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T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Grundy Center’s Bryce Flater drives in for a layup, getting fouled by Waterloo Christian’s Noah Blakesley (23) during the first half of Monday’s Class 1A District 6 first-round game. Flater had 17 points and the Spartans won 98-52.

Spartans soar past Regents

GRUNDY CENTER — There was only a brief moment early on where it looked as if Waterloo Christian was going to be able to compete with the high-flying, quick-attacking Grundy Center boys’ basketball. However, an ensuing 17-1 run quickly put an end to any of those thoughts, and the Spartans ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College’s Loralei Siliga (23) puts up a shot against Emily Salvador (34) of Central JV on Monday at the Student Activity Center. Siliga scored 10 points, including eight in the second half, in MCC’s 70-58 win.

Tigers put finishing touches on Dutch

The Tigers pulled away from the Dutch in the fourth quarter, but that doesn’t mean the first three quarters weren’t a grind. The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team built a lead of 10 points early in the second quarter, only to let it dwindle down to one by halftime, ...

UConn still No. 1; Drake women enter poll

NEW YORK — UConn continues its run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll while Drake earns its first ranking since 2001. The Huskies, the unanimous choice atop the poll, won their 100th consecutive game by beating sixth-ranked South Carolina 66-55 on Monday ...

Bulldog pair sweeps MVC accolades

DES MOINES — A pair of players from the Drake women’s basketball team have been given weekly honors. Senior Lizzy Wendell was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, and freshman Becca Hittner was named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday. In 23 minutes ...

Disney helps West Marshall dunk P’ville

PLEASANTVILLE — David Disney had 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting from the field, and the West Marshall boys’ basketball team kept its season alive after a 59-49 win at Pleasantville on Monday night. Alex Dickey helped out with 11 points, all coming in the fourth quarter on three ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa draws Edinboro for NWCA Duals

IOWA CITY — The Iowa wrestling team found out it will be paired up with Edinboro University in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I Dual Championship Series this weekend. The dual matches up the No. 3 Hawkeyes (12-2) with the Eastern Wrestling League champions and No. 24 ...

Bulldogs run MVC’s best start to 13-0

DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team made history Sunday with its 98-46 win against Bradley. The Bulldogs won their 13th conference game, making it the best start in Missouri Valley Conference play in league history. It was also the 14th-straight win for the Bulldogs with five ...

UNI leans on newcomers vs. Illinois St

CEDAR FALLS — Sunday’s win against Illinois State belonged to the newcomers on Northern Iowa’s team, as Abby Gerrits and Kennedy Kirkpatrick led the way for the Panthers in their 82-51 win. Gerrits recorded a career-high 19 points, while Kirkpatrick added 15 more career-best points in ...

AP PHOTO • Ohio State forward Shayla Cooper (32) and Iowa forward Megan Gustafson (10) go for a rebound during the first quarter of a Big Ten Conference basketball game Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The 13th-ranked Buckeyes won 88-81.

No. 13 Buckeyes beat back Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelsey Mitchell and Shayla Cooper scored 20 points each and No. 13 Ohio State beat Iowa 88-81 on Sunday to extend the Buckeyes’ winning streak to eight. Cooper added five assists and a team-high eight rebounds in the absence of leading rebounder and second-leading scorer ...

Hawkeyes handle ’Huskers in regular-season finale

IOWA CITY — The No. 3 Iowa wrestling team closed out its regular season schedule with a 27-9 win against No. 6 Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. The Cornhuskers (12-3, 6-3 Big Ten) were only able to snag three wins, all by decision or major decision, including an upset at 133. “That was a ...

Panthers rally past Bears

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team had its work cut out for it Sunday, but earned a comeback win against Missouri State, 55-52. The victory is the eighth in the Panthers’ last nine games. Jeremy Morgan scored 18 points and tied a career-best five 3-pointers in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin falls in regional opener

STORY CITY — Miquela Teske posted 14 points, but it wasn’t enough to get by Roland-Story on Saturday in the first round of the Class 3A Region 3 postseason. Teske also led the Tigers (8-14) in rebounds with seven. Hannah Tripp added seven points and the was a perfect 4-for-4 from the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown High School senior Reese Hageman, behind, locks up the cradle on Dubuque Senior’s Nathan Siegwarth during their 152-pound quarterfinal match at the Class 3A District 8 wrestling tournament Saturday at Waverly-Shell Rock High School in Waverly. Hageman won this match by technical fall, 17-2.

Hageman headed back to state

WAVERLY — Reese Hageman enjoyed his maiden voyage to the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships so much a year ago that he wanted to repeat the feat. Everything except the part where he didn’t win a match in Des Moines. The Marshalltown High School senior will set his ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • West Marshall’s Emma Meyer (32) puts up a shot contested by Saydel’s Katie Schmidt (25) in Saturday’s Class 3A Region 8 quarterfinal in State Center. Meyer had nine points and seven rebounds in West Marshall’s dominating 63-15 win.

Saydel can’t stop West Marshall

STATE CENTER — The start for the Trojans was fast, aggressive and successful. The West Marshall girls’ basketball team put the pressure on Saydel from the get-go, and the Eagles had no response. The full-court press from the Class 3A No. 14 Trojans catapulted them to a 17-0 lead in the ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Minnie Climer drives in for a layup during the first half of Saturday’s Class 3A Region 7 matchup with Williamsburg. The Trojans came out victorious for the third time this year against the Raiders, this time in a 65-38 win.

Trojans outrun Raiders in another regional showdown

TAMA — For the third time this year the South Tama County girls’ basketball team tipped off against Williamsburg, and in as many meetings, the Trojans came out victorious on the other end. South Tama (13-9) handled the Raiders (7-16) without a hitch in their gameplan Saturday night, ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long, left, celebrates with teammate Donovan Jackson (4) at the end of Saturday’s Big 12 Conference basketball game against Oklahoma inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Mitrou-Long scored 23 points as Iowa State won 80-64.

Mitrou-Long, Iowa State cruise past Oklahoma

AMES — For once, Iowa State gave its fans a game they didn’t have to sweat out until the final buzzer. Naz Mitrou-Long scored 23 points and Iowa State cruised past Oklahoma 80-64 on Saturday, sending the Sooners to their seventh straight defeat. Mitrou-Long buried five 3s for the ...

Michigan St bounces back to beat Hawkeyes

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s four freshmen scored in double figures in the same game for the first time. If that becomes a trend, the Spartans will be in much better shape as they try to close to season strong enough to extend their coveted streak. Miles Bridges scored 14 of ...

Comet clip Falcons in overtime

PARKERSBURG — Senior Samantha Ubben hit the go-ahead free throw and Aplington-Parkersburg missed the final shot as the BCLUW girls’ basketball team outlasted 49-48 in overtime, during the first round of Class 2A Region 6 play. Ubben finished with a double-double with 20 points and 10 ...

Trojans send six to state tournament

KNOXVILLE — A year after putting six wrestlers through to the state tournament, the South Tama County wrestling team repeated on its district performance, taking first as a team with 102 points and sending all six district wrestlers to the state tournament Saturday afternoon. The Trojans ...

Waukee secures second-straight state swim crown

The Waukee boys’ swimming team ran away with the state title, repeating as state champions at the 2017 Iowa High School State Swimming Championships Saturday afternoon at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. Winning just three of the 11 events, the Warriors posted consistent finishes along the board ...