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Sarah Kavanh

MCC women fall on Sophomore Night

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost its final home game of the season on Thursday, falling to the Grand View University junior varsity, 70-64. Sarah Kavanh saved the best game of her career as a Tiger for the final home showing, dropping in 28 points on a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hames helps Cougars top Huskies

ROCKFORD — The AGWSR boys basketball team won in the Class 1A District 4 quarterfinals over Nashua-Plainfield on Thursday, 58-50. Alex Hames led the Cougars (9-13) with 27 points, with 15 of those coming off of five made 3-pointers. Luke Starr also had 16 for AGWSR, while Alec Stahl ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown is sending four boys to compete in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships in Des Moines starting today. Pictured are, from left, sophomore Zach Bitker and seniors Brian Trowbridge, Logan Baccam and Decker Mann.

Bobcat matmen looking for podiums

Before the beginning of the season, the Marshalltown wrestling team sat down and made a list of goals, as many teams do to start the year. On that list were some goals the Bobcats thought more achievable, and others were a bit more grandiose. With the Iowa High School State Wrestling ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • West Marshall senior Isabelle Gradwell, left, glides in for a layup against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont defender Kennedy Landgrebe during the second half of Wednesday’s Class 3A Region 7 semifinal in State Center. Gradwell had a game-high 23 points in the Trojans’ 59-34 win.

Trojans turn back E-B-F

STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer couldn’t help but think of the finality of it all, playing her last home game with the West Marshall girls’ basketball team. She had already used the way the last two seasons ended as motivation to help get her team to this point. Meyer and two other Trojan ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest, left, drives the lane against Des Moines East’s JC Stephenson during the Bobcats’ loss to the Scarlets on Wednesday in their regional opener.

Scarlets send ’Cats packing in regionals

DES MOINES — A long season came to a close for the Marshalltown girls basketball team on Wednesday, as the Bobcats lost their Class 5A Region 8 opener on the road to Des Moines East, 79-34. It was a tough night for the MHS girls, as they gave up the second-most points of the season to the ...

South Tama stuns No. 6 Roland-Story

STORY CITY — The South Tama County girls basketball team upset Class 3A No. 6 Roland-Story in the semifinals of the 3A Region 7 tournament on Wednesday, 56-52. The Trojans (14-9) led through most of the first half, taking a 29-26 lead into halftime, and they seemed to just stay one step ...

Wolverines handle Hawkeyes 74-59

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lately, Duncan Robinson has found himself pondering his legacy. Senior co-captains Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Michigan beat Iowa 74-59 on Wednesday night. It was a win that both young men looked at as another stepping stone ...

Timmer leads with 39 points as Drake downs Indiana State

DES MOINES — Reed Timmer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Drake as it downed Indiana State 90-76 on Wednesday night. Timmer was 8 of 15 from long range and sank all nine of his free throws for the Bulldogs (15-13, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference). De’Antae McMurray added 16 points ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • The Marshalltown boys bowling team poses with their state qualifier banner after winning its district meet in Marshalltown on Tuesday. Pictured are, from left, Kamrin Chizek, Jonathan McKeever, Joshua Arment, Ray Wiegand, Richie Thomas and Lucas Kramer.

‘Not done yet’

It was almost a business-like atmosphere at Wayward Social for the Class 3A District 5 joint state qualifying bowling meet on Tuesday, as the Marshalltown boys bowling team came with one goal in mind. Make it to yet another state meet. The Bobcats showed a great deal of focus as they went ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Karlie Potter, center, is hugged by teammates Haley Bell, right, and Kylee Witt as she’s overcome with emotion after winning the individual district title at Wayward Social on Tuesday. Potter enters the state tournament as the top individual qualifier with a series score of 477.

