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AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa’s Bennett Koch fights for a rebound against Wichita State’s Rashard Kelly, left, and Eric Hamilton, right, during the first half of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game Sunday at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Shockers send UNI to sixth-straight ‘L’

CEDAR FALLS — Sunday’s 80-66 win for Wichita State continued a six-game winning streak while extending a six-game losing streak for the Northern Iowa men in Cedar Falls. Landry Shamet had 17 points to lead the Shockers (14-3, 4-0 MVC) while Klint Carlson posted a double-double of 12 ...

Bulldogs outlast Purple Aces, 88-76

DES MOINES — A second-half surge helped propel the Drake men to their second conference win of the year in an 88-76 win against visiting Evansville on Sunday. Reed Timmer had 28 points on 4-for-7 3-point shooting and three bench players had 10-plus points in the win. Casey Schlatter was ...

Cyclone women clobber Jayhawks

AMES — Iowa State had no problem getting its first conference win of the season in an 87-58 victory against Kansas at Hilton Coliseum. Even though the Cyclones (10-5, 1-3 Big 12) had a four-plus minute scoring drought at the end of the game, they held on for a 29-point win. Five Cyclones ...

Bulldogs still unbeaten in MVC play

DES MOINES — Whatever the halftime message was for the Drake women on Sunday, it worked wonders. The Bulldogs came out of the break, outscored visiting Southern Illinois 22-7 in the third period, and secured at 75-59 win against the Salukis to remain perfect in conference play. Senior ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tahahwah powers Warriors to victory

RICEVILLE — Grace Tahahwah nearly notched a triple-double as the Meswkaki girls’ basketball team edged Riceville 45-42 in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference clash. Tahahwah led all players with 22 points, 12 steals and eight assists as the Warriors (6-6, 6-5) held on for the league win. ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown senior 138-pounder Carlos Gomez starts the Bobcats’ final dual against Webster City with a pin of Cade Felts during the Allie Morrison Duals on Saturday at the Roundhouse. Gomez got two pins on the day and the Bobcats won a pair of duals in finishing sixth in their own tournament.

Bobcats searching for right balance

The deal with wielding a double-edged sword is that both blades can harm you or your opponent. For the Marshalltown wrestling squad, trying to win matches conflicted with attempting to triumph as a team during Saturday’s Allie Morrison Duals inside the Roundhouse. The Bobcats finished the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College basketball player Alyssa Roth (20) is fouled by John Wood CC’s Kaley Augspurg in the first quarter at the Student Activity Center in Marshalltown. Roth tied a career-high with 19 points, but MCC came up short, falling 60-56.

Tigers can’t close out John Wood

Shooting just 21.4 percent from the floor in the third quarter after shooting 41.9 percent in the first half, frustration began to set in for members of the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team. That’s when things turned in favor of John Wood Community College, who would ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Monte Morris reacts during the second half of a Big 12 Conference game against Texas on Saturday night in Ames.

Burton scores 27 as Cyclones hold off Horns

AMES — If Iowa State can get Deonte Burton to play as well as he did Saturday more often, the Cyclones just might have a chance in the Big 12. Burton scored 27 points — two more than he had total in his previous three games — and Iowa State held off Texas 79-70 for its fourth win in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: RebelHawks tie for 4th in own invite

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama wrestling team tied for fourth place at its home tournament, totaling 197 points on Saturday. Dike-New Hartford took top honors with 351 points. Oelwein came in second with 316, and West Delaware was a distant third with 198. Mid-Prairie tied ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • West Marshall’s Isabelle Gradwell (24) shoots a layup over AGWSR’s Maddie Brandt (44) during Friday night’s NICL West Conference match in Ackley. Gradwell had 16 points in the Trojans’ 68-49 win.

No. 9 Trojans remain on top

ACKLEY — The AGWSR girls’ basketball team knew well coming in to Friday night’s game against West Marshall, it was going to be a physical bout; one that would surely exhaust the losing team. So when the two ranked teams — the Class 1A 10th-ranked Cougars (8-2, 4-1 NICL West) and the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • South Tama County’s Riley Davenport drives through the Independence defense for a layup in the second quarter of the WaMaC West contest Friday night in Tama. Davenport had 13 points for the Trojans, helping STC to a 61-38 win.

