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Jags pull away from MHS

At the start of the second half of Tuesday’s game between the Marshalltown boys basketball team and Ankeny Centennial, the Jaguars held on to a slim three-point lead. The Bobcats roared out to start the third quarter to take back the lead, but eventually Centennial retook the lead and ...

State Fair slips past MCC men

Tyreek Scott-Grayson made 3-of-4 free-throw attempts in the last 34 seconds to break a tie and help the State Fair Community College men’s basketball team defeat Marshalltown CC 81-78 on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. MCC freshman guard Oscar Kao made a 3-pointer and then a ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Mustangs stroll past Spartans, 67-37

GRUNDY CENTER — Zaine Leedom scored a game-high 21 points as the East Marshall boys’ basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 67-37 victory over Grundy Center in the Mustangs’ NICL West Division opener here Tuesday night. Zane Johnson added 15 points and Tyler DeBondt had another 12 ...

Bulldog women drub Iowa Wesleyan, 102-25

DES MOINES — Eight players scored at least nine points each as the Drake women’s basketball team blasted Iowa Wesleyan 102-25 in the Bulldogs’ annual Pack the Knapp for Character game Tuesday at the Knapp Center. With more than 4,000 Des Moines and area elementary and middle school ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophomores fall to Jaguars

The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team suffered a 57-48 loss to visiting Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats were led by Kabba Pins with 16 points. Gok Arou contributed nine points, Joe Harris added eight and Will Van Buren finished with seven in the ...

More than a game

CONRAD — Monday’s game between the BCLUW and Montezuma girls basketball teams had a somber cloud hanging over the action on the court. In the morning hours before the matchup, the Comets community found out the tragic news that Darla Ubben, mother of current BCLUW sophomore Madison and ...

Wigginton leads Iowa State past NIU

AMES — Freshman Lindell Wigginton might already be Iowa State’s most talented player. Whether that’s a good or bad thing will be determined in the weeks to come. But Wigginton’s rapidly-emerging game proved crucial on Monday night for a team needing to overcome yet another sluggish ...

NC State’s Chubb wins Nagurski Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb has won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player. The award was presented Monday night at the Charlotte Convention Center. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chubb leads the FBS in tackles for loss with 23 1/2 ...

Comets moved aside by Montezuma, 63-28

CONRAD — The BCLUW boys basketball team took the court on Monday night, looking for its first win of the season against a 2-1 Montezuma squad. The Comets weren’t able to accomplish that goal, however, falling to the Braves 63-28 behind a barrage of 3-pointers. After a slow start for ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Gustafson grabs second weekly honor

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gustafson averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 74.2 percent from the field in two games ...

Iowa radio broadcasters fired for racial remarks

DES MOINES — A northern Iowa radio station has fired a sports announcer and an elementary teacher who worked as a board operator for the station for racial comments about high school basketball players during an online game broadcast. KIMT-TV reports that announcer Orin Harris confirmed he ...

Both going bowling

Iowa State’s brutal loss to Kansas State to end the regular season dimmed the program’s bowl prospects. But after five years of staying home in December, the Cyclones are thrilled to go anywhere — including Memphis. That’s where Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) will be on Dec. 30 when it ...

Mustangs manhandle Hawks, 58-36

LE GRAND — Narrow losses have weighed heavily on the East Marshall boys’ basketball team the last three seasons, but the Mustangs avenged two of them on Saturday night. Zane Johnson scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half and East Marshall made a statement with its 58-36 ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck grinds out win over BGM, 46-44

REINBECK — Entering the fourth quarter on Saturday night, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team trailed BGM 38-29 and it needed a spark early on to traverse the comeback trail in the final eight minutes. To make matters worse, senior Maddie Frischmeyer — who had was the leading ...

Mustangs can’t keep up with L-S

LE GRAND — The fast start eventually ran out of gas for the East Marshall girls’ basketball team. Class 1A No. 13 Lynnville-Sully found itself in a five-point deficit after one quarter before bouncing back in the second, eventually capturing a 51-40 triumph over the host Mustangs in ...

MHS wrestlers place third at Montezuma, EM/GMG takes fourth

MONTEZUMA — The Marshalltown high school wrestling team finished third in its first tournament of the season in Montezuma. Brian Trowbridge, Jordan Fox and Jordan Anderson all won their brackets of the tournament, while all nine Bobcats finished in at least fifth. Trowbridge started the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Hamilton holds off Trojans boys

JEWELL — The West Marshall boys basketball team lost a road matchup to South Hamilton on Saturday, falling to the Hawks 66-51 in their second game of the season. The Trojans (1-1) led after the first quarter by one point, but were outscored in every subsequent quarter to close out the game. ...

Bobcat swimmers take fifth at Boone Relays

BOONE — The third entry in a busy week for the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team ended with a fifth-place finish out of six teams at the Boone Relays on Saturday. The Bobcats were the only one of six teams in attendance not to win an event and finished with 32 points, just one back of ...

MCC women downed by KCKCC on the road

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost on the road to Kansas City Kansas Community College on Saturday, 68-37. The Tigers (5-6) only trailed by six at halftime, 27-22, but they were outscored 24-5 in the third quarter. Alyssa Roth led MCC in ...

Jackrabbits get back at UNI in FCS Playoffs

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Taryn Christion threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead South Dakota State in a 37-22 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday in the FCS playoffs. Fifth-seeded South Dakota State (10-2) avenged a 38-18 loss to Northern Iowa (8-5) on Oct. 14. The ...