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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 ...

Southern Illinois uses late surge to top Drake 78-67

DES MOINES — Aaron Cook scored 18 points, including five in a game-ending 11-0 run, and Southern Illinois rallied for a 78-67 victory over Drake on Tuesday night. Reed Timmer’s layup with 4:19 left to play pulled Drake into a 67-all tie, but Armon Fletcher hit a pair of free throws with ...

STC stomps Marion on Senior Night

TAMA — South Tama County senior Isaac Judge has experienced quite a lot in his wrestling career, but on Monday night he and the rest of the Trojans senior did something they will never do again. Judge, who is currently the top-ranked wrestler in Class 2A at 152 pounds, earned the 164th ...

Dawson selects Southwestern softball

Marshalltown High School senior McKaylee Dawson, seated center, recently signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Southwestern Community College in Creston. Dawson is joined by her parents Chris and Tawnya Dawson, seated, Southwestern softball coach Marty Manes, ...

Carleton tabbed again as Big 12 Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior forward Bridget Carleton nabbed her third Big 12 Player of the Week honor this season, the league announced Monday. It marks Carleton’s 10th career honor from the Big 12, which ranks first all-time in Cyclone history and tied for eighth in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels outlast Redhawks on the road

TRAER — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team earned a non-conference win over North Tama on Saturday, 60-57. Mason Skovgard had a team-high 22 points for the Rebels (12-4), while Jackson Kiburis had 15 and Tyler Tscherter finished with 13 against the Redhawks (6-11). G-R played ...

MCC slugger a preseason All-American

Marshalltown Community College sophomore outfielder Shaena Robinson has been recognized as a member of the Fastpitch News Preseason All-American team. Robinson, who had an outstanding freshman year for the Tigers, earned National Junior College Athletic Association second-team All-American ...