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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 ...

Iowa suspends play-by-play broadcaster for hot mic comments

IOWA CITY — Learfield Sports has suspended Iowa play-by-play broadcaster Gary Dolphin for two games for negative comments directed at Hawkeyes guard Maishe Dailey that inadvertently made it to the air during a commercial break on Tuesday. Iowa announced on Wednesday that Dolphin, who has ...

Iowa trio ranked for 1st time since 1998

DES MOINES — Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women’s basketball programs, a trend that dates back decades. Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday as three of their teams landed in the Top 25 for the first time since 1998. The Hawkeyes (4-1) lead the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Co-Coach of Year for ISU’s Campbell

AMES — For the second-straight season, Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year, sharing the award with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley. No. 23 Iowa State (7-4, 6-3 Big 12) was picked to finish seventh in the conference but ended the season in a ...

No. 24 Drake pulls away at Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. — Becca Hittner scored 15 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the No. 24 Drake women’s basketball team pull away for an 85-69 victory over Creighton on Wednesday. Hittner matched her season high and surpassed 1,000 points in her career for the Bulldogs (7-1). She ...

South Dakota women knock off No. 23 ISU

VERMILLION, S.D. — Ciara Duffy made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Allison Arens added three 3-pointers and 11 points and South Dakota beat No. 23 Iowa State 64-59 on Wednesday night. The Cyclones rallied from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull within three points with 1:19 ...

Merrill scores 20, leads Utah State past Panthers

LOGAN, Utah — Sam Merrill scored 20 points as host Utah State beat Northern Iowa 71-52 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge. The Aggies (6-1) snapped a two-game losing skid and are now 2-2 in their annual contest. Merrill, a junior guard who led all ...

’Cats reel in two wins

The Marshalltown boys swimming team had its home opener on Tuesday night with a triangular against Grinnell and Oskaloosa, and that led to the first two home wins of the season for the Bobcats. MHS beat Grinnell, 62-31, and Oskaloosa, 64-29, in its home pool to improve to 4-0, and head coach ...

Bobcat boys blast Polar Bears

It was the first opportunity for the Marshalltown boys bowling team to show out in front of its home crowd on Monday afternoon, and the Bobcats took full advantage of the situation. The MHS boys recorded their best score of the season so far in their home-opener against Des Moines North at ...

MHS girls rise above North

After suffering its first loss of the season on Monday on the road at Newton, the Marshalltown girls bowling team had a chance to get right in its home opener on Tuesday with a win over Des Moines North. The Bobcat girls did just that, beating the Polar Bears 2,267-1,911 at Wayward Social on ...