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T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Decker Mann, left, picks up Ankeny Centennial’s Lane Pruisner for a take down during his win in the 220-pound class on Thursday. The Jaguars beat the Bobcats 54-11 in Marshalltown’s season opener.

Jags pin down MHS in opener

Looking purely at the score in Thursday night’s season opener for the Marshalltown wrestling team, a 54-11 loss to Ankeny Centennial that featured only three wins out of a possible 14 matches doesn’t look great, but when you break down the action in the Roundhouse the dual was closer than ...

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Kramer’s perfect game lifts Bobcats

The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned its fourth victory of the season on Thursday with a 3,365-2,471 win over Newton. Lucas Kramer was the hot hand for the Bobcats, rolling the first perfect game of the season for MHS in his second individual game, right after recording a 265 in his ...

Bobcat boys swimmers sweep East, Oskaloosa

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ swimming team made off with eight of 11 event titles in taking both ends of a double-dual against Oskaloosa and host Des Moines East on Thursday night. The Bobcats improved to 4-1 with the wins heading into Saturday’s Toreador Relays at Boone to cap a ...

MHS girls tripped up by Trojans

WATERLOO — The Marshalltown girls basketball team lost its first game of the season on Thursday when it traveled to Waterloo East. A 22-point deficit at the end of the first quarter proved too much for the Bobcats to overcome, as they fell to the Trojans 56-43. After entering halftime ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb waits to have his photo taken during the Iowa State men’s basketball team’s annual media day Oct. 17 in Ames.

Weiler-Babb’s aggressiveness pays off for Cyclones

AMES — As Iowa State coach Steve Prohm watched a practice this summer with Monte Morris, the fabulous point guard he had to replace this season, he seemed to have only two options. Prohm could either go with senior Donovan Jackson or hand control of the offense to highly-touted freshman ...

Barkley, Jewell receive B1G top honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been named offensive player of the year in the Big Ten and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year. The two were honored Thursday as the Big Ten announced its football specialty awards. Barkley ranks first in ...

Mayfield is Big 12’s top offensive player

IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the Big 12’s offensive player of the year for the second time in three years, and Sooners defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo shared the defensive honor with Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson. Mayfield also was the Big 12’s top ...

Drake women turn back Cyclones 83-80

DES MOINES — The Drake University women’s basketball team won a thriller over Iowa State on Thursday, as Bulldogs sophomore Becca Hittner converted a three-point play with two seconds left to give them an 83-80 win over the Cyclones. Hittner’s eventual game winner came on a driving ...

UNI women fall to SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Despite a strong second half showing, the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start as the Panthers fell to South Dakota State on the road, 57-47. The Panthers (2-3) erased a 15-point deficit to pull within a point of SDSU (6-1) with 8:12 ...

Drake athletics loses longtime contributor

DES MOINES — The Drake University athletic department is mourning the loss of one of the school’s most cherished individuals, Paul Morrison, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 100. Morrison’s legacy at Drake began when his parents met at the school in 1902. He too attended Drake ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin downed by Cowgirls

ELDORA — The South Hardin girls’ basketball team was sent to 0-2 with a 50-35 loss to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Tuesday night. The host Tigers were unable to score more than nine points in any single quarter for the second time in as many games. Kiera Anderson led South Hardin with 12 ...

Marshalltown secures girls’ swim meet through 2022

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA have agreed on another contract, but both parties prefer to call it a partnership. After 14 years of presenting the Iowa Girls’ High School State Swimming and Diving Championships together, the IGHSAU and the ...

’Cats on the mat feature mix of youth, experience

When the Marshalltown wrestling team hits the mat for the first time this season against Ankeny Centennial today, it will do so with an interesting mixture of veterans and rookies to high school competition. Bobcats head coach Mike Mann said before Wednesday’s practice that his team is ...

Bobcat boys basketball brings focus to defense

As soon as the final buzzer sounded on the Marshalltown boys basketball team’s season last year, there has been a concerted effort by players and coaches to improve in one specific area of the court. Finishing at 3-19 last season, the Bobcats struggled mightily in two areas: defense and ...

MCC men win over Kirkwood on late shot

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown Community College mens’ basketball team faced a one-point deficit with the clock running down in the second half on Wednesday night against Kirkwood Community College. Down 73-72, the Tigers needed a score to avoid falling for the third time this season, ...

No. 13 Florida St women rally past Iowa

IOWA CITY — Shakayla Thomas scored 31 points, 17 in the fourth quarter, and Imani Wright added 26 points as No. 13 Florida State erased a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Iowa 94-93 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Megan Gustafson, who scored 34 points on ...

Omaha tops Drake 75-73 for 1st win

OMAHA, Neb. — Zach Jackson scored 17 points including 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds left and Omaha got its first win of the season, beating Drake 75-73 on Wednesday night. Reed Timmer’s 3-pointer with three seconds left brought Drake within 74-73 and Timmer immediately fouled ...

Koch powers Panthers past UNLV in OT

CEDAR FALLS — Bennett Koch poured in 30 points, Northern Iowa missed a chance to win in regulation, but the Panthers dominated in overtime to upend previously unbeaten UNLV 77-68 Wednesday night. Koch, whose 30 points is a career high, made a jump shot to pull Northern Iowa (6-2) to 61-60 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC women dropped by DMACC

BOONE — The Marshalltown Community College womens’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday to take on DMACC, where the Tiger fell to the Bears 76-42. MCC (4-5) didn’t score in the double digits in any of the first three quarters on the night, until finally getting loose for 19 of their ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown bowler Kamrin Chizek celebrates after hitting one of his many strikes of the day during the Bobcat boys’ double-dual win over Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar on Tuesday at Wayward Social.

Bobcats roll in double dual

When the Marshalltown boys and girls bowling teams took the lanes on Monday night in their home opener against Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar, they did so in a familiar place with a new twist, as the old Totem Bowl facility has now been rebranded as Wayward Social. The new name and new ...