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AP PHOTO • Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives to the basket past Iowa State guard Monte Morris during the first half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game Monday inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Mason scored a team-leading 16 points as No. 2 Kansas won 76-72.

Paint the lane Jayhawk blue

AMES — No. 2 Kansas passed its biggest Big 12 road test of the season, winning in a gym where losing was threatening to become a trend. Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and the Jayhawks held off Iowa State 76-72 on Monday night for their 17th straight win. Svi ...

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Rebels, Hawks set for top-10 rematch

REINBECK — There’s no rest for the wicked, and that’s just what two of the state’s best boys’ basketball teams will have to endure when they meet up in Reinbeck tonight. Class 1A No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck will host Class 2A No. 10 South Hamilton in a clash of high-octane players, ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads looks on during a college football game against Northern Iowa on Sept. 5, 2015, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Arkansas tabs Rhoads as new DC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says on Twitter that the school has promoted former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator. The hiring was confirmed by a school spokesman. Rhoads, who worked as the defensive backs coach last season for the Razorbacks, ...

Wendell nets third MVC weekly award

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Drake University senior Lizzy Wendell was named as the Missouri Valley Conference’s women’s basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Wendell, who has now earned the award back-to-back weeks and the third time this season. It’s the 12th time she’s ...

ISU’s Carleton shares Big 12’s weekly honor

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton was named the co-Big 12 women’s basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Carleton posted a 30-point effort against TCU, and leads Iowa State averaging 22.5 points, seven and a half rebounds and two and a half assists per ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon scratches his face as he walks onto the court during the second half of a Big Ten Conference basketball game against Northwestern on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 89-54.

Wildcats get record-setting romp of Hawks

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern has found much of its success this season behind strong guard play and stout defense. Both of those elements were at their absolute peak on Sunday, as Scottie Lindsey scored 22, Bryant McIntosh had 20 and the Wildcats dominated both ends of the court in a ...

AP PHOTO • Oklahoma State’s Kyle Crutchmer, left, and Alex Meyer wrestle during Saturday’s college wrestling match in Stillwater, Okla. The top-ranked Cowboys beat the Hawkeyes 24-11.

Top-ranked Okie St. clobbers Iowa 24-11

STILLWATER, Okla. — For the first time in four years, the Oklahoma State wrestling team came out victorious against the Hawkeyes, a 24-11 win for the Cowboys. In a top-five battle — No. 1 Oklahoma State (6-0), No. 3 Iowa (7-1) — the Hawkeyes lost three, one-point decisions, ...

Bulldogs dispatch Illinois St.

NORMAL, Ill. — The Drake women continued on a tear through their conference schedule with a blowout win against Illinois State, 87-36 on the road Sunday. Lizzy Wendell went for 17 points, 2-for-3 3-point shooting and making 6-of-11 field goal shots to lead the Bulldogs (13-4, 6-0 MVC). ...

UNI women whip Braves in MVC play

PEORIA, Ill. — Madison Weekly scored 23 points and the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team easily handled Bradley, 72-53 on the road Sunday. Megan Maahs, Ellie Herzberg and Kennedy Kirkpatrick all had 11 more points to help Weekly’s scoring efforts. After Northern Iowa (13-4, 6-0 ...

Carleton’s big day not enough for ISU

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Iowa State women’s basketball team’s finishing struggles continued as it let TCU climb back into, and win Sunday’s contest, 80-75 in Fort Worth. Bridget Carleton had 30 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Cyclones (10-7, 1-5 Big 12). Iowa State ...

UNI matmen upset No. 13 Chippewas

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The No. 22 Northern Iowa wrestling team grabbed its first win against a top-15 team this season with a 17-16 victory against No. 13 Central Michigan on Sunday. The Panthers (5-2, 3-0 MAC) earned the victory by criteria, when the final score ended at 16-16. Each team ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Jesup hands No. 2 Rebels first loss

FAYETTE — The Jesup J-Hawks got revenge for last year’s first-round loss at the Class 1A state tournament, beating the second-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team 65-61 on Saturday at Upper Iowa University. Ethan Wyant shot 12-for-17 from the field en route to a ...

West Marshall’s Emma Meyer puts up a shot in the third quarter of Saturday’s non-conference game against BGM in State Center. Meyer scored eight points in West Marshall’s 60-22 win. — T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING

Trojans triumphant against Bears

STATE CENTER — Under unfortunate circumstances, Saturday’s non-conference game against BGM came at the right time for the West Marshall girls’ basketball team. The Class 3A No. 8 Trojans have been tasked with filling a void left by leading scorer Isabelle Gradwell. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Dons escape scare against Colo-NESCO

GILBERTVILLE — With the game on the line, the Don Bosco boys’ basketball team was able to come away with the most marginal of victories, a 49-48 win against Colo-NESCO on Friday night. Sean McFadden had four made field goals and was 4-for-5 ...

AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa’s Klint Carlson (2) passes the ball over the Drake defense in the second half of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game Sunday in Cedar Falls.

Panthers snap skid at Drake’s expense

CEDAR FALLS — A seven-game losing streak is no more for the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team, as it snapped its skid against in-state rival Drake, 79-60, on Sunday at the McLeod Center. Jeremy Morgan was back from an ankle injury, posting 21 points, while junior Bennett Koch went ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown basketball player Blake Linsenmeyer gets a shot off in the second half against Dowling Catholic Friday night inside the Roundhouse. Dowling ran away from the Bobcats, taking the CIML Iowa Conference matchup 79-28.

Bobcats bottled up by Dowling

The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team focuses on building the program on three things that all start with the letter “C” when it comes to the game: Character, classroom and the court. After Friday night’s CIML Iowa Conference loss to Dowling Catholic, the Bobcats are going to tip their ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown basketball player Luz Morciego (22) puts up a shot contested by Dowling Catholic’s Allie Hittner (51) in the second half Friday night inside the Roundhouse.

MHS rejected by No. 10 Maroons

It’s no secret the season has been a hard one on the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team. The 69-11 home loss to Dowling Catholic Friday night in CIML Iowa Conference verified it. But the Bobcats aren’t focused on the final results right now. The team sets a handful of goals before each ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 8 Trojans topple Mustang girls

STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer and Teresa Disney scored a team-leading 13 points apiece to lead the Class 3A No. 8 West Marshall girls’ basketball team past cross-county rival East Marshall 61-35 in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. It was West Marshall’s first win since learning that ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown bowler Carson Potter looks back toward his teammates and celebrates after rolling a strike during a baker round Thursday at the Totem Bowl. The Bobcats bowled a season-high 3,447 pins to defeat visiting CIML Iowa Conference foe Fort Dodge.

Pin it to win it

The term is gelling. That’s what the Marshalltwon boys’ and girls’ bowling teams are using to describe their year, as the final stretch of regular season matches roll across on the calendar. On Thursday, the boys recorded their highest baker score of the year with 1,211 pins and ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown wrestler Andy Bitker wrestles Fort Dodge’s Lazro Lerma during the 220-pound match Thursday night at the Roundhouse. Bitker pinned Lerma in 4 minutes, 50 seconds, accounting for Marshalltown’s lone win of the night.

Nothing doing against Dodgers

Facing four ranked wrestlers and overall one of the top teams in Class 3A, the Bobcats got a first-hand experience of what level they need to wrestle at to be among the best. Fort Dodge won five bouts by fall, another one by technical fall, two more by major decision and another pair by ...