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Drake men hold off Boise State, 83-74

DES MOINES — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots and Drake held off Boise State 83-74 on Tuesday night. Nick Norton added 16 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (4-1), who made 23 of 28 free throws. Tremell Murphy scored 13 points and D.J. Wilins ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Wolverines win Iowa Star opener over Bolts, 55-40

GARWIN — The GMG girls basketball team beat Iowa Star Conference South Division foe Baxter on Tuesday night, 55-40. The Wolverines (2-0, 1-0) trailed the Bolts (0-3, 0-1) by four at halftime but won the second half 41-22 to earn the win. Kelsey Vaverka had a team-high 21 points for GMG, ...

Tigers claw back

At the end of a game where neither team could maintain momentum on Monday night, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team trailed Iowa Central by six points, 73-67, with under two minutes to go. Sophomore Kelton Edwards hit back-to-back threes for the Tigers to cut the ...

Appel in the drivers’ seat for Bobcat boys

A new face will be patrolling the sidelines for the Marshalltown boys basketball team in its upcoming season. Michael Appel takes starts his tenure leading the Bobcats when they travel to face Johnston today, moving up from his assistant coaching job last season under Scott Smith. Appel ...

Cyclones blast past Mavericks, 82-55

AMES — Iowa State will likely get back star forward Cameron Lard and key reserve Zoran Talley back from suspensions for their next game next Monday. The Cyclones largely survived their absences. But the biggest question for the week ahead for coach Steve Prohm will be how to integrate Lard ...

Tiny non-scholarship Drake gets shot at No. 24 Iowa St

DES MOINES — When the Drake Bulldogs walked off the field in Morehead, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, their seniors were sure their football careers were over. A random series of events that began in September and ended two days after that supposed finale has given the Bulldogs one more crack at ...

Johnson’s career-high 24 enough for Bobcat girls

WATERLOO — Almost a year removed from last year’s season-opening win, the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team nearly got another. The Bobcats led Waterloo East 19-16 at the half but could not finish it out, falling 49-46 to the host Trojans on Monday night. Waterloo East (1-0) ...

MHS boys bowlers move to 2-0, girls suffer 1st loss

NEWTON — The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned its second victory of the season with a 2,913-2,765 win over Newton on Monday at Cardinal Lanes. Kamrin Chizek led the Bobcats (2-0) with a two-game series score of 425, while Ray Wiegand had a 390, Lucas Kramer had a 385 and Sage Keahna ...

Hawkeye State women’s trio ranked

NEW YORK — Three women’s college basketball teams from the state of Iowa were ranked for the first time in 20 years with the entry of Iowa State and Drake. The University of Iowa (5-1) fell two spots to No. 14, while Iowa State (23) and Drake (24) made their debuts. The final poll of ...

Comeback ’Clones

AMES — If anyone was worried Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy might still be stuck in a rut after the loss at Texas last week, he showed otherwise right out of the gates. He threw three bombs to three different receivers in the first half — Tarique Milton (41-yard gain), Hakeem Butler ...

Cardiac Cats

CEDAR FALLS — Things didn’t look good for the University of Northern Iowa football team after the first few drives against Lamar University in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers allowed the Cardinals touchdowns on their first two ...

FSU beats No. 12 Iowa for Junkanoo Jam title

BIMINI, Bahamas — Nausia Woolfolk scored 15 of her career-high 25 points in the second half to help Florida State beat No. 12 Iowa 71-67 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam. Kiah Gillespie had 13 points and nine rebounds, Valencia Myers added 10 and nine and Nicki ...

Depth powers Iowa past Purdue in B1G opener

IOWA CITY — Senior 197-pounder Mitch Bowman led off with an upset victory and the No. 3 Iowa wrestling team strung together five-straight wins in the middle of its 26-9 win over No. 14 Purdue on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Bowman was giving away 13 pounds to 11th-ranked Christian ...

Ash will be back as Rutgers coach

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Rutgers football coach Chris Ash is set to return next season. Athletic director Patrick Hobbs said after the team’s 14-10 loss to Michigan State on Saturday night that Ash will be back. The Scarlet Knights finished 1-11 this year. “They never quit and that’s a ...

4 area players named to IGCA All-State teams

The first state tournament team in 30 years from Gladbrook-Reinbeck was fueled by a first-team all-stater. G-R sophomore outside hitter Saari Kuehl was named to the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association’s all-state first team for Class 1A after helping to lead the Rebels to a 28-10 record and ...

Recinos’ FG lifts Iowa over Nebraska 31-28 at final whistle

IOWA CITY — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game. The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa fans. Miguel Recinos drilled a ...

UNI faces Lamar in 1st round

CEDAR FALLS — Before its final regular season game last weekend, the University of Northern Iowa football team knew it needed to come up big to advance to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Come up big is just what the Panthers did by shutting out Missouri State 37-0, and ...

Cyclones host K-State in Big 12 finale

AMES — Iowa State knocked itself out of the Big 12 title game chase with a dispiriting loss last week at Texas. The No. 25 Cyclones now look to bounce back by ending a surprisingly long losing skid against Kansas State — and finish with its best record in the Big 12. Iowa State (6-4, ...

Scott Frost’s Huskers get their first crack at Iowa

IOWA CITY — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn’t good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren’t good enough to beat the Hawkeyes. New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry ...

Bandstra, Pinnick 1st-team all-state

DES MOINES — East Marshall senior linebacker Noah Bandstra and West Marshall sophomore offensive lineman Luke Pinnick have been selected as first-team athletes for the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State Football teams. Bandstra earned his spot as a first-team linebacker on the ...