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Cowboys, Iowa St. fight to remain in Big 12 race

AMES — Oklahoma State and Iowa State can still reach the Big 12 title game. But Saturday’s meeting might be an elimination game for two teams coming off losses that altered the trajectory of their season. The 12th-ranked Cowboys (7-2, 4-2 Big 12, No. 15 CFP) and 24th-ranked Cyclones ...

High-stakes slugfest: No. 25 Iowa visits No. 6 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — A chill is in the air at Camp Randall Stadium. Iowa is coming to town, fresh off a stunning rout of Ohio State and eager to hand Wisconsin its first loss of the season. Get ready for a good ‘ol fashioned, Big Ten slugfest when the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes visit the ...

Hawkeyes boost Bluder to 700 wins

IOWA CITY — What started a sa slugfest ended in a one-sided knockout, as the University of Iowa women’s basketball team won its season opener on Friday over Quinnipiac University, 83-67, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Hawkeyes head coach Lisa Bluder, who earned her 700th victory with the ...

Maye helps No. 9 Heels handle UNI 86-69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye knocked down outside jumpers, hit the glass and scored inside — even throwing in a nifty spin move on a post bucket — for the best scoring performance of his career. Ninth-ranked North Carolina needs this version of Maye, too. The 6-foot-8 junior had 26 ...

Spartans stumped by Wolfpack again

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the world of volleyball, there is much variation to what on paper shows up as a three-set sweep. There were two examples of that situation on Thursday night at the U.S. Cellular Center in the Class 2A semifinals of the Iowa Girls’ High School State Volleyball ...

‘The Wave’ at Iowa brings sense of community, pride

IOWA CITY — Nine-year-old Maddox Smith can no longer play football, not after being treated for a golf ball-sized brain tumor and a rare genetic disorder that caused tumors to grow on his nerve cells. Maddox has spent many, many days in the hospital. Like dozens of other children slogging ...

MCC women win second-straight, stop LPTC

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team rolled to a second-straight win on Thursday, taking down Little Priest Tribal College 67-57. The Tigers (2-1) held a nine-point lead at halftime and never let up against the Warriors (0-3). Alyssa Roth was effective all night for ...

Tigers woodshed Presentation College 111-63

Everything went right on Thursday night for the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team, as the Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season on Tuesday in a big way, taking down Presentation College 111-63. It was both the best offensive and defensive output of the ...

Spartans sweep aside Sidney to advance to state semifinals

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was clear from the moment it stepped on the court at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday that the Grundy Center volleyball team had taken its play to new heights. From the early going of set one, the No. 3 Spartans were already looking sharp and focused in their ...

Springville stonewalls North Tama in Redhawks’ state tourney debut

CEDAR RAPIDS — The nightcap of the second day of action at the Iowa Girls’ High School State Volleyball Tournament ended up being pushed back even further due to a five-set thriller between Tripoli and Le Mars Gehlen Catholic, but eventually that match ended and the Class 1A No. 8 North ...

Stanley making star turn for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Iowa didn’t really know what it had in sophomore Nate Stanley when it named him its new starting quarterback in August. The verdict is in. The kid is a star. Stanley’s coming out party came last weekend, when he threw five touchdown passes in a stunning 55-24 rout of ...

Eyes on the prize

GRUNDY CENTER — When the Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team takes the court for their first-round matchup with Sidney today in the Iowa Girls’ High School State Volleyball Tournament, they will be stepping onto center stage for the seventh time in the last eight years at the U.S. ...

Redhawks taking first step for future

TRAER — The North Tama volleyball program was mired in mediocrity, hovering around .500 for a decade with nothing more than few fond memories to show for it. The shake-up started with a 5-foot-5 former libero from Vinton, who demanded nothing less than success the minute she stepped into the ...

Tiger women win at Southwestern

CRESTON — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team earned its first win of the year on Tuesday as it took out Southwestern Community College on the road by double digits, 57-43. The Tigers (1-1) held a commanding 34-19 lead over the Spartans (2-1) at halftime and, despite ...

Redhawks smash records on way to state

TRAER — Tripoli’s 18 trips to the Class 1A state volleyball tournament have all arrived in the last 20 years. Janesville and Holy Trinity Catholic are in the field for the eighth year in a row. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic has qualified for the season-ending event in Cedar Rapids now eight ...

Tigers power past Tritons

An obvious height advantage only went so far as the give the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team a perceived superiority over visiting Iowa Central. The Tigers had to use their position of power the right way, and they did enough of it to put away the Tritons on Monday ...

All in the family

GRUNDY CENTER — One of the things that makes sports so compelling is how relationships are played out when put under pressure. In those situations, it’s the team who has the best emotional foundation and strongest chemistry who generally prevails, and something that can bolster that ...

MHS’ Vance, Davis named Co-Players of the Year

Marshalltown senior Nate Vance and sophomore Cole Davis were given yet another award from their spectacular golf season, as they were both recently named Co-Players of the Year by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association. Vance and Davis were the two top golfers on this year’s state ...

MCC’s Colbert and ex-Bobcat are all-region volleyballers

Jesenia Colbert was named as one of seven all-region selections by the ICCAC for her work with Marshalltown Community College volleyball this year. Colbert led the Tigers with 418 kills and 3.57 kills per set, both of which were third-best in the conference. She was a key fixture on an MCC ...

No. 24 Iowa St. can win out to get to title game

AMES — Iowa State is looking at a challenge it hasn’t faced often this season. For the first time in more than a month, the Cyclones are trying to bounce back from a loss. A 20-16 loss at West Virginia on Saturday ended a four-game winning streak that had triggered a national buzz about ...