Potter pins down state berth

Even before the Class 3A District 5 bowling joint qualifying started on Tuesday at Wayward Social, Marshalltown senior Karlie Potter seemed like a ball of energy. She kept mentioning to her teammates and those around her that she was “pumped” for the meet, and that energy turned out to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Grundy Center junior Kylie Willis (34) shoots over BCLUW sophomore Madison Ubben (45) during the second half of the Spartans’ regional quarterfinal win over the Comets on Tuesday evening.

Spartans spurn Comets in regionals

GRUNDY CENTER — Through the first four minutes of the Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal between the Grundy Center and BCLUW girls teams, it looked as if fans in attendance were in for a slugfest between two strong defenses. The Comets actually led the No. 8 Spartans halfway through the opening ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Colo-NESCO senior Molly Barten, center, snares a rebound over Baxter’s Sydney Schmidt (30) during the first half of Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinal in Colo.

Royals overcome slow start to beat Bolts

COLO — In trying to take away Colo-NESCO’s top two scorers, the Baxter girls’ basketball team opened the door for the rest of the Royals’ weapons. Strategically it was the Bolts’ best chance of advancing, and in the end it was their downfall as well. Molly Barten scored a game-high ...

AP PHOTO • Kansas’ Marcus Garrett (0), Lagerald Vick and Mitch Lightfoot chat as Iowa State’s Donovan Jackson (4) stands nearby during the second half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Kansas won 83-77.

No. 13 Jayhawks hold off Iowa St.

AMES — Kansas responded to arguably its worst loss of the year with a much-needed win in a hostile environment — one that kept the Jayhawks within reach of Big 12-leading Texas Tech. Performances like the one they put forth on Tuesday night are a big reason why the Jayhawks win the Big 12 ...

Eighth-ranked AGWSR takes care of Meskwaki

ACKLEY — The Class 1A No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team started its postseason run off right on Tuesday night by downing Meskwaki, 91-50, in their Region 3 quarterfinal. This was the highest point total of the season for the Cougars (18-2), as they scored at least 20 points in every ...

Northern Iowa wins it at FT line, beats Evansville

CEDAR FALLS — Hunter Rhodes had 12 points and Bennett Koch added 10 as Northern Iowa held Evansville scoreless in the final two minutes to secure a 47-41 win on Tuesday night. Northern Iowa (13-14, 5-10 Missouri Valley Conference) won the game at the free-throw line, making 12 of 19, while ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • South Hardin senior Kevin Rewoldt, center, looks to haul in a rebound while Pella Christian defenders Alex Huisman (45) and Dan Jungling (5) work on boxing Rewoldt out during the Eagles’ district-opening win over the Tigers in Monroe on Monday night.

Out of reach

MONROE — It didn’t take long for the South Hardin boys basketball team to find out it was in trouble in Tuesday’s Class 2A District 13 opener on Monday. The Tigers were forced to use two timeouts during the first quarter as head coach Nathan Gevelinger urged his team to “wake up”, ...

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Cyclone cornerstones

AMES — Iowa State remains in last place in the Big 12 after beating a ranked opponent for the third time in three weeks last Saturday. Yet, how the Cyclones beat then-No. 17 Oklahoma reminded the rest of the league that their time in the cellar could be short lived. Iowa State (13-11, 4-8 ...

Sarah Kavanh

MCC women prevail over Central College JV, 61-57

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team ended a four-game losing streak on Monday by downing the Central College junior varsity squad at the Student Activity Center, 61-57. The Tigers (9-17) owned a seven-point lead at halftime over the Dutch, but Central College ...

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Tigers rip Mount Mercy in final home game

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team sent its seniors out strong in its final home game of the year on Monday, downing the Mount Mercy College junior varsity 86-47. The Tigers (17-10) had a solid first half, jumping out to a 51-18 lead after the first 20 minutes against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans stroll past CAL in district play

CLARKSVILLE — The Grundy Center boys’ basketball team advanced through the first round of Class 1A District 4 action on Monday night, knocking off CAL 71-29. The Spartans (3-18) got scoring from 12 different players, led by nine points apiece from Cale Hendricks, Derek Ciddio and Joe ...