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Team Thumper goes 3-0

The Team Thumper FRECO Wrestling Club recently competed in the ninth annual Eastern Iowa Freestyle Duals at North Linn High School in Troy Mills, going 3-0 on the day by defeating Waverly-Shell Rock 35-30, Team Knucklehead (from Independence) 38-26, and the City High Little Hawks 38-29. Team ...

Bright future

IOWA CITY — Iowa won 10 conference games in the Big Ten this season despite starting its youngest team in decades. That’s among the many reasons Hawkeyes fans are buzzing about the future. Iowa (19-15) wrapped up its season Sunday with a 94-92 overtime loss to TCU in the second round of ...

Opportunistic Eagles pounce on MCC’s miscues for 2

The Tigers got hit with a case of whatever could go wrong, did go wrong. Inability to find the strike zone combined with untimely hitting marred the Marshalltown Community College baseball team in both games of a doubleheader against Kirkwood Community College Wednesday afternoon at Shawn ...

Bacon, Bobcats up to the challenge

Inside the Roundhouse, the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team is facing a similar challenge as last year. Youth coupled with inexperience will test the athletes throughout the season, however, that’s not letting first-year head coach Doug Bacon shy away from the test. Bacon, who ...

Drake Relays tweaks prep events schedule

With the 2017 Drake Relays just more than a month away, first-year director Blake Bolden announced a series of changes to their year’s schedule and competition Wednesday in a news conference. Highlighting a series of changes and tweaks to this year’s Relays, which will be held April ...

Smoldt, Lindeman tabbed to IBCA All-Star tourney

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Joe Smoldt has accepted his invitation and will play in Saturday’s 2017 IBCA All-Star Games. Smoldt, who was named the 2017 Mr. Basketball, an award named to the best senior player in the state each year, will help headline the Northeast Boys’ team. The NE ...

STC’s Rosenberger earns all-WaMaC West Division

Four South Tama County boys’ basketball players have earned All-WaMaC Conference West Division honors, including Clayton Rosenberger, Gabe Shields, Justus Ward and Riley Davenport. The Trojans were 13-9 this season, securing their first .500 season in 15 years. Rosenberger headlined the ...

Drake football promotes Petrilli to O-line coach

DES MOINES — Chris Petrilli has been promoted to offensive line coach and video coordinator for the Drake football program, head coach Rick Fox announced Wednesday. Petrilli was the program’s defensive backs coach last year. In addition to coaching the Bulldogs’ defensive backs last ...

Ever forward

AMES — Nearly seven years to the day he was hired, the Fred Hoiberg era is over at Iowa State. Steve Prohm is now completely in control of the Cyclones’ future. The last of Hoiberg’s recruits completed their careers Saturday in an 80-76 loss to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA ...

AGWSR girls crown two at NICL Indoor

WAVERLY — The AGWSR girls’ track team touted a pair of individual titles with some bronze-medal relay teams at the 2017 North Iowa Cedar League Indoor Invite on Tuesday. Bethany Lippert won the 3,000-meter final and the high jump final at Wartburg College. Lippert’s time of 11 minutes, ...

Cougars’ throwers lead locals at NICL Indoor

WAVERLY — The AGWSR boys’ track and field team was led by two champions in the field events at the 2017 North Iowa Cedar League Indoor Invite on Tuesday. Dalton June was first in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 10 inches to lead the field. Caleb Meinders followed that up with a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: ISU’s Burton invited to Portsmouth

AMES — Iowa State senior Deonte Burton will attend the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational in April, representing one of eight different teams in the field. Burton was named to the All-Big 12 third-team selection, as he averaged career-highs with 15.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, while ...

MCC AD arrested, charged with OWI

Authorities have arrested and charged the Marshalltown Community College athletic director with drunken driving. According to a Marshalltown Police Department report, an officer stopped Kathleen A. Brown, 31, for allegedly speeding 11-15 miles per hour over the posted 55 mile-per-hour speed ...

Tigers elude Ellsworth

It wasn’t pretty, but something about a win is a win is a win. The Marshalltown Community College softball team went back and forth with Ellsworth Community College for both parts of a doubleheader Monday afternoon, and the Tigers needed late-game heroics in the nightcap to come out the ...

Chadderdon selected to all-CIML Iowa squad

Marshalltown High School’s Aspen Chadderdon has been selected as an honorable mention to the all-CIML Iowa Conference girls’ basketball squad. The MHS senior led the Bobcats in assists with 23, while tallying 22 steals and 59 rebounds this year. Chadderdon averaged 3.0 points per game ...

Iowa opens spring workouts with new OC, QB

IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will open his 19th spring camp with a new offensive coordinator who is looking for a new starting quarterback. This might be among the most pivotal springs in Ferentz’s tenure with the Hawkeyes. Iowa (8-5 in 2016) promoted Brian Ferentz, the coach’s ...

Iowa’s West Des Moines practice set

IOWA CITY — The Iowa football team will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 7. The practice will begin at 6:15 p.m. with an autograph session on the field at 5:30 p.m. before the practice. The practice is free to the public with the West and Southeast gates ...

Home-opening no-no

Having not played in six days and having not won a game in 21 days, the Marshalltown Community College baseball team was desperately seeking a victory. Juan Carlos Gonzalez dealt while the MCC offense delivered to give the Tigers what they were looking for. Gonzalez tossed a five-inning ...

Horned Frogs hold off Hawkeyes in overtime, 94-92

IOWA CITY — This season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Hawkeyes. Now that it’s over, Iowa can start pushing toward a potentially long run as an NCAA Tournament program. Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime ...

ISU’s Buckley to forego last season of eligibility

AMES — After the Iowa State women’s basketball season came to an end at the hands of Syracuse on Saturday, junior Jadda Buckley announced she will forego her senior year of eligibility to pursue other avenues outside. “I would like to thank Cyclone Nation for all of the support the last ...