI hits 15 3s, pounds Alcorn State

CEDAR FALLS — Juwan McCloud made six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 18 points to help the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team roll past Alcorn State 73-45 on Monday night. Tywhon Pickford added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Bennett Koch had 11 points and 13 rebounds for ...

Iowa’s Garza is Big Ten’s top freshman

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa forward Luka Garza was named the Big Ten men’s basketball’s Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Garza led Iowa to a pair of victories last week over Chicago State (95-62) and Alabama State (92-58). He averaged a team-best 13.5 ...

ISU’s Carleton collects top Big 12 weekly honor

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior guard Bridget Carleton captured Big 12 women’s basketball Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. The award is Carleton’s eighth Big 12 weekly honor, as she earned Freshman of the Week five times in 2015-16 and Player of the Week twice ...

Iowa’s Gustafson named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It is the seventh weekly honor of Gustafson’s career. Gustafson averaged 25.5 points and 16 rebounds while shooting 67.7 percent ...

Jackson picked as B1G Co-Defensive Player

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 38-14 loss Saturday at No. 6 Wisconsin. The honor marks the second-straight week Jackson has been recognized by the Big Ten. Jackson ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa forward Ahmad Wagner (0) is fouled by Alabama State forward Ed Jones during the second half of a college basketball game Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Hawks manhandle Hornets

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s free throw woes continued Sunday, as the Hawkeyes went just 17-of-33 behind the line against Alabama State. That didn’t matter too much, though, as the Hawkeyes put on a show in their 92-58 routing of the Hornets. Newcomer Luke Garza led Iowa’s charge over Alabama ...

No. 11 Ducks dominate ’Dogs 110-77

EUGENE, Ore. — Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for her fifth career triple-double, and No. 11 Oregon beat Drake 110-77 on Sunday in the second round of the preseason WNIT. Ionescu, a sophomore, is just one away from the Pac-12 career record of six, set by Nicole ...

Cyclones fall to Drexel in Dresser debut

AMES — The Kevin Dresser era began with a loss to Drexel as the Iowa State wrestling squad fell 21-15 to the Dragons on Saturday. The Cyclones (0-1) won four of 10 matches in their head coach’s debut dual, three of them by bonus points, but trailed in the final tally. ISU led 11-6 at the ...

AP PHOTO • Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the second half of an NFL game Sunday in Atlanta. Clayborn had a franchise-record six sacks in the Falcons’ 27-7 win.

Clayborn’s 6 sacks help Falcons romp Cowboys

ATLANTA — Adrian Clayborn must’ve thought he was the one replacing Ezekiel Elliott in the Dallas Cowboys’ backfield. Clayborn spent most of Sunday running around back there, making life miserable for Dak Prescott with one of the greatest pass-rushing performances in NFL history. A ...

AP PHOTO • San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, left, is congratulated by Marquise Goodwin (11) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL game Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Beathard accounts for 3 TDs in 49ers’ 1st win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — C.J. Beathard has been playing on borrowed time as a starter in San Francisco ever since the 49ers traded for Jimmy Garoppolo almost two weeks ago to be the quarterback of the future. If that time runs out after the upcoming bye, at least Beathard went out on a high ...