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Turnovers plague MHS against No. 4 Johnston

Through the first four minutes of Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference game between the Marshalltown girls basketball team and Class 5A No. 4 Johnston, the Bobcats were giving the Dragons all they could handle. Neither team could get much going offensively, as Johnston held just a 3-2 lead at the ...

Johnson gets 1K as Mustangs top Trojans

LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Zane Johnson became the school’s fifth 1,000-point scorer while helping the Mustangs finish off an unbeaten NICL West Division title with a 68-60 victory over West Marshall in Friday’s conference finale. The Mustangs (19-0, 12-0), who had already locked ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans close out conference title

ELDORA — The Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center girls basketball team won the NICL West Division championship outright on Friday by defeating South Hardin, 51-32. The Spartans (18-1, 11-1) and Tigers (4-16, 2-10) were actually in a close battle at halftime, with Grundy Center only leading 28-18 ...

Spartans shoot down STC

TAMA — Though the South Tama County basketball teams left the NICL West Division four years ago for the WaMaC Conference, they’ve kept some of those old rivalries alive, and on Thursday the Trojans welcomed in Grundy Center for another installment in their series. In the first two seasons ...

Sixth-ranked Mustangs deny stern challenge by Meskwaki

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Two nights after knocking off five-time reigning NICL West Division champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck to secure its first conference championship in 22 years, the Class 2A No. 6 East Marshall boys’ basketball team found itself clinging to a narrow non-conference lead. The ...

MHS splits double dual in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown wrestling team competed in its final duals of the season on Thursday in Ottumwa. The Bobcats went 1-1 on the day, taking out the tournament-host Bulldogs, 48-22, then they lost to Waukee, 51-27. Three Marshalltown wrestlers won both of their matches on the day, ...

Mustangs rally past Meskwaki

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Once the shots started dropping, everything else started going East Marshall’s way too. The Mustang girls’ basketball team rallied back from a 16-point deficit during the second half to beat the host Meskwaki Warriors 66-60 on Thursday night, rattling off their ...

Trojans win fourth straight over Spartans

TAMA — In the second game of the reunion of former NICL West Division rivals Grundy Center and South Tama County, the Spartans came in looking to end a three-game skid to the Trojans since STC left for the WaMaC. That streak didn’t come to an end on Thursday night, however, as South Tama ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cadets end West Marshall win streak

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team dropped a non-conference game to Iowa Falls-Alden on Thursday night, 72-67. The Trojans (13-5) started off the first quarter by falling down 25-14, but they battled back to only be down one by halftime. They still only trailed by two ...

Au revoir, Reivers

After the first five minutes of the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team’s game against ICCAC foe Iowa Western on Wednesday night, it seemed nothing would go the Tigers’ way. The Reivers started off shooting the ball well and Tigers leading scorer Mohamed Thiam, who was ...

Shorthanded Tigers trounced by Reivers

If the benches at the Student Activity Center on the Marshalltown Community College campus were scales, they would have tilted severely toward the visitors’ side in the MCC women’s basketball team’s ICCAC matchup against NJCAA No. 24 Iowa Western on Wednesday night. The Tigers only had ...

Ain’t no mountain

AMES — West Virginia’s losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn’t quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past 15th-ranked West Virginia 93-77 on ...

Bluder to receive First Lady Award

University of Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has been named the recipient of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s First Lady Award, and will be presented the honor March 3 at the girls’ state basketball tournament. Bluder is the 13th recipient of the IGHSAU’s most ...

Carleton a finalist for Miller Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Iowa State junior women’s basketball player Bridget Carleton has been named a top-10 finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award, which recognizes the top small forwards in the country. Carleton was one of only 20 players in the nation named to the initial watch list for the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC hosting fundraiser for coach’s son

The Marshalltown Community College basketball teams are hosting a fundraiser event for Pablo Martinez, son of Tigers head soccer coach Rafael Martinez, on Feb. 10. Pablo was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September of 2017, and he has been receiving treatment at Blank ...

Mustangs reign

LE GRAND — There’s been a renaissance of excellence for East Marshall sports lately, particularly on the basketball court where the Mustang boys are having their best season in years. On Tuesday night, the Class 2A No. 6 East Marshall boys accomplished something that hasn’t been done ...

East Marshall holds off G-R for third-straight victory

LE GRAND — Momentum couldn’t swing to either side quick enough when the East Marshall and Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball teams met up for an NICL West Division battle on Tuesday night. The Mustangs started the game off well by taking a 15-3 lead after the first quarter, but the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals lock down ISC South crown

BAXTER — The Colo-NESCO boys basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division tilt over Baxter in overtime on Tuesday, 58-55. With the win, the Royals (12-6, 9-1) clinched the outright Iowa Star South title. Matthew Hill finished with a game-high 27 points to lead Colo-NESCO, ...

Home cookin’: Hawkeyes gun down Gophers, 94-80

IOWA CITY — Don’t look now, but the Hawkeyes are inching toward respectability in the Big Ten — at least at home. Jordan Bohannon led six Iowa players in double figures with 20 points and the Hawkeyes rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight win at ...

No. 22 TCU women win 7th straight, beat Iowa St

AMES — Jordan Moore scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds and No. 22 TCU beat Iowa State 75-52 on Tuesday night for its seventh straight victory. The Horned Frogs went into the locker room on a 7-0 run for a 43-29 lead as Iowa State didn’t score for the final 3:40. TCU scored the ...