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No. 2 Indian Hills closes out MCC men, 74-69

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team gave a great effort against NJCAA No. 2 Indian Hills on Saturday night at the Student Activity Center in an ICCAC showdown, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Warriors, as the Tigers fell 74-69. Mohamed Thiam racked up 32 points and ...

AP PHOTO • Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) is fouled by Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton (5) during the first half of their Big 12 Conference basketball game Saturday in Ames. Iowa State won 88-80.

Iowa State upsets No. 17 Oklahoma

AMES — Trae Young might be the best freshman in America — but he wasn’t the best one in Ames on Saturday. That distinction went to Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton, who kept his undermanned team in contention before drilling the 3 that sent Young and the Sooners packing on the road yet ...

No. 14 Buckeyes dunk Iowa, 82-64

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann warned his team to avoid a letdown after his team’s upset of No. 3 Purdue. A letdown at this point for the Buckeyes would be as hard to imagine as them owning sole possession of first place of the Big Ten in mid-February. That’s where ...

McGlynn scores 17, Drake beats Northern Iowa 71-64

DES MOINES — Nick McGlynn scored 17 points and the Drake men’s basketball team led virtually the entire way in taking a 71-64 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday. The teams were tied briefly with 1:45 left in the first half before the Bulldogs scored the final seven points to lead ...

No. 22 Cowgirls chase away Iowa St., 81-73

AMES — Kaylee Jensen scored 16 straight points in the fourth quarter for Oklahoma State and finished with a career-high 35 and the No. 22 Cowgirls held on to defeat Iowa State 81-73 on Saturday night after giving up a 26-point lead. Jensen steadied Oklahoma State (18-6, 9-4 Big 12) after ...

Top-ranked Penn St. puts away Iowa; UNI pins ISU

IOWA CITY — Top-ranked Penn State won seven matches in handily defeating No. 7 Iowa, 28-13, to secure the Big Ten Conference regular-season championship. The Nittany Lions (13-0, 9-0) got back-to-back pins at 174 and 184, and then closed the dual with a major decision and a ranked victory ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • South Tama County senior Gabe Shields (5) flies through the lane while putting up a layup over three West Dubuque defenders during the first quarter of the Trojans home loss to the Bobcats on Friday. Shields led STC with 18 points in the regular-season home finale.

Trojan rally comes up short

TAMA — Senior Night for the South Tama County boys basketball team featured a big matchup against Western Dubuque on Friday, a game that pitted the leaders of the WaMaC Conference West and East divisions respectively against each other. Both teams came to play, as the tide shifted back and ...

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NCAA grants ISU’s Kempt an extra year of eligibility

AMES — Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The Cyclones announced the NCAA’s decision on Friday, saying that the governing body granted Kempt an extension of eligibility after considering the totality of the circumstances ...

ISU matmen withstand Fresno State

AMES — Pins by Markus Simmons and Dane Pestano and a sudden-death victory by heavyweight Marcus Harrington in the final match helped the Iowa State wrestling team topple Fresno State 26-22 on Friday night at Hilton Coliseum. With the Cyclones (8-8, 3-5 Big 12) clinging to a 23-22 lead, ...

Bulldogs double down on Aces, 101-50

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Drake women’s basketball team cruised past Evansville on Friday night, 101-50, in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup. Six players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs (17-7, 12-0), with Sara Rhine leading the team with 19 points. Becca Hittner scored 18 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Norsemen close out Comets, 73-33

CONRAD — The BCLUW boys basketball team’s regular season came to an end on Friday against Roland-Story, with the Comets falling 73-33. BCLUW (3-18) only had one player in double figures, with Jonny Neff turning in a 16-point performance in the season closer. Treye Teske was next with six ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Seven Marshalltown boys are representing the Bobcats at the 2018 IHSAA State Swimming Meet in Iowa City on Saturday. Pictured are, from left, Chris Streets, Ryne Downey, Carson Beals, Gage Petty, Brad Barkema, Caleb Summers and Nash Perisho.

Return of the ’Cats

Marshalltown was dealt a bit of a blow last summer when it was revealed that the IHSAA State Swimming Meet was moving out of the city and to the University of Iowa campus for the foreseeable future. With that knowledge and the fact that the team hadn’t qualified anyone for state in the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Luke Appel (50) fights for a rebound Dowling Catholic’s Luke Yacinich during the Tigers’ home loss to the Maroons on Thursday.

Bobcats baffled by Dowling defense

Even though the team was 2-2 over its last four games, the Marshalltown boys basketball team had been playing some of its best ball of the season ahead of Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference finale against Dowling Catholic. All of that work didn’t seem to show against the Maroons, however, ...

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MHS boys bowlers win CIML Iowa meet

DES MOINES — After finishing the regular season with a perfect record, the Marshalltown boys bowling team showed it wasn’t done achieving yet on Thursday, as the Bobcats took home the CIML Iowa Conference Tournament trophy. MHS finished with a team score of 3,214, nearly 300 pins higher ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest, behind, shoots over Dowling Catholic’s Jacey Koethe during the first quarter of the Bobcats’ loss to the Maroons in their final regular season game on Thursday night.

Maroons spoil Senior Night for MHS girls

A long regular season came to a close for the Marshalltown girls basketball team on Thursday night as the Bobcats fell to Class 5A No. 3 Dowling Catholic in a CIML Iowa Conference matchup, 53-14. MHS head coach Stacy O’Hare said it was clear on the night why the Maroons are so highly ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Meskwaki freshman point guard Deandra Navarro, drives in for a layup past GMG junior Mable Dieleman during the second half of Thursday’s Class 1A regional girls’ basketball game at Meskwaki Settlement.

Warriors ward off GMG

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The “best” thing about the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team losing its starting point guard in the final week of the regular season was the game the following night. A week after senior Delicia Guevara went down, the Warriors reaped the benefits of the extra ...

Rebels topple Redhawks in regionals

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team beat North Tama for the second time in the last two weeks, topping the Redhawks 61-50 in Thursday’s Class 1A Region 3 first-round game. The Rebels (7-16), who beat North Tama 55-47 in Traer on Jan. 27, advance to face either ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Four Marshalltown High School seniors gathered in the team room in the Roundhouse to sign their letters of intent on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left, Mason Monk, Spencer Finch, Chayton French and Ryan Huffman, and Bobcat head football coach Adam Goodvin, standing.

Bobcats book their football futures

Four Marshalltown boys were given the opportunity to join the National Signing Day festivities on Wednesday, as Ryan Huffman, Chayton French, Spencer Finch and Mason Monk all signed their letters of intent in the team room at the Roundhouse in the morning. Huffman will be attending Wartburg ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College sophomore Alyssa Roth, center, glides through the lane while attempting a shot as DMACC’s Molly Mitchell, right, and Grace Stalzer (25) defend during the Tigers’ loss to the Bears on Wednesday.

MCC women come up short against DMACC

Last time the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team met up with DMACC back in November, the Tigers suffered a 34-point loss to the Bears, their second-worst loss of the season. That wasn’t the case on Wednesday night when MCC welcomed DMACC in for a rematch, as the Bears ...

MCC takes Tritons for second time

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team headed north on Wednesday night to take on Iowa Central in a rematch from an 86-72 win for the Tigers over the Tritons in November. This time around it would be a much closer affair, but when the dust settled MCC came ...