STC follows plan to perfection

TAMA — The plan for the Trojans was to play as a unit and to make Independence play at South Tama County’s pace Friday night. Everything went to plan. The STC boys’ basketball team jumped out early on the Mustangs, and when Independence attempted to make things close again as the ...

PHOTO BY BRITT KUDLA/FORT DODGE MESSENGER

Dodgers stay hot as ’Cats start cold

FORT DODGE — The Dodgers have proven their mettle eight games into the season, and a staunch first-quarter performance was all the proof the Bobcats needed on Friday night. The Fort Dodge boys’ basketball team jumped all over Marshalltown in their CIML Iowa Conference rematch, taking a ...

PHOTO BY BRITT KUDLA/FORT DODGE MESSENGER

Fort Dodge deals MHS another loss

FORT DODGE — A balanced attack from Fort Dodge and another scoreless quarter prevented the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team from picking up its first win of the season, as the Dodgers downed the Bobcats 60-9 in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference tilt. Marshalltown (0-11, 0-4) fell behind ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis stands on the field before a game against Michigan on Nov. 12 in Iowa City.

Iowa OC Greg Davis retires after 5 seasons

IOWA CITY — Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis announced his retirement Friday, ending a coaching career that spanned more than four decades. Davis spent the past five seasons running Iowa’s offense. Prior to his stint in Iowa City, Davis was the offensive coordinator at Texas from ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • AGWSR’s Alex Hames shoots a 3-pointer over West Marshall’s Cameron Bannister during Friday night’s NICL West Division game in Ackley. Hames made one 3-pointer in the Cougars 60-57 win.

Cougars collect first win of calendar year

ACKLEY — For the first time this year, the AGWSR boys’ basketball team marked a win. OK, that’s a loaded statement, seeing how the Cougars (6-3, 4-1 NICL West) have lost their last three games by no more than five points each. AGWSR was able to come from behind and best West Marshall ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Ubben’s big game leads Comets at G-R

REINBECK — Samantha Ubben scored a game-high 24 points to lead the BCLUW girls’ basketball team to its first NICL West Division win — a 50-28 victory at Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Friday night. Lauren Anderson added seven points and 10 rebounds, and Kaylee Goecke also scored seven points ...

STC matmen power past Independence

INDEPENDENCE — Anchored by its four ranked wrestlers, South Tama County came back for a 33-25 victory against Independence in Thursday’s WaMaC Conference dual meet. The Trojans trailed 21-9 eight weights into the match before South Tama rattled off five consecutive wins. Fifth-ranked ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (25) eludes Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph on a run during the first half of the Outback Bowl on Monday in Tampa, Fla.

Unfinished business

IOWA CITY — Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is returning for his senior season. Wadley contemplated turning pro after a breakout junior year in which he emerged as Iowa’s most explosive offensive weapon. But the 190-pound Wadley decided that one more season in college — this time as the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown swimmer Gage Petty swims a length of the 200-yard freestyle against Mason City on Thursday at Marshalltown High School. Petty won the race in 1 minute, 57.15 seconds, setting a season-best time in the process, but Mason City topped the Bobcats 92-78.

Bobcats hang with Mason City

Coming off what Bobcat coach Mike Loupee called a spotty performance at Indianola Tuesday, the Marshalltown boys’ swim team responded with one of its better performances of the season on Thursday. It wasn’t enough to make a difference in the team results, as MHS fell 92-78 to Mason City in ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown’s Reese Hageman works to pin Johnston’s Elliot Pohlmeyer on Thursday night. Hageman remained undefeated this year (16-0), but the Bobcats lost 59-18.

Dragons dominate MHS in league dual

Three Marshalltown wrestlers exemplified what head coach Mike Mann has been preaching all year: Win, but learn something while you’re wrestling. In the 59-18 loss to Class 3A No. 9 Johnston on Thursday, wrestlers Reese Hageman, Chayton French and Jordan Fox all found ways to battle through ...