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Subtractions and suspensions

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior safety Brandon Snyder is leaving the program as a graduate transfer and sophomore offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will be suspended for the season opener after getting charged with intoxicated driving. Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced ...

Iowa Wolves sign 5-year lease with Polk County

DES MOINES — The Iowa Wolves, NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, today announced the team has agreed in principle with Polk County and Spectra to a five-year lease extension beginning with the 2018-19 season. “We’re thrilled as an organization to extend our lease ...

Ryosuke earns PDL accolades

WEST DES MOINES — Former Marshalltown Community College soccer player Kino Ryosuke was named to the All-Central Conference team for the Premier Development League. Ryosuke led the Des Moines Menace to a PDL 2018 regular season title with a 13-0-1 record. He also led the entire 74-team PDL ...

4 Panthers on MVFC preseason team

ST. LOUIS — University of Northern Iowa football’s Briley Moore, Marcus Weymiller, Isaiah Weston and Cal Twait were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference 2018 preseason offense all-league teams. Moore earned first-team recognition while Weymiller, Weston and Twait earned spots ...

BCLUW’s Barkema on 1A first team

DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Brad Barkema capped his baseball career with a first-team selection to the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state baseball teams. The Comets catcher was selected as a utility player for the Class 1A first team, and he was an integral part of ...

MHS’ Vance, Ricken, STC’s Koch to play in IHSBCA all-star series

Marshalltown seniors Nate Vance and Kody Ricken and South Tama County senior Lane Koch will all be in action at the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games this week in Iowa City. Ricken and Vance, the main catcher and pitcher for the state-qualifying Bobcats, will be on ...

IndyCar moves ‘19 race at Iowa to night

NEWTON — Iowa Speedway and the IndyCar series announced Monday that next year’s race in Newton will be at night. The series says that the race will move back to a nighttime start “in response to overwhelming fan feedback.” The track will host an IndyCar race for the 13th year in a row ...

UNI football picked 3rd in MVFC preseason poll

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa football team has been tabbed third in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. Last year, UNI was ranked fourth in the preseason poll and finished second in the league, tied with South Dakota State. North Dakota State — ...

Bobcats’ Vance, Canaday tabbed to all-district teams

The post-season accolades keep rolling in for Marshalltown’s Nate Vance, as the senior Bobcat pitcher was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association North Central District first-team as a utility player. Vance — making his third appearance on the all-district teams and ...

3 Cougars capture all-district

Class 1A state runner-up AGWSR had three girls selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association 1A North Central Divsion all-district team. Junior pitcher Taryan Barrick earned her second-straight all-district selection after leading the entire state in strikeouts, while leadoff slugger ...

Clear as a Bell

NEWTON — Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway — even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch. Bell moved back out front in overtime to win a wild NASCAR Xfinity series race on Newton’s bull ring, becoming the first series regular with ...

Iowa St. draws Arizona at the Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke will open against San Diego State in the quarterfinals of this year’s bracket, with a potential showdown against Arizona or Gonzaga in the title game. This year’s men's basketball tournament, Nov. 19-21 at the Lahaina Civic ...

Barrick heads list of 18 area all-staters

AGWSR junior pitcher Taryan Barrick was once again selected as one of the best Class 1A softball players in Iowa after she was named to her second-straight Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state first team. Barrick led the Cougars to a 28-8 record and an appearance in the 1A state title ...

Vance nets 4th all-conference honor

Marshalltown senior Nate Vance was named to the Central Iowa Metropolitan League all-Iowa Conference first team as a utility player. Vance helped lead the state-qualifying Bobcats this season, boasting a 3-1 record in conference play and an earned run average of 2.22. Vance, a three-time ...

Bell seeking 3rd-straight Xfinity win

NEWTON — Christopher Bell has been one of NASCAR’s rising young stars for the past few years. Over the past few weeks, Bell and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 car have been so hot that he is close to joining some pretty select company. Bell, a 23-year-old Oklahoma native and an Xfinity ...

Sister Act 2

FORT DODGE — The last time former BCLUW softball player Nicole (Fisher) James was on the field at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex, she was hoisting her second-straight Class 2A state championship trophy. Last week before the start of the 2018 state tournament championship games, Fisher ...

Two Redhawks, Royals’ Hill earn Iowa Star Elite

Three area baseball players were named to the Iowa Star All-Conference Elite Team as North Tama sophomore Skyler Staker and junior Hale Hulme and Colo-NESCO senior Matthew Hill were all given nods as Iowa Star elite players. Staker, an elite-team infielder, finished tied third in the ...

Royals’ Henze named to Iowa Star Elite team

Colo-NESCO senior catcher Chelsea Henze was named to the Iowa Star All-Conference Elite Team for her efforts this season. Henze finished tied for sixth in doubles in Iowa Star play with seven, and she hit for a .381 average with 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Henze was selected as the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Dirty Bird Wrestling to host camp

PARKERSBURG — The Dirty Bird Wrestling Club is hosting its second annual Panther Train Wrestling Camp in August that will feature multiple members of the Northern Iowa wrestling team. Drew Foster, Josh Alber and Jacob Schwarm will be representing the Panthers at the camp, which runs on ...

Book closes on Bobcats’ run

DES MOINES — The little team that could nearly did. The Marshalltown High School baseball team left its tornado-ravaged home with dreams of a state tournament victory but returned home with a state participant trophy after an 8-3 defeat at the hands of second-ranked Urbandale on Wednesday ...