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Mustangs top MHS at Montezuma Invitational

MONTEZUMA — The Marshalltown wrestling team crowned more champions than and won more head-to-head matches against East Marshall/GMG, but the Mustangs came out on top of the heap Saturday at the Montezuma Invitational. Carson Burchland, Cole Nauman and Noah Bandstra emerged as bracket ...

Hawkeyes fight off Cyclones, 19-18

IOWA CITY — The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Iowa State on Saturday in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, 19-18. It was the first time in 83 meetings the dual was decided by a single point, and it was the 15th-straight time the Hawkeyes have beaten the Cyclones. ...

UC Davis withstands Northern Iowa 23-16

DAVIS, Calif. — Jake Maier threw for 310 yards and a touchdown and UC Davis beat Northern Iowa 23-16 on Saturday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. It was the first FCS playoff appearance for No. 6 seed UC Davis (10-2), which will play at third-seeded Eastern Washington (10-2) ...

BIG FOUR: Norton’s triple-double helps Drake top NDSU

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points and Nick Norton posted a triple double as Drake held off North Dakota State, 95-88 at the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic on Saturday night. The game is the third of four games scheduled over two days at U.S. Bank Stadium, the first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang girls turned back by Hawks

SULLY — The East Marshall girls’ basketball team closed out its three-game road trip to start the season with a 49-42 loss to Class 1A No. 14 Lynnville-Sully on Saturday. The Mustangs (1-2) trailed 16-10 after the first quarter, led 23-18 at halftime, and fell behind again 33-30 after the ...

Trojans tip Blazers in home opener

TAMA — The Class 3A No. 12 South Tama County girls basketball team had a chance to win a second straight game for the first time this season when it hosted Dyersville Beckman in its home opener. It wasn’t a pretty game by any means from either team but when the dust settled the Trojans ...

’Cats corral first win at DM East

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Friday night by downing Des Moines East on the road, 77-63. The Bobcats (1-1) trailed the Scarlets (0-2) by 15-13 after the first quarter, but Marshalltown went off for 36 points in the second to take a ...

Scarlets take care of MHS girls, 75-22

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team figures the best way to get better offensively is to practice better defensively, but it’s clearly a work-in-progress for the Bobcats. Marshalltown was limited to seven field goals and got outscored 75-22 by Des Moines East on Friday ...

No. 24 Iowa State hosts Drake in season finale

AMES — Iowa State’s strange season began with an opener that lasted less than five minutes. The Cyclones will end it with a surprising revival of a rivalry that stretches back 120 years. No. 24 Iowa State (7-4, 6-3 Big 12, No. 25 CFP) was forced to cancel its Sept. 1 game against South ...

Trice, No. 22 Wisconsin edge No. 14 Iowa

IOWA CITY — The matchup between the resurgent Badgers and Hawkeyes lived up to its billing — with Wisconsin sophomore D’Mitrik Trice stepping up to hit the game’s biggest basket after star Ethan Happ fouled out. Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and ...

Fant to declare for NFL draft, skip bowl game

IOWA CITY — Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Neb., will not play in Iowa’s upcoming bowl ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Snider’s 26 helps Trojans top Cougars

ACKLEY — Karlyn Snider knocked down four 3-pointers en route to a career-high 26 points, helping to lead the West Marshall girls’ basketball team to an upset victory over Class 1A No. 5 AGWSR, 45-38. The Trojans (1-2, 1-0) got their first win of the season in their NICL West Division ...

Bobcats a rough ride for Roosevelt

Before the season started, Marshalltown wrestling head coach Mike Mann pointed to the team’s opening dual against Des Moines Roosevelt as a good measure for what this year was going to be like for his squad. If the results from Thursday night are a good indication, then the Bobcats are ...

MHS swimmers sink Ottumwa

The wins keep rolling in for the Marshalltown boys swim team, as the Bobcats swam to another big victory on Thursday with a 111-53 defeat of Ottumwa at the MHS pool. Marshalltown was the top placer in seven of the 11 events, but head coach Mike Loupee there’s still more bubbling under the ...

No. 1 Notre Dame hammers Hawks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After routing Iowa, Arike Ogunbowale and No. 1 Notre Dame can now turn their attention to their showdown Sunday with No. 2 UConn. “It’s one of the best rivalries in college basketball,” said Ogunbowale after she scored 30 points and her fellow starters all finished ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls off to first 3-0 start since ’07

GARWIN — The GMG girls’ basketball team improved to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007-08, whipping past Waterloo Christian 55-24 on Thursday night. Zoe Duncan scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Wolverines, who jumped out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter and ...

Back to the bank

After starting the season 0-4, the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team had been trading wins and losses over its last five games but it was still looking for its first back-to-back victories. The Tigers got that second-straight win on Wednesday when they took down DMACC ...

Kirkwood squashes MCC’s late surge

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team had a chance to win its third-straight game and get some revenge for an earlier loss when it hosted NJCAA Division II No. 5 Kirkwood Community College on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Tiger faithful, Eagle sophomore Doug ...

MHS seeks continued success on the mats

Last February the Marshalltown wrestling team sent four athletes to the state tournament for the second time in three years. Of those four state qualifiers, three were seniors (Logan Baccam, Brian Trowbridge and Decker Mann) but one sophomore returns to the program for his junior season in ...

Ferch tabs 2nd-team all-Valley

ST. LOUIS — As a redshirt freshman reserve linebacker and special teams defender for the Northern Iowa football team, Duncan Ferch posted a season-high four tackles in a win over then-No. 24 ranked Eastern Illinois. Three seasons later, Ferch ranks fourth in the Missouri Valley Football ...