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SPORTS SHORTS: Top-ranked Spartans topple Trojans

GRUNDY CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team lost an NICL West Division match to Class 2A No. 1 Grundy Center in straight sets on Tuesday, 25-16, 25-12, 25-17. Addi Moore led the Trojans (17-18, 3-3) with four kills, while Teresa Disney finished with three and Hanna Hohnstein and ...

STC winless in WaMaC pool play

TIFFIN — The South Tama County volleyball team had a chance to salvage a win in the pool play of the WaMaC Conference Tournament on Monday when it faced Central DeWitt in the nightcap. The Trojans fell to Clear Creek-Amana (21-17, 21-11) and Class 4A No. 9 West Delaware (21-7, 21-17) ...

Garza shooting for opener

IOWA CITY — Iowa center Luka Garza came back to Iowa City this summer determined to move closer toward his goal of becoming one of the nation’s top big men. But as the workouts piled up, Garza noticed that he would be in an unusual amount of pain afterward — pain that worsened as the ...

Joens-ing for impact freshman

AMES — Ashley Joens could be just the remedy Bill Fennelly needs for what ails his Iowa State women’s basketball team. The Cyclones need scorers, if only to ease the load on senior star Bridget Carleton, and if Joens has shown anything in her career, it’s a knack for making baskets — ...

Purdy powers ISU upset

STILLWATER, Okla. — Only guaranteed one series, third-string quarterback Brock Purdy made it count and ended up playing the rest of the game for Iowa State. Purdy completed 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown, to help Iowa State beat No. 25 ...

Stanley’s 4 TD passes lift Iowa past Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Whether it was the touchdown on a fake field goal or the two true freshmen cornerbacks forced by injuries into the starting lineup, Iowa had to work hard to hoist that bronze pig. Nate Stanley sure put in his share of sweat equity. Stanley overcame two costly turnovers with ...

Bobcats’ 2nd round rained out

As the Marshalltown boys golf team traveled to Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville early Saturday morning for the second day of the Class 4A Iowa High School Boys State Golf Tournament, it felt ready to make a move after finishing the first day in a tie for sixth with a score of 305. That ...

MHS netters score silver at Oskaloosa Tournament

OSKALOOSA — The announcement of regional pairings has helped head coach Chris Brees give his Marshalltown volleyball team something to focus on for the final week of the regular season. With a first-round regional match against Cedar Rapids Washington now on the schedule, the Bobcats can ...

Second half surge lifts Tigers

Though the NJCAA No. 11 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team dominated the time of possession and total shots column in the first half against Dakota County Technical College on Saturday afternoon, it only owned a 1-0 lead at halftime. Tiger head coach Rafael Martinez had a ...

GC/G-R harriers run at North Linn

TROY MILLS — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck cross country teams were able to get a meet in despite the weather on Saturday, as the Spartans competed in the North Linn Lynx Invitational. The GC/G-R boys placed ninth out of 19 teams with a score of 250, while Clear Creek Amana was the ...

Stick sparks Bison to romp over Panthers

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Easton Stick had two scoring runs and a touchdown pass and North Dakota State scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a rout with a 56-31 thumping of Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday. The Bison ...

Drake dominates Butler behind Kraemer’s 3 TDs

DES MOINES — Grant Kraemer threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns and Drake dominated Butler 36-6 on Saturday. Drake (3-1, 2-0 Pioneer Football League) took a 7-0 lead when Kraemer connected with Devin Cates for a 42-yard score, and later, Braeden Hartwig plunged in from 3-yards out to ...

Work to do

CORALVILLE — Conditions couldn’t have been much better when the best Class 4A golfers in the state teed off for the Iowa High School Boys State Golf Tournament at Brown Deer Golf Club on Friday morning. Instead of the forecasted rainy, windy conditions, the golfers were greeted with ...

Bobcats dropped by Roughriders in bizarre game, 20-15

After recovering an onside kick with less than a minute left — the second attempt of said onside kick — the Marshalltown football team had one last chance to retake the lead over Des Moines Roosevelt. Unfortunately for the Bobcat faithful, that late-game comeback didn’t come to ...

Trojans, Rebels still unbeaten in district

NEVADA — West Marshall senior quarterback Cameron Bannister rushed for a career-high 307 yards and the game’s first three touchdowns, lifting the Class 2A No. 5 Trojans to a 35-3 win at Nevada (3-4, 1-2) on Friday night. Bannister had touchdown runs of 34, 69 and 18 yards while averaging ...

Defense key in Cowboys’ clash with Iowa State

STILLWATER, Okla. — It could come down to defense on Saturday for No. 25 Oklahoma State when the Cowboys face Iowa State at home. The Cyclones’ offense has struggled this season, ranking last in the Big 12 in both scoring and yards this season. Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1) will unleash the ...

Interior strength of Hawkeyes to give Gophers another test

MINNEAPOLIS — Much of the success Iowa has had over time can be pinned on superior strength at the line of scrimmage , with 28 offensive or defensive linemen drafted by NFL teams since coach Kirk Ferentz took over for the 1999 season. This point-of-attack prowess has been on full display by ...

Staying the course

Experience is invaluable when it comes to competing in something like the Iowa High School Boys State Golf Tournament. Luckily the Marshalltown boys golf team has three individuals who are well versed in how everything will go at the state tournament, held at Brown Deer Golf Course in ...

Redhawks rumble through GMG, 49-0

GARWIN — It isn’t often that a team dominates a game in every facet like the Class A No. 4 North Tama football squad in its Class A District 7 matchup against GMG on Thursday night. The Redhawks scored on each of their first five possessions and on six of their first seven to own a 41-0 ...

’Cats chase off Scarlets in four sets

DES MOINES — Erica Johnson had a team-leading 14 kills to help the Marshalltown volleyball team topple Des Moines East in four sets here Thursday night, winning 25-11, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21 in a cross-CIML match. Johnson posted a double-double that included 10 digs while also serving ...