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MVC-leading Missouri St. outlasts Panthers, 63-58

CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team led by as many as seven points in the first half but couldn’t close out league-leading Missouri State as the Bears overtook the Panthers for a 63-58 victory in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference showdown inside the McLeod ...

Hawkeyes oust Huskers; Cyclones blank another

LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 3 University of Iowa wrestling team had a tough task in front of it on Sunday with a road Big Ten Conference dual against No. 9 Nebraska, but the Hawkeyes were able to prevail over the Cornhuskers with a 20-13 victory. Iowa won four of the dual’s final five bouts, ...

Bobcats make splash with nine qualifiers

PLEASANT HILL — After finishing the regular season with a 7-2 dual record and with two invitational wins, the Marshalltown boys swimming team embarked on the postseason with their district meet at Southeast Polk on Saturday. The Bobcats were able to roll their success from the regular ...

No. 20 Iowa State slips past Texas

AMES — For once, Marial Shayok couldn’t buy a basket. But when the Cyclones absolutely had to have one go down, the Big 12’s leading scorer came through. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, Shayok had 12 — including a crucial jumper with 25 seconds left — and No. 20 Iowa State ...

Dodgers get revenge on MHS 66-48

FORT DODGE — As the rest of the teams on its schedule start to find their groove, the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team has gotten stuck in a rut. Fort Dodge became the second opponent in as many nights to gain enough ground on the Bobcats to get revenge from their first meeting with ...

Fort Dodge’s 1st win saddles ’Cats with 10th-straight ‘L’

MASON CITY — By the time the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team had doubled its 17-point output with a fourth-quarter scoring eruption, too much damage had already been done. The Bobcats fell behind from the outset and succumbed to Fort Dodge in Saturday’s CIML Iowa Conference makeup ...

Mustangs, Storm sending four to districts

WILLIAMSBURG — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team finished in fourth out of six teams with 159 points in the Class 2A sectional tournament on Saturday. Four Mustangs qualified for the district tournament as Carson Burchland at 138 pounds, Connor Murty at 182 and Noah Bandstra at 195 all ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls stifle West Marshall 37-32

CONRAD — The BCLUW girls basketball team took a 37-32 win over NICL West Division foe West Marshall on Saturday. The Comets (9-9, 6-4) led after every quarter and held the Trojans (10-6, 8-3) to their second-lowest scoring output of the year. Katie Thompson had 11 points to lead BCLUW, ...

No. 23 Cyclone women clobber K-State, 81-52

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bridget Carleton scored 19 points and No. 23 Iowa State cruised to an 81-52 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Ashley Joens added 16 points for the Cyclones (17-5, 7-3 Big 12 Conference), who have won three straight. Madison Wise and Kristin Scott had 14 points apiece. ...

Ellingson, McGlynn help Drake hold off Sycamores

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Brady Ellingson scored 16 points, Nick McGlynn posted his eighth double-double of the season and Drake held off Indiana State 68-62 on Saturday. Ellingson knocked down 7 of 12 shots for the Bulldogs (17-6, 6-4 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 48 percent from the ...

Haldeman scores 15 in UNI’s win over Missouri St

CEDAR FALLS — Spencer Haldeman scored 15 points, making all three of his 3-point tries, and Northern Iowa held off Missouri State 64-59 on Saturday night. Although there were five ties and 10 lead changes, Northern Iowa held a slight lead throughout much of the game. Haldeman gave UNI a ...

West boys beat East again

STATE CENTER — The last time the West Marshall and East Marshall boys basketball teams faced off, the Trojans ended a four-game losing streak at the hands of the Mustangs with a win in Le Grand. On Friday night, West Marshall once again beat its cross-county rival, this time on its home ...

Mohawks go wire-to-wire on Bobcats

MASON CITY — The rust shook off in the form of 27 turnovers, and the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team trailed Mason City from start to finish in a 74-62 loss in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference contest. The host Mohawks (6-10, 3-6) collected their fifth win in their last six games by ...

No. 3 Mohawks sweep aside Marshalltown

MASON CITY — The scoreboard showed yet another loss for the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team, but a deeper look gave head coach Stacy O’Hare something to saddle her hopes to. The Bobcats got dropped 79-26 by Class 4A No. 3 Mason City in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference game, suffering ...

Hail to the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Michigan’s Colin Castleton squared up for a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer — only to see the ball get stuck between the backboard and the rim in front of jubilant Iowa students clamoring to storm the floor. It was the brick that encapsulated a lost night for Big ...

Trojan girls take 8th straight from Mustangs

STATE CENTER — The rivalry between the West Marshall and East Marshall girls basketball team has been lopsided to the Trojan side of late, and that trend only continued on Friday night. West Marshall once again beat the Mustangs, 46-21, for their eighth-straight win over their Marshall ...

Michigan upsets No. 13 Iowa women a day later

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Deja Church and Akienreh Johnson both had career scoring highs of 19 points, Michigan dominated the boards and the Wolverines took a 90-81 victory over No. 13 Iowa on Friday. Church was 9-of-11 shooting and Johnson 6-of-9 with three 3-pointers for the Wolverines (13-9, ...

Drake dropped by Bears; Panthers outlast Salukis

DES MOINES — All good things must come to an end. On Friday, the Drake women’s basketball team lost a Missouri Valley Conference game for the first time in more than two seasons as Missouri State snapped the Bulldogs’ 47-game streak with an 85-79 triumph at the Knapp Center. The Bears ...

Cyclones blank SDSU; UNI falls to Cowboys

AMES — The No. 14 Iowa State wrestling team notched its first shutout against Big 12 Conference competition since 1996 with Friday’s 47-0 clobbering of South Dakota State. The Cyclones (8-2, 5-1) scored bonus points on six matches wrestled and earned another six-pointer with South Dakota ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase off Gladbrook-Reinbeck

CONRAD — Four players scored in double figures for the BCLUW girls’ basketball team, which bounced Gladbrook-Reinbeck 49-17 in Friday’s NICL West Division game. Madison Ubben and Allison Engle shared team-high scoring honors for the Comets (8-9, 5-4) with 11 points apiece, while Bailey ...